The Beginning, The Middle and The End
By Byron Hinson
February 15, 1998
The pale hands of CLEO MYERS, no more than 21 years old are
typing onto a keyboard, next to the keyboard is a phone. He
has a friendly face and is wearing glasses.
EXT. SOUTHERN STREET NIGHT
The street is dimly lit and busy with people. A young woman
about 19 years old is being harassed by an old man, peddling
flowers looking like he needs a bath.
The woman, SARA MYERS ignores the mans advances and
continues jogging down the street. She is wearing tatty
supermarket work clothes and carrying a mobile phone. She
stops dead in her tracks and looks down the street as if
something or someone is bugging her.
Sara moves into a nearby alleyway and opens up her mobile
phone, she dials up a number
The phone by the side of keyboard in Cleos office starts to
ring. He takes a fleeting glance at it, but decides to let
The phone continues to ring out loud.
Im not answering you
The phone rings two more times before Cleo stops
typing. He removes his hands from the keyboard he
then reaches for the phone and picks up.
What is it?
Is that Cleo?
Hey Sara...are you ok?
I havent heard or seen you in a quite a
Sara looks down the dark alleyway there are a
couple of drunks lying down near a Dumpster,
surrounded by old bottles.
(Stuttering into phone)
I think someone is following me
Really...Thats a new one.
Cleo starts to put his hands back onto the
If you need a lift somewhere...why not
just ask me?
(Still breathing heavily)
Im not kidding you around Cleo, I just
left work to go to my music practice,
whoever it is has been following me for
about 20 minutes.
Sara takes a look towards the street she just came
from. The street is still littered with people.
(Shaking his head,
Where are you?
I think its Southern Street, just a
short way from the Music Hall.
Please hurry Cleo
Are you supposed to be meeting up a
Patricks house first?
Yes, but thats at least a 30 minute
walk and I dont plan to walk there if
it takes that long.
Look Ill pick you up in about 30
minutes at the music hall, I assume you
still have the keys from the concert
Yes I still have them, but please hurry
up everyone would have left there by now
Ill finish off this newsletter then
Ill come get you...it wont take me too
Nnnooo...please just leave now
20 minutes, bye
CLICK! Cleo hangs up and gets back to his work.
Sara closes up her mobile phone and starts to walk back
towards the street.
EXT. MUSIC HALL - NIGHT
Cleo gets out of his old beat up car and walks to the side
entrance of the Music Hall. He knocks once on the door...The
door opens by itself.
Cleo gives off a slight laugh
I would have at least expected you to
INT. MUSIC HALL MAIN HALL
The main music room is decked out with neatly
arranged chairs. All of the lights in the hall are
off making it very hard to see anything. Towards
the back of the music hall is a set of stairs that
lead up to an unused theater area of the music
Sara its me...time to go
There is no reply...
Come on Sara...i have loads of work to
finish and I need to get back
He moves a little way forward and taps his foot a
couple of times against a nearby chair.
Sara, I mean it.
Cleo pauses for a moment and then starts to walk
slowly back to the door, which he had just entered
Ill go then
There is still no reply just silence. Cleo looks
around as his expression changes to a more
Suddenly...there is a weak bang over towards the
stairs. The stairs lead up to an unused theater on
the next floor.
Is that you?
Cleo is alert as he walks past the chairs and to
the foot of the stairs.
He reaches the foot of the stairs. It is once again
silent. Cleo leans forwards and glances up the
Sara, This is fucking stupid.
There is a slight sound of sobbing coming from
somewhere up the stairs. Cleo looks up toward the
top of the stairs
Sara, Im coming up
Cleo carefully walks up the stairs to find out what
and where the sobbing is coming from.
INT. MUSIC HALL UPSTAIRS UNUSED THEATER
As Cleo reaches the top of the stairs he stands still and
quiet for a short moment, listening out for any sound.
Cleo can just make out some sobbing coming from the next
room. He walks towards the rooms door, takes a deep breath
and opens it.
INT. MUSIC HALL UPSTAIRS ROOM
Sara is hanging from a ceiling fan with only a chair
underneath supporting her. The chair is also stopping her
from choking to death.
Sara, dont worry Ill get you down.
Cleo takes a slow step forward towards
A dark FIGURE comes from the side...holding a knife
in its right hand and heading straight towards
BEGIN MAIN TITLES
EXT. MAINWAY DRIVE - DAY
Mainway drive is just your average American road. There are
very few people walking along the road as its quite early
in the morning as people are getting ready for school.
There is a postbox nearby with the wording 6 MAINWAY DRIVE
painted on it in some very neat writing. This is the house
of the MARTIN family.
INT. THE MARTIN HOUSE KITCHEN
In the house are three people all sitting around a dinner
table in the kitchen. There are two members of the family
sitting eating breakfast around the dinner table.
At the head of the table is JACK MARTIN, a short bearded
man, about 52 years old. He is reading the local daily
To the side of Jack is CYNTHIA MARTIN. Cynthia is also Jack
and Theresas daughter. A young woman about 20 years old,
She is serious and pretty looking.
Packing away some plates into the cupboard is THERESA
MARTIN. Around 50 years old, well spoken.
Theresa turns away from the cupboard and looks at Cynthia.
Is Joes still being refurbished?
It seems to have been taking an age to
Cynthia stops eating and puts her spoon down onto
the table. She looks over to her mother.
Yeah, it should be finished early next
Unless youve forgotten, Steve got asked
to do the job this time around. So it
might get finished by this time next
Theresa gives a slight smile and then gets on with packing
away the plates.
Jack meanwhile is scanning the newspaper, he turns over from
the sport to the front-page. His face screws up in disgust
as he looks at the papers headline.
The headline reads 2 MURDERED IN MUSIC HALL
Theresa turns around and looks at Jack in a very
uneasy way. Cynthia meanwhile has started to eat
her breakfast again.
Jack...please dont curse in this house
Jack puts down the newspaper and looks up at
Its Sara and Cleo
Theresa looks at Jack completely puzzled.
I guess you mean Joes two kids?
Yes. The newspaper says that they have
been found murdered in the music hall in
Cynthia coughs while swallowing some of her
breakfast, she puts her spoon onto the table and
looks towards Jack.
Youre kidding right
It says it right here
Jack proceeds to show the newspaper story to both
Cynthia and Theresa.
Gees, thats awful news
Jack looks over at Cynthia. His face is full of
Have some respect
Cynthia gets up from the table and walks over to
the sink to put her breakfast plate away.
Do the police have any leads?
The paper mentions something about a
note left at the scene, nothing that is
likely to help them though
Cynthia leans against the sink.
Any mention of what it said?
Jack checks back in the newspaper.
Number 1 and Number 2
EXT. MAINWAY DRIVE
Walking down from the far end of the road towards the
Martins house is a young woman, JENNA LEEVES, 21 years old.
She is the loud girl around the town, lots of attitude, good
looking and although never trying to show it, pretty damn
Alongside Jenna is her boyfriend, MARCUS BUCKLAND,
hardworking and sweet, he also about 20 years old.
Marcus is talking to Jenna as they walk down the road.
Are you going to be doing any searching
for a new job in town today with
What do you think?
Marcus shows some slight anger towards Jenna for
not taking him seriously.
Come off it Jenna.
How long has it been since you finished
at the store?
Its my life, I like being a lazy bitch
Perhaps you should try it sometime
Marcus smiles as he tries a joke.
Being a lazy bitch?
Jenna rolls her eyes as she answers him.
Im sure I have a skirt to fit
Marcus goes back into his serious mode and the
No really, how long has it been.
If your still expecting us to get a flat
together you need to get some work on
I cant keep on supporting us both on my
I know, I know
Jenna takes a slight pause before continuing.
There might be an opening at Joes once
it re-opens next week...well thats what
Cynthia said anyway
The two of them both stop outside the Martins
Do you think it will come through
though? Its not the first time shes
said that to you
Jenna rolls her eyes at him again.
