The Old Dark House (1932)

The Old Dark House

old-dark-house posterTITLE: The Old Dark House
YEAR RELEASED: 1932
STUDIO: Universal Pictures

DIRECTOR: James Whale

CAST: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Ernest Thesiger, Gloria Stuart

PLOT: Horror comedy based on J.B. Priestley’s novel about a group of travellers who seeking shelter from a storm while travelling in Wales, discover a house of a strange and demented family.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Does any good ever come from travelling in Wales during a storm?

FUN FACT: This was Boris Karloff’s first credited starring role and Charles Laughton’s first American appearance

140-CHARACTER MINI REVIEW: Comedic horror gem from James Whale is a truly gloomy and distubring haunted house story with a legendarily powerhouse cast

Author: The Spooky Isles

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