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A tortured man returns to the town he ran away from as a child to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him, and face the one man he fears the most. His father.
In a desolate, completely unremarkable town in the mid eighties Aesop Quarrels grew up living a tortured existence. His father, Sheriff Edsall Quarrels, was a cruel and vindictive man on his best of days. More so after the birth of his “freakish albino son”(his words). Amid the constant abuse he endured while growing up, Aesop was forced to witness his mother’s abuse at the hands of his father’s weekly poker buddies. Nineteen years after escaping this living hell, Aesop has returned to exact his revenge. After receiving news of his mother’s apparent suicide, the fires of suppressed rage and vengeance have been stoked. He returns a tortured soul. Symbolic tattoos adorn both his arms. One side depicting scenes of Hell, the other scenes of Heaven. He wears them proudly, a badge to the horrific struggles that they both endured.
One by one he will make them pay; not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother’s suffering as well. Past horrors begin to unfold as he embarks on a twisting trail of carnage that must ultimately lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering. As he struggles with the terrible weight of what he’s done, and the price that he will eventually have to pay, Aesop heads towards a final showdown with his father and, in the process, he will uncover a hidden family secret that threatens to tear him apart.
“Inked in Blood” won the Table Read My Screenplay-Park City, Horror category 2015, and the 2016 Wildsound Screenplay contest. Inked won an honorable mention in the 2016 Screenplay Festival, and won the 2017 Depth of Field Film Festival.
Inked has also placed in the semi-finnals or finals of a dozen more contests. I will put together a comprehensive list and post it soon.
When an introverted teenager wins a literary contest, his deadbeat uncle with a cocaine habit is enlisted to pose as the author, but when he’s blackmailed by his drug dealers and all the money has run out, he sets in motion a chain of events that could very well get them all killed.
It’s been a good end of the year for my horror screenplay INKED IN BLOOD. “Inked” will be the first winner of the 2016 WildSound screenplay festival.
Inked In Blood also placed in the semi-finals of the Stage 32 Search for New Blood contest, the Story Pros contest, Screenplay Festival, and the Top 25 of the Spotlight screenplay Contest.
Check out the video longline for my horror screenplay, Inked In Blood.
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