Cheap Scares!: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets

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9780786437061: Cheap Scares!: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets

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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Gregory Lamberson is a novelist and filmmaker specializing in horror entertainment. He wrote and directed the cult classic Slime City and worked as the production manager on I Was a Teenage Zombie and as Frank Henenlotter's assistant director on Brain Damage.

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"It's the best book on filmmaking I've ever read"-Desmon Reddick, --Dread Media

"Thinking of making an Indie horror movie (or any genre of movie for that matter)? Read this book. Lamberson has fought in the trenches for over two decades. This book's the Real Deal: written by someone who knows the truth. A must-read for any prospective filmmaker."-Philip Nutman --Author/film journalist/co-screenwriter/associate producer Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door

"Wanna make a movie? This A to Z essential tome is the new filmmakers' bible. Forget the others, they are already outdated. Both inspirational and bitter sweet, this book gives you the hard line on what it takes to make a successful go at being a filmmaker in the new age. Lamberson lays out the mechanics for any budding filmmaker seriously intent on making a critical dent, and maybe even a buck, creating their opus." --Debbie Rochon, Fangoria Radio Host and Cult Movie Actress

"Lamberson knows his stuff and he's not afraid to tell readers how it is, warts and all. Articulate, brazen and seasoned, the man pulls no punches making CHEAP SCARES an essential resource for indie filmmakers...a must have...indispensable...turns the low-budget film industry inside out and gives us a revealing glimpse at the inner workings of the beast." --Fear Zone

"Terrific." --filmsinreview.com

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