For questions looking to identify a story in the horror genre that also contains elements of science-fiction and fantasy. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag. Also use for questions about the genre as a whole. Do NOT use to classify works of fiction.

This tag refers to the genre of horror and should not be used unless discussing the genre as a whole, or to help in .

The genre is intended to frighten its readers, inducing feelings of horror and terror, and can be either supernatural or non-supernatural. The genre has ancient origins which were reformulated in the eighteenth century as Gothic horror.