Intro to Genre Overlap

I’ve decided to start a series of posts exploring one of my favorite subjects – the way various movie genres overlap with the three genres that make up what I call “Fantastic Films”, namely –

a) Fantasy

b) Science Fiction

c) Horror

If you’ve spent any time on my site, you’ll notice that most of my reviews are for movies that clearly belong to one of these three genres. Yet, you’ve probably also noticed that there are quite a few reviews of movies which belong to other genres. I’ve covered westerns, mysteries, film noir, jungle movies, action/adventure, sword and sandal…and many others.

In some ways, I’m surprised I covered such a wide swath of movies. Yet, these movies were listed in guides to Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror movies.

These series of articles will discuss the ways these other genres intersect with the Fantastic Films genres. I’ll begin by talking about the history of my project, then some coverage as to what (in my mind) defines the Fantastic Film genres. Then I’ll begin discussing other genres and the ways they intersect.

I hope this will prove an enjoyable discussion.

NEXT ARTICLE: The project, what it is, and how it began.


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