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Who Killed Mrs. Applegate

Script By: Tyrell82
Mystery and crime


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Submitted:Feb 20, 2012    Reads: 177    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   


EXT. HOUSE. NIGHT
A peaceful suburban house that sits nestled on a tree lined street. No sign of life is in sight. Just darkness that surround every corner. The eeriness of someone lurking... but not.
INT. SUBURBAN HOME. NIGHT
A young teenage girl named TRACY PHILLIPS no more than nineteen shes sexy, perky, and full of life, trots up a staircase picking up children toys while talking on a cell phone.
TRACY
(Picking up toys/ walking up the stairs)
I saw him at the creamery today. He was with that psycho Gothic chick Mona..
She drops the toys in the upstairs hall and hugs against a wall where A notebook bag and shoes sit clustered.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(Smiling)
I didn't want to intrude... What about her?..(Surprised)
She is not...
Tracy pops a squat on the top stair.

TRACY (CONT'D)
Well different strokes for different folks...
I didn't show up for that class but I have Mr. Dossier's examine.. Yeah, Gimme a sec...
Tracy leans over and grabs the note bag from the floor next to the wall. She pulls out a chemistry examine.
TRACY (CONT'D)
I have one page on me. The rest is at home.
A five year old boy wearing pajamas appears in the foyer with a fire truck clutched in his hand. He is standing at the front door, zoned out... Tracy notices him.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(Into the phone)
Hold on.(To the little boy) Why aren't you watching T.V?
Silence... He doesn't budge.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Eric!?
He doesn't respond... Tracy trots back down the stairs over to Eric's side.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Eric.
Eric quickly turns to Tracy he's startled.
TRACY (CONT'D)
What are you doing?
ERIC
(Serious, scared)
There's a man standing outside the door with an axe.
Tracy stares at Eric for a second. Her heart stops...
TRACY
(Into the phone)
Let me call you back.
(She hangs up the phone)
Eric, the man was on T.V right?
Eric shakes his head no and points at the front door in the foyer... Tracy moves over to the door and reaches for the knob.
ERIC
(Spooked, scared)
Don't open it.
Tracy looks at Eric, she sees how serious he is... but she ignores him and swings the door open anyway. No one is there just a peaceful suburban lawn. Tracy steps out onto the porch.
TRACY
Hello!
Silence... She enters back into the house and shuts the door locked.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Eric where did you see the man?
Eric stares back at the door he's scared, he's more than sure of what he saw. Tracy gently places her hand on his face to get his attention.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Where did you see the man?
ERIC
... From the security camera on the TV.
INT. LIVING ROOM. CONTINUOUS
Tracy stands in front of the TV with her hands on her hips. There is a showing of "Stephen Kings The Shining" on TV. Tracy turns to Eric she a bit peeved.
TRACY
Is this what you saw?
ERIC
No the security cam-
TRACY
Your not suppose to watch horror movies... Come on, get up to bed.
ERIC
I promise-
TRACY
No. We had a deal. You don't bother me, you don't go to sleep. Remember?
Eric makes a sad face... but Tracy is set on her argument it's written all over her face.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Go on.
Eric exits the living room. Tracy follows not far behind...
SLOW ZOOM ON THE TV SCREEN
When they both are completely out of sight the security camera feed of the front door pops on the TV screen and a shadow of a figure moves past the door...
INT. ERIC'S BEDROOM. MOMENTS LATER
CLOSE ON a poster of a well known super hero splattered across the wall. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK REVEALING a little boys room. Colorful. Toys all over the place... Eric is now tucked in and ready for bed. The look on his face he's not too happy about it... Tracy sit on the bed next to Eric.
TRACY
(Addressing the look on Eric's face)
Sorry buddy rules are rules.
(Looking at her watch)
Besides it's about to be eleven o' clock.
ERIC
It's not that.
TRACY
Then what is it?
ERIC
(Sincere)
There was a man at the door.
TRACY
That again, huh?. Okay, what did he look like?
Eric thinks a second.. He comes up with nothing but a more pitiful look on his face.
TRACY (CONT'D)
See. Go to bed.
Tracy gets up from the bed and moves to the door. Before exiting the room she turns on a night light.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Good night.
Tracy shuts the door exiting. Eric sits up on the bed and listens for Tracy's footsteps... When shes down stairs he gets up and moves over to his bed room window. It's cracked open a bit... Eric sticks his head out to get a peek. There's nothing out there. He shuts the window and returns to his bed...
ERIC
(To himself)
I know what I saw.
INT. KITCHEN. SECONDS LATER
Tracy enters the kitchen with the phone press to her ear and a hand filled with dirty desert dishes. She's in mid-conversation with a friend from school.
TRACY
Well, we have to pass to go on the Seattle trip this summer...
Tracy sets the dishes in the sink and runs some water over them.
TRACY (CONT'D)
I don't know. I thinks it's the hospital where they film Grey's Anatomy.
DING DONG!
Something or someone rings the door bell.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(Into the phone)
Hold on.
INT. FOYER. SAME
Tracy pokes her head out into the foyer with the phone still to her ear... She moves over to the front door, fearless...
TRACY
Who is it?
Silence... Tracy stands at the door waiting for a responds but nothing not a word. Tracy looks at her watch.
TRACY (CONT'D)
Who ever you are it's a little late for doorbell ditch. Beat it before I call the cops.
Tracy smiles as she starts back over to the kitchen-
DING DONG! DING DONG!
Someone rings the door bell again. Tracy frightfully spins around to the door.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(Into the phone)
...Lisa let me call you back.
Tracy hangs up the phone. She moves over to a nearby closet with her eyes still tight on the front door. She opens the closet door and pulls out a double barrel shotgun. She returns to the front door frightened but not afraid to pull the trigger.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(Spooked)
Who ever is out there. When I open the door you better gone.. or else...
Silence.. She unlocks the door. Eases her hand around the knob and swings open the door. She points the gun but Nothing is there... Tracy sighs to relieve all her pinned up fright. She laughs.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(Laughing)
It's just children having fun Tracy. Calm down.
Tracy shuts the front door. There is a man standing behind her in the living room unnoticed. He has an axe in his hand. Tracy returns the shot gun over to the closet.
TRACY (CONT'D)
(To herself, giggling)
I'm not the stupid blonde running up stairs but the hot one grabbing the gun from the closet.
Tracy shuts the door to find herself face to face with a unseen figure. The sight of him leaves her petrifies.
INT. ERIC'S ROOM.
Eric is sound asleep until he is awaken by a bone chilling scream. Eric hops up, eyes wide and heart pounding. He stares at the door... From down stair he can hear Tracy screaming. A glass shatters. Furniture being knocked over and one final scream that is followed by a chopping sound. Silence... Loud footsteps start up the stairs... The foot steps lead over to Eric's room door. CLOSE ON a silhouette from boots standing at the bottom crack of the door..
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Someone pounds on Eric's bed room door... Eric begins to weep he knows something is coming from him.
ERIC
(Weeping)
No.
The bed room door slowly opens. The figures shadow block the hall light out completely as it enters Eric's room.
WOMAN'S VOICE (V.O.)
Wait!
FREEZE FRAME:
WOMAN'S VOICE (V.O.) (CONT'D)
I what did I say about killing?
BOY (V.O.)
Uh.
CUT TO:
INT. CLASSROOM. MIDDAY
CLOSE ON a young husky boy who stands with lined paper clutched in his hands. He's at a lost for word. This is JERRY JAMISON 13. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL him standing in front of a fifteen student class room. The class room is decorated in colorful Halloween decorations. A very attractive woman sits at her desk. This is MRS. CATHARINE APPLEGATE 30, shes the prettiest and coolest teacher at the Junior High school.
JERRY
There wasn't any killing.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Yes. There was.
JERRY
But I didn't describe it.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Doesn't matter. Your story is suppose to be all suspense and thrills.
Mrs. Applegate moves over to Jerry who is at the front of the class.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Have a seat.
Jerry strolls over to his seat.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
(Addressing the class)
Okay class. Remember these Halloween stories are suppose to be suspenseful. Little eerie things. Your not writing a horror film for Wes Craven or who ever. Your writing a two page suspense story... Jerry I'll give you a second chance to make that up. Hand it in tomorrow.
(Excited)
Which is Halloween day!
Little moans and groans of excitement explode from the students.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
BUT! If you don't have your essay in tomorrow by bells ring. You will be in here with me for the parade.
Little moans and groans of disappointment burst from the students all except for one kid. This is JONATHAN LAKE 13 he's not a boy he's a man trapped in a boys body at least he thinks, he's also huge crush on Mrs. Applegate. A smile forms on his face as he balls up his two page essay. The girl next to him notices. This is KATY RUSSELL 13, shes pretty and very sweet, shes Jonathan's best friend, next door neighbor and also his secret admirer.
KATY
(Whispering)
What are you doing?
JONATHAN
Staying in class tomorrow.
Katy shakes her head at Jonathan's obsession with a pitiful look on her face.
MRS. APPLEGATE
If you bring anything to snack on. Bring enough for everyone. I know it doesn't sound fair. Were about sharing in this class. I'm bring my famous chocolate chip cookies... (She looks at her watch) Okay. A half of minute before the bell rings. Get ready and... go.
The bell rings. The kids quickly stuff their back packs with binder, loose paper or home work.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Now remember your essay should be suspense and thrills. Not kills.

The kids charge for the door fleeing into the hallway, all except for Jonathan. Mrs. Applegate moves over to her desk.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
I don't want to read two page SAW movie essay.
Jonathan approaches Mrs. Applegate.
JONATHAN
Mrs. Applegate.
Mrs. Applegate spins around to Jonathan.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Jonathan! The man of zero conversation today. What's up?
JONATHAN
I'm volunteering to stay in from the parade tomorrow to work on my essay.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Why don't you work on it tonight at home?
JONATHAN
I have chores stacked to the heavens to do when get home.
Katy steps into the threshold of the class waiting for Jonathan. An disappointed look forms on her face.
MRS. APPLEGATE
I really wanted to see that parade this year.
JONATHAN
Sorry. It will be the only time I'll be able to do it.
MRS. APPLEGATE
(Sighs)
... Okay. See you tomorrow.
A cynical smiles forms on Jonathan's face as he moves over to the classroom door.
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY. CONTINUOUS
The hallway is packed with kids coming and going mostly going. They take and put things in their lockers. Jonathan and Katy stroll down the middle of the hallway avoiding the circus of students, heading for the exit doors.
KATY
You are such a liar.
JONATHAN
What. I don't have my essay anymore.
KATY
Yeah because you balded it up... We worked so hard on that report and you just threw it away.
JONATHAN
Hey. Sometimes you have to loose small things to gain big things. And Mrs Applegate is a big thing.
KATY
(chuckles)
In your dreams.
JONATHAN
Maybe... I'll never know if I don't try, right?
Jonathan burst through the exit doors.
INT. FRONT OF SCHOOL. SAME
A picture perfect small town school. Old and charming. Students come and go, moving about.. Some hanging and conversing, other waiting for a ride. Jonathan and Katy approaches a bike rack just outside the school.
KATY
Sometimes I think you forget how old you are.
JONATHAN
It's my mothers fault anyway. Divorcing my father forced my to abandon my adolescence and become a man at a young age. Age isn't nothing but a number...


KATY
True. But if you ask the last few teachers who got caught sleeping with a student I grantee they'll say the time they spend in prison isn't worth it.
JONATHAN
Ah. Mrs. Applegate is smart and so am I so we won't get caught.
Jonathan bends over and unlocks his bike from the rack.
KATY
I'm sure that's what they all say.
Katy bends down to unlock her bike but is quickly winced back by a sharp pain in her shoulder.
KATY (CONT'D)
Ouch!
Jonathan without hesitation-
JONATHAN
What?
KATY
My shoulder.
Jonathan moves over to Katy.
JONATHAN
What's wrong with it?
KATY
Nothing.
Jonathan pulls back her shirt unveiling a hideous bruise on Katy's shoulder.
JONATHAN
(Dramatic, concerned)
Oh my God Katy!
Katy snatches her shirt back.
KATY
Tell the whole world why don't you.
Katy looks around to see if anyone saw or heard.
JONATHAN
Your stepfather again?
KATY
(Embarrassed)
Yeah.
JONATHAN
Why don't you just let me and my mom report that loser.
Jonathan bends down to unlock Katy's bike.
KATY
Because my mother isn't fit to take care of me. And I'll wind up in foster care with a family who probably would abuse me more... or worst.
Jonathan hand Katy her bike.
JONATHAN
I think I know what will make you feel better. Some double scoop Ice cream?
KATY
(Smiling)
Your so cute when your like this.
JONATHAN
(Chuckling)
Do you want the ice cream or not?
KATY
(Chuckles)
Yeah.
Jonathan and Katy get on their bikes and take off to the ice cream polar.
CUT TO:
INT. JONATHAN'S HOUSE. AN HOUR LATER
CLOSE ON THE SCREEN
A news reporter fades in.
REPORTER # 1
The coin collection that went missing from The Mayor's office is still making news. Now There is a rewards fee... The coins collection is very rare making it easy to spot. And worth an exceptional amount of money. The mayor's office has released a statement saying. If anyone knows anything please notify Mayors office or your local authorities... Also in news today. Authorities have made a grizzly discovery in the back of the Locknar's house 4 bodies founds brutally chopped up-
CLICK!
