There was something about the night that Stuart found comforting. Especially summer nights in Lincolnville, when the darkness would wrap around him like a blanket. The earth was still warm, but the breeze was cool, and the crickets called out their songs. As he walked home, having closed the gas station where he worked some […]
Cosmic horror loves a good mystery. Many great stories from the genre rely on the reveal to generate the horror. That realization is often connected to questions around just how powerful we are in an infinite unfeeling universe. The scope of our lives feels all-encompassing to us who live them, but they are just tiny […]
How to Make Truly Alien Monsters
Build Tension Through Atmosphere & Mood Cosmic Horror offers a lot of fun opportunities to create tension through the use of atmosphere. Any genre can do this, and likely should create tension wherever the story calls for it, but cosmic horror has a unique kind of tension to build. Writing cosmic horror requires mastering this […]
Explore the essence of cosmic horror, what makes the genre so engaging and fun to read.