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Gothic (2002)




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Movie Info

In this English film, the 1816 gathering of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Natasha Richardson), her fiancÚ, Percy Shelley (Julian Sands), Lord Byron (Gabriel Byrne), Claire Clairmont (Myriam Cyr), and Dr. John Polidori (Timothy Spall) at a Swiss resort spawned the gothic classics, Frankenstein and The Vampyre. What took place on that fateful night to inspire the authors to such horrific fiction?more
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


Natasha Richardson
as Mary Shelley
Julian Sands
as Shelley
Myriam Cyr
as Claire Clairmont
Timothy Spall
as Dr. John Polidori
Alec Mango
as Murray
Pascal King
as Justice
Tom Hickey
as Tour Guide
Linda Coggin
as Turkish Mechanical D...
Kristine Landon-Smit...
as Mechanical Woman
Chris Chappell
as Man in Armour
Mark Pickard
as Young William
Kiran Shah
as Fuseli Monster
Christine Newby
as Shelley Fan
Kim Tillesley
as Shelley Fan
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News & Interviews for Gothic

Critic Reviews for Gothic

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Gothic Quotes

Lord Byron: A little indulgence heighten our existence on this miserable earth. Nights of the mind, the imagination.
– Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
Lord Byron: Terror has an irresistible beauty, Shiloh.
– Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
Percy Bysshe Shelley: But perhaps something alive can be created!
– Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)

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