It Eats At Night by Lance West | Script Revolution

It Eats At Night

When a young family moves into their new home, they soon realize they’re not the only ones living there.

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It’s HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS meets PAN'S LABYRINTH.

Our story begins in a seaside town as young family moves into an old rental house. Haley, the teenage daughter of Alice and Jim, starts to experience unexplained phenomena in her bedroom late at night.

Haley’s father confesses that a little girl that lived in the house went missing from her room months earlier, and for this reason, he received a deal on the rent.

Late one night, as Haley prepares for bed, a creature reaches out from under the bed and grabs her by the ankles. Haley is yanked to the floor and knocked unconscious.

Haley awakens to find herself being dragged down a path in a lush forest by a hairy beast. Haley grabs a stick and shoves it up the beast’s ass. The hairy beast lets go of her as it screams in pain. Haley escapes and follows the trail back to a portal, located under a fallen moss-covered tree.

Haley emerges from under her bed to her worried parents. She explains what happened, and that the little girl that went missing is being held captive by the beast. Reluctant to call the police, the family decides to go in and try to rescue the little girl by themselves.

Armed with homemade weapons, the family enters the portal under their daughter’s bed and emerge in the forest. They track down the little girl and free her. They also find the hairy beast in rough shape, bleeding from his anus. At the insistence of the little girl, they tend to the beast’s wounds before leaving.

After fabricating a story to protect the hairy beast, the little girl is reunited with her family. Haley and her parents continue living in the rental, visiting the lonely beast on a regular basis.

Submitted: July 12, 2019
Last Updated: May 13, 2021

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The Writer: Lance West

My screenplays are straight-up escapism. They transport the viewer to exciting new worlds, where they get to know the characters organically while traversing popcorn worthy adventures. Basically, I'm trying to recreate that feeling he had as a boy watching Star Wars for the first time. That total buy-in from the opening frame till the end credits. Go to bio

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