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The Warehouse
by John Wood (twiztedlilfreak1@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Horror   User Review: **
I am 17 years old and this is the first script i have ever written.. i hope you like it. This movie is more of a thriller but that wasn't on the list. A short film about a killer in a warehouse. He is smart, he is clever... He knows what he's doing. But when the Chief of Police goes in to take him out, will he be taken down.. or will he have another victim?..


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FADE IN:

EXT. STREET - DAY
                                                            
It is mid-day, the sun is shining. Police cars and officers
fill the street next to an abandoned warehouse. Police
choppers are in the air.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
We see shots off all around the warehouse, it's dark, all
different weapons lying everywhere. We cut to a close-up on
SARAH, a young girl, 18-19 years old. She is sitting on the
floor with her hands tied together and her feet the same.
She is screaming for help.
                                                            
                       SARAH
Noo!! NOOO!! Please God no!!
                                                            
We see a man walk up to SARAH but only from behind. This is
the KILLER. His voice is very calm.
                                                            
                       KILLER
You canít live forever Sarah.
                                                            
SARAH sobs.
                                                            
                       SARAH
Please, why are you doing this?
                                                            
The KILLER's voice remains calm.
                                                            
                       KILLER
I find it exciting. Thereís
nothing quite like taking someone
elseís life to make you look at
your own.
                                                            
                       SARAH
Oh God!
                                                            
                       KILLER
Is there anything you would like
me to tell your family? Because
you wont get another chance.
                                                            
SARAH screams.
                                                            

2.

                       SARAH
Please God!
                                                            
                       KILLER
Your God canít save you now.
                                                            
He picks up a shotgun and points it at SARAH's face.
                                                            
                       SARAH
FUCK Y-!
                                                            
She is cut off by a blast from the shotgun. Her head is
gone. The KILLER remains calm.
                                                            
                       KILLER
No, fuck God.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Police cars and officers are all around. We then cut to the
CHIEF OF POLICE. He looks to be about 50 to 55 years of age.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Officer Rowland!
                                                            
We see a man walk over to the CHIEF OF POLICE. He looks
about 45 years old. This is OFFICER ROWLAND.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
Yes sir?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Any news?
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
We havenít heard anything since we
found out he had the girl.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Damn it.
                                                            
We hear a telephone ring. The CHIEF OF POLICE reaches into
his pocket and pulls out a cell phone.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Hello?
                                                            
There is a brief pause.
                                                            

3.

                       CHIEF OF POLICE (Cont'D)
Who the hell is this?!
                                                            
We then cut to a close up of the CHIEF OF POLICE. Then CUT
TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
We cut to a close up of the KILLER. He looks about 30-35
years of age. He is holding a cell phone up to his ear His
voice continues to sound very calm.
                                                            
                       KILLER
This is the man of the hour. Just
wanted to let you know that I have
Sarahís body here, but I canít
seem to find her face anywhere. Oh
wait, there it is. All over the
wall. My mistake.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What the hell do you want out of
all this?! All of the killings?!
Do you want a ransom?! Or are you
just the little boy that never got
any attention?
                                                            
                       KILLER V.O.
I want nothing.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Then why are you doing this?!
                                                            
We cut back to the KILLER.
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       KILLER
My only motive is the pure thrill,
excitement, and enjoyment of
taking oneís life. The only sound
sweeter than the screams, is the
silence that follows. Pure bliss.
                                                            

4.

                       CHIEF OF POLICE V.O.
You piece of shit! You will
fucking pay for this! You-!
                                                            
He is cut off as the KILLER hangs up the phone. We cut back
to the CHIEF OF POLICE and OFFICER ROWLAND.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Hello?! Hello?!.. Fuck!
                                                            
He hangs up the cell phone and looks at the ground for a
moment before turning to OFFICER ROWLAND.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE (Cont'D)
He killed the girl.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
So what now?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Now, I'm taking charge. Iím going
to get that bastard myself.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
How?
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE hands the cell phone to OFFICER ROWLAND.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Iím going in after him.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
What? Do you think thatís a good
idea?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
We donít have much of a choice. We
have to get him somehow. I wont
just stand here and let him
continue with his sick fucking
head games!..
                                                            
He puts an earpiece in his ear.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE (Cont'D)
Iím going in.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 

5.

INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
We see random shots of inside the warehouse. We then cut to
the KILLER. He kneels down in front of SARAH's body.
                                                            
                       KILLER
See all the excitement youíve
caused? It seems Iím not the only
one who gets all worked up over a
good murder.
                                                            
He walks over to the window and we get a shot of the police
from the KILLER's P.O.V.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Let the games begin.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE runs into an alley next to the
warehouse. He looks around and we take his P.O.V. He looks
up and we see a ladder leading to a fire escape. We then go
back into view of the CHIEF OF POLICE. He jumps up, grabs
the ladder and pulls it down. He climbs up the ladder and
follows the fire escape to the roof.
                                                            
 
EXT. WAREHOUSE ROOF - DAY
                                                            
He radios in to OFFICER ROWLAND.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Iím on the roof. Iím going to try
and get him from behind.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND V.O.
Be careful Chief.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Iíll take him down whether I live
or die in the process.
                                                            
He pulls out a hand gun, walks over to the roof door and
slowly enters.
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
It's dark, he pulls out a flashlight and slowly walks,

6.

investigating the area as he goes. All of a sudden he steps
on something. He shines the flashlight at his feet and we
see a bloody corpse. He gets a shocked look on his face as
he shines the flashlight all around. He whispers to himself.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Oh-my-GodÖ
                                                            
The camera angle changes from the CHIEF OF POLICE and
rotates around the room, revealing bodies scattered
throughout. He continues to walk slowly through the room. He
quietly radios in to OFFICER ROWLAND.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
There are bodies everywhere in
here. He must just kill them and
drag them up here. His own little
tomb inside the warehouse.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND V.O.
Give the son of a bitch what he
deserves Chief.
                                                            
We then cut to the KILLER. He walks over next to SARAH's
body and picks up a rifle which he then loads and cocks.
With the rifle in hand he walks over to a boarded up window
in the corner of the room and aims the rifle through a large
crack between two boards. He dials the cell phone.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
OFFICER ROWLAND puts the cell phone to his ear.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
Hello?
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       KILLER
Hello Officer, me again.
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND V.O.
What the hell do you want?!
                                                            
The KILLER continues to speak very calmly.
                                                            

7.

                       KILLER
I just want to play a little game
of catch.
                                                            
CUT BACK TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       OFFICER ROWLAND
What?
                                                            
                       KILLER V.O.
Catch.
                                                            
All of a sudden a bullet flies into OFFICER ROWLAND's
forehead and he falls to the ground. Everyone is running
around screaming.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The KILLER hangs up the cell phone and with a soft voice
says:
                                                            
                       KILLER
Nice catch.
                                                            
BACK TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
We see another police officer run over to OFFICER ROWLAND.
This is OFFICER PICKARD (35-40). He picks up OFFICER
ROWLAND's radio.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD
Chief! Chief! This is Officer
Pickard! Come in!
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE answers the radio.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Officer Pickard? Whatís going on?!
                                                            

8.

                       OFFICER PICKARD V.O.
Chief!.. He killed Officer
Rowland!
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What?!
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
OFFICER PICKARD has a very upset and frightened look on his
face.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD
He shot him in the head!
                                                            
BACK TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE begins to get extremely angry but
because he is inside the warehouse he tries to keep his
voice low.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
That motherfucker!!.. Donít
worry... I will get this piece of
shit!
                                                            
He quickly moves down the stairs, investigating the area as
he goes. We are now one floor lower. As he investigates he
turns around, shining the flashlight up the stairs while
slowly backing up. As he backs up he runs into something and
very quickly turns around, shining the flashlight on it to
reveal a hanging body.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Jesus Christ!.. Seems like every
time I turn around the shits got
to fly back in my face...
                                                            
He continues slowly walking, shining his flashlight around
showing bodies and random limbs all around the room. He
slowly walks down another flight of stairs and quietly
radios in to OFFICER PICKARD.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Officer, do you know what floor
heís on?
                                                            

9.

                       OFFICER PICKARD V.O.
We think the shot came from the
11th floor.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Alright... Thank you Officer..
Keep an eye out.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD V.O.
We will sir.. Be careful.
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE continues walking slowly and
investigating the area. He is shining his flashlight all
around the room and spots something on the wall.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What the hell is that?
                                                            
He slowly heads towards the wall shining the light on it.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What theÖ
                                                            
We cut to a shot of the wall. There are three dead men
pinned to it. The first man's eyes have been cut out, the
second man's ears have been cut off, and the third man's
tongue has been cut out.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
See no evil, hear no evil, speak
no evil.
                                                            
He quietly radios OFFICER PICKARD.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Officer PickardÖ
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD V.O.
What is it Chief?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Heís no ordinary killerÖ
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
OFFICER PICKARD has a confused look on his face.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD
What do you mean?
                                                            

10.

BACK TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
I mean heís smart. Heís clever. No
doubt it wont be easy to take him
down. Iím sure heís prepared for
just about anything that comes his
way.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD V.O.
What makes you say that?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Well.. He likes to play with his
victimsÖ kinda like.. Human art..
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD V.O.
What?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
I just found three more victims on
the thirteenth floor. Theyíre
pinned to the wall. One with his
eyes cut out, one with his ears
cut off, and one without a tongue.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD
See no evil, hear no evil, speak
no evil..
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE V.O.
Exactly. Iím not sure why he
enjoys killing.. But Iím going to
find out.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
We see the KILLER walk over to a small crate in the corner
of the room and take something out of it. He walks over to
the window and looks out. He has a calm voice.
                                                            

11.

