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Don't Answer The Door

Script By: Tyrell82
Thrillers



Every myth is based on fact, every legend is grounded in truth. In this intense, suspense thriller, a group of kids find there self face to face after knock on the door of a haunted house.


Submitted:Jan 26, 2012    Reads: 275    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


FADE IN:
INT. THE OUTSKIRTS OF DRAKE FALLS. NIGHT
An intersection on the outskirts of a small town. The road is dark and temporarily desolate... An 18 wheeler truck appears out of the darkness. The head lights illuminate a road way sign that reads " Welcome to Drake Falls"... The truck continues on the road fleeting by a dirt path surrounded by hikes of corn leading up to a house.
EXT. A HOUSE. NIGHT
A beautiful two story home, surrounded by acres of darkness. The house sits alone with no neighbors in sight... The porch light flickers until--
POOF!
The bulb explodes...
INT. THE HOUSE/ FOYER.SAME
CLOSE ON A floor model antique clock that ticks annoyingly against a wall in the foyer. The time reads fifteen minutes till twelve.
THE CAMERA MOVES OVER INTO THE LIVING ROOM
INT. LIVING-ROOM. SAME
A dark spacious living room crowded with expensive furniture. On the couch lying on her back is EMILY 18, a sexy brunette with beautiful eyes. Being alone in this big house has her shaken up a bit. CLOSE ON Emily as she stares at the high ceiling with the phone receiver pressed to her ear. The smile on her face implies she's impressed with the gentleman on the phone.

JAMES (V.O.)
I've been thinking about this a lot lately and I want us to take it a step further. You know go public and everything.
EMILY
What about Mona? She is my friend you know.
JAMES (V.O.)
What about her? She and I been over for weeks now, besides I want you... How do you feel?
EMILY
(Looking around the house)
I'm still spooked. This house is freaking huge and dark.
JAMES (V.O.)
I was talking about us...
EMILY
(Chuckling)
Sorry. My mind is wondering...
JAMES (V.O.)
It's okay... Why are you in the dark if you're so scared?
EMILY
Rule number 10 no unnecessary usage of the electricity or other appliances.
JAMES (V.O.)
I don't like this. House sitting for people you don't know. That's just crazy. What if they owed the mob or something?
EMILY
The mob would be the least of my worries... It's you and your friends fault, taking me to that house telling me that story.. I'm scared out of my mind thinking about it-
CRASH!
There's a noise outside the living room window that sit on the other side of the room. Emily eyes immediately turn into it's direction.
JAMES (V.O.)
You're so scary.
EMILY
Shh!
JAMES
What now!?
Emily sits up on the couch... Her eyes survey's the huge living room...
JAMES (CONT'D)
(Sings)
Emily?
EMILY
(Whispering)
I just heard a noise at the window.
JAMES (V.O.)
What kind of a noise?
EMILY
The kind that got my attention.

