Horror (done right) greatly resembles romance (in general nature).
The story begins with flirtation, with “hints of what could be” and the question of “what else is going to happen right now,” but it’s almost always a tease, almost always “not yet time.”
By Neil Gaiman
Stepping through, she never imagined what might follow.
By Clive Barker
Blinded by desire, they never dreamed what would follow.
By Richard Matheson
A life studying sin, a death spent applying it.
By H.P. Lovecraft
Knowledge brings pain. Madness offers release.
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