Everything is Gothic (unless it’s not, then it’s something else)

Welcome to the podcast gameshow that everyone is apathetic towards ‘Everything is Gothic (unless it’s not and then it’s something else)’

You can submit your own suggestion below and then below that you can see our rulings.



X 10 Things I Hate About You

X A Knight’s Tale

Ashes to Ashes (BBC TV)

√ Capote

X Captain Planet and the Planeteers

√ Carnivale

X Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Book) (Movie)

√ Doctor Who – The Snowmen

X First Knight

X Flashdance

X Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy (Radio show) (Book) (TV) (Movie)

Interview With The Vampire (Book) (Movie)

? I, Robot (Book) (Movie)

X I’m Not There

√ In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

X Kung Fu Panda

X Life on Mars (BBC TV)

Pacific Rim

Guerillmo Del Toro on Gothic Tech in Pacific Rim

Penny Dreadful

Claims that Penny Dreadful reanimated the Gothic Genre. I would argue it was never static.

X Pretty Woman

X Pride (movie)


Subarna Mondel discusses Psycho as Corporeal Gothic

√ Rage by Stephen King

? Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Graphic novel) (Movie)

While we were pretty quick to say not Gothic, the movie does depict the monstrous. There may be gothic elements so we are puttng this as maybe.

√ Sin City (Books) (Movie)

I mean it’s awful but it’s still gothic, Our Episode

X Spongebob Squarepants

X Star Trek

√ The Bride 

√ The Dark Knight

X The Fixer

X The Jackal

X The L Word

√ The Mothman Prophecies

√ The Phantom of the Opera (Book) (Musical) (Movie)

Not only is this a recognised part of the Gothic canon but it interacts with physical abjection and the technology of monsters as explored in Skin Shows

X The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

X Top Gun

Are you serious Brent?

? Trainspotting (Book) (Movie)

This could be a suburban, criminal gothic narrative?

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