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Zack
Posted: April 12th, 2019, 6:01am Report to Moderator
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So awesome that most of you like the challenge. I'm very excited to see what you all come up with.


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Nice surprise to see the announcement already! I can't believe I missed the whole vehicle angle in the clues.

I love the theme. Lots of possibility. It's going to be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

I have a few ideas already...


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Gore is to be kept to a minimum. Put readers on the edge of their seat with suspense, don't shock them with disturbing gore.
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Can't look to The Hitcher for inspiration then? Not even Christine?Drat.


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Nope, the vehicle doesn't have to be a car or truck. Planes, boats, trains, blimps, submarines... Hell, even spaceships count. Go crazy with it.  

As for no gore... There can be some, but it shouldn't be the focus. This challenge is more about suspense. Build the dread.

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.  


How about a hot air balloon? Or is that thinking too far out of the box?




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How about a hot air balloon? Or is that thinking too far out of the box?




Hot air balloons count in my book.

Is it selfish that I'm hoping someone writes a short about Nazis and Vampires on a blimp?


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Sorry, Zack. I haven't realized it's so soon - I'll most probably pass on this one. My finals are on the 19th - and if you follow my blabberings here I have to have the dress ready (stitching it all by myself).

Too bad cause it sounds like a great challenge. And I love the psychological factor of it. After the 19th I'll be able to read the entries so I'll read and comment. Hopefully the stupid adress won't kill me by that time.
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Good job, Zack!  I'm in.

So, looks like I was right after all on the "anticipation not quite being the right word", huh?

Your Hitchcock example is a classic screenwriting technique...the only problem here is that since this is the challenge, it's going to be next ti impossible to pull off the suspense, as it's known going in that each script (including Anon's 2 pager with a single orphan on Page 3) should be focused on this.

But, it's a fun challenge and I look forward to it, bro!


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Sorry, Zack. I haven't realized it's so soon - I'll most probably pass on this one. My finals are on the 19th - and if you follow my blabberings here I have to have the dress ready (stitching it all by myself).

Too bad cause it sounds like a great challenge. And I love the psychological factor of it. After the 19th I'll be able to read the entries so I'll read and comment. Hopefully the stupid adress won't kill me by that time.


Bummer you can't join, Kam. But good luck on your dress! And if you are looking for a quality model, Jeff is available.


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God, it feels like a long time since I did a meaningful script...if ever of course.

Iím on holiday at the moment which means I have a little time available . Could work and I like the parameters.

I had a script filmed into a decent short, which did well In some festivals, which was set only in a car - it can work.

Thanks Antony for the link - damn useful. Iím caught between a wheelbarrow and a sulky   from that list.

In fact I donít wish to change the criteria, since thatís a Pain in the butt, but to exclude cars and  lorries etc would have been fun.

I canít promise anything as I donít seem to be very good these days at putting a story together, but right now Iím having a look.

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Does the vehicle have to be man made / alien made?

A vehicle is just a way to transport from A to B.  It could be anything, right?


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Quoted from jayrex
Does the vehicle have to be man made / alien made?

A vehicle is just a way to transport from A to B.  It could be anything, right?


ďThe majority of your screenplay must heavily feature some sort of vehicle AND have at least one sequence of prolonged suspense.Ē

The term vehicle is also used for something that is only important because of what itís carrying... such as an action movie functioning as a Steven Seagal vehicle, or baked potatoes serving as a butter vehicle.

Not sure how to get prolonged suspense into a baked potato.

(To be clear, Iím pretty sure Zack did not intend either of these possibilities)


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The mind immediately jumps to "Duel".


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Quoted from Andrew
The mind immediately jumps to "Duel".


Duel was 1 of the video clues.



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Oh, boy. Got two projects that I'm focused on. I really should skip this one.

Then again, it's a challenge... and a lonely mug needs a good home.

But, I'm soooo bad at horror.

Then again... it's a chance to practice horror.

But, I'm reaaaaally bad at horror.

Then again, I've never written a potato-based vehicle script. So, that might be fun.

What to do...


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I hope to get something in for this one.


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