Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

Title: BAKA

Logline: A battle of wills between the Trickster of the Voodoo gods and six teenagers, raging hormones and all.

Synopsis: When a possible stop on the underground railroad is slated for demolition, SIX TEENS are moved to action. If they can only find hard evidence of a slave presence in the old condemned house, maybe they can save the landmark. However, what they find leads them to the conclusion that this was instead a brutal slave trading post. But by that time, they have unwittingly unleashed the Voodoo spirit, BAKA. BAKA was originally summoned by the slaves to avenge them. But they soon found that BAKA is a master of deceipt. The teens must find this out for themselves before BAKA can trick one of them into releasing him from the house that binds his power. Trapped in the house, they must resist his temptation and endure his brutality. The nightmare would end if only one teen would release him. How long would it take for YOU to turn on your friends?

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: 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 Bleachers

Logline: Six students spend the night in their school on the anniversary of a town legend - the birth of a hideously deformed beast called the Bleacher Creature.

Synopsis: Emory Chase, a popular, yet play-it-safe senior at Ozark High has known about the legend of the "Bleacher Creature" for years; heard it numerous times from her father who attended school there as well. But unlike most students who write it off as a silly urban legend, Emory believes there might be some truth to it. So when her friends decide to spend the night in the school on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the legend, she's more than a little apprehensive. But friends can be persuasive, and what the heck, it's her senior year - time to get a little crazy. It doesn't take Emory long to realize she should've trusted her instincts, because some legends are real, and this one will to kill to prove it.

Title: House of Vampires

Logline: 90-pg. horror comedy. A Tourette-syndrome-in-reverse-wannabe metal star, his hot-yet-nerdy girlfriend, and his can't-get-laid history professor take shelter in an old farmhouse invaded by vampires.

Synopsis: Three-time Emmy winner Paul W. Cooper called "House of Vampires" a "roller coaster ride." Tom, a quirky-yet-charismatic college student who refuses to ever say the word "ass," confronts an over-grown bully for hurting Meena the beautiful book-loving woman he has a crush on. Tom grows a pair and takes Meena out for coffee, and they hit it off. On a field trip, Tom and Meena's bus is flipped over by thousands of bats in broad daylight, and the survivors, including them and their sex-repellant teacher Mr. Nice, reach a farmhouse in Hickville where they fight an invasion of fairly dense vampires. The vamps are led by Andreas, a mysterious surprisingly classy monster that seeks a cure for his own affliction and that may have a link with Tom's past. WGA Registration #: 1374021.

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 Sirtark@aol.com (317) 443-8229

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: Heartless

Logline: A transplant surgeon is killing children, but one mother, who communicates with the dead, is determined to stop him.

Synopsis: Julie has a gift. Dead people talk to her. When her six year old daughter dies after a heart transplant, spirits tell her the doctor is killing children for a profit. Julie is convinced, but nobody will believe her. She finds other mothers whose children have died at the hands of the same evil doctor, and they launch their own investigation. Eventually, they convince the police of the doctor's guilt and he has to flee. He ends up in Mexico, and at the hands of the spirits of the children he has killed, he meets a fate too horrible for words.

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: Springs Cemetery

Logline: Teenagers visit a cemetery where a myth of a young murder Indian Princess is said to be existing.

Synopsis: On Halloween night teenagers vist a cemetery where teenagers fifteen years eariler had been murdered rumors have it Paige the only survior that night killed them but she is sent to the nut house still claiming to the day the myth is real. The teenagers from the present night go to Springs Cemetery and discovers just how real the myth is. Once again only one surivor Teresa must put a end to the myth so she finds Paige and the two go up against a fight that can only be won by one winner. The Dark Princess has two well protectors The Headless Warrior and the Jack-o- who are said to be members of her family trapped by evil.