Gothic stories were big in the Victorian period. From then on gothic stories were considered ones that emphasized the grotesque, bleak and darkly mysterious side of life. Associating Gothic with darkness, gloom and terror became common sometime after 1765 when author Horace Walpole penned his book "The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story", which contained many scenes of dark terror during the medieval period. They were considered barbarians who caused terror throughout Europe in the middle ages.
The term "Gothic" originally referred to the Germanic tribe known as the Goths. Have you recently desired a Gothic Tattoo?