Online Horror Class: Lessons in Terror

Lessons in Terror: The History and Writing of the Horror Film

Nearly all horror films aim to create a sense of fear, panic, alarm, and dread for the audience. The best tend to illuminate the anxieties lying below the surface of collective cultural norms as well. Through metaphor and direct representation, horror film has always been a mirror of society’s current events. This screenwriting class focuses on the mechanics, tropes, and style of the horror film as well as how horror has been used to illustrate social issues throughout history.

Saturday, May 16, 2-4pm Pacific Time
Zoom Webinar – Register here.
FREE for members, $15 for non-members (Pandemic Special-reduced from regular $35)

NwSG members: Look for a promo code in your May member-only newsletter.

Instructor: Nicole Pouchet, screenwriter and filmmaker
(she/her) A former Broadway assistant director, Nicole Pouchet is a novelist and writer/director for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment’s award-winning fantasy TV series, STROWLERS. Her horror/social thriller short, RETCH, premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in 2019 and has shown on DirecTV, Amazon, and PBS. Nicole continues to write/direct projects that incorporate social commentary into genre film. She is a Board Member for the Northwest Screenwriters Guild and a guest lecturer for the University of Virginia, SIFF, and Women in Film.


May 16 2020


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


FREE for members, $15 for non-members

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