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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Memories – Feature Length Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

Welcome to the next STS feature length showcase!  A sweet and wryly amusing family comedy, Memories has already garnered accolades: including Quarterfinalist in 2014 Scriptapalooza, 2nd round Austin, and Finalist status – along with an award for “Best Ensemble Comedy Screenplay” – at the Broad Humor Film Festival. Now all it needs is an indie forever home….  Could it be with you? :)

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Memories

Screenwriting – it’s an art that requires multiple layers of skill.

Sure, the fundamentals remain constant: an interesting premise. Structure. Character development – at least, to some extent.

But each genre throws fresh variables into the works – areas where writers must specialize. Wanna write for Michael Bay? The action damned well better leap off the page. If horror’s your poison of choice, your atmospheric visuals best be spit-shined… creeping your readers out of their skins.

Then there’s dramedy. In a world over-saturated with non-stop thrillers and FX blockbusters, dramedy’s an underappreciated genre. When done right, dramedy creates twice the work… demanding a writer create a compelling premise, empathetic characters – and make the audience laugh, as well?

That’s one heck of a balancing act – one that requires a feather-light touch to get right.

Fortunately, that’s one recipe Marnie Lister Mitchell’s got down pat: throw in a colorful ensemble – and a plot/bowl deep enough to keep them contained. Powder with good natured humor (organic only – no forced jokes, please.) Then bake carefully. Letting the story rise as it may…

In the case of Memories, the script rises on Abby Mahoney (50s). Though a successful photographer, Abby’s personal life’s in disarray. Her only daughter Juliana just started college. And then there’s her divorce from husband Mack, for whom she still carries a flame. Not a pleasant state of affairs… especially for a self-confessed control freak. Having found a new life (and exotic younger girlfriend Sierra) on an Arizona Indian retreat, Mack’s been pestering Abby to sell the house. Things just can’t get worse…

…until they do. While skipping class with her new boyfriend, Juliana sustains a major head injury. Abby and Mack spend a strained night in the hospital, waiting for their daughter to revive. When Juliana wakes, their delight fades – she looks at them as strangers. Juliana’s got amnesia. Indefinitely.

Mack sets up camp at a nearby hotel with Sierra – accompanied by her Native American father (and mystic guru) Jake. Abby brings Juliana back home, hoping the surroundings will jog her memory. But Abby’s pressure only makes the girl uncomfortable; driving her even further away. Juliana hits it off with Sierra – someone closer to her age. Despite Abby’s urgings, the only thing Juliana finds familiar is a faded photo from the Grand Canyon, taken during a family vacation a decade ago. An inspired Abby hits upon a plan: rent an RV and drive cross-country. It’s a chance to visit family, and reignite Juliana’s memories (and maybe her romance with Mack as well.)

…but there’s a kink in the plans. Juliana insists on Sierra coming along. And where Sierra goes, Jake does as well.

And so the group hits the road. As the miles roll by, the story enfolds: crammed into Winnebago sized spaces – not to mention public bathrooms. Will Abby win back Mack? Or push him (and Juliana) further away? Are the photos of a faded past worth saving… and were they real anyway? Unlike recent road trip tales like Tammy, Memories aims for subtlety; blending the clash of personalities, goals and expectations organically – mixed with gentle humor and a cast of colorful characters.

As any cook worth their “salt” can tell you, a recipe is more than just ingredients that one throws into a bowl and shakes. It’s a writer’s talent that blends the components together – creating wildly varying results.   (For anyone who doubts that statement – let them watch a double-header of Tootsie vs. Jack and Jill. Or Madea vs. Doubtfire) And so it is with Memories. A family road trip. Amnesia. The emotional agony of divorce. All such themes have been seen in other films. But when pulled together by a seasoned character writer (such as Ms. Lister) the result is something to be savored. Like a delicate dramedy souffle.

In the Indie world, budget isn’t king. But characters and characterization are. Easily shot in a handful of locations, Memories is chock-full of the things that give Indie dramedies their unique style and flavor – quirky characters. Genuine humor. And a story that will make you smile.

About the writer: An award winning writer AND photographer, Marnie Mitchell-Lister’s website is available at http://brainfluffs.com/. Marnie’s had 5 shorts produced (so far) and placed Semi-final with her features in Bluecat.

