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Posted: February 24th, 2011, 11:48pm Report to Moderator
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The Devils is older.  It's a film based on story in the link I sent to Ray.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066993/

There is also Crowhaven Farm, if you count TV movies.  This one scared the heck out of me when I was a kid.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065594/



And if you count plays there is also The Crucible which dramatizes the Salem witch trials and is older yet.


This really freaks me out. For people who don't know me, I've never been an overdone movie or T.V. addict. My calling to Simplyscripts is a an interesting story that doesn't include a manic desire for unraveling plot.

And here, I find the show that scared the hell out of me and I never knew what it was called.

You can call me crazy, but i felt the pain of being crushed. I felt like I'd been there and I was only what? Nine years old? I'm not sure.  

For a long time I had remembered this scene of being crushed, but I didn't know the movie's name.

I don't know whether to be thankful or frightened. For this to show up after "a lifetime", makes me wonder why.

Sandra




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I for one, am very, VERY disappointed, Balt.  Seriously. I was really looking forward to what you were going to spit out.  Glad you're happy with it, but again, I'm really bummed you couldn't put together a 10-12 pager for this awesome challenge.

BUT, in a way, maybe I'm happy, as that's 1 less polished, Pro writer that I don't need to worry about now...unless of course, you're fucking with us and already have a kick ass script.



You guys hopefully know that I'm just fucking around with what I'm saying here.  I do plan on having a rock solid entry ready by tomorrow night at midnight, EST, but as of right now, it's at ZERO pages, ZERO words, and  ZERO research.

As I always like to quote from the great Hooper, "Don't wait on me, damnit!".  HaHa...I doubt that's even exactly the line, but in my head, that's what I remember..and use over and over again.

Best of luck, everyone!  Hope to see alot of great entries.


Hey, I'm with you on that.
I am kinda gutted Balt might not be entering because he does write some great stuff and it's always fun to read and not to feed his ego any more, but to learn from. The guy does kick out some half decent stuff when he posts.
I'm in a similar position to you Jeff in that I've only had tonight to really try and put something together. I love the subject, it's right up my street and is a one off so I really don't wanna miss it but at the same time it's come at an awkward time.

But no excuses.




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Posted: February 25th, 2011, 12:29am Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Baltis.
In retrospect there is no way my script would've made page cut...  I finished my script up last night at 23 pages; a rewrite tonight will get it down to about 17 I hope.  Not gonna brag about it too much, but I'm really excited about it.  Really, really excited about it.  I did a register for copyright today on a 1st draft, that's how excited I am about it.

Entering it into Shriekfest for sure.  It won't be apart of the OWC, but I'll be tossing it up here for feedback leading up to early entry on march 20th.


G-d bless you, Balt. I love you so much. Regarding the page count for this OWC...

I did so much cut and add, I must be now walking into where my character walks out.

It's so intriguing to hang out with people that I feel I know. Don't know what else to say but "Thank you.". I'm reaching for some bread to dip in gravy.

Sandra




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And, Ryan, I highly doubt it'll be that high unless we have a lot of people doing more than 1. I'll put it at 19 due to the interesting (not bad) choice for the OWC.


It'll be a lot more than 19, Blonde.  I can guarantee you that.  There was 44 for the October OWC.  And this horror theme is actually broader.  Plus, Rick ok'd multiple submissions.
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It'll be a lot more than 19, Blonde.  I can guarantee you that.  There was 44 for the October OWC.  And this horror theme is actually broader.  Plus, Rick ok'd multiple submissions.


I will be interested to see if anyone does a Part Two submission. I considered that as cheating, but I do have a part two that managed to happen first.

Often I've found I write backwards. This was no different and behold, my two was one.

My first deliberations were much more in line with the horror that was requested in the challenge; however, on the emotional cliff, I've found arms that save me.

Sandra



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OK, please forgive me for asking this a little late in the game but I meant to ask this a couple of hours ago but got sidetracked.

Does this have to be 100% accurate to those Demons described and does it 100% have to stick by their fairy-tale rules and regulations?

I'm only asking this because the way I see it is you are looking for a horror film that uses some of the qualities of these demons, not necessarily the actual physical side or really the core of who they are. An interpretation of them in modern times?

If so, cool.

If not, and this is just restricted by mythology, then I'm definitly out, too.







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OK, please forgive me for asking this a little late in the game but I meant to ask this a couple of hours ago but got sidetracked.

Does this have to be 100% accurate to those Demons described and does it 100% have to stick by their fairy-tale rules and regulations?


I'm not the authorized person to answer the question, but common sense tells me, "No".

If we all stuck to straight parameters every go around, there'd be no sense in The Go.

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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


I'm not the authorized person to answer the question, but common sense tells me, "No".

If we all stuck to straight parameters every go around, there'd be no sense in The Go.

Sandra


Thanks Sandra,

I kinda got the feeling it was a free for all but just wanted to be assured, heh.

Thanks for quick reply

Malc



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Does this have to be 100% accurate to those Demons described and does it 100% have to stick by their fairy-tale rules and regulations?

I'm only asking this because the way I see it is you are looking for a horror film that uses some of the qualities of these demons, not necessarily the actual physical side or really the core of who they are. An interpretation of them in modern times?



This might help...


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Writers are free to modernise, modify and combine ideas.
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This might help...



I read that but as this thread has unfolded it seemed more like people were locked onto how these myths were formed and I wonderered if that had kind of changed the initial direction.

As far as I see it, making shit up is good.
Make mythology instead of rewriting it.



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Its 830 pm Friday night here  in Oz. Have just finished my entry.

It cam ein at about 12 pages and i was gonna start trimming but just read that its ok for a couple of extra ones. I will go through and try and cut if needed.

I'm quietly pleased with mine. It came out pretty much as I envisioned it, which sometimes doesn't happen!

I'll submit in the morning as the Net is dodgy here tonight and i don't wanna lose the fucker in mid-post!!

I need a title and will sleep on it.

Jeff, if you don't end up entering a script, I will raise airfare by selling my body (again) and fly to AZ and WHUP YOUR FUCKING ARSE (not your lame girly ass, but your ARSE!!!!)

Love stevie


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Quoted from Scoob
I read that but as this thread has unfolded it seemed more like people were locked onto how these myths were formed and I wonderered if that had kind of changed the initial direction.

As far as I see it, making shit up is good.
Make mythology instead of rewriting it.


I tried to keep it in context of contemporary monsters.
- Would you have Frankenstein's monster sucking blood from busty women?
- Freddy Kreuger in hockey mask with chainsaw?
- Godzilla climbing the World Trade center to rescue Laura Croft?

Um...

Michael Crichton buffet-style picked his critters for JURASSIC PARK, but used the mosquito thing to explain away the anachronistic co-habitation of Dilophosaurus (193 mya), Brachiosaurus (154 to 153 mya), Velociraptors (83 to 70 mya), and Tyrannosaurus Tex (67 to 65.5 mya).
Even still he kept their estimated characteristic behaviors aligned with reason, thus no predatory Brachiosaurs.

That's kinda why I went back and grouped the challenge myths by localities first.
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1298084400/s-92/highlight-/#num92

Although modern transportation has co-mingled the distinct pre-UK cultures, odds are the second century AD Brittanys had little working knowledge of Shetlander mythologies due to simple geography.

However...
Lettuce be frank: the primary consumer of cinematic horror isn't the nit-picky fruitcake historian.
Film makers ALWAYS apply movie magic to historical accuracy.
Sometimes they drown it in movie magic.

So...

Have your witches use magic swords to command siren hordes to attack the Cornish highland asswangs.

Gopherit.
Just as long as there boobies and blood no one will really care.



At least no one reasonable.




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No dig intended at you there, Ray.

Doing research is a must and you've compiled a helpful ammount of info in this thread.

I was just implying it might not be a bad thing to drift from the source material and "add" to it rather than slave over hard facts.

Look forward to reading the entries, good luck to everyone



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I haven't had the time to come up with something this week, and while I hate to miss out on such a great opportunity I don't want to submit something rushed and sub-par (like I did in the last OWC). It'd only waste everyone's time.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and hope Rick finds a gem amongst your entries!


Guess who's back? Back again?
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Well, I just entered my first OWC! We'll see how this goes. I'm looking forward to reading what everyone came up with.


new Ignoble 5 pgs, Shock Drama (could be disturbing)
Faking It 5 pgs MP 2nd place Feb 2011
Consequences 7 pgs Thriller
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