I’ve been watching some spooky clips from a series called @shortestblockbusters. Shortestblockbuster’s home is on tictok but I still haven’t even figured out snapchat, so I’ve been watching these on youtube.
My techy shortcomings aside, I have to say I’ve enjoyed these clips, some are a little more polished then the others but that really doesn’t matter because in this challenge you have 15 seconds to make someone care about your story and all the bells and whistles in the Universe won’t help you if you don’t hit that chord with your audience.
I think what made these three so enjoyable for me is that the filmmakers had a focus and they stayed there so after the clip was over you had one single image in your head. Brilliant.
In the first clip, there is a lot going on but the ending made me laugh and want to watch more of these clips so I did.
Halloween is days away and these treats are tasty enough until you can score on THE BIG DAY, so enjoy.
These are the kinds of films that make me wish I could write screenplays.
I grew up hearing stories like this first film ” The Medium ” and with that I learned about, pacing, the importance of bringing images- sometimes a piece at a time- like a jigsaw into your tale, and the fact that the supernatural world exists in everything around us and that the line dividing the world of the living from the world of the dead isn’t really a line at all.
It’s more like a suggestion.
I did like both movie versions of the ” The Ring “, but l loved the book more then both of the films. The book went into more detail ( of course ) But the scripts were so well done that leaving those parts out didn’t hurt the story.
The screenplays for both films were excellent.
Not a horror film- but the screenplay- woof- fabulous writing: