Late one stormy night, two young children are confronted by a terrifying figure in the dark.
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Guilt. It creeps up on you. Lurking in doubt’s oily shadow, darkening your thoughts, inching right up your spine.
That’s why six-year-old James can’t sleep. Can’t stop re-living his mother’s death. His thoughts roiling as the storm rages outside his bedroom window.
“Your mind is playing tricks on you,” says his older sister, Lizzy.
But he sees it: His mother, in a white gown, standing on the front lawn.
Lizzy’s protests drowned out as the storm crests, thunder and lightning booming in deafening waves.
Power’s out. And they’re not alone. Someone’s in the house.
Lizzy fumbles desperately for a flashlight, trains a shaky beam of light on the bedroom door.
As it CREAKS open…
Scared Yet? You will be once you’ve read Zack Ackers’ newest horror short and get hit with an ending you won’t see coming and won’t soon forget. This is the kind of easy-to-make single location horror that sets YouTube on fire (See: Lights Out).
Production: Two adults and two kids. A bedroom.
About the writer: Zack Akers started writing in 2005, stumbled upon Simplyscripts in 06. Since then, he’s written over 25 shorts, and is currently hard at work on his first feature. He’s wanted to write scary movies ever since he was seven years old. Still chasing the dream.
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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