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This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae, Brett Pi This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae, Brett Piper and others all convey today's realities. Production stills, sample screenplay pages, and sample budgets are included. Fully indexed.


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This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae, Brett Pi This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae, Brett Piper and others all convey today's realities. Production stills, sample screenplay pages, and sample budgets are included. Fully indexed.

21 review for Cheap Scares!: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets

  1. 4 out of 5

    Robert Gardner

    Fast read A very good read for micro horror film lovers. The interviews were interesting and personal experience was freely shared. Much work went into the book, which left me wondering how so many spelling errors occurred. Spell check and proof reading would have worked to his advantage. Regardless, I'd probably buy another book from Lamberson since he keeps the book moving along at a fast pace. Fast read A very good read for micro horror film lovers. The interviews were interesting and personal experience was freely shared. Much work went into the book, which left me wondering how so many spelling errors occurred. Spell check and proof reading would have worked to his advantage. Regardless, I'd probably buy another book from Lamberson since he keeps the book moving along at a fast pace.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Toxic Graveyard

    I always wanted to make a film. Being a film obsessed youth I would daydream about it all the time. I went to film school, graduated and went to work for small companies doing video production work. As of yet I still haven’t made a feature. I still want to, not to make money, but to rid myself of this creative urge. Author Gregory Lamberson has made films, and written novels. He’s climbed that mountain and Cheap Scares is his manual on how to do the deed. Cheap Scares: Low Budget Horror Filmmaker I always wanted to make a film. Being a film obsessed youth I would daydream about it all the time. I went to film school, graduated and went to work for small companies doing video production work. As of yet I still haven’t made a feature. I still want to, not to make money, but to rid myself of this creative urge. Author Gregory Lamberson has made films, and written novels. He’s climbed that mountain and Cheap Scares is his manual on how to do the deed. Cheap Scares: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets is a how-to guide on low budget film making. It covers pretty much every aspect of the film making process, from script writing to pre-production, production to post production, to distribution. It’s all here. He has also grabbed folks from varying areas of the process from screenwriters, directors, post production, distribution and even a lawyer. The book is filled with first hand advice and stories from people that have actually done it. It is not a deep guide however. Each area is touched on well, but let’s face it: you can buy dozens of books dedicated to script writing alone, two dozen more on directing and so on. The book isn’t really a step by step guide as much as it is a great overview with nuggets of advice from people who have been successful. The book feels like being a fly on the wall in a room of professionals talking. He reveals real numbers on how much each of his films costs and how much he made. He talks about issues that arose and what he did to fix them and so on. Cheap Scares is not an exhaustively researched massive tome on making a movie. It’s a book written by a guy that’s done it that wants to offer you sound advice on how to make decisions in your film making efforts. He’s not going to tell you what camera to use or how to use it. He’s not going to tell you what to write about or how to write it. He’s going to give you advice on the theory behind it and how to try to turn a buck. The book lets you pick his brain along with other film makers including Brett Piper, J.R. Bookwater, Larry Fessenden, Roy Frumkes and others. Buy the book because you like the film makers and want to hear what they have to say. Don’t by the book if you need the author to dish out the nuts and bolts on the subject.

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    juicy brained intellectual

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  20. 5 out of 5

    DonJohn80

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    Steve C.

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