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What is a good horror story plot?

I am inspired to write a horror story, but I can't quite get to that "spark" to put together a good plot :/ I have ideas of my own, but I'd like some other input, thanks [:

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The killer turns out to be the main character, without themself knowing, thus sacrificing herself, while in normal form, to save the town

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but there was another killer, so the suicide was for nothing
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good idea I didn't think about that [:
I was also thinking about the main character killing a bunch of people without remembering, and then when they return to the scene/area they start getting visions and stuff
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check out the bates motel, awesome story

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The obama administration

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hahaha so true
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can i give you a plot its self and you build off from there or are you just looking for inspirations...
well any way lets say back in the civil war 22 african americans were killed on some land in the south and were lynched and tortured in the worst way possible
well then a white family moves in cause it was rightfully theirs cause their grand father owned it and he was in the civil war. get where im going with this?

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mostly just inspirations.
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do you listen to rap?
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there is a band called ICP and thier co workers and they all sing about death and hauntings and stuff like that
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no I don't
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maybe read some stephin king books or look up murder cases or use past events like i did with the civil war
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A girl who was murdered, but the killer made it look like a suicide how her spirit gets revenge.

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story of a priest who makes a deal with the devil for young souls in return for..... you can finish the rest.

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Try reading some of Stephen King's books. They usual spark great ideas. One tip when writing. Make sure that you expand A LOT on the characters. Make the reader attached to the character's life so much that when they are in peril, the reader will feel even more sacred for the character causing more suspense. Having characters without character in them makes you care less if they die or not.

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I have read parts of his books, plus seen some of the movies - it's really inspiring! yeah I agree, you have to build some kind bind between you and the main character
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a girl and a boy who are scene were bullied to the point where the boy is killed. the boys ghost then killsall the people who bully the girl.. but then even she sees it getting out of hand

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About a psychotic murderer who said all his/her victims were in love with him/her or that they were dating, when he/she actually abducted them and killed them in a brutal, gory, macaber way. The psycho is actually a highschool.

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Watch "Psycho." That'll help a great deal. I write horror and it's my favorite horror movie. I watch it whenever I need inspiration. It's a classic.

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