Purple may not be a common color in horror, but when it does make an appearance, it’s hard to ignore. Find out what it means when you see purple in horror.
Archive for ‘Symbolism’
The Meaning of Blue in Horror
From the spooky ultramarines of midnight chases to the supernatural azures of possession scenes, blue follows horror everywhere. But what does it mean?
The Meaning of Green in Horror
Both cool and warm, natural and unnatural, life and death, green is unlike any other color. From sick rooms to existentially vast forests, here’s how horror uses the color green.
The Meaning of Yellow in Horror
From The Yellow Wallpaper to that trope of kids in horror wearing the same yellow raincoat, yellow follows horror wherever it goes. Here’s why.
The Meaning of Orange in Horror
From Halloween and Day of the Dead to ritualistic fire scenes in cult horror, the color orange has a unique role in the horror community. Learn more.
The Meaning of Red in Horror
From Edgar Allan Poe to Belgian cannibal horror Raw, red has a unique role in horror. Read more to see what it is.
The Meaning of Color in Horror
Color is all around us, ascribed a primal meaning that preexists rational thought. Here’s an overview of how horror uses color, from blood red to organ pink.
The Symbolism of Mushrooms
Fungus: neither plant nor animal. A little of both, a little of neither. What do they mean and how can you use them (as symbols in your writin… this isn’t a recipe)?
Pomegranates: The Perfect Fruit for Horror
Pomegranates are the perfect fruit for horror, equal parts creepy and symbolic. We can prove it using the Twilight series. Find out how.
The Symbolism of Dead Animals
You’re walking down the street on your lunch break. It’s a nice day: sunny with an impish breeze. You turn the corner to the park, the one with your favorite bench; it’s where you go to relax. Then you see it. There. On the ground. A dead crow.