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Road Trip (Short)
by Duane Howell (duane@warmyourchiliproductions.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Horror   User Review: ***1/2
Three young cowboys roll out on a beer drinking game that ends up without a winner.


This screenplay is copyrighted to its author. All rights reserved. This screenplay may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the author.



FADE IN:

INT. LOVES COUNTRY STORE - NIGHT
                                                            
TITLE SEQUENCE - "ROAD TRIP"
                                                            
A small BELL atop the entry door rings as we see a young 20
something COWBOY enter.

Farmers set at the front table sipping coffee and talking of
the weather and fishing tales.

The back COOLER opens and the cowboy reaches in and pulls
out two "18" packs of cold BEER.

As he gets to the counter RICHIE BOWDEN, an average height
and weight beer loving cowboy places the beer to be
purchased.
                                                            
                       FARMER
You boys ain't up to no Tom
Foolery is ya?
                                                            
                       RICHIE
Nah....we's headin to the ice
cream social at the Rose a' Sharon
Baptist church.
                                                            
The farmer fans his hand at Richie in anger.
                                                            
                       FARMER
      (ANGRY)
Ahhhh!
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
From the windshield we see Richie as he exits the store and
enters the "93" Chevy Silverado holding up his recent
purchase.

We see DARREN JAMES, a tall slender 20 something cowboy and
GAVIN ALLEN, an average height and weight GOAT ROPER,
smiling as he enters.
                                                            

2.

                       DARREN
So....What's the plan?
                                                            
Richie reaches in his pocket and pulls out two blindfolds.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (UPSET)
Ah Richie....Road Trip again.
Every time it's your turn.
                                                            
                       DARREN
Gavin, we would be going to the
Velma Picnic but when you got so
drunk last year that the Sheriff
found you naked chasin Big Jack's
prize winning pullet around the
arena, I'm thankin we got no other
choice.
(beat)
Road Trip!
                                                            
Richie rapidly rubs his hands together and passes out beers
to Darren & Gavin.
                                                            
                       RICHIE
Okay boys....here are tonight's
rules. We each get three beers a
piece. Down Em, Drip Test em and
you have any left you get a forth.
Then we rotate with three more
beers. The one in the drivers seat
when all the beer is gone has to
get us home to win the pot.
(beat)
But, remember, if you have to stop
to pee you owe the pot $20.00 and
you loose a turn. Alright Nancy
boys, Anne-Up.
                                                            
Richie passes Gavin his BLIND FOLD and they both lean back
and get COMFORTABLE
                                                            
                       DARREN
All Right Ladies were off.
                                                            
 

3.

INT. TRUCK- COND - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin finishes his beer, then hands it toward the front
seat.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Test it.
                                                            
Darren grabs it and turns it up-side-down then chucking it
back at him
                                                            
                       DARREN
You're good.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Where the hell did we end up last
time?
                                                            
                       RICHIE
Somewhere in the Texas panhandle.
                                                            
                       RICHIE (COND)
What I want now is to hear the
Colorado story.
                                                            
                       DARREN
      (Smiling)
Lop Sided!
                                                            
They all open a fresh beer as Gavin get prepared to tell the
story.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
We barely pull into "The Springs"
and we make a bee-line to the
closest little country joint. I
quickly assume the roll of wing
man since Darren has rounded up
this ole hyde and her arobasizing
buddy.
                                                            
                       DARREN
      (anxious)
Get to the boobs....Get to the
BOOBS!
                                                            

4.

                       GAVIN
Shut-up and drive, I'll get there.
                                                            
                                         MORPHE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin is now driving as they have just switched.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Our next stop is at the Village
Inn eating a plate full of yard
bird watching Darren and his prom
date feeling on each other under
the table.
                                                            
                                         MORPHE TO:
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK - NIGHT
                                                            
Richie is driving as the other two have changed positions.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
We finally make it to there
apartment and all stretch in the
living room. Darren and his bar
fly are curled up in the papa saun
and I'm on the couch when in comes
Richard Simmons Mis-proportioned
sister in bike shorts, a sports
bra and a Jazzercise video. That's
when we noticed em....
                                                            
Darren motions as to be SICK.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
There they were.
                                                            
                       DARREN
I sure felt bad for that girl.
                                                            

5.

                       GAVIN
Yeah. bad enough to point at em
and say "Man, one'e twice the size
as thet other!"
                                                            
                       GAVIN (COND)
He just said what I was thinkin.
One looked like a bruised orange
and the other looked like a ruby
red. And when she started the
video we couldn't turn away. they
bounced in this scary trance like
rhythm....ah, I still wake up at
night with the sweats.
                                                            
                       RICHIE
You didn't touch em did ya?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
NO. I laid down in the couch and
she laid down behind me. She
pulled up close to me and softly
whispered "You know ain't nothin
gonna happen right." I just
pretended to sleep. Then she
pulled closer. You know the big
one kinda felt like one of those
squishy foam filled pillas like
you see at Wal-mart. To this day I
can't pick one up with out my nuts
drawin up inside me.
                                                            
Gavin takes the last sip of his beer and leans up.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
ROTATE!
                                                            
Richie pulls over as they all get in their new positions.
                                                            
 
INT. TRUCK / COND - NIGHT
                                                            
All is quiet except for the radio and a light snore as
Darren SHAKES his last beer to see how much is LEFT.
                                                            

6.

