Most people love horror movies, and to make it a success, it needs a good script. A horror movie script mainly has an interesting set of characters that will be killed off in the end. If you think you can work your writing skills and draw out a horror movie easily, you need to know the main elements to write its script.
To scare movie audiences, follow this guide of creating a terrifying move script:
- Set the movie theme. It can be a good vs. evil themed horror film, or have a serial killer after every person in it.
- Choose the setting of the movie. Instead of thinking of the same cliché abandon house, try a different haunted location with an offbeat setting.
- Select the villain of the movie. This could be a zombie or a supernatural creature like a vampire.
- Pick a way on how this villain will be destroyed in the end of the movie. The villain has to be killed off in the end of the movie. Your villain can also live on maybe for a sequel and not be killed in the movie.
- Write the outline of the story. The secret to a good horror script is writing from the end and then boing backward. The climax of the story will make or break the movie so include twists in the plot one third of the way along.
- Set the first draft of the script and then add more details to it or changes as you move along.
- Let your friends read the script and add notes to it.
- Look for an agent to read your script to view it for final screening.