When a woman arrives at a domestic violence shelter,
she and her daughter must confront their twisted past.
There’s something very wrong with Hannah.
… But I’ll let you discover just what that is yourself as you read this horror chiller, penned by Brothers Grimm, David and John Beran.
As with most “fairytales”, the violence in Hannah starts immediately, with mom Violet assaulted by her ex. Barely escaping from Joe with her life, Violet flees to the steps of Leland House (a woman’s shelter), with young daughter Hannah in tow.
It’s not the first time they’ve been there. But Violet’s determined it’ll be the last. As she settles in and figures out her family’s next move, Violet sends Hannah off to play with other children. But Hannah’s definition of play is… let’s say – Strange.
Havoc and horror rain down on a number of Leland residents, quick. To the point that Violet and Hannah are told to leave; this time for good.
For better or worse, they might be checking out anyway. Especially after Joe discovers where they’ve been hiding, and breaks in to extract revenge.
A slow-burn horror with a nasty twist, Hannah would make the perfect short for horror conventions, or Halloween. But whatever you do or go – make sure you don’t read this one in the dark!
Budget: Medium to high. Several locations (a Laundromat and a shelter – both interior and exterior sets). Several characters with speaking roles and a small makeup/effects budget for some of the gruesome imagery.
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 Writers: Brothers David and John Beran have optioned three feature screenplays together and separately David won Shriekfest’s Best Horror Feature Screenplay award for “Nevermore.” John’s script “The Secret Song” was named as a quarterfinalist in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope contest and the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards.
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