The SICKEN by DANNY ALEX | Script Revolution

The SICKEN

A mother must save her daughters from a religious cult brought back to life by its fanatical leader in a small Mississippi town.

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A timeless evil comes to destroy a woman and her family after a promise is broken. The love a mother has for her children is the one thing this ageless evil must destroy to win, and it is also her weapon. It will be a war between Love & Evil.

Batesville Mississippi, 1933. Cult leader Jonah Cage has called for end of times as he and his followers hide in a cavern below his church for the final end. Jonah Cage has made a pact with an evil that spans the ages. A demon so feared the Church of Rome only whispers its name, Asmodeus. For 100 years, Jonah Cage has led people to his church where they’re never heard from again. It’s the perfect ruse for a demon thirsty for souls and Jonah Cage as its sycophant.

All who followed Jonah met their demise, except for one. Mason James, a 17-year-old young man who was groomed from an early age to take care of the church after he and his followers departed. The land and the church must not be disturbed, or all will unravel. Today, he is 105 years old and befriended by Ruby Spade. Mason convinces her of the church’s historical importance. She establishes a conservatorship for the land and is appointed sole conservator. However, this is prime land ready for development and Batesville Mayor Pearl Corbin is ready to begin building luxury condos. Most describe her as a “demon” herself, one you do not want to cross, and her top enforcer, Sheriff Nash Dolan. With Ruby taking control of the land, she has landed at the top of Mayor Corbin’s “destroy” list. They are “hell bent” on busting the conservatorship, even if it means destroying Ruby and her family.

As Ruby takes control of the land, her life is turned upside down. The evil that lingers in the old church has one goal, to make sure the land is not disturbed and that means Ruby must follow through with her promise. The Church of Rome sends Father Joseph Romano to Batesville and finds Ruby Spade at the center of the storm. It finally becomes too much as she realizes the only thing that matters to her is her family. She walks away from the conservatorship. Jonah Cage and the evil malice that resides at the church are angry. As retribution, Ruby’s daughters, Maggie and Jenna are taken by the evil. Ruby begins to feel hopeless and sits traumatized in front of her home. That evening, in front of her home, a stranger walks towards her. It’s Father Joseph Romano and together, they stand a chance.

Ruby’s entire arc is her fight for family and her emotional wellbeing. She tries to keep her family together and daughters safe and eventually hits bottom when her daughters are taken. She has given up until Father Joseph Romano shows her the unrealized power she holds. A powerful weapon evil does not understand, a mother’s love for her children. Will she find enough strength to defeat this timeless evil? It’s a long road in a short period of time and Ruby will have to take it. The very thing she fought to keep together is the very thing that will be her weapon, her love, and her family. It will all culminate into a final battle… Love vs Evil.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - Mykonos International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - Singapore International Short Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - ONIROS Film Awards® - New York
WINNER - BEST POSTER - ONIROS Film Awards® - New York
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCRIPT - ONIROS Film Awards® - New York
WINNER - GRAND JURY AWARD - ONIROS Film Awards® - New York
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCRIPT - New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE/TV SCREENPLAY - Rome Independent Prisma Awards
WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - Venice Shorts
WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM SCRIPT - Venice Shorts
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY - Vegas Movie Awards
WINNER - BEST SCREENWRITER FEATURE - Vegas Movie Awards
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - 1st Monthly Film Festival
WINNER - BEST POSTER - Hollywood Blood and Horror Festival
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCRIPT - Gothamite monthly film awards
WINNER - BEST POSTER - Gothamite monthly film awards
FINALIST - BEST HORROR - Roman Short Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - Roma Short Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - Beyond Earth Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - Mykonos International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCEENPLAY - Silver Mask Live Festival - Los Angeles
WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SCEENPLAY - Hollywood Blood and Horror Festival
WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT - Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - Paris Play Film Festival
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY - Amsterdam International Film Festival
WINNER - BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY - 52 Weeks Film Festival
WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - THE SICKEN - Redwood Shorts & Scripts
FINALIST - BEST FEATURE SCRIPT - THE SICKEN - Swedish International Film Festival
FINALIST - BEST SCRIPT - THE SICKEN - Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY - THE SICKEN - Tops Shorts
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST UNPRODUCED SCRIPT - THE SICKEN - Phoenix Shorts
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY - THE SICKEN - Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards
SEMI-FINALIST - BEST UNPRODUCED LONG SCRIPT - THE SICKEN - Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift

Submitted: December 18, 2021
Last Updated: March 28, 2022

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The Writer: DANNY ALEX

I'd like to wish everyone the best in their endeavors and I hope you find success in whatever form that comes in. Writing is one of two loves in my life that I have an absolute passion for. Creative writing blended with creative thinking. Emotion blended with logic. Capturing human experiences in words that invoke an emotional response from the reader. I have worked at and created content for over 30 years from songwriting, creating online websites and content, TV commercials, and writing TV script and screenplays. I am a successful businessman and own and operate a highly successful internet and media business. Understanding complex cost structures and the details of business is integral... Go to bio

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