Wikipedia:WikiProject Horror

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WikiProject Horror aims to define a standard of consistency for articles about fictional horror-related articles, primarily those that fall within the parameters of horror fiction and horror film. Through implementation of standards such as these, content can become more easily and quickly located with common organization and structure for horror-genre articles.

The purpose of this project is to supplement — not replace — the scope of WikiProject Film, WikiProject Novels, WikiProject Biography, and WikiProject Video games.

Main Project Discussion takes place at /Notice Board

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Please place the {{WikiProject Horror}} banner in appropriate article talk pages!


Tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Horror:

Short term

  • Revive newsletter
  • Cleanup project pages
  • Revive collaboration
  • Include Horror sites custom search in the project page to look for references.

Longer term

  • Hold elections for Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator and Assistant coordinators

Scope[edit]

WikiProject Horror's primary scope encompasses any article directly regarding fictional horror narratives in any print or visual medium, including but not limited to:

This scope extends to any articles concerning fictional aspects of fictional horror narratives, including but not limited to:


The project's primary scope additionally encompasses articles strictly concerning non-fiction material directly associated to fictional horror, including but not limited to:


The project's secondary scope encompasses biographical articles that are directly associated to fictional horror in general, including but not limited to:

The secondary scope is limited to articles whose focus in their field was horror; thus John Carpenter would be included, since he is a horror director, but Alfred Hitchcock would not be, since he was a noir/thriller director. A good rule of thumb is if the term "horror" appear notably in the article's lead.


This project's scope does not include musicians or songs that could be constituted as horror-oriented; e.g. Misfits (band), Skinny Puppy, or White Zombie (band). The project's scope also does not include articles concerning acts of real-life horror; e.g. John Wayne Gacy, Spanish Inquisition, or Vlad the Impaler.

Project organization[edit]

Coordinators[edit]

Project coordinators are responsible for maintaining all of the procedural and administrative aspects of the WikiProject, in addition to serving as the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues and concerns. They are not, however, endowed with any special executive powers nor with any authority over article content or editor conduct.

The Project Coordinator bears overall responsibility concerning the project, with the Deputy and Assistant Coordinators aiding in general and focusing on specific areas that require special attention. The Deputy Coordinator acts in the place of the Coordinator when they are unavailable.

At current, WikiProject Horror has not held an election for these positions. The positions are currently filled by interim personnel.

Interim Personnel Position
Vacant Coordinator
Andrzejbanas (talk · contribs) Deputy Coordinator
Bignole (talk · contribs) Assistant Coordinator
GamerPro64 (talk · contribs) Editor-in-Chief

More detailed descriptions of the coordinators' responsibilities, the history of the positions, and the process by which coordinators are selected may also be of some interest.

Participants[edit]

If you wish to join this project, please feel free to add your name to our Participants page!

In addition, participants and other Wikipedians who wish to show support for this project should feel free to add {{User WikiProject Horror}} to their user pages.

Task forces[edit]

Please discuss any proposals for new task forces with other members or with the project as a whole before creating them.

Task forces are informal groups of editors gathered for collaborative work on a particular topic within the fiction horror genre (as defined in the "scope" above); all project members are encouraged to participate in any task forces that may interest them.

Film franchises

Useful tags[edit]

  • If you find, create, or contribute to a film article, please paste {{WikiProject Horror}} on the top of its discussion page with the appropriate parameters. In addition, some parameters that can be pasted within the {{WikiProject Horror}} template on the discussion page in order to request the addition of missing material are |attention=yes, |needs-infobox=yes, |incomp-infobox=yes, and |needs-infobox-image=yes.

Showcase[edit]

The following is a listing of articles (and other types of content) within the scope of the project that have been noted for their outstanding quality. Project members are encouraged to peruse these at their leisure, as they serve as excellent examples of different writing and organizational styles that one may wish to emulate.

Please note that the project does not necessarily claim any authorship or credit for creating these. While many were written by members—sometimes with extensive input from the project as a whole—others were created by uninvolved editors, or predate the existence of the project itself, and are listed here merely because they fall within our scope.

