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The Street Between the Pines

A Gulf War Veteran struggling to make ends meet discovers a connection between a deadly beast in his neighborhood and an old pharmaceutical facility across the river.

  • J.J. Alo
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    Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Drama
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    United States
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  • 13 Horror Film & Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles, CA
    July 31, 2020
  • HorrorHaus Film Festival 2020
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 26, 2020
  • Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest 2020
    Marina del Rey, CA
    September 1, 2020
    Finalist Horror/Thriller/Fantasy Feature Screenplay
  • Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 28, 2020
    Winner Best Script - Horror
  • Fright Night Film Fest
    Louisville, KY
    October 3, 2021
    Winner Best Thriller Screenplay
  • ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
    Beverly Hills, CA
    January 19, 2022
  • Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
    Burbank, CA
    December 27, 2021
    Semi-Finalist - Feature Screenplay
Writer Biography - J.J. Alo

The award-winning screenplay

A strange creature lurks between the pines of Forest Street.

Since the deadly DUI that ruined his life, Curtis Reynolds has long since struggled with sleep deprivation, debt, a failing marriage, and, frankly, justifying his own existence. But when his elderly neighbor is murdered, the Gulf War Veteran returns home to Forest Street, where a dangerous encounter sends him spiraling.

Battling insomnia and PTSD induced visions, Curtis begins an investigation of a mysterious monster, falling down a rabbit hole of folk mythology, government conspiracy, and ghosts from his past that threaten to destroy his fragile psyche and, possibly, all he holds dear.

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Writer Statement

With a passion for film, books, and pop culture, I have had a fascination with the horror genre starting at an early age. Slasher films are among my favorites, as well as Stephen King novels. King, along with personal experience and a little bit of local history, inspired the creation of my manuscript. I have adapted my novel for the screen and have placed as a Finalist in two screenplay competitions as well as won two competitions: Best Horror at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival, Best Thriller at the Fright Night Film Fest. The novel has recently placed as a Finalit in the Killer Nashiville Claymore Competition and as a Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition.

Currently working on my pilot dramedy series which can be found here:

My new Sci-fi--Western--Horror, Missouri Plaza, can be found here: