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  glbtq >> literature >> Ghost and Horror Fiction
Ghost and horror fiction is an umbrella term for stories of the occult, of terrifying acts of antisocial behavior, of physical and psychological horror, as well as of witchcraft, vampirism, and the demonic.
Unlike fantasy or science fiction, most of the events in horror fiction take place in the natural world as we know it, instead of in constructed futures or on planets beyond the galaxy.
Horror stories of the period frequently concentrate on the interaction between the living and the dead.
www.glbtq.com /literature/ghost_horror.html   (875 words)

  
 Horror@Everything2.com
That horror fiction deals with subjects of a dark and unpleasant nature is a given; so too is it a given that the writerof horror fiction spends a decent portion of their waking (and sometimes sleeping) hours thinking about and exploring these self-same dark and unpleasant things in order to strengthen and enrich their fiction.
The horror writer has to accept that darkness, pessimism, anger, violence, loneliness, grief (and all the other more unpleasant aspects of life that no one else wants to talk about) will always be a part of their daily thought processes, and therefore, to an extent, their own personality.
In order to make their fiction as rich as it can be, in order to ensure that the bigger-than-life events they portray on the page are still very much in touch with life, to some degree or another, the horror writer has to make these darknesses a permanent part of their psychological make-up.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=horror   (1526 words)

  
  Horror fiction
Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.
Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, any fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal[?], suspenseful or frightening theme may be termed "horror"; conversely, many stories of the supernatural are not horror.
Neither of the foregoing qualify in themselves as horror novels in that their ultimate intention is more one of mood than of shock (and Ms Shelley's is also fundamentally a philosophical novel), that sudden unquantifiable moment when one's flesh writhes.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ho/Horror_fiction.html   (286 words)

  
  Horror fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.
Since the 1960s, any work of fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, exceptionally suspenseful or frightening theme has come to be called "horror." Horror fiction often overlaps with science fiction and/or fantasy, all of which have sometimes been placed under the umbrella category speculative fiction.
Modern horror fiction found its roots in the gothic novels that exploded into popularity in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, typified by Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)and Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horror_fiction   (603 words)

  
 Horror fiction: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology upon society and persons as...
Supernatural fiction is a classification of literature used to describe fiction exploiting or requiring as plot devices or themes some contradictions of the...
Psychological horror is horror based on knowledge and situation as opposed to horror based on gore and fright....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/horror_fiction.htm   (1992 words)

  
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Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.
Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, any fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, suspenseful or frightening theme may be termed "horror"; conversely, many stories of the supernatural are not horror.
Neither of the foregoing qualify in themselves as horror novels in that their ultimate intention is more one of mood than of shock (and Ms Shelley's is also fundamentally a philosophical novel), that sudden unquantifiable moment when one's flesh writhes.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/horror_fiction.html   (276 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Horror fiction
Horror fiction often overlaps science fiction or fantasy, all three of which categories are sometimes placed under the umbrella classification speculative fiction.
Modern horror fiction found its roots in the gothic novels that exploded into popularity in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, typified by Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764) as a prototype, and refined by Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794).
Horror fiction reached a wider audience in the 1920s and 1930s with the rise of the American pulp magazine.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Horror_fiction   (817 words)

  
 Horror Writers Association - What is Horror Fiction?
Webster's Collegiate Dictionary gives the primary definition of horror as "a painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay." It stands to reason then that "horror fiction" is fiction that elicits those emotions in the reader.
Horror is an emotion." He was correct and his words have become a rallying cry for the modern horror writer.
Horror fiction can be a guide through a nightmare world, entered freely and by the reader's own will.
www.horror.org /horror-is.htm   (1352 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction: Books: Don D'Ammassa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Horror fiction, like Anne Rice's vampire tales, is also included.
The author is active in the Horror Writers of America and also wrote the science fiction volume in the series.
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction will be a popular biographical and readers' advisory title in both public and academic libraries.
www.amazon.ca /Encyclopedia-Fantasy-Horror-Fiction-DAmmassa/dp/0816061920   (683 words)

