Best Horror Screenplays

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AT THE MERCY OF FAITH

A 14 year old preacher renounces his faith in God in the wake of a terrifying and traumatic encounter. 18 years later the psychopathic demons from his past, viciously returns to wreak havoc on his home - and to rip-out-his-soul - for the god of their hell. 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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Restoration

Discovering a centuries-old religious painting that shouldn't exist, an introverted art restorer slowly succumbs to the evil temptations of the mystical canvas, even as otherworldly forces strive to prevent her from revealing the artwork's unholy secret. Script Excerpt

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SINder

After losing her father to her serial killer stepmother, Cinder joins forces with an all-female band of warriors to keep her evil stepfamily from murdering their way to the throne. Script Excerpt

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Visions

A teenager is haunted by visions of classmates' murders. She suspects her strange father may be the killer.

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The Zombays

Ayana and Deon Williams, a young, hip African American couple turned zombie in a top-secret government program, escape undetected and flee to the suburbs, where great success leads to unexpected notoriety and a cataclysmic showdown.

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Splashdown

A mysterious space capsule adrift in the Pacific Ocean pulls a disillusioned Air Force pilot into battle against a shadowy paramilitary force hell bent on utilizing the astronauts' otherworldly cargo to enslave humanity. Script Excerpt

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To Lie Beneath

An insidious succubus and her incubus partner, prey on the lives of Marcus, a recently divorced business man and his ex-wife Zora, a dormant witch, in metropolitan Atlanta. Script Excerpt

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Morbidly

A young physical therapist slowly loses his grip on reality as he succumbs to the seductiveness of his only patient, a morbidly obese woman with a grisly secret. Script Excerpt

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Misfortune Cookies

Accidentally killing an elderly Chinese chef during a botched robbery, an oafish redneck teenager and her misfit friends begin dying one by one when the chef's ghost returns from the grave, killing them in gruesome fortune cookie-themed ways. Script Excerpt

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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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Consumed

Trapped beneath a collapsed building, a grieving wife struggles to protect her treacherous husband from a horde of parasitic monsters. Script Excerpt

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Junk

Gene, a TV-obsessed recluse, is shocked out of hiding when his favorite childhood actress, Evelyn, reinvents herself as a raunchy popstar. With the help of Katherine, another delusional superfan, he ventures through a bleak near-future on a disastrous crusade to remind the world that it needs the old Evelyn back.

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and The Devil called!

He does not exist yet - continues to appear, in his quest to capture a God-chosen businesswoman to re-ignite the flames of Hell to its former Horror. Script Excerpt

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Devil's Chair

On Halloween night in a backwoods graveyard, a group of cocky teenagers invoke the terrors of hell after sitting in a chair reserved solely for the devil.

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The Meat Eaters

A teenage fast food manager must lose his virginity to join a cult addicted to eating a powerful aphrodisiac -- a "living meat" that won't stay on the plate.

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Project Eradicate

Five thieves pull off a daring jewelry store heist and escape through the sewer where they cross paths with a researcher and police officer documenting the disappearance of city workers. A horrific terror hunts them as they search for a way out of the maze of tunnels. Script Excerpt

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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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Jericho's Painting

A girl struggling to overcome the death of her mother finds herself falling for a mysterious young artist, unaware that he has sinister- and possibly infernal- intentions.

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Mistresses of Sleep

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

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HIGH STAKES

In 1992, two perpetually-stoned perpetual students discover a nest of vampires have cornered the local marijuana trade, and they realize it’s up to them to save the weed – and save the world.

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Blood of the Manor

An orphaned teen must choose to run for the rest of her life, or find out what happened to her sister and facing a deranged familial spirit out to kill her. 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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Christmas Island

Sissy and Kenneth return to their home in the northern woods for their mother's funeral, to find that their parents plan to snatch their bodies.

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FALLOUT

When two women find themselves trapped in separate booby-trapped rooms, they must work together to escape despite knowing only one of them can make it out alive.

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LIFEMARE

A woman name Ria paid guys to eliminate an abandoned museum to build a house for her and her husband to live in, but Ria had no idea that a evil spirit were living inside the museum who terrorized her two years later and no one believed her being terrorized

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BELSNICKLE

When it seems an evil folklore character begins 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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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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Grimm Lake

Widowed on her wedding day, a cheerleader escapes to a woodland hideaway to take stock, but when a family of psycho troll-bears tries to reclaim the cabin, it’s kill or be lunch.

