Submission Samples from the Horror Genre

Title: X-Ray

Logline: A daring rock climber stranded in a remote mountain range fights for her life against a local man whose grisly secret is an obsession with human bones and the twisted lenghts he goes to indulge it.

Synopsis: NANCY THOMAS, 24, speed climbs a sheer cliff without the aid of ropes or gear. Using only her hands and feet she skillfully maneuvers jutting boulders and impossibly angled walls. She's confident and strong until a problem with one of her legs stops her. At the same time, a Man shovels human bones and ash from a crematory furnace. He puts aside a skull and pelvis then dumps the rest into a grinder. He pours the remaining ashes into an urn and slaps on a dog-bone shaped label, "Fluffy" Miller. Nancy's doctor warns her never to climb again. Devastated, she heads to the Northern California mountains with her dog, FREEWAY, to prove to herself he was wrong. Freeway escapes and is hit by a car. She takes the injured dog to the only veterinarian nearby, handsome DAVID DENMEYER, 30s. She's grateful and attracted to the charming Doctor...until she discovers his deadly secret. Then in spite of her disabililty and fear she must use her wits and rock climbing skills to survive. (98pgs.)

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: Inked in Blood

Logline: A young man with a tortured past discovers that you really can go home again. To kill.

Synopsis: Aesop Quarrels has returned to the town he ran away from as a young boy, with one thing on his mind. Revenge. Sheriff Edsall Quarrels was a cruel, ruthless and vindictive man on his best of days. After the birth of Aesop, his freakish Albino son, (his words), Edsall decided to sell his wife out to his friends for money, instead of killing her outright for birthing this abomination. Amidst the constant abuse, Aesop was forced to endure the sights and sounds of his mothers suffering at the hands of his fathers weekly poker buddies as they played out their deepest, darkest perversions behind closed doors. Inked in Blood starts mid thrust on this twisting trail of carnage that ultimately must lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering. One by one he will make them pay. And, among the wreckage of human flesh, Aesop will uncover a hidden family secret. * Winner of the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Competition, Horror category.

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: 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: Creating Perfection

Logline: A man is suffering from terrifying psychotic hallucinations, upon realizing this, he manages to manipulate them, to create his own perfect life and completely loses touch with his perceived reality.

Synopsis: John just lost his religous mother to cancer. This event left him bitter and angry. On his way to work, he experiences something strange and terrifying. Years later, he's living the perfect life. After retiring from a successful soccer career, he lives in a mansion with his beautiful wife and daughter. After a few mysterious encounters with a hobo, John's abducted from his mansion and eventually ends up in a hospital. There, he recieves the help from a doctor and the shocking truth is revealed. John is suffering from a severe psychosis, resulting into various hallucinations. John managed to control and manipulated these hallucinations. And thus was able to create his perfect life, all in his own mind. Two monts later, he's released from the hospital and seems to be completely recovered. A few weeks later, an object triggers him to see the ultimate truth. Nothing was ever real, as a kid he suffered massive brain damage in a car accident and is actually in a vegative state.


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.

Title: Giggle

Logline: After being gruesomly murdered twenty years earlier, a serial killer clown returns from certain death to take revenge on the daughter of the deceased town sheriff who took his life.

Synopsis: Twenty years earlier in a small seaside town, a respected trauma surgeon, DR. GABNEY, who also performedas the town clown, is caught returning to the hospital at night and removing the organs from patients in their sleep leaving them to die. Sheriff TOM MAYER and Officer GORD get justice, shooting and burning the clown to his death, then taking his body to the isolated caves outside of town, burying him forever. Now, the clown returns to take bloody revenge on MAYGAN, daughter of the deceased Sheriff, and her high school friends. the clown tries to kill Maygan with a dirty shovel, but is saved by officer Gord. A year later, Maygan still lives with the trauma of that night, but has made new friends. The clown returns again killing everyone with what ever is at hand except Maygan and pal ANDY. After an attempt to kill the clown in the streets with a gun the clown pursues Maygan to the old hospital. She tries to hide but is cornered. Officer Gord finds Maygan and kills the clown forever.


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: 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.