Bad Blood by Geno Marx | Script Revolution

Bad Blood

When a young man returns to his rural hometown after twenty years, strange events unfold. Soon his family’s sinister motives force him to confront his identity and fight to save his wife and children.



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Arriving back in his rural hometown on the east coast, NICO is ready for a fresh start for his wife, AMANDA, and their kids, BOBBY and JOSEPH. After twenty years away, he is nervous about working at the family’s winery but is grateful to have a nice country house in a quiet, safe neighborhood. They even have a local cop, JERMAINE, living right next door.

After a lavish but awkward welcome home party hosted by his mother, VICTORIA, Nico and his family settle into their “new normal.” However, he soon finds himself at odds with his older brother, SEB and uncle GIO, when they falsely accuse him of sabotaging the workplace. Nico begins to question whether coming back was the right move.

Venturing into town, Nico has a chance encounter with an albino barber named ELI and his book dealer friend, FITZ. The odd duo claim to be vampire hunters and give Nico the shocking news that his ancestors are the Undead. Recognizing that his children are now in danger and being targeted by his own mother and her brood for an ancient blood ritual, Nico and Amanda try to figure a way out of this hellish nightmare.

When Fitz is murdered and their children are abducted, Nico, Amanda, and Eli storm the family estate in an all out blood bath. Outnumbered and overpowered by Seb, Nico must unleash his inner beast to save his children.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Quarterfinalist, Final Draft - Big Break 2020
Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Horror Competition 2020

Submitted: December 9, 2021
Last Updated: December 9, 2021

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The Writer: Geno Marx

Geno Marx is a screenwriter, director, and editor living in Arizona with his wife, children and two cats. He wrote, directed, and produced the short film CAPSIZED . The film was an Official Selection at over twenty film festivals and won Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound Design. Geno wrote 18% based on his own experience with having an extremely premature child. The screenplay was nominated for Best Dramatic Scene and Best New Writer from Action on Film and won the Best Drama award from Reel Authors, Best Feature Screenplay from WMIFF and was nominated for Best Drama at Bare Bones. Most recently he wrote the award nominated screenplays, BAD BLOOD and KILLING JACK . His debut... Go to bio
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