Submission Samples from the Thriller Genre

Title: Timeless

Logline: A small-time private investigator falls in love with the perfect man - until she learns he is the devious twin brother of the mysterious centuries-old criminal she was hired to locate.

Synopsis: Scientist Abe and retired Miami cop Sam, assemble a team of four to find Alexandros. Abe wants to examine him, as his family is reputedly blessed with unusual longevity. Sam wants him to help solve a criminal case that has baffled detectives for 300 years. The team? Carla Rosini a small time PI and daughter of Sam's murdered partner, is the hunter; Chuck, an obnoxious, 400-pound Southerner and FBI analyst, sifts data; and Bruno, a.k.a. Mr. Peepers, is a a CIA computer geek who breaks into databases worldwide. Carla finds Alexandros, but he turns out to be Maax-his twin-who makes Carla believe that he loves her, but actually, he has her in a deadly trap.

Title: Repressed Memories

Logline: A horror novelist suffering from paranoid delusions discovers during therapy that she may have based one of her novels on a murder she witnessed her mother commit during her childhood.

Synopsis: Kristine Matheson believes her mother and three other women may be responsible for the death of a young girl who is the main character in her novel "The Rose Garden". While suffering from paranoid delusions, Kristine decides to return to her hometown to find out once and for all if her beliefs are delusions or reality. After arriving, Kristine finds her mother Mary has been in an insane asylum for the last 17 years. Mary recites Kristine's novel as if it were reality and teases her with cryptic clues of what really happened. Kristine finds a picture of her mother and Susanne who was also involved in the murder. Susanne sees Kristine and attempts to put an end to her investigation. She convinces another deranged patient from the asylum that he is the true murderer and he plays out scenes from her novel with deadly and horrific results driving Kristine to the brink of insanity. Are they delusions or reality, WILL KRISTINE EVER FIND OUT?

Title: The Evil Powers That Be

Logline: A presidential candidate and FBI director uncover a conspiracy plot behind the assassination of cult members by an Army counterterrorism unit.

Synopsis: For 2012 presidential candidate Theodore Clark, politics become a deadly game when he takes on a sinister president and a shadowy intelligence agent. Clark's journey will plunge him into a atmosphere of political turmoil, paranoia and death. Pushed to the edge, Clark must decide if his chosen path is worth putting his life in mortal danger. When a group of cult members, led by an ex-CIA agent are assassinated upon the orders of the president, FBI Director Pat Hadley publicly raises his concerns. Chief among them, the president's possible complicity in the cold-blooded murder of American citizens. Clark forms an alliance with Hadley, using the controversy as ammunition against his political opponent. The lives of Hadley and Clark will be cut short when the vengeful President Roberts unleashes Jack Hannaman, a deadly CIA agent with telekinesis. Roberts makes the mistake of crossing Jack, and he suffers a shocking but fitting demise for a corrupt leader.

Title: Adventus

Logline: If a supposed Second Coming of Christ occurred today, how would we as a modern society perceive it?

Synopsis: When an unidentified man who miraculously survives a two-hundred foot fall from a New York high-rise claims to be the Second Coming of Christ, society becomes divided by belief, compelling a pragmatic State Governor to expose the fraud or risk losing his family, and society, to a consuming religious hysteria.

Title: Peeker

Logline: Thomas is a peeping Tom who turns his predilection for spying on people into a thriving security service. He has it all; wife, money and friends, until he witnesses a murder and his past catches up.

Synopsis: As a boy, Thomas O'Connor was a peeping Tom. In his early twenties, he has it all: money, success, love and friendship. He has turned his predilection for looking into other people's lives into a thriving security service. Life is wonderful until he and his partner Pat witness a murder while on stakeout. The victim is billionaire Leonard Batista, founder of the nutrition conglomerate, VitaFit. It seems that Thomas' involvement in the case is over since it appears the murderer is their client, Angela Batista. However, things are rarely as simple as they appear. The following morning he wakes to find that Angela apparently committed suicide. Since she was wanted for the murder of her husband, it makes sense to everyone except Thomas. When Pat is killed on a deserted road it becomes clear that the stakes have been raised. Thomas must discover who is behind these senseless murders and what it is they're trying to hide before they get to him and his wife. WGA #1256599

Title: Project Human

Logline: Two humans regain their memories to realize they are aliens.

