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Old 06-27-2008, 07:23 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
I don't read a lot of genre fiction, as I usually find it to be a bit trying...
just a question, does "genre (whatever)" always mean horror ? or maybe a specific kind of horror ? or something else entirely ? is it used as a sort of euphemism left over perhaps from a (purely hypothetical) time when horror films were so scary (or so disreputable ?) that you couldn't actually mention this genre by name ?

i ask, because i see you used it that way, and recently i heard a radio interview about "films du genre" ("genre films") which appeared to be about horror films as well, and i'm a bit perplexed... "genre" to me just means a kind or sort, like horror can be one genre but mystery can also be a genre or romance or science fiction or whathaveyou...

sorry for the slight thread hijack ! i thought people in this thread would probably know the answer....
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