Logline: While left home alone for the weekend, a bright-eyed, mischievous young boy must defend his territory from thieves, who all underestimate just how much of a bloodthirsty monster he turns out to be.
Pitch: The hard-R comedy is a gruesome satire of two popular early-to-mid-1990’s Hollywood trends: light-hearted family entertainment involving cool kids outwitting stupid adults by way of slapstick-heavy pranks, and dark horror-thrillers about seemingly innocent children who are actually cold-blooded psychopaths.
Characters: The titular wretched tyke is one Billy Lewis, a seemingly charming, sweet-voiced young boy with a tendency to pull pranks on the people around him — pranks that end up turning bloody, and deadly, very quickly — but everyone's oblivious to his terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad ways because, well, he's just a little boy, and kids are the hope of the future. There's no way a child can possibly be capable of such vicious cruelty, right? Born to outrageous fortune and obscene privilege, his family's wealth rivals that of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, and this is where thieves come into the picture. Led by the recently divorced, down-on-his-luck Damon, this group also includes his best friend Chester, who can't hold a steady job to save his life; his college-graduate cousin Micah, who needs money for a brand spanking new phone; and one of his former high school teachers, Leland, deep in agonizing debt. This job should be a quick in and out, but when put up against the little bastard, they don't stand a chance.
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