                       DARREN
Hey....Ya'll awake?
                                                            
Gavin wipes the slobber from his mouth, leans up from the
back seat and HITS Richie in the NUTS.

Richie SMACKS his lips together twice and starts to SNORE
again.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Nope.
                                                            
                       DARREN
      (Unsure)
Rotate?
                                                            
                       DARREN (COND)
Come on guys. I am half drunk and
a hole hell of alot lost.
                                                            
Darren pulls over and gets out to see if he can recognize
where they might be.

With the door open Darren pans the area to see any familiar
spots.
                                                            
                       DARREN
Gavin get up....Does any of this
look familiar to you?
                                                            
Gavin leans up and pulls up one side of his blindfold.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Dude we're in the middle of a
field.
                                                            
                       DARREN
That's gonna get us home.
(beat)
Hey, there's somebody up on top of
this hill. I'm gonna go ask em
directions.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Good idea. You do that and I'm....
                                                            

7.

Gavin falls asleep mid sentence and slowly lays back down in
the seat.
                                                            
 
EXT. FARMLAND - NIGHT
                                                            
Darren shuts the truck door and walks toward the hilltop.
                                                            
                       DARREN
Excuse me Mr. we're lost. Could
you help us get.
(beat)
Back....
                                                            
Darren back steps as the stranger walks toward him.

The headlights of his truck DISTORT the face of the
stranger, but we can see him through the fear in Darren's
eyes.

Darren turns to run and falls into a large RUT.

As he attempts to get up and run he is pulled down and into
the darkness.
                                                            
 
INT. ABANDONED BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
GAVIN'S P.O.V. - His eyes go in and out of focus as he pans
the dimly lit BARN seeing what seems to be a male figure in
front of him.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Excuse me, can you tell me where
I'm at.
                                                            
Gavin is on the floor of the barn covered in mud, blood and
manure.

He continues to pan the room as he see a pile of closes that
look familiar to him.

We see two KITTENS licking a small puddle of BLOOD.

As he looks closer he sees the DANGLING bodies of Darren and
Richie DISEMBOWED.HANGING. from meat hooks.

8.


Their lifeless bodies twitch and jerk as the kittens STRETCH
up to lick the blood dripping from their toes.

Gavin, frozen with fear, tries to speak once more as he
looks in the direction of the figure.

As he focuses on the figure his LIP begins to TREMBLE.

The figure moves closer as a SHINY glare covers Gavin's
face.

We hear a loud THUD as the shovel swing strikes him in the
temple.

GAVIN'S POV: His sight goes in and out as we see a pair of
tattered work boots draw closer then fade out.
                                                            
 
EXT. FARM HOUSE - EARLY A.M. - DAY
                                                            
We see the stranger approach Darren's truck. Enter. Then
drive away.
                                                            
 
INT. LESTER'S RIDES CAR OFFICE - EARLY A.M. - DAY
                                                            
Behind a junk ridden desk sits LESTER COLVER, an overweight
slob of a USED car salesman.
                                                            
                       LESTER
Lester's Rides, Where you get em
and We sell em, And we sell em
cheap.
(beat)
WHAT! Do I want to donate to the
Mountain View Baptist Rebuild
Fund? Yeah, sure. I'll donate a
free set of floor mats with the
purchase of your new Church van.
(beat)
Hello? HELLO!
(To a tiny goldfish on his desk.)
That always seems to get the same
response.
                                                            

9.

Lester leans back in his chair placing his feet up on the
desk.

He reaches up and begins to dig in his nose as we hear the
squeak of the back door.

Lester glances back at the door then motions for them to
come in.

He pulls back his finger and looks at it then wipes it
across his shirt.
                                                            
Strangers POV: We see the walls littered with half NAKED
women on tool calendars and a stack of ADULT MAGAZINES along
the baseboards.

The stranger reaches in his pocket and pulls out Darren's
KEYS dropping them on Lester's desk.
                                                            
                       LESTER
What cha brought me friend?
                                                            
The stranger walks over to the window and opens the blinds.
                                                            
                       LESTER (O.S.)
Chevy Silverado. She looks barely
broke in.
                                                            
Lester, continuing to look out the window, walks up to the
stranger and hands him a rolls of $100 bills.
                                                            
                       LESTER
      (SMILING)
Man, that's 5 this month.
                                                            
The stranger places the money in his pocket and walks toward
the front door.

The front door BELL rings as the stranger walks out.
                                                            
                       LESTER (O.S.)
Don't be a stranger now.
                                                            


THE END


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From Duane Howell Date 5/3/2008 ***1/2
Enjoyed it very much....I loved the vision you gave me. I could actually see the kitten licking their toes.(creepy)I would like to see more. Please extend this.


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