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All: Horror

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Dark Erotica

Sensual or sexual imagery blended with horrific overtones.

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Dark Fantasy

Fantasy with a pronounced horror element, incorporating dark, frightening themes.

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Demons

Books about or involving demons: supernatural beings typically associated with evil.

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Ghost Stories

Any piece of fiction that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or characters' belief in them. The "ghost" may appear of its own accord or be summoned by magic. Linked to the ghost is the idea of "hauntings", where a supernatural entity is tied to a place, object, or person.

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Gothic

Combined elements of the uncanny and romance, often containing melodramatic paranormal elements.

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Horror

Intended to frighten, scare, or disgust.

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Lovecraftian Horror

Emphasises the horror of the unknowable and incomprehensible. Named after American author H. P. Lovecraft, whose work contained themes of cosmic dread, forbidden and dangerous knowledge, madness, non-human influences on humanity, religion and superstition, fate and inevitability, and the risks associated with scientific discoveries.

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Paranormal

Story lines revolve around the paranormal: purported phenomena whose existence is described as beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

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Shapeshifters

Books about or involving shapeshifters: those with the ability to physically transform through an inherently superhuman ability, divine intervention, demonic manipulation, sorcery, spells, or having inherited the ability.

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Splatterpunk

A movement within horror fiction originating in the 1980s, distinguished by its graphic, often gory, depiction of violence, countercultural alignment and "hyperintensive horror with no limits." Regarded as a revolt against the "traditional, meekly suggestive horror story".

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Vampires

Books about or involving vampires: undead creatures from folklore that subsist by feeding on the vital essence (generally in the form of blood) of the living.

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Werewolves

Books about or involving werewolves: humans with the ability to shapeshift into wolves (or therianthropic hybrid wolflike creatures) either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (often a bite or scratch from another werewolf) with the transformations occurring on the night of a full moon.

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Zombies

Books about or involving zombies: mythological undead corporeal revenants created through the reanimation of a corpse.

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