What is horror?

  • (noun): Intense and profound fear.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on horror:

The Haunt Of Fear - The Old Witch
... Although EC's horror stable consisted of three separate magazines, there was little beyond their titles to distinguish them ... Crypt-Keeper (of Tales from the Crypt) and one by the Vault-Keeper (of The Vault of Horror) ... the Old Witch presided over the magazine as its comedic horror host, delivering an irreverent and pun-filled commentary to lighten the horrific tone of the stories she introduced ...
The Haunt Of Fear - Demise
... In 1954, Gaines and Feldstein intended to add a fourth book to their horror publications by reactivating an earlier title, The Crypt of Terror ... Horror and other violent comics had come under scrutiny by parents, schoolteachers, clergymen, psychologists and others, who viewed the material as ... Publishers were forbidden from using the words "terror" and "horror" in titles ...
The Haunt Of Fear - Artists and Writers
... on issues #14 and 17, set a new standard for horror illustration ... "Horror We? How's Bayou?" in issue #17 is considered by many E.C.'s best drawn horror story ever ... horror art at the 1972 E.C ...

More definitions of "horror":

  • (noun): Something that inspires horror; something horrible.
    Example: "The painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"

Famous quotes containing the word horror:

    To the horror of all who were present that day,
    He uprose in full evening dress,
    And with senseless grimaces endeavoured to say
    What his tongue could no longer express.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    To play is nothing but the imitative substitution of a pleasurable, superfluous and voluntary action for a serious, necessary, imperative and difficult one. At the cradle of play as well as of artistic activity there stood leisure, tedium entailed by increased spiritual mobility, a horror vacui, the need of letting forms no longer imprisoned move freely, of filling empty time with sequences of notes, empty space with sequences of form.
    Max J. Friedländer (1867–1958)

    I can’t talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it’s a horror to look back on. I can’t imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn’t even refer to the place by name. “Out there,” I called it.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)