The Old Dark House

Directed by James Whale
Starring Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Eva Moore, Gloria Stuart, Boris Karloff, Raymond Massey
Theatrical Release Date October 06, 2017
Run Time 75 min

New 4K Restoration. Frankenstein director Whale turned J.B. Priestley’s novel Benighted" into a nerve-jangling tale 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."

The greatest of all horror films. Nothing better in this vein has ever been done, before or since.""
William K. Everson
Classics of the Horror Film
Whale mixes a quasi-realistic atmosphere (his monsters are decidedly human, his guests ever so civilized) with high Hollywood Gothic: a tremendous thunderstorm, swirling roads, and the eerie house with its Chinese-box series of horrors.""
Pacific Film Archive
Name Role
Charles Laughton Cast Member
James Whale Director
Benn Levy Writer
Melvyn Douglas Cast Member
Eva Moore Cast Member
Gloria Stuart Cast Member
Boris Karloff Cast Member
Raymond Massey Cast Member
Country United States of America
Original Language English
Run time 75 min
Year Completed 1932