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“MoonWraith” – TV Pilot Seeking Producer

Option “MoonWraith” for $3,000 for one year.

MOONWRAITH is the story of a young woman named Kizzy Faw. Kizzy is a Seer, sent by the King, into the heart of a war between humans and werewolves. The werewolves were created centuries ago by a sorcerer using a talisman known as the MoonWraith. Scholars and historians working for the King believe that they have located the hiding place of the MoonWraith—an ancient silver mine. A fort has been built atop the mine. In the fort, miners work at expanding the mine, actively seeking the lost MoonWraith. Silversmiths work silver ore dug out by the miners into weapons. Soldiers use these silver weapons to defend the fort against the werewolves, who seek to prevent the humans from locating the MoonWraith. The werewolves do not want the MoonWraith found because they fear the very thing the King hopes for—that the object which originally made the werewolves can be used to eradicate them.

“Monster Lab” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Monster Lab” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: College folklore professor Wade Sarkis is forced by the US military to help deal with werewolves that were created in a research experiment gone wrong.

Synopsis: Wade Sarkis is confronted by representatives of the US military. They tell him his knowledge is needed, but are under orders not to reveal more information to him. They take Wade to a hidden, subterranean government laboratory.

Quickly, Wade meets General Brant Wierman. Wierman explains to Wade that the facility Wade has been brought to had been running experiments aimed at grafting wolf DNA to humans in the hopes of curing deafness. Things went wrong, and the test subjects have become human/wolf hybrid creatures—genetically engineered werewolves. No cure they’ve tried has worked. The military has brought Wade in out of the desperate hope that a cure can be found in mythology. Wade is shown shocking proof of Wierman’s claims, and tries to leave, only to learn that he is effectively a prisoner of the US government until the matter has been resolved.

Wade begins working with the beautiful Dr. Alanna Quesnell—the lab’s lead scientist. Very soon after their collaborative research gets underway, the werewolves escape. The creatures bite a number of scientists and soldiers in the facility. The bites transfer genetic material and gene splicing chemicals to the victims, causing them to change into more werewolves.

The domino process continues, and more and more of people in the base are killed or turned—including Wierman—until Wade and Alanna are all that are left. Trapped in the base, with no hope of curing the unfortunates who have been turned, Wade and Alanna settle upon a new plan. They opt to destroy the lab, killing the werewolves, before any can escape into the outside world.

Wade and Alanna dodge werewolves to gather parts for a make-shift bomb, and reach a boiler. They plant the bomb and set the timer. They then struggle to make it clear of the lab before the bomb goes off.

After encountering more werewolves—including Wierman—Wade and Alanna escape just in time.

The film ends with them receiving medical attention, preparing for a debriefing on what has transpired.

“Shallow Graves”

I just finished reading a horror book titled “Shallow Graves”. The book was written by Patrick Logan. It’s the first book is a series. I’ve only read “Shallow Graves” thus far. But…

I LOVED the book. If I were a film producer, I’d option the rights to this in a heartbeat. It has minimal locations, and a small cast. The only problems I see are that there would be a lot of outdoor filming. A lot of the outdoor scenes would be filmed during thunderstorms – sloppy, and muddy.

Still, I think it would be worth it. “Shallow Graves” is a terrific book. A film based on it would, I think, scare the socks off of the audience. If you’re a movie producer, and you’re reading this, please grab a copy of “Shallow Graves”, give it a read, and consider what I’ve said here. Please.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Basin Gaming

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It’s been brought to my attention that Basin Gaming (1111 Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon) has a couple of copies of the out-of-print paperback edition of my first Wendy Markland book, “Predators or Prey?” in stock. So, if anyone is in the area, and wants to grab a copy, now is your chance!

“Predators or Prey?” will – hopefully! – be re-edited, and released under a different publishing label at some point in the future.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Amazon Studios – “MoonWraith”

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Yesterday evening I submitted the “MoonWraith” series pilot script to Amazon Studios. Please wish me luck!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“MoonWraith” Issue #11

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Issue #11 of the hit werewolf horror webcomic “MoonWraith” kicks off today!

For those of you not familiar with it, “MoonWraith” is by myself, and my wife Desirée Lee. We write the stories, and do the artwork, and lettering. “MoonWraith” typically posts at the rate of one page per week – Mondays. The exceptions are when a new issue starts – as is the case today – and Halloween – our favorite holiday. On those days, two pages go up. In the case of a new issue starting, the first of those two pages is the cover that new issue.

“MoonWraith” focuses on a young woman named Kizzy Faw who has been sent by the king to use her gift of the Sight to help find the MoonWraith – a talisman used centuries before to create the race of werewolves. Kizzy has found herself on the front lines of the war, without her Sight.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“MoonWraith” Issue #10

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This week, “MoonWraith“, the hit werewolf horror webcomic by myself, and Desirée Lee, kicks off a new issue! It’s hard to believe that we’re on Issue #10. Wow. Enjoy!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Manic Readers

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All of you are probably familiar with the book review site Manic Readers. Three of my works – “Quintana Roo, Yucatan” (my bestseller), “Quagmire Fen“, and “Hidden Tribe” (coauthored with my wife Desirée Lee) are on that site. If you’re a Manic Readers member, please check out those projects for us, and review them. For some reason, reviews are hard to gather, and authors need all of them that we can gather!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Vampire Corpses?

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As I’ve talked about here before, being a bestselling author of, among other genres, horror and the paranormal I find articles such as this one very interesting. And, given the amount of traffic I see going to old posts involving such things – especially where vampires are concerned, I like to share things like this here.

What do you all think of that article?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

#FridayReads

#FridayReads is currently trending on Twitter. So, since I have nothing in particular in mind to post here today, I thought I’d might as well take advantage of the trend to remind everyone of my book titles that are still currently available:

Winter’s Rite

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In a world where humans do not exist, dark magick has been used to bring an early winter down upon the land. It falls to a young Water Nix named Avari to seek out the source of this magick and put a stop to it. As his journey progresses, he encounters a myriad of other beings, some friends, some not.

Well Wishes

When the Princess of the Elven kingdom is taken by a Well Spirit, the Elven king enlists the aid of Avari, the heroic Water Nix who was instrumental in the fall of Veemox the Ur’hunglav only months before. After his attempt to free the Princess results in Fyrnn being taken by the same Spirit, along with the Princess’s best friend, Avari is off on an ocean voyage to a distant, near-mythical island with a reputation from which it earned its name – the Island of Death. Once there, he must confront the terrible creatures which haunt the island in order to bargain with the most powerful Well Spirit of them all to gain the freedom of the captive Elf women. But time is running out for the enslaved Elves. Will Avari make it in time?

Gauntlet

After stopping a robbery in progress, Elliott Cronholm is approached by someone wishing help him become a costumed vigilante crime-fighter. After refusing, his fiancée is attacked in their home by a stalker. In the wake of the attack, Elliott accepts the role he had been asked to play. While still learning the use of the costume and weapons he has been given, Elliott must track down and stop the first man put on the streets of the city by the same woman – a man with his own warped moral code who relishes killing the criminals he fights, a man who wishes to kill Elliott Cronholm as well, upon learning of Elliott’s new role.

Quintana Roo, Yucatan” (Award-winning Bestseller!)

Rikki Breitenberg is an archeologist in charge of the first team of American documenters allowed by the Mexican government to explore newly discovered Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. However, shortly after their arrival in Mexico, things go awry. Treacherous jungle, inclement weather and dangerous wildlife are only the beginning. When Rikki and her team run afoul of members of an ancient cult devoted to the worship of a bloodthirsty god, things take a terrifying turn for the worse. During their struggle for survival, the team makes a startling discovery that may rewrite the whole of human history. Will they survive to bring their amazing find back to civilization?

Quagmire Fen

Bog skulks are small, mysterious creatures with vicious teeth and claws. They turned up in Quagmire Fen some time ago. No one seems to know what they are or where they came from.

Spencer Foster is a young man who has lived his entire life in the poor backwater of Quagmire Fen. He despises the swamp, and wants only to leave and start a new life in the city with his girlfriend. But his callous drunkard of a father has other ideas.

Very soon, Spencer’s life is irrevocably changed. His destiny is now linked to the bog skulks and Quagmire Fen.

What are the bog skulks? Where did they come from? What is the connection between Spencer Foster and the odd beings he’s given so little thought to?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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