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Gothic (1986) Horror Movie Review

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Gothic (1986)

The year is 1816. A sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of madness. On this night of the “Haunted Summer,” five famous friends gather around an ancient skull to conjure up their darkest fears. Poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, Shelley’s fiancée Mary Godwin, Mary’s stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron’s friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy. Horrifying visions invade the castle - realizations of Byron’s fear of leeches, Shelley’s fear of premature burial, Mary’s fear of birthing a stillborn child - all brought forth in a bizarre dreamscape. They share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. The events of that night later inspired Mary Shelley to write the classic “Frankenstein” and Dr. Polidori to pen “The Vampyre,” which became the basis for the creation of Dracula. Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson

Synopsis:

Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic "Frankenstein." Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron's country estate. Personal horrors are revealed and the madness of the evening runs from sexual fantasy to fiercest nightmare. Mary finds herself drawn into the sick world of her lover Shelley and cousin Claire as Byron leads them all down the dark paths of their souls.


About Gothic (1986)

Title: Gothic
Year: 1986
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Chris Chappel, Linda Coggin, Myriam Cyr, Dexter Fletcher
Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Rating: R
Runtime: 87 minutes
Director: Ken Russell


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