Dutch Elm Productions
wood with a subtle twist of pestilence

- in which our plaintiff strives to make some magic image box trickery, in order to insinuate himself into Dame Marjory's will. Constable Blackthorpe, however, has suspicions.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Question of Atmosphere

Not so much of an anecdote today more of a question.

What is the essence of haunting?

What factors need to be present in order to evoke this atmosphere?

Question open to the floor, all input welcome.

What I did: A bit more writing, interminable.


Blogger Rich S said...

After not much consideration i've decided that it's not about what you show but what you don't show.

It's not easy to create a monster scarier than somebody can imagine if they are given cause to imagine it. Jaws for example, the opening scene when the woman couldn't see the shark was much scarier than when the shark swims by the boat in full view.

I guess it's similar to comedy in many ways, you need to set up the joke but for it to work the pay off has to be unexpected

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other..

Didn't expect that did you!

4:08 PM  

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