Classic Gothic Literature to Film

Including Wilkie Collins, Edith Wharton, HP Lovecraft and other sensation fiction, penny dreadfuls & early horror. One of my VERY favourite book genres is Classic Gothic Literature, which has inspired film for years! Feast your eyes on these!
Orded by publication date.

Characteristics of the Gothic Novel:
-Gloomy, decaying setting, particularly with Medieval architecture, (haunted houses or castles with secret passages, trapdoors, and other mysterious architecture)
-Supernatural beings or monsters (ghosts, vampires, zombies, giants)
-Curses or prophecies.
-Damsels in distress, or more notably, "the Female Gothic" which focuses on the societal wrongs towards women.
-Romance.
-Intense emotions.
-The grotesque, mysterious & desolate.

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve:
La Belle et La Bete (Beauty and the Beast) 1740

Samuel Richardson:
Clarissa: or, the History…

Read notes
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Die Schöne und das Biest
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Clarissa
  • Faust
  • Faust
  • Faust
  • Faust
  • Faust
  • Faust
  • Faust
  • Castle of Otranto
  • The Black Forest
  • The Black Forest - Mystischer Schwarzwald
  • The Black Forest
  • The Black Forest
  • The Necromancer
  • The Black Forest
  • The Monk
  • The Monk
  • The Monk
  • Basil
  • The Saragossa Manuscript
  • Manfred
  • The Devil's Elixirs
  • Die Elixiere des Teufels
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Northanger Abbey
  • Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein
  • National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Frankenstein
  • Victor Frankenstein
  • The Vampyre by John W. Polidori: Images of a Nightmare
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • The Headless Horseman
  • The Headless Horseman
  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Hunchback
  • Young Goodman Brown
  • Twice-Told Tales
  • The House of the Seven Gables
  • Tales of Terror
  • Spirits of the Dead
  • An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Fantastic Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
  • P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie
  • Nevermore - Três Pesadelos e Um Delírio de Edgar Allan Poe
  • Requiem For The Damned
  • Extraordinary Tales
  • Tales of Poe
  • Morella
  • The Tomb of Ligeia
  • Ligeia
  • Edgar Allen Poe's Ligeia
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • House of Usher
  • The Blancheville Monster
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Fall Of The House Of Usher
  • The Student of Prague
  • The Student of Prague
  • William Wilson
  • The Haunted Palace
  • Masque of the Red Death
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Masque of the Red Death
  • The Oval Portrait
  • The Oval Portrait