Category: Script Reviews

Write to Reals: The Strangers 2 – Prey at Night

An excerpt from Reals' script review for The Strangers 2 (Prey at Night) which will be available 04/07/24: What Worked The Opening - Man, what a way to open this! Sure, killing the previous final...

Road House: Remake vs Original

An excerpt from my script review for Road House which will be available 03/25/24: 2.) Plot Stability Okay, before we get into the original, did anyone watch the remake? Don’t let me ruin it for...

Shutter Island – NOT the kind of contained we mean.

An excerpt from my script review for Shutter Island (2010) which will be available 03/12/24: 1.) Marketability of the Idea We’re constantly telling you to consider writing a contained horror. Why? Because it’s one of...

No One Lives – Need more than “weird for weird’s sake”?

An excerpt from my script review for No One Lives (2012) which will be available 03/05/24: 3.) Quality of Characters Emma and Driver. We’re presented with this really weird dynamic, which is good, but it’s...

What Could Have Been: A McG/Marsilii 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Prequel?

An excerpt from my script review for What Could Have Been: Captain Nemo origin story which will be available 02/19/24: 1.) Marketability of the Idea Did you know Disney+ was rebooting 20,000 Leagues Under the...

Amsterdam – Cashing in on Swifties before it was cool?

An excerpt from my script review for Amsterdam which will be available 02/12/24: 2.) Plot Stability It’s the day after the Super Bowl (hopefully Travis Kelce hasn't dumped her, or vice versa), and if...

The Holdovers – Is part of this story familiar?

An excerpt from my script review for The Holdovers which will be available 02/05/24: 3.) Quality of Characters Paul and Angus play well off each other. Paul thinks Angus has potential, and Angus acts out...

Write to Reals: I.S.S. – Making Contained Stories Work

An excerpt from Reals' script review for I.S.S. which will be available 01/28/24: What Worked The First Page - I like they way this opens - with a bit of text reading: Right now aboard the...