Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

Title: The Bonewalker

Logline: If you hear it...it'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: Dead of the Night

Logline: A survival horror story centered around several groups of survivors trying to escape their hometown, which has become ground zero for a zombie outbreak.

Synopsis: In the middle of the night, a mysterious explosion is seen in the sky above the college town of Evans City. The next morning, the town's residents are becoming infected by the chemicals in the explosion and are turning into hideous, flesh and blood devouring ghouls. In the midst of this horror, we meet several groups of survivors including a young college student trying to find his girlfriend, a young woman who barely escapes death when her roommate is infected, a couple on the run after their friends turn and try to kill them, and a family who is forced to run when their neighborhood goes to hell. These disparate groups must find a way out of town and a way to survive as the world quickly and violently crumbles around them.

Title: Fear Will Find You

Logline: Fearless man will be taken to the limit when he finds an ancient evil in the heart of Africa.

Synopsis: Ryan is travelling through Africa with his girlfriend Lisa. Although he is a fearless young man, the ancient evil that they will find in the heart of the African savannas will take him to the limit. But he won't stop fighting in order to survive the horror. What he doesn't know, though, is that the force which pursues him is unstoppable as fear itself hunts him.

Title: Deathland

Logline: After a horrible virus unleashes a legion of the undead, one family struggles to make their way across what is left of a ravaged and perilous country on the prayer of finding the last remaining city.

Synopsis: A serious and emotionally gripping take on the zombie lore, Deathland tells the simple story of a family fighting for survival. After spending years traveling aimlessly in their beaten RV, fleeing or killing anything without a pulse, the rumor of a new city holds the promise of salvation for the Colliard family. But during their quest, they soon discover that zombies are the least of the horrors in this dead world of dwindling food and non-existent hope. A look into the true nature of humanity when all the rules and systems finally dissolve, Deathland is a tale filled with action, romance, suspense, and heartbreak that very well might change the perception of its genre.

Title: The old woods nearby

Logline: Werewolf story. Story about Randy living in Asheville NC, struggling through puberty, spending most of his spare in the old woods nearby, writing poetry, cause of his childhood affection for MaryAnn.

Synopsis: Opening with the forest claiming its first victim. The solitary but tough Randy being followed from the first day his childhood love, MaryAnn, returns after spending five years in a boarding school. His best and only friend Josh, being the complete opposite from him, his overprotected mom, after his dad past away and there only being one woman for him, make the old woods an even closer companion to him. The forest keeps claiming victims as Randy struggles in his inevitable encounter with MaryAnn, the relationship with his mom and Josh. After a lot of classic drama and reconciliations he, Josh and two girls go off for an all day trip in the old and isolated woods nearby.

Title: Virgin White

Logline: Hell hath no fury like a woman born.. A by product of a union spawned out of violence and rage. THIS is Chelsea Marie Grahams driving force behind her insatiable thirst for revenge, justice and blood

Synopsis: Ah!Female serial killers! Prolific, sexy and Oh! SO deadly. Chelsea Marie Graham is such a woman. A blond haired blue eyed self proclaimed crusader, outwardly she is a vision of sheer loveliness, demure in nature, quiet, caring, professional.. Inwardly she carries a deep dark secret, one that has plagued her, her entire life. Culminating in a rage so black, so malevolent that it eventually consumes her and ultimately causes her to act out in the most horrendous ways imaginable. Needing an outlet for this rage Chelsea begins by creating an on line alter ego named Virgin White who is the "voice" of her Internet website Women For Purity Dot Com. Fronting as a supremacist website Chelsea uses Virgin to get into the hearts and minds of some of the worst characters you'd never want to meet. Her ploy is most effective as she lures unsuspecting men to her home and to their ultimate demise.

Title: The Collector

Logline: A sadistic billionaire kidnaps talented artists and holds them hostage at his secluded estate.

Synopsis: The Collector was a top 5 finalist in the Screamfest L.A. screenplay competition, 2006. Mandy Stewart is on the verge of stardom. A young painter, she is about to have her first major NYC exhibit. She is the talk of the art world. But Mandy's dream becomes a hellish reality when she is kidnapped by unknown men. She awakens at the lavish Ryder Estate--a secluded North Carolina mansion owned by billionaire Collin Ryder. Mandy soon learns that she is one of many artistic captives, and that her charge is to produce original artwork for Mr. Ryder's collection. Mandy also learns of Mr. Ryder's sadistic nature, and the cruel torture he inflicts on guests who appear "ungrateful." Mandy eventually befriends a handsome playwright who has been severely abused by Mr. Ryder. Together they learn of the estate's past as a tuberculosis hospital, and use that dark history to foil their captor.

Title: MOON OF BLOOD

Logline: Maclaren, a small town in Alaska, seems cursed when a supersized wolf from a military research unit nearby, escapes captivity in the deep of winter.

Synopsis: The citizens of Maclaren are horrified to learn that a well-loved homeless man and their Sheriff have been killed by a wild animal, and presume it is a grizzly. Little do they know that the Colonel from nearby Fort Adams is racing against the clock to protect them not only from a huge and vicious wolf, but also from a psychopathic soldier who has escaped from his prison cell at the Fort. The Colonel pulls out all the stops to contain the situation, but his targets have animal instinct and cunning and survive the harsh climate, and search operations, leaving a trail of blood and gore. Two Anchorage police officers are roped in to help with local police duties, but matters are already out of hand, and it seems that the local characters are in for a nightmare they never bargained for.

Title: DARK SEASON

Logline: To save the lives of his son and the townspeople of Danaid, Alaska, a local Sheriff must kill the only woman he's ever loved, his wife.

Synopsis: An unidentified body found deep in an Alaskan mine shaft triggers a secret organization called the Ministry of the Wraith to dispatch a hunter to Danaid, Alaska. The hunter, Bishop Kane, arrives with only one purpose: to kill Petra Berlin, a loving mother and wife of the town's Sheriff Sean Berlin. For she is hiding a terrifying secret that rises closer to the surface with each darkening day. With Danaid's six month dark season just days away the assassination attempt fails and Petra's secret is unleashed. As darkness falls the townspeople begin to disappear, only to return horribly changed. Prepare for the Dark Season.