In deep suburbia, an unhappily married couple regularly murders to feed their cannibal son, until a manipulative high school valedictorian’s sleuthing forces life-changing decisions. CAST LIST: Timmy: Peter Mark Raphael Ms. Smiley: Norma Dunphy Ronald: : Isaiah Kolundzic Narrator: Esther Thibault Tess: Victoria Urquart Rick: Dan Cristofori Rebecca: Monica Knox Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive… Continue reading HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay: Timmy Cooke: A Cannibal Love Story by Aaron Barrocas
A famous horror writer finally decides to start dating again after grieving for years over the loss of his wife, only to discover that all the creatures he’s been writing about are real and he just started dating one. CAST LIST: Annie: Norma Dunphy Narrator: Esther Thibault Gould: Isaiah Kolundzic Hershel: Dan Cristofori Doc:… Continue reading HORROR 1st Scene Screenplay: Punctured by Shari Hamrick-Grewal
Winning Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW Written by Laszlo Tamasfi CAST LIST: NARRATOR – Val Cole AGENT – Dan Cristofori SARAH – Jane Hailes SYNOPSIS: Genre: Thriller, Horror When a mysterious black box haunts a young couple they take it to a supernatural expert. With the help a strange boy they examine each item inside the… Continue reading Winning HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW, by Laszlo Tamasfi
NINE SCARS Written by Kelly Crawford Read 10 Questions with the writer SYNOPSIS: Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller A teen romance thriller that takes place in a world in which everyone has nine lives. In this world of nine lives, an aspiring football player must risk all of his lives to rescue his girlfriend from the… Continue reading Watch the Winning Horror Screenplay – 1st Scene: NINE SCARS by Kelly Crawford
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The New Neighbors is the January 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.
THE NEW NEIGHBORS
Written by L. Filippo Santaniello
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Three friends are screening and selecting short films for a low budget horror film festival when the babysitter from the floor below rings the bell. Something bad has happened and she needs help.
NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
VIVIAN – Katelyn Vanier
ZACH – Dan Cristofori
ASHLEY – Holly Sarchfield
ALEX – Geoff Mays
ASIAN BOY – Lorne Hiro
Get to know writer Filippo Santaniello:
What is your screenplay about?
“The New Neighbors” is a story about three friends that work as short film selectors for a Horror Film Festival. Disappointed by the overall quality of the films they wonder why no one is creating something original. Right then the bell rings. The babysitter from downstairs appears at the threshold of the door. Does she need help or is she just hungry?
Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?
I believe that the screenplay is well-structured and it can also be enjoyed by those that are not just horror film fans. And there is lots of blood!
This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this script in two words?
What movie have you seen the most in your life?
I would say Daro Argento’s Profondo Rosso because I’m a huge lover of the horror movies produced in Italy between the ‘60s and ‘70s. There are no words to describe the works of authors such as Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Joe D’Amato. As an Italian writer I feel very close to these authors but I’m also enthusiastic about international directors like David Lynch, David Cronemberg and John Carpenter.
How long have you been working on this screenplay?
How many stories have you written?
Quite a lot. Not only screenplays but also short stories and two novels.
What motivated you to write this screenplay?
The fun for the macabre.
What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?
I didn’t face any serious obstacles in writing this screenplay. It all went smoothly.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Music. I listen to rock music all the time. And now that Lemmy and Bowie are out of the scene we are left without myths.
What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?
I wanted to compete with other good international authors in order to expose my writing to markets outside of Italy.
I think feedback is important, it helps you grow. If everything went well we would remain the same without the possibility to improve.
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