Monday, May 05, 2008

CI Client Wins Trigger Street Script of the Month

Screenwriter Mark Kratter's script WHERE THE DEAD GO, which he developed with me last year, has been named's script of the month! Kratter's writing chops are clearly on display in this thinking man's horror thriller about a geneticist sent to investigate a weaponized disease outbreak in Africa that gives the infected supernatural abilities. Kratter, a finalist in many contests (an earlier draft of this script was a quarterfinalist in last year's Writers on the Storm) clearly has big things ahead. Indeed, this bloody good script may well represent the future of horror, which for my money has burnt itself out lately with sadistic gore porn and lame CGI. The cool thing about WHERE THE DEAD GO is it always seems believable, no matter how fantastical things get--and did I mention it doesn't skimp on the blood?

So congrats again to Mark, and let's hope the SOM designation gets you some industry heat!

--Jim Cirile

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