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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    Vincent Price, John Kerr, Lynette Bernay

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    Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Pamela Franklin

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    Gustav Botz, Ruth Landschoff, Karl Etlinger

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    George Sanders, Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton, Valentine Dyall

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    Michael Gambon, Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci

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    Jack Palance, Pamela Brown, Nigel Davenport

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    Vincent Price, Patrick Magee, Nigel Green

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    Lil Dagover, Elsa Wagner, Friedrich Fehér

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    John Carradine, Walter Brennan, Boris Karloff

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Christopher Eccleston, Nicole Kidman, Elaine Cassidy

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    Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Harry Ellerbe

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    Tod Browning, Joan Standing, Bela Lugosi

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    Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea, Terence Stamp

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    Mark Damon, Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier

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    Boris Karloff, Milton Kibbee, Bobby Burns

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    Ray Milland, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ruth Hussey

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    Alida Valli, Flavio Bucci, Jessica Harper

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

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    Alida Valli, Yvette Etiévant, Édith Scob

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    Christopher Lee, Robert Urquhart, Peter Cushing

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Mabel Rivera

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    Abraham Murphy, Christian Slater, Leopoldo Trieste

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    Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff

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    Eddie Izzard, John Malkovich, Catherine McCormack

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    Anna Lee, Bette Davis, Dave Willock

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    Jack MacGowran, Sydney Bromley, Terry Downes

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    Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Roland Topor

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    Stephen Ashfield, Timothy Spall, Laura Michelle Kelly

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    Margarita Isabel, Claudio Brook, Ron Perlman

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    Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Michael Mark

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    Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató, Berta Ojea, Federico Luppi

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    Pamela Adlon, Jack Fletcher, Michael McShane

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    Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow

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