Spooktober is a 31 day event of coming up with original horror ideas based on prompts my writing group argues over. These are my entries.
At about this time last year, 2021, in my boyfriend’s Spooktober entries..
SPOOKTOBER DAY ELEVEN — CYBERPUNK — “The Green Eye”
Premise: The MC is a little girl, born blind in a desolate, futuristic city. There are great advances in medical technology, but very few can afford it. People are regularly murdered for their medical implants, and scavengers pick over bodies to steal precious metals to sell. The little girl’s father is a talented inventor, and spends years developing a cybernetic implant that can cure her blindness. He creates a prototype, giving her sight in one eye for the first time in her life. Before he can release the plans for the implant into the world, the father is assassinated by a powerful medical mega-corp who want to patent the device for themselves. The plans were lost, so now they need the prototype in the little girl’s skull…
Horror Element: The little girl is hounded by cyberpunk hitmen and creeps.
SPOOKTOBER 2022 DAY #10 — Cyber’d Punke
TITLE: The Green Eye 2: Cyber Snatcher
PREMISE: A filmmaking acolyte of Luc Besson loved the sexy young lady who played one of the half-blind girl’s oppressors and immediately got her a deal to reprise the role. In Cyber Snatcher, Zeroine is inexplicably reframed as a hero. She only snatches implants non-lethally, figuring the marks can always scrounge up for a new one or go without. But when BioSynth Medicorp comes for her gf’s liver, it’s time to switch to live ammo in her shotgun.
HORROR ELEMENT: Zeroine’s day job before her goody turn is body horrors-ish. Also the ostensibly empowered lady character is filmed luridly in a way that makes lady audience members feel uncomfortably self-aware.