Mavenville by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Mavenville

A former gunslinger escorts a woman and her older, dying husband across post-Civil War America after the latter pleads he be buried in his birthplace to avert the ascendance of a terrifying ghoulish force.

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This story originated when I pondered the vampire, zombie and werewolf mythologies, and what they might have been “before” Stoker, Romero and Chaney Jr. defined those genres in the public eye. How would frontiers-people deal with creatures such as these, were they to encounter them without any yardstick to measure the experience by?

Because this seemed a fascinating scenario, I decided to write about it, including a nice love story along the way. It's a post-Civil War western in a still-bleeding nation, with the North and South conflict simmering, and a tense build-up to an in-your-face encounter with the unknown.

I'd reckon the breakdown to be about 75% genuine old-style western, 15% building dread, and 5% all-out monsters of my own invention (not exactly vampires, zombies or werewolves). And the story concludes with a sense that events may recur in or around the 1930s, 2010s, etc. but obviously with different results in those more modern worlds.

If you'd like to view this gothic story, which is also formatted as a cable pilot + episode, I look forward to sending it to you.

Producers: Please contact me for the full script/synopsis, or buy the Kindle version at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U88DNG

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: August 22, 2021

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