Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

Title: Giggle

Logline: After being gruesomly murdered twenty years earlier, a serial killer clown returns from certain death to take revenge on the daughter of the deceased town sheriff who took his life.

Synopsis: Twenty years earlier in a small seaside town, a respected trauma surgeon, DR. GABNEY, who also performedas the town clown, is caught returning to the hospital at night and removing the organs from patients in their sleep leaving them to die. Sheriff TOM MAYER and Officer GORD get justice, shooting and burning the clown to his death, then taking his body to the isolated caves outside of town, burying him forever. Now, the clown returns to take bloody revenge on MAYGAN, daughter of the deceased Sheriff, and her high school friends. the clown tries to kill Maygan with a dirty shovel, but is saved by officer Gord. A year later, Maygan still lives with the trauma of that night, but has made new friends. The clown returns again killing everyone with what ever is at hand except Maygan and pal ANDY. After an attempt to kill the clown in the streets with a gun the clown pursues Maygan to the old hospital. She tries to hide but is cornered. Officer Gord finds Maygan and kills the clown forever.

Title: Daddy Jack

Logline: When a man awakes in an abandoned city with no memory of how he arrived, he must figure out who he is and discover his purpose, all while escaping the city's deadly hunter: Daddy Jack

Synopsis: A man awakes in a strange and deteriorated bedroom only to find that that the rest of the city is in the same condition. As he roams about the abandoned city witnessing strange events and interacting with odd objects, he comes across a frightened girl named Jennifer. When the man attempts to figure out who she is and what they're doing in the city, she simply tells him that Daddy Jack laid her parents to rest just outside of Peek-a-Boo city. Then the man encounters Daddy Jack for the first time. Daddy Jack and his marching band march down the street, searching for the remaining few children that inhabit the city. As the man narrowly escapes Daddy Jack, he meets a woman named Emma. While she is no better able to explain the man's strange situation, she does tell him that she thinks he is dying. As the two attempt to save the children and escape Daddy Jack, they form a strange and loving bond for one another. It is only in the man's last few moments that he discovers who and what he is.

Title: Forever Comfort

Logline: Death is the desired conclusion. Living is just too agonizing. To pray for death, to die, is not at all painful.

Synopsis: Forever Comfort is a tale of suffering, a depiction of God's failure to respond to the needs of those who suffer the ravages of time and age. And it is a tale of passion, where Satan extends his hand to embrace those who need comfort. It is a tale that challenges the logic of our beliefs and of our understanding. Officers Melanie Michaels and Lee Thornton volunteer to investigate the disappearance of one of their own. What they discover is unimaginable-an engaging campaign between God and His chosen adversary. The war is fought in the hearts of simple men and women whose only need is that of contentment while on earth. What they achieve is, instead, a life of loneliness and overwhelming unhappiness, attracting them to the allure of Lucifer's enlightenment. For failure to lessen human suffering, the once faithful give up their devotion to God for eternal comfort offered by Satan. Forever Comfort is the second of two screenplays and two full-length novels that I have completed.

Title: Closure

Logline: Where does evil begin and end? Where does madness begin and end? These are just two questions addressed in the ultimate low budget psychodrama about the psychic residue that evil leaves in its wake.

Synopsis: When Janine and Eddie Garner take on an old house for renovation, they also take on a legacy of evil. Janine starts to experience strange encounters of the eerie kind. These begin with strange voices interrupting a radio program, along with disturbing scenes superimposed on a television chat show. Then Janine's personality starts to take on temporary changes that leave both her and her husband puzzled and disturbed. A psychologist asks Janine whether she was subjected to sadistic treatment as a child. Janine says no. The psychologist explains that the kind of personality disorder these episodes suggest are almost invariably caused by being subjected to deliberate and regular sadistic treatment as a child. Janine begins to believe she is being contaminated by the evil left behind in the house they have bought. Then people begin turning up dead.

Title: The Bonewalker

Logline: If you hear's already too late. Run. Run like hell.

