Work definitely got in the way…. I started a month ago doing some rough prep for Script Frenzy, but my work commitments ended up getting in the way of continuing that prep.

So CUT TO Script Frenzy starting on April 1st, me being unable to sleep or concentrate, having to start work early and then going to a colleagues leaving drinks afterwards; all the while I was conscious of my lack of preparation and actual writing. It preyed on my psyche. I still don’t know all of the plot elements! Yet I was forced to begin in anger this afternoon.

I’ve managed 6 pages. As I am supposed to managed 3.3 pages a day, I am 0.6 pages behind. But I am glad that I’ve finally started. And here is a little snippet, nothing impressive and it’s certainly not been edited or proofed… but here it is anyway:


[scrippet] EXT. THE TAVERN – NIGHT

A harsh wind blows debris down a poorly lit alley as we drift along the side of a building and enter a deserted high street.

DUNGEON MASTER (V.O)

You are walking down a dark alley way.

The night sky is pregnant with an ominous looking storm overhead, and thunder rumbles; reddish clouds crackle with energy as light pulses behind their black forms.

DUNGEON MASTER (V.O)

Before you lies a portal. You are faced with a decision.

Muffled laughter and music can be heard from within the Tavern as one of the two swing doors moves; buffeted by the wind.

DUNGEON MASTER (V.O)

Do you dare utter the Arab’s incantation and speak the forbidden words to gain entry?

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Hardly the most auspicious start.  But hopefully it hints at the cliche horror thematic elements I seek to use for comedic intent and people I want to pay homage to in EIBON HEIGHTS.

I definitely want the film to be harsh and terrifying in places, as well as comical. A film very close to my heart and one that is a perfect study for Horror Comedy is FRIGHT NIGHT. Watching it again definitely inspired me.

Anyway, if you’ll excuse me I have a plot to prep. ;0)