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This means that you can submit your content without even needing to register as a member of the website.

A few examples of non-fiction horror content that you can submit:

  • Essay / Opinion
  • Think Piece
  • In-depth Service Review
  • Behind The Scenes Chronicle
  • Personal Profile
  • Research Piece
  • News Article
  • Trade Pub Article


Is Your Horror Content a good fit for Shock Depot?

Again: do not submit horror fiction. Other than that, you don’t need a lot of preparation to submit your first piece of horror content to Shock Depot. A few additional hints:

Before submitting, please read at least more than several articles on the sub-sections you want to submit content to.

In the body of your content, link to off-site resources, your website, your social media profiles, or other pages at your discretion.

Write a copyright note at the bottom line of your content. To make it clear that each one of the rights of the material stays with you.

After you publish your article, wait several days and return to see your validated contribution published.

Trouble with your contribution. If there is any, you’ll get an email if you didn’t register yet, or a personal message on this website if you already joined.

You are Invited to Submit a Guest Post

If you desire to host one or more pieces of your horror content on Shock Depot, you are welcome to do so.

If you need ideas, write something about what horror means to us as horror fans, horror workers, and horror followers. Or an article focused on a horror item in particular.  Share your findings, opinions, and thoughts. You are invited to submit content using the form in this page.

Please submit a guest post that is substantial. If in doubt, err on the overdoing it camp rather than on the under-performing side. Which is to say, write an article that is at least 1400 words. But also, don’t overdo the over-doing, don’t go over the 3500 or so words count.

Rules for Your Contributing Horror Cult Classics Reviews

1. The item must pass Shock Depot’s cult classic test. If the production house or the distributor is/was a mainstream outfit (non-independent) then it’s not a good fit for this section.

2. Use this format for the title:

“[ Movie name ]” Review: [a thought about the movie that you think encapsulates your experience]: ([year])

Example: “Plan 9 From Outer Space” Review: The Worst Turkey Ever Baked

3. Use a template like a review template below, you can modify the sequence but don’t alter it too much:

Try to sequence the paragraphs answering the list of questions below in the same order they appear in the template.

  • What kind of item is it? (movie, series, short, subgenre of horror?)
  • When was it made? Who directed it?
  • What’s the item’s story about? (without ending or revealing too much)
  • When and where does the story happen?
  • Who is the best talent on the item? And the rest of the cast, how did they play it?
  • What about the wardrobe?
  • How were the editing, effects, music, and sound handled?
  • What about the lighting?
  • What’s the entertainment value of the item? (for instance, does it have action scenes that make you feel
  • you’re riding an amusement park ride?)
  • What is the moral of the story?
  • What did you like about the item?
  • What did you dislike about the item?
  • Who would you recommend the horror item to?
  • Who would you discourage from watching this horror audiovisual media?

Some Wanted Horror Cult Classics Article forms

  • Horror Cult Classics Essays
  • Horror Cult Classics Case Studies
  • Horror Cult Classics Think Pieces
  • Personal Experiences with Horror Cult Classics
  • Horror Cult Classics Features
  • Horror Cult Classics News (up to half a year freshness)
  • Horror Cult Classics Star Profiles

Reviewing Horror Movie Series? Please Follow this Template

A. Open with a paragraph disclosing what horror movie saga you’re reviewing.

B. Does the plot evolve and change, or it’s always the same with a different setting, and possibly, characters? Does the premise of the first movie apply to all the ones that came after? Does the premise of the movies changes from episode to episode?

C. What about the cast? Are the main characters the same ones through the saga, are they played by the same actors?

D. Mise-en-scene and mise-en-shot. Cinematography, editing, effects, entertainment value, music, and sound. Do these elements evolve in each new installment of the saga?

E. Does the story have the same social relevance that it had when the first movie of the saga was released?

F. Which installments of the series were more and less popular with you? Why?

G. Do subsequent episodes improve on the theme and moral of the story?

H. Which installments of the series would you recommend? Which ones would you recommend against?

I. Is the grander narrative generated by analyzing the whole series as a whole realistic, or it’s just a milking of the cash cow to make dollars?

J. What about the inter-textual quality of the series as a whole? How each episode relates itself to the others? How the narrative arcs interlock? How each movie references the others in the series? This section, and the next one are the two with the most potential to make a review of a whole series of horror movies interesting and useful.

K. What is the integrated compositional effect of the saga? Do the cause-and-effect storylines span through two or more movies in the franchise?

L. How did each film in the series fare at the box office? How was each film in the series received by critics? How did audiences respond to each release?

M. Aim at an article that is from 2000 to 2500 words when finished.

You can also Request Coverage for an Item

Do you own a horror brand? Would like to receive coverage for your horror product or services by bholenath? If the answer is yes, please fill the form in Shock Depot’s sister website The Best Horror Branded Content.

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