Friday, August 8, 2014

Making the Horror Story

Okay, everyone. Now this will be it for today.

I just had to add this extra because I know a lot of you are writing horror scripts.  Sign up for the following class. It can help clarify the fundamentals of horror writing. This class is also from Script.

Writing the Horror Feature
Horror has been one of the staples of film ever since the medium was invented. Perhaps that's because the genre taps into our most primal fears—isolation, the unknown, and death—in a visual, visceral way. But at the same time that we're frightened out of our wits, we are granted the safety and protection of the theater. It's the best of all possible worlds. For producers, making horror movies is a no-brainer: Intelligently written horror costs very little to make, crosses language barriers, and consistently makes money. Five of the 15 most profitable films of all time (by ROI) are horror: Paranormal Activity, The Blair Witch Project, Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Open Water. This genre is truly a writer's medium: If you can present a new version of an old concept and scare us on the page, your script can sell. Plus, there is always room for innovation and creativity within the field. That's why horror is a natural choice for many a screenwriter.
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