Thursday, November 01, 2012

The Blood List (2012)

The 2012 edition of The Blood List is upon us! Behold, loglines from the top 13 most liked, unproduced, dark genre screenplays of the year:


Logline: A man begins an investigation into his wife's mysterious death, only to find that it goes much deeper than he imagined.

STEPHANIE by Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski

Logline: A young girl has strange powers that doom her to a world of solitude. PAPERHOUSE meets CARRIE.

LOCKDOWN AT FRANKLIN HIGH by Joe Ballarini and Gregg Bishop

Logline: A straight-laced teenage girl tries to save her socially outcast, rebellious brother during a high school lockdown due to a terrifying alien attack.

STORY OF YOUR LIFE by Eric Heisserer

Logline: When alien crafts land across the world, a linguist expert is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

FEBRUARY by Osgood Perkins

Logline: An unidentified young woman makes a pilgrimage to the site of a demonic possession at an all-girls boarding school in the dead of winter.


Logline: Based on true events, the story follows an Inspector during his forty year search for three siblings taken from an Australian Beach in 1966.

INTERSTATE 5 by Seth M. Sherwood

Logline: The son of an infamous serial killer and the daughter of one of the victims go on the road in hopes of tracking the killer down only to find themselves haunted by demonic forces intent on driving them mad. JACOBS LADDER meets NATURAL BORN KILLERS

SOMNIA by Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard

Logline: A couple who recently lost their son take in a young boy as a foster child. They soon discover that the boy's dreams manifest themselves in the real world when he sleeps.


Logline: A group of residents must survive the night in their apartment complex as they slowly learn that DARKFALL (the rising of demons to take over the Earth) is upon them.

VIRAL by Dustin T. Benson

Logline: Told from the 1st person point of view via the helmet camera of a bio-safety suit a female scientist searches for her missing daughter in a quarantined area of Manhattan. I AM LEGEND meets OUTBREAK.


Logline: The mute servant of a modern-day vampire returns home to her estranged family twenty years after her disappearance. As she grows closer to her family, her loyalties to her master are finally tested.

SHUT IN by T.J. Cimfel & David White

Logline: An agoraphobic woman must fend off a home invasion while she protects a dark secret.

PESTE by Babarba Marshall

Logline: A 16 year old girl begins to record her life for her high school media class just as a terrifying virus begins to spread.

Not familiar with the titles, except for THE DISCIPLE PROGRAM. It was one of those rare six figure spec sales that made headlines back in May. THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD sounds like it has an interesting POV -- don't think I've seen it before. The loglines for VIRAL, SOMNIA, and STEPHANIE all sound like excellent concepts.

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