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Satan's Schoolhouse: The Story of Milton High
by Kevin Boyle (Newyorkbatista@hotmail.com)

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A deranged young man seeks revenge on the two who have tormented him since he was a boy.


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SATAN'S SCHOOLHOUSE: THE STORY OF MILTON HIGH

INT. BRIAN'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
BRIAN MARKS is sitting in his bedroom. It's dark except for
lots of candles around the room on gotchic stands. On the
wall are posters with drawings of Satan, pentagrams, and
swazdikas. Brian is sitting at the desk in a spinning chair.
He holds a razor.

He wipes it with disinfectant. Then he lines it up with his
wrist. His wrist is covered in scars from where he
previously had cut himself. He carefully runs it gently
along his wrist, leaving a mark fir where he'll slash it
across.

Suddenly, his phone rings.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (irritated)
Aw, fuck!
                                                            
Brian rolls back in his chair, towards the phone. He presses
speaker.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
What?
                                                            
                       TAD
      (on the phone)
Hey, Brian?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (impatiently)
Mmhmm?
                                                            
                       TAD
It's me, Tad.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yeah, I know. What the fuck do you
want, man? I'm in the middle of
doing something!
                                                            
                       TAD
      (nervously)
I just wanted to know if....If
we're really going through with it
tomorrow.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yeah, of course we are. Why?
                                                            

2.

                       TAD
No reason. Just curious. That's
all.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Tad? You gettin' cold feet?
                                                            
                       TAD
No, no. Of course not.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Dammit, Tad! It's to late to back
down. You go through with it, or
you die. That's your only
alternative. I went over this with
you at the beginning.
                                                            
                       TAD
I know, I know. I'm not backing
down. I'm going through with it. I
just wanted to make sure you were,
too.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yeah, my ass, Tad! There'd be no
reason for me to back down. I came
up with this whole rendesvous. Tad
you're lying through your
goddamned teeth. Now tell me the
God's honest truth, or I kill you.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (honestly)
Alright, alright. I was a little
unsure. That's all. I'm going
through with it Brian, trust me. I
wouldn't back down now.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
I'm not sure about that, Tad. You
always were a bit of a pussy.
                                                            
                       TAD
Brian, I compiled half the
hitlist. Why would I back down?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Okay. Fine. But I swear to God.
Anything goes wrong, I'm holding
you responsible.
                                                            

3.

                       TAD
      (shamefully)
Okay.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Now stop wasting my goddamned
time!
                                                            
                       TAD
Alright, bye.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yeah.
                                                            
Brian hangs up the phone. Then he moves back over to his
desk. He looks up at the ceiling as he puts the razor to his
wrist.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (in Latin)
Oh my dark lord, tomorrow's deeds
will be my thanking of you. I hope
to satisfy you with the blood of
those who shall pay in your will.
I shall give them what they
deserve, and I shall carry on your
word.
                                                            
Brian then slashes across his wrist. Blood begins to poor
onto the newspaper spread out across the desk. Brian
grimaces, and he laughs a little.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MELONIE'S HOUSE. - DAY
                                                            
RICK HARVEY walks up the front porch to MELONIE WILLIS'S
house, his school books under his arm. He's wearing a Milton
High School lettermen jacket. He rings the doorbell. The
door opens, as Melodie appears.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (happily)
Hi!
                                                            
                       RICK
Hey. You ready to go?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Always.
                                                            
Melonie walks out of her house. Rick puts his arm around her
as they walk down the front steps. They both smile as they
make their way to school.
                                                            
 

4.

INT. CORY'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
CORY and BURT sit in the front seat, as Brian, Tad, and RYAN
sit in the back. Cory, Burt, Tad, and Ryan all wear large
coats, although the fall weather is relatively warm. Brian
wears a treanch coat, no different from his normal apparel.
                                                            
                       CORY
Oh, Burt, man, I found this new
cheat for San Andreas last night.
It's so fucking awesome. It -
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Cory, shut the hell up!
                                                            
Cory uncomfortably settles.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
We all must focus on the task at
hand. We are about to embark on a
joruney that many an adolescent
dreams of, yet few partake in. We
are not the first, and we will not
be the last, but so help me God,
we will be the greatest!
                                                            
Brian looks at Tad next to him. Tad avoids eye contact.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Everybody, I feel, should keep an
eye on Tad, here. Last night he
called me because he had cold
feet. If our plan goes wrong, I
feel he is to blame.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Hey, Brian?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
What?
                                                            
                       RYAN
To be honest with you, I'm
excited.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
As you should be, my dear friend.
For Ryan, today is the day we
fulfill our life's ultimate
mission.
                                                            
 

5.

EXT. MORRIS STREET - DAY
                                                            
Rick and Melonie walk down Morris Street, Rick's arm still
around her. They're laughing.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (curiously)
Hey, Rick?
                                                            
                       RICK
Yeah?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
I was watching this movie on
Lifetime last night, and -
                                                            
                       RICK
      (playfully angry)
Oh please! Not another one of
these!
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Well, I was just wondering...
                                                            
                       RICK
What?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
If someone had me at gunpoint....
                                                            
                       RICK
Yeah........?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Well would you sacrifice yourself
for me?
                                                            
                       RICK
Well that depends..
                                                            
                       MELONIE
On what?
                                                            
                       RICK
Well if I died, would you still
die after?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       RICK
Well, if I sacrificed myself,
would it be like, they kill me,
            (MORE)

6.

                       RICK (cont'd)
and "then" they kill you, or would
they kill me and let you live?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Hmmmmmmm...Both.
                                                            
                       RICK
Alright, if it was killing me then
you, then probably not. Because
you'd still die anyway, but if I
made them kill you first, I could
cut down on the torment. Because
if they killed me first, then they
could od whatever they wanted to
you. But if I was alive, I
wouldn't let them. But if I died
and you lived, then definitely.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Oh, okay. Just wondering.
                                                            
As Rick and Melonie are crossing the entrance to the Milton
High School parking lot, Cory's car comes quickly around the
bend. He slams on the breaks and stops just short of hitting
them. Rick looks at the car, as he sees the boys sitting
inside.
                                                            
                       RICK
      (irritably)
Fucking Dork Mobile!
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (laughing)
You're so mean!
                                                            
The two cross over the rest of the street, as they make
their way toward the front entrance of the school.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
RANDY, HAL, and JAKE are all standing on the side of the
school near the parking lot smoking.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Oh, man, last night I was watching
the Hawks game, and they played
pretty well, I thnik they may have
a chance this year.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (laughing)
Haha, it's the fucking preseason,
            (MORE)

7.

                       HAL (cont'd)
man! All the crappy teams look
good now.
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (excitedly)
Hey, guys, look at the Jedi.
                                                            
Randy points toward the side of the parking lot where Brian,
Tad, Burt, Cory, and Ryan are standing, over by the grass.
They're in a deep, serious conversation.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (humorously)
The fuck are they doing?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Probably deciding which galaxy to
direct the enterprise in now.
                                                            
They laugh.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Don't know about you guys, but I'm
goin' in.
                                                            
                       HAL
Why, man? Don't you wanna
interfere with the top secret
plans on how to destroy the Death
Star?
                                                            
                       RANDY
No, I'm going to the bathroom.
Need a joint.
                                                            
                       JAKE
In the bathroom? Man, why the hell
would you do that?
                                                            
                       RANDY
Come on, man. You know the
security in this school sucks.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (shrugging)
True.
                                                            
Randy makes his way inside.
                                                            
 

8.

EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Burt, Cory, Ryan, Brian, and Tad are all standing on the
grass at the edge of the parking lot.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Cory, Burt, you remember the plan?
                                                            
                       CORY
9:03. Gym. Back entrance.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
And?
                                                            
Cory and Burt look at each other, then back at Brian.
                                                            
                       CORY
Silencers.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Good. I'll take Ryan and Tad.
Remember, office, 9:07.
                                                            
                       CORY
Got it.
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL SHORT'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
PRINCIPAL SHORT sits in his chair as he talks to JULIE,
sitting across the desk from him. MR. RINEHART stands behind
her.
                                                            
                       SHORT
So, Bill, what exactly happened?
                                                            
                       RINEHART
Julie here was smoking in the
lockeroom, yesterday.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Is this true?
                                                            
                       JULIE
Yeah, so, I've been doing it since
freshmen year. This school has
like no one paying attention to
anything.
                                                            
                       SHORT
You know, for smoking in school,
you get an automatic suspension?
                                                            

9.

                       JULIE
So?
                                                            
                       RINEHART
Mr. Short? Can I get to the gym? I
got some work I have to do.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Yeah, go ahead. You're no longer
needed.
                                                            
Mr. Rinehart leaves the room.
                                                            
                       SHORT
As for you, Julie, i'm afraid I'm
gonna have to make a call to your
parents, and you're going to be
suspended for three days.
                                                            
                       JULIE
Oh, come on. I bet there's someone
smoking in the bathroom as we
speak.
                                                            
                       SHORT
      (curiously)
Like who?
                                                            
                       JULIE
      (annoyed)
I don't know, probably Randy
Schager, or some pothead like
that. The fucking sprinkler system
doesn't even work in this school.
Those morons could smoke all day.
                                                            
                       SHORT
One second.
                                                            
Short presses the intercom button.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Moselen, if you're in the
building, please come ot hte main
office, Moselen.
                                                            
                       JULIE
      (nervously)
What are you doing?
                                                            
                       SHORT
I'm investigating what you just
told me.
                                                            

10.

