The Old Dark House (1932)

The Old Dark House (1932)

Director James Whale

Writer J.B. Priestley (from the novel by), Benn W. Levy (screen play)

Genre Comedy, Horror

Year 1932

Actors Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond

IMDB : 7.3 (5,421 votes)


Description Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.


  • The1940s were the best the best 2017-03-14 08:35:50
    I must have seen this movie at least 3 times IT GETS. BETTER EACH. TIME THANKS. AGAIN !
  • Ashutosh Sharma 2017-03-11 14:08:23
    If anyone tells me to do the complete analysis of this movie, I would really like to do in this way that most of the movie only consisted silent conversations between the characters of the movie in a creepy background that I found to be too much boring.Seriously too much BORING that I just dozed off a little bit while watching this movie till somewhat interesting happening starts to take place like Villain character(Well, I don't know his name) of this movie was threatening to pierce his knife through someone's body(I also don't know his name either).Some scenes of this movie were really GOLD!!! Hit LIKE if you agree with me.
  • Ashutosh Sharma 2017-03-11 12:59:15
    At 25:43 exact, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in my whole life.
  • Ivette A 2017-03-11 01:23:40
    Fantastic!!, Tks much, Ivette
  • Shane Blankenship 2017-02-28 02:06:37
    knock knock "hi im brad this is jennet" "your wet?" -"yes! its raining"..... thanks for the upload
  • walter condi 2017-02-26 04:07:28
    Why do they call the "Frankenstein monster" a mechanical monster......when he was supposed to have been created from human body parts ?
  • DEW 2017-02-09 13:55:52
    Strange and delightful film. One of my favorites.
  • Seven Factor 2017-02-07 10:28:39
    Great Movie
  • Joe Dollinter 2017-02-06 04:33:28
    The old guy warns Mrs Waverton Morgan is an uncivilized brute when he drinks so what does she do, she slips off to put on her skimpiest dress. Women ! Ha ha
  • Timothy Maynard 2017-01-31 06:07:00
    "We're going to be married in the cold light of morning."
  • Daniel Riehle 2017-01-30 05:22:04
    You will not see a movie like this again . It's weak at times but it's so different i had to watch it through . The 100 year old man in the room gave it a certain touch that was creepy and said at the same time with the relative locked away who get's out . What a gem .
  • Susan keneckt 2017-01-26 02:23:17
  • paulj0557 2017-01-18 11:31:31
    Anyone who isn't into the sound and sights of the old early 30's classics, well they are just missing out. Thanks for posting this classic.
  • TravelDiva66 2017-01-02 00:23:06
    Who needs cable TV when you can watch these great classics. So much better than the new stuff.
  • Marina E 2016-12-24 01:57:29
    'I give you illusion!' The perfect toast to take us out of 2016.
  • Marina E 2016-12-24 01:47:54
    One of my favourite films! Seminal work, all else rests on it, and even then it was a pastiche. Deeply witty and sardonic, great script and much racier than subsequent movies from the 40s and 50s. Great acting, just this side of hammy, with some genuine pathos from Charles Laughton. And its even a bit sinister....boiled potatoes and pickled onions... Have the Welsh mountains improved? Or are they still underwater ;)
  • Chris Lewis 2016-12-23 04:14:58
    What did they say? what do they want? what are they doing here? whats all the fuss about?.....what?
  • G. H. 2016-12-21 23:46:57
    it's a true classic storm an all creepie with creeper owners creepie house just creepie. more guest Mr christon of the party... so turn off the lights an enjoy a creep of a movie.... the ending was short an aubroupt.
  • Leona Sackaney 2016-12-01 19:27:10
    My partner Leona and I are so very grateful for this classic movie titled "The Old Dark House." What we were so stunned about was the performances from every single member of the cast, especially the senior woman who played two roles. Now, for the special effects; Can you only imagine those moviegoers who went to see this beauty in the theatre? Often back then, an average audience or I should say a "full house" for these typical theatre could be as much as 5,000 people! Now, for the Sound F/X? This is 1932, people must have been mesmorized by the bone chilling wind, rain and crashing sounds. Also, back then people weren't semi-trained in the art of filmmaking, few were so you weren't apt to hear "Wow, nice special f/x!" Thanks ever so much. Gordon and Leona
  • Debra Sowell 2016-11-30 06:34:37
    This was a real treat! Loved it! Thanks! I subscribed!

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