logo

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Important elements of a good horror story? #140728
11/10/05 06:54 AM
11/10/05 06:54 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 42
Southwestern Colorado
Justin D. - Horror Lit Host Offline OP
Newbie
Justin D. - Horror Lit Host  Offline OP
Newbie
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 42
Southwestern Colorado
I agree that suspense and character are invaluable to the horror story. What importance do you place on such elements as pacing and atmosphere?


J. D. Davis
BellaOnline Horror Literature Editor
Re: Important elements of a good horror story? #140729
11/10/05 01:27 PM
11/10/05 01:27 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,186
Lake Lanier, Georgia
Chelle - Marriage Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chelle - Marriage Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,186
Lake Lanier, Georgia
I think pacing and atmosphere are relative in terms of the characters and intrigue that's originally set up.

If the book really starts dragging, but i am completely invested in a character- I will still follow it through to the end (although I might peek; oh the shame!) <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

Atmosphere; I think that more or less depends on your own imagination. I read authors like Tom Clancy and think "Get on with it! I don't have to be told what every single bolt in the sub looked like." Sometimes being given so much information is like being spoonfed, its annoying. IMHO


Michelle Taylor
Marriage Editor
Re: Important elements of a good horror story? [Re: Justin D. - Horror Lit Host] #911074
06/09/16 09:57 PM
06/09/16 09:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,155
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada
N
Nancy Roussy Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Nancy Roussy  Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
N
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 16,155
Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada
It has to be scary and also disgusting. For me when I am scared but not disgusting it is just suspense not horror. Without gore then it cannot be horror (for me anyway but since the word of that genre is horror then im sure im right in the description of what horror is supposed to be).

Page 2 of 2 1 2

Brand New Posts
Biggest in the Solar System - Facts for Kids *new*
by Mona - Astronomy. 07/16/18 10:36 AM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. 07/16/18 10:09 AM
Spiders!
by Nancy Roussy. 07/16/18 03:04 AM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. 07/16/18 02:25 AM
Heavenly Art
by Mona - Astronomy. 07/15/18 10:25 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Angie. 07/15/18 09:00 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Angie. 07/15/18 08:07 PM
Knitique, Elk Grove, CA
by Korie - Folklore//Knitting/Yoga Editor. 07/15/18 04:39 PM
Padmasana and Its Friends
by Korie - Folklore//Knitting/Yoga Editor. 07/15/18 04:33 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. 07/15/18 03:19 PM
Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1