                       JULIE
      (panicking)
Oh come one, you know I didn't
mean it.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Looks like your big muth is gonna
get you into some trouble.
                                                            
JANITOR MOSELEN enters.
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah, boss?
                                                            
                       SHORT
Can you go in the bathroom and
make sure one Randy Schager isn't
smoking marijuana?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah, sure.
                                                            
Janitor Moselen exits. Principal Short looks at Julie, and
he shoots her a smile.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Got cha!
                                                            
 
INT. FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Brian, Ryan, and Tad enter the bathroom where Randy's
already standing, smoking a joint.
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (angrily)
What the fuck do you want, Nazi?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Ah, Ryan, Tad, let me introduce
you to my good friend, Mr. Shager.
You see, He dislikes me greatly,
for during our freshmen year, I
made a slur about his grandparents
who had been brough off to
Auschwitz during World War 2.
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (curiously)
Why were they taken to Auschwitz?
                                                            

11.

                       BRIAN
Well, you see, my young
apprentice, twas because The
Schagers were dirty Jews.
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (irate)
I'll fucking kill you, pussy!
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (screaming and
       laughing)
Let your Jew God have mercy on
your soul, for my god, Satan, will
not!
                                                            
                       RANDY
That's it, you fucking asshole,
you're dead!
                                                            
Janitor Moselen walks in.
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Randy Schager?
                                                            
                       RANDY
Yeah? What?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Principal Short wants to see you
for smoking marijuana in the
bathroom.
                                                            
                       RANDY
The fuck? God dammit!
                                                            
Brian, Tad, and Ryan begin laughing.
                                                            
                       RANDY
I'll get you dicks later!
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (screaming
       sarcastically)
Praise be the Jew God, for he is
almost as mighty as Adolf himself!
                                                            
Randy tosses his joint, as he leaves the room.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Brian, alright, time to do what we
gotta do.
                                                            

12.

Brian goes into a stall, and he climbs up on the toilet. He
pops a ceiling tile out. He then pulls out a pair of
clippers, and he cuts some wires.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
I gotta cut all the power except
for the lights. The lights go
down, and people'll begin to get
suspicious.
                                                            
Brian jumps down from the toilet.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Alright, let's go.
                                                            
They exit the bathroom.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Cory and Burt are sitting in Cory's car.
                                                            
                       BURT
So, what time is it?
                                                            
Cory checks his watch.
                                                            
                       CORY
8:37.
                                                            
                       BURT
Three minutes til class.
                                                            
                       CORY
Yeah. We'll probably get marked
for cutting.
                                                            
                       BURT
That should be the leats of our
worries.
                                                            
                       CORY
Yeah, I guess so.
                                                            
                       BURT
Hey, man, you really wanna go
through with this?
                                                            
                       CORY
Yeah, I mean, what choice to we
have. We've gone this far.
                                                            

13.

                       BURT
Yeah, but seriously. If you could
back out of it now, no strings
attached, would you?
                                                            
                       CORY
Eh, probably not. I think what
we're doing should happen. These
people "do" kind of deserve it.
                                                            
                       BURT
Good point. But really, Cory. You
know what we're doing right? You
know how extreme this is?
                                                            
                       CORY
Yeah, I know. But I don't care. I
think we should make them pay for
what they did.
                                                            
                       BURT
There is always that. But there's
also the fact that they're people
at the core.
                                                            
                       CORY
So are we. They didn't seem to
care to much.
                                                            
                       BURT
You're right. I'm sitcking through
this all the way. We've taken to
much shit for far to long.
                                                            
                       CORY
Mmhmm.
                                                            
 
INT. BY RICK'S LOCKER - DAY
                                                            
Rick takes some books out of his locker. Melonie stands next
to him. Brian, Ryan, and Tad walk by.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (to Rick)
Ha, remember when Brian used to
like me?
                                                            
                       RICK
Oh don't get me started. That
retard. He wrote you poetry, and
stories, and who knows what else.
                                                            

14.

                       MELONIE
Yeah, but I think you were a
little harsh on him.
                                                            
                       RICK
Come on, that little shit deserved
to have the crap beaten out of
him.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Yeah, but you dragged him into the
woods, slammed him against a tree,
and punded him.
                                                            
                       RICK
Ha. Good times. Good times.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (laughing)
Stop it!
                                                            
The bell rings.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Oh, we gotta get to class.
                                                            
                       RICK
See ya.
                                                            
They kiss.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
Bye.
                                                            
Rick leans up against his locker, and he watches her as she
walks away. He smiles at the thought of her.
                                                            
 
INT. MRS. HORTON'S HISTORY CLASS - DAY
                                                            
While MRS. HORTON drones on in the front of the class, Brian
and Tad sit in the back. Brian pulls out a floorplan of the
school.
                                                            

15.

                       BRIAN
      (points to the
       floorplan as he
       mentions the
       places)
Alright, remember, we go to the
office. Then, we round everyone up
in the cafeteria. Then to the
library, where the main event
occurs.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (hesitantly)
Got it.
                                                            
Brian puts the floorplan away, and he reaches into his
pocket.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Remember, 9:01.
                                                            
Brian pulls a razor out of his pocket. He places it on Tad's
desk.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Right across the forehead.
                                                            
                       TAD
Wait. How we gonna explain this
again?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
We're not. There'll be so much
blood rushing down your forehead,
we won't need an explanation.
                                                            
                       TAD
Then how we gonna fix my head
afterwards?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
I taught Ryan how to give
stitches. He's been practicing.
He'll be in the bathroom, He'll
get it done well before 9:07.
That's when we hit the office.
                                                            
                       TAD
Yeah. Got it.
                                                            
 

16.

INT. FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Ryan sets up a first aid set, ready for stitches, on the
floor in a stall. Jake sneaks in the bathroom door with
LOUISE.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (moaning)
Oh God, Jake! I'm so fucking
horny!
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (loud whisper)
Oh, I know baby, but shh. If they
find us, we'll be in so much
fuckign trouble.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Yeah, but there's no security
here. When was the last time they
caught anybody.
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (from inside the
       stall)
Actualy, they caught Randy
Schager, the Jew, just this
morning for smoking marijuana.
                                                            
                       JAKE
The fuck? Whose in there?
                                                            
Ryan opens the stall door. He smiles at Jake and Louise.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (creeped out)
Fucking little freshman! What the
Hell are you doing?!
                                                            
                       RYAN
Just setting up an emergency room.
                                                            
                       JAKE
What?! Why?!
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (looks at his
       watch)
You'll find out in.........13
minutes.
                                                            

17.

                       JAKE
Listen, you little.....weirdo. Gte
the hell out of here. Me and
Louise are doing somethign rather
important.
                                                            
                       RYAN
It's okay. I'll watch.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
The fuck is wrong with him?
                                                            
                       RYAN
You're all going to die. I suggest
you leave, now. That way you'll
gain yourself some time to live.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Yo, you little creep, get the hell
out.
                                                            
                       RYAN
No.
                                                            
Jake starts coming after him. Ryan drops to his knees, and
he begins praying to Satan in Latin.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
What's he doing, now?
                                                            
                       JAKE
I don't know.....Let's get the
fuck outta here, though. This
kid'll probably start driving to
sniff your clit in a minute.
                                                            
Jake and Louise leave the room in a hurry.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Satan, my lord, thank you. I will
not let you down.
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL SHORT'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Principal Short sits bethind his desk. Across from him sit
Julie and Randy.
                                                            
                       SHORT
So, Mr. Shager, what did you think
you'd accomplish? You thought
you'd get away with it?
                                                            

18.

                       RANDY
      (looks at Julie)
I'm gonna kill you.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Excuse me, Mr. Schager. You're in
no position to be making death
threats. You're already in quite
alot of trouble.
                                                            
                       JULIE
      (annoyed)
Can you just call my parents so I
can go?
                                                            
                       SHORT
Not just yet. I want to know more
on this topic of what takes place
in the bathroom.
                                                            
                       JULIE
I never hsould've brought this up.
                                                            
                       SHORT
You're right. You shouldn't have.
                                                            
 
INT. MRS. HORTON'S HISTORY CLASS - DAY
                                                            
Hal rips a page out of his notebook, and he rolls it up. He
chucks it toward Brian, whose next to Tad in the back. It
hits him, catching him offguard. He looks up angrily.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (loudly)
How immature, Hal! That's very
childish of a God-lover!
                                                            
                       HORTON
      (annoyed)
What's going on, boys?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Oh nothing, Mrs. Horton. Except
that immature Hal threw a piece of
paper at me.
                                                            
                       HORTON
      (irritably)
Oh, just get back to work.
                                                            
Brian stands up.
                                                            

19.

