- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 1986
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 04/10/1987
"...As ghoulishly funny and frenzied as a carnival ride....[Richardson is] an original..."
Variety - 12/10/1986
"...A poetic masterpiece....Ken Russell has made an unrelenting nightmare that is both uncomfortable and compulsive to watch..."
A richly detailed, delightfully chilling horror tale, centering around romanticism's poetic elite.
When Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, and other assorted artistic guests gather at a secluded mansion, they enjoy a frightfully scary drug-induced evening that ultimately inspires the writing of both Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and Polidori's "The Vampyre."
Period Piece |
Theatrical Release |
- Color by Eastmancolor.
- Shown at the London Film Festival November 30, 1986.
- Additional cast: Alec Mango (Murray), Pascal King (Justine), Lynda Coggin (Turkish Automaton), and Kristine Landon (Mechanical Woman).