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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead by Danny Draven

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CHAPTER 15DISTRIBUTION FOR HORROR FILMS

“Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted art form. They fit this century—they combine art and business!”

—ROGER CORMAN

Horror films are a proven seller in the home video marketplace, so you are already on the right track by choosing this genre. The genre has a built-in audience. However, with more affordable means of making films and the advent of the digital revolution, there are more films being made than ever. Your film that costs $500 could be in the same pile as a film that cost $1.5 million or more. The indie horror genre is without a doubt over-saturated with product, most of which is in need of distribution. There ...

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