The Old Dark House

72 mins
7.4 / 10 (692)


Caught in a storm whilst journeying through Wales, a group of travelers take refuge in a sinister mansion inhabited by the bizarre Femm family and their mute butler, Morgan. The group settles in for the night, but the Femm family have a few skeletons in their closet, and one of them is on the loose…

MUBI's take

No other films in Universal’s 1930s cycle of monster movies could touch those directed by James Whale. Made between his two Frankenstein pictures, The Old Dark House might just be his greatest film: funny, gripping, and oozing gothic atmosphere, it’s a bracingly modern work of genre self-awareness.

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