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Gothic Mystery 'Dominique' Indulges in Mood

Michael Anderson's Dominique hones in on an atmosphere richly dripping with nouveau gothic dread.

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The Hunted and the Haunted in 'King Stakh's Wild Hunt'

Deeply baroque and shamelessly foreboding, Uladzimir Karatkevich’s King Stakh’s Wild Hunt is a crowning achievement of Belarusian gothic.

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Darkher - "Moths" (audio) (premiere)

"Moths" starts pitched downwards and slides even further, gothic folk that plunges headlong into doom territory.

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Never Say Nevermore: Edgar Allan Poe's 10 Best Stories

Edgar Allan Poe endures as an artist who made his life's work a deeper than healthy dive into the messy engine of human foibles, obsessions, and misdeeds.

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Heikki Laitinen & Kimmo Pohjonen: Murder Ballads

Beguiling, unusual but moving Finnish album broaching the subject of murder.

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Shutter Island: In a Lonely Place

A haunted-house spooker mixed with an obsessed-detective noir, Shutter Island is not a great film. But that doesn't mean it isn't one of Scorsese's best, and one to be remembered.

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The Gothic by Gilda Williams

As this volume makes clear, there's nothing new about the Gothic culture, which goes back, well, to the Goths.

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