Horror/Tension - The Babadook, It, The Walking Dead, Get Out

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Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Script Services Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for development at major production companies. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Writers can't rely on jump-scares and creepy music, so how do screenwriters create tension on the page? We'll take a look at needling suspense of THE BABADOOK, the tension just below the surface in GET OUT, the apocalyptic horror of “The Walking Dead”, and the creeps and chills of IT.

 

What You'll Learn

You can find the scripts reviewed in this webcast below:
 
THE BABADOOK (via Script Slug)
IT (via Script Slug)
"The Walking Dead" (via TV Calling)
GET OUT (via Script Slug)

About Your Instructor

Allen James Roughton is the Stage 32 Script Services Coordinator, a screenwriter, reader and development researcher who has consulted on over 100 projects, scripts, books, comics and films and conducted research on life stories, exposés, professions and locations for development at major production companies.

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • This was an excellent webinar. Lots of great insight. It really gave me a lot of food for thought as I continue to write my own horror screenplay. Great job. Definitely further validates the value of being part of The Writer's Room.
  • Allen has a very objective way of looking at how writers use action, place, and dialogue to create character. You will find yourself listening along and then say, "wait, what? That was deep," (rewind, listen again). The nuances of pacing, character back story, and goals vs. stakes will take on a new flavour for you. Highly recommended!

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