The 2018 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest

Time now for a few words about one of TVWriter™’s favorite genres:

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 DONNIE DARKOINSIDIOUSSAWGET OUTTHE 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 DARKOPRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and Jordan Peele’s recent blockbuster GET OUT. 
  • Ryan Turek, VP of Development at Blumhouse Productions (company credits include PARANORMAL ACTIVITYINSIDIOUSSINISTEROCULUSTHE PURGETHE GREEN INFERNO and Academy-award nominee WHIPLASH). Turek is also the founder of popular horror website
  • Kailey Marsh, Manager / Producer and CEO of Kailey Marsh Media as well as the creator of & 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.


Thanks to MovieBytes and Screencraft for the heads up.