Slamdance Announces Horror Competition Winners

Tony Mosher's The Punished has been named the winner of the Slamdance Horror Screenwriting Competition.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
THE PUNISHED by Tony Mosher


CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER
CHILD IN THE DARK by Damian Lahey & Ian Ogden




FINALISTS

THE BUM, THE WHORE, AND THE HITMAN
By Luis Cordoba
Logline: An eccentric homeless man, a voluptuous prostitute, and an agitated professional killer are forced to team up late one night to fend off a small army of sneaky, flesh-eating mutants in the New York City subways.



THE CANNIBAL
By Ahimsa Kerp AND Garrett Calcaterra
Logline: A young man tracks down the last of a cannibal clan thought to be long dead, inciting fear and murder in a medieval Scottish village.



CHILD IN THE DARK
By Damian Lahey and Ian Ogden
Logline: In the weeks following the outbreak of a horrifying epidemic, a blind girl, alone in her house, must survive the night amidst the escalating violence and hysteria overtaking the world around her. As she waits on a convoy to take her to safety, this young girl must use all her strength and courage to make it through the night in this relentless story of suspense and terror.



THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
By Patrick Day
Logline: An accountant becomes curious about the fate of the previous occupant of his work cubicle and begins an investigation the reveals a sinister underside to the functioning of the city where he lives.



DEEP DOWN
by Karl Williams
Logline: When a neglected young Jewish boy learns the truth about his grandmother-s past, eerily disturbing incidents begin to occur in his neighborhood and home.



DEMONS IN THE DUST
By Nathan D. Adlen
Logline: An ancient evil sends vile creatures to possess and slaughter a town in the old west.

FRIENDLY
By Jacinthe Dessureault & Craig A. Schwartz
Logline: A group of twenty-somethings on a road trip fall prey to a mysterious black fungus that inspires a homicidal rage in others.



GHOST OFFICE
By Cory Marciel
Logline: An insurance clerk begins to suspect his co-workers of murder when he discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of the man who had his job before him.



GINGERBREAD
By Dirk Scott Levinsohn
Logline: After the death of their parents, the world unravels for privileged California teens Hunter and Gwen when they are forced to live with a clan of inbred relatives in the isolated backwoods of Gingerbread, New Hampshire. Inspired by Hansel and Gretel.



GLORIA'S PLACE
By Steffen F. Kaminski
Logline: An Elvis Impersonator, moves into a house of misfits, just to find out, that his landlord is a vampire feeding on her tenants.



HUNTING SEASON
By Kieran Turner
Logline: A group of teens is stalked while camping in the woods after one of them is accidentally killed by a party of hunters.



INFECTED
By Edwin Maraj
Logline: After a town becomes mysteriously overrun by zombies, a small group of survivors make a daring escape in hopes of finding a safe haven.



LAKESHORE MANOR
By Stewart Wadwell & Shawn Buffington
Logline: Four college students are stranded at a haunted manor run by a murderous family.



NANAW
By Mark Harriott
Logline: A mild-mannered suburbanite spirals into insanity when his mother, an elderly woman with a passion for death, forces herself back into his life taking with her the man-eating house cat that tormented him as a child.



THE PUNISHED
By Tony Mosher
Logline: A couple encounters unimaginable horrors when they try to pay off a dangerous bookie by ransoming the daughter of a wealthy small town preacher.



ROMANCE OF THE DEAD
By Bobby Miller
Logline: Sam, an idealistic med student, has a problem with his longtime girlfriend: she's a zombie. Now, Sam must struggle to find a cure for the girl he loves, while dealing with a zombie invasion...and his cynical divorced father. Will love conquer all or should Sam follow the advice of his father...and split while he can?



SAVAGE WEEKEND
By Patrick Crawford, Todd Crawford & Jeremy Padow
Logline: A small construction crew working on an isolated site finds themselves hunted by a clan of mutated cannabalistic savages.



THRILL KILLERS
by Bill Richardson
Logline: A pair of serial killers who videotape their crimes abduct a local TV reporter and try to destroy her mind and body.



WORM
By Marc A. Samson
Logline: A hopeless nerd who becomes the subject of a revolutionary tapeworm diet must struggle to regain hold of his life when the dangerous parasite starts to control him.



THE ZOMBIE DIARIES
By Andrew Lloyd, story by Dave Goetsch & Andrew Lloyd
Logline: A poor scholarship student enrolls at an ultra-privileged prep school and uncovers a dark secret that is turning her classmates into homicidal creatures.

Updated: 03/12/2008

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