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10th May '18 12:38:21 PM PiDa
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* Creator/HideoKojima's [[AuthorAppeal love]] of HammerHorror movies caused him to incorporate prominent gothic elements in ''Franchise/MetalGear'', despite it being largely RealRobotGenre. Both Psycho Mantis and Gray Fox's storylines in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' are gothic horror (Mantis is mutilated, masked, was traumatised by the destruction of his Russian village, and possesses women; Gray Fox is a technologically-revived corpse likened to a 'ghost'), and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' feature a vampire and a ghost respectively.
3rd May '18 8:28:02 PM freyalorelei
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* NathanielHawthorne (1804-1864):Intertwined Gothic Horror with the history of New England in such stories and novels as "YoungGoodmanBrown" (1835), ''TheHouseOfTheSevenGables'' (1851), etc.

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* NathanielHawthorne (1804-1864):Intertwined (1804-1864): Intertwined Gothic Horror with the history of New England in such stories and novels as "YoungGoodmanBrown" (1835), ''TheHouseOfTheSevenGables'' (1851), etc.



* Creator/CharlesDickens (1812-1870). He gave us VictorianLondon or at least the Hollywood version of it. He tended to use old gothic tropes in new ways. Such as secret heirs to prominent families ("Literature/OliverTwist", 1837-1839), and wicked uncles plotting or performing murder (Literature/TheMysteryOfEdwinDrood, 1870). All in an urban environment and graphically depicting the life of the low classes.

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* Creator/CharlesDickens (1812-1870). He gave us VictorianLondon or at least the Hollywood version of it. He tended to use old gothic Gothic tropes in new ways. Such as secret heirs to prominent families ("Literature/OliverTwist", 1837-1839), and wicked uncles plotting or performing murder (Literature/TheMysteryOfEdwinDrood, 1870). All in an urban environment and graphically depicting the life of the low classes.



* Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). While best known for ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (1868-1869), [[HeAlsoDid She Also Did]] reasonably successful "sensational" Gothic romances such as ''Literature/AModernMephistopheles'' (1877) under the pen name of A.M. Barnard, and one called ''Literature/ALongFatalLoveChase'' that everyone in her own lifetime found too scandalous to publish. The latter was written in 1866 and first published in 1995.

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* Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). While best known for ''Literature/LittleWomen'' (1868-1869), [[HeAlsoDid She Also Did]] reasonably successful "sensational" Gothic romances such as ''Literature/AModernMephistopheles'' (1877) under the pen name of A. M. Barnard, and one called ''Literature/ALongFatalLoveChase'' that everyone in her own lifetime found too scandalous to publish. The latter was written in 1866 and first published in 1995.



* Hugh Walpole (1884-1941). Author in several genres. His better known gothic horror tale is ''Portrait of a Man With Red Hair'' (1925) … and yes, he ''is'' the descendant of Horace Walpole, the TropeMaker and author of ''Literature/TheCastleOfOtranto'' as earlier mentioned.

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* Hugh Walpole (1884-1941). Author in several genres. His better known gothic horror tale is ''Portrait of a Man With Red Hair'' (1925) … and …and yes, he ''is'' the descendant of Horace Walpole, the TropeMaker and author of ''Literature/TheCastleOfOtranto'' as earlier mentioned.



* Creator/GuyEndore (1900-1970):Author of the classic werewolf novel, ''Literature/TheWerewolfOfParis'' (1933).

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* Creator/GuyEndore (1900-1970):Author (1900-1970): Author of the classic werewolf novel, ''Literature/TheWerewolfOfParis'' (1933).
25th Apr '18 2:34:35 PM PiDa
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* One of the more popular and influential eras of ''Series/DoctorWho'' -- specifically, [[Recap/DoctorWho season 13]], featuring Philip Hinchcliffe as producer, Creator/RobertHolmes as script editor and Creator/TomBaker as the lead -- is sufficiently influenced by this movement to be known by the FanNickname "the Gothic Horror era".

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* One of the more popular and influential eras of ''Series/DoctorWho'' -- specifically, [[Recap/DoctorWho season 13]], seasons 12, 13 and 14]], featuring Philip Hinchcliffe as producer, Creator/RobertHolmes as script editor and Creator/TomBaker as the lead -- is sufficiently influenced by this movement to be known by the FanNickname "the Gothic Horror era".
13th Apr '18 5:31:37 AM jormis29
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (1809-1849). One of the most important writers of Gothic fiction; wrote the first GreatDetective [[MysteryFiction Mystery]]. He revisited classic gothic themes in the short stories "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher" (1839), and "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1842), among many other classics of the genre. His best known Gothic poem is probably ''Literature/TheRaven'' (1845).

