My awesome wife took me to see Ghost Stories last night. It was brilliant. It managed to strike a balance between being very entertaining and genuinely scary - something most horror films fail to achieve. I can't say too much for fear of ruining it, but if you like horror and you're able to get to London I definitely recommend it.
It made me think about doing another short film, which is ridiculous because the last short film isn't finished yet and the amount of time and effort that went into that one has put me off doing anything with no money again. But sometimes I get an idea that won't go away.
The other factor in this is something a friend said to me just before Christmas. He asked which genre I'd most like to work in if I had the choice. And I said horror. More specifically I wanted to work on something that was genuinely scary and took itself seriously. Not many horror films take themselves seriously these days. So I was thinking about working on something scary and then last night I got scared by something someone else had done and decided I wanted to try and do that to people.
I'm not making any serious plans or promises at this stage as I'm not sure taking anything else on right now is such a good idea, but I may write it anyway then put it in a drawer until the last short is finished and I see something else that scares me...