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There's Something Inside

A strange creature seeking shelter for the night finds itself 20,000 feet in the air on an aeroplane wing with one passenger inside bent on its destruction.

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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
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Based on the famous Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 feet, this version tells the same story but from the gremlin's perspective. What was the gremlin doing on that aeroplane? Well, it seems it was simply trying to find a place to sleep for the night and ended up 20,000 feet in the air with a deranged passenger inside bent on its destruction.

Despite the nightmare scenario, the gremlin tries its best to sit out the trip and even fixes the engine when it sniffs out a loose cable which is causing a fire.

The passenger sees things otherwise and shoots the gremlin through the window, sending it spiralling to its doom in the ocean.

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Submitted: November 18, 2020
Last Updated: November 18, 2020

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The Writer: Mark Renshaw

Mark is a writer/producer and a Page Awards semi-finalist. He is also the winner of the inaugural Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship. He is based in the north-west of the UK, near Manchester. Mark has written and produced three award-winning short films in transatlantic collaborations. His first two films No More Tomorrows and Surrender are available on Amazon Prime. Both enjoyed a successful run on the independent film festival circuit and won several awards. His latest, a sci-fi short called The Survivor: A Tale From The Nearscape has a worldwide distribution deal with Meridian Releasing. Mark also helped produce a web series called So Dark and a short horror film called The Dollmaker which... Go to bio

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