Submission Samples from the Supernatural Genre

Title: I N T E R V E N T I O N

Logline: Take control of your fear and anger before your fear and anger take control of you.

Synopsis: INTERVENTION: Abound with urban legends and ghost stories, there are white crosses all along a deadly 10-mile stretch running around Route 20 in Massachusetts where a young man gets into a car accident. At the hospital, the young man meets the interventionist who is reminded of another young troubled man who the interventionist use to treat as a patient. As the two of them walk around the hospital, the interventionist talks about the other troubled young man, however, eventually, the young man realizes this other young troubled man does not even exist - and he is right - he does not exist - not anymore anyhow. Once the young man sees himself on life support, if the young man wants to move on to his life after death, then he must move on from the life he left behind before he died.

Title: The Cure

Logline: A young Italian chemist and her two friends uncover a deceased saint's simple, all-natural cure for AIDS and cancer, outwitting a pharmaceutical company's hit men to make it available to the needy.

Synopsis: Mara Lanciano, a young and successful professional chemist, and her two friends Penelope and Giuseppe, follow instructions from deceased Italian saint Padre Pio and develop an inexpensive, all-natural cure for cancer and AIDS. This puts Mara and her friends in life-threatening danger from a major pharmaceutical company that wants to steal and monopolize the discovery. Mara stays true to her promise to Padre Pio and embarks on a journey to free clinics that want to dispense the Cure to their terminally-ill, impoverished AIDS and cancer patients. Captured and classified as a bioterrorist, she is shipped off to a CIA prison in Jordan and tortured after refusing to sign away all rights to the Cure. A stealth email ignites a major controversy and frees Mara. The pharma company CEO is killed by hit team he hired to eliminate Mara and hijack The Cure. Continued slander marginalizes The Cure, but it remains available through alternative channels to those willing to seek it out.

Title: With Friends Like These

Logline: Guilt is the ghost that haunts us all.

Synopsis: The script centers around two life long teenage friends, Noah and Dirk. Dirk has always been a bully toward the weaker Noah, who has spent half his life in mental institutions. Dirk, a loathsome character, pulls a cruel prank on Noah while they're in the woods. The prank is pulled off flawlessly, it terrifies Noah into believing that supernatural forces are at work against him, and anyone he's close to. In the couple days following the prank, Noah's terror level peaks, as a series of questionable mishaps occur around him. Noah is convinced that his death is necessary to save the lives of his friends. Noah kills himself. Dirk decides to run from his guilt, so he moves to a small town. A streak of good luck follows him. But after some weird happenings, he begins questioning why he is so lucky, and believes Noah is responsible. The lines between a guilty conscience and the supernatural are blurred, as Dirk descends into a one track mind set of setting things right at any cost.

Title: Offspring

Logline: A woman gives birth to a baby that has extraordinary genes and who exhibits bizarre and dangerous behavior.

Synopsis: Offspring is a supernatural thriller that relates to the T.V. series "V" and the movie "An American Werewolf in London." The story begins with Priscilla Hartford, an anti-abortion activist who is abducted, inhumanely raped and becomes impregnated. Making the moral decision to not abort, she subsequently delivers and notices abnormal behavior and features of her new born baby. As a result, DNA tests reveal the baby as having abnormal genes. Priscilla is exhausted from breast feeding and decides to feed her baby a can of Enfamil milk formula which was soon discovered to have been recalled by the FDA because of an ingredient that caused anatomical reactions if given to babies. The ingredient intensifies her baby's rare genes. After years of bizarre behavior, Frazier's antics are now dangerously out of control. Authorities and a doctor observe, monitor, and validate this offspring as a threat to society. They have very little time to capture him before the inevitable happens!

Title: Pegas End

Logline: Doah Tapier killed 10,578 people. Before he died.

Synopsis: Death is Executioner Tapier's trade. Decapitation by sword, bludgeoning with a dull ax, slow, torturous death of one thousand cuts - he has mastered them all. In a time when death sentences can be bought from corrupt judges, Doah wants nothing more than to kill his prisoners quickly and efficiently - his increasing celebrity means nothing to him. In fact, the very idea of being civil to people has never crossed his mind. Until he meets Pegas. A woman with a glowing smile and sharp tongue, Pegas is chosen to be his correspondent. She finds his business conduct vile, and his bullying behavior incredibly rude. Yet he kills people with such kindness. Death itself is quite pleased with Doah's methods, and sends a spirit to reward him with a gift. Unable to decide on a gift, they give Doah a choice. Once he chooses poorly, the spirit has no choice but to mortally wound Pegas.

Title: The Forward Observer

Logline: An injured soldier returns from the Afghan War and finds that his family, the house he grew up in and his life pre-deployment don't exist and never have.

Synopsis: THE FORWARD OBSERVER is about a critically wounded Army officer who returns from the Afghan War and finds that his family, the house he grew up in and his life pre-deployment don't exist...and never have. His search for answers quickly leads him to a secret, off the radar, government paranormal research project that is housed under the grounds of an old abandoned Massachusetts State Mental Hospital. The researchers are not alone. The soldier soon discovers that the institution is a hotbed of paranormal activity. But it doesn't take him long to realize that it's not the dead that he has to worry about. This script requires limited locations and a 'relatively' small cast. The location for the 'State Hospital' could be any one of a number of similar abandoned facilities and the opening WW II 'French Countryside" can be shot locally. I think it would be a strong feature film. I know that it would work well on a network such as the SyFy Channel.

Title: THE DEVIL'S HUNTER

Logline: First killer then hunted, an heroic vietnam vet's hired to kill a devilish woman

Synopsis: Marcia will die. Young, beautiful, mysterious female. Now she seeks for someone who can kills her. Why ? That's the question that JIM BRADLEY has to answer fast. The chilling fact is that MARCIA FARWELL isn't a normal person. So a suspenseful chase starts between New Orleans swamps zone to Haiti. Jim must murder her in three days to gain the money. But very soon events turn unexpectedly in an increasing climax of terror. Jim is in a mortal trap. First killer. Then hunted. A strange love/hate relationship developes between the man and woman, with a series of disturbing surprises that build to an ultimate shoker of an ending. I'd like to submit this screenplay for your consideration. I look forward to hearing further from you. Thank you for your time and consideration. Wga Registration n 132747 alberto bonanni Italy

Title: Spirit Jumpers

Logline: When a struggling salesman's near death experience causes him to exchange identities with the spirit of an abusive man, he must regain his identity or his body will be replaced by this other spirit.

Synopsis: Alex Fischer's fear of water has been a burden to him for over half his life, as it has been slowly chipping away at his self-esteem. In an effort to boost Alex's confidence, his older brother, Doug, encourages him to face this fear head on by learning how to surf. Alex almost drowns and during his near death experience, switches identities with another spirit- the recently deceased husband of Alex's beautiful co-worker, Bethany Simmons. Now in the body of a man who was abusive and unfaithful when he was alive, Alex is highly motivated to regain his identity. Alex eventually manages to convince Doug that he truly is not who he appears to be and pleas for his help, because that is exactly what he is going to need. If Alex wants to regain his identity, he has no other choice but to commit murder. He must kill the body he wants to re-enter, thus forcing the impostor spirit out, so his spirit can transfer over.

Title: The Castle Spectre

Logline: In a haunted Welsh castle, a captive teenage girl engages in a battle of wits against her evil uncle, while her lover plots her rescue; all of this occurring under the watchful eyes of the Spectre.

Synopsis: Wales, 1762. Young Lady Angela is held against her will in Castle Conwy by her evil uncle, Lord Osmond. She learns Osmond was responsible for the murder of her parents, and that he now has romantic designs on her. As the true heiress of Conwy, she is a threat to Osmond's power; therefore she must marry Osmond, or die. Outside the castle, Angela's lover, Lord Percy, must penetrate the castle's defenses and come to her rescue. Each rival has his own soldiers and prepares for battle, but Angela discovers she has someone in her corner no one has bargained for: the Spectre - the ghost of her murdered Mother - paces the corridors of Conwy. While Angela's life and love hangs by a thread, the Spectre's appointed hour has arrived.

Title: DELPHIAN

Logline: Abandoned at birth and raised by a monastery, a seemingly ordinary girl has her world turned upside down when she discovers she is the link to the ultimate extra-ordinary revelation-the apocalypse.

Synopsis: Lily, now an adult, is under the watchful eye of an ordained priest, Father Cross, who is appointed by God to watch over and mold Lily's soul for the future's sake of all Christianity. She meets her twin flame, Sam (Samael), by fate and soon must come to terms with her true identity. She is Lilith, the final link that will bring on the apocalypse. Sam must fight to win Lily's eternal soul before the prophetic end of days. If he loses the battle to Father Cross, the world will live on as it always has, under the commandments of a delusive God, in fear of damnation, but if he wins, it will be the end of the world as we know it. The earth will rumble, cities will quake, churches will fall and the fallen-angel will be the key to the world's true salvation. Lily must choose her master. She is prophecy. She is delphian. "Most people are bothered by those passages of scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand."--Mark Twain. WGAE 1232829