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    How to start Scriptwriting Part 5: Writing the Script

    I've nearly finished a screenplay right now...any tips on how to get an agent, get people to read it etc?
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    Don't fear the cliches!

    Thanks a lot, Sam!

    It would be also interesting to read people's thoughts on what they might like to hear a bit more about concerning (script)writing, though I already have a few more ideas for upcoming blog entires...
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    Posted 12th August 2009 at 07:59 AM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    Don't fear the cliches!

    I finally just sent out twitter links to this

    I had problems before because of those Russian Hackers shutting down Twitter, the wee scamps
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    Posted 11th August 2009 at 07:00 AM by Sam@Cult Labs Sam@Cult Labs is offline
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    How to start Scriptwriting Part 5: Writing the Script

    These Scriptwriting blogs are excellent! Extremely helpful Peter. ^ ^
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    Posted 29th June 2009 at 01:29 PM by KPWNINJA KPWNINJA is offline
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    How to start Scriptwriting Part 5: Writing the Script

    I'll make time for both

    I remember when i was in college we had to write a story and it was so much fun. Mine was called Zombie Creeping Eaters.
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    Posted 23rd June 2009 at 10:39 AM by Pete Pete is offline
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    How to start Scriptwriting Part 5: Writing the Script

    Thank you very much for your kind words.
    Writing a script is huge fun, but also pretty time consuming. Prepare for having a way smaller time window for watching DVDs- for starters...
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    How to start Scriptwriting Part 5: Writing the Script

    Good Stuff Pete, very helpful

    Having read your blogs i might have a go at writing a script.

    Your english is better than mine
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    Posted 23rd June 2009 at 10:29 AM by Pete Pete is offline
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    How To Start Scriptwriting, Part 1: Get Organized!

    Thanks for the feedback!

    It's fun writing this blog, but it's even better if somebody finds a few inspiring or useful points in it


    Scriptwriting can be a lot of fun....and with the right preparations upfront, the stress-and frustration factor is so much lower too.
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    Posted 22nd May 2009 at 05:05 PM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    How To Start Scriptwriting, Part 1: Get Organized!

    Great blog Peter! Really helpful! I'm looking forward to the next scriptwriting tip now. Yeee!
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    Radioplay Script: First Slice

    Hi there!

    Anyone interested in horror radio plays should check out this site - http://www.themonsterclub.com/radiolibrary.htm

    It's full of brilliant radio plays and they're all brilliant! I can't get enough of them - yes I do luuv them! And I know Peter does too
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    Beefed Up Scary Audio For the "Video Nasties" in 70's/80's Germany

    In that case you'd have to pick up one of the earlier DVD releases (which I intend to do on my next visit to Germany, my old German VHS won't live forever) as the latest version (in one of those fancy steelbooks) has an all new German dub, which - imho SADLY!- puts the old German "The hills people are aliens" version to rest, replacing it with a faithful translation....
    Luckily, there should be still some of those older releases floating around....
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    Posted 9th May 2009 at 05:45 PM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    Beefed Up Scary Audio For the "Video Nasties" in 70's/80's Germany

    VERY interesting! I'd luv to see these versions - especially that Hills Have Eyes one! Sounds great!
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    Beefed Up Scary Audio For the "Video Nasties" in 70's/80's Germany

    Not quite, sadly.
    Things looked somewhat more promising and relaxed when the conservatives took a break from government during the late 90's, early 00's, but for the last couple of years, German censorship has been on a straight way back to the 80's witchhunting tactics, only now they're even more after computer games than movies.
    The only thing which could save German genre fans from those overly eager scissors would be a binding European rating for films and games....but somehow I can't see that happening any time soon.
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    Posted 4th May 2009 at 12:51 PM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    Beefed Up Scary Audio For the "Video Nasties" in 70's/80's Germany

    Peter, great stuff.
    I have a pirate vhs of FEROX from Germany and it also has more lewed language during Morgan and the blonde girl coke scene.

    I always new I wasn't hearing things.

