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screenplay Three page Horror Script (pool shark)

sfoster

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had an idea today and wanted to run with it. nothing fancy.
Wrote this in about 90 minutes. I hope you enjoy the high quality content 😄

Story premise: A pool is haunted by a shark. If you swim alone prepare to be killed by a shark attack.
This summer - NO POOL WILL FEEL SAFE! It is.... POOL SHARK

7/5 9 AM && 10 AM again updated with Unknown Screenwriter's feedback.
UPDATED to a second draft. One month later it's now six pages.

Old original draft:
 
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Have you been smoking something? That was pretty... surreal!

Side note: how come you can use "wide shot" and I'm not allowed to use POV? Haha.
 

sfoster

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Have you been smoking something? That was pretty... surreal!

Side note: how come you can use "wide shot" and I'm not allowed to use POV? Haha.

for the side note i would possibly direct this thing myself. so its okay to write direction in the script.
😄 😄 😄 i was so quick writing this thing lol i wouldnt normally just write wide shot in there like that.

lol thanks for reading. man if i could make somebody nervous to be in a pool alone after watching this...
 

indietalk

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Can of shark, like a can of tuna... I think you can work in the can opener :lol: all you need now is the dialogue.
 

sfoster

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u mean you wrote a comedy horror and forgot shame on u

"Why didn't I think of that" is the line of dialogue for the challenge lol just riffing
Oh wait is Pool Shark a comedy? shit I know it's bizarre but i didn't write any jokes in it
 

sfoster

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When I was in arizona EVERYONE had a pool. I was quite young then. 2nd grade maybe.
but i was always nervous to be in the pool alone by myself. there was an eerie feeling.

I wrote this trying to be a real horror movie lol but its so dumb that i do laugh at it.
I had a script for the challenge, it was about opening up a can of horsefly.
 

indietalk

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LOL I didn't read it. I figured from the pun it is um funny?

pool shark.jpg
 

indietalk

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Now I am scratching my head. A pool shark is someone who hustles pool. Ok well carry on lol.
 

sfoster

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Now I am scratching my head. A pool shark is someone who hustles pool. Ok well carry on lol.

i know that is what a pool shark is but i thought i could recoin the term with a poster of a shark breaching out of a pool
youre right its too confusing i need a new title
 

indietalk

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comedy horror...

POOL SHARK... a shark in your pool, he smokes a cigar and takes your money, you can kill him with an 8-ball to the nose, but don't scratch or you lose... your life! Man: "I'm gonna open you like a can of tuna!" Shark: "Why didn't I think of that"? Holds up can opener, lots of blood, horrific scream, the end. :rofl:

For anyone interested we are talking about this:
 

mlesemann

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That's totally a horror comedy! And good comedy scripts don't have jokes in them, they're just funny.

I think you should find someone who has a pool and would let you shoot it - inflatable shark, some fake blood, you're all set.

It's crazy but I like it. Certainly no crazier than Sharknado :)
 
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