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Gothic themes in The Vanishing / Spoorloos (1988)

The Vanishing  / Spoorloos  (1988) has a cheerful appearance, but a dark feel. A chilling tale of tragic love, it concludes in the most horrifying of ways. And, like many Gothic tales, a strange element of fun lingers amid the hellish torment. It has all the ingredients of mystery and revenge: a boyfriend and his lover, wronged by a perfidious killer. But it lacks the mediaeval imagery and immediate fanfare of American outings ( Seven , Silence of the Lambs , etc). Instead, it's more laid back—a vacation gone awry.  My blog is about horror, but also sex, metal and videogames ; this article explores some of those idea in The Vanishing. For more content like this, check out the blog entire! A Dutch couple, Saskia and Rex, are traveling in France. While on the road, Saskia tells Rex of a dream—her, trapped inside a golden egg surrounded by darkness. Her egg must touch another egg for the darkness to end. Then, the two eggs can meld, sharing oblivion forever. The Vanishing is based off