Get scared much? I do. Especially when I’m watching AYAOTD. I’ve seen every episode a billion and a half times, and I still crap my pants everytime I watch it! It’s truly the greatest show on television.
But I wanted to take my love for AYAOTD further. So I called up everyone I know and asked them for advice. And the answer was unanimous. They said that I should write my very own script for AYAOTD!
I’d never written a script before (not true- I wrote a play once for my grandma as a Hanukah gift), but I still wanted to give it a try. And I tried my darndest- I really did! I brainstormed ideas, drew up an outline, came up with some drafts, quit, ate a box of Toaster Strudels, watched AYAOTD, crapped my pants, started all over again, and finally, after a whole mid-afternoon, had myself a polished script!
All that was left to do was mail it to Nickelodeon, so off it went. Three weeks later, I received a reply. They rejected it.
What I’m going to do next may shock you, but don’t freak out. What follows you’ll be able to read, in its entirety, my finished AYAOTD script. I figure if enough people read it and like it, they’ll all start calling and emailing Nickelodeon demanding this gets produced!
Alright, cool. Thanks in advance for this, guys- I totally appreciate it. So… without further ado…
SUBMITTED FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE MIDNIGHT SOCIETY, I CALL THIS STORY…
“THE TALE OF THE CANDYMAN’S HAUNTED HOUSE”
EXT. DARK STREET – HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Everything feels scary on this street, as a teenage boy named PAUL and a teenage girl named PENNY walk down the sidewalk. I’ve used funky Halloween colors for the fun of it!
NARRATOR: Paul’s family had just moved to town eight years ago, so he was still trying to fit in. Penny was his only friend, and although she wasn’t as adventurous as him, she tried hard to not be a loser.
PENNY: Hey Paul, it’s getting late, and I think we’ve got enough candy. Let’s go home.
PAUL: No way. Don’t be a wus. There’s still one house left.
PAUL and PENNY see the Candyman’s house on top of a hill. All the lights are flickering and there’s weird ghost sounds too.
PAUL: Awesome… (more…)