Can you believe someone out there is actually wasting time on this?
"THIRTY-THREE: horror/psychological thriller.
estimated time: 100 minutes.
If you liked films like Rosemary's Baby, The Omen, The Others, The Shining, The Machinist you will enjoy reading this script. At least...
Concept: The script is a cliché, playing on all the themes we know from the above films, the evil house, the terrible neighborhood, the sinuous characters, the prophecies and the preachers, even the photo revelation; but one ultimate twist in the last scene defies the genre itself.
Joe is a priest gone furniture designer, a theology student who has grown to hate religion. He buys a house with the help of a bank loan he just acquired. He meets the bizarre people of his eerie neighborhood, Mahmout, the Pakistani little shop owner; Cumare, an Akido martial arts teacher; Zacharias, an old friend from theology school; and Lunati, the crazy-eyed doctor.
Joe finds a wallet in the metro. It belongs to Maria, a wannabe actress/librarian. They meet, fall in love and kiss. Eight months later, Maria is pregnant. Theodoros, a mad Greek archeologist, approaches Joe insisting that the house is built on a temple. Joe finds out that he bought the house for 50.000 Euros less than Theodoros bid for it. Dr. Lunati is sketchy and seems to avoid explaining something strange spotted on the baby's ultrasound image, the house is full of whispers, preaching, open windows, and an obscure atmosphere as Maria goes mad and attacks something that isn't there with a knife. Joe finds out that Theodoros has died, and thinks his wife is cheating on him with Cumare. Theodoros left a notebook to be given to Joe. The notebook is full of Theodoros' research of a myth and its equivocal theme about the area, the grave and prophecies make Joe believe there is something really wrong with
the house. Joe and Maria fight...
Between 1990 and 2004, 33.124 pregnant women were murdered by a partner or a husband, 43% of the total causes of death among mothers-to-be?" Ever wondered why?
- If it doesn't have INCREDIBLE acting, it will fall apart in the first
- This is a first draft, missing some research
- It is an homage to Rosemary's Baby, an answer you could say.
- Low production potential
- Every scene plays its role and results to a "Usual Suspects" build-up
- Very fast paced script
- It has one thing that no other horror films have."