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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Near Dark screenplay - posted by Don

Near Dark – undated, unspecified draft script by Eric Red & Kathryn Bigelow – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ouija screenplay - posted by Don

Ouija – September 26, 2013 draft script by Juliet Snowden & Stiles White – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

A girl is mysteriously killed after recording herself playing with an ancient Ouija Board, which leads to a close group of friends to investigate this board. They later find out that some things aren’t meant to be played with, especially the ‘other side’.

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Safe in the Countryside – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by wonkavite

Safe in the Countryside

A lonely couple hide out on D-Day. But the war isn’t the only danger they have to fear…

Betrayal comes in many flavors. In war sides must be chosen; even if your survival – and the survival of your loved ones – depends on betraying allegiances.

As the Allies finally roll through Normandy in 1944, all Henry and Francine Duvall have to do is ride out the storm, holed up in their isolated farmhouse. An easy task. Isn’t it?

After all, they have a new baby to protect. Henry wants no part of the outside world until the fighting is over, and they can seek the approaching army’s protection.

But when a wounded German soldier turns up on their doorstep, the besieged couple must decide: do they risk the wrath of the now-victorious French Resistance if they take him in? Is it better to leave him to die, or does every human being deserve mercy?

But the soldier’s presence is more than a moral dilemma. Within a few precious minutes, his appearance unravels treacheries that Henry and Francine have committed during the long way; against their country, and each other.

A gripping drama from writer Bill Sarre, Safe in the Countryside is a wonderfully effective tale, exploring the nature of betrayal and the terrible acts we choose to commit when faced with extreme circumstance.  For a director that can invoke the grim mood of war and secrets, Safe in the Countryside is an excellent story to try your hand at. And an obvious festival favorite!

Pages: 6

Budget: The exteriors will require a farmhouse and some distant explosions, but the interiors are simple enough and the main cast is small – Henry, Francine and the soldier.

About the reviewer: Pete Barry is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections. He’s also a cofounder of the Porch Room, a film and theater production company, website available at http://www.porchroom.com/.  Please feel free to reach out to him with script requests at petebarry27 “AT” Hotmail.

About the writer: An award winning writer, Bill Sarre has had scripts place both finalist and quarter finalist with Page and Bluecat.  Another short of his, The Grieving Spell, was recently grand prize winner of the London Film Awards. Bill can be reached at Bill.sarre “AT” gmail.com

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Simon Says: Die Hard III screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks Phil for the heads up on this.

Die Hard 3: (Simon Says: Die Hard III) – March 29, 1994 revised first draft script by Jonathan Hensleigh – hosted by: Free PDF Hosting – in pdf format

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

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The Putt Putt Preacher – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by wonkavite

THE PUTT PUTT PREACHER

For Father Mahoney, it’s not just a game…it’s an act of God. And, a religious calling has never been funnier.

You ever wonder what the heck goes through the mind of a man of the cloth as he strays from his calling to pursue an obsession? Is it arrogance that blinds him to the potential consequences of his actions? Or, does he truly believe to be commanded by a higher power?   For Father Mahoney, the protagonist of Jason K. Allen’s “The Putt Putt Preacher” it’s all of the above…and more. This priest takes hubris and an unshakeable belief in godly duty to absurd and hilarious extremes.

His obsession?   Putt putt. He plays it A LOT. And, when he’s not playing, he’s expounding on the merits of the game or the amazing putting skill he possesses. The Father believes not only that he has been called upon to play the game, but that he plays it better than anyone…even Tiger Woods.

Utilizing mockumentary, the script centers on an interview with Father Mahoney interspersed with expert opinions and live footage that comically contradict his claims. For, as often happens with public figures who digress, Father Mahoney is convinced that he is above the rules of the game. As Father Mahoney calmly explains, “I play by God’s rules. And, if God tells me I get a do-over, I get a do-over.”

You haven’t seen the likes of Father Mahoney since Almodovar’s convent turned drug den in Dark Habits, or Jack Black turned wrestling champion in Nacho Libre. Indeed, Putt Putt Preacher makes holier-than-thou hypocrisy side-splittingly and wholly entertaining.

Pages: 10

Budget: Low to moderate budget. The main expense will be the rental of a putt putt course.

About the reviewer: Julia Cottle is a cultural anthropologist living in Chicago. She has worked for years as a university instructor and researcher for organizations committed to social justice. She recently has begun to work on two screenplays. She can be reached at Cottle54321“AT”Gmail.

About the writer:  Jason K. Allen is a writer and filmmaker from Nashville, Tennessee. His produced short scripts include AMERICAN SOCK, which won Best Screenplay at the 2014 San Diego Film Awards, and AUTUMN LOVERS, winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Artlightenment Festival in Nashville. He also wrote the feature film LUCKY FRITZ starring Julia Dietze (IRON SKY) and Corey Feldman. Jason is also a wilderness guide, nature photographer, and published author. See IMDB for his complete credits: www.imdb.com/name/nm3021924

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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All screenplays are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. The screenplays may not be used without the expressed written permission of the author.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Original Script Sunday - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are thirty seven original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Old Time Radio Saturday - posted by Don

Suspense: Return to Dust – transcript- from: Generic Radio

The entire drama takes place on the desktop of a scientist who is rapidly shrinking to microscopic size. Can he contact the one man in the world who could save him?

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Lux Radio Theatre: Sunset Boulevard – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

A down-on-his-luck screenwriter works on a script for faded silent film star Norma Desmond. “You used to be big,” he tells Norma. “I am big,” she insists, “It’s the pictures that got small.”

Information courtesy of Microphone Plays


The Lux Radio Theatre: Death Takes a Holiday – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

To find out why humans fear him, Death assumes the mortal form and spends a weekend with the family and guests of a wealthy Italian duke. “There must be something here on earth to be known and felt — something desirable — that makes men fear me and cling to their life. I must know what it is,” says the Grim Reaper. Later remade as “Meet Joe Black.”

Information courtesy of Microphone Plays


Vic and Sade: Unaired Episode – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Vic and Sade’s son Rush is asked by a neighbor to hide a basket of Christmas presents. A typically odd holiday episode from radio’s quirkiest comedy program.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Screen Guild: A Letter to Three Wives – transcript- from: Generic Radio

The town tart informs three wives that she’s run off with one of their husbands. But which one?

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Friday, September 25, 2015

Fast Five screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks again to Phil for the heads up on this.

Fast Five – June 16, 2010 White Shooting Draft script by Chris Morgan – hosted by: Free PDF Hosting – in pdf format

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Congratulations to STS’ Anthony Cawood – Horror Short ‘Ouija’ Optioned! - posted by wonkavite

Yep – there’s something about Cawood and STS that just… works. Proving he’s a man on a serious roll, Anthony Cawood has just optioned his horror-comedy Ouija to Bondarenko Films.  So check these other shorts out and grab one – so we can keep shouting out good news to the press!

All My Love (aka Stuffed) (Horror/Drama) – A wronged woman takes a scorched earth approach to her revenge.

I-Robot (SF, Comedy) – It’s Man Vs. Roomba when Octogenarian Roy receives a surprise present from his daughter

Love Locked (Horror) – Two teenagers discover romantically painted padlocks on a bridge. Are they Valentines from a love-struck Romeo… or something more sinister?

About Anthony: I’m an award winning screenwriter from the UK with over 15 scripts produced, optioned and/or purchased. Outside of my screenwriting career, I’m also a published short story writer and movie reviewer. Links to my films and details of my scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk.

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