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  • Analysis of Gothic Music Videos and their Codes and Conventions with Screen Shots
  • The video starts with the tattoo of a bat showing the genre of the music video i.e. horror.
  • The video starts with the picture of a full moon which shows that it has something to do with ware wolves or vampires.
  • Black nail colour is common in goths. Black eye shades to look scary.
  • Scary eyes, deep cuts and a mysterious look on the face express true goths.
  • Black clothing, tatt oos, black eyes, strange facial expressions depict the gothic nature.
  • Night time scene. Black clothing, bla ck cap and the girl walking alone.
  • The vampire in the video. A typical picture of a scary gothic girl. Egyptian tattoos on her arms, sexy black clothing and red lipstick with open blonde hair. It gives the picture of a true vampire.
  • Dirty language is used in the video. One thing to note is that even the people in the background are wearing black coloured clothing.
  • Vampire teeth and facial expressions are codes of vampire videos. Usually red lips and black clothing is the main code of vampire videos.
  • The picture of a skeleton. A typical horror video tattoo without which a horror video seems incomplete.
  • The main vocalist is also dressed up in black with scary eyes and horrifying facial expressions. The background is dark and scary. A key to successful horror videos in this case the gothic video. Piercings are also common in the goths. Lip piercings in this video.
  • Blood and killing- a main point of gothic horror videos. Scary faces that make people feel horrified are common in gothic videos.
  • The spider necklace gives a sense of horror and uneasiness, bu t it makes the horror more terrifying and fun to watch.