I’m very fond of American myths dealing with our own monsters and magic. This started with reading stories about Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan, a strange turn when I read “The Lottery” and the Cthulhu mythos, the stories about “Silver John” by Manly Wade Wellman, and into role-playing games like “Deadlands“. Southern gothic is a subset.
Very cool applachian gothic music and videos from Whitestone Motion Pictures and Brothers Bright (they are apparently the same thing):
If you watch the movie below, you’ll see the kind of forests I grew up around, sans monsters of course 🙂
and a curious little animated video about the west. I may have posted this sometime in the past.
Delta Rae’s Bottom of the River (note the lady in the mirror)