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Your Own Personal Haunting

Compelled to live in a house that terrifies him, a damaged man with OCD befriends a live-embracing trans man to help him confront spirits and unravel the mysteries of his troubled life Script Excerpt

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Across the Veil

Betrothed as a part of a peace treaty, Nylas, prince of the Unseelie, and Aislynn, princess of the Seelie, court each other between two different worlds. When a long-time foe threatens Aislynn and the peace their families have worked so hard for, Nylas must tread carefully so as not to start an all out war.

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OASIS

A team of soldiers, scientists and college students are hired by a corporation to locate a rare diamond formation in the Libyan Sahara unaware they are being used as bait for revenge against a monster.

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Fade Out

A teenage rock band trapped inside their stranded tour bus on an isolated road must fight for their lives against a deranged fan.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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The Black Sea Of Roses

A couple stumbles upon an abandoned cabin. This is not like any cabin -- it's haunted by a family who are stuck in a dark world. Only the couple can save them because little do they know, they are related to this family. But first, they have to walk through the black sea of roses and come face to face with the spirits

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Iniquitous

When a spell releases an ancient demon, it attempts to bring its fellow minions from hell, through a human woman. And four friends must use a mysterious necklace, to stop the entity from opening a gateway to our world. 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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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. Check out the novel and its sequel, Prophet Reborn, published in 2018 and 2020. Script Excerpt

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THE BIRTH

A young guilt-ridden African-American mother struggles to keep her daughter from being possessed by the spirit of her aborted first pregnancy.

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Zwarm

An hi-tech weapons dealer attempts to sell nano-bot technology designed to aid wounded soldiers in combat zones. During testing it 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.

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MOVING DAY

When a grifter takes a moving job at a remote mansion for a wealthy recluse, he's tempted by rare valuables in storage, but as an impromptu heist gone wrong leads to a tense stand off, he finds spiritual redemption if not material gain, is well within reach.

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WAKE

After three attempts on his life, an ordinary man enlists the aid of a mysterious stranger to fake his death, changing his identity and appearance, but when he attends his own wake to uncover the truth, he gets far more than he ever could have imagined.

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Trail

The head of the department of a trading company becomes indirectly involved in the death of a child, one of the unjustly dismissed employees. Now his family is threatened with death from an otherworldly entity sent by a vengeful warlock.

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Isla Mujeres Zombies

Dying to go on vacation takes on new meaning when an overworked, corporate man is determined to let nothing get in the way of enjoying his annual family vacation.

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Something about Them Wairs

Years in the past, the small City of Lancaster California is terrorized by a huge beast and a young high school student comes to the City’s rescue and saves his father.

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Wicked Sisters

A quirky couple are kidnapped by a guilt-ridden man who claims an antique doll he purchased from from the couple is demanding it be reunited with its friends Script Excerpt

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River Town

IN ORDER TO SAVE HIS WIFE, THE FARMER IS FORCED TO FACE AN EVIL WITCH.

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The Protégé

An esteemed Abnormal Psychology Professor uses her expertise to help authorities solve her clients’ murders. However, as evidence emerges, it appears that the Professor is not who she seems to be!

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The Dream Talisman

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The Big Scare House

As her friends and local townsfolk mysteriously vanish and reappear later as ghastly corpses, a special ed teacher for the blind strongly suspects a high-tech haunted house is to blame and sets out to expose the owners to the police, only to discover a truth far more horrifying and deadly than she could have imagined.

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Lychotic

Forced to work from home during a pandemic, a mentally unstable building tenant begins to lose control of his surroundings, convinced he suffers from lycanthropy

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Vampires of the North End

Vampires of the North End is “ The Sopranos” meets “Cheers”. Everyone knows your name, but they may want to kill you. A family of overweight vampires is about to level the playing field. Script Excerpt

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Year of Horse

A dog named Horse, saves a homeless girl from ending her life, after Kongju, a legendary fire horse from hell rooted in Chinese Astrology kills nearly everyone in the city, stealing their happiness. Only the unhappy survive. Script Excerpt

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Lobo Tren

When a female werewolf and a Norteno aficionado board a luxury European 1940's Art Deco train, they enjoy fine dining, romance, and murder. The world needs more leaders of the pack. Script Excerpt

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Duplicitous

A father takes his young disabled son to the country to reconnect in an old Victorian, but their stay becomes one of regret after a malevolent presence is awakened. Script Excerpt

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the paraclete

guilt is sometimes an illusion

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Tender Nightmare

In the 1950s in St. Petersburg, Florida, four eleven-year-old boys (two sets of twins, one Identical), attempt to track down the source of several mysterious murders in town, finding themselves tangled in the web of a Nazi cabal.

