Old Dark House Mysteries

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1. The Bat (1926)

86 min | Mystery, Thriller

A masked criminal who dresses like a giant bat terrorizes the guests at an old house rented by a mystery writer.

Director: Roland West | Stars: George Beranger, Charles Herzinger, Emily Fitzroy, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 646

2. The Bat Whispers (1930)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 779

3. The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Passed | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Forrest Stanley, Tully Marshall

Votes: 2,531 | Gross: $0.33M

4. The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 2,411

5. The Cat and the Canary (1978)

98 min | Comedy, Mystery, Horror

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune. Later, they learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Director: Radley Metzger | Stars: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 1,092

6. La voluntad del muerto (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

Strange happenings and disappearances take place in an old dark house

Directors: Enrique Tovar Ávalos, George Melford | Stars: Antonio Moreno, Lupita Tovar, Andrés de Segurola, Roberto E. Guzmán

Votes: 10

Spanish language version of The Cat And The Canary

7. The Old Dark House (1932)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 8,209 | Gross: $0.03M

8. The Old Dark House (1963)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit his house in which he lives with his twin brother.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 1,434

9. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 25

10. The Terror (1938)

64 min | Crime, Mystery

A mysterious criminal mastermind plots a spectacular gold robbery, then after the robbery is completed he makes sure his gang is caught by the police, keeps the gold and disappears. After ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Bird | Stars: Wilfrid Lawson, Bernard Lee, Arthur Wontner, Linden Travers

Votes: 158

11. The Ghoul (1933)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Drama, Horror

An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter | Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Dorothy Hyson

Votes: 2,085

12. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1917)

Passed | 65 min | Mystery, Thriller

A writer bets a friend that he can write a 10,000-word novel in 24 hours. The friends takes the bet, and gives him the keys to his Baldpate Inn, which has been closed for the winter, so he ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Ford | Stars: George M. Cohan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Hedda Hopper, Corene Uzzell

Votes: 75

13. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929)

72 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. Peace and quiet are last things he gets, though, as there are some very strange things going on at the establishment.

Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Richard Dix, Miriam Seegar, Margaret Livingston, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 191

14. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

A writer, looking for some peace and quiet in order to finish a novel, takes a room at the Baldpate Inn. However, peace and quiet are the last things he gets, as there are some very strange goings-on at the establishment.

Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy | Stars: Gene Raymond, Margaret Callahan, Eric Blore, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 182

15. Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)

Approved | 64 min | Mystery, Thriller

Writer Kenneth Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Phillip Terry, Jacqueline White, Eduardo Ciannelli, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 226

19. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961–1964)
Episode: Seven Keys to Baldpate (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Magee, a writer, holes up at an isolated place in the country, Baldpate, where he hopes to have enough peace and quiet to complete a book. Unfortunately, some very alarming characters want to use the same place for less worthy endeavors.

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Fred Gwynne, Bruce Gordon, Jayne Meadows, Loring Smith

21. House of the Long Shadows (1983)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a twenty thousand dollar bet: can he write a classic novel like "Wuthering Heights" in twenty-four hours? Upon his arrival, however, the ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Votes: 2,796

based on Seven Keys To Baldpate

22. The 9th Guest (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Eight strangers are invited to spend the night in a penthouse apartment. After being wined and dined, a voice on the radio informs them that they will be murdered unless they manage to outwit the ninth guest: Death.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin, Hardie Albright, Edward Ellis

Votes: 353

23. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary and two staff are gathered on an isolated island by an absent host and someone begins killing them off one by one. They work together to determine who the killer is. Could it be one of them?

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 11,633

24. The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,812

25. Ghost Catchers (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Two zanies get mixed up with a Southern colonel, his beautiful daughters, a nightclub and a haunted mansion.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Gloria Jean, Martha O'Driscoll

Votes: 121

26. The Gorilla (1939)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: The Ritz Brothers, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz

Votes: 1,169

27. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Horror

A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its oddball inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Maxie Rosenbloom, Larry Parks

Votes: 722

28. The Ghost Train (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Thriller

The story, about the social interaction of a group of railway passengers who have been stranded at a remote rural station overnight who are increasingly threatened by a latent external force, Part talkie mostly silent.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Ann Todd, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 40

29. The Ghost Train (1941)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill

Votes: 1,263

30. Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)

85 min | Comedy

With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Sebastian Smith

Votes: 1,539

31. The Ghost of St. Michael's (1941)

82 min | Comedy

A hapless teacher named Will Lamb is hired by a grim school in Scotland. The school soon starts to be haunted by a legendary ghost, whose spectral bagpipes signal the death of one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley

Votes: 403

32. Back-Room Boy (1942)

82 min | Comedy

A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Mason | Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Votes: 191

33. Hold That Ghost (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Carlson, Joan Davis

Votes: 3,185

34. The House in Nightmare Park (1973)

95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

In 1907, an actor is invited to perform in an isolated country house, and becomes involved in mysterious and dangerous events.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 442

35. Topper Returns (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke

Votes: 2,362

36. The Living Ghost (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Wise-cracking ex-detective Nick Trayne is called in to try to find the whereabouts of wealthy kidnap victim Walter Craig. Craig unexpectedly turns up alive but with apparent brain damage, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: James Dunn, Joan Woodbury, Paul McVey, Vera Gordon

Votes: 474

37. Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt, Ann Rutherford, Virginia Grey

Votes: 801

38. One Body Too Many (1944)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 997

39. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,448

40. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,139

41. Scared Stiff (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Mystery, Comedy

The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Ann Savage, Barton MacLane, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 141

42. Whispering Ghosts (1942)

75 min | Comedy, Mystery

An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Milton Berle, Brenda Joyce, John Shelton, John Carradine

Votes: 93

43. The Dark Light (1951)

75 min | Drama

The crew of a lighthouse rescues people they believe to be survivors of a shipwreck, only to find out that they are a gang of bank robbers on the run from the law.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Albert Lieven, David Greene, Norman MacOwan, Martin Benson

Votes: 17

44. The Frightened Lady (1940)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

"Mark's Priory". the family seat of the Lebanons, is a house of terror to Ilsa Crane, secretary and niece of Lady Lebanon. The strange behavior of two sinister butlers, Gilder and Brooks, ... See full summary »

Director: George King | Stars: Marius Goring, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Helen Haye, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 211

45. Chamber of Horrors (1940)

79 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

Director: Norman Lee | Stars: Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Romilly Lunge, Gina Malo

Votes: 364

46. House of Mystery (1934)

62 min | Horror, Mystery