Dracula, stage blood, and Marie-Antoinette.
The "Scandalous" women of the nineties, the O.J. Simpson trial, and Making a Murderer
Marge Gunderson, Clarice Starling, Sarah Connor, Mad Max, and Jareth the Goblin King.
I got an MFA in fiction at Portland State University, taught a lot of classes, drank a lot of coffee, and published a lot of stories that could all be best described as Oregon Gothic. (I also wrote one about Nixon and Elvis being friends.)