Travish: What is the difference between horror and EXTREME horror books?
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[ALFATL 20:37:36]: Extreme horror is a subgenre of horror novels. Generally, it’s categorized by being extremely bloody and gory,
[ALFATL 20:37:54]: does that help?
[Travish 20:39:04]: Yes. Can you find a secondary source about the differences between horror and EXTREME horror?
[ALFATL 20:39:18]: sure
[ALFATL 20:40:54]: this is where i got the definition from. it’s what i used when ghost-writing horror reviews
[ALFATL 20:40:55]: http://www.cuebon.com/ewriters/Hsubgenres.html
[ALFATL 20:41:52]: just for the record, is this for an assignment?
[Travish 20:41:57]: I was TOLD that it was scarier than regular horror. Does that sound right?
[ALFATL 20:41:58]: and if so, what grade?
[ALFATL 20:42:06]: not exactly
[ALFATL 20:42:22]: i mean, it depends on what scares you
[ALFATL 20:42:47]: for example, the movie hostel is extreme horror, but it really, to me anyway, was just violent and gross.
[ALFATL 20:43:01]: but that’s not the type of thing that scares me
[ALFATL 20:43:40]: i like more of the gothic horror and the psychological horror.
[ALFATL 20:43:49]: the stuff that messes with your head is the kind of horror that scares me
[ALFATL 20:44:17]: although, i have to admit, there is something to be said for creepy kids
[Travish 20:45:05]: I read Ghost night and it wasn’t scary at all!
[Travish 20:45:34]: Who are some EXTREME horror authors?
[ALFATL 20:45:46]: let me take a look for you
[ALFATL 20:46:03]: also, extreme doesn’t have to be all caps, i feel like i’m in a mt. dew commercial 😉
[Travish 20:48:02]: I was scared by the movie the Conjuring. I couldn’t sleep for three (3) days!!
[ALFATL 20:48:19]: Gonna send you a link to fear nets list.. it’s not for the faint of heart
[ALFATL 20:49:19]: see, the conjuring is not extreme horror. it’s hauntings with a little bit of supernatural and possibly gothic thrown in with the whole haunted house angle.
[ALFATL 20:49:42]: (Sorry, I ❤ horror books.)
[Travish 20:50:09]: Would the Collector (movie) be EXTREME horror? I thought it was kind of boring.
[ALFATL 20:50:25]: I think so…. I haven’t seen it.
[ALFATL 20:50:33]: It could also be psychological
[ALFATL 20:50:47]: The Saw movies are really BAD examples of extreme horror
[Travish 20:50:52]: Also, the pictures on fearnet frighten and repulse me
[ALFATL 20:50:53]: because they’re pretty poorly done
[ALFATL 20:51:00]: sorry
[ALFATL 20:51:04]: i was worried about that
[ALFATL 20:51:13]: but those are examples of extreme horror books
[ALFATL 20:52:13]: in general, poppy z. brite, kathe koja’s older works (she writes ya coming of age stories now)
[Travish 20:52:17]: That’s ok, I will show them to Mr. Matthews!!!
[ALFATL 20:52:41]: lol. trying to gross out the teacher?
[Travish 20:53:22]: yes
[ALFATL 20:53:29]: jack ketchum. I could not even finish Girl Next Door. That was not so much a scary book as it was a disturbing book
[ALFATL 20:53:37]: well, serves him right.
[ALFATL 20:53:50]: because mostly extreme horror is just that, gross and disturbing
[Travish 20:53:51]: I AGREE!
[ALFATL 20:54:08]: that’s just my opinion
[ALFATL 20:54:19]: well, sort of, it *is* in the subgenre’s definition
[Travish 20:54:30]: Oh, I agree about Mr. Matthews. I am still undecided on EXTREME horror
[ALFATL 20:54:51]: what exactly was the assignment if you don’t mind me asking?
[Travish 20:54:57]: Ooh, what about Clive Barker. Is the Hellbound Heart (Hellraiser) EXTREME horro?
[ALFATL 20:55:46]: I haven’t read it, but I know Clive Barker does write extreme horror. I’ve only read his tamer teen stuff
[Travish 20:57:11]: “Critically examine a genre of books. Identify and define one (1) sub-genre, and explain what makes it a sub-genre. Three (3) pages MINIMUM. Typed.”
[ALFATL 20:57:29]: Ouch
[ALFATL 20:57:41]: Ok. So, I take it that you are examining horror
[Travish 20:57:52]: Yes
[ALFATL 20:58:19]: Does extreme horror HAVE to be your go-to subgenre or is it just something that you’re interested in learning about?
[Travish 21:00:01]: I am interested in it. And i want to incorporate pictures into the paper
[Travish 21:00:19]: Wow, I have to go RIGHT NOW. My name is Travish
[ALFATL 21:00:51]: Well, i hoped that was a good jumping off point!
[ALFATL 21:00:54]: Good luck on the paper
I’m going to put my EXTREME horror pictures on page two (2) of my paper so Mr. Matthews won’t know what’s coming until it’s too late!