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The Old Dark House

HD   NR Closed Captioning

James Whale

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About the Movie

From Frankenstein director James Whale comes this atmospheric horror/comedy starring Charles Laughton and featuring the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 21
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 8.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Whale wrings potent suspense out of venturing into the shadows, and his technique still impresses ... – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Oct 4, 2017

Fresh: A chilling romp - expertly orchestrated scares with a humorous camp undertow. – David Jenkins, Little White Lies, Apr 27, 2018

Fresh: It is performed with tremendous gusto and theatrical dash. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Apr 27, 2018

Fresh: A titter-inducing drawing-room farce (but deliberately so). – Kevin Maher, Times (UK), Apr 26, 2018

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Customer Reviews

Great! But the Sara Karloff is not here, but a clip about some Churchill!!!

Sara is missing!

The Old Dark House
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2017

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