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ScreamFest Announces Contest Winners

Haunted High by MV Gerhard & Matt Verboys has been named the winner of the 2008 ScreamFest Sreenwriting Competition.

Winning Screenplay

HAUNTED HIGH
MV Gerhard & Matt Verboys

Top Finalists

THE MONASTERY
Simon Birrell
Three jaded travelers con their way into an isolated monastery that supposedly contains vast riches. Once inside, they discover that the monks have the power to tell them when they are going to die, and, caught plundering, they get thrown into a bizarre subterranean Hell.

HAUNTED
Ryan Gilmore
An agoraphobic housewife is haunted by a serial killer's ghost.

RED AGENDA
William Prystauk
Bobby Keagan of Philadelphia's Paranormal Crimes Unit must stop the vampire terrorist group ''Red Agenda'' before they kill the president.

THE UNAMEABLES
Patrick Schiffrar & Eric Miller
It's Tommy Guns versus Tentacles as writer H.P. Lovecraft and detective Thomas Malone fight the horrific Elder Gods and their monstrous minions in Prohibition-era New York.

Semi-Finalists

THE TEMPLE
Alex Greenfield & Mike Eitelman
A team of mercenaries stumble across a ruin that hides an ancient, voracious evil. THE THING meets THE DESCENT.

SOLDIERS OF THE DEAD
Paul Fusco
Trapped in a Haitian voodoo crypt ... a Green Beret A-Team battles the "spiritual" undead, while trying to find escape through the crypt's labyrinthine passages.

SHED
Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer
A life-changing discussion about an unplanned pregnancy must be put on hold when young couple Rachel and Danny discover a kidnapped girl in the shed of the cabin they're staying in. This will lead to a terrible ordeal when the psychotic killer returns for his victim and Rachel finds herself fighting for her life and the child within her.

MORNINGSTAR
Timothy Cairo
A Western hero's last stand, but when greed rules and the dead walk, can there be anything left worth defending?

ZOMBIE CRUISE
Josh Burnell
A zombie outbreak on a luxury cruise liner leads a group of passengers into the heart of the ship to save a friend and fight for their lives.

RED ROVER
Phil Landa
A 16-year-old foster kid from an abusive background is drawn into the violent world of a charismatic stranger who promises he will never be a victim again.

THE THIRTEENTH MARY
Michael Strode
A rebellious college freshman becomes the target of demonic assassins when she finds herself inexplicably pregnant with the Second Coming. Doubting her faith, and with no archangel to warn her, she goes on the run with a mysterious, brutal protector.

DEEP WOODS
Jason Carreiro
"Feuding lumberjacks and environmental activists are hunted by fabled creatures inhabiting the deep heart of an old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest."

THE EFFECTED aka FUBAR
Adam Wolfe
A military teleportation project goes awry when the test subjects become soulless.

GRIMM VALLEY
Dennis Shutty
Located deep in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. Once a booming coal town... now just a sleepy village. Here the local sheriff gets caught up in a bizarre crime wave amid rumors of UFOs, doppelgangers, religious fervor, and other unearthly events.

REMAKE
Jason Contino


THE PLANTATION
Ryan Harris & Brian Lubocki
Years after his best friend goes missing in Haiti, a reporter must revisit the island nation, the mysterious roots of Voodoo and the people behind it when visions of his friend begin to haunt him.

Updated: 11/14/2008
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Additional Contest Info: Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition


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