5:49 by David J. Keogh | Script Revolution




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Five strangers wake in a remote cottage. The clock stuck on 5:48. Their memories wiped and a note saying ‘Don’t Go Outside’. A horror with nasty twists, keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Haunted houses are scary at the best of time, but when you wake up in one, amongst strangers, with note telling you not to go outside, things can only get better. Five strangers strapped in the house, weird visions and scary noises and a knock at the door.

Should they open the door and see what’s there, or should they stay inside and wait for the heavy fog to lift?

Eventually, tempted to go out, the strangers encounter supernatural nightmares that slowly start to kill them. But something isn’t right. They’ve done this before. More than once. Unable to recollect fully, they have to live the same experience over and over again until they can work out why they are here and find a way to defeat the malevolent force that’s keeping them trapped and repeating their murders over and over again.

A classic single location supernatural thriller, with a storytelling twist that will appeal to fans of ‘Would You Rather’ ‘Insidious’ and ‘The Cabin In The Woods’.

Winner, Best Screenplay - The Peep Hole International Film Festival, 2019

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Winner Best Screenplay Peephole International Film Festival 2019

Submitted: January 31, 2018
Last Updated: November 23, 2020

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The Writer: David J. Keogh

I am a professional, award winning screenwriter. I love bringing characters to life and especially love writing real people in difficult situations where they have to fight against the odds. My first major screenplay, Cadeby, has been compared to Braveheart, whilst my second, Think Forward, has been compared to Harry Brown. My first feature film which I co-wrote and starred in, Destination Dewsbury, will be released in 2019. I am open to collaborative writing, working with producers and creatives and frankly, just love what I do. A number of my screenplays are currently in development. Go to bio

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