Gothic-inspired literature continues to be popular today and Gothic elements abound in suspenseful thrillers such as those of Anne Rice as well as in more traditional romantic suspense and romantic thrillers.
What Ogden Nash calls the "Had I But Known" (HIBK) school of writing (in which the heroine foolhardedly but bravely ventures into (choose one) the attic, the dungeon, the deserted house, the dark forest, and must be rescued by the romantically brooding, perpetually angry, but ultimately loving hero, is often found in movies and books that feature heroines with professional careers. Apparently successful female attorneys, doctors, architects and university professors (not to mention romance writers) still need good men.
Children of a Darker God. Long and helpful critique of current trends in gothic fiction.