Well if she gets it wrong this
time...you can deal with her
Jenna giggles at her own remark.
Im pretty sure theyll be an opening
Its had a major move round...and it
looks as if theyll need more staff
Marcus starts to walk slowly down the road while
Jenna gets ready to call at Cynthias, he keeps
talking to Jenna while walking.
Ok Ill talk to you tonight when I get
back from work
Jenna leans against the Martins fence and pouts
suggestively at Marcus.
INT. THE MARTIN HOUSE KITCHEN
Back in the Martins house, Theresa has finished
packing away the plates and is now also sitting at
the dinner table with Cynthia and John.
They are discussing Cleo and Saras demise.
Didnt you and Jenna go to college with
Cynthia makes out that she is thinking really hard
to get the answer.
We were all in the same class together,
Jenna, Marcus all of us
Were they good friends of yours?
You never mentioned them before now
While Theresa and Cynthia are talking there is a
knock at the door. Jack goes to see who it is.
The whole class was friends
We all got along with each other...Its
not like I knew them all that well
though...least not outside of college
Cynthia leans over the table and picks up an apple
and starts to bite.
They were more the upper class
types...we never really got on all that
well with them.
Cleo was a computer wizard and Sara was
more interested in make up than talking
and being with any of us
Jack walks back into the kitchen with Jenna.
Woah feels like a morgue in here
Cynthia laughs but Theresa get slightly angry look
on her face.
Is there any need for jokes like that,
when two of your former classmates were
murdered last night, here in town?
Jenna glances at Theresa with puzzled look on her
face, she hasnt heard the news about Cleo and Sara
Jack decides to butt in and answer for his wife
Cleo and Sara Myers
Joes two kids
Jenna turns to Cynthia and smiles.
Hey, there is even more of a chance for
an opening at Joes store
Cynthia covers her mouth laughing
Theresa walks into the next room without saying
anything, she is angry at the way Jenna is making a
joke out of the Sara and Cleos death
Jack gets up from the table and pushes his chair
I guess I better get to work
Cynthia makes a sweet, crafty face at her father.
Daddy, think you can drop us off at
Jack sighs and walks to pick up his coat. He picks
it up, puts it on and walks towards the door. Jack
smiles at both Jenna and Cynthia.
Are you coming then?
Dad, your ace
Cynthia walks up to her father and kisses him on
the cheek. Jenna shakes her head, grabs hold of
Cynthias arm and walks her out of the front door
EXT. TRACIS FLAT
Jacks car pulls up outside of TRACI LEES flat. The outside
of the flat is quite beaten and the garden is almost non
Jenna gets out of the car first - Cynthia follows close
behind. Jack winds down the side window of the car and pokes
his head out.
Are you going to be back home in time
for the dinner with your aunt tonight?
Cynthia gives out a rather loud sigh.
I doubt it, Im supposed to be going out
with Jenna tonight
Cynthia starts to walk away from the car, Jenna
follows along side her and waves back at Jack.
Bye Mr. Martin
Jack does a rather timid wave back at Jenna.
Just make sure you phone your mum to let
her know whats happening, shell be
worried after what happened in this town
Jenna and Cynthia continue up the path towards
Tracis front door
Sure dad, Ill phone later tonight
Jack starts up the engine and proceeds to pull out
and then drive off down the road
(Bubbly, sarcastic voice)
Wow, can I come and visit your aunt
Cynthia turns and scowls at Jenna
Youve got to be kidding me, shes a
Jenna looks at Cynthia, her eyes are almost popping
Err, you know Im joking?
Im the girl who actually has some sort
Cynthia and Jenna reach Tracis front door
So what happened with Cleo and Sara last
Cynthia shrugs her shoulders.
Im not too sure, I only got a quick
glance at the newspaper when dad told me
Jenna is vying for more information.
Well what did it say?
It just said that they were both found
murdered at the music hall in town.
There was no reason given and no one has
Hey, Im not sure anyone needs a reason
to kill Sara, its just something anyone
and everyone would want to do when they
I havent a clue why someone would go
after Cleo though, he was no where near
as bad as Sara was a college.
Jenna knocks on Tracis door.
But despite what I told my mom, they
were never high on my Christmas card
(Attempting a posh voice)
A little bit too upper class for you
then my dear?
Sara was always a stuck up shit...you
have to admit...there are a whole lot of
people that could have wanted her dead.
So you hatched a plan to kill them both
in the music hall, brilliant
If only I had it in me
Jenna this time rings the doorbell. There is still
Are you sure shes in?
Cynthia shrugs her shoulders again.
She mentioned something about going up
to the hill today. She and Jimmy were
going to setup a tent to view the stars
tonight or something
Cynthia makes a bemused look at Jenna
Yeah he asked.
But Jimmy, he was never good at science
at college so why the sudden interest in
Well stargazing might be all hes good
at, so she said he could come.
Although the sudden interest could be
based around Traci
Hes a pervert. Hell probably be spying
on some girls bedroom with the
Awwwww come on Cynthia, hes not that
bad. I think Tracis actually starting
to like him
Jenna bangs hard on the door this time just to
make sure that if anyone is inside, they will hear.
They wait for a few more seconds but there is no
sign of her.
Why dont we shimmy into town, get some
food, check out what Traci and Dirty Jim
are doing up the hill and then head over
to my place
Cynthia sighs and nods her head in agreement.
Sure. Do you have any good movies we
could watch until Rob and Markus pick us
Porno and horror from my brothers room,
or Romantic love stories from mum and
Porno films it is then
They both head back down the pathway and then
walk up the street towards the town. They continue
talking to each other along the way
EXT. DEVILS HILL
Sittings up on top of the hill are four people. None of them
are any older than twenty years old.
TRACI LEE, a dominant mystical type of person into astrology
who is wearing some beat up jeans and tie-dyed top. She is
sitting on the grass smoking a cigarette. Beside her is a
packet of Cigarettes.
JIMMY NEVE is lying next to Traci. He is a rather strange
lazy looking person, someone you would never expect to be on
time. He also looks quite untidy.
ROSE KRUGER is the youngest of the four on the hill. She has
a friendly, innocent looking face. In her right hand is a
JOHNNY CARTER is Roses boyfriend and is 20 years old. He is
smoking a cigarette.
Traci takes a drag of her cigarette and looks over at the
rest of the group.
Should be a good night
Are we talking in terms of sex or stars?
Traci laughs at Jimmys perverse mind.
Stars you dipshit
Jimmy starts to think about something, then he
It looks as though while everyone is out
having a good time tonight, including
Jimmy looks over at Rose and Johnny.
Im going to be stuck here with you
watching a whole load of dots in the sky
that I can see any night of the week.
Traci seems to be taken aback at what Jimmy has
I never asked you to come...you asked
If you want...you can just meet me back
here at about midnight
Are you sure?
Sure, it will give me some time to
myself out here
You know you can come to the party if
Traci leans back on the grass and stretches out.
Wow youre allowing me to come to her
Jimmy sighs and closes his eyes.
You know what I mean
Jimmy opens his eyes again and awaits Tracis
Id rather die than go to one of Julies
Rose finally speaks and tries to break up the
impending argument. She looks over to Traci.
Why not come?
As Jimmy said, you can look at the stars
any night of the week...And Julie isnt
Traci stubs out her cigarette and gets a new one
from the packet beside her.
Its her attitude I dont like
She lights up the new cigarette.
Ill be fine here
Tonights one of the clearest night this
town has seen in ages...I have to stay
I dont know what you see in all this
astrology shit anyway
Astrology is the study of the movements
and relative positions of celestial
bodies interpreted as an influence on
Rose and Traci both look at Jimmy, they are both
shaking their heads.
Oh god hes been at a dictionary again.
Johnny and Traci both laugh
Hell be quoting the words that come
before that soon
Rose and Traci start to laugh again.
