Horror

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Horror is a media genre intended to frighten or scare the audience for entertainment. Horror often overlaps with other genres and includes a wide range of tropes and elements.

History

Terminology

Tropes, Subgenres, and Themes

Horror Fandom

Communtities & Blogs

Conventions

Horror in Fanworks

In fanworks, an emphasis on horror is associated with gen. (See the Horror tag at Archive of Our Own. Note that of 3660 fanworks, 45% are labeled gen and only 34% are slash; this is an unusual distribution for an archive with a slight majority of works in the slash category.)[1]

However, some popular fanwork tropes are associated with the horror genre:

Some gift exchanges and challenges are devoted to horror fanworks, including the Horror Big Bang and the Multifandom Horror Exchange.

Example Fanworks

Fanfiction

Fanart

Fanvids

Further Reading

External Links

Notes

References

  1. ^ Of the 3660 fanworks in the horror tag, 1656 are gen, 1227 are m/m, 783 are het, and 183 are f/f. In contrast, 483404 of 958456 or 50% of the total works on the archive are in the m/m category. Statistics taken from the AO3 on January 12, 2014.