How To Write A Horror Movie

Since fear is universal, the book considers films from around the world including the ‘found-footage’ [REC] from Spain (2007), the Swedish vampire movie, Let The Right One In (2008) and the Persian-language film Under The Shadow (2016).

Author: Neal Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429619359

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 170

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How to Write a Horror Movie is a close look at an always-popular (but often disrespected) genre. It focuses on the screenplay and acts as a guide to bringing scary ideas to cinematic life using examples from great (and some not-so-great) horror movies. Author Neal Bell examines how the basic tools of the scriptwriter’s trade - including structure, dialogue, humor, mood, characters, and pace – can work together to embody personal fears that will resonate strongly on screen. Screenplay examples include classic works such as 1943’s I Walked With A Zombie and recent terrifying films that have given the genre renewed attention like writer/director Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed and financially successful Get Out. Since fear is universal, the book considers films from around the world including the ‘found-footage’ [REC] from Spain (2007), the Swedish vampire movie, Let The Right One In (2008) and the Persian-language film Under The Shadow (2016). The book provides insights into the economics of horror-movie making, and the possible future of this versatile genre. It is the ideal text for screenwriting students exploring genre and horror, and aspiring scriptwriters who have an interest in horror screenplays.

Writing the Horror Movie

What led you into making horror? I wanted to go to film school and wanted to
write films, but I had no particular objective about working in a specific genre. I'm
a big horror fan, I love comedy, I love drama, l love cinema full stop. I did an MA at
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Author: Marc Blake

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441195067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience is undeniable. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey offer a detailed analysis of the horror genre, including its subgenres, tropes and the specific requirements of the horror screenplay. Tracing the development of the horror film from its beginnings in German Expressionism, the authors engage in a readable style that will appeal to anyone with a genuine interest in the form and the mechanics of the genre. This book examines the success of Universal Studio's franchises of the '30s to the Serial Killer, the Slasher film, Asian Horror, the Supernatural, Horror Vérité and current developments in the field, including 3D and remakes. It also includes step-by-step writing exercises, annotated extracts from horror screenplays and interviews with seasoned writers/directors/ producers discussing budget restrictions, screenplay form and formulas and how screenplays work during shooting.

Horror Film

Essays on the rise of the horror film and on how moviemakers package and promote fright

Author: Steffen Hantke

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578066921

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

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Essays on the rise of the horror film and on how moviemakers package and promote fright

Robin Wood on the Horror Film

Robin Wood’s writing on the horror film, published over five decades, collected in one volume.

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814345245

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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Robin Wood’s writing on the horror film, published over five decades, collected in one volume.

How to Survive a Horror Movie

Teaches readers how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes, and is full of illustrated instructions on avoiding ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, murderous pets, ...

Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594741794

Category: Humor

Page: 175

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Teaches readers how to cope with every kind of horror movie obstacle, from ax-wielding psychopaths to haunted Japanese VHS tapes, and is full of illustrated instructions on avoiding ghosts, serial killers, haunted cars, murderous pets, telekinetic prom queens, and countless other hazards. Original.

The Rough Guide to Horror Movies

Traces the origins and history of horror motion pictures, identifies and reviews fifty essential movies, includes a look at key actors, actresses, and directors, and discusses related Web sites, festivals, and magazines.

Author: Alan Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 1843535211

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

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Traces the origins and history of horror motion pictures, identifies and reviews fifty essential movies, includes a look at key actors, actresses, and directors, and discusses related Web sites, festivals, and magazines.

The American Horror Film

The American Horror Film is the first overview of this popular movie genre.

Author: Reynold Humphries

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112344291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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An overview of the horror movie genre, this book moves from Dracula in 1931 to contemporary films, and treats recurring characters and themes, as well as key directors.

Horror and the Horror Film

The volume covers the horror film and its subgenres – such as the vampire movie – from 1896 to the present. It covers the entire genre by considering every kind of monster in it, including the human.

Author: Bruce F. Kawin

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857284495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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'Horror and the Horror Film' is a vivid, compelling, insightful and well-written study of the horror film and its subgenres from 1896 to the present, concentrating on the nature of horror in reality and on film.

The Horror Movie Bible

Be your own critic! Included in this book are 2408 suggestions of horror and horror-adjacent movies released between 1910 and 2020, listed in chronological order.

