Story Starter: 05

The task: to come up with three loglines (very short story descriptions) based on the image. The point: to stay creative and hone my ability as a screenwriter to write loglines.

All images can be found on my Story Starter Pinterest board.


  1. An ornery Indian chief and a reckless cowboy reluctantly join forces to defend a burgeoning settlement from brutal animal attacks only to realize there’s something unearthly at play behind the slaughters. (Western/Horror genre?… interesting combo)
  2. A gruff, mythical monster tries to save his wooded home from frontiersmen but finds himself at war with native spirits when he ventures to frighten the settlers into the hands of a local Native tribe.
  3. A Wild West re-enactor disappears into his work after his kid dies only to have the fake western settlement and his home threatened by a monstrous, Native spirit, virus hybrid.


Rate each logline!

Award stars based on your interest in the loglines! Do they have characters, themes, and imagery that intrigue you? Would you watch that movie? Give it 5 stars for something you're super excited about all the way to 1 star for something you stopped reading because you were so disinterested in it.

Pick your favorite!

If you could only pick one logline, one movie to go see, which one would it be?