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How to make a horror movie

Updated: Jan 13

Have you ever wondered how to make a film dark & deadly, huh, well, you might as well stick around to find out more.


For my Inhale I read a goosebumps book called phantom of the auditorium. Then I watched goosebumps 2 & compared them. My goal for the inhale was #4: Explore texts & genre's in a way that's new to you. Stretch yourself to choose challenging texts that make you think in a new way. reflect on your choices, what you've learned about yourself & the world, & how the genre reaches its intended audience. During this exhale I made my own mini "horror" movie. the original was 18 minutes & 48 seconds, but I had to cut it down to 12 minutes. For my exhale my goal was #12: Emulate the style of a particular filmmaker or genre. reflect on how the text features & language common to this genre or creator influenced your choices. I fell that on both my inhale & exhale, I did an amazing job.


For this project, I decided to make my own horror movie. I couldn't add the final copy because it is a long video. But below is the script of the horror movie.


Scene 1


Ms.Morrane: How to make a horror movie. 1. Give your story a hero, but just kill it off in the end. No pun intended

Random hero: Stop right there villain

Villain: No

Random hero: You have left me no choice. Stop it. I don’t like it.

Villain: Oh no. I’m melting, oh what a world.

SHE RUNS Random hero: I’m awesome

Killer comes

Random hero: Who, who are you

THEY GRAB A KNIFE

Random hero: Help me father, help me!



Scene 2


Ms.Morrane: Add a Drama Queen. Aka a Karen

KILLER ENTERS ROOM & KAREN IS ON A PHONE CALL

Karen: How dare you, I would like to speak to the manager!

Karen: Did you just bomb my door? That's it. I’m calling the cops

Killer: That would be the least of your worries right now

SHE SCREAMS



Scene 3


Ms.Morrane: 3. Add a little kid, who opens the door to the killer obliviously

Anna: Coming

SHE OPENS THE DOOR

Anna: Hi mysterious, ominous murderer, want to play barbie

Killer: Sure. I’ll play, you’ll be the barbie

HE HOLDS A KNIFE & SOME STUFFING & PROCEEDS TO STAB HER



Scene 4


Ms.Morrane: 4. Question how the heck they get inside someone's house in the first place. Then make the characters lock themselves inside a room-_ With the killer. Then they die.

Ms.Somethingson: Hello is anyone there

Killer: It’s me, your son

Ms.Somethingson: It’s 3 AM! How long have you been in the backyard!? I was starting to get worried.

Killer: Oh about that. You’re next

Ms.Somethingson: AHHH!

Ms.Somethingson: Hah. I’m safe

Killer: Sup.

Ms.Somethingson: AHHH!



Scene 5


Ms.Morrane: 5. At some point, you have to go over the special effects.

Girl: I think someone stabbed me.

THE KILLER CONTINUES TO KILL HER

Ms.Morrane: Make all your girls damsels in distress. Hire a killer off a black market. It’s only 40 bucks per victim. “Who knew you were so broke.” And most importantly add blood. Ketchup works.

Girl: Yummy.

Ms.Morrane: And of course since this is no fantasy your hero dies of hypothermia.



Scene 6


SARAH & MIKA ARE WALKING

Sarah: I hate November. It’s so boring

Mika: Why

Sarah: It’s November.

Mika: Such a great reason.

Sarah: I just got an amber alert on my phone. Mr.Somethingson came back home at 3:30 AM after a business trip & found his wife, stabbed to death in a locked room, his son, the oldest of his three kids was found sliced in half in the yard, his elder daughter was shot in her room with her phone in her hand & the youngest was found dead on the doorsteps with stuffing replacing her blood & bones.

Mika: Oh well. They did have a terrible last name anyways.

Sarah: It says there is a Psycho killer on the loose in Calgary

Mika: Well it’s a good thing I don’t live anywhere around there.

Sarah: We are literally living IN Calgary. We even attend Random school located in Calgary public school.

Mika: OH NO! We’re going to die! I have an idea.

Sarah: Let’s lie & tell everyone we have the Delta variant so no one will come near us.

Mika: Delta?

Sarah: Yeah. Like the covid thing

Mika: I’m really scared of this killer

Sarah: It’s okay. Everyone has fears. I’m scared of driving

Mika: You’re 13. You legally cannot even drive 1 meter even with a parent or guardian till you’re 14.

Sarah: Whatever. Dumb 14-year-old’s. Come on, let’s have a sleepover at my place. Oh & bring a weapon for self defense.

Ms.Morrane: 6. Introduce your characters (Usually the common trio of protagonists or sometimes duo) And their fears. But the killer hears them & uses them on them later on in the movie.