                       KILLER
One piggy, two piggy, three piggy,
bump, all the little piggies got
blown the fuck upÖ
                                                            
He pulls the pin out of a grenade and tosses the grenade out
the window. The camer follows the grenade.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET OUTSIDE WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
We see the grenade hit the ground and we cut to OFFICER
PICKARD.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD
What the hell is that?
                                                            
He walks over to the grenade to see what it is.
                                                            
                       OFFICER PICKARD
Oh shit!
                                                            
The grenade explodes blowing up the Officers, the cars,
everything.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The building is shaking. We see the CHIEF OF POLICE drop to
the ground. He tries to radio in to OFFICER PICKARD.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Officer Pickard! Officer Pickard!!
Whatís going on down there?!
Officer Pickard come in! Can you
hear me?! Hello?! Hello?!Ö Shit!
                                                            
He begins running down the stairs trying to keep quiet. He
stops on twelfth floor and begins walking slowly again. We
then cut to the KILLER.
                                                            
                       KILLER
I love the sound of squealing
pigs.
                                                            
We hear the sound of something being knocked over. We cut
back to the CHIEF OF POLICE. He ducks behind a large trash
can.
                                                            

12.

                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Shit..
                                                            
We cut back to the KILLER.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Thereís always one to ruin the
fun.
                                                            
He picks up a pistol and quickly moves behind a pillar. He
calmly says to himself:
                                                            
                       KILLER
Come out and play little piggy.
                                                            
The camera then cuts back to the CHIEF OF POLICE. He listens
but hears nothing then begins to move slowly towards the
stairs. We hear a gun shot and a bullet breaks off a piece
of the pillar next to him. He jumps backwards to the floor.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Shit!
                                                            
We cut back to the KILLER. He speaks quietly to himself.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Damn. Missed.
                                                            
Back to the CHIEF OF POLICE. He is breathing heavily.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
This guys insane.
                                                            
He crawls behind a small wall next to stairs and looks over
it but sees nothing. He raises up a little higher holding
his gun out.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Where the hell is he?
                                                            
We see something come flying towards him and he jumps back,
smoke pours out everywhere.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
A smoke bomb? Shit!
                                                            
He quickly falls to the ground. The camera then cuts to the
KILLER. He picks up a machine gun and fires an entire
magazine into the cloud of smoke. When every bullet is gone
he asks in a calm voice:
                                                            
                       KILLER
How you doin' up there?
                                                            

13.

We see the smoke clearing. It is silent.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Thatís what I thought.
                                                            
He turns around and starts walking towards the window. A
bullet sparks off the floor right not to his foot. He stops
and slowly turns around. We cut back to the CHIEF OF POLICE
who is pointing his gun at the KILLER.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Did you really think it would be
that easy? I came here to stop
you, and thatís what I plan on
doing. For Officer Rowland, for
Officer Pickard, and for every
other innocent life youíve taken.
This is for them.
                                                            
We cut back to the KILLER. He jumps behind a pillar. The
camera is then on the CHIEF OF POLICE. He fires his gun at
the KILLER. The KILLER leans out from behind the pillar and
fires many rounds at the CHIEF OF POLICE. The CHIEF OF
POLICE falls to the ground to get out of the line of fire
and shoots a few more rounds at the KILLER. The firing stops
and we see the KILLER crouching behind the pillar. His voice
is still calm, as always.
                                                            
                       KILLER
You know, I donít see what Iíve
done so wrong..
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE is laying at the top of the stairs.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What?! You brutally murdered
random people!
                                                            
                       KILLER
You say I murdered them.. I say I
freed them.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What?!
                                                            
                       KILLER
If I hadnít killed them, what
would they be doing right now?
Theyíd be working their miserable
lives away, in some office at a
job they hate. Just so they can
live a life they also hate. I
freed them from the pain that this
            (MORE)

14.

