I had never smoked, had a BP of 95 over 60, a resting pulse of 48, and had been through a stress test six months earlier with no issues. I came home from playing tennis and took a shower while my wife was making dinner. I looked down and found two aspirin in my hand I never take aspirin.
What if the writer was aiming for something deeper, something more disturbing, something like well horror. To be horrified is to feel the foundations of your humanity move in a manner that disturbs your security in, not who you are, but what you are.
Is the human animal really so vile? And this, it might be argued, is the true aim of writing horror.
Well, you can argue that if you like, but to do so unfairly discounts the value of a darned good scare. And what about a good laugh? Is it fair to laugh in a horror story?
Too right it is. Humour is a close relation to fear and a common reaction. Can a horror story be written as a comedy? Of course it can and done well, you can dry your laughter tears only to feel your foundations quiver. Emotional Disturbance This is the element at the centre of horror as a genre.
The emotions you target are the darker ones, the ones that leave your reader reviewing their survival instincts. Great writers such as Poe, Lovecraft and King all know this and target them. But why do you put down one of their stories with that sense of half concealed fear?
Great horror not only targets your darker emotions, it disturbs them from their slumber, sometimes to awaken them but at other times, to stir them just enough to lay like a dark mist across your conscious.
Subtlety is often a more powerful tool than brute force. It is this emotional disturbance, the residual feelings that weaken our feeling of safety and well being that is the fruit of great horror. Shock passes quickly and is gone. Fear lingers and makes us hesitate before opening the door.
We may recoil at the gush of arterial blood but when we can imagine that man in the street wielding the knife, our sense of community has been weakened. However, what if I warned you first of the killer stalking our streets.
Gave you evidence that convinced you that this man is out there, hunting victims, innocent horror writers just like you. But the true cunning would not be to take you by the hand and lead you outside.
Horror scares us not because we present the horrible, but because the writer prepares us for the revelation. The writer tills the ground, fertilizes and plants the right seeds.
Weeds are removed before they appear and the crop is nurtured until ready to fruit. But then, at the moment of harvest, the writer steps aside and allows our imagination to wield the scythe and collect the rewards. The disturbance is inside you, in your own emotions. To get that disturbance, the writer must gain access to your own secret centre.
Easy enough to do, you say. People have been doing it for years. It is relatively easy in real life where we have the full armoury of speech, action, body language, scent and past history. On the page though, we are limited to words.A Good Scare Is Worth More Than Good Advice March 17, am EST I was 59 years old and in very good shape.
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It shouldn't scare you however. It is the cost of the game #6 Alpha Centauri. According to the Today show, the "zombie economy" is worth more than $ billion in the U.S.
alone. There is simply no better time to brush-up on zombie fiction, but with so many undead-related titles to choose from, it's hard to figure out where to start.
Are they worth selling or maybe they are the kind of thing to sell a few years from now? I realize that VHS tapes can deteriorate over time, so that's an element. Seems most any VHS tape is going to have its critical time peak, when it is still good/operable. 2. The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you.
~Elmer Davis. 3. I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
4. Do not let your fears choose your destiny. ~ Unknown. 5. Jan 22, · "A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice." any ideas on what it means.. give me some insight id like to know Status: Resolved.