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Horror fiction is a genre of literature, which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror. Horror can be either supernatural or non-supernatural. The genre has ancient origins which were reformulated in the eighteenth century as Gothic horror, with publication of the Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole.— Excerpted from Horror fiction on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A jack-o'-lantern.  The eyes and mouth of a carved pumpkina are lit from within while the rest of the carved vegetable is in darkness against a black background.
Horror

Horror non-fiction[edit]

Horror fiction[edit]

Black and white promotional photograph of Boris Karloff, showing the actor's head and shoulders in make up and costume
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster from The Bride of Frankenstein. A common modern depcition of the monster.

Cults[edit]

Cursed and enchanted objects[edit]

Clothes
Cutlery
Mirrors
Paintings

Cosmic horror[edit]

Cryptids and strange creatures[edit]

Demons[edit]

Ghost stories[edit]

Gothic fiction[edit]

Mad Science[edit]

Mummies[edit]

Murderers[edit]

Nature[edit]

Malevolent aspects of nature (including animals and plants) and nature running amok. Includes spirits or forces of nature.

Sea monsters[edit]

Undead[edit]

Not including stories of vampires, mummies or others listed in separate sections

Vampires[edit]

Werewolves[edit]

Witchcraft, curses and magic[edit]

Horror poetry[edit]

Horror authors[edit]

A photograph of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe

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