Hey guys, I had this idea for a question I'd like to discuss. I wasn't sure which forum to post in on, but I figured it's plot-related enough to go here - mods, please feel free to move it if your discretion urges you to do so. I've mentioned many times before, and so have others, that the horror genre is far scarier when the reader/viewer is forced to use his/her imagination. Shadows in the darkness, unnatural muffled sounds, strange POVs etc can be terrifying, but CGI-generated monsters are not. This is why movies like "Blair Witch Project" and its kind have stood out. I do not want this thread to turn into a debate about whether or not Blair Witch is scary, because everyone has their own opinion. The bigger point here is that leaving stuff unsaid holds a lot of power (when done right and not a cop-out) because what the individual mind finds more terrifying is far more scary than what a writer or director can explicitly spell out. Here's the question. When faced with a movie/book that uses this type of technique -- in a good way, not in a cop-out way or otherwise non-scary manner -- what does your imagination come up with to fill in the blanks? I realize that, of course, it will vary from story to story, and that no guess will ever apply everywhere. But let's just say it's your standard run-of-the-mill horror film or scary book: people are out camping, or in an isolated house, etc., and something unnatural is out there but you don't know what it is...to you, what is it?