Her red cloak swirled around her, the anguished cry of a male catching her attention. Everyone knows this forest is dark so what compelled this man to break the unspoken vow of entering?
The last one actually has to do with soil and the possible stability of a ceiler, but these are still good ideas.
Appalachian Gothic < not my post
Florida gothic < not mine
3 Things You Need to Create the Perfect Gothic Story | Icy Sedgwick
You wake up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water. From the hallway window, you notice all of your neighbors standing outside your house, watching you.
WHATEVER THIS IS I LOVE IT
I don't think "mysterious little town" cuts it for what is written here. That all sounds like a downright murderville