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Monday, June 6, 2016

Mr. Schultz’s Zombie Army – Short Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by wonkavite

Mr. Schultz’s Zombie Army
Two young friends are convinced their neighbor is building an army of the undead.

How well do we really know our neighbors? We say hello to them every day, we borrow their sugar, sometimes we even invite them over to dinner – but do we actually know what goes on behind closed doors?

Super screenwriter Phil Clarke’s script Mr. Schultz’s Zombie Army tackles this age-old question. It’s a clever homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window written in the style of a classic R. L. Stein’s Goosebumps book.

Bobby and Mikey, like most ten-year-old boys, enjoy reading comic books and watching sci-fi movies – and sometimes spying on their neighbor Mr. Schultz. Okay, mostly spying on their neighbor Mr. Schultz. It seems the mysterious man next door has been sneaking some odd-shaped boxes into his basement for the past month. And not your ordinary box of groceries or the occasional toaster. Schultzie’s loading up on test tubes and beakers, which can only mean one thing to Mikey. The diabolical Mr. Schultz is building an army of ten thousand zombies!

Okay, maybe there’s a reasonable explanation. Not when you’re ten years old. And besides, Mikey just saw the same thing happen in a movie. Case closed.

So, do the boys just sit idly by and wait for Mr. Schultz to take over the world with his army of the undead? Shucks, no! Mikey and Bobby wait for their dastardly neighbor to leave his house one evening, so they can get the proof they need to stop his evil plan. But, when Mr. Shultz returns unexpectedly, the boys suddenly find themselves trapped in the basement with their fiendish nemesis.

Mr. Shultz’s Zombie Army is in one word a hoot. A throwback to the 1950’s B-movies. A sly wink at the master of suspense. And just plain fun.

Directors who appreciate classic horror films should find this script a scream. Film in black-and-white, low angles, or add your own winks to famous monster movies of the fifties. The possibilities are endless.

Pages: Eleven

Budget: Low to Moderate. No real FX. A dark, creepy basement. The real key to this film is the casting of the two boys.

About the reviewer: David M Troop resumed writing in 2011 after a twenty-five year hiatus. Since then, he has written about 50 short scripts, two of which have been produced. Dave would like to make it three. He is a regular, award-winning contributor to MoviePoet.com. Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie.

About the writer: Phil Clarke, Jr. is a contest winning writer who has had multiple feature films optioned.  Produced shorts of Phil’s have been featured at Cannes and Clermont Ferrand.  More of his work is available at his website: www.philclarkejr.com.  (IMDB Credits listed here.) Phil can be reached at dogglebe “AT” yahoo!!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Don’t Go in the Bathroom – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

Don’t Go in the Bathroom
A young woman endures horrific violence; danger yet lingers in the bathroom.

Bathrooms can be scary places. Sharing one often demands more intimacy than sharing a bed.

And how many of us can honestly say they didn’t have to check behind the shower curtain for years after Psycho traumatized them to shreds?

Following the release of Hitchcock’s masterpiece, a number of films have indulged in restroom unrest—from suicides and murders in movies such as Fatal Attraction, to other forms of loo nastiness in films like The Conversation and Trainspotting as well. Even the poor protagonist of Finding Nemo experiences an ordeal of Toilet Hell.

Michael Cornetto’s Don’t Go in the Bathroom takes such terrors to a whole new level.

Protagonist Anne has survived a brutal beating and rape. And it’s in her very bathroom that the violence comes to a sticky end. Traumatized to her core, Anne cannot muster the courage to return “to the normal world”. Instead, she isolates herself in her apartment for days on end – going to extraordinary and disturbing extremes to avoid using her toilet at all.

Margaret – her well-meaning, yet irritatingly persistent caseworker – is sure she can overcome Anne’s neurotic fears. But Margaret is missing some key information. One wrong move on her part and she could wind up making things a whole lot worse; for both of them.

The result: an extreme dose of violence, blood, urine and feces – all of which provide a sublime source of irony. A disgusting one, of course.

So, if you’re a director looking for a script that rips through the envelope of gut-wrenching detail… up towards emotional/psychological heights, you will not want to miss Don’t Go in the Bathroom.

