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Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

Daysleeper
A determined salesman attempts to sell life insurance to a vampire.

The history of Dracula and vampires on film almost dates back to the invention of the movie camera itself. The classic silent film “Nosferatu” and Bela Lugosi’s 1931 original “Dracula” began Hollywood’s love affair with a legion of blood sucking cinematic tales.

Then, somewhere along the way, some studio head thought, why can’t Dracula be funny? So, in 1948 Universal Pictures dug up Bela Lugosi to reprise his iconic Dracula in the comedy “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.”

Since then, there have been slews of vampire comedies: including “Dracula Dead and Loving It,” “Love at First Bite,” and of course, the hilarious “Twilight” trilogy.

Which brings us to the newest vampire comedy, Daysleeper written by John Cowdell.

Peter is an insurance salesman determined to sell Vincent, obviously a vampire, the deluxe life after death policy.

Boy, did you pick the wrong house, Pete!

Vincent tries, to no avail, to convince Peter he simply has no need for life insurance. He’ll be literally dealing with those premiums forever, with no final payday.

But, being the stubborn, don’t-take-no-for-an-answer salesman he is, Peter talks himself into Vincent’s lair.

Not to mention, just in time for lunch.

Daysleeper is a light and fluffy take on the vampire genre. Directors of both horror and comedy can surely sink their fangs into this one.

Pages: 4

Budget: Low. One minor FX shot with a floating toothbrush. And you may have to dig up a coffin from somewhere. You might even consider doing this one as an animated short!

About the Reviewer: David M Troop has been writing since he could hold a No. 2 pencil. His short scripts have been featured on MoviePoet.com, Simplyscripts, and this here one. Currently, Dave is writing this review, but plans to write feature films in the near future and take Hollywood by storm. Well, not really storm – more like a sprinkle. He lives in the comatose town of Schuylkill Haven, PA where he is a proud grandfather, a father of two, and a husband of one.

About the Writer, John Cowdell: I have been writing short scripts for over ten years. Most recently I have been reviewing films and TV as well as creating video content for Squabblebox.co.uk, and can be reached at iommi80 “AT” yahoo.co.uk

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7 Comments so far

1.

Fausto
August 18th, 2016 at 3:55 pm

I LOVE IT! Funny and well written.
Best of luck,
Fausto

2.

John Cowdell
August 18th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Thank you, Fausto. Glad you liked it.

3.

Rion Smith
August 20th, 2016 at 1:57 pm

I’m interested in adapting something like this. Effects are easy for me to do and I have a coffin I built for a previous movie. Would be fun to tackle something like this, especially with Halloween coming up soon! How do I get permission for something like this?

4.

wonkavite
August 21st, 2016 at 11:30 am

Hi Rion –

Thanks for the interest in Daysleeper. The writer of the script, John Cowdell, can be reached at iommi80 “AT” yahoo.co.uk to chat! :))

5.

John Cowdell
August 21st, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Thank you for showing interest, Rion. Just email me like the message below suggested.

6.

KP Mackie
August 22nd, 2016 at 12:07 am

Short, sweet, and made me chuckle. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Can’t wait to watch this one. Am particularly interested in “feasting” my eyes on those “comfy slippers on the floor” near the coffin. What a hoot…
Well done! 🙂

7.

John Cowdell
August 22nd, 2016 at 9:01 am

Thank you KP for your kind words.

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