Oh please Jimmy, dont try and impress
women via a dictionary. Im almost as
thick as you are...but I know how to
Johnny puts one hand round the back of Roses neck
and starts to kiss her passionately. Jimmy gets
embarrassed and turns the opposite direction.
Back to whats happening tonight now
Ill leave here about 6.30 and be back
Johnny and Rose stop making out.
Ill make sure hes back on time
Hey, who kept this idiot at college all
Rose slips in a joke.
Probably the girls in Gym class
Or the boys one
Jimmy gets slightly angry at Johnnys remark.
Ha fucking ha
Jimmy notices Cynthia and Jenna coming slowly up
Oh great...Here comes Thelma and Louise
Johnny is the only one who laughs at Jimmys
attempt at wit
Traci kicks Jimmy in the leg. Jimmy turns around
and Traci shows him a wicked smile.
Cynthia and Jenna get to the top of the hill and
Traci smiles at the two girls.
Keeping a check on me?
Of course they are
No way, we always trust a mystic who
believes in every phenomenon known to
And who tried to top herself last year
Even one who goes up to the top of some
hill with the town perverts
Jimmy turns round and gives a snarling look towards
Hey...Jimmy isnt a perv
And I dont believe in every known
Yeah well, I need something to keep me
busy at night
Johnny looks over to Traci.
Im sure Jimmy can fire you up at night
The only thing hell be firing is
Traci, Jenna and Rose all laugh.
Are you guys going to be staying up here
Cynthia wraps herself up in her coat.
Its freezing already
Im thankfully out of the stargazing for
a short while
Where are you going then?
Im gonna go to Julies party at the REC
center with Johnny and Rose
Jenna rolls her eyes.
Oh...So shes having another one of them
their famous parties of hers
Johnny starts to eye up Cynthia.
You two could come...its an open party
Remember the ones we all used to all go
to when we were at college
The all night ones?
Yeah, should be good fun
Jenna laughs and shakes her head.
A night out with Julie and he calls that
When will the boy learn?
Jimmy gets up and walks over to the make shift tent
he and Traci had been making for their night out.
Rob and Marcus are taking us out tonight
Yeah, that reminds me, we better get
back to mine and wait for the boys to
return from work
Where are you going tonight then?
Just to the cinema, nothing special
Well want to meet up tomorrow?
We have nothing else planned
Cynthia spins round
A whole free day of lazing around
Tracis is on the calendar for us my
Cynthia gets up. Jenna also gets to her feet a
couple of seconds after her.
Ill talk to you tomorrow
Jenna and Traci start to walk off
Jenna continues talking to Traci on the way
Well be around yours at about 11
INT. JENNAS HOUSE LATE AFTERNOON
Cynthia is slouched across the sofa in the front room of
Jennas house. Jenna is sitting upright in a chair next to
the sofa, her eyes glued to the TV screen.
The TV is on and the movie Day of the Dead is playing from
the video player.
Cynthias face squirms at one of the scenes from the movie,
she then proceeds to cover her eyes and face with a pillow
from the sofa.
This is so sick
Jenna looks over at Cynthia and laughs.
Its ace, theres nothing better than a
good horror film in the afternoon, is
Cynthia removes the pillow from her face.
I can think of quite a few things I
would rather be doing than watching this
Cynthia takes a short glance at the clock
The clock shows 5:43 PM
Those two should be back from work
Yeah, better get re...
Jenna is stopped in mid-sentence by her mobile
phone ringing. It rings twice before Jenna decides
to answers it.
Cynthia stops the video and turns off the TV.
Oh its you
I was expecting my lover
I have some good news and some bad news
The Bad...we are going to be pretty late
back from work
The Good...we got all got invited over
to Julies party
Jenna slumps back into her seat and sighs.
Im sorry, did you say that was good?
Come on Marcus, I thought it was just
going to be me, you, Rob and Cynthia
going out tonight?
So you dont want to go to her party?
Come on, it will be a laugh
Julie is not a laugh, even in the
funniest of terms
Jenna rolls her eyes at Cynthia.
You two can go if you want.
Jimmy, Johnny and Rose are going, so you
will have some company there.
Cynthia and me can go up to the hill and
play sentinel to the stars for Traci
until you come back
Marcus gives off a slight sigh.
What time did they say they were getting
back from the party?
I believe it was about 11
Cynthia nods towards Jenna.
Yeah...Cynthia says it was 11...We will
meet you back here at 11
Jenna hangs up without letting Marcus say anything
else on the matter. Jenna is now looking rather
Whats happening now then?
Were going to spend most of the night
looking at the stars
Cynthia rubs her eyes and blows out a big sigh.
EXT. DEVILS HILL NIGHT
Jimmy is getting his backpack ready for the party at
Julies, he is trying not to show off what he is putting
inside of the pack.
Traci is lying on the grass by the side of her tent keeping
a look out for stars.
Rose and Johnny meanwhile are up on their feet getting ready
Jimmy, were gonna get going
Ok, Ill give you a ring when I get into
town...Ill tell you what time Ill be
meeting you there
Jimmy waves his mobile phone at the two of them.
Ok then, Cya later mate
Yeah...Catch you both later
Rose and Johnny walk down the hill hand in hand off
to the party.
Well Im going to be on my way
Traci sits up and looks at Jimmy.
Ok, Dont forget you have to be at the
college to clean at four oclock
How the hell could I forget the one job
my qualifications could get me?
Traci stands up and walks over to her backpack, she
gets out some cigarettes.
Make sure your back here by 11
I am starting to wish I never came up
Traci lights up a cigarette.
Ill be back, dont worry
Im not worrying
Jimmy puts his mobile phone into his jacket pocket
and then picks up his backpack. He then starts to
make his way down the hill.
Traci sits back down.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE
Cynthia is lying down on the sofa when the mobile phone
rings. Jenna walks in from the kitchen with a few beers she
was getting ready to take with them to see Traci.
Jenna holds the beers up to Cynthia, showing that her hands
Do you think you could you get that?
Jenna walks back out to the kitchen
Cynthia picks up
All that can be heard on the phone is slight
breathing, no one would recognize who it is
Marcus? Is that you?
The person on the other end of the line still
Ok you two, it might have been funny for
a few seconds
Whoever it was on the phone has hung up on Cynthia.
Cynthia puts the mobile down onto a nearby table.
Jenna returns from the Kitchen.
Who was it?
I think it was some of the guys from the
party pissing about
Jenna glances at the clock on the wall.
I wouldnt have thought it had started
Cynthia gets up off of the sofa and then proceeds
to get her coat.
I guess we better go and meet Traci then
Cynthia and Jenna walk towards the front door of
Jenna feels into her pockets and then looks up and
rolls her eyes.
Damn it, Ill just get my mobile
Jenna walks back into the front room and then
returns a few seconds later with her mobile phone
in her right hand. She puts the mobile phone into
her right side pocket.
Cynthia and Jenna walk up to the front door, open
it, walk out and then close the door behind them.
EXT. DEVILS HILL NIGHT
Traci has fallen asleep on the grass close by her tent,
there is a gas lamp burning close beside her.
In the background, far behind the tent walks a dark FIGURE
holding something in its hand. The FIGURE is wearing a coat
that is all black and also has something covering its face
The FIGURE walks forward, towards the tent, making almost no
sound as it walks over the grass.
The FIGURE knocks over some glasses that Jimmy or Traci left
behind. As it nears the tent, Traci makes a slight moan but
doesnt wake up.
EXT. BOTTOM OF DEVILS HILL NIGHT
It is gradually getting foggy as Cynthia and Jenna are
walking along the pathway that leads up to the top of the
hill. The stars are out, but are barely visible as the fog
Whose idea was it to come up here
tonight its freezing
Yours my dear...Yours
You know you love it
Cynthia grabs onto Jennas arm and stops her
Can you smell something?
Whats the big deal?
Jenna joins Cynthia is scanning the surrounding
Its likely to be someone having a
Smoke rising from the hilltop catches hold of
Cynthia points to the top of the hill. Jenna looks
up and sees the smoke.
