Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Script

Script by:Stephen King (Story), George A. Romero (Screenplay), Arthur Conan Doyle (Story), Michael McDowell (Screenplay)
Directed by:John Harrison
Year:1990

Plot:The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Script

Script by:Tim Burton (Writer), Michael McDowell (Adaptation), Caroline Thompson (Screenplay), Mike Cachuela (Storyboard)
Directed by:Henry Selick
Year:1993

Plot:Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
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Beetlejuice Script

Script by:Michael McDowell (Screenplay), Michael McDowell (Story), Larry Wilson (Story), Warren Skaaren (Screenplay)
Directed by:Tim Burton
Year:1988

Plot:Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.
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