Best Horror Screenplays

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Henrietta

Ohio, 1887. A multiracial family is devastated by illness after 11 year old Rhett believes she has summoned a demonic power. While her doctor stepfather quarantines the house for cholera, Rhett must fight through an otherworldly dreamscape to protect her mother and brother. (harryaspinwall.com/henrietta) Script Excerpt

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BAD LISTING

(Thriller/Horror): When two strangers share an Airbnb unit, they each worry the other has a dark secret. But, in fact, a supernatural presence is toying with them both. A small-cast, minimal-location script -- a winner in both the StoryPros and WriteMovies contests -- by a two-time produced writer. Script Excerpt

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Inked In Blood

A tortured, tattooed albino returns to the town he ran away from as a child to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him, and face the man he fears the most. His father. Script Excerpt

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The 49th Day

A young girl’s imaginary friend starts killing her family off, one by one. But how can you stop Death when she wants to play? (This script has won multiple grand prizes and was selected for The 2016 BloodList.) Script Excerpt

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FEEDER

A dysfunctional family moves from Los angeles to picturesque Murphy Springs, Colorado with hopes of a fresh start, but those plans are foiled when they discover that this quaint mountain refuge holds dark secrets that could tear them apart.

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TRAUMATIZED

The sole survivor of a serial killer, tortured by visions of her ordeal, decides to conduct her own investigation only to realize that her former captor, whom she thought dead, might still be alive and after her.

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Visions

A lonely girl is haunted by visions of classmates' murders. She suspects her overprotective father may be going to extremes to keep her isolated.

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Conduit of Evil

An EMT attempts to save the life of a vicious killer — but the killer's evil spirit passes into him, and through him into his 8 year old nephew.

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GRIMOIRE

Life is short, Hell is forever Script Excerpt

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We Shall Not Go Hungry

In Viking Age Iceland, Sigrun and her two brothers are reunited with their estranged father, only to fall prey to a horrific curse. After their father goes missing, Sigrun must protect her brothers by any means necessary, but uncovering her family’s history of dark magic may lead her to become the very thing she’s fighting. (harryaspinwall.com/wsngh) Script Excerpt

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The Last Guard

Detective Alvarez is trapped in an abandoned silo on a remote island, with a hostage and a bag of loot - surrounded by a squad of rogue soldiers and an ancient curse, her corruption and lies brutally unravel, as the shadows crawl and darkness descends...

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and The Devil called!

The Devil's only hope of saving Hell is to capture God's chosen-one - for only she, can re-ignite its flames. Script Excerpt

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Let the Devil In

Desperate to help her Iraq veteran husband overcome PTSD, a woman moves to a remote mountain town where an evil presence attempts to entice him into violence.

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The Meat Eaters

Kielbasa comes to life! A fast food manager surrenders his virginity to a cult addicted to eating a powerful aphrodisiac -- a "living meat" that won't stay on the plate.

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Spoofs

An anthology of four comedic tales of sci-fi/horror/fantasy. A mudered wife resurrects through her garden; a small space alien is mistaken for an action toy; A base commander dares to challenge a UFO; A young man makes a pact with a witch. Script Excerpt

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THE BUBBLE

(Horror): Three lonely misfits, all plagued by different problems with social media, find themselves sucked into a bizarre "bubble" -- a pocket dimension where all the captives are locked in a never-ending battle royale, furiously attacking each other even though it's almost impossible for anyone to die. Script Excerpt

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Pop Goes The World

A grumpy Jake and his bright-eyed 12 year old neighbor Lucy rise from their sick beds to find everyone around them has become zombies as a result of an alien attack, and inadvertently become the world's only hope of salvation.

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NORTH 40

A Special Ops soldier, whose grief over the loss of a son has torn his family apart, takes them on a vacation hoping to relive happier times, when a perilous situation forces them to pull together to survive. Ordinary People meets Straw Dogs in this Hitchcockian thriller.

