The Best Gothic Horror Movies Films
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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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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde

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    Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Richard Johnson

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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, John Carradine

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

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    Jack Palance, Pamela Brown, Nigel Davenport

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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    Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell

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    Reza Badiyi, Herk Harvey, Art Ellison

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    Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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    Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp

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    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

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    Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey

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    Alida Valli, Pierre Brasseur, Édith Scob

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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    David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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    Pamela Adlon, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio

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    Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

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    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ronald Lacey

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    Timothy Dalton, Julian Glover, Harry Andrews

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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