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Monday, October 31, 2016

Writers Choice and Writers Like – October 2k16 Writers Revealed - posted by Don
The Scripts of the 10th Annual October One Week Challenge.

The challenge was to write a 6 to 10 page script on the theme:
Horrific Tales of my Childhood

Genre: Horror (or any subgenere thereof)
Rating: Children / Young Adult / Adult
Budget: Open

Retell your favorite Fairy* Tale as a horror story. Please include the source. Here is a list of fairy tales for inspiration.

Writers Choice

Pinocchio: A Nose for Flesh by James Barron (MarkItZero) writing as Caleb

Desperate to become a real boy, Pinocchio must first learn to curb one particularly unsavory eating habit. (Short Gothic Horror) pdf format Based on The Adventures of Pinoccio

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Writers Liked

The Enchanted Quill by Mark Renshaw (Mark Renshaw) writing as Prince Urpon Ah-Thyme

A troubled young woman discovers a magic software application that allows her to make all her wishes comes true, but at a price – each wish costs her a fraction of her soul. (Short Splatter Horror) pdf format Based on The Enchanted Quill

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Also Excellent Scripts

Skin Deep by Eric Wall (EWall433) writing as Aeinrikr

Sibling rivalry gets turned on its head when a poor peasant girl becomes envious of her beautiful sister’s opulent lifestyle. (Short Period Horror) pdf format Based on The Ass and The Pig

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Render Stillskin by kevin lenihan (leitskev) writing as Big Bad Wolf

A handicapped girl, desperate for cash to help her junkie mother, signs a deal with a strange creature which she will soon regret. (Short Urban Gothic Horror) pdf format Based on Rumplestillskin

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Ugly Beautiful by Warren Duncan (Warren) writing as Somebody

A tormented schoolgirl makes the transformation from ugly outcast to head-turning beauty using unorthodox methods. (Short Revenge Horror) pdf format Based on The Ugly Ducking

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No End of Wolves by Alexander Brauck (PrussianMosby) writing as Paris

A passionate psychologist challenges her trauma patient when she arranges a fatal reunion with the wolf. (Short Psychological Horror) pdf format Based on Little Red Riding Hood

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The Boy and the Wolves: A Reimagining by Jeff Bush (Dreamscale) writing as Andrew Lang

A retelling of the classic fairy tale of broken promises, family loyalties…and wolves. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on The Boy and the Wolves

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How To Deal With The Witch Under Your Bed by Thorsten Loos (Equinox) writing as Donar Stone

Peter suffers from nightmares of a witch under his bed until the neighbour’s girl offers a solution he hadn’t thought about yet. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on Monsters Under the Bed

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Would Not Tell A Lie by Gary Kohatsu (Abe from LA) writing as Strings Attached

A wooden boy’s desire to be real, leads him on a path to murder. (Short Fairy Tale Horror) pdf format Based on The Adventures of Pinoccio

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Up Came The Sun by Vin Conzo (Conz) writing as Your Best Nightmare

A young Couple are terrorized by a tiny pest while a hurricane rages outside of their beach house. (Short Comedy Horror) pdf format Based on The Itsy Bitsy Spider

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The Final Curse of the Blue Smoke by Bill Sarre (Reef Dreamer) writing as The Dealer

An injured war veteran struggles to contain a newly acquired power (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on The Blue Light

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Sour Psychosis by Rick Fyvie (Canis) writing as ?

A Jesuit Priest, who worships a living Darkness, must walk the razor’s edge of insanity to fulfill its blood lust. (Short Supernatural Horror) pdf format Based on Oranges and Lemons

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In The Red by John Staats (JEStaats) writing as Jack Tupp

There’s a path in the Fairy Tale forest and it’s name is Jack. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

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The Golden Ball by Andrew Lightfoot (Lightfoot) writing as Indri Pod

A small medieval town celebrates the Golden Ball annually, this year however, will be the last. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on The Golden Ball

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Call Me Mama by Richard F. Russell (richardr) writing as The Brothers Grim

Comes from the Italian tale–The Slave Mother (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on The Slave Mother

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Nightshade by Mark Moore (irisheyes) writing as The Grimm Sisters

Snow White seeks revenge on the Evil Queen that sentenced her death. (Short Comedy Horror) pdf format Based on Snow White

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Big Bad Wolf by Nolan Bryand (Nolan) writing as Nualláin

When a hungry wolf destroys their straw and brick houses, two little pigs take refuge in a brick house built by another little pig. Can the little pigs keep themselves safe from the big bad wolf in the brick house? (Short Supernatural Horror) pdf format Based on The Three Little Pigs

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Leprechaun Pride by Cameron Gray (Cammygray1983) writing as Crooked Nose

A closet Hollywood leprechaun has his pride damaged, and gets some serious revenge. (Short Comedy Horror) pdf format Based on A Leprechaun Story

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Killer Weed by Steven Clark (StevenClark) writing as Darryl Burpee

Jerome’s about to make a trade with some dubious characters, but that’s nothing compared to what’s waiting for him at home. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on Jack and The Beanstalk

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My Prince by Glenn Doyle (IamGlenn) writing as Nennen

A young girl infatuated with an old fairy tale goes to extreme lengths to get a date for the Halloween Ball. 8 pages (Short Teen Horror) pdf format Based on The Princess and The Frog

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Snow by Fenella Trulove (Fenella Trulove) writing as Three Blind Mice

A queen gives her last life blood to save her daughter. Only catch, her blood comes with a curse. (Short Vampire Horror) pdf format Based on Snow White

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Alice in Underland by Praneel Nand (Praneel) writing as The White Rabbit

A captured Alice must help assassinate the queen to gain her freedom, but why Alice? (Short Psychological Horror) pdf format Based on Alice in Wonderland

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One Two by Jordan Littleton (Nomad) writing as Yarden

Catherine must cook the meal of her life or lose her own. (Short Splatter Horror) pdf format Based on One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

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The Howling Boy by Khamanna (Khamanna) writing as Yours Truly Howling Boy

A Boy struggles to survive on his own when abandoned by his family (Short Natural Horror) pdf format Based on The Boy And The Wolves

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The Deathcap Skull by Henry Christner (Stumpzian ) writing as Carl Young

The lonely daughter of a mountain couple seeks to transform herself with the help of her lover’s skull. (Short Pyschological Horror) pdf format Based on The Girl With the Skull

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Blood Cabin by Kevin Xaverius (KevinX) writing as Caoimhín

Set during the Great Famine period, a brother and sister encounter a nightmare lurking deep in the woods. (Short Splatter Horror) pdf format Based on Hansel and Gretel

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Cinder Hell by Chris Bodily (ChrisBodily) writing as Alford Hickok

How far will abused, shell-shocked Cinderella go(re) to live happily ever after? Bloody far. (Short Psychological, Blood and Guts Horror) pdf format Based on Cinderella

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Incy Wincy by Anthony Cawood (AnthonyCawood) writing as P. Parker

A young boy must overcome his childhood phobia or remain paralyzed by fear and be doomed to watch basketball forever. (Short Family Horror) pdf format Based on Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Left To Die. . . Any Eye for an Eye by Fenella Trulove (Fenella Trulove) writing as Rip Van Winklestein

Siblings abandoned and left for dead, go through a transformation while held captive by a hermit in the woods. (Short Psychological Horror) pdf format Based on Hansel and Gretel

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Brer by Nathan Hill (NathanHill) writing as Spooky McSpooks

Brer Rabbit is a witty, savvy businessman. He does however have his moments where he resorts to his uncivil, animalistic origins. (Short Slasher Horror) pdf format Based on Brer Rabbit

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Go Long by Ben Clifford (alsoben) writing as Dr. Steven Brule

Forced into marriage with a man she does not love, a young woman discovers her husband has a secret which puts her at risk. 8 pages (Short Gothic Horror) pdf format Based on Bluebeard

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The Angel by Jesse J. Smith (JesseS) writing as Yishai

A young boy must face the reality of his situation, he’s dead. Now he has one task before he moves on, bring an Angel a flower. If he fails, he falls into the void and becomes part of the bone pile. (Short Supernatural Horror) pdf format Based on The Angel

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The Girl Without Hands by Pedro Schreier (PedroS) writing as ThE StOryTelleR

A Miller who has fallen little by little into poverty, sees his escape out of the circle of poorness due a dark pact. What he don’t know is that his counterpart fouls him and leads him with that into a path of badness and abomination, where there is no return. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on The Girl without Hands

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Attack on Ant Hill by Andrew Duvall (AndrewD) writing as Andrea

When a terrifying Monster brutally attacks an Ant Hill. Two Ants take it upon themselves to seek help from the elusive gang of Grasshoppers. They must work together to defeat the undefeatable Monster; an eight year old kid. (Short Action Horror) pdf format Based on The Ant and The Grasshopper

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Cry Wolf by Jeffrey Dean Langham (Jeremiah Johnson) writing as Big Bad

Sometimes a children’s tale brings back more than just memories. (Short Psychological Horror) pdf format Based on The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Original Script Sunday for October 30th - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are twenty four original scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Transcript) - posted by Don

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – 1919 german silent film transcript by Hans Janowitz & Carl Mayer – hosted by: Classic Movie Scripts – in html format

A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future. When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect. Cesare creeps into Jane’s bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion. Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare’s cabinet, while Caligari flees. Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum. He is the director! Or is he?

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sony Pictures Classics scripts up for your consideration - posted by Don

Sony Pictures Classics is next out the gate with:

The Hollars – Undated, unspecified draft script by James C. Strouse
I Saw The Light – Undated, unspecified draft script by Marc Abraham
Julieta – Undated, unspecified draft script by Pedro Almodóvar
Maggie’s Plan – Undated, unspecified draft script by Rebecca Miller (Based on a story by Karen Rinaldi)
The Meddler – April 1, 2015, unspecified draft script by Lorene Scafaria
Miles Ahead – Undated, unspecified draft script by Steven Baigelman & Don Cheadle

You will find these and more on the Scripts Studios are Posting for 2016 – 2017 Script Award Consideration page.

Waterfall – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by KP Mackie

Waterfall (pdf format) by Marnie Mitchell

A couple’s constant arguing during a marathon has dire consequences.

Where do story ideas come from? Everywhere. A “what if” idea, a haunting song, a passing image in a mirror. Fleeting memories from childhood… When you’re a writer, everything is game. All you need is a fun idea, and a unique twist to make it fresh…

The inspiration for Waterfall comes from a bit of Americana we all share (and no, STS ain’t gonna tell.) That, and an element most of us can relate to: petty fighting and relationships.

…a couple struggle up a hillside; the last two in a long line. It’s a Warrior Dash type marathon, and neither one is doing well. On top of that, they’re bickering – the barbs getting more heated with every step. She’s thirsty. He dropped their water bottle and broke it. And now he’s slowing them both down. It’s her negative attitude, he replies. He’s tired of the constant bitching…

The fighting escalates to fever pitch. Then, finally, something gives.

A rock – under her feet. Plunging them both into peril. Especially when he loses his footing as well….

Is Waterfall a survivalist drama? Not exactly. More like a tongue in cheek homage. Once the situation escalates, the inspiration comes clear – driven home by the final line before Fade Out.

If you’re a director that enjoys puns in visual form, Waterfall’s likely to be your cup of tea – a twinkling star of a comedy sketch, bringing a smile to the face of jaded readers…

Pages: 3

Budget: Minimal. Locate a hill, and a fit couple willing to do some physical activity. Not a monumental challenge.

About the Writer: An award winning writer AND photographer, Marnie Mitchell’s website is available at BrainFluffs.com. Marnie’s had 5 shorts produced (so far) and placed Semi-final with her features in BlueCat. Marnie can be contacted via her website.

About the reviewer: California uber reader/reviewer KP Mackie is working hard on her animated feature and maybe an update to her bio?

Read Waterfall (PDF format)

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This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Chris Keaton wrote a book called The Mosaic - posted by Don

It’s a book – The Mosaic by Chris Keaton

Chris has written a book. It’s ok. He’ll come back to screenwriting. It’s an experimental thing. Nothing to get freaked out about. Take a look at the ‘blurb. Maybe it’s your thing. Or not. It’s cool.

Secrets. It all started while looking for secret passages. Chloe Tozier’s impulsive twin, Zoe, insisted that all old mansions had them. Grandma denied the existence of any here. Except for the boarded-up service elevator that she conveniently forgot to mention before the girls discovered it, the elevator that didn’t seem to go anywhere. They had been living in this private museum with their grandparents since the death of their parents during an archaeology trip to Egypt.

Mysteries. Why have a museum in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas when what’s on display is nothing unusual? Sometimes packages arrived wrapped in plain brown paper that the girls never saw again. Grandpa disappeared overnight and they haven’t heard from him since. And before going to Egypt their parents had mentioned something about a mysterious mosaic. Maybe Zoe was right about family secrets. Maybe it was time to dig further.


More Horror Scripts – As Above, So Below - posted by Don
Another Horror Script on the Movie Scripts page.

As Above, So Below – February 13, 2013 draft spec script by John Erik Dowdle & Drew Dowdle – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bad Moon screenplay - posted by Don
Another Horror Script on the Movie Scripts page.

Bad Moon – March 3, 1996 Shooting Script script by Eric Red (based on the novel by Wayne Smith) – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf formatOne man’s struggle to contain the curse he hides within… and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the last hope for his family’s survival… and the end to his Werewolf curse.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Roadmap Writers - posted by Don

roadmapwriter Roadmap Writers aims to bridge the gap between fresh, talented voices and the industry execs who can make things happen.

Roadmap is a hub for writers who have the talent, put in the work, and take advantage of every opportunity to build relationships with executives from all corners of the industry.

With the most immersive training in the industry, Roadmap prepares their writers for marketing…and then provides them with unparalleled access to execs to strategically push their art forward. Roadmap’s motto is “Get Real. Get Ready. Get Traction.”

Roadmap’s staff has over a decade of experience helping writers and has helped many achieve success through our training programs. Roadmap has recently partnered with the WGA, Slamdance, the Tracking Board and SeriesFest.

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