So print up a copy, and bring it in for a read. Everyone’s got to go… sometime.

Pages: 10

Budget: Low.

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 always has loved to write, but only recently has discovered the joy of film and stage writing. She may be reached at: Cottle54321“AT”Gmail.

About the writer: Michael is a graduate of the New York School of Television Arts and has been screenwriting since 2005. A number of his short scripts have been produced and several have played the festival circuit… with over 70,000 views on Youtube. Drop Michael an email at mcornetto “AT” hotmail!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

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, November 26, 2015

No BullScript Consulting – Danny Manus Script Review (Red Light) - posted by wonkavite

Recently, we reviewed Chris Shamburger’s horrific new slasher, Red Light. As readers of Shootin’ the Shorts are aware, our goal at STS is to find new and promising writers, and provide them with the platform they need to get their work seen (then hopefully optioned, and produced!)

One of our not-so-secret weapons in this quest is Danny Manus of No BullScript Consulting. Having worked as a development executive in Hollywood, Danny is an in-demand script consultant, named by Creative Screenwriting Magazine at one of the “Top 15” consultants in their “Cream of the Crop” list.   Partnered with STS, Danny provides wonderfully detailed and helpful notes for the monthly STS feature script.  This coverage is provided free to the writer, and can be posted our site or kept confidential – at the writer’s discretion. But wait – there’s more!  Any script that gets a coveted “recommend” from tough but eminently fair Danny will be featured in his monthly newsletter and may also receive further exposure to his production contacts…

Below – for your Thanksgiving-reading pleasure – please find Danny’s scoresheet for Red Light. (Please note: for this posting, we’ve broken with tradition and redacted the actual coverage notes.) TRUST US: Danny’s notes – as always – were insightful and detailed; an invaluable read.  But we’re allergic to spoilers here at STS. So we’re keeping THAT under our Turkey table today!

But a Strong Consider from No Bullscript?  You better damned well grab this gem while you can! 🙂 Contact writer Chris at cshamburger “AT” live dot com for a copy of the script!

**To submit a script, please visit STS at the page listed HERE. Danny can also be contacted directly via the No BullScript Consulting website at http://www.nobullscript.net/contact/. Or on Twitter @DannyManus.

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NO BULLSCRIPT ANALYSIS

 Title: Red Light

Type of Material: Screenplay

Author:  Chris Shamburger

Number of Pages: 102

Circa:  Present

Location:  Arizona

Genre:  Slasher/Horror

Coverage Date:   11/19/15

Budget Range: Low

LOGLINE: When three teens challenge a local ghost story by running a red light, they find themselves the next targets of a seemingly supernatural entity bent on revenge but the truth behind the legend may be even more deadly.

NO BULLSCRIPT 20 POINT GRADING SHEET AND RECOMMENDATION:

PROJECT: STRONG CONSIDER 

Elements Excellent Solid Needs Work Poor
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Conflict/Drama   X    
Consistent Tone X      
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Overall Originality   X    
Production Value X      
International Appeal   X    

About the writer: Chris Shamburger was a finalist (Top 10) in the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival for his recently-produced script, Hiccups. He has been a semi-finalist twice and has also been published in Twisted Dreams Magazineand Horror in Words. Chris 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 six years. You can find him on IMDb here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6420891/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Riding Hoods’ Creed – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by Don

The Riding Hoods’ Creed

Lonnie was just supposed to take her back to Grandma’s House.

But, something overcame him along the way.

Fairy-tales: don’t you just love them to Death? Especially the original work by The Brothers Grimm. Now there’s a compendium of bloody, gruesome, sexual stuff: the ultimate Fantasy Nightmare. And when fairy tales get blended with other cultural icons – in an organic, gritty manner…? Then screw Jason and Michael Meyers. The result here’s more… magical, to say the least!

Take the story of Little Red Riding Hood, for instance. “Little Red” just wants to make it safely to Grandma’s house. While she wanders through the forest, a wolf stealthily plots her demise. Big eyes, big teeth, big appetite. Then along comes The Hunter, and everyone lives happily ever after…except for the wolf, that is.

