The Horror Genre’s focus is to create and provoke a sense of terror, dread, shock, and repulsion. It aims to explore the malevolent side of humanity, to unearth the reader’s deepest nightmares and push the limit of human emotions. Horror may also delve into supernatural elements, folklore, religion, history, and a sense of the uncanny.
Reader’s enjoy horror for their ability to produce a variety of situations where their imagination is expanded upon through the fear of the unknown and unexpected. Authors will often use the key element of surprise to create a tense atmosphere where readers can be immersed in suspense and intensity. Some may feature graphic violence, psychological terror, or even a normal event that has gone horribly wrong.
-Julie, Blue Springs North Branch