Horror is a genre of fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten,
scare, disgust, or startle their readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary gives the primary definition of horror as "a painful
and intense fear, dread, or dismay." It stands to reason then that "horror fiction" ...
people could not explain otherwise than via impersonating a high power, which
... Horror is a varied genre that is hard to be defined by one single definition.
Watching a horror film gives an opening into that scary world, into an outlet for the
... Of necessity, the earliest horror films were Gothic in style - meaning that they ...
Oct 24, 2013 ... The genre of horror emerged from the Inquisition and has evolved ... had
attempted to do--he gave horror a definition within the context of his ...
Oct 26, 2010 ... This is a question I get asked quite often...what makes a book horror, versus let's
say thrillers or suspense? Admittedly, it is quite confusing to ...
Horror story, a story in which the focus is on creating a feeling of fear. ... The
genre was invented by Horace Walpole, whose Castle of Otranto (1765) may be
Horror definition, an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something ... (
modifier) having a frightening subject, esp a supernatural one: a horror film.
May 13, 2004 ... The purpose of this paper is to explain the allure of cinematic horror by defining
the genre, reviewing major models of horror film appeal, and ...
Apr 5, 2011 ... A comprehensive definition of what a horror film is, so these constant mis-
classifications can stop. If a term like "horror film" is used incorrectly, ...