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Thank you for shopping Hoochum’s Bargain Basement – funny thriller script

comedy thriller play

funny thriller script


This funny thriller script turns the classic horror tale of the young couple alone in their car in a deserted area encountering a frightening or horrific thing on its head. A young couple have travelled to the BAD SIDE OF TOWN to get a coffee maker from Hoochum’s Bargain Basement, as the glass in their one has cracked, and they want to do something AWFUL. They want to replace the new one with the cracked one and take it back for a refund, PRETENDING THAT IT’S THE NEW ONE. SHOCKING!!!

They’ve had to travel across town, as their usual store burnt to the ground recently under VERY MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, in which the little old lady who owned the store barely escaped with her life. Rumour has it, however that the little old lady had a graduate student on the side.  On that fateful day he was working in the back of the store, and was very badly burnt in the fire and HE HASN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE…

Rumour also has it that he wasn’t, in fact using the old lady for her body, but for her coupon skills, which she was famed for. She could get a better deal with her coupons than anyone, and he was taking her for all that she knew.

But now that the couple has bought their new coffee machine, they’re about to go for a drive to a very deserted spot where anything could happen…


Cuyahoga Falls High School, OH, USA – 2021
University of Vermont, VT, USA – 2021

More about playwright Timothy Starnes. Other plays (Sassafras Cannon – civil war black comedy) by Timothy.

Author: Timothy Starnes

Genre: Funny thriller script

Type: One act play

Length: Play fifteen minutes long

Cast: 2F 1M actors

Ages of the actors: Young adult actors

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Blank stage with chairs. The rest of the set is mimed.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – easy fun script for mainly two actors (1M 1F)

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Copyright © November 2015 Timothy Starnes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other funny thrillers and horrors that we stock:

The Basement – one act comedy thriller
Mister Hislop’s dating agency – funny ghost story script
Over My dead body – funny story about two ghosts who won’t be evicted

Frida and Diego – Play about Frida Kahlo

play about Frida Kahlo



A good portion of the art world is getting ready to mark the 60th anniversary of Frida Kahlo. Frida and Diego is a biographical play about Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera. The tempestuous artist was not always easy to love, but her husband, Diego, loved her dearly throughout their two marriages. This story is about their love.


Abilene Community Theatre, TX, USA – 2019
Franklin G Burroughs – Simeon B Chapin Art Museum, SC, USA – 2022

Author: Tony Broadwick

Genre: Biography of Frida Kahlo

Type: One act play

Length: 40 – 50 minutes

Cast: Requires two females and one male.

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 12 – language

Set: a 1940’s apartment bedroom. There is a bed with a vase and some flowers in it on a bedside table.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – portraying a character that actually existed.

Read a Sample of the Script

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© November 2014 Tony Broadwick and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other biographies that we carry

Lies you can’t make up – drama script about JFK
Disney in Deutschland – biography about Walt Disney and his relationship with Hitler
And all his songs were sad – play about life and works of Sean McCarthy