Tag Archives: gothic tropes

Homes for the Recently Deceased

From the moment you step through the glossy black front door of this unassuming home, you’ll be transported to a world of, uh, more glossy black furniture and fittings. And glossy black upright lounge casket of course, a real conversation piece for when friends come ’round to drink knock-off absinthe-flavoured alcopops and marathon the ‘Twilight’ films. Continue reading

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Bela Lugosi’s (still) Dead: 1979 – 2019

Nine and a half minutes of exploratory, indulgent and spine-tingling music courtesy of the most recognizable post-punks going – the Bauhaus anthem “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” was released this day exactly forty years ago.  Continue reading

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“A Place Both Wonderful And Strange” – Geography through a Goth lens

The TV adaption of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy novel American Gods has been unreal and amazing so far. It would be so easy to mangle this complex combination of subtle themes and sly allusions, but Starz seem to have come … Continue reading

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Goth Space Nine: The Dark Side of Star Trek

Happy Birthday to Star Trek, which turns fifty this year. The definitive sci-fi TV show, it  codified tropes that would influence all subsequent creativity in the field that followed. Of course, it also adopted familiar themes and it is Deep … Continue reading

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