Watched May 16, 2012
A fairly close adaptation of J.B. Priestley's novel Benighted, although it does suffer from having a Hollywood ending not in the book. The film is helped considerably by using mostly British actors, it was Charles Laughton's first American film and it nice to hear him here in a Hollywood film with a thick Yorkshire accent. This is a horror film... of sorts, nothing supernatural, but a Gothic mansion where a group of travellers, one dark and stormy night meet an... er... unusual family. Karloff gets a pre credits warning from the producers that he is the same actor who played Frankenstein's monster, but it is Ernest Thesiger as Horace Femm for me who stole the film.