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The Old Dark House Reviews

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November 8, 2018
A marvellous horror film which still retains the same sense of creeping awe.
July 5, 2018
The film is shot through in almost every scene by a wholly individual sense of comic timing and bizarre juxtaposition.
May 24, 2018
The Old Dark House was Whale's second horror film after 1931's Frankenstein and his return to the genre sees the director leaning fully in to its gothic tropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2018
The brilliant cast, excellent set design and camerawork makes for something that verges on horror comedy in an unexpectedly delightful way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2018
This is a horror film so perfect that anyone who wants to make them should watch it before they start.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2018
For vintage atmospherics, this is a wonderful curio.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2018
Spanking digital restoration of James Whale's funniest, most subversive horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 27, 2018
Great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2018
A chilling romp - expertly orchestrated scares with a humorous camp undertow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2018
It is performed with tremendous gusto and theatrical dash.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2018
A titter-inducing drawing-room farce (but deliberately so).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 25, 2018
A lost minor classic. Go and rediscover.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2018
The film is funny and blood-curdling by turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 24, 2018
Watching it, the viewer will discover that the likes of The Cabin in the Woods, The Evil Dead, and more all had their start half a century before.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 24, 2018
Once the film has picked up pace it rattles along nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 2, 2017
Grandly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2017
Whale wrings potent suspense out of venturing into the shadows, and his technique still impresses ...
October 26, 2006
It's a classic horror tale, the apotheosis of all "Old House" spooky films.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
October 5, 2006
A great creeeeepy horror classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2002
Richly atmospheric, beautifully crafted, creepy -- and most of all subversively funny and full of terrific dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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