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TallOrder88

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Horror movie ideas for creative writers
« on: October 19, 2020, 12:01:09 am »
The light seekers



Most of us raised with this notion that dark is bad and light is good.
Whenever we get scared at night, what do we do, we turn on the light.

But what if, what if, turning on the light attracted the 'Light seekers'?

What are light seekers?, that's for you to decide, but since this is horror, whatever they are can't be all that pleasant.

I will say this though, they're dormant during the day, but come nightfall, they seek out 'the light', any light, kind of the way Moths do.

The night seekers are always hungry though, so when they see light, they come specifically to feed on whatever flesh is near by, and for sake of horror movie obviously that flesh would be humans.

I think with a bit of tweaking, a good horror movie writer could run with this idea and make it into a hit movie.

More ideas to follow.

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Re: Horror movie ideas for creative writers
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 03:10:10 am »
The Farmed

Theme: Humans being farmed for food, like cattle, but don't realize it until to late

Now I know many will automatically think this is borrowing from Rod Sterling's 'The Menu' where Aliens landed and flew people back to their planet for food, sounds like that but not.

This idea has ran through my head for years and starts and ends on Earth.

Actually it would play out more like the 'Truman Show', where people are being farmed for slaughter and food, but in perfect environment, perfect homes, lives, perfect lovers, the whole deal of perfection where they think their lives are so good cause they're just better than others in society.

Then of course 1 or 2 in community begin to question it all, maybe do to a mistake in the grid or something, or a series of mistakes, and 1 or 2 begin to 'pry' and snoop and ask questions and go places they shouldn't (that's where the drama begins to build)

That's when director of movie begins showing audience the more sinister side of this so called perfect 'Human Farm'.

Now the villains could either be human, or dark spirits or aliens, that's up for writer to decide.

But this human farm, it's large and involved 100's of 1000's of people, and has been going on for at least 2 generations, is what makes it more horrifying when the truth comes out, cause relatives that people thought had just moved away, turns out they were headed to the 'meat plant' instead.

How this movie would end?...not sure, its' up to the writer...could end with clear cut victory for the good guys, or it could end like 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' where clearly the aliens had the upper hand.

Again 'The Farmed', feel free to build on that idea, or just come back and check for more, or even feel free to add an idea of your own.

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Re: Horror movie ideas for creative writers
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2020, 11:18:22 am »
The closet monster



The closet monster, a basic theme actually, for who, when younger, or maybe even when older, isn't, or wasn't, or hasn't been concerned with what's in the closet?

The key is always in finding the right 'performers' to perform your vision, that's key, and setting up proper camera angles, believable expressions movements and more, if can achieve that than can relay more in a 15 second 'gif' than many can do in a 1 hour movie.

The Closet...run with this idea

I would but just don't have the budget or connections.