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Sci-Fi Horror

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One giant leap in terror. note 

In space, no one can hear you scream

Sci-Fi Horror is a Sub-Genre of both Science Fiction and Horror that uses scientific advances or futuristic settings as a source of fear.

Notably, the first Sci-Fi genre worknote  was also one of the first works in this sub-genre: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, published in 1818.

The broad variation of the parent genres allow for a multitude of ways this can play out: scientific advancements being used for evil ends or creating new, dangerous lifeforms; man's hubris leading to horrific consequences because of our reliance on technology; alien monsters menacing the characters; or the vast loneliness of outer space being a source of ontological dread, branching into Cosmic Horror Story and Space Isolation Horror. Compare and contrast Digital Horror.



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