Pick-Up pdf format by Brian Lewis
Stranded on a desolate country road, Julie is forced to call her recent ex for a late night ride. However, the couple’s bickering is quickly cut short by an unseen creature who will stop at nothing to get inside.
Run-ins with the Ex can be tough.
Unbearable physical proximity combined with intolerable emotional distance. Memories flooding in – the smell of her perfume, the stupid fights, the way her smile lit up her face. Your heart pounding in your chest. Palms sweaty.
And to top it all off, an evil monstrosity trying to murder you in the dead of night.
Okay, maybe that last one doesn’t apply to everyone.
But for former lovers Nick and Julie, stuck together on an empty stretch of road, jealousies and petty grievances give way to fear; a fear so intense and immediate it drains away everything else.
Something is hunting them.
Something dark and primal that will shake them to the very core and test every inch of human resolve. They’ll need each other, faults and all, if they’re to have any chance of surviving the night.
Written with a visual style to rival the best Creature Features, Pick-Up offers up believable characters and bone-rattling thrills galore.
Budget: A bit of a challenge. Probably some FX/CGI required. The hardest part will be beating back all the actors chomping at the bit to work with such a great script.
About the writer: A graduate of the Seattle Film Institute, Brian Lewis has been writing screenplays ever since high school. He’s also a musician, editor, video engineer, and DIY filmmaker. Be sure to check out more of Brian’s work on his Vimeo and Youtube channels.
About the reviewer: James Barron is a former law student turned screenwriter who loves to write comedy along with the occasional horror/thriller. Contact James at jbarron021 (a) gmail.
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