I argue that J.R.R. Tolkien’s uncompleted mid-1940s time-travel tale The Notion Club Papers (NCP), while often classified as science fiction (mainly due to its connection with Tolkien’s earlier and likewise unfinished time-travel tale The Lost Road), would be more properly classified as a horror tale. Joss Whedon's classic horror film The Cabin in the Woods is analyzed in parallel to bolster my case.
"“They’re something nightmares are from”: The Notion Club Papers and The Cabin in the Woods,"
Journal of Tolkien Research: Vol. 10:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol10/iss1/5