Tulips by Jerry Robbins | Script Revolution

Tulips

A teenager and her younger brother and sister desperately battle a deadly, psychotic, but always happy clown who has followed them home from the circus.

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Inspired by an urban legend
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Shutter Island meets IT in this terrifying dream-like psychological horror. When a travelling circus comes to town, Paige Bishop, a teenage girl with a diagnosed fear of clowns begins seeing Tulips the Clown everywhere she goes. Convinced he is nothing more than a figment of her imagination, Paige pushes Tulips to the back of her mind and prepares for a night of babysitting her younger siblings. Even better, she hopes to have her boyfriend and a few friends over to make the night a little more fun. Unfortunately for her friends, Tulips is far from imaginary, and one by one kills them off using increasingly grotesque and morbidly humorous techniques until only Paige and her siblings remain. Paige is forced to face off against her greatest fear and fight the killer clown in order to save her family, but finds her efforts thwarted, and thwarted again, and again, as if it were all a terrible dream. In a psych ward, doctors observe Paige, strapped down to a hospital bed and writhing in agony - forced to relive her nightmare forever.

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Coverage by "Screenplay Gurus" - "The macabre TULIPS is a horror story with nail-biting tension, scares, thrills and a dash of laughs. Based on the Clown Statue Urban Legend, the story finds its own level and delivers the goods right up to the horrifying twist ending.
This is a well-written script with believable characters and dialogue in realistic situations. It is a worthy addition to the Teen Scream sub-genre." Sept. 30, 2018

Submitted: June 24, 2018
Last Updated: July 10, 2022

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The Writer: Jerry Robbins

I'm a produced writer of two features - CATCH THE BULLET (Lionsgate) and THE LEGEND OF LAKE HOLLOW (Penumbra Films, being released in 2023). My screenplay THE UNEXPECTED ROMANCE OF CAPTAIN SAM is under option with Citizen Skull Productions. I began in the world of audio dramas, writing 480 audio drama scripts (features and series episodes) that were hosted on Sirius/XM Radio for eight years. In that time, with the Colonial Radio Theatre, I was fortunate to have collaborated with Ray Bradbury, William Luce, and Walter Koenig on various audio productions. I adapted one of my audio dramas into a screenplay, which later resulted in my leaving audio behind to write exclusively for film - my true... Go to bio
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