The 1930s chiller The Old Dark House gets a 4k restoration cinema release

From James Whale, the director of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man, comes the new 4k restoration of his chilling 1932 classic The Old Dark House, which gets a nationwide cinema release on 27 April

The Old Dark House

Back in 1932, James Whale turned JB Priestley’s novel Benighted into a nerve-jangling tale that became the template for all spooky-house chillers to come. Stranded travellers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of a highly eccentric and potentially dangerous family.

This atmospheric thriller features an unforgettable post-Frankenstein horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler Morgan. Also starring in early-career roles are Melvin Douglas, Charles Laughton, Raymond Massey and Titanic‘s Gloria Stuart.

The Old Dark House lands in selected cinemas in the UK & Ireland on 27 April ahead of its dual format release on 21 May as part of Eureka!’s Masters of Cinema Series.

In the meantime, enjoy the brand-new trailer.

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