The Top Ten Horror Screenplays : Screenplays Download

The Horror Genre has been a mainstay of the motion picture experience practically since its inception. The term Horror has evolved throughout the years; initially, it was meant to include everything except graphic violence, but now it can involve as much gore and violence as one can conjure in about 100 minutes.

Here are the Top Ten Horror Screenplays in no particular order.  Do you think we’re missing a script?  Let us know by providing the link in the comment section.

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(NOTE: For educational and research purposes only).

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (1992)

Screenplay by James V. Hart  – Read the script!

PSYCHO (1960)

Screenplay by Joseph Stefano and Robert Bloch – Read the script!

CARRIE (1977)

Screenplay by D. Lawrence Cohen  – Read the script!

SCREAM (1996)

Screenplay by Kevin Williamson – Read the script!

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)

Screenplay by John Landis – Read the script!

THE SHINING (1980)

Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick – Read the script!

HALLOWEEN  (1978)

Screenplay by John Carpenter and Debra Hill – Read the script!

HEREDITARY (2018)

Screenplay by Ari Aster – Read the script!

THE EVIL DEAD (1981)

Screenplay by Sam Raimi  – Read the script!

A QUIET PLACE (2018)

Screenplay by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods – Read the script!