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Seems that there have been two threads, at least that I've seen, where people choosing their favorite writers by genre has gone sour.  How bout a different approach?

What if people name their two favorite scripts for each genre?




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This thread -- originally proposed by Shelton -- has since become a "sticky" thread, where you can recommend your favorite scripts for others to enjoy.



A few groundrules:

1)  Try to recommend scripts with good format -- for the most part, of course.  There are some pretty good stories here where the format is lacking, and it would not be right to exclude them based upon that alone.

2)  Don't come on this thread to chat.  There are a zillion other threads to do that.  Just make recommendations.  Chatter will be deleted.

3)  Don't recommend your own script.  That is not what this thread is for.  You will look like a very silly person, and it will just be deleted anyways.



My original post was limited to the "Horror" genre, where I primarily like to hang out:


This is limited to scripts I've actually read, and what comes to mind off the top of my head.  I sincerely apologize for any "slights" or "overlooks".

*  #19:  A nice cannibalism script.  I hesitate to point people to this one because the author doesn't do squat but post on his own work -- he doesn't really deserve comments -- but it's still a nice, gruesome work.  And this actually belongs in "Shorts", by the way.

*  Halloween Games:  A nice introduction to Ms. Keller's work, and pretty well-polished by this point.  You should check it out if you haven't.

*  Season of the Devil:  A guilty pleasure.  It's got its problems, but I really like the "trio" of monsters, and some nice gory stuff.  And apparently a sequel is on the way.

*  Reprisal:  Ian isn't around as much anymore, but still pops up from time to time.  It's been I while since I read this, but I recall that it I liked it pretty well.

* Kiss of the Locust:  The first work from James.  Zombie silliness.  There is a new draft up, but even the one I read had its moments.  It's also fun to see how he has matured as a writer in fairly short-order.

*  The Cabin:  Another short, but who cares where it goes.  Check this out for a laugh.  I swear you will laugh.  Your jaw will drop.  Your eyes will bleed.  But please don't post on it.  The author is not around to read it, and everybody is already well aware of the charms of this particular script.  This script is just a crazy relic that we keep locked in the closet.


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My top five scripts:

1) The Fempiror Chronicles - A well-written series with an awesome story behind!

2) The Farm - One of the best horror films I've read on here!

3) Dark Corners of the Earth - I'm almost done with, only a few more pages to go, but this also is another great horror!

4) Galactic Liberty - Another well-written script with a great story. Only this one hasn't seen much action when it comes to comments. Check it out!

5) Simply-Noir - A very funny script that I'm sure most of you've read.


But overall I'd have to say that Room 37 is the best short on the site! Just kidding!

Thats my list!

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Alright, I guess I'll go with 5 features and 5 shorts, for those who are lacking in time.


1. The Scorsese Club by Greg in Comedy
2. Singles Camp by Breanne in Comedy
3. A Song in My Heart by Cindy Keller in Drama
4. Old Friends by George in Drama
5. House of God by James McClung in Horror


1. Cobb Hill Massacre by Greg
2. Be my Valentine by Thomson
3. Accidents Happen by Martin
4. Salvage by Bert
5. My Dear Loo by Helio


There are a few of the old standbys as well, like all of the simplyscripts scripts, The Farm, The Burnout, and Suicide to name a few, but I'm assuming most people have already read those.


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Nice to get a mention. Thanks, Mike

I don't read anywhere near enough scripts but I'll have a stab at 5 features and 5 shorts in no particular order.

FEATURES

1. 'Kill the Person Next to You' by Breanne - sci-fi, action, satire, lashings of ultraviolence. This script has it all.
2. 'The Scorsese Club' by Greg - Very funny shtuff
3. 'The Soul Keeper' by George -  a solid, well-paced thriller.
4. 'The Odds of Love' by Mike - I read the unformatted 200 page draft and it was hilarious. I can only assume the rewrite is even better.
5. 'The Devil in D Minor' by Breanne couldn't choose between this and KTPNTY so I have to go with both. A crazy acid trip of a screenplay.

SHORTS

1. 'The Cobb Hill Massacres' by Greg - Great atmosphere, good story. Looking forward to the feature.
2. 'Back to Shawshank' by Helio - Helio at his surreal best. It makes no sense, but who cares?
3. 'Dreams in Dust and Marble' by Phil - Great atmosphere and interesting characters.
4. 'Stoned Patriots' by Zavier - America's founding fathers travel through time with a magical talking bong. Need I say more?
5. 'Garbage' by Cindy L. Keller - Powerful little script with no dialogue and strong visuals.
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I posted my top 6 in the other thing, but I'll expand here and try not to repeat.
(In no particular order)
FEATURE
1. Devil in D Minor by Breanne in Drama
2. Hero of Her Heart by Shelton in Comedy
3. Mercenary: Soldier of Fortune by Guy Jackson in Action
4. Wilbur's Diner by Mark(wtrailer) in Sci-Fi.  The author posts once in a while, but WD is worth a gander.
5. Singles Camp by Breanne in Comedy
(in no particular order as well)
SHORT
1. The Pool by TJ in Short
2. Accidents Happen by Martin in Short
3. Be My Valentine by Tomson in Short
4. The Kindness of Strangers by J-Rock in Short
5. One Last Fix by Shelton in Short
6. House of Fun by Andy in Short
7. Caribal Canus Lupus Familiaris by Zavier in Short
8. Salvage by Bert in Short(Everyone's gonna say The Farm, so I figured I'd mention another title)
9. Mr. Gloom by Shelton in Short
10. The Great Brain Robbery by Martin in Western

There are plenty of other scripts out there that I loved and I wish I could mention, but I think my list is long enough.  And yes, I agree that for a chuckle you should check out "The Cabin" in horror.


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For Comedy:

Hero Of Her Hear - Mike Shelton - Oddball comedy with great characters and quirky humor.

Singles Camp - Breanne - Ditto.

For Drama:

Devil In D Minor - Breanne - Twisted, psychedelic acid trip gone wrong.

For Horror:

The Arizona Monstrosity - Damien (yoursilentmassacre) - Needs work but has potential. Fun, short, and gorier than most horror scripts on SS.

Trail Of Ashes - Matt (sfpunk) - Character-driven supernatural thriller with great atmosphere.

For Sci-Fi:

Kill The Person Next To You - Breanne - Brutal sci-fi action with pitch black humor.

Wilbur's Diner - Mark (wtrailer) - Entertaining alien/coming of age story.

For Series:

Starbuck Starr - Bert - Fun, original blend of sci-fi and western. Great characters and great action.

For Short:

Simply Noir - Bert/George Wilson - Hillarious, well written SS short.

Stoned Patriots - Zavier (Nixon) - The title says it all.



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I think the most overlooked untapped potential on this site is Red Phoenix, I always say this script in every one of these threads and yet still nobody knows what it is.

Also I think Andrew Romance gets overlooked as a horror writer as well, I believe he's the one who wrote that horror series where the main character was basically just going through this creepy town and then into a school.

I don't remember what happened to that short series but until a certain someone spit on everything he was doing with it, I thought anyways it did what he wanted it to. (I hope that was you Andrew because it has been a year so...)

Other than that I think Banana Chan, Reporting Live and The Lunchroom get the shaft when it comes to respect. Especially The Lunchroom, 4 Seasons and this site maybe has 2 real reviews for about 1 or 2 episodes.

(Since Balt is gone and his work doesn't count probably one of the best "shorts" would be One Last Fix because it's got something that nothing else has.)


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Quoted from Old Time Wesley
Also I think Andrew Romance gets overlooked as a horror writer as well, I believe he's the one who wrote that horror series where the main character was basically just going through this creepy town and then into a school.


You are talking about "Contagium", also found in horror.  He was going for a trippy kinda' thing, and accomplished that for the most part.  Another good one to look up.


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The Arizona Monstrosity - Damien (yoursilentmassacre) - Needs work but has potential. Fun, short, and gorier than most horror scripts on SS.


The format is all over the place, amongst other problems -- but the goriest thing I can recall reading here -- which should appeal to its potential audience.


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Yeah that was me. I had it as a series and after i think five episodes i put them together, added a bunch of stuff and had it as a full length script. I'm surprised no one has mentioned my other scripts.(frozen, straight to video, the recluse) and what not. I had a lot of very bad scripts but i also had some good ones.

But my favorite scripts are:

season of the devil
simplynoir
suicide
in don we trust
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The format is all over the place, amongst other problems -- but the goriest thing I can recall reading here -- which should appeal to its potential audience.


True. It has a lot of problems but unlike most horror writers who come and go without learning anything, this guy seems to be making an honest effort to improve. That's part of the reason why I think it deserves a recommendation.

Also, like you said, gorehounds should eat it up regardless of its flaws. It definitely goes way further than most horror scripts around here.


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Here is another thread -- in a similar vein -- there have actually been several such threads (if you dig for them) where people list their favorite unproduced scripts.

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-Chat/m-1123757377/s-0/

Happy reading.


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I've chosen to revive this thread for a couple reasons.

I've noticed that there has been talk going around the website of lower quality screenplays and I've seen stuff like "no time was put into this" or "this is the same old stuff" or "if you don't care why should we" kind of thing.  So I'm gonna post a few more screenplays that range from dates and genres that I feel demonstrate good quality, creativity and all that good stuff. You can see my first list earlier in the thread. This is not a "best scripts on the site." thing.  This is more of an appreciation of some other scripts on this site that may not have received enough recognition or have fallen into oblivion among other reasons.  In no specific order, here we go...

Sneak Preview(short): Gross, violent and funny.  How can you go wrong?

Open Your Mind(thriller): Probably the quickest feature I've ever read on this website.  A must read.

