HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of SPEAK NO EVIL, by Kurt Fischer

 

CAST LIST: 

NARRATION: Sean Ballantyne
Veronica: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sandra: Elizabeth Skidmore
Teacher: Marisa King

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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November 2017 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Horror Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://festivalforhorror.com/

 

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – LURE
November 2017 Reading
by Clark Moriarty
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – HOOMANS
November 2017 Reading
by Chris Furian
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – FLAG DAY
November 2017 Reading
by Brian W. Smith
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE WICK INN
November 2017 Reading
by
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – GOD SMACK
November 2017 Reading
by Diana Lanham
ACTORARIA LEFT LUGGAGE Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Geoff Nelder
ACTORDAY AFTER DISASTER Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Sara F. Hathaway

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

HORROR Best Scene of CORNERSTONE WOODS, by Mike Dowdrick

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR: Becky Shrimpton
Heather: Mahtab Sabe
Carter: Anthony Tran
Leroy: Allan Brunet
Jennifer: Salma Dharsee

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

Three women camp out in the woods for a weekend but find themselves in deep trouble as three masked strangers torment them.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it’s a throwback to 70’s exploitation films, and we haven’t seen those in awhile. Change up the horror game.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Very scary.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

John Carpenter’s Halloween.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About a year.

How many stories have you written?

5.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)

Eyeless by Slipknot.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Lots of sleepless nights.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a punk/skater kid, so I enjoy a lot of punk/metal music as well as skateboarding, riding bmx, etc.

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

HORROR Best Scene of INKED IN BLOOD, by Paul Corricelli

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR: Becky Shrimpton
Edsall: Allan Brunet
Aesop: Anthony Tran
Candice: Mahtab Sabet

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

Inked In Blood is a story of revenge. It’s about a tortured man who returns to the town he ran away from as a child to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him, and face the one man he fears the most. His father.

In a desolate, completely unremarkable town in the mid eighties Aesop Quarrels grew up living a tortured existence. His father, Sheriff Edsall Quarrels, was a cruel and vindictive man on his best of days. More so after the birth of his “freakish albino son”(his words). Amid the constant abuse he endured while growing up, Aesop was forced to witness his mother’s abuse at the hands of his father’s weekly poker buddies.

Nineteen years after escaping this living hell, Aesop has returned to exact his revenge. After receiving news of his mother’s apparent suicide, the fires of suppressed rage and vengeance have been stoked. He returns a tortured soul. Symbolic tattoos adorn both his arms. One side depicting scenes of Hell, the other scenes of Heaven. He wears them proudly, a badge to the horrific struggles that they both endured.

One by one he will make them pay; not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother’s suffering as well. Past horrors begin to unfold as he embarks on a twisting trail of carnage that must ultimately lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering. As he struggles with the terrible weight of what he’s done, and the price that he will eventually have to pay, Aesop heads towards a final showdown with his father and, in the process, he will uncover a hidden family secret that threatens to tear him apart.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think “Inked” has a unique cast of characters with their own voice. The protagonists tattoos play an important visual role in the story and are there for more than just the esthetics, and this would add another dimension to the story telling.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Dark, intense.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Big Lebowski. I never get tired of it. The first scene in the bowling alley with Donny, the Dude and Walter talking about the rug is one of my all-time favorites.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote Inked In Blood in 2012, but I did nothing with it for several years. After sending it out to a couple screenwriting contests and placing in a few, I did some serious rewrites and eventually began to win. That brought me to where it is today.

How many stories have you written?

