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How-tos for all things horror; tips and tricks to help you write like Stephen King, tell a scary story, keep the monsters at bay and more.

Ink Mouse3 months ago
Hide and Seek Alone
Do you have the urge to put your life in danger? Do you have a morbid curiosity of death and demons? What if I told you that there is a game that can satisfy your craving for the danger and the unknow...
Ink Mouse3 months ago
Bloody Mary
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Ink Mouse3 months ago
Channel Infinity
If you have played the ritual the three kings, then this one is a bit similar to it. If you ever had a burning question for the unknown or even had the urge to seek the truth then you may attempt this...
Monty Shaw4 months ago
My Zombie Plan - Plan 1
Now I know zombies don't exist, only in nature (The Last of Us could happen, who knows?), but ever since I knew what zombies were, I knew I had to prepare for them. I live in Canada, which is kind of ...
Ember Joy5 months ago
How to Survive the Apocalypse
For years, I have been reading and writing zombie apocalypse stories and read up on other types of apocalypses. Then it hit me... HOW DO YOU SURVIVE THE APOCALYPSE?! I decided to do some research and ...
Annie Kapur6 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to Source Material: Writing EA Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"
(Note: reading "The Cask of Amontillado" by EA Poe is recommended before reading the article in order to understand the lesson fully.) Writing a horror film can be a tricky thing, especially when you ...
Andrea Dawson7 months ago
How to Sleep After a Horror Movie Fright-Fest
If you're anything like me, there's a good chance that you are either a horror movie fan or frequently find yourself surrounded by people who are (I am the latter, by the way). These days, horror dire...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'Vertigo' (1958)
(Note: This article will cover analysis on the film 'Vertigo' and, in order to get the most out of the article, it is recommended that you watch the film at least once over.) Possibly one of the great...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to 5 Horror Novels that Have Been Adapted into Films
There have been many novels that have been adapted to films and well, we can't cover all of them. The whole point of this article is to have a look at which books we'll need to read in order to study ...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'Get Out'
(Note: this article will contain analysis on the film 'Get Out' and so, in order to get the most out of the article it is recommended that you watch the film at least once over). Get Out was one of th...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'The Silence of the Lambs'
(Note: this article will contain analysis on the film "The Silence of the Lambs" and in order to get the most out of the article, it is recommended that you watch the entire film at least once). This ...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to Horror Techniques Used in 'Psycho'
(Note: this article will be covering analysis on the film 'Psycho' (1960) and so in order to get the best insight it is recommended that you watch the entire film at least once). One of the most iconi...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'Nosferatu' (1922)
(Note: This article will contain analysis on the film "Nosferatu" (1922), and in order to get the best insight, it is recommended that you watch the entire film at least once.) Possibly one of the fir...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Character of Valak
(Note: This article will be covering the design and impact created by "Valak" the character of the Conjuring universe. It is recommended that you watch "The Conjuring 2" and "The Nun" in preparation f...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'Annabelle: Creation'
(Note: this article will be concentrating on analysis to do with the film 'Annabelle: Creation' and so, to get the best insight, it is recommended that you watch the film at least once over). Annabell...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'The Woman in Black'
(Note: this article will contain analysis on the film 'The Woman in Black' and in order to get the best insight, it is recommended that you watch the film at least once over). The Woman in Black is on...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'As Above, So Below'
(Note: this article will contain analysis on the film As Above, So Below and, in order to get the most out of the article, it is recommended that you watch the whole film at least once). As Above, So ...
Annie Kapur10 months ago
A Filmmaker's Guide to the Horror Techniques Used in 'Insidious: Chapter 3'
(Note: This article will be analysing the third installment of the Insidious franchise and in order to get the most out of the article, it is recommended that you watch the film at least once). An inc...