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The Attic

A young boy obsessed with horror comics looks to a mysterious supernatural force as a means of seeking retribution against his violent, drunken stepfather.

Written by: Wayne Johnson    

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Format: Short Screenplay
Starring Roles For: 11 year old boy
11 year old boy
30's Guy
In the Vein Of: Stephen King short

Posted: 01/31/2018
Updated: 03/02/2019
Author Bio:
Wayne E. Johnson's first screenwriting attempt was a script for Tales From the Crypt, which Robert Zemeckis accepted and sent to Jack Rapke at CAA. Unfortunately, the show went on hiatus. About a dozen short stories and magazine articles of his were published nationally, and he currently writes a humor column for The Voice, a northeastern Illinois newspaper. His first novel—The Militarized Zone: What Did You Do in the Army, Grandpa?— was published by The Tradewinds Company and has received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Windy City Reviews, the Vietnam Veterans of America and others.

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Contest Results: PAGE International (Quarterfinalist, top 25%) [2012]
American Gem Short (Semifinalist) [2005]
Chicago Screenwriters (Quarterfinalist) [2013]