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StevenClark
Posted: October 4th, 2019, 6:15pm Report to Moderator
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It’s close to midnight in a seemingly ordinary suburban home, and the annual Halloween party is over. But for this particular couple, the clean-up is only the beginning of their misfortune. For after the floors are swept and the last dish is washed, a new nightmare awaits.

A Scream is heard. It could be loud. It could be barely audible. But one thing is certain – it came from inside the house. Oh, another thing is certain, too…

Only one of them heard it.

Your October 2019 One Week Challenge Theme and Genre are:

Theme: The Halloween After-Party
Genre: Horror *

You have one week to write a screenplay between 8 and 12 pages. Your screenplay must be properly formatted (12 pt courier font) and submitted as a PDF. Scripts are due Friday, October 11 at 11:59 EST and must be submitted to: https://simplyscripts.com/owc

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein only the participants will be asked to vote for their favorite scripts. Writer’s are encouraged to read as many scripts as they can before voting. Your favorite script might just be one you did not read.

*All horror sub-genres are welcome (psychological, slasher, creature, etc.)

Writer’s Choice and writers will be revealed October 18, 2019

So…

•     8 to 12 pages
•     Properly formatted, saved as PDF
•     Free to submit
•     One entry per person
•     You can revise your script as much as you like prior to submitting
•     Please read as many scripts as you can
•     Do not put your real name on your script. This is an anonymous challenge. Only use your real name when submitting
•     Please put © Copyright 2019 on your title page

And Good Luck!!



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Interesting...


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Well...that's pretty open, huh?  Stevie will hate it.  HA!

But, I like it.  So I guess I'm in.


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Don't get it right. Get it written.

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Sweet! I love it. I'm gonna bring the blood and guts for this one.

So it just has to take place at a Halloween after party and the genre is horror. Besides that, no restrictions?


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Quoted from Zack
Sweet! I love it. I'm gonna bring the blood and guts for this one.

So it just has to take place at a Halloween after party and the genre is horror. Besides that, no restrictions?


Yes, and there has to be a scream and only one of them hears it.


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Wow, the announcement was early. I usually have to wait until afternoon on a Saturday in Oz and I was barely even out of bed when this one popped up.

Steve, you mention a couple which technically is two people. Does this couple have to be a married couple or can it just be two people, unrelated etc? And, are we restricted in cast numbers, meaning these two plus whatever made that scream and obviously the thing that elicited that scream?

Other miscellaneous questions:
Why were you and Rene talking about umbrellas, and what was with the deer droppings?

Clarifying one more thing: It's set after a Halloween party, not a Halloween after-party? Jeez, I'm confusing myself now.


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Okay. Couple. They could be married, or engaged or just living together. But they must be a couple, not brother and sister or anything. Hmm, brother and sister...

Cast is open. Personally, I’d keep it to a minimum for filming reasons.

Absolutely no umbrellas or deer droppings here. I believe that was all a ruse, but I went with it.

Yes, my initial vision is “after” a Halloween party has ended.


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The couple can obviously have children, correct?

Can the action leave the house?

And, can it be set in a "tiny house"?  


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The couple can obviously have children, correct?

Can the action leave the house?

And, can it be set in a "tiny house"?  


Sure, they can have octuplets if you want. The action can leave the house.

And they can live in a tiny house, but you are required to provide them a “tiny horse.”


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Quoted from StevenClark
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Absolutely no umbrellas or deer droppings here.

I don't know about anyone else, but if someone screamed while seeing and/or walking on deer poo after a Halloween party and fled out into the rain forgetting their umbrella...


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Somebody please define the rules on horror, cause I wrote a script in the WT with blood oozing from orifices, a plane crash and a character leaving a baby to die but it wasn't horrific (horror) enough. That led me to think most of you equate horror with gore?


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Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley

I don't know about anyone else, but if someone screamed while seeing and/or walking on deer poo after a Halloween party and fled out into the rain forgetting their umbrella...


How would the deer poop get inside the house?


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How would the deer poop get inside the house?


Hence why someone would scream.
Or the house was one of off grid homes out in the middle of the countryside.
Or...

KILLER MUTANT DEER ON A RAMPAGE


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Quoted from LC
Somebody please define the rules on horror, cause I wrote a script in the WT with blood oozing from orifices, a plane crash and a character leaving a baby to die but it wasn't horrific (horror) enough. That led me to think most of you equate horror with gore?


Horror has absolutely nothing to with gore.  It can contain gore, and many times does, but as a defining element, gore has no home here.


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I agree... So, define what you believe equates to horror.

Maybe I'll just write the sequel to Mother. That was definitely a horror.


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