New horror project: day seven writing

Four pages today. Went back and added a scene… we’d had the discovery of the hidden darkroom happen off screen, but decided that was a lame move. We need to see that happen… the secret door, the creepiness of the first entry into the old root cellar. So now we do, thanks to the new[…]

New horror project: Day five writing

Two new things experimented with: ONE: Starting not with prewritten dialogue, but a tighter set of plot points for the day’s scenes, grown off the existing outline. It still gave us a head start without sucking the creative satisfaction out of it. We had fun again, actually collaborating, writing from (closer to) scratch. TWO: Writing[…]

New horror project: Day three writing

Sean spent a little time on his own over the weekend writing some first draft dialogue for the upcoming pages. So when we sat down today to work, we had a kind of a head start. We pasted in his notes, then set about refining and formatting them. By and large it all worked. He[…]

New horror project: day 2.5 update

It’s Sunday night and this upcoming week looks less than full of writing… Tuesday I’ve got a lunch with a buddy and great writer from Sacramento to BS about writing, toss around some story ideas, and whatnot. And since I got the part in the commercial, Friday will be all about the shoot. So we[…]

New horror project: Day two writing

Day two of writing done. We’ve taken our principal characters from their meeting with the crazy old lady all the way into the mountains to the old cabin. They’ve gotten the boards off the windows, we’ve established their relationships and personalities a little more, and we’ve finally got them through their first night in the[…]

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Finally saw this movie… it’s one of those that’s such a “classic” and “groundbreaking” film that filmies love to talk about (and some growed up mens still say scares them), figured I’d better see it. I won’t spend a lot of time talking about it. Lame. Sorry. Poorly written, acted and directed. Yes, I get[…]

New horror project: Day one writing

Day one is in the can (bag? hard drive?). Zhura‘s online screenplay collaboration tool is working well. It went quite smoothly… we plugged through the first half of our characters’ first day, getting all four primary’s introduced, learning a bit about the remote mountain locale, and meeting the creepy crazy old lady down the road.[…]

New horror project: the story outline

I had a terrible head cold — pounding cranium, bulging eyes, and all — and there was no adult medication in the house. I took one of my son’s kiddie meds (a Triaminic I think) and tried to go to bed. It would appear that children’s medication has a very different affect on the adult[…]

Last House On The Left (1972)

Just like with Night Of The Living Dead, I felt I had to see Last House cuz it gets such rave reviews from horror fans as an important genre film. Just like with Night Of The Living Dead, I won’t spend too much time on it. In fact, I’ll spend less. Lame. Sorry. Yeah, I[…]

RIP Bob Wilkins

Rest In Peace. Bob Wilkins, the cigar-wielding host of “Creature Features,” the late-night movie show that aired on KTVU’s Channel 2 through the 1970s, died Wednesday in Reno from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his family said. He was 76. For a generation of science fiction and B-movie enthusiasts, Mr. Wilkins was the bespectacled TV host[…]

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