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List of 20 Films to Watch from Monster in the House Genre

“MONSTER IN THE HOUSE” is one of the scriptwriting genres coined by Blake Snyder.

According to Blake Snyder “it has two working parts: a monster, a house. And when you add people into that house, desperate to kill the monster, you’ve got a movie type so primal that it translates to everyone, everywhere.”. To find out more, please check out Blake’s “Save the Cat” book or check out his

Below you will find a list of films that fit this description. So if you are a writer specialising in this genre, it would be wise to watch all or at least some of the movies on that list.

  1. Alien
  2.  Jaws
  3. Jurassic Park
  4. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  5. Dog Soldiers
  6. Psycho
  7. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  8. Pitch Black
  9. From Dusk Till Dawn
  10. Gremlins
  11. Godzilla
  12. Cabin Fever
  13. The Thing
  14. The Village
  15. Friday the 13th
  16. The Cable Guy
  17. Anaconda
  18. Halloween
  19. Tremors
  20. The Others

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Magda Olchawska is an award-winning independent filmmaker, writer and screenwriter. She writes not only about making films and writing but also about financially independent and sustainable lifestyle. Her current projects include Ecotopia Universe and School Runs.

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