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The Old Dark House Intro

The 18:15 screening on Tue 1 May will be introduced by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, author of Horror Film and Affect (2016) and the forthcoming Gothic Cinema (2019).

Film details

Frankenstein director Whale turned J.B. 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 Gloria Stuart. Presented in a new 4k restoration.