The Main Staples of Horror

For real horror, you need:

  • an empty rocking chair, rocking
  • a crackle-faced porcelain doll
  • the close-up of an eyeball
  • a spread-fingered hand on the other side of a window
  • a tree swing, creaking back and forth
  • and a cat flying out of every closet:
  • doesn’t hurt to have a mysterious shape walking past a doorway, either: