ALLIGATORS IN A HELICOPTER

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

It occurs to me that in the pantheon of holiday-related slasher movies, there isn't one for Thanksgiving. The time might be ripe for a tale of giant steroid-ridden turkeys terrorizing the population of a small Midwestern town on the fourth Thursday of November.

Call it THE GOBBLIN'.

Anyhow, here's hoping that everyone gets plenty of white meat today, and take time out to be thankful for the things we have. And don't inflict your screenplays on your families today; they have football games or day-long marathons of "Little House on the Prairie" to watch.

Holiday wishes to everyone out there in the scribosphere. And remember -- tomorrow is the busiest shopping day of the year. There is no better excuse to hide in your rooms and knock out 10 pages.

4 Comments:

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Matt Waggoner said...

In my capacity as official killjoy, I regret to inform you that, alas, the day after Thanksgiving is not the busiest shopping day of the year. :) But have a happy Thanksgiving (and get some writing done tomorrow) anyway :)

 
At 2:16 PM, Anonymous kristen said...

wow, what a great frickin' idea for a movie. i'm jealous you came up with it first. happy thanksgiving.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger oneslackmartian said...

A slasher Thanksgiving movie. It was so obvious. Wine. Electric carving knife. In-laws.

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Brett said...

I think you need to ramp up the drama, man. Sure, there's a certain vein of tweisted fun to be mined in any scene where a Rockwellian family is forced to go mano a mano — or man a birdo — against a bloodcrazed Butterball, but they could always just hop in the Range Rover and moter to the nighboring extate, right?

No, you gotta seal the bottle to keep in the pressure.

TURKEYS ON A TRAILWAYS

"When a crazed yet brilliant avian geneticist turns assassin and releases a 14-pound free range never-frozen killing machine loose on a cross-country bus, only the driver, a world-weary retired Special Forces hero, can save the 32 innocent people trapped on a bus bound for destruction."

Somebody call Sam L -- we need to set up a meeting.
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