She starts over to the living room window.
JAMES (V.O.)
(Whispers)
Kill, kill, kill ma, ma, ma.
EMILY
(Unsettled)
Shut up jerk!
James laughs at how scare she is. Emily stands at the window indecisive about opening the curtain. The fear of what she may find over takes her.
JAMES (V.O.)
...Aren't you going to look out the window?
EMILY
...How did you know I was at the window?
JAMES (V.O.)
Uh. I don't, lucky guess.
Emily pulls back the curtains hoping to unveil James... but Nothing or no one is there... She looks closer to find something responsible for the noise... but no luck. Just archers of land that stare back at her.
EXT. THE HOUSE. SAME
ANGLE ON WINDOW/EMILY
Emily peers out the window.
INT. THE HOUSE. SAME
Emily shuts the curtains.
JAMES (V.O.)
Did you find anything?
EMILY
No.
Emily returns to the couch sitting down. She can't keep her eyes off the window.
JAMES
When you're in a state of mind like the one you're in. The mind tends plays tricks on you. That's all.
EMILY
(Smiling)
Where did you hear that genius?
JAMES
Psychology 101 with Doctor Gram.
EMILY
You're probably right... I'll call you back in a sec I have to use the ladies room.
JAMES (V.O.)
I'll wait.
EMILY
You sure?
JAMES
Yeah, would you be okay if I got off the phone anyway?
EMILY
(Chuckles)
You're right, be back in a bit.
She sets the phone down and exits the living room...
CUT TO:
INT. THE BATHROOM.
A faucet blasts on. EMILY washes her hands... She grabs a towel from the wall rack and dries them. She gives herself a look over in the mirror then exits the bathroom.
INT. THE HALLWAY STAIRS.
Emily approaches the staircase in the darken hallway when-
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Someone or something POUNDS on the front door. EMILY pauses at the staircase, frightened... Slowly she climbs down the stairs... She approaches the front door stopping a few steps away.
EMILY
(Frighten)
Who is it?
ANGLE ON DOOR
Silence...
ANGLE ON EMILY
Emily stands frightened waiting for a respond.
EMILY (CONT'D)
...Is anyone there?..
She moves backwards approaching the living room, eyeballing the door.
The midnight alarm sounds off loudly on the antique clock.
CLING! CLUNG!
Emily spins into it's direction almost jumping out of her skin. Her heart isn't beating... It's POUNDING.
EMILY (CONT'D)
Shit!
Emily enters the living room fixing her eyes back on the FRONT DOOR until it is out of sight. She picks up the phone from the couch.
EMILY (CONT'D)
(Into the phone)
Now I'm totally freaked out!
JAMES (V.O.)
What happen?
EMILY
Someone knocked at the door with a creepy zombie knock.
JAMES
(Imitates the movie)
There coming to get you Barbra!
EMILY
Stop it! It's not funny!
James can't help himself he laughs it up. Emily holds the phone to her ear, eyeballing every corner.
JAMES (V.O.)
(Chuckles)
Okay. They probably had the wrong door or something.
EMILY
(Spooked)
Are you forgetting something genius? I'm out in the sticks, people don't accidentally stop at a house out here.
JAMES (V.O.)
...Oh damn.
EMILY
What!?
JAMES (V.O.)
My battery is dying.
Emily's really freaked out, now she'll be totally ALONE.
EMILY
You got to be kidding me!
JAMES (V.O.)
Calm down! Have a drink or something. I'll call you back in 30 minutes.
EMILY
... Okay.
The phone hangs up...
EMILY (CONT'D)
James? James!?
She doesn't want to hang up the phone but-
DEAD TONE-
CUT TO:
INT. THE KITCHEN.SAME
Emily grabs a bottle of wine from the refrigerator. Pops it open and drinks straight from the bottle... Out of nowhere BANG! The bottle falls from her hands and smash at her feet drenching the kitchen floor.
BANG! BANG!
Someone or something pounds on the door AGAIN.
INT. THE HOUSE/ LIVING-ROOM.
No one is there.
INT. THE HALLWAY STAIRS.
No one is there.
INT. THE FOYER.
Slowly Emily approaches the door shaking with fear. She is now SCARED out of her mind. She looks through the peep hole and sees... Nothing or no one... She backs from the door and when shes an arm length away-
SMASH!
A hand smashes through the door, grabbing her by the arm. She screams. The hand tugs at her arm until she is ripped out of the house into the darkness. Abrupt silence...
SLOW ZOOM ON HOLE IN DOOR
Emily screams horrifically as if what she sees is just that horrifying.
CHOP!
Silence...
CLOSE ON HOLE IN DOOR
Emily's lifeless body lies on the dark porch with an axe slammed through her chest, blood spills over onto the porch... Her body is then abruptly snatched away.
TITLE OVER:
EXT. SCHOOL. MIDDAY
CLOSE ON A SIGN
"DRAKE FALLS HIGH SCHOOL. HOME OF THE RAVEN'S"
THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL a nice small town school. Old and charming. Students come and go during lunch time, moving about. Nothing out of the ordinary, except for the...
INT. SCHOOL COURTYARD. CONTINUOUS
Two girls stand face to face in the middle of the courtyard screaming at each other violently. By the looks of their body languish a fight is about to tee off. On the left we have APRIL ROSS pretty, smart and since the death of her mother a real bad ass. On the right we have a random Spanish girl. Students take off running over to the fight from all directions.
GIRL
What you gonna do! Come on.
April stand there QUIETLY not scared just waiting for the girl to trigger a nerve. The crowd cheers "FIGHT" "BEAT HER ASS"...
GIRL (CONT'D)
