Wes Craven: Master of Horror Scripts

RIP Wes Craven: 1939-2015

Last night we lost a master of horror when Wes Craven passed away at the age of 76. For many of us, Wes Craven was the creator of our nightmares as children; unleashing Freddy Krueger to haunt our dreams.

To honor him, I wanted to share the script for the original version of A Nightmare on Elm Street, but I couldn’t find a PDF of it (if you have one, send it my way and I’ll update this post!). So I decided to share a few other scripts to celebrate Wes Craven’s, his creative genius, and his wonderfully twisted visions.

So turn on the lights, sit back, and see how it’s done. Continue reading Wes Craven: Master of Horror Scripts

Monday Script Share: Back To School Edition

It’s that time of year!

Kids start heading back to school today, and you can almost hear Sam Kinison screaming in their adorable, eager to learn, faces. To celebrate, I thought I’d use this Monday Script Share to present these five scripts that perfectly capture different aspects of the academic experience.

Enjoy! Continue reading Monday Script Share: Back To School Edition

Pro Tip: Doing Exposition Like A Boss

Nobody likes exposition

But when you have information that you just have to get across to the audience, what’s the best way to give exposition without completely killing the momentum of your story with a huge exposition dump?

Well thanks to the awesome team over at RocketJump Film School (along with a little inspiration from Kurt Russell‘s classic film Escape From New York), you can learn how to deliver tons of exposition (and stay out of movie jail) with this entertaining and informative video!

Spoiler: it involves everything from clothing, to props, to integrating the exposition into the drama of the story. Continue reading Pro Tip: Doing Exposition Like A Boss