Spooktober is a 31 day event of coming up with original horror ideas based on prompts my writing group argues over.
SPOOKTOBER DAY #29 — Eco-Horror and Nature
TITLE: Homo Sapiens Vs Hedgehogus Rex
PREMISE: An aging showgirl is for some reason treated like the new hotness by everyone who knows her. Ah, that’s why. This is a straight to cable horror / skin flick from 1993, and she’s the “big name” in the cast.
Tiffany Exquisite is minding her own showgirl business when a sweaty patron with a crush gives her an exotic pet as a gift. Incidentally, we have little idea what the animal actor was. Not a hedgehog, perhaps an obscure species of tenrec?
She names him Hedgehogus Rex because he’s big and a little scary. Somehow he reproduces by releasing quills like spores, each growing into a replica of himself, and the horde runs amok.
HORROR ELEMENT: The folly of man, causing species to go invasive. Leave those beasts alone.