Murderhorn by Richard Adrian | Script Revolution


A troubled boy finds an ally against his tormentors in the form of a dark unicorn, but when its murderous attentions turn on the boy's family, he realizes the true cost of its loyalty.



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Much in the vein of Donnie Darko and Let the Right One In, STORMY follows Daniel, a young boy from a troubled family who is dealing with his mother's terminal illness, his father’s less than legal profession, as well as some local bullies, including his own older brother.

After one threat too many, Daniel’s repressed anger seems to manifest as a dark and bloodthirsty unicorn, which he aptly names Stormy. Happy to finally have a friend on his side, Daniel feels a new sense of empowerment. When a teenage bully threatens Daniel again, the unicorn comes to his defense and the bully winds up at the bottom of a cliff. As the bloody cycle continues and the body count rises, the police begin to investigate the mysterious, gruesome deaths around town.

When Daniel learns the brutal truth about his mother’s illness, Stormy turns its attention towards his own family. With time running out, Daniel must overcome his anger and find a way to stop his new best friend before Stormy destroys everyone around him.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Austin Film Festival - Second Rounder
Page Awards - Quarter Finalist
13 Horror Screenplay - Finalist
Filmmatic Horror Screenplay - Finalist

Submitted: January 19, 2020
Last Updated: January 19, 2020

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The Writer: Richard Adrian

Growing up in a small Illinois town, I watched every movie I could get my hands on. After getting my degree in Theater from the University of Illinois, I moved to Los Angeles to work as an award-winning Sound Designer on movies such as The Matrix sequels and 8-Mile. I supervised the sound for several Joel Silver movies and Aeon Flux before moving to Vancouver, Canada where I currently work on AAA video games and pursue my passion for writing horror and comedy features. Last year I won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Burbank Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, and have previously placed in screenplay contests such as Austin Film Festival, Page Awards, Shore, and Screencraft. I've also... Go to bio