All right, we’ve gone into the unknown, and doubt as elements of horror. Now it’s time to tackle the third part of the information control trinity. The known. Okay. So the unknown is all about what we don’t know at all. What’s in the dark. Why something is happening. Where that sound came from. Who […]
Every story starts the same. With an idea.
In the last segment we talked about The Unknown as an element of Horror. In this segment we will go into doubt. Now, doubt is just as important as the unknown, and so is the known but that’s the next segment. Not knowing something alone doesn’t really get you anywhere, you have to create worry […]
When it comes to creating fear there are many types you can work with, but they basically break down into three aspects. How specific the cause of the fear is, how focused that fear is, and how immediate the fear is. Specific means there is something clear to be scared of that is a threat. […]
This is something you will hear people talk about a lot. Deep characters. Nuanced characters. That sort of thing. So what do people mean when they say that? Simple, it’s characters they like. Okay, that might be a bit of a simplification, but it’s true. The entire idea of “deep characters” is a conceit. Invariably […]