Gift Horse - Look THIS one in the mouth! | Script Revolution

Gift Horse - Look THIS one in the mouth!

Gift Horse
What seems like a chance encounter turns out to be something much more sinister when
a muscle-bound gym-rat crosses paths with a bartender who’s grieving the death of his twin sister.

This one-location revenge tale takes a place at a dingy little bar where we meet the bartender, Dominic, who’s grieving the death of his twin sister. It seems like they’re closing up – by the looks of it, it’s been a slow night. Empty. But when a customer named Stevie knocks on the door asking if they’re open, Dominic decides to let him in.

Stevie, a muscle-bound gym-rat, shows up with a coupon he found in his windshield – “Happy Hour: First Five Drinks On Us”. Hell of a deal, right? Maybe TOO good of a deal. Don’t know many bars that give away drinks like that. But business does seem slow, and what better way to bring more patrons in than giving away free booze?

As the two chat alone at the bar, Dominic brings up his late, twin sister, Sinead, who died tragically – oddly, Stevie recognizes the name.

STEVIE
There was a Sinead… at my gym.

DOMINIC
Yeah?

STEVIE
Ahuh, not seen her recently.

DOMINIC
No, because she died.

As their conversation continues and we find out more and more about Sinead’s demise, we begin to realize that this encounter at the bar didn’t happen by chance.

Cleverly dark, this taut, tense, one-location revenge thriller would be very easy to film during social distancing and play very well on screen.

The Script

Gift Horse

What seems like a chance encounter turns out to be something much more sinister when a muscle-bound gym-rat crosses paths with a bartender who’s grieving the death of his twin sister.

About The Reviewer

Michael J Kospiah's picture
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I'm an award-winning screenwriter based out of New York City who specializes in darker subject matter and themes. My first produced feature film, "The Suicide Theory" won the Audience Award at the 2014 Austin Film Festival as well as the Grand Jury Prize (Best Picture) at the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood. After a brief theatrical release and a three-year run on Netflix, "The Suicide Theory" is now available to watch on Amazon Prime, Itunes, Google Play, Vudu,...Read more

About The Writer

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Award-winning screenwriter with one feature produced and a further four features optioned or in pre-production. In addition to features, over forty short scripts produced/sold/optioned - including ten filmed. Also occasionally pens screenwriting articles, interviews with writers and filmmakers, and even a short story or two. You can find out more at www.anthonycawood.co.ukRead more

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