Hannah learns that running from her demons only makes things worse…
You can’t run away from your problems. This is something that Hannah learns quite literally in Hannah’s Demons, a disturbing thriller by talented screenwriter Warren Duncan.
Hannah is, by all definitions, a final girl in the vein of Jennifer Love Hewitt in I Know What You Did Last Summer or Sigourney Weaver in Alien. The difference is, we don’t know what horror Hannah has escaped from. We meet her alone in the woods in the middle of the night, torn clothes, ragged breathing and scared to death. Someone very persistent is chasing her and she can’t escape, no matter how fast or how far she runs.
That’s when she sees a cabin. Maybe someone is home. Maybe they will help her! Hannah pounds on the door and… nothing. With no other option, Hannah smashes a window and dives inside.
She takes quick inventory of her surroundings and arms herself with a kitchen knife. As her attacker enters the house, Hannah takes cover under the kitchen table. Hoping, praying, that her stalker doesn’t find her. Is she safe?
Her pursuer begins searching the house, leaving no stone left unturned. He calls her name, “Hannah, you need to come home…”
She shakily holds the kitchen knife, waiting for the inevitable and…
What, did you think I was going to spoil it? Go read the script! Just know that not everything is what it seems in this story and that the script ends with a mind-bending twist guaranteed to keep you up at night.
Budget: Low to medium. Two actors and one voice actor. A wooded area and a cabin. Knife, cell phone and flashlight for your props. If you live somewhere with lots of outdoor space or you want to take a nice camping trip this weekend, then you’re set.
About the reviewer: Mitch Smith is an award winning screenwriter whose website (http://mitchsmithscripts.wix.com/scripts offers notes, script editing and phone consultations. You can also reach him at Mitch.SmithScripts@gmail.com and follow Mitch at https://twitter.com/MitchScripts.
About the author: My first short, Lullaby, was picked up for production by Sinister Films two days after appearing on Simply Scripts. Filming will start later next month. For more information about my work, I can be reached at Warren_Duncan “AT” hotmail
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