Pia Cook’s latest work, The Riding Hoods’ Creed, teases the audience with twists it takes along this well loved (and travelled) story line. Which makes perfect sense when you think it over. A winding path through the woods? Who could ever take the straight-away?

In this version of the age-old fairy tale, teenage Gwen wanders off from Grandma’s trailer park into a bar. The patrons of this grungy dive? A dreaded biker gang, The Riding Hoods. Dressed in a short black leather skirt and “an even shorter and tighter red top”, Gwen is out for adventure. Yet, despite their grizzled appearance, the men in the bar worry that this young woman spells trouble. Not for herself… for them. About to launch a regular tradition, the bikers need Gwen gone. ASAP.

Gang member Lonnie is quickly appointed to make sure the young woman gets pushed out the door, and escorted home to Grandma safe. Gwen protests, but Harry ominously warns:

Trust me, tonight ain’t the night little girls wanna be out walking

by themselves.

(to Lonnie)

No time to fuck around, Lonnie. Take her home to grandma,

then get back here before eleven.

The two take off on Lonnie’s motorcycle (aka “metal steed”). Lon picks a shortcut through the woods, designed to get him home in time to join his men.

That’s doing the right thing, isn’t it? But in the woods, things always lose control. To the extent that Lonnie (and Gwen’s) in a mess of trouble. ‘Cause even biker gangs have strict rules. And Lonnie’s broken Rule Number One.

Why was the gang so eager to get a luscious piece like Gwen out of the way? And, what exactly is Rule Number One? Don’t miss the chance to find out. Make sure you have really big eyes and a huge appetite – because you’re in for a delicious surprise!

Pages: 11

Budget: Moderate. Will need a motorcycle, a bar scene, a wooded area, and a short black leather skirt. Okay – in other words, this is one shoot that’ll be real fun! And the classic 50s rock and role soundtrack for this could be… amazing, don’t you think?

About the writer: Born and raised in Sweden, Pia Cook has four produced features, a fifth one in pre-pro, and twenty five shorts to her name (full IMDB credits here.) She started writing screenplays in 2006 and has written seventy short screenplays and ten features. (Yeah… that’s not a typo. Seven ZERO.) She can be reached at gatortales “AT” gmail!

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 has always loved to write, but only recently has begun to work on screenplays. She can be reached at: Cottle54321“AT”Gmail.

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

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Heart of Coal – Short Script Available for Production - posted by wonkavite

Heart of Coal

A renowned female psychologist ruminates over serial killer personalities – and the horror they’ve wreaked on her  life…

Narration. Voice-over. For some, it’s a film gimmick that grates on the nerves. But when done right, it can be spectacular. Don’t believe us? Try on a few of these films on for size.

Annie Hall: stand-up comedian Alvy Singer recounts his neurotic, titular love affair. Goodfellas: Henry Hill describes his evolution from small time crook to valued Mobster, and fall from grace to Informant. The Usual Suspects: Roger “Verbal” Kint weaves a tale of five random members from a police line-up, and the evil Keyser Soze. Speaking of Kevin Spacey and voiceovers, what about American Beauty?

All classic films told through the eyes of the narrator. And that’s the power of “V.O”. In the hands of a skilled screen writer, the voice of the narrator can lift a film to new heights. Add complex dimension to a story, and set the proper tone from page One… whether it be comedic, dramatic, or – in the case of Heart of Coal – downright chilling.

Dr. Lianne Berg’s life has had its ups and downs. A child psychologist who works with autistic children, she’s successful, young and gorgeous. A woman driven to succeed by horrors in her own childhood. Only nine when her mother was killed in front of her – stabbed to death sixty-seven times and beheaded. The serial killer never captured. Not surprisingly, the working of such dysfunctional minds became Dr. Berg’s obsession. As the script progresses, her voice drives the narrative; providing a glimpse into her separate worlds. Professional insights on the motives of such monsters, and her own nightmarish memories: how they’ve warped and shaped her life…

Stylishly written and streamlined, Heart of Coal is a deliciously demented script. And an amazing showcase for a thirtyish actress with just the right voice. With the right cast and smart editing, this script is an amazing find. Do this one right, and create a true horror masterpiece!

About the writer: Born and raised in Sweden, Pia Cook has SEVERAL produced features and shorts to her name (full IMDB credits here.) She started writing screenplays in 2006 and has written over sixty short screenplays and ten features. (Yeah… that’s not a typo. Six ZERO.)

Budget: Moderate. There are some locations inside a hospital and a Senator’s office. And a few extras to hire. Not to mention some blood and horror FX. But nothing to lose your head over. (Talk about an unfortunate choice of words!)

About the reviewer: David M Troop resumed writing in 2011 after a twenty-five year hiatus.  Since then, he has written about 50 short scripts, two of which have been produced.   Dave would like to make it three.  He is a regular, award-winning contributor to MoviePoet.com.  Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie. He can be reached at dtroop506 “AT” gmail.

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

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Friday, October 30, 2015

All the Dead Things Run Away – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

All the Dead Things Run Away

Even in the wake of the zombie apocalypse, a young girl’s love for her dog is eternal.

When the Zombie Apocalypse hits, no one expects it to hit too close to home. Down the block, a few towns over — across the country, perhaps.

But for six year old Naomi, it hits very close. So close, in fact, she can see it from her window.

Left without her parents, Naomi lives with her elderly grandfather. Disabled but wise, he knows all too well how bad things have been since the “troubles” began. So when Naomi can’t tear her eyes away from the flames, he does his best to distract her. He has seen the horrors that have come to their town, and the shadowy figures who throw their dead into the raging fire just across the street.

They must be burned. You see, the dead do not stay buried for long around these parts. Some already in the fire continue to move.

The air in Naomi’s town is impure, and something evil lurks within the soil.

Grandpa does his best to explain, but Naomi is just a child — required to grow up too fast. So when she is tasked with taking her beloved beagle, Sam, to the fire, she reluctantly agrees.

GRANDPA

I know this is hard. If I could stand on my own two feet, I’d move Sam myself. But you need to be a grown-up for Grandpa. And do the same for me. When it’s my time.

NAOMI

I guess.

GRANDPA

You sure? You understand what to do?

NAOMI

Yes, Grandpa. I promise.

Sam lies cold and still beneath a blanket, two curious bite marks on his neck. Naomi wipes away a tear, remembering what her mother once told her: “You and Sam will be together. Forever.”

With those words echoing inside her head, she carries Sam outside. The raging fire glows bright. A burning arm reaches out for her, then turns to dust. Naomi pays no notice. She understands what to do but…

If that were true, then why has she brought a shovel with her?

Atmospheric and haunting in equal measures, screenwriter J.E. Clarke has crafted a smart zombie tale the likes of which you haven’t seen before — through the eyes of an innocent child.

Pages: 5

Budget: Two talented actors, two easy locations and a handful of extras are all that’s needed to bring this tale to undead life. With a budget that won’t make you tremble (though a bit of props for Sam and other unfortunate victims), this is one that will keep you up past midnight – and we don’t mean from a long day of filming, either.

About the Reviewer: A writer since the age of 12, the first book that Steve Clark ever read was Amityville Horror. The second was Cujo. He’s been writing ever since, and is currently hard at work on two features. He’s reachable at SAClark69 “AT” verizon.net (or on Long Island, if you’re in the area!!)

About the Writer: Known for her unique characters and plots, J.E. Clarke has placed QF and SF for feature lengths in Page, and has two feature length films optioned for 2015/2016: limited location horror  “Containment.” and SF feature “Stream of Consciousness.” More of Ms. Clarke’s work can be read at www.philclarkejr.com/jec.html. She can be reached at janetgoodman “AT” yahoo.

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

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Red Light – Feature Length Script Review (Available for Production!) - posted by wonkavite

Red Light

One year after a woman is killed by a red light runner, three teens run the same red light in hopes of seeing her ghost, who they believe is responsible for the recent string of bizarre murders.

