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, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor

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    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Richard Johnson

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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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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, John Carradine

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey

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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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    Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

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    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court

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    Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Ronald Lacey

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    David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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    Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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    Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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    Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson

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