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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Conference Call – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Conference Call

Jeremy’s management team had better resolve the problem fast – before it resolves them.

Zombies are everywhere. They’re eating our favorite characters on TV, dragging themselves across the pages of novels and comic books. In movies, they’re no longer just relegated to anonymous background performers, but are portrayed by known – and sought after – actors (see Warm Bodies and Life After Beth). In this raging media apocalypse, the biggest problem facing writers is doing something fresh and new with the genre – while still adhering to the tropes that zombie audiences know, cherish and (rottingly) love.

Starting innocently, Conference Call opens with an introduction to five staff members, attending a video conference. Office babble ensues, along with various departmental conflicts. Just another “work meeting” comedy. Right?

Until one of the employees has her brains eaten by the living dead.

One by one, each co-worker is attacked by zombies – in various gory, disgusting ways. As their colleagues become undead lunch, the remaining attendees remain unphased – focused on business at hand. Buzzwords fly as the survivors argue over the solution to their crisis… Should sharks be shipped in? Perhaps snakes? Or should they consult legal?

For anyone who’s ever suffered in an office environment, the absurdity of the situation is all too real. In corporate America, you either contribute to the team, or you’re dead. Through it’s 5 breezy pages, Conference Call takes that concept to a logical, humorous extreme.

Are you a director looking to make a zombie film – yet fear the inevitable cliches? Then grab Conference Call before it’s gone… a “biting satire” on corporate culture – and a loving homage to the genre.

About the writer: 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.

More of Barry’s reviewed shorts are available at the following STS links:

Restraint (also zombie related)

Cheater (drama)

Page Count: 5

Budget: Low to medium. There are five speaking parts, but the budgetary focus is on the numerous zombies. How much a filmmaker ends up spending ultimately depends on how all-out s/he goes with the zombie makeup and gore effects.

About the reviewer: Zach Jansen is an award-winning and produced screenwriter from Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, anything movies, and sitting at his desk pounding out his next script.  If for some reason you want to learn more about him, you can check out his IMDb page or quasi-frequently updated blog.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cooked – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Cooked

A this-or-that of urban legends as an old cat lady goes about her day. …

There’s something about mixing horror and comedy that just works so well.  You know, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – mix chocolate and peanut butter (or is that peanut butter and chocolate?), and the result is better than any single ingredient.  Doubt me on that?  Try some of these titles on for size: Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead,  American Werewolf in London (in parts.).  ‘Nuff said.  Game, set and match.

Following in that noble of tradition of laughing at potentially grisly events, Cooked follows the story of little old lady Barbara, as she pulls into her driveway.  Her son Jacob has lent her the family cat for a day of fur-baby sitting – and Barbara’s thrilled.  But, as old people sometimes are (especially in films), Barbara can be a bit… absentminded.  As the script progresses, the feline dangers in house begin to mount.  An open microwave.  Upended knives in the sink.  Will Barbara be a good grand-mamma to little pussy?  Or is there a cat-astrophe in their future?

Give Cooked a read.  It’s a fun little script with a strong ending.  And hey…  any script that endangers a cat is fine with me.

About the writer: Chris Shamburger was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Shriekfest Film Festival and finalist (Top 10) in 2013 for his recently-produced script, Hiccups. He was a semi-finalist in the 2008 Straight Twisted Horror Screenplay Contest and has been published in Twisted Dreams Magazine and Horror in Words. He lives in Marietta, GA with his partner and their Chow-mix rescue, Walter. Aside from writing, Chris has been teaching pre-kindergarten for the past five years.

Pages: 4

Budget: Low budget ; the entire script takes place at a single house (interior and exterior shots.)  One character.  Two, if you count the cat.  Which  is probably the only tricky part.  But that’s what stuffed props are for!! Or housecats you no longer need…

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

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

So Pretty, So Dark, So Dark 3 - posted by Don

You remember So Pretty about a vampire fan taking a late train home where she meets Sean.

And then there was So Dark where Sean’s story continues.

Now, be a part of So Dark 3 and help continue Sean’s story. (and see the first two films).


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hate Crime screenplay - posted by Don

Hate Crime – Undated, unspecified draft script by James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

More scripts on the Movie Scripts page.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

13/13/13 Screenplay - posted by Don

13/13/13 is one of the top five horror rentals in RedBox this week. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD

13/13/13 – May 15, 2013 3rd draft script by James Cullen Bressack – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

For millennia, calendars have added an extra day every four years. In doing so, they violated the ancient Mayan calendar. Now we are in the 13th month of the 13th year of the new millennium, and the few who survive will battle a world of demons.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Pure Joy screenplay - posted by Don

My Pure Joy – Undated, unspecified draft script by James Cullen Bressack – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath…his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing people in similar ways to films he watches, making sure to put his own little spin on it.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

More scripts on the Movie Scripts page.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

So Dark – sequel to So Pretty written by James Williams - posted by Don

The Continuum presents “So Dark”,

Following his actions in the short film “So Pretty“, Sean, a 200-year-old vampire with a conscience, has now been arrested for murdering a pedophile on a late-night Miami train. Unaware that they have a vampire in their custody, Miami Police hand the investigation over to F.B.I. agent Wilburn, who is the head of a clandestine task force that hunts, tortures, and kills vampires. As sunrise approaches, Sean must find a way to escape or risk becoming one of her experiments.

Written by James Williams
Produced by Al Lougher & Keri Maletto
Directed by Al Lougher

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Mothman Prophecies screenplay – compare and contrast - posted by Don

The Mothman Prophecies – August 4, 1998 first rewrite script by Richard Hatem (based upon the book “The Mothman Prophecies” by John A. Keel) and The Mothman Prophecies – September 1, 2000 numbered script by Richard Hatem revisions by Becky Johnston, Alison Cross, Ernest Marrero & Lewis Klahr (based upon the book “The Mothman Prophecies” by John A. Keel) – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This Is The “End Of Days” (screenplay) - posted by Don

This just in from “Lair” of HorrorLair.com I’m not dead, yet.

End of Days – February 17, 1998 draft script by Andrew W. Marlowe – hosted by: Horror Lair – in pdf format

On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man’s body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. [If he bears her child between 11:00 PM and midnight on New Year's Eve], the world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist ex-cop named Jericho Cane, who no longer believes in God because of the murder of his wife and daughter.

Information courtesy of imdb.com

These are more are available on the Movie Scripts page.

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