Glossary for horror

On this page, you can find words that are particularly useful to know when studying the horror genre. Click each word for a full definition in English, including information about how the word is specifically relevant in the context of the topic.

Body horror (s)
 

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Catharsis (s)
 

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Cosmic horror (s)
 

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Folklore (s)
 

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Found footage (s, adj)
 

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Gore (s)
 

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Gothic horror (s)
 

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Jump scare (s)
 

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Penny dreadful (s)
 

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Pulp magazine (s)
 

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Slasher film (s)
 

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Splatter film (s)
 

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Suspense (s)
 

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Uncanny (adj)
 

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Urban legend (s)
 

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