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Run- Lesson Not Learned (Short Film Project)
by Tommy Lofgren (tbraincoola@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Horror   User Review: **


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RUN- LESSON NOT LEARNED (SHORT FILM PROJECT)

FADE IN:

INT. CONCLUSION RECAP - NIGHT
                                                            
Alice is Out of breath,whilst running in a dark tunneled
area; looks back repeatedly. (touching the side of the
wall.) (Added effects for blood and ripped open skin, on the
wrist and broken bones).
                                                            
 
INT. FIST PUMPING PARTY SCENE - NIGHT
                                                            
Actors will be placed according to light source (strobe
lights); music playing in the background (Naughty, Naughty
by Porcelain Black.) Continuous "zooms" as the camera paces
across the area. (Colors will be everywhere!)
                                                            
                       JAKE
Dude! Sam, check it out. Alice
actually came to the party.
                                                            
Jake will point away from the camera at Alice, while still
looking at Sam.
                                                            
                       SAM
What? Wow... (stops to laugh) She
actually came here?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Is everything set up? I mean...
for the music and stuff...
                                                            
                       SAM
Sam, don't worry about it.
(sarcastically) Every things set
up.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Alright! Lets get this show on the
road!
                                                            

2.

A CAMERA SCENE WILL SHOW ALICE TALKING TO STEVE.
                                                            
(TALKING ABOUT BEING SCARED TO SHOW UP)
                                                            
                       ALICE
I don't think I should've come
Steve. Look. (points away). Looks
like every one is making fun of
me.
                                                            
(CAMERA SCENE WITH TWO PEOPLE LAUGHING)
                                                            
                       STEVE
You know what? Why don't you
(emphasis) go home and get some
rest... maybe call me later, and
I'll tell you what you missed.
Okay.
                                                            
                       ALICE
(quick smirk) Alright, thanks... I
guess. See ya later. (walks to
doorway)
                                                            
                                         (THE ROOM WILL
SUDDENLY GO
COMPLETELY DARK)
SPECIFIC ZOOMING
AIMED AT THE FISTS,
WHILST "PROBABLY"
SMOKE WILL BEGIN TO
FILL UP THE ROOM.(AS
IT GETS DARKER, THE
ACTORS WILL LEAVE,
EXCEPT FOR ALICE, IN
WHICH WILL STARE
INTO THE CAMERA.)
SUDDENLY SEE A KNIFE
STRIKE THE HEAD OF
THE ACTOR.-EFFECTS-
THEN, ALICE WILL
WAKE UP.
                                                            
 
EXT. PLOT BEGINNING - NIGHT
                                                            
 

3.

INT. SHORT TITLE SCENE - DAY
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (Walks to counter,
       grabs cell phone
       and makes a call.
       Sits down to make
       the call
       (hopefully plan
       to create a split
       screen scene with
       Alice and Steve's
       vibrating phone)
Hey Steve. I'm not sure I'm going
to stay at the party the whole
time. Besides, no one wants me
there as it is. (Lays phone upside
down on the table, in a thinking
manner). Can you call me back when
you get this message... I think we
could have a party of our own...
I'll be thinking bout' it.
                                                            
                                         ALICE IS LYING ON
THE COUCH WATCHING A
VERY SCARY HORROR
FILM. AS SHE BEGINS
TO HEAR A SCRAPING
NOISE AGAINST THE
SIDE OF THE HOUSE,
SHE STARTS TO WALK
TOWARDS THE DOOR.
(CLIMAX SOUND
INCREASES UNTIL SHE
CRACKS THE DOOR
OPEN).QUICK GLANCE
OUTSIDE, THEN WALKS
BACK IN. A GUST OF
WIND SWINGS THE DOOR
OPEN, AND THE PHONE
RINGS.
                                                            
Alice will walk into another room to answer the phone. As
she enters the room, she will pick up the phone (camera
zooms in on vibrating phone).
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. PHONE SCENE - NIGHT
                                                            
Alice answers quickly, with a shivering gesture.
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (talking into
       phone)
Hello.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (different screen)
Hi. I got your message. What's
going on?
                                                            
                       ALICE
You know how much they hate me
(serious). I don't even see why
they invited me in the first place
Steve.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Alice! It's a flipping party! And
I know you aren't the greatest
friends with Jake and Sam, but I
know how much you've wanted to go
to this party for some time now.
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (assuring voice)
Your right about that
(enthusiastic voice). At least
you'll be there to keep me happy.
I'm sorry...I know I'm probably
freaking out, I mean, what could
go wrong?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Absolutely nothing... when you're
with me (flirtatious). So, about
(pause) the "party?"
                                                            
                       ALICE
Oh yeah! You know how you're not
the greatest person with games or
horror movies, but...
                                                            

5.

                       STEVE
Just spill it, movie night?
                                                            
                       ALICE
No. I kinda got a good deal on a
ouija board, and I was wondering
if you wanted to test it out with
me?
                                                            
                       STEVE
A ouija board? What the heck!
Turning paranormal on me?
                                                            
                       ALICE
Well, I suppose it could be
interesting to see what happens
when it's only you and me. Whatya
think Steve?... Well, I'm not
taking no as an answer... so, meet
me around 9:00pm at the gateway
tunnel near the park.
                                                            
                       STEVE
I'll be there. Not for my own
sake, but just for your sweet
self.
                                                            
SCREEN TURNS BLACK; "9:00 P.M."
                                                            
                                         STEVE WALKING PAST
WHITE AND MYSTERIOUS
BUILDING, JUST AS A
SHADOW PASSES BEHIND
HIM.
                                                            
 
INT. WHERE THE STORY BEGINS - NIGHT
                                                            
Steve walks towards the entrance of the tunnel and slowly
opens the door. As he does so, Alice comes around from
behind the door and scares Steve (shocking sequence). She
walks him to a darkened spot and they both take a seat.
                                                            
                       ALICE
Are you ready?
                                                            

6.

