Cohen Media Group has a very special treat for classic movie buffs and horror movie fans this Halloween.
The independent movie studio will re-issue director the classic 1932 James Whale-directed thriller The Old Dark House Oct. 24 in stores and online. The vintage thriller, which runs 72 minutes and is based on author J.B. Priestley’s book Benighted, it follows a group of wayward travelers seeking shelter from a storm in a forbidding old mansion in the Welsh countryside.
Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy) as a creepy mute butler living and working in the mansion. He is not the only creepy figure living in the house. An elderly woman living in the house presents her own scares for the unlikely guests. Audiences can view a trailer for the movie online now here.
Also starring in the movie are Gloria Stuart (The Invisible Man, The Prisoner of Shark Island, Titanic), Melvyn Douglas (Ninotchka, The Changeling, Hud), Charles Laughton (in his Hollwood debut here, later known for his work on Jamaica Inn, Spartacus, Mutiny on the Bounty), Raymond Massey (East of Eden, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Arsenic & Old Lace) and Ernest Thesiger (Bride of Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, The Man in the White Suit).
Along with the movie itself, Cohen Media Group’s forthcoming re-issue of the movie will also include bonus interview with Sara Karloff, Boris Karloff’s daughter. It will also include a feature-length audio commentary track with insights from Stuart, a separate feature-length commentary from James Whale biographer James Curtis and a featurette on the work to restore the classic 1932 flick’s footage.
The Old Dark House will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms in 4K digital restoration. It will retail for MSRP of $19.99 (DVD) and $25.99 (Blu-ray). More information on this and other titles from Cohen Media Group is available online now at:
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