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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scared Yet? – Short Script Review, Available for Production - post author James Barron

Scared Yet? pdf format by Zack Akers Now With Audio!

Late one stormy night, two young children are confronted by a terrifying figure in the dark.

Check out the audio performance of the work by Vanessa Nicol

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.

Read Scared Yet? (8 page short drama in pdf format)

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This screenplay may not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.

6 Comments so far


March 29th, 2017 at 7:08 am

Great to see this script here, Zack! I think you did a great job with this one. I’m sure it will get picked up soon. 🙂


March 29th, 2017 at 11:09 am

It’s nice and felt each scene into my veins trembling, try it for a production


March 29th, 2017 at 11:28 am

Thanks for this. I feel honored that you chose my screenplay to review.



May 10th, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Listened to the audio version. Impressive. Some really nice acting and terrific sound effects create the scary atmosphere. The only qualm I had is working out the denouement without reading the script. Hopefully the audio play will get someone cracking on the filmed version. I’d be pretty chuffed with this if I were Zack. They really did bring the script to life. 🙂


May 11th, 2017 at 6:22 am

Thanks for sharing this on the main page, Don. I think this audio play turned out very well.



Kirsten James
May 11th, 2017 at 8:27 am

This is awsome, hope it gets filmed!

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