Welcome to the Alternative to Film School.

The Secrets of Writing Thriller and Horror Movies

If you want to sell your movie anywhere in the world, you MUST know how to create tension, suspense, and fear.

Audiences LOVE a good scare. Whether you are writing a full-length feature or a short — or even a webisode — learning the tricks and techniques to create these emotions will make your job so much easier.

This three-hour lecture will go over things like:

What do you NOT see, and when do you NOT see it?
Types of characters that are common on these kinds of stories.
How to create tension when nothing is happening
Much much more!
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Free Weekly Screenwriting Tips & Instant Access to the Video:
"The Top Reasons Readers Pass on a Screenplay"

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Learn from Experience


We have read over 5000 projects for Hollywood studios and independent producers, and we consult on studio projects for major producers.

Learn to Tell a Story


We teach you to develop ORIGINAL characters that connect to audiences, and to develop emotionally-driven stories that make for great movies.

Onsite and Online Classes


We offer a variety of courses throughout the year so you can study at our office or online. Our focus is on you and your learning experience.

What Our Students Are Saying


“The best teacher I have ever had (not only at UCLA, but yes, even compared to France).”
Vincent Blin, French filmmaker


“Peter is brilliant. The Einstein of teachers, if you will.”
Student, December, 2011

Check Out Our Classes

We are writers, teachers and story consultants with 14 years experience working with studios. From this experience, we have developed a great class list that focuses on many areas in the business.

We offer a large variety of classes, so be sure to check back often to see if we are offering one for you!