Horror About Writers


Sinister

True-crime writer Ellison Oswald (Ethan Hawke) is in a slump; he hasn't had a best seller in more than 10 years and is becoming increasingly desperate for a hit. So, when he discovers the existence of a snuff film showing the deaths of a family, he vows to solve the mystery. He moves his own family into the victims' home and gets to work. However, when old film footage and other clues hint at the presence of a supernatural force, Ellison learns that living in the house may be fatal.


P.S.: It is known to be the scariest movie ever made and has the biggest number of scare jumps.


Misery

A best-selling novelist is on his way home after completing his latest book when he meets with a car accident. He is rescued by an obsessed fan, only to discover that he is her prisoner.


Shining

Jack and his family move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, which affects his family members.


1408

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. As he settles in, he confronts genuine terror. Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson.

Twixt

The film follows Hall Baltimore, a down-on-his-luck writer who specializes in novels based upon witch hunting. At a book signing, he is approached by Sheriff LaGrange, an eccentric fan with two requests: that Hall read his latest work and that he also accompany him to the morgue to view the body of a recent murder victim, as Bobby believes that it would make for a great story. Hall reluctantly agrees, and at the morgue he learns that the person was murdered by a serial killer. Despite offers from Bobby, Hall opts to not look at the victim's face. At the coffee shop he learns about a local hotel that once sheltered Edgar Allan Poe. This, along with the murders and various other odd features of the town, prompt Hall to announce to his wife, Denise, that he wants to write a piece based upon the town.


Bag of Bones

A best-selling novelist retreats to his lakeside cabin in Maine after his wife is killed in a road accident. There he meets an attractive widow, and becomes embroiled in her custody battle for her daughter against the child's wealthy grandfather.


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