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Horror Screenwriting: The Nature of Fear

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Waste of time and money

    If you have ever read a book on screenwriting, you can skip this one. If you haven't read a book on screenwriting, you would do better to read the Save the Cat books by Blake Snyder or even The Starter Screenplay by Adam Levenberg (but even he recommends Save the Cat). I got this book for advice and tips on writing HORROR. What i got was a general screenplay writing book with VERY LITTLE advice on actual horror, and nothing else in here is anything that i havent read in every other screenwriting book. I would estimate that less than 15% of this book is about horror writing. And those parts dont really add anything new. The book is only 159 pages and and huge amount is just padding. I expect a book about horror screenwriting to be about just that, an in-depth examination of horror, adding suspense, getting scares, crafting antagonists, and what works and doesn't IN HORROR. I got practically none of that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a very interesting book, it has good advice on how to begin writing your own script/screenplay.

    The author of this book makes screen writting a lot easier for a beginner. He makes it easier for you to focus your thoughts. The extra credit at the end of each chapter give you good practice to start writting. Overall I would recommend this book for those who are interested in becoming screen writters.

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