Okay, horror fans: think quickly. On your grubby, bloody feet! Here’s a question about our much beloved genre… one you can answer instantly:

What sub-genres of horror are so iconic and classic they warrant separate categories in Netflix? Hmmmm, let’s see…. Zombies? That’s an obvious “no-brainer”… once the ghouls have had their feast. Then there are Possession/Exorcism tales. Alien Abductions. Creature Features. Ghost stories of every scary shape and size.

Then there’s the biggest creep show of them all – a category of horror that deserves it’s own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Folks, I’m a Preaching’ to Y’All about Slashers. Ruminate a moment, and you’ll see.

When you think of memorable horror films, what Big Bads come to mind? Come on kiddies – it’s easy! Michael Meyers. Jason Voorhees. And Freddy Krueger (oh dearest Wes, R.I.P.)

Those are the names of true Boogey Men. Sinister celebrities that stand out from the crowd.

And that’s what makes any horror film a box office blast: the creation of monstrous archetypes with mind-blowing visuals. Ones that burn their details into your mind.

And let’s be honest here. That’s a pool of talent which occasionally must be refreshed. Sure, classic creepy crawlies will always sell *some* tickets. But once the sequels reach #8-10, then it’s time for new faces to emerge. The rush of YOUNG BLOOD… as it were.

Ladies and Gents, STS is proud to present to you just such a thing. It’s a horror Slasher that has “Franchise” written all over it. And won’t leave you yawning “cliché!”

We bring to your attention: Red Light. It’s a creepy blood drenched entry to the horror cannon. With a memorable villain that’ll sear itself into your mind.

Here’s the grim scenario: a lonely, miserable dark night. The location: rural “Old Haven Road” – smack dab in the middle of bum-f*ck nowhere. An old woman – Tabitha Hudson – approaches the intersection, clad in a bright yellow raincoat. The light’s safely red – so she crosses.

Just as a car shoots through the light, ignoring the ruby warning sign. Smack! A hit and run – instantly. Tabitha lies in the gutter. Suffers and dies. Yet the driver of the car keeps going: both a crime…and a tragedy. Even more complex than one can understand.

Fast forward. One year.

Another car blows through the light. Again.

Yet another lonely night. But this time, there’s no victim – just a group of careless teens. Some drunk. Others texting. The irresponsible jerks stop at a diner for a bathroom break, only to meet a horrific fate. An avenging shadowy figure kills all but one of them (Matt) in gruesome ways. Who is it? We don’t know. But the killer wears a battered yellow raincoat. And carries a gore-dripping steel pipe.

Within a day, rumors abound. Especially at nearby Augustus State University… attended by the lamented victims. Stories circulate about the yellow-coated specter of death – and the grisly end that awaits anyone who runs that fearsome light.

Among the concerned students are several bosom buddies: roommates Hannah and Nikki. Their fabulous – and muscular – pal Xander and Hannah’s estranged brother, Jimmy. Taunted by snobby sorority queen Rebecca (Jimmy’s catty ex), the crew run through the Old Haven light on a dare. Sure, they’re a bit nervous. But who cares? The curse can’t be really true. After all, Matt survived the massacre.

That night, Matt meets a nasty end…

Which leaves the teens fearing for their lives. Taking the initiative, Hannah and Nikki begin to investigate the true death of Tabitha Hudson. Who drove the car that killed her? And are supernatural forces in play? Or is the rumor just petty gossip – generated by Rebecca and her bitchy entourage?

The mystery quickly deepens. As does the bloody trail. The clock ticks loudly for Nikki and her friends. Each of them – marked for death.

Needless to say, spoilers need not apply. But rest assured – the characters in this Slasher are in Technicolor 3d. The killer and the deaths? Both memorable. As much as Freddy, we’d say…

But the twists and turns are under wraps. So contact writer Chris Shamburger at cshamburger “AT” live dot com for a copy of the script.

Red Light’s a horror classic in the making. Not to mention a future franchise!

About the writer: Chris Shamburger was a finalist (Top 10) in the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival for his recently-produced script, Hiccups. He has been a semi-finalist twice and has also been published in Twisted Dreams Magazine and Horror in Words. Chris 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 six years. You can find him on IMDb here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6420891/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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Friday, September 25, 2015

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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