The Hypnotic Trap by Dexter Williams | Script Revolution

The Hypnotic Trap

A teenage girl is hypnotized by a mysterious woman-in-black into staying at her house, where a terrible fate awaits the teen.



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REBECCA is an 18-year-old teen who's lost in the woods and is desperate to find her way home. On her journey she finds a Gothic medium-sized house. Thinking she has nothing to lose, Rebecca walks toward the house. When she knocks on the door, she is surprised to see someone there: a mysterious woman-in-black named MYSTERIA (early-50s). Mysteria introduces herself to Rebecca, and she invites her into the house. Rebecca is rushing to get back home, but Mysteria entices her to come in.

Mysteria notices Rebecca feeling quite nervous, and Mysteria offers to hypnotize Rebecca to calm her nerves. Using her large shiny pentacle medallion, Mysteria hypnotizes Rebecca and puts her into a deep sleep. What Rebecca doesn't know is that Mysteria has sinister plans for her. Mysteria's tall and muscular HENCHMAN (early-40s) takes a sleeping Rebecca and takes her into a torture room.

Mysteria wakes Rebecca from her beauty sleep, and Rebecca is shocked to find she's locked in chains. Rebecca demands to be set free, but Mysteria tells her that this is her new home. And she's going to be there...for a very long time. Mysteria throws some hot, glowing green paint on Rebecca, who quickly turns into a statue. Mysteria and her henchman take their new "masterpiece" to the art room, to go along with their other pieces of "art".

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Official Selection - Sacramento International Film Festival

Submitted: March 8, 2021
Last Updated: March 8, 2021

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The Writer: Dexter Williams

I'm an award-winning screenwriter who has written scripts in a variety of genres. I have written seventeen feature scripts and twenty-eight short film scripts, the majority of which explore the paranormal and metaphysical. I have optioned five feature scripts, including a horror trilogy, and my scripts have won accolades from many film festivals. My thriller feature script "Destination Yesterday" won the Gold Award at the L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival. My dramatic feature script "Second Dance" won the Critics Choice Award at the Tagore International Film Festival in India, as well as becoming an Official Selection at the Oaxaca Filmfest in Mexico and the Sacramento... Go to bio

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