Horror and how we perceive it (October Frights Blog Hop 1)

Clowns and balloons
Are they really scary?
I think not and the fact that I think not made me consider something.
From the perspective of a horror author, most horror isn't scary anymore.
I personally saw the trailer of Stephen King's new IT and it looked adorable to me how the kid said.
"You'll float too."
The reason for this might be the following:
As a horror author, I can see how it is supposed to scare people.
Therefore, I don't find it scary.
One thing I do in Horror novels is to make a bad situation out of something nice.
Hence, the motto of my novel Mermaid Quay was "The horrors of creatures gone astray are best visible in a beautiful scenery".
However, once I recognise the system, it is no longer scary.
That doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good horror story though.

This post is part of the October Frights Blog Hop which you can find here.

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  1. Interesting thoughts. I suppose it's a bit like knowing a magician's secrets, the known isn't as wondrous or scary as the unknown.

  2. That's an interesting perspective. Maybe I need to get into writing horror so I'm not such a wuss about it. LOL

  3. I'm not a scary cat, but still don't like jumpy scenes. LOL. Love the post. Shared and tweeted.


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