ScreenCraft Horror Contest
2018 season now closed


ScreenCraft is looking for the best feature horror screenplays!

Past winners of the ScreenCraft Horror Competition have signed with top literary managers and agents.

Our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most iconic horror and dark-genre films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these killer producers and launch your screenwriting career. Horror is one of the proven genres for newcomers to the craft – and we are looking for talented new writers. Check out this year's jury:

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the screenwriters of A QUIET PLACE, the surprise 2018 blockbuster (starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt) that topped the box office two weekends in a row!

Ryan Turek, VP of Development at Blumhouse Productions (company credits include PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS, SINISTER, OCULUS, THE PURGE, OUIJA, THE GREEN INFERNO, Academy-award nominee WHIPLASH and UNFRIENDED). Turek is also the founder of popular horror website

Andrew Wilson Manager at Zero Gravity, the production and management 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.

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.

Sean McKittrick, Film Producer of DONNIE DARKO, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and Jordan Peele’s recent blockbuster GET OUT!


The winner will receive $1,000 writing grant, development with the ScreenCraft team, and you will have a meeting with a literary manager, plus your work will be introduced to ScreenCraft's partners at production companies, agencies, studios, and literary management firms.