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.

Potential characteristics of the Gothic Novel:
-Gloomy, decaying setting, particularly with Medieval architecture, (haunted houses or castles with secret passages, trapdoors, and other mysterious aging 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,…

Read notes
  • One Minute Before Death
  • The Oval Portrait
  • The Oval Portrait
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Black Cat
  • The Black Cat
  • The Sabbat of the Black Cat
  • The Black Cat
  • The Black Cat
  • The Black Cat
  • The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-tale Heart
  • Animus: The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Tell Tale Heart
  • The Gold Bug
  • The Purloined Letter
  • The Premature Burial
  • The Crime of Doctor Crespi
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive
  • The Oblong Box
  • The Mummy Lives
  • Dr. Goudron's System
  • The Mansion of Madness
  • Manicomio
  • Don't Look in the Basement
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Madhouse
  • Lunacy
  • Stonehearst Asylum
  • The Raven
  • The raven... Nevermore
  • The Raven
  • The Raven
  • The Raven
  • The Raven (by Edgar Allan Poe)
  • The Sealed Room
  • The Cask of Amontillado
  • Fool's Fire
  • Annabelle Lee
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee
  • Annabel Lee
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Phantom of the Rue Morgue
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper
  • The Lighthouse
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • The Tale of Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre