Winning Short Screenplay – EXORCISE ROUTINE by Matt Holland

Los Angeles feedback film festival

Written by Matt Holland


GUARD – Vince Jerad
FR. NICK – Matthew Lawrence
JEANNIE – Cassandra Guthrie
NARRATOR – Cory Bertrand


Genre: Horror, Comedy

Fr. Nick Rye is becoming North America’s preeminent exorcist through geographical happenstance: his parish is the closest to Niagara Falls, where a breached portal to the underworld located in one of its tourist traps is being poorly guarded by untrained incompetents.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A lonely exorcist armed only with a crucifix and a pump-action Holy-water dispenser tries to save mankind by beating back demons who have breached a portal to hell located beneath Niagara Falls.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Horror Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it’s scary, fun and morally challenging.

How would you describe this script in two words?

(The) Rite Stuff


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