Horror has gone hand in hand with science and fantasy fiction. Many classic horror stories are additionally fantasy or science fiction stories, and science and fantasy fiction stories usually have elements of horror included. Where would Lord of the Rings have been undead kings ruled by the ability of the bands, without the Nazghul? So, do you know the differences between general science fiction/fantasy and horror? Here are a couple of general guidelines to help recognize the genres.
In science fiction and general fantasy, the key characters have skills which can be a match for the antagonists. In horror, which is frequently incorrect. Frodo had his elven post to shield him and Sting. In a Zombie apocalypse, the key characters usually have nothing or little to shield them except the things they find lying around.
In science fiction and general fantasy, the heroes will describe the things they are going to confront and usually have someone that understands what’s happening. In horror that is rarely true. Some higher up in Star Fleet command, Gandalf, Dumbledore or Obi Wan Kenobi or some member of the crew of the boat can generally provide some notion who they’re up against and the best way to overcome them to the lead characters. In terror, if there’s someone that really understands what goes on, they’re likely in a asylum or another place that is inconvenient, until after someone continues to be eaten, as well as their warnings may well not sound right. Additionally, shrewd old mentors in horror possess a disturbing habit of being incorrect on issues that are really significant. In a horror story, the protagonists are generally accountable for success and their very own survival.
In science fiction and general fantasy most if not all the key characters come through all right ultimately. In terror, the victor may come scarred for life away. That is assuming any of them really live. How a lot of the crew that do not wear red tops are killed in the Star Trek episode that was typical? Certainly there are exceptions for this, but in several instances even if your lead expires, they get brought back through some miracle of magic or science. In an excellent horror story many people are expendable. If you can find survivors, they may not be in the ending in very good condition. They were generally considered the more lucky ones.