HORROR Short Film of the Day: Funeral Rites, by Sy Shanti

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ACTORTitle: Funeral Rites

Written by: Sy Shanti

Type: Short Film

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Logline: After his distraught father confiscates his sister’s remains, a desperate son fights to perform the burial within 24 hours before a family curse claims their lives.

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HORROR TV PILOT of the Day: FIRESTORM, by Clayton Emery

PITCH:

ACTORTitle: FIRESTORM

Written by: Clayton Emery

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Horror, War

Logline: Battle so fierce even Heaven and Hell step in… In LOST style, American GIs come to occupy St. Michel-Du-Lac, “the city of miracles”. German soldiers – fanatics, draftees, and family men – oppose them. As seen in flashbacks, everyone is a broken soul seeking something. Fighting surges amidst ruins, a cathedral, catacombs, woods, farmland, sewers. Caught in the middle are French Resistance, Gypsies, wilding teens, Vatican exorcists, mad scientists, treasure hunters, Jewish freedom fighters, wayward ghosts and the Devil’s own agent. As secrets unravel and the survivors battle to the town center, mysteries are solved but the underground horror escapes: victims of Hitler’s “poison pill” will unleash the Black Plague on Europe. As chaos and fighting blaze, Sgt Horse, a failed pacifist, must save humanity by calling in an air strike to obliterate the town in a firestorm – until a miracle sends the archangel Michael soaring into the sky!

WGA Registration: I260347

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HORROR Feature Film of the Day: Somebody’s Knocking, by Sherril M. Kinney

PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Somebody’s Knocking

Written by: Sherril M. Kinney

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Paranormal, Thriller, Horror

Logline: “Somebody’s Knocking” is what I said upon awakening as a man in an armored suit ascended the stairs to my apartment wearing a mask I would find hanging from my brother’s bed post a month later on the day he died. It was death knocking at my door which would continue to follow me for years, how many will die?

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Every Genre Has Horror to Thank

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2325554084_c3c5dfd28a_bEveryone enjoys that feeling of being frightened. OK, so I’ve kicked things off there with quite a bold statement. Many of you may strongly disagree with that but if you do, you’re lying. Nah, just kidding, but I bet somewhere deep down there is feeling of terror you sometimes get that you don’t really want to admit to. And that’s fine, there is something of a mildly embarrassing taboo about opening up about things scaring you.

Now I’m not talking about the fear of upcoming surgery or a terrible illness that afflicts you or a family member, which is realistically scary, I mean made up stuff. And there’s plenty out there! Our rational minds are quick to rubbish such ideas as a horde of flesh-eating zombies, or aliens stealing our brains, or a two-headed demon monster serial-killing child molester hiding in the sock drawer.

You know it’s all pretend, it’s…

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99 Great Quotes from Authors

Richard Klu

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. C. S. Lewis
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. Benjamin Franklin
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. Ray Bradbury
And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss. J. K. Rowling
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote
A lot of the time when I write about the person that I love, I feel like I’m writing about New York. Lana Del Rey
There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white. Rebecca Solnit
The only way to learn and hone your craft is by working hard and writing…

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5 Things “The Hellbound Heart” Taught Me About Writing

Richard Klu

For those of you who may not know the movie “Hellraiser” and the franchise it spawned was based on the novella “The Hellbound Heart” by Clive Barker. When I first read “The Hellbound Heart” it was because I had seen that Hellraiser was based on a novella and I thought to myself (having not overly enjoyed the movie) that the novella had to be weird or at the very least something drastically different than I was used to. So I listened to a few reviews of it and decided that even though years before when I’d watched “Hellraiser” I didn’t like it I should read “The Hellbound Heart”.

I was shocked. The book starts with a truly horrific scene that I thought was just gratuitous when I’d first seen “Hellraiser” but in the light of the book with the intensity of the writing I really enjoyed it and overall I…

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Bed Time Stories

Wordland Voyage

Mara’s sister and brother-in-law were out to attend someone’s wedding party and she had to babysit her four years old nephew, Eddie. Mara and Eddie were sitting in the living room and Eddie’s favourite cartoon show was playing on the T.V.

Mara looked at the wall clock and it was 11 p.m. It was late. Eddie had to go to school in the morning and she too had to get up early for college. So they should sleep now.

Mara turned off the T.V. She took Eddie to his room and tucked him in. She switched off the light and turned to him.

“Do you want me to tell you any bed time stories?” she asked him

“No, Aunt Mara,” he said, snuggling with his pillow. “Goodnight.”

“Good night, honey.” she said and turned to leave but he spoke again.

“And don’t worry about bed time stories. She tells me…

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Drama in Real Life

Insights from "Inside"

(dim the lights, cue dissonant minor chords, stoned disco pulsating)

 

A few moments ago

in a city much too close to home

the White House

(a decrepit abandoned

hotel-asylum

presumably haunted with

ghosts of madmen past)

drips bloodied

cuckoos’ nests

while Nurse Spicer

scrubs the walls.

“People always mean well…”

Deluded predatory

enforcers investigate

themselves and Batesian

shower scenes

or kidnappings.

Bedlam, interrupted

speaks in forked

tongues

Thorazine-shuffles

tuned to truncated shrieks.

“REDRUM”

Inmates play stupored

chess with missing

armadas

self-medicate on

high-tweeting

grandiose rants

marketing new

party game

“Nefarious or Stupid?”

“It’s the truth even if it didn’t happen”

Feathered parasites

stab fleeing

exsanguinated corridors

whitewashed

preferring life

as monsters

(straight-jacketed)

to death as good men.

“Alternative facts, they are”

sages Yoda

“You can’t handle the truth”

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March 2017 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW
March 2017 Reading
Written by Laszlo Tamasfi
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – MONSTER MURDER MYSTERY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Arran McDermott

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – EVEN HERE I EXIST
March 2017 Reading
Written by Dylan Stump

 

 

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Editor: John Johnson

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HORROR Short Film of the Day: Skin, by Paul Okpuno

PITCH:

ACTORTitle: Skin

Written by: Paul Okpuno

Type: Short Film

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural

Logline: Two interracial gay partners are trapped in a basement as a herd of zombies tries to break in, one out of the two men has been bitten by a zombie. Time runs out as the other contemplates whether or not to end his partners suffering.

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