The Red Inside




The disturbing need of an emerging serial killer is discovered by their best friend.


Twelve-year-olds Jack and Hayley play in the park together. Hayley accuses an old man petting dogs as the culprit for the disappearances of dogs in the area and startles a dog and the old man with a dog whistle much to Jack’s displeasure, but not for the reason that Hayley thinks. Hayley returns home to discover she’s lost her dog whistle, and returns to the park and learns where the truth about the disappearance of the dogs.



This script was written for the second round of the NYC Midnight Short Screenplay competition, and won as best script for my group of 30. My task was to write a horror, based around a park and a dog whistle.