    Did the censorship change when East Germany re united with West Germany .?
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    Posted 4th May 2009 at 11:31 AM by vipco vipco is offline
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    Beefed Up Scary Audio For the "Video Nasties" in 70's/80's Germany

    "The Bloody Judge" has been hanging around on my shopping list for a good while now, I really should be doing something about that, as the German DVD seems to be quite cheap at he moment....


    BTW: If you want to get a glimpse at the heights of the German dubbing madness, try the German trailer for "The Hills Have Eyes" on the ABUK disc! You might not understand a word- except for "ALIENS"- but you'll get an impression of the kind of powerhouse narration genre-flick trailers got during the best of times in Germany.
    I just wish they'd still do trailers like that- plus the titles were hysterical: "Hügel der blutigen Augen" (as in "Hills of the bloody Eyes") sounds imho so much cooler than "The Hills Have Eyes"....
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    Posted 2nd May 2009 at 05:27 PM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    Beefed Up Scary Audio For the "Video Nasties" in 70's/80's Germany

    On the contrary Peter,

    I think we'll all be fascinated by this, as cult movie love to talk about differing versions.

    I brings to mind The Bloody Judge and all the different elements Franco shot, allowing him to release bespoke versions for each market.

    Extra torture scenes for the Japanese and you twisted Germans, more exposition for the thrill starved Brits and more flesh for the French and Italians.

    It's really interesting to watch the composite version of the movie, as Christopher Lee as the Judge suddenly starts speaking German (the only elements available for particular moments) and the viewer knows that the gore is about to start.
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    Posted 2nd May 2009 at 12:42 PM by Sam@Cult Labs Sam@Cult Labs is offline
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    "Sound is the best Storyteller" Part 1

    As far as German radio plays are concerned, there are countless titles of varying genres (with varying production values) available on CDs, even cassettes and downloads.
    Numerous stations still play radio plays, but so far I've never heard of one, which is solely dedicated to radio plays- interesting thought though!
    There's definetely a future for radio plays, as they combine the comfort of "being entertained", yet leave your imagination total freedom!
    ""Amazon.de" would be a good place to look around, so is youtube- at least for getting an impression.
    Outside Germany, things are looking not nearly as good, as most countries didn't really have the same mainstream-boom in radio plays during the last 3 decades.
    The best way to do an English language horror radio play outside the radio would be to do it - seriously!- as a tie-in merchandise product for "Shameless", may be even getting at least 1 cherished cult actor for a supporting role behind the mike to draw some more attention.
    It could be sold via the "Shameless" homepage on CDs (or as a download).
    It shouldn't be much longer than 1 hr, it could easily be just 35-45 mins for starters.
    The future for radio play distribution will be the www, though collectors still prefer to get a CD with catchy sleeve into their hands...

    How does that sound?
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    Posted 29th April 2009 at 06:05 PM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    "Sound is the best Storyteller" Part 1

    Peter is there a station, or an old collection or something of cool radio play stuff you'd recommend? What's the future for this kind of thing and how can it be developed?
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    Posted 28th April 2009 at 07:55 PM by Almar@Cult Labs Almar@Cult Labs is offline
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    "Sound is the best Storyteller" Part 1

    Thanks KPWNINJA

    I think Alexandre Aja is one of the few modern genre directors, who seems to be really interested in using the possibilities of sound design and effects to enhance the mood of his movies. Particularly the farm assault in "Haute Tension" springs to mind when the "heroine" has to hide and the "killer" is slowly walking through the house in search of his victims. Every step, every breath, the noises in the house, dripping water etc seem to be carefully and thoughtfully arranged. I wish I could say that of more recent genre flicks.
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    Posted 24th April 2009 at 08:35 PM by Peter Neal Peter Neal is offline
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    "Sound is the best Storyteller" Part 1

    Your exactly right Peter! Not many people realise that audio is one half of a movie. Too many times have I seen a film that is visually stunning but has lost most of it's atmosphere because they didn't pay the same amount of attention to the audio.
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    Posted 24th April 2009 at 05:01 PM by KPWNINJA KPWNINJA is offline

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