Episode 606 - Scary writing!

Oct 24, 2022

How do you write scary scenes for comics? Banes loves horror so he come up with this subject, plus we're coming up to Halloween! Listen to find out what we come up with. How do YOU write scary scenes though, what are your tips and tricks?

Topics and Show Notes

This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Diary of a girl with a third eye - The mystery of the occult, battling dark forces, a gritty darkness that swallows light whole. This tune has a wonderfully eastern sound, mixed with a darkly gothic rock feel.

Horror comedy comic - Slaughter at Camp Notamoovi (NSFW) - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Slaughter_at_Camp_Notamoovi/

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Vampire Girl - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/oct/18/featured-comic-vampire-girl/

Featured music:
Diary of a girl with a third eye - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Diary_of_a_Girl_with_A_Third_Eye/ - by Wizard Worm, rated E.

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Kawaiidaigakusei - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/kawaiidaigakusei
Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/banes
Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/

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Ozoneocean at 2:15AM, Oct. 25, 2022

Well made thought it is!

Ozoneocean at 2:15AM, Oct. 25, 2022

@InkyMoondrop ha! Funny that you thought of Funny Games too! I had a very different reaction to it. I hate nasty films :(

InkyMoondrop at 1:30AM, Oct. 25, 2022

I don't really write scary scenes, I mean the upcoming Chapter 3 of Blessed Days will feature many, but those are usually scary because I've got my hands on some good 3D locations to use and because of zombies and how they look. But One thing I managed to make scary, even though I didn't intend it to be will be a recurring dream sequence, where a character stands with its back to the "camera", says some things and before it'd turn around or we'd get to see the face, the dream / nightmare ends with everything engulfed in flames. I think I managed to make it somewhat scary because of the unsettling feeling it evokes that we're in the perspective of the narrator, who dreams and there's this invisible wall we can't break through. But I can't say how it'll affect readers, so I'll just wait for them to experience it and share their take.

InkyMoondrop at 1:17AM, Oct. 25, 2022

Okay, I've got to the point where you actually talk about Funny Games as well.

InkyMoondrop at 12:53AM, Oct. 25, 2022

Hehe. One of the most clever ways of breaking the 4th wall I've seen is in Funny Games (the original, I haven't watched the US remake yet, but I've heard it's pretty much a frame-by-frame copy). Two boys / young men arrive to a family's vacation house and start tormenting said family for no apparent reason. Only, sometimes they look at the audience, giving hints that this is all a movie, happening for your entertainment, seeing this family suffer and die is what you essentially paid for. It's one of Haneke's earlier films and a really powerful one as well.

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