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: 0367151650

Category: Horror films

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

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.

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.

How To Write A Horror Movie

Or maybe she did; but wasn't prepared for how effective the movie would be, ... that the most suspenseful part of a horror story is before, not after, ...

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.

Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers

This book turns a long-overdue spotlight on many who made memorable contributions to that crowded, exhilarating filmmaking scene.

Author: Tom Weaver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786428588

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 425

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For fans of SF and horror films, will there ever be a decade to compare with the 1950s? Actors, directors, producers, and crews prevailed over microbudgets and four-day shooting schedules to create enduring films. This book turns a long-overdue spotlight on many who made memorable contributions to that crowded, exhilarating filmmaking scene. John Agar, Beverly Garland, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Gene Corman, and two dozen more reminisce about the most popular genre titles of the era. Lengthy, in-depth interviews feature canny questions, pointed observations, rare photos, and good fun.

On Writing Horror

In On Writing Horror, Second Edition, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack Ketchum, and many others tell you everything you need to know to successfully write and publish horror novels and short stories.

Author: Mort Castle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The masters of horror have united to teach you the secrets of success in the scariest genre of all! In On Writing Horror, Second Edition, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack Ketchum, and many others tell you everything you need to know to successfully write and publish horror novels and short stories. Edited by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature, On Writing Horror includes exclusive information and guidance from 58 of the biggest names in horror writing to give you the inspiration you need to start scaring and exciting readers and editors. You'll discover comprehensive instruction such as: • The art of crafting visceral violence, from Jack Ketchum • Why horror classics like Dracula, The Exorcist, and Hell House are as scary as ever, from Robert Weinberg • Tips for avoiding one of the biggest death knells in horror writing—predicable clichés—from Ramsey Campbell • How to use character and setting to stretch the limits of credibility, from Mort Castle With On Writing Horror, you can unlock the mystery surrounding classic horror traditions, revel in the art and craft of writing horror, and find out exactly where the genre is going next. Learn from the best, and you could be the next best-selling author keeping readers up all night long.

The Horror Film

pre - existing , well - established group of films when they write about horror but instead will often work to shape a group of films , including some and ...

Author: Peter Hutchings

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582437946

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror films were not being produced in substantial numbers somewhere in the world and never a time when they were not being criticised, censored or banned. The Horror Film engages with the key issues raised by this most contentious of genres. It considers the reasons for horror's disreputability and seeks to explain why despite this horror has been so successful. Where precisely does the appeal of horror lie? An extended introductory chapter identifies what it is about horror that makes the genre so difficult to define. The chapter then maps out the historical development of the horror genre, paying particular attention to the international breadth and variety of horror production, with reference to films made in the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain and elsewhere. Subsequent chapters explore: The role of monsters, focusing on the vampire and the serial killer. The usefulness (and limitations) of psychological approaches to horror. The horror audience: what kind of people like horror (and what do other people think of them)? Gender, race and class in horror: how do horror films such as Bride of Frankenstein, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Blade relate to the social and political realities within which they are produced? Sound and horror: in what ways has sound contributed to the development of horror? Performance in horror: how have performers conveyed fear and terror throughout horror's history? 1970s horror: was this the golden age of horror production? Slashers and post-slashers: from Halloween to Scream and beyond. The Horror Film throws new light on some well-known horror films but also introduces the reader to examples of noteworthy but more obscure horror work. A final section provides a guide to further reading and an extensive bibliography. Accessibly written, The Horror Film is a lively and informative account of the genre that will appeal to students of cinema, film teachers and researchers, and horror lovers everywhere. Peter Hutchings is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

American Horror Film

In critical terms, of course, the American horror film has lost much of ... one of the most influential scholars to ever write about horror cinema), ...

Author: Steffen Hantke

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628467307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self—or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Individual essays profile the work of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and reassess William Malone’s much-maligned Feardotcomin the light of the torture debate at the end of President George W. Bush’s administration. Other essays look at the economic, social, and formal aspects of the genre; the globalization of the US film industry; the alleged escalation of cinematic violence; and the massive commercial popularity of the remake. Some essays examine specific subgenres—from the teenage horror flick to the serial killer film and the spiritual horror film—as well as the continuing relevance of classic directors such as George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon. Essays deliberate on the marketing of nostalgia and its concomitant aesthetic and on the curiously schizophrenic perspective of fans who happen to be scholars as well. Taken together, the contributors to this collection make a compelling case that American horror cinema is as vital, creative, and thought-provoking as it ever was.

