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10-04-2005, 03:59 PM

SUBJECT: Script should be a spooky-type story appropriate for a Halloween story/film. Ghosts, monsters, psychological haunting, absolutely anything as long as it is a "scary movie" (you get the idea).
SUBMISSION: I will post the PDF files on my web site, as before. So submit to me. You may submit at any time. Yes, you may submit more than one script.
FORMAT: PDF. If you cannot create a PDF, I will be happy to do it for you if you can send me your script (Windows OS only) in Final Draft, MMS, Sophocles, Microsoft Word (any version), Corel WordPerfect (any version), or even plain text (if that is really all you can do :().
LENGTH: Maximum of 12 pages.
ANONYMITY: We will keep the submissions anonymous. I will strip out any identifiers from the PDF. I will give every teaser a number with its title, just as we did last time.
TEASER: In your submission e-mail to me, please include a description of your script, sort of like a pitch or an extended logline. It should be one paragraph, but you can be as thorough as you want. In other words, it does not have to be one or two sentences only. Optionally, you can even comment on what you are trying to do. You should try to inform us about your script and "sell us" on the idea.
DEADLINE: Halloween (inclusive).
VOTING: Anyone can vote, contestant or not. You may vote for yourself. Try to be as objective as you can. To be fair, try to read (if only superficially in some cases) all the scripts. Voting will commence as soon as the deadline has passed. If Derek will again be so kind as to be in charge of voting, I will leave it up to him as to how long he would like to accept votes. A couple of days, I guess. I will plan to vote this time. (In the last contest Derek counted my opinions as my 'top three' votes anyway, that cheeky monkey! :))
I will post all entries, as they come in, at:


Send your contest entries to:

rolandraystroud@cafes.net or rolandraystroud@gmail.com

10-09-2005, 09:27 PM
#1: "What the cat dragged in" (1-whatthecat.pdf)

Are you a cat person or a dog person? There's a right
answer and a wrong one.


10-12-2005, 10:59 AM
#2: "Extra Time" (2-xtratime.pdf)

All Hallows Eve. When a portal opens between the mortal world and the shadow world, allowing the living and the dead to pass in either direction with impunity.


10-12-2005, 11:02 AM
#3: "The Shortcut" (3-TheShortcut.pdf)

A young man on the eve of his 18th birthday.
A shortcut through an old cemetery.
A horrible secret best left buried.


10-14-2005, 09:20 AM
#4: "Demon Squad" (4-DemonSquad.pdf)

You don't call them. They'll come when they're needed. Supernatural monsters terrorize the city while a young boy lies unconscious in a hospital bed. Is there a link? Let's hope so, for all our sakes.


10-17-2005, 09:36 PM
#5: "The Lesser of Two Evils" (5-LesserTwoEvils.pdf)

Every Halloween your small medieval English village is terrorized by two malevolent beasts. But when the beasts are run out of town by an even bigger and meaner beast who refuses to leave, who ya gonna call?


10-22-2005, 10:38 AM
#6: (Submission withdrawn at the request of the author.)

10-22-2005, 10:41 AM
#7: "The Siren" (7-TheSiren.pdf)

After his ship is lost in a storm, a sea captain finds himself washed ashore near a Gothic castle inhabited by a beautiful woman who may not be all she seems.

10-27-2005, 08:44 PM
#8: "Off Night" (8-OffNight.pdf)

Life is tough for Lucifer - he's been on his father's s**t-list for millennia, his brother Jesus is a total spazz, and (ever since their dad "semi-retired" in the dark ages) they only get one night a year off: Halloween.

10-31-2005, 08:07 AM
#9: "PrĂȘta" (9-Preta.pdf)

Ray's gift of a "ghau" to his girlfriend, Carol, has more value than he ever
expected; but, he must return it to its rightful owner and reunite a mother
and daughter. His Halloween task is made more difficult, since the mother has
gone to Hell, and her daughter has become a "prĂȘta."


10-31-2005, 08:12 AM
#10: "Bed, Bath and Beyond" (10-BedBathBeyond.pdf)

A victim of Hurricane Katrina starts rebuilding his life at Bed, Bath and


(This is script 10. Because of how computers automatically number items, 10 does not appear after 9. Check the top of the list in the Index at the link. :))

10-31-2005, 08:54 PM
#11: "Trash Night" (11-TrashNight.pdf)

It's trash night in the Watts' house, but it's also Halloween.


10-31-2005, 08:56 PM
#12: "The Looking Glass Lies" (12-LookingGlass.pdf)

If the man in the mirror starts lying to you, then whom can you trust?