Submission Samples from the Suspense Genre

Title: Hollywood Ending

Logline: Allow me to present Hollywood Ending, my low budget, fast-paced, reality screenplay about a corrupt agent, cold murder, and the quick deceptive world of the movie industry.

Synopsis: Hollywood Ending begins in an L.A. bar surrounded by cops where Johnny is planning his escape. The story takes you back days earlier, a time when Johnny actually thought he'd caught his first break and was going to star in the movie "The Heist". The problem? His agent, Reggie, felt Johnny needed help in researching the role so he put him in touch with Rasheed, a psychotic bank robber. The research quickly turns into an actual bank robbery where a man is shot and the group flees to the bar. The story climaxes with the foursome in the bar. Rasheed is smoking blunts, Victory is singing Tina Turner songs, and Johnny is planning his escape. As planned by Rasheed, Johnny crashes through the doors expecting to hear gunfire, but instead gets the surprise of his life when he learns that he has been the star of a reality set all along. For more information on my writing please go to http://www.davidsgrant.homestead.com.

Title: The Inheritance

Logline: The richest man in the state has just died unbeknown to his family his illegitimate son who is bi-racial is summoned to the reading of his last will and testament

Synopsis: Ronald Roy Harris struggles to keep his family fed.Unknown to him his biological father Clyde Clyde Bordermaker is the richest man in the state.Mr Bordermaker is found dead in his home from what seem to be complications of an illness he suffered from for months.Ronald Roy is summoned to the reading of Mr. Bordermakers last will and testament by the family lawyer where he encounters Mr.Bordermakers wife, son, daughter and brother Ezra Bordermaker who knows nothing about Ronald.The family is shocked by Ronalds' presence.Ezra is livid of this unwelcome situation.Ronald inherits one hundred million dollars and for hotels from his astranged father due to a promise made to Ronalds mother years ago by Clyde Bordermaker. Ezra Bordermaker in a very irate mood during the reading vows to kill everyone in Ronalds family.Did Clyde Bordermaker die from his illness or was there a plot to inherit his riches. Take a journey of murder, attempted murder,kidnaping and terrorism due to the Inheritance

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: A Parallel World

Logline: An arrogant business woman realizes that her life is not what it seems when she finds herself coming the the aid of people she despised.

Synopsis: Susan Conway is a very arrogant but successful business woman. As part of her company's management obligations, she volunteers her time at a rehab facility in the inner-city of Chicago, Illinois. When one of the facilities most promising resident's turns up dead, she finds herself reaching out to his family. During a visit to the victim's home, she notices a photo sitting on a table. Realizing that the man in the photo is her husband, she questions the fiance and begins to uncover a trail of secrets. With the help of an unlikely source, she finds herself coming to the aid of some unsavory characters.

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: Matthew 18

Logline: Paul Goldsmith, searches for redemption and salvation while trying to help a troubled young man overcome the events which surround his father's death and reunite him with his family and former love.

Synopsis: "Matthew 18" is a stunning story which combines the dramatic elements of redemption, spirituality, the binding love of family, and the supernatural. The encouraging message of this story is that anyone can be redeemed of their prior transgressions through the love of God and family. In Matthew 18, Jeff Gray is the prime suspect for the murder of his father. However, he is left in a state of post traumatic shock and detained in a mental hospital. To aid Jeff in regaining his coherency of thought and determining the cause of the father's death, a mysterious and heroic psychotherapist, Paul Goldsmith, is called in to help. Paul has a shocking secret that connects him to Jeff's spirit, and he is driven by a passage in the Bible on redemption: Matthew 18. "Matthew 18" is a compelling look at how Paul searches for redemption and salvation while trying to help a young man overcome the events which surround his father's death and reunite him with his family and former love interest.

Title: Mirror, Mirror

Logline: Crystal Ashenly is given visions of the future. She does not see them, she hears about them from Emily, her six year old daughter, when she talks in her sleep.

Synopsis: As a single mother in Washington D.C., Crystal Ashenly is starting over. She has just recently moved to get a fresh start on life with her little girl, Emily. Crystal's world begins to unravel as Emily starts to predict the future while talking in her sleep. When awake, Emily remembers nothing, so Crystal must try to piece together the clues she is given with the help of police lieutenant, Shawn Romane, who cares for both of them very deeply. As Emily grows more restless and frantic each night, Crystal and Shawn fear that something terrible is about to happen in the world...and they are running out of time to stop it.

Title: Bankerupt

Logline: a suspensful and comedy of a group of guys who develope a scam with the banks to transform them selfs from poor slums to millionairs but illeagally and legally.

Synopsis: The idea of the movie is to have a group of boys that grown up together living in the slums. One day one of their buddies buys a car but later gets stolen leaving him to subdo to bankrupty. After the friends notice that all debts have been removed from his bankrupty. They all decide to devise a plan to apply for as many credit card as they can to only max them out. After studying the law of this act they all relieze that they must accomplish this in less then 30 days before drawing any attention. After maxing out all credit cards they would then sell all the items that were purchased from these card to one of the buddies for a dollar before filling for bankrupty. After filing the banks would send there REPO's out to collect there item but all items are no longe

Title: FOREVER

Logline: A high-powered business executive slips into dementia creating an alternate reality of strange locations, strange religion, power and lust. His ultimate destination becomes madness and murder.

Synopsis: Executive, Nicholas Sandarian, plagued by visions, pressured by work and relationships, decides to get away. On the plane an apparition appears, a beautiful woman. Disembarking he sees her. Countess Vadaszak, trophy wife of an ad hoc sovereign of a remote province. Nicholas is invited to their home, in Athelstan, a place frozen in time. Eccentric, Fitz Collingsworth, befriends Nicholas and teaches him the strange ways of Athelstan and the Counts power. Nicholas'changes the dynamic. Power is no longer the Count's. Peasant farmers begin to prosper. This brings a confrontation. Under the guise of a hunt, Nicholas and the Count stalk each other. Nicholas realizes his gun isn't loaded and flees into a garden maze. The Countess finds Nicholas but betrays him. Nicholas'firm carries on business as usual. The people he met in Athelstan are his colleagues. The journey occurred in his mind. Betrayals separate him from reality, leaving him insane.

Title: The Keeper

Logline: God's warrior on Earth doesn't want the job.

Synopsis: Jack Stone is 19 and anything but average. Blamed for killing his family 10 years ago and seeing a man that no one else can see, he is branded an outcast, but Jack can't remember what happened that night and blames the church for his family's death. After being killed himself, he is sent to purgatory where he discovers his true destiny and must stop the man who killed him, but Jack has other plans in mind and wants to find out the truth of what really happened to his family, even if it means facing his own demons. Is he really a monster like everyone's always believed or are there darker forces at work.