Genre Drawings How It Works


Horror Project Genres Posted Below! 48 Hour Film Horror Project

At the Kickoff Event each team draws TWO genres from a hat.

The catch? They're all horror genres!!

At the Kickoff Event you will be assigned two genres from the lists below. Your team may decide which one to use for your film. With this change, the Wild Card option has been eliminated. Your film must be true to one of the genres you have selected (or both!) — 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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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.


Genre Group #1: 2019 48 Hour Film Horror Project

Android / Cyborg / Robot
Asylum / Insanity
B Movie
Body Horror more info
Cannibalism
Clown
Cursed Object / Toy
Dark Comedy Horror
Escape Room
Found Footage
Funhouse / Carnival / Freaks
Holiday Horror Film
Lovecraftian more info
Mummy or Werewolf
Virus

Genre Group #2: 2019 48 Hour Film Horror Project

Gore / Slasher / Splatter
Haunted Location
Home Invasion
Horror Film with Kids
Mad Scientist / Frankenstein
Monster / Creature Feature
Phobia & Isolation
Psychic Powers
Psychological Horror
Religious Cult
Sci Fi Horror
Serial Killer
Silent Horror Film
Supernatural Horror
Witchcraft

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