                       BRIAN
No, seriously Mrs. Horton, what if
today was the last day of our
lives. Hal would have ruined our
perfect last day to live by
throwing paper at me. Well, I for
one do not want this to be the
last day. But according to my
lord, Satan, it very well could
be!
                                                            
                       HORTON
Brian! Please sit down! Satanic
worshipping are not permitted
here!
                                                            
                       BRIAN
So this school won't let me
believe? That's dispicable!
                                                            
                       HORTON
Sinc this is the first time you've
acted up, I'll let it go. But
don't do anything like this,
again! I'm warning you!
                                                            
                       BRIAN
But it's violating my rights of
free speech.
                                                            
                       HORTON
I don't care, Brian! Just please
sit down!
                                                            
Brian hesitantly sits back down. He then begins talking with
Tad again.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Cory and Burt still sit in Cory's car.
                                                            
                       BURT
Man, what time is it, now?
                                                            
Cory looks at his watch.
                                                            
                       CORY
8:59.
                                                            
                       BURT
You think we should start heading
out, now?
                                                            

20.

                       CORY
Yeah, sure.
                                                            
Cory starts climbing out of the car, but Burt grabs his arm.
                                                            
                       CORY
What, man?
                                                            
                       BURT
      (sternly)
Man, what we're about to do may go
down in history as one of the most
horendous acts ever committed. But
we have to do it. It is our
calling. So, what I just wanted to
say is....Good luck.
                                                            
                       CORY
You too, Burt. You too.
                                                            
They begin climbing out of the car.
                                                            
 
INT. MRS. HORTON'S HISTORY CLASS - DAY
                                                            
Tad looks at the clock on the wall. It reads 9:01. He picks
up the razor.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
It's time.
                                                            
Tad quickly slashes the razor across his forehead. Blood
begins pouring out over his face. He screams in pain.
Everybody looks back at him, Mrs. Horton horrified by the
site.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Oh my God! Mrs. Horton, here let
me take him to the nurse.
                                                            
Brian grabs Tad by the arm, and he guides him out of the
classroom.
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM ACROSS THE HALL - DAY
                                                            
Rick sits next to Jake in the classroom across the hall as
they see Brian guiding Tad out of the room.
                                                            
                       RICK
Hey, Jake, look at him. Wonder how
he pulled that off?
                                                            

21.

                       JAKE
Oh shit, man. That reminds me. You
should've seen the creepy little
kid in the bathroom. He was
setting up an "emergency room".
Haha. Get a load of that.
                                                            
They laugh.
                                                            
 
INT. MILTON HIGH SCHOOL GYM - DAY
                                                            
Cory and Burt come in through the back gym entrance, the
lock on the door, already busted.
                                                            
                       BURT
      (whispering)
You ready?
                                                            
                       CORY
Oh yeah.
                                                            
They come out of the gym. As the enter the hallway, Mr.
Rinehart comes out of his office across the hall.
                                                            
                       RINEHART
      (suspiciously)
Hey, boys, what are you doing
here?
                                                            
                       CORY
      (hesitantly)
Nothing.....sir.
                                                            
                       RINEHART
You cutting class?
                                                            
                       CORY
Uhhh -
                                                            
Burt reaches under his shirt, as he pulls out a hand gun. he
shoots Rinehart in the chest, killing him.
                                                            
                       CORY
What the fuck are you doing?
                                                            
                       BURT
We can't let things get screwed up
this early.
                                                            

22.

                       CORY
Alright, but let's at least hide
the body. There's a class next
period.
                                                            
                       BURT
There won't be a next period.
                                                            
                       CORY
Yeah, but if something goes wrong
-
                                                            
                       BURT
Alright, fine.
                                                            
Cory and Burt drag Mr. Rinehart's body into his office. Then
they close the door.
                                                            
 
INT. FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM - DAY
                                                            
Tad sits on the toilet in the stall as Brian wipes the blood
off his face and Ryan stitches his forehead up.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Not much longer, just about two
more.
                                                            
Brian looks at his watch.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Cory and Burt should already be
in. Our time has come boys. Sren't
you excited?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Definitely.
                                                            
                       TAD
I just want to get this over with.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
No, no Tad. Enjoy the moment. Live
for it. Breath for it. Strive to
make this work the best ever.
Don't hurry it. That takes away so
much from the experience.
                                                            
                       TAD
Yeah, whatever. Are we done?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Just about.
                                                            

23.

Ryan finishes up stitching.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Let me just pack up, and we'll be
ready to go.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Alright. It is 9:05. Two minutes
until the official beginning of
the greatest moments of our lives.
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY IN MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Cory and Burt walk down the hallway towards the office
nervously.
                                                            
                       BURT
      (whispering)
Hey, Cory?
                                                            
                       CORY
      (whispering)
Yeah?
                                                            
                       BURT
      (smiling)
That actually felt pretty good!
                                                            
                       CORY
You mean...?
                                                            
                       BURT
Yeah. I mean, it was like the
ultimate revenge.
                                                            
                       CORY
Yeah, it kind of did feel
like...victorious....in a way.
                                                            
                       BURT
Definitely. I think I might enjoy
myself, today.
                                                            
                       CORY
      (smiling)
Maybe.
                                                            
They approach the office, as they run into Brian, Tad, and
Ryan.
                                                            

24.

                       BRIAN
      (quietly/happily)
Burt, Cory, no problems?
                                                            
                       CORY
No...I don't think so.
                                                            
                       BURT
Well, uh, we did run into
Rinehart. He caught us sneaking
in. Was gonna report us for
cutting class.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
And?
                                                            
                       BURT
Well, we shot him.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
What?!
                                                            
                       CORY
      (panicking)
Well, really, it was like
self-defense because -
                                                            
                       BRIAN
No, no. Stop. I'm not mad. I'm
shocked.
                                                            
                       BURT
      (curiously)
Shocked?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Yes, yes. Shocked. You see, I
wasn't sure if the two of you had
it in you. Just seeing you come to
the office somewhat surprised me.
I never thought you two could
kill, but you've delightfully
proven me wrong!
                                                            
                       CORY
      (in disbelief)
Really?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Well, of course. I'm very proud of
you two. And the body?
                                                            

25.

                       BURT
Hid it in his office.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Excellent work. Alright, now let;s
get down to business. Burt, Tad,
Cory? You guys stay with me. And
Ryan -
                                                            
Brian hands Ryan his gym bag, and Ryan hands Brian his.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You, my apprentice, must attach
the final touches. Remember,
bathrooms and closets. Don't get
into trouble.
                                                            
Ryan opens the bag and looks in it. He smiles at the site.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Yes, got it.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Good.
                                                            
Ryan exits down the hall.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Now, remember what we do. You all
"do" remember, right?
                                                            
The three of them look amongst each other. They all nod.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Great! Let's go!
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL SHORT'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Principal Short still sits behind his desk, as Randy and
Julie sit in the same spots they were in previously, too.
                                                            
                       SHORT
So, Julie, please explain to me
how you would know Mr. Shager
smoked marijuana in the bathroom.
                                                            
                       JULIE
      (annoyed)
Well, -
                                                            

26.

                       RANDY
She mighta fucked me, sir. She
fucks guys constantly. She may be
fucking one right now. She does it
outta habit, though. She doesn't
even realize she's doing it
sometimes.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Excuse me?
                                                            
Suddenly, somebody starts banging on the door to the office.
                                                            
                       SHORT
What in the name?
                                                            
Principal Short walks over, and he opesn the door. Tad
crashes in on the floor, screaming.
                                                            
                       TAD
HELP ME! HELP ME! THEY'RE COMING!
PLEASE HELP!
                                                            
                       SHORT
What are you talking about, son?
Whose after you?
                                                            
                       TAD
THEY GOT GUNS! THEY'RE GONNA KILL
US! OH MY GOD! THEY'RE GONNA KILL
US!
                                                            
                       SHORT
What -
                                                            
Suddenly, Cory and Burt enter their guns drawn. They point
them at everyone in the room.
                                                            
                       CORY
      (sternly)
All of you, get down. Now!
                                                            
                       SHORT
What is the meaning of this, boys?
                                                            
                       BURT
God dammit, he said, "GET DOWN!"
                                                            
Suddenly, Burt fires at Julie, who had already jumped out of
her seat, and made an attempt at opening a window. Her head
explodes, as her blood and brain matter fly all over.
                                                            

27.

                       SHORT
      (in
       disbelief/yelling)
Help! Help -
                                                            
Tad quickly jumps up, and he covers Short's mouth, pulling
him down to the floor.
                                                            
                       TAD
Shut the fuck up, old man!
                                                            
Principal Short struggles to get free. As he does, Cory
shoots him in the knee. Principal Short screams in agony.
Suddenly, Randy tries to attack Burt, unexpectantly. As he
does so, however, he gets shot by someone from outside the
office. Brian walks in, shotgun drawn, smiling.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Hello, everybody. Randy, Principal
Short....what's left of Julie,
what a beautiful day for an old
fashioned high school massacre, is
it not?
                                                            
                       RANDY
      (spitting up blood)
You fucking son of a bitch!
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Ah, yes, I suppose you could say
that, Jew. Although, my mother
wasn't a dog. But I do know that
yours was an orthodox whore.
                                                            
Brian puts the gun in Randy's mouth.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (smiling)
I warned you, Jew.
                                                            
Brain pulls the trigger, blowing Randy's head off. Principal
Short, now muzzled with duct tape stares on in disbelief.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Say, uh, Short?
                                                            
Brian walks over to Principal Short's desk, looking at it
curiously.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Would you by any chance know where
that megaphone you use to direct
traffic at the end of the day is?
                                                            

28.

