Some questions for you, reader…
Do you like horror; the sensation of being revolted to the point of loss of bodily function?
Do you like terror; being scared to the point you either freeze or run?
What is worse? Seeing a mutilated body, or sensing that something unknown is stalking you?
What instils horror or terror in you?
Your most memorable instance of horror?
Your most memorable instance of terror?
Has something normally considered horrific ever been made funny?
– Mo –
My answers to the above.
The terror of the unknown would outweigh the horror of the known, but the horror would likely lead to the terror of what caused it…
Anything with leaking bodily fluids, unattached limbs, or feelings of malevolent surveillance. Mix them all in to one package… I guess that makes a Necromorph my scariest thing. Lucky I’ve never played Dead Space then!
The video log in Event Horizon. Who has the mind to think that stuff up? That is a little terrifying in its own regard.
The girl coming out of the television in The Ring.
Yes. The gunshot to the face in Pulp Fiction.
– Mo –
Does not liking it mean I won’t use it in my short stories? No. There is my short story entitled ‘Robot Ripper’ for a later day.
Will it be in my big project? Absolutely. It is the best possible way to enact the ‘Game Changer’ in Book 4.