Why Die?

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Submitted By scrubtech2003
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Robert Graham
Erin Cooley
Engl 101-10
12 October 2012
Why Die First? How many times have you watched a horror movie and laughed at the first person who dies simply because they did something stupid? As a self-proclaimed horror movie aficionado, I too have pondered upon this. As such, I am here to give you a few pointers and a sort of checklist of things to avoid so that you can protect yourself if you ever manage to be cast as an extra in a horror movie. Hopefully these pointers will help you to stay on screen longer and maybe even get noticed. As crazy as this may sound, the first step to avoid being the first to die in a horror movie would be to read the script. If you are reading for a specific part and you realize during your perusal of the screenplay that your character is the first to die, ask for a different part. While reading, pay close attention to the names given the characters. If the name of your character looks something like “man #1 or woman #1”, there is a high probability that you will die within the first five minutes of the movie. After successfully landing an acting job in a horror movie, you will likely have a few rehearsal sessions. While you are doing rehearsals and practicing your lines, make friends with the largest, slowest person who is not playing the killer. The primary reason for this is simple. Any scene where someone is going to die you are almost assured of being able to outrun this person and they will likely die before you. So now it is time for the film to start shooting. As you wander around the set during the scenes, make sure you are not walking off alone. It is common knowledge the first person to walk off alone during a horror movie is either the killer or the first to die. My suggestion would be to stay in a group of at least three people, one of which should be the large, slow person I mentioned earlier. The…...

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