If you’re thinking up your next feature film, I suggest you make a horror movie.
I am speaking from experience. Our first feature was a silly zombie movie. The production value was horrific. But the movie got a write up in Premiere Magazine, Fangoria and about a hundred horror fan websites. As a result of this buzz, our horror movie gained a cult following and sold well on Amazon.
3 Reasons Why You Should Make A Horror Movie
Here are 3 (perhaps not too surprising) reasons why you should make a horror movie.
- Horror Movies are cheap. You don’t necessarily need “name” actors.
- When you make a horror movie, finding your target audience is easy.
- Even if your horror movie sucks, horror fans love to hate (and talk) horror.
To make a horror movie, you don’t need a lot of money. And you don’t need a complex story. You can simply put a few actors in a confined space a chase them around. For example, we focused on zombies attacking a camp. Our writer wrote it this way because we had a camp!
The truth is, our first feature was really crappy and watching it makes me cringe.
Here’s the trailer:
Hopefully this horrible trailer serves as motivation for you to go out and make a horror movie. If we could gain popularity with our crappy horror movie, imagine what YOU could you do with yours! Now might be a good time to stop reading this article and go make a horror movie! And if you’d like a few extra tactics, it may make sense to own a copy of my filmmaker action pack.