A Visit to the General Store(western): This writer has participated in a couple of the one week writing exercises but has posted once on this site.  It's a shame because this is a pretty clever script if you're a fan of the spaghetti westerns.

Goonies Never Say Die(adventure): I believe this was the first feature I read on this site back when I was a retard at reviewing scripts.  I should complete that one day, but if you're gonna read a fan fic please don't waste your time on Michael Myers vs. Jason part 5528423.

The Anti-Police(short): AKA the Ass Fix.  The best of the bunch for the comedy one week writing exercise in my opinion.

A Very Bad Day(short): Sometimes it's fun to laugh at people's misfortunes.

The Basement(thriller): Lots of gore in here, don't bother wasting your time with Michael Myers vs. Jason part 232423423

House of God(horror): Religion+gore.  How can you go wrong?

The Degenerate(short): It's a rewrite/different story from one of his earlier works that he changed for a flakey producer.

Anything For Love(short): This was "Indiana Jones getting a gift for his girlfriend."

So I hope you folks check out at least some of these 10 titles.  Yeah, there are plenty of not great scripts but if you look deeper you'll find ones to your appeal.


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For some reason I must have missed this thread before, but here's my recommended reading list. (and if yours is not on it, that does not mean I didn't like it)

Action - Mercenary, Soldier of Fortune by Guy Jackson, great action writing in the beginning, if I remember correctly.

Adventure -  The Fempiror chronicles by George Willson. It's listed in series, but I think it belongs in adventure.

Comedy - Singles Camp by Breanne Holifield. I've read a lot of funny things here, but this one takes the cake. This one made me cramp up.

Drama - Simply the Godfather by George Willson. Not only was this funny, but I was seriously impressed (again) with how seamlessly he weaved all of us Simply Scripter people into the amazing script of the Godfather. I wish more people would read this one.

Horror - The Farm by Robert "Bert" Newcomer. It's not my favorite Bert tale, but it's still a great script and everyone else seems to love it.

Shorts - Film Noir by Phil Clarke JR. This genre was a toughy since I've read so many great ones, but Phil's shorts about Nick Branson was to me different and really nicely written and I'm waiting for the third installment if there'll ever be one.

Series - Better Days by Steven Cameron aka Wesley. I'm very well aware that I'm not the intended target audience here, but for some reason, I'm a big fan.

Sci-Fi - Starbuck Star by Robert "Bert" Newcomer. It"s probably listed under series, but I think of it as sci-fi. Waiting for the third installment.

Thriller - Open Your Mind by Martin Lancaster aka Dr. Mabuse. Fast easy read and really good and creepy too. Why wouldn't you want to read this?

Western - Paramour by Robert "Bert" Newcomer (didn't realize you wrote so many of my favorites) This one is just...well,...why would you not want to read a lesbian western? You can't say it's already been done to death.

I also noticed that my twisted short Be My Valentine was mentioned twice earlier in this thread. I appreciate that, but I asked Don to take it down. My face gets flushed just thinking about having written that one, haha, but that's how I feel about all my stuff.

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Think I'll pay it forward and name a few good scripts myself...

ALL-MART (Short) - Fresh horror short that actually makes a non-creepy environment seem creepy.

High Stakes (Short) - Poker players should especially enjoy this. Good characters and dialogue with a Twilight Zone aura surrounding it all.

Marigold (Action) - Creative action sequences but also character driven and has a lot of substance. The theme of love is especially prominent.

Open Your Mind (Thriller) - Dark post-apocalyptic thriller with an original concept and a healthy dose of splatter as well.

The Search For The Great American Jackalope (Comedy) - A comedy with an original concept and a dash of mockumentary as well.

Underneath (Horror) - Werewolf carnage interspliced with strong character relationships. One of the better scripts in the horror section.


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I will name some scripts from the genres I have read from:

Horror:

1) The Man in the Mirror - By Jason Pitts: Let me tell you, this guy kind of made me afraid of mirrors for a while. It's enjoyable and fun to read.

2) Slaughter - By Guy Jackson: Though there are many slasher films that have been made, I just think they never get old, even though sometimes they can be a little cliché. But this one I got stuck to and couldn't stop reading. It was great and suspenseful and I'm sure a lot of people would enjoy reading it.

Short:

1) Man in the Light - By Chris Shamburger: This is this creepiest, most spine-chilling script I have read on Simply Scrips, and I definately recommend it to everyone. Trust me, it's worth the read.

2) Charlotte and the Camel's Toe - Helio J Cordeiro: Haha if you're in for a laugh, this is one you need to read. It was kind of weird some points, but it was funny and had a good twist at the end.

Umm yeah I am kinda hooked on those genre's the most...sorry people!

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This is one of the better top script threads we've ever had, so I'll finally contribute. I'll see if I can hit some that haven't yet been hit.

-- The Burnout by Phil (Dogglebe) - I can't believe no one has mentioned this one. One of my favorites.

-- #747 by Curse (DonimMoe) - it needs works, but when it emerged, it wasn't bad.

