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Horribly deformed cow foetus from Isolation (2005)

Biohorror is a subgenre of horror that deals with biological themes such as mutation, evolution, and genetics. It is strongly related to the genre body horror, the emphasis of which is on the human body.

An important subset of biohorror fiction focuses on cybernetic organisms (i.e. cyborgs.)

Zombie-related horror fiction should be considered biohorror, if the premise is that zombies are created by biological processes, as in 'Return of the Living Dead' (1985), as opposed to supernatural forces.

Important directors of movies within the biohorror genre include David Cronenberg, Dan O' Bannon, and Ridley Scott. Important authors include Clive Barker and H. P. Lovecraft.

Biohorror Movies

The discarded result of a horribly failed resurrection experiment in 'The Resurrected'

Non-horror Movies Related to the Biohorror Genre

  • RoboCop 1 & 2
  • Blade Runner
  • eXistenZ
  • Evolution (2001)

Horror Movies with Biohorror Elements

  • Dagon (Stuart Gordon) - this also contains supernatural elements, as Lovecrafts stories often do
  • From Beyond (Stuart Gordon) - this also contains supernatural elements, as Lovecrafts stories often do

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