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Don Roff

Don Roff

Award-winning author Don Roff has written nearly 20 books, primarily scary, for children and adults. His bestselling books include Werewolf Tales, Terrifying Tales, Ghost Hauntings: America’s Most Haunted Places published by Scholastic, and Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection published by Chronicle Books/Simon & Schuster UK, and Snowblind from Brambleberry Books (in pre-production for an adapted film). His book, Clare at 16, will be available in late 2019; the adapted film will star Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) as the eponymous Clare. He has won several awards for his screenwriting, including the 2006 PNWA Zola Award for Screenwriting. He first discovered Save the Cat! in 2008 when he wrote Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection, which he attributes to its ongoing success. Roff served in the 3rd Ranger Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. His darkly humorous and suspenseful radio anthology, Darkside Drive, is available as a podcast on iTunes. Visit him on his website, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook — and buy Snowblind on Amazon.

Predator Beat Sheet

By on September 28, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House with 5 Comments
<i>Predator</i> Beat Sheet

“Get to da choppa!” Or in this case, the beat sheet.

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The Exorcist Beat Sheet

By on August 31, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House with 11 Comments
<i>The Exorcist</i> Beat Sheet

See how one of the most iconic films of all-time hits Blake Snyder’s 15 story beats.

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The Descent Beat Sheet

By on July 27, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House
<i>The Descent</i> Beat Sheet

Follow the story beats of Neil Marshall’s terrific, character-driven, slow-burn creature feature.

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Rosemary’s Baby Beat Sheet

By on June 29, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House
<i>Rosemary’s Baby</i> Beat Sheet

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic.

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Jacob’s Ladder Beat Sheet

By on May 25, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House
<i>Jacob’s Ladder</i> Beat Sheet

See how the cult classic hits Blake Snyder’s story beats.

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Make Your Horror Script Resonate: Bringing Your A Game to Your B Story

By on April 27, 2018 in About the Beats, Genre, Tools
Make Your Horror Script Resonate: Bringing Your A Game to Your B Story

The role of A Quiet Place‘s B Story.

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An American Werewolf in London Beat Sheet

By on March 30, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House
<i>An American Werewolf in London</i> Beat Sheet

See how John Landis’ beloved cult classic hits the beats.

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Night of the Living Dead Beat Sheet

By on February 16, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House
<i>Night of the Living Dead</i> Beat Sheet

See how the George A. Romero classic hits Snyder’s story beats.

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IT Beat Sheet

By on January 26, 2018 in Beat Sheets, Monster In The House
<i>IT</i> Beat Sheet

See how a theme-driven horror experience hits Blake Snyder’s story beats.

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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Beat Sheet

By on December 15, 2017 in Beat Sheets, Out Of The Bottle
<i>Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas</i> Beat Sheet

See the classic’s beats.

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