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This ‘super short’ horror reads very much like a short story. A couple of suggestions to consider. Add a FADE IN and FADE OUT (cut THE END, it’s not needed). Reduce excessive descriptions and beware of adverbs! E.G. “The lady instantly stops walking” You either stop walking or you don’t, instantly or otherwise. Show don’t tell, don’t tell us someone is in pain, show it. Screenplays are visual. If you find yourself telling the audience what is happening rather than describing how it would look on the screen then give it a re-write.
As for the story itself, it was atmospheric and easy to follow, but it was quite predictable. It may help to get a bit more information on the mystery woman. A twist could be she’s actually the pregnant woman back from the dead and somehow back in time to save her baby. It would be quite a reveal to find out she caused the very accident which killed herself.
I hope my comments are helpful.
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Mark has given some good advice to tidy up the script, and I also pretty well knew by the second page how it was going to end. It's a bare script (not a bad thing) but I think because you have cut it to the bare necessities at 4 pages, you have some scope to develop the passenger some more to tweak and enhance that final payoff as mentioned previously.
This one has the elements of classic horror, but it is predictable as has been noted before. It's hard to twist a classic tale into something that will surprise the audience.
The problem is that the audience knows and expects the lady on the road to get the baby. However, they do not want or expect it to be humdrum and straightforward. So, your task is to give them exactly what they expect but in an unexpected manner. Easy? Absolutely not.
So, as you think about this one, ask yourself how you can change things. Make the hitchhiker a man? Make the hitcher a child? Make the hitcher talkative? Make the couple into people who might steal a baby? Turn this upside down and surprise us.
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