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Urban Gothic 

Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. It's a city where anything can happen and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ania Sowinski ...  Kali Cunningham 3 episodes, 2001
Kelle Spry Kelle Spry ...  Rachel Winter / ... 3 episodes, 2000-2001
William Mannering William Mannering ...  Milton 3 episodes, 2000-2001
Terrence Hardiman ...  Severin 3 episodes, 2001
Fraser Ayres ...  Loki / ... 2 episodes, 2001
David Crow David Crow ...  Bendix / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Tyber O'Neill Tyber O'Neill ...  Jude Redfield 2 episodes, 2001
Ella Jones Ella Jones ...  Feral Child (1) / ... 2 episodes, 2000
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Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. It's a city where anything can happen and being young and pretty won't always save you. This cult smash hit follows scary stories and chilling episodes, from vampire documentaries to alien-infested supermarkets, from teenage necromancy to ghostly East End gangsters. In Urban Gothic, you'll find thirteen tales of the city to chill the blood. Written by scream bloody murder

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gangster | vampire | secret | gothic | cult | See All (23) »

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UK

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English

Release Date:

17 May 2000 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes) | (22 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Boyo's severed head in the episode "Eater" was produced by first taking a cast of actor Glyn Morgan's own features and then reproducing this in wax. This was then worked on sculpturally to create the torn flesh look of the neck. The wax copy was then molded in fiberglass giving a negative mold from which a skin of silicone was then produced. This skin was then painted using reference photos of Glyn. Eyes for the head were hand-painted to match Glyn's from photographs of his eyes and inserted into the silicone head. The final step was the hair. To make the hair look as if it is growing from the head each hair has to be inserted into the silicone skin with a special needle one by one. The process took almost three days. Even the eyebrows and eyelashes had to be inserted individually to complete the effect. See more »

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In "Pineapple Chunks" Eustace's cut off leg swaps sides. See more »

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Fenella: Eustace has... dust allergies. Poor lamb. He must be having trouble... breathing.
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Rough, but with a little polishing it could be beautiful..
22 April 2004 | by faisal_khanSee all my reviews

Urban Gothic is a little rough round the edges but an entertaining show nonetheless. As with all shows of this format, the quality of acting and scripts vary, though in this show's favour it's usually above average. As the series goes on, the shows show marked improvement as the dialogue becomes more natural and far less stilted.

There are germs of good ideas here, though only a few are developed sufficiently enough to raise this beyond the level of 'Hammer House Of Horror' to something approaching the class of 'Ultraviolet'. In particular, episodes such as 'Old Nick' and the astonishing 'Boy's Club' break free of the usual formula to show us that horror and evil aren't just about blood and gore. True horror is corruption of the soul, of the heart, and in these two episodes we get to see a darker side of the City that will linger uncomfortably long after the TV set has been turned off.


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