Cheap Scares!: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets

Cheap Scares!: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets

by Gregory Lamberson
     
 

This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae,

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Overview

This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae, Brett Piper and others all convey today's realities. Production stills, sample screenplay pages, and sample budgets are included. Fully indexed.

Editorial Reviews

Fear Zone
Lamberson knows his stuff and he's not afraid to tell readers how it is, warts and all. Articulate, brazen and seasoned, the man pulls no punches making CHEAP SCARES an essential resource for indie filmmakers...a must have...indispensable...turns the low-budget film industry inside out and gives us a revealing glimpse at the inner workings of the beast
Rue Morgue
as both an advocate of independent film and a potential mentor for those daring enough to follow in his footsteps, Lamberson truly deserves to be heard
horroryearbook.com
must have

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437061
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Gregory Lamberson is a novelist and filmmaker specializing in horror entertainment. He wrote and directed the cult classic Slime City and worked as the production manager on I Was a Teenage Zombie and as Frank Henenlotter's assistant director on Brain Damage. He lives in Cheektowaga, New York.

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