The Six Day Horror Movie

It only became necessary to start writing scripts when I started raising outside money for my productions. Most people you approach in order to raise money ...

Author: Michael P. DiPaolo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786419050

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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When someone offered Michael DiPaolo $5,000 to help make a Digital Video horror film, he jumped at the chance to test a theory: an ultra-low budget feature, shot in less than a week, with a paid cast and crew, could be successful if meticulously planned. Using one computer and one camcorder, he produced and edited Daddy, which had its theatrical premier in New York City in 2004. This book breaks down the production through a detailed daily diary, emphasizing that the most important aspects of successful producing are careful planning and camaraderie in the group. The work covers many points important for the low-budget filmmaker, including selecting a story; budgeting; scheduling; picking cast and crew; scouting locations; finding wardrobe, food, and transportation; and what to do if you run out of time or money. Postproduction is also covered (editing, computer work, and sound design), as is the result of all this hard work: screenings, festivals, and distributors. One chapter covers the primacy of cinematic point-of-view, and another profiles some role models for the aspiring low-budget filmmaker: Edgar Ulmer, Val Lewton, Roger Corman, John Cassavetes, Ed Wood, Jr., and Jean-Luc Godard. Later chapters explain strategy and tactics of guerrilla filmmaking and show the budding filmmaker how to recognize both his limitations and his strengths.

32 True Horror Stories

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Author: Clive Mason

Publisher: Clive Mason

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Genre Screenwriting

This opening sequence is my promise to the audience that they're going to see a horror movie. From the writing perspective, horror, science fiction and ...

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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It's simple: films need to have commercial value for the studios to produce them, distributors to sell them, and theater chains to screen them. While talent definitely plays a part in the writing process, it can be the well-executed formulaic approaches to the popular genres that will first get you noticed in the industry. Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell does not attempt to probe in the deepest psyche of screenwriters and directors of famous or seminal films, nor does it attempt to analyze the deep theoretic machinations of films. Duncan's simple goal is to give the reader, the screenwriter, a practical guide to writing each popular film genre. Employing methods as diverse as using fairy tales to illustrate the 'how to' process for each popular genre, and discussing these popular genres in modern television and its relation to its big screen counterpart, Duncan provides a one-stop shop for novices and professionals alike.

Screenwriters and Screenwriting

Available from: British Board of Film Classification, ... Blake, M.andBailey, S.(2013) Writing the Horror Movie, London: Bloomsbury.

Author: C. Batty

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137338938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

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Screenwriters and Screenwriting is an innovative, fresh and lively book that is useful for both screenwriting practice and academic study. It is international in scope, with case studies and analyses from the US, the UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Denmark. The book presents a distinctive collection of chapters from creative academics and critical practitioners that serve one purpose: to put aspects of screenwriting practice into their relevant contexts. Focusing on how screenplays are written, developed and received, the contributors challenge assumptions of what 'screenwriting studies' might be, and celebrates the role of the screenwriter in the creation of a screenplay. It is intended to be thought provoking and stimulating, with the ultimate aim of inspiring current and future screenwriting practitioners and scholars.

Regional Horror Films 1958 1990

Were you interested in writing and in films from a young age? No. I did not write Horror High, you know. My writing started off at a young age, ...

Author: Brian Albright

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476600420

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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During the second half of the 20th century, landmark works of the horror film genre were as much the product of enterprising regional filmmakers as of the major studios. From backwoods Utah to the Louisiana bayous to the outer boroughs of New York, independent, regional films like Night of the Living Dead, Last House on the Left, I Spit on Your Grave, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Evil Dead stood at the vanguard of horror cinema. This overview of regionally produced horror and science fiction films includes interviews with 13 directors and producers who operated far from mainstream Hollywood, along with a state-by-state listing of regionally produced genre films made between 1958 and 1990. Highlighting some of the most influential horror films of the past 50 years, this work celebrates not only regional filmmaking, but also a cultural regionalism that is in danger of vanishing.

Horror Movie Fanatic

This blank paperback notebook is perfect for horror movie lovers to write notes and reviews of their favorite scary flicks. It can also be used as a general journal to write ideas, thoughts or impressions.

