Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

Title: Daughters of the Teardrop Sea

Logline: Almost given up for brain dead, a pregnant psychiatrist journeys desperately in her unconscious to communicate with her foetus, causing the baby to possess strange powers.In the hospital chaos ensues

Synopsis: Anyone who knows Laura can see she has it all. A psychiatric resident at a major hospital, married to a surgeon she loves deeply, six months pregnant with her first child she seems to be immune to danger. A terrible accident proves otherwise. Driven into a deep coma, Laura awakes in her own unconscious mind with one goal before her: to save the life of her unborn baby. Using all her skill and finding guidance through familiar myths and legends, she embarks on an oddessy of hope. Her remarkable journey may be successful, but what price will she, and her child, have to face? As a gifted infant with extraordinary powers is released into the world, everyone around her must face their own hopes...and fears. Will the child be a promise of a new begining, or a threat to a desperate humanity?

Title: Unidentified

Logline: The discovery of a lifetime just may end their lives.

Synopsis: In UNIDENTIFIED, a sci-fi/horror blend, JAKE WHITAKER, takes a quick side-trip on the eve of his budding legal career to Galveston, Texas to meet his fiance GENA's family. What begins as a difficult time -- his unimpressed soon-to-be father-in-law, a treasure hunting hobbyist, invites Jake and AJ and FLINT, Gena's ex-boyfriend and brother, to join him in a hunt for sunken treasure -- turns unbelievable when they discover the find of the century, a UFO long submerged in the sea. As they squabble over ownership of the UFO, things turns deadly as the UFO's occupant, a vicious, voracious alien lurking inside, is unleashed. I'm a 'graduate' of David S. Freeman's Beyond Structure screenwriting course. Currently, I am awaiting production of my short, "Love Thy Neighbor," which finished in the top six percent out of 2600 in a screenwriting competition. If you wish to read my script, please contact me. Sincerely, Carson Cooper (317) 443-8229


Logline: A curse by a pirate and a vampire from the future.

Synopsis: It's the year 1522 and the most feared pirate Estaban gets shot by his own women. He survives the hit and curses the women along with the Black pirates they run off with and the Island where they come from. The curse however, turns against himself. In the nearby future. At one of the vacation Islands in the Caribbean, vampires creep under the ground. Drug smugglers disappearing and after years the local gangsters finally know the truth... They really do exist. One of the vampires returns from the future in a space ship. With the technology from the future they capture people and copy them. The vampires must go to Saturn for the fuel they need and have their mind on the passengers of a Boeing 747.

Title: The Scary Kids Club

Logline: Five kids meet in a haunted cemetary at midnight, to tell scary stories - the teller of the least scary tale has to spend the night in a crypt. Unknown to them, they are being watched by two ghosts.

Synopsis: The Scary Kids Club, is about four boys and a tomboy girl, aged between twelve and fourteen years, who sneak out of their homes at midnight to meet up in a mausoleum in the local spooky cemetary. Each of them must tell a scary tale, and the one who tells the least frightening story must spend the night alone - locked up in the crypt. The leader of this macabre group, Randy, leads the meeting and bullies the other members. Mel, another member of the Club, has brought his nervous friend Charlie to the meeting to try to have him initiated into the club. Charlie has prepared a story about a person being trapped in a mausoleum and being attacked by skeletons - skeleton that gruesomely kill their victim. Unknown to the youngsters, they are being observed by two cemetary ghosts who do not like kids in general, and who take a particular dislike to Randy. After Charlie's story, Randy proclaims that Charlies tale is the least frightening and that he must sleep in the mausolem alone.

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: Dead Awakening

Logline: A small town detective pursues the truth about the identities of a possible killer from the past and a possible terrorist in the present.

Synopsis: Revolutionizing the horror genre, Dead Awakening delves into America's fears of a small town terrorist strike while revealing the hidden threat that sleeps in our own homes. Detective Jim Costa races to save Shady Knoll from an Islamic sleepers cell's attempt to poison the water supply while trying to expose a sadistic killer preying on the town.

Title: Hell Breaks Loose

Logline: Travelers through Italy inadvertently awaken an ancient curse in a forgotten village, but how can they stop the immortal forces of the dead once they have risen and all hell breaks loose?

Synopsis: For 100 years the land has been abandoned, the castle ignored, and they have been forgotten. The terrifying deathbringers known as the Disciples had finally been laid to rest. What will happen when Jake and his friends trespass upon their forsaken land? Death will rise. Bodies will fall. No one can stop the Zombie King.

Title: The Diablo in the darkness

Logline: There has always been something out there, watching your evil ways, and now your soul has attracted something unimaginably evil!

Synopsis: There is a place that souls find themselves once they leave the afterlife, some souls may go up or down, but there is a middle, few will venture too, but there evil soul once entered has a chance to be saved and re enter the living world to do good, but not before their souls are un relentlessly cleansed. Story of 4 men: A "Deadly Gang Leader", "Molesting Priest", "Rapist/Killer" and a "Deadly - Suicide Bomber", all whose life's changed when they took innocence and made it into their own devious acts of vengeance. When each dies, their souls experience the cross roads of their horrific ways and enter into the middle world and its hellish fiery under layer, where they experience their greatest horrors and pain imaginable. Find out what happens in this controversial story of characters! Registration Number : 1513607

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.