ScreenCraft Panel on Horror Filmmaking: The Creative Process from Script to Screen
In honor of everyone’s favorite fall holiday—Sukkot, obviously—this wee blog will start posting some more spooky film and TV news. To start, here is a video of a panel that ScreenCraft put on in collaboration with Dread Central and The Blood List about the process of writing an effective horror script. It is certainly a relevant topic, as truly good horror movies are an increasingly rare species. We here at The Reel Studio clearly have an affection for the classics, based on the films we’re screening at The Making of Film Festival at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood.
The panel features filmmakers such as Adam Simon, Misha Green, Drew Daywalt and Mickey Keating. They talked mostly about writing, but also, the collective experience of horror films. See for yourself!
The best piece of advice when getting started comes from Green: ‘start with something that scares you.’
Personally, I’m working on a script about a schizophrenic mastermind that works in a vacuum store, because that combines the two things that terrify me the most: schizophrenia, but mostly, stores that only sell one. thing.