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Allured – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

Allured

An eerie castle, dribbling candles, a lost officer and a bunch of ghosts. You know… the usual stuff.

What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again?” – From Guillermo Del Torro’s “El Espinazo Del Diablo”

There’s something truly tragic about Ghosts. More than zombies, monsters and human serial kllers, ghosts feed on a viewer’s empathy. Phantasms that were once human… now condemned to suffer in eternity. When faced with a creature such as this, how can one not feel sympathy?

Especially with classic ghost tales, like Allured. Set in an Austrian castle, the script opens as Sergeant Franz stumbles to the door, battle beaten and weary. Although Franz is a stranger to the household, old servant Frederich lets him in – offering shelter from the war. The caretaker leads Franz towards an upstairs bedroom. He’s watching it for his master’s return, he tells his guest. They’re the sole inhabitants of the castle: Franz is sure to get some uninterrupted sleep.

Or will he?

Shortly after turning in for the night, Franz encounters a strange woman in his bed.* When he attempts to wake her, his hand goes through her body! He races to Frederich’s quarters to inform him of the intruder. But Frederich insists it was a dream – and implores the sergeant to go back to sleep. Needless to say, sleep proves to be… elusive. When Franz returns to his room, the woman is gone. But children’s footsteps echo in the hall. And then there are the sounds downstairs. Almost like a – party? Franz heads for the dining room to confront his fears, unsure what he’ll find…

Though once a staple of the horror genre, ghost stories have become a rare breed. Stylishly written with a touch of humor, Allured harkens back to a classier time in movies. When films were shot in black and white… and curtains blowing in the breeze brought a tingle to one’s spine. Perhaps that time has come again: in a cinematic world filled with slasher and torture porn shorts, Allured would be sure to stand out in festivals!

* Sleeping. That’s it! This is a classic ghost tale, folks – get your minds out of the gutter!

About the writer: Pii Anttonen (first name pronounced like the number, not like the bathroom activity) was previously known by some other name and while being being busy with that, edited the Voice Over online scriptwriting magazine, worked on several virtual shows, won a Simply Scripts One Week Challenge once and had some shorts produced. These days her writing duties consist mainly of writing on commission for production companies and groups, knowing full well that it’s unlikely that anything will see the light of day, but accepts that that kind of is what the scriptwriting job is. She can be reached at pii.anttonen “AT” gmail!

Pages: 8

Budget: Not quite as impossible as it seems. While the castle location, costumes and extras may seem daunting for production purposes, there are plenty of possible “cheats.” If skillfully applied, stock footage, generic “stone wall” spaces and just a touch of camera tricks could be all the set you need!

About the guest reviewer: A film and video aficionado based in Mumbai, Rustom Irani works as a freelance editor and screenwriter for projects ranging from narratives, commercials, and documentaries to corporate and music videos. His website is available at www.planetrusty.com, and he can be reached at rustyirani “AT” gmail.com!

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Congratulations to Zach Jansen – In The Grip of Denial Now Optioned! - posted by wonkavite

STS sends out a hearty congratulations to talented writer Zach Jansen, who recently optioned his reviewed short In the Grip of Denial!  But worry not, oh indie producers and directors – because Zach has more scripts available in his writing chest.  Check out the following scripts for additional available Jensen work… but you’d better act quick, before they’re gone as well!

Interrogation - An interrogator employs questionable methods to extract information from a suspect.

Always Bad - A woman searches for her missing daughter… with a child predator on the loose.

Bringing Dad Home - A son arrives to collect his estranged father and his possessions – but finds more. Old memories…

Adaptationing Night School - A screenplay writer runs into trouble when his lunatic twin stops by to help…

About Zach: Zach Jansen is an award-winning and produced screenwriter from Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, anything movies, and sitting at his desk pounding out his next script.  If for some reason you want to learn more about him, you can check out his IMDb page or quasi-frequently updated blog.

Monday, September 29, 2014

No Place Like Home – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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No Place Like Home

Tough cop Mike Lake wonders if the grass is greener outside his dying genre. When he learns of the return of the holy trinity of his world, he realizes there really is no place like home.

Breaking the “Fourth Wall” in films is nothing new. Alfie did it to good effect in the sixties and there have been many others before and since. Classics such as Annie Hall, Airplane, Fight Club and the zany Wayne’s World have all used this technique to great success. And when it works, the technique is genius… giving the cinematic audience a wink and a nod, inviting them to share directly in a film’s fun and games.

Though the wall is never officially broken in No Place Like Home, let’s just say the veneer gets cracked. Straight down the center of its green-screen.

The streetwise protag of No Place, veteran cop Mike Lake is acutely aware he’s in the wrong place, at the wrong time. But for once, it’s not a bunch of gun-toting desperados that’s the problem. Rather, it’s his beloved genre!

Yep, Mike’s action genre/world has grown stale. Explosions are now as harmless as sparklers. Highspeed collisions reduced to bumper cars. Breathtaking action sequences have slowed to a snail’s crawl… Leaving Mike bored. And restless.

Unable to take it any longer, Mike slaps his badge on his (embittered but lovable) Sergeant’s desk, and sets off in search of a new genre. He careens aimlessly through a cinematic wasteland, seeking a new brave frontier. Will it be Romcom? Nope – too sappy. He boards a bus for Horror, but finds its zombie passengers… unappetizing. His last stop: Old West World. Enamored by the grizzled characters and shootouts, Mike may have found a place to call home. But will there be a twist in the final act? Don’t ride off into the sunset yet. Read No Place – and find out!

A goofy homage to the action genre, No Place Like Home is perfect for indie directors with Airplane sensibilities. Or even Hot Shots Part Deux:P

About the writer: Slaying phone sales dragons by day and racking up future best screenplay Oscars by night, Aaron Williams is your worst nightmare. He’s your best friend. He is the fox in your henhouse, the face in your locket and the psychotic nanny that’s rocking your baby’s cradle. He’s a crumpled sheet of perfumed contradiction that you just can’t put down. But he digresses.   He’s written 20+ scripts with some minor contest placement, one short produced and a feature in preproduction as of July 2014.  Aaron is represented by Ludwig Management in Los Angeles, and lives in upstate NY with his wife and three children. Oh – and he can be reached at awilliams72 “AT” gmail…

Pages: 6

Budget: Potentially high. Explosions, action sequences, and some FX. But not insurmountable with access to cheap latex and post.

About the reviewer: Gary “Rolo” Rowlands is a produced writer with several high-concept features under his belt. His latest script No Guts No Glory is a zom-com that subverts the genre in a new and exciting way as seen by the logline: When an experimental steroid turns a team of supreme athletes into super-zombies, mankind’s only hope of avoiding a zombie apocalypse is a ragtag group of fat campers. He can be contacted at gazrow at hotmail dot com.

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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All screenplays are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. The screenplays may not be used without the expressed written permission of the author.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Original Script Sunday for September 28th - posted by Don

Over on the Unproduced Scripts page are eleven original, unproduced scripts for your reading pleasure.

– Don

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lookin’ for a few good scripts and writers! - posted by wonkavite

Yeah, STS is on a roll…

Since the site went live, we’re thrilled to say our reviews have helped multiple writers get their short scripts optioned, as well as facilitating several indie director/writer connections, as well as several options-in-the-works.

But… we need your help, in two very important areas:

Give us some damn’ good scripts!

A site is only as great as its content.  So we need good scripts to review.  Lots o’ them.  Tons of them.  Short and feature length.  We wanna drown in (good) scripts like it’s a mega-budget producer’s slush pile. Our mission statement at STS is to find the best, highest quality short (and feature length) scripts for review.  So if you have a gem that’s really ready for prime time (or have someone you want to recommend), check out the link below for submissions. (Don’t forget to include a URL link to your script!)

http://simplyscripts.com/submit_your_script-sts.html

Give us a few damn’ good writers!

STS involves a ton of readin’ and reviewin’, so we’re gonna need a bit of help.  In addition to script showcasing, STS also features occasional interviews with indie directors and industry related book reviews.  If you feel you’ve got a knack for any of those three writing areas – and want to contribute – send us a sample of your work for consideration using the URL listed above.  No, it’s not paid.  But you’ll get credit for your article and press.  And in this biz, that’s a pretty good thing….

Friday, September 26, 2014

You’ve Finished the Damned Script – Now What? (Anthony Cawood Primers for a Networked World) – Part 2 - posted by wonkavite

Part Two – Getting Feedback

At the beginning of this series, we discussed writer promotion basics; how to establish you (and your work) as an active on-line commodity. Assuming you’ve been a busy marketing beaver, you’ve now got your new website all set up and ready to go. And you’re all over Facebook and Twitter like ants at the proverbial picnic table…

So what’s next on your journey towards screenwriting world domination?

Well, you could use some of the great resources out there to get coverage (aka, feedback, notes etc) of your cinematic baby. Rewriting and polishing it until it shines, for that day when you get that oh so precious email: “send us a copy of your script…”

As they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression. So you want that script to be perfect.

Don’t you?

Okay, so you’re not going to get professional coverage without paying for it. (Though when you’re ready, don’t forget to take a look at STS’s very own talented and detailed script consultant, Danny Manus, of NoBullscript Consulting!

But there are some great places to get your screenplays read without shelling out your limited dough, complete with feedback and notes.

Below you’ll find a list of sites where gifted amateur screenwriters – and the occasional pro – congregate and provide useful recommendations.

A few words of caution before we dive in: it’s worth pointing out that you’re putting your work (your baby!) online for others to see and comment on.

1) Make sure it’s copyrighted – either through the Library of Congress or at least WGA. And no, not everyone’s out to steal your script or idea. But there are always some bad apples lurking around. Somewhere.

2) Bear in mind: on the net, free expression reigns supreme. Barring any board limits and moderations, people can and will voice their opinions as they see fit. Feedback is usually respectful, but inevitably some trolling and flaming occurs. Following are a few helpful ideas to keep it to a minimum:

3)   Check your grammar and spellen. (Um, “spelling”) And then check it again! Readers quickly get distracted with error strewn scripts… and often leave choice comments before they move onto other things. Besides, if you can’t be bothered to run an easy spell check and read through the pages, why in the world would you expect a stranger to do so. For free?!? (An extra tip, if grammar isn’t your thing, there’s some online help… check out Ginger for example.)

4)   Make sure the screenplay’s formatted correctly, using screenwriting software to ensure the basics are right. Final Draft is the standard for pros, but a bit pricey. For the cash strapped, CeltX is free, as is the web version of WritersDuet. Making sure your formatting’s up to snuff removes another reader distraction.

5)   Save or upload your docs as PDFs. People don’t like seeing screenplays written in Word. It screams amateur.

6)   The vast majority of these sites work on – and appreciate – reciprocity. So if you ask for a read, make darned well sure you give thoughtful ones in return.

7)   Consider all comments and feedback. No script is so perfect that it can’t be improved on. That said, don’t forget it’s your script. So use the recommendations to improve and polish your work. Not change it into something else.

8)   Don’t limit yourself to asking for script feedback. These sites are the online homes of tons of helpful fellow writers. Reach out to them with other questions as well. How to get through a tricky piece of writing, logline reviews, etc. You name it. People will have thought about it, and will be willing to share.

Now for the online resources themselves:

Simply Scripts – http://www.simplyscripts.com/

Kind of an obvious choice, given you’re reading this off the homepage. But it’s a fact that bears repeating: the SimplyScripts discussion board is populated by a bunch of talented writers, most of whom are happy to help fellow scribes out. The site has two primary sections for getting script exposure: 1) A general discussion board for unproduced works – divided by features/shorts and genres, 2) The script Showcase “Shootin’ the Shorts” (STS), where selected short scripts (and one feature a month) get fantastic exposure through in-depth reviews. Please note: STS is for shorts ready to shoot, not first draft works in progress!

Reddit – http://www.reddit.com/r/ReadMyScript/

Reddit has a few different areas (fondly known as sub-reddits) for writing, and two or three that focus on screenwriting in particular. I’ve found that the link provided above is the most suitable one for your needs. The feedback is usually decent. Not as good or in depth as SS – and there’s the occasional troll or flame war. But you’re on-line. You should be used to that!

IndieTalkhttp://www.indietalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43

A movie making Forum with a relatively healthy screenwriting section. If you ask for script feedback, you’ll generally get 5-10 responses. Not to the same depth as SS, but pretty decent all the same.

