In the spirit of Halloween and our fun new clip art, Norma and I decided to start a discussion post with chilling and unsettling aspects to books that have made our skin crawl or send chilling shivers up our spines. For this post, let’s chat about gothic or chilling settings and what makes them so appealing to us.
Brenda: I love the secrets that gothic or chilling settings hold. It doesn’t really matter what the setting is as long as it holds some secret or mystery. I always think if the walls or the setting could talk what secrets do they have to share with us.
Norma: I am not exactly sure what attracts me so much to gothic or chilling settings. I just love the whole atmospheric feel that they bring to the storyline. Gothic and chilling settings are so mysterious and suspenseful for me and I absolutely love that fearful apprehension feeling.
Join us on our journey through some doors to some of our favorite fascinating creepy and unsettling settings described in 5 words or less.
Setting: Abandoned boarding school
Haunting, buried secrets, eerie, and isolated.
Setting: Old mansion on an isolated island
Mysterious, threatening, suffocating and isolating.
Setting: Run down house
Buried secrets, walls that could talk, dangerous
Setting: Victorian Family Estate
Mysterious, unsettling, creepy, menacing, and haunting.
Setting: Victorian Manor
Spellbinding, ghostly, intriguing, secretive
Setting: Country Home
Setting: Clutter Mansion
Magical, eccentric, ghostly and menacing
Setting: Remote chilling retreat
Intense, dark, chilling, and suspenseful
Setting: Remote mountain lodge
Chilling, dangerously isolated, untrustworthy guests
Let’s chat! Do you find gothic or chilling settings appealing and what makes them so appealing to you? What are some of your favorites? Drop us a comment! We would love to hear from you!