Welcome to StudioBinder’s screenplay library, your ultimate destination for spine-chilling and blood-curdling free horror scripts. Brace yourself for a journey into the dark realms of fear and terror as we present a handpicked selection of the most bone-chilling and haunting stories ever written. Dive into the depths of horror, where suspense lurks around every corner and nightmares come to life. With feature-length screenplays and insightful breakdowns, this collection will send shivers down your spine. Enjoy!

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horror, thriller

1408

Written By:  Matt Greenberg and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (screenplay), based on the short story by Stephen King

Synopsis: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

sci-fi, horror

Alien

Written By: Dan O'Bannon 

Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

horror, thriller

American Psycho

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Written By: Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner (screenplay), based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis 

Synopsis: A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

horror, thriller

The Babadook

Written By: Jennifer Kent

Synopsis: A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.



horror, thriller

Carrie

Written By: Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), based on the novel by Stephen King

Synopsis: Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

horror, thriller

The Conjuring

Written By: Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes 

Synopsis: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

horror, thriller

The Exorcist

Written By: William Peter Blatty 

Synopsis: When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

horror, sci-fi

The Fly

Written By: Charles Edward Pogue & David Cronenberg (screenplay), based on the short story by George Langelaan

Synopsis: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

horror, THRILLER

Get Out

Written By: Jordan Peele 

Synopsis: A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

horror, thriller

Halloween

Written By: John Carpenter & Debra Hill 

Synopsis: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

horror, drama

Hereditary

Written By: Ari Aster

Synopsis: A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

horror, thriller

It Follows

Written By: David Robert Mitchell 

Synopsis: When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.

drama, horror

The Lighthouse

Written By: Robert Eggers & Max Eggers 

Synopsis: Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

horror, thriller

Midsommar

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Written By: Ari Aster (screenplay by)

Synopsis: A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

horror, thriller

Misery

Written By: William Goldman (screenplay by), based on the novel by Stephen King 

Synopsis: After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

horror, thriller

The Mist

Written By: Frank Darabont (screenplay), based on the novel by Stephen King 

Synopsis: A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

horror, fantasy

Monster Squad

Written By: Shane Black & Fred Dekker 

Synopsis: A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Written By: John A. Russo & George A. Romero 

SynopsisA ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Written By: Stephen King 

Synopsis: After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

horror, sci-fi

A Quiet Place

Written By: Bryan Woods and Scott Beck & John Krasinski 

Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Written By: Roman Polanski (screenplay), based on the novel by Ira Levin

Synopsis: A young couple trying for a baby move into an aging, ornate apartment building on Central Park West, but find themselves surrounded by peculiar neighbors.

thriller, horror

Secret Window

Written By: David Koepp (screenplay), based on the novel by Stephen King

Synopsis: A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

horror, comedy

Shaun of the Dead

Written By: Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright 

Synopsis: A man's uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Written By: Stanley Kubrick & Diane Johnson (screenplay), based on the novel by Stephen King

Synopsis: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

fantasy, horror

Sleepy Hollow

Written By: Andrew Kevin Walker 

Synopsis: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.

horror

Us

Written By: Jordan Peele 

Synopsis: A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

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