I said cigarettes were bad for her
Cynthia starts to run towards the top of the hill.
Jenna follows close behind
EXT. DEVILS HILL NIGHT
The smoke that they could see from the bottom of the hill
turns out to be Tracis tent, it is on fire and Traci is
nowhere to be seen.
Jenna puts her hand over her face to shield herself
from the heat.
(Talking above the
Perhaps she went with Jimmy and the
others after all
There is no way she would have, she must
be in the tent
Cynthia takes off her coat and tries to beat back
She gets a slight glimpse of a body burning inside
the tent and screams. Its Traci.
In the dark, foggy background, just out of view
from Jenna and Cynthia is a FIGURE. It is just
standing there watching.
EXT. DEVILS HILL LATER THAT NIGHT
The police are checking out the scene of the fire. The whole
area has been cordoned off from the public.
Jimmy is in the background close to the tent. He has been
asked to identify the body for the police.
Jenna and Cynthia are comforting each other while Marcus and
Rob both who have returned are standing close by talking to
Rose and Johnny are also there, but are being questioned by
a police officer in the background.
Jimmy finishes identifying the body and nods his
head to the coroner. The charred body of Tracy is
then covered up and carted down the side of the
hill to a waiting van.
Jimmy walks back over to Rob and Marcus, rubbing
his eyes and scratching his head.
Jimmy shows no emotion at all as he answers Robs
Cynthia and Jenna overhear what Jimmy said and start to sob
Rose and Johnny have finished talking to one of the police
officers and go back to comfort Jenna and Cynthia.
What the hell happened here then?
The police say it was an accident
Jimmy pauses for a second as he thinks.
Traci fell asleep in the tent with the
gas lamp on, it fell over and now shes
But didnt she come up here to look at
Wasnt that what she had been waiting to
do all this week.
Marcus points over to the burnt out tent.
Why go to sleep in the tent after all
Come off it Marcus, you know what Traci
is like...Accidents happen
Marcus is getting angry, he corrects what Rob said
You mean, you know what Traci WAS like
Rob walks over to Cynthia and Jenna, both Marcus
and Jimmy follow him.
Look weve all had a long night
The police will be round in the morning
to go through some more questions and
stuff with all of us.
It might be best for us all to go home
now and get some sleep.
Jenna and Cynthia turn to face the rest of the
group that is now crowded around them. They both
have red eyes and their faces are wet from the
Jenna looks over at Marcus her face seems slightly
You two got here quick
Rob answers for Marcus.
We didnt manage to make it to the
party...work was too heavy
We got the phone call and came here
Jenna and Cynthia look at each other
puzzled...there was no call made by them.
We never phoned you
I answered...It was the police... they
called us about an hour or so ago
This only happened an hour ago...how the
fuck would they have known anything
about this back then?
Jenna looks even more bewildered at Jimmy
How did you know this happened an hour
The police called the party and asked
Cynthia doesnt believe Jimmy as usual.
I dont know. It must have been about
three-quarters of an hour ago
Wait a second
Cynthia calls over the officer who had been questioning them
all a little earlier.
Officer can I ask a question
Over walks SHERIFF CASEY, hes a fat man about 40
Sure, whats the problem maam?
What time did we call the station?
The sheriff looks at his wristwatch.
Its 11.10 now, it must have been about
Is that all you wanted to know?
Johnny decides to ask a question.
Any idea when we might be able to go
We are pretty close to wrapping this all
up...you can all go now.
Johnny closes his eyes and mutters yes under his
We will be round each of your houses
tomorrow morning to get a few more
So it was an accident then?
It certainly looks that way maam, but
we wont know the full details until the
autopsy is through late tomorrow
The word Autopsy causes Cynthia to squirm and then
vomit right beside Johnny.
Hey, mind the shoes
Jenna comforts Cynthia again, although Cynthia
seems to be quite calm, despite her vomiting
Are you sure your ok maam?
If youre in even the slightest of shock
we can get you checked over at the
Shell be ok in the morning
Well I guess its ok for you all to go
Thank you for all your co-operation
Sheriff Casey walks back over to the area where the
tent was and starts to talk to the other officers
now on the case.
See they couldnt have called you
Look, lets just all go back home and get
Cynthia, where do you want to stay
Cynthia doesnt get to answer.
Shes already phoned home, shes staying
with me tonight
Marcus and I can walk you both back
home, then we better get back home
Ill be staying at my aunts until 2 am.
I then have to go into the college for
work if anyone needs me
They all walk down the hill together.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE NIGHT
The door lock clicks, then the door swings open and in walks
Jenna, Cynthia, Rob and Marcus. They all make their way into
the front room.
Marcus scans the front room and then looks toward Jenna.
Are your parents still away?
Yeah, they wont be back until Monday
We better be heading home, its nearly
You two go, if we need you at all Ill
I can stay if you like?
With your hormones?
Marcus gives off a timid smile at Jenna, then grabs
hold of Robs coat arm.
Marcus kisses Jenna on the forehead.
Ill call you in the morning
Rob and Marcus head for the front door. Rob waves
back at the two girls.
They open the door and walk out. Jenna closes the
door behind them and locks up.
Jenna returns to the front room. Cynthia is looking
a little better now, she is far more relaxed than
she has been for most of the night.
You can sleep in my brothers room
Jenna points to a room just down the hall.
Are you off to bed then?
Yeah, if you need me just call...Night
Jenna walks out of the front room and heads for the
stairs. Jenna stops halfway up the stairs.
(Shouting from stairs)
And forget about all this, it wasnt our
fault, there was nothing we could have
done for her
A few moments later Jennas bedroom door closes.
Cynthia gets up and walks out to her bedroom.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE -- BROTHERS ROOM NIGHT
The room that Cynthia has been given to sleep in, over looks
a large garden and patio. On wall at the foot of the bed is
Cynthia decides to sleep with her clothes on, she pulls the
curtains and then gets into bed.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE BROTHERS ROOM NIGHT
Something outside the bedroom window makes a loud bang and
wakes Cynthia. She sits upright in bed only half awake.
More sounds come from outside, this time its footsteps,
getting closer and closer to the bedroom window.
Cynthia gets up out of the bed and walks over to the
window...she stands waiting and listening for a short
moment...Cynthia then draws back the curtains in one fast
sweep and looks directly outside
THE FIGURE FROM BEFORE STANDS FACING THE WINDOW
The FIGURE can now be seen more clearly than
before...wearing a scarf or some kind of bandages to cover
up its face and a long black coat.
Cynthia screams...pulls back the curtains and stands silent
and still as she faces the window.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE JENNAS BEDROOM
Jenna was trying to open the window in her bedroom, it was
jarred and she was unable to open it. Jenna hears the
scream, leaves the window and walks out of her room and down
INT. JENNAS HOUSE BROTHERS ROOM
...Moments later Jenna runs into the room.
What the hells the matter now?
Cynthia stutters she is shaking slightly and almost
unable to talk.
Theres someone out there
Cynthia is pointing directly at the window.
For Christ sake...look...it was probably
Jenna pulls back the curtains and they again
receive a nasty shock.
Rose is standing in the exact place the figure has
been a few moments earlier. This time its Jennas
turn to scream.
A few seconds later Jenna starts to unbolt the window to let
Rose, what in fucks name are you doing
Rose climbs in through the window...she looks at
Jenna and Cynthia in a very dumb way, as if she was
I got a phone call...I think it was
He told me that we were all going to
meet up here
Marcus? But he went back home with Rob
Cynthia starts to pace around the room trying to
figure out what is going on.
Are we entering re-runs of the Twilight
It was either Marcus or Rob...I cant
tell the difference
Is Johnny coming over here too then?
