Ok hear me out hear me out.
Over the years I’ve realised that particularly in the horror genre, the characters are pretty bland (then again maybe I’ve been reading crappy horror books, but I sure liked them). It only recently dawned on me that they were bland, but in the end I realised it didn’t really matter. The story was still told, and I still got scared, the aim of the books had been reached.
So what I’m saying is, I don’t think bland characters are bad in the horror genre. The horror must be viewed through the eyes of someone, and as it turns out many times the details of said characters don’t matter.
Do you agree on this?