Between the Laird Cregar films and The Castle of Otranto I am still much concerned with the Gothic mood. Today I stole a little time from my other pursuits to put together a few LEGO vignettes illustrating two Gothic set-ups, one Victorian and one more in line with Walpole's medieval nightmare.
I like the black and white idea of Victorian Gothic, especially since I have been watching films from the 1930s and 40s lately, but color has its uses, too, especially in the lurid horrors of Hammer and Roger Corman. Here's what the Ripper street scene looks like in the Hammer style. You can see the yellow lamps and the red and gold of the girl's gown much better here.