Writing Horror: Should You Take A Stab?

Room: Tuke Cinema

with Frazer Lee, Steven Sheil, Micho Rutare, and Signe Olynyk

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The UK has a rich history of Horror, from the literature of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA and its many incarnations on film and television, through to the iconic WICKER MAN and beyond, such as 28 DAYS LATER and COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES.

The returns from Horror are great … *If* you get it right. Every year, hundreds of low budget Horror Films are made, yet languish in the can, unreleased. So how to go about it, with the best potential for success?

MUM AND DAD’S Steven Sheil is joined by PANIC BUTTON’s Frazer Lee and the Director of Development at The Asylum, Micho Rutare to discuss this fascinating genre, plus its opportunities and its pitfalls.

Appearing in this session

Steven Sheil

Steven Sheil – Screenwriter and Director

Credits include: Mum & Dad, Dead Mine

Steven's first feature Mum & Dad was the first project to come out of Film London’s Microwave scheme and was the first feature to be released simultaneously to cinemas, DVD, PPV and VOD.
Steven Sheil
Frazer Lee

Frazer Lee – Screenwriter and Director

Credits include: On Edge, Red Lines, Panic Button

Frazer is the award-winning writer/director of short horror films On Edge and Red Lines, both starring 'Pinhead' from Hellraiser.
Frazer Lee
Micho Rutare

Micho Rutare – Director Of Development | The Asylum

Credits include: Bigfoot, Dragonquest

As Director of Development at The Asylum, Micho has overseen the development of more than 30 films, with 25 more in the pipeline.
Micho Rutare
Signe Olynyk

Signe Olynyk – Producer and Writer

Credits include: Below Zero, Check It Out

Writer and Producer Signe is also Creater and Founder of the Great American PitchFest and the Great Canadian PitchFest.
Signe Olynyk