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Ruby and The Lamp



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A cleaning lady discovers a suitcase filled with diamonds and a genie lamp; she gets three wishes but isn't careful what she wishes for..

Ruby, a housemaid for a seedy hotel, does her usual routine when one day she finds three items left behind from a former guest. They are a suitcase. a half bottle of Scotch (which she finishes off) and a genie lamp. As a joke, she rubs the lamp and quickly discovers that, yes, there is a genie inside the lamp. Ruby is granted three wishes. The first two she wastes due to not believing n genies. (wanting the Genie to look more "buff" and refilling the Scotch) the third is to have the suitcase overflow with millions of gems so she can be rich. The gene pleads with her thinking this is a bad idea. Ruby insists. The Gene grants the wish. The next day, another housemaid, Diana, opens the door to Room 19. An avalanche of diamonds and emeralds spill out into the hallway. Ruby's dead body is found, still partially buried in millions of gems and diamonds, along with an overflowing bottle of Scotch and a genie lamp.

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Ruby and the Lamp
A cleaning lady discovers a suitcase filled with diamonds and a genie lamp; s
he gets three wishes but isn’t careful what she wishes for.

Every see the Twilight Zone? Not the TV series remake, or the Spielberg flick – the original series, hosted by Rod Serling in good ‘ole Black and White.

If not … you owe it to yourself to do a binge marathon. Even those who are already fans might get a kick at watching the series all over again. It’s surprising how much holds up after all these years.

One of the main reasons is that Twilight Zone relied on classic storytelling. Some of the tales were pretty straightforward. But they worked; and usually featured some kind of ironic twist at the end.

Ruby and the Lamp harkens back to that kind of pedigree; following the simple tale of Ruby – a cleaning lady that finds a magical lamp in a hotel room.

She rubs it, and the Genie appears… resulting in the standard offer of three wishes. There’s a touch of modern humor in this one, giving the story a fresh feel. What will Ruby wish for – and how horrifically will it go wrong?

Open the script to find out. But make sure it doesn’t cost your soul…

Review by J.E. Clarke

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The Writer: Darren Seeley

I have written several full length and short spec screenplays, which have gone through peer reviews at Zoetrope Talentville and Simply Scripts. Attended the Austin Film Festival and Heart Of Screenwriter's conference in 2001 and 2002. I occasionally volunteer to help out the Flint Film Festival. The genres I write in vary- Horror, sci-fi, action, western, comedy. Short Script filmed : Forced Donation (2012/2013) [writer only] Internships (Graphic Design, Baker College): 1) Sign Screens, Burton MI 2) Perani Arena/Flint Generals, Burton/Flint,MI Previous amateur 'volunteer' film reviewer haunts: The Projector Booth (1999-2004) Dark Universe (2005) Choking... Go to bio

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