The Editing Room Does “Sinister” (2012) The Abridged Script – You’ll Laugh Whether You Liked The Movie Or Not!

Uh-oh, everything’s suddenly quiet. That can only mean…
(shattering the AUDIENCE’s eardrums while giving them THE FINGER)
Okay we’re leaving.

(excerpt written by and© Chris W. on Feb 19th, 2013, The Editing Room)

Sinister: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.

On one hand, this movie threw me more than a couple jumps that made me scream so loud I sort of lost my voice the next day. On the other, I can’t argue with too much stuff in here, I was too busy laughing. Someone else said the Demon looked more like Ace Frehley than a Chriss Angel reject, though. Guess it’s probably a combination of the two…



Hitchcock: The Abridged Script – From The Editing Room

Well… between this and the fact that the movie somehow managed to land on a “Worst of 2012” list, I’m kind of glad I decided to wait till DVD. Hilarious script yet again, though! Click the big red link below for…


Hitchcock: The Abridged Script / The Editing Room.


What's that you're looking at there, Hitch?

What’s that you’re looking at there, Hitch?


Aliens: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room

Now here’s a movie we loved, but the “Abridged Script” is still as funny as ever. Where’s that fancy Alien Box Set we have sitting around somewhere?

Aliens Collection

Aliens Collection (Photo credit: Stuart Gibson)

Not to mention, Near Dark  on Blu-ray? Three of our favorite actors from Aliens star in it  (among many other reasons Near Dark  is one of our favorite vampire flicks that we’ve watched over two dozen times, but that’s a separate piece) . Click the image or the below link to read. Enjoy!

Aliens: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.


Legion: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room

Please note that the “Abridged Script” below is much, much more entertaining than sitting through the movie. Click the image below (or the link below the image) to read it!  ALL the good parts are in the trailer; that gets said quite a bit but we can testify it is definitely true in this case.

Legion: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.

Resident Evil: Retribution: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room

Resident Evil: Retribution: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.

Wow, are we glad we didn’t pay to see this in the theater! DVD, though…  we are huge fans of Michelle Rodriguez!


Seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes? You’ll Probably Laugh Your Ass Off At The Abridged Script From The Editing Room

Saw this on premium cable several months ago when I was stuck in bed with a virus. Didn’t help my headache any – unfortunately, no matter how seamless the effects were,  never completely forgot I was watching a bunch of CGI – I did start to grin a little when the apes got really, really pissed off and attacked the Golden Gate Bridge. Anyway, even if you have NOT seen the movie, this is the funniest Editing Room script I’ve read for a… well, since I posted the last one. It’s got a great Trinity Killer reference, too.

Check it out, and that American Horror Story Asylum “Unholy Night” piece is coming soon, promise!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Haunting: The Abridged Script From The Editing Room – Plus My 1999 Review Of The 1999 Movie

Ugh, God, one of the worst horror remakes I’ve ever seen. I remember I saw it on a Friday night with a friend, we were both hammered and thus easily entertained, but the movie did nothing for us. The audience was sniggering openly at some of the bad CGI, the only jump was a fake one, about the only thing that roused us from our coma was Owen Wilson suddenly being decapitated. Terrible. TERRIBLE! I think that the director Jan De Bont sort of tried, but he was wrong for the project. I’m trying to think of a horror movie he made that I loved and coming up empty, but in all fairness, if I think of one I’ll come back and update this.

If you want a blast from the past,  I found the my original review from IMDB. Movies cost SEVEN DOLLARS at the time, and now I feel 150 years old. However, I still stand by my review dated July 1999. Here it is, unedited:

The original was better. I mean WAY better. I already had a lot of respect for the original as a neat little 60’s horror flick but this movie made it look even better in comparison. Why didn’t they leave it alone? It didn’t help that the original was a classic. But they messed up here. I hardly ever say this, but the effects were overdone–they didn’t make up for the putrid script or lack of scares. There was only one moment when I jumped and that was because everyone else in the theater screamed and scared me. Plenty of people were laughing at parts that were not supposed to be funny–not a good sign. There was just no excuse for the amazingly stupid line, “It’s about family!” which would make you wince under any circumstances but came at what was supposed to be the climax of the film. The house is supposed to look old, but it is so obvious that it was just created by a set designer or is CGI. Really not very scary. The sound was good, I’ll give it that, but that was about it. The writers obviously just threw in Theo’s character being bisexual because they knew the guys who think Zeta-Jones is hot would get off on it–unlike the novel, where there is a point to it. Really, see a matinée–if you really MUST see it, that is, which I do not recommend–and see it while the theaters are still packed, which makes it more of a thrill ride. All the so-called ‘scares’ and CGI in this film put together do not even measure up to be 10% as scary as the scene in the original where Nell thinks Theo is holding her hand in bed but turns on the light to see her friend across the room, who had been asleep in her own bed. I had a bad feeling about this movie when I saw the trailer months ago that featured the tagline “Some Houses Are Born Bad”. Should have stuck with my original instincts on this one and saved my time and my 7+ bucks. Do yourself a favor and rent the original instead. (The End)

Cover of "The Haunting"

Cover of The Haunting

The original, now THAT is a scary movie. We were assigned Shirley Jackson‘s novel to read in sixth grade and I remember it frightened me to the point where I lost sleep. Click the link below OR the photo to read an extremely funny Rod Hilton abridged version. It’s a way better use of your time than seeing the weak remake.

The Haunting: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.

Here’s Some Comic Relief! Read Orphan: The Abridged Script from Rod Hilton’s The Editing Room

I kept hearing how great this movie was, so I finally broke down and rented it from Netflix. It wasn’t that great. It wasn’t even that good,  actually. Instead, I should have just stuck to reading this “Abridged Script” from The Editing Room, because it’s much more entertaining (and doesn’t take 100 minutes of my time). Click the below image or the link to read. Enjoy!

Orphan: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room.

Why the character dressed like this, is never explained.