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You are right. Kids will almost try anything to catch a buzz. Kids that do that type of stuff . Almost makes me want to get a bottle and chug it lol.
You did well fleshing out the characters . There is always at least one with common sense in a group. He was content just smoking his herb.
When you said the plane sputters... Although you didnít specify the type of plane other than cargo. Most if not all are turbine powered . Sputter makes me think of a car engine. I got what you mean. Because only having five pages makes since not to waste time explaining the sounds of a sick plane engine . I new to giving feedback so if thatís way out in left field irrelevant my apologies.
Your creature was graphically written well. Made me think it was a descendent of the Jeepers Creepers monster.
Thatís life.... the two dumbasses survive while the sensible one gets mangled .
The puking in the monsters mouth was funny. Stabbing it with a burning object and the vomit catching on fire was a little eccentric . Visual but eccentric. Even tho the monster is real in the movie you donít want to get to risky on the action. You risk people calling bullsh** and losing their interest . I donít mean specifically this script but anything you write.
If itís going to be wild. Make sure we know why itís able to be eccentric . Like the monsterís skin is an 80 percent hydro carbon molecular make up. Not exactly the best idea but I hope you know what I mean. 5 pages you are forced to omit a lot .
Their humorous reaction at the end feels out of place... seeing as they're still standing right next to their friend's severed head. Now, if they had all survived to that point...
I liked the use of the hand sanitizer. Clever in its way.
Funny that I read this one, complete with comedy elements, right after I spent time defending comedy/horror on the discussion thread.
I won't ding you on the parameters... though, I will point out that the airplane is supposed to be a location. This one took place around an airplane, not in one. Again, close enough for me, but some might not be as forgiving.
A decent little story. Nothing too ground-breaking, but still, I enjoyed it.
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Not sure this really meets the parameters, and I'm sure a lot of reviewers are going to ding you because it didn't take place at any time in a plane. There's a plane in the story, I guess, and it's central to the action, at least at the end, so I'm going to give it a pass.
I'm less inclined to give the story a pass as it seems to jump off the rails on the story. So what I'm gathering is that some beast, probably two based on the ending, burst out of the crashed airplane. One of the beasts grabs a kid and cuts off his head, and tries to eat another kid, who throws up hand sanitizer down the beast's throat. The kid then picks up a FLAMING piece of metal -- how does this piece of red hot metal now burn his hand?? -- and jams it down the beasts throat to set his hand sanitizer vomit on fire. I think it was all just a bit much for me, but hopefully others feel differently.
Best of luck, Gary
An utterly mediocre writer who somehow still falls bass ackwards into getting some of his scripts produced.
Cool little story. This is the second script I read where character vomits and survives. Lol... That was funny. Loved the creature description. Loved the ending line that there are more creatures. Overall very well done.
Just read the whole thing through. Writing was good, characters good, dialogue good.
The beast, will probably be scary on screen - I would have liked it if i knew a bit more about him, why were the military transporting him? where to? - but you only have 5 pages so these things have to suffer.
Are they really chuckling at the end? next to their friends severed head? odd children
Winged creatures escaping from downed military planes makes for a good action story. For a couple of slackers, Jared and Riley do good to kill one of the creatures, even if it did involve vomiting into its mouth. I like these guys, so too bad they donít get some kind of warning that theyíre about to become worm-food. Maybe the creature above them inadvertently drops a guano bomb on them?
Having not read the reviews yet, I'm sure peeps are making a big deal of the flammability. If we didn't make movies that stretched reality, we wouldn't have many movies now, would we? I'll buy in just because of that.
Did peeps complain that it didn't take place on a plane? Oh, man, you should have had them walk into the fuselage! That would've been your argument! Regardless, I'll say it counts.
I've a pretty good idea who wrote this. Three weeks in and style starts to show.
I like this. Good set up, decent character building and dialog. It started to go down the path of Super 8 but that's okay. Nice job!
I don't know. This seems very silly to me, but the writer clearly knows what he/she/they are doing. This is not they're first rodeo by any means. Another story where the sanitizer tended to really get in the way and led to absurd results.
Ok, going to take a moment and re-read because CLEARLY the writer is very competent.
The concept of a crashed plane with monsters IS good. That could even be worth pursuing if the writer chooses. I think low budget producers would be looking for that kind of thing. I might even know one.
But, the hand sanitizer is absurd to me. I don't buy the idea of drinking it. And once again we see puking of it used as a weapon, and then the flammable nature. I mean even if you drank a bottle of grain alcohol, if you puked some of it, mixed with bile, onto a creature...how much flammable power would it have? Enough to maybe make a child go ouch? But here that puke destroys a powerful monster!! Eesh.
solid scores on prose. Outside of this challenge, the crash is a good concept, and the writer seems to have the skill to make a run at it. Good luck.
up to the top of p4--- p4, p4, p4, p4,p4, p4, damn page four, it's just another one with a pure adventure out there vibe - very, very cool-
dialogue says its flammable on p1 and burns on p4, soooooo check, sanitizer is tnt -- got it, meets the criteriaÖ
"Nick SCREAMS as the Winged Creature wraps itís jaws around his head and bites down.
NICK Please, God! Fuckiní... Help me!"
I tell you, I laughed out loud. Oh am gee. Thumbs up.
Second half p4 Okay, the horror (comedy) elements are hammered inside nowÖ at least bring some visuals to the table from now.
Yeah, it had its momentum in third act.
Forget the set-up stuffÖ a short exchange of the idiotic boys is more than enough to throw them 'unprepared' in front of the demon,,, which was super funny. You were actually closer to the genre than most. I liked it. Some nice entertainment here.