Nourishment by Matthew Corry | Script Revolution

Nourishment

A lone guard watches over a dangerous and wild prisoner on a hunger strike, but the real threat is hiding from both of them.

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ALAN (38) is held prisoner in a small room. He looks like he's been there for a while. CHARLIE (42) enters and brings Alan a bowl of food. Alan tries to attack Charlie but is held back by a chain on his leg. Alan's behavior is wild and animalistic, he doesn't speak but he grunts and screams. Charlie slides him over the bowl and says one thing, "Eat." Charlie leaves and the food in the bowl makes Alan gag. He throws it against the wall and screams.

This dance happens time and time again. Charlie brings the food and Alan rejects it. Finally, Alan breaks and forces himself to shove the food down his throat and fight every ounce of gag reflex he has. He begins to hunger more for the terrible food and soon, he can't get enough of it.

Charlie brings him another bowl and Alan eagerly takes it from him. Alan tries to eat the food but falls to the floor in agony. Something is tearing him apart from inside. Charlie rushes out and brings back a glass container. Alan is on all fours as he starts to retch and struggles to vomit. Charlie puts the container below Alan's face and holds his head straight. Alan pukes up a horrific black and purple slime that plops disgustingly into the container. Charlie secures it with a lid and looks relieved. Alan is dazed and looks like he's just woken from a bad dream. He takes one look at the sludge and screams.

Later. Alan is showered and dressed in fresh clothes. He sits at a table in an interrogation room. Charlie enters with the container and takes a seat across from Alan. Charlie explains that the human race has been infected by creatures like the one in the container. Humans have been used as feeding tubes for these parasites and the preservatives, the cigarettes, the drugs, the poisons we put into on our bodies on a daily basis are what they hunger for. It's time to wake the world up, and Charlie needs Alan to join the revolution.

This script is for 2 actors with a basic 2 location shoot, but it could easily be one with a simple re-furbish of the location. While the 2 actors in the story are male, they could be either male or female and any ethnicity. The effect of the parasite would be easily created using some crunchy slime. This is a bare budget horror short with a bit of a social message. This script is available for free only with given permission.

Submitted: April 13, 2021
Last Updated: April 13, 2021

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The Writer: Matthew Corry

I am a writer who prides himself on creating original horror stories that avoid standard tropes and cliches. It is my goal to create stories that not only leave a stroke of fear through the viewer but also to create strong realistic characters to ensure the horror and tragedy is not simply visual. I write mainly low budget horror features as from a business point of view I want to mimic certain production companies proven systems of producing low cost/high profit films, however, I do like the dark side of comedy and have written other scripts outside of my preferred medium. I have also written a pilot for a highly original supernatural/drama series. All of my work is for sale, however to... Go to bio

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