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Questions tagged [horror]

For questions involving monsters and horror literature. This tag is often used when talking about monsters and scenarios based on literature from H. P. Lovecraft.

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How can I conceal the presence of magical beasts from humans for a few weeks?

I am in the process of fleshing out an alternate world where, following an unnatural super-storm (think cold snaps down to -30°C and heavy snowfall in the 4ft range [1.2 m] inside of 8 hours) in the ...
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How deep would you have to bury a body in a graveyard so that it won't be found? [closed]

I’m writing a horror book and I was wondering: If you buried a body in a graveyard, how deep would you have to put it so that it is untraceable/undetectable? Time period—modern day Untraceable for—as ...
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Great Old Ones Limited, or Why does Cthulhu need a Company?

A world much like our own. A city like the one in which you live. A corporation whose doors you pass every day. Maybe you notice the subtle sans-serif fonted words adorning the entrance, maybe you ...
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How can a race of eldritch abominations help humanity?

A society of your typical beings from beyond the veil of reality have recently encountered the bounderies of the realm humans call home. They studied our universe, via their own incomprehensible ...
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Would it be realistic to hide a city in the United States?

I was thinking of exploring Lovecraftian horror the other day, and the thought occurred to me: say a couple decades after the American civil war, there was a certain city in New England of 10,000 ...
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Who will be horrified by the Worldbuilding site? [closed]

Who will be horrified (or angered or distressed) on reading or knowing of the existence of the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange site or any post(s) present on it? By 'who will', I mean any futuristic/...
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How can a Horror from Beyond Reason reliably communicate with mortals?

Jimmy is an Eldritch Monstrosity. Jimmy has a Red Ball. Jimmy wants someone to play with him and his Red Ball. All of Jimmy's friends are busy trying to Overturn the Cosmic Order and bring Chaos ...
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Can Brian Greene's Ultimate Multiverse contain Cthulhu Mythos?

I'm wondering if Greene's Ultimate Multiverse could work like Heinlein's World as Myth concept or Stephen King's Dark Tower. 'Work' in a way that it could contain fictional universes. In this case, ...
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What would count or define as an eldritch abomination?

So I tried googling them, all I got was A:[unspeakable horrors not meant to be seen][Which does not help] B:[A giant tentacled balloon] C:[Some strange shadow skeleton pseudo-death god] So yeah, ...
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What is the logical conclusion of Horrors that “infect” such as Grudge, Ring and It Follows? [closed]

So, I'm currently mulling over what a regular world set in the present would look like if one of these horrors were real. A horror movie accurately represents a singular victim, but the ending is ...
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How would Facebook Sysadmins prevent the summoning of Cthulhu?

So, I've got this idea for a short story. Some researchers find a forgotten manuscript hidden locked away in an ancient tomb. While they are working on it one of them pastes part of the text into a ...