Wild Flowers - Who Knows What Beauty Grows in Even the Darkest Heart? | Script Revolution

Wild Flowers - Who Knows What Beauty Grows in Even the Darkest Heart?

Wild Flowers
A couple is driven apart by the death of their daughter, until her supernatural murderer intervenes and nudges them back together.

Through a subtle homage to a classic horror film, Anthony Cawood’s “Wild Flowers” brings home the devastation and emotional shutdown that builds between a couple when they lose their only child.

In black and white scenes with no dialogue, the viewer will ‘feel’ the raw emotions of grief that have taken hold of this 1930s couple.

INT. FARMHOUSE, KITCHEN - DAY (B&W)

Madeline sits at the table, head in her hands.

The kettle boils, whistle blows, volume increases steadily. Despite the piercing wail, she’s oblivious.

Ludwig enters, takes the kettle off the stove and leaves again without saying a word.

He scowls as he passes her. Madeline sobs into the silence that follows.

As they often say.... the mystery deepens from there.  Who is responsible for their sweet daughter's death?  Can Ludwig and Madeline overcome their "monstrous" loss, before the grief tears them apart?

“Wild Flowers” weaves a touch of haunting mystery throughout, but the 'aha' ending satisifies even more, and stands out.

For horror movie buff producers looking to take a classic one step further, this short screenplay packs an emotional punch that compliments the original in elegant ways. Scoop up “Wild Flowers” now.  The season of all things eerie is quickly approaching - and this is one bouquet of raw emotion you'll want to pluck!!

The Script

Wild Flowers

A couple are driven apart by the death of their daughter, until her supernatural murderer intervenes and nudges them back together.

About The Reviewer

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Linda Hullinger is an award-winning screenwriter and published author who has written fourteen short screenplays, five feature screenplays and two TV pilots. In 2019, one of her short horror scripts "Redirected" was produced, and one of her holiday features "Joy for Christmas" was optioned. She’s had short stories, articles, and essays traditionally published in magazines such as Woman’s World, Over My Dead Body, Dogwood Tales, Emporium Gazette, and Night Visions. In 2012, she won two...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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