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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

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Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Objective

Got a horror short screenplay or short story? We want to read it.

Our Top 10 finalists will be read by a jury of over a dozen literary managers, producers, filmmakers, and absolute horror legends.

Prizes include guaranteed industry reads, career consultations, Final Draft 12, a killer trophy, increased rank on Coverfly's The Red List, and so much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 12/15/2023

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Notification: February 11, 2024

Rules

Screenplays entered must 25 pages or under, be written in English, and adhere to industry standard screenplay format. For a full list of rules, please visit the official website.

Awards

This year's jury includes:

  • Kane Hodder - Actor, Stuntman (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Jason X, Hatchet I, II & III)
  • Xavier Burgin - Director (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror)
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero - Director (Culture Shock, The Purge, El Gigante)
  • Scott Stoops - Literary Manager - Good Fear Content
  • Daniel Seco - Literary Manager - Empirical Evidence
  • Julian Terry - Filmmaker (Whisper, The Nurse, They Hear It)
  • Chelsea Lupkin - Senior Programmer at Short of the Week, Filmmaker (Flagged, Lucy's Tale)
  • Glenn Cockburn - Literary Manager - Meridian Artists
  • John Zaozirny - Literary Manager / Producer - Bellevue Productions
  • Barbara Crampton - Actress (You're Next, From Beyond, Chopping Mall, Re-Animator)
  • Jenn Wexler - Filmmaker (The Ranger, ABC's of Death 2, Slumber Party)
  • Sophie Carroll - Programming Manager - ALTER
  • Jason Tamasco - Producer - Bad Idea Films
  • Matthew Dartnell - Literary Manager - Writ Large
The Top 3 Winners Receive:
  • Circulation and recommendation to our network of Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives.
  • Career consultations with Coverfly's Head of Development.
  • Final Draft 12 Screenwriting Software.
  • Waived entry to multiple other contests and festivals.
  • A Killer Trophy!
  • Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List.
  • Killer swag courtesy of Rue Morgue, Fright Rags, HorrorPack, and Ghoulish Gary. Shudder subscriptions (1 year, 6 months, and 3 months, respectively)
  • ISAConnect Memberships (1 year, 6 months, 6 months)
  • Plus, our 3rd Place Winner will receive 5 pages of in-depth analysis and actionable advice from The Script Butcher!

Top 10 Finalists Receive:

Finalist Laurels, Final Draft license, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus, your script will be read by our panel of industry judges.

Semi-Finalists Receive:

Semi Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, plus your screenplay will be made available by request to potential producers and filmmakers.

Quarter Finalists Receive:

Quarter Finalist Laurels, Increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, and 5 Coverfly Tokens for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange.

Killer Shorts Horror

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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Contest News

Killer Shorts Names Screenplay Contest Quarterfinalists

The Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition has their announced quarterfinalists from among more than 1,033 submissions.

Main Category Quarterfinalists
SARAH WARD '97
JUSTIN ANDREW COOK A Man Walks In
ANDREW WILBUR A Trip To The North
LUCAS GARBERA Affliction
MARYELLEN DEVIVO All the Rage
JENESSA RIVERA Amor de Mi Vida
LIA BERGER Beware Of Dog
JACK CAREY Blood Trench
JAMES MAZZULLO Bright Eyes
DANNY ROGERS Buck's Big Break
ARRAN CRAWLEY Burn Slowly, Black Gloves
JAMES PATRICK FURLONG Clean Kill
DANNY WEIR Cockney Ghost Smashers
FRANCESCO GIACOMARRA Coffee Pot
JULIA DIDDY Cooking Lessons with Baba Yaga
ROBERTO ALVARENGA Dead Man's Party
MICHAEL CASTALDO Desolation's Edge
FREDERIK EHRHARDT Devil's Instrument
RACHEL CYLIE GROSS & STANLEY SWINDLING Dispose
BRIAN BARNES Do Not Open
PHILLIP WALTON Don't Eat From The Machine
MICHAEL ROGERS Don't Sleep
SHAUN O'LOUGHLIN Drinkwater
KARELINE CASTOR Dust
TIYAN NEWMAN Eden
GARISON PIATT Family Man
JEREMY WEINER Get It!
DEE MICK Gully
ANDREW MENA Hairasite
CHARLENE CLARKE-TODORUK Heads
COLE MCCABE Henrietta's Egg
RODOLFO SALAS Hunger Pains
STEPHANIE NOEL Hypnopompia
VICTOR RIDAURA Identidad Raza
JOSH SCHENKKAN AND MICHAEL MOUNT Incognito Mode
REBECCA MORET Inside These Walls
RICHARD H. MOON Interruption
MAYANKA GOEL Is Your Husband Home?
BRIAN MENZ It's OK. He's Friendly.
LANCE ELIOT ADAMS Jelly Doughnut of Evil
JON PLATT Just the Three of Me
MJ FARBER-RAY Knife Twist
BEN WOODIWISS Lady Midday
ARIEL MCCLEESE Lady Parts
ALAN MENDEZ Leave
PHILLIP WALTON Little Blessings
DYLAN JAMES AMICK Long Face
PATRICK LEHE Look Away
JORDAN SYMES Love Yourself
LUCY FOSTER Lovely Girl
GEORGINA BOWLEY-MORIARTY Mami
JOSHUA DAVID MATTHEWS Memories of a House
ALEXANDER SELTZER Merrow
ERIC ROBINSON MUSKREALM.JPG
LEE BACON New Dog
CHRISTIAN GREEN Night Of The Living Vacuum
MARK LEE Night Watcher
GWENDOLYN HULET Nothing's Final
DEREK LADD Oil Change
CHIGOZIE ONYEAKA Onoura
PHILLIP DISHON Patrimony
ADAM SANTA CRUZ People Die
BRITT ALEXANDRIA Please Forward
BRITTA BARRETT Price Slashers
MELINDA-CATHERINE GROSS Redbeard's Reunion
SIMON DOYLE Retrograde
TOMMIE BROWN Rising Gas Prices
ALEXANDRA YORK Road Trip
ERIC WARREN Sampson & Delilah
JACKIE PEREZ & ELISE SALOMON Self Image
D. WESTFALL Separated
MIYAKO FUQUA Shelf Life
JOHAN SPIROLAZZI Sing The Fucking Song
APRIL ROUVEYROL Starlight
JOSEPH X CASILLAS Stock Photo
JASON RICE Stray
JED WOODS Stud Muffin
JUSTIN MORITZ & PARKER FOREMAN Take 177
BRITTANY BOOKBINDER Teetering On The Edge
LIA BERGER Teller
BRYCE CARLISLE The Bone Shift
JESS C WHEATLEY The Call Out
KARELINE CASTOR The Devil's Doorman
ALEXANDER SELTZER The Door
DOMINIC HART The Night Runner
JERRY JENAE SAMPSON The Safety Games
JAI BRANDON The Stranger I Used To Know
MELANIE HAYWARD The Unexpected End Of The Outback Races
PATRICK MEDIATE & AARON MCLANE The Unwrapping
DANIEL ALAN KIELY The Whisper Tree
YVETTE ROSS There's A Monster in My Room
GLENN FORBES To Live Again a Butterfly
PATRICK LOVELAND Too Many Eyes
COLLEEN KELLY Truth or Dare
RANDY PARKER Vaccine
ALIA ZEID Wacky Otter's Waterpark
JEFF KALLET We're Here to Kill it
ASH LAZER White Noise
ZOE BULLOCK Witch Hunt
JOSHUA HEATON You're on Mute

1-Page Quarterfinalists:

PATTY PAPAGEORGIOU #milk
PHILLIP DISHON #UnaliveYourself
JOSHUA HEATON A Confession
WENZLER POWERS A Little Prick
JEFF JAMES A Soft Earth
CHELSEA SPIRITO After the Storm
CHRISTIAN CURRY AKUNA Bookworm
ANDREW WILCZAK Bubbles
RENE CLAVEAU Cluck Cluck
JESS BARTLETT Duck Duck Goose
ADAM PAVLOVIC Excrements
CHRIS VANDERHORST Followers
BRADLEY AUSTIN Garden of the Grafted
CC MCLOUGHLIN Gourmandise
EVAN BAUGHFMAN Killer in Tent
KATHERINE COX & MATT MCCARTHY Kitty's Like...
BEN GERRIOR Light's On
STEPHEN CHEN Look Ma, I Made It!
YVETTE ROSS Love Is in the Air
JULIETTE GILLIES Lychnobite
DAVE THORPE Mommy Is Here
SANDRA WADE MRI
SANCHEZ TAYLOR No Life Detected
JULIE ROSING Offbeat
TRACI LOPER Pastime
ALISON PRINGLE Phantom Crying
CHRISTIAN GREEN Pizza Perry
JOSEPH X CASILLAS Plateau
EVAN BAUGHFMAN Pop!
STEPHEN CHEN Security
CODY SOUSA Shadow Puppet
SPIKE BLACK Snip
AR UGAS Storage Room
JACKIE PEREZ The Ballerina
WHITNEY HAMILTON The Confession
ERIC BROWN The Food Chain
KEVIN TALLEY The Last Valentine
KEVIN MANN Unsightly
ARRAN CRAWLEY Watch My Baby, Please
DONAIDH ALLEN What Do Any Of Them Want?

Updated: 02/14/2023

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition

Contact

PO BOX 118
West Oneonta, NY 13861

Web:
https://www.killershortscontest.com
Email:
info@killershortscontest.com

Contact: Alison Parker, Contest Director

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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