Gothic (2002)


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Movie Info

A drama with a surrealistic horror slant in the distinctive Ken Russell style, re-creating the fateful meeting between literary giants, Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecarft Shelley and John Polidori which inspired two classics of the horror genre, Frankenstein and The Vampyre.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Volk
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 14, 2000
LionsGate Entertainment


as Mary Shelley

as Shelley

as Claire Clairmont

as Dr. John Polidori

as Murray

as Justice

as Tour Guide

as Turkish Mechanical D...

as Mechanical Woman

as Man in Armour

as Young William

as Fuseli Monster

as Shelley Fan

as Shelley Fan
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Critic Reviews for Gothic

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

I'll take my Byron and Shelley straight.

Full Review… | October 3, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Gothic


Just rewatched this.
What could have been a pretty amazing film, falls a bit flat due to some bad editing.
But I still love it to spite all of it's flaws.

Robert C

Super Reviewer


I like the original story and if it were done in a more serious and dramatic way (with a fair amount of light-heartedness) this could have been a briliant film. It was simply too weird for my liking although it was made very well. Good acting.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer


Crazy-ass movie. Ken Russell is a freak.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

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