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Forum: Films 03-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Recommendations for witch stories


Saw it in the theater. It was a fun time. Can't go wrong with Nick Cage and Ron Perlman in the same flick.
Forum: Films 03-07-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,464
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Cop Supernatural Thrillers?

I'm pretty fond of SPLIT SECOND with Rutger Hauer. I've not read the script, though. The monster is interesting.

I COME IN PEACE (aka DARK ANGEL) is another one, the antagonist in this one is...
Forum: Films 03-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,125
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Literary Greats With Whom you'd Want to Co-Write

Nope, I just think it'd be a fascinating conversation. Some of his fiction was pretty enjoyable, I thought... just not the fiction that cost $10k per session.

I read and enjoyed Battlefield Earth;...
Forum: Films 03-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,125
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Literary Greats With Whom you'd Want to Co-Write

I'd love to have beers and just talk fiction and world creation with the following gents of days past:

H.P. Lovecraft
Robert E. Howard
Robert Bloch
Alfred Bester
Jules Verne
Edgar Allen Poe
L. Ron...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-03-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,300
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Drop out rate

I'm right there with you, Crackdown. No kids, single, nothing to worry about but myself. And I just recently turned 30 ten years ago.

Waaay back in the day, when my senior class graduated high...
Forum: Films 01-22-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Rubber! wtf!

Call me strange but when Magnet distributes a film, I know I'll be entertained by it.

I have to see this.

Love how the tire has to do a 180 degree turn on its vertical axis to roll the opposite...
Forum: Announcements, News, & Opportunities 01-19-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Script Exchange- mine received a "consider"

Hi guys,

The same day Jason posted his notice to find a co-writer, I contacted him and wound up in collaboration with him. It's been a fun time so far.

I want to vouch for Jason's sincerity and...
Forum: Screenwriting 12-15-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By johnmonster
Re: I have an action script I'm writing

I'd go with SILENCED 9MM or whatever the gun is, then if the silencer is removed, call it 9MM thereafter.

There might be better ways but this one gets the point across.
Forum: Films 11-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,636
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Talented Actors/Actresses you'd like to see make a COMEBACK

Peter Weller- Preferably in a Buckaroo Banzai sequel.
Mira Sorvino- I can't get enough of her.
Gilbert Gottfried- Hilarious. I could listen to him read the phone book.
Forum: Films 11-22-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,782
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Feel *Bad* Movies of All Time

"Love Liza". I think that's the name. Phillip Seymour Hoffman huffing R/C aircraft fuel. It was like gum on my brain shoe.
Forum: Films 11-13-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,677
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Favorite Films That Exemplify Manhood

BLACK SHEEP (Not the Chris Farley vehicle, but the New Zealand horror comedy)

Beneath all the mutant sheep and gore, there's a great tale of a guy overcoming his fears and becoming a man.
Forum: Films 11-12-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,292
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Movies you're embarrassed to own

Boy... I have entirely too many of these, but I'll just note the standouts.

Embarrassed to own, but like:

Forum: Basics 11-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,883
Posted By johnmonster
Re: What's the problem w adverbs?


What makes your character jump? Is it the motion of the newspaper coming into view, or the sound of it hitting the bar?

By using the word "slams", I get the impression that it was the sound...
Forum: Films 11-08-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,074
Posted By johnmonster
Forum: Films 11-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,497
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Comedies That Made You Laugh From Beginning

Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead
The Blues Brothers

..and many of those previously mentioned.

Rat Race made me laugh up to the point of the dreadful ending.
Forum: Films 11-04-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,332
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Favorite Tough Chick Moment In Film

Laurie Zimmer (Leigh) in ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976).

Quiet, cool, stoic. She almost seems to be a mild state of shock throughout the siege, but never seems to falter when the pressure's on. Her...
Forum: Screenwriting 10-24-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,117
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Music. (Never suggest?)

The camera can't see credits so I don't mention them at all =P.

As far as music suggestions, I won't do anything of the sort unless a character is actually singing a song and it's part of the...
Forum: Films 10-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Hostage movies where...

ROBOCOP 2 also has such a scene, where Robocop has no clear path to the bad guy, who is of course holding the hostage in front of him. So he calculates a ricochet trajectory and bounces a bullet...
Forum: Films 10-23-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,875
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Movies to watch for Halloween?

Totally agree on PUMPKINHEAD.

A good movie, though not exactly horror, is LIGHTNING BUG.


Forum: Screenwriting 10-23-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 32,562
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Female Characters

I think a good example of a complex female character in a film is Fry from PITCH BLACK. Flawed, conflicted, but ultimately heroic. Most people think of PITCH BLACK as the first "Riddick movie", but...
Forum: Research and Resources 09-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Agro?....

"Agro" or "aggro" refers to massive multi-player online games. When a monster, or "mob", focuses its attention on a specific player, that player is said to have "aggro" and the monster will attack...
Forum: Screenwriting 09-08-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,605
Posted By johnmonster
Re: How do you handle mental disctraction?

I'm an actor and prop/costume builder for the local Haunted House business and I get distracted with prop-making from mid-August to the first of October.

Fortunately, since I write horror, the two...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-31-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,123
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Avoiding “The Second Act Blues”.

I've been trying to apply Bill Martell's system for the 3 acts, 30 pages per act format. It seems to be a good fit for the type of scripts I write. Found a link to it on Bill Cunningham's pulp blog...
Forum: Screenwriting 08-30-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By johnmonster
Re: Pick a title that strikes your fancy

This Book Will Save Your Life: The Combato Story.

Simple But Effective: The Combato Story.

Combato: The Art For War.

Kick, Block, Live: Bill Underwood and Combato.

Last Line of Defense
Forum: Basics 08-27-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,718
Posted By johnmonster
Re: I cheated last night.

Of my three completed scripts, the longest is 92 pages. I seem to under-write rather than over-write. But, my style is pretty spartan and I do write in the horror genre.

Doubt I could ever write a...
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