Gormenghast 2001 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Since its publication at the end of World War II, Mervyn Peake’s masterpiece, The Gormenghast Novels,” has stood unchallenged as one of English literature’s most extraordinary flight of imagination. Its themes of treachery, decay, madness and honor have come to be regarded as a metaphor for the fall of an empire, the passing of an age, and the rise of fascism. The glorious castle of Gormenghast is home to the ancient family of Groan, where nothing has changed for thousands of years. The dynasty is threatened by the charming and evil kitchem-boy, Steerpike. With the birth of a new heir, Titus Groan, Steerpike begins his ruthless ascent to power. As he charms, outwits and terrorizes the castle’s inhabitants, only the young and timid Earl of Groan, Titus, stands in Steerpike’s way. Who will ultimately rule Gormenghast?