I often think about the landscape as a background for murder, serial murder, or other crime. I have a very broad view of the meaning of the word landscape. Murder in an auto park garage is common in the movies. How common is it in life? We understand its use in the movies. Think about it as a backdrop for murder: dark with low lighting, autos surround, absence of people. It is a cue to inherent lonliness that creates fear.
How many evil deeds existing in our society are perpetrated by people separated from our society; maybe due to isolation, child abuse, mental illness, sociopaths and psychopaths, fueled anger, etc.
Like the underground auto garage, when you place people in it, it is not so scary. Put yourself in other people’s lives; connect with them.