*PROJECT OF THE DAY*
Written by Jaime Medina (New York)
3rd Place Feature Horror Script at The 2015 Horror Hotel
Synopsis: A horror anthology for kids! The bubbling cauldron in their living room has just confirmed Jason and Freddie's worst fears: their babysitter is a WITCH! Left alone with her on Halloween night, the kids must find a way to survive until Mom and Dad get home! But that cauldron's almost ready and the witch is HUNGRY! What to do? Stall her! But how? By reading some scary stories, of course!
Q: What was the inspiration for your script?
A: As a kid, I was always a big fan of horror/sci-fi anthologies, like "Twice Told Tales". I wanted to write something like that, but aim it at kids, because they are the horror fans of tomorrow.
Q: What is the most unique aspect of your story?
A: I feel this is a unique script in that it's horror aimed at kids. Not necessarily PG-13 horror like the "Insidious" films, but horror safe enough for younger kids, but still scary enough to hook them.
Q: Is your goal to produce the script yourself or option it to someone else?
A: I don't know anything about producing, so my hope was to option it. Hopefully the new "Goosebumps" film will have great success and spur a slew of similar films, then "Spooked!" may be in demand.
Q: If you could pick anyone to star in your produced script, who would it be and why?
A: I would prefer unknown actors, just like Romero did in Night of the Living Dead. However, a large studio with a stable of young actors (think Disney, Nickelodeon) would find it a great vehicle for its stars.