The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Objective

Got a horror short screenplay? We want to read it.

Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends.

Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, Shudder subscriptions, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early September 3, 2021 $20.00
Regular October 31, 2021 $25.00
Final November 26, 2021 $30.00
Extended December 17, 2021 $35.00 13

Free entry is available for VIP members of the Screenwriters Network Discord Server. Learn more at https://thescreenwritersnetwork.com

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Notification: February 13, 2022

Rules

Screenplays entered must 25 pages or under, be written in English, and adhere to industry standard screenplay format. For a full list of rules, please visit the official website.

Awards

This year's jury includes:

  • Xavier Burgin - Director (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror)
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero - Director (Culture Shock, The Purge, El Gigante)
  • Joe Bob Briggs - Film Critic, Performer
  • Scott Stoops - Literary Manager - Good Fear Content
  • Daniel Seco - Literary Manager - Empirical Evidence
  • Julian Terry - Filmmaker (Whisper, The Nurse, They Hear It)
  • Chelsea Lupkin - Senior Programmer at Short of the Week, Filmmaker (Flagged, Lucy's Tale)
  • Glenn Cockburn - Literary Manager - Meridian Artists
  • John Zaozirny - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
  • Barbara Crampton - Actress (You're Next, From Beyond, Chopping Mall, Re-Animator)
  • Jenn Wexler - Filmmaker (The Ranger, ABC's of Death 2, Slumber Party)
  • Scott Carr - Literary Manager - Management SGC
  • Sophie Carroll - Programming Manager - ALTER
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
  • Zack Zucker - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
The Top 3 Winners Receive:
  • Circulation and recommendation to our network of Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives.
  • Career consultations with Coverfly's Head of Development.
  • Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software.
  • Waived entry to multiple other contests and festivals.
  • A Killer Trophy!
  • Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List.
  • Killer swag courtesy of Rue Morgue, Slasher TV, 1313 Mockingbird Lane Toys & Collectibles, Fright Rags, Waxwork Records, Ghoulish Gary, and more. Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • ISAConnect Memberships (1 year, 6 months, 6 months)
  • VIP Platinum Memberships on Screenwriters Network (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • Plus, our 3rd Place Winner will receive 5 pages of in-depth analysis and actionable advice from The Script Butcher!

Top 10 Finalists Receive:

Finalist Laurels, Final Draft license, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus, your script will be read by our panel of industry judges.

Semi-Finalists Receive:

Semi Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus your screenplay will be made available by request to potential producers and filmmakers.

Quarter Finalists Receive:

Quarter Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, and 5 Coverfly Tokens for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange.

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names Quarterfinalists

Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2021 Quarterfinalists, representing approximately the top 15% of all submissions:

