Submission Samples from the Suspense Genre

Title: There Comes A Loud Knock

Logline: A happily married woman, curious about "no strings attached affairs" on the internet, is ensnared by a criminal pornography ring, with no good way out of the horror.

Synopsis: Liliane, a 43 year old teacher, is happily married with a loving husband. But she becomes curious about a website for married people seeking affairs on the side. Eventually she meets the perfect guy, Flynn. Increasingly uncomfortable she goes to a private party where Flynn drugs her. Unbeknownst to Liliane he films her having sex with two men. When she tries to end the affair he shows her the photos. Anything to end the horror she's ensnared again in another filming. Time passes, the nightmare is fading when Henry suffers a stroke. She lovingly cares for him. One evening she's watching TV and Henry's asleep in the bedroom, when there comes a loud knock. Flynn. Impervious to her pleas he flicks pictures of Liliane on her sleeping husband. She agrees to a last rendezvous. The next day in school, Liliane is pale and nervous. She's to meet him Flynn that night. Unhinged she would rather see Henry dead than expose him to her secret life.

Title: The Texas Sand Trap

Logline: After traveling to Port Aransas, Texas. A female professor from Denton, Texas learns mysteriously how Lyndon B. Johnson and his men set up the perfect crime to kill John F. Kennedy. Film set in 1961.

Synopsis: MARGARET retreats to the coast after two of her friends mysteriously die in a fire. A bad storm hits and from the cottage window, sees ELEANOR FIELDS, daughter of Senator WILLIAM H. FIELDS, running into the Gulf. MARGARET runs to save her but nearly drowns. ELEANOR revives her and later, reveals to her pieces of information about the fire. She runs away leaving MARGARET to ponder. MARGARET enters the Chamber and finds a photo of her friend who died standing next to Senator FIELDS and MAC WALLACE- a suspected murderer. In a store wine cellar, MARGARET notices a door left unlocked, reading FIELDS & ASSOC. A box reading-ASSASSINATION PLAN 1963 catches her eye. ELEANOR enters the cellar and is shocked to see MARGARET. ELEANOR notices the unlocked door and runs in and steals the tapes linking ED CLARK, and WALLACE'S plan to kill JFK. The two women conspire to set up FIELDS by disguising MARGARET as RFK's undercover man HARRY PARKER, ELEANOR'S lover, who was shot & never found.

Title: A Silent Cry

Logline: Justin Turner a wealthy and well respected psychologist suffers amnesia after saving a woman from abduction. He struggles to piece together the truths of his life.

Synopsis: In this gripping story Justin Turner rescues Sharon Visser from an attempted abduction that leaves Justin with amnesia and Sharon by his side racked with guilt. A growing attraction develops between the two as Justin tries to discover his identity. Through a series of voice recordings Justin senses a coldness behind his past raising the question of why he, a man of thirty-four years has always been alone? With the introduction of mysterious characters Justin puts together the pieces of a complex puzzle; a journey that has him chasing a serial rapist and questioning his sexuality. The mystery unravels itself in one confronting and emotional finale. A dramatic twist few will foresee. AWG Registration Number 9085 Please respond to enzodi@bigpond.com Sincerely, Vincenzo Di Dio

Title: Martydom

Logline: The time when the Roman Empire is arising is a tme when the Catholic church is becoming known.

Synopsis: During the reign of the Roman Empire, a group of missionaries are making their way through the Roman Empire on a journey to Rome, spreading christianity. On this journey, these men are risking their lives from the persecution and captivity of the Roman Authorities that are held against them for defying the worship of the Roman Emperor. Soldiers of Rome become determined to find them. As crowds of people are praising the Emperor, these men become more of a threat to the Roman Empire as they continue their way through to Rome and government temples begin to be burning down. One young man of the church decides to leave the rest of them to go out on his own. We follow through his path to where he finds love, friends, and riches and onto his struggle to find his way that is meant for him.

Title: Devil's Ransom

Logline: Christian, is a man that can see peoples future and death. When he is faced with the decision to save thousands of innocent lives or his wife and child, he must make the toughest decision of his life.

