From campfire stories told in hushed whispers to eleven-season shows on Fx, horror anthology has a long, sometimes terrible, often brilliant history. Learn more about the genre, its tropes, where it fails, and where it shines.
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The Meaning of White in Horror
White is a surprisingly popular color in horror, appearing everywhere from slasher films to psychological thrillers. But what does it mean? Find out more.
The Meaning of Black in Horror
Black: the single most iconic color of horror. Found everywhere, used all the time. But what, exactly, does it mean?
The Meaning of Purple in Horror
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.
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.