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A drama with a surrealistic horror slant in the distinctive Ken Russell style, re-creating the fateful meeting between literary giants, Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecarft Shelley and John Polidori which inspired two classics of the horror genre, Frankenstein and The Vampyre.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I'll take my Byron and Shelley straight."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"I had forgotten just how plain weird director Ken Russell can be . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
"Typical Ken Russell weirdness."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"'Gothic' can be taken neither seriously nor with a saving pinch of salt."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A weird and visually memorable film that Russell fans will love and others will find interesting and at least slightly more accessible than most of his other films."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"There's no sleeping tonight"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Full-tilt Ken Russell biopic that raises all the right questions about the act of creating art and more"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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