In a 2019 piece titled The Difference Between Dark Fantasy And Horror (And Why It Matters) and published on the UPROXX popular media ezine, author and film maker, Jessica Toomer explains:
If horror is about people trying to escape monsters (both human and supernatural), dark fantasy is about people accepting that the monster may be within and deciding how to live in a world filled with wonder and peril despite that revelation.
This definition gets at the heart of what makes the relatively new genre dark (paranormal) fantasy different from the more establish genre of horror fiction. Authors like Marissa Meyer (Twilight), Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book), and Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver) :
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