Horror

Writing

How to Use the Uncanny in Your Writing

A hand with all of the fingers the same length. Eye whites that aren’t white. Seeing a stranger in the mirror. A subtler cousin of horror, the uncanny is more about discomfort than fear. Sigmund Freud* described it as, in greatly paraphrased form here, making … read more »
Q&A

Running Cosmic Horror in D&D

questions and answer talk bubbles Do you guys have advice for portraying cosmic horror in D&D specifically? I know it isn’t the best game for horror, but it’s all my RPG group is willing to play. -Torchbug
Podcast

142 – Vampires

The Mythcreant Podcast It is time to discuss… THE VAMPYRE. Vampires are a staple of fantasy fiction, from toothy Nosferatu to wise-cracking Spike. This week, we talk about how vampires have changed over time, how to keep them interesting in a saturated market, and why they’ve always been … read more »
Podcast

70 – Unreliable Narrators

The Mythcreant Podcast Can you trust everything you’re told? How about the sights and sounds of a viewpoint character? Mike, Oren, and Chris discuss the use of unreliable narrators. They sort out the liars, the delusional, and the ill-informed whose voices we hear our stories through.