Steady Machete

The new neighbors must battle the block, and each other, for complete control of a hypnotic, blood-thirsty machete in order to save their stagnant marriage.

Marie Harvey has no idea what just happened.​

She sits among a pile of hacked up bodies on the street and winces from the pain of a bullet lodged in her own leg. A police officer stares at her in horror as she tries to piece together what just occurred. And that’s when she sees it on the sidewalk. The shiny, sharp metal object she’s been craving.

Five months before the rampage on the streets of a small suburb, Marie and her husband Teddy move into a charming new two-story house. It’s not easy being a middle-aged couple fighting a stagnant marriage, but they believe that the purchase of a new home will jump start their dwindling romance.

But that’s when they feel and hear the machete calling to them from the shed in the back yard.

It starts with a headache.

Then a slow chant, seemingly drawing them towards it. And once they pick it up and feel it’s power, they become enchanted killing machines. And they’re not the only ones that the machete is calling.

Steady Machete is a dark comedy-horror with a very strong pair (m/f) of protagonists. Their relationship, not only with each other but with the situation, is what carries the soul of this movie. It is built on the idea of being satisfied with what you have rather than craving what is forbidden. Think of it as marriage counseling in a dark, obsessive, fun horror-film kind of way.

  • Jeff Kongs
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    Horror, Comedy, dark
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    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Script Summit Screenwriting Competition
    September 20, 2020
    Finalist in Best Concept Category
  • Table Read My Screenplay

    September 15, 2021
    Top 100 Finalist
Writer Biography - Jeff Kongs

The worst day on a film set is better than the best day behind a corporate desk. I love creating stories and making entertaining movies for open-minded individuals. I tend to lean towards the horror genre, but have a love of comedy, action and romance. I am an actor, writer, producer, editor and director and am currently seeking Literary Representation. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

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