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This interview was recorded before the WGA strikes began.

Introduction:
  • Host: Geoffrey D. Calhoun
    • Instagram @screenwriterpod
    • YouTube @thesuccessfulscreenwriter
  • Guest: Screenwriter Tom Vaughan
    • https://storyandplot.com
  • Episode Title: "Crafting Chills: Screenwriting The Winchester with Tom Vaughan"
  • Film: The Winchester
    • Logline: Ensconced in her sprawling San Jose, California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Dame Helen Mirren) believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
Discussion Highlights:
  1. Introduction to Tom Vaughan:
    • Geoffrey D. Calhoun introduces accomplished screenwriter Tom Vaughan, known for his work on the horror film "The Winchester."
    • Overview of Tom's background, achievements, and contributions to the horror genre.
  2. Unraveling The Winchester:
    • In-depth exploration of the screenplay for "The Winchester," unraveling the creative process behind crafting a chilling horror narrative.
    • Tom Vaughan shares insights into the inception of the story and the unique elements that make it stand out in the horror genre.
  3. Screenwriting Techniques for Horror:
    • Tom delves into the specific screenwriting techniques employed to evoke fear and suspense in "The Winchester."
    • Discussion on building tension, creating memorable characters, and utilizing plot twists to engage the audience.
  4. Collaborative Filmmaking:
    • Insightful discussion on the collaborative nature of filmmaking, focusing on Tom's experience working with the film's director, producers, and other key collaborators.
    • The challenges and rewards of bringing a horror screenplay to life on the screen.
  5. Character Development in Horror:
    • Explore the nuances of character development in the horror genre, with a focus on the protagonists and antagonists of "The Winchester."
    • Tom Vaughan shares how well-developed characters contribute to the overall horror experience.
  6. Horror Film Industry Insights:
    • Discuss current trends and insights in the horror film industry.
    • Tom's perspective on the evolving expectations of horror audiences and the impact on storytelling.
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This interview was recorded before the WGA strikes began. Introduction: Host: Geoffrey D. Calhoun Instagram @screenwriterpod YouTube @thesuccessfulscreenwriter Guest: Screenwriter Tom Vaughan https://storyandplot.com Episode Title: "Crafting Chills: Screenwriting The Winchester with Tom Vaughan" Film: The Winchester Logline: Ensconced in her sprawling San Jose, California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Dame Helen Mirren) believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle. Discussion Highlights: Introduction to Tom Vaughan: Geoffrey D. Calhoun introduces accomplished screenwriter Tom Vaughan, known for his work on the horror film "The Winchester." Overview of Tom's background, achievements, and contributions to the horror genre. Unraveling The Winchester: In-depth exploration of the screenplay for "The Winchester," unraveling the creative process behind crafting a chilling horror narrative. Tom Vaughan shares insights into the inception of the story and the unique elements that make it stand out in the horror genre. Screenwriting Techniques for Horror: Tom delves into the specific screenwriting techniques employed to evoke fear and suspense in "The Winchester." Discussion on building tension, creating memorable characters, and utilizing plot twists to engage the audience. Collaborative Filmmaking: Insightful discussion on the collaborative nature of filmmaking, focusing on Tom's experience working with the film's director, producers, and other key collaborators. The challenges and rewards of bringing a horror screenplay to life on the screen. Character Development in Horror: Explore the nuances of character development in the horror genre, with a focus on the protagonists and antagonists of "The Winchester." Tom Vaughan shares how well-developed characters contribute to the overall horror experience. Horror Film Industry Insights: Discuss current trends and insights in the horror film industry. Tom's perspective on the evolving expectations of horror audiences and the impact on storytelling. Geoffrey's book, The Guide For Every Screenwriter is available at: https://www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com/books Join our community and become a member for free --> https://www.thesuccessfulscreenwriter.com read more read less

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