Invitation, directed by Jessica M. Thompsonis a modern gothic horror film out in late 2022. After his mother died, Evie (Natalie Emmanuel) decides he wants to know the rest of his family and buys a DNA test kit. To her surprise, she found a long-lost cousin in England and invited her to the English countryside to meet her, attend her wedding and meet the rest of her family. There Evie meets Walter (Thomas Doherty), and what begins as a gorgeous fairy tale romance quickly turns dark and twisted while revealing her family history and the real reason she was invited to the wedding.
Gothic movies have a unique look and feel.Dating back to movies inspired by the likes of Mary Shelley When Edgar Allan Poe, gothic horror is a mix of romance, suspense, horror, and usually the supernatural, all combined in an eerie ethereal way for our viewing pleasure. , they are set in very complex or slightly dilapidated castles or mansions and feature much fog and dreary landscapes.Many of the themes stem from social status, family secrets, and some degree of sexual deviation. Invitation And if you’re craving more of that moody vibe, add these 10 movies to your list.
Crimson Peak (2015)
Tom Hiddleston, Mia WasikowskaWhen Jessica Chastain protagonist of this gothic horror directed by Guillermo del ToroEdith (Wasikowska) marries Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) and is whisked away to a stunning mansion in the English countryside. She also lives with Thomas’ sister, Lady Lucille, and Edith feels that Lucille is keeping her secret. Edith has the ability to speak to the dead, so use these skills to find out why she has so many terrifying visions and who she lives in close quarters with. increase. Crimson Peak Offering so many standard gothic horror tropes, it’s visually stunning with pops of color against boring backgrounds. Check all boxes when searching.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
One of the more popular reimaginings of Dracula, Bram Stoker’s Dracula It can be cited as one of the films that define what makes a gothic horror film. Francis Ford Coppolathis film takes an in-depth dive into the original book and showcases Gary Oldman Dracula and as he finds love, lust and blood through the ages. The film won an Oscar for Best Costume Design and perfectly captures the look and feel of the Victorian era.Also starring Winona Ryder As Dracula’s muse mina, keanu reeves as Jonathan Harker and Anthony Hopkins A truly spectacular ensemble cast as Abraham Van Helsing at its best.
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
most divisive as far as perceptions and opinions are concerned, interview with the vampire Totally surreal and gorgeous in feel, set design and cinematography. Louis (Brad Pitt) Become a vampire in the 18th century with Lestat’s Fang (tom cruise) and now have to figure out how to navigate like immortals. Kirsten Dunst Play Claudia, the girl Lestat turns to to keep Luis from leaving him. The streets and houses of New Orleans are used as locations, providing a dark and moody atmosphere that pairs very well with the brooding and picturesque vampires.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Tim Burton An icon of the Goth world, he brings that elegant darkness to nearly every film he makes. sleepy hollow. Johnny Depp It stars as Ichabod Crane, who visits the town of Sleepy Hollow and investigates paranormal activity in the form of a headless knight. Christopher WalkenThere he met Katrina Tassel (Christina Ricci) and tales of murder and supernatural romance mixed together. The entire movie is shot like a fairy tale, and even the corpses look whimsical and airy.
Dark Shadows (2012)
Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins dark shadowrose from the dead as a vampire after breaking the witch’s heart (Eva Green)Barnabas must return to his family home and learn how to navigate the new family dynamic and town he held in his hands two centuries ago. Burton blends drama and supernatural elements with humor to give Gothic cinema a more modern take.
Van Helsing (2004)
This universal monster homage encapsulates castles, the supernatural, romance and Transylvania in the ultimate Gothic backdrop. Van Helsing. Starring Hugh Jackman As Van Helsing himself, he travels to Romania in search of Dracula and unexpectedly connects with Anna Valerias (Kate Beckinsale) to hunt him down. The battle scenes, monsters and costumes are quintessentially Gothic, and Van Helsing’s arsenal is full of medieval weapons.
Ready or Not (2019)
The most modern of all the movies on this list, ready or not It still has a Victorian Gothic feel to it. samara weave It stars as Grace, who plans to marry Alex Le Doma at the Le Doma family mansion. As excited as Grace is to get married, she’s not actually there for the holy marriage, but the sacrifice and pawn in the game Doma has been playing for years to keep her rich. I find myself there as part of and establishment. Elaborate mansions, subtle Victorian-era costumes, and the importance of social status are the pillars of this gothic her horror flick.
Nicole Kidman the star of others as Grace, a deeply religious mother who relocated herself and her two children to the shores of England during World War II. Her children have a rare disease that makes them incredibly sensitive to sunlight, so she has to keep her large, squeaky house dark all day. Meanwhile, Grace begins seeing ghosts, but thinks her mind is just tricking her until more disturbing moments ensue. , creating such an unsettling aura for the viewer.
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Again, another Tim Burton film to solidify him as a master of Gothic cinema. sweeney todd Barber Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) is falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, so the evil Judge Turpin (Alan RickmanAfter 15 years in prison, he returns home and takes revenge on people sitting in barber chairs with a razor blade. Set in England, it exudes a gothic atmosphere characterized by monotonous and desolate landscapes. bloody attractive, sweeney todd Worth a watch.
Woman in Black (2012)
Arthur Kips (Daniel Radcliffe) is a recently widowed lawyer sent to the village to handle the affairs of a deceased eccentric client. After arriving at the village, he begins to realize that they are hiding secrets and that the deceased’s house is haunted by a malevolent spirit known as the Lady in Black. The misty swamps and dilapidated houses fit incredibly well into the Gothic style, and the terror that comes from a very cunning mind is sure to frighten and creep you up.