These ten scripts, while not in the Top 25, may have fared better had they been reviewed on the site. So in the spirit of equal opportunity, I present the top 10 ranked scripts not (yet) reviewed on Scriptshadow. If you’d like to see the original Top 25, head on over to this post.
10. (21 pts) Suspension by Joss Whedon – Action – Back in the days when every action pitch had to have “Die Hard” in it, Joss Whedon wrote Die Hard on the George Washington Bridge.
9. (32 pts) Torso – In 1935, Elliot Ness and his gang (known as “The Unknowns”) chase a notorious serial killer who would famously leave a number of headless torsos in his wake.
8. (49 pts) Devil In The White City – Drama/Thriller – An architect works to build up the 1893 Worlds Fair, while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women.
7. (54 pts) Edward Ford by Lem Dobbs – Dark Comedy – Edward Ford, considered by some to be the greatest unproduced screenplay ever, is about a wannabe actor whose life goal is to snag a SAG card. We follow him through three decades as he experiences a world of disappointment.
6. (58 pts) The Grackle - Comedy – A New Orleans barroom brawler starts his own business settling disputes for people who can’t afford a lawyer.
5. (88 pts) Roundtable - Comedy – A twist on the King Arthur legend in which the wizard Merlin assembles a ragtag group of modern-day knights to battle an ancient evil foe.
4. (94 pts) At The Mountains Of Madness by Guillermo Del Toro – Horror – A group of explorers journey to the Arctic where they uncover an ancient race of beasts.
3. (97 pts) Farragut North by Beau Willimon – A young, idealistic communications director for a fast-rising politician falls prey to backstabbing and trickery while working on a presidential campaign.
2. (115 pts) Solo by David Coggeshall – Horror/Thriller – A “Misery”-style thriller for the teen set, with elements of “Lord of the Flies” and “Blue Lagoon.”
1. (138 pts) Stanford Prison Experiment by Chris McQuarrie & Tim Talbott – Drama – Based on an experiment conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University, where undergraduate students assumed the roles of prison guards and inmates. Within a single day, the psychological profiles of the students had changed, and the interaction between prisoners and guards grew violent.