emo horror - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a sub-genre of horror fiction that focuses on the horrible in unhappy emotional qualities like sadness, grief, regret, breaking, neglect, misfortune, etc. Plots resolve not so much with triumph (or its failure) over monsters or horrible people, but with resolution (or its failure) of emotional horror itself.

    This story is emo horror, because it starts with sadness and ends with sadness; the monsters are optional.

    Submitted by jupitermartian from United States on 31/01/2013