The PDF file has made screenplay reading and downloads an instant replacement from piles of scripts. Whether you’re a screenwriting student, professional writer or just a fan of horror movies, there are hundreds of free horror movie screenplays available online.
From hits like Scream or low-budget thrillers like Vacancy, you can read the horror filled pages and see how the ideas sprung to life.
The following selections of horror movie screenplays are highlights among the many for their strong writing, dedication to the horror genre and just a way to expand your fandom if you already enjoy the movie.
Follow the link after each brief description to download or view the full free screenplay online.
Freddy vs. Jason – After years of development, Freddy vs. Jason finally hit big screen in 2004. While the screenplay removes the views of the graphic kills or Freddy’s detailed make-up, it also benefits from the removal of bad acting.
Read the lines in Freddy vs. Jason the way you want them to be read and the final outcome of the movie will be more appealing. Along with the final draft of Freddy vs. Jason, there are several alternative scripts that were abandoned or never produced.
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Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn – Sam Raimi used the original Evil Dead to launch his career, but when the chance came for Evil Dead II, he went back to his roots. Evil Dead II is essentially a remake of the first movie, but it is filled with more gore, laughs and overall entertainment.
The dialogue in the script is not the same without Bruce Campbell spouting off lines, but you can easily visualize his pay-offs.
Raimi’s script showcases how horror and comedy can easily be blended without getting too campy. This is a classic script for one of the best horror trilogy series of all time.
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The Omen – Instead of in your face horror that is commonly seen today, The Omen is filled with creepy subtle scenes that build up into emotional pay offs. This is one of the best scripts to read for budding horror screenwriters, because it really showcases how important the little things are.
Even if you are not writing about the re-birth of Satan in a small child, you can take a lot of lessons from this classic screenplay and apply them to any genre screenplay you write.
Read The Omen screenplay here:
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Saw – Featuring quick cuts, flashbacks and multiple twists, the Saw screenplay is one complicated script. The movie pulled it off with a fast paced editing that kept the mystery alive and the screenplay showcases the origins of the story.
For screenplay writers, the script format for this is in a transcript form and not a true screenplay format.
Read the Saw Screenplay Here.