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several typos in here, including missing question marks, misspellings, etc.
i was enjoying this up one until the ending. i liked the tone of it (it was somewhat comical), but, as others have mentioned, it's been done before. you even mimicked the solider coming home from the others. that right there kind of killed it for me.
would definitely heighten the suspense and lengthen it. and try to add your own unique spin to it.
I didn't see the twist coming and enjoyed it when it happened. This was an enjoyable read and I think the author should give it a rewrite after the OWC. Address some of the questions posed by the previous readers and you'll have a very good script.
Good news is that I read the entire script. bad news is that it didn't do anything for me.
I see zero horror here. Dialogue sounds ao far from authentic...almost like it was written by a child.
Lots of mistakes throughout the script, in terms of grammar, typos, misspellings, punctuation. No ages given for the characters, some unfilmables, some awkward phrasings.
As for the twist? Yeah, it comes off as a surprise, but it seems to be handled as a joke, and is misleading based on the conversations between Franz and Friedrich. So, it doesn't work for me, sorry to say.
To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
I didn`t take it serious after your logline. Typo on 1st line did not help and few more mistakes on a 7 page script shows signs of laziness. I saw it all before not only from "The Others" and for some reason the ending was not a surprise to me.
Still you got a script out on OWC and for that I applaud
Well, I had a smile on my face at the ending. That's an accomplishment.
I had never seen 'The Others', so you caught me offguard. Another accomplishment.
You have a misunderstood ghost. (Well, misunderstood to us, but evidently not to the real life diners.) So another accomplishment there.
I don't think there was any horror in the story, though. Suspense, maybe. But no horror.
And because the story was told so lighthanded, and with what I think was purposely cheesy dialogue, it kind of lost the gothic atmosphere, even though you have a gothic-type setting.
I'm a little confused as to why Friedrich said there was nobody else in the house. Can't wait to see the writer's total explanation of the story, as some of it was baffling. A woman sleeping in her bed while having dinner guests over?
Though I may have been smiling at the end, there were just too many holes in this one for me to feel satisfied.
Good read, but a tight one... Very crammed pack. Typos are a given in this setting... I'm not expecting anything but a rough 1st draft, if that out of these OWC's. It was a nice script with good atmosphere. Had some jive dialogue in it (by jive I mean so so), but it was held together pretty well. I think the ending, albeit abrupt, makes the whole thing worth while to be honest. I'd like to see something like this, maybe in flash animation or something. I think it could be really cool with exaggerated characters and such...
A light-hearted tale. This one had its moments, but also had some logic issues. Franz is able to test the firmness of the bed, but his hand passes right through the sleeping girl? Friedrich's connection to Franz was also a little muddled. Is Franz the one-time Master of the castle who returns every year?
I have to say I didn't buy any of the living person's reactions to the ghost. The young woman who simply shushes him away. Then the "Male diner" who wants to know what the deal was with Franz, only to be told he's a ghost. Then goes back to eating.
The twist was familiar, and revealed through a chunk of dialogue. Although, it's a misdirection twist that usually works. It kinda did here, too. Not bad for a week's time.
I thought this started out really well. You got the period - sort of reminded me of the old Jack Nicholson/Roger Corman movie The Terror. Then you kind of injected some comedy into it, and I was "Oh well, this has become a comedy". Then the twist, though it was good, seemed anachronistic compared to the rest of the script and I was disappointed.
So, I think you need to decide what genre you're writing. Then decide exactly what the story is - I don't think you have a full story here. And then write it again.
Pg. 1 no seemingly PG. 2 need time frame and not continuous Pg. 4 fabric rustled nearby no very needed Pg. 4 no contd on Franz dialogue Pg. 4 INT. CORRIDOR (time frame) Pg. 4 INT. GUEST CHAMBERS (TIME FRAME) Pg. 5 um excuse me Pg. 7 eliminate carefully Pg. 7 INT. DINNER HALL ( time frame)
Good story and interesting twist. Good work I am new to screenwriting so any of my suggestions and comments please hold at a novice level, good work and thanks.
Getting a Dracula: Prince Of Darkness vibe from 1st 3 pages... Franz could be more animated when his hand passes through the woman. Loved the ending!
I really liked this one. So much so it's one of my favs.
Just really enjoyed it, the pages turned quickly, the story developed well, the writing was clear and just said what needed to be said, and it had a nice twist that I didn't see coming at all. What can be better than that?
Locations & Sets - Castle at cliffside, EXT. (likely CGI), large door w/ knocker, castle hall, corridor, guest bedroom, servant's quarters, dining hall Actors - FRANZ (30), FRIEDRICH (70), YOUNG WOMAN (20), Aristocracy dinner party, MALE DINER #1, MALE DINER #2, FEMALE DINER #1, FEMALE DINER #2 Costumes - Austrian infantry uniform, drabby servant's uniform, nightgown, aristocracy ghosts evening attire Props - Scads of covered furnishings, two lanterns, bed Audio FX - clothes rustling, little feet running, children laughing, thumping, dinner party Visual FX - hands through young ghost woman, aristocracy ghosts Other - going to need extra lights for that dining hall scene Comments - Very good. (almost) rated G, indeed. PG or sure. An unmarried woman in bed with a unmarried man in live action rather than cartoon may cause issue even though she's a "ghost". Sets and period uniforms are going to really add to cost. I wonder if this could also work as a contemporary setting, say at an "off season or abandoned" state park lodge?