It’s that time of year again… BloodList time! BloodList is an annual list of the most liked horror, thriller, sci fi, dark comedy scripts and pilots of the year as voted on by industry executives. 2018 marks the 10th edition, and here it is, BloodList X announced by none other than Norman Reedus!
Writer: Chris Thomas Devlin
Logline: Peter has always been told the voice he hears at night is only in his head, but when he suspects his parents have been lying, he conspires to free the girl within the walls of his house.Genre: Horror
Reps: UTA & Bellevue Productions
Status: Set up at Lionsgate with Roy Lee, Andrew Childs & Jon Bergattached to produce.
THE DEVIL’S FLAME
Writer: Robert Zappia
Logline: Based on TRUE EVENTS. In response to this “astonishing” in- crease in demand for exorcisms, the Vatican opens a secret exorcism training academy where a young, gifted nun defies the church lead- ership to join her colleagues in the battle of good versus ultimate evil.
Genre: Supernatural Horror
Writer: Michael Voyer
Logline: A man goes with his fiancé to right his wrongs at his ex-girlfriend’s horse ranch, only to find sinister happenings.Genre: Horror / Drama
Reps: Verve & Good Fear
Status: XYZ is attached to produce with Dark Castle & The Fyzz.
GET HOME SAFE
Writer: Christy Hall
Logline: On Halloween in NYC, a young woman is targeted and must at- tempt to flee her pursuers.
Reps: CAA & LBI
Status: Eric Heisserer, Lawrence Grey & Christy Hall are attached toproduce.
THE WHITE ROOM
Writer: Bryce McGuire
Logline: Deep in the winter woods of upstate New York, a retiring public school teacher uncovers a carefully guarded secret in an aban-doned house.
Status: Rod Blackhurst is attached to direct. Evan Hayes is attachedto produce.
29 MOLE STREET
Writer: Skylar James
Logline: A victim of domestic violence herself, a dedicated social worker enters the peculiar home of an adoptive single father of six to check on a recently placed foster child. However she soon discov- ers that the family is keeping a deadly secret as the action crescen- dos into a demented game of hide-and-seek where the stakes are life and death. Based on actual events.
Reps: Paradigm & Grandview
Status: In development with Bazelevs.
THE WAKE (Pilot)
Writer: Holly Brix
Logline: A cop finds herself in an unexpected time warp, with unex- pected ties to one of the most notorious missing persons case ever.Genre: Horror
Writer: Alan van Dyke
Logline: In a future where our most important memories are backed up via cybernetic implants, a hard-luck “memory repo man” stumbles upon evidence of crimes in which he appears to have played a role – prob- lem is, he doesn’t remember them.
Reps: Stacey Testro Int.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF CHARLES ABERNATHY
Writer: Chris LaMont & Joe Russo
Logline: On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Aber- nathy invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone – or something – is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line – they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.
Reps: Gersh & Fictional Entity
Writer:Steeve Léonard & Caroline Labrèche
Logline: After losing his wife Elise in a car accident, Lewis Markham stumbles upon a device that lets him travel to a parallel universe, seemingly similar to his own. There he finds living versions of him- self and his beloved Elise. Fueled by grief, Lewis manages to kidnap his double and successfully take over his life… for a while at least.Genre: Sci-fi / Thriller
Reps: Circle of Confusion
The Third Annual Fresh Blood Selects are below! These 10 scripts were discovered out of the 353 projects that were sent in through the free submission system this year. The featured writers are unrepresented, and the screenplays & pilots are available to view via BloodList.com.
Writer: Kyle Bowler
Logline: A young family’s holiday to a remote coastal cottage takes a sinister turn when they allow two strangers to stay with them after an apparent mix-up with the booking.
Writer: Matthew Kaler
Logline: Marnie Graham, an isolated widow, is fighting to save her Montana ranch from foreclosure. After a meteor lands in the wilder- ness bordering her property, animals begin dying in increasingly grotesque ways, and she finds herself pitted against an otherworldly life-form that stalks its victims not only in the physical world, but that of the mind.
Genre: Horror / sci-fi
Writer: David M Quiroz Jr.
Logline: A young American naval officer in WWII must protect his crew from the deadly sea monster hunting his torpedo boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Inspired by the short story by H.P. Lovecraft.Genre: Horror
GRADUATES OF THE GRAVES
Writer: Kathryn Paulsen
Logline: A hundred years ago, sharecroppers’ lives were taken to build Barnabus University–that paragon of Southern education and football. Now, on the eve of Barnabus’s centennial, its victims rise from forgotten graves to wreak vengeance on the university. It’s up to a few Greek geeks, drama queens, and blues singers to stop them… if they can.
Genre: Horror/ Dark Comedy
INNER BEAST (Pilot)
Writer: Greta Harrison & Matthew C. Vaughan
Logline: An awkward TV journalist discovers she’s a bloodthirsty Jer- sey Devil and leads a double life to put her cop fiancé, monster-hunt- ers, and a god-fearing town off the scent, while trying to find a cure.Genre: Horror / Dark Comedy
Status: Under its former title, Easy Tiger, Inner Beast was selected for the Australian Writers’ Guild Pathways program and highly com- mended in the 2018 Australian Writers Guild and ABC TV Laugh Out Loud initiative.
Writer: Jennifer Helen Coates
Logline:When her best friend goes missing, one Iroquois teen muscles her way into North Dakota’s casino underbelly with one mission in mind: bring her friend home or die trying.
SINGLE MONSTER (Pilot)
Writer: Justin Michael Terry, Ryan Marsico
Logline: After a closet monster inadvertently kills a young tomboy foster mom, the creature is assigned to raise the young girl through her formative years as a form of probation.
Genre: Horror/ Dark Comedy
SMALL TOWN MURDER MYSTERY (Pilot)
Writer: Joshua Henaman
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Logline: Journalism student, Carly Hamit, just accepted a ride-along to be “Sheriff for a Day” at the annual “Mystery Fest” in Storyville, Iowa, where not everything is as it seems. When a series of murders leaves nothing but mystery in its wake, the townsfolk refuse to let their “acting sheriff” leave. She must solve the murders as they hap- pen one after another, after another, after another… weekly. It’s Groundhog Day meets Murder She Wrote by way of Twin Peaks… Carly is stuck in a Small Town Murder-Mystery.
Writer: Kirk Anderson
Logline: In a newly gentrified neighborhood, two urban roommates are forced to take the rap for murdering their animal torturing roomie or unleash a zombie epidemic upon the city.
WHEN HORROR MET SALLY
Writer: Ervin V. Anderson
Genre: Horror/ Dark Comedy
Logline: After surviving her second psycho killer massacre, a plucky Final Girl discovers she’s supposed to be in a romantic comedy, and races against time to get back to her rightful genre as the killercloses in.