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Voici le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 !

Voici le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 !

Juger ces textes n’a pas été une mince à faire, vu le talent au mètre carré – mais aujourd’hui, le jour le plus effrayant de l’année, nous pouvons enfin dévoiler le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 de Writemovies !

Mais avant ça, qu’est-ce qui nous a vraiment plu dans ces textes ?

Qu’est-ce qui nous a vraiment impressionné ? Notre Directeur Ian Kennedy nous en dit un peu plus à ce sujet…


Le film de genre n’est pas des plus simples à appréhender, mais la récompense – aussi bien au niveau critique qu’au niveau profit – peut être des très gratifiante. Tout est une question d’équilibre. Souvent, un concept original est la clé pour attirer le spectateur. Mais même ici, et avec n’importe quel type de script, tout est une question de talent lorsqu’il s’agit de raconter une histoire.

Le genre horrifique n’est pas tant une question de gore, qu’une question de peur. Ce n’est pas non plus une question d’action, mais plus d’angoisse pure. Et encore moins une question de divertissement, lorsqu’il s’agit plus d’une rude épreuve. La clé ne se trouve pas dans ce que vous montrez, mais plutôt dans ce qui reste caché, mystérieux.

Petit rappel : le spectateur ne va pas compatir pour une victime, il le fera sûrement davantage s’il se soucie de qui pourrait arriver aux personnages, c’est différent. S’il se moque du sort du personnage, il n’aura pas peur, et sera encore moins choqué. Il se sentira juste totalement en dehors de l’histoire, comme déconnecté.

À vous de jouer, avec les nerfs du spectateur. Impliquez le, jouez avec lui, avant de le faire souffrir vraiment. Faite monter l’inquiétude avant de faire intervenir la peur à proprement parler. Et surtout, donnez au spectateur un méchant digne de ce nom, avec des raisons valables de lui en vouloir.

La peur doit aller crescendo, par étape : les tactiques choc ne marchent que dans un certain type de situation. Totalement immergé dans le cours de l’histoire, où la surprise est sur le point de tomber, ou alors quand un événement va beaucoup plus loin qu’on aurait pu l’imaginer, et pas dans le bon sens – mais même là le spectateur peut adhérer ou non.


Voici donc, mesdames et messieurs, le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 !

Monger

De David Axe

Toutes nos félicitations à David, qui a remporté la présentation de son script aux professionnels de l’industrie, ainsi que deux Notes de Développement et toute notre aide au cours des différentes étapes ! Un grand bravo aussi aux mentions honorables, ci dessous.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

UNDYING,
L. Andrew Cooper
M – DEMON KILLER,
Mark William Hammond
TOYS IN THE ATTIC,
Keith Piner
POSSESSED!,
William Sikorski Jr. & William Sikorski III
DHAMPIRA,
Eduardo Soto-Falcon
SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE,
Kai Thorup
Voici le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 !

Writing Insights: Zombie Films

The WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 is almost over! With just two days until the contest closes, your chance to submit – and to become the first ever winner of this brand new prize – is fading fast. We’re saying goodbye to it with one final article celebrating the genre: our insights into zombie films!

Horror covers a lot of different bases. Monsters, ghosts, aliens, demons, serial killers, the devil himself… There’s a whole array of things in the genre that can scare you to death.

Speaking of death though, if there’s one thing horror keeps coming back to, it’s the living dead. Traditional horror stories were based on the idea of people reanimated after having died, and coming back as more animalistic version of themselves or mind-numbed, slow-motion versions of themselves.

Part of the success of zombie films is because they thrive on one of the cornerstones of horror: our innate fear of strangers and of being made to conform to the way that other people are, losing our personalities and individuality in doing so.

One zombie on its own is often not that dangerous. Being mindless, the individual is pretty easy to out-think! But they overwhelm through sheer numbers, relentless. It doesn’t matter how many you take down, there are always more still to come.

And so it should be with the films they feature in; this is a genre that will never die (or if it does, it will come back again!). Modern versions of zombie stories in the 21st century have brought them up to date and re-energized them with new dynamic energy, through such examples as World War Z and the rage virus that powers 28 DAYS LATER .

Stories like these have dynamized the previously slow moving zombie world, making for new kinds of fear and modern storytelling experiences and energy levels to put into films.

No matter whether they’re slow or fast, though, there are still key elements to zombies. They always come in hordes – and they always want to make you just like them…

If you’ve got a zombie story for us – or any other horror script! – don’t forget to submit to the WriteMovies Horror Award by this Sunday, September 29th. Stand out from the crowd by becoming the first ever winner of this prize!

Voici le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 !

Horror Award 2019: Why you should be writing horror…

There’s just one week to go until our inaugural Horror Award closes for submissions – meaning your chance to become the first ever winner of this new award is nearly over! But what are the advantages of writing in this genre?

There’s a good reason why we picked horror as the second genre to celebrate in our new series of awards. It’s a fantastic proving ground for new filmmakers to achieve success – and that includes writers! Here are some of the reasons why you should be writing horror…

  • It’s almost always in high demand, giving you a better chance of getting into production than some other genres! Here at WriteMovies, we get plenty of interest in horror scripts from producers and companies. And that’s because…
  • It’s often cheap to produce. A lot of classic horror tropes use a small number of locations and a small cast, and the use of suspense also cuts costs compared to all-out action! But even if your horror script doesn’t look so cheap, that might not be a problem–
  • Because there’s a strong core audience for horror. Some people just can’t get enough of it, meaning that horror films have a good chance of recouping their budget and then providing profits!

So make sure you submit your script to our Horror Award by this Sunday, September 29th! The winner will receive two sets of Development Notes, guaranteed pitching to industry, and further advice on script development…

Plus all submissions get free entry to the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest, and the chance to win the Grand Prize of $2000!

Voici le vainqueur du Concours Horreur 2019 !

WriteMovies Horror Award Deadline – Two Weeks to Go!

The WriteMovies Horror Award deadline approaches… With just two weeks to go until the competition closes, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to become the first ever winner of this new prize!

For our 20th Anniversary year, we decided to celebrate great writing with a series of genre awards. After the success of our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award in the spring, horror is the next genre we wanted to get people writing.

Do you think you’ve got a talent for scaring people? Whether it’s serial killers or monsters, drenched in blood or all in the mind, we’d love to read what you’ve got!

The winner of this award will receive:

  • Guaranteed pitching to industry
  • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
  • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

Plus, all entries to the Horror Award also receive automatic entry to the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest. That gives you the chance to take home the Grand Prize of $2000, plus other prizes!

Most importantly though, this is your opportunity to be the first writer to win the award for this genre. Prove your skills as a screenwriter and be recognized for your work!

Remember, the Horror Award deadline is just two weeks away on September 29th. Make sure you submit by then to take your first steps towards becoming one of our winners!

If you need some inspiration before then, take a look at our reviews of some of our favorite horror films and shows. Find out what we like and what we’re looking for in a horror script.

And then, when you’re ready… Click here to enter the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019!