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Gothic (1986)

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Release Date
Apr 10, 1987 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Mar 14, 2000

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Running Time
1 hour, 27 minutes

Country UK

Studio Vestron, Virgin Vision

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Genre: Drama, Horror, Suspense, Surreal, Gay/Lesbian, Period Piece, Fantasy, Monsters, Infidelity, True Story, Biography, Marriage, Gore, Demon, Betrayal, Haunted House, Supernatural, Drugs

Plot: A richly detailed, delightfully chilling horror tale, centering around romanticism's poetic elite.

When Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, and other assorted artistic guests gather at a secluded mansion, they enjoy a frightfully scary drug-induced evening that ultimately inspires the writing of both Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and Polidori's "The Vampyre."

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 External Reviews
external linkIt's also hideously confusing and bordering on nonsensical, filled as it is with nonsequitous dialogue delivered by a capable cast that nonetheless decides to overact. 23/100

external linkDespite some impressive special effects, wild lighting, bugs, rats, leeches and other fun horror movie elements, this is an arty farty mess from Russell, who is a hit and miss director. ... Sick intellectuals might get a kick out of it though.
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 Directed by
Ken Russell
Altered States, Tommy, The Lair of the White Worm
 Written by
Stephen Volk
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Gabriel Byrne
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Natasha Richardson
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Timothy Spall
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Dexter Fletcher
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Myriam Cyr
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Alec Mango
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 Music By
Thomas Dolby
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