‘Frankenstein’ director James 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 of Titanic.
Set in: Wales
Director: James Whale
Production company: Universal Pictures
Screenplay: J. B. Priestley, R. C. Sherriff, Benn Levy
Length: 75 min
Format: Check with distributor
Date: Re-release April 27 2018, original release in 1932.
“Glorious. See this HORROR CLASSIC on a big screen again” – Edgar Wright (‘Baby Driver’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’)