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Horror vs. Thriller

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My explanation of Horror and Thriller genres as I understand it.

Horror

Involves fiction in which the plot and characters are tools used to elicit a feeling of dread and terror, as well as events that often evoke fear in both the characters and the reader, but also the feelings they inspire in the reader. Your pulse quickens, and your skin prickles as you turn the page with bated breath. A horror story can also be called a thriller, if it employs psychological fear to build suspense but usually are themes of death, demons, evil spirits, and the afterlife.

Such as:

  1. Body (Frankenstein)

2. Ghost stories or ghost lore

3. Gothic fiction (mixing horror, romance, & death)

4. Monster

5. Psychological

6. Apocalyptic

Thriller

Involves the protagonist, usually acting to save their own life, rather than to solve the crime. Thrillers typically include cliffhangers, deception, high emotional stakes, and plenty of action — keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the book’s climax.

Such as:

  1. Conspiracy

2. Legal

3. Financial

4. Political

5. Psychological

6. Romantic suspense

7. Techno-thriller

Dark Elements: Emergence – a review

Book 0, Prologue by Luke Davids

	Dark Elements Emergence (Book 0, Prologue) A Near Future Techno-Thriller Series by Luke Davids 
This is a prequel for the Dark Elements series. 
This is an interesting and fantastic story set in the future in a world where almost everyone is “chipped”.   Inside the wall they can live the good life and be chipped or live outside the wall and fight to survive. 
Detective Atticus Cornwall is a good guy just trying to do his job. When the higher authorities decided he needs to close this murder case whether the person is guilty or not.  What is a man, husband, father to do? 
Edge of your Seat Techno-Thriller Series! 
Highly recommend.

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