A rare pearl of horror cinema by the director of Frankenstein
Whiletraveling through a remote part of Wales, Mr and Mrs Waverton and their friend Philip are caught in a terrible storm. They find refuge in an old house run by Rebecca Femm and her brother Horace, assisted by Morgan, their strange mute and disfigured butler. While two other visitors are also hosted, their hosts show increasingly terrifying behavior…
A year after Frankenstein , director James Whale and his iconic actor Boris Karloff reunite for a new horror masterpiece. This time swapping fantasy for gothic, La Maison de la mort is a subtle blend of drama, thrill and black humour, distilling throughout an atmosphere of anguish, even madness. A model from the horror film, to be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its prestigious 4K restoration!
THE HOUSE OF DEATH by James Whale (1932 – Black & White – 72 mins - VOST) New 4K Restoration
Available on Blu-ray & DVD. Limited Blu-ray edition with slim digipack and slipcase.
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
. FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER (15 mn - HD) Sara Karloff looks back on the exceptional career of her father, actor Boris Karloff, forever immortalized for his role in Frankenstein and its many sequels, and whose performance in The House of Death still terrifies his daughter.
. RESCUE OF A CLASSIC (7 mn) A long-time admirer of James Whale, director Curtis Harrington ( The Devil of Three ) tells how he managed to save The House of Death from oblivion and finance its restoration.