The Worst 21 of 2021

I got a long list to get through, so no stalling. These are just some of the worst films I’ve seen in 2021. Exempt are almost every Bruce Willis stinker I managed...

Write to Reals – The Lost Daughter

An excerpt from Reals' script review for The Lost Daughter which will be available 01/16/22: What Worked The Setup - As Hank discussed in his review for House of Mourning, small moments included in your thriller...

Top 10 Best Films of 2021

This year has kind of been a bust for movies. And some movies I thought I’d love ended up being giant disappointments. You’ll eventually see those films on my Worst of 2021...

Nightmare Alley – Need more meat!

An excerpt from my script review for Nightmare Alley which will be available 01/10/22: 3.) Quality of Characters Stan’s an antihero. We get that once he sets Pete up. (A fact I feel was pretty glossed...

Write to Reals: House of Mourning

An excerpt from Reals' script review for House of Mourning which will be available 01/06/22: Hi All! A happy New Year to each of you! My New Year started off with a big bang...

House of Mourning – 2021 Blood List Script Review

An excerpt from my script review for House of Mourning which will be available 01/03/22: 1.) Marketability of the Idea We’re reviewing a horror today. By now you should know the argument (and hopefully see...
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1922 – Enough Mystery?

This makes the third film based on Stephen King’s work I’ve seen this year. Five if you count his shows The Mist and Mr. Mercedes. As for his films, IT, you already...

Unsolicited Queries – Agents, Producers, Managers List

Here's an old list I got from a fellow writer a bit back. Not sure how up to date it is, but please feel free to let us know. Remember, it never...

How to Pitch a Script

Hi all. We stumbled onto a good list of "don'ts" when pitching your script, but a lot of you have asked what you should do. When I initially started out, I read a book...

Write to Reals: Haunt (2019)

Let’s start horror month off early with Haunt, a feature now on VOD and in (a few) theaters that was written and directed by the creators of A Quiet Place and produced by Eli Roth....

1917 – Conflicting Characters?

An excerpt from my script review for 1917 which will be available 01/06/20: 3.) Quality of Characters Before we dive into things for this section, it needs to be stated, I enjoyed this script....

Write to Reals – A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 (Unproduced) Stephen Lebowitz: Worth the read?

An excerpt from my script review for A Nightmare on Elm Street 6 (Unproduced) which will be available 04/27/18: What Needs Work ...​​​​​​Note - A fun game to play with this script is to...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Dialogue incites Drama

An excerpt from my script review for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which will be available 11/20/17: 4.) Dialogue and Description ANGELA Oh why are you never on my side, Robbie? ROBBIE I’m always on your side when...

Anatomy of a Contained Thriller

After my Buried review I wanted to take a look at what goes into creating suspense in genres similar to the contained thriller. THEN I remember Roy's forum post on "How...

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