The television is cut off. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL a spacious house. Not too bad, not too fancy. a beautiful woman, stand in a kitchen with latex gloves on, sweet pours from her brow, from the looks of her she has been working very hard. This is Jonathan's mom CINDY LAKE 33.
CINDY
Robbery and murderer... There is no such thing as good news anymore.
She sets the remote on the counter and moves back over to the sink where the faucet is blasting over a few cup and plates...
SLAM!
A door shuts somewhere in the house. Jonathan appears in the kitchen with an ice cream cone in his hand.
JONATHAN
Hey mom.
CINDY
Hey Kid-o.
JONATHAN
Mom!
Jonathan tosses his back pack on the kitchen table.
CINDY
I'm sorry. Hey Jonathan.
JONATHAN
Thank you.
Jonathan picks up the stack of mail that lies on the table and browse through it.
CINDY
How was school?
JONATHAN
(Browsing the mail)
School was school... Hey mom did I get any mail?
CINDY
I don't believe so... Have you figured out what your doing tomorrow night?
JONATHAN
Yeah.
He tosses the stack of mail onto the table and moves over to his mom.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Me Katy are going wreck havoc on the town. TP houses. Snatch some bags that kind of thing.
Cindy turns off the sink and removes her latex gloves.
CINDY
Really. Nice.
JONATHAN
Yep. Why did you want to hang out?
CINDY
No. I just thought this adult faze made you too good for trick or treating.
JONATHAN
Not even a grown man is too good for a free bag of candy.
Cindy laughs.
CINDY
You are something else.
She moves over to the refrigerator.
CINDY (CONT'D)
What do you want for dinner?
JONATHAN
Anything good. Can you make enough for three. I think Katy is coming by for dinner.
Cindy digs in to the frig and pulls out a casserole.
CINDY
How is she?
JONATHAN
Not good. You should have saw the welt that jerk of a stepfather put on her.
Cindy sets the casserole on the table.
CINDY
Oh my goodness. That poor girl. I wish there was more we can do.
JONATHAN
Yeah... Well let me get upstairs I have work to do.
Jonathan takes off for his room.
CINDY
Hey!
Jonathan pokes his head back into the kitchen.
JONATHAN
Yeah?
CINDY
(Pointing)
Your back pack.
Jonathan grabs up his back pack.
JONATHAN
Part of being an adult is picking up after yourself. Got it.
Jonathan disappears from the kitchen.
CINDY
Your going to help me carve the pumpkin tonight, right!?
JONATHAN (O.S.)
Adults don't carve pumpkins.
Cindy is amused with her son's new way of life.
CINDY
Well I guess I'm still a kid.
INT. JONATHAN'S BEDROOM. CONTINUOUS
It's truly a boys room. Neat and spacious. Video games and a flat screen T.V occupy a computer desk. A poster of Perry Mason covers a full wall. Jonathan enters his room. He sits his back pack on the bed. There's a beautiful portrait of Mrs. Applegate on his desk. Jonathan lies on the bed... He looks at the portrait of Mrs. Applegate on the desk. The portrait comes to life.
PORTRAIT OF MRS. APPLEGATE
I want to be together with you Jonathan forever.
JONATHAN
...I want to be with you too.
The portrait turns back into a still. Jonathan looks at the ceiling as fantasies burst into many... But all is interrupted when-
DINK! DINK!
There's a knock at his bed room window.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Come in.
Katy climbs in the room through the window.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Why don't you ever use the front door?
KATY
Because your window is so convenient.
Katy moves over to Jonathan's bed and lies down.
KATY (CONT'D)
What are you doing?
JONATHAN
(Sitting up)
Nothing now.
KATY
(Catching on)
Oh! Did I interrupted fantasy hour?
JONATHAN
(Playfully)
Shut up.
Katy laughs.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
What's up?
KATY
Nothing. Bored... You want to finish that slip of the tongue case on L.A Noire?"
JONATHAN
I don't care.
Jonathan moves over to the desk and powers on his xbox and television. Chatter ascends from outside Jonathan's bed room window. Jonathan flips the blinds open to find Mrs. Applegate and a unseen man, arguing. Mrs. Applegate starts for her door. The man grabs her by her arm.
MRS. APPLEGATE
I said stay away from me!
MAN
Can I at least get my things?
MRS. APPLEGATE
No and if you come back I'll call the police.
Mrs. Applegate tears away from the man and scurries into the house... The man moves over to his car which is a 2012 mustang. He punches the car window. Jonathan shuts the blinds.
KATY
Earth to Jonathan! What's the hold up?
JONATHAN
Uh. Nothing.
Jonathan moves over to the bed and hands Katy the controller. He looks back out the window and watch the man drive off...
INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT
CLOSE ON a television screen. There's an episode of Perry Mason playing. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL Jonathan, Katy and Cindy sitting in the kitchen at the table. Jonathan eyes are glued to the television screen as he eats his dessert. Katy and Cindy carve a pumpkin at the other end of the table...
CINDY
Here comes the really nasty part.
Cindy sticks her hand into the pumpkin. Her face turns into disgust as she pulls out a hand full of slimy pumpkin insides.
CINDY (CONT'D)
Eww! I can't stand that part.
She slaps it off her hand onto a news paper spread across the table.
KATY
(Chuckles)
It's just pumpkin guts.
CINDY
I know. But it reminds me of cleaning old people.
Cindy and Katy laughs. Katy turns her attention to Jonathan who is more than quite.
KATY
Jonathan, turn it to a better show.
JONATHAN
(Eyes on the television)
What can be better than Perry Mason?
KATY
Murder she wrote, hello.
This grabs Jonathan full attention.
JONATHAN
Like not. Jessica Fletcher is a writer, AMATEUR detective.
KATY
And Perry Mason is a defense attorney! With predictable sorry lines! Need I say more.
Cindy laughs chuckles at how the two go back and forth.
JONATHAN
I'll end this with a critics point of view. Perry Mason ran for 271 episodes. Murder she wrote 265. I rest my case.
Katy is mildly dumbfounded. Jonathan's attention goes back to the television.
CINDY
You guys are too much... Thanks for helping me Katy. (Referring to Jonathan) Since your friend over there is too old for pumpkin carving.
Jonathan pays them no mind. He just stays glued to his show.
KATY
Yeah a lot has change since his laid eyes on this GIRL.
CINDY
Yeah I heard very little about... When am I going to meet her?
KATY
(Sarcastically)
Oh he hasn't told you who she is?
Jonathan looks over at Katy their eyes meet. The look in his eyes scream out "Don't say her name". Cindy watches them clueless.
