Sleep  Season #Fall/Winter

Synopsis: Sleep is a thriller written and directed by Tyler Carroll illustrating the dark reality of sleep deprivation psychosis.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Year:
2019
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FADE IN:

INT. RUSSELL'S DIMLY LIT LIVING ROOM - DAY

Russell scrolling through self-help pages on his phone to help him sleep.

MONTAGE - RUSSEL TRYING SELF HELP TECHNIQUES

A) Thermostat being turned down.

B) Russell turns alarm clock to face the wall.

C) Russell takes melatonin with a glass of water.

D) Russell lays down with one leg out of bed and

tries to sleep.

E) Russel screaming in self-pity nothing is helping.

EXT. RUSSELL'S HOUSE - DAY

Russell walking towards his car and opens the door.

INT. RUSSELL'S CAR - DAY

Russell sits in his car and stares blankly through the front window.

EXT. DOCTORS OFFICE - DAY

Russell pulls into a parking spot and gets out. He starts walking up to the doors of the office.

INT. DOCTORS OFFICE - DAY

Russell facing doctor as he talks to him (no words heard, just high pitch noise).

EXT. DRUGSTORE - DAY (DUSK)

Russell is leaving the drugstore with a white paper bag in his hand and starts walking home.

EXT. SIDEWALK (TRACKING) - DAY (DUSK)

Russell's feet are seen walking on the sidewalk on his way to his house. Another pair of feet are showed walking behind him. Russell looks behind him cautiously thinking someone is following him but no one is there so he continues to walk home.

EXT. RUSSELL'S HOUSE - NIGHT

Russell walks into his house and shuts the door behind him.

INT. RUSSELL'S DIMLY LIT HOUSE - NIGHT

Pill bottle is seen through Russell's eyes for a second, then he pops the cap off and takes a couple extra pills.

INT. RUSSELL'S HOUSE (STAIRS) - NIGHT

Russell walks up the stairs to go to his bedroom.

INT. RUSSELL'S ROOM - NIGHT

Russell lays down in his bed to go to sleep.

INT. RUSSELL'S ROOM - NIGHT (LATER)

Russell wakes up and puts his head in his hands because he can't sleep. He rolls out of bed and walks out of room drowsily to go for a walk.

EXT. RUSSELL'S HOUSE - NIGHT

Russell puts his hood up and starts to go on his walk, walking away from his house on the sidewalk.

EXT. SIDEWALK - NIGHT

A noise nearby startles Russell and he begins to look in suspicion. A shot is seen through his eyes looking into a pitch-black area by someone's house, but nothing is there. Russell starts walking again.

EXT. SIDEWALK (TRACKING) - NIGHT

Russell is walking down the sidewalk and stops for a second, thinking someone is following him again, so he looks behind him. A figure is seen behind him just standing there looking at him. The figure tilts his head slowly. Russell screams and starts running away from his pursuer.

EXT. SIDEWALK - NIGHT

Russell starts to slow his run and is breathing heavily. He turns around to see if the perpetrator is still following him nut nothing is there. He starts walking again.

EXT. SIDEWALK (TRACKING) - NIGHT

As Russell is walking he hears a shoe scuff behind him and gets startled and turns around. the figure is now running behind him trying to catch him. Russell starts running to get away from the being.

EXT. FENCE OF RANDOM HOUSE - NIGHT

Russell takes a breather for a second after running for a little bit, hiding behind a fence. After a little bit, he peaks the cover to see if the person is still following him. The figure is right next to the fence and inches away from Russell. The figure grabs Russell with a knife in his hand and holds Russell like he is going to slit his throat.

EXT. NIGHT SKY (PAN SHOT) - NIGHT

EXT. BRIGHT SKY - DAY

MONTAGE - NATURE'S DAYTIME ACTIVITIES

A) Birds chirping.

B) Cars driving on road

C) People walking dog.

INT. RUSSELL'S HOUSE (LIT) - DAY

Curtains are drawn back and Russell is seen sitting at his kitchen table with breakfast made in front of him. He curiously looks around and begins to laugh. Then he starts to eat his breakfast.

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Submitted by tyrcarroll on October 21, 2019

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