Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

Title: Zombie, Esq.

Logline: Lawyers have finally evolved

Synopsis: A normal paralegal in a typical law office on an average day, Henry didn't think anything was strange when the lawyers threw boxes at her and screamed for raw meat. Even the bloodstained shirts and screaming secretaries didn't seem terribly unusual. And yes, it was a little odd that Edward John Johnson tried to eat her face, but he'd always been touchy-feely. Henry wasn't alarmed until she saw something so disturbing, so implausible, that she nearly became paralyzed with shock. The bloody, twitching lawyers, who had already eaten most of the support staff, were putting papers into files. Yes, she and the other survivors realized, this was the apocalypse, and they were going to be eaten by the swarm of lawyer zombies driven by their bloodlust to eat live flesh and reorganize files. Now, maybe, just maybe, if they can make it to the service elevator, an elevator the lawyers don't know exists because it is a functional part of the office, they can escape

Title: DEATH ISLAND

Logline: An ancient blood-demon awaits six reunited friends when they land on a tropical island expecting only a much-needed vacation.

Synopsis: Carrie, her boyfriend and four of their old high school friends reunite for a week-long tropical vacation on a private tropical island. They land their small boat on the remote island and start the celebration. However, this dream vacation quickly turns tragic as Carrie begins to realize that an ancient demon she has read of in a strange book has been released from its 500 year old prison and now has focused its unnatural hunger on her and her friends. With the demon's ability to possess the bodies on which it feeds, Carrie soon is unsure which, if any, of her friends she can trust. As one by one her companions are found mutilated and drained of blood, will anyone be left to help Carrie stop this fiendish hell spawn before it's too late? WGA Registered #967265

Title: Baghead

Logline: He spent years hiding his face behind a paper bag; now it's time to put everyone else in bags

Synopsis: Dear Sir or Madam: My writing partner, Wes Laurie, and myself are seeking representation. We are LA based screenwriters with more than 16 completed screenplays between us. Most recently a horror script by Wes, BAGHEAD, has been requested by three production companies. My romantic comedy screenplay FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE is currently the top rated script on Francis Ford Coppola's site, Zoetrope, and another script of mine was a top finalist in the ExposeIt! comedy screenwriting competition. Wes is an internet film news journalist and I'm a published, agented book author (children's books). We don't have time to market our scripts. We really need an ombudsman. If you or any of your agents are looking for motivated, prolific writers please contact me. I will send a query with loglines and synopses. Yours very truly, Mary Hahn Wes Laurie

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: 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: 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: Save your child

Logline: A woman struggles to free her son from child pornograghers. Little does she know that a ghost is on her side.

Synopsis: Lisa Evans and her son John are on the their way to see her mother. Her car breaks down and she receives a lift from a stranger. Lisa and John spend the night, and later have problems that lead to John's disappearance. Lisa must fight to free her son, and keep herself alive as well.

Title: Snails

Logline: And then, the snails came

Synopsis: The people of Morgan were told that the nuclear power plant was safe. That fears of radioactive contamination, and mutant monsters taking over their town, was the stuff of Hollywood "B" movies. And then, the snails came. Sixty feet high, these slimy monsters have an agenda more terrifying than just eating the town's people of Morgan. In their underground nest there are hundreds of snail eggs about to hatch. And the little darlings will be hungry. Snails is a wild horror thriller along the lines of TRIMMERS. It has strong characters, humor, romance, and of course, big monsters eating people. If you would like to be sent a copy of Snails for consideration, please contact me at siwriter@att.net. Thank you.

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.