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Mediterranean Gothic | Gótico Mediterráneo

Old dark houses, ghosts, vampires, witches and killers left the dust and spiderwebs behind and went to the beach during 60's and 70's mostly, occupying Mediterranean villas, seaside resorts, beautiful sailboats and swimming pools. Inspired by Carlos Mayolo's concept of Gótico Tropical I call this MEDITERRANEAN GOTHIC, and just trying to find out how things changed from the traditional Gothic horror.

Mediterranean Gothic is obviously sunnier, sexier and bloodier, but also went through more subtle changes: time became stretched out and languid, motivations unclear and complex, gender roles shifted, heritage and memory lost their certainty... And I'm sure the climate change caused more mutations in the genre.

Jess Franco is the master in Mediterranean Gothic, but there are also giallos,…

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  • Méditerranée
  • Eye in the Labyrinth
  • Shock Treatment
  • Alone Against Terror
  • Silence of the Grave
  • Werewolf Woman
  • The House of Lost Women
  • Manhattan Baby
  • The Last Horror Film
  • Island of Death
  • Dogtooth
  • A Quiet Place in the Country
  • Shock
  • Score
  • Night Has a Thousand Desires
  • Morel's Invention
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Amuck!
  • Succubus
  • Top Sensation
  • Vampyros Lesbos
  • A Virgin Among the Living Dead
  • Female Vampire
  • Eugenie
  • Oasis of the Zombies
  • Nightmares Come at Night
  • The Perverse Countess
  • Lorna, the Exorcist
  • The Hot Nights of Linda
  • Macumba Sexual
  • Killer Barbys vs. Dracula
  • Tender Flesh
  • Cries of Pleasure
  • Vampire Blues
  • The Blue Villa
  • The Immortal One
  • Eden and After
  • It's Gradiva Who Is Calling You
  • The Beautiful Prisoner
  • Successive Slidings of Pleasure
  • Swimming Pool
  • The Swimming Pool
  • Lust for Frankenstein
  • The Nude Princess
  • A Bay of Blood
  • Five Dolls for an August Moon
  • Antropophagus
  • Amer
  • Blood Tide
  • Iguana
  • Spring
  • Who Can Kill a Child?
  • The Sexual Story of O
  • Interrabang
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Mansion of the Living Dead
  • Tombs of the Blind Dead
  • Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle
  • Waves of Lust
  • The Last of Sheila
  • Spasmo
  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • Evolution
  • Simona
  • Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie
  • Hostages of Lust
  • Shock Waves
  • N. Took the Dice
  • The Angel and the Beasts
  • The House by the Edge of the Lake
  • Le Désirable et le Sublime
  • Sin on the Beach
  • Divine Emanuelle
  • Love on a Horse
  • Love Brides of the Blood Mummy
  • The Ghost Galleon
  • Return of the Blind Dead
  • Night of the Seagulls
  • Dawn of the Mummy
  • Death Has Blue Eyes
  • The Wind
  • Arcana
  • The Scorpion with Two Tails
  • The Awakening
  • The Demon
  • The Enigma of the Yacht
  • Island of the Doomed
  • A Woman Possessed
  • Rape
  • A Candle for the Devil
  • Cross of the Devil
  • The Mummy's Revenge
  • Feast of Satan
  • Two Males for Alexa
  • Ensalada Baudelaire
  • Johnny Minotaur