Post by the TROID! on Oct 22, 2010 20:11:28 GMT -5
I think all of us members should make a script to a certain character (prop/stunt as it would be in the ride) that could be in the short film. i know it's just another dumb thought like the 3 story haunted house or the roller coaster, but you guys would admit a short fan made movie would be really great to work on.
Post by mttbrilhart on Oct 23, 2010 13:06:14 GMT -5
Okay, Here is just a taste of it; you might be able to see where I'm going with this. (Or not, it's how you look at what I gave you to read) Tell me what you think.
(Studio Title Card plays)
Organ music begins to play; the screen is black; the opening credits begging. The Organ music crescendos and the blackness disappears via a flash of lightning to reveal a huge mansion with all sorts of mish-mashed and crooked architecture. The mansion is set against a stormy night sky with dark clouds and flashes of lightning. The lower frame reveals a rocky beachfront with raging waves crashing against the shore. The House sits high above on a hill overlooking the stormy ocean. The camera does a pan around the house as it moves up, zooming in. The camera takes us in through a huge smashed opening in the boards under the tallest and uppermost gable. All goes dark, and the main theme from the Haunted House is heard for the first time on the organ. Through the darkness, wooden beams appear; the form together to create the letters for the main title card.
(Main Title Card Plays for “Bill Tracy’s THE HAUNTED HOUSE”)
The organ music hits its final note, and huge bat comes flying through the darkness behind the beams spelling out “Haunted House”. It crashes through them, and heads straight at the camera; its dark body fills the frame, and all goes dark.
(End of Opening Credits)
The darkness fades to reveal the house again. It’s day time; a cloudy gray sky looms over the distant sea and the sun shines on the weed covered field on the side of the house. Wind is blowing and the old house is seen in much more detail now due to the light. Its dull colors match that of the dark sky and dying weedy fields surrounding it. The windows are all crooked in some way or another; the chimney almost appears to be made of clay, as the angle it is at seems way off; only the heavy winds reveal its sturdy stucco build. The towering uppermost gable hangs above a large dark hole in the center wall where the wooden planks have all been smashed away. It looks deserted.
The shot of the old house then pans out to reveal it as an image on a computer screen. We see some teenagers huddled around a computer in a library looking at an article with the inserted image of the old house. The Article reads:
HAUNTED AMERICA - THE VON VINDERSTINE ESTATE A location many have overlooked when researching paranormal sites on the eastern seaboard is a huge dilapidated manor last owned by the Von Vinderstiene family. This magnificently horrendous mansion has sat vacant for quite some time, making it very unsafe for research. While not much is known about its history as of the estate’s later years, the mansion was built by Lord Von Vinderstiene II whose family hails from Transylvania in the middle-eastern area of Europe. To this day some historians argue whether or not Lord Von Vinderstiene was a “Vampire” or just a rich man of noble decent from the land known for its tales of creatures like so. The House was passed on through various ancestors by blood-line. The last recorded owner of the house was the Count Wolfgang “Wolf” Von Vinderstiene. It was during this time when things went undocumented. Nobody knows what became of the Count, or if he is even alive today. The state of the house infers it’s currently unoccupied. The Land on which the home sits is quite a plot. The house is on a small peninsula that jets into the Atlantic, and the land connecting it to the mainland in surrounded by a thick forest and weeds that have engulfed most of the property; furthering the assumption it is unoccupied. The roads leading to the house were unpaved, and have vanished under the dense foliage. To get any sort of paranormal investigation into the property with the required equipment would be impossible. Paranormal instances have plagued the house over its history. One instance told of a maid awaking to find her room completely upside-down; unable to move an hanging from the ceiling pined to her bed, she forced herself into a shock-induced coma, only to wake and find her room right side-up. Another instance tells of a butler who claims the hallways would play tricks on him. He said the halls would stretch on an on so that they never had an end. They would tilt on the side and cause him to lose his balance. These instances are undocumented by factual information or footage, but they only add to the mystery of the gloomy ancestral mansion. The photo seen here was taking about ten years ago, before the forest became too thick to even walk through. The location is currently inaccessible.
Post by the TROID! on Oct 23, 2010 13:07:28 GMT -5
my ideas (to get it to make sense) would have to do with hallucinations. like in the movie "1408" It could also have to do with Tracy's mind of women, like murdering prostitutes. Also this guy has a weird obsession with nailing bats up to the wall. Just like the facade bat
Post by mttbrilhart on Oct 23, 2010 13:20:04 GMT -5
Thanks. 1000 posts...man, and you only need 100 to be a master...crazy stuff...
As for "Gloom House"...
Well I was always gonna go with just "The Haunted House". You could go with the oddity "Gloom House" or even the unique "Whacky Shack". If your talking about the one in the script you shall have to wait and see.
Post by the TROID! on Oct 23, 2010 14:01:17 GMT -5
its' ok. I think there coould be more than just "teenagers exploring abandoned house" It should be to like someone moving into a house or working on it. I would have to work with an actually script though to get what I am trying to say.
the thing about"Haunted House" is that.... It's kinda dumb . if there was a motion picture out in theaters right now, alllot of people woulden't see it probably. you need a title with though like Nick's
Post by mttbrilhart on Oct 23, 2010 14:19:15 GMT -5
I don't know, the title can always be modified. Here is more of my script:
The Teens begin discussing the contents if the article and their plans for Halloween night. In genre fashion, we have the stereotypical group for a good Horror film. Bill is your average mono syllable named good guy with his attractive yet virgin bespectacled brunet girlfriend Amy. Bill has three best buds; and ego driven, self-proclaimed group leading greasy Guido; Dominic; Benny, a brotha from the hood with a fear of virtually everything; and Lee, a nerdy Japanese dude who wants nothing more than to lose his virginity. Dominic’s very *friendly* personty blonde girlfriend Elaine and her equally skanky red-headed B.F.F. Nicole round out this gang of Horror movie teenagers looking for a good time in bad places.
Dominic – “That forest ain’t nothing I can’t handle. What a bunch of sissys. Can’t even go in the woods to reach the house cause’ it’s “Too thick”. nuts, I think we should go there on Halloween ourselves to prove this “Inaccessible” crap wrong. What do ya’ say Bill?”
Bill – “I don’t know man; isn’t that called trespassing?”
Benny – “Yo look dawg, they said it was Haunted; Why would we wanna be up in that joint; and on Halloween night?!?!”
Dominic – “Because it’s Haunted, Yo. Duh…”
Lee – “This plan sounds quite interesting. Will I be invited to this interesting planed gathering if it is indeed going to happen?”
Bill – “Of course you will man.”
Amy – “Aren’t there any safer places to go on Halloween?”
Lee – “I Shall Google again!”
Dominic – “Oh no you won’t you yum-yum; this place looks way better then “Freddy’s Woods” or “Creatures in the Mist”; and this one is probably for real…”
Elaine – “It says it’s for real.”
Nicole – “Like, real ghosts and stuff are in there? Far out...”
Dominic – “So it’s settled; we are going to this Van Hinderstine House on Halloween. Map it out yum-yum; we so gonna do this.”
Lee – “Mapping as you requested…”
The camera pans in on the computer; Lee has opened a satellite mapping system, and the camera pans in over the old house. The camera zooms in and we are back on the grounds of the house as the computer image fades into the real thing. The camera slowly zooms in on the house before changing angles abruptly. We are now looking out a window in the house across the grounds. The interior is very dark and dusty. A light wind chime sound is heard echoing the main theme. We then hear a voice from the shadowy interior…
Voice – “I Love Graveyards in the spring time; I Love Graveyards in the fall…”
The camera switches back to the library. The directions to the house are coming out on a printer. Lee takes them and hands them to Dominic.
(LOL, it switch some words in funny ways) Tell me what you think.
Post by mttbrilhart on Oct 23, 2010 15:31:42 GMT -5
Yeah. We should probably move this to the media section. We each do a post for our own version of the script. Here's more of mine...
Dominic – “So on Halloween, we are headed to this place. Whoever doesn’t show is chicken. See you all at the haunted house.”
Bill, Amy, Benny and Lee all look at each other with looks of concern; Dominic, Elaine, and Nicole walk off. The Vincent Price segment from “thriller” begins to play as the scene fades to an overhead view of two cars driving down a country road. The camera follows the two cars as they head down the road. We then switch angles to view the inside of the first car. Bill is at the wheel, and Lee is riding shotgun, looking at the directions. Amy is in the back seat. The music is coming from the radio.
Bill – “Okay, so after we turned left off route 95 onto this road what was I supposed to be looking for?”
Lee – “It says “take unmarked left on interstate 95 onto unnamed dirt road and drive for 66 miles. Then, make a right onto unmarked dirt road intersection. Drive 20 miles and you shall arrive at your destination.” That’s what MapQuest says.”
Amy – “Wait, so which road are we on; Unmarked 1 or Unmarked 2?”
Lee – “I believe its Unmarked 1.”
The Laughter of Vincent Price signals the end of “Thriller”. Lee’s cell rings. He picks it up. We change angles to the caller, Dominic, who is at the Wheel of the car behind them; he is accompanied by Elaine in shotgun and Nicole and Benny are in the back.
Lee – “Hezo?”
Dominic – “Yo Yum-Yum, where the hell are we?”
Lee – “Oh, it’s you. We are driving in separate cars right now.”
Dominic – “Nonuts. What road are we on?”
Lee – “…Unmarked number one. You shouldn’t be talking and driving at the same time. It’s illegal you know…”
Dominic – “Oh really? Well how far do we have to drive Yum-Yum?”
Lee – “I’m almost certain we have 32 miles left in total on our journey to “Your Location”.”
Dominic – “…Well that’s great to know; would ya’ mind putting Bill on the line?”
Lee – “I can’t; That’s illegal you know, because Bill is at the wheel, and studies show driving while using a cellophane is…(Cut off)”
Dominic – “I could give a d**n what studies show. Tell Bill his hoodlum bro he stuck me with won’t stop blabbing off about his phobias and I’m about to knock his lights out if he doesn’t shut his trap.”
Lee – “Okedokey; Bill, your Hoodlum boy Benny isn’t being quite in vehicle number two and Dominic says if he isn’t quiet he is going to commit an act of highly punishable legal assault which will place him in a coma causing him to be quiet.”
Bill – “Hand me the phone; nobody is gonna catch us out here in the middle of nowhere.”
Lee – “Okay…Bill is on the line…just a sec…”
Dominic – “Bill, would you like to give your homie boy a personal message for his safety before I have to put him out?”
Bill – “Tell him its gonna be 10 minutes; if he’s quiet for 10 minutes he will be much better off.”
Lee – “Ooh, Oh! Turn here!”
The camera pans up from the two cars over the forest ahead. The House is clearly visible in the distance; the raging ocean behind it; a cloudy sky is moving in from the sea toward the mainland. We zoom in toward the house as the conversation from the car fades off. The shot fades and we see the two cars reaching a dead end in the dirt road; the forest has consumed the driveway. The teens get out of the cars and gather near the edge of the forest. Benny is blabbing about a phobia to Nicole who looks like she has heard more than enough. Elaine and Dominic follow them toward the other car’s occupants. Lee emerges from the car wearing a fanny pack.
Dominic – “Yo, is that what I think it is; dude, a Fanny Pack? You aren’t really bringing that are you?”
Lee – “I am. It has emergency supplies in it!”
Dominic – “Whatever, look; I say we head through the forest right now. We can easily make it out on the other side in twenty minutes tops.”
Amy – “What if it’s harder than it looks? The article said it was inaccessible, so it must be more than a skip and a hop to get through.”
(LOL this character Lee is so fun to write. Picture Takashi from Revenge of the Nerds and you have an idea of how he's portrayed; if you don't know who he is, look it up. Hilarious)
Instead of writing a script at this point, why not write up a story arc (outline) that everyone can agree on and then flesh out the actual script? Individuals could then each write a portion of the script, which would then be compiled by the director into a storyboard format which shows sequence of events and camera shots, edits, effects, etc.
This whole concept is pretty cool and believe it or not it could actually be done for a lot less cost than you might think.
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