My Screenwriting Journey #5: Outlining


For the fifth part of my screenwriting class I was supposed to do a general plot outline with a three act structure.

I did this for the film I plan to make called Night Of The Fiends.

So here is my rough outline.

Once the movie is made it will be cool for people to see its gay beginnings in this outline:

Act One:

1950s Hollywood:

A feral cat named Meowa wakes up to find that her kitten is missing.  There is a note written in blood saying that her kitten has been taken to The House Of The Demons and will be sacrificed.  Meowa needs to find her way to The House Of The Demons but she can’t drive, so she has to trick humans into driving her there.  Meowa is aware of the house’s location because it’s a famous haunted house in town.

At the same time up and coming actor James Dean is humiliated by his idol Marlon Brando who tells him he’ll never have the life experience to become a great actor.

Meowa happens to overhear this incident and decides to use it to her advantage by drawing up fake invitations to a party at a haunted house and leaves them for James Dean to find.

Act Two:

James Dean falls for Meowa’s ruse and gets a group of his friends to drive to the haunted house hoping that he’ll get some life experience from being around ghosts.  Meowa hitches on to the back of the car.

The car gets into a crash after the driver notices Meowa hanging off the roof.

Meowa is forced to explain herself although she is only able to communicate with meowing.

The group makes it to the house where they are promptly slaughtered by the Satanic cult members.

Act Three:

James Dean and Meowa manage to kill the cult members and find her kitten, but then a demon comes through a portal and grabs the kitten.

James Dean is injured trying to fight the demon and Meowa sacrifices herself in battle with the demon.

James Dean escapes with the kitten, he is saddened by the death of Meowa, but he now has the life experience to become a great actor.

The kitten and James Dean drive to Marlon Brando’s house and throw eggs all over it, then they drive away laughing.