John Klyza is an Australia screenwriter, multimedia artist and film archivist specializing in genre films. Credits include SLEEPAWAY CAMP 4, the sequel to 1974’s SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT, the comedy/horror CHEERLEADER CAMP 2 THE DEATH, a potboiler character piece called INVITATION TO DIE and others. He wrote the upcoming CABIN 28 for North Bank Entertainment and is in active development on several projects to be announced.
Name: John Klyza
Lives in: Canberra, Australia
Occupation: Producer and Screenwriter
The Last House on Sorority Row
Film (Horror) Writer (story) After a brutal hazing ritual causes the death of new pledge Cherry Lane, a group of sorority sisters decide to bury her body and never speak of the tragedy again. But one year later, as graduation day approaches, members of the sorority begin to fall victim to a mysterious killer. Unable to reveal the truth to the police, sorority sister Jennifer Adams is left alone to uncover the identity of the masked murderer. As Cherry's complicated personal life is revealed Jennifer considers a long list of potential suspects. But when Jennifer returns to the site of Cherry's death to exhume her corpse the body has disappeared. Is someone close to Cherry out to avenge her untimely death? Or has Cherry Lane herself returned from the grave to inflict brutal retribution? Written by North Bank Entertainment
Film (Horror) Writer Suspense and screams abound in this shocking true story based on the most infamous unsolved murder case in American history. On April 11th 1981, Sue Sharp and her family are enjoying their stay at Cabin 28 in the peaceful holiday resort of Keddie. But a day of fun at the remote getaway turns into a heart stopping nightmare as nightfall brings masked strangers to the Cabin. A brutal battle for survival leaves several members of the family dead and one missing. An extensive Police investigation follows but no one is convicted of the crime. Now, over thirty years later, Cabin 28 finally gives up its deadly secret. Written by North Bank Entertainment
Sleepaway Camp 2: What Happened to Molly?
Video (Short) Producer Add a Plot »
Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival
Film (Horror) Writer After a death in the family, siblings Angelica and James Zacherly travel to the small town of East Willard on Christmas Eve to pay their respects. They stay at a homely bed and breakfast where they learn the legend of Black Peter, Santa Claus' vengeful brother. But when they find the lost journal of Jeffrey Butler, they discover the town has its own sordid history - one more rooted in reality.
Invitation to Die
Film (Horror) Writer After some eerie advice from an old fortune telling machine, a young woman receives an invitation to her high school reunion. However, she arrives to find a desolate building and a masked maniac lurking in the shadows. What secrets do the building, the killer, and the woman hold? RSVP your Invitation To Die!
Cheerleader Camp: To the Death
Film (Horror) Writer & Executive Producer After a team of cheerleaders are burned to death in a gruesome sprinkler accident, the one who got away, Tanya returns to cheerleader camp. Joining her are an all-new squad of drop-dead gorgeous mean girls from competing high schools who chafe under the strict rules set by Coach Paddington (Jennifer Banko). With a lustful caretaker (Ari Lehman) lurking nearby, the team struggle to get along - but soon their life depends on it! When someone in a panda costume begins killing one girl every hour, it's up to Tanya to piece together the clues before time runs out.
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
Video (Documentary and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark horror franchise-from its humble beginnings in 1980 at a New Jersey summer camp to the blockbuster release of its 2009 "reboot." Combining hundreds of rare and never-before-seen photographs, film clips, outtakes, archival documents, conceptual art and behind-the-scenes footage, and featuring interviews with more than 150 cast and crew members spanning all twelve films and the television series, Crystal Lake Memories is the ultimate tribute to one of horror's most iconic and enduring franchises. Written by Dominic Necros
Film (Horror) Writer You've met Chucky the killer doll, now meet Charlie Crandall the DOLL KILLER. From the grim urban squalor a tortured man is compelled to murder women and leave dolls at each crime scene. Is all as it seems or is something more sinister behind the killing spree? Doll restoration artist Stephanie is about to find out when she is stalked during the week of Halloween, 1987. Written by John Klyza
Friday the 13th: The Obsession
Television (Horror) Producer Friday the 13th: the Obsession involves a fan of the 'Friday The 13th' series, "Amy" who is so Obsessed with the series villain that her bad temper and negative energy has taken the form of Jason Voorhees himself. When her ex-girlfriend and other trouble enters her life, 'Jason' takes hold and pushes her to remove her problems with violence and murder. Soon her whole world slowly becomes Jason's world and she must confront him and decide once and for all who is in charge of her life. Written by Anonymous
Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor
Film (Horror) Producer Allison Kramer suffers recurring nightmares and selective amnesia. She returns to camp to discover the truth only to find dark memories coming to life before her very eyes.
Terror at Black Tree Forest
Film (Horror) Producer A young mother is brutally raped and murdered in front of her own child in the woods during the Summer of 1970. Twenty years later a group of college friends head off to the same woods - "Black Tree Forest" to do some hiking and camping. However, Brian Mellows, the young child who was left scarred twenty years ago, has recently escaped from the Vestron Hospital for the Criminally Insane. The young campers out for a fun-filled weekend end up in the fight for their lives as they encounter a mysterious masked Killer who stalks the forest in search of innocent victims. They play a terrifying game of "cat and mouse" with the Killer...until it is time for the last Terror at Black Tree Forest! Written by John Klyza
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th
TV Movie (Documentary and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.