Step up bitch... (To the crowd) She scared ya'll. (Getting in April's face) She afraid shes going to die like your drunk mother.
The remark strikes a nerve in April sending her launching at the Spanish girl. April grabs on to her hair twisting, pulling on it. The Spanish girl breaks away. April punches the Spanish girl in the face causing her to collapse to the ground. April jumps on top of her delivering blow after blow blooding the Spanish girls nose... A big guy campus security cuts through the crowd of kids that surround the fight. He quickly snatches April off the Spanish girl...
APRIL
(Kicking and Screaming)
LET ME GO! PUT ME DOWN!
Crowd begins to cheer "APRIL"...
CUT TO:
INT. PRINCIPALS OFFICE. MOMENTS LATER
A frumpy old woman, MRS. ALMS, faces April. Her hands clasped together. A displeased look upon her face. April sits in the chair across from Mrs. Alms with her head down. Shes pleased with her performance the little grin on her face says it all.
MRS. ALMS
I'm seeing a lot of you this year April. What was it this time?..
April just sits in her seat quietly... Mrs. Alms gets up from her seat and moves over to April.
MRS. ALMS (CONT'D)
(Leaning on the desk)
I know it's been rough April. But you just can't go around pounding on people.
April rolls her eyes giving off the impression that she has heard this speech one time too many.
MRS. ALMS (CONT'D)
...Mrs. Mendoza can press charges against you. You know that right?
APRIL
She started it.
MRS. ALMS
But you through the first punch.
APRIL
So!
MRS. ALMS
So? It's called assault young lady.
April carelessly hunches her shoulders. Mrs. Alma's stares at April for a second. She is very unimpressed with her attitude... There's a knock at Mrs. Alms door.
MRS. ALMS (CONT'D)
Come in.
A well dress man with glasses enters the office, it's the vice principal.
VICE PRINCIPAL
Mrs. Alms may I have a word?
MRS. ALMS
... Yes. April can you excuse us.
April gets up and approaches the door. The vice principal shamefully stares her down as she exits.
VICE PRINCIPAL
(Disappointed)
Mrs. Mendoza's doesn't want to press charges. She feels her daughter was just at fault as April.
MRS. ALMS
Well that's good.
VICE PRINCIPAL
I couldn't get April's mother or father on the phone neither. You want me to have one of the deputies escort her home or to the station?
MRS. ALMS
I don't think that will be necessary. It's the last day before spring break, let her walk it off.
VICE PRINCIPAL
Wow! Just a slap on wrist?..
MRS. ALMS
(Returning to her seat)
Uh-huh.
VICE PRINCIPAL
Why are you so sweet on this kid? Shes been nothing but trouble for the last six months.
MRS. ALMS
Well I didn't know what I did was all that much of your concern Mr. Dane?.. April has been at the top of her class making honor roll three years in a row. When a kid goes from being an A student to hardly not attending, you do your research. And if you had done you research you would know that her mother died in an tragic car accident six months ago...
The vice principal not only stands corrected but is quickly dumbfounded.
VICE PRINCIPAL
I didn't know that.
Mrs. Alms begins to write out a referral for April.
MRS. ALMS
She's not a problem child. She's just having a difficult time... Bye Mr. Dane.
The vice principal exits the office. April walks back in the office. The school bell rings.
MRS. ALMS (CONT'D)
April.
(Handing April the referral)
Here when you return to school I want you to start seeing the school counselor.
APRIL
I don't need to see any counselor.
MRS. ALMS
...You can do that or I can call the sheriff and let him figure this whole thing out.
April stares at Mrs. Alms for a second taking her half serious. Mrs. Alms picks up the phone-
APRIL
Okay!
Mrs. Alms hands April the referral again. April takes the paper.
APRIL (CONT'D)
Can I go now?..
MRS. ALMS
Yes but April don't let your mothers death-
April storms out the office escaping Mrs. Alms fluffy inspirational speech... Mrs. Alms sit in her chair feeling greatly disappointed.
MRS. ALMS (CONT'D)
Well, I tried.
CUT TO:
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL. MOMENTS LATER
The front of the school is scattered with teenagers jumping around on skate boards, talking on cell phone the average front yard scene at the end of a long day... April exits the double doors of the school. A group of kids stand around cheers her on "Way to Go April" " Nice right hook". She blushes at the compliments.
Out of no where two girls playfully bash into April from her left and right. To her left smoking a cigarette is LORI JAMES 18 she attractive, crazy and the leader of this so-called outfit called The Brave Hearts . To her right is SAMANTHA SCOTT 17 she lovable, perky and funny.
APRIL
(Giggles)
Ouch!
They all keep walking side by side away from the school.
SAMANTHA
(Smiling)
Yeah April nice right hook!
Samantha and April laugh.
LORI
These kids should praise you you did what most of them couldn't... I couldn't believe it! When smacked her!
Lori is a little too excited about Aprils fight, it's almost like she has a hard on.
SAMANTHA
I know right... April how do you feel?
The group halts at the side walk anticipating April answer.
APRIL
(Mixed feelings)
I don't know... I feel bad and relived at the same time.
LORI
Okay... But she had it coming. You agree?
APRIL
Totally!
The group continues on up the street.

SAMANTHA
Well her bullying days are long over that's for sure. Your like the new bad ass on campus. (Sarcastically)
Can I have your autograph.
APRIL
(Giggling)
Sure thing.
LORI
So ladies who or what to do next?..
The group all start to guess with clueless expressions on their faces...
LORI (CONT'D)
I know lets celebrate!?.
APRIL
I'm down.
SAMANTHA
I can't. I have to get home so I can pack for my trip to virgin Islands.


SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
I'll be back. I even probably see you guys tonight after I-

The girls laugh.
SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
It's crazy how well you guys know me.
Samantha walks away into another direction.
APRIL
Later Sam.
SAMANTHA
Later April Mayweather.
April and Lori halt at the crosswalk.
APRIL
Who are we going to celebrate with?
LORI
With our old buddy JACK DANIELS.
APRIL
(Confused)
Who are you going to get to buy YOU liquor at this time of day?
Lori smile cynically at April.
LORI
Who said anything about buying?
Lori crosses the street leaving April at the sidewalk. She knows she'll be the one stealing the booze.
CUT TO:
INT. STREET. DAY
A small modest town, quiet... People walk down the street without a care in the world. The kind of place where every body knows everybody...
INT. CONVENIENT STORE. DAY
A bald headed chubby clerk he's a cheerful guy standing behind the counter of a small convenient store ringing up an old couple the WALTER'S for a bottle of wine.
CLERK
Mr. And Miss Walter's, how are you?
MR. WALTER'S
(Digging for his wallet)
We're good thanks for asking. Yourself?
CLERK
I can't complain. I'm working.
MISS WALTER'S
(Chuckles)
I hear that.
CLERK
That will be seventeen dollars and eighty five cent.
In the back of the store there's a figure wearing a full headed hoodie squatting down eyeballing the clerk. It eases a bottle of rum from a shelf and into it's pocket...
Mr. And Miss Walter's exit the store. The clerk looks to the back of the store almost spotting the figure. It vanishes behind the shelf... The figure peeks out to find the clerk gone. Where could he be? The figure returns to it's hiding place to find the clerk standing right beside it. The clerk grabs the figure by the shoulder.
CLEAK
What you got there!?
The figure with quick reflexes stomps the clerks foot and elbows him in the stomach, stumbling him backward. The figure then bolts out the door at top speed.
EXT. CONVENIENT STORE. SAME
Two figures wearing full headed hoodies bolt out of a small town convenient store... A chubby clerk runs out behind them but is knocked over by a jogger that is passing by.
CLERK
(To the figures)
IF I CATCH YOU!
The figures continue up the street... The clerk climbs to his feet and walks back into his store.
CUT TO:
INT. PARK. MOMENTS LATER
A small park with newly laid green grass, spray painted swings sets and a multiple colored merry-go-round that has "brave hearts" written all over it in big and small print. The two figures scurry over to the swing set and sit down. Their tired and out of breathe.
One of the figure removes their hoodie revealing April. April pulls a bottle of cheap rum from her coat and set it in the sand. The other figure removes their hoodie revealing Lori.
APRIL
(Breathing heavy and smiling)
There's mine.
LORI
I said Jack Daniels.
APRIL
I couldn't get it... Youre just trying to get drunk anyway... Come on, come on where's yours?
Lori smiles nervously at April.
APRIL (CONT'D)
What!?
Lori pulls a pregnancy test from her pocket.
APRIL (CONT'D)
Where is your bottle!?
LORI
I couldn't get it, this was more important... I needed this.
APRIL
You think you're pregnant!?
LORI
No! I don't know... The condom broke when me and JAY were having sex the other night.
APRIL
Wow!.. Gimme a smoke.
Lori digs in her pocket and pulls out a crushed pack of cigarettes.
APRIL (CONT'D)
(Smiling)
You're a real brave heart you know. I couldn't imagine giving it up right now.
LORI
(Passing off a cigarette to April)
You will in due time. You keep kissing on Eric like you do...
April lights up her cigarette.
LORI (CONT'D)
Guys are like car sale men when it comes to sex. They have a pitch and everything.
They both laugh. Lori swings in the swing.
APRIL
Eric is pressuring me hard. You should have seen him the other night.
LORI
(Swinging)
Remember the method, just keep saying no.
APRIL
But I feel like giving in. I really like Eric, and besides I'm tired of being a virgin.
April puffs on her cigarette.
LORI
You better hope he doesn't have a big one. It hurts like hell the first time.
April chuckles at the thought... A cop car pulls up to the park... Lori notices.
LORI (CONT'D)
(Stops swinging)
Shit! Cover the bottle!
APRIL
Why?
LORI
The baconator is here.
A stalky guy who rocks a dirty HARRY mustache exit's the vehicle. This is DEPUTY LOOMIS 38, a handsome guy who takes his job way too seriously. He approaches April and Lori. April discreetly kicks sand over the bottle until it's invisible. At his arrival the girls cheerful attitude dies down.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
Good evening ladies... I have a clerk 4 blocks from here screaming about two teenagers with "HOODIES" who stole from his store... You girls wouldn't happen to have seen anyone like that, would you?
A guilty smirk forms on April face as she begin to rock in the swing.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
Is that a confession April?
LORI
(Snotty)
We don't know what you're talking about. Why don't you look somewhere else.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
I find that hard to believe, especially coming from you.
LORI
Eat me!
April stops swinging.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
You should watch that mouth of yours. There is no doubt in my mind you were at that store. So shut it!
Deputy Loomis moves in front of April. His foot nearly unearths the bottle of rum.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
How is your dad doing April?
APRIL
(Eyes focused on the bottle)
He's okay.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
Tell him I said hello...
(Looking over at Lori)
Well alright! I guess I'll look for these "hooded" thieves else where. You two have a good evening. Stay out of trouble.
Deputy Loomis starts to walk away but not before unearthing the bottle of rum from under the sand. The Deputy stops, noticing the bottle. April and Lori looks at each other unison.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
(Eyeballing April and Lori)
What do we have here?
Deputy Loomis rips the bottle from the sand. He survey's the bottle with a victory smirk on his face.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
A bottle of cheap rum?
(Looking over to Lori)
I take it this is yours?
LORI
(Snotty)
I never saw it until now.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
Bullshit Lori! This was the item stolen from the store... I can't turn my head on this one ladies. Who stole it?
April and Lori stare at each other for a second. Lori can't take the wrap because of her criminal background so they just sit in silence. A beat...
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
I assume it was you Lori. Come on.
April owns up to it.
APRIL
(Hopping out of the swing)
It was me.
Deputy Loomis is dumbfounded.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
You sure?
April take off to the patrol car...
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
(To Lori)
Lucky you Lori... You know next time it won't be Juvie. It's the big house.
Lori flips him off as he takes off to the patrol car. April already knows the procedure, she hops into the backseat of the patrol car without the service of the deputy.

