Moods of the Horror Genre

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melancholy
sadness

depression of spirits

a constitutional tendency to be

gloomy and depressed
rancid
having a bad taste or smell; spoiled,
rotten
mournful
filled with or evoking sadness
Eerie
weird; mysterious; strange and frightening
Diabolical
Devilish; wicked or evil
Spell-binding
Fascinating
dreary
depressing and boring
Frenzied
Wildly excited or uncontrolled
Ominous
Unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
desolate
deserted, without inhabitants, barren,

Deserted and lonely
Menacing
suggesting the presence of danger; threatening
Petrifying
so frightened that you can't move or think,

adj. paralyzing with terror
Foreboding
A sense of approaching evil
Gruesome
Causing shock or horror,

Horrible, revolting, ghastly
Grim
A facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain,

Gloomy, harsh, and frightening,

Stern, merciless; fierce, savage, cruel
Bewitching
Enticing; irresistible