Watching The Invisible Man inspired me to dig deeper into James Whales' filmography. This one is one of the lesser known of the Universal horror movies, probably because there isn't a scary antagonist with a super power in the title. Nevertheless this was a very enjoyable movie. The script and concept was lacking at times, but the direction was incredible. For 1932, I was impressed by the creep factor this movie still packs.
Of all the Universal horrors, this one is by far the best cast, teaming Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, and Raymond Massey up with the usual crew including Boris Karloff. It also reminded me the most of a Roger Corman movie, as he would often focus on creepy houses that people were stuck in.
Very impressive technically, but a stronger script could have really elevated it.