Graveyard Shift The Best Gothic Horror Movies  

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List Rules 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.

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Jack Palance, Pamela Brown, Nigel Davenport

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Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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The Haunting Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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Bride of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty

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The Pit and the Pendulum Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor

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The Innocents Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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House of Usher Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey

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Rebecca Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gothic Horror Movies
dee123 added Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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The Masque of the Red Death Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court

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Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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Black Sabbath Boris Karloff, Michèle Mercier, Rika Diallina

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The Curse of Frankenstein Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich

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Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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The Body Snatcher Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Bill Williams

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dee123 added The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

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The Uninvited Ray Milland, Gail Russell, Donald Crisp

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The Company of Wolves Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

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The Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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dee123 added Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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The Old Dark House Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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Son of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone

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Carnival of Souls Reza Badiyi, Herk Harvey, Candace Hilligoss

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

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Nosferatu the Vampyre Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz

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The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon

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The Black Cat Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners

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The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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dee123 added Stir of Echoes Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas

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The Name of the Rose Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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kotbayun added Crimson Peak Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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Vampyr Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz

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dee123 added Burnt Offerings Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed

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Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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The Fearless Vampire Killers Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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Eyes Without a Face Alida Valli, Pierre Brasseur, Édith Scob

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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Wuthering Heights Timothy Dalton, Harry Andrews, Julian Glover

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dee123 added Near Dark Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

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kotbayun added Vidocq Gérard Depardieu, Inés Sastre, Guillaume Canet

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Hour of the Wolf Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson

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The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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dee123 added Angel Heart Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Dwight Schultz, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio