How to Increase Your Chances of winning
Tips & Tricks
Everyone has a secret when it comes to winning Horror Film Roulette. Here are some tricks filmmakers have used in the past to secure their road to victory.
01. Location, Location, Loca-
Be picky about where the location of your story takes place. The less places to shoot, the better. Most of the winners of this competition had their stories take place in one spot.
02. Less Actors, More Frights
Spend more of your time focusing on a good performance from your main character rather than loading your story with a bunch of actors and side plots. You only have five minutes. Let the audience invest that time in one to two characters at most.
03. Don't be Overly Chatty
An amazing story can be told with little to no dialogue. Heighten the suspense with silence. The scene is no longer scary when people are talking often.
04. Make Up a Rule & Stick to It
Movies like "It Follows" and "The Ring" were great concept films. If a person has 7 days to live, then they need to die on the 7th day etc. Ideas aren't as original as they used to be. But new story rules can always be fresh and interesting.
05. Have Fun
The most obvious tip of them all. If you're not enjoying what you're making, chances are the audience won't either. Give it your passion and drive. Everyone will thank you for it!