Yeah, he went to get Jimmy from his
aunts place...He shouldnt be too much
longer...he didnt expect him to be
there and its not far from here anyway
Jenna takes a look at the clock on the bedroom
wall...it says 2.25am
Yeah, Jimmy has probably gone to the
college by now
EXT. UNKNOWN STREET -- NIGHT
Johnny is walking along the street heading up to see if
Jimmy is still at his aunts place.
Trees are the only thing that surround the walkway...lights
can be seen in the far distance, but any sign of houses are
about two minutes walk away.
He is listening to his stereo and is unable to hear the
sound of footsteps behind him...after a few seconds the
footsteps fade off.
Johnny stops and looks round after sensing something weird.
There is now a cat sitting next to a tree. Johnny laughs and
then starts to walk on.
Johnny looks behind him again...he looks right to the end of
the street...then turns back...he walks on when suddenly...
A FIGURE FLYS OUT FROM BEHIND A TREE
Its face which is covered by what now clearly shows as a
long black dirty scarf, inches from Johnny...the eyes are
soulless...Johnny SCREAMS as the FIGURE DRAWS A LARGE KNIFE
out from behind its back
Johnny THROWS down his stereo, turns and runs as fast as
EXT. CORNER OF UNKNOWN STREET
Johnny speeds around the corner of the street, looking both
in front and behind him...
In the distance, the FIGURE has vanished and is no where to
Johnny stumbles over his own feet while running down the
deserted road...when catching his balance...suddenly...
The FIGURE moves in from out of nowhere, its arm is raised
high...a long flash of silver...and Johnny is struck deep,
in the neck. Johnny looks up...his body is frozen...the
blade rises again...Johnny throws his hand in front of
it...the knife comes down.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE -- BEDROOM
Cynthia, Jenna and Rose are all still in the bedroom.
Jenna is bolting the window. She then closes the curtains.
I saw something out there, I know it
Well I couldnt see anyone when I cut
through the garden
He was wearing dark clothing and
something covering his face
Jenna has finished dealing with the window and
comes in with another attempt at a witty line.
Are we in X-Files or Millennium
Come off it Jenna, its not funny
I know someone was out there
Jenna is about to continue on with the jokes when
there is a KNOCK at the door...
Jenna and Cynthia decided to go check out who it
is, Rose stays in the bedroom.
(Shouting to the girls)
Its probably Johnny
INT. JENNAS HOUSE FRONT DOOR
Jenna unbolts and then opens the front door.
Its ROB and MARCUS looking tired and cold.
Rob then looks at Marcus and his head drops back.
Funny, my mum woke me...she told me that
someone had called and said that we were
all meeting here.
No reason, just that we should come here
Cynthias face changes mood.
(Shouting and getting
Ok, does anyone know who actually called
Yeah...first Rose says that Marcus
phoned and told her to come over
Now were told someone called you
guys...and that you should come over.
Whos doing the calling?
No one replies.
I told you something strange is going on
Crank phone calls in this town are not
No...But I saw someone out in the garden
a few moments ago
Marcus and Rob look at each other and smile.
You THINK you saw someone...And that
someone turned out to be Rose
Cynthia seems to be getting angry because no one
believes what she saw.
It wasnt Rose
Marcus tries to change the subject.
So can we come in then?
Jenna beckons the two of them into the house and closes the
door, they all start to head towards the bedroom to see
Immediately there are three quick KNOCKS at the door
Jenna reacts swiftly this time, and moves toward the door
Cant a girl get some peace and quiet?
She opens the door...
The cut up body of JOHNNY was leaning up against
the door...the body falls in and hits the floor...
Jenna screams out loud. Cynthia, Rob and Marcus
quickly surround her and look over the body...
Jesus Christ, what the hell is
I guess hes dead
What does it look like?
Stapled on the back of the Johnny is a piece of
paper...Marcus crouches down on the floor...rips
off the paper
Is it a note?
Marcus reads the note out loud.
Dont be late for class
Dont be late for class
What the hells that supposed to mean?
Jenna shakes her head and shrugs her shoulders.
It must be something to do with college
Do you think its a clue?
A clue to what?
A clue to whos doing all this
And why theyre doing this
Perhaps its something to do with
Shit. Do you think whoever did this is
going after Jimmy at college
Marcus starts to panic
Ok, lets not panic here
Get your coat Marcus...we better get
over to the college and see what the
fuck is going on
Dont you think we should wait?
Marcus...dont go chicken shit on me
But itll be locked
Im sure we can find a way in
Well all go together, theres no way
any of us are separating now
This makes them all jump back.
Everyones head spins round to face the area where
the sound had come from...
From the bedroom where Cynthia had been
sleeping...the sound of shattered glass hitting the
ground inside and outside of the house can be
ROSE is in there
The group race into the bedroom to try and find
INT. JENNAS HOUSE BEDROOM
All that is left in the room is shattered glass...Rob points
out a small splattering of blood on the carpet.
Cynthia is almost in tears...Marcus moves slowly toward the
shattered window...he takes a look outside and down the end
of the garden.
Its no good, there is no reply...
Shes gone Marcus
...Just silence as expected
The group stands conveying the damage, each of them
thinking to themselves.
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL GATES NIGHT
The school is only a few minutes walk away from Jennas
house...as it reaches 3.00 am the temperature has almost
Cynthia, Jenna, Marcus and Rob are all standing by the main
college gates. The gates are closed and there is a lock
around them stopping any kids from breaking in.
What did I tell you...its locked
I said well find a way in, and thats
what were gonna do
Rob puts his hands on the gate and shakes it as
hard as possible...it does nothing...
Its no use...well have to find another
way to get in
Rob removes his hands from the gate...
Shit, whats this?
Rob looks down at his hands...they are now stained
red in blood...
Oh for Christ sake
Well someones obviously been through
Jenna points to a place in the wooden college
fencing that is broken...it looks like people have
been sneaking in and out through the small hole...
Rob moves away some of the debris to try and clear
a way through for them all...
Think we can get through here?
Shouldnt be a problem
They all look around at each other...looking too
scared to say they will go first...Jenna looks at
both Marcus and Rob...
Fucking hell...and your supposed to be
Jenna makes the move to go first...she crouches
down on the ground and looks through the gap...
It shouldnt be...
Before she gets to finish the sentence...the FIGURE
stares through the gap and waves its finger at
She is startled and falls back...Marcus quickly
looks through the gap...its clear...whatever was
there before has gone.
What the hells the matter with you?
Jenna pushes Marcus in the chest.
Dipshit...someone was there
This time Rob decides to look through...Its clear
Ill go first
Jenna looks over at Marcus.
Hey look Marcus...We have a man here
Marcus just smiles and then shakes his head.
Look...why cant we just phone the
police and let them deal with all this?
Its not our job to mess with a killer
Jenna takes out the mobile phone from her
pocket...she throws it over to Cynthia
Call them now...dont forget to tell
them i have a sliced and diced body in
Cynthia looks up angrily at Jenna
The note was left for us to find, if we
dont follow this through Rose isnt
likely to be with us for much longer
Cynthia nods at Jenna
If shes even alive now
Thats the chance we have to take
Look well call the police as soon as we
find out whats going on here
And when we have Rose out of there
Ok...lets just get this over with, Ive
had enough scares tonight
Havent we all?
Rob proceeds to pull away more debris from the
opening and starts to crawl through the small gap.
EXT. COLLEGE INNER GATE
In a matter of seconds Rob is through the small gap, next
through is Jenna
Here, let me give you a hand
Rob helps out Jenna by pulling back one of the
planks of wood in the fence that is slightly broken
and ajar...Jenna manages to get through without any
Next through is Cynthia and then finally Marcus,
both of them easing through the fence with no
EXT. COLLEGE PLAYGROUND
The College playground is quiet, there are no
lights on, and the ground is littered just with
leaves being blown around by the wind.
Jenna, Cynthia, Marcus and Rob all walk slowly
forward towards the main entrance of the
college...The main college reception doors are
banging wide open...
Jenna points to another small splatter of blood,
this time on the main college reception doors.
Perhaps this guy got cut when he
shattered the glass back at the house?
I suppose its possible
But highly unlikely
Cynthia takes a look behind her and around the
college grounds, she hugs herself to try and keep
Look...lets just get this over and done
with...the sooner the police are here,
Rob starts to walk slowly into the reception of the
college...he is careful not to make too much
INT. COLLEGE RECEPTION
Rob walks slowly past a reception desk. Cynthia, Jenna and
Marcus are following behind him...
Isnt there supposed to be some kind of
night guard on?
Rob turns around and faces Jenna.
Hmm, Im not sure
Perhaps he goes when Jimmy arrives?
Jenna just shrugs her shoulders.
I guess so
They continue to walk past the reception and
towards the corridor...
EXT. COLLEGE GROUNDS FAR END OF THE COLLEGE
The FIGURE can be seen...it is dragging a body towards the
back of the college...it reaches the end entrance to the
college and opens the door
INT. COLLEGE CORRIDOR
It must be up there
Rob is looking straight at a classroom, which has a
Isnt that our old classroom?
Yeah, thats ours all right
As they are talking they hear a noise...it is
coming close to where their old classroom is...Rob
puts his finger to his lips and makes a hush sound
to keep everyone quiet...
A few seconds later the FIGURE appears at the far
end of the corridor...it is still dragging a
body...heading towards the classroom...
Rob starts to beckon everyone back around the
corner of the corridor to stay out of view of the
FIGURE...while walking slowly back, Cynthia knocks
over a small table containing leaflets...
The FIGURE drops the body, spins round and stares
directly at them...reaching into its right pocket
it brings out a large knife...the blade is covered
Did I just hear the bell?
Just as Marcus makes his witty remark...the
FIGURE starts to walk forward gradually getting
faster the further it gets...
Ok...i heard it too
Before Jenna gets a chance to finish...the group
get ready to run...
The FIGURE starts to move even faster...reaching
Rob heads for the stairs just behind the
reception...Jenna, Cynthia and Marcus go out of the
main entrance and onto the college grounds...
Cynthia looks back while running and sees the
FIGURE run past the reception door, towards the
stairs after Rob...
INT. COLLEGE UPSTAIRS CORRIDOR
The corridor is long and dark, along the left hand side are
about five large classrooms, on the right are windows
looking out over part of the college...
Rob has stopped midway along the corridor...he stands still,
next to a classroom...he is panting heavily...Rob checks
behind him and looks towards the stairs, which he just ran
There are the sounds of footsteps coming from the
stairs...getting louder and closer...Rob makes a move to the
nearby classroom to hide...
INT. COLLEGE CLASSROOM
The room is large. Rows of chairs are stacked neatly against
the walls...towards the back of the room are two large metal
lockers used to hold books and clothing...they have slats at
Rob moves warily towards the back of the classroom...he
makes no sound on his way there...he reaches one of the
lockers and starts to turn on the handle...
INT. COLLEGE CORRIDOR
The FIGURE is standing at the top of the stairs...knife
still in its right hand...it moves gradually down the
corridor...it stops and stands still outside the same
classroom as Rob went into...
EXT. COLLEGE GROUNDS FAR END OF THE COLLEGE
Cynthia, Jenna and Marcus have all moved to the end of the
college grounds to the place where the FIGURE was carrying
The blood trail looks like it ends here
Jenna points to the nearby door
Well lets see if shes in here then
Shouldnt we go back for Rob?
He knows how to handle himself, hes
also knows this college like the back of
Cynthia walks up to the door and pulls on the
handle...the door easily opens and she walks
in...Jenna and Marcus follow.
INT. COLLEGE CLASSROOM
The FIGURE has now reached the middle of the classroom.
It is walking towards the lockers at the back of the room.
As it reaches the first locker, which is situated on the
left-hand side of the room, it pulls its knife back and
plunges it deep into the middle of the locker.
The FIGURE moves towards the next...final locker. Drawing
its blade...it gets ready to cast the knife into the same
position as before...
Rob kicks open the locker and makes a run for the door...he
stumbles over one of the desks...reaches to door but...the
door has been locked...
The FIGURE walks slowly up to Rob...pushing the desks out of
the way...reaching Rob the FIGURE raises its knife and
swipes at his chest...the blade just misses him.
Rob crouches down and then runs fast...into the FIGURES
chest...the FIGURE is staggered and swaying...Rob runs into
another desk and falls over...the FIGURE spins around.
The knife raises again...Rob tries to throw his hands in
front of it...the blade comes down...but Rob clutches on to
the sharp blade.
(Screaming from the pain
of the blade)
The FIGURE pulls the knife out from in-between Robs
hands...raises its leg and then smashes it down onto Robs
knee...a loud crack sounds out...Rob lies in agony,
clutching his leg.
There is now no way Rob can escape...he cant even walk.
The FIGURE crouches down beside Rob...cleans its knife on
his coat...it picks something up from off the floor, which
has fallen off of the desk.
INT. COLLEGE END OF CORRIDOR DOWNSTAIRS
Jenna, Cynthia and Marcus are now back inside the college
after entering via the rear entrance...they are standing
about four meters away from where the FIGURE dropped the
body before running after them.
The body is in clear view...they all look down at it.
Jesus Christ, look at that guys face
Jenna covers her mouth, repulsed by the damage
inflicted to the man.
I guess that was the night guard
Cynthia is looking down the corridor.
I think we should go and get the police
now, there is no way we can deal with
someone who can do this to a person
Im going to agree with you this time,
this is fucking sick
Marcus has one last look at the body and swallows.
Ok, lets go and find Rob...Then get the
hell out of here
There is a ringing sound coming from one of the
girls coat pockets...it is Jennas mobile phone,
she takes it out of her pocket and answers it.
The only sound coming from the phone is a muffled,
scream as if someone is trying to talk but
something is covering their mouth stopping them.
Listen to this
Jenna lets the other two, Cynthia and Marcus listen
in to the call.
(From Phone, male,
Come get your friend
The person on the other end of the phone has hung
up. Jenna, Cynthia and Marcus all look at each
Shit, he must have Jimmy
Or Rose...but in my mind, whomever he
has is bad news
A few moments later there is a smash...and then a
thud just outside of the college doors where the
They all jump...Jenna and Cynthia hug each other as
Marcus carefully walks towards the door where the
thud came from.
EXT. COLLEGE GROUNDS
He opens the door...below his feet is shattered
glass that has fallen from the classroom above. A
little further away is a body...covered in blood
and pieces of glass.
Marcus has a look around and above him to make sure
there is no one about pounce...walking over to the
body it becomes clear that its Rob...
Marcus rolls the body over. Rob is clearly dead,
his mouth has been stapled together by the figure.
There is a large paper note stuck on Robs
clothes...it reads So Ill never make anything of
myself? Number 4
Cynthia and Jenna come walking out of the college
What was it?
Marcus rips the note off of Robs body and walks
over to the girls.
Cynthia starts to cry and walks slowly towards
Robs body...Marcus pulls her back and hugs her. He
whispers something into Cynthias ear.
Please dont look...its not worth it.
Well find out who did this
Jenna notices the note in Marcuss hand.
Jenna holds her hand out to Marcus. He hands her
the note from the body. She reads through it.
It must be someone we know...Maybe from
Doesnt take a professor to work that
out now does it?
We should never have come here...we
should have left it to the police to
Cynthia pushes Marcus away from her
Now you all say that?
Lets call the police now
Jenna gets the mobile phone back out of her pocket
and gets ready to call the police when...it starts
to ring again.
Cynthia and Marcus crowd around Jenna to listen in.
What is it now?
Now, now Jenna is there any need to be
like that...Lets be friends
Jenna nods at Cynthia and Marcus as she covers the
She uncovers the mouthpiece
Why are you doing this to us?
You brought it on yourselves
We dont even know you
Why are you hurting all of our friends?
Hurt me and I hurt back...Except Im
taking things a little further
What do you mean?
