This articles describes the genre. For other uses of the word "fantasy" see fantasy (disambiguation).
Fantasy is a speculative artistic genre of fiction, movies, and comics involving alternate universes, the impossible, and/or the supernatural. It can generally be distinguished from science fiction, which often involves scientific, futuristic, and/or technological speculation, and from horror, which is intended to shock and to elicit fear or terror, and often contains elements usually considered gruesome, violent or repugnant. However, all speculative genres share a fantastical element, and there is often considerable overlap between them as well as sharp disagreement even among experts about how different genres should be defined, particularly those of fantasy and science fiction.
Tales that can undisputedly be considered fantasy include: