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Saturday, August 30, 2014

What Lies Beneath screenplay - posted by Don

What Lies Beneath - December 1, 1999 production draft script by Clark Gregg – hosted by: Horrorlair – in pdf format

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost – or that she is losing her mind.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Haunting screenplay - posted by Don

The Haunting - July 30, 1998 early draft script by David Self – hosted by: Horrorlair – in pdf format

When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house’s ghostly past.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Scripts of the 7 Week Challenge – Manhunt by Marcello Degliuomini - posted by Don

Writers were challenged to write a script in 7 weeks. The genre: Thriller. The theme: Male lead about 50 years old. Race against the clock. The gist: Assume a male actor in his 50′s, in good physical shape, is looking for a mid to high budget “Race-Against-The-Clock Thriller”.

Each day, one script from the 7 week challenge will be featured. Next up…

Manhunt by Marcello Degliuomini (Reel-Truth)

A man who has spent his life taking down scores, must break out of prison to settle an old one. Before a malicious ex partner kidnaps his son in an attempt to retrieve the loot from their last job. 92 pages (pdf format)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Magick in the Machine – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite


The Magick in the Machine

An aging witch, a junkie and internet porn. What could possibly go wrong?

Hostel. Saw. The Hills Have Eyes. These days, the horror genre is overrun with torture porn; a never-ending fountain gore with little humor to wash it down. What happened to dark comedy? You know: Reanimator, American Werewolf in London, or gentler fare like Heathers?

For those who prefer their scares served tongue in cheek, The Magick in the Machine may be the perfect potion: a macabre mixture of magick, mayhem, mirth, merriment, murder… and, or course, a machine.

It’s the story of Sybill, a modern-day witch who has a tiny problem. You see, she’s a few centuries old, and it’s starting to show. But no self-respecting witch wants to look in the mirror and discover she’s no longer the fairest of them all. Varicose veins and wrinkles? Like the best of the Kardasians, Sybill’s ready to kill to wish them away. Using her drug-addled, porn-watching minion Todd as bait.

Up until now, the standard spells have done the trick: kidnapping young adults and using their blood as that secret ingredient in her potions. But when the blood of Sybill’s latest victim (aptly named Candi) lasts for only one night, Sybill turns to technology. Luring a Thai delivery boy to the apartment, she and Todd sacrifice the teen and wire him to a laptop. The Plan: to transfer Sybill’s soul to the net. She may never again be the beauty she once was, but she’ll never get older, either.

But when witches and modems cross paths, the results can be unpredictable. Will Sybill reach Matrix nirvana? Or wreak a calamity of LawnMover Man proportions…?

A fun (and funny) romp through the world of witchcraft and wires, The Magick in the Machine is sure to be an audience favorite at film festivals. Cast a spell on this script, before it gets away!

About the writer: A versatile writer in several genres, Janet G. Clarke specializes in unique characters and intelligent plots. Having recently wrapped her first mainstream spec, and optioned her feature length horror “Containment”, Janet has 10 additional feature lengths in her roster, and a variety of shorts. She can be reached at janetgoodman “AT” Yahoo. A full listing of her scripts can be viewed at

Pages: 10

Cost: Very affordable. Two interior locations – a bedroom and a living room. Minimal FX (though lots of blood.) And choice roles for a male and two female actors (young and old Sybill).

About the reviewer: Scott Merrow co-writes screenplays with his wife Paula. Since 2006, they’ve written over 50 short screenplays, several of which have been produced. They tend toward family-friendly scripts, but they’ve written a little bit of everything: horror, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy… the whole nine yards. Wanna give them a shout out? They’re available at scott-paula “AT”





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Sunday, August 10, 2014

High Noon screenplay - posted by Don

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High Noon -  script – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller’s gang, who are waiting for him at the station.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Singin’ In The Rain screenplay - posted by Don

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Singin’ in the Rain - Undated Shooting draft script by Carl Foreman (based on a story by John M. Cunningham) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures’ biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental’s head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn’t until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Nightmare on Elm Street (remake) script - posted by Don

Thanks to Zev for this scripts.

Nightmare on Elm Street (remake) - January 14, 2009 unspecified draft script by Wesley Strick (based on A Nightmare on Elm Street by Wes Craven) draft by Eric Heisserer – hosted by: Horrorlair – in pdf format

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

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Zev wrote a great review of the remake:

Hey guys,
I actually found a copy [of the Nightmare on Elm Street remake script] .. IT SUCKED!

It’s full of horrible now-days references (characters clinging to the internet, profile websites, using ipods, webcams, a freaking kid who is obsessed with guitar hero, etc.)
It’s a movie for the stupid kiddy emo-generation, that wastes the whole movie asking “was freddy innocent or guilty?” and in this one, he’s still called “The Springwood Slasher” though, he never killed a single kid when he was alive. He is a janitor at an elementary school that Nancy and her friends all attended, and he apparently molested them all, which they’ve all somehow forgotten.
the -Tina- and -Rod- characters are the same, but they’re emo now, and -Rod- after witnessing -Tina’s- death, suddenly is full of information and knowledge about what happened, and even warns Nancy “if you dream, you die.” but then of course falls asleep himself.
It’s really a waste of time, but here’s a copy if you want to read it. If anything I feel sorry for Jackie E H as Robert Englunds replacement as Freddy, even if he did a good job, the horrible script is going to bring him down. Have you seen his pictures yet? The glove and hat are WAY huge on him, it reminds me of seeing a tiny kid play Freddy for halloween, wearing oversized clothes lol.

Orphan screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks to Clifford for the heads up on this script.

Orphan - February 5, 2007 unspecified draft script by David Leslie Johnson – hosted by: Horrorlair – in pdf format

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12 Angry Men (T.V. remake) teleplay - posted by Don

12 Angry Men - February 14, 1996 First Draft script by Reginald Rose – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Made for cable television remake of the 1957 classic about twelve jurors quick to condemn a Latino youth on trial for murdering his father before reviewing the evidence. Juror #8 holds out with a verdict of not guilty, thus setting the stage for arguments and reasons why or why not the boy may be guilty.

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