Nightmare in a Jar by Judi Blaze | Script Revolution

Nightmare in a Jar

With her husband out of town on business, Lisa plans to spend time writing, until a woman shows up at her door selling special face cream; from there everything gets dark and freaky.



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When Lisa’s husband goes out of town on business for four days, she plans to spend her days writing and doing artwork. But when a woman named Marty shows up at her door one morning to sell her a special cream that will make her face as smooth as vanilla pudding, things change for Lisa.
At night a man shows up at her door asking for a beer and a cigarette. Later he appears in Lisa’s room while she is sleeping, spreading his grotesque body across her ceiling and surrounding her with his flesh, putting her head in his mouth and smearing his slime across her body. Although the memory begins to fade after she awakes, it happens again, this time even more grotesquely. Lisa begins to feel uncertain about what her reality really is.
After applying the cream to her face for a few days, Lisa goes to town and encounters people who are shocked at her appearance; asking if she has been sick. One man even calls her husband, concerned, saying her skin is so thin he can see her veins.
When her husband arrives back home and sees that she is as beautiful as ever, his worries about her health disappear. Then Lisa tells him about the story she is writing that will “scare the shit out of him.”
The story is a combination of Lisa’s own reality and a story she has been working on.

Submitted: July 7, 2017
Last Updated: July 7, 2017

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The Writer: Judi Blaze

Judi Blaze is a novelist, former print and media journalist, editor and screenwriter. She has three novels and a book of short stories published and many novels and screenplays in the works. She has garnered many awards for her short stories, novels, and screenplays. SQUID JIGGERS, a multi-award-winning short story, is now her feature-length screenplay based on the story. She has also written six short screenplays including; Roommates, Sign on the Bloody Line, Baby’s Gone, Stealing Sobriety, Your Secrets Will Get You High, Nightmare in a Jar and Soap. SQUID JIGGERS was a semi-finalist in 2015 in the Nashville Film Festival, a finalist in the Women in Cinema competition, and a quarter-... Go to bio
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