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.
Genres:Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Drama
Number of Pages:108
Country of Origin:United States
13 Horror Film & Screenplay ContestLos Angeles, CA
July 31, 2020
HorrorHaus Film Festival 2020Los Angeles, CA
August 26, 2020
Creative World Awards Screenwriting Contest 2020Marina del Rey, CA
September 1, 2020
Finalist Horror/Thriller/Fantasy Feature Screenplay
Los Angeles Film and Script FestivalLos Angeles, CA
October 28, 2020
Winner Best Script - Horror
Fright Night Film FestLouisville, KY
October 3, 2021
Winner Best Thriller Screenplay
ScreenCraft Cinematic Book CompetitionBeverly Hills, CA
January 19, 2022
Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay CompetitionBurbank, CA
December 27, 2021
Semi-Finalist - Feature Screenplay
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.
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: https://filmfreeway.com/projects/2325454
My new Sci-fi--Western--Horror, Missouri Plaza, can be found here: https://filmfreeway.com/projects/2395061