The creepy, gothic version of the rural Southeast United States. Scenes show dying vegetation, decaying plantations, rusty farm implements, forbidding swamps with something lurking within, and frighteningly expressionless folk standing around doing...nothing, except staring at the protagonists.
Literature[edit | hide]
- Tobacco Road
- Various novels by William Faulkner.
- Nearly everything Flannery O'Connor ever wrote.
- To Kill a Mockingbird has elements of this, as well as being set in the Deep South.
- The Other by Thomas Tryon
- Anne Rice's Blackwood Farm has more mausoleums than people, not to mention an entire house sunk to the second story in a swamp.
- The early novels of Cormac McCarthy.