Author: A Robert J. Rogers Screenplay.
LOGLINE: The souls of those who were accused, tortured, and hung for witchcraft centuries ago, find a way back today. What comes next makes blood running down the gutter seem ordinary.
SYNOPSIS: Meddling millennial's turn a neighborhood home into an interstellar lab for a project that backfires horribly. The police are watching. The military is sniffing around. And NASA is definitely interested. As a blood moon approaches, the millennials find vicious, angry, souls and inadvertently transport them back to life, here. Converting the five sites in New England that hung people centuries ago, into a bloody score-settling battleground today.
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1. Hell on Neptune - filmfreeway.com/30443 (85 Awards worldwide)
2. The Salt Box - filmfreeway.com/892235 (56 Awards worldwide)
3. Dakota Caves - 2 Miles (Short) filmfreeway.com/447398
4. Dakota Caves - 2 Miles (Feature) filmfreeway.com/851529 (84 Awards worldwide)
5. Strappado - filmfreeway.com/1335653 (Limited release - 10 selections/ 6 Awards worldwide)
6. Patient Friendly - filmfreeway.com/1378707
7. Rogue's Coward - filmfreeway.com/RoguesCoward (To date - 23 Awards worldwide)
Robert J. RogersWriter
Number of Pages:120
Country of Origin:United States
Biography - Mr. Robert J. Rogers
Robert J. Rogers was born on November 21st, 1953 in Toledo, Ohio. With his two older brothers, he grew up in a small farm town in northwestern Ohio. In 1963, Bob and his family; his mother was a fourth grade teacher, his father was an accountant, moved to Sandusky, Ohio. While at Sandusky High School, Bob sang in the choir, and played in the marching, dance, and concert band. He also threw discus on the track team.
Each summer he played Dixieland trombone at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in the world-famous Hobo Band. The bands fame culminated by appearing as one of the dance teams on the Miss Teenage America Pageant in Fort Worth, Texas. But when Bob was a senior, his life completely changed. He had an extraordinary English teacher who taught him how to write. And write he did.
After Bob's freshman year at Ohio State University, he traveled to Europe -- ten countries in twenty-eight days -- with a national orchestra and choir out of Pittsburgh. One of the more memorable venues was singing in an eight hundred year old church north of Amsterdam. The music just exploded off the earthen walls. And for the finale, the choir surrounded the audience and sang a cappella -- "I'd Like to teach the world to sing" -- bringing everyone to tears. What a moment! What a memory!
While at Ohio State, Bob was an active member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He also tried out for, and made, the prestigious Ohio State University Marching Band. And during those four years, he marched in three Rose Bowl Parades in Pasadena. Bob also threw discus on the track team competing at many NCAA meets including the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. And on the side, Bob wrote term papers for other students. Fifty bucks. A thousand words. Any subject except the sciences. And he could do it in under an hour. It paid for a lot of beer, and a lot of dates. One of his papers won an award, and another helped a student graduate.
After college Bob took a catering job with a hotel company outside of Chicago. Several years later as Vice President of Marketing, he wrote and taught from a manual on hotel sales and marketing. His meteoric rise was well deserved. But there was a price to pay for climbing the ladder so quickly. And that price, was his life!
In November 1990, Bob received a double kidney/ pancreas transplant at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. That surgery saved his life. Another life-saving moment came when they rolled him out of intensive care onto the transplant floor. A nurse walked into his room, and into his life, and Bob and Virginia have been together ever since. In May 1999, they were married on the shores of Lake Keowee.
As if destiny knew what was needed, Bob discovered the Duke surgeons had made a catastrophic mistake that killed his transplanted kidney. And had it not been for Virginia's skills to counter the mistakes, Bob would have died.
While enduring over fifteen years of corrective surgery, blood transfusions, hemodialysis, and a second kidney transplant at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Bob bought a book at Barnes & Noble on screenwriting. When his research was complete concerning the medical mistake, he finished his first play titled, 'Patient Friendly'. It turns out Bob's suffering occurred for all the wrong reasons.
Since then he's written five more plays! "The Salt Box" - an unlikely romance between a Union soldier and a southern belle; "Hell on Neptune"- a teen builds a ray gun forcing the family to flee; "Dakota Caves - 2 Miles" - a short horror screenplay involving a horrible alien invader with three things on their mind, and they're all deadly. The feature version of "Dakota Caves - 2 Miles". It's framed similar to "War of the Worlds", but without the divorce crap. And finally "Strappado". Millennial's awaken souls that were accused, tortured, and hung for witchcraft centuries ago. What happens next makes blood running down the gutter seem docile.
Currently Bob and Virginia reside in Simpsonville, South Carolina with their four-legged son, Duncan. And yes, he watches and barks at the TV!
(And the moral of the story is, no matter what you've endured in the past, you're one keystroke away from changing your future.)
1. Finalist - Best Feature Script - 2017 Independent Horror Movie Awards .
2. Finalist - Best Feature Screenplay - 2017 New York City Horror Film Festival - Woodcliff Lake, New jersey.
3.Semi-Finalist - Feature Screenplay Competition - 2017 Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
4. Finalist - Best Horror Feature Screenplay - 2017 Genre Celebration Festival
5. Finalist - Feature Screenplay Competition - 2017 13Horror.com Film and Screenplay Competition - Hollywood, California.
6 Finalist - Feature Screenplay Competition - A Night of Horror International Film Festival - Sydney, Australia.
7. Finalist - Feature Screenplay Competition - 2018 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival - Charleston, South Carolina
8. Finalist - Horror Screenplay Competition- 2018 Cannes Screenplay Competition- Cannes, France.
This is an extremely original idea and I get the sense that it wrote itself. There's a real quick pace underpinning it and you can feel this carrying you away with it. Your style is strong and consistent. The idea itself is very strong. There's not many people who would even think of mixing NASA, with toilet-paper-delivering protagonists, warehouse massacres, and witchcraft. So to pull it off as you did is commendable. Well played. Formatting and presentation - top drawer! I enjoyed it. It's wacky and entertaining and it certainly separates itself from the horror herd. Great job!
"Hell on Neptune"- filmfreeway.com/project/30443
"Dakota Caves - 2 Miles" (Feature) - filmfreeway.com/project/851529
"Dakota Caves - 2 Miles" (Short) - filmfreeway.com/project/447398
"The Salt Box" - filmfreeway.com/project/892235
"Patient Friendly" - filmfreeway.com/project/1378707
Rogue's Coward - filmfreeway.com/RoguesCoward
In addition, all screenplays are published and can be purchased on Amazon books.com.