Since 2005, the Black List has been a useful tool to recognize some of the best-not-produced screenplays floating around Hollywood. Compiled with suggestions from film executives, who contribute the names of up to ten of their favorite scripts written in the given year, the survey is a great way to bring attention to work that might otherwise go unchecked. The 2018 Black List was released today and it’s ripe with fascinating concepts for TBD films. We scoured the list for genre fare and compiled this list of eight horror and sci-fi scripts that we hope make the leap from list to screen.
Get Home Safe
] Written By: Christy Hall
Plot: “A young woman must get home by herself on Halloween with no cell phone battery and a group of gamergate trolls out to get here.”
We have no idea just how genre this movie is intended to be, but the description-which sets the action on Halloween, and involves the real-life horror story of gamergate-sounds downright frightening.
Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers
Written By: Steve Desmond, Michael Anthony Sherman
Plot: “A down-on-his-luck high school senior discovers that the old roadside dinner outside of town is secretly a hangout for parallel universe travelers. He sets off on a mind-bending adventure across the multiverse that takes him beyond his wildest dreams. “
This script ranked high (with 30 mentions) and sounds like a fun sci-fi romp with a unique hook.