-Words that are used in creppy movies and stories are not normal, pleasing, good, nice or pleasant to hear. They are words that may disgust, weird out or terrify you.
-When you can imagine whats going on by seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling the story in intesified.
-When the story is suspenseful, you don't know what's next and can make the story more mysterious.
Creepy novels and stories are usually in settings that are abandoned. The abandoned place is generally occupied by something super natural . For example secret passages, trap doors, dark or hidden staircases that are old and worn out. The exaples I gave above are described and used in these creepy novels and stories we can't wait to read and watch on halloween.
The atmosphere of mystery and suspense is laid out by a threatening feeling by playing creepy music in a movie or adding ellipsis at the end of a creepy sentence. Fear is enhanced by the unknown because you do not know what coming next. The mystery in a novel or story is also enhanced by the disappearance of somebody or something.
Being mad, sad, scared are three of many different moods and tones. Terrified , horrified, fearful, ghaslty are little of many words that can be associated with a scary story. The words that are associated with scary story have you asking questions. Like why are you terrified? This brings mystery and where there is mystery, it is usually creepy.
A fireplace is running and it seems as if everything is on. The house has an old vintage look so I would think that it was built quite a while ago. The doors on the left side are open and I'm beginning to wonder who is on the other side of the door. The window on the right side is closed and there is no lightcoming through, just blackness.
The settings of ths picture is very creepy because it is abandoned. Because the seting is abandoned you start to wonder where an why the author choose to have it there. You begin to think about all the things that could be going on. It is dark outside and you can't see any civilization from where they're at. The people that live here could get away with doing bad things and no one would know.
And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it --oh so gently! And then, when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern, all closed, closed, that no light shone out, and then I thrust in my head
The Tell-Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe
This setting looks like a graveyard that no one has come to for quite awhile. Right when I look at this picture I begin to think about zombies. I have watched the walking dead and usually the creepiest things happen in places like this. It's dark outside and everything looks dead from first glance.
Element of Suspense:
One element to making a good suspense or creepy story is telling a reader the character's plan so that the know that something is coming but not exactly. By doing this it causes tension and if a story is missing tension it won't be good.
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door;- Darkness there, and nothing more.
The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe
Screenwriters have to always be a step ahead of the reader when writing a script for horror films. They have to think of the details for example music that keeps you in your toes. That's something that authors don't have to do because you image it. Screenwriters have to make your imagination become real.