2020 screenplays

The Nightmares Film Festival screenplay contest recognizes the world’s top horror feature and short screenplays and offers their writers the opportunity to connect to the #BetterHorror community of producers and directors at the festival.

Will be announced October 24, 2020

Skaredy Cat, Briana Bougard

Turn to Stone, John R Kestner

Too Many Wades, Stirling J McLaughlin, Wilder Konschak

Fear Catcher, Shane Thompson

The Orchestra, Curtis Matzke

Consumed, Don Stroud

Stranger at Home, Micheal Raines

In Country, Scott Peterman, Cat Davis

The Hitchhiker, Dan Ast

The Bereaved, Casey Alan Geisen, Jamie Fox

Feeder, Thomas Simon

Cool Aunts, Kinsley Funari

Open House, Sean J.S.

Jourdan, John Ingle

Will be announced October 24, 2020

Work Sucks, Austin Kase

I’m Going to Kill You, Derek Stewart

Eden, Rakefet Abergel

Do Not Disturb Whatever Is In Room 255, Jeremy Herbert

Bowlhead, Thomas Simon

The Butter Street Hitchhiker, Chris Hicks

Dog Eyes, Helena Aguilera

Thursday Night Glow Party, Jessie Seitz

Dystopia, Laura Ugolini, Anja Skovly Freberg, Maria Galliani Dyrvik

Open Mic Night, Evan Baughfman

Denizen, Sean Furey

Drained, Maxwell Seiler

The Oops-a-Daisies, Greg Sisco

2019 screenplays

The Nightmares Film Festival screenplay contest recognizes the world’s top horror feature and short screenplays and offers their writers the opportunity to connect to the #BetterHorror community of producers and directors at the festival.

Winner: Third Date | Avishai Weinberger

Runner Up: No Overnight Parking | Meg Swertlow

Runner Up: He Brings The Night | Kevin Donner
Night People | Søren Budge

Mom Died | Michael Klug

The Chamber | Sergio Pinheiro

Timmy Cooke: A Cannibal Love Story | Aaron Barrocas

Persona | Jeffrey Howe

The Mothman | Jackson Murray

No Overnight Parking | Meg Swertlow

Serial Killers Anonymous | Robert Forsberg

Daughters of Virtue | Michael Escobedo & Greg Sisco

Third Date | Avishai Weinberger

He Brings The Night | Kevin Donner

Monger | David Axe

Girl Trouble | Devi Snively
Winner: Love as Practice for Dying | Shayna Connelly

Runner Up: Gender Reveal Party | Alison Parker

Runner Up: Mary, Dispossessed | Kristy Walsh
Bathwater | Kevin Talley

Demon Inside Me | Brandon Rutherford

Gender Reveal Party | Alison Parker

Hush Little Baby | Ricardo Bravo

Cave of Tits | Stephen Stull

Vuorwro | Ron Riekki

Boogeyman Bait | Kay Phillips

Field Test | Chris Hicks

Love as Practice for Dying | Shayna Connelly

Mary, Dispossessed | Kristy Walsh

The Garden | Guillermo Ortiz & Katie Sullivan

The Squirrels in the Attic | Rachel Thomas-Medwid

Who Wants Dessert? | Venita Ozols-Graham

2018 screenplays

The Nightmares Film Festival screenplay contest recognizes the world’s top horror feature and short screenplays and offers their writers the opportunity to connect to the #BetterHorror community of producers and directors at the festival.

Winner, The Patience of Vultures by  Greg Sisco

First Runner-up, People of Merrit by Adam Pottle

Second Runner-up, Bartleby Grimm’s Paranormal

Elimination Service by Dan Kiely

Patience of Vultures by Greg Sisco

People of Merrit by  Adam Pottle

The Shame Game by Greg Sisco

Rise of the Gulon by  Matt Wildash

Left Of The Devil by Stephen Anderson

Bartleby Grimm’s Paranormal Elimination Service by Dan Kiely

Kelipot by Seth Nesenholtz

The Coldest Horizon by Jeffrey Howe

Throwbackby  Rachel Woolley

Resurrection Girl and the Curse of the Wendigo by Nathan Ludwig

The Caul by Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein

The Devil’s Gun by James Christopher

Residual by Tyler Christensen

Winner, #dead by Derek Stewart

First Runner-up, Hiking Buddies  by Megan Morrison Second Runner-up, The Burning Dress by Sam Kolesnik

Boo by Rakefet Abergel

Mourning Meal by Jamal Hodge

Hiking Buddies by Megan Morrison

Living Memory by Stephen Graves

#dead by Derek Stewart

The Burning Dress by Sam Kolesnik

For Good Behavior by Ron Riekki

Air by Dayla Guerin

Invidia by Vanessa Wright

Minotaur by Michael Escobedo

Pancake by Skank Savannah Rodgers

The Callback by Sophie Hood

The Farm by Cate McLennan

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