In an Old Manor House (1984) Quick Review

old manor house poster

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Genre:  Horror

Plot:  In a country house at the turn of the century lives a family of eccentrics.  Anastasia, the beautiful mistress of the manor, openly enjoys the amorous attention of her stepson Blarney, causing her husband, Diapanasius, to shoot her with a shotgun.  Anastasia soon returns from the grave as a voyeuristic ghost who interferes with their love lives.


In an Old Manor House (1984), is a bizarre, little-known Polish horror movie directed Andrzej Kotkowski.  If you’ve been asking yourself “Hey Rare Horror, where’s the really rare horror?”  Well, here it is.

What we liked:

  • This is one of the strangest horror movies you’ll ever see, with an unpredictable plot and numerous twists.
  • Very complex storyline which will require a few watches to fully comprehend.
  • Contains several enjoyable songs that add to the creepy atmosphere.

in an old manor house

What we didn’t like:

  • It’s not for the feint of heart as a it features some dark themes including incestuous undertones.


If you’re a hardcore horror movie fan who’s seen just about everything, then In a Dark Manor House is definitely worth hunting down, particularly if you enjoy films that try to be different . With just 40 votes in IMDB, it’s about as rare as they come.  Recommended.

Rating: 7 out of 10

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4 thoughts on “In an Old Manor House (1984) Quick Review

  1. I freaking LOVE Polish movie posters. Does the movie resemble anything like what’s portrayed on the poster? Usually not in the slightest. Great way to keep your audiences guessing, Poland? That being said, this movie looks like a fun watch. I’ll have to look for it now.

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