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First Draft: Craft Top-Notch Cinematic Scares With These 101 Terrifying Horror Story Prompts

First Draft: Craft Top-Notch Cinematic Scares With These 101 Terrifying Horror Story Prompts

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81. A town is enveloped in unexplained darkness for weeks.

82. A jetliner flies high in the sky as Nuclear War breaks out below.

83. Children discover a deep, dark well in the woods — an old ladder leads down into it.

84. A child sleep walks into their parent’s room and whispers, “I’m sorry. The devil told me to.”

85. As a woman showers, a voice comes from the drain whispering, “I see you.”

86. A child finds a crayon drawing of a strange family — it’s inscribed with the words we live in your walls.

87. All of the cemetery’s graves are now open, gaping holes — the dirt pushed out from underground.

88. A woman is watching a scary movie alone on Halloween night — someone, or something, keeps knocking at her door.

89. Someone is taking a bath as a hand from behind the shower curtain pushes their head into the water.

90. A farmer and his sons begin to hear the laughter of children coming from his fields at night — no children are in sight.

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    Richard Cornell

    November 2, 2017 at 8:02 am

    A single picture is a 1,000 words. How easy it is to put words on paper, but hard to make those words stand out on film.
    “Dad answer’s phone to find that he is now talking with his daughter who has been bury in the basement for 15 years”. “It is also the night of the dead”. “The other bodies who also have been bury in the basement are creeping up the stairs”.
    Since every 3-5 seconds is a cut the horror is trying to get enough items on film where their are no retakes.

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