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THE LONG DARK ROAD Can You Take It? A film script by Cody Perkins Shot Entirely in MiniDV film in Widescreen (1.78:1) format Final Revision: July 12, 2004 ACT I - Kyle Fisher and Francesca Righetti Scene 1 - Logos/Dedication/Main Titles LOGOS ROLL END LOGOS A screen APPEARS. It has white letters on a black background. The words read: This film is dedicated to Italian Maestro Dario Argento. Who's past films have inspired me to make this film. WORDS FADE INTO: MAIN TITLES. Plain white letters appear on the screen and begin to approach the screen. As they do, they change from white letters to blood-red dripping letters. The TITLE appears on the screen in a mimic of the previous words. It shoots toward the screen and then is pulled back into black. The cast and crew is listed and all during these credits, creepy music is playing in the background. The last screen of credits appears and disappears. The music stops. Along with the credits. Last title dissolves into: Scene 2 - FYE An E.C.U. of the FYE sign. We then CUT to an E.C.U. of Marc, 17, looking across the aisle at a beautiful girl. Marc - Hey, you guys see that? The other three guys, Kyle, 15, Tyler, 17, and Pavlo, 15, turn their head to a hot girl right across the aisle in the soundtracks section. Kyle & Tyler - Yeah. (whistles) What a hottie. They all begin to walk towards her until they slowly stop in their tracks. Kyle - Come on, you wimps. Marc & Tyler - Dude, I'm not that great with first impressions. Tyler - I crack up sometimes. Marc - Even though I am one of the most popular people at school, I still get nervous when I ask a chick out. Kyle - Fine. Watch me. (pauses for a second) Even though I am among the unpopular crowd. Kyle walks out of frame from his friends to another frame with Francesca. He approaches her just as she is picking up a CD - House of 1000 Corpses. He walks toward her, hesitates, and speaks out. Francesca - Ew, how repulsive! Kyle - Hey, that's my favorite movie. Francesca snaps around in surprise. Francesca [in surprise] - Huh? Kyle - Oh, did I surprise you? If so, I'm sorry. Francesca- Yeah, you did, but I'm alright. Kyle - So, have you seen that movie yet? Francesca [with a sour look] - Ew, no. That's disgusting. All that pointless blood and violence. Whatever happened to the good old days? Kyle - It's not so bad. Hey, I've seen you at my school. You're new, right? Francesca - Yeah. Just moved here from Florida. Kyle - Cool. Never been. Francesca - I've kinda had a crush on you for a while. Kyle froze and got kinda hot in the face. He is nervous as hell. Kyle - So, uh, you've had a crush on me for a while? That's very nice of you to come right out and say that. I've been single for about 3 years now. Francesca - That's hard to believe. Kyle - Yeah. So, uh,… I'm never good at these things, but here goes. Do you wanna go to a movie this weekend? Francesca [now with a grin from ear to ear] - I'd love to. Kyle - Great. What time shall I pick you up? Francesca - I don't know. Is 8 o'clock too late? I was beginning to get afraid that it was. Kyle - No, 8 sounds great. I haven't got a car but I'm sure my mom will drop us off on her way to work. That is if it doesn't cramp your style. Francesca - Not at all. So, Saturday at 8:00, rite? Kyle - Yeah. Francesca turns to leave when she felt a small peck on her shoulder. She wheeled around and Kyle was the culprit. Francesca - Yes? Kyle - What movie do you wanna see? Francesca [fumbling] - I know this is very new for me, but I'm gonna try and watch a scary movie. Kyle - That's cool. My friends are waiting for me over there. Francesca - That's cool. I got to be going anyway. The mall closes in 5 minutes. Francesca waves good-bye to Kyle and she walks out of frame. Kyle begins to walk towards Marc and Tyler when he realized how happy he was. He had a huge ear-to-ear grin on his face. Marc - So, how'd it go? Kyle - Well, if this isn't any plainer than I don't know what is. I'm busy this Saturday night. Marc [with a big O-face] - Oh, my God, man. You used to ask me for hookups, but now you did it on your own. I'm happy for you, man. Good job! Pavlo - Yeah. Maybe you'll finally get some butt (ass). Kyle - Nah. This girl didn't seem like that type. Pavlo - Well, sorry to break this to ya, boy, but girls aren't always as they appear. Marc gives Kyle a high-five and watch as Francesca walks toward Kyle. Francesca - Here, you might need this. She hands him a tiny piece of square paper. He opens it up, and his very breath was pulled out of him. It had her 7 digits on it. These 7 digits were now scarred on Kyle's brain. Kyle - Whoa, guys. Check this out. The guys' chins drop to the ground (not literally). Kyle - Well, I'll ring you up tomorrow. Maybe even tonight. Francesca - Sounds cool. One thing led to another. First, a date. Second, a number. And, finally: Francesca walks over to Kyle and wraps her arms around him. He appears nervous and puts his arms around her, too. Francesca - See ya…What's your name? Kyle [red-faced] - Um, Kyle. Kyle Fisher. Francesca - Well, I'm Francesca Rhigetti. See ya later. Kyle - See ya. Francesca - Bye. She lets go and then: She walks off a little and then turns back around and hugs him again. She lets go and then waves goodbye and then she is gone. Kyle - That was weird. Well, dudes, I have got to go pay for this CD and I gotta head out. Marc - Yeah, it was. Yeah, me too. My mom's gonna freak as it is. Tyler - Yeah. My mom will kill me. Literally. I was supposed to be home at 10:30, and it's 3 minutes 'till 11! Pavlo - Yeah, I got a football thing tomorrow. All - Peace out, ya'll. Tyler, Pavlo, and Marc all walk in the same direction and walk around outside the door. CAMERA cuts to a shot where he is walking over to the checkout counter. A beautiful woman approaches to check Kyle out. Lensey - Will that be all, Kyle. Kyle - Yeah, that'll be all, Lensey. Lensey - OK. That'll be 15.90. Kyle pulls a 20 dollar bill out and hands it to Lensey. She hands him his change. Kyle - OK. Thanks. See ya later. Lensey - OK. Bye. Kyle walks out the door. CUT BACK TO: Lensey - Hey, Darren, I'm gonna close everything up. Darren - OK! I'll be right out. She walks over to the doorway and pulls the metal shades down. CAMERA is positioned outside as she pulls it down right in front of the CAMERA. We SEE Kyle look back toward FYE and then walks out to his mom's car, climbs in, and she takes off. FADE TO BLACK Scene 3 - Kyle's Apartment/Francesca's House We OPEN from BLACK on a shot of Kyle talking to his mom about their date. Kyle - Hey, mom. The movie starts at 9:30. Let's go! Mom - Well, I got to be at work at 9:00, so I'm hurrying as fast as I can. Kyle's mom is rushing frantically to get the dishes cleaned up. Kyle walks into his bathroom and puts on his deodorant and sprays some BOD body spray on his chest and walks back into the living room. Suddenly, the phone rings. Kyle runs over to the phone and checks the caller I.D. display. It's Francesca. Kyle - Hello? Francesca - Are you almost ready? We only have an hour until the movie starts. Kyle - I've been ready for hours, but my mom is still washing the dishes. She's dropping us off before she goes to work. Francesca - That's cool. B.G. Kyle's mom is screaming at the top of her lungs for Kyle to come on. Kyle - Dang. Hey, we're leaving right now. Be ready. Francesca - OK. Both - Bye. Kyle frantically puts the phone back on the receiver and runs to grab his shoes and jacket. He puts his shoes on quickly and runs and jumps into the car. 10 minutes later they arrive at Francesca's house. It's a big house. It's hard to describe it in words. Kyle jumps out of the car and walks up the porch to Francesca's house and rings the doorbell. He hears heavy running inside. The door opens and an angel steps out. Francesca - Bye, Dad. Love ya. Nobody replies. Francesca closes the door and locks it with a key she had. Kyle - Come on. Mom's running late. Francesca runs to try to catch up with Kyle even though their hands are locked together. Kyle opens the door for her and she climbs in and he climbs in after her. Francesca [to Kyle's mom] - Thanks, Mrs. Fisher. Mom - No problem. Well, let's go. Kyle's mom drives off from Francesca's giant house and 10 minutes later arrives at the movie theatre: Movie Palace. Kyle - Well, here we are. Hey, can I have some money? Kyle's mom reaches into her purse and pulls out a 50 dollar bill. Mom - Have a good time. See ya'll later. She waves goodbye and then drives off into the traffic. DISSOLVE TO: Scene 4 - The Movies Kyle approaches the ticket booth. Kyle - 2 adult tickets for Jeepers Creepers 2 for the 9:30 showing, please. Ticketman - That'll be 14 dollars, please. Kyle hands the 50 dollar bill to him. Ticketman - Your change is 36 dollars. Enjoy the movie. Kyle & Francesca - Thank you. The ticket man shakes his head. Kyle opens the door for Francesca and walks over to the snack area. Francesca - I've got to go to the bathroom for a minute. Be right back. Kyle - OK, but please hurry back. Francesca walks out of frame to the bathroom and the camera focuses back on Kyle. He picks up 2 large popcorn bags and a large coke (with 2 straws). Francesca walks towards Kyle. Francesca - Hey, I'm gonna go on down to the theatre. Which one are we in? Kyle - Theatre 3. OK, hun. I'm just gonna pay for this stuff and I'll be right there. Francesca shakes her head and walks off. CAPTION: 5 MINUTES LATER CAMERA is positioned outside of the theatre Kyle and Francesca are in. CAMERA is position outside of Theatre 3. We cut to a shot of Kyle walking to the door of theatre 3 and he is holding the 2 popcorn bags and soda that he had just bought. He opens the door and walks down the long corridor to the doorway on the left side of the hallway. He begins to crane his head to find Francesca. After just a few seconds of looking, he finds her. He walks over to the middle row of the upper half of the theatre and walks towards Francesca. Kyle - Whoo. What a long line that was. Francesca - Well, at least, you are here. That's all that matters. She leans her head over on his shoulder. He pretends to yawn and puts his arm around her. She smiles and they interlock hands. Francesca squeezes Kyle's hand hard. He flinches a bit and smiles at her. Francesca - Kyle, I hope you know that I'm gonna scream at this movie before it's over. The theatre suddenly goes dark and Francesca squeezes Kyle's hand harder than ever. Kyle - Just hold onto me and there's nothing to worry about. CAPTION - 90 MINUTES LATER Kyle and Francesca, along with hundreds of other people, walk out of the theatre. Kyle and Francesca's hands are still "glued" together. Francesca's eyes are bulging out of her head and she is shuddering with fear. Francesca [Stuttering] - That was the scariest movie I've ever seen. Kyle - It was kinda scary, but it wasn't that bad. It did get me in some places. Francesca - I hope I didn't embarrass you when I screamed. Kyle - Nah. Most girls get scared. Francesca - Not like me, though. Kyle chuckles and they walk out of the theatre door and exit the place. Kyle gets out his cell phone and dials a cab place. Kyle talks for about 5 minutes until he finally puts the phone down and tells Francesca that they'll be here shortly. Kyle and Francesca wait and wait until suddenly, a yellow cab pulls up and they jump in. They sit in the cab silently and she leans her head on his shoulder again and he leans his head on hers. [CUT] The cab pulls up at Kyle's house. Kyle pays the 5 dollar bill and the cab drives off. [CUT] Scene 5 - Kyle's Apartment CAMERA follows Kyle and Francesca as they walk down the lane to Kyle's second story apartment. Kyle reaches into his pocket and pulls out the key and puts it in the lock and turns the knob and he and Francesca step into his apartment. Kyle takes his jacket off and walks over to Francesca. Kyle - This is my place. I know it's not much but it's home. My parents aren't home right now so we'll be here alone. Mom couldn't pick us up from the movies because she had to work. Francesca - That's OK! I've never been in a cab before. It was fun. Kyle - I was afraid you would be disappointed. Francesca - Nah. My parents don't drive me around much so it's not that different. Kyle - Want anything to drink? Francesca - Yeah, sure. Oh, God. I have totally forgot to call my dad and tell him where I was. Kyle - Yeah, you'd better call. I don't want your parents to hate me. Francesca - Me either. Um, where's your phone? Kyle [handing her a cordless phone] - Right here. Francesca thanks Kyle and she walks into the other room. CAPTION - 5 MINUTES LATER Francesca - Sorry about that. Kyle - No problem. Francesca - My dad not to be long and to not dilly-dally. He also said to remember to wear a condom. Kyle gives her a weird look and she breaks out laughing. Francesca - Ha ha. I'm just fuckin' with ya. He just said not to dilly-dally. Kyle - Oh. You want me to call you a cab? They both begin to orbit the room pacefully. Francesca - Yeah. If it wasn't for my dad I wouldn't have to be rushed. Kyle - My parents can be like that, too. Kyle picks up the phone and dials the same number he dialed for the cab that picked them up from the movies. Kyle - Excuse me for a sec. Francesca shakes her head. A minute passes and then Kyle hangs up the phone. Kyle - They're on their way. Francesca - That's cool. Wow, that's a new catch-phrase for me. They sit on the couch and stare at each other with a lust in their eyes. A minute later, a horn begins to honk loudly. Francesca & Kyle - Crap. Francesca - Be right back. Francesca walks to the door and yells down to the cab driver: Francesca - Give me 5 minutes. The cab driver shakes his head at her. Francesca walks over to Kyle and they sit back down on the couch. They lean over to kiss each other and that's when it happened. She pulled a large butcher knife out of her purse and shoves it into Kyle's stomach (E.C.U.). His eyes open quickly to see her pull the knife out. She pulls it back out and sticks it into his back. She pulls it back out and blood splatters on the wall. She stabs him 5 more times until he was dead. After that, she pulls it out of his chest and licks the blood off of the blade. All this occurred within 1 minute. She kisses him on the forehead and leaves a blood-red mark on his forehead (close- up). E.C.U. - She then begins to gently place her fingers inside of Kyle's skin and begins to slowly rip his face off. She puts the skin in her bag and closes it up. Francesca gets out her cell phone and dials a number. Francesca - Hey, he's dead. Do you want me to just leave him here? OK. Bye. She hung the phone back up and walked to the door and stared back at Kyle and laughs maniacally, flips out the lights and exits the room. As she walks down the stairs to the cab, she furnishes the blood- stained knife in her purse. The CAMERA focuses on a shot of Francesca's evil smile on her maniacal face. FADE TO BLACK. Scene 6 - Kyle's Apartment We OPEN from BLACK on a dark room. Soon to be revealed as Kyle's apartment. Not a sound is heard. Suddenly, we hear a sound, as if a key being inserted into a door lock. The door opens. The figures in the doorway are Kyle's parents. They are holding bags in their hands. They are talking amongst themselves until they turn and see Kyle's dead body lying on the couch. They begin to scream frantically. DRAMATICALLY: FADE TO BLACK [End of Act I] ACT II - Marc Daly and Olga Verdegast Scene 7 - Marc's School We OPEN from BLACK on a short of a packed hallway. A figure begins to emerge into frame as the audience frantically screams in excitement. The figure is Marc. Marc walks down the hall and everybody looks at him, shouting. Boy #1 - Hey, Marc. Do the V-Walk. Marc's feet begin to do a dance sort of like the Moon Walk, but a little faster in motion. The "audience" begins to scream and cheer even louder at Marc. Suddenly, a girl walks towards Marc. Her name is Olga, a foreign exchange student from Italy. Olga [in Italian accent] - Marc, you're so cool. I feel sorry for the people in California who lost a great guy. Marc begins to talks at great length. Marc - Well, girl, you know, California was cool, but there's no better thing than being in this school here with you. The girl reaches up to hug Marc. Marc grins large and blushes. He hugs her back. Marc - Hey. Wanna go to a movie this weekend. Olga blushes and takes a minute to answer. Olga - I can't. What's your last name anyway? Marc's head drops. Marc - Oh, Daly. Marcus Daly. Olga - Oh, cool. Um, Do you wanna come to my house this weekend? At this sentence, Marc's mouth dropped. All these girls who liked him finally invited him over. A pure angel this time (or pure demon?). Marc - Yes, I do. What day? What time? Olga - About 7 p.m. on Saturday. Marc - Sweet. I wish Kyle was here to see this. It's a shame he had to be savagely murdered by persons unknown. Is Scott gonna be there? Olga - Yeah, it's a shame he had to die. Yeah, maybe. He's probably gonna be with Jessie. Suddenly, the late bell rings. Olga - Well, I got to go. See ya Saturday. Marc - Yeah. Saturday at 7. They wave goodbye and walk in opposite directions to their class. FADE TO BLACK Scene 8 - Marc's Class We OPEN from BLACK on a shot of Marc entering his 5th period class. He finds his seat and sits down. Sitting right next to him is one of his friends, Pavlo. They begin to talk about what had just happened. Marc - Guess what just happened to me. Pavlo - What? Marc - I got asked to go a girl's house. HER HOUSE, MAN! Pavlo - Really? I get invited to them all the time. [Pavlo blinks at Marc with a smile on his face.] Marc - Sick. I'm not like that, man. I respect a girl. Pavlo - That's cool. I don't know why I do it all the time. I respect a girl as much as anyone. Especially about sex. Marc and Pavlo laugh at Pavlo's joke and watch as the teacher walks in. The teacher sits his briefcase on the desk and checks the roll. CAPTION: 50 MINUTES LATER Marc and Pavlo, along with 30 other kids, walk out of the classroom and walk down the hall talking about Vic's luck. Pavlo - She's pretty cool. Marc - She's an angel from on high. They both laugh again and walk on. FADE TO BLACK Scene 9 - Marc's House We OPEN back up from BLACK on a shot of Marc's living room. Camera starts in dining room and DOLLY's on Marc's door. We see a shadow on the door and two seconds later we see the door open and Marc step in. He sits his books on the couch and walks into the computer room. He boots up the computer and grabs the phone. Since Kyle no longer exists, he calls Tyler. The phone rings and rings and rings. He puts the phone down and calls Olga. Phone - RINNNNNG. RINNNNNGGG. Suddenly, there's a click and a beautiful voice on the other line. Olga - Hello. Marc stalls for a second and then says: Marc - Hello. Olga - Hey. What's up? Marc - Not much. Just got in. I'm gonna work on my script. You still wanna act in it? Olga - Yeah, sure. Marc - Everyone I put down before is still on except for one. And I Don't think I'll bring his name up. Olga - Yeah, he was a very nice guy. He hit on me a couple of times, and I would have said yes if I wasn't already taken. Marc smiles. Marc - He used to talk about that. The crush thing I mean. It sucks he's dead. He was a really good friend and an actor. Olga [changing the subject] - Yeah. So, how was school today? Marc - Same and boring as always. You? Olga - Let's not talk about school. I don't know why I brought it up, but I did. When I talk about Kyle, it gets me inside so I always change the subject. Marc - Oh. Me too sometimes. Olga - I bet you can't wait for Saturday night. Marc - No, I can't. Olga - I hope you don't incinuate that it's gonna be anything perverted. Marc gets red -faced and says: Marc - No. I don't think like that. [smiling and chuckling] Kyle would though. He was a real perv. Olga [chuckling] - I don't really know if he was or not. Marc - Oh, he was. Did he tell you that he got in trouble 3 times for sexual harassment? Olga - No, he didn't. Marc - Yep. He got nothing for the first offense. The second offense, he got ISS for 3 days. And the third offense, he got suspended. Olga chuckles and says: Olga - Pavlo was like that. Pavlo was cool, but he always talked about all the chicks he had been with. Marc - Oh. He told everybody about that, I think. Kyle used to run up to me and tell me about it. Suddenly, Marc's call waiting sound occurred. Marc - Hey, my call waiting thing is blinking. Be right back. Olga - Sure. SOUND EFFECT - CLICK CAPTION: 5 MINUTES LATER Marc clicks back into the conversation. Marc - I'm back. Sorry about that. Olga [giggling] - It's fine. Marc - That was Pavlo. What a coincidence. Olga - Yeah. Spooky. Marc [looking at the clock] - It's almost 5 o'clock. Mommy's gonna be home and my daddy's supposed to call. Olga - That's cool. I'll see ya tomorrow. Marc & Olga - Bye. Camera shows a split screen of them both hanging up. Camera lingers on Olga's face as she smiles in a malicious way. She gets up and walks off. FADE TO BLACK Scene 10 - Olga's House We OPEN back up again from BLACK on a shot of Olga walking back and forth frantically across the room. We have no idea what she is doing, but suddenly the phone rings. She takes giant steps to get to the phone. She reaches it and picks it up. It's Marc. Olga - Hello. Marc - Olga, hey. Sorry. We're running a little bit late. We're at the fruit stand and we'll be there as soon as possible. Olga - Oh, good. I've literally paced this room back and forth waiting for you. Take your time, though. I know the traffic is bad here. Marc - Well, I got to go, but I'll be there in 5 minutes. Bye. Olga - Bye. SPLIT SCREEN AGAIN as they both hang up the phone. Olga hangs up and walks to the door and gets out and sits on the front porch. She watches as not many cars pass by and then a white car pulls up in her driveway. A figure gets out and she can't make out who it is because of the darkness. He walks up to the porch and into the light. She makes it out immediately. She runs up to him and jumps into his arms. He carries her inside and sits her down. Marc - Hey, girl. Olga - Hey, guy. I've got everything set up. What movie you wanna watch? Marc - Doesn't matter to me. I wanna watch a scary movie. Olga - Ooh. I only got one, and it's new. She runs down into the T.V. room and picks up a DVD of House of 1000 Corpses. Marc - Sounds good to me. Olga opens the DVD player and puts the disc on the DVD tray and closes it. By then, Marc is sitting on the couch. She runs over to him and jumps in the seat beside him. She lays her head on his shoulder and they hold hands. CAPTION: 90 MINUTES LATER Olga - That was scary. I'm gonna have nightmares over this. Marc - I didn't like the ending but that was OK. Olga - Be right back. Gotta go to the bathroom. Marc - Cool. I'll be sitting here watching the extras on this DVD, so I won't be bored. Olga - Cool. Olga runs out of the room and walks over to the knife drawer. She opens it up and pulls a large butcher knife out. She runs down the hall to the bathroom and comes back 5 minutes later. Marc is sitting on the couch, still. He sees her come in and walks over to