-- Seventeen by Kevin Revie - This is one of those that sticks with me for some reason. It has many shortcomings, but it shows a whole lot of potential if Kevin would fix it up.

-- Quake by Guy Jackson - Sure, it's a fan fic, but it's good.

-- Season of the Devil II by Scoob - Solid follow up to the first part of Scoob's story.

I'm writing right now more than reading, but had to add my 2 cents.



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Hmm.  This is a good question.  If I had to name some of the top unproduced scripts I have read, they would probably be:

Vengeance by George Willson -  Just good, fun horror with a twist.  This actually helped me write my own horror script.  The pacing is great and the story is intriguing.

House of God by James McClung - James was able to take a premise very similar to one of the worst movies ever made in my opinion and turn it into a plausible and interesting story.  Big kudos to that man.

Dead and Walking by Sean Elwood - This young man is 15 years old, ladies and gentlemen.  He has a knack for the zombie genre which can be pretty weak and predictable, but damn this script was so fun to read.  Great future ahead for him.  He also isn't too bad behind the camera.  Check out his short he made at YouTube.

Halo by Andrew ? - I ABSOLUTELY HATE THIS GAME!  But Andrew made it very interesting to read.  I don't know how he did it, but he did.  Great job, Andrew from England.

All-Mart by Robert Newcomer - Probably one of the best shorts I have ever read.  For its length, it seemed like a truly in depth story.  Rob is the man when it comes to shorts.

SimplyNoir by Robert Newcomer & George Willson - I don't think an introduction is needed for this one.  This speaks for itself.  Probably the funniest material ever dedicated to paper.  If you have been living in a cave for the past 6 months and are one of the 2 people that hasn't read this gem, READ IT.  

And there was another short written by a young lady on here but I can't remember her name or the exact title of the script.  I believe it was called "At a Wedding?", but I'm not sure.  The internal conflict she displays in that short is none short of amazing.  I can't find it in the archives anymore, so I guess she took it down, but that would be a shame.  
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A few that I read that I really liked are:

The Hero of her heart by mike shelton (comedy)

Devil in D minor By Breanne (Drama)

House of God by James McClung (horror)

Open your mind by Dr. Mabuse (thriller)

Mr. Parks's new lease on life by Baltis (short)

For Johnny by Topher (Short)


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My top three favorites here on SS are:

Misfortune by Oney Mendoza. The first 5 pages are littered with bad dialogue and after that it is fine.

Devil in D Minor. Nuff said.

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The Hero of Her Heart. It was funny, and wierd.. good combo
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A few comedies that I've read in the not so distant past and enjoyed are:

The Search for the Great American Jackelope

Gravy People

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Porello's


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My favorites are probably.

The Farm
Suicide
The Devil In D Minor

and...

I think that's pretty much it. There are probably other scripts that I'm just forgetting about.


Coming Soon:

I finally found the title for my short.

Acronym- You've been warned...

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Has anyone mentioned Kill the Person Next to You yet?

Now THAT is a read.  I recommend it to everyone.  In Sci-fi.  By Breanne.

I also recommend Forefathers, not as one of the best scripts on the site, but as one of great potential.  I think that if Jake gets some more critiques on that script it could really become something.  Unfortunately I don't think it's on the site any longer but if you ask jaykur22 I'm sure he would send it to you.  


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Okay, first off, I want to thank everyone who has named one of my scripts. I feel soooo honored to be mentioned. Thank you for that.

I think I’ve mentioned some before but here are some that stuck in my mind in no particular order:

FEATURES

KATfight  (Action) - by Angel Orona - it has a lot of clichés in it (every cat cliché you can imagine) but it also has some really great description and is a good example of how to balance nearly novel description with condensed screenplay description. The downside is that the author doesn’t participate here.

The Swingin’ Sounds of Jack Amsterdam  (Comedy) - by Mike Shelton - gotta go with this one by Mike. I like this one a little better than Hero of Her Heart. I dig Jack’s old timey Dinoisms.

A Song in My Heart (Drama) - by Cindy L. Keller - I think this is an overlooked gem. It’s a very enjoyable read. It’s a simple and sweet little slice of Americana mixed with a little “Topper” (for those who know who Topper is) and it’s cute.

Epiphany (Sci-Fi) - by Brent Saltzman - for some reason, I’ve never forgotten this odd little script from a very smart young man. Unfortunately, this author doesn’t hang around anymore.

Open Your Mind (Thriller) - by Martin Lancaster - Strange Days vein, little mind control, little bit bloody horror, and little bit…Ewww! Can’t ask for more than the riveting scene near the end where the main character has to do…well…something no one should ever have to do.

The Farm (Horror) - by Robert Glenn Newcomer - Great description here. Simple straight forward storytelling with the story (and vernacular) to back it up. Stephen King would be proud.

The Armor of Belial (Adventure) - by George Willson - I don’t get much into this genre so I haven’t actually read a lot from it. This is one I just read and liked. A good example of story elements being brought together into a cohesive unit.

Last Charge of the Rodent Brigade (Animation) - by Mike Jones - I know animation isn’t the most popular genre and this script is for kids but it’s pretty good and with a certain sort of Kipling strand running throughout. This would be good to read to your kids a little each night at bedtime.

Starbuck Starr (series) - by Robert Newcomer - fun western Sci-Fi with good description and colorful characters.

SHORTS

As far as shorts, I’ve read so many of them I don’t even know where to begin. Here are a few that I never forgot:

The Universe Explained? - by Martin Lancaster
Old Shuck - by Martin Lancaster (fantastic description)
Cobb Hill Massacre - by Gregory J. Fine…I mean, Howard….uh…I mean….Baldwin
Salvage by Robert Newcomer
Holiday Tradition - by Mike Shelton (very touching in just 3 pages)
Miss Pearly May’s Homemade Fudge - by Andy Petrou
Garbage - by Cindy L. Keller
Simply Noir - by Robert Newcomer and George Willson (if you know the people, it’s very funny. If you don’t, it’s probably still funny)

There are so many, I know I’ve left some out. These are just a few right off the top of my head.




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Thanks to Mike who mentioned my latest script Gravy People!

I haven't read many but I promise to...

I really enjoyed reading Halo by Another Writer. It was very well done and highly rich in detail.


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I'll redo my list. The ones i think everyone should read are:

The Farm
Suicide
Devil in D minor ( i havent read it yet but i plan on doing so. seems like everyone has been enjoying this)

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My first post was limited to just horror.  I'm going to dip into the other genres, too:

Action:  "Fempiror Chronicles 1X04 Club Mutation" by George:  If the features are just too daunting for you, try this one on for size (found in Series, technically).  You get a nice, bite-size chunk of what this series is all about, and it may whet your appetite for more.

Adventure:  "Goonies Never Say Die" by Andy:  Andy doesn't write much, but you can just feel the love coming off this script.  Her respect for the characters and her own gleeful attitude really shine through here.  I usually despise fan-fic...and I loved this one.

Comedy:  "The Swingin' Sounds of Jack Amsterdam" by Mike:  Echoing Brea, I think this is Shelton's strongest work -- the one that would actually play best on the screen.  But who to cast?

Drama:  "Devil in D Minor" by Brea:  The strongest drama script around here right now, hands down.  So unique it's frightening -- and makes you wonder just what the hell is wrong with the person who wrote it.

Series:  "Better Days" by Wesley:  This is so amusing to me.  If you "get it", I think you will really like this, too.  It's funny and raunchy and not quite like anything else out there.

Short:  "Dreams in Dust and Marble" by Phil:  Conceived as a "Nightmare Before Christmas" kind of thing, this piece is also startlingly unique with a generous dallop of pitch-black humor.  Phil's strongest work for my money.  It's old (and better) title was "Tocsin".

Thriller:  "The Basement" by Andrew:  I don't think anyone has given this a shout-out yet.  It needs one.  It may lean a bit heavy on the recent "torture craze" for some tastes, but with George in tow, Andrew has crafted a pretty solid story here.

SciFi:  "Kill the Person Next to You" by Brea:  OK, so this is the only SciFi I can recall having read -- doesn't mean it ain't good.  You just aren't wasting your time with Brea's stuff, you know?  And it has a kick-ass title that would make a great poster.

Western:  "The Great Brain Robbery" by Martin:  An oft-overlooked gem of a SimplyScripts-derived story.  One of the better ones.  And I get my head chopped off.

My "too read" list is very long -- new stuff from Greg and James and Balt on the way, and I still have yet to read my first Guy Jackson script -- (what's that guy all about?) -- so I'll probably be returning to this board from time to time with new favorites.

Looking forward to that, actually.


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I'm gonna pick as many of my fav scripts as I can:

1. The Lunchroom
2. Better days
3. Reporting Live
4. Fempiror Chronicles
5. Somewhere Inbetween
6. The Willie & The Grace
7. Cara Chan (Formerly "The Creator)
8. Mindless
9. My Life As I Know It
10. Alec McDormott
11. Banana Chan

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A couple of shorts I just read that were quite good

To kill a Mocking boy by Greg

Animal Magnitisem by Bert

Emil, The Other Santa's Reindeer by Michel(this would make even Scrooge smile)

Damned Yankee by CindyLKeller


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I read a one today by one of the newer members, James Schlicker.
It's titled "Comanche Carl".

It's in the Action section, and I highly recommend it.  

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A few off the top of my head, and forgive me if I forget any...

A Transitional Period, by Jason Benoit - a quirky and interesting story about a young man who stops by his parents' house on his way across the country.  Well-drawn characters and unforced humor which comes from the characters rather than the plot.  I really dug this one.

The Burnout, by Phil/dogglebe - Much has been said about this one, and I agree with all of it.

Devil in D Minor, by Breanna - Again, plenty has been said about this script.  What I liked about it was the intertwining of characters early on.  It seems a very complicated read but everything makes sense in the big picture.  

I know I'm forgetting a few which haven't received a lot of replies.  I'll have to dig into the forums to pull the names of them.
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I have saved and downloaded two screenplays. Relax, I am not going to copy but I am sure it will teach me a thing or two. In fact,I like The Farm, at least what I read  of it, sure got potential and perhaps the author in all seriousness, should try and pitch it if he or she can.  As one says, you can but try and unless you do, you are never going to know what will work. From what I have read from Schellhardt, she recommends a few other ideas for pitches.  I wish the screenwriter serious good luck and go for it. Hollywood will be eating out of your hand if they see this one.

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Okay, first off, I was just thinking that maybe this thread actually gets ess attention due to its stickiness.  When I see stickies, I think rules, and that I've all ready read them, so I skip them  This is unfortunate for this certainly is a nice little thread.

Also, I want to say thank you for those of you who recommended either "A Very Bad Day" or "The Search for the Great American Jackelope", that truly means alot to me, so thanks Greg Mike and James.

Now for my recommendations:

Comedy:
I think my very favorite is Mike's "The Hero of her Heart"

Action:
I really enjoyed Phil's "A Druids Guide to the Northeast", and I'm not usually the biggest fan of this Genre.

SimplyScript Script:
"The Great Brain Robbery" by Martin, Is my favorite of all these.

Short:
This is tough, I think I'll name two "Someplace Nice and Dark" by Bert, an amazing idea done with some just absolutely wonderful descriptions.  "Linus"- A spooky script that really deals with guilt and really, like, for lack of a better term "got me".

That's all for now!

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Looks like I'm the first one to post here in awhile! It is okay to still post here, right?

Here are my top two favorite scripts, oddly enough they are by the same person.

1.- Linus-(short)-by Phil(dogglebe)- A superbly crafted script that is truly original.
2.- Not Even Death-(short)-by Phil(dogglebe)- Hands down the best zombie script on this site.


WITCH HUNT - horror, 77 pgs

THE 1997 TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE - horror, 82 pgs

HERE COMES THE BOGEYMAN - horror, 24 pgs

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Dreams in Dust and Marble by Phil--I loved this one, the crazyness of it. Disjointed, confusing...but engaging.

The Pool by...TJ, I believe? sorry if I got the author's name wrong--It was a great read with likeable, distinguishable characters and very good atmosphere. At first I hated its ending, but over time I grew to appreciate it.

I'm sure there are a lot more, but I can't remember them now. It's bugging me.

I also enjoyed all of Sryknows' work (what happened to him, anyway?)

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I'm not going to list my most recommended as there are too many.

I will only mention one, and the reason for it is that is the only one where I went WHOA!!!! and that was "Dreams in Dust and Marble". For some reason, that one blew me away.
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Hey,

Of the stuff I've read:

Features

1. The Devil in D Minor by Breanne Holifield
2. Kill the Person Next to You by Breanne Holifield
3. The Burnout by Phil Clarke Jr.

Shorts

1. Santa's Gift to Joey by Pia
2. The Pool by T.J. Hundtofte
3. Suicide by Phil Clarke Jr.

I'll be sure to update as I discover more worthy stuff. Or remember stuff I'm missing now.

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This thread has been woken up a bit then, i wanted to come on here to recommend a story by Pia but sheepwalker above beat me to it! But I will mention it anyway...

Santa's gift to Joey won December's competition on the Movie Poet site and is a really nicely written script.

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-short/m-1166383039/s-new/
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I recommend these two scripts, but for entirely different reasons:

Someplace Nice and Dark.  A creepy little tale of Bert's with a unique look at a monster.

and

Curse of America's Last Raped Slave  An absolutely abysmal script by a guy who really really hates white people.  People should read this script just to learn how not to write scripts.  It's actually worse than the script that should not be named.


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Quoted from dogglebe

Curse of America's Last Raped Slave  An absolutely abysmal script by a guy who really really hates white people.  People should read this script just to learn how not to write scripts.  It's actually worse than the script that should not be named.


Read it, but please don't comment on it, much like the script that we "dare not mention by name".

As far as recommendations, check out Greg's "Specter" and James' "Outsiders".  Both good, feature length reads.

I probably lost the interest of 90% of the people by saying feature, but what the hell.



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How do you want to be remembered?

Eternal Memories questions more than just "living morality".

... a script that proves how a memorial can affect the future.

Read it and find out why you should listen to that little cricket.

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Shorts

* The Value Engine by Ed Stahr
* In Memoriam by Michel J. Duthin

Features

* Vermin by Bo Ransdell
* Storm Warning by Matt Thompson

Even with their flaws, these are the ones I've never forgotten.


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I'll recommend 'Eight Ball' which is in the short section. The formatting etc isn't first rate, which is probably why it hasn't received many reviews, but the story is a beauty and well worth a read.

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-short/m-1214335263/

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Thanks to bert, I have found this thread.

And I would like to use it to draw attention to an excellent script that I read just last night by screen_dreamer aka Kim Britt.

Now, this is a bit of a chick flick - it has a lot of heart and potential, and is a great showcase for Kim's undoubted talent.

So, ladies and gentleman, my recommendation: Donor Daddy.

Hopefully this will prompt some reads

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Here are some of my favorites from the past few months of reading like crazy:

ACTION - The Barnhart Effect by Brett Bentman

SERIES - Starbuck Starr by Bert

SERIES - Husbands in Space by Michael Cornetto

THRILLER - Deilverance by Robert Skotte
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Honestly I've only read one feature ever under the unproduced section. But for me to read an entire feature, the thing must have at least some potential.

1- The Rothe Expedition. (comedy)

I know a lot of people trashed it, but with a little work and change, It could be a decent road trip story.

as for Shorts...well, I'll have to think hard on that one.


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"To Be" (short)

It tried to be a bit different from the norm, and largely succeeded.
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I can also highly recommend To Be in terms of a clear and concise writing style.



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The Key

Unusually, I didn't want this script to end - I wanted to know more about the characters and their story, which is a testament to the quality of it's writing.
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Now then.

What shall I pick?

I fondly recall Tommy's Leaving Tasmania, A Documentary

That was hilariously funny for me. And I liked it before he mentioned my own script. So there.

The Monster Blues by N7 - a great idea well executed.

Suicide by Phil. One of the first I read on here. Stuck in my mind for quite a long time.

  A Man For All Time by Stevie. No Beatles in it though, not even the slightest reference I recall. An excellent idea well done too.

The Colonel's A Seven Backed Up By A Two springs to mind too. Catchy title that sets up itself well and delivers. Speaking of delivers...

Deliverance by the Snipe. A fine attempt at a proper remake of a classic. One of the few features on here that I really liked. Had a lot good stuff in it. Still does too I'm sure.

Based on a True Story by Dressel was a fine attempt at at a humourous feature.

There's more that have presently slipped my mind, still, can always add by edit later.

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Your Golden Years Await by Howard Jensen (Colkurtz

Absolutely wonderful gem of a story. Quite possibly the best I have read so far on SS.

Haunting by Malcolm McKenzie (malcolm3)

Flawed first script posting, but well worth a look.

Heavenly Intentions and Spiritual Connections by Craig S Cooper (craigcooper)

Two different takes on the same characters, one a comedy, the other more dramatic - and both very good in their own ways.

Strangers by Julio Weigend (reapercreeper)

sweet and uplifting little tale

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Since I've been around the boards for about a year, reading Shorts all the time (I really should try a feature), I thought I'd mention my favourites that spring to mind.

Hijra by Michael Cornetto

The Fairy that wouldn't Fly by Michael Cornetto

Bizarre Bazaar by Mike Shelton

Bad Penguin by Phil Clarke Jr.

Chocolatier (was From Heaven) by Anthony Hudson

The Curious Case Against Sean Elwood by Robert Skotte

The Total Awesomeness of Cars That F**king Rock by Robert Skotte

Starbuck Starr by Robert Newcomer

To name but a few.  I probably have forgotten a few good ones.  

I can always post next year.


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Since there's a big discussion going on at the moment about a SS top scripts, I thought I'd try and ressurect this thread, 3 years and only just over 50 posts, what does that say...not many good scripts to shout about?  I don't think so.

Anyway, I'd like to say the series
Spiritual Connections
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Here are some scripts that I have enjoyed and would recommend:

Producing Fiction: The Movie 2000

By Mathew Dressel

Note that this one I think is currently being renamed from Producing Fiction to something else.

Bizzarre Bazaar

By Michael Shelton

This was so very humorous for me to read and although I don't think Mike meant for it to really be a script, the fun he pokes at everything is absolutely wonderful.

Another script of Mike's:

Coffee and Inspiration is one that is very funny and enjoyable.

As I was searching through some old files, I remembered

Long in the Tooth
By
Mark Aznavourian

This one I thought was a very creative take on the vampire element.

Speaking of the vampire element,

I'm speaking with regard to the book and not the script, but George Willson's

The Fempiror Chronicles - The Initiation of David

Is a crisp read that I'm preparing a review for. I'm actually really glad that I'm getting to read the book and not the script first. I guess it goes back to my feeling of "read the book first and then go see the movie".

I would definitely advise you to go and buy the book.

The Big Fade
By
Slabby

Is one that I have watched develop and it's still in development, but I think there is tremendous potential in this. The dialogue coming through the characters is very real and I don't think one can write this kind of thing without some kind of personal experience.

Husbands in Space
By
Michael Cornetto

This script is hard to pin down for genre. At least for me. Although it's set like a sci-fi, it's written in some ways as if with a soap opera flavor and even with comedic elements; however, it has some very darkish kind of creepy vibes. It's definitely reaching outside of typical boundaries and I found myself drawn easily into it.

