Shadows in the Dark is a 110-page screenplay written by Scott W. Smith & Scott Cawelti.
Shadows in the Dark is a drama about a 29-year-old cop who undergoes a trial under fire. Locals call Officer Bartlett “Wavin’ Dave” because that’s about all there is to do in his peaceful small town in Iowa—wave to people as he cruises down Main Street. It’s a nice, safe place. In fact, there has never even been a murder in the town—until the night of October 31, 1975. A family of four is discovered dead in a farmhouse on the edge of town and Officer Bartlett is put in a position that will test him not only as an officer but as a person. What he uncovers will shape his life and the town forever.