Author: Steve Hutchison

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798671550320

Category:

Page: 612

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Be your own critic! Included in this book are 2408 suggestions of horror and horror-adjacent movies released between 1910 and 2020, listed in chronological order. Each entry consists of a picture of one or multiple major antagonists and a release year. For each film, you get to write your own short review and assign the following ratings: "stars", "story", "creativity", "acting", and "quality".

Planks of Reason

The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror. In retrospect, it appeared as a kind of homage to the "golden age" of the American horror film, as this genre played an increasing role in film culture and American life. This revised edition retains the spirit of the original, but also offers new takes on rediscovered classics and recent developments in the genre.

101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die

Prepare to be possessed--and whatever you do, don't answer the phone... (back cover) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Haxan - Dracula - Freaks - Bride of Frankenstein - The Wolf Man - Les Diaboliques - The Hills Have Eyes - Eyes Without a Face ...

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated

ISBN: 1844036731

Category: Horror films

Page: 416

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As any horror fan knows, the genre isn't limited to ghouls, blood, and gore, but is as broad as cinema itself. Discover the haunting pull of "the other side" in movies like The Sixth Sense, Cat People, Poltergeist and Don't Look Now. Brave the perils of nature in Jaws, The Birds, and Alien. Learn that people aren't always as they seem, as in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Peeping Tom, Psycho, and The Shining. Confront evil in human form--The Last House on the Left, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Friday the 13th--and in its purer distillation in Rosemary's Baby, The Omen and The Exorcist.101 Horror Films You Must See Before You Die gives you a thorough appreciation of the genre, because it approaches the subject chronologically. You'll move through gothic classics like James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932) and Terence Fisher's Dracula (1958), to zombie movies like Dawn of the Dead (1978) and 28 Days Later (2002). All the sub-genres are covered too, from Eyes Without a Face (mad scientist), The Howling (werewolf), Nightmare on Elm Street (slasher), to The Silence of the Lambs (serial killer). And you'll learn that it's not just American teenagers who are horror-film fodder. There are classic horror films from Japan (Onibaba), Russia(Vij), Italy (Suspiria), France (Les Diaboliques), Belgium (Man Bites Dog), Germany (M), and the Netherlands (The Vanishing). Immerse yourself in the most compelling of movie genres. Prepare to be possessed--and whatever you do, don't answer the phone...

Comedy Horror Films

This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre, from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity during the nascent days of silent film, to its full-fledged development with The Bat in 1926, to the Abbott and ...

Author: Bruce G. Hallenbeck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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Fun and fright have long been partners in the cinema, dating back to the silent film era and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and other recent releases. This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre, from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity during the nascent days of silent film, to its full-fledged development with The Bat in 1926, to the Abbott and Costello films pitting the comedy duo against Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy and other Universal Studio monsters, continuing to such recent cult hits as Shaun of the Dead and Black Sheep. Selected short films such as Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie are also covered. Photos and promotional posters, interviews with actors and a filmography are included.

A History of Horror

A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre.

Author: Wheeler W. Dixon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813547954

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Ever since horror leapt from popular fiction to the silver screen in the late 1890s, viewers have experienced fear and pleasure in exquisite combination. A History of Horror, with rare stills from classic films, is the only book to offer a comprehensive survey of this ever-popular film genre. Chronologically examining over fifty horror films from key periods, this one-stop sourcebook unearths the historical origins of legendary characters and explores how the genre fits into the Hollywood studio system and how its enormous success in American and European culture expanded globally over time.

Horror Film Aesthetics

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: Thomas M. Sipos

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458349

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This richly informed study analyzes how various cinematic tools and techniques have been used to create horror on screen—the aesthetic elements, sometimes not consciously noticed, that help to unnerve, frighten, shock or entertain an audience. The first two chapters define the genre and describe the use of pragmatic aesthetics (when filmmakers put technical and budgetary compromises to artistic effect). Subsequent chapters cover mise-en-scène, framing, photography, lighting, editing and sound, and a final chapter is devoted to the aesthetic appeals of horror cinema. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Horror Film Quiz Book

With sections on all the best-loved spine tingling films from yesteryear through to the current day, this book is a must have for all fans of the genre but be prepared for one or two surprises as, in the world of horror, things are not ...

