Winning HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – THE INTERVIEW, by Laszlo Tamasfi

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 box, each item having a more haunting story than the last.

 
Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

‘Exiles’ is a feature length horror anthology. It’s about a séance held in an oddities museum, and the strange objects that the medium examines. In the case of ‘The Interview’ –the segment performed- this object is a dog collar.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror/Supernatural

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It would make a really interesting, strange horror movie. I like the idea of turning genre tropes on their head and playing with audience expectations. And it could be made on a low budget!

How would you describe this script in two words?

Strange, weird

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

The Fly (1986)
It was the very first horror movie that I saw as a child (I think I was about nine) and it absolutely blew my mind. When I rediscovered it as an adult it managed to blow my mind all over again: it’s a masterpiece, and I watch it quite frequently.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

The short films that make up the body of the anthology were written out of order, over the course of three years.

How many stories have you written?

Although ‘Exiles’ is only my second feature length movie script, I also write comic books. I’ve been publishing my flash fiction webcomic since 2014 (www.observatorycomics.com), which at this point is a library of about sixty or so short stories. I also have a horror miniseries coming out the end of March from American Gothic Press (the comic publishing imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland) called ‘Invisible Hands’, which I’m very proud of!

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

I’m a HUGE Nine Inch Nails fan! I couldn’t pick just one song, but I’ve definitely listened to more NIN than any other music in my life…. combined.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Honestly, it was nothing but joy to write. I had no deadlines and I did it on my own terms. It was one of the best writing experiences of my life.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Nine Inch Nails, horror comics, animals, and LGBTQ+ equality.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I was really excited to see actors perform a table read of my script! I thought this would be very useful to gauge how well the story works. I also felt that the initial feedback was encouraging and insightful.

 

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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Watch the Winning Horror Screenplay – 1st Scene: NINE SCARS by Kelly Crawford

NINE SCARS
Written by Kelly Crawford
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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 ruthless leader of a gambling syndicate who�s trying to fix the college football championship game.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
KEITH – Dan Cristofori
PRINCIPAL – David Occhipinti
ROBBIE – Michael Gaty
MATT – Mark Boutros
JAMIE – Viktoria Napolenova

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Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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Horror Screenplay of the Day: WALK WITH THE DEVIL by Alison C. Hall

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WALK WITH THE DEVIL
Written by Alison C. Hall
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SYNOPSIS:

Walk with the Devil is a supernatural drama in which a young sex slave must choose between kidnapping a girl for her pimp or suffer his vicious abuse — all the while fully aware of the Devil’s eyes on her, waiting for her fall.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
OFELIA – Victoria Kucher
JULIET – Marsha Mason
RAMONA – Lorry Ayers
DON ANTONIO – Allan Brunet
PINCERS – Dan Cristofori
JULIET – Adam Martignetti
GOON – Geoff Mays

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Horror Short Script Reading of THE NEW NEIGHBORS by Filippo Santaniello

The New Neighbors is the January 2016 Winning Short Screenplay.

THE NEW NEIGHBORS
Written by L. Filippo Santaniello

SYNOPSIS:

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.

CAST LIST:

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:

  1. 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?

  1. 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!

  1. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this script in two words?

Appetizing, impactful.

  1. 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.

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

One Week.

  1. How many stories have you written? 

Quite a lot. Not only screenplays but also short stories and two novels.

  1. What motivated you to write this screenplay? 

The fun for the macabre.

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

I didn’t face any serious obstacles in writing this screenplay. It all went smoothly.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers? 

Keep on writing. Always. First and foremost for yourself. And have fun while doing it!

 

Watch Horror Screenplay Reading THE FIX FACTORY, by Kyle Jenkins

Deadline November 5th for HORROR Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short, TV Pilot)
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Watch THE FIX FACTORY Performance Reading:

SYNOPSIS:

“After an all-night bender, alcoholic, wannabe family man Lawrence Tijman wakes up in the hospital sporting a mysterious bite mark and a sudden resolution to start his life all over again. During Lawrence’s journey to kick the bottle and become a responsible adult, he’s confronted by an orphaned child, a girlfriend who’s had enough and a guilt-ridden stranger determined to teach Lawrence how to live with his newly discovered thirst for blood, which proves to be far worse than his thirst for booze.”

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Frances Stecyk
LAWRENCE – Dan Cristofori
WILLIAM – Jason Martorino
BRENDA – Silvina Andrea D’Alessandro
STEVE ALLEN – Neil Bennett
ALEX – Gabriel Darku
WENDY – Cindy Landerman

Watch HORROR Short Screenplay: WALK WITH THE DEVIL

Deadline October 10th for HORROR Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short, TV Pilot)
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Watch the Short Script Reading WALK WITH THE DEVIL, by Alison C. Hall

SYNOPSIS:

Walk with the Devil is a supernatural drama in which a young sex slave must choose between kidnapping a girl for her pimp or suffer his vicious abuse — all the while fully aware of the Devil’s eyes on her, waiting for her fall.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
OFELIA – Victoria Kucher
JULIET – Marsha Mason
RAMONA – Lorry Ayers
DON ANTONIO – Allan Brunet
PINCERS – Dan Cristofori
JULIET – Adam Martignetti
GOON – Geoff Mays