Writing Aussie horror : an interview with Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause

Ryan, Mark David (2008) Writing Aussie horror : an interview with Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause. Metro Magazine.

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Shane Krause and Shayne Armstrong are the screenwriting partnership behind the chiller Acolytes (Jon Hewitt, 2008) about consequences three teenagers' face after discovering a body and attempting to blackmail a serial-killer into killing a rapist – shortlisted for the 2007 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and nominated for the prestigious 2008 AWGIE (Australian Writers' Guild) Award for best Original Feature Film. With Australian horror films experiencing a major renaissance in recent years, I caught up with Shane and Shayne to get an inside look at writing horror flicks in Australia: how they work together as a screenwriting partnership (penning numerous dark genre scripts in development or circulation among producers); why attitudes towards the genre are changing; what they see as barriers to a sustained local horror industry; and other issues.

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ID Code: 17985
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Australian horror films, screenwriting, Australian film, Mark Ryan
ISSN: 0312-2654
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Metro Magazine
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2009 05:53
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 06:16

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