Gothic Imagination British Library

To accompany our exhibition Terror & Wonder: The Gothic Imagination, British horror writer Charlie Higson tells the true story of how the vampire and the zombie were born. From the first Gothic novel to 19th-century Romantics Lord Byron and Mary Shelley and from Hammer horror to the Night of the Living Dead, Charlie reveals how our favourite monsters evolved and triumphed. Along the way, Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen) reads extracts to chill the spine and thrill the senses.

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