WINNER - Best Unproduced Screenplay - British Horror Film Fest 2019
WINNER - Best Writing - Albuquerque Indie Film Fest 2021
WINNER - Best Horror Screenwriter - Horrified Film Festival 2022
WINNER - Best Feature Script - Skyline Indie Film Festival 2020
WINNER - Best Screenplay - Lit Laughs Comedy Film Festival 2020
GOLD LIST - Best Script - British Independent Film Festival 2020
HONOURABLE MENTION- Genreblast Film Festival 2020
HONOURABLE MENTION - Comox Valley Screenwriting Festival 2021
NOMINEE - Best Genre Script - Austin Revolution Film Festival 2019
NOMINEE - Best International Script - Austin After Dark Film Fest 2019
NOMINEE - Best Genre Script - Page Turner Screenplay Awards 2019
NOMINEE - Best Script - Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards 2021
NOMINEE - Best Screenplay - Out Of The Can Film Festival 2019
NOMINEE - Best Screenplay - Horror Haus Film Festival 2019
SEMI-FINALIST - Birmingham Film Festival 2019
Quarter Finalist - Emerging Screenwriters Festival 2020
Quarter Finalist - Boston Horror Comedy FIlm Fest 2022
Official Selection - Newark International Film Festival 2021
Official Selection - NOLA New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2019
The discovery of an unconscious smuggler below the sea wall of the quiet Northern fishing town of Whitby ignites a terrifying chain of events. Detective Louise Bloom has no choice but to enlist the help of Cockburn, a marine biologist who’s there to research the local mollusc population, when they find that the common mussel appears to be growing from underneath the comatose criminals skin. Waking up in a panic and escaping his hospitalisation, the now grotesquely disfigured smuggler disappears into the small town.
The savvy detective and the ‘fish out of water’ researcher quickly discover that these parasites have latched onto his bones and are sucking him dry until they pop fully grown through his flesh… ready to infect the next unwitting victim. With the infection spreading quickly, Lou and Cockburn must act quickly to stop any more of the population becoming victims… including themselves.
ON THE SCRIPT
'The dialogue and characters are wonderful and funny'
- John Penney (Writer/Director/Producer
- Return of the Living Dead 3, Hellgate, The Kindred, Reborn.)
'Lots of fun and original. I can see why the screenplay is winning horror awards.'
- Julie Baines
(Dan Films - Triangle, Creep, Butterfly Kiss, The Cat's Meow, Four Kids & It)