The Old Dark House

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The Old Dark House
CertificatePG
Year1932
DirectorJames Whale
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 12MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A new 4K restoration of the chilling lost classic from the director of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and The Bride of Frankenstein.

A group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, and a madman on the loose upstairs! Director James Whale’s The Old Dark House is one of the best and most entertaining horror films of the 1930s. Dripping with atmosphere and packed to the brim with thrills, chills and gallows humour, it was considered lost for many years, but is now being presented from a stunning new 4K restoration.

Caught in a storm whilst journeying through a remote region of Wales, a group of travellers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler, Morgan (played by the iconic Boris Karloff). Trying to make the best of a bad situation, the group settles in for the night, but the Femm family have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose…

Also starring in early-career roles are Melvin Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart.