Annotated Bibliography Of Noel Carroll's The Nature Of Horror Subgenre

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Register to read the introduction… Today, horror is popular in both literature and film. Since its humble beginnings, horror was intended to bring fear as close to life as possible by attempting to realize the impossible. Horror has evolved in such a way that now audiences crave both supernatural elements and realism. As film and media evolved, the horror genre has also expanded its ranges and dynamics. Within “Horror” subgenres were created, such as sci-fi horror and suspense/thriller. From gothic literature to the parodies of horror classics, one can identify elements of a diverse variety of genres. In both film and theater, horror and humor are often used together to create a unique psychological …show more content…
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 46, No. 1. (Autumn, 1987), pp. 1 51-59
Noel Carroll, Ph.D., in his article “The Nature of Horror” argues that the genre of horror cannot be defined solely on the existence of monster and defines art-horror from natural horror. He accomplishes this by providing numerous examples of works in the Horror genre and by addressing several counter examples. This article is directed towards an audience who appreciates literature and film media. The primary purpose of this article is to inform its readers on the genre of Horror.
Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House. New York: Viking, 1959. Print.
Shirley Jackson, 1916-1965, was one of the preeminent authors of her time. In her novel The Haunting of Hill House, tells the story of a haunted house and the investigatory group it terrorizes. She maintains an atmosphere of suspense and mystery by utilizing a vague yet illustrative writing style. This novel was written for a 20th century audience who craved more psychological horror than previous audiences. The primary purpose of this novel is to define the “Haunted House story”.
Thakor, Neil. "The Evolution of Horror." New University RSS. N.p., 05 Oct. 2009. Web. 02 May

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