We see the view of the TV screen.
Haha, yeah, that will teach her to
mess with knitting needles. Now,
for the colour forecast.
Thank you, Roger. Now, as you can
see, it’s going to be a very yellow
day tomorrow, with shades of orange
and green, but these are mostly
concentrated on the Southern
border... So be thankful, your
blue day is finally over!
Elgin watched this, feeling depressed.
The song Crossroad by Robert Johnson plays.
It is raining. Everything is blue and depressing.
Everyone walks about, looking depressed, holding up
Bill walks in.
Hey little bruv, what’s the colour
Elgin raises his eyebrows.
Yellow, mainly. Let’s get the
Bill and Elgin are at the beach. It’s a lovely
day! Everyone is happy!
’Yellow by Coldplay’ plays.
It’s so hot...
Life’s brill, innit?
Today’s glorious, yes.
Elgin watches TV. Religion is on it.
RELIGIOUS PREACHER (ON TV).
And God said, “Let there be light,”
and there was light. God saw that
the light was good, and he
separated the light into it’s
different colours, and from
henceforth each day has had it’s
Elgin changes the channel.
I hope you’ve all been enjoying the
good colours, because they won’t
last! Tonight a high pressure
field of red is coming over, so
expect to wake up to that in the
RED DAY. LIVING ROOM.
Bill comes storming down the stairs.
"Let go by Red" plays.
Elgin, where’s my driving licence?
I haven’t seen it.
WELL WHY NOT?
People are fighting, yelling at each other.
News. Newsreader speaks audiolessly.
Headline: "Riots break out across UK during worst Red Colour
in a decade"
You will all be delighted to hear
that the red weather is at an
end. Green is sweeping across the
Elgin walks alone through it. "Grieg - Morgenstimmung -
Peer Gynt" plays in background.
He touches the trees, inhales the air...
Elgin walks about, all happy. It’s all so natural and
Elgin and Bill sit on the sofa, in silence. The news is on.
NEWSREADER (ON TV)
Green Party wins majority in
Green fans clap and cheer on TV.
I think I’m going to bed, now.
What? You’re not gonna wait and
see tomoz’s colour?
Nah, too tired - gotta be up early
for the hiking session. Night!
He gets up and goes up the stairs.
Come to think of it... *yawn*...
I’m t, t, tired...
He falls asleep on the sofa.
Camera pans up to TV...
And tomorrow’s colour...
The report generates.
Oh my... No, no, it must be a
Britain is consumed by Black.
Zoom out... show it as it is now...
It shows the world. America is consumed by black. Behind
the wave of black is... nothing.
Breaking news! The biblical Black
Day has arrived. Prophets are
hailing it as the Second Coming-
RELIGIOUS MANIACS ON A STREET.
Take us away!!
The end is nigh!!!
The ground shakes, and the image slowly gets darker...
We have Colour Expert professor
Nicolson here to speak to us. WHat
do you make of this, Professor
These reports frighten me. It’s
The ground shakes. It gets darker.
Flames sweep across the room. Professor Nicolson catches on
fire and screeches off camera. The camera falls sideways,
and turns to static as it hits the ground.
TV is static as Bill sleeps...
He sleeps, unaware of what is about to happen...
Elgin walks along it alone.
Caption reads "The Next Day".
What a magnificent view!
He pulls out a camera, and begins taking shots.
Over the hill, darkness takes over...
What is that?
It hits him. He’s thrown off his feet.
We see him on the ground as the darkness envelops and blows
It then stops. Elgin stands up.
He looks around. It all seems normal.
I’ve never seen wind like that
He notices 3 hooded figures advancing upon him. Church
bells begin to ring.
Oh, hello! Nice day for a walk,
They all draw two swords.
Elgin stops. They continue towards him.
Elgin turns and runs.
One hooded figure throws the sword. As it does so, it drops
to the ground.
Elgin dodges the sword.
Another figure does the same. Elgin has to duck this time.
The third and final one throws the sword, dying.
Elgin once again avoids it. He’s terrified.
He runs home.
You can’t run forever, Elgin.
Elgin stops, confused, terrified.
Elgin Double holds up a gun, and fires. Elgin dramatically
falls backwards onto the ground.
Perspective changes to Elgin Double, who is now Elgin. He’s
shaking, and drops the gun. The dead body lies in front of
He continues running.
Elgin runs along it frantically.
He becomes cornered by a GIANT HAND. It claws at him
He backs away from it.
Until it is squashed by a foot.
Elgin stands outside. He has to travel through it.
It is silent. He walks slowly, cautiously.
This is my forest now.
Elgin perks around.
What are you? What is...
this? All of this?
I have been instated. Leave,
before the forest destroys you.
Elgin runs, terrified.
He reaches an exit, and darts out of it.
He looks back...
ANOTHER BEACH - ROCKIER, AITHIER.
Elgin arrives and looks in horror to the scene ahead of him.
Buildings burn, smoke plumes rising into the sky. Elgin’s
house is unaffected. He runs to it.
He runs in.
Bill? Bill! Bill, where are you?
He look around, running into the sitting room.
He looks again, and runs back to the kitchen.
There comes a clatter from the utility room...
Elgin looks up, hopeful.
ZOMBIE BILL staggers through. His held up by a stick going
over his shoulders. He staggers forward, jaws gnashing.
Elgin screams and falls backwards.
Zombie bill moves at him.
Elgin grabs a knife and begins stabbing. We see him. With
each stab a bit of blood is flicked onto his face.
He stops stabbing and pulls back a blood stained knife.
Zombie Bill falls backwards to the ground, dead.
Elgin also collapses.
We see him on all fours, reacting to this. He’s killed his
Elgin sits, alone, curtains closed.
The computer buzzes, and switches itself on.
COMPUTER MAN 1
Hello! Is there anybody else out
there? If you get this, please
press any key!
Elgin perks up, and runs over. He presses a key.
He realises, and pulls out a webcam, plugging it in.
4 faces appear on the screen. Man 1 in upper left, man 2 in
upper right, man 3 in lower left, man 4 in lower right.
So that’s 5 of us.
What’s happening? Please tell me,
None of us know.
Are we the only survivors?
Yes, in Britain anyway. We’ve lost
contact with everywhere
else. Satellite photos of America,
I’ll send them to you.
On the screen is a satellite photo of the world. Blackness
covers Europe. America has been wiped off the
map. However, following slightly is some white...
They all gasp.
What’s that white area? Behind...
where AMerica should be?
A technical fault, I think.
What is this?
Many religious texts speak of a
Black Day which occurred in the
beginning of the world-
It also said a black day would end
Something begins rumbling. It gets louded.
To this window!
Elgin runs to the window. Outside, the moon comes crashing
down from the sky and down to the horizon. As it lands, the
Man 1 and Man 4 are blown away bo shock waves on the screen,
before going blank.
Men 2 and 3 are still there...
The sun... Look at the sun!
Elgin returns to the window.
It’s moving away...
The moon... It knocked us out of
Elgin returns to the computer.
What now? What do we do now?
I can’t do this anymore. I’m
He dives off screen. We hear a gunshot, followed by a thud.
Nor can I.
He goes offscreen and slits his throat.
The screen is blank.
No... No... Come back... Please...
He begins breaking down.
Come back... Don’t leave me...
He grabs the computer screen.
COME BACK!!! Please... please...
He breaks down more.
He runs in and freaks out, splattering water over him. He
falls over the sink and cries over it. He then sits up and
looks at himself in the mirror, showing utter despair.
He lies wrapped up in covers, freaking out, crying,
shouting, hitting himself...
NO! NO!!! NO!!!! PLEASE!!! MAKE
IT STOP!!! BRING EVERYTHING BACK!!!
He calms down, and lies nearly motionless.
Long Shot of the room. He fidgets slightly, before
We see Aith.
It is morning. Elgin wakes up - the light is astonishing.
He opens the curtains and is blinded by the light.
What... What is this?
The White Day.
Elgin slowly lowers his hand and looks out. He begins to
cry - from happiness, and laughs hysterically, as he slowly
He is gone.
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