Submission Samples from the Supernatural Genre

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: Every soul is a Battleground

Logline: Seeing that evil spirits cause Murphy's law transforms a man's life.

Synopsis: Micheal Mira learns by hacking the Vatican computer that evil spirits are the source of Murphy's Law; They make your car break down on your way to catch an important flight, they pull out your cable T.V. before the World Series. His new vision is ruining his comfortable life already, when he gains the clarity to see the state of a person's Soul. His fiance seems to be mutated with evil, and he's not so sure about himself. His truth-seeing ability tips the balance of spiritual power in the world and sets off a war between the forces of Good vs. the Demons of Christian lore, fought in the heart of Times Square. But through the cataclysm Mike is concerned less about choosing his side of the fight, than he is with getting back his chance at love. The story is written in a tongue-in-cheek style but explores classic spiritual questions: How welcome is the truth? Are politicians and lawyers really evil? Can true love transform the spirit? WGA No. IO8231-00

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: Spectre

Logline: When a Hallowe'en seance inadvertently raises the spirit of a murdered college girl she returns to protect her girlfriend from the gang of students who killed her.

Synopsis: Sabre Wolf is the rich, wild-child girlfriend of Stacy Lawless. After humiliating the high school cheerleader captain and quarterback their gang plots revenge on Wolf, planning to steal her collection of gold coins. The robbery goes wrong, resulting in Wolf's murder. Stacy is distraught and attempts to commit suicide. When she is released from hospital the gang sees another chance to get their hands on Wolf's money. That night, a frat house seance inadvertently contacts the spirit of Wolf via a Ouija board. With her warning to leave Stacy alone going unheeded, Wolf's spectre begins picking off the members of the gang to protect her lover. However, Wolf also finds out Stacy is now very attracted to a new girl... Script WGA registration number is 1127769 maiden@purgatori.net

Title: The Companion

Logline: A reclusive spinster in a shabby Martha's Vineyard mansion tries to escape the ghosts of her past by hiring a strange girl to care for her invalid brother.

Synopsis: Priscilla Bannister hires Judy Jones as an overnight companion for Priscilla's younger brother Russell. Russell Bannister is the only survivor of an auto accident in 1955 that killed two children and their babysitter as the group walked home from the annual Vineyard Fair. Russell's injuries have left him confined to an upstairs bedroom in the family's summer home. Priscilla has been charged with his care since the accident, a virtual recluse, living off the family trust fund, addicted to alcohol, cigarettes and prescription medicine. She dreads the arrival of the Fair with the deadly memories it brings, as well as some mysterious children who torment her at night during the annual event. Priscilla exploits her newfound freedom to hook up with an aging Lothario, who encourages her to sell the house and leave with him. Her attempt to start a new life ends in tragedy, as Priscilla is unable to escape the consequences of her past. (WGAE Registration # 136563)

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 RED HEIFER

Logline: A tv reporter questions her own faith, when she stumbles upon the prophesied biblical "Red Heifer" and its young, clairvoyant Mennonite master, on a predestined, apocalyptic journey to Jerusalem.

Synopsis: God's most cryptic, enigmatic Old Testament commandment, concerning the mysterious "red heifer", blazes to it's New Millenium, end-of-time finale in a warm, fast moving, family, supernatural thriller. This 104 page, "G" rated fantasy was written by two seasoned and produced writers, as a high concept, biblical based, all-age thriller with twists and a bloody, inspirational, feel-good ending.

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: 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: Hitheran Crux

Logline: What would come after you if you wronged the dead?

Synopsis: Abby Winter 1210 Harrison St., #1 Denver, CO 80206 phone - (303)377-0167 email - xeefrog@earthlink.net Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Kastinar works for a law firm devoted to helping trophy wives acquire the inheritance they feel they deserve from their dying husbands. Once a body dies, however, the man doesn't always go with it. Often, the spirit visits the attorney who drafted his will, demanding retribution. Kastinar then comes to negotiate with the angry spirit. Although she is gifted in managing the dead, the ghost of Mr. Killingsman will not cooperate. Around this time she meets a stranger named Morticus. Soon she becomes the object of a vicious ghostly attack that intensifies when she discovers she is no longer fighting to save only herself. Why does Morticus change after visiting the site of a murder from 1895? Hitheran Crux is a ghost story about the agonizing need to protect love. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.