Submission Samples from the Supernatural Genre

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: KNOTS

Logline: Spirits push four families down the chilling path of their antique furniture and towards the horific discovery from where the wood originated.They try to right the wrong and settle the spirits.

Synopsis: After purchasing their antique furniture from diferent locations. Four seperate families figure out that their furniture is haunted. In the hunt for the facts they slowly come together and figure out the haunting and horiffic past from where the wood came from. With a twist at the end. Have to see it all to get the full story.

Title: Lakshmee

Logline: In this epic thriller, the lines between good & evil blur to red as Lakshmee, a defiant med student is seduced/kidnapped by a charismatic faith healer who believes her baby will be Christ incarnate.

Synopsis: Lakshmee is a promising, sexy, med intern who is in denial of her own psychic abilities. During an unexpected trip to the Philippines, her eyes are healed by a creepy faith healer. She returns home to find herself questioning everything and her life turns to shambles. Confused and alone, she returns to the Philippines to make sense of what has happened to her, but she finds more questions then answers. When her new lover is murdered, the most infamous of the Philippine healers, a man who can perform miracles but whose ethics are questionable, swoops in to rescue her and soon seduces, impregnates and eventually kidnaps her when she threatens to leave him. It's revealed that all along she has been a victim of a cult like plot for her to mother the soul of Christ reincarnated. Trapped on an isolated island as she is giving birth, she must rely on her own psychic abilities and those of her unborn child in order to save both their lives. Based on the life of popular author of 3 books

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: 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: Season of the Assassin

Logline: rnBaseball scout, down to his last chance and needing a home run, discovers a drifter in therndesert more than capable of hitting it out of the park. The phenom could turn around the misfortunes of a struggling franchise, but the price for getting him may be more costly than the scout ever belie

Synopsis: Baseball scout Arthur Martin is on the hot seat. His team's on an epic losing streak while he's singled out for not signing anyone in ages. Find a player, or else.rnIn the Arizona desert Arthur discovers a once in a lifetime player, Dan Kerr. Powerfully built and toting a shady past, Dan is the ultimate risk-reward. When Arthur decides to sign him, he commits himself to something he never saw coming.rnFrustrated by the higher-ups in the organization including a General Manager who seems to have it out for him, Arthur tries every way he can to get Dan on the field. He wrestles with the front office and tries to stay a step ahead of a string of bizarre murders that follows the pair. At last, with the team on the brink of setting the record for losses, he gets his chance. Dan doesn't disappoint.rnAs Arthur is hailed for finding the game's next superstar, the true price for what he must pay becomes apparent. In the dark desert night, the darkest being of eternity comes calling to collect.

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: HEAT WAVE

Logline: An Iraq War veteran, and his ex-girl friend cop, take on the king of gargoyles in New York City to solve a missing woman

Synopsis: When Jack Conlon, an Iraq War Veteran and struggling newspaper writer is thrown out of a New York City bar one night into the back alley, he witnesses a woman being abducted. When he checks out of a Veteran

Title: Prairie Bones

Logline: In this little haunted house on the prairie, buried secrets are darker than a fragile family can endure.

Synopsis: After losing three children, ETHAN and his pregnant wife, PEARL, are reduced to collecting Buffalo bones on a deserted prairie to survive. Settling the West in 1871 was tough, but worse when you add lies, ghosts and a deranged mind. Ethan tells Pearl he's going to work on the railroad. He arranges for his mother, GERTIE, to come and help deliver the new baby. He leaves in spite of Pearl's mental instability and Gertie arriving injured by an arrow. The injury turns deadly. Pearl is forced to walk through the wilderness for help. She gets to a neighbor's just as an Indian raid is in progress. After a horrific night hiding next to the bodies of a mother and teenage son, Pearl gives birth, alone among the dead. Meanwhile, the ghosts of Ethan and Pearl's children visit Gertie and their father with a warning. Then they go after Pearl. Ethan returns and must face his wife's insanity, the mysterious deaths of the children, and their shared guilt.

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.