The 2018 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest is open for submissions and we're thrilled to announce this year's killer Hollywood jury!
As one of the most successful genres for launching careers, horror has stood the test of time as a playful genre for innovation and new talent to succeed within low budget limitations. This year's judges include producers and managers at the top of their game in the horror genre, with films to their credit including A QUIET PLACE, DONNIE DARKO, INSIDIOUS, SAW, GET OUT, THE PURGE and many more.
Mark your calendar: the final deadline is June 29th, 2018.
The 2018 judges include some of Hollywood's top horror movie producers:
Sean McKittrick, Film Producer at Darko Entertainment, and the producer of such films as DONNIE DARKO, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and Jordan Peele’s recent blockbuster GET OUT.
Ryan Turek, VP of Development at Blumhouse Productions (company credits include PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS, SINISTER, OCULUS, THE PURGE, THE GREEN INFERNO and Academy-award nominee WHIPLASH). Turek is also the founder of popular horror website ShockTillYouDrop.com.
Kailey Marsh, Manager / Producer and CEO of Kailey Marsh Media as well as the creator of Bloodlist.com & BloodList, the highly anticipated annual list of best unproduced horror and dark genre screenplays in Hollywood. Kailey’s clients include multiple staffed writers & directors as well as clients writing projects for studios.
Andrew Wilson, Manager at Zero Gravity Management, the production and management production company behind dozens of genre films, as well as such top Hollywood talent as Katherine Heigl, Madison Iseman, Will Yun Lee, Maggie Grace, Dolph Lundgren, Kellan Lutz and many more.
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, Screenwriters of A QUIET PLACE, the surprise 2018 blockbuster (starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) that topped the box office two weekends in a row!
SUBMIT YOUR HORROR SCREENPLAY FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE FINAL DEADLINE ON JUNE 29th.
As always, keep writing!
- Team ScreenCraft
P.S. We also recently announced the FIRST EVER Public Domain Screenplay Competition, open to feature film and TV pilot screenplays!