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Submission Synopsis

Mortuary of Madness
by Jim O'Rear
Finalist for Best Screenplay in the
TSA Screenwriting Competition

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Length:
84

Genre:
Horror

Comparisons:
Tales From The Crypt

One Sentence Description:
A controversial, young morticianís dreams of happiness and a family life are shattered when his childhood sweetheart is driven to suicide by her money-hungry parents, sending him on a vicious killing spree.

Logline:
A controversial, young morticianís dreams of health, happiness, and a family life are suddenly shattered when his childhood sweetheart is driven to suicide by her money-hungry parents, sending him on a vicious killing spree.

Synopsis:
Young William Ackerman, the last family member in a long line of controversial morticians, had to get out of the small, stagnating town he grew up in before it smothered him to death. Saddled with the recent death of his father and plagued by ugly family rumors of experimentation with reanimation, William had reached his breaking point.

All William ever wanted was health, happiness, and a family in his life, but all of those dreams suddenly change when his childhood sweetheart, Samantha, is driven to suicide by her money-hungry parents. That's the last straw! You can bet that there will be Hell to pay as the bells of retribution toll.

MORTUARY OF MADNESS is an eerie, macabre homage to the classic horror comic books of the 1950's that follows one man's tortured descent into madness, explores the hazards and trappings associated with greed, and shows the evil men are capable of when pushed to the limit.

Author Bio:
Jim O'Rear has two previously produced screenplays to his credit, two optioned screenplays, has placed in national screenwriting competitions, and has written professionally for a number of international horror and sci-fi publications.

Attachments:
Horror actors and directors who are already interested in being attached to this project include Robyn (ONE LIFE TO LIVE) Griggs, Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund (NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Bill "Chop Top" Moseley (HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES), Eileen (THE EXORCIST) Dietz, Tom (FRIDAY THE 13th) Savini, Gunnar "Leatherface" Hansen (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Jacki (MISS MANIAC) Lynn, Debbie "Scream Queen" Rochon (TOXIC AVENGER 4), and R.A. (PUMPKINHEAD 2) Mihailoff (letters of intent are available upon request).

Budget:
Medium

Place Registered or Copyrighted:
WGAw

Registration or Copyright Number:
924361 

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