Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Hell Weekend" gets a new title, script near completion

My second feature screenplay, Hell Weekend, has been given a new title:  Fear.  

The story follows Dana Spencer, who a year earlier is brutally attacked and tortured, as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life.  After agreeing to a weekend of fun with her friends before they go off to college, a psychotic, pick axe wielding maniac is stalking and killing them, one by one.   It soon becomes a game of cat and mouse where Dana must find the courage to face off against her attacker or die trying. 

I guess you can say that the reason for the title change is kind of metaphoric.  Take everything you once feared that is bottled up and let it out.  Dana spends a whole year of her life afraid of everything and everyone.  But when you are put in a situation like hers, you take that fear and use it to your advantage and fight like hell.  Dana takes matters into her own hands and decides she is no longer going to be a victim. 

Trying to write a script that is a throwback to the classic 70's and 80's slasher films, while keeping it modern for today's technologically advanced audience, is no easy task.  In fact, it's daunting and frustrating. Therefore, the use of cell phones, laptops, iphones, ipads or anything electronic is omitted from this movie.  I know, how are they gonna call for help?  Well, you'll just have to wait to find out how.  Haha!!

I have two actors, Maria Olsen and Gregory Blair, in mind to star in this...but not set in stone.   Wanna know more about them, check out their IMDB pages. 

I'll keep you updated as it moves forward.  Until then....

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