I’d intended to be working on my contained horror script at this point, but a neat opportunity has arisen that involves Ghost Train, my action-western script, so I’ve been working full-time on that rewrite. It took a few days, but I’ve worked out most of the lingering problems with the revised story that had been holding me back, and I’ve reached the midpoint of the rewrite.
Actually, I’m starting to wonder if one of the reasons I never quite seem to start writing the horror script might be that straight horror’s just not really my thing, writing-wise. I love horror movies, and most of my projects are horror-tinged – a phantom train, ghost hunters, giant monsters – but, while I enjoy writing those elements, I think it’s really the more redemptive and heroic aspects of my stories that most appeal to me. And those just are not very common themes in full-ahead, everybody-dies horror stories. It’s something I’ll have to think more about.