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The Old Dark House PG rating

A group of weary travellers arrive at a spooky mansion with a madman on the loose, in this classic horror-comedy from James Whale (Bride of Frankenstein)

Comedy 1932 72 mins

Director: James Whale



During a huge storm, five travellers find themselves stranded in the Welsh mountains and are drawn towards a deserted house run by a sinister brother and sister and their mute butler. Forced to stay overnight, our heroes discover that the old, dark house contains a number of secrets, and they must keep their wits about them if they’re going to survive.

Considered lost for many years, and now digitally restored, this is the ultimate haunted-house film: Arthur Edeson’s highly atmospheric camerawork uses deep shadows, distorted compositions and unexpected angles to create an unsettling mood of crazed intensity.