her. She hugs him and he closes his eyes as they hug. She pulls the butcher knife out of her pants and pulls it up over his back and rams it in. E.C.U. - The CAMERA is fixed on Marc's face. His eyes are now wide open. He pulls himself back from her and turns around. She pulls the blade out and stabs him again. She pulls it back out and he tries his best to grab her arm but fails. She stabs him again in the head. She pulls it back one final time. The CAMERA follows the knife from up in the air and to it's destination. The CAMERA is fixed on the rapidly flowing blood from his newly carved hole. She licks the blade twice and gets up. E.C.U. - She then does what the girl did to Kyle to Marc earlier. She sticks her fingers in the skin next to Marc's cheekbones and pulls his face off and places it in her bag. She reaches into her pocket and pulls out a cell phone. She dials 7 numbers and puts the phone to her ear. Olga - Hey, he's dead. Just two more until our work is complete. Yeah, she's in the bedroom. OK, bye. Olga hangs up and walks out of the house and jumps into a red car. The CAMERA gets a CLOSE-UP of her face, but it's not Olga's face anymore. It's a faceless creature. FADE TO BLACK [End of ACT II] ACT III - Tyler Creed and Gianna Brezzi Scene 11 - Tyler's House/Pavlo's House/The School Bus/School We OPEN from BLACK on a shot of Tyler on the phone. It is not known who he is talking to. Until now. Tyler - Hey, Pavlo, can you believe it. Kyle and Marc are both dead within 1 week from each other. The killer has yet to be caught or even identified. Pavlo - Yeah, that's very weird. That time at the mall was the last time we actually talked to him. Wonder how his date went. Wonder if he got any. Tyler - Maybe. Don't know. not. Pavlo laughs. Pavlo - Well, hey, man. I gotta jet. I got a friend on the line from PA. Tyler - Peace. Pavlo - See ya. They both hang up and Tyler begins to lay on his bed staring at the ceiling. In one shot, the camera is shown at the ceiling staring down at Tyler. Then, it's shown in Tyler's vision staring at the ceiling. He gets off his bed and exits his room. He walks over to the refrigerator and pulls out some lunch meat and some cheese. He makes a sandwich. He sits down at the table and eats it and then walks back to his room and goes to sleep. FADE TO BLACK CAPTION: NEXT MORNING We OPEN back up from BLACK on a shot of Tyler laying on his bed asleep. He is wearing his school clothes and no socks. The alarm clock rings and he picks it up and slams it against the wall. He gets up and stumbles around the room. He even bumps into the wall a couple of times. He goes into the kitchen and gets a bowl and pours a bowl of cereal: Apple Jacks. He eats his breakfast and runs into his room and grabs some clothes and runs into the bathroom. 5 minutes later he comes out dressed in his usual school attire. He drinks a glass of orange juice and goes outside to meet the bus. The bus pulls up and he climbs on. He goes all the way to the back of the overcrowded bus and looks for his friend, Pavlo. He finds him and says: Tyler - Hey, man. They give each other a high-five. Pavlo - Hey, man. My night was amazing last night. I don't have to go into any details. Tyler - It'd be better if you didn't. I already know. Pavlo - Yeah, you do. Pavlo leans his head back on the seat and looks out the window. He suddenly begins to think about death. Pavlo [thinking] - First, Kyle. Then, Marc. In just a week apart from each other. I wish I knew who did it. If I knew who did it, I would kill them personally myself. The bus stops at the school. A whole 10 or so people jump up from their seat and get off at the high school stop. Pavlo and Tyler walk side-by-side to the door. As soon, as they get in, Pavlo goes in the lunchroom and Tyler goes into the library. He looks lonely. He no longer has Marc or Kyle to talk to. The bell rings for the students to be dismissed to their 1st period class. He gets up and walks to his first period class. He gets in and sits down. CAMERA watches as the door is suddenly filled with about 20 or so kids fighting to get in. They all sit down and the teacher comes in. [CUT] In the next shot, we see all the students crowding into the hallway as school is over. Tyler walks his usual route to his house, looking still lonely. Pavlo runs up [CAMERA acting as Pavlo runs up just as Pavlo does] and jumps in front of Tyler. Tyler looks at him and starts laughing. Pavlo - Hey, man. I just realized something today. Tyler - What? Pavlo - School sucks. Tyler [sarcastically] - Naw, what took you so long to figure that out? Pavlo [laughing] - A while. I wanna go home and get drunk. Tyler - Well, you go do that, man, while I walk to my house. Pavlo - I wish I lived in Hodgenville so I wouldn't have to ride the stupid bus. Tyler - I wish I lived some where's else. Pavlo - Well, I got to go catch my bus. Talk to you later. Tyler - Peace. CAMERA STANDS STILL as Tyler walks even further from the CAMERA. FADE TO BLACK Scene 12 - Tyler's House We OPEN back up from BLACK as Tyler walks in the door of his house. As soon as he gets in, the phone RINGS. He picks it up. Tyler - Hello. A strange voice is on the other line. Voice - Do you know who this is? Tyler - No. Voice - Do you wanna know? Tyler - Yes, I do. Gianna [normal voice] - It's me, Gianna, from school. Tyler - Oh, hey. Um, wha-what do ya want? Gianna - I was wondering if you'd like to go with me to the movies this weekend. My boyfriend just broke up with me and I have no date. Would you like to be my date? Tyler [speechless] - Uh, um, y-y-yeah, s-sure. When? Gianna - Um, Saturday. At 6. Is that OK? Tyler - I'll have to check with my mom. She's the "boss" around here. She laughs. Gianna - Well, that's all I need to ask you. You have caller I.D., right? Tyler - Yeah. Gianna - You have my number, then. Call me sometime. Tyler - OK. Well, it was nice talking to you. See ya later. Gianna - Yeah. You, too. Both - Bye. They both hang up on SPLIT-SCREEN. Tyler's breath is taken away. He begins to walk back and forth around the room trying to gain back his breath. He had just been asked out by one of the hottest girls in school. Was this a cruel joke or the real thing? He'll find out this weekend on their date. He walks back to his bedroom and lays down on the bed and closes his eyes. DISSOLVE INTO: Scene 13 - Tyler's Dream We see a SHOT of Tyler in the bathroom. He is popping zits on his face. His mom walks up beside him. He turns around while popping this huge zit on his forehead. Suddenly, he squeezes the zit and a 6 foot jet of blood shoots out of the zit onto his mom's face and all over the walls. They both scream and we CUT TO A SHOT OF: Tyler jumping up out of his bed reaching for his forehead and when he realizes nothing is there, he lays back down on his bed and goes back to sleep. FADE TO BLACK Scene 14 - Tyler's School We OPEN from BLACK on a shot of Tyler walking to school on his street. He is walking next to his sister. They both look tired as they walk the long mile to their school. His sister is talking to her friends while Tyler looks bothered. Several cars pass by until they finally reach the school. He walks up the front doors, pulls them open, and steps in. He walks past the cafeteria (which, surprisingly, not many people are in there yet) and walks past a large glass display and opens two huge doors and walks in and looks instantly at his friends and walks over to their table. He lays his stuff down and pulls up a chair and lays his head down. Normally at this time he would be talking to Kyle until Marc came in, but now neither one of those will happen ever again. We CUT to a SHOT of Pavlo walking down the hall into the library. He does the same thing as Tyler and he walks up to him and lays his stuff down and begins to talk to Tyler. Pavlo - There isn't any gang anymore with Kyle or Marc around. Tyler - Nope. It's peaceful. It was never peaceful whenever me or Kyle were around, but for some reason, since Kyle's death, I've calmed down. Has he really made that big an impact on my life? I mean we were in one movie together and in the movie I died and he lived with a broken arm, but now it seems like the roles have been reversed. He's the dead one. And I'm the crippled one. He sighs and lays his head back down. Pavlo - Kyle was a great friend. Marc was too. Tyler - Kyle was weird and so was Vic, but I miss 'em. Not the same around here without them. A girl, Liz, walks up to Tyler and Pavlo and pulls a chair up and begins to talk. She reaches into her bag and pulls out a stapler. Liz - Hey, Tyler. Can you fix my stapler for me? Tyler - Yeah, sure. He squeezes the stapler and gasps and drops it instantly. Liz is in an uproar and so is Pavlo. Tyler begins to laugh himself later and they all cease laughing. Liz picks the stapler up and puts it back in her bag just as the principal is walking by their table. More people begin to crowd the table. Main gang members, excluding Kyle and Marc. They all pull up a chair and sit down and begin their usual talk amongst the group. A table behind them is playing Yu-Gi-Oh and it has a huge amount of people around. Tyler - Fuckin's 'lectric straplers. [sighs] Kyle hated Yu-Gi-Oh. Used to drive him mad. Pavlo - Yeah. It stills drives me mad. They laugh and continue to look at the Yu-Gi-Oh game in progress. Suddenly, the bell rings indicating you to go to your first period class. Everyone crams out of the library and walks down the hall walking through people trying to get to their class. The hall is thinning with people. The CAMERA goes through the hallway looking at people at their lockers, couples smooching in the hall, and people cramming through trying to get into their class. The warning bell dings and finally the tardy bell rings. Everyone runs to their classes and the doors to every classroom close in sync. The CAMERA DOLLIES down to room 209 and since this was the only door still open the CAMERA DOLLIES in on the class fumbling for their stuff as their teacher waits. We SEE a couple of people we know and a few people we don't. The ones we do know are: Pavlo and Tyler. They are sitting in desks side by side. They are both eyeing the girl who asked Tyler out from across the room. They have their tongues out and have a goofy look on their face. CAMERA cuts to a close-up of Gianna looking at them, winking. They both crack up hysterically…especially Pavlo. He puts his fingers over his nose, making it look like he's scratching his nose and sticks his tongue out pointing at Gianna. Tyler sees this motion and dies out laughing. Teacher - Mr. Creed (Tyler), what's so funny? Is it something that can wait until after class? Tyler [gasping for air] - Yes, ma'am. Teacher [in a snobby tone] - Thank you, sir. If you continue to disrupt my class, I will send you out. They continue to snigger amongst themselves but not loud enough to tick the teacher off again. The teacher begins to teach again whilst Tyler and Pavlo begin to tell more jokes. Teacher - OK, class. The bell is about to ring so we'll stop for today. The class fumbles to put their books away in their book bags and gather all their things and stand up and wait at the door. The bell rings and the CAMERA follow Tyler and Pavlo upstairs as they walk up the stairs to room 210. They are the first people in the room, but then a whole crowd of people form in the door way. CAMERA DOLLIES over to the teacher's computer which has kind of a cool clock on the screen. The numbers on the clock read: 02:30. More people crowd into the room and then the clock on the computer has now changed to 45:00. The teacher walks in with a video in his hand: SCHINDLER'S LIST. Teacher (#2) - Ok, class, I hope you brought your signed permission slips to watch this movie today. If you have yours, please hand them to me and if you didn't have yours please go to the library until the bell rings, please. Come up here and place your slips on the table here and for the ones who don't have theirs, please go on down to the library. A crowd of people walk up to the table while a few walk out the door. Teacher (#2) - You can sit wherever you want, but make it quick. The students get back up and move to different desks and sit next to their friends/ After this all has happened, the students sit back down and stare up at the screen as the teacher walks over to his computer, pops the disc into the DVD player on his computer. CAPTION: 30 MINUTES LATER We CUT to a SHOT of the class staring up at the screen, watching with fascination. 10 minutes later the bell rings and the class, all in unison, moan and groan as they teacher pushes the stop button on the DVD player on his computer and the class walks out of the room and tries to fight the traffic in the hall. We CUT to a shot of Tyler walking to his 7th period class. Tyler - Thank God this is the last class of the day. He looks up at the clock. The CAMERA zooms in quickly and dramatically at the clock. We CUT to a shot of Tyler's back as he is walking into the class. We follow him until he sits down in his seat. CAMERA DOLLIES back over to the door as more students come in and walk to their friends' desks and sit down and begin talking to them. We CUT to a shot of the exterior of the classroom we were just in. We hear a loud bell and we go through the same experience of the traffic. The CAMERA DOLLIES down the hall as we see hundreds of students coming down the stairs and down the hall. We DOLLY until the CAMERA runs back into Tyler leaving the building. Tyler - Yeah, man. I'll call you tonight sometime. I gotta go to the library to do some research then I got my date tomorrow. Stupid English class is killing me. I gotta find a book to read for A.R. tomorrow. Pavlo - OK, man. See ya later. Have fun on your date tomorrow. Tyler - I'll try. CAMERA stands in the middle of the hall and we see Tyler open the double doors and exit the school. We follow him to the parking lot and we see him get in his car. He climbs in and turns his radio on. He begins shaking his head to some rock music. CAMERA stands in parking lot as we see Tyler's car speed off to the library. CUT TO: Scene 15 - The Library Tyler speeds into the parking lot, turns the ignition off, pulls his keys out and gets out of the car. He walks up to the big white door of the library and walks in. As he opens the door, we see a huge library with millions of books. We see the library workers happily checking out books to customers and working on the computer. We also find out that there are more computers right beside the door. Tyler waves to the librarians and they say hello to him and CAMERA follows Tyler over to the Stephen King section. He turns around and looks at some really ancient books and then finds the books he was looking for. He picks up 6 rubber-banded books (The Green Mile) and reads the back of each part. He gives an expression that says 'what the hey' and walks over to the check out counter. Tyler - I'd like to check this out. Library lady - Do you have your card? Tyler - Oh, no. My name's in the computer somewhere. Library lady - OK, what's your name, sir? Tyler - Oh, Tyler Creed. She looks through the database and then she finally lands on Tyler Creed. She picks each book up individually and scans the barcode and after all 6 books she hands him a printed piece of paper with his due dates on them. Library lady - Due back in 2 weeks. Have a good day. Tyler - You, too. Tyler walks over to the door and walks out. He gets back in his car. FADE TO BLACK Scene 16 - Tyler's House We OPEN from BLACK on a shot from Tyler combing his hair, slicking it back and spraying Desire cologne on his chest and replaces the cap. The phone RINGS and he rushes to pick it up. Tyler - Hello? Gianna - Hey. Aren't you gonna come pick me up? I've been waiting for you. Tyler - I'm hurrying as fast as I can. I'll be there with the hour. Gianna - Cool. So, what's up? Tyler - Nothing much. Just getting ready. Gianna - Well, I won't bother you. I'll see you later. 'Bye. Tyler - 'Bye. He hangs up and rushes to get the deodorant. It's the spray kind and he sprays it under his armpits and picks up his toothbrush and toothpaste and begins to brush his teeth. He spits and rinses and gets his car keys and heads out the door. We CUT to a SHOT of him exiting his house. He climbs in his car and turns it on and speeds off. We CUT again to a SHOT of him pulling up at his date's house. He gets out and walks to the door. He rings her doorbell twice until he hears a thump as it someone running and he hears and sees the door open. They standing in the doorway is an angel. Tyler - Hey. Gianna - Hey. Come on in. My parents aren't home so we'll be alone for a while. What time does the pizza place close? Tyler - I think about 11 or so. Gianna - OK. I'll call and order us some pizza while we think of something to do tonight on our date. Tyler - Cool. Do you wanna go to a movie tonight? Gianna - No. I can't. I Gotta stay home. Tyler - That's too bad. We can just chill out here and watch a movie or something. Gianna nods in agreement and dials the number to the pizza place. Gianna - Yeah, hey. I'd like to order a large, stuff crust pizza with… Hey, Tyler is pepperoni, olives and pepperonis sound OK? Tyler - Yeah. Gianna - OK. I'd like a large stuff crust with extra cheese, black olives, and pepperonis. OK, my address is…. She trails off on her address. Tyler goes to the living room and takes a look at the wonders he sees. She walks into the room and goes BOO really loud and Tyler jumps a foot into the air. Tyler - Jesus Christ, you scared the hell out of me. Gianna [giggling] - Sorry. It was a guilty pleasure of mine. Tyler - Cool. Where's your bathroom at? Gianna - Right down the hall on the right. Tyler walks to the bathroom and closes the door. We CUT to a SHOT of Gianna waiting anxiously in the living room. Tyler comes out of the bathroom when he sees something suspicious looking on the floor. Red, gooey liquid coming from the door across from the bathroom. He opens the door and when he does everything happens so fast he doesn't know what happened. Two bodies fall out of the closet. We HEAR Tyler scream from Gianna's view. We get a CLOSE-UP of Gianna with gritted teeth and a big knife in her hand. She walks down the hall to where Tyler is. She hides in the bathroom. He stands up straight and begins to walk down the hall. Gianna walks up behind him. She puts her hand on his shoulders and whispers so audible that Tyler jumps around. Gianna - Did you like what you saw? Those were the two you knew. Now you will join them, too. With this, she pulls her hand up revealing a knife and puts it to Tyler's throat and slides it across. We get an E.C.U. of Tyler's throat as the blade slides across as the skin pulls apart and blood begins to flow slowly out. He holds his throat with blood gushing between his fingers. He turns around just as she stabs him twice in the chest. He gasps and falls. Blood begins to spill from his mouth as she looks at his lifeless face and she stabs him once in the forehead. She does what the other two things did to Kyle and Marc, pulls his face off and pulls out a black bag and stows the freshly peeled skin in it. She reaches into her pocket and grabs a cell phone. Gianna - Hey, it's me. He's dead. Just one more until our cycle is complete. Yeah. She'll be onto him next. 'Bye. She puts the phone back up and walks out the door. The CAMERA DOLLIES over to Tyler's body and we dissolve into a close-up of Tyler's now-faceless abyss of a face. The CAMERA zooms in on his face slowly and dramatically and FADES TO BLACK. [END OF ACT III] ACT IV - Pavlo Giordani and Helga Ulman Scene 17 - Pavlo's House/Bus/School We OPEN from BLACK on a shot of Pavlo's alarm clock. We ZOOM in on a ceiling shot of Pavlo sleeping. He gets up and hit's the snooze button on the device. He gets up and turns the shower on. We follow him to his closet and his picks out his clothes for that day. He walks over to the bathroom door and walks in and closes the door. [CUT] The bathroom door opens and Pavlo walks out with his new clothes on and he walks to the living room to grab his stuff for school. He walks out the door to catch his bus. Finally, we see his bus pull around the curb and finally at his house. He walks on the bus, still asleep, and goes all the way to the back of the bus, throws his stuff down and lays down and starts sleeping. He is awaken by a student who throws a pencil at him to wake him up. He gets up and walks to the front of the bus and exits the bus to the front doors of the school. He walks to the lunchroom, finds a booth, sits his stuff down and lays his head down to go to sleep. He is awaken again by the dismissal bell. He walks to his 1st period class and sleeps again. CAPTION: 3:00 P.M. We HEAR the bells ring and a huge crowd of people flock to the doors and exit the school. He gets on the bus, waits for the bus to take off and sleeps all the way home. Half an hour later, he gets off the bus at his house and gets up to his front door and goes to his room and flops down on the bed and begins to sleep. He suddenly jumps up. Pavlo - Oh, God. I got a date with Helga tomorrow. He rushes over to pick up the phone and dials her number. The phone rings and rings and nobody picks up. He hangs the phone up and goes outside to ride his 4 wheeler. He meets his friend, Antoine, outside before he gets on his 4 wheeler. They take turns riding and finally they go inside. They each get on one of the two couches and take a nap. Four hours pass before they even realize it. The phone suddenly rings and Pavlo jumps up to get it. It's his dad. Pavlo's Dad - Hey, Pavlo. I'm gonna be late home from work because I… got some work to do here at the office and it's gonna be a while so don't wait up. I'll be home around the time you go to school. Pavlo - OK, cool. Antoine's over anyway. He's staying over. Pavlo's Dad - OK. Well, bye. Pavlo hung up the phone and went back over to the couch and picked up the phone. He dialed everyone on his speed dial list and a few more. Pavlo - Hey, Mark. Yeah. My dad is gonna be gone until tomorrow morning. Around 7. Yeah. Call everyone. Call the chicks first. Yeah. This is gonna be an awesome party. Yeah, I got the drinks. Just ain't got no food. Yeah. Call them now and come as soon as you can. Antoine's here with me. We'll set everything up. Yeah. Bye. TITLE CARD - AN HOUR LATER We CUT to a shot of the exterior of Pavlo's house. It has countless cars in the lawn. We CUT to a shot of the interior of the house. There are even more people inside. They are drinking and dancing around. Pavlo is walking around screaming and cheering. We SEE Antoine being led up the stairs to a bedroom. CLOSE-UP of the girl pushing Antoine onto a bed and the door slamming. CAPTION: 9 AND AND HALF HOURS LATER Pavlo - Hey, hey people. He looks over at the clock and sees it's 4 in the morning. He sadly reports that it's time to go. Pavlo - Hey, peeps. I'm sorry to announce that this party is ova. A bunch of drunken people moan and groan and subside what they are doing immediately. CAMERA moves it's position from inside the house to outside the door. We see the people leaving and going to their car. CUT to a shot of Antoine and the girl in the bedroom. The girl is snapping her bra on and Antoine is putting his shirt back on. Olga slips her shirt on and walks over to Antoine. They kiss briefly and walk out the door. B.G.: the mirrors are all fogged up. They walk down the stairs and look into each other's eyes again and kiss for what seems like forever. Amber - Thanks for the great night last night. I had fun. Antoine - No problem. Anytime. She opens up the door and walks out. CUT to an exterior shot of the house where Olga is walking down the walkway and climbs into her car and drives away. CUT to a shot of the interior of the house. Pavlo lays back on the wall. Antoine and Pavlo begin to quickly pick the cups and paper and stuff off the floor. Pavlo - How was your night last night? Pavlo [with a goofy look on his face] - Great. [giggles] We better get this shit cleaned up before your parents get home. They both begin to pick up trash off the floor and all over the house. DISSOLVE into next scene where they are finally done cleaning up every single room in the house. They go down to the bedroom and sleep until Pavlo's dad gets home. FADE TO BLACK Scene 18 - Pavlo's Date We OPEN from BLACK on a SHOT of Pavlo getting ready for his date. He is walking around the room and just as the camera pulls in he pulls a shirt on and sprays cologne on his chest and spikes up his hair. As he is spiking his hair, his little brother, Oskar comes into the room. Oskar - Oooooh, you getting ready for your big date? Pavlo - Yes, Oskar. Now could you please leave me alone? Oskar - Why? Pavlo - Because I said so. Go call one of your friends or something. Oskar - Oh, yeah. That's right. I'm supposed to call Adam to see what assignments I missed in English today. Well, have fun on your date. Don't create any accidents, now. Pavlo rolls his eyes and walks to the table where he grabs his wallet. His dad is waiting for him in the car. He runs and puts on his shoes, checks himself in the mirror one last time and walks out to where his dad is seated in the driver's side waiting for Pavlo to get in. Pavlo's Dad - You ready? Now, you remember you have got to show me where this girl lives? What's her last name again? Pavlo nods and replies: Pavlo - Yes, I'm ready. I checked my hair in the mirror a million times. I am set. OK, dad. I'll show ya where she lives. It's not too far. Her last name is Ulman, dad. Helga Ulman. Pavlo's dad nods, and replies: Pavlo's dad - That's a very peculiar name, Ulman. Then, he drives off. 20 minutes later they pull into Helga's driveway and Pavlo gets out. He walks up to the door and knocks. He hears rustling and loud whispering inside. Helga [inside] - Mom, he's here. We gotta go. The door opens and Helga, in all her beauty, steps out. Words can't even describe her beauty. Pavlo puts his arm out and she sticks her arm inside his. They walk to the car like this and he opens her door for her. She climbs in and so does he. They watch as Pavlo's dad drives down the road. They stare at each other with mad lust in their eyes. Suddenly, the car comes to a halt. They are at the bowling alley. Pavlo's Dad - Well, kids. Here we are. I'll be back here to pick you up in 2 hours. Be ready. Have fun, you guys. Pavlo - OK, dad. See ya later. Pavlo closes the door and his dad drives off. Pavlo opens the door for her and she steps in and waits inside for him. They both go inside and Pavlo pays for two pairs of shoes and 3 games. They walk over to Lane 13. She sits down and pulls her other shoes off and puts her bowling shoes on. She then goes over to the rack where bowling balls are sitting. She sticks her fingers in the three holes until one fits and she goes over to the little monitor screen and types 'Pavlo' into one space and 'Helga' in the other and then clicks start on the screen. Pavlo steps up and preps his ball and slides it down the aisle and knocks down 4 pins. He steps back and rolls it down the aisle again. This time he knocks down the rest. On the monitor a big /appears on the screen. Pavlo screams 'YEAH!' out loud. Helga giggles. CAPTION: 2 HOURS LATER Pavlo and Helga walk out of the doors. They are laughing like they are drunk. They walk over to Pavlo's dad's car and climb in. Pavlo's Dad - Are ya'll drunk? Pavlo - No, no, dad. It's just so funny. Pavlo's Dad - What's funny? Pavlo [cherry-faced] - Well, first off, this guy comes in. He looks like a complete dork. Then, he goes over to the coke machine and gets a coke and then drops it. He then opens it and it sprays all over him and everyone in the bowling alley was rollin'. That's not all. He throws his can in the trashcan and then he slips on his coke. That happened about half an hour ago. This time him and Helga break down laughing and tears begin to stream down their eyes. Pavlo's Dad - Sounds pretty funny. Pavlo - You didn't see it. It would be funnier if you could have seen it. Pavlo's dad giggles and drives off. Pavlo's Dad - Are you going to our house? It's not quite time for me to take you home. Helga - Yeah, sure. I gotta be home by midnight. Just remember that. Pavlo's dad nods and drives on. 30 minutes later they pull up into Pavlo's driveway. They pull up to the house and get out. He escorts her inside and they sit on the couch. Pavlo - So what do you wanna do? Helga - Watch a movie. Pavlo - Which one? Helga eyes a DVD box of a cheap horror flick from called CABIN FEVER. Helga - I wanna watch CABIN FEVER. Pavlo gets up and walks over to the DVD rack and picks the DVD up and opens the box and puts the DVD in the disc tray. Pavlo - Do you want surround sound or not? Helga - Oh, yeah. Pavlo - How high you want it? Helga - All the way. Pavlo smiles and rams the volume bar up. CAPTION: 90 MINUTES LATER When we next see our characters they are watching the end credits with blank expressions on their face. They finally blink and stare at each other. Pavlo - THAT WAS AWESOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMME! Helga jumps when he does this. Helga [nervous giggle] - Uh, Yeah. Well, I gotta go to the bathroom. Be right back. Pavlo - Sure. She walks out of the room. As she is walking out the CAMERA can see her smiling maliciously at him but not directly at him. She walks over to the knife drawer. The CAMERA acts as her hand. We see her hand reach for the knife and pull it out and then walk to the bathroom. When she comes back Pavlo is sitting on the couch. She walks over to him. Helga - I think it's time your dad took me home. Pavlo frowned in sadness. Pavlo - OK, but I wish that you didn't have to leave. Helga - Yeah, I know. I had fun bowling tonight, even though I sucked. I liked the movie and I liked your surround sound system. She leans over to kiss him and he pulls his head forward. She grabbed the knife out, but this time Pavlo heard the knife scrape against her pants. His eyes shot open as he sees the knife raise up. He grabs her hand and she screams in a demonic voice. She cuts his arm and she proceeds to stabbing his once in the chest. He slaps her and she falls down. He puts his foot down on her chest and… All of a sudden, the door to the den flew open. Fog was coming into the room and following the fog was 4 bloody, faceless people and 7 faceless creatures. The faceless creatures had no face, just a black, bottomless abyss. The faceless humans had a huge bloody spot where their face used to be. Pavlo looked down and under his foot was a forth creature. Her face was first normal, then it morphs until it's nothing but a black abyss. He grabbed the knife from her hand and put it up in the air. The creatures backed up and he kept poking the air with it. They each extended their arms out, as if ready to strike at him. They each walked toward him ever closer. He