ANNOUNCING THE 2020 KILLER SHORTS HORROR SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION’S QUARTER-FINALISTS!

Killer Shorts 2020 Horror Short Screenplay Competition’s Quarter-Finalists Announced!

Alongside our industry partners and sponsors, we are thrilled to announce the Top 100 Quarter-Finalists for the 2020 Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition.

We asked, and you delivered! Listed below are the quarter-finalists of the 2020 Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition, selected from a whopping 765 submissions! After two rounds of reading, we have narrowed it down to the top 13% of entries to bring you the Top 100 voices in horror.

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR QUARTER-FINALISTS AND TO ALL THOSE WHO ENTERED THIS YEAR.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the semifinalists and grand prize winners here and on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! And don’t forget to join the Screenwriters Network Discord server — you might just get some early insights and behind the scenes scoop!

Click here to congratulate the QF’s on Twitter!

Reminder, the Top 3 scripts will be read by agents, managers and producers at the following companies: Grey Matter Productions, Paradigm Talent Agency, Good Fear Content, and Affirmative Entertainment.

You can listen to a very special Podcast Episode about how we approached the selection process here.

If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Best wishes,

Alison Parker, Contest Director
Contact details: alison@killershortscontest.com

Now, without further ado, let us introduce you to the 2020 Killer Shorts Quarter-Finalists! (download your laurels here!)

PROJECTWriter/s  
A HALLOWEEN CAROLMaureen Trinh
A KILLER LOVE SONGMichael Rogers
A MOTHER'S LOVEVictoria Diana
ABDUCT ME!James Hancock
ALIENATIONRay Raghavan & Nick Purrier
AN APPLE A DAYAllen Roughton
AYAHUASCAFederico Fracchia
BABY DOLLJohn Burr
BAD DREAMSAmaris Gagnon
BAD EGGAlec Blome
BAELBrandon Weavil
BLANKAvishai Weinberger & Tova Weinberger
BLASTBEATSimon Howell
BLOOD RUSHWilliam Glenn
BLOOD SUGARSam Thompson
BLOOMCarroll Brown
BONESEEDJoshua David Matthews & Brett Brooks
BORDER CONTROLMichael Rogers
BREEDERAlex Payne
BTW, I'M AN ALIENJ. L. Paxxiel
BY MOONLIGHTBrandon Laraby
CAREFUL, SHE BITESMary Farmer & Greg Stolze
COLD CALLDavid Bryant
CONSUMEDBrian K
DEAD BODY CAMBrian Lisi
DEAD BY DAWNJohnny Gao
DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILMargina Sisson
DRONEJohn Arvai
ETERNI-TREEDoug Mallette
EVOCATIONSBrandon Weavil
FACELIFTVirat Pal
FALLDanny Newell
FIELD TESTChris Hicks
FINAL FINAL GIRLSBen DeLoose & Matthew Chilelli
FINGERSLachlan Marks
FOG OF WARSteven Lundgren
FREEZERChris Wiltz
FUCK THE DEVILCat Tebo
GANGLERSMark Renshaw
GIRLIEHarrison Gambelli
GROCERIESJacob Gold
HUNGRY HARRYApril M. Sanchez
I-16Margina Sisson
IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN I'LL KILL YOULisa Jay
IMMINENT NIGHT: QUIET ROOMMiguel Marqueda
INFESTArun Croll
INTRUDERMaria Wilson
JOE, JOE, JOERafael Diez
KILLERSamantha Talbot
LITTLE EYETrey Jordan
LOYAL LISTENERSPreston Ray
MABOYAWilfred Esteves
MERMANIACRodriguez Fruitbat
MI CARIÑOChristian Jacob Ramon
MICHELLE'S GRIFFINRoberto Alvarenga
MY DJINNRubel Rafael Ahmed
NESTMax Hallam
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATINZach Shields
NINE NIGHTSJake Baird
NOISE COMPLAINTMatt McCarthy & Katherine Cox
PAIRSGarrett Amerson
PANDORAChristopher Schrader
PINS AND NEEDLESBriana Nichol Bougard
REMEMBER TO BREATHEBuck Bloomingdale
SANGUISLeon Chase
SASKIAConnor Savage
SECOND SKINGary Davies
SIX STONESLloyd Barnett
SLAUGHTER HEARSEEvan Baughfman
SMILEY IKETrevor Lawrence
STATIONARYBrian Lewis
STORAGE SPACEKatherine Botts
SUDSJustin Villemure
THAT LONG BLACK TRAINTravis Heermann
THE BUTTER STREET HITCHHIKERChris Hicks
THE CALLINGDesmond Hew
THE CHALLENGEAsia Ponder
THE DEVIL I KNOWFrank Truong
THE DEVIL WILL DRIVE YOU MADMichael E. Pitts
THE DRAWLaura Ashley Seaton
THE GOAT KING OF PUCK COUNTYLorcan Reilly
THE KEYJorge Lucas
THE LAST CHRISTMASJay Slater
THE LEGEND OF THE RABBIT MANDarren Joe
THE NO-NO MANCJ Whitehead
THE RICKETY MANJeremiah Lewis
THE SIN OF PERFECTIONNicole Moore
THE TRAIL OF INDRID COLDAndrew Fontanez
TRAFFIC STOPFederico Fracchia
UHF RADIOPaul Clarke
UNFINISHED BUSINESSKimberley Elizabeth
UNWANTEDBenjamin Hickey
VOIDJonni Remmler
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMASSarah Emery & Carl Firth
WHEN THE TIME COMESJondaniel Cornett
WHO WANTS DESSERT?Venita Ozols-Graham
WIGILIARichard Karpala
WOLVESPeter Donovan
YOU'RE ITJohn Licata
ZOMBIES ON A BUSJanet L. Loftis

For all the latest Killer Shorts news and updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Major thanks to our sponsors, Shudder, Final Draft, WeScreenplay, Script Butcher, Virtual Pitchfest, Screencraft, Oregon Scream Week, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, Coverfly and FilmFreeway.