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 ...
Dirty language
is used in the
video. One
thing to note
is that even
the people in
the
background
are wearing
black coloure...
Vampire
teeth and
facial
expressions
are codes of
vampire
videos.
Usually red
lips and
black
clothing is
the main
code of
...
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 an...
Blood and
killing- a main
point of gothic
horror videos.
Scary faces
that make
people feel
horrified are
common in
gothic ...
The spider
necklace gives
a sense of
horror and
uneasiness, bu
t it makes the
horror more
terrifying and
fun to watch.
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Goths codes and conventions

  1. 1. Analysis of Gothic Music Videos and their Codes and Conventions with Screen Shots
  2. 2. The video starts with the tattoo of a bat showing the genre of the music video i.e. horror.
  3. 3. The video starts with the picture of a full moon which shows that it has something to do with ware wolves or vampires.
  4. 4. Black nail colour is common in goths. Black eye shades to look scary.
  5. 5. Scary eyes, deep cuts and a mysterious look on the face express true goths.
  6. 6. Black clothing, tatt oos, black eyes, strange facial expressions depict the gothic nature.
  7. 7. Night time scene. Black clothing, bla ck cap and the girl walking alone.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Dirty language is used in the video. One thing to note is that even the people in the background are wearing black coloured clothing.
  10. 10. Vampire teeth and facial expressions are codes of vampire videos. Usually red lips and black clothing is the main code of vampire videos.
  11. 11. The picture of a skeleton. A typical horror video tattoo without which a horror video seems incomplete.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Blood and killing- a main point of gothic horror videos. Scary faces that make people feel horrified are common in gothic videos.
  14. 14. The spider necklace gives a sense of horror and uneasiness, bu t it makes the horror more terrifying and fun to watch.

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