  
 Read On...Horror Fiction — www.greenwood.com
Read On...Horror Fiction categorizes hundreds of popular horror fiction titles--not according to standard subgenres and themes, but according to their underlying appeal features, and under topics and themes you'll never find in the library catalog.
The book includes approximately 350 of the best and most current horror fiction titles, and a few popular classics as well, offering bibliographic information and brief, punchy plot summaries designed to spark reader interest and capture the appeal connection.
Horror fiction readers and fans looking for new reading material will enjoy browsing through this book, and using it to create checklists or reading plans.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/LU1761.aspx   (331 words)

  
 Horror Factor - Horror Writing Tips for Writing Horror Fiction
Just as these students were unanimous in what they wanted most from a horror story (fast-paced suspense), they were equally adamant about what ruins their fun: anything that smacks of a "literary" treatment and slows down the pace.
The students were laying down an important caveat for aspiring horror writers: In a genre which attempts to entertain with suspense and dark fantasy, there is a keen demand for raw imaginative power and an unorthodox daring-do of mind that can take writer and reader where others fear to tread.
Contemporary horror fiction taps an excitement for reading in them that is almost always absent from a classroom dominated by the classics and the modern darlings of English Departments.
horror.fictionfactor.com /articles/readersdontwant.html   (1677 words)

  
 Definition Horror Fiction Genre: Find me an author
Horror fiction often overlaps with science fiction and fantasy, all of which form the umbrella category.
The Horror fiction genre requires that the reader engages in a conspiracy that agrees to suspend the rules of everyday.
The horror novel has a rich background with such early advocates of the horror form being H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, who were also considered to be masters of the art.
www.findmeanauthor.com /definition_horror_fiction_genre.htm   (565 words)

  
 Children of a Darker God: A Taxonomy of Deep Horror Fiction and Film and Their Mass Popularity
For present purposes, the phrase "deep horror" will be used to identify this popular fascination and to distinguish it from the merely shocking or terrifying and from the traditional intellectual roots of horror and further to stipulate its significantly dreadful character and appeals.
Deep horror is not the scion of the art of Poe and his fellows; rather, it descends from the popular spectacle of the public execution.
Given deep horror's punishments and the assumption that portions of the audience do identify with the normal characters and their inexplicable sufferings -- penance, purification, and catharsis for transgressions real or imagined (sins in thought, word, and deed) are certainly also important audience appeals.
wpl.lib.in.us /roger/HORROR.HTML   (7300 words)

  
 Interactive Horror Fiction - Try a Horror Story That Delivers a Whole New Kind of Horror, Fear and Terror.
Horror fiction takes on new meaning as you're plunged straight into a nightmare of death and despair.
You'll find almost unspeakable horrors on the floors of the elementary school, find out what happened to the old pastor who stood against the sinister forces at work and stumble on something unbelievable in one of the dank tunnels of the abandoned coal mine.
This is one horror story where you have the power to bring about a happy ending or the end of the world itself.
www.malinche.net /horrorstory.html   (2129 words)

  
 Horror Writing for Children
That the horror genre focuses attention on the darker side of life and seeks to make an entertainment of things we would rather not entertain in 'reality' should be a descriptive statement, not an evaluative one.
Horror fiction isn't going to make everyone stable and save society from the ills that horror fiction often depicts, but it can offer a safe forum for examining, and maybe lightening, the dark.
The modern trend in horror fiction merely reflects the same needs as are reflected in the inordinate violence and morbidity to be found in folklore, traditional stories, urban legends and 'fairy tales' from as far back in human history as we can see.
www.roberthood.net /scribbls/children.htm   (2567 words)

  
 Horror Literature Quarterly - Submission Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
HLQ is set on publishing the best in horror fiction and horror fiction analysis, essays, and critiques.
Since horror is the first word of this quarterly journal we are expecting horror stories.
Horror, however, is a broad term and has multiple definitions so let us tell you what we are not looking for in a submission.
horrorlit.horrorfictionnews.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11&Itemid=25   (606 words)

  
 BBC - Get Writing - - A3604781 - Genre-Buster: Horror Fiction
Horror as a genre may seem to be an extreme form of fiction, but in fact it taps into primal fears and explores the vulnerabilities — and the strengths — of our human condition.
As Sean Hutson explains, horror fiction can have a cathartic function: readers like to feel the tension of horror and then put their book down and relax in safety.
Horror writing is much more effective when you allow the tension to build up slowly.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/horror   (986 words)

