Man has a desire to get frightened. This is evident
from the ghost stories told and retold over centuries. This desire to get
frightened had given birth to thousands of horror stories over ages. Almost all
the languages around the globe have a particular section of literature called
horror literature which has gained prominence in the past few decades. Most
often, horror stories are called fiction as they carry imaginary stories
revolving around supernatural powers, evil forces and black magic.
The fiction intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the audience gained
popularity as literature since the 1960s. This type of fiction often overlaps
science fiction or fantasy and is also called speculative or supernatural
fiction. In most of the big cities there are horror book store that sell books
based on horror fiction.
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