Horror Genre

Daniel Barden (DBarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us)
Wed, 23 May 2001 12:21:32 -0700 (PDT)


I know this issue was just discussed in the past week or so, but I was
unsuccessful in searching the archives (my fault I am sure) for the

My library has decided to add a genre section for Horror videos. How do
other libraries define the Horror genre? Is it just the slash-em-up films
or should it include scary psychological dramas. For cross-overs, such as
Event Horizon (SciFi Horror), how do you decide where to place the title?
Should we use our print Horror genre section as a guide?

Any ideas or glimpses at how other public libraries are dealing with this
would be greatly appreciated. Again, I apologize for this duplicate request.


Daniel F. Barden
Librarian I
Alachua County Library District - Headquarters
401 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 334-3934 FAX (352) 334-3904
e-mail: dbarden@exchange.acld.lib.fl.us
Web Site: http://www.acld.lib.fl.us