4 Things To Know Before Writing A Horror Movie
Horror movies and televisions shows are a perennial favorite among audiences. The storylines tap into our single most primal animal desire—to survive—and give us space to imagine how we would react if we were put into the same situation. But there’s more to horror than jump scares and music. It’s a complicated beast, as any director will tell you—and it’s not as easy as it may look.
Five things I learned about screenwriting from Mother!
If you’ve seen any of Darren Aronofsky’s films (Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, Pi), there’s no doubt he has a dark mind. But seeing his latest film Mother! makes me think he’s only just begun to tap into his own psychological agony. Be warned – this movie isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea (it gave me nightmares) – but there’s no denying Aronofsky’s a genius storyteller.
How grieving a father’s death became a horror script
Shults says that when he was writing the film, he had no idea where all the dark thoughts were coming from. “But now, after talking about it so much and psychoanalyzing it, I think I understand where it all came from. It’s weird.”
THE DIABOLICAL, a contained horror from writers Alistair Legrand and Luke Harvis
After writing a script that got the attention of several Hollywood creative executives, writing partners Alistair Legrand and Luke Harvis pitched the idea for The Diabolical. It may seem like an easy task to have a meeting on one project and pitch another, but it takes more than that to get a movie made in Hollywood in 2015.
Legrand — who ...
SINISTER 2 writer C. Robert Cargill on scaring you with the sequel
“It’s very delicate, frustrating work to go through the ideas you’ve already discarded and find new ideas,” says screenwriter C. Robert Cargill when asked what the challenges are to tackling the sequel to his very popular 2012 horror film Sinister, staring Ethan Hawke.
“We didn’t set up to make a franchise, we set up to make a ...