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: 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 LEGEND OF THE GRAY MAN

Logline: His appearance means danger is near, but those who see him are spared

Synopsis: The Legend of The Gray Man is loosely based on an old Ghost tale as told throught Pawley's Island dating back to the 1800's. The Story is based in Pawley's island, SC. One of the Main characters, Doug McCallister owns and runs a local Lumber/Hardware Store, where he resides with his wife and two daughters, and a Mother-In-Law. The Tale of the Gray Man resurrects each and every year towards the end of summer, as Hurricanes begin to develop in the Atlantic Ocean. Many people have witnessed a "Man" dressed in outdated Gray rain gear during pending hurricanes. Doug Mccallister is a non-believer, and after experiencing mother-natures wrath of destruction, he comes to believe he saw something on that dark frightful night. Sandy Fletcher, a young local weatherman, is new to the area, and explores The Legend Of The Gray Man and seeks answers and finds what he is looking for.

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

Title: Jane Doe Rocks

Logline: Two lost souls, one nameless and trapped in the folds of her madness, and the other, famous and struggling with his addiction, find each other in world where it's their destiny to help one another.

Synopsis: A near dead Jane Doe is pulled out of a lake the same night Richie Lamers, a popular rock star collapses on stage. Both are taken to a mental hospital where Richie is introduced to a less then privileged rehabilitation program, and a zombie-like Jane is committed to an unsecured ward for trouble women. In the garden, Richie finds Jane sitting by herself. He is shocked by how much she looks like his wife. Jane Doe looks at Richie and remembers Devon, her beloved boyfriend. The rock star graduates from the program, ready to face the world. A rainstorm causes Jane to remember how she was tortured in a boat by two thugs the night she was discovered in the lake. Richie visits Jane and she hands him a list. Richie promises to help her. Later, Jane secretly leaves the hospital and finds an old car. She drives out to the place where the thugs kidnapped her and killed Devon. With guns in hand, she kills the men, then smiles, no longer afraid, she turns the gun on herself and pulls the trigger

Title: Eternity

Logline: In 2242 A.D. astronauts venture on an intergalactic space odyssey traveling through time to uncover the greatest mystery of our universe, to find out answers to life's most pressing questions.

Synopsis: In 2242AD a group of astronauts and robots venture on a unique space journey back in time to uncover the secrets of mankind's existence in the universe. They travel far beyond the edge of our universe in order to meet its Creator and witness creation. As God creates various creatures, Satan, who is one of God's angels at that time has ego which leads him to believe that with his God-given powers he can take care of a dominion, as a god besides God. The vast majority of creatures disagree with Satan. Creatures who never question God's absolute authority are classified as angels. Yet, the minute egoistic minority that agrees with him in various extents is in the billions. After giving the rebels sufficient chances to denounce their crime and submit to Him, God decides to exile the hard core rebels on planet Earth, to give them yet another chance to redeem them. In trying to prove his own god-hood, the devil plans to defame God's name through religious violence and idolization of humans.

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: The Legend of The Gray Man

Logline: The apparition of a Man dressed in a Gray trench coat, hat and boots appears before major Hurricanes to warn the island's inhabitants of approaching danger. The Gray Man is there to help.

Synopsis: The Legend of The Gray Man is loosely based on an old Ghost tale as told throughout Pawley's Island, SC dating back to the 1800's. The story is based in Pawley's Island, SC where Doug McAllister lives with his wife (Bea), and two daughters (Debra and Sally) and a close relative (Olive - Mother of Bea). Doug, a family man, owns and runs a local Lumber/Hardware store. The Tale of the Gray Man resurrects each and every year toward the end of Summer, and yet the locals speak of him all year long. Many people have witnessed the appearance of a "Man" dressed in Gray rain gear during pending Hurricanes. Doug is a non-believer, and after experiencing mother - nature's wrath of destruction, he believes he saw something, something on that dark, haunting frightful night. Doug's character is likeable. He is a family man with a great heart. He is firm in his beliefs, yet flexible in nature. He decides to pursue his search for the Gray Man due to unforeseen circumstances.

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.

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)