Movies. So many genres. Some people only like one category - maybe two. I like them all. It's true. Name one category - any - and I can name a movie within that genre that I love.
This brought me to a fascinating conversation the other night about horror films. As I and the person went on for a time chatting about what movies we loved within the horror genre - this topic came up - if you looked at making a horror film - like making a salad - knowing that there is all types of salad out there - but are all still labeled a salad - what three ingredients do you personally HAVE to have in your salad - or - more to topic - in your horror film.
The person I was talking with stated this: Blood. A beautiful girl. Lots of killing. Well, lol - that list is different than mine - but - I have to respect his list after I laughed it off at first - why must I respect it - because I went back over my list of films that make up my best horror films - and in at least half of them - his list was present within those movies.
The whole conversation got me thinking as I tweak and make final plot changes while I also I churn out the storyboard for my upcoming horror film filming this summer - what are your top three ingredients that make your horror film. What three plot points is a "must have" within your horror film that makes it a grand experience for you?
I'm jus' sayin'