How the hell did we ever hurt you?
Aahhhh...you all forget so easily.
But you know me Jenna...Im not one to
bear a grudge...as you can see.
Im quite reasonable.
So killing all these people is being
reasonable you sick shit?
Your still alive arent you?
At least you are at the moment
Marcus grabs the phone off of Jenna.
Were calling the police
Youve had your fun
Bad move Marcus my friend
Who are you?
Now now, its all part of the game
There is no game
Marcus covers the phone and points towards the main
Lets start heading towards the exit
Jenna, Marcus and Cynthia all start to walk up
through the college grounds towards the gates.
Marcus uncovers the phone
Theres a game all right, and youve
just broken one of the rules
Rules? What rules?
Quitting before I said you could
Marcus pulls back Jenna and Cynthia and stops them
from walking any further. Marcus looks around the
grounds for any sign of the killer.
You think walking away from here and
calling the police will help you?
Friends know where friends go. Friends
know what friends do.
The caller has hung up. Marcus hands the mobile
phone back to Jenna and then faces them both.
Its got to be Jimmy.
Hes talking in the same manner
But why all these cryptic notes?
Looks like he hates us for something
Hes always blamed us for the entire
hassle he got at college. Perhaps hes
trying to pay us back?
I think its time to get out of here
The group starts to walk down through the grounds
again. Back towards the gates.
Move a bit faster, the sooner we get out
of here the better
Call the police now Jenna
Jenna takes out her mobile phone and dials.
Great, just great
Its not working
It was working fine a minute ago
Well its screwed now
Try it again
Just as Jenna is about to try the number again,
there is a small bang behind them.
What was that?
He must be trying to sneak up on us from
Cynthia starts to move a little faster towards the
Ok, lets make a run for it
Hurry, it will take us a while to get
through the gap
Cynthia, Jenna and Marcus all make a run toward the
gates ...when suddenly
The FIGURE appears from out of the college
reception doorway a few yards in front of them,
wearing the scarf and long coat, but this time no
knife in his hand.
Cynthia, Jenna and Marcus are startled and split
from each other...they all go separate ways.
Jenna and Cynthia head towards the back of the
college where they just came from, Marcus is
running towards the gym.
INT. COLLEGE SPORTS CHANGING ROOMS
The changing room is dark and the tiled floor is wet. There
is a back entrance to the swimming pool not far away.
Marcus comes sprinting into the changing rooms, slamming
shut the door behind him. He slumps against the door. His
heavy breathing is the only sound in the surrounding area.
EXT. COLLEGE GROUNDS -- FAR END OF THE COLLEGE
Jenna and Cynthia stand together, they are watching for the
FIGURES next move. The FIGURE is still standing outside the
college reception door...his breath is clearly visible
through the cold air.
The FIGURE makes a quick move towards the two girls, changes
his mind and then heads towards the gym.
INT. COLLEGE SPORTS CHANGING ROOMS
Marcus is still leaning up against the door to the changing
room trying to catch his breath.
Distant FOOTSTEPS can be heard getting closer to the door.
Marcus stops leaning against the door and starts to walk
backwards through the changing room.
Marcus gets a fright as he bumps into something that was
behind him on the floor. He spins around, looks to the floor
and sees the body of Rose. Paleface, she is soaking wet and
has a slight cut to the forehead. She is clearly dead.
Marcus rubs his hands over his face and through his hair.
(Under his breath)
He looks around to try and find a place to hide as
the footsteps reach the outside of the door and
Marcus walks as quietly as possible past the door,
which leads to the swimming pool.
The changing room door opens slowly, revealing the
FIGURE, drawing the knife from his right hand
pocket he looks straight at the floor of the
changing room, there are muddy footprints leading
toward the swimming pool entrance.
The FIGURE looks ahead and slowly walks past the
body of Rose and towards the Swimming pool door.
INT. SWIMMING POOL
The pool is filled with practice canoes, there are oars
lying around the outside of the pool.
Marcus is waiting just around the corner of the door, ready
to pounce on the FIGURE as soon as he enters.
EXT. COLLEGE GROUNDS -- FAR END OF THE COLLEGE
Jenna and Cynthia are still standing in the same
place. Their faces are blank and looking
Come on...Lets make a go for the exit
Cynthia grabs hold of Jennas arm and starts to
drag her, they head towards the gates.
INT. SWIMMING POOL
Marcus is starting to look more and more worried. The FIGURE
has not entered the swimming pool area yet. Marcus decides
to take a quick glance around the doorway.
Suddenly...the FIGURE appears from around the doorway and
grabs hold of Marcus.
Marcus struggles to get away, he manages a punch at the
FIGURES stomach...the FIGURE gets caught off guard and
Marcus runs around the back of the pool area, but there is
no exit, apart from the one the FIGURE is standing by, he
picks up a nearby oar left from canoeing practice and grips
it tight in both hands.
Why are you doing this Jimmy?
There is no reply, just a stare.
Im not stupid Jimmy, I know its you.
I recognized your voice on the phone
Why are you doing this?
Youve all had it so easy through
life...you take everything for granted
What are you talking about?
Ive always been classed as the
misfit...the one who never fits in with
Marcus moves even further away from the FIGURE
around the back of the pool.
Your jokes about me...they...how do I
put this? Got me just a little depressed
while at college
None of this is making any sense
Jimmy...Are you blaming us for all the
problems you had at college?
The FIGURE starts to look around for a way to get
Its not our fault, you never listened
to anything that was said, dont blame
us for your wasted life
Dont worry Marcus, its all behind me.
Im making something of myself now
You call all of this killing...making
something of yourself?
I call it getting even
The FIGURE takes a step forward...draws the knife
from his right hand pocket and waves it in front of
So what are you going to do now Marcus?
Paddle out of here?
Marcus makes a run towards the FIGURE, OAR in hand
he aims a swing at the FIGURE, the swing is very
slow...the FIGURE ducks out of the way with ease.
EXT. COLLEGE INNER GATE
Cynthia is pushing Jenna through the small gap, Jenna is
still almost solid with fear and is struggling to make it
Cut me some slack here Jenna, Jimmy will
be here any minute now
INT. SWIMMING POOL
The FIGURE and Marcus are still fighting
Marcus takes another swing at the FIGURE, this time with a
little more power...it hits him in the side...he falls to
the floor, his knife skims across the wet surface. Marcus
lifts the oar high above his head and tries to bring it down
onto the head of the figure...the FIGURE rolls to the side
and the oar cracks on the floor.
The FIGURE grabs hold of part of the oar and pulls it
towards himself...Marcus struggles to keep hold of
it...Marcus loses grip and falls back.
The Oar is now in the FIGURES hand as he gets to his feet.
Marcus eyes the knife on the tiled floor and makes a quick
move for it...badmove...the FIGURE pulls the oar behind
himself and then swings out at Marcus...the oar heads
straight for Marcuss head.
EXT. COLLEGE INNER GATE
Cynthia is standing up, looking at Jennas feet as
she finally squeezes through the gap.
INT. SWIMMING POOL
The swimming pool is now red...Marcuss body is floating in
the pool. The FIGURE turns away from looking at the body,
drops the bloody oar and walks over to the knife. He picks
it up and then walks out of the door.
EXT. COLLEGE INNER GATE
Jenna pokes her head through the gap and looks up at
Its your turn
Suddenly...Jenna notices the FIGURE come out from
the changing room door. Carrying the knife and
walking at a sharp pace.
Shit, hurry Cynthia
Cynthia spins around and sees the FIGURE in the
distance walking towards her...she dives to the
floor and starts to squeeze through the gap.
EXT. COLLEGE GATES
Jenna is helping Cynthia to get through the gap as quickly
Cynthia just manages to get through the gap. They
wait for the FIGURE to come along. Cynthia and
Jenna keep an eye on the gap.
