Writing

How to Avoid Clichés When Writing Horror

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 6, 2021 • 4 min read

Thanks to legendary writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and Stephen King, horror has become a leading genre for novels, short stories, and film. While it may feel like every horror story has already been told, there are plenty of ways to scare audiences without resorting to horror clichés.