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Monday, March 5, 2018

Daysleeper – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - post author David M Troop

Daysleeper by John Cowdell

A determined salesman attempts to sell life insurance to a vampire.

The history of Dracula and vampires on film almost dates back to the invention of the movie camera itself. The classic silent film “Nosferatu” and Bela Lugosi’s 1931 original “Dracula” began Hollywood’s love affair with a legion of blood sucking cinematic tales.

Then, somewhere along the way, some studio head thought, why can’t Dracula be funny? So, in 1948 Universal Pictures dug up Bela Lugosi to reprise his iconic Dracula in the comedy “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.”

Since then, there have been slews of vampire comedies: including “Dracula Dead and Loving It,” “Love at First Bite,” and of course, the hilarious “Twilight” trilogy.

Which brings us to the newest vampire comedy, Daysleeper written by John Cowdell.

Peter is an insurance salesman determined to sell Vincent, obviously a vampire, the deluxe life after death policy.

Boy, did you pick the wrong house, Pete!

Vincent tries, to no avail, to convince Peter he simply has no need for life insurance. He’ll be literally dealing with those premiums forever, with no final payday.

But, being the stubborn, don’t-take-no-for-an-answer salesman he is, Peter talks himself into Vincent’s lair.

Not to mention, just in time for lunch.

Daysleeper is a light and fluffy take on the vampire genre. Directors of both horror and comedy can surely sink their fangs into this one.

Budget: Low. One minor FX shot with a floating toothbrush. And you may have to dig up a coffin from somewhere. You might even consider doing this one as an animated short!

About the Writer, John Cowdell: I have been writing short scripts for over ten years. Most recently I have been reviewing films and TV as well as creating video content for, and can be reached at iommi80 (a)

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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.

About the reviewer:  David M Troop has been writing since he could hold a No.2 pencil. In 2011 he began writing short films for and His produced short scripts include INSOMNIAC and THE DINER. 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 (a) gmail.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Call Me By Your Name and Get Out – Screenplay winners - post author Don

Get Out – Undated, unspecified draft script by Jordan Peele – hosted by: Universal – in pdf format

It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

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Call Me By Your Name – Undated, unspecified draft script by James Ivory (Based on the novel by André Aciman) – hosted by: Sony Classics – in pdf format

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

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Original Script Sunday for March 4th 2018 - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are twenty-two original scripts for your reading pleasure.

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Whilst Waiting for the Next Award Ceremony… - post author Don

Check out the scripts that studios have posted for award consideration. Also, you can check out award winning screenplays through the ages.

Original Script Sunday will be coming shortly.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Original Script Sunday for Feb 25, 2018 - post author Don

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

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wanna Play? - post author Don

What if someone had been in your house and done horrible things to you…even took selfies to prove it? What if they were still there! A dark web game with a sinister theme has creepy clowns doing VERY dirty deeds. And it’s spreading like wildfire.

Viewers cautioned, trigger warning.

From Dena and Pia – who brought you Coulrophobia

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Ghoulies II Screenplay - post author Don


Thanks, John, for sending me down this Ghoulish rabbit hole. Check out the Ghoulie Movies website with information about all the movies in the Ghoulies franchise. And, check out the draft of the Ghoulies II screenplay.

Ghoulies II – October 8, 1986 4th Draft script by Dennis Paoli – hosted by: Ghoulies Movies – in pdf format

Ghoulies II picks up a short time after the first movie, a few of the little nasties stow away on an amusement park ride and bring big bucks to a dying fair. The creatures are mad after an attempt to kill them, so the creatures go on a rampage through the fairgrounds, ultimately leading to an explosive conclusion!

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Original Script Sunday for February 18, 2018 - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are twenty seven original scripts for your reading pleasure.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Original Script Sunday for February 11, 2018 - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are Twenty eight original script for your reading please.

We just finished the 2 Week Challenge. Find out who wrote what and the Writers Choice on the Discussion Board.

And, a reminder that you can read all the scripts that the studios have posted for award consideration on the Scripts Studios are posting for Award Consideration page.

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