Featured articles:
Featured article "Once More, with Feeling" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) September 18, 2013
Featured article Eraserhead September 20, 2012
Featured article System Shock 2 September 20, 2012
Featured article Jaws (film) March 20, 2012
Featured article Manhunter (film) February 11, 2012
Featured article The Human Centipede (First Sequence) October 5, 2011
Featured article Resident Evil 2 July 10, 2011
Featured article The Historian November 8, 2009
Featured article Bride of Frankenstein March 4, 2009
Featured article Mary Shelley June 27, 2008
Featured article The Mummy April 12, 2008
Featured article Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow March 3, 2008
Featured article Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow March 3, 2008
Featured article Alien vs. Predator February 7, 2008
Featured article Silent Hill 4: The Room January 28, 2008
Featured article Edgar Allan Poe January 21, 2008
Featured article Vampire January 21, 2008
Featured article Zodiac January 7, 2008
Featured article BioShock November 18, 2007
Featured article "The Raven" October 14, 2007
Featured article Jason Voorhees September 4, 2007
Featured article The Pit and the Pendulum (1961 film) June 28, 2007
Featured article System Shock May 15, 2007
Featured article Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening April 28, 2007
Featured article Devil May Cry (video game) April 12, 2007
Featured article Cannibal Holocaust February 22, 2007
Featured article The Cat and the Canary (1927 film) January 20, 2007
Featured article Witchfinder General (film) October 1, 2006
Featured article Tenebrae April 23, 2006

Featured Article Nominees:

A-Class articles:
A-Class article Nemesis January 24, 2009
A-Class article Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin February 29, 2008
A-Class article F.E.A.R. October 14, 2006

Did You Know? articles:
Did You Know? Horny House of Horror July 30, 2011
Did You Know? World War Z (film) July 13, 2011
Did You Know? Deep Freeze (film) April 2, 2011
Did You Know? Night of the Blood Beast February 10, 2011
Did You Know? The Incredible Melting Man December 30, 2010
Did You Know? Laserblast December 26, 2010
Did You Know? House (1977 film) November 12, 2010
Did You Know? Haunted House (manga) October 31, 2010
Did You Know? Mutant Girls Squad October 31, 2010
Did You Know? Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp October 31, 2010
Did You Know? The Brute Man October 20, 2010
Did You Know? The Child's Eye September 24, 2010
Did You Know? Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy May 26, 2010
Did You Know? Saw II: Flesh & Blood April 23, 2010
Did You Know? I Made a Game with Zombies in It! April 5, 2010
Did You Know? Night of the Lepus 18 January 2010
Did You Know? Let Me In (film) November 11, 2009
Did You Know? Son of Ingagi September 23, 2009
Did You Know? Hamilton Deane July 10, 2009
Did You Know? La residencia July 5, 2009
Did You Know? Thirst (1979 film) June 25, 2009
Did You Know? Dolce e selvaggio April 15, 2009
Did You Know? Bloody Fun Day March 30, 2009
Did You Know? White Dog February 1, 2009
Did You Know? Dracula's Daughter November 8, 2008
Did You Know? Let the Right One In October 24, 2008
Did You Know? Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow December 24, 2007
Did You Know? The Cat and the Canary January 9, 2007

