Archive for October 28th, 2011

October 28, 2011

15 Films to Watch this Halloween

Script Magazine has posted this list of their editors’ top fifteen picks for Halloween horrors. Watch a few this weekend and get inspired to write your next horror script:

The Exorcist

Obviously. If you put anything else as your number-one scary movie, you’re just plain wrong. The Exorcist taps into such universal feelings about children and parents and coming of age; it terrified me when I first saw it as a kid, and now it terrifies me in whole new ways as a parent.

 

Rosemary’s Baby

Every time I go to a doctor … or take my car to a mechanic … or drop my computer at the fix-it store, I wonder: How do I know I can really trust these people? I mean, they could just tell me whatever they want about things that are valuable to me — I need to take these pills, fix this drive, pay them that — and I’d believe them. Rosemary’s Baby does an amazing job of capitalizing on how we trust those closest to us — our spouse, our doctors, our friends and neighbors — especially regarding matters that are most important, like our unborn children.

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October 28, 2011

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.