The Boogeyman's Creed by Matthew Corry | Script Revolution

The Boogeyman's Creed

A young boy is hunted by a monster that finds more than it bargained for.



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JOHN (7), gets ready for bed. A MAN (40's) tucks him into bed and leaves. The room is dark and a something goes bump in the night. John hides beneath his blankets and his closet door slides open. ORSHUCK (?) a Boogeyman, slides from the closet into the room.

He asks John if he wants to play again, but there's no response. Orshuck says that John promised he would give him something if he played with him, and now it's time to collect. A noise from behind Orshuck startles him and he spins around with his claws at the ready to strike, but there's nothing there.

Orshuck turns his attention back to the bed and eagerly rips away the blankets. He hisses in shock as John is gone! SLASH! A sword is driven through Orshuck's back. He collapses to the ground to see the Man standing over him, bloodied sword in hand. Orshuck recognizes and calls him CREED. Creed pulls a gun from behind his back and puts Orshuck down for good.

Orshuck's body is wrapped in a bag and in the back of a van. Creed closes the door and addresses John's Father. He gives him a gift to put in the home to ward off anymore Boogeymen. The Father gives Creed an envelope full of cash. Creed gets in the van and prepares to drive away. The Father asks him, "How did you know about the Boogeymen?" Creed, takes his time before he answers.

Creed replies, "Because, I used to be one". He drives away and leaves the Father stunned.

I think this would make a fantastic short and I am currently working on an outline for a TV series as this would be my proof of concept. If you are a producer or director, upcoming or established, who would like to collaborate on this project with me, please hit me up and we can discuss.

Submitted: April 21, 2020
Last Updated: April 21, 2020

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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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