Gothic (1987 Movie Review)
What inspires a classic? A drug fueled nightmare, apparently. "Gothic" from 1987 tells the story of what inspired Mary Shelly to write one of the most influential dark stories of all time, "Frankenstein". This movie was fifty shades of fucked up and freaky, with some amazing special effects. It has a lot of the classic tropes. Death, gore, body horror, bugs, rats, drugs, orgies, and some major gross out factor. This is also one of those films that you'll only understand if you're severely intoxicated, and even then I don't totally get it. From dancing sex dolls to tits with eyes to whatever the fuck some of those creatures were, this movie has a little bit of everything that just makes you say "What the flying fuck?!". I enjoyed it nonetheless. The musical score was superb. The acting was well done, especially by Timothy Spall, whose been one of my favorite actors for a long time. He always plays some wacky character, and he definitely nailed that in this film. I definitely enjoyed this one, despite it being wacky and trippy as hell. I don't know what else to say. You're going to have to watch this one to know what I'm talking about. But I can definitely see some of the elements in it that could lead to the creation of Frankenstein. I definitely recommend getting fucked up and checking it out. ~Gangis
Image credit: Movie posted for "Gothic" 1987 directed by Ken Russell.