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Horror for all the Family

First up we have the Goosebumps series, ask any kid that grew up in the 90s, this was the number one horror show for kids at the time. Based on R. L. Stine’s books of the same name, each episode told a different chilling tale that covered just about ever spooky subject you can imagine, […]

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The Shining

Stanley Kubrick is widely regarded as one of the greatest film directors that’s ever lived. His films look deep into the human psyche on a level that nobody had managed to achieve before and we can still see influencing cinema today. The man took on and mastered many genres, he redefined Sci-fi with 2001: A […]

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Writing a Killer Cliffhanger

Anyone that has binged a series in one sitting will know that a good cliffhanger can will keep an audience coming back for more, even when faced with an early start it can force you to squeeze in that extra episode, just to find out what happens next. It’s an excellent tool that if used […]

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How to Create a False Sense of Security

There is no doubt that if you are making a horror movie you want it to scare people, in fact if it doesn’t achieve this, then is it really horror? Today we are going to talk about how to land a good scare, though rather than focusing on shock factor we’re going to talk about […]

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Creating a Plot Twist

Amidst the action, gore and mindless gags of the general Hollywood scene, it’s easy to forget one of the most important parts of filmmaking – storytelling. There’s nothing more captivating than a good story and one of the hardest things to pull off is a good twist. First of all if you’re looking to create […]

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How Blumhouse Broke the Mould – Part 3

‘Glass’ is a new step for Blumhouse, this isn’t a typical Horror movie, this is blockbuster territory! Naturally the budget will likely extend if Disney are involved but I can’t imagine it will stray too far from their model considering the constant success it’s managed to reap. Only a month after ‘Split’ was released, ‘Get […]

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How Blumhouse Broke the Mould – Part 2

The film was then shot and edited over an intense seven-day period, though probably exhausting this likely helped create the tense atmosphere that is so well portrayed in this film. Once completed, the film was shown at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in 2007 where it was seen by the Creative Artists Agency, they were […]

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How Blumhouse Broke the Mould – Part 1

When it comes to modern Horror films, over the past twenty years a few things come to mind; home videos, obscured views and socially charged plots being but a few. Well nobody has done more to affect the current genre than a company called Blumhouse Productions. Blumhouse Productions started in the year 2000 and is […]