CUT TO:
INT. LIVING-ROOM. DUSK
April sits quietly in an living-room. It's a nice house. Affluent. Her father/TIM ROSS 40 a conservative man who appears to have had it rough over the past few years. He paces back and forth as he lets April have it.
TIM
What were you thinking!
APRIL
I don't know! I just-
TIM
I provide for you! I give you everything you need, and your out stealing!?
APRIL
Dad! It was a bottle of cheap rum.
Relax.
Tim stares at April for a second...
TIM
(Stopping in front of April)
Just a bottle of rum?. What next just a bank?
April rolls her eyes.
TIM (CONT'D)
I over looked the cigarette thing. I did. You get it from your mother I said. But now this! And I got the phone call about the fight at school...(Pacing)
I feel so helpless. I can't even punish you because I work all night, which gives you a CONSTANT get out of jail free card...
Tim flops into a recliner chair across the room, feeling hopeless and defeated.
TIM (CONT'D)
You're hurting me kid. You're hurting me.
APRIL
(No remorse)
...So what now dad?
TIM
(Sad)
Nothing! You go to your room, and I go to work... Go.
April approaches the stairs... She looks back at her dad and notices how upset she has made him.
APRIL
(Sincere)
I'm sorry dad.
TIM
(No eye contact)
...Go to you're room April.
April continues upstairs.
INT. APRIL'S BEDROOM.
April enters her bedroom. It's pinkish and decorated like a video store with movie posters splattered all over the walls, various selves full of DVD's occupy open areas in the room. April shuts the door and sits on her bed. She looks over to her night stand that holds a beautiful portrait of her mother, eye balling her...
APRIL
(To the portrait)
What?..
She flops back on the bed covering her face with a pillow.
CUT TO:
EXT. APRILS HOUSE. NIGHT
A big suburban house on a tree lined street. It's nice and quite...
INT. KITCHEN.CONTINUOUS
April is in the kitchen grabbing a spoon from a drawer. She strolls over to a vented pantry room, closet. She browses through the collection of can good foods.
APRIL
ravioli's. Ravioli's.
She spots a microwavable can of ravioli's next to a can of progressive soup.
APRIL (CONT'D)
(Grabbing the can)
Bingo!
She exits the pantry, moving over to the microwave. She slaps the microwaveable can of ravioli's in and quick starts microwave.
APRIL (CONT'D)
What to drink... Soda!
She moves over to the refrigerator swings it open. Here eye search for a can soda.
INT. FOYER. SAME
ANGLE ON DOOR
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Someone or something pounds on the front door. April pops her head over at the door. She moves over to the door in the foyer.
APRIL
Who is it?
Silence... April grabs the door knob and swings the front door open. No one is the just her suburban lawn. April sticks her head out to get a closer look. Still nothing. She moves back inside the house. Locks, chains,and bolts the door when...
CRASH-BOOM!
There's a loud noise from upstairs. April's eye zip into the direction. The sound of foot step start over to her room door. The room door opens. April frantically unlocks the door. Unable to get the chain off she runs into the kitchen. The foot steps start down the stairs.
INT. KITCHEN.CONTINUOUS
April garbs a knife from a nearby knife holder. She stands at the counter ready for anything. The footsteps get to the end of the stairs unveiling-
LORI!
LORI
Why are you running from!?
APRIL
(Relieved)
What the hell Lori!
Lori enters the kitchen.
LORI
What!?
APRIL
You scared the hell out of me.
LORI
(Chuckling)
I did!? I'm sorry. I'm so use to coming in that way.
The microwave chimes. April moves over to the microwave.
LORI (CONT'D)
I came by to check on you. I know your dad was pissed?
APRIL
Yeah. He didn't say it but I think I'm on lock down.
LORI
That sucks...
APRIL
Why, what's up?
Lori looks in the refrigerator.
LORI
Eric and Jay are waiting for us at the park.
Lori grabs a bottle of beer from the refrigerator.
APRIL
(Prepping her food)
Well, they'll just going to wait.
LORI
April come on. Don't make me hang with both them alone... Eric looks Jay and I weird while we make out. It's like he wishes it was him or something.
April turns to Lori eating her ravioli's.
APRIL
(Chuckling)
Not my problem. (Noticing the beer in Lori's hands)
My dad monitor's those put it back.
Lori sets the beer back in the .
LORI
Wow. It is like a prison over her.
Lori walks over April, resting both hands on her shoulders.
LORI (CONT'D)
If you do this for me I promises I'll make you LT.
APRIL
You already said I can be LT.
LORI
Damn me and my loud mouth... Please!!!
APRIL
Uhhhhhhhh!!! Okay.
LORI
THANK YOU!
APRIL
How is Eric looking tonight?
LORI
(Smiling)
Hot!
APRIL
Let me take a shower.
April sets her food down and exit's the kitchen.
LORI
HURRY!!!
APRIL (O.S.)
You can't rush beauty!
Lori goes back into the refrigerator and tries to sneak a beer...
APRIL (O.S.) (CONT'D)
Put it back Lori.
LORI
Awe!!!
CUT TO:
INT. PARK. NIGHT
Two guys sit at the park on a bolder rock that can seat 5 or 6 people. It's JAY THOMAS 21 he's handsome and from the looks of him he's a little more mature than the company he keeps. He swigs strongly on a bottle of Jack Daniel's then passes it to his buddy ERIC COOK 18 a bright young man, not too handsome, not too Jay, he's his own person. He snatches the bottle from Jay and swigs lightly from it.
JAY
Come on drink like one of the big guys.
ERIC
I'm taking it slow tonight.
JAY
Why?
ERIC
(handing the bottle back to Jay)
I just am.
JAY
Oh! Staying sober just in case April's feeling hot tonight, huh? I get it.
Eric smiles, envisioning the moment.
ERIC
It would be nice.
April and Lori stroll over to the bolder rock.
LORI
I hope you guys saved us some.
JAY
(Jumping of the rock)
Bout time! We thought you guys weren't to show.
Lori latches on to Jay, grabbing the bottle from him taking swig.
JAY (CONT'D)
What's up April?
APRIL
Hey Jay.
JAY
I heard you made quite the name for yourself today.
Eric jumps off the rock and approaches the group. April gives him shy attention. Lori Hands the bottle back to Jay.
APRIL
Yeah. It wasn't what it's all cracked up to be.
JAY
(Offering April the bottle of Jack Daniel's)
Want a swig?
APRIL
Not right now.
JAY
More for us.
Eric clears his throat. April turns her attention to him. Lori and Jay catch on to Eric's hint.
JAY (CONT'D)
Alright!(Dragging Lori away) Babe let's step over her for a second.
LORI
But I thought we were hanging?
Jay drags Lori over to the swings... Eric and April are alone.
ERIC
So what you're not talking to me?
APRIL
I never said that.
ERIC
You have a funny way of telling me you do.
APRIL
... You just push a little too hard sometimes and...
ERIC
And what?
APRIL
And I just don't want to be pressured into doing something I don't want to do.
ERIC
(Wincing)
Your kidding me, right? Lori pressures you into shit all the time. Are we serious or-
April steps in and kisses Eric before he can say another word... April's stops. There eyes meet. April kisses him again but with more passion. Eric pulls away.
APRIL
What!
ERIC
Your not one of those girls are you?
April gestures her confusion.
ERIC (CONT'D)
The type I have to argue with and beat up to get in bed.
April burst out in laughter.
APRIL
No!
ERIC
(Smiling)
You got that whole brave heart thing going in all.
APRIL
(Chuckling)
Shut up... Hold me it's cold out here.
Eric wraps his arms around April as they move over to Lori and Jay.
INT. THE PARK. 30 MINS LATER
Jay and Lori lie in a patch of grass making out, their tanked you can tell from the giggles and laughs. April and Eric sit a few feet away in a sand box on the swings talking.
ERIC
So are you officially apart of Lori's cult?
APRIL
I don't know. Every time I think I'm in there's another initiation.
ERIC
I don't understand why there's an initiation to hang out with her anyway... She acts like it's the 80's or something.
APRIL
Well it is from the eighties. Lori's mother started it 20 years ago. She's just holding on to her mother's legacy. I get it.
ERIC
(Chuckles)
Wow. You know the history and everything. In ten years you'll be apart of a founders party.
APRIL
(Playfully)
Shut up... I wish I had something to commemorate my mother with. She died as the town's drunk.
A stretch of silence between the two.
ERIC
...Has she taken you to Terry's door yet?
April is dumbfounded by the question.
APRIL
Terry's door? Never heard of it.
JAY (O.S.)
You never heard of Terry's door!?
ERIC
Here we go.
Jay and Lori scurries over to Eric and April.
JAY
Lori you haven't taken her to Terry's door?
