Fate of the Night by Matthew Carlson | Script Revolution

Fate of the Night

After witnessing a wolf horrifically maul a young couple, the Harris family must face the psychological consequences of leaving them to die. Downward spiraling into PTSD, they discover the wolf is something more supernatural.



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While observing neighborhood Christmas lights, the Harris family witnesses the death of a young couple at the hands of a supernatural creature. Stricken with shock, the family must come to terms with leaving a couple to bleed out on the country road. The psychological struggle becomes over-bearing on Mrs. Harris as she suffers from post-traumatic stress, which impacts her job and well-being. Overtime, her body begins to shut down with guilt of the attack. Her young son slips in school, trying to cope with the existence of a supernatural creature. Meanwhile, Mr. Harris watches his family fall apart, unable to gain control, ultimately resulting in his wife’s suicide. Now alone, he reconnects with his son by bonding over the possibility of a creature’s existence. Playing detective, Mr. Harris soon discovers a gap between his sanity and reality as he questions what he saw that night. Together, the father and son begin an assault to kill the beast that destroyed their family.

Submitted: January 11, 2017
Last Updated: May 12, 2021

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The Writer: Matthew Carlson

Screenwriter with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Studied neuroscience and bio-psychology, which place an importance on chemical reactions in the brain, which in turn cause emotion and behavior. Through the chemical components which make up neurotransmitters, individuals can learn the spectrum of human interaction and common drives for basic physiological needs. Screenplays focus on the psychosis of characters and how their actions affect the behavior and thought-processes of others, which will in turn affect themselves. Interested in criminal behavior, and understanding the reasoning behind initial deviant behavior and reoffenders. Scripts include an emphasis in horror and thrillers... Go to bio

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