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FALLOUT

Locked in separate booby-trapped rooms, two women are given 90 minutes to decide which of them will live, or they'll both die, but as secrets are revealed, the line between who is worthy and who isn't begins to blur. Script Excerpt

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The Intruder

After a tragic death, a grieving mother moves into an isolated farm to help her troubled teenage son cope – only to discover the farm is haunted by the ghost of a young man who committed suicide there, and he’s targeted her son as his next victim.

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MADEMOISELLE

In 19th Century Paris, ERICA CLAUDIN is the brightest star in Opera. After an accident leaves her husband dead and her face disfigured, Erica wants just one thing: Revenge. Inspired by Gaston Leroux' Phantom of the Opera. Winner, L.A. Reel Film Festival, 2010; Silver Remi Winner, Worldfest 2008, Finalist, Charleston International Film Festival 2008; Quarterfinalist, Champion Screenwriting, 2009. Script Excerpt

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Snow

When a fierce snowstorm blankets the area, four stranded travelers find themselves in a remote town battling an insidious force more terrifying than the elements.

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Forbidden Sea

Two families try to survive a hellish yachting weekend when they become the prey of a huge, mysterious creature which seems to be part of the sea itself. Script Excerpt

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The Catacomb

A group of high school students trapped in a catacomb fight for their lives against a ruthless and mysterious killer. Script Excerpt

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Funny Boneyard

A young entrepreneur plugs his last dime into Heaven-Wise Acres, a cemetery-of-the-absurd theme park. To everyone's surprise it's a huge hit...until things go horribly wrong. Script Excerpt

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CULT FAN

SUNNY, a teen runaway obsessed with a cult TV show, hitchhikes to Los Angeles for a fan convention and wins a trivia contest. Her prize is dinner with the star from the show, and an invitation to stay as a houseguest. Isolated in a mansion of the Hollywood Hills, Sunny slowly becomes tortured by evil forces with sinister motives as she uncovers horrifying secrets behind the scenes.

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Hot Rod Monsters

In 1950’s Southern California, a juvenile delinquent battles his fear of the opposite sex and fellow teenagers - who happened to have been turned into monsters - to rescue the hottest girl in school from a mad doctor. Hot rods, teen sexual angst and science gone wild. Script Excerpt

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Who's Beside You Now?

A young seminarian volunteers for an experimental medical procedure to restore his failing sight and hearing. The procedure’s a success but now he sees and hears creatures that normal people can’t, including a terrifying being who fights to cross over from another realm to possess him and rule mankind. To stop the entity, the seminarian must learn metaphysics and agree to sacrifice his life. Script Excerpt

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Stigma

A young woman decides to solve the mystery surrounding her beloved Grandpa’s sudden health decline and save him, a decision which brings her face to face with her worst fears.

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The Suppression of Tomorrow

After a suffering through a terrible car crash a young man sees twisted visions of a horrible crime he witnessed as a boy and now must stop his father from carrying out a series of brutal murders.

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The Work of Zombies

A guilt-ridden Cajun cop must resolve his own fears when Savannah is terrorized by zombified bank robbers and he has to face the unrepentant priest in a magical duel to save his partner's life and his own soul.

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THE POOL

Character-driven psychological horror thriller set in a suburban house, with a disturbed female lead and a shocking twist ending, inspired by Henry James' "Turn of the Screw". Two children seem to be haunted by the ghost of their dead mother's secret lover, as seen through the eyes of a young, troubled woman hired as a nanny while their father leaves town on business. Their suburban house evolves into a nightmare world of psychological evil that seems to emanate from the back-yard pool. Hook: is there a ghost in the house, or is the nanny imagining it and going mad? Script Excerpt

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Mistresses of Sleep

A young lady receives an unusual invitation to visit one of three mysterious hypnotists to unlock the secret of her recurring nightmares of death and destruction.

