Archive for January, 2014

Suspense Storytelling

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Suspense is a feeling of pleasurable fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension.  It is a great way to create tension in a story.  This video entitled, “The House on Wade Avenue”, uses this device to tell a simple story.  I can tell you the whole story in one sentence… Some government utility buildings are disguised to look like homes so they fit into the neighborhood. That’s it.  However, through the use of good storytelling, this simple premise is executed well through the use of withholding information, long pauses and music.