Horror vs Undead - What's the difference?

horror | undead |

As nouns the difference between horror and undead

is that horror is an intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance while undead is those creatures which are dead yet still moving.

As a adjective undead is

pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.



Alternative forms

* horrour


(en noun)
  • An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
  • An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“Mrs. Yule's chagrin and horror at what she called her son's base ingratitude knew no bounds ; at first it was even thought that she would never get over it. […]”}}
  • A genre of fiction, meant to evoke a feeling of fear and suspense.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year = 1898 , date = July 3 , newspaper = Philadelphia Inquirer , page = 22 , passage = The Home Magazine for July (Binghamton and New York) contains ‘The Patriots' War Chant,’ a poem by Douglas Malloch; ‘The Story of the War,’ by Theodore Waters; ‘A Horseman in the Sky,’ by Ambrose Bierce, with a portrait of Mr. Bierce, whose tales of horror are horrible of themselves, not as war is horrible; ‘A Yankee Hero,’ by W. L. Calver; ‘The Warfare of the Future,’ by Louis Seemuller; ‘Florence Nightingale,’ by Susan E. Dickenson, with two rare portraits, etc. }}
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year = 1917 , date = February 11 , newspaper = New York Times , section = Book reviews , page = 52 , passage = Those who enjoy horror , stories overflowing with blood and black mystery, will be grateful to Richard Marsh for writing ‘The Beetle.’ }}
  • * 1947 , re-release poster, tagline:
  • A Nightmare of Horror !
  • (informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression; this sense can also be spoken or written as the horrors .
  • Derived terms

    * horror movie * psychological horror * survival horror


    * nightmare




  • Pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.
  • (horror fiction) Being animate, though non-living.
  • Noun

    (wikipedia undead) (en-noun)
  • Those creatures which are dead yet still moving.
  • In the zombie movie, an army of the undead accosted some nubile skinny-dipping teenagers.
  • * 1997 , Carol Margaret Davison, Paul Simpson-Housley, Bram Stoker's Dracula: sucking through the century, 1897-1997
  • Innocent VIII lent credibility to the actual existence of undeads , an action that perpetuated, and even stimulated, vampire hysteria.

    See also

    * zombie * vampire * mummy * living dead * Frankenstein * Frankenstein's monster