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Deathwind

Take a deep breath ... just hope it doesn't kill you. A vast area of Central America is sealed off, its inhabitants evacuated and villages razed. Offshore, an American fishing vessel is attacked without explanation. Together these scenarios set in motion a horrifying trail that begins in a biological research station in 1990s Libya and leads to a race to save humanity from a looming pandemic.

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Scare Me To Death

David is the manager of a small movie theater in which odd deaths are becoming a frequent occurrence – now, he just has to figure out what's causing them and make it stop before the detective pins the murders on him.

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A Good Soul

A sitcom actor risks losing his soul for the chance to prove that he can be more than the lovable big brother he played on TV. His quest for a darker role leads him into the world of underground clubs where he is tricked into playing the killer of a snuff film.

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Dream Catchers

In medieval Scotland, a man searching for redemption becomes the target of torment as his power to heal becomes a catalyst for fear. Script Excerpt

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BELSNICKLE

When it seems an evil folklore character is killing people in a rural town during Christmas week, a young, inexperienced sheriff with his job on the line tries to stop him.

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Autumn Blood

Bad Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree... A social worker, tormented by his own abused past, gives aid to an abused, pregnant teen that threatens to become a taboo relationship. The fact that his live-in mother likes to kill socially irredeemable door to door salesmen only makes life worse. When fate deals him a lottery win, his seemingly mundane life falls apart. Script Excerpt

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Perfect Prophet

A death metal atheist with a tortured religious past becomes the target of his satanic fan base because they think he's something more. Also available as a novel. Script Excerpt

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Zwarm

Hi-tech nanobots designed to aid wounded soldiers in combat zones malfunctions and ends up trying to repair all imperfect humans worldwide by turning them into drones. Script Excerpt

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Touch-Up

A portrait photographer acquires a computerized photo touch-up program with the power to change a person’s real-life appearance. Initially, he uses it to help the maimed and disfigured. But, his services soon grow in demand among inner-city gangstas - and bugs in the program appear, forcing him to use the program in horrifying new ways. Script Excerpt

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Pinewood

A mentally unstable ex-con works with a private eye to find out who really killed his childhood friend. Unfortunately, the evidence goes into dark forces neither one is ready to deal with. Script Excerpt

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Gray and Lover - The Hearth Tales Incident

Demons fear Gray and Lover, a female steampunk duo contracted to stop "Demon" from terrorizing Seattle before it finds the famous horror writer for his unfaithful and murderous golddigger wife back in LA. Semi-finalist Circus Road Films contest.

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WELCOME TO CAULDRON

In the small town of Cauldron two opposing groups clash over the presence of an old monument- the monument is destroyed and to their mutual terror a horrifying demon is released. One group will strike a deal with the demon while the other will fight to save themselves from death.

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AlcatraZ or, (the high school zombie field trip)

What starts off as a fun filled school field trip to the popular tourist destination of Alcatraz island prison, quickly devolves into a desperate fight for survival as the island staff, school classmates, teachers and many of the tourists on the island begin turning into ghoulish flesh eating zombies.

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THE VAPE

A group of friends fight for their lives after vaping a toxic mixture of fluids created by an evil man desiring to steal their souls.

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Little Red

A traveling florist enters a town while a woman has an interesting dream.

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Howlingween 4: Beastly Mist

A surprisingly intelligent swarm of flesh-eating insects is terrorising a small tourist community in Florida, leaving skeletons in its wake. It's left to a professor in entomology and the Forran family to battle the swarm. Script Excerpt

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Stay Out

Two young lovers sneak into a closed mountain park only to be stalked by a trashy killer couple hiding in the woods.

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ZOMBIE F.C.

The team they thought were dead and buried! Script Excerpt

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The Seven Summer Muses

A group of seven college friends, find themselves involved in a horrific ritual when they have a party in the restaurant where they work.

