Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

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: TEbrashares@aol.com aftertheempire@aol.com 305/879-3375 305/896-0625

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: House of Screams

Logline: When her crisis pregnancy goes into crisis mode, a young woman ends up at the mercy of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a real-life criminal who brutally murders newborns.

Synopsis: Brenda is a young woman living with her boyfriend Sean when she finds out, to her chagrin, that she is pregnant. Brenda and Sean remain undecided on what to do with the baby, until a shocking detail emerges: the Sean is not the father! Sean refuses to raise the child and insists on Brenda having an abortion. Brenda sets up an appointment at Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic for the following day. Brenda dreams at terrifying nightmare about Gosnell, and decides she doesn't want to follow through, but Sean insists. At her appointment, Brenda is abandoned and gives birth to a living baby. She wanders the clinic with her baby, looking for help. She discovers Gosnell's murderous ways and tries to escape, but Gosnell catches her, sedates her into a stupor, and his assistant brutally murders the baby. Sean arrives at the clinic and takes Brenda to the hospital, where she regains consciousness asks the inevitable question: what happened to her baby?

Title: Zombie Greaser

Logline: A Government coverup is accidently unearthed in the Nevada Desert in 1963 by a small gang of outcast greasers.

Synopsis: 60's Greasers, Car Clubs, Hot Rods, Drag Racing, Pinup Girls, Military Draft and Zombies(Rated R) A Government coverup is accidently unearthed in the Nevada Desert in 1963 by a small gang of outcast greasers. Accidently inhaled by the leader - Turk Wad and with zombie tendencies that he tries to hide while confronting a rival gang, compete for the pinup girl of his dreams and running from the Military draft.

Title: The Hatchet Fairy

Logline: A Fairy Tale Willing to Bleed its Way to the Ball

Synopsis: Bitty had always been a strange sister, so when Lore met Bitty's fairy godmother for the upcoming ball, she didn't think much of it. Sure, the fairy godmother was mean and drank scotch, but then again, Bitty was a personal injury lawyer, so allowances had to be made about her mental stability. After refusing to go the ball and disgust the prince with her appearance, Lore wakes to find her roommate dead and Bitty still thirsty for blood. With the first strike of midnight, Bitty's gone and Lore's bleeding. Kill or be killed, the ghosts finally convince her. Armed with only her shoes, Lore has to survive the ball, ignore the prince, and kill her sister to stay alive.

Title: The Blink People

Logline: Paul Harris - a middle-aged divorced insomniac is desperately trying to make sense of the last forty eight hours of his life.

Synopsis: What does it take to achieve a good night's sleep? Experts suggest herbal teas, soft music, making love, or counting sheep. Paul Harris has tried everything imaginable to combat his insomnia. His co-worker Ryan introduces him to a popular street drug known as the super-sedative. After ingesting the sleep-aid, Paul gets more than his fair share of restful slumber - and entry into an incredible world of people, remarkably similar to everyone he knows - including himself. This highly potent and extremely dangerous sedative takes Harris on an adventure of "environment-altering" events of which he cannot seem to make sense. I would like to submit my feature length screenplay, "The Blink People" an exceptional tale of heart-pounding visual terror for your consideration.

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.

Title: Survivng the Night

Logline: The undead have had it with humanity, and the Sleepy Little Town of San Angelo, Texas is going to be the final battlefield. SWAT Members Johnathan and Gennette Harder are the town's last hope.

Synopsis: The scene opens with the town showing thousands of people lying dead on the streets, but in this moment they didn't stay dead for long. This genetic mist of smoke transformed the dead into the Living Dead. Now the city has been overrun by Zombies except for the few survivors that have been out of the 3 mile range of the mist. These survivors were SWAT Team members, GENNETTE and JOHNATHAN HARDER, along with a few other survivors that were hiding out in an abandoned home along the streets of San Angelo, the leader of the survivors was LARRY HORSE, a banker who led the individual survivors to the abandon house and radioed for SWAT. The group arrives in several locations fighting off the hoardes of zombie after zombie leading to a stand off. Defending the only home they know the group of survivors throw everything they have to fend the invading flesh eaters and condemn them back to hell. In the end the group is led to the OTHER SIDE OF HELL, TX to question the chances of survival.

Title: DARK OF THE NIGHT

Logline: Teenage boy suspects vampirism is running rampant through his small town.

Synopsis: DARK OF THE NIGHT is an atmospheric chiller about a teenage boy who suspects the beautiful girl who has moved into his small summer resort town is a vampire. As the populace of the town slowly begins to disappear, the teenager discovers that the truth is more terrifying than he could have ever imagined. I would describe it as SALEM'S LOT meets FRIGHT NIGHT.

Title: BROWNSTONE

Logline: The man who discovers the key to everlasting life is buried alive before the world knows of its power. A new franchise is born and the only way to escape his wrath is to kill or be killed.

Synopsis: When an everyday, run of the mill family, buy a house in NC they get more then they bargained for. Brownstone is alive and well buried deep in escrow in the very soil he once killed upon. Four eager and frisky teens stumble across his resting place and unleash the evil to the world. Once again there is a killer the world can root for, Brownstone will not only win your heart. He will rip it out and extinguish his cigarette in it. This screenplay is fast paced with a strong character build. When I started this screenplay not only did I want to put fear back into the genre but suspense with a hint of laughter. We know the success of the horror franchises, now it's our turn to unleash a monster that will rival the bleeding Gods of Horror. Brownstone is a new twist to an old stable of terror. Slasher, occult, and Zombie heads will all flock to see this tale of evil. I also have written the sequel to this film. I write them. You sell them. Weapons can't kill him and the Gods fear him.