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July 30 6pm-7:30pm Pacific Time – Scotty Milder

Writing the Horror Film

This class will cover the fundamentals of writing within the horror genre. Topics covered will be Stephen King’s three levels of terror, the difference between horror and suspense, how to approach common horror tropes from a fresh and unpredictable perspective, and the creation of dread and suspense on the page.

Scotty Milder is a writer, filmmaker, and film educator living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. His award-winning short films have screened at festivals all over the world, including Cinequest, the Dead By Dawn Festival of Horror, HollyShorts, and the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon. His independent feature film “Dead Billy” is available to stream on Amazon.com and Google Play. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Dark Peninsula Press, Soteira Press, DBND Publishing, and more. He teaches screenwriting and film production at Santa Fe Community College. https://www.facebook.com/scottymilderwrites/