So what makes something gothic? Like many genres of stories, movies, and art, it’s not a simple question. Gothic is a collection of tropes. A common distinction would be period tales that have a darker spin to them. Or a style and look that mimics those periods of time. The original Frankenstein and Dracula novels (both of the 19th Century) in many ways set the tone for what would be considered gothic, especially in the horror genre.
gothic movement, gothic architecture, gothic fashion, and bringing us closer to the present day, there is modern goth culture.
Last updated byCody Meirick on November 1, 2023