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Friday, March 7, 2014

Horror Haiku Submission: Carpet Monster

Here's a look at the script I'll be submitting to Seraph Films for Carpet Monster:

INT. LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

JOSH and TIFFANY sit on the couch watching a movie. They are snuggling like lovers. Josh is doing his best to put on the moves.

Tiffany turns to Josh. Sultry voice.

TIFFANY
You know what I want right now?

JOSH
What?

TIFFANY
Popcorn. Extra butter.

Josh pulls back. He’s fakes annoyance.

JOSH
You’re cruel, you know that?

TIFFANY
And you love me for it.

Josh gets up and heads to the kitchen.

INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT.

We see Josh going through the motions of making microwave popcorn. From the microwave we can see into the living room and have a view of the back of Tiffany’s head.

INT. LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

We see a close-up of the shag carpet. Tiffany’s feet are nearby. The carpet starts to rise into a mound. Something is in it, reaching for Tiffany.

Tiffany’s feet lift and are brought to the couch. The carpet mound sinks back down.

INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT.

Josh finishes up the popcorn, sneaks a bite, and heads for the living room.

INT. LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

Close-up of the carpet again. The mound rises and snakes towards the kitchen and Josh’s feet.

CUT TO:

INT. LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

Tiffany watching the TV. We see Josh approaching from behind her. Suddenly he’s sucked down. Popcorn crashes to the floor. Tiffany turns around.

TIFFANY
Josh?

She gets up to investigate. We see popcorn spilled everywhere. Bowl. No Josh.

From behind Tiffany we see the CARPET MONSTER rise. Ready to pounce. Tiffany turns and scream. The Monster rushes.

FADE TO BLACK: