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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Thing That Wasn’t filmed as Darkness (Mrak) - post author Don

The Thing That Wasn’t (12 pages in pdf format) by Chris Shamburger (sham) has been filmed as Darkness (Mrak)

A babysitter discovers the real reason children should be scared of their bedroom closets.

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5 Comments so far


Ray Sage
July 19th, 2014 at 1:04 am

I enjoyed it. Watched it after I read the screenplay. What was the reason for the changes?


Chris Shamburger
July 19th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Hey Ray, thanks for watching! This was filmed as the director’s senior project. It was made with no budget, so the special FX required by the ending I had originally written would have been impossible. The director also added the storytelling sequence at the beginning on her own and changed little bits of dialogue here and there. Otherwise, I think it’s a relatively faithful adaptation, and I’m really proud of it.


Kosta K
July 20th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I liked the screenplay a lot, but I think the lower budget ending worked much better in this case. Regardless, dark closets are back on my “hells no!” list, somewhere between clowns and camel spiders 🙂


July 21st, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Why didn’t use some professional lighting?
The lighting is not crisp.


Chris Shamburger
July 26th, 2014 at 2:09 pm


Thank you for watching and commenting. I was also a fan of the changed ending. While I would maybe one day like to see the ending I wrote filmed, I’m pleased overall with the outcome of this.


I’m not sure how this was filmed, so I can’t comment on the lighting. I hope you were still able to enjoy the movie. Thank you for watching.

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