Writing the Horror Movie

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 18 июл. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 272
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.
 

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1 Why Do We Like To Be Scared?
1
2 Horror Movie History
11
3 Subgenres
21
Five Tropes
41
5 Creating the Nemesis
57
Unease and Dread Character and Milieu
75
Modulating Fear Terror and Horror
85
Tragic and Redemptive Endings
97
12 World Markets
139
13 Low Budget Horror
161
Writing Exercises
181
Horror Film Festivals Around the World
189
Interviews with Writers Directors and a Producer
193
Our Top 20
221
Filmography
223
Bibliography
243

9 Prequels Sequels and Franchises
107
From Page to Screen
119
11 CrossGenre
131

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Marc Blake has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Evening Standard, The Mail, Express and the Scriptwriter as well being a freelance writer on Eagle Moss' 'The Horror Collection'. He now teaches horror film at Southampton Solent University, UK, on their graduate programme. He is the author of three novels, Sunstroke, Big Time, and 24 Karat Schmooze.

Sara Bailey is Course Leader for Screenwriting at Southampton Solent University, UK. She has worked as a screenwriter and is an experienced researcher and lecturer.

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