Roller Derby Vampire Girl

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HORROR YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE/THRILLER ACTION ROMANCE DRAMA

2000s,Contemporary

Josh Blackmon

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Logline

When roller derby girls Regina and Veronica learn their teammate has vanished, they discover she has become the unwilling trophy in an underground roller derby tournament of teams filled with vampires. The girls must enter the competition to save their friends, themselves, and possibly humanity.

Genre

Horror,Young Adult,Suspense/Thriller,Action,Romance,Drama

Short Summary

Amid a nasty breakup, Regina, a derby girl, and her friend Veronica discover their teammate has been kidnapped by a roller derby team filled with bloodthirsty vampires.


With her team rallying behind her, Regina leads them in an epic battle on skates with life and death stakes against the group of vampires to save their friend and themselves.

Setting

A small town on the eastern seaboard. Dated roller skating rink, abandoned warehouse.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Regina Reynolds

Age: Mid to late twenties

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Underdog,Leader,Heroic,Insecure,Engaging,Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Grayson Hines

Age: Late twenties

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Honorable,Romantic,Funny,Complex,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Bambi

Age: Mid to late twenties

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Seductive,Power Hungry,Sexy,Villainous,Engaging,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Veronica

Age: Mid twenties

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Selfless,Obedient,Modest

Development Pitch

When roller derby girls Regina and Veronica learn their teammate has vanished, they stumble onto something more sinister than they could have imagined. The pair discover their friend has become the unwilling trophy in an underground roller derby tournament. The catch? The teams aren't filled with your ordinary derby girls. They are vampires. Terrified, Regina turns to the last person on earth she wants anything to do with—her “off again” boyfriend, Grayson, a good-hearted man child who has recently caught the eye of the vampires' queen bee. Regina and Veronica and their roller derby team enter the competition to save their friends, themselves, and possibly humanity. Roller Derby Vampire Girl is unpredictable and fun, a fresh and nostalgic mix of the best of cult classic horror movies with real stakes and engaging characters. A fierce female-led standout combining the spirit of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Whip It” for a wholly unique vampire, genre-bending experience.

About The Author

Josh Blackmon began his writing career in newspapers and magazines, with his writing featured in regional and national publications. He currently works at a marketing company in north Florida, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Josh has a passion for writing and the paranormal.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,13-17,35-54

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

979-8552342891

Genre

FANTASY, THRILLER

Brief

A group of vampire females invades a small town. After they kidnap Regina's friend and teammate, she and her friends enter a deadly roller derby competition aiming to save her and also their own lives.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: FAIR

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, it is accurate.

Draw of Story

The premise, which develops a typical hungry vampire story in a different and even fun situation.

Possible Drawbacks

It didn't exactly made me want to put the book down, but the book could have used more humor, considering the absurdity of the premise.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

Simply the premise, a deadly roller derby tournament against a gang of famished vampires. Nostalgia and horror elements intertwined.

Fanbase Potential

It certainly could, especially among horror and comedy enthusiasts, if the adaptation invests further on the absurdity of the premise.

Awards Potential

Maybe not the most recognized Awards out there, since the story is absurd and doesn't even try to take itself too seriously.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE - A FILM THAT IS VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE IN SPIRIT, PUTTING A BUNCH OF OLDER SCOUTS TO FIGHT AGAINST A HOARD OF ZOMBIES. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THIS ONE IS AN ALL-OUT COMEDY RATHER THAN A HORROR FLICK. LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS - THE TITLE MIGHT SAY IT ALL, ANOTHER ABSURD IDEA TURNED INTO A VAMPIRE-HUNTING MOVIE.

What’s New About the Story

The premise, intertwining a nostalgic roller derby rink with a vampire menace. To become even more unique, it could have further balanced the comedy with the horror and dramatic elements.

Lead Characters

Regina is courageous.

Uniqueness of Story

Not exactly a rare gem. The development is still too traditional and predictable to match the absurdity of the premise.

Possible Formats

Film - Indie, Film - Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

Especially because the premise, the main idea behind the story, is very promising and could be adapted into a really fun movie, that could attract attention especially from a younger audience. Another interesting factor is that the author doesn’t concede to commonplace and, instead of making his characters teenagers, builds them as young adults, some of them close to 30 years old, an interesting and usually unexplored age for this kind of narrative. Other than that, he also writes in an effective manner, succeeding to play with the reader’s expectations and retain his attention for most of the time. However, there are also some issues that could become a source of concern in an adaptation. Some of the characters, as well as the situation in general, deserve better development, one that would make us feel like we really know this place and these people. As it is now, even though there certainly is some character development, it’s still a bit hard to connect to their pains and struggles. Furthermore, there is a clear lack of comic elements, which would be something expected from a common horror narrative, but that sounds somewhat strange in a story with this weird premise. It doesn’t mean it should become an all-out comedy, but sometimes it feels like the fun potential of the narrative could be better explored. Also, the end is clearly open for sequels, with hints of a future franchise, but there is no actual hook for a next installment, which would be pretty great in order to enhance expectations. In a general manner, however, the narrative does have potential for a good and fun adaptation, that could be wildly successful with a more light-minded public.