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I'm actually going to challenge the premise a little here... I either have to have the main character run indefinitely, or explain why the shape-shifter is chasing them. Once I explain it, it doesn't seem scary no matter what I do. Then don't explain it, not only is it unnecessary (particularly in short story form) it's actually often counter-productive to ...


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I have read It. I've watched Terminator 2. (Not familiar with The Thing.) I think I see the difference which makes one horror and the other sci fi. Horror Is Inherently Arbitrary The killer clown (ancient god-spider, whatever, etc...) in It is malevolent, delights in making victims miserable, and will go after anyone who is vulnerable and unfortunate ...


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