Principal Short mumbles underneath the tape. Tad tears it
off. Principal Short screams. Tad slaps him.
                                                            
                       SHORT
Left side....awwww......third
drawer.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Good man, good man.
                                                            
Brian shoots Principal Short in the stomach. Then he opens
up the drawer and takes out the megaphone.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (laughing)
Let's go, boys.
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM ACROSS THE HALL FROM MRS. HORTON'S - DAY
                                                            
Jake is talking to Rick.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Aw, man, Louise has these juicy
little -
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (in hallway/on
       megaphone)
Students of Milton High School, do
not be alarmed!
                                                            
                       JAKE
The hell is that?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
All gather in the cafeteria within
7 minutes. If you do not, you may
perish. Do not attempt escape, all
windows and doors are bombed. Do
not attempt to hide, if you are
found you will be tormented. To
the cafeteria, if you will.
                                                            
Everybody begins to pour into the hallway, some running an
screaming.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
As I already cleared up for you
all, do not be alrmed, just head
to the cafeteria, please.
                                                            

29.

A few people begin to try to attack the boys near the
office. They are all shot down by Cory and Burt. This causes
the crowd to go into a frenzy, as they all start running in
random directions. Suddenly, in a classroom, a minor
explosion goes off.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Do not try to escape! We cleared
this up already. Go in the
cafeteria or die!
                                                            
Most of the mob, motivated by the fear, begin heading toward
the cafeteria.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Oh yeah, same goes for in there.
All windows and doors in there are
attached to bombs strong enough to
bring down the whole room.
                                                            
Most of the crowd files into the cafeteria. Cory and Burt
fire at the ones who do not, motivating them to also retreat
into the cafeteria.
                                                            
 
INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
The crowd of the students in the cafeteria, anxious and
frightened, await what will happen next. Some yell, some
cry, others run. Some try to use their cell phones, but they
cannot get a signal. Brian, Ryan, Cory, Burt, and Tad enter,
Cory and Burt with their guns ready.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (on megaphone)
Students, do not worry, all will
be fine for the next few moments,
at least, if you all would just
settle down.
                                                            
Cory and Burt point their guns toward everyone in the room,
as they slowly begin to quiet down.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Now would Melonie Phelps and Rick
Marquis please come forward.
                                                            
Nothing happens.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You must not have heard me. Will
Melonie Phelps and Rick Marquis
please step forward!
                                                            

30.

Still nothing.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Alright then.
                                                            
Brian looks at Burt and Cory. He cocks his head to the
crowd. They then begin going through everybody in the crowd
looking for Melonie and Rick. One or two people try to get
at them, but they shoot near those people, scaring them off.
Eventually, they find the both of them in the middle of the
crowd, next to each other. They force everybody around the
two to move away. They stand next to them, guns at their
temples, awaiting orders.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Tad, Ryan, please escort these two
to the library.
                                                            
Tad and Ryan walk over to them. They grab them and force
them up. Then they force them out of the cafeteria. As
they're leaving Brian stops Tad. He hands him a handgun.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You'll need this to hold captain
of the jackasses back.
                                                            
Tad takes the gun, as they then continue exiting the
cafeteria. Now Cory and Burt are at Brian's side once again
as he puts down his backpack and Ryan's gym bag.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Ladies and gentlemen, now tiem to
see your fate.
                                                            
Brian opens the backpack, revealing a tank of propane. He
opens it. Then he attaches it to a pulley. He works the
pulley to wear the propane tank is hanging high from the
rafters, out of everybody's reach.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
For you retards that don't already
know, this is propane. You will
die if you inhale to much of it.
Like I already said, there are
bombs and other explosives
attached to the windows and doors
of this room. The door behind me,
leading into the corridor is the
only one not attached to anything.
Well, not now, at least.
                                                            
Brian opens ups Ryan's gym bag and he takes out some sort of

31.

device. There is a string attached to it. Brian, Burt, and
Cory step into the hallway and close the cafeteria door.
Brian attaches the string to the handle of the door.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (on megaphone)
If you attempt to open this door,
you will all die. For this
explosive is more powerful then
them all, and it would bring this
entire half of the building on top
of you. As for my comrades and I,
we'll be on the other side of the
school as you all make your choice
od death. Explosion or propane.
Ah, what a wonderful day!
                                                            
 
INT. PRINCIPAL SHORT'S OFFICE - DAY
                                                            
Principal Short, still alive, is able to pull a ham radio
out of his desk drawer. In pain and spitting up blood, he
manages to get in contact with someone.
                                                            
                       VOICE
      (over radio)
Hello? Who is this?
                                                            
                       SHORT
Police. Milton High School.
Gunmen. Now.
                                                            
Principal Short's head falls to the ground as he give out
one long, final breath.
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY IN MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Brian walks down the hall. He whistles to himself. When he
looks into one classroom, he sees two boys, HARLEY and ROY,
trying to hide.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (suspiciously)
What the fuck do you think you're
doing?
                                                            
Harley and Roy try to scramble away. Brian fires at a shot
at them. They immediate stop trying to escape in a form of
surrendur as Brian corners them.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Fucking freshmen. Apparently you
didn't hear me before. I said for
            (MORE)

32.

                       BRIAN (cont'd)
everybody to go into the
cafeteria. Did you not hear me?
                                                            
                       ROY
      (hesitantly)
We...We heard you.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
So why didn't you do it?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
      (nervously)
We didn't know what to do.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You should've gone to the
cafeteria.
                                                            
                       ROY
But we didn't.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
And now you must suffer the
consequences.
                                                            
                       HARLEY
No, man, please.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
It's to late for that.
                                                            
                       ROY
      (nervously)
What are you gonna -
                                                            
Brian shoots Roy, blasting his head right off. Suddenly,
Harley jumps up and punches Brian in the eye. He knocks him
down, catching him off guard as he dropped his gun. Harley
quickly flees from the room and runs into the hallway.
                                                            
 
INT. MILTON POLICE STATION - DAY
                                                            
People busily move through the station. The phone rings.
LORETTA, the secretary answers it.
                                                            
                       LORETTA
Yes?
                                                            
                       VOICE
Hello? Police?
                                                            

33.

                       LORETTA
Yes, yes. What's the problem?
                                                            
                       VOICE
I got a call over my radio...
                                                            
                       LORETTA
Yes, yes. Okay. So what's the
problem. Just spit it out.
                                                            
                       VOICE
It said there's gunmen at the high
school...
                                                            
                       LORETTA
      (writes it down as
       she says it)
Gunmen? High school?
                                                            
                       VOICE
Yes. That's what it said.
                                                            
                       LORETTA
Alright. Anything else?
                                                            
                       VOICE
No, it sounded like he passed out,
or died, or something liek that.
Because I had the connection, but
he stopped responding.
                                                            
                       LORETTA
We'll get right on it. Thank you.
                                                            
                       VOICE
Alright.
                                                            
Loretta hangs up the phone. She then turns around and
catches OFFICER MCMULLAN whose passing by.
                                                            
                       LORETTA
      (frantically)
McMullan. Milton High. Gunmen.
just got the call. Already one
known casualty. Get your men on
it.
                                                            

34.

                       MCMULLAN
      (on walkie talkie)
Let's get the force to Milton
High. Gunmen. And let's get Adams
on this one. He knows about these
kids better than anyone else. One
known casualty. Let's go!
                                                            
 
INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
Jake frantically walks back and forth while talking to Hal
and Louise.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (panicking)
What the hell are we gonna do?!
                                                            
                       HAL
What do you mean? What do we have
to do? The propane's not gonna
kill us. Is it?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Yes, of course it can!
                                                            
                       HAL
What? One little can?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Did you see the label on that can?
                                                            
                       HAL
No, why?
                                                            
                       JAKE
That's not normal propane! That's
some toxic shit! It's stronger!
                                                            
                       LOUISE
How do you know that?
                                                            
                       JAKE
It's the same shit my dad uses on
our barbeque. It cooks shit
faster. It's stronger. We have an
hour tops of inhaling that
nonstop.
                                                            
                       HAL
What?
                                                            

35.

                       JAKE
Man, we gotta get out of here!
                                                            
                       HAL
And how we gonna do that, Jake? We
open any doors or windows and this
place goes kaboom!
                                                            
                       JAKE
I know. That's why we oly got one
other option.
                                                            
Jake flips over a lunch table. He proceeds to break a metal
leg off the table. Then he starts banging the metal leg
against the wall.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Jake, what are you doing, baby?
                                                            
                       JAKE
The only way we're gettin' out is
to tunnel out.
                                                            
                       HAL
Have you fucking lost your mind,
Jake? That's not gonna get us
anywhere.
                                                            
                       JAKE
You got a better idea?
                                                            
                       HAL
Actually, I do.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
The Milton township police are gathered outside the high
school. After analyzing the scene, DETECTIVE ADAMS consults
with Officer McMullan.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
What you got?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
We sent the dogs around the
building. There's more explosives
in this building then there are in
all of Baghdad.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
So?
                                                            

36.