APRIL
What's Terry's door?
A van pulls into the park parking lot... Eric notices.
ERIC
Who's the creep in the van?
Everyone's attention goes into the direction of the van.
JAY
(To the van)
Who is that!?
No respond... Jay approaches the van. The figure in the van turns on the high beams blinding them all. Jay and the group cover their eyes.
JAY (CONT'D)
Hey... Turn those fucking things off!
The figure honks the horn real loud... The high beams exhaust. The van door opens and out steps-
SAMANTHA.
SAMANTHA
Did I scare ya'll!?
APRIL
(Relieved)
Sam!!!
LORI
(Chuckles)
SAM!!!
Lori playfully runs over to Samantha at top speed. Lori slams into her hugging her. The group follows suit without the hugs.
SAMANTHA
Your drunk aren't you?
LORI
I'm so tanked.
SAMANTHA
Yeah, I can tell.
LORI
(Getting into the drivers seat)
Who's van is this?
SAMANTHA
It's Christian's.
APRIL
Hey Sam.
Samantha slaps five with April.
SAMANTHA
Hey slugger.
LORI
He gave you his van?
SAMANTHA
No. He fell to sleep so I took it. I wasn't going to walk over here.
LORI
You have any smokes in here?
SAMANTHA
Check the dash.
Jay walks up on Samantha stepping into her personal space with the bottle of Jack Daniel's in his hand.
JAY
(Sarcastically)
Scary stuff there with the horn and lights.
Jay moves over to Lori whose in the driver seat, lighting a cigarette.
SAMANTHA
(Impressed with herself)
Yeah? You like my scare tactics?
JAY
I'll give you a point for the scare but as for originality you get a zero. Next time work on your delivery.
SAMANTHA
What's original anymore Jay? Everything has been done before.
JAY
Yeah, it has. But it's how you do it... Take Terry's door for instance?
SAMANTHA
No originality there I've heard it before.
JAY
But have you knocked on the door before?..
Samantha is silenced and stupefied by Jay's reply.
JAY (CONT'D)
That's the original part.
APRIL
What's Terry's door?
JAY
You really want to know?.. Come on.
Jay gets into the van. The group follows suit except for Samantha who is scared-
SAMANTHA
Hey! I have to be heading home.
JAY
It'll just take a minute.
SAMANTHA
No really I have to get home. I leave for my trip tomorrow.
LORI
Come on Sam! I promise. Twenty minutes tops.
Samantha stares at Lori thinking about it a second.
SAMANTHA
(Annoyed)
Move over.
Lori moves over to passenger seat as Samantha climbs in. She starts up the van and drives off.
CUT TO:
INT. OMIT ROAD. MOMENT'S LATER
It's a back dirt road off into the outskirts of town. Big creepy oak trees hover over forming a path. An eriee feeling lurks every corner... The van head lights illuminate the obscure back road... The van approaches a barricade that blocks off the path, forcing them to exit the van and walk the rest of the way.
INT. THE VAN. CONTINUOUS
SAMANTHA
It's barred off.
JAY
It's cool we'll walk the rest of the way.
The van stops in front of the chained off path.
EXT. THE VAN. CONTINUOUS
The group exit's the van. Jay is the first at the path. The group rallies up behind him.
JAY
Once we cross this chain. There's no turning back. (Turning to the group) So if your scared just say so and we'll all go home.
April looks at everyone... No one responds.
JAY (CONT'D)
Lets go.
The group marches up the path.
SAMANTHA
(To April)
Why didn't you say no.
LORI
Sam!
EXT. HOUSE. NIGHT
The group walks from behind a wall of bushes unveiling a-
HOUSE!
It's a huge two story abandon house that sits alone with no other houses in sight. It's windows are boarded up. The paint is flaky and piling. It gives off an eerie feeling.
JAY
There it is.
April stares at the house frightfully as the group continues on. Eric notices April hanging back-
ERIC
(Offering his hand)
Come on...
April takes his hand and follows the group. The group walks on a trail that leads to the front steps of the house.
JAY
A girl named Terry lived here... One night she was home all alone. Then someone knocked on her door.
ERIC
It was more like a pound.( Getting into it) Boom! Boom!
JAY
That's right it was a pound... She open the door and no one was there. Couple minutes went by then someone pounded on the door again and again... Finally she said enough is enough and phoned the sheriff department...
Jay halts the group at the middle of the path.
JAY (CONT'D)
While she waited for the sheriff someone pounded again. I'll never understand why but she open the door...
Jay turns to the houses.
APRIL
What happen after that?
JAY
Some one killed her. Chopped her head off with the one whack...
APRIL
Why?
JAY
(Turning to April)
Does everyone have to have a reason?.. Motives are only good if you get caught... The sheriff showed up while he was doing his thing, chopping her up that is. He shot the man to death and buried his body somewhere around here.
APRIL
Wait, that doesn't make sense. Why not just call it in?
JAY
Who knows... After that night a story spawned... It is said that if someone knocks on Terry's door three times the man who killed her will pull you in dragging you to some place in the house where you will never be found again...
APRIL
(Doubtful)
Really?
JAY
Really... So! Are you ready?
APRIL
Ready for what?
JAY
Your final initiation. To become a true brave heart you have to knock on the door... Right Lori?
April looks at Lori.
LORI
Yep. Everyone has to do it.
April looks at the house again...
APRIL
Alright. Come on guys.
JAY
Just you and Sam. (Walking over to Eric and Lori) See me, Eric and Lori has done this before. Now it your turns.
Eric looks away, he's never done this before, he's never even been this close to the house.
APRIL
(To Eric)
You've done this before?
Eric looks at April, he can't bear to tell her a lie but-
ERIC
Yeah.
JAY
See. Now it's your turn.
APRIL
...Okay.
April takes off for the house.
JAY
(Cheerful)
Here it goes!.. You better catch up Sam or be left at the door by yourself.
SAMANTHA
(To April)
Wait for me.
She scurries on to catch up with April who is a few step from the door. Lori, Jay and Eric keep there distant and watch. Samantha latches on to April's arm.
SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
(grinning nervouly)
This is so scary.
APRIL
Sam your hurting my arm.
SAMANTHA
Sorry. I don't understand why I have to do this I'm already a brave heart, you know? April.
APRIL
What?
SAMANTHA
Don't let go.
April and Samantha slowly climb the steps that lead to the front door.
LORI
Who ever knocks is the LT!
April looks back at Lori with a annoyed look on her face.
SAMANTHA
I guess that will be me.
Samantha knocks on the door three times quickly and bolts off the stairs.
APRIL
(To Sam)
Really Sam!?
Samantha turns to April, scurrying backwards towards the group.
SAMANTHA
Sorry April!
Samantha runs over to the group. April turns to the door. She balls her hand into a fist and pounds on the door three times. Showing true bravery she stands at the door for a few seconds more. April starts off the porch when-
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Someone or something pounds on the door from inside the house. April turns to the door. She fearfully moves off the stairs with her eyes still glued to the door she continues up the path. Just before-
BOOM!
April spins around in a heart beat. Revealing Eric.
ERIC
Whoa! You okay?
APRIL
Yeah. Something just-
April turns back to the door.
ERIC
What?
APRIL
(Turning to Eric)
...Nothing. Lets get out of here.
Eric wraps his arm around April.
ERIC
Standing at the door a few seconds longer got you brownie points.
APRIL
Really?
April looks back at the door.
ERIC
Really.
ANGLE ON DOOR
The thought of the door opening passes her mind... but it never does.
Jay and the group start up the trail heading for the van chatter and laughs fade as-
THE CAMERA MOVES ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE HOUSE SEEPING THROUGH THE DOOR.
INT. HOUSE. CONTINUOUS
POV through the peep hole on the door. We see the group in the distant. The door slowly opens. A figure stands in the threshold watching the group as they disappear behind the wall of bushes...
CUT TO:
EXT. APRILS HOUSE.
Eric walks April to her door... April enters the house and stand in the threshold.
ERIC
You okay?
APRIL
Yeah.
ERIC
Okay. I'll see you tomorrow, right?
APRIL
Yeah.
Eric moves in for a kiss but April beats him to it... Eric gently pulls away.
APRIL (CONT'D)
(Pulling Eric back to her lips)
Stay with me tonight?
ERIC
You sure?
APRIL
(Smiling)
Uh-huh.
ERIC
Give me a sec.
Eric full of excitement sprints over to the van.
ERIC (CONT'D)
(To Jay)
I'll see you guys later.
JAY
(Excited)
Is tonight the night.

Eric hunches his eye brows as he runs over to April's house disappearing inside.
INT. THE VAN. SAME
JAY
(Excited for Eric)
My boy is finally about to get some.
Lori and April look at each other unison.

Samantha drives off...
CUT TO:
INT. SAMANTHA'S HOUSE/LIVING-ROOM. 20 MINUTES LATER
Head lights beam into a darkened house illuminating the living-room... The car lights exhaust... A car door slams. A cell phone rings.
SAMANTHA (O.S.)
Hello? Hey babe... Yeah. I tried to wake you.
INT. THE FOYER. CONTINUOUS
Samantha enters the house with a cell phone pressed to her ear. Not paying attention she shuts the door leaving it UNLOCKED.
SAMANTHA
Why don't you come by and get it... I was with friend.
Samantha climbs the steps heading to her room...
SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
My friends are not degenerates. Except for Jay. Tonight he got in my face all threatening like. But then he was drunk.
She chuckles.
INT. SAMANTHA'S ROOM. CONTINUOUS
Samantha enters her room and silently shuts her door.
SAMANTHA
(Whispering)
I have to talk low my mom is asleep.
Samantha begins to takes her clothes off...
SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
(Sitting on her bed)
Maybe. I need to shower first...
She laughs.
SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
(Smiling)
Is that all you ever think about?.. See ya in an thirty. Love ya.
Samantha hangs up the phone...
INT. THE BATHROOM. MOMENTS LATER
A shower head blasts on... Samantha is now dressed in a robe standing at the mirror stringing her hair into a ponytail... She takes off her robe, test the temperature of the water and enters the shower. As the water beats against her body-
SAMANTHA
(Relieved)
Oh yes...
INT. FOYER. SAME
The midnight gloom beams into the foyer from a nearby window. It's a peaceful night until-
ZOOMING SLOWLY ON FRONT DOOR
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Someone or something pounds on the front door.
INT. THE BATHROOM. CONTINUOUS
Samantha with her head rested under the shower head. She doesn't hear a thing.
INT. AMY'S MOTHER ROOM. SAME
CLOSE ON Samantha's mother a 40 year old woman sound asleep in bed with blinders on... Again-
BANG! BANG! BANG!
She wakes out of her sleep, flipping the blinders from her eyes.
SAMANTHA'S MOTHER
Sam!?. Sam!?
Furiously she gets out of bed. She snatches up a robe before exiting the room.
SAMANTHA'S MOTHER (CONT'D)
Damn it girl!
INT. THE HALLWAY STAIRS. CONTINUOUS
Samantha's mother approaches the stairs tieing her robe where she notices--
THE FRONT DOOR-
is fully ajar. The moon light glooms into the doorway.
SAMANTHA'S MOTHER
Good grief Sam.
She walks down the stairs.
EXT. THE HOUSE.
She sticks her head out the door and survey the front of the house.
SAMANTHA'S MOTHER
Sam?
Silence... No one in sight.
INT. FOYER.
She shuts the door.
SAMANTHA'S MOTHER
(To herself)
Just let a psycho come in and kill us why don't ya.
She climbs back up the stairs.
INT. THE HALLWAY.
Samantha's mother returns to her room which is directly across from Sam's.
CRASH-BOOM!
There's a noise from Sam's room.
SAMANTHA'S MOM
Sam.
She looks into Sam's darken room. No one is in sight. She proceeds into her room. Before she can shut the door, from out of the darkness of Samantha's room emerges a figure with an axe poised above it's head.
ZOOM IN QUICKLY ON FIGURE
He slides across the hall directly into Sam's mother's ROOM. The door SLAMS behind him.
CLOSE ON Sam's mother room door. Horrific screams filter from under the door as she is being chopped to pieces... Silence... Blood seeps from under the door.
INT. THE BATHROOM.
Samantha steps out of the shower. She grabs a towel from the wall rack...
BANG! BANG! BANG!
CLOSE ON Samantha who is stricken with fear...
SAMANTHA
Mom!?
ANGLE ON DOOR
Silence...
Sam wraps the towel around her. She moves over to the door and presses her ear against it to listen for someone or something... She cracks the door open to get a peek. Before her eyes stands a figure. His pale, petrified, mutilated face stares into hers. Sam scream as she slams the door.
CRASH!
The figure slams the axe through the door. Sam screams louder as the chopping becomes more vigorous and frightening. Shes trapped with no where to go...
SAMANTHA (CONT'D)
(Terrified)
Shit!
She looks around the bathroom for an exit... She remembers the bathroom window, she has to act fast the figure is almost through the door. She opens the window but all ambition is lost when she sees the-
20 FOOT DROP-
ANGLE ON DOOR
Sam looks at the figure who is a few chops away from being in the bathroom.
THE HELL WITH IT!
She puts her legs out the window first. Braces herself for the fall. She looks back to reveal the figure who snatches her back into the bathroom on to the ground. Samantha screams as he rises the axe over her and-
CHOP!
CUT TO:
EXT. APRILS HOUSE. MORNING
A patrol car is parked outside her house.
INT. APRILS BEDROOM.SAME
April and Eric are in bed together, cuddled up, sound asleep. They are disturb by a urgent knock at her bed room door.
TIM (O.S.)
April!
April's eyes abruptly open at the sound of her father's voice. She looks around the room. To her surprise Eric is still in bed with her.
TIM (O.S.) (CONT'D)
April!
April insanely shakes Eric out of his sleep.
APRIL
(Whispering)
Wake up!
Eric comes to.
ERIC
What!?
April covers his mouth.
APRIL
(Whispering)
My dads at the door.
ERIC
(With her hand over his mouth)
Oh Shit!
EXT. APRILS BEDROOM.SAME
Tim stands patiently outside April's door.
TIM
April!.. I'm coming in.
Tim enters the room.
INT. APRILS BEDROOM. SAME
April is on her knees pretending to be looking for something under the bed.
TIM
What are you doing?
APRIL
Uh. Looking for my IPOD.
Tim survey's the room and spots the IPOD on her dresser.
TIM
It's on your dresser.
BUSTED!
April discreetly rolls her eyes.
APRIL
What?
Tim moves over to the dresser and picks up the IPOD that is in plain sight. He grows suspicious. April stands to her feet.
TIM
(Presenting the IPOD to her)
April, what's going on?
APRIL
(Busted)
What are you talking about?
TIM
... The deputy is down stairs. Is there anything you want to tell me?
April looks down to see Eric's shoes in plain sight next to her dads feet.
APRIL
(Focusing back on Tim)
Uh! No.
TIM
He says he needs to speak with you... Get down stairs.
Tim moves over to April missing Eric's shoes by an inch.
TIM (CONT'D)
(Handing April the IPOD)
Hurry up.
APRIL
Okay.
Tim exits the room shutting the door behind him... Eric crawls from under the bed. April tosses Eric his shoes. He QUICKLY puts them on.
APRIL (CONT'D)
(Whispering)
Hurry!
ERIC
(Tieing his shoes)
I Am!
April struggles to open the bed room window.
ERIC (CONT'D)
Move.
Eric gives it a try and with a few tugs it flies open. Eric quickly crawls out the window...
ERIC (CONT'D)
Call me?
APRIL
Yes!
April and Eric share a quick passionate kiss.
APRIL (CONT'D)
(Pushing Eric away)
Go!
ERIC
Later.
Eric vanishes from the window. April turns and is startled by her father whose face is filled with disappointment staring at her through the crack of the door.
TIM
(Disappointed)
Get downstairs now.
April exits the room.
INT. THE FOYER.
Deputy Loomis stands in the foyer waiting... April marches downstairs with her father steps behind her.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
April.
APRIL
Deputy Loomis.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
When was the last time you seen Samantha Scott?
APRIL
Yesterday... Oh God, what did she do? Wreck Christian's van?
DEPUTY LOOMIS
No. Where were you last night between ten thirty and eleven o' clock?
APRIL
Why?
DEPUTY LOOMIS
Martha and Samantha Scott are missing?
April stares at deputy Loomis in complete shock.
APRIL
What?
TIM
What's going on?
Deputy Loomis
That's what were trying to figure out.. Now where were between ten thirty and eleven o' clock?
APRIL
I was. I was home.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
All night?
APRIL
I went out for a few hours with my friends.
TIM
You went out last night?
APRIL
You didn't say I couldn't.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
April I need you to come down to the station with me.
APRIL
(Confused)
What!? I didn't do anything.
The deputy gently grabs April by the arm.
APRIL (CONT'D)
Dad!
TIM
(Grabbing the Deputy's arm)
Is she under arrest? Because if not I'll drive her myself!?
The deputy refuses to let April go.
TIM (CONT'D)
My family has suffered enough public humiliation. Don't you think?
There's a hidden mutual understanding between Deputy Loomis and Tim. It's evident by the way they look at each other... April takes notice. Deputy Loomis lets her go.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
(Pointing at April)
I don't want to come looking for her.
Deputy Loomis exits the house...
APRIL
(Concerned)
What was that? What was that look he gave you?
TIM
(Ignoring April)
Let's go.
APRIL
Dad-
TIM
(Angry)
Let's go!
Tim opens the door. April storms out of the house.
CUT TO:
INT. THE POLICE STATION.DAY
A small town station. The bull pen is a little square room with four desks and this morning--it's HOPPING! Cops are everywhere... April sits on a waiting bench outside the sheriff's personal office with a clueless look on her face.
INT. THE SHERIFF'S PERSONAL OFFICE. DAY
Tim and Deputy Loomis stands in each others face having a heated conversation.
TIM
You have no bodies Fred! Your witness isn't even an eye witness.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
It still happened Tim!
TIM
My daughter is not a murderer!

