A Film's genre is a classification type that refers to the method by which the film is categorized based on its range on the emotional spectrum and the narrative elements from which it is constructed. Films often combine multiple genres.
We, at Tales of Terror, use the following film genres to categorize the films we rate and review:
A horror film is a film that seeks to evoke panic, revulsion, disgust and terror in viewers by exploiting their primal fears or phobias.
A science fiction film is a film that uses fictional or speculative science to depict phenomena not accepted or not fully accepted from mainstream science.
A fantasy film is a film that takes place in an impossible or alternate world; a fantastic world that goes by different rules than our own.
A thriller is a film whose plot unravels by mixing or alternating between tension, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.
A drama is a film that addresses its various plot points and its characters from a serious and realistic perspective.
An action film is a film in which the protagonist or protagonists much face physical challenges including life-threatening fights or frantic chases.
An adventure film is a film that depicts an energetic journey and the exploration of exotic locations, real or fantastic.
A romance film is a film that focuses on passion and emotion between characters that leads to crushes, flirt, sexual intercourse, courtship or marriage.
A comedy is a film that offers an exaggerated, humorously skewed perspective of life meant to make the viewers laugh.