Horror usually implies blood and gore.
My work has very little to do with blood.
Think of a knife. It has two ends. One has a point and an edge. That end often leads to bloody horror.
The other one is more my domain.
Although it’s not meant for cutting, I want to study the knife’s handle and the hand that holds it – why its knuckles are white with fury. I want to know why it used a downward stroke to slice its victim instead of a lunge.
I like to trace a line up its arm, shoulder, neck, enter the ear canal and go deep into a criminal’s mind.
Why that knife is being held matters more to me than any blood it draws.