The Mechanics of Horror

Online Classes
Hosted By:
Kegan Schell - Literary Manager, Navigation Media Group
Weekly, starting: Monday 06/17 @ 4:00PM - 5:30PM PT
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Spooky Season in the summer? Sign us up! 

Roadmap Writers' favorite Kegan Schell has a four week lecture series designed to teach you the ins and outs of the horror genre: why it is the way it is, how it works, and how you can make your scripts stand out in a crowded market place. 

Join Kegan for four sessions to get your horror muscles in shape! 

This 4 Week Lecture Series Will Cover: 

  • The horror subgenres and their expectations and tropes 
  • Character development 
  • Structure
  • Tension, fear and atmosphere 
  • Theme 
  • Live Q&A 

Week One - What is a Horror Film

Date / Time

This week, your instructor will cover what the genre expectations and requirements are for a horror film. 

Week Two - Character Development

Date / Time

This week, your instructor will cover character development in horror films. 

Week Three - Structure + Planting & Payoff

Date / Time

This week, your instructor will cover the structure of a horror film. 

Week Four - Tension, Fear and Theme

Date / Time

This week, your instructor will cover how to build tension, fear and creating a compelling theme. 

More about
Kegan Schell
Literary Manager
Navigation Media Group
Originally from upstate New York, Kegan studied film production at Full Sail University before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. He began working for Chuck and Rebecca Roven at Atlas Entertainment, assisting on the DC Superhero Films SUICIDE SQUAD, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and WONDER WOMAN. From there, Kegan joined Echo Lake Entertainment, where he swiftly rose through the ranks and was promoted to Manager in the Literary Department. Kegan spent six years at Echo Lake before joining Navigation Media Group. As a member of the Navigation team, Kegan continues to be a passionate advocate for queer and underrepresented talent, especially in the horror and genre space, aiming to bring new perspectives to the Hollywood stage.
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.

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