John Landis and Michael Jackson The Making of Thriller 1982. (Funny)
  • Michael Jackson: I was impressed cause you were real nice on the phone I didn't think you would be nice, for some reason.
  • John Landis: I was nice? I think it might have been the connection.
  • Michael Jackson: I saw American Werewolf on London and I really liked it! I said "who's the director?" and they said "John Landis John Landis!"
  • John Landis: When I met Michael and went to his house we talked and I gradually became aware he knew me from American Werewolf and knew nothing else!
  • John Landis: It was really akward so then I asked Michael if he saw any of my other movies. The answer was-
  • Michael Jackson: No. ONLY your biggest ones right? Ha ha
  • John Landis: Real depressing day at Michael Jacksons house!
Screenwriters read screenplays - Halloween edition!

Halloween’s quickly approaching, so here’s a selection of 30 scripts for the Halloween season. I tried to find a mix of horror and family friendly movies - hopefully there’s something for everyone!

(Also, I didn’t choose any gory or bloody pictures. The most graphic image is the transformation still from An American Werewolf in London.)

See the rest of my screenplay collection here.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Wes Craven

An American Werewolf in London (1981) - John Landis

Beetlejuice (1988) - Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren

Carrie (1976) - Lawrence D. Cohen

Coraline (2009) - Henry Selick

Dawn of the Dead (1978) - George A. Romero

Drag Me To Hell (2009) - Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi

Frankenweenie (2012) - John August

Ghostbusters (1984) - Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis

Ghostbusters II (1989) - Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd

Gremlins (1984) - Chris Columbus

Halloween (1978) - John Carpenter, Debra Hill

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) - Kevin Williamson

Interview with the Vampire (1994) - Anne Rice

Night of the Living Dead (1968) - John A. Russo, George A. Romero

ParaNorman (2012) - Chris Butler

Psycho (1960) - Joseph Stefano

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) - Roman Polanski

Saw (2004) - Leigh Whannell

Scream (1996) - Kevin Williamson

Shaun of the Dead (2004) - Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

Sleepy Hollow (1999) - Andrew Kevin Walker

The Addams Family (1991) - Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) - Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard

The Others (2001) - Alejandro Amenábar

The Shining (1980) - Diane Johnson, Stanley Kubrick

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Ted Tally

The Sixth Sense (1999) - M. Night Shyamalan

The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - Michael Cristofer

Young Frankenstein (1974) - Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks