The Door

Ever since a violent robbery forced Josh Riley and his family to move to a new house, he’s been on edge. There’s a strangely unsettling new student at school called Amanda Wolf, and he can’t sleep at night.
The nightmares and insomnia from his anxiety are bad enough. He believes that the two intruders from the robbery are back for revenge. But when he’s home alone, something comes knocking at his front door. In the deepest, darkest part of the night, he hears the house rattle and the doorknob turn. He catches glimpses of explainable things – bloodshot eyes staring back through the peephole, strange symbols around the door, and racing shadows – but no one believes him.
Have the intruders tracked him down? Is it merely a neighborhood prankster? Or is Josh losing his mind? No...The front door proves to be a portal to the other side, and the angry spirits who’ve waited long enough want to get inside!
The Door is a heart-pounding, page turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Whatever you do, don’t open the door!

  • Samantha Garcia
    Writer
    Monstra (TV Anthology series), The Door (published book) The Door (feature screenplay) The Door (Short Screenplay) Cinema 4 (feature screenplay and published book), The Adventures of Max and Oscar:Curse of the Halloween Zombie! (published picture book series) Flight of No Return (published book)
  • Allison Garcia
    Writer
    Monstra (TV Anthology series), The Door (published book) The Door (feature screenplay) The Door (Short Screenplay) Cinema 4 (feature screenplay and published book), The Adventures of Max and Oscar:Curse of the Halloween Zombie! (published picture book series) Flight of No Return (published book)
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    118
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival
    Salem, United States
    November 30, 2019
    WINNER: Best Horror Feature Screenplay - Creepy Commercial Appeal (Creepy Exemplar Award) for THE DOOR
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival
    Salem, United States
    November 20, 2019
    WINNER of Best Horror Screenplay - Creepy Climatic Development (Creepy Tree Exemplar Award)
  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
    South Carolina
    April 4, 2020
    FINALIST: Best Horror Screenplay for CINEMA 4
  • A Night of Horror International Film Festival
    Sydney, Australia
    March 2, 2020
    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Best Horror Screenplay
  • Horror Haus Film Festival
    Santa Clarita, Los Angeles
    September 25, 2019
    OFFICIAL SELECTION: Best Horror Screenplay
  • Creepy Tree Film Festival
    Salem, United States
    September 1, 2020
    WINNER for Best Screenplay for Cinema 4
  • ScreenCraft
    United States of America
    August 19, 2020
    Semifinalists for Best Horror Screenplay
  • ScreenCraft
    United States of America
    October 21, 2020
    Semi Finalists in Virtual Pitch Competition
  • Stage 32
    United States of America
    November 30, 2020
    Quarter-finalist for Diversity Springboard Screenplay Competition
  • Stage 32
    United States of America
    December 12, 2020
    Semifinalist for Stage 32 Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest
  • Stage 32
    United States of America
    January 1, 2021
    Finalist / Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest
  • Filmmatic
    United States of America
    January 15, 2021
    Finalist (Top 3)
  • Filmmatic
    United States of America
    March 15, 2021
    SEMI FINALIST: Horror Screenplay Awards
  • International Screenwriters Association
    Los Angeles
    July 21, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist
  • Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles
    September 30, 2021
    Official Selection and Quarter-Finalist
  • Stage32
    Los Angeles
    October 2, 2021
    Quarter-Finalist: Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest
  • Stage32 Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest
    Los Angeles, USA
    October 16, 2021
    SEMI-FINALIST: Stage32 Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York, USA
    March 30, 2022
    Quarter-Finalist for Monstra (Best Series Pilot Script)
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York, USA
    April 2, 2022
    Semi-Finalist for Monstra (Best Series Pilot Script)
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York, USA
    April 4, 2022
    Finalist for Monstra (Best Series Pilot Script)
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York, USA
    April 6, 2022
    Winner: Best Series Pilot Script for MONSTRA
  • Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
    USA
    April 7, 2022
    Quarterfinalist for MONSTRA
  • Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest!