JEFF PERRECA ‘Til Death
TREVOR LANZ 350
JOHN COLLINS A Curious Curiousity At The Curio Shop
MCCALEB BURNETT A Vacation
GINA DEANGELIS Ask For Help
CHRISTOPHER GUERRERO Assimilated
ANNA ROBERTSON Assisted Living
ROB PILKINGTON Baby
RHIANNON MOLLER-TROTTER Back To Sleep
GERRARD HARTLAND Blood Bike
DAVID BRYANT Blood Month
NICHOLAS T. AQUILINO & MICHAEL
TSIAMES Broken Record
BRIANA BOUGARD Buddy.com
RICHARD KARPALA
Chocolate Monster Cookie, Bottomless
Popcorn & Help Me I'm In Trouble
JOHN LICATA Chocolate Roulette
MATT MCCARTHY & KATHERINE COX Colins
ALICIA MOROTE Congratulations
VANESSA BRANCH Copy Cat
PAUL COOPER Craig's List
DEREK STEINER Creepy Crawly
RICHARD STRINGHAM Darwin's Tavern
PAUL HART-WILDEN & ASABI LEE DeadMe
RICHARD KARPALA Deedle, Diddle
MATISON LEBLANC Dirty Laundry
MATT MCCARTHY & KATHERINE COX Dolls In The Walls
ANDREW KABERLINE Dummy
JACOB GOLD Echoes
DAVID ORTIZ Egg
GERARDO MARAVILLA
Enseñame Como Morir (Show Me How To Die)
JOSH BRAVO Face In The Hole
KILEY ROTHWEILER Five Star Review
VANESSA BRANCH Floater
KEITH WATERFIELD Fly Swatter
TRAVIS WATSON Forecast
EMELIA HELLMAN French Lessons For Lucy
CODY SOUSA & D.J. O'CONNOR Gasablanca
SAM ROBOTHAM George Washington Slept Here!
JENNIFER DUNN Grandpa
MARISA MARTINEZ Graveyard Gossip
JOSEPH FATTAL Growing
ANDREA NIADA Guts Or Glory
AUSTIN KASE Hide Your Crazy
JOSEPH BETROS Home
DAVID SNEE Homewrecker
ADAM MCDANIEL Improper Dosage
MARK DOLLARD In This Together
ROBERT MILNER Interface
NATHAN D. LUDWIG Is That You?
GINA DEANGELIS Just Desserts
BRYCE CARLISLE Kurten Call
ALEX ENRIQUEZ DRUMMOND Laser Rule
CAROL SAINT MARTIN Last Stop
ALIKI RAISIS & EMMA ROSENTHAL Leave No Trace
DOOM KID Lichemoth
DOUG MALLETTE Life Lessons With Dweeb Higgins
RODRIQUEZ FRUITBAT Living With Demonic Possesion
GREYSON WYATT Locker Room Talk
ANDY WILCZAK Locks
KATE KUGLER Love In The Time Of
WILFRED ESTEVES Máscaras Por Almas
SHANNON MARINKO Meat Cute
DAVID BRYANT Merry Fucking Christmas
TARYN CRANKSHAW Midnight Shift
BRANDON WEAVIL Mighty, Mighty Buer
TRAVIS NEUFELD Mindless
JEFF BASSETTI Murphy's Gulch
BRIAN LISI My Inner Demon Rebecca Wants To Kill Me
T. E. CHRISTY Nemesis
MICHAEL ROGERS Ominni
KATHERINE BOTTS One Word
GINA SCREEN Our Past Has Eyes
RYAN ROSENBLUM Painted
PIA THRASHER Parcopresis
FERNANDO RACY HABERFELD PB&J
JAMES FURLONG Perfection
BREANNA INGRAM Phobos
LYNDAL SIMPSON Possum
HENRY YOUNG Relay
LILY CITRIN Ride Or Die
CAMERON MCGRATH Sammy's Game
ERIC WARREN Sampson & Delilah
TRAVIS JONES Savage
GREGORY SAHADACHNY Scratch
KYLE RYAN Self Portrait
JOSEPH SCOMA Send For Dr. Lowe
WILLIAM BARBOZA Shadow Ball
ROBBERT TROOST Shared Understanding
PAUL ZEIDMAN Shecky
ARRAN MCDERMOTT Silver
PETER JANG Simulation
AARON S. BARROCAS Sitting Duck
G. ROBERT FRAZIER Skin
MICHAEL ROGERS Skin Dolls
EVAN BAUGHFMAN Skipping Stones
JH CANEDY Sleep Tight
BENJAMIN HICKEY Smile
ALEXANDER NACHAJ Snap! A Trap Goes Off In The Yard
ANDREW IONIDES Squeals
SARAH LEIBMAN Stale Air
DANIEL NEGRET Stork
HANNAH KENNEDY Sweet Cyanide
SAMUEL BURGESS Teeth
ERIN SMITH Thank You You're Welcome
RENE CLAVEAU The Cold Invasion
JOSHUA DAVID MATTHEWS The Confession
JOSH PENN BORIS The Gang's All Here
DAN AST The Hitchhiker
GREG KACZYNSKI The House Of Man
KATHERINE SAINTE MARIE The Little Monster Of Ravenswood Manor
REBECCA FIELDS The Living Undead
GEORGE TARAMAS The Lovers Bloody
JON COMULADA The Mold
ERIC ROBINSON The Mole
MARIA WILSON The Monnji
SIMON JEFFERSON The Monster
ANDREW IONIDES The Night Staff
JASON RICE The Preserve
KEVIN HOSEY The Savage
JENSEN RULE TIERRA The Seance
CASEY SCHOCH The Search
ELANA ABELSON The Slide
AMARIS GAGNON The Sundowners
TOPE OGUNDARE The Taste And The Smell
SARAH WISNER The Thaw
GARRET WALSH The Thread & The Veil
SCOTT BETTS The Tickle People
RUSSELL DAVID WHALEY The Toy Rabbit
BYRON HAMEL The Wedding Slayer
LISA ROMAGNOLI There's Something Wrong
SARAH RICHARDSON Thirsty
ALESSANDRA JARA DEL CASTILLO This Hunger
RICHARD LUCAS HARDWICK Tooth
C.J. REDFIELD Ugly Lies The Bone
PAUL VANCE Under The Bed
KIMBERLEY ELIZABETH Unfinished Business
GREGORY HARTY Unspeakable
JANET L. LOFTIS Up On The House Top
BRIAN COHEN Vegan-Tarian
MONTSERRAT LUNA Vertebrata
KATIE F. ZILBERMAN Waiting Room
WOLFE SCHOLNICK What Remains On The Road
BRENNAN GILPATRICK What You Eat
KATIE CETTA When The Streetlights Come On
PATRICK REGAN Work Site
LARRY TRINH & MAUREEN TRINH Year Of The Rabbit

Updated: 02/15/2021

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
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