Horror

Darkness & Sound

Natural

Mutated beasts, insects as big as houses or plants that try to eat everyone. Can cross into an Apocalyptic setting if nature is on it's bad hair day.

Games

Books

Movies

The Ruins - 2008

Jaws - 1975

The Birds - 1963

Psychological

The working of the human mind and it's side effects is at work in psychological horror. Emotional instability, fear, guilt and sometimes a touch of the supernatural to make sure nothing is certain. Show less and let the players own fears fill in the details.

Science fiction

Mad scientists with experiments that go wrong or aliens that try to eat us all.

Games

Alien: Isolation - 2014

Dead Space - 2008

System Shock 2 - 1999

Books

Movies

Pitch Black - 2000

The Thing - 1982

Alien - 1979

Zombies

Zombies are everywhere in games but in a zombie setting they are the core gameplay element.

Games

Dying Light - 2015

The Last of Us - 2013

7 Days to Die - 2013

Left 4 Dead 2 - 2009

Books

World War Z - 2006

The Walking Dead - 2003

Spiritual horror - that delves into ghosts, demons, poltergeists, possessions, hell, life after death, paranormal;

Fantasy horror- that delves into zombies, Frankenstein, vampires, werewolves;

Criminal horror - dealing mainly with killers;

Games

Books

Movies