Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
The face looked at Maddy. I saw its empty eyes gleam. The figure lifted
its hand and tipped back its chin. A splash of darkness leapt out of the
throat. It spread all over the pale dress... somebody screamed and
screamed. I think it was me.