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.
Includes bibliographical references (page 243) and index.
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