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Top Rated Thriller Screenplays This Month

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  • 593

    #1

    The Divinity Cycle
    Nelson Downend | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 60 pages
    The lives of a disillusioned priest struggling with addiction, a recently widowed homicide detective and an ambitious young journalist converge as an enigmatic performance artist leads them into the mystery surrounding an active serial killer.
  • 573

    #2

    Possum
    Lyndal Simpson | Thriller | Short | 15 pages | View Writer Profile
    A lonely widow gets more than she bargained for when she brings a stray cat home from the cemetery.
  • 547

    #3

    An End to the Means
    Martha Dunne | Thriller | Feature | 115 pages
    When an ex-Marine is set up by her boyfriend and deported to China for a crime she didn't commit, she becomes a pawn of both the US government and a human trafficking triad.
  • 537

    #4

    In Chrysalis: Ovum
    Nelson Downend | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 58 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.
  • 532

    #5

    HEATHENS
    josh kaukl | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 67 pages | View Writer Profile
    An ex-cult member girl is working with FBI Cult task force to infiltrate dangerous cults to determine whether or not they pose a threat to people’s safety, but she has doubts as to whether what she is doing is right, or if she’s being manipulated by an agenda within the FBI.
  • 530

    #6

    Desdemona
    Nelson Downend | Thriller | Feature | 105 pages
    After receiving her first major role in an off-Broadway production of Othello, a young actress spirals out of control after she wakes on the morning of opening night to find that she may have murdered her lover.
  • 525

    #7

    Shunned
    Kevin Bachar | Thriller | Feature | 104 pages
    A transplanted Chicago cop clashes with the local Amish while investigating the death of an Amish teen. Soon the cop’s family is in jeopardy when she uncovers the underbelly of drugs and murder in her supposed picture perfect town.
  • 521

    #8

    Ephebe
    Thomas Mann | Thriller | Feature | 99 pages | View Writer Profile
    During WW2, three soldiers must escape an underground labyrinth-like tunnel system which is filling with gas while trying to uncover which one of them is a notorious war criminal.
  • 518

    #9

    CHOKEPOINT
    Tamra Teig | Thriller | Feature | 111 pages
    An ambitious Senator is taken hostage aboard a cargo ship hijacked by high-tech pirates and becomes a pawn in an elaborate scheme to spark a global economic meltdown. Inspired by actual events, and real threats.
  • 516

    #10

    Heir Apparent
    Yellowlees Douglas | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 70 pages
    Declared dead for a year, an alcoholic English earl must try to stop the coming carnage of World War I by pretending to be his look-alike half-brother, a German spy, while also battling a wildly unconventional American widow determined to stop him.
  • 507

    #11

    WHERE HE BURIED ME
    Joe Bousquin | Thriller | Feature | 105 pages | View Writer Profile
    When her son claims he’s a reincarnated murder victim, a troubled mom must solve the mystery of who he was, before his killer strikes again.
  • 494

    #12

    Strawberry Plains
    Elvis Wilson | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 58 pages | View Writer Profile
    Strawberry Plains (dramatic thriller) is a 9-part TV series. A forensic anthropologist becomes the target of a bitter ex-lover who blackmails an ex-football player to kidnap his pregnant wife. The ex-lover takes the next nine months to ruin the Doctor professionally, keep his wife captive, and take the baby as her own when the child is born.
  • 494

    #13

    Reconsolidation
    Blake Ellis, Brandon Weis, Michael Oldham | Thriller | Short | 20 pages | View Writer Profile
    After a tragic accident takes the life of his best friend, a grief-stricken introvert copes with the loss using memory-alteration therapy, but he soon learns that some memories don't want to be forgotten.
  • 488

    #14

    Hero
    Jason Tostevin | Thriller | Short | 10 pages | View Writer Profile
    A conflicted school shooter stumbles into a surprise showdown when he discovers someone else has the exact same plan.
  • 485

    #15

    Grid
    Joshua Tywater | Thriller | Feature | 112 pages | View Writer Profile
    When the power grid is wiped out in a futuristic world, a fugitive's interrogation reveals that both deception and demonic forces are at work.
  • 483

    #16

    THROUGH VIOLET EYES
    Stephen Woodworth | Thriller | Television (One-hour) | 53 pages | View Writer Profile
    In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder. Natalie Lindstrom is a Violet, one of the rare, genetically gifted individuals with violet eyes and the accompanying ability to channel the dead. She aids murder investigations by summoning victims to bear witness against those who slew them. But now a masked murderer is stalking the Violets themselves, and Natalie must team with FBI profiler Dan Atwater to find the killer before she, too, becomes his prey.
  • 479

    #17

    Nina
    Stephen Spoth | Thriller | Feature | 101 pages | View Writer Profile
    A coal miner becomes paranoid that his android housekeeper is plotting to kill his family.
  • 478

    #18

    FUN, FUN, FUN
    Brian Hershkowitz | Thriller | Feature | 99 pages | View Writer Profile
    A young, career-oriented couple finds their life uprooted by their Beach Boys obsessed neighbor who challenges them to a month long game of life and death. But as uncertainty builds regarding the true consequences of the game, they discover the terrifying reality that all is not what it seems.
  • 475

    #19

    Intersection
    Michael Learner | Thriller | Feature | 101 pages
    In a Chicago suburb, a determined teenage girl goes on a quest to obtain money for her dying mother's treatment. Over the course of one night, the line between good and evil quickly blurs, as the girl and several very different strangers who cross her path must all fight for their lives.
  • 475

    #20

    London Chained
    Ulvrik "Wolf" Kraft | Thriller | Feature | 100 pages | View Writer Profile
    A woman named London wakes up chained to a chair, and her captors accuse her of being a serial killer, but even in the face of overwhelming evidence, she can’t remember if she is a murderer or not.

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