Horror Movie Scripts

Horror flicks can be great fun with a script in hand!

Come Halloween, many people ask themselves where they can invest in horror movie scripts. Even during other times of the year, many find themselves drawn to horror movie scripts out of interest for the genre. It may sometimes be difficult to find the exact script you are looking for but most websites provide enough options that no horror fan will be disappointed.

What Makes a Horror Movie?

Fans of horror movies look to scripts for different reasons than other movie fans. Many look towards comedy scripts to review a great joke or perfect their own comedy routine. Some look towards drama scripts to help them practice for a part as the next Hollywood starlet. What is the draw to a horror movie script? Horror scripts can:

  • Scare the reader. Even if they have seen the movie or even read the script prior, some passages can be startling time and time again. Many horror movie fans find scaring themselves enjoyable.
  • Capturing dialogue. Perhaps more so than any other type of movie, the dialogue in a horror movie can get lost in the action of the film. Fans looking to capture a great line or find out exactly what a character may have said.
  • Practicing. Many horror movie fans can get inspired to create their own horror flick from other scripts and movies.
  • Reliving. For fans of a genre, reading through a script can be like re-watching your favorite horror film over and over again.

Whatever the reason one may be attracted to scripts from a horror movie, they are often easily accessible over the Internet.

Where to Find Horror Movie Scripts

  • One of the best sites for scripts is Horrorlair. Besides being an attractive website for a horror fan, the site holds scripts in .pdf and .html formats. Recent additions to the site include Gremlins, The Village, The Butterfly Effect, The Number 23, Dead Silence, The Hills Have Eyes and 30 Days of Night.
  • For those looking for quality scripts from a reputable site, look no further than IMSDB.com. Run by movie knowledge site IMDB, the site features links to scripts like Blade, Alien vs. Predator, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, From Dusk Till Dawn, Hannibal, House of 1000 Corpses, Taking Lives and Wind Chill among many other titles. Each script is hosted on IMSDB's website.
  • Horror News features one of the largest Internet listings of horror movies sites. From their site, you can access the scripts to Jacob's Ladder, Jason X, The Blair Witch Project, Darkness Falls, Rosemary's Baby, The Seed of Chuckie, Frankenstein, the Matrix, Pet Cemetary, Psycho and The Queen of the Damned.

Other Tips

  • For harder to find movies, you may have to pay. However, sites like Craigslist.org and eBay can help you keep your costs down.
  • If you are interested in a hard copy of a script, you can always purchase a physical copy of the script from either Amazon.com or your local bookseller.
  • If you have a Halloween store in your neighborhood, look through and see if you can get any bargain scripts past Halloween. Even if you cannot, try networking with other horror fans through the store.

Final Thoughts

Horror movies can be a great fun for some no matter what time of the year it is. While some reserve their interest in horror films to "scary" times of the year like Halloween, others live for horror flicks. Using scripts can help the avid fan live through these movies time and time again.

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