Promession is a new method for treating human cadavers. It essentially freeze-dries us, then uses the leavings for compost.
Which is really excellent, all things considered.
But there are some fun Gothic elements:
- Details like "When the cadaver is completely frozen, it becomes very brittle. The body is then vibrated at a specific amplitude, which causes it to shatter into an organic powder."
- The inevitability of applying the process to someone still living. Start with "The corpse is frozen to minus 18 degrees Celsius, and then is submerged into liquid nitrogen", and enjoy the fear.