On the nineteenth day of the eleventh month of the year four score and seven after the founding the Nation, Abraham Lincoln delivered his über-nano Gettysburg Address. Just how short was this speech? 272 total words arranged in only 10 sentences. That is to say, 143 different words. Just how few words is that?...
By Danny Manus There is nothing selling hotter than horror right now. And not just because it’s Halloween! It’s because with the recent major successes of films like The Conjuring, Mama, Warm Bodies, Insidious 2, Carrie, The Purge and World War Z adding to the huge 2012 horror haul of Paranormal Activity 4, The...
His horror films have broken records, and his his current FearNet series was renewed almost immediately out of the gate. This week we meet hard-working producer-writer-actor-director-showrunner Adam Green! Click image to play video; more details are below. After graduating from Hofstra University in New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and...
For over 10 years, Final Draft, Inc.'s Big Break™ screenwriting contest has been one of the most exciting events in Hollywood for up-and-coming writers. From a group of 2011 entrants emerged screenwriters Matthew Gayne and Paul Gavin. Both recently signed with manager Michael Kuciak (Samurai MK).
The best horror/suspense films offer lessons for all writers on compelling character, simmering tension, and killer endings. Whether you prefer a classic freak fest or a modern scare, Script's editors and contributors have some recommends for your holiday.
How do the scares measure up in Paranormal Activity 3? George "El Guapo" Roush provides a real-time review of the prequel to the prequel to the sequel. (Some scares are revealed herein.)
More screenwriting misconceptions cleared up by Steve Kaire.
For this Writers on Writing installment, Stevan Mena (right) writes about his latest film Bereavement and his approach to writing horror.
LUCKY STARS!!! GENRE STARS!!! STARS ON THEIR WAY UP!!! STARS ON THEIR WAY DOWN!!! William Martell (finally) concludes his adventures at the 2010 American Film Market.
Steve Kaire's back with another round of record straightening on some popular misconceptions about the industry.