CINDY
I hate to break the stare down, who is she?
KATY
Shes just this girl who is academically superior than Jonathan. So he feels he has to abandon his adolescents to get her attention.
CINDY
How cute.
KATY
I think it's pathetic.
CINDY
Oh!
KATY
Anyway. I have to go.
Katy gives Cindy a peck on the cheek.
KATY (CONT'D)
Thanks for dinner Mrs. Lake.
CINDY
Your always welcome over Katy.
Katy turns to Jonathan.
KATY
See you tomorrow at school butt face.
JONATHAN
Later big head.
Katy starts for the door-
CINDY
Jonathan aren't you going to see Katy home?
JONATHAN
Right after this part.
CINDY
Jonathan!
JONATHAN
Mom it's almost over!
KATY
It's alright Mrs. Russell. I'm just next door.
Katy exits the house...
CINDY
Not cool Jonathan.
JONATHAN
I was going to take her right after he caught the suspect. Five minutes.
Cindy starts to tidy up the kitchen table.
CINDY
I think you might have an admirer.
JONATHAN
Who?
CINDY
Katy.
JONATHAN
No. Never.
CINDY
What's wrong with that?
JONATHAN
A lot mom. Shes immature. I've been knowing her since she was seven which practically makes her my sister. Shes some bossy... It will never work.
CINDY
...Well I think you two would make a perfect couple-
JONATHAN
Uh. That's my cue.
Jonathan gets up and head for the stairs.
CINDY
What!?
JONATHAN
Good night mom.
Jonathan disappears upstairs.
CINDY
They would make a cute couple.
CUT TO:
INT. SCHOOL YARD. MIDDAY
A group of students and teachers stand around on the black top watching the younger 3rd grade class students who are participating in the schools Halloween parade. Two young kids dressed as snow white and the prince prance in straight line formation with a colorful banner that reads " HAPPY HALLOWEEN". Other kids follow showing off there costumes. Teacher take snap shots with there camera phone. It's a wonderful celebration. The air is filled with yells , laughs and cheers.
INT. CLASSROOM. MIDDAY
Jonathan sits quietly at his desk writing his essay. Every chance he gets he glances over at Mrs. Applegate who is staring out the classroom window enjoying the little bit of the parade she can see or hear. His eyes undress her long legs that are clothe by silk black stockings. Not in a perverted fashion but with admiration... A phone rings. Braking both their concentration. Jonathan focus back on his paper. Mrs. Applegate moves over to her desk and picks up her cell phone. Her eyes read the caller I.D And her smile immediately turns into a frown.
MRS. APPLEGATE
What do you want?.. I don't want to talk to you, don't you get that!?. With the threats again? Really? Maybe I should just call the police...
Mrs. Applegate looks up to find Jonathan's eyes on her.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
(Into the phone, privately)
Stop calling me. This is harassment. Bye.
Mrs. Applegate hangs up the phone. She leans her head back on the chair, takes a breather then buries her face in her hands...
JONATHAN
You okay?
Mrs. Applegate peeks at Jonathan through her fingers. Tears occupy her eyes.
MRS. APPLEGATE
... yeah. I'm fine.
Jonathan moves over to the desk, swipes a few tissue papers from the tissue box on Mrs. Applegate's desk and hands them to her. Mrs. Applegate takes them and wipes her eyes.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Thank you... (Chuckles) This is so unprofessional.
JONATHAN
Why because your human?
Mrs. Applegate looks at Jonathan. Their eyes meet. Nothing over the top she can see the maturity in him.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
I saw him grab you yesterday... You can do better. A woman of your beauty shouldn't be worried or stressed. Especially over a guy like that.
MRS. APPLEGATE
(Chuckles)
Thank you... That's sweet Jonathan.
JONATHAN
You're welcome.
MRS. APPLEGATE
... Katy is so lucky to have you.
JONATHAN
Huh? NO! Katy?.. Awe. Katy and I are just friends.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Really? You two are always together.
JONATHAN
No. Just friends.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Well. Whatever woman wins your heart... She'll be lucky.
Their eyes meet again. Jonathan smiles richly feeding into more than what's there... The bell rings. Jonathan snaps out of his trans.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Okay... Looks like the day is over.
Jonathan moves back over to his desk to collect his things.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Are you finished with your essay?
Jonathan looks down at the two sheets of lined paper that barely has a paragraph written on it. He holsters his back pack on his shoulder and walks the paper over to Mrs. Applegate. She swipes it from his hand and skims through it.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Jonathan!.. What were you doing the whole time?
JONATHAN
Sorry.
MRS. APPLEGATE
...Unacceptable... I'll give you one more extension. Consider it a payment for you kind words... Have this two page essay delivered to my front porch tonight by six on the dot. COMPLETED. Okay?
JONATHAN
Sure thing.
Jonathan takes the essay from Mrs. Applegate and head for the door-
MRS. APPLEGATE
Jonathan?
Jonathan spin to Mrs. Applegate.
MRS. APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
Lets keep what happen today between us... Okay? It will be our secret.
JONATHAN
(Smiling)
Sure.
Jonathan exits the class room.
CUT TO:
INT. JONATHAN'S HOUSE. NIGHT
CLOSE ON an alarm clock that occupies the desk in Jonathan's room. It reads fifteen minute until six. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL Jonathan sitting at his desk hard at work on his essay. He's about an sentence away from being done...
DING DONG!.. DING DONG! DING DONG!
CINDY (O.S.)
Jonathan! Can you get the door!
JONATHAN
Mom! I'm a sentence away from being done!
CINDY (O.S.)
I'm getting dressed.
DING DONG!
Jonathan huffs and puffs as he make his way out the room.
INT. FOYER. COUNTINUOS
Jonathan enters the foyer. He grabs a bowl of candy from a nearby night stand and head for the door-
DING DONG!!!
JONATHAN
Calm down kids! It's only candy.
Jonathan swings the door open. As a group with much enthusiasm the kids yell "TRICK OR TREAT".
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Alright, alright.
As he hands hand out the candy.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Here, here and here. Bye.
He slams the door, spins around just in time to see his mother arrive down stairs in her Halloween costume which by first sight he disapproves. It's a sexy bumble bee costume with tight silk stocking legs and buns. Her face is painted making her the sexiest bee ever.
CINDY
(Sexy pose)
How do I look?
JONATHAN
Like you will not be wearing that tonight.
CINDY
(Moving over to Jonathan)
Come on. It's not that bad.
She snatches the candy bowl from him.
JONATHAN
Yes it is. You look like a Hugh Hefner bee.
Cindy gives him a look for his distasteful antic.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Not that I've ever read play boy. But mom.
She takes a piece of candy from the bowl.
