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Cinema of Dread: Screenwriters Discuss the Horror Film

March 10, 2009

Last week, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts hosted a Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) panel discussion of horror screenwriters talking about horror films. Reel 13 was there and captured the disturbing discussion on tape. If you’re pondering writing a horror screenplay — or any screenplay for that matter — the discussion is definitely a useful lens through which to view writing dread.

Event info:

Join screenwriters Steven Katz (The Shadow of the Vampire; Wind Chill) and Neal Marshall Stevens (Thir13en Ghosts; Hellraiser: Deader), moderated by screen and television writer David Steven Cohen, for a conversation about the art of writing the horror film. How do they explore the forbidden, the unknown, the deepest terrors of the psyche and live to tell the tale – as riveting and enduring entertainment? Join us for a frighteningly enlightening conversation… if you dare.

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