The Old Dark House (restored)

(USA/1932—directed by James Whale)

Five travellers, caught in a storm, take refuge in a menacingly gloomy mansion, where they find themselves menaced by a monstrous, eccentrically aristocratic family. Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart (Titanic) and Raymond Massey are among the great cast of over-the-top stars in this legendary, wryly sophisticated comic horror movie directed by the great James Whale (Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man). Once thought lost and later seen only in poor quality copies, The Old Dark House has now been stunningly restored in 4K digital, just in time for Halloween! Based on J.B. Priestley’s novel Benighted. (75 min.)

“Wonderful! Witty, perverse and creepy.” Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

 

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