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Mike Underwood
Nottingham, United Kingdom

I have a passion for dark, twisting and twisted TV and film which gets the heart racing, the mind questioning and the soul begging for mercy!

A little bit about me - armed with a journalism degree, I have been writing professionally since 1999 after becoming a reporter and spending 11 years neck-deep in covering crime and politics in England, Scotland and the United States. I spent two hair-raising years as a night shift city reporter on the Boston Herald in Massachusetts 

Since 2010, I have worked in the less treacherous world of PR & Communications, winning national awards for creative campaigns, media relations and team leadership for a range of public and private sector organisations.

But my passion for creative writing, and especially screenwriting, has intensified to a fever pitch that can no longer be ignored and I now spend every spare moment working on ideas and honing my screenwriting skill. 

As a result of my endeavours, my first short screenplay, “The Candle”, was a finalist in 13Horror.com's Film & Screenplay Contest in 2018, with judges commenting: “You fooled me with this one” and “...it’s a really good spin on a tried and tested horror subgenre”.

My ambition, aspiration and dream is to become a full-time spec screenwriter, crafting original TV and film in the horror / thriller genre. My ideas explore the world of the supernatural, the occult and the darker side of human nature and my work always seeks to trick the audience with a twist and engage them with characters full of heart, warmth and who are rooted in reality.

Scripts By Mike

Howling
A debt-ridden ex-cop lands a lucrative contract to solve disappearances in a remote town. But he eventually realises they have been murdered by psychopathic family in twisted games - and he is their next ‘contestant’.
TV Pilot Horror, Mystery, Thriller For sale 28pp
2 readers love this script
Trench
Two war-weary British troops must fight to stay awake in their First World War trench to avoid a mysterious creature which preys on the sleeping.
Short History, Horror For sale 5pp
1 reader loves this script
Vintage
After landing an audition for a Victorian period drama, a hapless actress must find the perfect costume. But her search puts her on a deadly collision course with one of history’s most notorious killers.
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 20pp
1 reader loves this script
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Truant
A desperate teen's hunt for his missing cousin through sinister woods takes an unexpected turn when his best friend turns out to be his worst enemy.
Short Horror, Thriller For sale 16pp
The Candle
With only the light of a candle to guide her, a determined babysitter must battle an invisible evil to save a child in a remote farmhouse - but it's all part of a psychopath's game.
Short Horror For sale 6pp
The Hide
An anxious teenager’s blossoming clairvoyance leads her to discover a horrifying truth - her terminally ill grandfather is a notorious child killer. And now he knows, she knows.
Feature Horror, Mystery, Thriller For sale 100pp
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