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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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Jack Palance, Pamela Brown, Nigel Davenport

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Peter Wyngarde

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    David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Willem Dafoe

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    Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Richard Johnson

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, John Carradine

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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

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    Alida Valli, Pierre Brasseur, Édith Scob

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    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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    Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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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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    Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina

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    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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    Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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