Bloody Fires

Comedy horror, 100 pages.

Log Line:

While Isaac throws a disastrous college graduation party, a voodoo cult decides to expand its annual ritual.

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Summary:

Isaac and girlfriend April try to throw a fun party, but the only people that show up are Isaac’s ex, her friends, and a few of Isaac’s old roommates, who are very much done with the town of Raymond. While everyone sorts through broken romances and friendships, a cult goes about their yearly ritual, which may or may not include human sacrifice.

Background:

When I wrote this, I was deep in a period where every script I wrote revolved around a party. It was weird and unintentional, but I guess I just really wanted to party.

A majority of this script takes place at a party, though no one really has fun and there are just a lot of shots taken in an attempt to ignore the discomfort.

My inspiration for this was to make a comedy horror in which the horror happens almost entirely off-screen, like the Buffy episode The Zeppo, in which Buffy and gang fight a monster but we mostly follow Xander doing something else entirely. The monster is literally never seen on-screen and what would normally be the focus of the episode is just a side piece.

I tried to do that here, on a feature-length level, which makes for a bizarre conclusion since you, on one hand, want to know what happened to the cult while you also, on the other,  really want some closure to the drama surrounding the party.

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