                       STEVE
(shocked). So, you're serious
about this, huh?
                                                            
                       ALICE
Steve. I'm only trying to have a
good time with people that
actually like me. Don't go and
have a freak attack on me.
(laughs)
                                                            
                       STEVE
Alright, alright. (answering in
laughing manner). Sorry... I
didn't realize it was bad to have
the skeevies!
                                                            
                       ALICE
Oh my gosh Steve (giggling). "The
skeevies." (laugh)... Lets just
start, alright?
                                                            
                       STEVE
Whatever. I guess I'm ready then.
                                                            
(Wind blows through the tunnel; using either fans or sound
in this scene). Steve is (unaware of the materials):
candles, lighter and the box. He gently opens the box,
removing each material from the Ouija Board.
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (Alice and Steve
       Speak)
(hands on the game board piece).
Hello, is anyone hear with us?
                                                            

7.

                                         (QUICK PAUSE) THEN
ALICE BEGINS TO LOOK
AROUND AFTER HEARING
QUIET AND
SURROUNDING WHISPERS
FROM AROUND HER. SHE
LOOKS AROUND AND AT
STEVE, ALTHOUGH HE
DOES NOT UNDERSTAND
THE REASON SHE LOOKS
EVEN SOMEWHAT
CONFUSED. (SCRAPING
MOVEMENT OF THE GAME
PIECE)
                                                            
                       ALICE
I'm scared Steve. Maybe this
wasn't such a great "party"
(disagreement) idea.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Awe, Alice. We just got here, and
besides, I'm kind of enjoying
myself now.
                                                            
                                         ALICE LOOKS DOWN AT
THE BOARD AND WARNS
STEVE ABOUT THE WORD
IT IS SPELLING OUT:
"R-U-N!"
                                                            
Because Steve isn't as silent as Alice, at the moment, he
starts shaking uncontrollably, freaks out and takes a run
for the light of the tunnel.
                                                            
                       ALICE
(watching as Steve runs to the
light) STEVE! Where are you going?
You're not going to leave me here
by myself! (teary eyed and scared)
                                                            
"STOP IT! STOP IT!" (TALKING TO THE VOICES AROUND HER)
                                                            

8.

In a quick time sequence, Alice will hear a distant scream
at the end of the tunnel. Looking, she hasn't realized how
bloody her hands are, due to the fact that she has (dug her
fingernails into the skin on her wrists).-effects-
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Screaming)
HELP! (extremely graphic scream)
                                                            
Alice finally stands up and runs/walks towards the scream,
while having to endure the images of her best friends face
being ripped apart and drained, as he is dragged across the
ground.-effects- A black figure begins to rip the skin from
Steve's neck and blood gushes from his mouth.(Everything
goes silent, as for sound effects and the noises around the
scene). Alice walks over to the body and gets closer, until
Steve finally opens his eyes in a shocking scare.
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (Crying and
       staring into his
       eyes)
Oh my gosh Steve! (almost
screaming sadness). Please, please
stay with me! Don't die!
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Shoving her
       collar to his
       chest to look at
       her)
I saw him, his eyes of pure
darkness! I tried to reach the
light, b-b-but he caught me and
slashed my face. I can't breathe
Alice. I don't think I'm going to
make it.
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (answering)
Oh, Steve! It's all my fault this
has happened. (looking up).
Please! (looks back down, noticing
Steve has already died and screams
aloud, in a silent short scene)
                                                            

9.

                                         STEVE LIES LIFELESS
ON THE GROUND, AND
AS ALICE STARTS TO
LOOK AROUND ONCE
AGAIN, SHE STARTS TO
STUDY THE AREA
AROUND HER.
EVERYTHING IS STILL
QUIET. SHE RESTS HER
BODY AGAINST THE
SIDE OF THE WALL IN
TOTAL DARKNESS. AS
SHE MOVES ALONG THE
OUTSKIRTS OF THE
WALL, SHE BEGINS TO
FEEL SICK TO HER
STOMACH ALL OF A
SUDDEN.
                                                            
                       ALICE
(screams in pain, like that of
being stabbed) (Blood begins to
drip from her lips, pouring from
her mouth, as she feels a sharp
pain in her body.-effects-
Trapped, she cannot move, her
bones twisting from the joints
-effects-)
                                                            
As she starts to run to the light, which is fairly close,
she must lean against the wall again to catch her breath.
(In full hope, a more exciting song plays, but shortly gets
interrupted by a horrific and demonic song). Alice falls to
her knees (under the light source) and suddenly screams,
only this time in a demonic voice (-effects- used to create
her demonic possession and face)
                                                            
                       ALICE
      (Now a Demon)
I am Sonnielion!
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Bjorn Date 1/30/2012 **
I'd like to see it in a film. It's intense and with the dark horror atmosphere. The only thing I'd say needs to be improved is the development of the characters and the story. But, if it is for a short film project, I'd say it's pretty good.


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