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There's also something to be said for a haunting backstory. Exploiting small hints of horrors which may still be lurking in the darkness does wonders. Begin the story without much evidence of anything, then provide your first clue of something terrible within the second room. Slowly bring the horror elements from the past to the present with some kind of ...


The greatest human fear is the fear of the unknown. What's more scary? A gremlin chasing people in the streets, or a moan that's heard every summer in the depths of a basement? Exploit this. I recommend you to read House of Leaves. There are no monsters, there's no blood, yet it's one of the scariest novels I've ever read. It's the story about a house ...

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