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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #855 on: October 05, 2016, 08:43:48 pm »
After discovering that one of their own agents has a striking physical resemblance to a known KGB agent, the CIA sends their agent to impersonate him, never realizing that their agent was in fact a soviet mole. However, their agent, due to secret KGB brainwashing, had his memory erased initially -- and doesn't realize it himself. So, while impersonating this agent, he keeps having traumatic flashbacks to his repressed past as the person he is impersonating -- and the people he interacts with were never in on the plan (to them, he was just "missing" all this time). So, meanwhile, the people who sent him initially are hunting him, since they planned to use this technique against the soviet upper echelon in order to take power themselves.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #856 on: October 06, 2016, 12:07:36 am »
A long sequence of framing sequences, starting off long and complex before getting increasingly tiny, so that by the half-way point we're only four framing stories in but the remaining ten or fifteen happen in the last half. Each framing device sets up the immediate next framing device, but has nothing to do with the following. The ending is the typical exit from a framing story (like, waking up from a nightmare), but the person who wakes up is a character we've never seen. This character then slowly turns to the camera, and blood begins to flow from her eyes and mouth as white noise steadily increases in volume.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #857 on: October 07, 2016, 02:00:59 pm »
A haunted house story, wherein the house is haunted only by its own shitty design. The architect's abnormally poor taste and lack of common sense drives tenants slowly to madness, as a house that to an outside observer looks only tacky reorganizes the minds of anyone spending too much time inside of it along the lines of the warped logic created by its thrown-together design.


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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #858 on: October 07, 2016, 03:50:07 pm »
In recognition of "wtf? Why is there christmas stuff out already? It's still time for halloween!":

A madman builds a monster out of stolen exhumed body parts and brings him to life by putting a magic hat on his head. Later they go to the arctic so that the cold temperatures will stop the monster from rotting.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #859 on: October 07, 2016, 04:15:47 pm »
An eccentric hedge fund manager dies of a heart attack & wills his high speed trading machine to itself, allowing it to pay for its own electricity and rental space out of its profits. Nobody much cared because it wasn't making a lot of money -- it was an older algorithm that had been abandoned by newer machines, and so it was making just enough to pay for its continued operation. However, five years later, a flash crash occurred that affected all of the other high speed trading machines -- leading to 98% of the world's money being owned by this self-owning machine. Several governments conspire to destroy the machine, but must contend with the deadly force of the trading center's private security team, tasked to protect the machine so that they can continue extracting rent from the only remaining rental machine.

I really like this one!
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #860 on: October 08, 2016, 07:05:53 am »
A long sequence of framing sequences, starting off long and complex before getting increasingly tiny, so that by the half-way point we're only four framing stories in but the remaining ten or fifteen happen in the last half. Each framing device sets up the immediate next framing device, but has nothing to do with the following. The ending is the typical exit from a framing story (like, waking up from a nightmare), but the person who wakes up is a character we've never seen. This character then slowly turns to the camera, and blood begins to flow from her eyes and mouth as white noise steadily increases in volume.

A very good concept, provided that it doesn't lose the thread halfway through or backtrack like 1001 Arabian Nights does

A haunted house story, wherein the house is haunted only by its own shitty design. The architect's abnormally poor taste and lack of common sense drives tenants slowly to madness, as a house that to an outside observer looks only tacky reorganizes the minds of anyone spending too much time inside of it along the lines of the warped logic created by its thrown-together design.

This I would watch/read

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The one with the triple agent sounds good too
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #861 on: October 10, 2016, 06:22:30 am »
A Daddy's boy with a C average fails at every business opportunity he tries.  He then becomes President of the USA.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #862 on: October 10, 2016, 07:23:13 pm »
A retelling of A New Hope set in semi-fantasy WWII or early cold war, featuring Luke Wolkerski and Hans Soloman.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #863 on: October 11, 2016, 06:50:20 am »
*A biopic about Doctor Pemberton set to the music of Buckcherry

*A direct sequel to the original version of The Blob where the blob is revived by climate change. Seriously, that last line about "as long as the arctic stays cold" takes on a sinister character nowadays

*A parody of Hitchcock's The Birds focusing on unusual birds like ostriches, penguins, and flamingoes

*A mashup of Hitchcock's The Birds and a Roadrunner cartoon.

*A rework of the movie Avatar with a Stanislaw Lem-esque focus on the incomprehensibility of alien beings, and in particularly drawing focus onto what a spectacularly big cockup it was that the protagonists' anthrocentric worldview caused them to misidentify the Na'vi as the dominant form of life on Pandora.

*Story of the Trump campaign as a Printer's Devil/Tale of the Dream Machine/Rewriting Reality type horror story afflicting Ivan Stang. Seriously, doesn't Trump remind anybody else of Bob Dobbs? He's rich, he's stupid, he's charismatic, he stands a good chance of destroying the entire planet...
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #864 on: October 12, 2016, 03:30:46 pm »
A Daddy's boy with a C average fails at every business opportunity he tries.  He then becomes President of the USA.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #865 on: October 14, 2016, 04:17:16 pm »
*A dystopian scifi about a gameshow where teams answer trivia questions in the first round to gain advantages in a second round where the two teams fight each other, possibly with live-ammo weapons. (I recently heard someone mentione those old GI Joe PSAs and it got me thinking about what if knowing really was half the battle.)

*Last night the thought randomly popped into my head that "candiru" and "kandarian" kind of sound alike, so how about a movie about a possessing spirit that enters the body through the penis hole
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #866 on: October 14, 2016, 04:51:05 pm »

*Last night the thought randomly popped into my head that "candiru" and "kandarian" kind of sound alike, so how about a movie about a possessing spirit that enters the body through the penis hole

If I'm not mistaken, candi is the Old Norse word for "habit." Fair enough setup for a "stop that or you'll go blind or maybe get possessed" kinda thing.

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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #867 on: October 15, 2016, 08:08:45 am »
More ideas:

*Double-entendre filled ad for a fake b-movie horror film called "The Stiffening" (possibly in combination with the earlier idea about a demon that enters the body through the urethra)

*A skit in which it is unclear whether what is occurring is a revival meeting or a witch trial ("Testify!" "I saw Sarah Good with the devil!")

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Cinderella, but set on Cybertron.
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #868 on: October 18, 2016, 06:58:46 am »
*A Willy Wonka expy uses chocolate to fight werewolves

*A guy gets stuck in a groundhog day loop. The only way to break it is to misbehave so badly that the universal principle of bad luck will move time forward so that he can be incarcerated.

*A guy in prison isn't sure whether he's stuck in a time loop or if each day is simply much like the last and he's starting to crack.

*Morbid microcosmic spoof of Dune wherein microscopic mites wrangle worms on a dead body
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Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« Reply #869 on: October 18, 2016, 01:13:02 pm »
A serial killer runs a "room escape" attraction in a tourist-driven area (Las Vegas, maybe). This attraction has many duplicate copies of the same room / puzzle, which is horror-themed, and (like the current wave of "extreme" haunted houses) multi-modal: the special effects extends to scent profiles. The serial killer, when he sees a customer who strikes his fancy, directs her to the room in the back with extra soundproofing and an electronic lock controlled from the observation booth. He locks her in until she starves to death, then cleans her skeleton with bugs & uses the bones as props in other rooms. He gets off on seeing the point at which people realize that they are no longer playing a game & solving the puzzle won't let them out.


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