The House A family of four moves into a house in a small town only to find out there is more that meets the eye, the house sucks people alive.

    Penpusher Posted on September 4, 2019 in Horror.
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      What does the phrase “the house sucks people alive” mean?

      Now that the family knows the house is haunted, what must they do and why must they do it?

      Try building your logline along the following skeleton:

      When a [adjective] family of four moves into an [adjective] house and finds it haunted by [whatever], they must [do something] before [something bad happens].

      See the Formula link at the top of the page for more suggestions.

      Mentor Answered on September 4, 2019.

      the phrase “the house sucks people alive” is more of this (the house sucks people alive) meaning the family doesn’t know before they moved in. knowing what they must do to survive is basically killing the suspense. hence everything is on the script/movie

      on September 4, 2019.

      I think you are confusing “logline” with “tagline”.

      A “tagline” is the one sentence enticement you see on a movie poster. Taglines are for marketing your movie. Taglines raise audience expectations.

      A “logline” boils the concept of your story down to one or two sentences. It must differentiate your story from all other stories. It must go beyond setting and tell us what the main character or characters want and what is keeping them from getting it.

      At the moment you have a haunted house. Though I am not fond of horror films, I have seen “Poltergeist” and a half-dozen other haunted house movies. From your logline I cannot tell what sets your story apart from all other haunted house stories.

      If you have not done so, look at the “Formula” and “Generator” links at the top of the page to understand how to construct a logline that will entice someone to read your script.

      on September 5, 2019.
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