Horror fiction

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Horror fiction is a genre of literature, which is intended to frighten its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Horror can be either supernatural or non-supernatural. Supernatural horrorhas its roots in folklore and religious myth, focusing on death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic and the principle of evil embodied in The Devil. These were manifested in stories of witches,vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and demonic pacts.
The trait of the genre of horror is that it provokes a response, emotional, psychological or physical within each individual that causes someone to reactwith fear. There are different techniques used, such as unreal figures (phantoms, mummies, etc.), or more real situations and figures (serial killers, rapists, kidnappers). The main ingredient withinhorror is that the reader or viewer can relate to it somehow and that there's always something unexpected on its way. The whole horror genre is built up upon people's fear of the unknown and anxieties.According to H.P. Lovecraft, "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

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Horror fiction is agenre of literature, which is intended to frighten its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Horror can be either supernatural or non-supernatural. Supernatural horror has its roots infolklore and religious myth, focusing on death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic and the principle of evil embodied in The Devil. These were manifested in stories of witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts,and demonic pacts.
The trait of the genre of horror is that it provokes a response, emotional, psychological or physical within each individual that causes someone to react with fear. There aredifferent techniques used, such as unreal figures (phantoms, mummies, etc.), or more real situations and figures (serial killers, rapists, kidnappers). The main ingredient within horror is that the...
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