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Movie Subgenres


On this site, movies can belong to any combination of 27 different subgenres. To get you started, here are all the individual subgenres. Click on any of them for a list of relevant movies.

 

Haunting Movies

HAUNTING AND POSSESSION

 

Invasion Movies

INVASION

 

Monster Movies

MONSTER

 

 Haunted places and possessed people  Foreign assaults and assimilation  Supernatural or surreal creatures

 

Slasher Movies

SLASHER FLICKS

 

Torture Porn

TORTURE

 Disease Horror

DISEASE

 

 Consecutive murders

 

 Excessive and superfluous violence  Illnessinfection and contagion

 

Psychological Horror

PSYCHOLOGICAL

 

Puzzle Horror

PUZZLES AND GAMES

 Belief Horror

SPIRITUAL

 

 Illusionshallucinationsmindfucks

 

 Gamespranks and puzzles  Beliefsreligionsphilosophynew age

 

Whodunnit Horror

WHODUNIT

 War Horror

WAR

 Procedural Horror

PROCEDURAL

 

 Unidentified/secret murderers  War and warfare  Policejournalistic or scientific investigation
 Gothic Horror

GOTHIC

 Witchcraft Horror

WITCHCRAFT

 Slapstick Horror

SLAPSTICK

  Victorian horror and romance in medieval settings  Magicseancesspells and the occult  Exaggerated physical comedy
 Found Footage Horror

FOUND FOOTAGE

 Lovecraftian Horror

LOVECRAFTIAN

 Western Horror

WESTERN

  Footage discovered then edited into a film  

Cosmic horror inspired by H.P. Lovecraft

  Set in or inspired by the American Old West
 Sport Horror

SPORT

 Crime Horror

CRIME

 Period Piece Horror

PERIOD PIECE

  

Sports and physical activities

  Focuses on the lives of criminals  Happens in the past
 Time Travel Horror

TIME TRAVEL

 Apocalyptic Horror

APOCALYPTIC

 Prison Horror

PRISON

  Travel in time, past and future  During and after the end of the world  Prison life or environment
 Steampunk Horror

STEAMPUNK

 Road Horror

ROAD

 Musical Horror

MUSICAL

  Technological anachronisms in period pieces  Road trips and car trouble  Uses songs as dialogue
 Claustrocore Horror

CLAUSTROCORE

 Futuristic Horror

FUTURISTIC

  

 

  Stuck in one location  Set in the future   
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