Horror


Genres > Horror
Secondary: Gothic Horror, Psychological Horror, Splatterpunk, Weird fiction

Horror is genre of literature, which is intended to, or have the capacity to frighten, scare, or startle their readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon has defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing." It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is usually supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society.

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Creatures: The Legacy of FrankensteinDrawn Up from Deep PlacesStrange InkPhantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the GenreMycroft and Sherlock (Mycroft Holmes, #2)
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Dreamsongs: A RRetrospectiveFevre DreamThe Case of Charles Dexter WardFrom Hell20th Century Ghosts
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