It’s a Scream: Using Bad Horror Movies to Inspire Your Content

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There is something unique about the horror film genre. For some reason, we are gratified by bad horror movies, much more than we would appreciate bad romance, bromance, bro-romance and any other weird word mashups you can imagine. And thankfully, horrifically bad scary shows are not a uniquely American thing. Of course, clients who hire authors for freelance writing do not want fluff. But, some businesses could certainly stand to scare up a few more readers. You can do it for them with some rich pop culture references that make their fans sparkle with delight. With a little research, you will find that bad horror films contain everything you need to impress your clients and engage your readers.

Finding Sources

It is plain right now that you are making this harder than it needs to be. Trust me when I say that everything is on the Internet. Everything. In your freelance writing, you may be so accustomed to following tradition search engine optimization (SEO) that you do not dare to step outside conventional keywords. But, if you do, you will be richly rewarded. Certainly, you can start with Google or Bing and let the creativity flow from there. Since you want some horror movies, you might find YouTube a better selection. If you require any more persuading, just consider this link and that link that come up in a YouTube search for “fluffy kitten horror movie.” It is all in the keywords, so take the time to experiment.

Building the Vehicle

OK, those videos are not great choices. But, you will have to discern between what is good enough for Cracked and what is going to bore the fake blood out of your readers. Think about your topic. Let’s say you are writing about the phasing out of R-22 as an air conditioning refrigerant and informing readers about the need to upgrade to condensers that use the new R-410A refrigerant instead. Oh, sure, you could discuss the importance of owning equipment that can actually be maintained, instead of obsolete junk that pollutes the planet. But, you can describe the terrors people face much more effectively by relating the plot of the independent horror film “HVAC Zombies” instead. Watch at least a portion of the film you intend to cite. Then, start to think about how you might forge a relationship between the movie and your designated topic.

Staying Aboard

Adding citations to popular culture is generally pretty exciting in the realm of freelance writing. But, you should avoid getting lost in the tale. Some horror film plots are too complicated to describe in the space allowed. And, you have to provide the client with the content requested. Do not make your creation and defense of your vehicle more important than the SEO and topic coverage your client needs. With some practice, you will find the right balance.

The horror film genre is ripe for the plucking when it comes to fantastic references for your content. All you have to do is take a stab at it.

Holly S only likes horror films such as “The Notebook” and “The Bridges of Madison County.”


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