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Gothic

Gothic

1986 / 87min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: KEN RUSSELL

CAST: NATASHA RICHARDSON, GABRIEL BYRNE, JULIAN SANDS, MYRIAM CYR

Russell goes back to the ground zero of gothic horror, to the dark and stormy night at Lord Byron’s Lake Geneva villa in 1816 (also depicted in Bride of Frankenstein) that led to Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein and Dr. John William Polidori writing The Vampyre. With Natasha Richardson (in her film debut) and Julian Sands as the Shelleys, Gabriel Byrne as Byron, Timothy Spall as repressed homosexual Polidori, and a parade of hallucinatory visuals set to Thomas Dolby’s synth score.