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Game of Thrones Season 5- Thoughts on Episodes 3 & 4

4 May

I want to start off by saying that despite any quibbles I may express, I have the utmost respect for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. I don’t think fans quite realize the immense amount of pressure put upon them or the sheer volume of work they put in every year. They have basically been [...]

WithaBang Now Live

19 Apr

I am very pleased to announce the launch of the website I’ve been working on with my fiancee Alison, http://www.withabang.net. We’ve been working on it for some time and have accrued a group of very talented writers to help us make it one of the best blogs on the web. WithaBang strives to give a [...]

To Troll or Not to Troll?

28 Mar

A few days ago I wrote of Evangelical Ben, a former coworker who I have been arguing with on Facebook for some time. At the behest of my fiancee, and using my own good judgement, I decided to block him- not to avoid any harassment from his end, but rather to stop myself from reading [...]

Read the Second & Third Episodes of My Portal TV Series

17 Jul

So I was rummaging through my computer yesterday and came upon the second and third episodes of my first TV series, Portal. In case you’re not familiar, Portal was the first pilot I wrote and for a while I considered it to be my best work. I was inspired by Fringe’s first season but felt [...]

Writing Page Updated

5 Feb

Since everything on here is technically “Copyright Alex Hilhorst 2012,” I decided to upload full versions for all of my scripts. Why the hell not? Besides, most of them are already registered with the WGA. Maybe this will help me finally get a screenwriting gig. Who knows. Full versions of the following scripts have been [...]

Thoughts on Moving to California

16 Jan

From the moment I made the decision to pack up my life and lug it across the country to the West Coast, one thought dominated my brain for every waking moment of my existence: have I made the right choice? The reasoning behind my decision was sound: I wanted to be a screenwriter and the [...]

The Fall of New York, Episode 1

15 Jun

Last year I read Richard Matheson’s amazing novella I Am Legend and was inspired to tell a similar tale of my own. I also came up with this wacky idea of doing a serialized story on my website, making up a significant portion of the plot as I went along and posting it as installments [...]

New Writing Samples Added

2 Jun

Now that I’ve finished my Walking Dead spec and sent it off to the TV networks’ various fellowship programs, I had some time to scrounge through my hard drive and find some new samples to add to my Writing page. Several are some of my earliest screenwriting works, while one is one of my finest [...]

LOST: One Year Later, the Ending Still Sucks

25 May

For a while, LOST was a guilty pleasure. The girl I had a crush on in high school was equally obsessed with the show, but when I arrived at NYU most of my friends and roommates were of the “I don’t watch TV” variety, not because they’re the kind of dicks who think TV is [...]

I Actually Placed in a Script Festival!! YAY!!!!

13 Oct

Just wanted to spread the word that my screenplay, The Dead of Night, an excerpt from which can be read here, just placed at #6 in the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Tempe, Arizona. There’s no prize, but it made me feel good about myself and I can put it on my script’s [...]