Another year, another Halloween been and gone. There is a pumpkin shaped hole in our hearts for another 365 days or so, and I hope there is a little sympathy in you for the goths. We spend so much of the year thinking about Halloween only for it to be gone in the blink of an eye (an eye usually weighed down with eight layers of eyeliner). But it’s not all doom and gloom, well actually it is! But in the good way, I promise.
Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean that we are without horror movies to keep us going. Specifically, those that dance with death, love and brooding melodrama. Gothic horror as a genre has been around for almost three hundred years now and has been adapted into film to tell some truly ghoulish stories.
For this list, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best of the bunch. Whether they feature ghosts, werewolves, vampires or just tortured human souls, these gothic horror features perfectly capture the grim atmosphere and the emotional terror that was so popular in the literary genre.