2018 Screenplay Finalists
Feature Screenplay Finalists
written by Rachel Woolley
Adult girlfriends struggling to reconnect at an old-school slumber party must fight for their lives when the "dream guys" of their retro dating board game manifest in the flesh--and turn out to be total nightmares.
The Night Before the Exhibition
written by Kirston Fortune
Arriving in town during the worst blizzard in a century, a young woman discovers her art student brother has gone off his meds and is creating an entirely new body of work — using his fellow students’ actual bodies.
Single Family Home
written by Tara C. Hall and Bel Delia
When a couple moves into their dream house to prepare for the arrival of an adoptive child, an unwanted “guest” threatens to tear apart their perfect family, forcing them to go to unspeakable lengths to get rid of her.
written by Emma Olsen and Vere Tindale
Silas didn't have a happy childhood. Aunt Bunny made sure of that. Now an adult and on the brink of literary success, Silas must return home with his girlfriend Rose. Back to the woods. Back to the darkness. Back to Bunny.
Women and Children First
written by Tara C. Hall
After surviving a brutal attack, a single mother raises her two children to be hyper-vigilant at the cost of their childhood and her sanity. But when three armed men break into their home with violent intentions, the children use their training to save their mother.
written by Andrea McGee
In this fun creature feature, a young man makes a terrifying discovery while visiting his hometown for his estranged mother’s funeral -- creatures that emulate human hair and devour their victims from the inside out.
written by Rona Mark
Recently engaged to her girlfriend, a young psychologist with a dangerous secret fetish tries to live a double life, but when she crosses paths with a sadistic serial murderer she has to choose between saving her fiancé or living as her true self.
written by Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein
The balance of light and darkness is disrupted as a young girl born under mysterious circumstances in a superstitious coastal town is recruited by a dying witch to carry on her order's tradition.
written by Janet Hetherington
The appearance of a strange black goose heralds terrifying incidents for a woman and her family escaping abuse by moving to an isolated farm that harbors an old curse.
written by Shiva and Duckie Rodriguez
Four vacationers discover that a haunted attraction has a dark secret to its success.
Short Screenplay Finalists
written by Kenesha Williams
A young girl receives a late night visitor when her parents are away, but she's not as innocent as she seems.
written by Anna Eichenauer
A woman awakens in a strange place and soon realizes she's the main subject of a cruel research experiment.
written by Rakefet Abergel
A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth.
written by Leslie Linder
Aidan regains consciousness in a slaughter-house while meanwhile, a suburban housewife prepares steaks for her family. Will Aidan and his comrades be next on the plate?
written by Megan Morrison
Following a personal tragedy, hard-core hiker Madeline joins a hiking group in hopes of meeting like-minded people. But when the casual hikers won’t pick up their trash, Madeline breaks her own rules by leaving something in the woods herself: their blood.