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Bloodthirsty

A motley crew of strangers trapped in a secluded London tavern must survive overnight against vicious werewolves. Script Excerpt

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Bloodsmoke

A new college student is recruited by peers into their war against a vampire threat, but their biggest battle comes when one of their own is bitten and fights with unprecedented reluctance against the change. Script Excerpt

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Dead or Alive

Three supernatural stories involving a diverse group of individuals unfold over a fateful night in 1885 Nevada. Script Excerpt

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Sabre Ice

Scientists thaw a frozen cavewoman and unknowingly implant modern brain matter from a convicted serial killer—an attribute they must embrace when their other experiment, two genetically-enhanced sabretooth tigers, break loose within the compound. Script Excerpt

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Vegetation

An unusual alien plant comes to earth and wreaks havoc in San Francisco as it takes over the Pyramid Building and Golden Gate Park. (More of an “Alien” feeling then “Little Shop of Horrors”) Script Excerpt

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Moonchildren

They appear when you get married. If you kill one of them, they kill one of yours; if you don’t kill, they kill you. Marvin learned to deal with them long ago, but now he must find a new way to fight this bloodline curse. Script Excerpt

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BEAST AT THE DOOR

An albino camel mysteriously appears on the doorstep of an unhappily married Vicar and his wife, changing their lives forever, and delighting their small English village... until people start to go missing. (Adapted from the 1936 novella, THE CAMEL, by Lord Berners, with permission of the Berners Trust, UK.) Script Excerpt

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REAL SPOOKY !!

At first , Asaad believes there's something evil or something really wrong about living a comfortable life through Voodoo and is insecure about his family Voodoo heritage until he must figure out a way to deal with his insecurities before his girlfriend and his two friends are killed if he doesn't return $100,000 to his deceased cousin's enemy ---he's got only 72 hours to do it !

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Chasing White Rabbits

When a famous true-crime podcaster returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of a childhood friend's family, she slowly begins to realize that she's actually investigating her own traumatic past.

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The Dream Talisman

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Spawn of Evil

The horror of Auschwitz compounded by six psychopathic young Nazis men raping and murdering Jews post-war leads the Jewish Nakam hit squads to hunt them down. Script Excerpt

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Gone are the Souls of Men

During a cholera outbreak in the Great Plains in 1862, Somerset Harlan, a mysterious gunslinger and Father Anastacio Pacini, a wandering priest and anatomist cross paths to track down a homicidal outlaw, Amon who is believed to be possessed by a malevolent entity. The stakes are raised as Harlan's true motive is divulged and Amon's existence reveals an apocalyptic cataclysm. A showdown is inevitable.

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Kiss of Satan

Satan and his cult enjoy the spoils of earth until they have to battle a Great Man of God. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween 3: Red River County

A tourist-dependent town in Florida boasts of a historic inhabitant as being America's first serial killer, only to suffer his reawakening. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween 2: Clarry the Clown

Holiday-makers on a beautiful island resort find themselves trapped with a murderous clown. Script Excerpt

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Howlingween

A dream holiday becomes nightmarish when a family encounters a malicious wolf and traders in fresh human organs. Script Excerpt

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Bite The Hand That Feeds

When an orphaned girl is adopted by her low-life aunt and uncle, they drive to a drug deal along with a young couple and get stranded on a supernatural farm where their morality is judged.

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Wanted: Undead or Alive

Undead outlaws terrorize the good folks of El Paso – Texas in this black comedy featuring Lazy-Eye Lazarus, the fastest gun alive...or dead.

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ARKHAM HORROR

A group of misfits unites to defend a small town from an onslaught of unimaginable horrors.

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The Shell

A nationally known surgeon/doctor, removes the head of his best friend, for sleeping with his wife, and keeps it alive until the head finally turns the tables on this horror/thriller of a partial day-time nightmare. Script Excerpt

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Zulu Zulu Zombie

Logline: In 1912 a special agent of the Royal British Naval intelligence Division must prevent the Zombie infested Ocean liner Titanic from reaching New York and turning it into a city of four million undead. paypal.me/pools/c/8iqJnELxnh

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Nightmare in a Jar

With her husband out of town on business, Lisa plans to spend time writing, until a woman shows up at her door selling special face cream; from there everything gets dark and freaky.

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THE BLOODY VIAL

Before the next full moon, a new Vampire dentist-in-training must choose between giving magical ancient vampire blood to himself, his jealous family vampires and friends, or saving a hot blonde babe from a needy bitten human. Ancient Vampire Blood comes with a bite.

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A PORTRAIT OF AN AUTHORITARIAN DOMINATING

When a patient comes for treatment with a psychologist she finds the doctor is more emotionally needy than she is and their relationship has given him the means to destroy her! Script Excerpt

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Vengeance Island

A young couple are stranded on a remote Alaskan island when their seaplane goes down in a winter storm. Soon, they realize they are being stalked --- and not just by wolves.

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The Haunted Lighthouse

When a sadistic sea Captain is set adrift by his mutinous crew to die, he takes up his ghostly residence in an abandoned lighthouse vowing revenge while bringing terror and murder to a coastal community as he seeks someone to join him in death. The sheriff must contrive a way to rid the town of him.

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La Hacienda

A young couple, he's Puerto Rican and she's white, renovate their dream hacienda that's haunted by their own tortured past and the murderous ghosts of its former owners. Script Excerpt

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BELLE AND THE BLOOD BEAST

A revisionist horror take on the classic fairy tale for young adults -- equal parts romance, action and gore. Belle, a modern, independent beauty rebelling against the man's world of 17th-century France, is forced to live in an enchanted castle to save her father's life. She becomes the defiant prisoner of the Blood Beast, a lonely nobleman cursed with a monstrous body and a predatory savagery powerful enough to hunt and kill twenty men. Both are transformed by a strange, complex love that's threatened by outside forces led by Victor, a cold-blooded cadet captain so obsessed over Belle that he'll destroy them both. Who the true beast is evolves in dark, twisted ways. A romantic horror-thriller date movie, R-rated for violence, not a Disney family movie. More in the style of "Red Riding Hood", "Gretel and Hansel" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". Script Excerpt

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GOBLIN

Horror comedy in the 80's retro style of "Gremlins". Two young, naive newlyweds move into a Victorian house that's in serious need of supernatural pest control. The new bride discovers and befriends a E.T.-type creature who may be a monster but is the key to an ancient mystery that may save their marriage...if they don't kill each other first. Script Excerpt

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Jess

Ghost of a young gambler hanged in 1884 takes up residence in an old gold mill near Lake Tahoe and raises hell in the life of the tour guide, a Stanford student. Script Excerpt

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Dark of kNight (adaptation)

The first of the Werewolf / Vamp series by novelist, TL Mitchell. Those despicable Werewolves... Vampires just hate them. This is why.

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VIRAL

The ghost of a teenager cyberbullied into suicide haunts the internet as a social-network virus that turns abused kids into killers who take revenge against bullies. When a smart but family-troubled geek fights back and succumbs to the cyberghost, his father has to intervene to save his son. Script Excerpt

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Unhallowed Be Thy Name

A Massachusetts family unknowingly buys a home that was built on the site where witches were executed. Unbeknownst to them, the sentencing judge was an ancestor and payback is truly what they say!

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THE LIGHT MAN

A woman at a music festival passes off two children to the light toy vendor. A disturbing twelve-page short that twists as we decide if she helped or hurt them. A professional script analyst says this of The Light Man: "I love the way you play with our expectations -- the way you make us look left, then slap us across the face and tell us to look right. You have a gift for that."

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Med Frenzy

Kendra falls victim to a horrifying skin disease, and while physicians label her psychotic, in her struggle to find her own cure, she discovers an underlying conspiracy. Script Excerpt

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