                       DET. ADAMS
Nobody's getting out of here. Or
at least not without a bomb going
off in the process.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
They were able to do all that?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
It appears it all took place over
a period of weeks. Probably
months. Whoever's doing this has
had it planned out for a while.
They know what they're doing.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Got any leads to who it might be
doing this?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
How would I tell?
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Gave you the school roster,
possibly security tapes.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (laughing)
Tapes? You kidding me?
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
      (curiously)
What?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
This school had a total of two
security cameras. One by the front
entrance and one by the entrance
to the back gym. They were
destroyed months ago. Vandalism.
Probably these guys. The school
budget was to low for them to get
new ones.
                                                            
Suddenly, Detective Adams thinks about what he said.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Back gym entrance. We never
checked back there. Quick, I want
three guys out back. Hurry.
                                                            
 

37.

INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Tad and Ryan have Rick and Melonie tied up and gagged.
They're kneeling on the floor. Brian walks in, angry.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Great, you did it.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Yeah, everything's cool.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Not everything.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Why? What's wrong?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Some asshole freshman. He got
away.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Who?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (angrily)
Jesus, I don't know!
                                                            
                       RYAN
Want me to go after him?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
No, I don't know where he went. I
want you and Tad to go into the
computer lab over there. Alright?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Why? I tought we were staying in
here.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
No, Ryan. This doesn't concern any
of you. I need to do this in
private.
                                                            
                       RYAN
But -
                                                            
                       TAD
Come on, let's go Ryan.
                                                            
Tad and a hesitant Ryan then make their way into the
computer lab off of the library.
                                                            

38.

                       BRIAN
      (to Rick and
       Melonie)
Well, we got a long day ahead of
us. I think it's time we get
started.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEHIND MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
A group of police officers, led by Officer McMullan surround
the back gyma entrance where Burat and Cory had previously
entered the school.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
On my three, I thrust open the
door, we charge in. Anyone has a
gun, shoot first ask questions
later.
                                                            
McMullan ducks down next to the door.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Ready? Okay.
One....Two......Three!
                                                            
McMullan attempts to throw the door open. It won't budge.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
What the hell?
                                                            
 
INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
Hal, Louise, and Jake all stand near a wall with a large
padded cushion over it.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (curiously)
The hell is this?
                                                            
                       HAL
Give me a second, will ya?
                                                            
Hal takes the metal leg from Jake and begins to pry the
cushion off the wall. It comes off. Under it is a small
closet.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Oh my God! What's this?
                                                            

39.

                       HAL
Where the janitors keep all their
shit. I bet those asses didn't
know about this.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Why would it be covered like this?
                                                            
                       HAL
You kidding me? The janitors don't
want us to know bout this bullshit
down here.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Then how do you know about it,
Hal?
                                                            
                       HAL
I have my ways.
                                                            
Hal tries to open the closet. It doesn't budge.
                                                            
                       HAL
God damn it!
                                                            
Hal smashes the knob with the metal leg, busting the closet
open. He then goes in and starts pulling out chainsaws, snow
shovels, weedwhackers, among other things.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (yelling to
       everyone in the
       room)
Come on! We're getting out of this
shit hole!
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Rick and Melonie are still gagged as Brian looks at them,
sitting in a chair.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (smiling)
The three of us sure have a long
history together. Since first
grade I do believe.
                                                            
The two of them look at him, fear in their eyes. He then
looks directly at Melonie.
                                                            

40.

                       BRIAN
Ah, Melonie. I remember our first
encounter as elementary school
chums. At recess, you fell and
scraped your knee. I helped you
up, and I helped you all the way
down to the nurse's office. I was
kind to you. For I, Melonie,
admired you. But, uh, it appears
someone else was getting your
admiration.
                                                            
Brian looks toward Rick.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Rick, Rick, Rick. Where do I
begin? Maybe I should start in our
first grade year when you pushed
me down in the mud. Or maybe
throughout all our other childhood
encounters in which you made a
mockery out of me. Or even of the
more recent occurences, like when
you dragged me in the woods and
proceeded to punch me for
admitting my admiration of dear
Melonie.
                                                            
Brian stands up.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You see, I was kind when I was
young, for it was the work of God
that i was dedicated to
fulfilling. But it was people like
you Melonie, with your constant
rejections and superficial
actions, and you, Rick, with your
horrible deeds that turned me
against God. It was the two of you
that turned me to Satan. It was
the two of you who drove me to do
this, here, today. But we got
time, still, so I feel we should
get in more detail, before you
meet you demise.
                                                            
Brian sits down again, as he smiles happily at the two
gagged teenagers.
                                                            
 

41.

EXT. BEHIND MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Officer McMullan, Detective Adams, and the other officers
are all still by the back gym entrance.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
I don't understand. It won't open.
It's obvious they used this door,
isn't it?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Yeah, they used this door. No
doubt. You can see where the lock
was pried. This is the only
possible exit not hooked to an
explosive.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
So how come they could get in, but
we can't?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Well -
                                                            
Suddenly the door flies open as Harley runs out. McMullan's
men quickly put up their guns and surround him, frightening
Harley. The door closes.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
      (sternly)
Who are you?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
      (nervously)
Harley. Michaels.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
What's going on in there?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
They got guns. Five of them.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Five?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
Yeah five. Uh -
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
Shouldn't we be worrying about how
the hell he opened up the door,
when he couldn't get the damn
thing open?
                                                            

42.

                       MCMULLAN
You're right. How did you get that
door open?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
I just pushed it. It opened. I
heard voices out here. i figured
it was help, so I ran up to the
door and I pushed it open.
                                                            
McMullan tries the door again. It still won't open.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
It's still not working. Why?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
That door don't open from the
outside. It never has.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Then how'd they get in this way?
                                                            
Suddenly the door flies open again as Janitor Moselen comes
out, falling to the ground, out of breath. As he exits, a
tiny wedge of wood, barely visible comes out of the room
along with him.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
      (to Moselen)
Who the hell are you?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
      (out of breath)
Jay Moselen. Janitor.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
How the fuck'd you get out of
there?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
I heard someone leave through
here. So I came as fast as I could
before they could find me. I
pushed it open.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
You're a janitor, you said?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah. Why?
                                                            

43.

                       MCMULLAN
How the hell'd those kids get in
through here when the door doesn't
open from the outside?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
I don't know.
                                                            
                       HARLEY
Maybe one of the others let 'em in
here.
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
No, no. That couldn't be.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Wait. Why not?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
I saw three of them all come i
nthrough the front this morning. I
saw em again in the bathroom. And
I could've sworn I saw them in
class, too.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
So then how'd they get this damn
door open?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (bends down)
Maybe it was this.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
The hell is it?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (stands back up
       with the piece of
       wood)
This is a wedge. Probably used to
hold the door open just enough for
them to get in.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
But I thought they didn't have a
chance to do that. I thought
Moselen said he saw them all up
front.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Like I said before. They were
planning this for months. They
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44.

                       DET. ADAMS (cont'd)
probably did this in the past few
days. There's no alarms to notify
people about it, here. And it's
not like it was open nearly wide
enough for anybody to notice
passing by.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
So that's what's been confusing
us? A goddamned piece of wood?!
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Afraid so. But now we still
haven't learned whose doing this.
Harley, you said you knew?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
Yeah, uh, it was the guy in the
trench coat.
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah, uh, Marks. And that creepy
little freshmen. And, uh, what's
his name, uh, the one with the
hair. The friend. Uh -
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Tad Marley.
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah, uh, how'd you know that?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Marks. I should've known. I've had
a couple of run-ins with him. The
first time, about three years
back, he vandalised a church.
Swazdikas and pentagrams sprayed
all over it. And then, this past
September, we got a tip from
Marley, he wanted it to be kept
anonymous though, he told us Marks
was trying to build bombs in his
garage. We went there. There was
no evidence of him actually
"building" bombs, but there were
posters and diagrams of pipe bombs
all over the walls. We gave him a
warning, but we didn't really have
any evidence to hold against him.
Anyway, the freshman you were
talking about, his name's Ryan
Daniels. He's Marks's
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45.

                       DET. ADAMS (cont'd)
"apprentice", if you will, he was
there in the garage. The other two
were probably Cory Maine and Burt
Bigsley. They never really did
anything wrong, but when I took in
Marks after the church incident,
he spoke of them, saying they were
supposed to warn him when the cops
were coming, and about how they
probably ran as soon as we started
coming around the corner. I
should've known about this. It
does seem pretty obvious. Marks is
the matches the "profile" of the
kind of kids who do this, although
that profile's been proven
worthless. Honestly, I don't know
how I didn't see this when I heard
what was going on.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
So what do we do now?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Get Jay and Harley some help, find
out all they know, inform the
parents -
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
What about inside? How do we get
inside?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
We can't.
                                                            
                       LORETTA
What are you talking about? We
know who did this, now. We just
have to get in and -
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Were you paying any attention,
McMullan? We can't get in there.
Once that door closes, it's closed
until someone from the inside
opens it.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Then why don't we just stay here
and wait for someone to open it?
                                                            

46.

