What is the difference between a Horror movie and a Thriller movie?

@alexsis (2149)
United States
March 28, 2007 7:18pm CST
I thought Horror and Thriller meant the same thing until when I seen the listing of some of the movies. Some scary movies are listed as horror and others thriller. Could anyone tell me what is the difference?
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• United States
29 Mar 07
A horror movie is a movie that is meant to scare you.A thiller is a movie that is meant to keep you in suspence, keep you guessing. True a horror film can keep you guessing. But a true thiller doesn't scare you, it is suspenceful.The Friday 13th films are horror films. Basic Instinct is a thiller. And the original Psycho is both a thiller and a horror film.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Thriller is more edge of your seat type thing, whereas horror is more make you jump out of your seat. Psycho is an excellent example of a thriller, not really make you jump scary, but scary just the same. On the other side of the coin movies like the Nightmare on Elm St. series are horror, they make you jump and scare you at points, but not actually truly scary.
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@Duvessa (913)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Thrillers have you on the edge of your seat holding your breath Horror's have you hiding under your seat breathing heavy LOL
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• United States
31 Mar 07
I think thillers are more psychological and horror movies are more visually frightening. A thiller is one that is suspensful and you think to yourself "whats gonna happen next" and you get some adrenaline rush from it. And horrors are movies like Nightmare on Elm Street where there is not much thinking required but it is still very scary because there are so many scary, gory images that make us cringe and jump
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
31 Mar 07
Horror had you covering your eyes where as thriller has you on the edge of your seat
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@hazydazy (783)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thriller is just something that scares you. Kind of messes with your head. Horror is something that is just gross. Lots of blood and gore.
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@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
3 Dec 12
For me, Horror Movies are those that really scares you while Thriller Movies, as implied, bring thrill to you or it will make you think and maybe brings puzzle to your head. Horror or Thriller movies, however, are best described by the viewer since a movie maybe a horror to you but for me it appears to be just a fool movie, if you get what I mean. Each person has his own preference or taste :)
@Shavkat (79266)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
The trailer of this movie was so thrilling that made me watch it. The actors had played so effectively, definitely the moviegoers would love the film. I really this kind of genre, the witchcraft practiced by the black witches.
• Indonesia
29 Mar 07
oh really....hmmm it's the first time to me too know that diference, good for you make things better than!!!