When the treasure of a night’s trick ‘o’ treating get’s stolen by a group of bullies, a brother and sister get a very special treat from the street’s newest resident.
Why do bullies bully? Maybe it’s a way to show their strength? Maybe it’s because they want to look cool? Whatever the reason may be, the consequences for the victim can be a lifetime of phycological problems. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-harming behaviour are just a few of the long term causes that can be blamed on bullying. Now, it’s time for some sweet revenge.
Halloween has arrived at a typical American suburban street. Kids are going from door to door in an effort to collect as much candy as they can, and Billy with his little sister Nancy are no exception. Billy has some other plans for the night and wants to return home, but Nancy wants to visit one more house to make sure that her plastic cauldron is bulging with delicious candy.
They pass the old creepy mansion. It seems that someone has renovated the place and turned it into a gorgeous new cosy home, but Nancy doesn’t dare to go near the place, it’s haunted after all. Suddenly Nancy and Billy are trapped by a group of bullies that demand all their candy. Billy resists and gets beaten up. Nancy starts crying and hands over her candy.
As the bullies continue their reign of terror through the street, they are invited into the mansion by a young woman with the promise of some delicious candy. The bullies answer her call, but not before they have smashed some of the Halloween decorations inside of the garden.
Although reluctant, Nancy has returned to the street with an empty bucked. Lucky for her, Billy brought some backup in the form of two of his best friends. They again walk past the creepy mansion, and the young woman that invited the bullies into her house earlier rushes towards Nancy with the command that she looks ‘delicious’. Nancy is scared of the odd woman. The woman points at her porch, there stands a plastic cauldron full of candy that looks very similar to the candy that was stolen from Nancy. Billy takes his sister’s hand and together with their bodyguards they walk towards the porch of the mansion. They discover that it’s their candy, but then, the woman invites them into her house with the promise that she has some more delicious things inside….
Crumbs is a short screenplay of 10 pages that is loosely based on the Goosebumps books by author R.L. Stine and the Hansel and Gretel fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. It creates tension for the unknown in a Halloween setting but also delivers a story of very sweet revenge.