Friends for Life
A family’s move to a new neighborhood brings change they weren’t looking for.
Moving to a new neighborhood. It’s always so difficult… especially for a child. Forget the moving boxes, change of address, and the millions of mundane chores. It’s upending one’s social life that hurts the worst. A new school. Having to make all new friends. The result can be a nightmare. In more ways than one…
Fortunately for eight year old Jake, the new neighborhood comes with certain perks. His dad, Frank, built him a new treehouse. And then there’s Rob next door. An adventurous eight year old as well – Jake’s new best bud; a “ginger” with flaming red hair. Sure, the move’ll require adjusting. But Jake’s young. He’s got all the time in the world!
Despite it all, Jake’s mother Susan worries. And calls in professional help: Dr. Young – child psychologist. As Friends opens, Jake and Rob play outside. Dr. Young and Susan pour over Jake’s drawings at the kitchen table – discussing far more “adult” things. Everything’s under control. Or is it?
Forget splashy FX and gore. The hallmark of great horror is simplicity. The ability to take an innocent situation. And turn it – CRACK – on it’s head. Friends for Life is a textbook case of how to do that right. Horror directors take note. If you’re looking for a stylish, simple script… Friends for Life is chilling. And perfect.
About the writer: Paul J. Williams is a New Jersey-based multi-award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director with several scripts in various stages of film production. He has been a member of the New Jersey Screenwriter’s Group since 2009. His latest movie, “Case #5930”, which he wrote and produced, will be released in 2015.
He has also served as a decorated law enforcement officer for the past eighteen years, both as a Federal Officer with the U.S. Department of Justice and as a Police Officer for the City of Newark, N.J.
He can be reached at pauljwilliams9 “AT” yahoo. His IMDB page is available here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5465926/
Budget: Very low. A handful of actors. A suburban setting with a treehouse.
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