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Top Rated Thriller Screenplays This Month

(Showing Top 20)

  • #1

    A Just Cause

    Andrea Fiest • Thriller • Feature • 116 pages

    When a Mideast peace negotiator is killed in a New York city subway bombing, his wife, an ACLU attorney, is chosen to represent the terrorist who has been arrested for the crime.

  • #2

    Dead Ending

    Michael Noonan • Thriller • Feature • 101 pages • View Writer Profile

    A political candidate sees the movie version of his life and realizes he's going to be assassinated.

  • #3

    Kill or Cure

    Charlotte Cameron • Thriller • Feature • 106 pages

    During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a British aid agency doctor is kidnapped with her team – by jihadists demanding a rumored Ebola antidote as ransom. Forced to treat their captors’ Ebola-stricken fighters under impossible conditions, the team battle to stay alive, and to escape.

  • #4


    Robert Porter • Thriller • Feature • 100 pages

    An eighteen year old Zambian youth is torn between the two worlds of the poachers in his village and the conservationists in his local wildlife park when he betrays his uncle after he is forced to slaughter an elephant for its ivory in an initiation ritual

  • #5


    Christian Lybrook • Thriller • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

    Rudy Strom, a disgraced ex-state trooper turned cattle cop, is pulled into police detective Isabela Quintana’s murder investigation of a prominent ranching family when their cattle are found skinned alive. The duo’s investigation uncovers ties to The Cord, a secretive, militarized religious sect that shuns the police, banks and hospitals to protect their way of life—and punish those who turn against them.

  • #6


    Jeremy Storey • Thriller • Short • 24 pages • View Writer Profile

    Murderers that get pinched and punished are the lucky ones. Those that slip into the darkness have the misfortune of meeting Melville. As he will teach them that killing has consequences. Some worldly. Some other.

  • #7

    A Witch In Salem

    Patrick Lewis • Thriller • Feature • 105 pages

    In 1693 during the aftermath of the infamous witch trials of Salem, Darius Parker Boyd, a scientist and fierce pragmatist from the Royal Society of London, is sent to the settlement to restore order. However, after a series of mysterious and seemingly supernatural events, Darius is forced to team up with Elizabeth Proctor; an enigmatic and incarcerated witch, in the search for a more scientific truth.

  • #8


    Tony Hendriks, Gillian Royes • Thriller • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    A struggling ex-con finds a barrel with millions belonging to narcotraficantes, the perfect way to save his family, a fishing village and re-enter the Ganja business.

  • #9


    Michael Noonan • Thriller • Feature • 110 pages • View Writer Profile

    The paths of three troubled women intersect at a remote desert motel, where a terrifying being forces each of them to finally confront their own demons.

  • #10


    Thomas Gaunt • Thriller • Feature • 97 pages • View Writer Profile

    A homeless drifter retreats to a local cemetery to confront his past demons but gets drawn into a fight for survival when he witnesses two armed men attempting to bury an unconscious immigrant girl near the grave of his departed fiancée.

  • #11


    Edward Klau • Thriller • Feature • 91 pages • View Writer Profile

    When Derek makes the mistake of flashing his brights at the wrong car, he’s chased all over Los Angeles by a group of vicious maniacs who make this the most terrifying night of his life.

  • #12

    Nature of the Beast

    Aaron Kozak • Thriller • Feature • 100 pages

    A best-selling psychiatrist evaluates a ruthless serial killer with a huge social media following to determine if he should be convicted or committed. When the killer invokes the dark skeletons in her family's closet, she must play the psycho's wicked game to put the ghosts of her past to rest.

  • #13

    Cold War Charlie

    Cheryl Gallegos Agbunag • Thriller • Television (One-hour) • 66 pages

    A female double agent infiltrates America's nuclear missile systems during the height of the Cold War.

  • #14

    The Sculptor

    Kris Lippert • Thriller • Feature • 112 pages • View Writer Profile

    An emotionally stunted female detective, on the hunt for a serial killer who leaves his victims in elaborate poses, discovers that the killer sacrifices people to an ancient deity to have his wish granted as a reward.

  • #15

    An End to the Means

    Martha Dunne • Thriller • Feature

  • #16


    Bill Hanan • Thriller • Feature • 109 pages

    When a young woman’s brother is kidnapped by the trafficker she escaped from, she becomes judge, jury, and executioner as she confronts the trafficker to rescue her brother and exact revenge for the murders of her parents.

  • #17

    In Chrysalis

    Nelson Downend • Thriller • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    After being suspended from her job following a patient suicide, clinical psychologist Dr. Jackie Winters believes she has hit rock bottom. That is until a plea for help from a former patient thrusts her down the rabbit hole into a dark world of murder, horrific scientific experimentation, bizarre delusional mythology, and possibly human metamorphosis.

  • #18


    Annika Pampel, Justin Prentice • Thriller • Feature • 85 pages

    ODIUM is a feature-length thriller about a young couple coming to terms with the death of their son, the potentially linked disappearance of a neighbor girl, and the mental illness that has enveloped their lives.

  • #19

    Post No Bills

    Page Nazarian, Tania Meneguzzi • Thriller • Feature • 110 pages

    A graffiti artist records the slaying of a prominent art figure and embarks on a journey to avenge his death.

  • #20

    The Kilima Chain

    Josh Folan • Thriller • Short • 8 pages • View Writer Profile

    Twelve slaves chained in place below deck of a ship at sea, an undead virus overtaking one host after another on its way towards the final two links on the chain - a young couple with an unborn child.

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