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Saturday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Scares, Suspense, and Screenplays

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While many writers have found their entry into the industry via the horror genre, writing a script with all the necessary thrills and chills is no small task. This panel will explore the psychology of terror that taps into the root of our fears and anxietiesthe depths of the unknown. Learn from these writers how to fold scares and suspense into the language of your screenplay while still managing to embrace originality in a genre that is seemingly oversaturated.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Alvarado-Dykstra

Paul Alvarado-Dykstra

Moderator
Paul co-founded Fantastic Fest, and has worked with Oscar-nominated directors Guillermo del Toro, Frances Reid, and Emmy-nominated producer Scott Carter in development and/or production. Currently, he is producing an animated feature film adaptation of Tad Williams’ best-selling fantasy-adventure novel TAILCHASER'S SONG. Previously, he produced the viral... Read More →

Panelists
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David Birke

writer Elle
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Brian Nelson

writer Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, Devil, 11/22/63, Altered Carbon
Brian Nelson wrote the original screenplay for the Lionsgate release Hard Candy, which has won multiple awards including Best Picture and Best Script at the Sitges International Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain. He also scripted the Universal release Devil from a story by M. Nig... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
St. David's Episcopal Church, Bethell Hall

Attendees (128)