WARNING: Beware that this coming लेख WILL have some pretty grisly/gory images. This IS the horror फिल्में spot after all! If आप do not like looking at these things, please DON'T. I don't want to be responsible for your nightmares &/or being sick. :)


Now, as for the origin of this लेख - well, I just wanted to try something new in this spot. I was coming up with nothing for picks, and that's usually my strong suit so I decided to try for an लेख instead and came up with this. Most of all, I hope everyone gets some kind of entertainment out of this. I had fun thinking of things to put!


A is for Actors/Actresses
We all have our प्रिय scream queens & kings. Whether they're और modern या from the classic days, it's no lie that the people who choose to continuously be in horror फिल्में get a tad और support from प्रशंसकों than normal.




B is for B-Movies
B फिल्में is often code for badass :) These are the फिल्में that normally have the smaller budget, the less well-known cast, and the और original storylines. They और often than not get underappreciated and ripped apart because they don't have a big budget therefore अभिनय sucks, directing sucks, etc. These are और acquired tastes, and at least one true horror buff has one of these lying around.




C is for Criticism
Horror films often come under a lot of scrutiny for being "mindless bloodbaths" या other variations of the term. Critics don't take them seriously, the "academy" doesn't take them seriously, nobody really does. Majority of the time, a horror film will not even get 2 thoughts from the general public and be passed off as "another mindless slasher flick". To them, we say "What's wrong with that?" :)




D is for DVD's
DVD's! Every horror प्रशंसक must have their प्रिय on DVD! And thanks to the latest technology, even the OLD school classics are made available. Even better for the horror buff are special features such as a gag reel (who doesn't like to see their प्रिय movie's stars have fun on set?), feature commentary, deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, etc. To some fans, all these special features helps enhance the experience of the movie if they did not enjoy it before.


E is for Evil
Evil villains! Girls and guys alike! The villains are arguably what make a horror movie in the first place. Freddy, Jason, Chucky, Norman Bates, Hannibal Lector, and more. Without the evil of these men (and some women I did not mention!), where would we be?




F is for Fans
YOU. Yes, you, पढ़ना this article! The horror genre definitely has the most loyal प्रशंसकों (in both the best and worst sense of the word). They will typically support all 28 sequels of their प्रिय films, buy t-shirts, comic books, and even action figures galore. Heck, we even have entire conventions that are days long devoted to the horror genre. Nobody quite supports their प्रिय genre like horror प्रशंसकों do. Just take a look below!




G is for Gore
Blood, blood, and और blood. Yes it's true there are quite a few horror फिल्में out there without all the blood and guts, but even the most boring film can have the best gore and still be salvagable. If आप don't like seeing people die, why are आप watching a horror film?




H is for Humor
Even the most shocking and brutal horror फिल्में have a tiny bit of humor in them. Comedy/horror go hand-in-hand really well. Whether आप like your horror और serious या और hilarious, you're guaranteed to find a little something humorous आप like.




I is for Interpretation
This one is a little tricky. Not all horror फिल्में are just plain straight-forward, some of them have WTF? endings and some of them are just an घंटा and a half of WTF? They make आप think, and every प्रशंसक has a different point of view about the ending.




J is for Jump
Some horror फिल्में are और atmospheric, and are intended to make आप stay on the edge of your सीट the entire time until the climax rolls around. Normally, they will use what are called "cheap scares" like someone tiptoe-ing through the house and a door slamming out of nowhere to make आप jump. या आप can just jump on your own!


K is for Killing
In nearly every single horror movie, at least one person dies. And for the gorehound (like myself), these deaths can either make या break the film. Some are very realistic, some are night (ie. Prom Night remake), and some are just downright strange (death द्वारा क्रिस्मस पेड़ lights, anyone?). Either way, whether आप like it या not, these killers are pretty dang clever!




L is for Logical
This one is kind of like a REVERSE. Of course, I'm making fun of the horror फिल्में like Leprechaun, Jack Frost, Child's Play, etc which have pint-sized killers whom are so easy to get away from and/or are completely unrealistic. They are fun, nontheless!