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COLLEGE 19

Two Freshman College students, one has a deadly secret, are stuck in self-quarantine isolation. They’re trying to keep themselves from going nuts, while lusting after girls they can’t have, and worse yet, they have to fend off those who have become the virus mutated, face mask wearing, Zombies!

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Attack of the Koalas

Paul is an ordinary teen living in the suburbs. All he wants is to date his crush Becky. But when mutated koalas get loose, Paul has to protect Becky and his friends before they are eaten.

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RESERVOIR

A young criminal, in mourning after the death of his sister, is thrust into the role of a reluctant Messiah following a violent supernatural occurrence. Script Excerpt

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THE KLAN KILLER

A teenage newcomer to rural Alabama struggles for acceptance and must fight for her life when she confronts the embodiment of a horrifying local legend.

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Fetish For Fear

What if people that love horrors, love them because they get turned on by the adrenalin rush? D’you ever notice that the heavy breathing you hear from someone trying to outrun a crazed lunatic, is the same as someone having wild sex?... And what if this phenomenon opens up a portal to a powerful evil? Fetish For Fear is a one-location shoot with 7 characters that love horror. From the monster within~ Logline: A group of friends, who try to out-scare each other in an abandoned theatre, unknowingly awaken an evil that preys on their fears, and puts a deadly end to their fun and games.

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CAULDRON

Squabbling siblings, in search of their real parents, take a job house sitting a cottage in the countryside, only to discover it belongs to a wicked witch.

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SÉANCE

A psychic is forced to lead a spiritual sitting in order to locate drug money for cartel thugs, but when a slain kingpin's evil spirit is unleashed and begins possessing him, he must commune with this vengeful force in order to save his family and his soul.

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The SOMMELIER

At his family's secluded vineyard, a restaurateur must outwit a sociopathic wine expert, solve his father's murder, and rescue his fellow guests, after a tasting event turns into a deadly game of revenge.

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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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Bloodthirsty

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

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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.

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Dead or Alive

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

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Spawn of Evil

The horror by the Nazis, during WWII in Auschwitz, and the post-war, cruel serial murders and graphic sex committed by six sociopathic and psychopathic young Nazis upon Jewish women. 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 turns nightmarish when a family encounters a malicious wolf and traders in fresh human organs. Script Excerpt

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IMPERVOS

A quirky, paranoid high-tech entrepreneur walls his family into an underground luxury "billionaire bunker" to wait out the nuclear war he's sure is coming. But when his engineers tapped a billion-year-old aquifer to supply water to the bunker, they turned loose a salamander-like life form. Nourished by abundant food supplies, the creature morphs into a monster and begins to devour the family one by one. Script Excerpt

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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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Devils Breed

: Two young city slickers find their remote hideout farm is surrounded by a Satanic cult and must outwit the Devilish Cult leader and his Witch to survive cannibalism and other horrors. Script Excerpt

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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!

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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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La Hacienda

An interracial Latino/White couple arrives in Mexico during the Day of the Dead holiday to renovate a dream hacienda owned by her white parents but they soon discover it's haunted, its former owners, who the couple has to figure out how to "remember" so them so they aren't doomed to repeat the spirits' murderous past. 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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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 Hobo Code

A young girl's murder leads to a hobo shakedown, and a young man seeking revenge for the sister he left behind.

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Spruce Lake

A map hidden in a mirror frame leads to a quest for buried gold in the Adirondacks, and a family determined to protect its property.

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Med Frenzy

A large population becomes afflicted with an unknown skin ailment that cause doctors to label patients psychotic, but a single woman, in her desperate struggle to find relief, discovers the true cause of the disease and an underlying conspiracy.

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