Horror is hard to pull off because it requires a constant atmosphere. It's difficult to do when things like food/bathroom breaks exist.
Also it requires a sense of helplessness, something that needs some very real constraints on your character. This is accomplished in video games, but is often heavy handed. In table top games it requires a very specific sort of ruleset.
I find it is easiest when you have a player conspirator to help push your players in just the wrong direction. The horror of knowing a decision is final and that you made the wrong one is rather good. Also, body horror is something that can be easily done, but disliked by many groups.
People hate running away from danger. They want to dive headlong into danger and save the world, not skulk in libraries reading books that drive them slowly insane so the world can last a few more minutes before the inevitable onslaught of unknowable horrors from beyond perception.
>>44611537 DIfficult represent IC and difficult ot convey OOC. Requires more DM skills than just running basic encounters. But I don't think it's so rare. Certainly more present than non sci-fi non fantasy tactical rpgs.
>>44611591 >It's difficult to do when things like food/bathroom breaks exist. As someone who lived in the countryside for a year and had to pee outside and shit in an outhouse with no light on its path - bathroom breaks are the scariest shit in the countryside if you've recently watched The Thing and have progressed to playing it. So much fear.
What I mean is most of my friends aren't a fan of horror period, be it good or otherwise.
I'm just as annoyed by movies which feature nothing other than overly telegraphed jumps cares as anyone else, but legitimately creeping horror flicks like Insidious, the Exorcist, or the Thing are some of my favorites.
But I know a lot of people who just can't handle horror at all. Or at least think they can't. Horror movies are like roller coasters: they tend to look a lot scarier than they actually are
Yeah it's kind of all over the place. I'm convinced whoever made this list hasn't actually seen/read half the items on this list, and just put them there because third parties told them they were important with the rest just being stuff the guy likes.
Independence Day does not belong on this list.
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