5. Horror Cliches

Horror stories are filled with cliches that you have to be careful to avoid. While it's easy to make the story feel creepy by having a car break down or a key that won't fit into a lock, those situations have been overdone. There are plenty of things in the world that are more terrifying than getting stranded on the side of the road or locked out of the house--you just have to think of them.

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