Where I grew up, we didn't have anything like that, though the town an hour up the road did. All for the best, I suppose, since for a while my family lived right up against the woods on the north side of town and then just 20 yards from another big swath of woods. I know better than actually believe in non-existent creatures, but I was more impressionable as a kid.
|Pretty, isn't it?|
That's just to ease you into letting down your guard...
|Same picture as above, just darkened.|
Bait and switch, bait and switch.
Anyhow, this all leads to the most known cryptid "living" in Wisconsin: The Beast of Bray Road. It's purportedly a wolf/bear-man hybrid that (for some reason) makes its haunt along Bray Road near Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Probably goes without saying, but I've never seen it -- haven't been to that part of Wisconsin -- even though dozens of people have claimed they have since the first official sighting was reported on Halloween in 1999. So you can now see why I've picked October to tackle this script: It should be completed by the 15th anniversary of that incident.
|Seriously, title pages are fun.|
Okay, that's kind of lame, but hey, it's something to make this more fun than what it is.
|"The Beast of White River Trail" just doesn't have |
the same pop as "The Beast of Bray Road."
So come October, it's money where my mouth is time.
|To be honest, |
I think it's eating a baby.
That probably won't be in my script.
Probably won't be...
So with this script, I'll be doing horror and found footage, both new for me. The horror I'm not to concerned about, but found footage takes a bit more than just a straight-forward scriptwriting approach. I'll probably be spending much of September reading whatever found footage scripts I can get my hands on -- just to get a better grasp on how to best incorporate the format and technique. And because I want to write a script and not an outline (a la The Blair Witch Project and many a found footage film), it's important to me to get on the page what's in my head.
|There are four sentences in that last paragraph. |
And each one has "found footage" in it.
And you call yourself a writer...