I've been trying to plan out stories for many months now (some ideas have been posted on this forum), but I seem to have found myself stuck trying to achieve original settings and plots. Each time I think of a plot idea which I find quite exciting, it's only a matter of minutes before I realize that its already been done head to toe by an old 80's horror flick or a recent video game. Does originality exist anymore? Is weaving new stories out of previously done ideas the way forward? Or do I just a have a serious lack of imagination?