Some things you probably shouldn't say to a horror writer:
Your monster/vampire/demon/zombie was just adorable.
That gut-wrenching death scene in chapter ten? I laughed my ass off.
So what screwed you up as a kid?
You're making - like - Stephen King money, now, right?
I keep telling my wife/husband/friend/brother they should elevate their reading tastes. They love your stuff, by the way.
You should let me edit your work before you send it out.
I've got a great story idea for you. It's about possessed objects. Three words: Toaster of Death.