One of my favorite pranks in horror stories is taking a seemingly innocent object and turning it into something evil. Demon-possessed toys, or the car in Christine, are good examples of horror trickery. Twisting the mundane into an object of terror can be more challenging than you’d expect.
We've all seen movies where the villain was, to be polite, less than effective. The Gingerdead Man and Jack Frost, I’m looking at you… Not everything can be turned into a nightmare. However, the true masters of horror can take an everyday object, like a child’s toy or a new home, and strike the fear of God into you. Going into the basement is no longer safe and forget about taking a shower. We have to watch out for birds, rabid dogs, black cats, spiders, and snakes so, essentially, we can’t go outside. Technology must be avoided because of killer videos and, “Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep”. No matter where you go, and what you do, there’s always something ready to kill you. Sleep well.