Genre Requirement 48 Hour Film Horror Project

At the kickoff event each team draws a genre from a hat.

The catch? They're all horror genres. Your film must be true to the genre you have selected—and no trading with other teams!

Got it all? Well, be warned... We switch up the options each year - just to keep you on your toes!!

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Official Genres: 2015 48 Hour Film Horror Project

Asylum / Insanity
Found Footage
Gothic / Vampire
Horror Spoof / Parody
Mad Scientist / Frankenstein
Monster / Creature Feature
Natural Disaster
Phobia & Isolation
Psychic Powers
Sci Fi Horror
Serial Killer

Wild Card Genres: 2015 48 Hour Film Horror Project

B Movie
Funhouse / Carnival / Freaks
Ghost Movie

Required Elements

In addition to drawing a genre, each team will be required to include an assigned character, prop and line of dialogue at the Kickoff Event.

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Combining Genres

You may combine genres (e.g., a silent comedic buddy film) - however, your official assigned genre must be clearly represented in the mix.

Adherence to Assignment

Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.

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