|The poster (1932)|
|Horace and Rebecca Femm: There's one in every family...|
|...but in this one there's several: Morgan Femm and Margaret Waverton|
Upon its release in 1932, TODH was not well reviewed. Although most New York reviewers praised the film for its wealth of talent (including horror luminaries Karloff, Thesiger and Laughton), the film was panned by Variety and The Hollywood Filmograph, and suffered negative word-of-mouth. For several years it was considered a lost film, until a print was found in the Universal Studios vaults in 1968 and restored. Today it is considered a cult film and enjoys a reputation as an interesting landmark in the career of director James Whale.
|The poster (1963)|
|Tom finds a fiend|
|Poston, Scott and Morley|
Well, that's it for me, and I'll see you soon. Come back for the next installment of our Thir13en for Halloween!
Francesca "Frankie" Franken
MAD DOCTOR'S NOTE: Both versions of The Old Dark House are available from Amazon and Netflix. Check them out.