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ScreenCraft, ShockTillYouDrop.com Team Up for Horror Script Contest

Scream Craft posterTo the horror screenwriters out there…  Shock Till You Drop has partnered with ScreenCraft for the 2nd Annual ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest. That's right, if you've got a horror screenplay, time to dust it off, give it a polish and submit it.

The 2014 feature screenplay contest opens for entries today.

The cash prize has doubled to $2,000 this year and the winner will also receive a one-on-one phone consultation with Hollywood filmmaker Scott Derrickson, writer-director of such celebrated films as SinisterThe Exorcism of Emily Rose and the upcoming Deliver Us From Evil.

The jury for the 2014 ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest includes the following esteemed judges:

  • Ryan Turek, founder and editor of popular horror website ShockTillYouDrop.com
  • Scott Henderson, agent at Paradigm Talent Agency, represents renowned horror filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Wannell
  • Andrew Wilson, manager at Zero Gravity, represents acclaimed horror writer Clive Barker
  • Amotz Zachai, manager at Echo Lake Management, represents legendary filmmakers including master horror writer-director John Carpenter!
  • Jessica Hall, Senior Vice President at Blumhouse Productions, the company behind micro-budget horror hits including the Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge and Sinister franchises
  • Lucy Mukerjee, Vice President of Production and Development at After Dark Films

This second annual competition seeks fresh voices in horror screenwriting – a genre with a proven international fan base and a long history of showcasing emerging talent.  

“I always look forward to discovering new voices and seeing where the next wave of writers is taking the genre,” said Paradigm Agency’s Scott Henderson.  Last year’s inaugural contest partnered with Kailey Marsh’s The Blood List and the grand prize winner was Lichelli Lazar-Lea’s screenplay “Vera.”

The contest is operated by ScreenCraft, a media company dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers master their craft and connect them with managers, agents and producers who need good scripts. Submission and eligibility INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE.

  • EB

    Could you please please please add a short screenplay contest next year?