Two hundred rare objects trace 250 years of the Gothic tradition, exploring our enduring fascination with the mysterious, the terrifying and the macabre.
From Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick and Alexander McQueen, via posters, books, films - and even a vampire-slaying kit - experience the dark shadow the Gothic imagination has cast across film, art, music, fashion, architecture and our daily lives.
Iconic works, such as handwritten drafts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the modern horrors of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and the popular Twilight series, highlight how contemporary fears have been addressed by generation after generation.
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination; PACCAR Gallery, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB; full price tickets: £10, under 18: free; open until 20 Jan 2015. I: www.bl.uk