Careers in Horror Filmmaking Start Here
The Exorcist. Dracula. The Night of the Living Dead. Friday the 13th. Paranormal Activity. The Blair Witch Project. A Nightmare on Elm Street. Whether it’s zombies, monsters, demons or serial killers, we love to get scared at the movies—which is why horror films are among the biggest contenders at the box office.
If you want to join the list of horror film legends like George Romero, Wes Craven and Sam Raimi, you’re going to have to know more than just how to run a camera: you’re going to need to know the ins and outs of the film business. That kind of education doesn’t happen in a film school classroom; it happens on real movie sets and real film productions. That’s why the Film Connection places you in the heart of the action by getting you in the door of a real film production company as an apprentice (extern). As a Film Connection student, you will learn one-on-one from a seasoned filmmaking professional who specializes in your area of interest. You’ll learn everything you need to know in order to produce the scariest horror flick ever, from script writing to casting to shooting to editing to special effects—and you’ll learn it from someone who actually knows the business, inside and out. You’ll get to work on actual film projects, receive hands-on instruction with the latest equipment and software, and make dozens of valuable industry connections that can advance your career as a filmmaker—all while learning the ropes. With the guidance of your mentors, you’ll even have the opportunity to develop your own horror film idea, and to pitch that film to real Los Angeles movie executives!
What better place to learn to make movies than where movies are actually being made? See our course curriculum page to find out exactly what you’ll be learning.
As a fully recognized film school, the Film Connection has been continually updating its curriculum over the past 30-plus years to reflect the latest changes in filmmaking techniques and technology. Our cutting-edge program gives you hands-on access to the most current software and technology available, and teaches you how to make movies in the real world. You’ll receive one-on-one instruction from someone who makes a living in the business, and you’ll form working relationships with many other film professionals. By the time you finish the program, you’ll essentially be an industry insider yourself, properly prepared for a successful career in film.