AbsoluteWrite - http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12

A broader forum that contains a wealth of info on a number of writing specialties (including Screenwriting, of course.) It’s worth a look – but less detailed than some of the other options here.

The Black Board – http://theblackboard.blcklst.com/forums/forum/screenwriting/

This is the Forum site for the Blacklist. Yes, the Blacklist. As such, it’s pretty active with five screenwriting boards. But it’s more business related – less on the “how-to” of the craft, and more on the “getting things made” end of things.

Stage 32 – http://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting

A great resource for connecting people involved in film making, in all the various disciplines. Acting. Directing. Cinematography. Producing. And, yes, Screenwriting. It’s a little like Facebook or LinkedIn, but specifically for film makers. Each discipline has it’s own “Lounge” for discussion and online interaction. There, you’ll find a variety of exchanges: requests for feedback on scripts, loglines and more. As is true everywhere, there’s a ton of opinions on S32… so please remember Rule #5. It’s your script. Take constructive criticism and value it. But remain true to your vision.

Screenwritinggoldmine Forumhttp://www.screenwritinggoldmine.com/forum/forums/screenwriting.14/

There are extensive sections on screenwriting in this active site. Definitely worth looking at for advice and reads.

MoviePoet – http://www.moviepoet.com

This one shares several members with SS – and has generated some serious talent. Scripts are limited to five pages or less. They’ve got a great monthly competition, where everyone gets to vote and comment on your script. The only downside: that you don’t see anything until the results are announced, then you get all the feedback at once. More on Movie Poet in the Competitions article.

Zoetrope – http://www.zoetrope.com

Yep, Copolla’s site! You need to join officially. But then you can post scripts and get them read. And you do need to read scripts in return. This is one site that I’ve limited experience with. More notes on it at a later date…

Screenwriter’s Utopia – http://www.screenwritersutopia.com/

Has a Script Swapping Forum for people to exchange scripts, get notes etc. The forum doesn’t seem very active, but the site has other resources worth checking out, too.

Well, that’s enough sites to start with (search on-line and you’re sure to find even more!) If you do find a gem, please let us know.

In the meantime, start digging around in these sites – they’re all essential tools to improve your script, your craft… and provide valuable networking opportunities too!

Next up: Where to publicize your scripts, once you’re good and ready…

About Anthony: Anthony Cawood is a new(ish) screenwriter from the UK with two produced short films, two in post production and another seven sold/optioned. His script, A Certain Romance, recently won in the Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition (short script category), and two other scripts have recently placed 2nd and 3rd in the FilmQuest Screenwriting Competition and Reel Writers Screenwriting Competition respectively. Links to his films and details of all his scripts can be found at www.anthonycawood.co.uk

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Les Garcons – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

LES GARCONS

A notorious French thief breaks into a museum and gets an unexpected surprise.

Crime capers. We love them so! Nothing captures a viewer’s imagination more than a priceless artifact, ferreted away by a daring cat burglar. Hollywood feeds our fancy with this genre regularly, treating us with star-studded movies such as The Oceans Eleven series, To Catch a Thief, The Score, Entrapment and of course The Thomas Crown Affair – an art theft film so popular they made it twice!

What do each of these entertaining films have in common (besides the pilfering of objets d’art?) A charismatic anti-hero who relies on style and stealth over violence.

Talented writer Jean-Pierre Chapoteau continues this grand tradition in Les Garcons. His worthy protagonist? The masterful and dashing “Jean-Luc The Great.”

As debonair as they come, our suave “master of all thieves” is blessed with great cunning and flamboyant skill. His daring criminal exploits include pilfering jewels right off the Pope, and “lifting zee necklace off of zee Queen of Spain as she dined in a room of one-hundred friends.” Not bad for a career cad’s resume.

His current target? The valuable painting “The Tree and the Fly”, displayed at a local museum. Unfortunately for this Master of Shadows, his best laid plans quickly go awry.

Jean’s caught red-handed by Tye – a young star-struck security guard. Tye triggers the alarm… then asks if he can have his picture taken with the criminal mastermind.