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (1809-1849). One of the most important writers of Gothic fiction; wrote the first GreatDetective [[MysteryFiction Mystery]]. He revisited classic gothic themes in the short stories "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher" (1839), and "The Pit and the Pendulum" "Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum" (1842), among many other classics of the genre. His best known Gothic poem is probably ''Literature/TheRaven'' (1845).
8th Mar '18 9:32:26 PM drbreakfast
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* Creator/GuillermoDelToro's films ''Film/TheDevilsBackbone'' and ''Film/CrimsonPeak'' are both gothic ghost tales, set in a remote orphanage in 1930s Spain and a decaying mansion in Victorian England, respectively. His other films consistently draw influence from classic gothic fiction as well even if they occupy various other genres themselves.
25th Feb '18 11:50:34 AM Koveras
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[[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal]] and [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]] are responsible for successfully adapting this genre onto the big screen. For a modern take on the genre see GaslampFantasy and SupernaturalFiction.

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[[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal]] and [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]] are responsible for successfully adapting this genre onto the big screen. For a modern take takes on the genre see GaslampFantasy GaslampFantasy, NewWeird, and SupernaturalFiction.
SupernaturalFiction. Compare/contrast also GothicPunk.
20th Feb '18 7:13:39 PM AlisterFaust
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the plane of Innistrad which is heavily influenced by many Gothic horror tropes with vampires, werewolves, zombies, and a host of other monsters preying on the humans unfortunate enough to live there. The only thing keeping them at bay is the magic of the Church of Avacyn... which has been slowly getting weaker thanks to Avacyn's disappearance..

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the plane of Innistrad which is heavily influenced by many Gothic horror tropes with vampires, werewolves, zombies, and a host of other monsters preying on the humans unfortunate enough to live there. The only thing keeping them at bay is the magic of the Church of Avacyn... which has been slowly getting weaker thanks to Avacyn's disappearance..disappearance.
20th Feb '18 7:12:31 PM AlisterFaust
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the plane of Innistrad which is heavily influenced by many Gothic horror tropes with vampires, werewolves, zombies, and a host of other monsters preying on the humans unfortunate enough to live there. The only thing keeping them at bay is the magic of the Church of Avacyn... which has been slowly getting weaker thanks to Avacyn's disappearance..
10th Feb '18 4:45:12 AM Koveras
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* ''TabletopGame/ATouchOfEvil'' is an {{Adventure Board Game|s}} set in a secluded village of Shadowbrook in the early 19th century, where player-controlled heroes battle classic Gothic villains like vampires, ghosts, and reanimated monsters.
16th Jan '18 1:38:16 AM Cryoclaste
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Horace Walpole's ''Literature/TheCastleOfOtranto'', written in 1764, is considered the first Gothic horror novel. Walpole was a big fan of Creator/WilliamShakespeare and proudly declared that [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples he borrowed most of the tropes from]] his idol's plays, particularly ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', and ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. Ann Radcliffe helped popularize the genre, and authors such as Matthew Lewis, Ludwig Flammenberg, Eliza Parsons, Eleanor Sleath, and Francis Lathom finished out the eighteenth century Gothic horror writers. The beginning of the nineteenth century saw Gothic horror being parodied by authors like Creator/JaneAusten, but there were still straight examples provided by authors such as Creator/LordByron and Creator/MaryShelley. By the time the [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian era]] rolled around Gothic horror was beginning to run out of steam, but there were still quite a few people writing it -- in fact, most of the Gothic horror authors and works you've heard of probably come from this era, such as Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and the Brontë sisters. There were a few more notable Gothic authors in the early 20th century, but by the 1950s or so the genre had given way to modern {{Horror}}.

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Horace Walpole's ''Literature/TheCastleOfOtranto'', written in 1764, is considered the first Gothic horror novel. Walpole was a big fan of Creator/WilliamShakespeare and proudly declared that [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples he borrowed most of the tropes from]] his idol's plays, particularly ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', and ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. Ann Radcliffe helped popularize the genre, and authors such as Matthew Lewis, Ludwig Flammenberg, Eliza Parsons, Eleanor Sleath, and Francis Lathom finished out the eighteenth century Gothic horror writers. The beginning of the nineteenth century saw Gothic horror being parodied by authors like Creator/JaneAusten, but there were still straight examples provided by authors such as Creator/LordByron and Creator/MaryShelley. By the time the [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian era]] rolled around Gothic horror was beginning to run out of steam, but there were still quite a few people writing it -- in fact, most of the Gothic horror authors and works you've heard of probably come from this era, such as Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and the Brontë sisters. There were a few more notable Gothic authors in the early 20th century, but by the 1950s or so the genre had given way to modern {{Horror}}.
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