Witch Key

Teenage runaway Rose and her four friends are exposed to an enchanted key that can open any lock--but it also carries a curse. Anyone who uses the key is slowly covered with tattoos describing their worst fears about themselves, and then their inner demons take control of them. Pursued by a street gang hired to recover the key, Rose and the others must reverse the curse before it consumes them.

This script is a contemporary, low-budget film using practical special effects and featuring a diverse cast.

  • Vincent H. O'Neil
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Horror, Suspense, Thriller
  • Number of Pages:
    106
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Writer Biography - Vincent H. O'Neil

Vincent H. O'Neil won the St. Martin's Press "Malice Domestic" Award in 2005 for his debut novel MURDER IN EXILE. It received a glowing review in The Sunday New York Times in May, 2006 and was followed by REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES, EXILE TRUST, and CONTEST OF WILLS.

He is also the author of two horror novels, INTERLANDS and DENIZENS.

Writing as Henry V. O'Neil, he recently completed his five-novel military science fiction Sim War series with HarperCollins. The Sim War books are GLORY MAIN, ORPHAN BRIGADE, DIRE STEPS, CHOP LINE, and LIVE ECHOES.

His crime drama TV pilot Handler Hank was selected for the 2019 Austin Revolution Film Festival.

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Writer Statement

The most helpful advice I ever received was this: You're not a writer, you're a storyteller.