History of the horror genre
History of the Horror GenreBy Ryan gurney
Since before the Horror Genre there has always been stories of
the supernatural going back to the times of the Greek myths to do
with Medusa , Cyclops, the Minotaur and the Hydra., mama and
The first horror storiesThe very first horror story was
published in the year of 1764 by Horace Walpole, the story was
called The Castle of Otranto. This stared the Horror Genre in
books. Other gothic stories include The Monk, The Rime of The
Ancient Mariner and The Erlking.
Famous horror books and films
Some of the most famous and favourite stories include
Frankenstein, Dracula , Tales of the Grotesque, Arabesque and the
strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Some more famous horror
movies include the Exorcist, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm
Street, Scream, Mama and Insidious.
Action HorrorAction Horror is a sub genre that shows the gore
and the evil from horror with the guns and violence from the Action
Genre. Film examples include The Purge, Blade and Dracula
Body HorrorBody Horror is a sub genre that shows gore and blood
with the cutting of body parts to show fear and dread. Film
examples include Cabin Fever, Saw and Invasion.
Comedy Horror Comedy Horror is a sub genre which makes horror
movies look silly and makes the audience laugh and make them
scared. Film examples include Zombieland, Scary Movie and The
Gothic horrorGothic horror is a sub genre which involves
darkness monsters and death. This is to scare you and also to get
you in a state of fear and suspense. Film examples include Dracula,
Frankenstein and the mummy.
Psychological HorrorPsychological Horror is a sub genre which
depends on a person fears, belief and the super natural whilst
adding horror. Film examples include The shining, Black Swan and
Science Fiction HorrorScience Fiction Horror is a sub genre
which depends on mad scientists, aliens and evil experiments gone
wrong which still has blood and death from horror. Film examples
include Alien, Predator and The Mist.
Slasher MovieSlasher Movies is a sub genre which involves lots
of violence, serial killers and specific weapons to kill the
victim. This contains blood and terror which is part of the horror
genre. Film examples include Scream, Texas Chainsaw and Prom Night
Zombie FilmZombie Films includes rotting corpses, arms ripped
out of the body and lots of blood. Film examples include 28 Days
Later, Resident Evil and Dawn of The Dead.