The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

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PO BOX 419
Morris, NY 13808

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

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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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 43
Final November 26, 2021 $30.00 69
Extended December 17, 2021 $35.00 90

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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

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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

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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names Horror Screenplay Semifinalists

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition has announced their 2021 semifinalists, representing approximately the top 5% of all submissions.

TREVOR LANZ 350
CHRISTOPHER GUERRERO Assimilated
ANNA ROBERTSON Assisted Living
ROB PILKINGTON Baby
GERRARD HARTLAND Blood Bike
RICHARD KARPALA Chocolate Monster Cookie, Bottomless Popcorn & Help Me I’m In Trouble
VANESSA BRANCH Copy Cat
RICHARD STRINGHAM Darwin’s Tavern
RICHARD KARPALA Deedle, Diddle
MATT MCCARTHY & KATHERINE COX Dolls in the Walls
ANDREW KABERLINE Dummy
TRAVIS WATSON Forecast
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
DAVID SNEE Homewrecker
ADAM MCDANIEL Improper Dosage
GINA DEANGELIS Just Desserts
BRYCE CARLISLE Kurten Call
KATE KUGLER Love In The Time Of
TARYN CRANKSHAW Midnight Shift
BRANDON WEAVIL Mighty, Mighty Buer
JEFF BASSETTI Murphy’s Gulch
BRIAN LISI My Inner Demon Rebecca Wants To Kill Me
MICHAEL ROGERS Ominni
HENRY YOUNG Relay
LILY CITRIN Ride or Die
GREGORY SAHADACHNY Scratch
AARON S. BARROCAS Sitting Duck
ALEXANDER NACHAJ Snap! A Trap Goes Off in the Yard
SARAH LEIBMAN Stale Air
DANIEL NEGRET Stork
HANNAH KENNEDY Sweet Cyanide
ERIN SMITH Thank You You’re Welcome
DAN AST The Hitchhiker
KATHERINE SAINTE MARIE The Little Monster of Ravenswood Manor
JON COMULADA The Mold
ERIC ROBINSON The Mole
MARIA WILSON The Monnji
SIMON JEFFERSON The Monster
ANDREW IONIDES The Night Staff
SCOTT BETTS The Tickle People
LISA ROMAGNOLI There’s Something Wrong
SARAH RICHARDSON Thirsty
ALESSANDRA JARA DEL CASTILLO This Hunger
KATIE CETTA When the Streetlights Come On
LARRY TRINH & MAUREEN TRINH Year of the Rabbit

Updated: 03/01/2021

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: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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