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Horror movie facts for kids

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Frankenstein's monster (Boris Karloff)
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monsterin the 1935 Bride of Frankenstein.

A horror movie is a movie made to scare the viewer. The main stories of horror movies often involve supernatural forces or characters of evil origin. Horror movies are often confused with thrillers, which are similar.

Popular horror movie characters usually include monsters. Early horror movies often took ideas from classic literature, such as The Mummy, Dracula and The Wolf Man.

Comedy horror movies

Those are movies which blends horror and comic elements in its plot. Unlike common, traditional horror movies, in this movie genre, the viewer may be scared and laugh at the same time. Most of time, the type of humour used in these movies is black comedy.

Some examples includes Zombieland (2009), The Raven (1963) and Shaun of The Dead (2004).

Notable horror film directors

Notable horror film actors

Vincent Price in House on Haunted Hill
Vincent Price in House on Haunted Hill

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See also

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