“BOSCUTTI’S JOHN HARPER” SCREENPLAY
A child shall lead them.
Struggling after the hanging of his beloved father, a young boy must protect his much younger sister and a deep, dark secret from the clutches of a murderous preacher.
This unsettling thriller pits good against unholy evil. It’s set along the cursed Ohio River in West Virginia during the 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression. A diabolical serial-killing preacher will stop at nothing in his quest to serve his fancied Lord.
“Boscutti’s John Harper” is a gripping, nightmarish screenplay. It’s a terrifying look at the loss of innocence.
Will the young John Harper escape the tormented preacher out for blood and vengeance?
Will the boy overcome his fears?
Will the boy become a man?
‘I love Charles Laughton’s intensely expressionistic 1955 film adaptation. But I wanted to go deeper into the original novel by Davis Grubb, wanted to see it from the eyes of the boy. I was stunned to learn the plot was based on the true story of Harry Powers, who was hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children. I started digging from there.’ Stefano Boscutti
‘Slits your heart like a fine, shiny knife.’ Florence Pontell
‘Sumptuous blend of blood, danger and menacing whispers in the cold, dark night.’ Thomas Nordine
‘Bewitching screenplay adaptation goes to the heart and soul of the original novel.’ Louis Caracciolo
“Boscutti’s John Harper” is based on Davis Grubb’s classic Depression-era novel “The Night of the Hunter.” Which was based on the true story of Harry Powers, who was hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children. Features improved screenplay format to make it easier and more enjoyable for you to read.
Exclusive Author Edition / ISBN 9780980712537 / Rated PG / 20,000 words / 80 minutes of relentless reading pleasure
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