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The_Black_Day

Script By: Mathew Nicolson
Fantasy


Every day has a different colour, which determines how the day goes. On a red day blood is spilt, on the blue tears are dropped, on the yellow everyone is joyous, and economical on the green. But what happens on the black day? Elgin is about to find out.


Submitted:Jul 22, 2011    Reads: 31    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


WEATHER FORECAST

We see the view of the TV screen.

NEWS PRESENTER
Haha, yeah, that will teach her to
mess with knitting needles. Now,
for the colour forecast.

COLOUR FORECASTER
Thank you, Roger. Now, as you can
see, it's going to be a very yellow
day tomorrow, with shades of orange
and green, but these are mostly
concentrated on the Southern
border... So be thankful, your
blue day is finally over!

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

Elgin watched this, feeling depressed.

The song Crossroad by Robert Johnson plays.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE.

It is raining. Everything is blue and depressing.

CUT TO:

STREET.

Everyone walks about, looking depressed, holding up
umbrellas.

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

Bill walks in.

BILL
Hey little bruv, what's the colour
tomoz?

Elgin raises his eyebrows.

ELGIN
Yellow, mainly. Let's get the
suncream out!

PAN TO:

SEASIDE.

Bill and Elgin are at the beach. It's a lovely
day! Everyone is happy!

'Yellow by Coldplay' plays.

It's so hot...

BILL
Life's brill, innit?

ELGIN
Today's glorious, yes.

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

Elgin watches TV. Religion is on it.

RELIGIOUS PREACHER (ON TV).
And God said, "Let there be light,"
and there was light. God saw that
the light was good, and he
separated the light into it's
different colours, and from
henceforth each day has had it's
own colour...

Elgin changes the channel.

CUT TO:

WEATHER FORECAST.

WEATHER FORECASTER
I hope you've all been enjoying the
good colours, because they won't
last! Tonight a high pressure
field of red is coming over, so
expect to wake up to that in the
morning!

CUT TO:

RED DAY. LIVING ROOM.

Bill comes storming down the stairs.

"Let go by Red" plays.

BILL
Elgin, where's my driving licence?

ELGIN
I haven't seen it.

BILL
WELL WHY NOT?

CUT TO:

OUTSIDE.

People are fighting, yelling at each other.

CUT TO:

TV.

News. Newsreader speaks audiolessly.

Headline: "Riots break out across UK during worst Red Colour
in a decade"

CUT TO:

WEATHER FORECAST

WEATHER FORECASTER.
You will all be delighted to hear
that the red weather is at an
end. Green is sweeping across the
nation-

CUT TO:

FOREST.

Elgin walks alone through it. "Grieg - Morgenstimmung -
Peer Gynt" plays in background.

He touches the trees, inhales the air...

CUT TO:

WIND TURBINES.

Elgin walks about, all happy. It's all so natural and
enviromental friendly!

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

Elgin and Bill sit on the sofa, in silence. The news is on.

NEWSREADER (ON TV)
Green Party wins majority in
General Election!

Green fans clap and cheer on TV.

ELGIN
I think I'm going to bed, now.

BILL
What? You're not gonna wait and
see tomoz's colour?

ELGIN
Nah, too tired - gotta be up early
for the hiking session. Night!

He gets up and goes up the stairs.

BILL
Come to think of it... *yawn*...
I'm t, t, tired...

He falls asleep on the sofa.

Camera pans up to TV...

CUT TO:

WEATHER FORECAST.

WEATHER FORECASTER
And tomorrow's colour...

The report generates.

WEATHER FORECASTER
Oh my... No, no, it must be a
mistake...

Britain is consumed by Black.

WEATHER FORECASTER
Zoom out... show it as it is now...

It shows the world. America is consumed by black. Behind
the wave of black is... nothing.

CUT TO:

NEWS.

NEWS PRESENTER
Breaking news! The biblical Black
Day has arrived. Prophets are
hailing it as the Second Coming-

CUT TO:

RELIGIOUS MANIACS ON A STREET.

MANIAC
Take us away!!

MANIAC 2
The end is nigh!!!

The ground shakes, and the image slowly gets darker...

CUT TO:

NEWS.

NEWS PRESENTER
We have Colour Expert professor
Nicolson here to speak to us. WHat
do you make of this, Professor
Nicolson?

PROFESSOR NICOLSON
These reports frighten me. It's
unlike anything...

The ground shakes. It gets darker.

Flames sweep across the room. Professor Nicolson catches on
fire and screeches off camera. The camera falls sideways,
and turns to static as it hits the ground.

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

TV is static as Bill sleeps...

CUT TO:

ELGIN'S BEDROOM.

He sleeps, unaware of what is about to happen...

PAN TO:

HILL.

Elgin walks along it alone.

Caption reads "The Next Day".

ELGIN
What a magnificent view!

He pulls out a camera, and begins taking shots.

Over the hill, darkness takes over...

ELGIN
What is that?

It hits him. He's thrown off his feet.

We see him on the ground as the darkness envelops and blows
over him.

It then stops. Elgin stands up.

He looks around. It all seems normal.

ELGIN
I've never seen wind like that
before...

He notices 3 hooded figures advancing upon him. Church
bells begin to ring.

ELGIN
Oh, hello! Nice day for a walk,
isn't it?

They all draw two swords.

Elgin stops. They continue towards him.

Elgin turns and runs.

One hooded figure throws the sword. As it does so, it drops
to the ground.

Elgin dodges the sword.

Another figure does the same. Elgin has to duck this time.

