The genre of horror deserves its category because it is intended to elicit emotions in the reader that differ from other types of books. While there is overlap with thrillers, a horror novel plays on the reader’s most deep-rooted fears to create a sense of dread, repulsion, or terror. There are levels of horror, and one person’s enjoyable journey into the depths of hell might be too much for someone else. There are three basic types of horror novels. All use imagery to create emotions in the reader. The three are Gothic horror using horror and elements of the romantic era, supernatural horror including hauntings and possession, and horror without any supernatural elements. The horror of non-supernatural stories is the fear that the story could happen.