Horror Film Ideas.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 8:28pm
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Me and Inner Eye Team Entertainment are planning a horror film and we plan to relese it next yeah so we have enough time to plan it and shoot it. We are going to film it the the same place as the Light-Bomb-Saber Fight film (watch the film in the FXHome Cinena!) at night(NOTE! THS PLACE WHERE IT WAS FILMED WAS IN A GARDEN!). We will have access to two DV cameras. We might be able to get some flood lights to light up the area then grade it in the edit. We might be able to get a smoke machine aswell.
It is going to be a feer of the dark movie with monsters which you cant see. Like people getting dragged off into the darkness (sounds of body getting shreded!) and maybe growls off in the bushes some where. Stuff like that. We just need an idea of a story.
Thanks for your help!
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 8:31pm
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As Matt said, the film will mainly be shot in the garden, but on location shoots are possible. Also, we may be able to get our hands on more than two cameras.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 10:10pm
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So, aside from the imagery of people getting dragged into the bushes, what's the plot?
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 10:11pm
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How about, A couple teens/adults whatever decide to raid or party on a haunted place (garden) And they start dying off one by one...It can show some people who had died like specific ghosts like serial killers buried there and what not. The ghosts arent shown and neither are some death scenes. like a shadow of the throat being slashed with blood landing on the ground...?
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 10:50pm
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Or, the first couple disaperances could be mentioned offhand, like "hey, do you know where Johnny is?" "No" "Oh, whatever"and then later some artifact (ex. their phone) could be found, maybe covered in blood. It would escalate when they discover that that they can't escape until they're all gone.
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 11:35pm
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right. And there is some mistery like in the beginning have a thing from the Se7en Intro like the newspaper clippings of missing people and stuff, and in the end find a cache of bodies or parts...that would be cool@
Posted: Mon, 6th Oct 2008, 11:58pm
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Sorry, but all those ideas so far sound like a mashup of all those 3 for £5 DVD's you see at petrol stations - they're done to death, nothing novel. Not saying you won't make a great job of it, and indeed maybe even be able to sell it, but why not look for a novel angle somewhere?
Whilst it's tricky to find truly new concepts in any genre, it can still be done - Blair Witch was actually quite fresh in a tired market, maybe you can find a fresh angle or original way to shoot which will be to your credit? Whatever you do, pay particular attention to the soundtrack - sound is very important in film, and nowhere moreso than horror!
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 12:50am
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Beautiful young people attacked and killed during a night of fun.
Horror Plot #5254 redone 481841949194 times.
Go watch The Mist and notice how scary it was even tho it wasn't supposed to be a horror film.
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 3:01am
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How is the mist NOT a horror film. that movie was scary as hell. .. and I know its redone over and over but thats what your gonna get wen you can come up with your own ideas. Theyr asking for a hint towards a plot so they can develope it themselves were just spitballing ideas...so yeah
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 6:23am
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It was unique in it's suspense and horror. And the #1 problem horror films nowadays, is the tendency to make everything cliche. Resist that urge folks!!
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 11:39am
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I disagree with EvilDonut on this one. The Mist is a classic example of how B-movies from the 50's used to be. I don't think it's unique or different from anything that's already been shown, it's not doing anything new. It's a style that has come full circle, nothing more.
I liked the movie a lot; even more so in the black & white version. It really completes the b-movie feel that Darabont intended, it's a shame the cinema release missed out on that. But that's the beauty of DVD and Blu-Ray.
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 2:51pm
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Bryce007 wrote:So, aside from the imagery of people getting dragged into the bushes, what's the plot?
We don't know that yet! That is up to our writer, all we know is that it's gonna be scary!
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 3:03pm
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Thanks to everyone for your contributions and ideas so far, I have read through all of them and will make sure that they are all taken on board!
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Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 3:06pm
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Wow Lots of responces! Thanks guys for all of your ideas!
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 5:03pm
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Make the next 'Black Sheep'
Posted: Tue, 7th Oct 2008, 5:29pm
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Avenging Eagle wrote:Make the next 'Black Sheep'
Thats more of a comic horror, not the sort of film we are really interested in making at the moment. Maybe it could be the next one!
Posted: Wed, 8th Oct 2008, 7:59pm
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If you really want to be noticed, look at what everyone else is doing (particulararly other young filmmakers), and DON'T DO IT. If you want to do what they're doing, consider using the cliche-ness of horror plots to your advntage. For example, I've always thought it would be fun to have two people simuntaneously drinking, smoking, and swearing every other word - simply to make fun of it's excessive use in student films.
You see what I mean? You can use everything (even cliche) to your advantage. Many of the supposedly "new ideas" that have come over time have just been instances of writers bringing things so common that they're taken for granted out into the open.
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2008, 1:05am
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I'll pay 10 bucks to the first person who makes a horror film about fat ugly students killed by a maniac on summer break.
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2008, 5:24am
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You've obviously never seen HeavyWeights....
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2008, 4:24pm
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HAHAHA THOSE LAST 2 POSTS MADE MY DAY : )
Posted: Fri, 10th Oct 2008, 11:50pm
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I wanna sequel! Movies about fat kids rule!
Another 10 bucks.
Posted: Tue, 14th Oct 2008, 11:51pm
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Oooh! maybe the opposite of the blindness, instead of everyone seeing nothing, everyone can see everything. With no privacy, they go crazy or something... endless possibilities.
Posted: Wed, 15th Oct 2008, 1:50am
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Quadsworth wrote:Oooh! maybe the opposite of the blindness, instead of everyone seeing nothing, everyone can see everything. With no privacy, they go crazy or something... endless possibilities.
crap. now IM scared.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2008, 1:16pm
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The bad guy needs a potato sack on his head with eye holes cut out. Its creepy.