Abra-Cadaver by Raymond (Ray) Scanlon | Script Revolution




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A failed magician takes his show global by killing his "volunteers" via live stream internet. A detective, who has history with the magician, tries desperately to find his family before they become the next victims.

A lack luster magician with a tragic past takes his career to new heights when he loses what little left in his life he has in less than twenty-four hours. Something inside Charles Higman snaps and he decides to change the direction of his show by taking lives in his act on stage in front of a live audience. He is almost taken down by a rookie detective, but narrowly escapes.

Almost thirty years later and Charles Higman, now known as Abra-Cadaver, is back at it again and this time on live stream internet for the entire world to see. Somehow the rookie detective's, now a hot shot detective, family is drug into the mix and may be the next "stars" on the magic gore show. Detective Reuben races against time to find the location of the broadcast before his loved one's become the next days news.

A few period pieces (late 50's and mid 80's). The 50's piece is very short and the 80's piece is about 1/3 of the film. The film is in the vein of The Prestige meets SAW. Plenty of gore and stuff to make you cringe, but nothing sexual, dirty and language is at a minimal.

Surprises and twists. Extreme shock value. Not for the faint of heart.

Attached Talent: 

Some interested B list talent, but no one attached. LOI's for those interested.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

London City Film Awards / Runner Up-2nd Place for Best Screenplay / 2017

Submitted: September 24, 2018
Last Updated: October 25, 2018
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Last Downloaded: January 6, 2020

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The Writer: Raymond (Ray) Scanlon

You can check my stuff out on Imdb. I write in most genres and in any format. I am able to write a feature first draft in a week given the proper motivation. I write upon request, for others idea's as well as consistent with my own personal writing. Action, Adventure, Comedy and Horror are my strong points, but most who have read my work say anything is my strong point. I even write faith based, childrens shows (PBS), romantic comedies, teen shows, family and more. I have over 20 that are completed. Features, shorts and pilots. I have many more that are halfway done and will be complete upon request for that type of film. I am easy to work with and understand that what I write is for sale... Go to bio
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