Scene 7


PHONE GIRL IS SITTING ON HER BED & THE KILLER BURSTS IN & GOES IN THE CLOSET

Killer: Time to find some new killing threads

HE PROCEEDS TO TRY ON NUMEROUS OUTFITS IN HER CLOSET

Ms.Morrane: 7. At one point just mock your movie for all it’s

Killer: Nah. A clown costume is too 2017.

Ms.Morrane: Clowns

Killer: Skeletons are creepy, but it’s missing blood

Ms.Morrane: Skeletons

Killer: No one even knows what a Morlock is these days

Ms.Morrane: Morlocks

Killer: I adore the Vampire blood, but I’m no cannibal.

Ms.Morrane: Vampires

Killer: Where is the wand, I thought Necromancers were magic.

Ms.Morrane: Necromancers

Killer: This gross zombie green matches terribly with my eye color

Ms.Morrane: Zombies

Killer: Ugh this monster costume has several holes

Ms.Morrane: Monsters

Killer: It’s a rock! Even that’s too scary for me

Ms.Morrane: And stuff like that.

Phone girl: hey, excuse me, random weirdo who broke into my house & entered my closet, could you leave.

Killer: Oh yeah. Sorry.



Scene 8


Sarah: Okay. So I locked all doors & windows, turned on security & got fake positive covid tests for the delta variant sent to the nurses. Now, who wants a knife!

MIKA LOOKS AT THE WINDOW BUT SARAH SHOVES HER OUT OF THE WAY

Mika: What the

SHE CLOSES THE BLINDS & PASSES HER A KNIFE, MISSING HER BY AN INCH

Sarah: Are you trying to get us killed! The psycho killer could low & behold be watching us from the streets, searching for houses that aren’t empty. If he realizes this house is occupied he will come in with his movie magic & kill us. Now are you going to grab your knife & fight them like a girl, or do nothing like a 7-year-old!

Mika: But I am a 7-year-old

Killer: Hello my love.

Sarah: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Mika: Ew.

Sarah: But, but how? I locked all the doors & windows. I even had security!

Killer: Well Babe, you left the basement door open. Also, your security password is 1234.

SHE FAINTS THEN GETS BACK UP

Sarah: Are you going to kill me?

Killer: No. Sarah. I have a confession to make. From the moment I first laid eyes on you, I’ve loved you. That day when the Grade 5’s & 6’s went to Camp Somethingson & you saved me from getting crushed by a rock.

Sarah: I don’t remember anything like that when I went there in Grade 5. Who are you again?

Killer: I still have a part-time job as a murderer remember!

Mika: It’s 7th-grade love, do do do do do doo doooo

Sarah: Not helping.

HE HUGS HER & SHE PUKES

Ms.Morrane: 8. Make your killer have a crush. Who they do no harm to.

Sarah: When was the last time you used deodorant?

Killer: Oh sorry. It’s the smell of blood from my victims.

Sarah: So you’re not going to kill me

Killer: Meet me at 4 am & I’ll spare your friend’s life

Sarah: I have school tomorrow

Mika: Delta

Sarah: NVM. Well anyways… Hippity Hoppity! Get off my property!

Killer: Hippity Hoppity, women are property.

SHE PUNCHES HIM, THEN SHOVES HIM OUT OF THE HOUSE

Sarah: Remind me to change my security password to 4321.



Scene 9


Killer(As Brad): Ughh. I hate 9th grade. Everyone is under 150 centimeters

Miss.Sabzevari: Can anyone tell me what the square root of 8 billion, 39 million, 679 thousand, 896?

Nerd: Wouldn’t it be around 90 000?

Miss.Sabzevari: You moron! It’s 89 664.262. You 8th graders really are stupid. And I thought you were just short!

Killer(As Brad): How dare you, you dumb Giraffe. Plus even due to our height we are still 9th graders.

Miss.Sabzevari: How dare you talk back you short 6 feet ant! Detention!

Nerd: Miss.Sabzevari. I was wondering if we could have homework. You forgot to give it to us.

Class: OH COME ON!

Miss.Sabzevari: Well for today nerd, LEARN WHAT A SQUARE ROOT IS!

NERD BURSTS INTO TEARS & RUNS AWAY

Miss.Sabzevari: And as for you, you pathetic excuse for an ant, how dare you talk back to your Queen! I am one grade above you so I am superior!

HE GRABS A KNIFE

Killer(Now as killer again): What did you say again Sabzevari?

Miss.Sabzevari: How dare you call me by my last name.

HE STABS HER

Miss.Sabzevari: You idiots really are pathetic at gym class. I’ll tell Ms.Yusra to put a 1 on your gym report card.

Killer: I legitimately just stabbed you 30 times. How are you alive!

Miss.Sabzevari: Because I know what a square root is!

Killer: I don’t care

Miss.Sabzevari: Learn the square root of 82.

SHE CHUCKS HIM OUT OF THE WINDOW

Nerd: I was right! You murdered that son-thing family!

Killer: Well, you were right. Also, Ms.Yusra told me you’re going to get a 1 on gym for your report card.

Nerd: Like your entire report card isn’t filled with 1’s

Killer: How come you’re not crying! I’ll make you

Ms.Morrane: 9. Give your story a character who was right all along

Nerd: Oh well. I’m right. And you’re going to jail

Ms.Morrane: Yet that nerd is usually one of the first to die.

Nerd: Who said that?

Killer: Miss. Sabzevari broke my knife using square roots so now I have to use my chainsaw. I hate life. As much as I’d love to watch you bleed to death, I have a date.



Scene 10


KILLER BREAKS INTO HOUSE & TYPES IN 1234

Killer: Damn. Those 7-year-olds must have changed it

HE TYPES IN 0000, 0001, 0002, ETC UNTIL MIKA WAKES UP & COMES

Mika: AHHH! Delta variant!

HE RUNS AWAY AND THE KILLER BREAKS SECURITY

Mika: Sarah! Call 911.

Sarah: I’m brushing my hair!

Mika: At 4 AM. You really are an early bird. That's going to take a decade

Killer: You will never get the chance

MIKA RUNS UP STAIRS & LOCKS HERSELF IN CLOSET & DIALS 911

Ms.Morrane: 10. Try to call the police,

911: What's your emergency

Mika: A killer is in my house. And it’s 4 AM.

911: Then kill it.

Mika: But I don’t have a weapon. He has multiple

Ms.Morrane: But the police are either incompetent


Mika: He’s the psycho who killed the Somethingson’s

911: Oh that guy. I’m on his side. They had a terrible last name.

Ms.Morrane: Have been seduced to join the villain’s team

Mika: Just send help!

911: Ahhhhh!

Ms.Morrane: Or have been killed

KILLER OPENS THE CLOSET Killer: You’re dead

Sarah: I’m done brushing my hair, Mika. Now, what did you need… Oh hello there. I beg your pardon but what are you doing in my bedroom? And what did you do to the closet! Oh right. It’s 4 AM. Time flies. I was just going to write in my diary until you showed up. But I simply can’t find it.

Killer (Whispers): Maybe I can find out who her crush is.

HE RANDOMLY RUNS AWAY

Sarah: Mika, let’s go.



Scene 11


Sarah: He’ll finish reading my diary soon, we have to escape.

THEY RUN OUT OF THE HOUSE, ONLY TO FIND A CAR PARKED

Sarah: Of course.

Mika: He’s 14. Or 15. He is 1 grade above you so I guess he can have a license

Sarah: Please don’t say we have to use his car.

Mika: Sarah. You’re the only one tall enough to reach the pedals. You have to face your fears!

Sarah: I hate my life.

Ms.Morrane: Get a car, to drive away from the killer. It doesn’t matter how. Don’t forget to mention the common line of “Why can’t I have a normal life?”

Sarah: Why can't I have a normal life

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Killer (crying): After an hour of reading all her diaries since grade 5, she has a crush on no one! WAHHH! AT least I can teleport due to plot convenience

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Ms.Morrane: But they crash the car, then run away.



Scene 12


Sarah: Oh no. Due to lazy writing, we crashed the car! Come on. I think I know a place where we can hide. It’s a dark creepy forest that several people have been murdered in.

Mika: Good idea!

Sarah: Let’s stick together

THEY RUN INTO THE FOREST & FALL OFF A CLIFF

Sarah: Oh no! We’re now falling off a cliff & all heading in separate directions

Ms.Morrane: 12. Add a scene where the characters split up and they get hunted one by one, oh & casually mention never go in the woods, but they go anyway.



Scene 13


Sarah: Okay killer! Wherever you are, you may have a crush on me, but I don’t, so come out & face me. Oh & um when you kill me try to make it quick.

Killer: Sure.

THEY GET CRUSHED BY BOULDER & DIE

Ms.Morrane: And since number 13 is bad luck, everyone else in your film gets murdered, except Miss. Sabzevari, she’s Immortal cause she knows square roots. This is why you should never make or watch a horror movie, they suck. Oh & kids if you learn what a square root is, you’ll be Immortal.


https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/x2f8bb11595b61c86:rational-exponents-radicals/x2f8bb11595b61c86:radicals/v/understanding-square-roots


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVtkAGJvNu8



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