Frost on the Pumpkin by Philip Sedgwick | Script Revolution

Frost on the Pumpkin

A centuries old ghost, previously exorcised, is resurrected by a gathering of unwitting cheerleaders, and now seeks to fulfill its ancient yearning for revenge, no matter what.

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On a pumpkin farm nestled into the naturally eerie Berkshire Hills, a haunted legacy is hidden. Ghostly secrets yearn to be disclosed and when a young neighbor of a pumpkin farm once ravaged by ghostly horror, a popular high school cheerleader, grills one of the owners of the farm about the veiled mystery, her curiosity takes over. Gathering one night as the frost appears on the pumpkins, she and four cheerleaders consume alcohol and satiate their supernatural questions with an impromptu seance. The seance unwittingly releases the ghost of a horror story writer from the 18th century. The ghost angrily rises from the grave, furious with the damnation of walking among the living. Possessing the body of one of the owners of the pumpkin farm, the ghost kills the cheerleaders one by one. No one in the ghost's path is safe and now, the cheerleader must discover her natural psychic abilities and unconjure what she has done... if she can decode the mystery in time.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Best Horror Script Grand Prize, Rhode Island Film Festival, 2012
Winner, AEXposure (Write Movies), January 2012
Runner Up, Best Feature Screenplay, Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2014
Semi-Finalist, 5th Annual Story Pros Awards, 2012
Quarter-Finalist, Creative World Awards, 2012
2nd Round, Page International Screenwriting Awards, 2012
Quarter-Finalist, Screencraft Horror Script Competition, 2014

Submitted: July 15, 2021
Last Updated: July 15, 2021

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The Writer: Philip Sedgwick

Philip wrote his first script at the prompting of a writer friend. He entered his second script, Neon Cactus, into the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship, which placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the prestigious competition. Since that time, more than thirty of his screenplays & films have received acclaim from film festivals, fellowships and competitions. Philip served as a juror for the Prescott Film Festival for the past several years, where he also presents screenwriting workshops. His produced short films have screened and won at many film festivals. A handful of feature scripts can be read on ScriptHop (links provided). It is my practice not to post short screenplays online. However, any... Go to bio

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