Red Notice – Don’t call him The Rock!

I might be wrong, but I think this is the third Ryan Reynolds film he’s done for Netflix. Or maybe this is just his second, with 6 Underground being his first. Which...

Passing (2021) – 3way’s Take

Passing by Rebecca HallBased on the Novella of the same name by Nella Larsen, published in 1929Second draft revisions, dated July 26, 2017 https://youtu.be/trwq3CNCMkU Book Description: Clare and Irene were two childhood friends. They lost...

The Thing – What can you learn from this classic?

An excerpt from my script review for The Thing (1982) which will be available 11/15/21: 2.) Plot Stability Sure, the film is from 1982, but before you call it outdated and move on, realize...

Dune (2021) – Game of Thrones…in Space!

It had been a good while since I’ve seen the original 1984 film version of Dune. I think what got my interested in seeing it in the first place was that scene...

Halloween Double Feature 2021: Paranormal Activity – Next of Kin

Halloween might be over but there’s still time for at least one more horror film to review. And since Army of Thieves was in no way a horror movie, or a good...

Halloween Double Feature 2021: Antlers Script Review

An excerpt from my script review for Antlers which will be available 10/31/21: 2.) Plot Stability Pacing. That’s what I want to discuss about this particular script in relation to our own writing. For a horror...
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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...

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...

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....

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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