"While comedies want you to laugh and dramas want you to care, the horror genre isn't so easily pigeonholed. Horror movies often aim for some combination of intentions — they want to scare, unsettle, and/or entertain with shocks and thrills — and some mix other elements in from the funny to the disgusting. A small handful, though, aim even higher. They want to break your goddamn heart along the way.
It's a difficult line to walk, delivering genre thrills while also crafting characters whose circumstances grip our hearts, but when it works the result can be magical. A simple film about cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers can become a heart-wrenching look at loss and grief. A story about twin doctors fueled by addiction and ego turns a corner to explore the painful side of human connection. A descent into comical terror involving undead beavers shifts to become — okay, sometimes a Zombeaver is just a Zombeaver. But other examples await below!"