M is for Motive
Motive is not always explained in films. When it is, it has to be done just right. Either a psycho has just gone mental and wants to kill everyone in their sight, या they have very carefully planned the events out and when all is revealed, you're either left going "Wow, what a great twist!" या "Psh! This is bs!" For me, the best horror movie motive has to go to Stu & Billy from Scream. They definitely know their stuff!




N is for Nudity
Don't worry, I won't दिखाना anyone actually naked! But it seems, nudity and horror go hand-in-hand. It's come to be expected. Some films (like the Friday the 13th remake) take it over the top, and दिखाना naked boobs every turn they get just to get और preteen boys to the theater and get और money. Some of it (surprisingly) CAN be done pretty tastefully.


O is for Overseas
The Americans are losing their touch! The French, the Asians, the Russians are coming up with the और original ideas that we keep ripping off. Words just can't describe how inventive other countries are when it comes to horror.




P is for Plot
The story of the movie is no doubt the most crucial part of the movie for nearly every horror fan. Sure, some stupid stories are worthwhile saved द्वारा a good cast, special features, या just plain संपूर्ण, कुल मिलाकर campy but generally, if the story is full of plot holes and is hard to follow along with, it will lose a lot of fans. Plot holes are inevitable, but at least try to make it look good!




Q is for Questions
What the hell went on here? Did he/she die in the end? Why did they go psycho all of a sudden? These and और are सवालों that might arise when an ending is left open. Sometimes a movie just ends, no closure is दिया and you're left wondering if maybe it was all a dream, if the killer is really dead, या what happens afterwards.




R is for Remakes
Remakes have become a horror staple these days. It seems as if everything is being remade, and if anyone has seen the original (likely they have), there will be big debates as to which is better - the remake या the original. People will कुतिया, मतलबी about the casting, new story, 'why can't they just leave it alone?!', etc. I can't say I blame them, but sometimes remakes are necessary for new interpretations for the younger generations of fans.




S is for Sequels
Sequels are also another inevitable part of horror movies. Sometimes, a director sees an opportunity to franchise, and direct sequels या prequels will be made from the original. Series like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Saw, Halloween, etc have फिल्में directly connected to the previous. And some फिल्में are just direct-to-dvd sequels made for और underground horror buffs and not as a whole franchise.




T is for Torture
There's an entirely different sub-genre from gore to torture "porn". फिल्में like Saw and Hostel are और controversial and और looked down upon from general प्रशंसकों as they are फिल्में made for the sole purpose of seeing both men and women alike being tortured, just for fun. Though if आप are a gorehound, I'm sure you'd like torture porn.




U is for Unrated
The general ratings most प्रशंसकों look आगे too. Believe it या not, PG-13 horror फिल्में do not get a lot of respect and praise, if they are not successful in the box office; the dvd release will most likely be an Unrated and/or Director's Cut version that nearly every प्रशंसक of the movie will buy. I still don't know why they sell normal versions. Even PG-13 theater releases get Unrated cuts! Stay Alive is one of the best examples for this. The Unrated cut has gotten और positive reviews.




V is for Violence
Pretty self-explanatory here. Some films have justified violence, and some just have violence for the sake of having it.


W is for Weapons
Ahh, weapons. Killers have some very creative weapons. Hands, knives, guns, chainsaws, balls with spikes, axes, क्रिस्मस lights...whatever your weapon of choice is, guaranteed no matter how strange या weird it is, it's been used before.




X is for Xploitation
I know I cheated on that one, but I had to re-adjust some other letters! Exploitation films are also very controversial. Often including prolonged uncalled for series of violent acts, rape, torture, etc. The Last House on the Left films are notorious in this sub-genre for their brutal rape scenes. But they are also often praised for being और real and honest than other films are willing to be.




Y is for Yelling
I know screaming is better suited, but anyway, girls screaming while running from the killer are pretty typical. Wouldn't आप be screaming?


Z is for Zombies
I hate this one. I didn't want to pinpoint any specific creature/villain/etc, but I had no choice with this one. It's the only horror related Z word I could come up with. Zombies, yes the undead. They can be portrayed pretty cool but mostly (IMO) they are just vastly overdone.