Murderhorn by Richard Adrian | Script Revolution


A troubled boy struggling to cope with his mother’s terminal illness must learn to control a bloodthirsty manifestation of his anger before it kills everyone he loves.



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Much in the vein of Donnie Darko and Let the Right One In, Murderhorn follows Daniel, a young boy from a troubled family who is dealing with his mother's illness, his father’s less-than-legal profession, and 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 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 investigate the mysterious, gruesome deaths around town.

Daniel learns the brutal truth that his mother’s illness is terminal, Stormy turns its furious attention towards his family for lying to him. Now, with time running out, Daniel must overcome his anger and find a way to stop his new best friend.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Shore Scripts - Finalist (top five in Horror)
Austin Film Festival - Second Rounder
Page Awards - Quarterfinalist
13 Horror Screenplay - Finalist
Filmmatic Horror Screenplay - Finalist
Scriptapalooza - Quarterfinalist
Screencraft Horror - Quarterfinalist

Submitted: January 19, 2020
Last Updated: November 5, 2022

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The Writer: Richard Adrian

I worked in Los Angeles as an award-winning Sound Designer on movies such as The Matrix sequels and 8-Mile and supervised the sound for several Action and Horror movies. I currently work on video games in Canada while I pursue my passion for writing horror and comedy. I won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Burbank Film Festival Screenwriting Competition with a co-writer for an action-comedy script, achieved the "top 5" in the Shore Screenplay competition, and have placed in the Austin Film Festival, Page Awards, and Screencraft competitions. I've optioned several scripts, including a horror/comedy about an alcoholic merman which won “Best Creature Feature," a psychological thriller screenplay... Go to bio