Re: gothic movies like 1992 Dracula
I will do my best to define what I consider "gothic" :
Gothic films actually get their name from gothic literature. Most gothic literature is from from 1800s but it can be from earlier and even modern novels as well. The most well known and loved gothic novels are Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. A few other examples include Wuthering heights, The works of Edgar Allan Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft. Gothic novels and movies are usually about some sort of tragedy that centres around a supernatural force such as Vampires, Ghosts, and Monsters.
Gothic films are usually set in a Castle, an old mansion, or an isolated village. The feeling is dark and moody with graveyard scenes or mist rolling in. A feeling of isolation and despair. The stories are usually based on some sort of ancient folklore or mythology. Usually there is a damsel in distress and a hero to rescue her. Almost like an adult dark fairy tale. Tales of tragedy and loss, mystery and horror, and sometimes even science gone wrong.