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  1. Ryan Morton
    September 5, 2018 @ 2:04 am

    I haven’t read a lot of horror, but I’ve watched a fair bit, and I’ve always had the same opinion about unseen antagonists.

    I quite liked the 1408 film. I don’t remember who’s insight it was (maybe Sachin Hingoo) but someone praised that the room held a fully developed character role in the story.

    • Andrea Elisabeth Kovarcsik
      September 5, 2018 @ 1:10 pm

      Hi Ryan,

      Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

      I’m going to check out the 1408 film for sure. You’re the third person to mention it to me.

      Wow, I really like that about the room itself being a fully developed character. I’m not sure about the film, but in the story certainly we know that something, a presence, (the devil, maybe?) inhabits the room and wants to destroy any people in it. Why should it not be a character just because it’s unseen?

      Personally, those are the antagonists that are the scariest for me, like in the movie Paranormal Activity. There’s something about the unseen that’s just so much scarier (for me) that a known enemy.