Author: Chris Cowlin

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781907792151

Category: Games

Page: 153

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The fact that horror remains one of the most popular genres in the history of film and has produced so many classic titles, proves that we all thrive on suspense and audiences everywhere just love to feel the fear factor. Who among us can ever forget such all time favourites as Halloween, Psycho and Jaws? And no matter how many times we may have watched these cult films, they still manage to keep us on the edge of our seats. The Horror Film Quiz Book is a definitive guide to things that go bump in the night and the 1,000 questions contained inside the cover will test your memory of the writers, characters, human and inhuman monsters that inhabit the world of horror. With sections on all the best-loved spine tingling films from yesteryear through to the current day, this book is a must have for all fans of the genre but be prepared for one or two surprises as, in the world of horror, things are not always as they seem.

Creature Features

Thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest releases, this offbeat movie guide presents critical and humorous reviews of science fiction, fantasy, and horror films from every medium, offering thousands of capsulized reviews, a five-star ...

Author: John Stanley

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: UVA:X004402919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

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Thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest releases, this offbeat movie guide presents critical and humorous reviews of science fiction, fantasy, and horror films from every medium, offering thousands of capsulized reviews, a five-star rating system, video and laserdisc distribution information, and more. Original.

Horror Films of the 1970s

Section Three contains a conclusion and these five appendices: horror film cliches of the 1970s, frequently appearing performers, memorable movie ads, recommended films that illustrate how 1970s horror films continue to impact the industry, ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786491566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 684

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The seventies were a decade of groundbreaking horror films: The Exorcist, Carrie, and Halloween were three. This detailed filmography covers these and 225 more. Section One provides an introduction and a brief history of the decade. Beginning with 1970 and proceeding chronologically by year of its release in the United States, Section Two offers an entry for each film. Each entry includes several categories of information: Critical Reception (sampling both ’70s and later reviews), Cast and Credits, P.O.V., (quoting a person pertinent to that film’s production), Synopsis (summarizing the film’s story), Commentary (analyzing the film from Muir’s perspective), Legacy (noting the rank of especially worthy ’70s films in the horror pantheon of decades following). Section Three contains a conclusion and these five appendices: horror film clichés of the 1970s, frequently appearing performers, memorable movie ads, recommended films that illustrate how 1970s horror films continue to impact the industry, and the 15 best genre films of the decade as chosen by Muir.

The Horror Film

The book focuses on recent postmodern examples such as The Blair Witch Project. In a daring move, the volume also examines Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras.

Author: Stephen Prince

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813533635

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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In this volume, Stephen Prince has collected essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal, as well as discussions of the developmental responses of young adult viewers and children to the genre. The book focuses on recent postmodern examples such as The Blair Witch Project. In a daring move, the volume also examines Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras. Part Two covers the postWorld War II era and discusses the historical, aesthetic, and psychological characteristics of contemporary horror films. In contrast to horror during the classical Hollywood period, contemporary horror features more graphic and prolonged visualizations of disturbing and horrific imagery, as well as other distinguishing characteristics. Princes introduction provides an overview of the genre, contextualizing the readings that follow. Stephen Prince is professor of communications at Virginia Tech. He has written many film books, including Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 19301968, and has edited Screening Violence, also in the Depth of Field Series.

Horror Films of the 1980s

John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s.

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455010

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 843

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John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s. From horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser to obscurities like The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history that draws parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.

Horror Film and Psychoanalysis

This volume seeks to find the proper place of psychoanalytic thought in critical discussion of cinema in a series of essays that debate its legitimacy, utility and validity as applied to the horror genre.

Author: Steven Jay Schneider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139453688

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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Psychoanalytic theory has been the subject of attacks from philosophers, cultural critics and scientists who have questioned the cogency of its reasoning as well as the soundness of its premises. Nevertheless, when used to shed light on horror cinema, psychoanalysis in its various forms has proven to be a fruitful and provocative interpretative tool. This volume seeks to find the proper place of psychoanalytic thought in critical discussion of cinema in a series of essays that debate its legitimacy, utility and validity as applied to the horror genre. It distinguishes itself from previous work in this area through the self-consciousness with which psychoanalytic concepts are employed and the theorization that coexists with interpretations of particular horror films and subgenres.