DEPUTY LOOMIS
Well, she needs to stop protecting her friends and tell us what she knows!
Tim chuckles at the irony in this situation.
TIM
I protected you!
The two go silent for a second...
There's a knock at the office door... They both calm down.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
Come in!
A stalk man in his 50, enters the office carrying coffee on a four-way cup holder... This is THE SHERIFF. Tim sits in one of the available office chairs.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
Good morning Sheriff.
THE SHERIFF
Sorry for the wait... Jane said she radio me but we're having problems with the dispatch.
The sheriff sits on the edge of the desk and hand out coffees to Tim and Deputy Loomis.
TIM
How you doing sheriff?
SHERIFF
Could be better. I remember when I didn't need caffeine to get the engine started.
Tim smiles uncomfortably.

THE SHERIFF
Alright, catch me up to speed deputy.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
(Doubtful)
Last night after the kids left the park. They all supposedly went to Terry Locknar's house on omit road. Where they knock on the door three times and waited for her killer to come get them... Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me.
The Sheriff is unsettled by the story. It's written all over his face. Deputy Loomis takes notice.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
You alright sheriff?
SHERIFF
... Yeah!
(Keeping his cool)
Uh, what happen after that?
So no one can see how unsettled he is the sheriff moves over to office window that oversees the station, looking out.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
After leaving the woods they all retuned home... The only person who moves are not accounted for is Jay Thomas, who also threatened Samantha last night.
TIM
Sounds like you have a suspect. What do you need my daughter for?
DEPUTY LOOMIS
I strongly believe April knows something.
SHERIFF
Do you have anything besides your instincts Loomis?
DEPUTY LOOMIS
No but-
SHERIFF
Let em go Loomis.
DEPUTY
But sheriff!
THE SHERIFF
Let em Loomis.
Tim approaches the door.
TIM
Good day sheriff.
Tim looks over at Deputy Loomis who is furious. Tim exits the office.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
(moving over to the sheriff)
Sheriff, I believe the girl knew something.
The sheriff watches April and her dad exit the police station.
DEPUTY LOOMIS (CONT'D)
What happen to you?
SHERIFF
(Turning to Loomis)
What are you blabbing about?
DEPUTY LOOMIS
When I mentioned Terry's door-
SHERIFF
Just old memories. These kids take a tragedy and turn it into ghost story.
DEPUTY LOOMIS
You were the first on the scene that night, right?
SHERIFF
Yes! Am I being interrogated now?
DEPUTY LOOMIS
No-
SHERIFF
Good. Get back to work.
Deputy Loomis exits the office... The sheriff looks back out the window. He then moves over to his seat but is grabbed by a crime scene photo on his desk.
ANGLE ON PHOTO
The photo is of Samantha's bathroom door with deep axe cuttings in it. The sheriff picks up the picture, moves over to his desk drawer where he pulls out a photo from Terry Locknar's crime scene. The photo is of her living-room floor with the same axe marks. He examines them briefly.
SHERIFF (CONT'D)
(To himself)
Got damn. He came back.
CUT TO:
INT. THE POLICE STATION. SAME
Deputy Loomis takes a seat at his desk. He looks around the office to make sure no one is looking. He then types feverishly at his computer.
CLOSE ON COMPUTER SCREEN
Words pop up that reads " Terry Locknar". The Computer does a quick scan. Then reads "File not available.
Deputy Loomis looks back at the Sheriff's personal office, peering through the window...
DEPUTY LOOMIS
(To himself)
Somebody's hiding something.
CUT TO:
INT. CAR. DAY
April and Tim sit stopped at a red light in the middle of town. There's silent tension between the two.
TIM
... Are you having sex?
APRIL
(Giggling)
That was random.
TIM
Answer the question.
APRIL
(With attitude)
No! You can calm down now.
TIM
I'll calm down when I'm ready!.. I don't know what to do with you April!
APRIL
Why don't you just send me then away dad?
TIM
And let you become someone else problem.
APRIL
(Offended)
...Oh! I'm a problem now?
Tim's cell phone ring.
APRIL (CONT'D)
Whatever.
TIM
(Answering his phone)
QUIET!
(Into the phone)
Tim Ross. Hi Mr. Taylor. Yes I have. Uh-huh.
April looks over at a convenient store where she spots Eric and Lori exiting. Their in mid conversation, it looks serious.
TIM (CONT'D)
I-
APRIL
(Exiting the car)
Dad I have to go.
TIM
(Into the phone)
Hold on sir.
(To April)
What!?
April bolts out the car over to the convenient store.
TIM (CONT'D)
APRIL! APRIL!
Out of frustration Tim smacks the steering wheel.
CUT TO:
EXT. CONVENIENT STORE.
Lori and Eric stands around conversing about Jay in front of a coinvent store.
ERIC
She wouldn't have told the police anything.
April rapidly approaches Eric and Lori at the tip of their conversation.
APRIL
Lori!
ERIC
Well here she is. Ask her.
April arrives.
APRIL
Ask me what?
LORI
(Angry)
Jay's in jail.
APRIL
What? Why?
LORI
That's what we're trying to figure out. Someone told the police that he threaten Sam.
Lori crosses her arms and suspiciously eye balls April.
APRIL
You don't think I told them that?
Lori remains silent.
ERIC
(Embracing April)
Of course not.
April pulls away from Eric.
APRIL
I want to hear you say it Lori.
Lori remains silent and stares off at the ground. Tim pu





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