The Old Dark House Reviews

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December 30, 2020
A fun, campy romp.
July 16, 2020
It's a basic second-hand horror, a very irregular Whale film. [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2020
The light and the shadows are wonderfully played, to achieve that desired effect of mystery, of terror. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 8, 2020
Fight scenes in "House" become a living, breathing, essential part of the film's ability to terrify, which remains undiluted today.
November 8, 2018
A marvellous horror film which still retains the same sense of creeping awe.
July 6, 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.
May 22, 2018
The brilliant cast, excellent set design and camerawork makes for something that verges on horror comedy in an unexpectedly delightful way.
April 30, 2018
This is a horror film so perfect that anyone who wants to make them should watch it before they start.
April 30, 2018
For vintage atmospherics, this is a wonderful curio.
April 27, 2018
Spanking digital restoration of James Whale's funniest, most subversive horror film.
April 27, 2018
Great fun.
April 27, 2018
A chilling romp - expertly orchestrated scares with a humorous camp undertow.
April 27, 2018
It is performed with tremendous gusto and theatrical dash.
April 26, 2018
A titter-inducing drawing-room farce (but deliberately so).
April 25, 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.
April 25, 2018
Once the film has picked up pace it rattles along nicely.
April 25, 2018
A lost minor classic. Go and rediscover.
April 25, 2018
The film is funny and blood-curdling by turns.
November 3, 2017
Grandly entertaining.
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