The Old Dark House (1932)
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