Wicked Things by Jerry Robbins | Script Revolution

Wicked Things

A team of metal detecting treasure hunters unearth an 18th-century relic in the Adirondack wilderness, unleashing a demonic Native-American spirit.

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The Blair Witch Project meets The Evil Dead in this horrifying and demonic spin on a Native American legend. A history-obsessed father, his son, and two of his young friends pack their truck and head for upstate New York to hike the Huron trail in search of 18th-century artifacts. After unearthing some strange and troubling antiquities, including human bones, the group finds themselves hunted by the great and terrifying Hoo-Strah-Dooh, an ancient native warrior awakened by the disturbance of his remains. The four friends are picked off one by one by Hoo-Strah-Dooh and the band of demonic native warriors he summons to do his bidding. In the pitch-black woods, the survivors band together in the hopes of making it through the night, but between the army of rotting corpses and the terrifying Hoo-Strah-Dooh himself, the odds could not be more stacked against them. A reoccurring dream may hold the key to sending the horrifying monster and his army back to the depths of hell, or it may be a prophetic vision of the dreamer’s grizzly demise.

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Script Coverage: RECOMMEND (screenplay and writer) by Screenplay Staffing. "It keeps the momentum moving, raises the stakes at every turn which has a real potential to keep the viewer engaged throughout... the tension and the suspense builds evenly and pushes the thrills and chills. The myriad of characters, the foreboding world, and the ‘wicked things’ work well together to deliver a creepy story with ominous undertones. Given that it is released during a prime slot not in conjunction with a large budget, tent pole franchise film, a film such as this is primed to do well."

Submitted: May 2, 2020
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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