                       KILLER (cont'd)
world inflicts everyday. I freed
them from their misery.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
No, you slaughtered innocent
people! You didnít free them from
shit! You killed them for the
pleasure of killing, and now
youíre just making excuses!
                                                            
He quickly stands up and fires a shot at the KILLER. The
KILLER stands up behind the pillar and slowly reaches over
to a crate and picks something up off of it. His voice
remains very calm.
                                                            
                       KILLER
I donít need to make excuses. I am
the way I am. I do what I want to
do. Right or wrong, I wonít stop.
                                                            
He quickly leans out from behind the pillar and throws a
small needle like object at the CHIEF OF POLICE. The CHIEF
OF POLICE looks down at his leg and sees the needle sticking
out of it.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What the fuck?!
                                                            
He pulls it out of his leg.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
What the hell is this?!
                                                            
The KILLER steps out from behind the pillar with his gun at
his side. He slowly begins walking towards the CHIEF OF
POLICE.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Youíve got more to worry about
than what that is. If I were you,
Iíd worry more about what happens
next.
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE raises his gun and points it at the
KILLER. He pulls the trigger and we hear a click, nothing
fires. He drops the gun. He then looks down at the needle
and pulls it out of his leg, then drops to his knees. The
camera is now in the CHIEF OF POLICE's point of view. The
KILLER walks towards the CHIEF OF POLICE and kneels down in
front of him.
                                                            

15.

                       KILLER
Iím not your average serial
killer. I do the job right. Iím
prepared, and nothing will stop me
from doing what I do.
                                                            
The camera returns to a view of both men. The CHIEF OF
POLICE is on his knees, almost falling over as though he
were drugged.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
You wont.. get away with it..
                                                            
                       KILLER
Whoís going to stop me?
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Someone will kill you! Just as you
have killed these people! You
will-
                                                            
The KILLER's voice is calm and quiet.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Shh..itís past your bed time
little piggy..
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
I.. I will sto-
                                                            
The CHIEF OF POLICE falls over and passes out. We fade out.
                                                            
 
INT. WAREHOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
We then fade back in on a close up of the CHIEF OF POLICE.
He wakes up, groggy.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Uh.. What theÖ where the hell am
I?
                                                            
The camera zooms out to reveala candle lit room inside the
warehouse. The CHIEF OF POLICE is nailed to a wall as though
he were crucified. He looks over to see a spike through his
hand.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Oh my god! Help me!!
                                                            
He looks down and sees a spike through his feet.
                                                            

16.

                       CHIEF OF POLICE
Someone! Help!!
                                                            
We see the KILLER enter from the shadows and stop in front
of the CHIEF OF POLICE.
                                                            
                       KILLER
Welcome to the museum.
                                                            
We see random flashes of dead bodies all around that he has
made into statues and art. The CHIEF OF POLICE screams.
                                                            
                       CHIEF OF POLICE
No! No!!
                                                            
The KILLER raises his arms and places a crown of thorns on
top of the CHIEF OF POLICE's head. His voice is calm as
always.
                                                            
                       KILLER
God is dead.. Praise the pig...
                                                            
The KILLER pulls out a dagger and begins to slowly carve a
line down his chest and we hear the CHIEF OF POLICE scream
as we cut to black.
                                                            


THE END


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From Aaron G. White Date 4/14/2008 1/2
Not bad for a first attempt at a screenplay. It's very important for you to work on improving the layout and look of your scripts...spelling and punctuation are vital to being taken seriously, at any point in the future. You should cease placing character names in caps, after the first introduction, as it makes for a very choppy read...

From Darren Date 7/26/2006 **1/2
I liked the tittle that was oringnal. I also like the killers choice of dialogue. The only thing that could have been better was. The fact that it was to direct.It was like 1,2,3 where in other words it could have been 1-1a,2-2a(im trying to say even though there was a killer at large their could have been other complications that complicated things(like what stopped the police from storming in on the bulding after the cheif was caught)Oh! and much better if it was longer

From Patrick Daly Date 7/18/2006 **
I thought the idea was decent, and there were acouple lines that I chuckled at (mostly said by the Killer). Other than that, I didn't find it very special. The dialogue spoken by the police was... it's been used before. I think that if you work on the punctuation, spelling, etc, then there could be potential in this script.

From James Date 7/15/2006 *1/2
Like the idea, Dialogue is good but forced. I feel the story is good but this kind of thing has been beat into the ground. I would keep working on it and maybe sock it aside and wait for the Saw and The others like this subside. It has good upside but the timing may be off.

From Brian Bara Date 7/6/2006 ***
This was an interesting little exercise in sickness. The killer's motives weren't exactly clear, though that may have been the writer's intention. I think this would make for an excellent scene in a longer script. The writer may want to go over his spelling and punctuation.

From Dan Wilson Date 7/6/2006 ***
I appreciate the fact that you wanted a change in the genre as much as I do, and gave your "twist" ending. I want to see that sometime when I go to the theatre. Noteably it did happen in Saw II, however, it was predictable ever since I seen that girl in it. Your writing though needs a little improvement, is most respected in most parts. Your descriptions, weak, but not needed. The dialogue drive the point home. The lack of character adds to the story, each character can be given the needed time and it doesn't feel bunched together. On the hole I think that you know what you are doing and as a writer I see talent and potential. Keep improving. Oh, I dropped one point for originality. I feel that these kind of storylines are overdone. Horror and Thrillers need an enema, it's not your fault.


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