My love of movies is an important piece of the foundation of Wicked Carnival Productions, without the love of movies what sense would it make for me to be the founder of a production company ?
Another important piece of the foundation is my love to create things. Many people assume that Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis was my first script but it was actually my 13th or 14th script that I finished. I didn't start out writing horror / slasher scripts believe it or not I started my writing career by writing chick flick / romance movies or all things, I then moved into action scripts and eventually started writing my real passion horror.
The foundation to a script is simple because no matter what you're writing the foundation is basically the same you follow the three act structure and the eight sequences of those acts.
Three Act Structure :
Every story has a
End (Resolution / Reveal / Finale)
This is pretty basic, right ? You learn this in English class in grade school when they want you to write those awful stories in hopes that you'll learn over time to write better.
Eight Sequences :
This sequence outline is NOT an exact formula just simply something you CAN work from if you choose to. This is building your script from the foundation Sequence I through to The finished film in Sequence VIII.
ACT I :
Sequence I : Status Quo / Inciting Incident
Sequence II : Predicament / Lock In
ACT II :
Sequence III : First Obstacle / Raising The Stakes
Sequence IV : First Culmination / Midpoint
Sequence V : Subplot / Rising Action
Sequence VI : Main Culmination / End of Act II
ACT III :
Sequence VII : New Tension / Twist
Sequence VIII : Resolution
I think the foundation of any story is the characters and the most important characters as it relates to horror are the main character / final girl and the antagonist as well as their relationship . (if there is one)
These are the characters that most likely will be driving the story forward for the majority of the film and of course you have the friends and family of the final girl, I mean there has to be bodies to spread all over town while the killer tries to get to his ultimate target, right ?
Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis was the foundation of the Mortis character and through out the movie you see Mortis do his thing and slash people and it's nt nti the end when we find out why so what comes after the foundation of Mortis is laid out in Rise of Mortis ??
I think that is important in a part II of a series but even more so in the 2nd part of a trilogy because you are now in middle of the story mode.
Mortis will be out for MORE blood, be MORE violent, have a BIGGER ax to grind and just be more brutal as he continues to build a bloody legacy in the small town of Sandy Creek.
It's the evolution of Mortis that will drive not just Vengeance but Sins of Man III as we evolve Mortis into a darker more sinister character and hopefully one that you fans will gravitate to and become long term fans of and who knows if you guys, gals, ghosts and gouls love Mortis enough maybe, just maybe we will bring him back for a Sins of Man IV, V and VI.
I would only consider doing Sins of Man films in trilogy format because I think it's best built that way, if I start doing Sins of Man IV and not look at it as another trilogy I fear that it will go the way of the slasher classics and become a "cash grab" and I don't ever want to do that with my films I want my films to be more about story, substance and not just about making money of a dying franchise .
Beyond the Sins of Man trilogy Wicked Carnival Productions will continue to build our brand with other films, web series and other projects this is only the beginning for us :) THANK YOU ALL for your continued support as well get ready to unleash Mortis a second time to continue to build on is bloody foundation with Sins of Man II : Vengeance !!
STAY HUMBLE, STAY HUNGRY MY FRIENDS :)