Crash Course: The Chilling Horror Film

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Tessie Groff - VP, Development, The H Collective
Weekly, starting on Tuesday, 07/06 @ 4:00PM - 5:00PM PT
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What better way to cool off from the warm summer days than with a chilling horror movie? Horror movies are great any time of year, and for us horror fans, there is never enough good content to consume. 

But what really makes a great horror film? What are the elements that need to be in place for the story (and genre) to work? 

To answer all this and more, Roadmap welcomes horror aficionado Tessie Groff for this special two week clinic! 

This Two Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • The conventions of a horror film 
  • Scares, tension and atmosphere 
  • Marketability 
  • Feedback on your first 10 pages 

Week One - Writing the Horror Feature

Date / Time

This week, we will focus on the key elements you should have to craft a bone chilling horror feature. We'll cover characterization, scares, tension, atmosphere and marketability. 

Come in ready to ask questions! 

Week Two - Feedback on Your Pages

Date / Time

This week, each writer will get approximately 10 minutes to get feedback on your first 10 pages. 

More about
Tessie Groff
VP, Development
The H Collective

A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a BA in film production, Tessie Groff is currently Director of Development at production company and film financing outfit The H Collective (BRIGHTBURN; THE PARTS YOU LOSE). Tessie has also worked in development and acquisitions at Miramax (HALLOWEEN KILLS; THE PERFECTION), the motion picture department at John Wells Productions (I’M NOT THERE, THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE; MOTHERHOOD), and the motion picture talent division at ICM (A BEAUTIFUL MIND; ANNABELLE COMES HOME). Tessie loves psychological thrillers, quirky comedies, and true stories.

How it Works

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 5 days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Please ensure you are familiar with our Code of Conduct.

The Roadmap Promise

Roadmap Writers prides itself on the quality of executives we bring to our programs and we work hard to get you the best feedback possible.

Our vetted executives are chosen by the legitimacy of the companies they work for and their ability to evaluate pitches and pages.

Only the executives you sign up for will be provided with your materials.