Recently some of my friends and I discussed what makes a book ‘horror.’ This topic is of interest to me because I don’t feel that I write horror, but I have been told by other people that I do.
One of the websites I visit once in a while is called Storygrid. For some reason they tend to focus a lot on horror as a genre. Jim Butcher has a little to say about the horror genre. I also like the YouTube channel Extra Credits for what they have to say about horror storytelling, though they view it through the context of video games. I’ll be using information from all of these sources, plus information from the discussion, to write this article.