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The WriteMovies Horror Award is now open for submissions! Are you thinking about writing a horror script so you can enter? Here are our thoughts on the advantages of writing in this genre.

  • There’s a good reason why we picked horror as one of the genres to celebrate in our series of awards. It’s a fantastic proving ground for new filmmakers to achieve success – and that includes writers!
  • 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 – the standard deadline is on December 5th! 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 WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest which opens on January 17th AND free feedback on the first 10 pages of their script!

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