What are the best horror settings? Right now, I have:. >Suburban House. >Decadent/Run-down Mansion

What are the best horror settings? Right now, I have:
>Suburban House
>Decadent/Run-down Mansion
>Abandoned Laboratory/Hospital
>The Woods
I need more.

  1. 3 weeks ago

    Normal Place but nobody is there.

  2. 3 weeks ago

    >The mall after closing
    >The road off the main street with only one house at the end of it
    >The maintence tunnel enterance
    >Abandonded multi-story buildings in the middle of a city

  3. 3 weeks ago

    Fun House/corn maze/county fair
    Wax museum or manikin factory

  4. 3 weeks ago

    >Cabin in the woods
    >Way out in the desert/mountains
    >Antarctic research station
    >Caves in general
    >Sewer tunnels, steam tunnels, catacombs, anything underground really
    >Space ship/space station
    >Corn fields/remote farms
    >Offshore oil rig
    >Ghost towns/bombed out ruins
    Anywhere isolated will work pretty well, especially if that place is a shelter in the middle of an inhospitable environment, with limited means of transportation/escape.

  5. 3 weeks ago

    Pretty much only space is scary. And maybe the deep sea. Anything else is just played out.

  6. 3 weeks ago

    That would depend on what kind of horror you want. Jason Myer-Sawyer, the generic slasher-flick serial killer, probably won't work all that well in the secret laboratory owned by the shady WeyGen Corporation that specializes in genetics and weaponry.

    • 3 weeks ago

      >"What do you mean, slavering mutants? We're a military biochem lab, we're working on improved knee cartilage. That's where the money is!"
      >"Oh, him? We hired that retard from the asylum's day release program."

  7. 3 weeks ago

    A mostly normal place wherein the rules of physics do not work quite as normal. Eventually something horrible is revealed that is connected to these mildly altered physics.

  8. 2 weeks ago

    You forgot Ukraine.

    Not even as a meme on modern geopolitics, Ukraine is just a legitimate setting for a lot of horror.

    • 2 weeks ago

      If you mean Gogol's folk horror inspired stories, then those fall under the classic "hick backwater" umbrella.

  9. 2 weeks ago

    A laboratory or high-tech facility, but it's not abandoned, simply running automatically. Something like CABAL's bases in Firestorm.

  10. 2 weeks ago

    A strange foreign country

  11. 2 weeks ago

    Present day: anywhere, but you have to pretend that it isn't a horror setting

  12. 2 weeks ago

    Well, have you ever seen the areas Trevor Henderson, the creator of Sirenhead, uses for his doctored Monster photos? He usually chooses areas somewhat close to populated areas, but remote enough that a human-eating predator could operate undetected.

  13. 2 weeks ago

    Emtpy/Abandoned carnival.
    High school

  14. 2 weeks ago

    A run down village out in the sticks where the pcs don't understand the local language.

  15. 2 weeks ago

    Swimming pool
    Meat packing plant
    Hospital, especially psych ward

  16. 2 weeks ago

    Honestly, it's all about the theme and the time + amount of people. ANY place can be horror themed. You'd be harder pressed to find places that AREN'T horror themed even in proper conditions.

  17. 2 weeks ago

    Bit of a cheap answer, but dreams.
    They can intersperse the mundane and bizarre. Their inherently confusing nature can mean that one might think they're 'safe' before the walls start crumbling and the scenery changes.
    You can't really avoid going to sleep, and you call pull the 'you were sleeping this entire' scene.
    As a kid I used to have a recurring nightmare about being trapped in a dark room, where I would wake up in the same spot every few minutes no matter what I did, gave me the fucking creeps going to sleep just to get back there again

    • 2 weeks ago

      I had an old friend tell me once that he had a dream where he was strapped to a surgical table and being carted into a surgery room. There, a masked doctor was leering at him menacingly, then began operating on him. When he woke up, he couldn't remember anything before that day. He still has amnesia to this day, and his friends and family all tell him that he used to be a much worse person before he was "changed" into who he was now.

  18. 2 weeks ago

    Insane asylums are overrated and predictable. 'Normal' prisons can be quite scary. There was an old flash game called Arrival in Hell about a demon suddenly invading and fucking up some prisoners and it scared the shit outta me when I played it cause I was way too young for it.

  19. 2 weeks ago

    Anything running on dream logic or where physics stops making sense.

    for me, catacombs, or underground places where you know you took 4 rights but didn't find the intersection, or you take so many stares or so many jumps down, that you know in your heart that there's no way people made the tunnels you use.
    for a cherry on top, let there be a city deep enough.

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