August 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: REFLECTION by Jac Brennan
August 2018

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Mike Meade
August 2018

ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead & Esha Khan
August 2018

festival posterTHE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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Horror Festival Testimonial – August 18 2018

The idea of possibly having my script read/performed by actors was a major influencing factor as not very many festivals provide that as a perk to the officially selected script. I believe that reading the script by actors shines a spotlight on the script and gives it the recognition it deserves. It is also an amazing opportunity to promote the screenplay if the screenwriter wants to market it to investors or production companies by giving them something to watch/read along to. My thoughts and feelings regarding the initial feedback that I received was nothing but a positive experience. The feedback was wonderful and touched on many aspects of the screenplay that really had the gears in my head turning, and made me think more about the story or certain parts of the screenplay. It was nothing but positive suggestions to help make the script better, and was very professional and interesting to read from a screenwriter’s point of view.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama

When Jesse returns to his childhood home after hearing about his abusive mother’s suicide, he soon discovers that something evil lurks within the depths of the house, and it’s been waiting for him to return after all these years.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Jesse: Jolly Amoako
Helen: Alicia Payne

HORROR SHORT – ME & CINDERELLA, by Jason Boaden

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

Cinderella is living a post-fairytale life in the present day, when she is discovered by her evil stepmother and drawn into battle for the throne.

CAST LIST:

Amy: Lauren Kristina Maykut
Villager #2: Jarrod Terrell
Queen: Meghan Allen
Narrator: Matt Barnes
Cinderella: Kyra Weichert
Matt: Rob Notman
Bull: Allan Michael Brunet

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HORROR SHORT – GOD OF INSECTS, by James R. Cowley

Genre: Horror, Thriller

An insect fanatic of study brings to light a new purpose.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Matt Barnes
Harry: Jarrod Terrell

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

March 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

festival posterI NEED YOU, 5min., USA, Thriller/Romance
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ACTORFAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE LAST CAMPOUT
March 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade

ACTORTHRILLER 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM
March 2018 Reading
by Victoria Mitchell

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – BACK FROM THE DEAD
March 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TOUCH TABLE
March 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HORROR Best Scene Script Reading of TOUCH, by Scott Timmins

 

Genre: Psychological Horror/Thriller

When a troubled teenaged daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who no longer believes in God, discovers she has the ‘gift’ of second sight she must decide whether or not to use her power to help local police stop a serial killer. The decision this suicidal young woman choses is a twist no one will see coming, with audiences debating the ending long after this “Se7en meets The Dead Zone” film is over.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
Rick: Hugh Ritchie
Michelle: Sarah Evelyn

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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 Reading of HOLIDAY KILL, by Steve Hunyi

CAST LIST:

Velasquez – Hugh Ritchie
Vivian – Victoria Urquhart
Narration – Julie C. Sheppard
Sadie – Lada Darewych
Samson – Geoff Mays
 
Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

Sadie goes on a package holiday designed for serial killers and finds herself reunited unexpectedly with her daughter, another serial killer.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thriller

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

A dark and humorous tale of greed, where capitalism has gone mad, revealing its “holidaymakers” as serial killers who want a slice of hedonism just like the rest of us. Its emotional heart unwinds unexpectedly as plot events force the lead characters Sadie and Samson to discover uncomfortable truths. In this overloaded genre market, it has the potential to be serialized.

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

Razor-edged.

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

Mulholland Drive and Videodrome.

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

About 14 months.

7. How many stories have you written?

Five screenplays. Six theatrical plays. I have written and directed theater and short film.

My work can be seen at
http://www.voodooheartproductions.com

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

The Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell (Timeless and heart-achingly simple.)

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Co-writing can be tricky. it requires patience and respect for your writing partner.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Movies, of course!

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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 Reading of MESSAGE FROM BEYOND, by Paige Brien

CAST LIST: 

Denise – Julie C. Sheppard
Jack – Geoff Mays
Narration – Hugh Ritchie
Cecily – Victoria Urquhart
Doctor – Sean Ballantyne
Rebecca – Lada Darewych

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

I began this screenplay in 2015. I was making a social comment on the cell phone reports of people falling into fountains while on their cell phones, car accidents and altercations. Because the teen generation was particularly engrossed, I decided to turn the story into a horror film. The screenplay is about a girl in her Senior year during Christmas break. Her family has recently lost their Father and she and her little brother become very close as their Mother has become distant. One evening, she visits an abandoned house behind her own home with some friends. The house is condemned. Inside an evil entity lurks, a tortured soul. When one teen films inside a room where gruesome murders took place, the spirit is captured through the eye of a cell phone. When the friends continue to communicate through their cells, the evil is released and spreads through the town. As horror ensues, our heroine begins to unravel the mystery of the numerous, and horrific deaths.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Teen Thriller/Horror

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This film was written with a sequel in mind and I believe is an entertaining and creative comment on how much the cell phone generation has been effected by today’s technology.

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

Thrill Ride.

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

Stepbrothers

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

Writing is rewriting! I have revisited it often for the past 2 years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Countless. But currently I have 6 screenplays, 2 Television Series, 7 short stories (4 produced and directed by me), I have also written numerous commercial’s for various industries.

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

​Painted Black The Stones​

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Dialogue, especially when writing teens, it must be authentic. I had a HS Senior read it and make notes which was very helpful.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Painting, editing, filming, scouting independent music and talent, design, and water sports.

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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 HORROR Television Screenplays (3)

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ACTORTV SPEC of SUPERNATURAL
May 2017 Reading
by Bonnie Bonaduce

ACTORFAN FICTION TV PILOT Screenplay – THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
April 2017 Reading
Written by Richard Mueller

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – ECHOES OF BONNIEVILLE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Simon Schneider

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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 HORROR Short Screenplays (8)

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ACTORHORROR SHORT Screenplay – RED
October 2017 Reading
by Heath Harris

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – NIGHT SHIFT
June 2017 Reading
by Yanjuan Song

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SWITCHMAN
June 2017 Reading
by Henry Leeker

ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – NOTHING IS FREE
June 2017 Reading
by Terry Milner & Rebecca Brillhart

ACTORTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay – COLD COMFORT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Mick Sims

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER
February 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Jean Karam

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – COMES AROUND
January 2017 Reading
Written by Gunnar Halldorsson

 

 

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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