American Genocide by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

American Genocide

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Two psychopathic siblings, on the run with their irresponsible father from their demented mother, blend in with a parade of mass murderers weaving a trail of death and terror across the nation’s highways.
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In this story, murderers of every type plague the U.S. roadways. But while the sadists with the goriest nicknames earn the most media attention, none of them generates the kill numbers of an everyday-looking family – a dad with his thirteen-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son - who leave mass bloodshed in their wake as they roam the Southwestern U.S. with their dead
cat in the trunk.

Hopefully, the cops are closing in on this peculiar clan of killers, but so are the kids’ psychotic mom, as well as a caring aunt out to rescue the kids to a safe, loving home.

With murder and mayhem from start to finish, it’s ... American Genocide!

Now for the serious stuff:

I aim high both with my themes and how I present them in my storytelling. The "genocide" in the title refers to the destruction of a "generation" of youth, through violent programming, neglect, home breakup, etc. As for a this-meets-that comparison of the story, you may detect a dash of "American Psycho", a spoonful of "No Country for Old Men", and a smidgeon of "Night of the Hunter" (if you go back that far), award-winners all.

Lastly, I'll say that if "American Psycho" was rated R this one is certainly not that (PG13?) simply because it does not have the same sexual violence.

I look forward to sending this startling, modestly-budgeted allegory to you! (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact the author for the PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZD8J9B

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: August 10, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio
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