Mavenville by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Mavenville

A former gunslinger is hired to escort a woman and her older, dying husband across post-Civil War America after the latter pleads he be buried in his Pennsylvania birthplace to avert 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 the script or detailed synopsis for this gothic story, which is also formatted as a cable pilot + episode, I look forward to sending the PDF(s) to your attention.

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U88DNG

Submitted: February 23, 2017
Last Updated: December 23, 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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