Synopsis: As a child, Christian witnesses the murder of his parents at the hand of the evil Damien. Christian is now happily married, with a son. One day while taking a vacation on a cruise ship, tragedy strikes. While the ship is sinking, Damien has a man try to kill Christian, his wife, and son. However, Christian is accidentally left alive. As Christian tries to cope with the loss, he finds out that the killer of his parents is also the man behind the death of his wife and child. As Christian hunts down his family's killers, he touches the hand of a person walking by him on the street, only to discover that the visions he used to have as a child, are back. Then one day Christian touches the hand of a cab driver and has a vision of Damien telling him to bomb a hospital. Christian must stop the bomber and catch his family's killer. When Damien finds out that Christian stopped the bombing, he offers Christian a deal. Let all the innocent people die and he will get his family back.

Title: Mask of Sanity

Logline: Baffled cops ask prominent psychiatrist for help with bizarre murders. As the clues are unraveled, the psychiatrist struggles with his abusive past, and a stunning deception is revealed.

Synopsis: Dr. Dillon Pierce, an expert criminal psychiatrist, is asked by the baffled police to assist in identifying the killer in a series of similar murders. In the course of the investigation, Dillon has to struggle with his own past emotional experiences, the deaths of his parents, and the fates of his two sisters. The police, too, have their struggles with balancing the demands of their professional lives with their families. The search for the mysterious cause of death, stumps the police, until a creative detective, and a dedicated coroner start to unravel it. The murderer is unmasked and a stunning deception is revealed.

Title: The Unexpected

Logline: Two teenage sisters Chiffon and Sandra considers their best friend Denise their third sister until she gets out of an abusive relationship and begins secretly dating their father Roger.

Synopsis: Denise always liked older guys, but could never find the right one. Roger has been in an on and off relationship with Kia, a college student. After Roger and Denise fall for one another, all hell breaks loose. More hell breaks loose when Denise's single father Tony finds out. Roger and Denise finds themselves in a stalemate between their relationship and those closest to them. In 2010 this script was entered in the Script Pimp Contest, Big Break Final Draft Contest, Silver Screen Writing Competition, and Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival where it placed in the top 15 (Semi-Finals). I hope to hear from you soon. Have a blessed day.

Title: Out Of The Future

Logline: A man from the future uses the power of an alien artifact to travel back in time to try to kill Adolf Hitler, and finds himself at odds with a Nazi soldier with an interest in the occult.

Synopsis: A dark past may turn into a darker future when Tyler Spare, a man from the future with psychic powers, travels back in time to attempt to kill Adolf Hitler. Tyler, a man out of time, must come to terms with the deeper reasons for his quest. He must also match wits with a Nazi soldier with a quest of his own, to locate an ancient book of magic, and awaken strange powers from unknown dimensions. When the book falls into Tyler's hands, however, it sparks a mystic revelation that shakes Tyler's foundations to the core, and dramatically alters the nature of his journey back in time. I would appreciate the opportunity to submit my screenplay for your review.

Title: Encroachment

Logline: Mick Jackson, star high school athlete, discovers his perfect life is based on a series of lies that could prove deadly to everyone close to him.

Synopsis: Mick Jackson, star high school athlete, discovers he is a pawn in a deadly government experiment. In order to survive he must be willing to kill everyone he has ever loved. I have studied creative writing for two years at Louisiana State University and screenwriting for two years at Louisiana Film Industry. I have written four screenplays and one novel. I would like to submit this screenplay for your consideration and can be contacted as listed below. WGA1367799 Thank you.

Title: The Pico Village Volunteers

Logline: Fighting against fires. Fighting for their lives. It takes a Village.

Synopsis: It's not easy living in Pico Village. But losing the love of his life and only child to a fire is killing RODNEY GEORGE. Could a better funded, more dedicated fire department have saved them? Rodney has brooded over that question for two long years. But with more budget cuts looming, it's time to act. Selling all his worldly possessions, Rodney funds his own volunteer fire department. A chronic underachiever, a manic depressive, a single mother and his nephew, fresh out of prison round out the team. But how will Rodney react when he learns that the fire that killed his family was set on purpose? Plus, recent fires suggest that the ARSONIST is still on the loose. Rodney and the team must battle fires as well as personal demons to bring hope and serenity to an embattled city and to their own lives. I am submitting this original screenplay for your consideration. If interested, please contact me via email. Thank you for your time.