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horror film

n. (alternative name of: horror movie)

Horror film

Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears. Inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror films have existed for more than a century. The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes, and may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction and thriller genres.

Horror films often deal with viewers' nightmares, fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Plots within the horror genre often involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, extraterrestrials, vampires, werewolves, demons, gore, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, monsters, zombies, cannibals, psychopaths, and serial killers.

Usage examples of "horror film".

But Phil used him for all the Midnight films, because he knew how good Artus was and because sound is one of the most important elements in a horror film.

She's currently playing the female lead in a non-union horror film shooting in Griffith Park.

Like a low-budget horror film, Sherman's work revels in its tongue-in-cheek sensationalism, its ostentatious phoniness, its use of gross and sleazy special effects.

The water around the boat has begun to emit a kind of dreadful, sickly light, like radiation in a low-budget horror film.

Although still afraid, Mike had gotten over the debilitating idea that it might be Stan Uris, returned from the grave, called back by the scars on his palms, some eldritch magnetism which had brought him back like a zombie in a Hammer horror film.

The company was Centron, and the energy behind the project was director Herk Harvey, who had combined forces with writer John Clifford and some local backers to make a modest horror film called “.

Weber was making a thriller/horror film called _Wonderful_ based on three paintings by Eric Fischl.

She revealed herself in stages, like a vampire in a cheap horror film, The blood-matted hair, the open-eyed death stare, and&hellip.

Once, when he was young, he had seen a horror film, one of those cheesy Japanese concoctions where the special effects were done on one soundstage, the Japanese actors read their lines on a second soundstage, and the American leads, brought over to Tokyo for a week, did their closeups at a different time.