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Gothic 1986

The poet Lord Byron (Gabriel Byrne) turns his estate into a haunted and horror-filled playground in this film that purports to tell the story of the night that inspired Mary Shelley (Natasha Richardson) to write Frankenstein. After dispensing a heaping helping of hallucinogens, Byron encourages his guests to share tales of horror as they explore the dark corners of his estate in this typically over-the-top effort from director Ken Russell.

Running Time:87 minutes
Directed By:
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Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
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Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
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Timothy SpallTimothy Spall
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Gothic Movie Review by Cenobite (11/24/2009)

Ken Russell may one of the most bawdy, yet outrageous directors to ever make a film out of Britain. Somehow, Russell managed to maintain a truly remarkable resume which includes everything from the rock opera Tommy or his take on the D.H. Lawrence classics such as Women In Love as well as it's underrated prequel The...

(complete Gothic review by Cenobite)

Gothic Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/4/2009)

Was this a story of Mary Shelly's inspiration for Frankenstein. It could be, but that is not what makes it interesting.

It is not your usual horror film. It is more for those who dwell in the surreal world fueled by opiates.

Shelly (Julian Sands), Mary Shelly (Natasha Richardson), and her half-sister Claire (Myriam Cyr)...

(complete Gothic review by Movie Addict)

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