The Old Dark House
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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 1932
DVD Release Date: August 23, 1999
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Whale wrings potent suspense out of venturing into the shadows, and his technique still impresses ...

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Cole Smithey

A great creeeeepy horror classic.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Grandly entertaining.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Richly atmospheric, beautifully crafted, creepy -- and most of all subversively funny and full of terrific dialogue.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a classic horror tale, the apotheosis of all "Old House" spooky films.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

My favorite James Whale movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Ah yes, nothing like an old school black and white spooky mansion film. Going back to basics in other words, this is more of a character driven film, with fast… More
Stella Dallas
much imitated but a tad overrated. great atmosphere, so-so story.
Aj V
This movie had great atmosphere, interesting characters and a seemingly scary plot, but unfortunately the ending is predictable and not at all scary.
Alec Barniskis
Its got a hulking Boris Karloff, a shouting Charles Laughton, and a sassy Melvyn Douglas . . . what's not to like? It feels a bit rushed and perhaps there… More
Tim Salmons
It may be considered the lost Universal Horror classic, but it's mediocre, at best.
Brandon Siddall
James Whale directing and Carl Laemmle producing is a incredible team. This team already brought you one of the biggest horror movies ever, Frankenstein. Now I… More