How to Write Monsters that are Truly Scary

Tap into real human fears to give your give readers a chill

Nosferatu (1922) is still an effective horror movie

Basic Human Fears

Photo by Daniel Jensen on Unsplash

Fear of the Dark

Fear of Science

Fear of Pain

Fear of Death

Fear of Disease

Fear of Sex

Fear of Violation

Fear of Creepy Crawlies

Fear of the Supernatural

Fear of Meaninglessness

Fear of Losing Ourselves

Monster Menagerie

Scifi writer, roboticist, and game developer, 2x Quora Top Writer. I write about writing speculative fiction, computer graphics, AI, evolution, and programming.

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