Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

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: Potter's Field

Logline: Bootleggers and flappers run afoul of a clan of hillbillies and the otherworldly monsters they worship in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Synopsis: On their way to deliver a shipment of booze to Al Capone's Miami home, a gang of bootleggers and their flapper girlfriends are pursued by a rival gang sent by Bugs Moran to hijack the shipment. A gunfight disables both vehicles and an uneasy truce is called. Stranded in the Appalachian foothills, the rival gangs walk to a remote village called Potter's Field, where a seemingly friendly clan of deranged hillbillies plans to sacrifice them to an unearthly monster they call "the Youn'un", a proxy for their dark goddess.

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.

Title: The Companion

Logline: A reclusive spinster in a Martha's Vineyard mansion tries to escape the ghosts of her past by hiring a companion for her invalid brother who is supposedly confined to an upstairs bedroom.

Synopsis: Grand Prize Winner, 2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival Horror Screenwriting Competition. "Our judges especially liked the tense action of 'The Companion.' The gripping story - filled with isolation and suspense - was especially compelling to our screenplay contest readers." A lonely old woman attempts to flee her self-imposed exile by hiring a mysterious girl as an overnight companion for her brother, crippled by a horrific car crash when he was ten years old. The spinster's new found freedom ends in tragedy, doomed to failure by her deadly legacy. US Copyright TXu-365-094, 7/17/07 WGAE Registration #136563 Contact: Dickinson M. Upson Email: UP265@aol.com Phone/FAX: 508-252-3325

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: 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: Killer Worms

Logline: Sam Mendoza, who spent time in prison, returns to his roots to rekindle romance and start a new life, only to face a menace in the form of flesh eating worms.

Synopsis: WGA Registration Number: 1036868 Synopsis: After spending several years in prison for fraud, Sam Mendoza returns home to his roots to start over and rekindle a high school romance. On his first day back, he saves the life of a high school buddy, who in return, offers him a job working for his company. His neighbor,high school friend and deputy sheriff, investigates a homicide where the victim's flesh is eaten off through the bone. Mmutilated animals and another victim pop up at nearby farms, one of which raises earthworms. Little did he realize that the farmer was a government scientist who developed unconventional weaponry that has returned as an uncontrollable contagion threatening the citizens of a nearby town. Our heroes, Sam Mendoza, Deputy Bobby Brooks, and news anchor woman, Francis Lopez, break rules so that they can discover and find ways of stopping this impossible menace.

Title: Tank Farm

Logline: When a strange vapor cloud envelopes a Refinery's Tank Farm and workers disappear under strange circumstances, the night shift crew must obliterate the evil entity before it destroys them all.

Synopsis: As asphalt pumper, Kevin Gustin and head operator for the Tank Farm Department, Walt Mullen report for the night shift, a bluish-green vapor cloud enters Earth's atmosphere and envelopes their workplace. Their co-workers at the Peedmont Refinery disappear under strange circumstances, and one, Steve Noon, is taken over by the evil entity. With Noon making their job immeasurably more difficult, Mullen, Gustin, and the surviving crew must obliterate the entity before it destroys them all. When the situation looks the bleakest and Walt Mullen may have become another victim, the exhausted Gustin must summon the strength to finish the job.

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: 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.