That's it for now, but I'll post more favorites again in the future.

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I think the resurrection of this thread is a good thing so I'll try to keep it going...

The Chocolatier - This has already been recommended but I'll do it again. Honestly, one of the best shorts I've read here in my four years on this site. Fun, darkly humorous but not too much so and an interesting original take on a legendary series of murders. It's also got great pacing and is constantly introducing new hooks which makes it very hard to put down.

To Molest A Molester - Darkly humorous... very much so. Funny, clever and a rather cynical view on American entertainment. I love it! Still, no overblown social commentary here. It's a skit. Not too long. Not too short. It's got a story but it sticks to the point.

I'd also like to push some features as they've been less than appreciated for some time...

Pub Lunch - Perfect balance of gore and humor and loaded with British flavor. A surprisingly light take on the backwoods cannibal genre but fun and gruesome nevertheless.

Servants of Chaos - A stark thriller with some killer suspense and an equally killer atmosphere. This one takes its time to get under your skin but still has a sickening handful of morbid uses for the human body.


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I've just remembered a script I read a while back by limey (Adam), not even sure if he's still active.  Anyway it's a romantic comedy which I didn't think I'd like but found it a really good read.

Red Balloons and Rollercoasters


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I'd recommend Boardom by Steve McDonell.

I read this a while back and thought it was very amusing.


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I haven't commented on all of these, but some of my favorites so far are:

Drama

Justus by Brian Lee Johnson

The Suicide Theory by Michael Joseph Kospiah

A Beautiful Dream by Kim Britt

41-A by Bo Ransdell

Short

The Race
by Anthony Hudson

Your Golden Years Await by Howard Jensen

To Be and A Thousand Days by R. McManus

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I've no hesitation in recommending Spiritual Connections by Craig, and, Cooper. Funniest thing I've read in a long time.

Also can recommend Do You Have a Clubcard? By Col. Kurtz.

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Alf's 'Pub Lunch'. A gem.

Deserves the recommendation for being original. James' Complete.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned it already (although a number of his other works rightfully have been) - Green by R.E. McManus

Rest My Eyes In Shades of Green By Simon Niles Crane - One of the most touching scripts I've read on here.

The Monster Blues By N7 - One of the funniest scripts I've read on here.



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The script that made me laugh out loud is Cam17's "Santa's Sleigh Ride Saga"...


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It is a pleasure for me to highly recommend the reading of HEADLONG by Stevie McDonell.

I won't forget the morning I had read this. It made me laugh so hard and put a completely different spin on my whole day.

Headlong is one of those "road trip" movies with over the top characters that you might have even encountered in your own life.

I will go and see this on the big screen if it is produced. I will buy the DVD. Any writer who can do what Stevie did is a golden charm. I rate this 10 laughs!  

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Oh, and I forgot to mention that a close second for me in the category of shorts is "The Forgotten Christmas Tape" by Brian M...

Don't know what it is with me - or this site - and Christmas, but there you go...

AJR


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Doubling up from that other thread, cause it belongs here, no offence Leit. you weren't to know.

'Teaching with Violence' jwent would def. recommend in 'horror' shorts.
And, for a complete change of pace 'West Side Markets' ED aka Brett - great visuals... and for quintessential British humour: AA's EMD, aka Chuff, in the Series section, and Rendevous' 'The Key', though I'm not sure if the latter is still up.

Oh, and Dressel's 'Penny for your Thoughts' - terrific original idea and fluid writing.

These are just 'lately'. Plenty of others...






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Seems this thread has been buried for a while but I'm going to dig it up and recommend Kevin's (leitskev) feature

'Capone and the Great Zombie Massacre'

Read this the other week and it was very entertaining.

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-horror/m-1309388329/s-0/


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I'll second that Alffy and for me to say that is a feat since I hate both zombies and gangsters! But the script was very entertaining!

I still dislike the title, however
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House of Whorrors by albinopenguin

Static Town by kev
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This is an interesting thread.

Till the last post in 2014, there are total 270 suggestions (repeated suggestion included), which becomes 174 after removing duplicates. It consists of 102 features, 60 shorts, and 12 series. Out of which 62 features, 4 shorts, and 3 series are no longer available on SS.  
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Fais, it's a simple fact that writers come and go, and some return again and again as well...

When they go (or often when a script is produced) they often take their scripts down.

After the Writer's Tournament we should try and enliven this thread and nominate some current favourites. There are plenty of goodies!


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Fais, it's a simple fact that writers come and go, and some return again and again as well...

When they go (or often when a script is produced) they often take their scripts down.


I understand that. I was just putting statistics.  


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After the Writer's Tournament we should try and enliven this thread and nominate some current favourites. There are plenty of goodies!


That will be really awesome.  
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I'll start:

Rats of a Feather by Warren Duncan stood out to me as a favorite.

I'll ponder others. There have been many that I liked.


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A major dose of recency bias here since I just read it:

Tears of a Clown by Finn Dudaniec

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