Scary Images one reason we consume horror is to experience stimulation. Exposure to terrifying acts, or even the anticipation of those acts, can stimulate us mentally and physically in opposing ways: negatively (in fear or anxiety) or positively (in the form of excitement or joy).
What makes images creepy?
Trick #1: Shadows, shadows, and more shadows
These are the settings that scary movies depend on. There’s just something about shadows that we universally associate with mystery and spookiness. Seek out the shadows, especially those that create interesting patterns or overlap to create varying depths of darkness.