                       DET. ADAMS
If you want it that badly, go
ahead. I mean -
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
It's our only choice. We have to
get in there.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Alright then. You guys stay here.
I'll take them.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
      (sighing)
We're gonna be in for a long day.
                                                            
 
INT. COMPUTER LAB - DAY
                                                            
Tad lays on the floor, proped up against the wall as Ryan
paces back and forth.
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (excitedly)
You know something, Tad, I'm
shocked. Shocked!
                                                            
                       TAD
      (irritably)
At what?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Brian. I can't believe he'd screw
us over like this!
                                                            
                       TAD
How'd he screw us over?
                                                            
                       RYAN
He won't even let us take part in
the biggest event on this day!
                                                            
                       TAD
So? We did what we had to. We
killed a few, may have the rest of
them dead soon, and now we just
have to let Brian have his moment.
                                                            
                       RYAN
No. This was supposed to be a
group experience. And now he just
screwed us over!
                                                            

47.

                       TAD
Why do you care? This is the main
reason Brian did this. He wanted
to make them suffer for what
they've done to him.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Well why do we have to leave the
room? Why can't we at least watch
it?
                                                            
                       TAD
Obviously Brian doesn't want us
involved. This is a private moment
for him. Something he wants kept
confidential between himself,
Rick, and Melonie. What's the big
deal anyway?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Nothing. It' just that - I was
looking forward to this. I wanted
to see them suffer for all they've
done.
                                                            
                       TAD
Ryan, you're such a dumbass. Isn't
it obvious? You ever wonder where
Cory and Burt wound up?
                                                            
                       RYAN
They're probably maintaining the
crowd.
                                                            
                       TAD
What crowd, Ryan? They're all
stuck in the cafeteria. They're
not needed to do anything for that
anymore.
                                                            
                       RYAN
What?
                                                            
                       TAD
Isn't it obvious? They're dead.
Brian's killed them. He's just
using us.
                                                            
                       RYAN
What the hell are you talking
about?
                                                            
 

48.

INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
A large group of people in the room use things from the
janitor's closet to attempt to break through the wall.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (excitedly)
Man, I told you, we're getting out
of here!
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (slashing against
       the concrete with
       a chainsaw)
Oh fuck yeah, man! You are a
fucking genius, you know that?
                                                            
                       HAL
Yeah, I know. I've known for a
very long time, my friend.
                                                            
While most people either attack the wall, or route on those
attacking it, Louise still stands off behind, watching them
uneasily.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (in a quiet plead)
Jake?
                                                            
He doesn't hear her.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (a little louder)
Jake?
                                                            
Still no response.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (almost yelling)
Jake?!
                                                            
Jake, startled, turns around.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Yeah, baby?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (sadly pleading)
Please stop this.
                                                            
                       JAKE
What? Why, baby?
                                                            

49.

                       LOUISE
This is pointless, Jake.
                                                            
                       JAKE
What are you talking about? We're
gonna get out of here! Isn't that
good?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
No, Jake.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (confused)
What? How is that not good?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
No, Jake, it's good. It's great
and all, but...
                                                            
                       JAKE
But what?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
It would be good if it worked. But
it won't work.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Wait, what are you talking about?
Why?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Come on, Jake. A bunch of
chainsaws and snow shovels? How
the hell is that gonna get
throught an eighteen-inch concrete
wall?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Baby, I -
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Jake, just please, let's all cut
the crap.
                                                            
                       JAKE
But how else are we -
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (yelling to
       everyody in the
       crowd)
Everybody stop!
                                                            

50.

Some people stop what they're doing, but others continue
their attempted excavation.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Everybody stop! Now! This whole
thing is absolutely positively
pointless!
                                                            
Everybody stops. They all look at Louise with intense
curiosity.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
What in the hell are we all
accomplishing?
                                                            
                       HAL
We're getting out of -
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (almost angry)
Bullshit, Hal! This shit's nto
gonna get us out of anywhere.
Ever! We're just wasting our time.
You heard what Jake said before,
this shit'll kill us in an hour.
We've already wasted about half
that amount of time. If we're
gonna get ourselves out, we're
gonna have to find another way.
                                                            
                       HAL
What other way is there, Louise?
Cause I sure as hell don't know.
How about filling us in, here?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (upset and
       exhausted)
I don't know, Hal. But I'm sure if
we try, we can think of -
                                                            
                       HAL
      (angry)
So my way is wrong, but you're
plan is better. But wait, what
plan? I know, let's waste our time
thinking of something there's no
possible way to come up with!
That's a brilliant idea! Just
plain old, goddamned brilliant!
Isn't it, Jake?
                                                            

51.

                       JAKE
      (hesitantly)
I, uh, you see -
                                                            
                       HAL
      (irritated)
Come on, Jake. We're waiting. Am I
right?
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (nervously)
I don't really wanna take
anybody's -
                                                            
                       HAL
      (irate)
So what, Jake? You don't wanna
hurt anybody's goddamned feelings?
Is that it? This dyke turning you
soft, man? The Jake I used to know
wouldn't take shit from a
three-cent whore, but apparently
that Jake is dead.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (screaming)
Shut the fuck up, you little son
of a bitch! Don't you be talking
shit! You're a fucking asshole,
Hal! You're retarded! I know,
let's cut through concrete with a
fucking chainsaw! Yeah, genius!
That'll work!
                                                            
                       HAL
So what? Jake's your bitch, now?
Aw, that's a shame. What? Do you
give it up his ass, now? Is that
it, cunt?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
That is it! I'm gonna fucking kill
you!
                                                            
                       HAL
Bring it, whore!
                                                            
Hal and Louise go at each other, ready to fight, but Jake
holds them back.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (pleadingly)
Guys, guys, please stop! This
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52.

                       JAKE (cont'd)
isn't you. This is the fumes.
You're inhaling them. They're
getting to your brain. It's only a
matter of time before people start
throwing up blood. Listen, guys,
restrain yourselves. This isn't
you. It's not you. Just cool off,
guys, okay?
                                                            
                       HAL
      (tired and
       suddenly calm)
Man, how we gonna get out of here?
                                                            
                       JAKE
I don't know. But we have to try
to find a way. I'm not gonna let
us die in this room.
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Brian sits in the chair as Melonie and Rick are still tied
up.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (seemingly happy)
Hey, uh, Melonie. Remember that
time in third grade. On
Valentine's Day. I gave you a ten
page poem. And you gave me shit.
                                                            
Melonie looks at Brian, frightened.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
But it wasn't only that, Melonie,
no. You see, it was more than
that. Remember Melonie, you came
up to me, and you showed me the
poem. And then......Then
you...You...You actually tore up
the poem that I had spent weeks
working on to bits. Remember that,
Melonie, remember that?
                                                            
Melonie stares at him tears in her eyes.
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (muffled by the
       gag)
I'm sorry.
                                                            

53.

                       BRIAN
What's that? What did you just
say? Did you say....Did you say
you were "sorry"?
                                                            
Melonie nods her head. She sobs a little.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Aw, isn't that sweet. She found
that moment hysterical for the
past 8 years, but now....Now that
I may "kill" her, now she's sorry.
Isn't that funny, Rick?
                                                            
Rick stares at him coldly.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Come on, Rick. I know you like a
good laugh. Hell, I know that
pretty well. When was it, uh, two,
maybe three years ago...You, uh,
you, you pounded the shit out of
me in the woods? I think we went
over this briefly already, but
Rick, you beat me up in the woods?
Isn't that right, Rick? Correct me
if I'm wrong, but I do believe you
did that. Am I right, Rick?
                                                            
Rick doesn't respond. He just continues his cold stare right
towards Brian.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You had a lot to say, then, Rick.
But now, all gagged up, you don't
seem to be to talkative. Any
particular reason for that?
                                                            
                       RICK
      (muffled by the
       gag)
Go fuck yourself!
                                                            
                       BRIAN
What was that, Rick? Did you say
what I think you said? Rick, if
I'm not mistaken, which I rarely
am, I do believe you just
commanded me to go fornicate with
myself. Am I right?
                                                            
Rick continues his stare, still not responding, the anger in
him rising.
                                                            

54.

                       BRIAN
You know, Rick, all my life, you
have been a pain in my ass. You've
always hated me, and I've always
hated you. You probably thought
you'd always win when it came
between the two of us, Rick. But I
bet you didn't count on this.
                                                            
Rick still does not respond. Although his anger stays, still
growing, his hatred eating him inside.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Rick, what were your last words to
your parents, this morning? Just
wondering.
                                                            
Still no response.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You know, did you say, "I love
you," or something sweet and
heartwarming like that? Or, or
were you the Rick that I've come
to know and hate. Did you show
that side and say something like,
"I don't care," or , "Fuck you"?
What were you final words to them,
Rick? Please tell me. I'd love to
know.
                                                            
Rick starts shaking with anger. His eyes begin to water and
redden.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Hit a soft spot, Rick? Is that it?
You know that for the rest of
eternity, your parents last memory
of you will be of you saying
something rather rude to them. You
know, Rick, that you are going to
die, having to go to Hell,
spending an eternity in the flames
remembering this day. Remembering
what you said to them.
                                                            
Tears start rolling down Rick's face. He begins breathing
rather heavily.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (starting to get
       to his feet)
Well, I think that's enough. Time
            (MORE)

55.

