The Old Dark House

Still from The Old Dark House

Friday, 02 November 2018: The Old Dark House

Friday, 02 November 2018, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: James Whale, USA 1932, 72 mins, PG

“James Whale’s 1932 comedy-horror classic is wonderfully subversive … combines some genuinely grisly elements with scenes that could have slipped out of a P.G. Wodehouse comedy … funny and blood-curdling by turns.” Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

It is a dark and stormy night and three stranded travellers hope to find shelter in a gloomy and spooky mansion. Unfortunately they have stumbled upon the sinister Femm household and the tension mounts as the experience of spending a night with them unfolds in this horror-comedy classic from 1932.

“James Whale’s horror classic still chills … it is performed with tremendous gusto and theatrical dash.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Further reading

  1. Mark Kermode
  2. The Independent
  3. The Guardian
  4. BFI