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Does all horror need a content warning?

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I typically say "no horror" when I put my name on the beta list, but this time I had to write horror, so... I wrote something that wasn't overtly violent and focused instead on psychological horror, not graphic.

I did decline to beta a story that triggered some of my PTSD, but there's no way the writer would have known about it as it was personal to me, not a common trigger. And that author wasn't writing horror, so it wasn't on them to post any warnings, IMO. It was on me to back away and let it go.

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In my opinion, anyone who reads a horror story should expect some level of violence and gore.  Unless your story deals with some really specific scenes (child abuse, animal torture or the like), I'd say no.
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