The Lost Colony

Creator: Chris Guerrieri
Genre: Horror
Age rating: Everyone
A self-aware horror story that follows a group of students and their professor as they investigate the mystery of Roanoke and encounter an ancient evil while doing so.
Synopsis: In 1587 Sir Walter Raleigh’s Colony of Roanoke, 90 men, 17 women and 9 children, was founded. In 1590, when a supply ship returned there two years later nothing was left but the word "Croatan" carved onto a post. Although both the English and the Spanish searched for clues to the colony's disappearance for many years, the mystery has never been solved. The fate of the men women and children of Roanoke where undetermined seems to have been sealed.

In 2009 hikers stumbled upon what is thought to be the remains of an ancient cabin and some surprisingly well preserved diaries from Virginia Dare a young woman and one of the residents of the Roanoke colony. Researchers from the University of North Carolina Charlotte were latter dispatched to investigate the cabin to see if they can find any clues about the lost colony of Roanoke and now like the ill-fated colonists their fate has also been sealed too.

The malevolent force that claimed the colony has come back to claim the descendant of one of the few survivors, Emily Perkins, a grad student who is part of the research team. During the story Emily channels, her long lost ancestor Virginia Dare and in between the terror going on in the present we get a glimpse of what happened over four hundred years before.
A self-aware horror story that follows a group of students and their professor as they investigate the mystery of Roanoke and encounter an ancient evil while doing so.

Latest Work

  • Script 1 - Chris's Original Draft
    07/27/17
    Creative Notes:
    I have always been fascinated with the mystery of Roanoke and with the inexplicable choices the characters make as well. I tried to combine the two and have very aware characters populate the Lost Colony.