                       BRIAN (cont'd)
to really get started, don't you
think?
                                                            
Brian pulls a large knife out of his pocket. He smiles at
Rick as he wipes the knife under his nose, actually seeming
to enjoy the smell.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Moselen and Harley are sitting in the back of an SUV wrapped
in blankets. Detective Adams talks to them.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
You two see any casualties?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Did I "see" any? No. But I can
assume a few.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
I normally don't like assuming
things, Mr. Moselen, never the
most reliable source, but tell me
what you "assume".
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Everyone in the office. That's
where they came out of. They
probably killed 'em all in there.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Whoe is "them", exactly, Mr.
Moselen?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Well, uh, Short, of course, uh,
Schager, and -
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Randy Schager?
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah that's him. Why?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Nothing, I just had a few run-ins
with him, that's all. Who else was
there?
                                                            

56.

                       MOSELEN
Oh, uh, what's her name, uh Julie
something, I don't know that
bitchy one -
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Please don't refer to the students
that way, Mr. Moselen. Anyway, I
do believe you're referring to Ms.
Julie Baylor.
                                                            
                       MOSELEN
Yeah, uh, probably. Anyway, I
think they're dead.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Alright, what about, you son? You
see any?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
      (in a sudden,
       loud, screaming
       sob)
He killed Roy!
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Excuse me?
                                                            
                       HARLEY
      (crying)
Roy! The bastard shot Roy in the
face. Roy's dead! He's never
coming back! It's not fair! It's
not fair!
                                                            
Harley suddenly collapses.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (yelling across
       the lot)
EMTS! Get me EMTS! Now!
                                                            
A bunch of EMTS quickly rush over and start helping Harley.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (looking into the
       distance)
Those kids sure are doing a hell
of a job.
                                                            
 

57.

INT. COMPUTER LAB - DAY
                                                            
Ryan, shocked by what Tad was telling him, paces back and
forth at a pace even quicker than before. Tad still lays on
the floor, propped up against the wall.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Tad. Tad. Tad. What are you
talking about? You aren't making
any sense.
                                                            
                       TAD
Ryan, he's using us. We were all
just here to help him do what he
wanted to accomplish.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Tad, you're crazy. Brian wouldn't
do that. We were all doing this
for a common cause.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (frustrated)
That's what he wanted you to
think, Ryan. We mean nothing to
him. We helped him get this far,
now we're just dogs waiting to be
put down.
                                                            
                       RYAN
Tad, I'm not gonna let you talk
about Brian that way.
                                                            
                       TAD
What do you like so much about
him, anyway, Ryan? As long as I've
known him he's been a keniving
little bastard. What about him to
you find so damn appealing?
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (calmly and
       quietly)
Brian "saved" me, Tad. Dpm't you
understand that?
                                                            
                       TAD
      (scepticle)
Saved you? What are you talking
about, saved you?
                                                            

58.

                       RYAN
Tad, when I came here for the
first time this year, I had no one
in the world. I was an outcast. I
was nobody. I was a butt of
everybody's joke. I had no hope,
but to wait for four years to go
by. But then, then Brian came, and
he made everything better for me.
                                                            
                       TAD
How so?
                                                            
                       RYAN
Brian gave me hope, you see. Hope
for a better tomorrow. Hope for
equalization. Hope for revenge.
Brian gave me a goal to reach.
                                                            
                       TAD
This wasn't a goal. It was a
scheme, Ryan. He brainwashed you.
What part of that don't you get?
He was just -
                                                            
                       RYAN
      (suddenly enraged)
Don't you ever talk like that,
Tad! Ever! Never talk about Brian
like that! You're full of shit!
You don't know what you're talking
about! Brian will help us! This
isn't for him, this is for all of
us!
                                                            
                       TAD
Get a hold of yourself, Ryan! You
know you're in denial! You won't
admit to it, but you know I'm
right, Ryan! You know what this is
all about! You know what Brian's
trying to do -
                                                            
                       RYAN
I know nothing of the sort!
                                                            
                       TAD
Ryan! Admit it! Brian wanted to
make them pay! He didn't care
about us! He never did! Just admit
it, Ryan!
                                                            

59.

                       RYAN
      (screaming)
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! DAMMIT!
SHUT UP!
                                                            
                       TAD
Ryan, just -
                                                            
Ryan pulls out his gun and points it at Tad.
                                                            
                       RYAN
You wanna talk shit, now, Tad?!
Huh?!
                                                            
                       TAD
Ryan, don't -
                                                            
                       RYAN
What's the matter, Tad?! You had
no problem saying Brian was gonna
do this same thing to us! What's
the problem with me doing it?!
                                                            
                       TAD
I didn't wanna do this...
                                                            
Tad pulls out his gun and points it at Ryan. The two stare
each other down.
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Brian runs the edge of the knife softly across Rick's
forehead. Not cutting him, but just marking a spot to stab.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (orgasmically)
I'm going to enjoy these next few
moments. I've waited years for
them to come. And now they're
finally here. Say good-bye to the
world you once knew, Rick.
                                                            
Brian suddenly starts pusshing the blade forcefully into
Rick's head. Blood immediately starts pouring all over his
face. He screams in pain under the gag, as Brian laughs
hysterically. Rick's face is covered with a crimson mask.
Next to them, Melonie screams in fear under her gag. Brian
throws back his head and howls at the ceiling in laughter.
He continuously digs the blade into Rick's head.
                                                            

60.

                       BRIAN
You're dead, now, Rick! You're
dead, now!
                                                            
Suddenly, a gun can be heard firing in the computer lab.
Brian lets go of the blade. It stands up on its own in
Rick's forehead. Brian looks toward the computer lab.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Oh, what the hell was that?
                                                            
Brian quickly makes his way toward the computer lab.
                                                            
 
INT. COMPUTER LAB - DAY
                                                            
Brian storms in. All is quiet. He looks around suspiciously.
He then makes his way up and down every aisle in the room,
very slowly.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (calmly)
Tad? Ryan? Anyone in here? Come
on, guys. Who fired? Tell me. Or
I'll kill you. Both of you.
                                                            
Brian turns a corner and stumbles. He looks down. He sees
Ryan's dead body laying on the floor. Shot to the chest.
Blood staining his shirt.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (angrily and
       quietly)
God damn you, Tad. You're one dead
son of a bitch, now.
                                                            
 
INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
Everybody in the room has quiet. The affects of the gas are
aking their affect. Against one wall sits Jake, Hal, and
Louise, exhausted and sickly appearing.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (out of breath)
What are we gonna do, now? Just
sit here and wait for this gas to
kill us?
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (tired)
I don't know. Man, leave me alone.
I don't feel like thinking.
                                                            

61.

                       LOUISE
      (on the verge of
       tears)
I don't wanaa die, Jake. I wanna
get out of here. Let's get out of
here. Please.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (in a haze)
We're not gonan die, baby.
Everything'll be okay. Just go to
sleep. When you wake up, we'll all
be fine.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (tears rolling
       down her face)
No we won't be, baby. We're gonna
die. We don't have much time.
Baby, we're all gonna die. Doesn't
that upset you?
                                                            
                       HAL
Oh, please just shut up. I'm to
tired for this crap.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Is anyone here comprehending
things, anymore? Or am I the only
one not dying yet?
                                                            
                       JAKE
Everything'll be just fine...
                                                            
Jake coughs up a little blood.
                                                            
                       JAKE
Just fine...
                                                            
 
INT. COMPUTER LAB - DAY
                                                            
Brian walks up and down the aisles of computers, looking
under desks, his gun ready, searching for Tad.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Come out, come out, where ever you
are...
                                                            
Suddenly, there's a loud thud in the next aisle as a
keyboard falls to the floor. Brian quickly runs around to
that aisle.
                                                            

62.

                       BRIAN
      (laughing)
I got ya, now!
                                                            
Brian looks down the aisle, perplexed, as there is nothing
there except a loan keyboard sitting in the middle of the
floor.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (confused)
The Hell?
                                                            
Suddenly, Brian's tackled from behind by Tad. Tad gets Brian
down and sticks his gun under Brian's chin.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (angrily)
You son of a bitch.
                                                            
The two stare at each other, Brian angry, Tad stern.
                                                            
                       TAD
Brian, you're going to get up,
now. And then the two of us are
going to go outside and turn
ourselves over to the police.
Understand?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (laughing)
Fat chance.
                                                            
                       TAD
I must have missed the part when I
gave you a choice, Brian.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Having me down doesn't put you in
control, Tad. Because things can
change in an instant.
                                                            
                       TAD
What?
                                                            
Suddenly, Brian flips Tad off him, causing him to lose his
gun. Brian quickly jumps on him, getting him in a headlock.
He puts his gun to Tad's temple.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You don't seem to be grasping the
concepts of today to well, Tad. I
am in control. I have everything
planned. This is my day to shine.
            (MORE)

63.

                       BRIAN (cont'd)
My day to get the revenge I so
rightly deserve. Nobody will stop
me, Tad. Not, Cory, not Burt, not
Ryan. not Short, not the police,
not even you. This is my day. What
part of that don't you get.
                                                            
                       TAD
You'll never get away with it.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Tad, I've gotten this far. What
makes you think I can't finish it
out?
                                                            
                       TAD
It's impossible, how would you get
away with it? Even if you kill
them. How would you escape? The
police probably have this place
surrounded.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Escape? Escape? Why would I need
escape? This is my life's work.
After this, I'll happily give
myself over to them and openly
admit what I did. Escape is
nothing. Making Melonie and Rick
pay is the point. Making them
suffer for everything they've done
to me over the years. Melonie and
Rick are the object, once I'm done
with them, my life will be
complete.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (disgusted)
You sick bastard. I knew it. This
had nothing to do with sending a
message. You wanted to fulfill
your own personal agendas. You
just convinced Cory and Burt that
it was for a common cause. You
just brainwashed Ryan into
thinking this was his purpose. But
I saw through it all along.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
I know you did, Tad. But I also
knew you wouldn't do anything to
disobey me. And inside, I knew you
also wanted some revenge for
            (MORE)

64.

