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Gothic and Horror in Fiction and Film

This guide helps you locate books and films at MSU in the gothic/horror genre, as well as selected books about the genre and useful Web sites.

Web Resources

Gothic Fiction at Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free ebooks.  This is their portal to gothic fiction.  Out-of-copyright literature, including classics like Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, and others.

The Sickly Taper
Claims to be "the world's most comprehensive and authoritative online bibliography of Gothic scholarship."  Maintained by the Department of English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

The Gothic Experience
A great introduction to the gothic from an English professor at Brooklyn College.  Originally a course website.

Sublime Anxiety
The e-version of an exhibition from the UVa Library that draws on the Sadlier Black Collection (a repository of "first Gothics").  Organized by critical themes.

Gothic Fiction at
If you're looking for more, here's a list of gothic literature (both modern and classic) tagged by users of 

Suggested Subject Headings

Try one of these phrases as a "Subject" in CatSearch.

  • Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
  • Frankensteni (Fictitious character)
  • Ghost stories
  • Ghosts
  • Ghosts in literature
  • Gothic fiction
  • Gothic revival
  • Haunted houses
  • Haunted places
  • Horror films
  • Horror in literature
  • Horror tales
  • Monsters
  • Supernatural
  • Vampires



Books About Gothic and Horror