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Horror Screenwriting: The Nature of Fear

Before Jigsaw, there was Freddy Krueger (Nightmare On Elm Street) and Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th). Before those two were slicing and dicing up teenagers, there was Michael Myers and Leatherface. And long before that, there was Dracula, the Wolfman, Doctor Frankenstein and his monster. And so on into the dark and distant past.

Horror has, among all of the genres in film and written works, one of the longest, most distinguished, and often misunderstood bloodlines in history. It is often overlooked by critics who don’t see anything more than blood and guts on the screen, or a collection of cheap scares. But there is far more to it than that!

Learn the secrets of writing this powerful and enduring story form.

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Meet the Author: Devin Watson

Devin Watson was born in Brunswick, Georgia in 1978. Growing up watching countless horror films due to many childhood maladies, he harbored a love of writing with an active imagination. Even through high school and college, graduating with a degree in Computer Science, he pursued his study of screenwriting, culminating in the production of The Cursed in 2007. He is co-founder of Screenwriter's Utopia, one of the largest online communities of professional and amateur screenwriters.

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