Let’s be honest: We all like to be frightened. That’s why you’re reading this. Whether it’s a good horror story by Stephen King or Edgar Allen Poe, or a good comic book or an increasingly bloody (and, at times, sexy) movie.
But have you ever stopped to think of all the connecting threads among the different horror genres? Films have begotten comic books and vice versa. They help each other and we–horror fanatics–benefit from the synergy therein.
Let’s break down this concept into easy reading. This may be an oversimplification, but (for argument’s sake) we have four basic horror categories in comics and film: vampires, werewolves, man-made monsters and zombies. In no particular order, here goes: