View Full Version : Opinion on this short hook?

01-02-2013, 01:52 PM
Now, before a post this just know that I don't have all the proper screenwriting terms down yet. (I'm still learning) I'm going to go back later and edit some of this, but for now I just want to see if this is a good hook. Feel free to help me with the terms but don't bash me for not knowing them.

Darkness Rises (Working Title)

The lines of a poem are shown on a book crawling across the screen, one line at a time, as the narrator reads them.


Darkness Rises, people fall
In his hands, he holds the call
Whether they live, whether they die
He only gets stronger as time slips by
Will he bring life, or will he create scars
One thing is for sure, this life is not ours

After the poem is read a new voice begins to speak. The voice have a smooth tone, but is full of evil. As it begins to speak a man is seen forming in the shadows.

Shadow Man
This poem is aobut you Jake. On your 18th birthday you're going to recieve powers. Tey're going to overtake you. You're going to want more and more. You're going to begin craving destruction. The wold is going to burn at your hands Jake. It's going to be all your fault. You hear that jake! ALL YOU FAULT!
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Nick Soares
01-02-2013, 02:13 PM
Can you upload the book, or is this just an example?

01-02-2013, 02:59 PM
It's a hook for a screenplay not for a book, and this is basically all I have written so far. I have more but this was the best stopping point.

Nick Soares
01-02-2013, 05:15 PM
Oh its the Hook, wow my bad. Ok ill re-read

Nick Soares
01-02-2013, 05:53 PM
I like the style of it denfinitely. Its hard to say if the Hook will be a hook without knowing the first part of the movie, unless this is the first part of the film?

01-02-2013, 07:15 PM
It tis the first part of the movie, minus stuff about the opening creds and stuff.

01-03-2013, 10:13 PM
I agree with Nick, a hook cant be a hook without something to make it a hook. But i see you have potential for a great film, keep it up