Horror Genre (Middle years)

Writing horror


We're going to do impressions of some different writing styles used in horror, including understatement, entering a dark place, and action horror. To give us something to write about, we'll use this picture as inspiration.

A young girl in a dark forest.

The snippets we use in this lesson aren’t going to give you nightmares or anything. Some come from stories that feature the supernatural, some come from adventures that use suspense. But they all aim for that horror atmosphere.

What exactly is horror?

We'll do five exercises. For each exercise, you'll get a snippet in a particular style of horror writing, and then an example showing how you could apply that style to the image.  

Once you submit, you’ll be able to read and react to responses from others in your group. 

If you're ready, let's write!

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