BloodList was created in 2009 to bring attention to unproduced dark genre screenplays & pilots in circulation. A calendar year for a script to be considered runs from October 31st to the following October 31st, the list is announced around Halloween annually. Only working executives can vote on the list. BloodList has become a resource for dark genre producers searching for the perfect material, and some snatch their next project here first.
On top of the annual list, BloodList is expanding into a producing, and financing entity.


more than only horror

BloodList doesn’t focus exclusively on the horror genre.  Check out the tabs below to see which genres make the cut. (*info sourced from Wikipedia)

A Thriller is a story that is usually a mix of fear and excitement. It has traits from the suspense genre and often from the action, adventure or mystery genres, but the level of terror makes it borderline horror fiction at times as well. It generally has a dark or serious theme, which also makes it similar to drama.

Science fiction is similar to fantasy, except stories in this genre use scientific understanding to explain the universe that it takes place in. It generally includes or is centered on the presumed effects or ramifications of computers or machines; travel through space, time or alternate universes; alien life-forms; genetic engineering; or other such things. The science or technology used may or may not be very thoroughly elaborated on; stories whose scientific elements are reasonably detailed, well-researched and considered to be relatively plausible given current knowledge and technology are often referred to as hard science fiction.

A parody or satirical story that is based on normally tragic or taboo subjects, including death, murder, suicide, illicit drugs and war. So-called “Dead Baby Comedy” sometimes falls under this genre.

Psychological drama is a fictional thriller story which emphasizes the psychology of its characters and their unstable emotional states. In terms of classification, the category is a sub-genre of the broader ranging thriller category, with similarities to Gothic and detective fiction in the sense of sometimes having a “dissolving sense of reality”, moral ambiguity, and complex and tortured relationships between obsessive and pathological characters

A subgenre of fantasy which can refer to literary, artistic, and filmic works that combine fantasy with elements of horror. The term can be used broadly to refer to fantastical works that have a dark, gloomy atmosphere or a sense of horror and dread and a dark, often brooding, tone.

A horror story is told to deliberately scare or frighten the audience, through suspense, violence or shock. H. P. Lovecraft distinguishes two primary varieties in the “Introduction” to Supernatural Horror in Literature: 1) Physical Fear or the “mundanely gruesome” and 2) the true Supernatural Horror story or the “Weird Tale.” The supernatural variety is occasionally called “Dark Fantasy,” since the laws of nature must be violated in some way, thus qualifying the story as “fantastic.”




Creator of BloodList

Kailey Marsh is a literary manager & producer at Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Kailey joined Brillstein after running the eponymously named Kailey Marsh Media for over five years.  She represents writers directors and producers in the feature, television and digital space with a focus on dark genre voices.


Kailey is the creator behind the annual BloodList, a list of the most liked horror and dark genre screenplays and pilots of the year, which she has curated since its creation in 2009.  She created Fresh Blood Selects in an effort to shine a light on unrepresented voices in the horror, thriller and sci fi genres.  Kailey is a Co-Executive Producer on the upcoming horror series LIGHT AS A FEATHER on Hulu.