Western horror aestehetic seems to evoke images of persons wearing a lot of black, being goth, black and shadows, monotone colour schemes, and the morose bleached tones in between.
But I don’t dress like that. Yet I seem to be predominantly writing about vampires. I write dark fiction.
My aesthetic leans heavily towards what one would see in films like The Cell; narrative aesthetics like The Caveman’s Valentine. And those draw from non Western, non white things (Caveman’s Valentine may be a fusion with the seraphs that lie in his head, but you get where I’m coming from).
There’s colour. There’s vibrancy. Even if there’s horror, unlife. Like in my writing.
I want to write and have it be as vibrant as The Cell.
That make sense?
Just a thought.