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13th Jun '17 9:40:43 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Creator/CharlotteBronte (1816-1855). Gave us MadWomanInTheAttic in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (1847).

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* Creator/CharlotteBronte (1816-1855). Gave us MadWomanInTheAttic the MadwomanInTheAttic in ''Literature/JaneEyre'' (1847).
21st May '17 10:56:10 AM nombretomado
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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 [[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 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 [[VictorianBritain [[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}}.
10th May '17 3:10:26 PM Theriocephalus
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* One of the more popular and influential eras of ''Series/DoctorWho'' - 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'.
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' is essentially a gothic horror game- a young, FragileFlower heroine ventures/flees through an incredibly elaborate castle inhabited only by Frankentinian servants and sexually abusive vampires whose motivations are vague but clearly malicious. Keeping her fear to manageable levels is actually a game mechanic.

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* One of the more popular and influential eras of ''Series/DoctorWho'' - -- 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 "the Gothic Horror era'.
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' is essentially a gothic horror game- game -- a young, FragileFlower heroine ventures/flees through an incredibly elaborate castle inhabited only by Frankentinian servants and sexually abusive vampires whose motivations are vague but clearly malicious. Keeping her fear to manageable levels is actually a game mechanic.
1st May '17 7:32:01 PM TheRealMrDarcy
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* Creator/PaulFéval (1816-1887) penned ''Literature/TheVampireCountess'' (1856), ''Literature/{{Knightshade}}'' (1860), and ''Literature/VampireCity'' (1875), all of which are classic examples of OurVampiresAreDifferent.

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* Creator/PaulFéval Creator/PaulFeval (1816-1887) penned ''Literature/TheVampireCountess'' (1856), ''Literature/{{Knightshade}}'' (1860), and ''Literature/VampireCity'' (1875), all of which are classic examples of OurVampiresAreDifferent.
1st May '17 7:29:37 PM TheRealMrDarcy
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* Creator/PaulFéval (1816-1887) penned ''Literature/TheVampireCountess'' (1856), ''Literature/{{Knightshade}}'' (1860), and ''Literature/VampireCity'' (1875), all of which are classic examples of OurVampiresAreDifferent.
30th Apr '17 9:31:49 PM TheRealMrDarcy
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* George W.M. Reynolds (1814-1879). He wrote the serial novels ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfLondon'' (c. 1844-1848), and ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfTheCourtOfLondon'' (1848-1856). He was a pioneer of the "[[UrbanFantasy urban mysteries]]" style of gothic horror. Tales changing the story setting from the haunted castles of the past to the great metropolis of the Industrial Revolution. He luridly depicted the poverty, crime, and violence of London life.

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* George W.M. Reynolds (1814-1879). He wrote the serial novels ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfLondon'' (c. 1844-1848), and ''Literature/TheMysteriesOfTheCourtOfLondon'' (1848-1856). He was a pioneer of the "[[UrbanFantasy urban mysteries]]" style of gothic horror. Tales changing the story setting from the haunted castles of the past to the great metropolis of the Industrial Revolution. He luridly depicted the poverty, crime, and violence of London life. Reynolds also wrote three other gothic novels: ''Faust: a Romance of the Secret Tribunals'' (1847), ''Wagner the Wehr-Wolf'' (1846-7), and ''The Necromancer'' (1851-2).
21st Apr '17 11:20:43 AM CaptEquinox
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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough) and the still-active [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/ Gaslight Reading & Discussion Site]].

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For an in-depth look go to [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131203014156/http://www.violetbooks.com/ Violet Books]] (unfortunately deceased, but resurrected -- appropriately enough) and the still-active [[http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/ Gaslight Reading & Discussion Site]].
Site]]. See also Lovecraft's essay ''[[http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/essays/shil.aspx Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''.
27th Jan '17 12:29:50 AM Xtifr
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* Henry James (1843-1916). Author of ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew'' (1898).

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* Henry James Creator/HenryJames (1843-1916). Author of ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew'' (1898).



* EdithWharton (1862-1937): Disciple of HenryJames' . Wrote classic ghost stories, collected in volumes like ''TalesOfMenAndGhosts'' (1910).

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* EdithWharton Creator/EdithWharton (1862-1937): Disciple of HenryJames' .Creator/HenryJames' . Wrote classic ghost stories, collected in volumes like ''TalesOfMenAndGhosts'' (1910).
23rd Jan '17 8:03:12 AM Argon2
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' is essentially a gothic horror game- a young, FragileFlower heroine ventures/flees through an incredibly elaborate castle inhabited only by Frankentinian servants and sexually abusive vampires whose motivations are vague but clearly malicious. Keeping her fear to manageable levels is actually a game mechanic.
11th Dec '16 12:43:30 PM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/MarieCorelli (1855-1924) had this in some of her novels, notably ''Wormwood'' and ''Vendetta''.
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