When we talk about our movie-making at conventions, I like to say that Steve is the creepy and I'm the crazy. We alternate scripts in our movie-making, so that he writes and directs one year, and I write and direct the next.
Steve's stories are creepier than mine. He likes to creep out the audience and give them lots of jump scares.
I tend to go for the crazy-people stories. How much of what you're seeing is real, and how much of it is an illusion in the mind of a deranged character? That's my angle.
And yes, we both have a little of both in all of our films. But it makes for a fun discussion, plus I get to call Steve "creepy." ;)