When it comes to horror, I like mine suspenseful and frightening rather than buckets of blood and guts, the original Halloween rather than Saw, The Devil’s Backbone vs. Hostel. That’s not to say that I can’t appreciate violence or gore, the scene where Captain Vidal beats the guy’s face in with the wine bottle in Pan’s Labyrinth was brutal and graphic but didn’t tweak me the same way torture porn does.
However, I sometimes find myself writing about things that make my skin crawl, that I would be hard pressed to watch on a screen.
Today’s research centers around eye injuries, specifically how one would treat a punctured eye.
God, just writing that made me shudder. There’s something about the idea of an eye being pierced that just creeps me out.