American gothic gets a lot of play on TV and film. There's last year's mystery drama American Gothic, the upcoming horror filmĀ American Gothic and the 1995 Sam Raimi-produced bug nut wild TV show American Gothic. Southern gothic, the much more fun and fantastical localised form of the gothic genre, gets much less play. Outside of a few Tennessee Williams adaptations and a rogue season of American Horror Story, the Southern gothic genre often feels ignored.