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Gothic Comedy - What to Read and Watch and WhyThe conventions and outright seriousness of The Gothic Tradition make it somewhat vulnerable to satirisation. Such satire often plays on the melodramatic elements of the Gothic, blowing already huge ideas well out of proportion.

For examples, see Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, Neil Gaiman's Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire and various works on our Short Stories page.

Gothic Comedy is often formed through the subversion of conventions, and FBOTFSINSHOTNODD is a classic example of how these conventions can be hyperbolised.

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