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Caleb Jekyll - bastard son of the mad doctor - has inherited his late fatherʼs plight in the deranged alter ego: Hyde. Seeking redemption for his tainted soul, Caleb now works as a private investigator in the seedy underbelly of 19th century London. But unthinkable horrors lurk in the shadows of the city, and Caleb must learn to fight fire with fire as he struggles to harness Hydeʼs dark powers for good.
Once famous for playing an iconic horror villain in an eight-film slasher franchise, aging method actor Howard Browning has since faded into obscurity on the degrading horror convention circuit. When news breaks of a franchise reboot that aims to replace him with a punkish childstar-turned-rehab-veteran, an enraged Howard soon discovers that his lifelong dedication to the monster may run deeper than the role.
LOVE ME TENDER
HORROR, DARK COMEDY
At a small New England college, starry-eyed Emma Blake is on a relentless hunt for the chivalrous gentleman she was promised in so many romantic novels and films. Disappointment breeds violence as she slashes her way through the brutish student body, until she finds promise in a bleeding heart creative writing professor.
THE WALKING DEAD: ISLAND IN THE SUN
Leaving Atlanta in the dust, Rick and his band of survivors stumble upon Isle Argento - once an upscale island getaway, now a deserted paradise, untouchable to the plague of walkers. They soon meet the islandʼs only remaining inhabitants - a delusional socialite who lives in blissful ignorance of the apocalypse with the aid of her dutiful butler. But as Rick aims to turn Isle Argento into the groupʼs new home, he learns that paradise comes at a disturbing price.
BRIAN McAULEY is afraid of the dark, yet forever enthralled by things that
go bump in the night. Growing up in suburban New Jersey, he nurtured his young imagination with Goosebumps books, late-night Twilight Zone reruns, and an endless stream of horror films that he was way too young to be watching. This ravenous appetite for scary stories led him to NYUʼs Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he earned his self-crafted BA in Screenwriting and Horror Theory, culminating in a TEDx lecture on the therapeutic value of his beloved genre. In 2009, he adapted his horror/comedy feature screenplay Love Me Tender into an award-winning short film that has been selected to play at over twenty international film festivals. While working toward his MFA at Columbia, Brian has been awarded several teaching assistantships, during which he illuminated The Heroʼs Journey with clips from Alien and analyzed the monster-in-the-making structure of Breaking Bad. An internship with The Levinson/Fontana Company gave him firsthand experience in the world of television writing as he helped compile show bibles, proofread scripts, and assisted the New York writing team while in production on Borgia. Brian crafts the stories that he wants to see - the ones that make you care about the characters before the blood begins to spill.