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Gothic (film)

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Genre  Horror
Language  English
5.7/10 IMDb

Director  Ken Russell
Music director  Thomas Dolby
Country  United Kingdom
Gothic (film) movie poster

Release date  November 30, 1986 (1986-11-30) (London Film Festival)February 27, 1987 (1987-02-27) (UK)April 10, 1987 (1987-04-10) (US)
Writer  Lord Byron (story), Percy Bysshe Shelley (story), Stephen Volk (screenplay)
Genres  Horror, Drama, LGBT, Costume drama
Cast  Gabriel Byrne (Byron), Julian Sands (Shelley), Natasha Richardson (Mary Shelley), Myriam Cyr (Claire Clairmont), Timothy Spall (Dr. Polidori), Alec Mango (Murray)
Similar movies  Hotel Transylvania 2, Dracula Untold, Hotel Transylvania, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Van Helsing, Dead Poets Society
Tagline  Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear... now call that fear to life.

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Gothic is a 1986 British horror film directed by Ken Russell, starring Gabriel Byrne as Lord Byron, Julian Sands as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley, Myriam Cyr as Claire Clairmont (Mary Shelley's stepsister) and Timothy Spall as Dr. John William Polidori. It features a soundtrack by Thomas Dolby, and marks Richardson's film debut.


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The film is a fictionalized retelling of the Shelleys' visit to Lord Byron in Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva, shot in Gaddesden Place. It concerns their competition to write a horror story, which ultimately led to Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein and John Polidori writing The Vampyre. The same event has also been portrayed in the films Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Haunted Summer (1988), among others.

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The film's poster motif is based on Henry Fuseli's painting The Nightmare, which is also referenced in the film.

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Through her stepsister Claire Clairmont (Myriam Cyr), Mary Godwin (Natasha Richardson) and her future husband Percy Shelley (Julian Sands) came to know Lord Byron (Gabriel Byrne). During the summer of 1816, Lord Byron invited them to stay for a while at Villa Diodati in Switzerland. There they met Byron's physician friend, Dr. John Polidori (Timothy Spall). On 16 June, while a storm raged outside, the five of them amused themselves by telling ghost stories and revealing private skeletons. From Mary's previous experience of miscarriage came the desire to raise her child from the dead, which led to the creation of the Frankenstein monster. From Polidori's homosexuality, suicidal thoughts, and fascination with vampires came the story "The Vampyre".


  • Gabriel Byrne as Lord Byron
  • Julian Sands as Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley
  • Myriam Cyr as Claire Clairmont
  • Timothy Spall as Dr. John William Polidori
  • Alec Mango as Murray
  • Andreas Wisniewski as Fletcher
  • Dexter Fletcher as Rushton
  • 1986 at Queen's Film Theatre (QFT) Belfas NI

    Box office

    Gothic had a limited theatrical release, grossing $32,061 on its opening weekend. It went on to gross a total of $916,172.

    Critical reception

    Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 50%, based on 12 reviews, with a rating average of 5.8/10.According to Dan Ireland, who later worked with Russell, the film was a big success on video.

    Awards and honors

    Gothic was nominated for three 1987 International Fantasy Film Awards and won two: Gabriel Byrne won as Best Actor, both for his role as Lord Byron in this film and for his role in Defense of the Realm, and the film won for Best Special Effects. Director Ken Russell was nominated for Best Film but did not win.


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