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How to write a horror movie
Neal Bell.
Bell, Neal, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2020.
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Bell, Neal, author
Summary
How to Write a Horror Movie is a close look at an always-popular (but often disrespected) genre. It focuses on the screenplay and acts as a guide to bringing scary ideas to cinematic life using examples from great (and some not-so-great) horror movies.

Author Neal Bell examines how the basic tools of the scriptwriter's trade - including structure, dialogue, humor, mood, characters, and pace - can work together to embody personal fears that will resonate strongly on screen. Screenplay examples include classic works such as 1943's I Walked With A Zombie and recent terrifying films that have given the genre renewed attention like writer/director Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed and financially successful Ge t Out. Since fear is universal, the book considers films from around the world including the 'found-footage' [REC] from Spain (2007), the Swedish vampire movie, Let The Right One In (2008) and the Persian-language film Under The Shadow (2016).
The book provides insights into the economics of horror-movie making, and the possible future of this versatile genre. It is the ideal text for screenwriting students exploring genre and horror, and aspiring scriptwriters who have an interest in horror screenplays.
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Horror films>Authorship
Motion picture plays>Technique
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Published
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2020.
Language
English
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
170 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780367151645
0367151642
9780367151652
0367151650
9780429055416
9780429621505
9780429617201
OCLC Number
1128889257
Other Identifiers
LCCN: 2019055915
British national bibliography: GBC015706
System ID
009657370
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