THE OLD DARK HOUSE is returning to cinemas (UK & Ireland) from April 2018

A new 4K restoration of The Old Dark House, the chilling lost classic from the director of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man & The Bride of Frankenstein will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 27 April 2018.

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.

The release in UK & Ireland will be accompanied by a brand new trailer and specially commissioned poster artwork by Graham HumphreysBritish illustrator and visual artist best known for producing publicity material for The Evil Dead and The Nightmare on Elm Street series’.

Full details about a forthcoming Masters of Cinema home video release will be revealed on Friday 23 February 2018.


“A masterly mixture of macabre humour and gripping suspense”Time Out New York

“Glorious. See this horror classic on a big screen again” – Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead)

The greatest of all horror films. Nothing better in this vein has ever been done, before or since” – Classics of the Horror Film


The Old Dark House will be screening at the following venues from 27 April 2018 [More to be announced]

London, BFI Southbank, 27 April 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets

Manchester, Home, 27 April 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets 

Cardiff, Chapter Arts, 27 April 2018 (7 days)  Book Tickets

Dublin, Irish Film Institute (IFI), 27 April 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets 

Belfast, Queens Film Theatre (QFT), 27 April 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets 

Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), 27 April 2018 (3 days) Book Tickets 

London, The Arthouse, 27 April 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets

London, Prince Charles Cinema, 29 April 2018 (2 days) Book Tickets 

Cork, Triskel Arts Centre, 29 April 2018 (4 days) Book Tickets 

Leicester, Phoenix Square, 4 May 2018 (3 days) Book Tickets 

Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 11 May 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 

Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 11 May 2018 (4 days) Book Tickets 

Aberdeen, Belmont Filmhouse, 11 May 2018 (4 days) 

Lancaster, The Dukes Cinema, 12 May 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 

Dundee, DCA Dundee Contemporary Arts, 13 May 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 

Sheffield, Showroom, 18 May 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets

Derby, Quad, 18 May 2018 (4 days) Book Tickets

Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre, 20 & 22 May 2018 (2 days) Book Tickets 

London, Regent Street Cinema, 20 May 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 

Nottingham, Broadway, 24 May 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 

Bradford, Picturehouse at the National Media Museum, 18 June 2018 (1 day)

Street, Strode Theatre, 27 June 2018 (1 day)

Fordingbridge, Fordingbridge Community Centre, 12 August 2018 (1 day)




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