Genre Study - Southern Gothic

Southern Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction unique to American literature that takes place exclusively in the American South. Common themes include deeply flawed or eccentric characters, ambivalent gender roles, decayed or derelict settings, grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to poverty, alienation, crime, and violence.

FURTHER READING

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Sight & Sound: Southern Gothic

  • Adventures of Captain Fabian

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  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

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  • Among the Living

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  • Angel Heart

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  • The Apostle

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  • Baby Doll

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  • Baby the Rain Must Fall

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  • Badlands

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  • The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

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  • Beautiful Creatures

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  • The Beguiled

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  • The Beguiled

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  • The Beyond

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  • Big Fish

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  • Black Snake Moan

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  • The Bleeding House

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  • Blood Simple

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  • Blue Ruin

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  • Bug

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  • Buster and Billie

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  • Cape Fear

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  • Cape Fear

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  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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  • The Chase

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  • Claudelle Inglish

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  • The Client

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  • Cold in July

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  • Cookie's Fortune

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  • Cool Hand Luke

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  • Crimes of the Heart

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  • Dark Waters

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  • Days of Heaven

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  • Dear Dead Delilah

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  • The Defiant Ones

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  • Deliverance

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  • Dig Two Graves

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  • Dixieland

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  • Down by Law

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  • Eve's Bayou

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  • The Evictors

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  • The Fool Killer

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  • Frailty

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  • Frankenfish

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  • The Fugitive Kind

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  • George Washington

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  • Get Low

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  • The Gift

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  • The Glass Menagerie

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  • God's Little Acre

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  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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  • Heaven's Prisoners

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  • Holy Ghost People

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  • House by the River

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  • Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

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  • In the Electric Mist

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  • In the Heat of the Night

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  • Interview with the Vampire

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  • Intruder in the Dust

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  • Jessabelle

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  • Joe

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  • Just Cause

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  • The Killer Inside Me

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  • Killer Joe

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  • Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural

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  • Lone Star

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  • The Long, Hot Summer

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  • Lorna

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  • The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

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  • A Love Song for Bobby Long

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  • The Loveless

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  • Lure of the Wilderness

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  • The Man in the Moon

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  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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  • Midnight Special

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  • Moonrise

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  • Mud

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  • Near Dark

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  • The Neon Bible

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  • The Night of the Hunter

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  • The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

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  • No Country for Old Men

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  • No Mercy

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  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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  • The Other

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  • The Outsiders

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  • The Paperboy

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  • Pretty Poison

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  • Raintree County

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  • The Reflecting Skin

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  • Reflections in a Golden Eye

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  • The Reivers

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  • The Rescuers

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  • Romance of the Limberlost

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  • Ruby Gentry

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  • Rumble Fish

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  • Scalpel

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  • Shotgun Stories

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  • Shy People

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  • Sister, Sister

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