Clasificación IMDb: 6,2/10 (437 votos)
Director/es: Joseph Pevney
Reparto Charles Laughton (Como Sire Alain de Maletroit), Boris Karloff (Como Voltan), Alan Napier (Como Count Grassin), Michael Pate (Como Talon), Sally Forrest (Como Blanche de Maletroit)
País: USA Estudio: Universal Pictures
Duración: 81 minutos.
Género Suspenso, Terror
Idiomas: Inglés, Francés
Argumento: Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.