If - like Matt Damon in "The Martian" - I found myself marooned on some distant planet, these are the top 10 life-sustaining movies I'd have to have to survive until a rescue mission could come save my ass.
In the spirit of The Script Lab and other great screenwriting resources, I will attempt to break down some of my favorite films and screenplays for you.
Martin Brody is terrified of open water and faces a man-eating shark. Damien Karris is a priest without faith and has to exorcise a demon. Ellen Ripley is a by-the-book engineer to a fault and must break rules in order to kill an alien.
Author Richard Wright once said, “The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.” So too, shall your readers. And if you scare them correctly, they won't simply bow. They’ll run for cover.