Genre Study - Gothic Romance

"Gothic romance was a type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th century in England. Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and heavily tinged with horror, and they were usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole was the forerunner of the type, which included the works of Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, Charles R. Maturin, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey satirizes Gothic romances. The influence of the genre can be found in some works of Coleridge, Le Fanu, Poe, and the Brontës. During the 1960's, so-called Gothic novels became enormously popular in England and the United States. Seemingly…

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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  • Batman

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  • Beautiful Creatures

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  • Beauty and the Beast

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  • Black Sunday

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  • Blithe Spirit

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  • Bride of Frankenstein

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  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

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  • Castle of Blood

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  • Castle of Otranto

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  • Cat People

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  • Corpse Bride

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  • Crimson Peak

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  • Cronos

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  • Dark Shadows

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  • Daughters of Darkness

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  • Diabolique

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  • Dracula

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  • Dracula

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  • Dracula

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  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

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  • Dragonwyck

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  • Edward Scissorhands

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  • Eyes Without a Face

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  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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  • Frankenstein

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  • From Hell

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  • Gaslight

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  • Gothic

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  • Gothika

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  • Great Expectations

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  • Great Expectations

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  • Haunted

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  • Hour of the Wolf

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  • House of Usher

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  • I Walked with a Zombie

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  • Interview with the Vampire

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  • Jane Eyre

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  • Jane Eyre

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  • Jane Eyre

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  • Julia's Eyes

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  • Kafka

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  • Kill Baby, Kill

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  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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  • Leonor

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  • Les bois noirs

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  • Mary Reilly

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  • Mr. Sardonicus

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  • My Cousin Rachel

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  • Neither the Sea Nor the Sand

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  • Night of Dark Shadows

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  • Night of the Demon

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  • Nightmare Castle

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  • Nosferatu

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

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  • Rebecca

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  • Rouge

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  • Sleepy Hollow

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  • Spider Baby

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  • Stoker

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  • Stonehearst Asylum

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  • Suburban Gothic

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  • Suspicion

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  • Suspiria

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  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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  • The Awakening

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  • The Black Castle

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  • The Bride

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  • The Brides of Dracula

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  • The Changeling

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  • The Company of Wolves

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  • The Curse of Frankenstein

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  • The Devil Rides Out

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  • The Devil's Backbone

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

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  • The Eternal

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  • The Fearless Vampire Killers

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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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  • The Haunted Castle

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  • The Haunting

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  • The Heiress

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  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • The Hunger

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  • The Innocents

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  • The Legacy

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  • The Devil's Veil

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  • The Masque of the Red Death

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  • The Name of the Rose

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  • The Nightcomers

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  • The Old Dark House

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  • The Orphanage

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  • The Others

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  • The Phantom of the Opera

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  • The Phantom of the Opera

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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum

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  • The Raven

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  • The Raven

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