Cinema is a way of accessing dream-states and seeing things which we couldn’t encounter in normal life: that’s one of its appeals.
By embodying our deepest fears, horror and supernatural films evoke a visceral response, tapping into both our dreams and our nightmares. Horror cuts to the chase, dealing with the primal issues that other types of story merely skate around.
For all these reasons, producers are keen to find good horror scripts. And as well as feature films, some of the most popular recent TV series have strong horror aspects (think of Hannibal, Being Human, Dexter, etc).
We’ll find out how to devise new variations on the characters, scenarios and ideas which comprise the genre.
Week 4 of the Mastering Movie Genre Foundation Certificate
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