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Ok, sorry for any ignorance on my part, but getting back to the no animals thing?
Does that mean ordinary animals like dogs, cats, etc? Because a lot of these mythical beasties are in fact animals.Just wanted to clarify as I was gonna use one in a minor role
The list of available creatures doesn't feature any animals...the closest thing is the Muryans which could look like ants.
Ideally I don't want to have to sacrifice a whole day waiting for an animal to do something it's supposed to do.
I don't mind if they just happen to be around..someone watching birds, a farmer in a field with his cows, but if the animal has to do something specific ie act...growl, open a door, start barking when it finds something....then it's best to try and think of something else.
It's because I'd have to hire dogs and then take them across the country and then find accomodation for them during the shoot. Very impractical.
That being said, if the scene is so excellent that it screams that it has to be made, or you counter the problems by having it largely set in one location...
...like Jeff said, just write the best story you can, then we can worry about it later.
I'm in, of course. I'll see if I can squeeze two in. First has been submitted.
Pulled an all-nighter on it because it was a small pain getting it down to ten pages (it originally clocked at twelve' but no critters rule helped- no crabs crawling on dead corpses!) my ideas were fresh in my head. Will my submissions "fool" anyone for a week or two? Unlikely.
Would a short scene of a period piece horseman be too much for a low budget production?
Having difficulty keeping this horror rather than just fantasy with horrific events."Horror" paints with a rather broad brush.
If he's just a guy riding a horse, it shouldn't be a problem.
By the way the separation between Fantasy and Horror is generally easy.
In Fantasy the abnormal is the normal. EG a world where all the fairies exist, zombies can be lawyers, Princesses live in Castles in New York as a matter of course.
The difference with horror is that usually it's normal life and a realistic person is thrown into a terrifying confrontation with sometihng ...which may or may not be fantastical.
There are three basic story-lines of horror:
1. Horror of Personality. A person is the scary monster: Psycho, Hostel. 2. Horror of Demonic: Supernatural creature attacks: Exorcist, Jaws, Creature features. 3. Horror of Apolocalypse: End of the world.
These are not mutually exclusive.
There are 3 story types:
1. Psychological horror indicates an element of horror that toys with the mind and targets the psyche. Generally, this type of horror is internal and deals with the inner darkness of human thought. European and Eastern films tend to do this more because they see the soul as being the ultimate thing at stake. US films see the body as the be all and end all...so you get more gore.
2. Sociological horror generally serves to comment on a specific aspect of society - cultural traditions, values, social issues - and is often externalized into something monstrous. Corruption is often a centerpiece in this type of horror.
3. Allegorical horror is largely symbolic and may hold a deeper or almost hidden meaning, drawing on both internalized and externalized horrors. It is the Big Bad Wolf, the Witch in the Gingerbread House, the bill collectors at your door.
Then you can choose a style:
Gothic, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gonzo (Paranormal Activity), Torture etc.