‘Crimson Peak’ Blu-ray From Arrow Video Gives Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Romance the Love It Deserves

Crimson Peak suffered at the box office, primarily because of poor marketing. The gloriously gothic romance was sold as a straight-up horror film, and that’s not exactly what Guillermo del Toro was delivering. A vocal cult following for the film has sprung up since the theatrical release, and now Arrow Video is set to distribute a Crimson […]

Enter The Flesh Again Is A Stylishly Gothic Action-Adventure Journey Through Reincarnation

Behind Enter The Flesh Again‘s striking title and charming aesthetic is an action-adventure through life, death, and rebirth, a reincarnation journey that takes you to the realm beyond death and pits your powers and spirit guides against evil spirits and nightmare manifestations. As Aarya, you traverse a number of realms, from the physical world where […]

Darkest Dungeon breaks Switch players with gothic stress on January 18

One of the best and most atmospheric role-playing games is making the leap from PC to Nintendo’s hybrid Switch handled/home console. Red Hook Studios made the announcement today and confirmed it will hit the system January 18 for $ 25. You can also get the expansions, The Crimson Court for $ 10 and The Shieldbreaker […]

Survive Turn By Turn In Gothic Strategy Game Alder’s Blood

Amid graveyards and decrepit hamlet alleys, skillful hunters brave the oppressive darkness in search of monsters. Very much inspired by Bloodborne and XCOM, Alder’s Blood presents a bloody hand-drawn world of lurking beasts and well-armed warriors, engaging, not in fast-paced combat, but turn-based skirmishes where only precise planning can save you and fear will lead […]

‘The Beguiled’ Director Sofia Coppola on Making Gothic Drama and Avoiding the Original [Interview]

With The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola has made her first adaptation and remake. The filmmaker’s retelling has little in common with Don Siegel’s 1971 film, though. Coppola was more interested in adapting Thomas P. Cullinan‘s A Painted Veil than remaking Siegel’s movie, which features a drastically different depiction of the all-girls school, led by Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman), and […]

Southern Gothic Fashion in Pop Culture

The Southern Gothic genre is a rich space for authors and filmmakers to play where the grotesque, eccentric, and atmospheric thrive. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, her pastel-colored remake of Clint Eastwood’s film of the same name, hit theaters this weekend. We recently read an interview with the film’s costume designer Stacey Battat, who discussed the […]

‘Fallen London’ and the secret to writing an infinite gothic game

Writing a video game is nothing like penning a novel. But writing a never-ending, nonlinear, text-driven video game about a hellish alternate London stuffed with gothic intrigue and nearly a decade of backstory? That’s a different beast altogether. “Novels follow protagonists, but in Fallen London, the protagonist is the player, and they’re a mystery to […]