    USA
    April 10, 2022
    Official Selection: TV Script for Monstra (1 hour pilot)
  • Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest!
    USA
    April 11, 2022
    Quarterfinalist for MONSTRA (series pilot)
  • Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest!
    USA
    April 11, 2022
    Finalist: Best Series TV Bible for MONSTRA
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    April 21, 2022
    Official Selection: Monstra (TV Pilot)
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    April 24, 2022
    Quarter-Finalist: Monstra (TV Pilot)
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    April 26, 2022
    Semi-Finalist: Monstra (TV Pilot)
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    April 29, 2022
    Finalist: Monstra, 1hr horror/thriller pilot
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York, USA
    April 29, 2022
    Semi-Finalist: Monstra, 1hr horror/thriller pilot
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    May 3, 2022
    Winner: Best Television Pilot for MONSTRA
  • Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles, USA
    May 1, 2022
    Official Finalist for Monstra (1 hour pilot)
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, USA
    May 5, 2022
    Official Selection: Monstra (TV Pilot Series)
  • Big Apply Film Festival
    New York, USA
    April 30, 2022
    Finalist: Monstra, 1hr horror/thriller pilot
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, USA
    May 9, 2022
    Semi-Finalist: Monstra, 1hr horror/thriller pilot
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York, USA
    May 10, 2022
    Winner: Best Screenplay for Monstra
  • Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
    Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    May 12, 2022
    Official Selection for Monstra
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, USA
    May 13, 2022
    Winner: Best Horror - Award of Merit for Monstra
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, USA
    May 13, 2022
    Winner: Best Horror Screenplay - Award of Excellence for Monstra
  • Red Movie Awards
    France
    June 27, 2022
    Official Selection for our pilot, Monstra
  • Red Movie Awards
    France
    July 2, 2022
    Finalist: Monstra (pilot, 1 hour, horror/drama)
  • Red Movie Awards
    Reims, France
    July 10, 2022
    Winner for Best Script - Monstra
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, USA
    July 12, 2022
    Winner of the 7th Annual Los Angeles Film Awards: Best Television Script for Monstra
  • The Best of Stage32 Lookbook (in the top 5% of all scripts)
    Los Angeles, USA
    July 29, 2022
    Recommend Writer / Consider script for MONSTRA
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    August 10, 2022
    Official Selection for Monstra
  • Global Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 21, 2022
    Winner/Honorable Mention: Best Screenplay for Monstra
  • Horrorigins Film Fest
    Tucson, Arizona
    August 24, 2022
    Official Selection for Monstra
  • Stage32 - 9th Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest
    Los Angeles, USA
    October 15, 2022
    Semifinalist for our horror thriller pilot MONSTRA
Writer Biography - Samantha Garcia, Allison Garcia

Samantha and Allison Garcia are sisters, award winning screenwriters and authors for Best Horror Screenplay (feature and short), both born in the 80's, both left-handed, and love writing - especially if it's horror!

They are the creators of THE NIGHT OWL CHRONICLES horror books series (as they are self-proclaimed night owls!). The first book in the series is called THE DOOR which caught the attention of the public and media.

They also completed the feature screenplay of THE DOOR (and the short screenplay with an alternate ending!) and have just completed their second feature screenplay titled CINEMA 4.

They grew up watching The Twilight Zone, Star Wars and Amazing Stories. Their favorite movies and T.V shows include: Coraline, IT, Get Out, Us, The Grudge, Aliens, The Ring, Predator, Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, The Mist, Stranger Things and Ghost Hunters.

When they're not writing they're reading and when they're not reading, they're writing!

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Writer Statement

THE DOOR has been adapted from our first published book which was released in 2017. It has been our pleasure to rewrite this story by making the tension and stakes higher than ever before. We hope to entertain and scare you.

We have also renamed THE DOOR with MONSTRA and created an 8-part limited series. A full pitch deck has also been completed (look book, treatment, series bible and pitch document.)

We have retained full rights to adapt our published book, THE DOOR.