Just in time for Halloween, Kailey Marsh has released the results of the 2011 Blood List, which features the top 13 most-liked unproduced screenplays in the horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, and dark comedy/drama genres, as voted on by 75 industry insiders who were asked to list their top three choices. To make the list, a script must have received at least three votes and come out within the last calendar year, reports Variety.
This year’s top vote-getter is John Scott III’s slow-burn zombie pic Maggie, which VFX veteran Henry Hobson is attached to direct. The script follows an infected 16-year-old girl during the six week period before she becomes a full-fledged zombie.
See what other horror scripts made the list after the break. “Bethlehem” by Larry Brenner
Logline: In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies, a benevolent vampire teams up with a group of humans to survive. Joe Roth & Palak Patel producing. Julius Sevcik directing.
“Subject Zero” by Dave Cohen
Logline: It’s a love story on par with Romeo & Juliet. It’s a father and son movie. It’s a tragedy. It’s a monster movie tipping it’s hat to Frankenstein and most importantly it’s an origin story explaining the birth of a viral scourge.
“Mr. Allen” by John Hulme
Logline: When his childhood boogeyman returns, a father must fight toprotect not only his inner fears, but also his family. John Hulme is attached to direct.
“The Boy Next Door” by Barbara Curry
Logline: A lonely woman in her 30s has a one-night stand with the 17-year-old boy next door but his obsession proves to be deadly. In the vein of “Fatal Attraction.”
“The Devil’s Punchbowl” by Alex & Max Schenker
Logline: Upon inheriting a ranch, a man becomes mired in an age-old blood feud with his new neighbors.
“In The Event Of A Moon Disaster” by Mike Jones
Logline: A re-telling of the first moon landing, but in this version disaster strikes the astronauts. FilmNation producing.
“Martyrs” by Mark L. Smith
(Based on the French film of the same name that was written and directed by Pascal Laugier)
Logline: Two best friends who grew up in foster care take revenge on those that brutalized them. Daniel Stamm is attached to direct.
“Washington Square Park” by Scott Milam
Logline: After a girl wakes up from a brutal attack, she begins to have supernatural visions, which leads her to unravel a disturbing truth about NYC’s Washington Square Park. In the vein of “Poltergeist” meets “Salem’s Lot.” Based on true events.
“No Good Deed” by Jessica Chandler-Fay
Logline: After saving the life of a young woman left for dead in an alley, a good samaritan couple realize the dying girl was just bait and quickly find themselves in an escalating game of cat and mouse with the twisted family who set the trap. In the vein of “The Strangers.”
“Cul-De-Sac” by Evan Hoyt Wasserstrom
Logline: When a group of teenagers carpool to a Friday night party together,looking for a good time, they end up at the wrong house which is occupied by squatters (a murderous husband and wife) who will do anything to get their hands on a young female to procreate for them. Dan Scheinkman attached to produce and looking to partner.
“The Faces” by Eric Reese
Logline: A newlywed couple finds themselves the target of an organizationthat uses terror as a means of entertainment. FilmNation producing. Paul Solet directing.
“Rattle Man” by Victor Salva
Logline: 3 brothers encounter the evil Rattle Man, a shadowy figure that terrorizes them and their small coastal town.