Author: Deliles Gifts

Publisher:

ISBN: 1072037734

Category:

Page: 152

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This blank paperback notebook is perfect for horror movie lovers to write notes and reviews of their favorite scary flicks. It can also be used as a general journal to write ideas, thoughts or impressions.

Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps

Great Horror Films GG WARNING: Many of these films contain graphic violence and other mature themes. Ask your parent or guardian for permission before ...

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766043886

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A horror story succeeds if it strikes terror in the reader. A good horror story is like a good ride at an amusement park. Feeling scared without having to face real danger is exhilarating. The story builds with tantalizing ideas. The reader inches out on the coaster track, knowing the precarious drop is seconds away. Author Laura Baskes Litwin shows aspiring writers how to write a terrifying tale of horror.

Terror Tarot

Included in this book are 366 tarot spreads, one for each day of the year, any year, to inspire stories and overcome writer's block.

Author: Steve Hutchison

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798719042671

Category:

Page: 406

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Included in this book are 366 tarot spreads, one for each day of the year, any year, to inspire stories and overcome writer's block. You can use this guide to find movies to watch today, or you can use it for inspiration in your writing, whether you're a screenwriter, a novelist, or any kind of fiction writer. Some spreads list up to 20 ranked movie suggestions but pay attention to the rare or unique combinations listing none if you're looking for unusual story ideas. All cards have properties explained in the first pages. The major arcana are powerful and tend to narrow down movie lists. They have more properties than minor arcana, which offer broader results. This tool tells you what kind of movies have rarely or never been made and warns you about saturated niches. In theory, for every film listing, the lower the frequency indicator, the more unique the concept. If you get no results, you should probably write that story. These writing prompts are based on about 3000 horror and horror-adjacent movies I've reviewed and rated.

How To Write A Screenplay In 30 Days Or Less

There are worldwide avenues to distribute Horror movies – Foreign, Theatrical, DVD, Internet download, Netflix, and Cable - if it is good quality.

Author: Ronald Farnham

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463440336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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Write A Screenplay In 30 Days Or Less “A how to guide for new and experienced screenwriters.” Use this step-by-step guide from start to finish and write your screenplay in 30 days or less. Anyone can write a screenplay by following this simple how to program. Is a screenplay burning inside of you? Imagine the joy of finally bringing your story to life. Now your dream can become a reality. Perform the easy to follow steps and become a published screenwriter. Join Mankind’s Literary History-Book. --------- This book comes with a 50% off coupon for the Movie Magic Screenwriter screenwriting software program. Write like a professional screenwriter today, with Movie Magic Screenwriter. --------- Ronald Farnham is an Actor, Writer, Casting Director, and Producer of feature films, TV shows, music videos, commercials, and live theatre. Ronald is currently the commercial spokesperson for Luzianne Iced Tea. He lives in Palm Bay, Florida just south of Cocoa Beach with his wonderful wife Jasmine whom he met on a film set. This is his second book. Ronald’s favorite authors are R. Buckminster Fuller, Jerry and Esther Hicks, and Douglas Adams. Ronald’s first book was Harry Jonson Diary Of A Gigolo Porn Star, which he co-wrote with the story’s creator, Scott Kihm. They also wrote the screenplay together. Harry Jonson is currently in development as a Feature Film. Ronald’s favorite Movie is “True Romance” by Quentin Tarantino. Ronald held a Top Secret Clearance for 13 years as a senior intelligence and counter-terrorism analyst, Korean linguist, writer, editor, and data manager for the Department of Defense at SOCOM, CENTCOM, SOUTHCOM, The Pentagon, and other places in between before becoming an entertainment professional. --------- “Thanks to my loving Mother for giving me life. Thanks to my caring Wife for loving me unconditionally. Thanks to my good friend, Scott Kihm for convincing me to write this book.” Love Ronald

The Greatest Horror Movie Ever Made

By GLEN BIRDSALL, author of 36 Chambers of the Taoist and member of the Flint Horror Collective So as I begin to write this foreword, I am reminded of the ...

Author: Paul Counelis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329584198

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1000 Facts about Horror Movies Vol 2

The director wrote detailed biographies for every character before writing the screenplay. 466. Toni Collette plays Annie. After starring in horror films ...

Author: James Egan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244392482

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Italian Horror Film Directors

In ¡973, Margheriti returned to the horror genre for La Morte negli Occhi del Gatto. This film, about a group of nasty, hedonistic relatives out to gain a ...

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

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There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.