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,…

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  • Jane Eyre
  • Salem's Lot
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jane Eyre
  • Bleak House
  • Bleak House
  • Bleak House
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • The Moonstone
  • The Moonstone
  • The Moonstone
  • The Moonstone
  • The Moonstone
  • The Woman in White
  • The Woman in White
  • The Woman In White
  • The Woman in White
  • The Woman in White
  • The Woman in White
  • Uncle Silas
  • Vampyr
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Blood and Roses
  • Crypt of the Vampire
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • The Blood Spattered Bride
  • Carmilla
  • Carmilla
  • Carmilla
  • Carmilla
  • Carmilla
  • Styria
  • The Unwanted
  • The Carmilla Movie
  • Carmilla
  • The Mesmerist
  • The Bells
  • The Bells
  • The Bells
  • The Suicide Club
  • The Suicide Club
  • The Body Snatcher
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Strange Case of the Man and the Beast
  • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • I, Monster
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Jekyll
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Jekyll + Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • The King of Life
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Il Novelliere - Il salotto di Oscar Wilde
  • Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
  • Dorian Gray
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Le Portrait de Dorian Gray
  • The Sins of Dorian Gray
  • Genesis
  • Pact with the Devil
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray