Blocks by Mike Murphy | Script Revolution

Blocks

After a babysitter falls out the window of their son's bedroom, a married couple starts to wonder if their boy's set of wooden blocks could be involved or even responsible.

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An elderly woman falls out a window to her death while babysitting for a little child. It looks like she tripped over his wooden blocks. Unable to look at them, the parents throw the blocks away and buy him new ones. Strangely, the old blocks return and start spelling out ominous messages of death. The father decides to get rid of the blocks once and for all by setting them on fire. The small driveway fire spreads to the house, killing the parents and the child.

It is soon revealed the the child's aunt bought the vintage blocks at an estate sale. Unknown to her, they have an evil history of Satanism.

In the burnt-out remains of the house, two pre-teens find the blocks seemingly untouched from the fire. One of them decides that his little sister would like them, so he puts the blocks - which spell out "FIRE" - into his backpack to bring them home.

Submitted: April 30, 2019
Last Updated: November 21, 2019

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The Writer: Mike Murphy

Mike, a four-time Parsec Awards finalist, has had over 150 audio plays produced in the U.S. and overseas. He’s won a dozen Moondance International Film Festival Awards (winner, finalist, and semi-finalist) in their TV pilot, audio play, short screenplay, and short story categories. A more complete list of awards is presented below by year. In 2020, his screenplay Die Laughing was a semi-finalist in the Unique Voices Screenplay Competition from Creative Screenwriting magazine. The following year, his TV pilot script “The Bullying Squad” was a quarter-finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. His prose work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies. In 2015... Go to bio

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