Laima Anglickienė


In Lithuania children’s horror stories exist for around 50 years. These stories told by children are about unmotivated cruel death. When appeared possibilities to communicate in the Internet these stories were begun to tell in the virtual space. In the virtual clubs children put not only texts but also share with each other photos and pictures which illustrate the plots of the concrete horror stories; furthermore short films are created according to the plots of the most famous stories and become more and more popular. In such way we can see how oral tradition is changed by written and visual. In this publication is discussed what influence for the genre of horror stories was done when their telling was moved to the Internet, how ways of spreading change the composition, form, contents and means of expression of the horror stories.KEY WORDS: horror stories, folklore, visualization, virtual communication.

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