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What is the difference between Horror and Thriller?

Asked by S. Barnes on Jul 22, 2019

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M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski
Content Writer, Columbus

Answered on Sep 06, 2019

Horror and thriller are a couple of movie genres that many people love. It is always a debate about whether horror and thriller are just the same. But the majority of moviegoers agree that horror and thriller films are different from each other. Horror films are generally scary at first glance or seeing their movie teaser you would immediately know that it will scare the heck out of you.

Horror films would sometimes have a few ghosts, blood, and monsters. Thrillers, on the other hand, are usually are not generally give you the spooks through monsters and creatures of the unknown but the story itself will give you the thrills. As a viewer, you do not know what will happen next on thriller movies to keep your eyes peeled on the screen and make your heart beats fast while anticipating the next scene.

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W. Pratt

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W. Pratt
Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered on Aug 27, 2019

You enter the movie theater to see a scary movie. Then all of a sudden during the movie, a monster bites off the head of a dog. This might be part of a horror movie. If you went to see a movie that was a thriller, there probably wouldn’t be as much gore and blood to it although there may be some. In horror movies, they are less concerned with character development and the plotline and more about finding ways to scare the audience.

There is also a lot of blood and guts in horror movies. In thrillers, the movie is trying to scare the audience psychologically. There may be some blood or guts, but it does not take over the whole movie. There may be only a little, but that is not the main focus like horror movies are.

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