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2022 ScreenCraft Horror Competition Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on December 10, 2021

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Horror Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,700 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on January 5th here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Quarterfinalists:

'Nam Ryan Thomas Hinrichs
#KillMeNow Gary Sewell
$ugar Island miranda allender
100% Happy Jerome Velinsky
27th Phase of the Moon jim ramsay
7 Maggots on Deaths door Keith Walker
88 Days Mick McCann
A COMPENDIUM OF GHOSTS Christopher Maudsley
A Loving Home R.H. Norman, Micheline Pitt
A MONSTER WITHIN Warren Sefton, Chris Carter
A Safe Place For Shelter George Wilson
A Sojourn Most Savage Bryan Yentz
A Witch's Tale Hugh Key
A.F.K. Muhammad Sultan
Above Snakes Jerold Wallace
Absolution Carmen Mosley
Abyss Seya Hug
Agave Agape L. Andrew Cooper
ALIVE: A Frankenstein Reimagining Aimee Dansereau
American Slashers Mark Dorman
Anything for You Emily Adler
Aphrodisiac David Chang
APRICITY Tom Levesque
Arctic Splashdown Jeremy Marwick
ARMADILLO Rachel Cylie Gross, Stanley Swindling
ARMITAGE Rune Ness
Arterial Tim Leibbrandt
Avenue C Exorcist Michael Stark
B damned Enric Folch
Bad Friends Christine Rifkin
Bad Things in the Middle of Nowhere Garry Walsh, Bryan Walsh
Bar 51 Miles Gunter
Barasat Mrinalini Basu
Bartlett Werewolves Melissa Sweazy
Bearskull David Williams
Beasts of Burden Nick Tassoni
Belly Of My Brother Jared Faircloth
Beneath the Surface Paul Fox
Better Watch Out John Barr
Beware, Wolf! David Liberman, Jacky Revah, Itzik Revah
Beyond Blood Matt Jackson
Beyond the Veil Michael Mortimer
BFFs Never Say Die K. Jennifer Ilagan
Big Ben Tom Ross
binding Kylie Hogrefe
Black Friday Gregory Lane
Blackfriar Chris Bolton
Blood Bath Stephanie Noel
Blood Island Billy Krolick
Blood Vessels Kurt Doerr
Bloodletting Alexandra Ruggieri
Bluff Creek Aniruddh Pandit
Body Bank Will Kenning
Body Slam Alexander Messana, Adam Messana
BORDERLORE J. Angel Sierra
Born Again Richard Mathiasen
Breeder Alex Goyette
Breeding Ground Joshua Gacita
BURIAL Brooke deRosa
Bush Devil Chuck Prongua
Butterfly Cemetery Caroline Buendia
Call Corey Stanton
Calling Hours Ian Lerch
Cannonballs: An American Revision Jason Williams
Carmilla Joseph O'Connell
Casualties Travis Williams
Charlotte, Lou & Britney Too Daniel Kelly-Mulhern
Cheater Unit Joe Gustav
Child Giovanni Labadessa
Circle of Confusion Leif Johnson
Closer to the Heart Charlie Roberts
Cold Hands Adrian Gutierrez Martel
Consume Jevon Stennis
Cradle Song Celeste Chaney
Crawl Space Derick & Rebecca Otto
Crescendo Rachel Mahoney
Cryptid Brandon Weavil
CULT FOLLOWING Anthony Griszell
Dark Arts Melissa Fall
Dark Dreams Kevin Sweeney
Dark Dreams Kevin Sweeney
Dark Harbinger Kayla Jun
Dark Woods Run Red Simon Proud
Day-Crossers Geoffrey Yebra-Glenn
Deadred Edward Somers
Death Drone Lytton Gilliland, Charles Fallon
Death Itself Darryn Prioleau
Death Streaming Sean Price
Deep as Hell Laddie
Deep Fake Carrick Moore Gerety
Demon 911 Greta Harrison, Matthew C. Vaughan
Demon Wasp Darren Callahan
Demonica John Austin
DEVIL WITHIN Nathan Wilcoxen
Devin, Angela, & Me James Yantko
Devour Robbie Lemieux
Devour Peter Petrucci
DIRT Baakal Geleta
Disciples Alex Eldridge
Discreet Jeremy Bradford
Dolls in the Walls Matt McCarthy, Katherine Cox
Don't Be a Stranger Philip Walton, Logan Halley-Winsett
Don't Panic Robin James Habil
Donna & Seven Dead Chicks Amanda Torigiani
Doomscrollers Danny Baram
Dracula Madison Sean Flannery
Dread Tide Ryan Berry
Dukkha Ben Caro
Earworm Daniel LoBrace
Eat The Rich David Johnson
Eddie Video Robert Brockway
Eden Goes to Hell Lauren Hussey
Erebus Martin Aguilera
Everything Bad Lance Polin
Eyes to Your Soul Jon Karamatsu
f r i s s o n Unnamed
Faithful Dennis Luu
Feral Boyz Michael Ezell
First Ascent Reinhard Cate
Five With A Bullet Christopher Isenegger
FLESH AND BLOOD Garrett Schabb
Flowers of Evil Jorge Enrique Alvarez
Free Spirits Katharine Densmore
Gem Laddie Ryan Crisp
Gethsemane Matheus Macedo
Ghost Light John Gallagher, Jr.
Ghosted Amanda Verwey
Ghosting Daniel LoBrace
Ghosts of Home Jason Love
Girls Night Tapan Sharma
Good Husbands Ari Halevy
Goodbye Old Friends Rafael De Leon Jr.
Grace LeeBo Bentley
Grist Marshall Knight, Rob LaMorgese
Grummy R.H. Norman, Micheline Pitt
HANGMAN Nathan Wilcoxen
Hangman's Gauntlet Joachim Mizrahi
He Had His Father's Eyes Bryan Liberty
HEAD CASE Henry Valo
HEADCASE Lucas Miller
Hell Is An Open Door James Lopezzo
Hey Bestie! Lulenoxx
Hinsdale Kristy Lussier, Lee Vander Boegh
Home Is Where The Dark Is Michael St.Germain
Homicide Hillz Seti Jakada
HOUSE DIVIDED Jamie Bircoll
Houseware Glenn McLeod
Howard Michael Dzurak
Humboldt Cut Allison Mick
I WILL FOLLOW HIM Jamey Mills
Illusory Robert Sheppe
In Shadowland Benjamin Farry
Inn Benjamin Baraad
Insection Mark Keavney
Inside Me Darien Harte
INTO THE VOID Aaron Michael Bailey
Into Thin Air John Henderson
Isolated Tyson Anderson
It Clings To Her Ariel Sinelnikoff
Jackie Conan: A Werewolf Story Mike Meyerson, Alain Loubeau
JAM JAR JAIL Mike Cilano
Jin Village Vincent Stoia
Juke Zachary Eglinton
Junkyard Demon Sheldon Gleisser
Killfluencers Denise Deegan
Kinfolk Stephen Reynolds
Krampus Sara Bresciani
Kyra Gil Seltzer
L Katherine Oostman
La Luna Julia White
La Sirene Nathalie Dortonne
Lake X Evan Jones
Lane 9 Jessica Valentine, Richard Valentine
LEFT HAND PATH Trey Livingston
Legacy Claire Epstein
Leviathans Alok Narekkattuvalappil Revi
LIFELESS PIYUSH GUPTA
Lifeline Matt Wanicur
Lisa Elise Forier Edie
Little Old Ladies Jeffrey Chase
Lizard People Christopher Hall
Lonesome Town Megan Hermann
Love After Life Rich Machin
Lovecraft in Brooklyn Dov Torbin
Lurking J. L. Peixoto
M.O.M. Christopher Oroza Nostas, Ronald Johnson
Malkin Samantha Moody
Malocchio Richard Cotzabuyucas
Man-I-Kin Jon Clark
Management John Jacobs
Mark of the Beast Alex Fountain
Martha Alex Moran
Martha Emma Carolina-Wolf
Maya Rising Christine Rodriguez
Mayday Hill Matthew Barker
Me and The Devil Blues Jamal Emerson Murad
Migrant Spirits Mickey Martinez
Misfortune Cookies Don Stroud
Mockingbird Hill Jodie Bullock
Monnji Maria Wilson
Moth Melissa Sweazy
Ms. Mary Madness Craig Ouellette
Muck Up Day Jessica Liley
Muse in the Mazeum Clay Fusco, Pamela Chiacchiaro
Museum Denis Memedoski
Nap Time Jonathan Dittman, Zachary Grashin
Nevermore Francesco Blasonato, Myles Blasonato
Night of the Gray Hugh Serreph
Night of the Living Room Michael Werner
Night of the Wolves Chaz Evans
No Control Jeff Bower
No Man's Land Barry Ambrose, Armand Kachigian
No Way in Hell Max La Bella
NOT DEAD YET Chaz Harris
Nurture Brandon Weavil
Obscura Carlos Marín
Of Fiends And Furries Justin Sharp
Offspring Hannah Silverman
Old Peg Derrick Smith
Onryo Ian Smart
Our Lady of Viento Bridge Pep Torres
Panopticon Alvin Tejera
Parasol Theo Sariklis
Pheromona Natalie Victoria, Anthony DiBlasi
PIECE OF THE DEVIL Andrew Adair
Platoon Z VICKY DUPUIS
Play Dead Neil Stevens
PLAY ME Katie French, Celine Tricart
Possum Man Jared Faircloth
POTENTIAL Hannah C. Langley
Pride of the Dead Daniel Pike
Primeval Drew Hellmich
Project: BASTION Mark Rosenthal
Puglisi Adam Skrine
Rasputin's Curse Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Matthew Hill
Red Clover Dillon Colthart
Red Nightmare 2: The Outtakes Joey Scoma
REDUX Erik Van Der Wolf
Reflections Madeleine Morgenweck, Scott Friend
Relapse Aaron Hernandez-Buter
Reset Gretchen Klein
Rest Home Jeff Speed
Restoration Don Stroud, Winter Mead
Retreat Julie Sharbutt
REUNION Karl Gan
Ring Bell For Death Ash Lazer, Glenn Ghirardi, Thomas Ascenzi, Lisa Marie Tedesco  
Ruggers Ned O'Connor
Sacrifice Sallyanne Scotton Moonga
Sacrilege Stephen Czerwinski
Sanctuary Patrick Regan
Sangre de mi Sangre (Blood of my Blood) Nicolas Delgado De La Camara
Satanic Static Bryan Holm
Scatterbrains Richard Hohenrath
SeaBird Thomas (Tom) OConnor
SÉANCE Vivian Kerr
Selling Your Soul Joanne Rose
Sequestered Derek Steiner
Shackled Michael Boaks
SHADE scott cramer
Shadow of the Moon Aaron Ainsworth
Shango Martyn Eaden, David McClellan
sight Shirley Napoleone
SIGUA Michael Flores
Silent Shadow Edward Somers
Silk Nick Tassoni
Sincerely Held Beliefs Mike Kalvoda
SKINWALKER Robb Payne, Taylor Gload
Slash Off Michael Klasek
Slasher U Nik Patrick
Slay Steve Holbert
Snarl Mark C. Spera
Snowbound Andrew Durtschi
Soul Sucker Jacob Andrews
Sound of the Beast Lorenzo Martinez
Stacking Doll Larry Starke
Still Waters Anil Jacob Kunnel
Strange Brew David Lemmink
SURRENDER! Shannon Wells
Taketh Away Angel Partie , Michelle Sauer
Tehran Ghoul Motel Rob Capili
Terror Games Jodie Jones
The 111 Ryan Crisp
The 13th Day of Christmas Terry Abrahamson
The Allerdale Bus Tragedy Taylor Foreman-Niko
The Ampersand Inn C.J. Arellano
The Apparition Room Jon James Miller
The Asset Adam Dick
The Beckoning Jason Miller
The Binding Ven Scott
The Birds at Night Alanah Rafferty
The Bitten Jonathan Lill
The Bone Woman Rachel Coomes
The Campground Brandon D. Reid
The Carvers Were Here Jer Paulin
The Chosen One Bradley Dunn
The Coven Crystal Ro
The Culture James Shippy
The Dark Gift Sergio Pintore, Daryl D. Well
The Deadtime Man Benjamin Pollack
The Decay Adam Davis
The Devil I Know JOSH BRODY
The Devil In Your Eyes Jordan London
The Doe Andrea Ash
The Donor Tyler Derench
THE DOPPELGANGER SUITE J.R. Jarrod
THE DRAGON OF HANDALE Lisa Kors
The Eidolon James Dehnert
The Elder Four Melissa Calderone
The Endling Devin Fearn
The Even Darker Edi Ibok
The Farm catherine Boyd
The Fifth Story Cory Byers
The Film Professor Who Kills Hot Students for Fame and Healthcare    Greg Benevent
The Flip and the Dead Greg Harvey
The Garden Ate BRIAN MILLARD
The Giving House Kenyon Geiger
The Goat Hill Samaritan Joshua Henaman
THE GREAT GOD PAN Haley Bartels
The Guests Douglas Corleone
The Homesick Sean Addo
The Inside Parts Ervin Anderson
The Island Neil Tinkham
The Jekyll Effect Joe Dzikiewicz
The Jet Jon Shaivitz
The Killing Moon Matt Wedge
The Lake Brian La Belle
THE LAST BLACKFACE PARTY Christopher Harmon
The Lookout Brendan Beachman, Justin Boyes
The Loop Rich Ragsdale
The Lost Cause Owen Hornstein
The Lower Levels Emma Hicklin
The Manifesting Vikas Sridharan
