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Writing a horror / thriller screenplay

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So I'm a budding writer and one of my passions is the horror / thriller genre.
Right up front I have to say that I'm not a huge fan of slashers and blatant gorefests. To me it's all just pantomime. I am however addicted to a strong story performed with limited resources.
The Omen, Exorcist, Blair Witch; they all worked for me as they focus on a powerful narrative and back plot that appears to put ordinary, seemingly innocent people into awful situations.

On tonight's watchlist (Sunday night is movie night!) is 2014's Afflicted. I've had it on my list for a while so it's cool to be able to sit down and enjoy it.
The plot seems nothing original; couple of backpackers head to Europe and make bad decisions. American Werewolf, Hostel etc. But what I like about this one is the low budget and careful use of the camera and visual effects.

My own writing projects reflect this. I'm a huge fan of being able to actually write, cast, direct and produce my own work. Very much the indie guy!

Being English I'm drawn to English folklore and the classic Hammer era pagan horror genre.

Here's the trailer for Afflicted courtesy of YouTube.

Written by Wilf29th October 2017