The third and final one throws the sword, dying.

Elgin once again avoids it. He's terrified.

He runs home.

CUT TO:

ANOTHER HILL.

He runs.

ELGIN DOUBLE
You can't run forever, Elgin.

Elgin stops, confused, terrified.

ELGIN
What?

Elgin Double holds up a gun, and fires. Elgin dramatically
falls backwards onto the ground.

Perspective changes to Elgin Double, who is now Elgin. He's
shaking, and drops the gun. The dead body lies in front of
him.

He continues running.

CUT TO:

BEACH.

Elgin runs along it frantically.

He becomes cornered by a GIANT HAND. It claws at him
threateningly.

ELGIN
Wha...? No...

He backs away from it.

Until it is squashed by a foot.

Elgin runs...

CUT TO:

FOREST.

Elgin stands outside. He has to travel through it.

He enters...

It is silent. He walks slowly, cautiously.

DEMON
This is my forest now.

Elgin perks around.

ELGIN
What are you? What is...
this? All of this?

DEMON
I have been instated. Leave,
before the forest destroys you.

Elgin runs, terrified.

He reaches an exit, and darts out of it.

He looks back...

CUT TO:

ANOTHER BEACH - ROCKIER, AITHIER.

Elgin arrives and looks in horror to the scene ahead of him.

Buildings burn, smoke plumes rising into the sky. Elgin's
house is unaffected. He runs to it.

CUT TO:

INT. HOUSE.

He runs in.

ELGIN
Bill? Bill! Bill, where are you?

He look around, running into the sitting room.

He looks again, and runs back to the kitchen.

There comes a clatter from the utility room...

Elgin looks up, hopeful.

ZOMBIE BILL staggers through. His held up by a stick going
over his shoulders. He staggers forward, jaws gnashing.

Elgin screams and falls backwards.

Zombie bill moves at him.

Elgin grabs a knife and begins stabbing. We see him. With
each stab a bit of blood is flicked onto his face.

He stops stabbing and pulls back a blood stained knife.

Zombie Bill falls backwards to the ground, dead.

Elgin also collapses.

We see him on all fours, reacting to this. He's killed his
brother.

CUT TO:

BEDROOM.

Elgin sits, alone, curtains closed.

The computer buzzes, and switches itself on.

COMPUTER MAN 1
Hello! Is there anybody else out
there? If you get this, please
press any key!

Elgin perks up, and runs over. He presses a key.

ELGIN
Hello? Hello!

He realises, and pulls out a webcam, plugging it in.

ELGIN
Hello?

4 faces appear on the screen. Man 1 in upper left, man 2 in
upper right, man 3 in lower left, man 4 in lower right.

MAN 1
Hello!

MAN 2
So that's 5 of us.

MAN 3
What's happening? Please tell me,
what's happening?

MAN 1
None of us know.

ELGIN
Are we the only survivors?

MAN 1
Yes, in Britain anyway. We've lost
contact with everywhere
else. Satellite photos of America,
they've...

MAN 4
What?

MAN 1
I'll send them to you.

On the screen is a satellite photo of the world. Blackness
covers Europe. America has been wiped off the
map. However, following slightly is some white...

They all gasp.

MAN 4
What's that white area? Behind...
where AMerica should be?

MAN 1
A technical fault, I think.

ELGIN
What is this?

MAN 3
What happened?

MAN 2
Many religious texts speak of a
Black Day which occurred in the
beginning of the world-

MAN 1
Nonsense!

MAN 2
It also said a black day would end
the-

Something begins rumbling. It gets louded.

ELGIN
What's that...?

MAN 4
To this window!

Elgin runs to the window. Outside, the moon comes crashing
down from the sky and down to the horizon. As it lands, the
ground shakes...

Man 1 and Man 4 are blown away bo shock waves on the screen,
before going blank.

Men 2 and 3 are still there...

MAN 2
The sun... Look at the sun!

Elgin returns to the window.

ELGIN
It's moving away...

MAN 3
The moon... It knocked us out of
orbit!!

Elgin returns to the computer.

ELGIN
What now? What do we do now?

MAN 2
I can't do this anymore. I'm
sorry-

He dives off screen. We hear a gunshot, followed by a thud.

MAN 3
Nor can I.

He goes offscreen and slits his throat.

The screen is blank.

ELGIN
No... No... Come back... Please...

He begins breaking down.

ELGIN
Come back... Don't leave me...

He grabs the computer screen.

ELGIN
COME BACK!!! Please... please...
Don't...

He breaks down more.

CUT TO:

BATHROOM.

He runs in and freaks out, splattering water over him. He
falls over the sink and cries over it. He then sits up and
looks at himself in the mirror, showing utter despair.

CUT TO:

BEDROOM.

He lies wrapped up in covers, freaking out, crying,
shouting, hitting himself...

ELGIN
NO! NO!!! NO!!!! PLEASE!!! MAKE
IT STOP!!! BRING EVERYTHING BACK!!!
I... I...

He calms down, and lies nearly motionless.

Long Shot of the room. He fidgets slightly, before
relaxing...

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE.

We see Aith.

FADE TO:

BLACK.

CUT TO:

BEDROOM.

It is morning. Elgin wakes up - the light is astonishing.

He opens the curtains and is blinded by the light.

ELGIN
What... What is this?

DISEMBODIED VOICE
The White Day.

Elgin slowly lowers his hand and looks out. He begins to
cry - from happiness, and laughs hysterically, as he slowly
disappears.

He is gone.

FADE TO:

BLACK.





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