Submission Samples from the Mystery Genre

Title: The Janissary Factor

Logline: Traditional Islamic terrorism and expansion by the sword takes an unique turn with a 200-year-old secret plot, infiltration and intimidation of a Christian Holy See headquartered in Muslim Turkey

Synopsis: A thriller with a multi-layered plot unfolds against an historical background and features a troubled seminary graduate from Chicago at a crossroads in his vocation. He is unwittingly thrown into a world of intrigue and danger, stumbling onto and foiling a calculated plan by a secret sect in Turkey targeting a longtime archenemy, Greece, a Christian Orthodox nation, through its faith. The ultimate goal of this real, arcane and ancient group is its mission to destroy the Christian legacy in Turkey undetected, then infiltrate the Orthodox religion globally. Next target: Catholics worldwide. His journey of self-discovery propels him into an unusual front of the on-going conflict between Islam and Christianity. The action is set against a backdrop of intimidation towards Christians and the Greek world's insistence their Holy See remain in ancestral land. The Janissary Factor is available in electronic or hard copy. I look forward to your response. Sincerely, Steven P. Stamatis

Title: TCES

Logline: 2 different stories in 1 movie!First one/on screen/ about THE AFTER-LIFE,second one/in your mind/,uncovered only in the last scene,about THE REVENGE.Totally sophisticated script WRITTEN FROM ENDING!

Synopsis: J.Morton,a brutal 7-time murderer,is sentenced to death and executed.His body dies but his wicked soul remains on earth.Pursued by mysterious figures,he overcomes earthly and unearthly traps.He discovers in himself new feelings after death-he protects the defenseless,finds love,attempts to make a connection with his son and longs for forgiveness.Gradually he arrives at the answers to his questions and guesses the identity of the unknown figures.It's difficult for him to understand unforeseen connection between his son and the mysterious figures but the most difficult of all is his last one-to finally find peace for his cleansed soul under the condition of THE DEATH OF HIS SON! ..BUT IS THE STORY ON SCREEN REAL? NO! THE ENTIRE STORY,SCENE AFTER SCENE,IS WRITTEN FROM ENDING.To the last full stop sophisticated script with 2 different stories in 1 film,where each scene,word and action fits in simultaneously both (→)and(←)! TCES.. or itīs SECT?

Title: The Lights

Logline: I'm not familiar with the term logline but this movie consist of animated snakes with real people playing the characters, a preview of my movie, the first two scenes is on youtube.com/bluecoatent901

Synopsis: This is a murder,mystery,my movie is about a girl who comes to memphis because of hurricane katrina, she meet a cop,she liked him, he took her to a secluded place where his other buddy officers were, they raped her and beat her up because she refused to do such things.They beat her and left her for dead but she didn't die, some people found her, got her help, now she's back for revenge killing the officers one by one. She use voo-doo to kill her victims, they see killer snakes coming to get them,either they kill themselves or the snakes will or some one else will. The lights is what trigger the reaction for them to see the snakes, the movie opens where she's killing her first victim,I filmed the first two scenes of the movie to shed some light on the script, check it out, youtube.com/bluecoatent901.I was hoping this would help me sell the script quicker and easier,thank you, screenplay by Leon Buttermilk Bonner.

Title: The Hit

Logline: A passionate chomping-at-the-bit priest struggles with murder and lust.

Synopsis: One night a week the Reel Salty Writers arrive. WALLY, mid 50's, aka FATHER PEKAN is the newest member of the writers group. CASH OOH, mid 40's the Director of The Holistic Learning Center heads up the group. FRANNIE BRAZIL, early 40's, a romance author, ALMONDO MAS, late 40's, an emergency room nurse with a dream, SHEILA SPANISH, late 20's, beauty salon operator and aspiring actress and PETER PINE, early 30's, a professional bowler and documentay filmaker. After a day of work and personal compromise they enter The Lodge Room of the local watering hole in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The Sportsmans Club with backpacks, satchels and notebooks. They bring life experiences, imagination and a sense of humor to the old oak table. Meanwhile, when a mysterious death is revisited by BOB COPPER, mid 60's, an investigator, a finger of suspicion points at Wally the creator of the murder scene in the collaboration of the award winning script.

Title: P.I.

Logline: A small-time detective is hired to investigate the sexual mutilation/murder of a Beverly Hills socialite who was not only the wife of his best friend, but his former lover.

Synopsis: Bloody footprints on elegant white carpet greet small-time private investigator Tom Hicks when he is called to the Beverly Hills home of his childhood friend Mike Hannigan. Tom finds him in the den, drunk and confused, and unable to understand his ramblings, Tom follows the trail upstairs to the master bedroom where he discovers the mutilated body of Mike's wife; murdered and posed to look like a sex game gone horribly wrong. Now in order to prove his friend's innocence - and his own - Tom must admit his affair with the victim and deal with the disturbing revelations about the love of his life as the case leads him deeper and deeper into a world of drugs and sex clubs.

