Dave Sakmyster

Dave Sakmyster

Screenwriter and Author

Rochester, New York

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About Dave

David Sakmyster is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, including Jurassic Dead, Blindspots and The Morpheus Initiative, a series featuring psychic archaeologists (described as “Indiana Jones meets the X-Files”). He also has an epic historical adventure, Silver and Gold, the horror novel Crescent Lake and a story collection, Escape Plans. His screenplays, Nightwatchers and Roadside Assistance have been previously optioned, and he is working on several more. Visit him at .



  • Roadside Assistance

    Roadside Assistance Horror (Christine meets Psycho) A psychiatrist trying to balance his life installs a new GPS device for his car, but it soon takes on a life of its own and he is drawn into a nightmarish world of psychosis and murder. Finalist – Slamdance Horror; Genre Award Winner – Expo Screenplay Contest; Finalist – Shriekfest; Honorable Mention Winner – The Horror Screenplay Contest

  • Blindspots

    Blindspots Thriller (Adapted from my novel, published in 2012 by 7Realms Publishing). Trapped in a snow-bound Vermont hospital, seven strangers afflicted with Prosopagnosia (face-blindness), discover they are somehow able to see each other - but before they can figure out why, they are targeted by a preternaturally-gifted killer who has been waiting, more than one lifetime, for their arrival.

  • The Red Envelope

    The Red Envelope Horror The Ring meets The War of the Roses. Tricked into marrying the spirit of a Chinese family's deceased daughter, an American diplomat gets more than he bargained for when his jealous ghost wife begins killing any woman who gets too close to him. Adapted from my award-winning short story, and based on an actual Chinese tradition. Finalist – The Horror Screenplay Contest, Finalist – Terror Film Festival

  • The Lazarus Group

    The Lazarus Group Thriller THE LAZARUS GROUP (thriller) Transformed by a Near Death Experience, a formerly crooked cop realizes he has a larger purpose in surviving when he discovers that members of his support group are being murdered – by one of their own. Runner-up/Finalist at Scriptapalooza

  • Contact List

    Contact List Thriller CONTACT LIST (thriller) – cowritten with Al Fuimano (Cellular meets One Hour Photo)When a college student sends her old cell phone in to be refurbished, it's discovered by a high-tech killer who accesses her photos, account information and contact list – and uses them to insinuate himself into her life.

  • The Supernaturals

    The Supernaturals Horror Adaptation of the best-selling author David L. Golemon’s novel. An extraordinary team of ghost hunters accepts the challenge of a live television broadcast, and ventures into the ultimate haunted house.

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