Coming soon to a theater near you?
Every year, a “Black List” is published, compiling a breakdown of the best unproduced scripts circulating through Hollywood. The horror offshoot of this is called the “Blood List,” which took hold in 2009. The 2011 list has been revealed and while I thought this list was comprised of scripts that were seeking a home, reading this over, it appears some might actually be produced in the near future or are being produced. So, why are they eligible for this list? Beats me. Maybe you can fill me in.
As you’ll see below, some familiar names pop up like Paul Solet and Victor Salva. And it appears writers can’t kick the “zombie” craze. Still, some interesting stories to look forward to, if they ever come to fruition.
MAGGIE by John Scott III
Logline: After a zombie infects a 16-year old girl, she has six weeks before she transforms.
Genre: Horror/Sci Fi
Status: Pierre Ange financing. Henry Hobson attached to direct. Casting.
BETHLEHEM by Larry Brenner
Logline: In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies, a benevolent vampire teams up with a group of humans to survive.
Status: Joe Roth & Palak Patel producing. Julius Sevcik directing.
SUBJECT ZERO by Dave Cohen
Logline: Itâs a love story on par with Romeo & Juliet. Itâs a father and son movie. Itâs a tragedy. Itâs a monster movie tipping itâs hat to Frankenstein and most importantly itâs an origin story explaining the birth of a viral scourge.
MR. ALLEN by John Hulme
Logline: When his childhood boogeyman returns, a father must fight to protect not only his inner fears, but also his family.
Status: John Hulme is attached to direct.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Barbara Curry
Logline: A lonely woman in her 30s has a one-night stand with the 17-year- old boy next door but his obsession proves to be deadly. In the vein of FATAL ATTRACTION.
THE DEVILâS PUNCHBOWL by Alex & Max Schenker
Logline: Upon inheriting a ranch, a man becomes mired in an age-old blood feud with his new neighbors.
IN THE EVENT OF A MOON DISASTER by Mike Jones
Logline: A re-telling of the first moon landing, but in this version disaster strikes the astronauts.
Status: FilmNation producing.
MARTYRS by Mark L. Smith (based on the French film of the same name that was written and directed by Pascal Laugier)
Logline: Two best friends who grew up in foster care take revenge on those that brutalized them.
Status: Temple Hill & Morgan White producing. Daniel Stamm is attached to direct.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK by Scott Milam
Logline: After a girl wakes up from a brutal attack, she begins to have supernatural visions, which leads her to unravel a disturbing truth about NYC’s WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK. In the vein of POLTERGEIST meets SALEMâS LOT. Based on true events.
Status: Daniel Alter & Caliber Media Co.âs Jack Heller producing and looking to partner.
NO GOOD DEED by Jessica Chandler-Fay
Logline: After saving the life of a young woman left for dead in an alley, a good samaritan couple realize the dying girl was just bait and quickly find themselves in an escalating game of cat and mouse with the twisted family who set the trap. In the vein of THE STRANGERS.
CUL-DE-SAC by Evan Hoyt Wasserstrom
Logline: When a group of teenagers carpool to a Friday night party together, looking for a good time, they end up at the wrong house which is occupied by squatters (a murderous husband and wife) who will do anything to get their hands on a young female to procreate for them.
Status: Available, Dan Scheinkman attached to produce and looking to partner.
THE FACES by Eric Reese
Logline: A newlywed couple finds themselves the target of an organization that uses terror as a means of entertainment.
Status: FilmNation producing. Paul Solet directing.
RATTLE MAN by Victor Salva
Logline: 3 brothers encounter the evil Rattle Man, a shadowy figure that terrorizes them and their small coastal town.
Source: Blood List