Consumed by Don Stroud | Script Revolution


Trapped beneath a collapsed building, a grieving wife struggles to protect her treacherous husband from a horde of parasitic monsters.



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They survived the end of the world... but they may not survive each other.

Civilization has collapsed. Overtaken by an infestation of mutated parasites, most of humanity has become a horde of shambling corpses.

Married couple Parker and Caroline are members of a small group of survivors. While out scavenging for supplies, a series of immense earthquakes traps them in a warehouse basement. As they struggle to free themselves, a swarm of the undead monsters senses them and surrounds their underground prison.

They hold on to the futile hope that their friends will arrive in time to dig them out. But as the minutes tick by, the strain of their predicament leads to a devastating confrontation that uncovers their darkest secrets.

Terrified, entombed, shattered... will Parker and Caroline be consumed by the evils above their heads, or the evils inside their hearts?

All Accolades & Coverage: 

2022 Film & Screenplay Festival - WINNER
2022 HorrorHaus Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay (Unproduced) - RUNNER UP
2022 Multi Dimension Ind. Film Festival - Best Unproduced Screenplay - EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
2022 Page Turner Genre Screenplay Contest - FINALIST
2022 Imaginarium Convention Screenplay Awards - FINALIST
2022 Los Angeles Crime & Horror Film Festival - FINALIST
2021 25th Annual Fade In Awards Horror Competition - GRAND PRIZE
2020 Nightmares Film Festival - FINALIST
2020 NOLA Horror Film Fest - Semifinalist
2020 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition - Semifinalist
2019-2020 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition - Semifinalist
2019 Screenplay Festival - FINALIST
2018 Stage 32 Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest - FINALIST
2017 Scriptapalooza - Semifinalist
2017 Screencraft Horror Screenplay Competition - Semifinalist

Submitted: April 15, 2022
Last Updated: November 30, 2022

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The Writer: Don Stroud

Hailing from the wilds of North Carolina, I spent my formative years making my own comic books and toys. After a lengthy career in the software industry, I decided to dust off my artistic dreams and get back to creating. I became an editor in Hollywood, working on low-budget horror movies and award-winning documentaries. But after time spent playing with other peoples' toys, I decided to craft my own, and transfer the stories in my head to the written page. Over the last several years I have dedicated my energies towards screenwriting, producing some award-winning original screenplays in the process. My goal is to sit in a darkened theater and see my work up on the big screen. Go to bio

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