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Learn from the cult classic films broken down in Save the Cat! Goes to the Indies.

Discover how 28 Days Later and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre are the same movie—and what you need to do to write a scary story that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

Download Chapter 1 to read the beat sheets of these 5 Monster in the House films:

28 Days Later 
Written by: Alex Garland
Directed by: Danny Boyle

The Lives of Others
Written and directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Story by: Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper
Directed by: Tobe Hooper

The Blair Witch Project
Written and directed by: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez

Funny Games
Written and directed by: Michael Haneke

Discover how these writers tackled the same challenges you are facing with the horror films you want to write.

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