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A-level English - The Gothic Novel: Modern Gothic

A guide to resources on the Gothic novel; the origins, indicators, authors and books, compiled by your librarians.

Gothic non-fiction in the Senior Library

Gothic Films


Dark City
Edward Scissorhands
Heavenly Creatures
The Innocents
The Others
Sleepy Hollow Angel

The Blair Witch Project

Blue Velvet

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The Crow

Don't Look Now


The Haunting (1963)

The Hunger (1983)

The Nightmare Before Christmas


Red Rose

Rosemary's Baby

Shadow of the Vampire

The Shining

The Burton's Corpse Bride

About Gothic Films

Contemporary Gothic Books

Journal Articles

A New Era of Gothic Horror 

 from Up for Discussion by Philip Charles Crawford

A look at the subversive power of the genre and its appeal to today's teens.

(from the School Library Journal October 2008)

Other Gothic fiction in the Senior Library

Gothic Graphic Novels


Gaiman, Neil – DreamCountry, Preludes And Nocturnes, The Doll’s House  

Moore, Alan - V for Vendetta, Watchmen

Gothic Music

Examples of Gothic Music

Bach, J.S. Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (soundtrack to Rollerball )

Berlioz, Hector Symphonie Fantastique (1820)
Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain (1867)
Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (1914); Carmina Burana (1935)

More Contemporary Gothic Books