Tourist Trap

A roadside, greasy spoon diner gives new meaning to the phrase "tourist trap" in this dark comedy horror short.

This is one of 12 episodes I wrote for my comedic version of a Twilight Zone type of episodic series that I call THE KARMIC LOOP. The tone is dark comedy and the stories involve flawed characters who get their comeuppance, or decent characters who are rewarded for their "good karma."

I also have an outline for TOURIST TRAP to be developed into an amusing feature-length script.

  • gio forlenza
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Dark comedy, horror
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival
    Los Angeles
    July 3, 2020
    Best Short Screenplay
  • Austin Comedy Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    June 14, 2020
    Best Short Screenplay - Comedy Horror
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    July 16, 2020
    Best Short Screenplay - Horror Comedy
  • Boobs and Blood International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    October 3, 2020
    Best Screenplay - Short
  • Not Your Grandma’s Screenplay Competition

    July 1, 2020
    Best Short script
    Washington, DC
    September 10, 2020
    Finalist - Best Short Script

    July 31, 2020
    Finalist - Best Short Script
  • Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    October 8, 2020
    Finalist - Best Short Script - Horror Comedy
Writer - gio forlenza