By Mike Lera
The following excerpt screenplay is from an upcoming short horror film, "The Shell," written by Mike Lera, adapted from his story "The Seashell" published in an anthology titled "Timeless Worlds" by Schlock! Publications (under former pen name "Michael Lizarraga"). The Shell is currently in post production. View the trailer at "Trailers."
Synopsis: A re-telling of the classic La Llorona tale, a woman and her stepson uncover a mysterious seashell that expels more than just “ocean sounds.”
Gloria Stanson suffers from severe mental instability and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep a past terrible deed a secret, including murder. Yet unbeknownst to her is a supernatural presence that has entered her life, capable of stopping her for good.
Actual photos from film
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
Gloria pauses as the light flickers a bit, then stops. She hears VOICES, echoed and distant. She gawks toward the sink, at the SEASHELL. She ends the call.
She stares intensely at the shell, wincing as she hears
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For the complete book version of The Shell, you may purchase "Timeless Worlds," (titled The Seashell), a horror anthology from Schlock! Publications, at "Goodreads":
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