Synopsis: Gold was discovered in Bohemia Mountain in 1858. Mining camps sprang up throughout the area overnight. The largest was the Bohemia City Mining Town, which flourished until its inhabitants mysteriously vanished in 1942. In 2009 a group of historical conservationists began the Bohemia Mountain Restoration Committee. Their first official act was to restore Bohemia City, which is what brings fifteen ill-fated students to the mountain local Native Americans claim to be the hunting grounds of a Demon they call the Bonewalker. Facing all most certain death, the role of hero falls on the shoulders of Parker Everett, a sarcastic slacker who suffers from debilitating claustrophobia, when what begins as an ordinary fieldtrip turns into a fight for their lives as the students are hunted by the faster, stronger, and nearly indestructible Bonewalker. As the number of his fellow classmates dwindles, Parker must overcome his fear of tight spaces and fight off the earth's oldest living predator.

Title: A Haunted Imagination

Logline: Amidst a manhunt for a bloodthirsty killer, one detective must discover the twisted truth behind a real-life house of horrors.

Synopsis: Police Detective MARCUS JACKSON and his partner attempt to carry out a search warrant on the house stashing stolen emeralds. However, they discover the girlfriend of eccentric horror writer DANIEL GRIMM has been attacked and raped and the house ransacked. They encounter an old nemesis of Marcus, ANDREW WINSLOW, the killer of Marcus' brother. Marcus survives the attack, but his partner is murdered. It's personal. Marcus is let go of the job due to emotional distress as the NYPD is informed of Andrew's whereabouts: Daniel Grimm's mansion. Behind the captain's back, he goes anyway. The NYPD brings a task force and pursue the killer. As the SWAT team tries breaking in the eerie mansion, strange occurrences take place. Suddenly, by a supernatural force, the mansion opens up taking Marcus, the SWAT team leader and two police officers and traps them. As the crew has no other choice but to continue the hunt, they face a bigger threat come to life... Daniel Grimm's imagination.

Title: Under the Blood Moon

Logline: On a field trip in the Florida Everglades, a group of students and their professor run into the lingering effects of an old Indian curse. A horrible death awaits them.

Synopsis: Prologue: (1542 AD) A priest of the Spanish Inquisition, directs a band of conquistadors to massacre a village of Calusa Indians in the Florida Everglades. As the survivors of his village are being buried alive, a shaman curses the day and his tormentors. A curse that will resonate throughout history. Present Day: A team of scientists-a professor and a few students-explore the (cursed)site of the massacre. One of the students becomes possessed (presumably "channeling" the long-dead Calusa shaman of the opening) and starts murdering the others. One by one, the entire cast is killed-off in varied and hideous ways. The end is a twist calculated for shock and awe. Contact: 305/879-3375 305/896-0625

Title: Springs Cemetery

Logline: Teenagers visit a cemetery where a myth of a young murder Indian Princess is said to be existing.

Synopsis: On Halloween night teenagers vist a cemetery where teenagers fifteen years eariler had been murdered rumors have it Paige the only survior that night killed them but she is sent to the nut house still claiming to the day the myth is real. The teenagers from the present night go to Springs Cemetery and discovers just how real the myth is. Once again only one surivor Teresa must put a end to the myth so she finds Paige and the two go up against a fight that can only be won by one winner. The Dark Princess has two well protectors The Headless Warrior and the Jack-o- who are said to be members of her family trapped by evil.

Title: Dead of the Night

Logline: The end of the world is just the beginning.

Synopsis: In the middle of the night, a mysterious explosion is seen and heard in the sky above the town of Evans City. Most dismiss it, but by the next morning, the town's residents are becoming infected by the chemicals in the explosion and are turning into flesh-eating ghouls. In the midst of this horror, we meet several disparate groups of survivors, including a young college couple, a suburban family, and a young man trying desperately to find his girlfriend. These people must try to find a way out of the city and come together to find a way to stay alive in the face of a virus that's not only destroying their home, but civilization as we know it.

Title: Lurking in the Fog

Logline: "Lurking in the Fog" is a budget-conscious horror/thriller about a troubled teenage boy who suddenly finds himself being mysteriously stalked by a nightmarish phantom in a black cloak.

Synopsis: Walking home from a friend's house late one night, 18-year-old Oliver is suddenly attacked by a dark, manacing figure in a black cloak, barely escaping with his life. Shortly after, this mysterious figure starts appearing everywhere Oliver goes. Unable to convince his friends that this is really happening, he begins to heavily question his own sanity and is continually haunted by a perplexing childhood memory that he cannot place. However, when the people close to him begin to go missing he becomes convinced that this is all too real and it is up to him to stop it. In order to do this he must delve into the darkest, most repressed caverns of his own memory. But what he finds there is much darker than he could have ever imagined.