Yesterday’s post was about a thirty-second horror film I wrote. I was thrilled to see it produced and submitted to Studio 360’s film contest judged by the late Wes Craven. What I neglected to mention is that writing thirty-second horror films is addictive. I’ve written several more. Unfortunately Studio 360 hasn’t had another contest for them, although they did have a thirty-second romantic comedy contest.
I tried writing one of those but ended up with what a thirty-second conversation between two people who’ve decided they should just be friends. It’s a direction I wish more romantic comedies would take, but that’s another story. It’s probably just as well the contest was delayed.
I keep hoping Studio 360 will run the contest again. Here’s the script for one of my other ideas.
INT. EMILY’S ROOM – NIGHT
A little girl’s room. The walls are painted light blue with fluffy clouds. A bed with a stuffed white comforter and pillows is centered against the back wall. A nightstand with a lamp and several books sits next to the bed. A unicorn poster is over the bed.
EMILY, a little girl, nine years old, enters the room. She wears a nightgown.
She approaches the bed slowly at first then runs and leaps onto it. As she does so a large pair of hairy hands shoot out from under the bed and grab for her. They just barely miss her ankles.
A pair of glowing green eyes can now be seen under the bed.
EMILY reaches under the pillow and pulls out a ballpeen hammer. She slips over the opposite side of the bed, reaches under with her free hand, and pulls out a hairy creature. It’s squat, almost a cube, with tiny legs and enormous arms. It grunts and tries to crawl back under the bed. EMILY brings the hammer down right in the middle of its head. The creature screams shrilly but EMILY doesn’t let go. She begins hammering the creature furiously until it’s silent.
She then shoves it back. She climbs into the bed, takes a book, and begins to read.
Black blood begins to seep out from under the bed forming an ever-increasing pool.
FADE TO BLACK