Do you think it is possible to make one? Or at least a scary PG rated movie? And how would you make one?
I think I have the idea for a possibly scary horror movie that could be rated PG or even G-you be the judge!
Please forgive any minor spelling or grammar mistakes, English is not my native language.
The movie takes place in a small, fictional town somewhere in New York (state), almost perfect on the outside. Main characters are a group of children, ages twelve to fourteen. They hang out, have crushes, play video games, and yes, they do lie to ther friends and parents on occassion, often using smartphones. And it’s all good.
But something weird starts happening one spring day. Whenever they write a text message containing a lie and click “Send”, the moments before getting sent, the message switches to the true account of events. (As you know, with modern smartphones, it usually only takes a second or two for the message to get sent, so you can’t really stop it.) It happens every time. When they call and try explaining themselves, they again become unable to lie.
It only happens with them at first. Then with other children. Then with the adults. And they are all too busy with covering up their lies to actually try resolving the problem.
The kids start suspecting their computer science teacher: she doesn’t appear to be affected by the events and often stays at school until late. One kid thinks he saw her following him around. But her weird behavior and a lack of fearmay be due to tragedies in her life: her husband died in a car accident two years prior and her son also died a year later.
Still, since the things keep escalating, they sneak intothe school at night, fooling their parents with a lie over a sleepover, and wait for her in one of the computer science classrooms. She does show up, opening a secret compartment behind the closet in the corner: there is some sort of a receiver hidden inside. The kids confront her: she breaks the light bulb on the ceiling and starts running away, trying to make her getaway with a help of a flashlight.
They chase her through the (big) classroom in the dark. She explains that she grew distant from her son following her husbands death: they would mostly communicate through cellphones and he would often lie to her and stay out late. He eventually died due to an alcohol poisoning after mixing with the wrong crowd and getting drunk.
She has done a lot of research about the smartphones following his death and realized that it’s energy is strong enough to documment person’s mind impulses, after which it stores them in the back of it’s memory. She managed to obtain the parent’s cellphone numbers and then their children’s, then hacked the cellphones and programmed them to make the information visible, setting them to activate at different times each. When talking on the phone, impulses even become strong enough to control one’s minds, only making them able to say the latest recorded information when talking on the phone. The receiver placed there ensures that everything will keep going as planned, but it has to be re set every once in a while.
They eventually catch up with her in the hallway and struggle: they throw her down the stairs. When they walk down the stairs to check on her, she wakes up and grabs at the girl’s ankle, trying to stand up and punching her. The girl, strangles her to death with a broomstick that the janitor has left, forgotten, near by.
Then they go outside, only to find the town completely in ruins and people going on a rampage once all of their lies have been uncovered.
The movie ends with the quote saying: “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”
No gore, swear words on sex, an intriguinh subject/moral message, though it may get rated PG instead of G due to an atmosphere and some violence.