Friday, October 17, 2014

Writing Horror Movies

Dear Reader,

Happy October!

Today I have a blog post about horror movies. Horror films a very popular with audiences and producers. Just this weekend we watched one on Chiller TV. When they are well written, they can grab the attention.

Following is an article on how to write a horror script. I got the article from an email sent by Script Magazine. Read the article if you're interested in trying your hand at horror script writing.

Why Horror Movies Sell
imageplaceholderJeanne Veillette Bowerman
Online Editor

Unlike the victims in horror movies, horror is a hot genre that isn't going to die anytime soon. If you're trying to break into horror writing, don't miss Neal Marshall Stevens's webinar on Monday, October 20th on Horror Conventions: What Makes a Scary Movie, now ON SALE until October 17, 2014. 

by Steve Kaire

The horror genre has been with us since the advent of silent films. There seems to be a strong, unexplainable and innate reason people want to be frightened. 

The reasons why horror films are so popular and successful at the box office are many. From the strictly budgetary point of view, horror movies are inexpensive to produce, compared to other genres. Few locales, unknown actors, and cut rate special effects make for cheap thrills. Several spectacular successes using that formula was The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. Think about it. Both those films had limited locations, no name casts, and relatively inexpensive special effects. 

Another reason horror films do well at the box office is that the genre has a loyal and dedicated audience following. Fans purchase tickets to whatever horror film is playing because they know what to expect. 

Another huge incentive to produce horror movies is... 

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