Rob Herzog | Script Revolution
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Rob Herzog

My chief talent isn’t writing, it’s being afraid. As a kid, I freaked out about spontaneous human combustion, killer bees, and the prospect of a bathtub shark attack. And the 3,600 miles between me and the Loch Ness Monster wasn’t nearly enough. All of this youthful anxiety runs wild in my screenplays. Blame the neighborhood weirdo kid for setting me on this path. When I was six, he predicted that our neighborhood would be attacked by window ghouls. These ghouls supposedly would claw into our rooms and devour us all. Only those blessed with large dogs would survive, he said, because window ghouls hated them. Two nights later, I imagined the ghouls at my window, clawing the screen. At this point, I dimly recalled the dog footnote, and made a haphazard survival attempt. Our family owned an 11-inch tall poodle named Doobie, who was talented only at peeing and free-form humping. He nocturnally whizzed on my toys, turning them acrid and tacky. His humps involved the nearest human leg. Doobie wasn’t the best candidate to ward off the ghouls, but he was, by definition, “a dog” and the last recourse. Into the night I called his name. C’mon Doobie. But he never responded. Either he was romancing my G.I. Joe or watering him down. Sometimes it takes a man to do a dog’s work, so that’s what I did. I inched to the window and…barked—a stream of unconvincing arfs and growls. This awakened my mother, a wonderful woman, but not somebody who tolerated nonsense. She told me to knock off the crap. So I did. As it turned out, the scratching window ghouls were just the shade rubbing against the screen. But the weird ideas never stopped, and here we are. I have sold eleven short scripts and have won prize money in three small competitions. I look forward to working with more filmmakers who are willing to let their imaginations run wild.  

Scripts By Rob

Creak and Shriek
An eight-year-old boy struggles for answers when his horror sound effects record starts playing on its own in the middle of the night.
Short Horror Produced 8pp
6 readers love this script
Read Review by Steve Miles
Thirteen Steps to the Attic
To join the cool girls at her school, Emily must knock on an attic door and ask to be let in by whatever entity resides there.
Short Horror For sale 5pp
5 readers love this script
Read Review by Michael J Kospiah
Window Creep
A nine-year-old boy tries to outwit the visitor who scratches at his window screen in the middle of the night.
Short Horror Sold 6pp
4 readers love this script
Read Review by L. Chambers
Spiro
Two loudmouth gangsters die slowly in a room.
Short Crime Sold 5pp
4 readers love this script
Teeny-Tiny Teeth
A man's extramarital affair takes a nightmarish turn when his daughter's doll turns against him.
Short Horror For sale 6pp
2 readers love this script
Bunk
Siblings return to the room that haunted their childhood imaginations.
Short Horror For sale 5pp
2 readers love this script
Read Review by Michael J Kospiah
Fish to Fry
A fisherman loses his girlfriend and his record for the largest catch.
Short Comedy, Drama For sale 5pp
2 readers love this script
Read Review by Cam Gray
The Warped '80s
A woman wakes up in 1980s clothing on her wedding day and discovers that the mysterious outfit doesn’t come off.
Short Comedy, Horror For sale 8pp
2 readers love this script
Stay Six Feet Apart
A socially distanced flirtation takes a hideous turn.
Short Horror Sold 2pp
2 readers love this script
Read Review by Steve Miles
With Monsters
An online dater seeks companionship, but his childhood fears and boogeymen return at the worst possible time--while he's on his first (and possibly last) date.
Feature Horror For sale 93pp
2 readers love this script

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