Rules, tropes, cliches all films have them, what sub-genres should I test?
Help decide on future film sub-genres to be tested by doing the following poll (explanations for sub-genres appear after the poll.)
- Animal Attack films - Films about an animal, group of animals or a giant animal attacking a group of people. [Jaws]
- Alien Attack films - Films about an alien, or small group of aliens attacking a group of people, usually on Earth. Similar to Animal Attack films, but less organised than Alien Invasions. [Alien]
- Body Horror - Films mutilation or mutation of human bodies or the bodies of other creatures. [The Fly]
- Demonic Possession - Films about demons or other entities taking possession of humans or attempting to do so. [The Exorcist]
- Ghost films - Films about hauntings or other supernatural happenings. [Poltergeist]
- Gorno/Torture Porn - Films about someone capturing and torturing a variety of victims. [Wolf Creek]
- Gothic Horror - Films based on (actually or thematically) of older Gothic Romance horrors. [Dracula]
- J-Horror - Japanese horror films. [Ringu]
- Slasher films - Films where a group of people (mostly teenagers) are killed off one-by-one by an unstoppable killer. 20+ films have already been tested for this genre. [Friday the 13th]
- Zombie films - Films where a group of people try to survive the return of the dead. 10 films have already been tested for this genre. [Friday the 13th]
There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, many horror films are exploitation films, etc. Films may be tested in multiple genres.
There are exploitation sub-genres not included here that appeared on previous polls.
- Comedies & Musicals - includes: Black Comedies which often have some crossover with horror.
- Crime films - includes: Serial Killer films which have a lot of crossover.
- Dramas, Historical Films & Epics - includes: Addiction films (depending on how they're handled) and Disaffected Youth films (aka Teensploitation).
- Exploitation films - most subgenres will have horror elements, Splattter films is a specifically a horror sub-genre.
There are dramas, historical films & epics sub-genres not included here that will appear on later polls.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy films - some films in these sub-genres will include horror.
- Sex & Romance - includes: Supernatural Romance which doesn't contain much horror but was born from the horror genre.
- Suspence & Thrillers - Weak horror, but includes: Supernatural Thrillers which is a type of horrror.
Any sub-genres of dramas, historical films & epics you feel are missing and need to be added to the list? Any films that need to be tested? Please comment below.
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