Conclusion

Sometimes horror builds tension through a subtle discomfort, a growing feeling sustained through a slowly building suspense of the reader or viewer knowing “something isn’t right.”  The audience knows something is wrong or off, but is unable to exactly say why.  In photography and film, this difference between reality and perception often terrifies when the viewer is thrust into an “uncanny valley.”  We’ll start tomorrow’s workshop by examining this technique.  Until then, sweet dreams.  If you have nightmares tonight, you can always use your nightmares for inspiration!