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The Best Gothic Horror Movies

List Criteria: Movies of the gothic horror genre.

Gothic horror (also commonly referred to as gothic fiction) is a genre of literature or film that typically combines horror, fiction and romance. The first recorded work of gothic fiction was in 1764 when author Horace Walpole wrote his classic book A Gothic Story. Gothic fiction will pull on a pleasant sense of terror within the emotions and throw in some romantic emotions into the mix. Two other long-standing components of a gothic horror work of art are parody and melodrama. Some of the most well known literary works of art were part of gothic horror, including most of Edgar Allen Poe’s works as well as Mary Shelley’s (hi there, Frankenstein's monster).
 
This list features the best gothic horror movies, including: Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Devil’s Backbone, Eyes Without a Face, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Haunting, Phantom of the Opera, Hour of the Wolf, and Vampyr.

Vote up your favorite horror flick today, or add a gothic horror film you love that isn't already on the list.

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    Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp

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    Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Bill Williams

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    Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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    Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court

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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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    Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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    Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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