Suddenly, from above the FIGURE jumps down from off
the top of the gate onto Cynthia...she kicks up
with her foot making contact with his leg...he
falls over...comes right back at her.
His hand grabs hold of Cynthia and presses her down
to the ground. Suddenly, the figures long knife
appears just above her. Cynthia is jerking and
Suddenly...Jenna kicks the FIGURE full on in the
face...he falls back in a daze...the scarf that
covers his face is starting to unravel...Cynthia
manages to break free of his grasp and starts to
run down the road with Jenna.
The FIGURE gets back on his feet and starts the
The roadside is well lit. Although there is no one walking
the streets, cars are going by on the road.
Call the police now
While running Jenna takes the phone from her pocket
and starts to dial.
Help us, theres someone chasing us
There is a slight pause as Jenna listens for the
reply from the police.
Weve just come from the College and
were heading down Haddonfield road
Another pause as the reply comes
For fucks sake this guys is killing
Jenna throws down the mobile phone and keeps on
The FIGURE can be seen catching up on them from
Where are we heading?
Cynthia doesnt answer she just keeps on running.
They both start to slow down, Cynthia tries to flag
down some cars that are coming from up the road,
but they dont stop.
Jenna takes a look behind and sees the FIGURE about
200 yards away...they have to make a quick decision
Jenna points to a nearby walkway that leads to a
wooded area of town.
Through there, we can cut through to my
EXT. WOODLAND AREA
The wooded area is unlit, dark and foreboding. The only
sounds in the area are the trees.
Cynthia and Jenna come to a halt as they try to
catch their breath.
Which way is it now?
Jenna looks around.
How should I know?
Perhaps...unlike you, Ive never been
through here in the dark
Right we came from Haddonfield road
Jenna points back to the way they just came running
So it must be this way
Jenna points one way then the other, they are
Fabulous Jenna, just fabulous
It could be worse
Just then they hear a sound behind a nearby tree.
It sounds as If it could be a branch breaking off.
Cynthia and Jenna look at each other, both scared.
Probably some animals, this place is
full of wildlife
Are you forgetting that it could also be
Come on...we lost him
Yeah right...we lost ourselves is more
They stand still looking around for a couple of
seconds when...Police sirens can be heard in the
distance they are back towards the college along
Lets go back there, they must have got
Are you crazy? Jimmys somewhere back
Jenna looks round and starts to walk a little way
My house is this way, I remember now
I still think we should go back to the
Look, well call them again as soon as
we reach my house.
Theyll be there in a flash
Jenna and Cynthia start to make their way through
the wooded area towards Jennas house.
EXT. JENNAS HOUSE
Jenna and Cynthia come jogging down the road and slow down
just outside of Jennas House
See it wasnt all that far now was it?
Cynthia waves her arms at Jenna beckoning her to
Just get inside and call the
police...for Christ sake
Jenna walks over to the front door and gets her
keys out, she puts the key into the lock and turns
it, and the door swings open
Come on then...lets call the police
INT. JENNAS HOUSE
Jenna closes the door then locks it up tight, she decides to
leave the keys in the door. They stand in the hallway, the
stairs are close by.
Wheres the phone?
Well have to use the one upstairs in my
They both make their way up the stairs.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE UPSTAIRS MOTHERS BEDROOM
Jenna walks into her mothers room and lays out on the bed
and she reaches for the phone. Cynthia sits on the side of
the bed and waits for Jenna to call the police.
Jenna picks up the phone and starts to dial the police
Hello, wed like to report a few murders
Cynthia shakes her head at Jennas attempted joke.
They were at the college in town.
Yes we were the ones who called earlier
Cynthia stands up and looks out of the bedroom
window. She glances down the street.
Yeah, were at...hello?
Jenna puts her hand down on the phone.
Jenna puts the phone down her face is morbid as she
looks up. Cynthia turns around and looks at Jenna.
How long will they be?
Lets get out of here
Huh? Whats your problem?
The lines dead
INT. JENNAS HOUSE DOORWAY
Jenna and Cynthia come running down the stairs and head
straight for the door. Cynthia tries to open it...nothing
Where are the keys?
Jenna fumbles around in her pockets searching for
them...she finds nothing.
I dont know
Jenna tries to think where she put them.
I left them in the door when we came in
Cynthia looks straight ahead, her stare could kill
anyone. Jenna looks at her confused.
Jenna turns around she sees...the FIGURE standing
at the far end of the hallway, knife in hand.
Jenna starts to panic
Cynthia grabs hold of Jennas arm and pulls her up
the stairs...the FIGURE starts to follow but in a
slow manner, no need to hurry is there?
INT. JENNAS HOUSE JENNAS BEDROOM
The two girls come running into Jennas room and slam the
door shut. Jenna turns the lock on the door, they know it
wont hold him off for long.
What are we going to do now?
Theres no way out of here
Jenna turns and looks at the bedroom window on the
far wall looking out onto the street.
Help me open this
Jenna and Cynthia move over to the window and
attempt to open it up...no luck
Well have to smash it, pass me that
Jenna points to a large dictionary that is lying on
her dresser. Cynthia walks over to it when...the
FIGURE kicks in the door in one swift move.
He walks into the room and stands still, looking at
the two girls.
Cynthia throws the dictionary over to Jenna, this
makes the FIGURE dive at Cynthia...she gets knocked
to the floor.
The FIGURE then goes slowly towards Jenna. Cynthia
runs out of Jennas room and down the stairs.
The FIGURE moves in front of the window to block
Jenna from smashing it with the book.
Get away from me
Theres always a beginning a middle and
an end...your end is coming now
The FIGURE swings his blade at Jenna...it
misses...He takes another swing at Jenna...this
time she is hit in the side.
Jenna holds her side with one hand, she is clearly
in pain and blood seeps through the wound and down
Now look what youve done
Jenna looks at the dictionary in her other hand and
throws it straight at the FIGURE...it hits him full
on in the chest. He stumbles back towards the
window...Jenna then gives him a heavy push...He
hits the window...SMASH...the FIGURE falls
through...there is a loud thud as he hits the
Jenna walks towards the window.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE DOWNSTAIRS KITCHEN
Cynthia is raiding the knife draw as she hears the smash
upstairs. She takes a knife from the draw and slowly walks
back up the stairs.
INT. JENNAS HOUSE JENNAS BEDROOM
Jenna looks to the ground below and sees the FIGURES body
lying on the ground surrounded by shades of glass.
Cynthia, Its ok now
You can come back in
Cynthia walks up to the doorway, knife still in her
shaking hands. Jenna walks over to her and they hug
Where is he?
They stop hugging and Jenna smiles are Cynthia.
Splattered on the front porch
Cynthia laughs through her tears.
Jenna puts her hands on each side of Cynthias
cheeks and wipes the tears away.
Lets go round one of the neighbors and
call the police, Im pretty sure they
heard all this
Sounds good to me
Suddenly Jennas smile turns to a frown as her
hands drop away from Cynthias face.
The FIGURE is standing behind Cynthia.
Cynthia turns around and sees the FIGURE, this time
with no knife. Fear fills her face. The FIGURE
looks over Cynthias shoulder and directly at
I dont particularly like being kicked
through windows you fucking bitch.
He lunges for Cynthias neck and starts to squeeze
tight...one of her hands manages to strike him in
the side...he doesnt even flinch.
Jenna scans her bedroom looking for something to
help them out...There is nothing there that could
The FIGURE pushes Cynthia further into the bedroom
while strangling her...she lifts her right arm high
up...the FIGURE looks up at her hand...the KNIFE
comes down...into the FIGURES back.
He falls to the floor in pain
Cynthia continues to stab him...once more in the
back as he collapses...then in the neck...he falls
to the floor...no more movement...just blood.
Jenna walks over to Cynthia and takes hold of her
hand, which has the bloody knife.
You can stop now
Jenna takes the knife out of Cynthias hand and
drops it on the floor beside the FIGURE.
EXT. JENNAS HOUSE
The police drive up outside of the house.