Title: Proof

Logline: We follow a young girl from her teenage years get educated with bible prophecy and her own experiences in the supernatural to help bring about Armageddon in a good way.

Synopsis: We follow Stacey from her teenage years until she receives her final prophecy living in America taking her to Isreal. She never knows where it will lead and a very heroic attitude of seeing the knowledge reveal itself. She never gets tired in her search for the truth and knows no fear. She conquers those who try to prevent her from finding the truth. She joins forces with her sister and an angel sent to help her to get to those who will bring about the end of the age of mans government. It is a new concept of what Armageddon is going to be. It uses bible prophecies along with the latest archeological finds in the Israel country to bring a fascinating story together using magical ideas of demons and angels. What if all religions are wrong and it's all about learning that God is for everyone and not just a certain religion. We see a fight to bring about Armageddon for the betterment of mankind instead of end time destruction as depicted in most stories.

Title: Inevitable Pilot

Logline: When an innocent Irish lad comes to America to dig up his family's past, he falls in love with beguiling young woman whose wealthy and eccentric family have devilish plans of their own.

Synopsis: A one-hour dramedy/mystery series. An innocent, inexperienced, and modest eighteen-year-old, Irish boy Josh, inherits a hundred-year-old dilapidated house in Washington, DC. The house was built by his Great Grandfather, a suspected underworld leader in his day, who is rumored to have hidden a portion of his wealth somewhere on the property. An unknown party is going to illegal lengths to acquire the house. The trust attorney, a local Priest, and even his Godfather back in Ireland, become pawns in the buyer's efforts to get the property. Josh meets eighteen-year-old Kathy, a beautiful young woman from a very wealthy, very eccentric family. He immediately becomes the target of their elaborate, no limits practical jokes. However, no matter how embarrassed or angry Josh becomes, he keeps going back for more. There is a dark side to Kathy's family. Secrets they would kill to protect. But in their effort to corrupt Josh, he has quite a different affect on each of them.

Title: Caetano

Logline: A high profile and well known man, experienced such unexpected situation that mentally he lost conscience, get him out of focus and control, which drove him into horrible homeless man.

Synopsis: A high profile lawyer have won a remarkable case of a billionaire single old man. Sadly the old man got sick into hospital. He had no family, Caetano the lawyer was the only one visit him at hospital. The illness didn't give him a second chance. He felt his time was coming, before he died he state all his fortune on Caetano's name. Caetano got the notice and he wants to share it with his long time girlfriend. When he calls her, ironically man answers the phone and describes he is the new lover. Unexpected Caetano lost his resistance and got himself into mental disorder to homeless man. As he lost his focus and direction he end up at Pleasantville New York. Surprisingly alone he stands on the corner of supermarket talking and smile to everyone. A businesswoman resident didn't like the scenario, call local law to perpetuated and prosecute him. With deliver from doctors to trial, he recovered his memory and surprises everyone. At the end he forgives a businesswoman and they got married.

Title: Resurrection

Logline: The remnant conception of a transcended being initiates the reawakening of his consciousness and unfortunately the dispersion of our universe.

Synopsis: For sharing your time, I thank you; During the pass six years, I've been a District of Columbia Firefighter EMT. The work in discussion is as titled. - The remnant conception of a transcended being initiates the reawakening of his consciousness and unfortunately the dispersion of our universe. "That ancient man's death converges his mind to a particle found within all worlds. Now. This modern day. The enigma's consciousness awakens, initiating dissolutions of concrete worlds. Who then is it that triumphantly resurrects? Is it he? Or: the hero Cathedral, compelled to claims of also being one godly. Cathedral transforms his mind and perceptions in acceptance to a deep calling. The necessary aide to comprehend forms where his enigmatic opposition resides. Dispersion of the entire universe is at immediate stake." I look forward to our further correspondence. Thank You Sincerely,

Title: Unearthing

Logline: When a man learns the key to unlocking his mysterious past is buried on a suspected killer's property, he must convince the woman who doesn't know she hid it there to help him find it.

Synopsis: Unearthing is a story set in a small town, where two people who share a strange and complicated past delve into life's most challenging subjects--science, faith, destiny, and love. What they ultimately discover destroys what they think is real, and leaves audiences questioning the same. As a writer, my aim is to develop layered and thought-provoking stories that challenge audiences to escape contentment and experience life a little more uncomfortably. To date, I have written three produced screen plays, Red Samurai, Truth Be Told, and NADA. With Unearthing and Emptiness (another script in development), I'm looking to take my career to the next level and am currently seeking new representation. To read Unearthing, please reply and request. Thank you for your time,