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Horror Stories is a collection of Horror-themed stories written by gelefant.


Tropes:

  • Burn the Undead:
    • The line "Weak to fire" in "Mummies."
    • The passage "We all know you hate fire...Playing with fire is no game" in "Frankenstein."
  • Burn the Witch!: The line "Many witches die by fire or noose" in "Witches."
  • Creepy Cemetery: The line "Ghosts hang out in graveyards."
  • Curse of the Pharaoh: The passage "Mummies place curses on others, Mysterious hexes lasting for ages, Constant misfortune, The ultimate revenge" from "Mummies."
  • Flight:
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    • The line "You can walk through walls, disappear, and fly" in "Ghosts."
    • The line "They can fly, transform, and hypnotize" in "Vampires."
  • Flying Broomstick: The line "Witches fly around on broomsticks" in "Witches."
  • Frankenstein's Monster:
  • Ghostly Chill: The line "Others can freeze you where you stand" calls to mind the notion of ghosts sending chills down one's spine.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: The line "Eyes that glow like a weird light" in "Vampires."
  • The Grim Reaper: The passage "...serious, Impartial, Punctual, Loves black" in "A Summary of Death" alludes to The Grim Reaper.
  • Halloween Episode: The entirety of "Halloween."
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  • Hand Blast: The line "A few ghosts shoot rays from their hands" in "Ghosts."
  • Holy Burns Evil: The passage "Garlic and holy water make them weak, Crosses also hurt these freaks" in "Vampires."
  • Horror Hunger:
    • The line "Blood of the living they must drain" in "Vampires."
    • The line "Craving live flesh and blood" in "Zombies."
  • Immortality: The line "Immortal, invulnerable, and strong as an ox" in "Mummies."
  • Intangibility: The line "You can walk through walls, disappear, and fly" in "Ghosts."
  • Invisibility: The line "You can walk through walls, disappear, and fly" in "Ghosts."
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: The line "Brought to life by lightning bolts" in "Frankenstein."
  • Lunacy: The line "The full moon takes care of the rest" in "Werewolves."
  • Mummy:
    • The passage "...ancient, Vengeful, Mysterious, Painfully slow" in "A Summary of Death" alludes to mummies.
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    • "Mummies" is about...mummies.
  • Mummy Wrap: The passage "Their bandages are unique, Extendable tendrils, To ensnare, bind, or trap" in "Mummies."
  • One-Gender Race: The line "Witches are magic women who cast spells" in "Witches."
  • Our Ghosts Are Different:
    • The passage "...enigmatic, Beneficial, Intangible, Invisible" in "A Summary of Death" alludes to ghosts.
    • "Ghosts" is about...ghosts.
  • Our Vampires Are Different:
    • The passage "...elegant, Alluring, Nocturnal, Drains the life of others, Hard to get rid of" in "A Summary of Death" alludes to vampires.
    • "Vampires" is about...vampires
  • Our Werewolves Are Different:
    • The passage "...unusual, A large, hairy beast, Eyes shining wild with menace, Claws with teeth like knives" in "A Summary of Death" alludes to werewolves.
    • "Werewolves" is about...werewolves.
  • Our Witches Are Different: "Witches" is about...witches.
  • Our Zombies Are Different:
    • The passage "...disgusting, No mind of its own, An insatiable appetite, A plague that spreads" in "A Summary of Death" alludes to zombies.
    • "Zombies" is about...zombies.
  • Pest Controller: The line "Others summon plagues of locusts" in "Mummies."
  • Phantom Zone: The line "Ghosts might be from another dimension."
  • The Plague: The line "Others summon plagues of locusts" in "Mummies."
  • Plague Zombie: The passage "Dangerous bites, Making others like them" in "Zombies."
  • Sand Blaster: The line "Some mummies make sandstorms" in "Mummies."
  • Scary Stitches: The line "Lots of stitches down your spine" in "Frankenstein."
  • Shock and Awe: The line "A body that's electric" in "Frankenstein."
  • Shout-Out:
    • A line in "Ghosts" mentions Casper and Slimer.
    • A few to Danny Phantom in "Ghosts":
      • The line "You can walk through walls, disappear, and fly" is lifted directly from the series' Theme Tune. Also counts as Waxing Lyrical.
      • The line "A few ghosts shoot rays from their hands" references the ghost rays Danny and many other ghosts possess.
      • The line "Others can freeze you where you stand" references Danny gaining ice powers during season three.
      • The last line is "I'm Goin' Ghost!"
    • The line "Ghosts are proof death is not all folks" references the Trope Namer Looney Tunes ending with That's All, Folks!.
  • Silver Bullet: The line "Silver bullets will end them" in "Werewolves."
  • Sliding Scale of Undead Regeneration: The line "Detachable body parts, Rapid regeneration, Impressive endurance" in "Zombies."
  • Super Speed: The line "Vampires are strong and fast" in "Vampires."
  • Super Strength:
    • The line "Vampires are strong and fast, Their punch is like an energy blast" in "Vampires."
    • The line "Immortal, invulnerable, and strong as an ox" in "Mummies."
    • The line "So very big and strong" in "Frankenstein."
  • Super Toughness: The line "Immortal, invulnerable, and strong as an ox" in "Mummies."
  • Undeathly Pallor: The line "Skin that's pale or bone white" in "Vampires."
  • Vampires Hate Garlic: The line "Garlic and holy water make them weak" in "Vampires."
  • Viral Transformation:
    • The passage "The beasts can make others like them, A bite or scratch is all it takes...New predators are born" in "Werewolves."
    • The passage "Dangerous bites, Making others like them" in "Zombies."
  • Waxing Lyrical: The line "You can walk through walls, disappear, and fly" in "Ghosts" is lifted directly from the Theme Tune for Danny Phantom.
  • Weakened by the Light: The line "The Sun can destroy a vampire, Its bright light sets them afire" in "Vampires."
  • Wicked Witch: The line "Weird eyes, messy hair, skin the color of slime" in "Witches."
  • You Can't Kill What's Already Dead: The passage "It's said they can be killed, Zombies are resurrected bodies, They're already dead, Unable to die anymore" in "Zombies."
  • Zombie Gait:
    • The line "Creeping along at a snail's pace" in "Mummies."
    • The line "Slow, reanimated corpses" in "Zombies."
    • The line "You have a slow gait" in "Frankenstein."
  • Zombify the Living: The passage "Dangerous bites, Making others like them" in "Zombies."


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