CINDY
(Unwrapping a piece of candy)
I'm not taking it off. It cost me too much and too much time.
JONATHAN
Mom-
CINDY
Settled!
Jonathan throws his hands up in defeat-
JONATHAN
Fine! Get hit on by every trick or treater in Drake Falls.
Jonathan disappears upstairs. Cindy puts the piece of candy in her mouth.
CINDY
That's the plan. At least for the adult ones.
INT. JONATHAN'S BEDROOM. CONTINUOUS
Jonathan enters his bed room. He pops a squat at his desk to finish his final sentence when the bed room door slowly pushes closed to unveil-
A FIGURE!
The figure is wearing a scary costume. It slowly move over to Jonathan... Jonathan write the final line on his essay when-
BOOM!
A hand smack his shoulder, spinning him around almost out of his skin.
JONATHAN
AGH!
He drops to the floor in fear. Laughter burst from under the mask.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Katy!
The figure removes the mask revealing Katy who is in great amusement, giggling her head off.
KATY
(Suspenseful)
Did I scare ya?
Jonathan gets up from the floor.
JONATHAN
(Unconvincing)
No! You just caught me off guard.
KATY
(Chuckles)
Liar.
Jonathan grabs his essay from the desk.
JONATHAN
What are you up to?
KATY
You mean what are we up to?.. And why aren't you wearing your costume?
Oh God. Jonathan has totally forgotten his plans with Katy.
JONATHAN
Oh my God. Katy I'm sorry!
KATY
No Jonathan! You can't do this to me tonight.


Abrupt silence. Both take the time to calm themselves.
KATY (CONT'D)
So what's so Important that we can't hang out tonight?
Katy looks Jonathan in the face for his most sincere and truthful answer. He can't bear to look at her. His eyes veer off to the portrait of mrs. Applegate on his desk. Katy's eyes follow figuring him out.
KATY (CONT'D)
(Chuckles, disappointed)
Figures.
Katy move over to the bed room window to exit-
JONATHAN
Katy.
Katy halts and spins to Jonathan. She not angry just hurt.
KATY
You know what? When she finally tells you that she isn't into little boys and shatters you and this fantasy land you're living in. Don't run back to me hoping I'll put you back together again.
Katy hopes out the window disappearing from sight.
JONATHAN
Katy!
Jonathan stands at the window waiting her return. but she never comes back.
CUT TO:
INT. SUBURBAN STREET NIGHT
It's Halloween night, kids stroll up and down the street, moving house to house collecting treats. Not all are in the spirit of Halloween. A few KIDS throw toilet paper over a tree, then run away laughing.
INT. MRS. APPLEGATE HOUSE/LIVING-ROOM. CONTINUOUS
CLOSE ON a coffee table filled with two page essay's. Some are marked with grades in big red ink. A coin jewelry box also occupies the table with an envelope on top of it. From the brief sight of it we can't see who it's addressed to... The CAMERA PULLS BACK to reveal Mrs. Applegate sitting in her living room, alone. It's a nice house. Affluent. The movie Halloween plays on the television... She concentrate closely on the essay's but glances at the television every few seconds...
DING DONG!
Someone rings the doorbell. Mrs. Applegate grabs a candy bowl from the table as she makes her way over to the door. She swings the door open to unveil Jonathan. He stands at the door with his essay in one hand and a rose in the other.
MRS APPLEGATE
Jonathan.
JONATHAN
Mrs. Applegate.
MRS APPLEGATE
Come in.
Jonathan steps into the house. His eyes light up in amazement.
JONATHAN
Wow! Nice house... I just realized I've never been in here before.
MRS APPLEGATE
Consider it your first and last time.
Mrs. Applegate returns to the couch, sitting down. She notices the rose in Jonathan's.
MRS. APPLEGATE
Is the rose apart of your essay or?.
JONATHAN
No! It's for you.
Mrs. Applegate winces back feeling awkward.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
(Handing Mrs. Applegate the rose)
For letting me make up my essay.
Mrs. Applegate rebounds with a smile. She takes the rose.
MRS APPLEGATE
Thank you Jonathan. Your such a sweetheart.
JONATHAN
I try...
A beat... Jonathan looks down at the jewelry box.
MRS APPLEGATE
(Holding her hand out for the essay)
And?
JONATHAN
Oh.
He hands her the essay. Mrs. Applegate skims through it...
MRS APPLEGATE
Okay. Looks like done. I'll grade it and give it to you to-
Jonathan looks around for a diversion. He spots the television.
JONATHAN
HALLOWEEN!
Jonathan takes a seat on the couch.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
I haven't seen this movie in like forever.
Mrs. Applegate is really feeling awkward now...
MRS APPLEGATE
Uh. Jonathan I'm a bit busy.
JONATHAN
Oh no worries. I'm not even here, see?
He turns his attention to the television and be extremely quiet.
MRS APPLEGATE
But you are. Jonathan it's time for you to go.
JONATHAN
Why?
MRS APPLEGATE
Because it's not professional. I'm a teacher. Your a student. If someone sees I'll get in trouble.
JONATHAN
But no one sees. And I won't tell if you don't.
MRS APPLEGATE
(Chuckles, nervously)
Cute. (Finding the words) I will like to apologize.
JONATHAN
You didn't do anything.
MRS APPLEGATE
I did. I invited you to my home. I miss lead you. Jonthan your a good kid. A very sweet kid and a girl would be luck to have you.
Jonathan smiles.
MRS APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
But I'm not that girl. I'm a woman. And you and I can never be. Ever. Do you understand?
Jonthan face turns extremely sad. He looks almost as if he's about cry...
JONATHAN
(holding back tears)
I guess.
MRS APPLEGATE
Good... I think you should-
Jonathan abruptly gets up from the couch and storms out the house.
INT. SUBURBAN STREET NIGHT
Jonathan is now in tears. He scurries across the street home, knocking over a few trick or treaters.
KID
HEY!
Jonathan continues on without even apologizing.
INT. JONATHAN'S HOUSE. CONTINUOUS
Jonathan explodes into the house slamming the door behind him. He flies right up the stairs. Cindy comes out of the kitchen.
CINDY
Jonathan!
He continues upstairs until he's in his room.
INT. JONATHAN'S ROOM.
Once he's safe in his room he collapses against the door. He fights the tears that try so hard to burst from his eyes.
JONATHAN
(To himself)
Your okay Jonathan. Your okay.
KNOCK KNOCK!
INT. HALLWAY.
Cindy stands outside Jonathan's room door, worried.
CINDY
Hey. Are you okay in there?
JONATHAN (O.S.)
... Yes mom.
CINDY
You sure? You know I'm here if you want to talk.
JONATHAN (O.S.)