  
 Horror fiction
Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.
Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, any fiction with a morbid, gruesome, surreal, suspenseful or frightening theme may be termed "horror"; conversely, many stories of the supernatural are not horror.
Horror fiction often overlaps with science fiction and fantasy, all of which form the umbrella category speculative fiction.
www.mcfly.org /en/Horror_fiction   (451 words)

  
 Fiction Factor - Horror Sub-Genres
A term that could arguably be applied to most horror and sometimes is, but generally it means a fantasy story that can have supernatural elements but is not the supernatural fiction of vampires, werewolves.
Although sometimes used as a synonym for "horror," it shouldn't be.
Lovecraft's fictional premise was that the world was once inhabited by another race of dark powers.
www.fictionfactor.com /articles/hsubgenres.html   (1180 words)

  
 Horror Writer Resources on Red Inkworks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Horror World: Formerly known as Masters of Terror, this site is rapidly becoming one of the most important on-line horror resource on the Internet.
Horror Writers Association: A worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals who are dedicated to promoting the interests of writers of Horror and Dark Fantasy.
Garden State Horror Writers: The GSHW is a multi-genre writers group catering to the needs of writers from all walks of life.
www.redinkworks.com /horror_resources.htm   (1829 words)

  
 ››› buch.de - b├╝cher - versandkostenfrei - Queer Fear: Gay Horror Fiction
The genre of horror has in the past been the exclusive province of heterosexual writers and themes, stereotypically involving a male antagonist and a female victim.
Queer Fear is a striking and ambitious collection of gay horror fiction by some of today's hottest authors and talented newcomers, covering a wide range of creatures of the night and all manner of urban terrors.
These dark and sometimes disturbing tales expand the boundaries of the horror genre, with the sexuality of their protagonists a point of reference for the "horror" of otherness that defines and, at times, divides us.
www.buch.de /buch/03516/266_queer_fear_gay_horror_fiction.html   (189 words)

  
 Home | Horror Library | The Best in Horror Fiction
The original Horror Library Blog-O-Rama at Blog-Spot is a mirror site and will continue to be updated.
The+Horror Library+ would like to welcome you to be a part of our new Newsletter.
We bid you come visit the HL Blog-O-Rama where there is always something new from various members of the Horror Library.
www.horrorlibrary.net   (623 words)

  
 Horror fiction Summary
Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.
Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of an evil, or occasionally misunderstood, supernatural element into ever...
True aficionados of the horror genre understand why this is so: The horror movie jolts into the realm of the unfamiliar, which deeply terrifies us; appeals to all races, nationalities, and cultures; is surprisingly moralistic; and offers the greatest level of versatility among all movie genres.
www.bookrags.com /Horror_fiction   (188 words)

  
 ALA | Horror Fiction: A Select Who's Who, by Richard Bleiler.
An enormous number of fine writers are currently working in the horror fiction genre, in which stylistic experimentation is actively encouraged.
Ackroyd’s best-known work of horror is Hawksmoor (1985), a stunning combination of historical novel and contemporary detective story that discusses architecture and its influences while showing the events of one century shaping the events of another.
Probably the most famous living writer of horror fiction, King tends to be traditional and familiar.
www.ala.org /ala/booklist/speciallists/speciallistsfeat/horrorfiction.htm   (988 words)

  
 Horror Drive-In
Matt is the best in the business and horror fiction has no bigger friend than he.
I will not be accepting electronic fiction, self-published fiction, VHS tapes, comics (sorry, they just aren't my thing) or any form of bootlegs.
I've heard all the arguments about how important it is to discuss politics and that the subject certainly could be classified as horror, but I always wanted my discussion forum to be a haven away from all of that.
www.horrordrive-in.com /ms_interview.htm   (1272 words)

  
 Horror Fiction
An essential collection of short horror stories that evokes “that country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay.” A man is pursued by the wind.
In a near future Toronto blighted by poverty and urban decay a young girl discovers the horror of a system that uses the poor to supply bodily organs for the wealthy, and finds herself locked in a duel with a powerful voodoo priest.
Richard Matheson is a master of many genres, science fiction, horror, and even the western.
www.wtcpl.lib.oh.us /mobile/horrorfiction.htm   (819 words)

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