|written by Magnulus on Oct 25, 2007 07:32|
|How about a sombre rendition of The Raven in contemporary garb? Frankenstein? Dracula is a fantastic piece of gothic horror, so why did they feel the need to create this? Anyway, it's not gothic horror, it's a cheesy actioneer with crap actors (apart from Nighy, duh!) and crappier action!|
As far as what I've been able to tell, gothic horror is closely related to the terrors of the human psyche and that sort of thing. All philosophisizing and dark. If you tell me Underworld is that and not just an action film with vampires and werewolves in it, I'm not going to believe you until you can argue for it.
The 1994 adaptation of Frankenstein was gothic horror, so was the Dracula film from 1992. Whether or not they were GOOD is a different discussion. I'm merely saying that they were gothic horror, while Underworld is more suited to hang out with the Resident Evil films. (And Van Helsing)