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horror film

The Art of the One-location Horror Film

One secret to producing a modestly budgeted movie is to stage all the action in a single location. Doing so not only saves resources but can add to a drama’s intensity.

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Four horror film ingredients in “13th Floor”

In “13th Floor” Luis Mendes combines  four horror film ingredients to evoke a sense of dread. Mendes, a prize-winning mobile moviemaker, demonstrates that techniques found in feature-length horror movies work equally well in short form storytelling. Here are the ingredients that make “13th Floor” scary: 1. Ordinary location: A familiar place lowers the audience’s guard, making the horror more powerful.…

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