I'm fine mom.
CINDY
Okay. Dinners in the oven if your hungry.
JONATHAN (O.S.)
Okay mom.
Cindy moves along back down the stairs knowing there is nothing she can do.
INT. JONATHAN'S ROOM.
Jonathan moves over to his computer desk. He removes the pictures of Mrs. Applegate from his drawer. He stare at them a second... He then rips them in half. He grabs the framed portrait of her off his desk. Ready to smash it but he catches himself
CUT TO:
INT. MRS. APPLEGATE HOUSE. 30 MINS LATER
Mrs. Applegate moves into the living room from the kitchen with a big bowl of popcorn. She sits on the couch to continue her movie. The house is dark. Halloween is still playing. The scene where Laurie is at the Wallace's house is close to it's climax...
DING DONG!
Someone ring Mrs. Applegate's door bell.
MRS APPLEGATE
(Sighs)
More trick or treaters.
Mrs. Applegate grabs up the bowl of candy as she moves over to the door. She swings the door open. A group of kids stand at the door screaming "TRICK OR TREAT".
MRS APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
She hands out the candy... A-
FIGURE
Appears in the house behind Mrs. Applegate. One of the trick or treaters notice.
KID
(Referring to the figure)
Cool costume.
MRS APPLEGATE
(puzzled)
Uh. Thanks.
The kids take off to the next house.
MRS APPLEGATE (CONT'D)
(Examining her night clothes)
This outfit is a bit hideous.
She shuts the door and moves back over to the couch. The figure is no where insight...
CRASH-BOOM!
There's a noise from upstairs. Mrs. Applegate eyes the ceiling. She mutes the televisions and listens intently for the noise. Silence... She unmutes the television and continues the movie...
A figure rises from behind the couch. It wraps a rope around her neck, choking her. Mrs. Applegate grabs at the rope trying to free her neck. The figure pulls tighter. Mrs. Applegate reaches back at the figures scratching it on the arm. Mrs. Applegate is all most out of breath. She leans forward trying to grab the glass popcorn bowl. She slaps her cell phone off the table causing it to roll under the couch. Shes all most has the bowl just a little closer. She grabs the bowl reels back smashes the bowl against the figures face.
Mrs. Applegate falls to the floor gasping for air... She runs into the kitchen. She grabs a knife from the knife holder and spins back to living room to unveil-
NOTHING
There's no one in sight. Mrs. Applegate frantically eyeballs both entrances to the kitchen, she quivers with fear. At the other end of the kitchen where the second entrance is there is a cordless phone on the wall. She slowly moves over to it keeping her eyes on the other entrance... Her hand reaches for the phone. A knife appears out of the darkness of the entrance jabbing her in the hand. Mrs. Applegate grabs her hand tumbling to the floor. She weeps as she slides up against a cabinet... The door bell rings.
EXT. MRS. APPLEGATE HOUSE. SAME
A group of trick or treaters stand at the door waiting.
INT. MRS. APPLEGATE KITCHEN.
Mrs. Applegate screams for help.
MRS APPLEGATE
HELP!!! HELP ME!
The figure BLAST the volume on the television drowning her screams. It's just Laurie strode on the television screaming as she runs from Michael Myers.
EXT. MRS. APPLEGATE HOUSE. SAME
The trick or treater give up on someone answering the door and move along to the next house.
INT. MRS. APPLEGATE KITCHEN.
Mrs. Applegate pulls herself up from the floor with the knife still clutch in hand. She eyeballs the kitchen for a way out. There's a window-a small window. It's along shot but she goes for it. Mrs. Applegate moves over to the window. To get a good grip on the window she has to climb the counter top. She climbs up, pulls the window open. She looks back to see if the figure is coming. It's no where in sight...
She tries to fit through the incapacitated space. The figure enters the kitchen. Mrs. Applegate tries harder to pull herself through the window. The figure grabs on to her ripping her back into the house. Mrs. Applegate screams as she falls to the floor. The figure gets on top of her and jabs the knife into her until her screams fade into silence.
CUT TO:
INT. JONATHAN'S HOUSE. MORNING
CLOSE ON Jonathan who is sound asleep in bed... The sound of sirens wailing slowly wakes him. He sits up out of bed and wipe the sleep from his eyes. The commotion from outside the window draws him over to it... Jonathan pulls the curtains back to find Mrs. Applegate's front yard littered with EMERGENCY VEHICLES on the landscape, lights FLASHING. OFFICERS stands around the crime scene. The house is yellow taped to keep the curious NEIGHBORS at bay...
EXT. JONATHAN'S HOUSE. SAME
Jonathan bolts out the house wearing only a tank top, pajama shorts and his moms bunny slippers. He scurries over to Mrs. Applegate's house.
EXT. MRS. APPLEGATE'S HOUSE. CONTINUOUS
Jonathan pills his way through the surrounding bystanders forcing his way to the front of the barricade.
JONATHAN
Excuse me. Excuse me. Out of the way.
Katy stands at the from of the barricade. Jonathan arrives.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
What's going on?
KATY
I don't know. Whatever it is, it's gotta be bad. Cops, coroners office. Only thing missing is the local news.
CORONER #1 (O.S.)
Coming through!
Jonathan turns his attention back to the house to see-
MRS. APPLEGATE
Being rolled out the house in a body bag.
JONATHAN
Oh my God!
Jonthan breaks through the barricade. A cop tries to grab him but Jonthan slips through his finger. He bolts over to the body. Just before his hands can grab for the body a man intercepts him. This is homicide detective JIMMY WONG an handsome Asian man.
JIMMY
Hey! Hey!
Jimmy spins Jonathan around. Jonthan melts into tears.
JIMMY (CONT'D)
Hey. You okay?
INT. JONATHAN'S HOUSE/LIVING ROOM. MOMENTS LATER
Jonathan sits on the living room couch staring blankly, numb. Tears still gloss his red eyes...
INT. THE FOYER.
Cindy stands in the foyer talking to Detective Jimmy.
CINDY
Mrs. Applegate is loved by all the kids in school and the neighborhood. I think Jonathan was suffering from shock is all.
JIMMY
Yeah, well the way he ran over there I would have thought she was.
CINDY
His what?
JIMMY
His mother. But your right here.
CINDY
Yes. I am. Thank God.
JIMMY
(Digging for his wallet)
Well if you hear anything or whatever. (Handing Cindy the card)
Gimme a call.
Their eyes meet Jimmy is a little sweet on Cindy. She takes the card.
CINDY
Sure will.
JIMMY
Okay.
Jimmy exits the house. Cindy blushes.
INT. LIVING ROOM. SAME
Jonathan still sits on the couch zoned out. Cindy enters the living room. She kneels down in front of him.