Synopsis: Darryl and Adelle wake up in a "hospital" where they are being treated for amnesia. As Dr. Whitmere struggles to do his research on them, Dr. Barton helps them to realize that they have been abducted and are experiments that will become less human by the day. Barton learns that he is never going to be released, so he plans on sabatoging the experiments and taking Darryl and Adelle back home to Earth. But before Barton can do so, Whitmere catches him. Barton, Darryl, and Adelle fight for their lives before it's too late.

Title: The Casino Carpathian

Logline: An eccentric entrepreneur risks more than he realizes when he creates "Sin City's" first gothic-horror themed casino. From now on, "What slays in Vegas, stays in Vegas!"

Synopsis: Evan Eden, a brash young Las Vegas investment mogul, gambles on society's fascination with "things that go bump in the night". His casino-resort creation, The Carpathian, is part Victorian mansion, part Walachian fortress. Though it offers many standard Vegas attractions - at The Carpathian they appear in imaginative "dark side" variations. Even before the crowds descend upon it, tragic events suggest that The Carpathian may be afflicted by a deadly "curse". Both success and dangers seem to spiral beyond Evan's control. A particularly mysterious visitor, Lucas Stanley, makes Evan an incredibly generous buyout offer. Stanley, it is soon discovered, has a most sinister motive - one that must be resisted. Evan is forced to go beyond simply running his casino. He must ultimately defend it, and himself from a very powerful adversary. Lucas Stanley's true identity may be easily guessed, but never fully comprehended. Can you say "hostile takeover"? (WGA#1146674)

Title: Crossing

Logline: Unable to deal with the world Allison retreats into her dreams where her lost fiance still clings to this world, bringing her to the edge between our world and the next.

Synopsis: Allison had the life she always wanted, a great career, wonderful friends, and a loving fiance. All of which were pulled away when an accident takes her fiance Eric from her. Allison spirals into a depression, unable to deal with reality she chooses to stay with Eric in her dreams, but the Eric of her dreams is her deceased fiance. He escaped the soul reaper to stay with Allison even though it was only in her dreams. Allison begins to pull out of her downward spiral when she realizes she is pregnant but as life starts to get back together the reaper comes looking for the soul it was denied. It will take Eric or another to replace him whether it be Allison, her friends, or her child.

Title: Karen and Willis

Logline: "Karen and Willis" - A Thriller: A journalist abandons her early retirement to investigate a series of increasingly violent attacks on a dangerous Southern California gang.

Synopsis: Karen Masters was living the California dream! But, being a retired journalist, she just had to find out why a local gang was suddenly the target of violent attacks. The attacks start with simple vandalism, but soon escalate to a rocket attack on a biker bar and multiple murders. Karen's snooping is fueled by the fear that her girl friend Willis is responsible. Because of her probing, Karen becomes a major pain to both the police and the gang. The gang does its best to eliminate Karen before she can foil its plans to level Los Angeles, but she is able to battle her way out of traps set by the bad guys. As the story unfolds, Karen is forced to face her own sexuality, and her relationships with both her husband and the wily Willis. Just before a dramatic final attack on the home base of the gang, the motivation for the attacks becomes clear. Even so, don't bet on the gang's future!

Title: The Devil's Finest

Logline: Three vengeful sisters seek out offenders of the Law and punish them without mercy. They are called the Furies.

Synopsis: The Furies have relocated from Moscow to Philadelphia. The have their eyes on a new breed of criminals. The type that can easily escape the Law. Melissa and Brandon have made a lot of money stealing and selling Human organs. Their luck has run out. The Furies are hot on their trail, and look to end their careers. Ralph Adams has poisoned his boxer and now his boxer is dead. Ralph is sorry for what he did, but has no intentions of turning himself into the authorities. They Furies look to change his mind. Taylor Simmons has been infecting women with his disease long enough. The Furies look to stop this fiend before he infects another woman. Gail Jones has murdered her father and the Furies will punish her in ways no human could ever think of. Gail's plans of escaping murder will soon come to an end.