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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  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Love Never Dies
  • The Phantom of the Operator
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Unmasking the Masterpiece
  • The Phantom of the Opera on Ice
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • The Man and the Snake
  • The Damned Thing
  • The Return
  • Golem
  • Necronomicon
  • Dagon
  • The Testimony of Randolph Carter
  • The Tomb
  • The Music of Erich Zann
  • Lurking Fear
  • Bleeders
  • The Unnamable
  • The Outsider
  • Die, Monster, Die!
  • The Colour Out of Space
  • Colour from the Dark
  • The Colour Out of Space
  • Color Out of Space
  • Pickman's Model
  • Pickman's Model
  • Pickman's Model
  • Pickman's Muse
  • Cool Air
  • Cool Air
  • Chill
  • Cthulhu Mansion
  • Cthulhu
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • Cthulhu
  • The Curse
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories
  • Dunwich Horror
  • Castle Freak
  • The Strange House in the Mist
  • Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • Dreams in the Witch House
  • The Other Gods
  • Return to Innsmouth
  • Innsmouth
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Evil Clergyman
  • The Resurrected
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • The Curse of the Werewolf
  • Fear No Evil
  • Rebecca
  • Rebecca
  • Rebecca
  • Rebecca
  • Gaslight
  • Gaslight
  • Gaslight
  • The Sound and the Fury
  • The Uninvited
  • Dragonwyck
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The Web
  • The Haunting
  • The Haunting
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Down a Dark Hall
  • Salem's Lot
  • The Shining
  • The Shining
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Queen of the Damned
  • The Woman in Black
  • The Woman in Black
  • The Woman in Black
  • The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
  • Presence of Mind