CINDY
You okay?
JIMMY
No mom... I'm not.
CINDY
Can I get you anything.
JIMMY
Maybe some water.
CINDY
Maybe you should take a few days off from school. At least until you feel better... Let me get that water.
Cindy starts over to the kitchen-
JONATHAN
She was the one mom.
Cindy pauses at the kitchen entryway.
CINDY
(Turning to Jonathan)
What?
JONATHAN
(Holding back tears)
She. She was the girl that I was in love with.
Cindy is caught by surprise. She doesn't even know how to respond.
CINDY
Jonthan.
JONATHAN
(Crying)
I hurts.
Cindy doesn't know weather to be angry or to comfort her son. She moves over to the couch and embraces him full of love.
INT. BEDROOM. 2 DAYS LATER
Jonathan sits at his desk staring out the window at Mrs. Applegate's house. A new paper article sits open of his desk, there is a very beautiful picture of Mrs. Applegate in the top corner...
KNOCK! KNOCK!
His mother knock at his bedroom door.
JONATHAN
Come in.
Cindy pokes her head in the room.
CINDY
Hey. I wanted to know if you wanted anything while I was out?
JONATHAN
No mom.
CINDY
Okay... Katy's here.
JONATHAN
Tell her I'm sick or something mom.
CINDY
Uh. Shes right here.
Katy enters the room.
CINDY (CONT'D)
I'll be back in a bit.
JONATHAN
Okay.
Cindy exits.
KATY
(Tossing her back pack on Jonathan's bed)
So you lie to me now?
JONATHAN
It's not like that Katy.
KATY
Well what is it like? I'm your best friend and you won't even talk to me.
Katy moves over to Jonathan.
JONATHAN
(Turns to Katy)
You right. I'm sorry.
KATY
It's alright... You should have come to school today. They had a beautiful memorial for Mrs. Applegate... It was nice.
A stretch of silence.
JONATHAN
... How do you like the new teacher?
KATY
Shes a real. (She makes a fart noise) If you know what I mean. Oh. Before I forget.
Katy moves over to her back pack and removes some home work from it. She hands the papers to Jonathan.
KATY (CONT'D)
Two days worth of home work. It's due tomorrow.
Katy looks at the news paper article of Mrs. Applegate.
KATY (CONT'D)
Do they have an leads?
JONATHAN
What?
Katy hints to the article.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
They found flesh underneath her nails... but other than that. Nothing.
Jonathan folds up the news paper and puts it in his drawer.
KATY
Typical cops... Who would want to kill Mrs. Applegate anyway?.. No body has a real motive.
JONATHAN
I was too busy morning to think about... But now that you bring it up. That's very interesting...(Hopping out his seat) Oh! I been so side tracked I haven't even thought about this.
Jonathan paces around in deep thought.
KATY
What?
JONATHAN
At school. On Halloween she received a phone call from some guy... They were arguing. She told him she didn't want to see him again... He threaten he... but who is he?
KATY
Jonathan your rambling.
JONATHAN
Most murders are committed by people who are close to you, right?
KATY
(Confused)
Right.
JONATHAN
Hints Mrs. Applegate's boyfriend.
KATY
Right. But you don't know his name and you don't know what he looks like.
JONATHAN
... Maybe she has a picture of him.
KATY
Maybe.
JONATHAN
Maybe she has a pictures of him in her house.
Katy calculates where Jonathan is getting at in her head. Jonathan smiles.
KATY
No Jonathan.
Katy moves over to her back pack preparing to leave.
JONATHAN
I didn't even ask yet.
KATY
I know. But I can see in your face.
JONATHAN
Please! It will be like when were kids. I'd be Perry Mason you'd be Jessica Fletcher from murder she wrote. Come on?
KATY
(Thinking about it)
... No.
Katy whips her bag on her shoulder and heads for the window.
JONATHAN
Please!.. I need this.
KATY
Jonathan! This isn't a game or a television show. This is real. And this is where I'm smarter.
Katy pulls the window open and climbs out.
KATY (CONT'D)
I'm sorry.
She disappears away from the window. Jonathan sighs.
INT. JONATHAN'S ROOM. NIGHT
CLOSE ON a computer monitor a video plays on how to pick a door lock. The video shows a guy picking a lock with two bobby pins. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL Jonathan in his room getting dressed in really dark clothes. His eyes are fixed on the screen.
JONATHAN
Bobby pins.
He moves over to his desk pulling the drawer open. He searches through it for some bobby pins... No bobby pins there.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Damn.
INT. HALLWAY.SAME
Jonathan walks from his room over to his moms room.
JONATHAN
Mom?
Cindy lies in her bed watching television.
CINDY
Yeah.
Jonathan stands in the threshold of her room.
JONATHAN
Do you have any bobby pins?
CINDY
(Thinking)
Um. For what?
JONATHAN
Uh. A project.
CINDY
On the counter in my bathroom..
Jonathan moves over to his mothers bathroom. He grabs four bobby pins from off the counter. He moves over to the door to exit the room-
JONATHAN
Thanks mom.
CINDY
Hey. Are you okay?
JONATHAN
It's not making it better asking me that.
CINDY
I'm sorry. I've never seen you like this. Not eating not sleeping. Usually when people are like that there one last step to take... I don't want to come home and find you hanging from the ceiling.
Jonathan laughs.
JONATHAN
I'll make a deal with you. I won't get any blood on the carpet.
CINDY
That's my boy.
JONATHAN
Goodnight mom.
Jonathan exits the room.
INT. ROOFTOP. MOMENT'S LATER.
Jonathan stealthy crawls out his bedroom window. He shuts it softly so no one can hear. There is a huge oak tree next to the roof. It takes a bit of a jump to latch on to it but if he can make it, it will get him down to the ground safely. Jonathan moves over to the tree. He looks down at the two story drop. Second thoughts pass through his mind.
JONATHAN
Wow. That's a long drop.
He takes a deep breath, loosens up. Right before he jumps-
KATY (O.S.)
What are you doing?
Jonathan jumps but not far enough. As he falls he latches on to the gutters on the roof, holding on.
JONATHAN
Oh God! Oh God!.. Help me!
Katy appears on the roof. She makes her way over to the ledge. She grabs Jonathan's arms and pulls him up. He gets on to the roof safely. He sits on the edge of the roof breathing heavy. Katy does the same.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
(Breathing heavy)
Thank you.
KATY
Your welcome... It looks like your going to need my help.
INT. SUBURBAN STREET. NIGHT
The night is peaceful, a bit windy. Nothing out of the ordinary until-
TWO FIGURES
Dressed in black bolt across the street over to Mrs. Applegate's house.
