The century introduced the concept of monsters appearing in a full-length horror film; “Quasimodo” started this with the hunchback of Notre-Dame who appeared in Victor Hugo’s novel, “Notre-Dame de Paris”.
Supernatural motifs appear throughout literature but are most prominent in the genre labeled “Gothic,” which developed in the late eighteenth-century. The Gothic genre dealt with tales of the irrational aspects of human existence similar to the supernatural genre
Literature of the supernatural often uses recurring themes, images, and symbols to imagine the human condition. It is important to consider the symbolic significance of the interactions between the natural and supernatural worlds.
In modern day, we can distinguish between Supernatural horror and Gothic Horror. Yet, back in the century they both molded into one, and so there is a relationship between them and a historical relevance