All The Creatures by H. C. Turk | Script Revolution

All The Creatures

Type:

Status:

Page Count: 
100pp

Genre:

Budget:

Age Rating:

Based On: 
my novel
Logline: 
Trapped in a mountain cabin, a family suffers fantastic changes when an alien "Santa Claus" tries to fulfill their wishes.
Synopsis/Details: 

Two families suffer when their deepest desires are fulfilled in a most foreign manner. On vacation in a mountain cabin, six people are standing before a fireplace when it explodes. Something comes down the chimney that they can look at but not see, an entity so alien that humans are psychologically unable to perceive it, just as lesser animals can view TV but not understand what's being shown.

No one is harmed, but the unknowable entity senses the humans' sharing Christmas wishes, which it tries to manifest in a selfless manner. The entity makes the cabin more efficient by causing the heater to blow oven-hot air. The water faucets are like waterfalls. The lights become bright enough to blind, and food becomes active, trying to force its way into the humans' mouths.

The personal modifications that begin are even more dangerous. Brad, a retarded man who wished to be smart, begins speaking fluently. His Uncle Martin and Aunt Lorraine, whose ages differ by 22 years, begin to close the gap. Limping Martin no longer needs a cane, and Lorraine's weak hearing turns to deafness. Six-year-old Alison, because her parents (Valerie and Wes) mentioned how quiet she was when younger, becomes a toddler.

The "Christmas gifts" turn extreme. Frigid Valerie's breasts grow huge. Her weak husband becomes painfully muscle-bound. And Brad is a genius who deduces their final outcome. He will be thoughtless, Valerie a protoplasmic blob, Wes crushed by his own weight. Martin might survive as a permanent teenager, but Lorraine will be dead of old age in hours. Alison will soon be a fetus, and Valerie is inversely pregnant, ready to accept her daughter into her womb. Perhaps worst, Brad surmises that Wes's father, buried nearby, will soon be resurrected, as was the family dog.

The story is of average people turned bizarre who try to return to normalcy. They will only succeed not by defeating the alien, but by overcoming their own desires, which not even exceptional people always understand completely. For as Brad determined, the universe is more complex than all the creatures in it, and strangers are not alien to their greater worlds, but only to one another.

Submitted: April 30, 2017
Last Updated: April 30, 2017
Times Downloaded: 2
Last Downloaded: August 7, 2019

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

H. C. Turk's picture

The Writer: H. C. Turk

I'm a self-taught writer, sound artist, and visual artist living in Florida. My novels have been published by Villard and Tor. My short fiction, sound pieces, videos, and visual art have appeared in numerous magazines, web-sites, podcasts, film festivals, and radio programs. I hate writing bios and résumés. There, I said it... Go to bio

More Scripts From H. C.

Resurrection Flowers
A construction worker is shot dead only to be found alive in the morgue. He travels the world to find the truth of his resurrection.
Feature Adventure, Drama For sale 120pp
1 reader loves this script
Bad Answers
Strange e-mails are predicting the world’s end. Stan Powers finds himself living the bizarre scenes depicted in those messages. To survive, Stan must learn if he is a pawn, or the predictor himself.
Feature Fantasy, Sci-Fi For sale 109pp
1 reader loves this script
Cat Vacation
A family on vacation loses their cat, or maybe their mom.
Short Fantasy For sale 6pp
Inventing The Real
The adventures of Willy Billy, the gingerbread boy, and Bonny Bunny, the rabbit babe: animated entities lose their innocence by creating racism, romance, and reality.
Short Animation For sale 30pp
In The Days Of Still Pictures
In an alternate Wild West, an alien salesman arrives to give away galactic spy cams and buy back time.
Short Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 28pp
It Won't Help
Confined to a wheelchair, Bob has to face his past when it returns in the form of the lover who crippled him.
Short Drama, Family, Thriller For sale 8pp
This Story Is Cool
A severe stroke renders a 78 year old man into a vegetative state. Though he seems unresponsive, inside his mind and soul, his life continues. If only he could tell the world.
Feature Drama, Family For sale 115pp
Only The Impassioned
In his final moment, a mortally wounded World War II soldier experiences the glory of a beautiful life, if only in his dreams.
Feature Drama, History For sale 109pp
Heaven Again
A child is murdered. Her father kills the murderer. Both parents then have to recover from their child's death, and this sad, disastrous vengeance.
Feature Drama, Family For sale 119pp
Black In Any Language
After accidentally killing a boy in the Philippines, a GI suffers a nervous breakdown. Years later, his peaceful life is disrupted when his past returns.
Feature Drama For sale 104pp
Rocket Roll
Melody Rich is on vacation when an alien thrusts the key to a planet down her throat. Following a path of galactic ordeals, Melody strives to remove the key before it kills her—again.
Feature Sci-Fi For sale 110pp
An Atmosphere Of Angels
As part of a treaty with a primitive race, Terran space explorers agree to dispose of an abandoned stellar craft. Trapped inside the ship, the Terrans find numerous alien corpses, and one ghost.
Feature Sci-Fi For sale 108pp