swings the knife at them. Slitting one of the faceless creatures. Something came out. Something black. Not red blood. Some kind of alien blood. The creature that was under his foot was now behind the other creatures. She began to speak. Creature #4 - You are wondering why we have killed all of your friends and are after you now. Pavlo nods, scared. Creature #1 - I killed Kyle because he in the future (the year 2020) became the leader of one of the most well-known mass murdering groups, so I was sent up to destroy him. Creature #2 - I killed Marc because he was one of the group members of Kyle's leadership. He killed more than any serial killer known and Adolf Hitler combined. Creature #3 - I killed Tyler because he was the recruiter to try and gain supporters for the mass-murdering groups. He convinced 90,000 people to join. Creature #4 - I am here now to kill you because you defeat Kyle and plan to blow up the world. Pavlo's mouth was now wide-open and his face was pale. Pavlo - Why did you kill the girls? What did they do to deserve such a fate? Creature #2 decided to answer this one. Creature #2 - They did absolutely nothing to deserve their fates. But demons never pity a human. We killed them to take their faces. All we needed was their faces to kind of mask this nothingness until we get our victims. Then, we take the faces of our victims we were sent to destroy to our master and he gets more evil power to help us become strong enough to rise up and destroy mankind. He's get your soul and power, we get your flesh. Pavlo's jaw drops open and then he begins to run out of the room and as he does he runs into the 7 faceless dead people. They hold him up as he drops his knife. Creature #4 picks the knife up and is about to stick it in his stomach, he kicks her. He then manages to kick one of the things holding him back. The rest let go. As he tries to run outside, he hears a loud click. All the doors in the house were being locked automatically. He gasps and proceeds to bang on the windows. He turns around and just as he does, he sees the fog advancing toward him. He runs in the other direction away from them. He then runs around a corner and is met by them. Creature #4 [in an angry, hissy voice.] - No more games. There are no more escapes, no more doors. Now, take your pain like a gentleman. [now in a scary, hissy voice] Stay still! All of a sudden, a loud HISS forms in the air. The faceless creatures and dead people fall to the ground and disappear. The fog fades and subsides. Pavlo grabs his chest and applies pressure to it. Pavlo then begins to walk around the room trying to find the thing that saved him. He rounds a corner and comes upon his four friends laying on the floor. Faces intact. Pavlo walks over to them and they go up in flame. He stares and his mouth drops open. Was it just an illusion of his eye? He walks over to the medicine cabinet, opens the door, and grabs a gauze and some medical tape. He removes his shirt and puts the gauze on his chest wound. He then applies the tape. He gets back up, closes the medicine cabinet, and staring in the mirror at him was one of the faceless creatures waiting in the doorway of the bathroom (LOUD MUSIC BEGINS TO PLAY). His hands reaching out, claw- like. It then falls down on it's knees, blood dripping out of his mouth, and then falls down on it's stomach. There is a large butcher knife resting in its back. Pavlo laughs and sits down on the floor. CAMERA cranes up to the ceiling and: SLOWLY DISSOLVE INTO BLACK [END OF ACT IV] ACT V - THE FUTURE REVEALED Scene 19 - Pavlo's Future Life WE OPEN from BLACK on a shot of older Pavlo walking around inside the library. He is walking around in the fiction area looking for a good book to read. Suddenly, he is approached by two beautiful German ladies. Lady #1 [in German accent] - Hey. My name's Suzy Banyon. And this is Sara Tanner. We attend a very prestigious ballet academy in Germany and we were just on our ways to visit our family. Would you like to go to my Damefreund's (lady friend) house? Pavlo was nervous. Pavlo - Yeah, sure. Where you live? Lady #2 [in German accent] - Right down the street. Oh, and you could help us "practice our ballet." By the way, what's your name? I'm Sara Tanner, as Suzy pointed out to you just a second ago. Pavlo - OK! [clears his throat] Oh, I'm Pavlo Giordanni. I know I don't look at all like it, but I'm of German descent. That's why my name's Pavlo. [Then he starts kinda giggling and that gets the girls going.] Lady #1 [giggling slightly] - Ooooh. I'm of Russian descent. Well, if we wanna get to our families in time, let's go on down to Sara's house. Pavlo shakes his head in agreement and walks off with the two German women. They all three walk out of the library. They walk out of the parking lot. They walk behind a building that was right across from the library. Where nobody could see, the two girls pushed him against the wall. They turned their heads to see if there were any people around. When they saw no humans around, they turned back towards Pavlo. Lady #1 [in faceless creatures' voice] - You didn't think you got rid of us forever, did you? Pavlo [eyes bulging] - You! I KNOW I got rid of you! Pavlo eyes bulged even bigger and he tried to scream, but Creature/Lady #1 covered her fake skin-covered hand over his mouth. From behind the building, two creatures come out from around the corner of the wall. They have black cloaks and hooks that were raised high into the air. The other two creatures had backed up a bit and were now approaching Pavlo. We see and hear the sound of skin being ripped. We see blood gush out of Pavlo's mouth. We then see him holding one of his intestines in his hand. He turns around to scream, but they grab him back and resume stabbing him countless times in the back and stomach area. We see them each taking a turn to hold Pavlo up to make him take his pain. They stab him 10 more times and then drop him. We see him on his side, holding his stomach and reaching for his back. The 4th demon walks up to Pavlo and does this for the last remaining person. She sticks her fingers in his throat and pulls his face off and pulls out a black bag and we see the other 3 faces and she stuffs the last face in there. We see the 4 creatures walking down the street, brandishing their bloody hooks back in their cloaks. They all walk to the right of Pavlo's dead body. CAMERA turns toward the 4th creature, who suddenly stops and walks over to Pavlo's dead, disemboweled corpse and stands and replies: Creature #4 [to Pavlo's dead body] - Stupid human child. You thought you could get rid of a demon. Show's how fucking wrong you were. She steps away from the body and joins the other 3 creatures as they each turn towards the 4th creature who is now joining them again, as they walk down the long road to their dark home. We CUT to Pavlo's mangled body. We ZOOM in on his blood-shot eyes and bloody mouth. We ZOOM in until his one eye is the only thing on screen. It's really grainy. CUT TO BLACK CAPTION: THE END… The caption fades and we stare at 10 seconds of darkness, and then loud suspenseful music begins to play suddenly. The words are white on a black background. The credits end and then CUT TO BLACK again. After the credits, we see a brief clip of an old woman carrying a bag of books to her car. She is humming softly. She looks across the driveway and sees something there. She walks over and sees it is Pavlo's dead, mangled body. She drops her books and screams really loud. Her screams echo as we: FADE TO BLACK CAPTION APPEARS: THE END and then slowly: Dissolve into LOGOS and then slowly FADE TO BLACK. Copyright © 2003-2005, Screwball Productions
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