Good Article Candidates:
Good article nominee Black Sabbath (film) 9 May 2014
Good articles:
Good article The Screaming Skull June 14 2014
Good article "Robbing the Cradle" May 3, 2014
Good article The Town That Dreaded Sundown April 23, 2014
Good article The Rocky Horror Picture Show March 30, 2014
Good article Corpse Bride March 13, 2014
Good article Alan Wake November 19, 2013
Good article Goosebumps October 19, 2013
Good article The Haunting (1963 film) September 19, 2013
Good article Fairy Cube September 16, 2013
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It August 30, 2013
Good article One Day at HorrorLand August 14, 2013
Good article Grand Guignol Orchestra August 5, 2013
Good article Sian Breckin July 19, 2013
Good article Robert Boulter July 13, 2013
Good article Castlevania: Lords of Shadow July 3, 2013
Good article Olly Blackburn June 24, 2013
Good article The Evil Dead May 18, 2013
Good article Within the Woods April 22, 2013
Good article Darkwatch March 7, 2013
Good article Ada Wong March 1, 2013
Good article Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters February 4, 2013
Good article Jacob's Ladder (film) January 9, 2013
Good article Claire Redfield January 3, 2013
Good article Tyrant (Resident Evil) November 30, 2012
Good article Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth October 13, 2012
Good article Leon S. Kennedy September 16, 2012
Good article Silent Hill: Shattered Memories September 10, 2012
Good article Black Swan (film) August 24, 2012
Good article "Blink" (Doctor Who) August 16, 2012
Good article Final Destination 2 August 10, 2012
Good article Anne Rice July 12, 2012
Good article Nude per l'assassino July 2, 2012
Good article Adam (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) June 28, 2012
Good article "Welcome to the Hellmouth" June 22, 2012
Good article "A Christmas Carol" (Doctor Who) April 8, 2012
Good article Soft & Cuddly April 6, 2012
Good article "Afterbirth" (American Horror Story) March 18, 2012
Good article "Judge, Jury, Executioner" March 11, 2012
Good article "Beside the Dying Fire" May 25, 2012
Good article American Horror Story: Murder House May 12, 2012
Good article Night of the Blood Beast May 4, 2012
Good article S&Man April 25, 2012
Good article American Horror Story April 21, 2012
Good article Afterbirth (American Horror Story) March 18, 2012
Good article "18 Miles Out" March 11, 2012
Good article "Pretty Much Dead Already" February 27, 2012
Good article "Secrets" (The Walking Dead) February 27, 2012
Good article Vatos February 18, 2012
Good article "Cherokee Rose" (The Walking Dead) February 5, 2012
Good article "Save the Last One" January 4, 2012
Good article "Bloodletting" (The Walking Dead) December 24, 2011
Good article The Walking Dead December 23, 2011
Good article "Pilot" (American Horror Story) December 20, 2011
Good article Saw II December 11, 2011
Good article "What Lies Ahead" November 21, 2011
Good article "Days Gone Bye" October 21, 2011
Good article Resident Evil: Afterlife October 14, 2011
Good article Hellblazer October 11, 2011
Good article Saw (2004 film) October 5, 2011
Good article Restless (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) September 21, 2011
Hush (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) August 21, 2011
Darla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) August 15, 2011
Dangerous Girls July 28, 2011
Scream (1996 film) July 19, 2011
Final Destination June 27, 2011
Bad Blood (The X-Files) May 2, 2011
The Colour Out of Space April 24, 2011
Under the Pyramids April 10, 2011
The Incredible Melting Man April 5, 2011
Let Me In (film) April 5, 2011
Don't Look Now March 31, 2011
The Cats of Ulthar March 29, 2011
Saw 3D March 27, 2011
The Haunted Mask March 7, 2011
Maniac Mansion February 21, 2011
Silent Hill (video game) January 20, 2011
House (1977 film) January 11, 2011
Laserblast December 31, 2010
Quatermass and the Pit (film) December 5, 2010
Inseminoid November 23, 2010
The Brute Man October 29, 2010
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 film) October 25, 2010
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance September 29, 2010
Good article Pyramid Head September 4, 2010
Good article A Ghost Story for Christmas August 22, 2010
Good article Silent Hill 2 August 9, 2010
Good article Jennifer's Body July 25, 2010
Good article Space Gun (video game) June 1, 2010
Good article The X-Files (film) April 16, 2010
Good article Halloween II (2009) April 12, 2010
Good article Bizenghast April 7, 2010
Good article Saw VI March 4, 2010
White Zombie (film) January 9, 2010
Saw (video game) January 8, 2010
Vampyr August 15, 2009
Apt Pupil (film) July 25, 2009
Let the Right One In (film) May 26, 2009
Earl Cain May 24, 2009
Cordelia Chase May 22, 2009
Quatermass 2 May 21, 2009
The Quatermass Xperiment May 20, 2009
Survival horror April 23, 2009
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (video game) April 21, 2009
Bloody Fun Day April 20, 2009
Dead Head Fred April 16, 2009
World War Z April 13, 2009
White Dog March 5, 2009
Friday the 13th (2009) February 26, 2009
James Whale February 23, 2009
The Frighteners February 21, 2009
Eerie February 10, 2009
Vampire folklore by region January 29, 2008
The Orphanage December 22, 2008
Dracula's Daughter December 20, 2008
Silent Hill: Homecoming November 25, 2008
Maneater (2007 film) November 12, 2008
Halloween (2007 film) October 23, 2008
Grizzly Rage October 22, 2008
Eyes Without a Face October 21, 2008
Doom 3 October 16, 2008
Subspecies (film series October 7, 2008
Beetlejuice October 7, 2008
Alien (film) October 6, 2008
Silent Hill 3 October 2, 2008
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre July 30, 2008
Devil May Cry 4 July 13, 2008
Halloween franchise July 1, 2008
Aliens (film) April 8, 2008
Alien: Resurrection March 31, 2008
Alucard (Castlevania) February 20, 2008
Resident Evil: Apocalypse February 20, 2008
I Am Legend (film) February 20, 2008
Michael Myers (Halloween) February 19, 2008
Randall Flagg January 28, 2008
Sleepy Hollow (film) January 11, 2008
Resident Evil: Extinction January 9, 2008
Soma Cruz January 7, 2008
Moon. January 6, 2008
Resident Evil (film) December 31, 2007
Ultime grida dalla savana December 2, 2007
Friday the 13th franchise November 30, 2007
Jaws: The Revenge August 30, 2007
Hannibal July 28, 2007
Grindhouse (film) May 7, 2007
The Stone Tape April 17, 2007
Jaws 3-D February 11, 2007
Jaws 2 January 8, 2007
Psycho (1960 film) January 5, 2007
Snakes on a Plane December 20, 2006

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