Have his picture taken? Never! Jean-Luc denies his ardent fan’s request. In a cunning game of cat and mouse, he demands to be taken to the “closest room of rest.” Guided into the break-room, an increasingly concerned Jean-Luc bargains with his captor. Let him go free… and perhaps a picture’s not out of the question.

Footsteps approach. All seems lost. But a clever twist proves the old saying: “never, ever trust a thief!”

About the writer: Jean-Pierre Chapoteau started writing feature length scripts in 2005 then focused on shorts in 2009. Since then he’s had three scripts produced and two more optioned. He has won several awards for his shorts and has become a moderator at the site MoviePoet, who specialize in the craft of the short scripts.  Jean-Pierre was a finalist in the RAW TALENT Competition for his faith based feature length script: ‘Far From Perfect.’ And was also a semi-finalist in the SLAMDANCE teleplay competition and a finalist in the OBSWRITER teleplay contest for his adapted teleplay, Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Guardian.  You can contact Jean-Pierre Chapoteau at:  Jeanpierre_4_25 “AT” msn(dot) com

Pages: 6

Budget: Low. Two actors. A few cheap props. A school hall or all purpose room dressed to look like a museum.

About the reviewer: Gary “Rolo” Rowlands cut his teeth on sketch comedy and was a commissioned writer on Spitting Image, a hugely popular sketch show in the UK that regularly attracted audiences of 8-10 million a week. He has several features available and is currently rewriting his contained supernatural thriller Offline. He can be contacted at gazrow at hotmail dot com

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bowel Sounds – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Bowel Sounds

A patient experiences malevolent gastric distress

Ever sit in a quiet classroom or church… and suddenly your stomach makes one of those really loud gurgly sounds? Whoa. How loud was it, you wonder? Did anyone else hear it? Are they staring at you? Grossed out or giggling? And then… it happens again. G-u-R-g-L-e. And again. Sheesh, what are those sounds, anyway? What’s going on inside you that’s making so much ruckus? Could something you ate really cause that much commotion?

Or perhaps something’s eating you!

That’s the premise of the riveting comedy-horror, Bowel Sounds, by Robert G. Newcomer. Sad sack Tucker thinks something’s eating him up – from the inside out. And admittedly, he don’t look good. Even his family physician’s taken aback by his haggard appearance. But after listening with his stethoscope, Dr. Morgan concludes it’s just normal bowel sounds. You know, an undigested bit of beef. Or something Lewis Carroll-ish…

But Tucker ain’t buying it. He can feel something in his innards. Rolling. Squirming. Biting. And when he listens through the stethoscope, he hears an evil voice. Taunting him!

Questioning his patient’s marbles, Dr. Morgan slips from the room to order a sedative. But while he’s gone, Tucker takes matters into his own hands. Literally.

What follows next solves poor Tucker’s problem. But it sure ain’t pretty.

Memo to any doctors who might read this: Don’t leave surgical tools lying around when there’s a crazy person in the room. And one more word of caution: if you see a bloody trail leading to a trash can, and the trash can moves – keep your distance.

Horror directors, take heed. If you remember Reanimator with fondness, Bowel Sounds is the perfect tale for you. Darkly comedic, and bloody fun!

About the writer:  Robert Newcomer recently received his first IMDB credit for another short, Them That’s Dead.  An intelligent writer, he has several other shorts and a horror feature length available for consideration. (IMDB credits listed here.)  Other scripts by Robert (also horror) reviewed at STS include:

A Mighty Fire

Someplace Nice and Dark

Pages: 5

Budget: Low. Three actors, a “doctor’s room” and buckets of blood!

About the reviewers: Scott & Paula Merrow are a husband and wife screenwriting team. Since 2006, they’ve written over 50 short screenplays, several of which have been produced. They tend toward family-friendly scripts, but they’ve written a little bit of everything: horror, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy,… the whole nine yards. They’re reachable at scott-paula “AT” comcast.net

 

READ THE SCRIPT HERE – AND DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT!!

FOR YET MORE SCRIPTS AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION:

PLEASE SEARCH SIMPLYSCRIPTS.COM 

OR THE BLOG VERSION OF STS HERE.

All screenplays are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. The screenplays may not be used without the expressed written permission of the author.

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