Hey guys. Creeper50 back again, and better than ever! Today, we're going to talk about blood.
In the old days, blood was one of the most popular scare devices in horror. See something disfigured, and you would think "Oh god. I don't want to end up looking like that."
Today, however, blood is considered the enemy of shock value, because it now represents desperation in writers and shows that they can't think of other ways to crank up the scare factor.
However, blood is being hated more than it needs to be. Blood can't be labeled a cliche, unlike what many say. Why? Because it is very vague. If anything could be labeled a cliche regardless of how vague it is, we wouldn't be writing stories because that would be a cliche.
Additionally, blood can be good if used in the right context. Necrosleep is a masterful example of this. The blood is all within resonable context, it doesn't linger on the description for too long, and waits until sufficent buildup has occured to describe it.
So, yeah, I would like your opinon on this. Thanks for watching, and bye.