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Writing the horror movie

Author: Marc Blake; Sara Bailey
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tales of horror have always been with us from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience is undeniable. Here, Marc Blake and Sara Bailey offer a detailed analysis of the horror genre, including its subgenres, tropes, and the specific requirements of the horror screenplay.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blake, Marc.
Writing the horror movie.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
(DLC) 2013006001
(OCoLC)841201183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Blake; Sara Bailey
ISBN: 9781441195067 1441195068 9781441193476 1441193472
OCLC Number: 852158266
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Welcome to the Nightmare --
Why Do We Like To Be Scared? --
Horror Movie History --
Sub Genres --
Staging the Horror --
Five Tropes --
On Creating the Nemesis --
The First Act: Unease and dread, character and milieu --
The Second Act: Modulating fear, terror and horror --
Third Act. Resolutions, Tragic and redemptive endings --
Prequels, Sequels and Franchises --
Adaptations: From page to screen --
On Cross-genre --
World Markets --
Low Budget Horror --
Forming the idea: Writing exercises.
Responsibility: by Marc Blake and Sara Bailey.

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