Shortly after being tricked into activating a curse she thought was to bring good luck, a young woman learns she has eleven hours and eleven days to reverse the spell before a demon comes for her soul.
After you’ve read a significant number of shorts – especially in the horror genre – certain patterns tend to emerge. Usually, it’s a monster or creature we’ve all seen before. Vampires, zombies, serial killers; the usual suspects. Also, the stories tend to be pretty simple and brief…focusing on a quick twist at the end.
Eleven-Eleven avoids both of these clichés. Yes, the “big bad” is a monster-demon type entity – but one that’s unique. And, at 23 pages, this is one horror script that develops its world – weaving a complete story that’s more than just a literary jump scare.
Although there’s a cast of characters, Eleven-Eleven primarily follows Tina, a personal fitness trainer. Tina’s world gets turned upside down when she witnesses her blind date’s strange habit – touching something red whenever the clock strikes 11:11. He tells her it’s for good luck. Needless to say, Tina finds his belief off-putting and weird- but gives it a try, just as a joke. At which point her world gets turned upside down…
Days later, Tina finds herself fighting for her life – and struggling to find the answers that will help her lift a deadly curse…
Want more? Then you’re gonna have to open this one. Because I’m not going to give it away.
About the writer: Our very own James Williams (IMDB credits here.) With both shorts and features to his name, James is perhaps best known for the So Pretty vampire trilogy of shorts – the third installment now in production!
Budget: A number of characters and scenes. While not overly expensive, this one shouldn’t be done on the cheap. As for the FX – latex would be nice, but not really necessary. There’s nothing here that some well-placed shadows couldn’t handle…
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