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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Magick in the Machine – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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The Magick in the Machine

An aging witch, a junkie and internet porn. What could possibly go wrong?

Hostel. Saw. The Hills Have Eyes. These days, the horror genre is overrun with torture porn; a never-ending fountain gore with little humor to wash it down. What happened to dark comedy? You know: Reanimator, American Werewolf in London, or gentler fare like Heathers?

For those who prefer their scares served tongue in cheek, The Magick in the Machine may be the perfect potion: a macabre mixture of magick, mayhem, mirth, merriment, murder… and, or course, a machine.

It’s the story of Sybill, a modern-day witch who has a tiny problem. You see, she’s a few centuries old, and it’s starting to show. But no self-respecting witch wants to look in the mirror and discover she’s no longer the fairest of them all. Varicose veins and wrinkles? Like the best of the Kardasians, Sybill’s ready to kill to wish them away. Using her drug-addled, porn-watching minion Todd as bait.

Up until now, the standard spells have done the trick: kidnapping young adults and using their blood as that secret ingredient in her potions. But when the blood of Sybill’s latest victim (aptly named Candi) lasts for only one night, Sybill turns to technology. Luring a Thai delivery boy to the apartment, she and Todd sacrifice the teen and wire him to a laptop. The Plan: to transfer Sybill’s soul to the net. She may never again be the beauty she once was, but she’ll never get older, either.

But when witches and modems cross paths, the results can be unpredictable. Will Sybill reach Matrix nirvana? Or wreak a calamity of LawnMover Man proportions…?

A fun (and funny) romp through the world of witchcraft and wires, The Magick in the Machine is sure to be an audience favorite at film festivals. Cast a spell on this script, before it gets away!

About the writer: A versatile writer in several genres, Janet G. Clarke specializes in unique characters and intelligent plots. Having recently wrapped her first mainstream spec, and optioned her feature length horror “Containment”, Janet has 10 additional feature lengths in her roster, and a variety of shorts. She can be reached at janetgoodman “AT” Yahoo. A full listing of her scripts can be viewed at http://www.philclarkejr.com/jec.html.

Pages: 10

Cost: Very affordable. Two interior locations – a bedroom and a living room. Minimal FX (though lots of blood.) And choice roles for a male and two female actors (young and old Sybill).

About the reviewer: Scott Merrow co-writes screenplays with his wife Paula. Since 2006, they’ve written over 50 short screenplays, several of which have been produced. They tend toward family-friendly scripts, but they’ve written a little bit of everything: horror, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy… the whole nine yards. Wanna give them a shout out? They’re available at scott-paula “AT” comcast.net

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

High Noon screenplay - posted by Don

Over on the Movie Scripts page.

High Noon -  script – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller’s gang, who are waiting for him at the station.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Singin’ In The Rain screenplay - posted by Don

Over on the Movie Scripts page.

Singin’ in the Rain - Undated Shooting draft script by Carl Foreman (based on a story by John M. Cunningham) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures’ biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the movie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental’s head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn’t until The Jazz Singer (1927) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Nightmare on Elm Street (remake) script - posted by Don

Thanks to Zev for this scripts.

Nightmare on Elm Street (remake) - January 14, 2009 unspecified draft script by Wesley Strick (based on A Nightmare on Elm Street by Wes Craven) draft by Eric Heisserer – hosted by: Horrorlair – in pdf format

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

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Zev wrote a great review of the remake:

Hey guys,
 
I actually found a copy [of the Nightmare on Elm Street remake script] .. IT SUCKED!

It’s full of horrible now-days references (characters clinging to the internet, profile websites, using ipods, webcams, a freaking kid who is obsessed with guitar hero, etc.)
 
It’s a movie for the stupid kiddy emo-generation, that wastes the whole movie asking “was freddy innocent or guilty?” and in this one, he’s still called “The Springwood Slasher” though, he never killed a single kid when he was alive. He is a janitor at an elementary school that Nancy and her friends all attended, and he apparently molested them all, which they’ve all somehow forgotten.
 
the -Tina- and -Rod- characters are the same, but they’re emo now, and -Rod- after witnessing -Tina’s- death, suddenly is full of information and knowledge about what happened, and even warns Nancy “if you dream, you die.” but then of course falls asleep himself.
 
It’s really a waste of time, but here’s a copy if you want to read it. If anything I feel sorry for Jackie E H as Robert Englunds replacement as Freddy, even if he did a good job, the horrible script is going to bring him down. Have you seen his pictures yet? The glove and hat are WAY huge on him, it reminds me of seeing a tiny kid play Freddy for halloween, wearing oversized clothes lol.

Orphan screenplay - posted by Don

Thanks to Clifford for the heads up on this script.

Orphan - February 5, 2007 unspecified draft script by David Leslie Johnson – hosted by: Horrorlair – in pdf format

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12 Angry Men (T.V. remake) teleplay - posted by Don

12 Angry Men - February 14, 1996 First Draft script by Reginald Rose – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Made for cable television remake of the 1957 classic about twelve jurors quick to condemn a Latino youth on trial for murdering his father before reviewing the evidence. Juror #8 holds out with a verdict of not guilty, thus setting the stage for arguments and reasons why or why not the boy may be guilty.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Chronicle screenplay - posted by Don

Chronicle - undated, unspecified draft script by Max Landis (based on a story by Josh Trank and Max Landis) – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

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Snow Day – Short Script Review (Available for Production) - posted by wonkavite

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Snow Day

A grumpy old man spends a snowy day with his granddaughter.

In these jaded times, it’s easy to forget how lovable movies can be. Remember the first time you saw It’s a Wonderful Life? Christmas Story? Mary Poppins or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Even if you’re a movie buff who mainlines Quentin Tarantino for breakfast, there’s something to be said for taking a break… and catching a heartwarming flick every once in awhile.

Snow Day is one of those stories. Cantankerous old Frank, 60s, isn’t the most pleasant person to spend time with… especially if you’re related to him. Unfortunately for his granddaughter Roxanne, Frank’s been charged with babysitting her for the day. Neither one’s looking forward to the experience. Barricaded inside the house on a winter’s day, the two resign themselves to an afternoon of crayons. But as snow comes down, the two bond. And Frank’s heart begins to thaw…

An intelligent little script with great dialogue, Snow Day is sweet and lovable. Sometimes, that’s exactly what we need.

About the writer: David M Troop resumed writing in 2011 after a twenty-five year hiatus.  Since then, he has written about 50 short scripts, two of which have been produced.   Dave would like to make it three.  He is a regular, award-winning contributor to MoviePoet.com.  Born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, Dave now resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife Jodi and their two lazy dogs Max and Mattie. He can be reached at dtroop506 “AT” gmail.com.

Pages: 8

Budget: Some snow and a house. It doesn’t get easier (or more nostalgic) than this!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Christmas Story screenplay - posted by Don

A Christmas Story - December 7, 1982 Shooting draft script by Jean Shepherd, Bob Clark, Leigh Brown – hosted by: Daily Script – in pdf format

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother’s immediate reaction is that he’ll put his eye out. He then decides on a perfect theme for his teacher but her reaction is like his. He fantasizes about what it would be like to be Red Ryder and catch the bad guys. When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun?

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