I have four completed screenplays and several in the works. I also have a short that has placed in a couple contests.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)

Wow, can’t name one song. If I had to pick an album I listened to the most in my life, I’d have to say Ozzy’s Diary of a Madman or Rush 2112.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I think the main obstacle I faced while writing this screenplay was the fact that I don’t really watch horror movies. I don’t particularly like to be startled, or scared, but I think that this ultimately helped me in the end, because I wasn’t pulling ideas from anything I had seen in the past. Another obstacle I faced was trying to come up with interesting ways for Aesop to take his revenge. I wanted to keep each death interesting-anyone can pull a trigger. Finally, the last obstacle was trying to keep my anti-hero human. While he is taking his revenge through violent acts, he struggles with the decisions he’s made, and knows that some day he will have to pay for his actions.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I went to art school where I studied fine art photography. It’s something I still do, and enjoy, in my spare time. I am also very passionate about music. In what now feels like another life, I was the drummer in a rock band and played all around Hollywood during the height of Guns and Roses, Motely Crue, etc. Oddly enough, twenty some years after it all came to an end, a record company released a seven song CD of our music this year. Oh yeah, I grew up a huge comic book nerd and that hasn’t changed to this day.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

2017 – Read the best of HORROR Short Film Pitches & Loglines

SCROLL through and read the best of SHORT FILMS from 2017: 

WHO IS NEXT, by Deepa Dharmaraj

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARE AND DEATH, by Yentunde Ayodele

REUNIONS, by David Beshears

SKIN, by Paul Okpuno

WISDOM, by Ben Abrass

FUNERAL RITES, by Sy Shanti

THE EXECUTIONER, by Julia Colwell

TOGETHER, by Jade Syed-Bokhari

A PARALLEL, by Alena Cadova

A MURDEROUS LAUGH, by Ramiro Rocha

THE TWISTED MR. BENDY, by Doug Robbins

A FANGIRL, by Diana Galimzy

TRUTH DOESN’T HIDE, by Duarte Nuno Nobrega

THE ABSENT DOORWAY by Matt Allock

SOMETHING IN THE WOODS, by Andrew Dawson

MOONCHASER, by Lisa Newman

THE IMP, by Stephen Milek and Christopher House

NO WAY, by Geoff Nelder

ROLLING DARKNESS, by Chris Von Hoffman

THE DADDY-O, by Nick Hackett

 

 

 

 

 

HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of THE WORK OF ZOMBIES, by Patricia Semler

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Genre: Horror, Crime, Suspense

Logline: Detective Mike Chaldelaine thought he left his demons back in New Orleans. But zombies are robbing banks in Savannah and Mike’s forced to reveal his own voodoo training to thwart the crazed priest and rescue the muck-raking reporter fanning the hysteria.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Fiona Mongillo
Mike – Peter Nelson
Gus – Trevor Marlatt
Devon – Sean Ballantyne
Sylvia – Julie C. Sheppard
Priestess – Vanessa Quagliara

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your screenplay about? 

The Work of Zombies tells the story of a young lovestruck voodoo priest and the havoc he causes chasing an unrequited love and the Cajun cop just savvy enough in the voodoo arts to know how to stop him.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under? 
Horror/thriller

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie? 
The Work of Zombies returns the undead to their traditional roots – an imposed hypnotic punishment meant to intimidate and control a superstitious population. Low budget and set in Savannah’s Haitian community this script turns the zombie trope on its head for a fresh new look into fear.

4. How would you describe this script in two words? 
A cautionary tale

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life? 
There are a couple, but it’s a toss-up between The Wizard of Oz and The Great Escape.

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay? 

This script is about 5 years old. I’ve come back to it time and again after receiving critiques, and stubborn determination to see it on film.

7. How many stories have you written? 
Short stories – about two dozen.  Teleplays – closing in on 100, mostly my original series work, a few spec scripts. Features – 18. Writing’s not the problem, networking and salesmanship is.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the 
most times in your life?) 
This is tougher than the movie question. I’m going to go with Handel’s The Hallelujah Chorus. Mainly because one I sung that in a small church with the acoustics tossing back the sound and the audience kicking in, that was the most thrilling singing experience of my life.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay? 
Balancing the criminal investigation with the horror aspects.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about? 
Choral singing, needlework, reading non-fiction, environmental issues.

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox