Title: NO WAY BACK
Low budget horror/thriller
When three young people become stranded on an island with a stranger, despair turns into terror as they fight not only the elements but each other for survival.
While on vacation MEGAN (22), SUMMER(24) and her husband MARCUS (32) decide to hire a boat and go snorkelling. However, before they leave they meet a handsome stranger called CHARLIE (25). Charlie claims he knows a much better reef and directs them to a small deserted island. The day quickly fades into a night of drunken fun but in the morning they make a terrible discovery. Their outboard motor has flooded and their little piece of heaven turns rapidly into a living hell.
With their food quickly consumed and their water supplies foolishly depleted, the situation becomes increasingly desperate when Summer suddenly falls ill. Charlie gets perverse pleasure in informing the others he heard her drinking the sea water the night before - but was she drinking by choice or was she forced?
While the others are out swimming the barely conscious Summer wakes to the sound of a mobile phone ringing. On the line is a man who claims to be Adams probation officer. He identifies Adam as Charlie from a tattoo on his hand. The officer warns “this man is dangerous”. Charlie sees Summer and quickly swims back. He attacks Summer who falls and severely injuries her head.
With Summer’s head injury now badly infected Marcus decides he has no choice but to try and swim back. Megan pleads for him not to go. Charlie suggests a more sinister option, they should draw lots and that the loser should be sacrificed so the others can eat. After a tense scene of Russian roulette Charlie picks the shortest lot, but he doesn’t want to die. Why should he when Summer’s already so close to death? Unknown to Marcus and Megan, that night Charlie hears them plotting to kill him.
As a terrible storm blows in, Summer tells Megan that she fears ‘he’ never wanted her to survive. Observing this exchange and in an increasingly paranoid state of mind, Charlie suddenly attacks. During the struggle Megan stabs Charlie with his diving knife.
There is another boat approaching now . Fearful of the consequences they decide to dump the body in the sea. But Charlie won’t sink. Megan wades back in and tries to fix the problem but suddenly Charlie is awake and pulling her down. Marcus grabs his camera. He smashes it against Charlie’s head until he lets go, finally they are free.
But are they free? As they sail away on the rescue boat Charlie is on board. However, it’s not Charlie but Marcus who is the dangerous stranger. Marcus reveals to Megan the terrible truth not only about the vacation but also his marriage and his intention to kill them all.
December 2010 - Project 72 was optioned by Nasser Entertainment.
March 2011 - Co-wrote The Ganzfeld Experiment with director Michael Oblowitz. Staring Rumer Willis and Billy Zane. Theatrical release 01/02/2012. See IMDB for further details.
June 2011 - Performed a major re-write for director Brandon Jameson of Link Technologies. Will receive a writers credit.
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