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Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic "Frankenstein." Disturbed drug induced games are played and ghost stories are told one rainy night at the mad Lord Byron's country estate. Personal horrors are revealed and the madness of the evening runs from sexual fantasy to fiercest nightmare. Mary finds herself drawn into the sick world of her lover Shelley and cousin Claire as Byron leads them all down the dark paths of their souls.
Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear... now call that fear to life.
Release Date: April 10, 1987
Runtime: 87 mins
All Genres: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: R
Gabriel Byrne ...Byron
Julian Sands ...Shelley
Natasha Richardson ...Mary Shelley
Myriam Cyr ...Claire Clairmont
Timothy Spall ...Dr. Polidori
Alec Mango ...Murray
Andreas Wisniewski ...Fletcher
Dexter Fletcher ...Rushton
Pascal King ...Justine
Tom Hickey ...Tour Guide
Linda Coggin ...Turkish Mechanical Woman
Kristine Landon Smith ...Mechanical Woman
Chris Chappell ...Man in Armour (as Chris Chappel)
Mark Pickard ...young William
Kiran Shah ...Fuseli Monster
Christine Newby ...Shelley Fan
Kim Tillesly ...Shelley Fan (as Kim Tillesley)
Ken Russell ...Tourist
More Movie Taglines:
- Conjure up your deepest, darkest fear... now call that fear to life.
- Byron: And here I thought you that contradiction in terms: an intelligent woman!
[first lines] Tour Guide: And there, ladies and gentlemen, on the other side of the lake we have the famous Villa Diodati where Lord Byron, greatest living English poet, resides in exile. Romantic, scholar, duelist, best-selling author of Childe Harold, he was forced to leave his native land after many scandals including incest and adultery with Lady Caroline Lamb. "Mad, bad and dangerous to know" she called him. [the guide squeezes a lady's hand and points] Tour Guide: Bedroom - top right.
- Director Trademark: [Ken Russell] [snake]
Director Cameo: [Ken Russell] [with family] on the tour boat at the end of the film.
The painting that Mary Shelley sees on the wall, and that subsequently comes to life in her dream, is Johann Heinrich Fuessli's "Nightmare."
Gabriel Byrne walks with a limp and carries a cane because the real Lord Byron had a club foot.
Polidori's line "Sleep is nature's balm" comes from a poem by Keats, a contemporary and close friend of both Shelley and Byron.
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