The Gothic Industrial
December 6, 2013 4:02 PM Subscribe
Please recommend movies, books and video games that feature broken-down factories, derelict space-age laboratories, and modern ruins of all kinds as a primary setting. If there's something supernatural going on in there, so much the better. Examples within.
posted by Rinku to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
This question was equally inspired by the basement of Aperture Science
as seen in Portal 2, and the wonderfully past its prime Venture compound
from the Venture Bros. Other examples include the novel Roadside Picnic
, which has spun-off into all kinds of media, and the Metro from the Metro series of video games. China Mieville's Bas-Lag novels also scratch this itch.
What I'm asking for is different than the grim, blown-out cities in apocalyptic fiction. I'm less interested in that. I know it's a narrow genre, but I want to read about (or watch, or play) something fantastic happening in abandoned boiler rooms, and things along those lines.