Ronald Shusett, co-writer of 'Alien,' shares invaluable tips on adding suspense to your screenplays, elevating the quality to get a better shot at being greenlit.
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...
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.
The job of the screenwriter is to conceive an interesting and entertaining story, devise a workable dramatic structure for it, and then provide the action and dialogue required to tell that tale. This is a lot for a writer to do, but is it ALL the writer should do?