The Old Dark House (1932)

Frankenstein director James Whale turned J.B. Priestley's novel "Benighted" into a nerve-jangling tale (originally released in 1932) that became the template for all spooky-house chillers to come. Stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric and potentially dangerous family. This atmospheric thriller features an unforgettable post-Frankenstein horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler Morgan. Also starring in early-career roles are Melvin Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart of Titanic.

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Credits

Director:

  • James Whale

Cast:

  • Boris Karloff
  • Melvyn Douglas
  • Charles Laughton
  • Lilian Bond
  • Ernest Thesiger
  • Eva Moore
  • Raymond Massey
  • Gloria Stuart
  • Elspeth Dudgeon
  • Brember Wills

Writers:

  • J.B. Priestley
  • Benn W. Levy

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