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Something we strive to do here in our haunted halls is encourage creepy creators to tell their own scary stories. But we also understand that there is nothing more terrifying than flying spiders getting started on a creative endeavor. To help you creatives get over that fear and start putting fear in others, we’re bringing you this, the first in a series of articles on how we approach horror short filmmaking.

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Today’s article is about writing short horror films. In it we will:

  • Break down their structure
  • Discuss their themes, situations, and characters
  • And reveal the elements we look for when developing our new stories
Fun Size Horror Story

Coming Up With Your Story

Building Your Story

Keep It Simple


Story Structure

structure 2

Act 2

structure 3


Bloody Boxes

Bloody Boxes

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