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In this English film, the 1816 gathering of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Natasha Richardson), her fiancé, 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?

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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 Doll
Kristine Landon-Smith
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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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
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
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

Crazy-ass movie. Ken Russell is a freak.

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

The poets Byron and Shelley, along with FRANKENSTEIN author Mary Shelly and other guests, spend a night drinking laudanum and holding a seance to conjure up their worst nightmares. The non-linear horror story gives Ken Russel a chance to do what he does best--produce lurid, phantasmagorical visions (including a woman with eyes in her breasts)--resulting in one of his better films.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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