A large and heterogeneous group of films that, via the representation of disturbing and dark subject matter, seek to elicit responses of fear, terror, disgust, shock, suspense, and, of course, horror from their viewers. Horror is a protean genre, spawning numerous subgenres and hybrid variants: gothic horror, supernatural horror, monster movies, psychological horror, splatter films, slasher films, body horror, comedy horror, and postmodern horror.
Kuhn, A. and Westwell, G. (2012). "horror film." In A Dictionary of Film Studies. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2015
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Articles and other writings about horror movies can be found in many publications. We don't have journals that look exclusively at horror films. However, you can use Film & Television Literature Index to find relevant articles.
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