Another noted Southern Gothic photographer was surrealistClarence John Laughlinwho photographed cemeteries, plantationsand other abandoned places throughout the American South primarily Louisiana for nearly 40 years. A certain darkness as well. However, the setting of these works are distinctly Southern. Common themes in Southern Gothic literature include deeply flawed, disturbing or eccentric characters who may be involved in hoodoo ambivalent gender rolesdecayed or derelict settings,  grotesque situations, and other sinister events relating to or stemming from poverty, alienationcrime, or violence. For other uses, see Southern Gothic disambiguation.
Songs often examine poverty, criminal behavior, religious imagery, death, ghosts, family, lost love, alcohol, murder, the devil and betrayal.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved May 6, A certain darkness as well. A number of films and television programs are also described as being part of the Southern Gothic genre. There are many characteristics in Southern Gothic Literature that relate back to its parent genre of American Gothic and even to European Gothic. However, the setting of these works are distinctly Southern.