[Genre Series] Horror 101

Kevin Shih
Director of Development
Crypt TV

Whether you’re new to writing or have been slaving away on screenplays and pilots for years, you probably have a genre or two in which you prefer to write. Maybe your favorite film as a child was a comedy, or maybe Alfred Hitchcock was your inspiration to pursue entertainment. Or maybe you saw CASABLANCA in college and can still remember how it made you feel. Whatever genre in which you feel compelled to storytell, there’s something about that specific method that draws you to it. But do you really know what makes the genre work? Do you know the history, the trends, the conventions that go into building a comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, or thriller? And do you know when and how to break from convention?

If the answer was no to any of those questions, then the Genre 101 Series is for you! By better understanding the differences, tools, and methods of storytelling each genre provides, you can become a significantly more effective screenwriter. Join us for this upcoming webinar where we’ll focus on the terrifying horror genre.

This 50-Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • The fundamentals of horror
  • Characters, archetypes, and monsters
  • Story and structure
  • Themes
  • Subverting expectations
  • Q&A!
About Your Host

Kevin Shih is the Director of Content Development at Crypt TV where he is responsible for championing new voices in delivering frightening bite-sized content. Prior to joining Crypt TV, Shih was a Creative Executive at Vimeo and Studio 8, where he worked on ALPHA and WHITE BOY RICK. His start in Entertainment began with the mailroom at CAA and at Plan B Entertainment.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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