Subgenres of Horror Films

Each genre of film has many subgenres, according to the story that is presented in the respectively film. Horror films are not an exception and today we would like to introduce you the main subgenres of these films. Of course, there are many films that may be included in many subgenres because the topic sometimes is overlapping several subgenres.

Horror films’ subgenres

There are many subgenres that are included in the large domain of horror films. If the horror movie is focused on fights and gun actions, then we speak about an action horror film. For those that love horror movie, but also to laugh, we recommend them a comedy horror. This subgenre combines comedy plot, usually black comedy plot, with horror movies aspects. There are many subgenres of horror films that are closely related to killers, murders or violence, including here slasher films, splatter film, body horror or holiday horror. Horror genre deals also with supernatural forces, such as ghosts, aliens, beasts or mutants, and due to this we may speak about other subgenres that involve such features. The subgenres that include supernatural forces include science fiction horror, supernatural horror movies, natural horror, zombie film and gothic horror. Gothic horror combines sometimes also aspects from romance. Another subgenre of horror movies is the psychological horror, which is focused on fear and different psychological reactions of human beings. As you can see, there are many subgenres of horror films that you can choose to watch. In the following paragraph, we will mention some of the most important movies for each of the subgenres previously mentioned.

Examples of movies for subgenres of horror films

Because horror films are a genre that causes intense discussions, there are a large variety of subgenres that are under this umbrella. And during the time, there were movies that have been appreciated by the public. For those that love comedy horror, we recommend them “Army of Darkness” (1992), “Idle Hands” (1999) or “Nina Forever” (2015). If you prefer to see more violence and understand criminal psychology in subgenres such as slasher films, splatter film, body horror or holiday horror, then you should not miss movies like “Psycho” (1960), “Black Christmas” (1974), “Maniac” (1980) “Hostel” (2005) and “Train” (2008). Some of the best gothic horror movies include names such as “Dracula” (1931), “Crimson Peak” (2015) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925). If you prefer action horror movies, our recommendations are “Predator” (1987), “I Saw the Devil” (2010) and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013). You can notice that there are both old horror movies and modern horror movies that are listed above. This aspect shows that horror movies are a genre that has progressed in the film industry.

Now that you find out which are the subgenres of horror movies and some examples of the best movies that are included in those subgenres, maybe you should start to make a list and try to see these films. We are sure that you will have a great time watching these movies, both in the cinema or in your bedroom.