EXT. MRS. APPLEGATE'S HOUSE. SAME
The figures scurry over to a fence. The fence has a pad lock on it. One of the figures remove their hood. It's Jonathan.
JONATHAN
Darn it!
The other figure removes their hood. It's Katy.
KATY
What!?
JONATHAN
I only learned how to pick a lock. Not crack a combination.
KATY
(Sighs)
...Move over and keep a look out.
Katy moves over to the lock. She works her magic... and wah-lah. It's open.

How did you do that?
KATY
Forget your combination enough you'll learn.
Katy and Jonathan enters the gate that leads from the side of the house to the backyard.
INT. MRS. APPLEGATE'S BACKYARD. SAME
Katy and Jonathan approach a door on the side of Mrs. Applegate's house. He pulls out the bobby pins.
JONATHAN
Youtube don't fail me now.
Jonathan goes to work on the lock. Some old music play in the b.g. It's coming from the house next door. Katy moves over to the gate and peeks thought a sliver. KATY'S POV- an old man is in his bed room wearing only his underwear and socks dancing. His hands call for some one to come over. An old woman joins in with him dancing in her underwear and socks too.
KATY
(Turning from the gate)
Oh God! I'm going to be sick.
JONATHAN
What?
KATY
I'm scared for life. If that says anything.
The bobby pin snaps in half.
JONATHA
Darn!
KATY
What?
JONATHAN
I broke the bobby pin.
KATY
It's time to give up now.
JONATHAN
Wait. There's gotta be a window around here.
Jonathan moves around the back of the house. His eyes search wildly. BINGO! He spots a window on the end of the house structure.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Come on.
Katy follows along.
INT. MRS. APPLEGATE KITCHEN. SAME
ANGLE ON WINDOW
A window shimmy's open. Jonathan pokes his head in. THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL Mrs. Applegate's kitchen.
KATY (O.S.)
What do you see?
JONATHAN
Nothing. It's dark.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Gimme a push.
Jonathan pulls himself into the house. He looks around. The house is dark. He pulls a flash light from his pocket and clicks it on. The light quickly tears through the darkness. Jonathan feels something slippery under his shoes, what could it be? He points the flash light down to unveil-
A PUDDLE OF BLOOD
Jonathan slides away from the blood, falling to the ground.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
Oh God!
KATY (O.S.)
Hey?.. Are you okay?
Jonathan examines the crime scene with the flash light. The outline chalk of Mrs. Applegate's body. The blood. It's not the light red blood from movies, it's the gory red. A bunch of emotions feel his face. Sadness. Pity.
KATY (O.S.) (CONT'D)
Jonathan!
He snaps out of it and climbs to his feet.
JONATHAN
I'm coming.
He climbs the counter top, takes Katy's hand and helps her in the house.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
You might want to cover your eyes.
KATY
Why?
She looks down to see the blood.
KATY (CONT'D)
Eww nasty.
Jonathan helps Katy down from the counter.
KATY (CONT'D)
So this is where it happen, huh?
Jonathan quickly escapes the sight of it by moving over to the living room...
KATY (CONT'D)
How sad.
Katy enters the living room browsing around...
KATY (CONT'D)
So where do we start?
There's a laptop on the coffee table. Jonathan flips it open.
JONATHAN
I don't know. Check e-mail's, face book account.
CLOSE ON laptop monitor the internet browser open's on google. Jonathan clicks on the g-mail logo.
KATY
I'm suppose to do what?
Jonathan's eyes scans the room for something to keep Katy busy. He spots Mrs. Applegate's book bag near the staircase.
JONATHAN
There's something. Check her book bag.
Katy chuckles.
JONATHAN (CONT'D)
What?
She moves over to the book bag.
KATY
(Sarcastically)
I've always wanted to check a teachers book bag. The secrets it may hold.
JONATHAN
Your the bored one.
Katy rummages through Mrs. Applegate's book back... She finds something-
KATY
O.M.G.
JONATHAN
(Excited)
What?
KATY
Is this what I think it is?
Jonathan looks over to see what Katy has found. She presents a perfectly rolled joint.
KATY (CONT'D)
(smiling)
Who would have thought, right?
JONATHAN
Put it away.
KATY
Why? What's wrong?
JONATHAN
She dead Katy. Have some respect.
KATY
Okay! Geez...
SQUEAK!
There's a noise from upstairs.
KATY (CONT'D)
You heard that?
JONATHAN
No.
KATY
It came from upstairs.
CRASH-BOOM
Katy and Jonathan eyes dart to the ceiling. Heart's pounding!
JONATHAN
(Whispering)
Some ones in here.
Jonathan moves over to the staircase. He shines his flash light up the dark staircase... He proceeds up-
KATY
What are you doing!?
JONATHAN
Going to see who's up there.
KATY
Are you out of your mind? You don't know who or what's up there.
Jonathan continues up the stairs.
INT. HALLWAY. SAME
Jonathan flashes the flash light around. He spots a bedroom door that's wide open. He moves over to the room.
INT. BEDROOM. CONTINUOUS
Jonathan enters the bedroom. His flash light unveil a nice king size bed and a night stand but no form of life. He pokes the light around some more to find the bed room window open..
INT. LIVING ROOM. SAME
Katy stands at the staircase waiting patiently and concerned for Jonathan... Jonathan appears at the top of the stairs climbing down.
KATY
Did you find anything?
JONATHAN
Nothing.
KATY
Your crazy for going up there you know that?

RING!
A phone ring from somewhere in the house startling Katy and Jonathan. They both pause. Jonathan moves into the living room. The ringing continues.
KATY (CONT'D)
Where the hell is that coming from?
A blue light gleams from underneath the couch. Jonathan notices. He moves over to the couch. The ringing stop. He digs under the couch and pulls out a cell phone. Jonathan examines it.
KATY (CONT'D)
Who's phone is it?
JONATHAN
Mrs. Applegate's-
Head lights abruptly beam into the living room illuminating it. A car doors slams shut. Jonathan kills the flash.
KATY
(Whispering)
Who is that?
JONATHAN
I don't know.
Foot steps approach the front door. Jonathan and Katy's eyes franticly search for a place to hind. The door knob turns. There's a closet on the staircase structure. Jonathan grabs Katy and disappears into it right the door opens. CLOSE ON a flash light as it enters the house.
INT. CLOSET. SAME
The closet space is so packed that Katy and Jonathan are bunched together. Face to face. Katy likes this she smiles richly.
INT. LIVING ROOM. SAME
The flashlight make it's way through the living room, searching for something...
INT. CLOSET. SAME
Jonathan peeks out the closet. He can't get a clear look at the figure.
KATY
(Whispering)
Who do you think it is?
JONATHAN
I don't know... The killer, maybe.
INT. LIVING ROOM. SAME
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