Spooktober – Days 15 & 16

I’m doing a thing with some people to do 31 horror story concepts within October…


SPOOKTOBER DAY #15 — Devils and Demons

TITLE:  Little Demon

PREMISE:  Down in a valley on a foggy hill rock, stood a crazy little demon blowin’ his top.  Fire in his eyes and smoke from his head, you gotta be real cool to hear the words he said.  (OK I stop doing Screamin’ Jay lyrics now.)

I’m recycling an old idea because not feeling creative this morning.  I had an idea for a low budget monster once, that could be done with simple puppetry for cheap movie production.  I had two plot ideas with it, so I’m going to mash them up.  Girls having a sleepover summon a tiny demon with a ouija board or whatever.  It possesses you by literally scooping out your brains and piloting you like a mecha.  It works its way through all the girls but one.  She gets a grip on it and chucks it out the window.

It goes to a nearby college campus to wage mayhem.  A nerdy girl realizes something supernatural is afoot when she finds tiny bloody footprints.  An evil faerie?  She follows the path with a magnifying glass and a deerstalker cap.  I had no ending in mind for this.

HORROR ELEMENT:  Brains scooped out, little demon crawling in people’s ears and such.


SPOOKTOBER DAY #16 — Little Creatures

TITLE:  Wacky Bombs

PREMISE:  A serial bomber on the run from the FBI blows himself up inside a haunted house.  The neighborhood wizened psychic crone says this will cause the evil in the house to be atomized, but not fully destroyed.  True to her word, monsters spawn from the rubble – little boglin-looking beasties that sneak up on people, snickering and cavorting, then explode.

A plucky boy with a ski vest and feathered hair must warn people about, and triumph over, the monsters.  Also win the heart of the popular girl.  There should be a scene at a mall and one at a high school.

HORROR ELEMENT:  About as scary as Critters – not very, but should be a good time.


  1. brucegee1962 says

    If the little creatures in #16 hiss like Creepers in Minecraft before they explode, anyone who has ever played Minecraft will be terrified.
    They should come up behind people and stand there, but not explode until the person turns around.

  2. says

    oh yeah, sneak into your toilet so when you lift the seat they’re hee hee hee and explode, hide in your clothes, the whole nine. the joy is in knowing the victim knows they’re exploding. it’s how fictional monsters do. IRL monsters use drones, i’m given to understand.

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