THE MARKED Scott Hawthorne, Jim Goode
The Midnight Tour Chris Bolton
The Murder Show Shane Spiegel, Justin Reager
The Museum Michael Milito
THE NIGHT WITCH Robin Shanea Williams
The Occurence On Mars Hill Michael Stark, Terrell Garrett
The Only Safe Place Left Is The Dark Warren Wagner
The Other Side Nonie Shiverick
The Paisley Witch Trial - Feature Julia Campanelli
The Paisley Witch Trial - Pilot Julia Campanelli
The Pale Face Jonathan Lee
The Picnic Albert Cook
The Plantation Randall Snare
The Princess in the Castle Sean Price
The Rats in the Walls Annarosa Schiavone, Luca Violante
The Ravens lauren savoy
The Real Housewives of Horror Soni Benson
The Red Min Tran
The Red Death Kayla Zinger
The Scythe Terrance Thibodeaux
The Seance Chris Lutzow
The Second Beast Deirdre Patterson
The Settler's Disgrace Zed Martin, Thomas Joseph
The Seventh Suicide The Nightmare K!dZzz
The Shee Evan Muehlbauer
The Shivers Chad Wellinger
The Stranger Katherine Oostman, Carolina Garrigo
THE STRICKEN Rob Pilkington
The Student Body Toby Venable
The Taste Lee Cohen
The Three Knots Steele Filipek
The Trail (Miikana) Jonathan Dittman, Zach Zorba
The Unnatural Eric and Jordan Roberson
The Unwanted John Thurman
The Vet karan talwar
The VHS Society Adam McCabe
The Victim Sandy Nicholson
The Voice Nina Mohan
THE WATER STRIDER MATTHEW BARRY RYAN
The White House In The Woods Richard Cullen
The Wind Howls Carlos J. Matos
The Windigo Joseph Murillo
The Witching William Keaton
The Wolf Woman Cody Joslin
The Woods Trey Everett
The Yearning Duane A. Butler
THEY CAME BEFORE US Shakthi Jothianandan
Thin Blue Veins Josh Evans
THIRST Kimmie P Callaway, Andrew Nixon
Three Came Back Jef Burnham
Tits Out Jane Harrison
TOMORROW Samantha Smart
Too Many Wades Stirling McLaughlin, Wilder Konschak
Touch Cara Geyser
TOXIC Phil Claydon, Hannah Brown
Trail David Rusanow
Trail's End Road Tom Chaney
TROUBLED WATER Jace Serrano
Ugly Nick Grant
Uncanny Valley Eric Raye
Under The Moon Ari Silver
Undertow John Walker
Unfamiliar Philip Walton, Logan Halley-Winsett
Up On The Housetop Austin Linsemeyer
Vio The Nightmare K!dZzz
VORACIOUS David Draper
Waffle House Index Gabriel Rosenstein
WALL OF SLEEP Stephanie Stanley
We Become Shadows Hunter Romanillos
We Come From the Dark Brien Kelly
We Need a Killer Bryan Kish
We Wear The Mask Michael Robertson
We're All Strangers Marisa Martinez
Welcome To Detention Justin Riley
Welcome to Wetiko Robin James Habil
Wendigo Jake Bean
What Daphne Saw Lizz Marshall
What Has Risen Alec Paugh
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING WEREWOLVES Matthew Scheffler
When Horror Met Sally... Ervin Anderson
White Van Stacy Arnold-Strider
Who Said Pop's Dead? Ali Sadiq
Wicked Country Nate Ruegger
Wildflower Haley Pehrson
With You Always Will Anderson
Withering Disguise Jonathan Siebel
Witiko Ali Kisat
Womb David Ferris
Worms Steve Mitchell
You Better Run Gareth Wronski
You Should Have Read My Screenplay Allie Jennings
Zombies in the Barrio Enrique Perez

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