                       BRIAN (cont'd)
yourself. You, unlike the others,
however, knew it was wrong. If I
hand't forced you into this, you
never would've done it, Tad. You
knew it was horrible, but what'd
you do about it, Tad? Nothing.
                                                            
                       TAD
I guess that's where you're right,
Brian. I didn't do anything. I was
ignorant. The fear you installed
inside of me convinced me that I
had no power in this situation.
That I was doomed to it.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
My plan to a pin.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (angrily and
       quietly)
But, Brian, I'll be damned before
I let you kill them.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Really, Tad? Because, last time I
checked, I'm the one who had a gun
to your temple. A loaded gun. A
gun that with just the slightest
movement of my finger, will your
life, instantly. So how the hell
are you gonna stop me?
                                                            
                       TAD
You're not gonna kill me, here,
Brian.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
How could you be so sure?
                                                            
                       TAD
I've known you since the first
grade. When you do things, you do
them in the most efficient way.
You wouldn't kill me, now. First,
you'll torture me. Or you'll let
me witness others being tortured.
Brian, for betraying you, you'll
make me suffer. You'll make me
pay.
                                                            

65.

                       BRIAN
It appears you know me as well as
you claim to. I'm not gonna kill
you here, you're right. I'm going
to use you to help me. You will
pay. But there's still nothing you
can do about it.
                                                            
                       TAD
We'll just have to see about that.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Detective Adams walks across the parking lot. Suddenly,
Officer McMullan runs up to him.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Adams, we think we figured out a
way to get in.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Really?
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Yeah, all we have to do is take
the hinges off.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Can't happen.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Why the hell not?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
AS bad as the security in this
school is, they were still smart
enough to have the hinges on all
the doors on the inner-part, where
people can't pry 'em off from the
outside.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Oh, okay. Then how about we blow
the door off?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Can't.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Why? That door's not bombed, we
already know that.
                                                            

66.

                       DET. ADAMS
But we don't know if there are any
explosives in the surrounding
area. If we blow it off, that
explosion may be able to trigger
one from an explosive already
planted in the immediate area,
causing the entire school to
crumble.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
Thne what do we do?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Stick to the plan. Just sit and
wait.
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Brian drags Tad, ankles tied, gag in his mouth toward the
side of the room, a little ways away from Melonie an Rick.
The blade is still stuck in Rick's head as the blood
continues to flow, less now, but still flowing.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Rick, Melonie, my apologies, I had
to go deal with a little problem.
But now that he's out of the way,
we should have no more
distractions.
                                                            
Brian viciously rips the knife from Rick's forehead. He
pulls a napkin out of his pocket and cleans the blood off of
it. Then he sticks it in the wall, right above Tad's head.
Tad tries to get to his feet in an attempt to grab it. Brian
knees him in the ribs, causing him to fall back down.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Dumbass! You think I was gonna let
you get the knife? Hell no!
There's a reason I left your hands
untied Tad.
                                                            
Brian shoots a sinister smile toward Melonie.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Tad, rip her skirt off.
                                                            
Tad stares at him, disgusted and confused.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You heard me, rip it off! Now!
                                                            

67.

Tad moves a little bit towards Melonie on his knees. Then he
stops and stares at Brian, still confused.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Tad, I don't need to give you a
reason. Now rip it off her, or
I'll kill al three of you!
                                                            
Tad gets over to Melonie and gets behind her. Rick starts
moving towards Tad on his knees a little bit, in a try of
defense, but Brian grabs him and throws him to the ground.
Tad grabs the hem of Melonie's skirt.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (muffled by the
       gag)
I'm sorry.
                                                            
Tad starts pulling Melonie's skirt off, revealing a thong on
underneath. She has a small tattoo on her rear. Tad rips it
off completely and throws it to the ground, then he quickly
makes his way back toward where he previously was.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (to Melonie)
Well, well, well, what do we have
hear?
                                                            
Brian grabs her left cheek, where the tattoo is located. He
runs his finger over it gently.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
It appears "Daddy's good little
girl" has been keeping a couple of
secrets from papa. What he doesn't
know can't hurt him, can it?
                                                            
Rick screams at Brian from under the gag, but being tied up,
he can't get back to his knees to even try to go after
Brian. Melonie cries, the tears pouring down her face.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
What is this thing, anyway? Some
sort of flower?
                                                            
Brian laughs a little. Then he pinches part of her thong,
and lets it snap back against her body.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
And what's this? A thong? Ooohhh,
daddy wouldn't be happy knowing
his baby girl was wearing floss as
an under garment. But you know,
            (MORE)

68.

                       BRIAN (cont'd)
Satan sure wouldn't mind getting
the chance to fuck you in hell!
                                                            
Brian starts laughing hysterically as Melonie screams in
fear. Quietly, Tad tries to sneak to his feet.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
You know, Melonie, I always used
to admire you. But now, well, now
I know you're nothing more then a
ten-cent-whore!
                                                            
Brian picks up her skirt with his gun, looking at it
curiously.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (humorously)
You know, I got a question. How
the hell short is this -
                                                            
Suddenly, Brian's knife comes flying across the room,
hitting him in the side of the face, cutting him open. Tad,
who had secretly cut the tie around his ankles quickly runs
over, grabbing Brian's knife. He cuts the ties around Rick
and Melonie's ankles and wrists.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (urgently)
Quick, get out of here! Both of
you! Run to the gym and go out the
back door. Don't let it shut! Make
sure you get the cops in here.
Tell them first to go to the
cafeteria and cut the string tied
to the door! Then tell them to
come to the library! Go! Now!
                                                            
While he spoke, Rick and Melonie ripped the gags off their
mouths.
                                                            
                       RICK
One second.
                                                            
Rick goes over to Brian, who is on the ground bleeding,
holding his face. He stands over him, smiling.
                                                            
                       RICK
      (laughing)
Looks like your plan failed,
bitch!
                                                            
Suddenly, Brian grabs his gun, still lying next to him, and

69.

he shoots Rick in the chest. He falls to the ground next to
Brian, dead. Melonie screams in fear as Brian quickly gets
to his feet.
                                                            
                       TAD
      (screaming to
       Melonie)
Get out! Now!
                                                            
Melonie runs for the door. Brian pulls up his gun ready to
shoot her in the back, but before he can, Tad tackles him to
the floor, the gun going off, and shooting out a light in
the ceiling. Tad and Brian wrestle for the gun on the floor,
as Melonie exits safely, pulling her skirt back on as she
runs.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEHIND MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
Officer McMullan quickly makes his way to the back door.
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
What are we doing? We blowing it
off?
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
No, we can't. Adams's orders.
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
Then how are we getting in?
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
We sit and we wait. It's all we
can do.
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
But that could take -
                                                            
Suddenly the back door springs open as Melonie runs out
crying. Officer Cody quickly grabs the door from her,
looking at McMullan for orders.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
      (to Melonie)
What's going on? How'd you get
out?
                                                            
                       MELONIE
      (between the sobs)
Go. Cafeteria. Cut the string.
Then library. Quick. Rick's dead.
Stop Brian.
                                                            

70.

                       MCMULLAN
      (urgently)
Boys, go in. Make sure
everything's safe. But don't do
anything. Not until we get Adams.
                                                            
Most of the other officers go in, guns ready. Mcmullan grabs
the door.
                                                            
                       MCMULLAN
      (on walkie talkie)
Adams? We need you. Back door.
We're in.
                                                            
 
INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
Hal, Louise, and Jake still sit by the wall. Around them,
people begin coughing up blood, and laying on the floor,
hugging themselves in pain, moaning.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (exhausted)
Hal?
                                                            
No response.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Hal?
                                                            
She leans over a seemingly sleeping Jake and taps Hal's
shoulder.
                                                            
                       HAL
      (barely stirring)
What?
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Just making sure you're still
okay. Do you feel anything? Any
pains?
                                                            
                       HAL
I fee like I'm gonna chuck up
everything I've eaten in the last
week, but other than that, I think
I'm good.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Okay, I was just checking.
                                                            
Louise looks at Jake.
                                                            

71.

                       LOUISE
How 'bout you, Jake?
                                                            
Jake doesn't move.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Jake? Baby?
                                                            
Still nothing.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Baby, are you okay?
                                                            
She taps him on the shoulder.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Jake?
                                                            
Suddenly, everybody starts moving and cheering as the cops
come in through the door, Officer Cody leading the way.
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
Alright! Everybody folow my
orders! Do not touch anything! Go
down the hallway, single file! Go
into the gym, and exit through the
back door. Everybody stay
together. The worst is over. We'll
make sure everything goes well
from here on out.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
Jake? Baby, we can go, now.
                                                            
Hal, clumsily gets to his feet, totally oblivious of the
situation next to him. He stumbles clumsily towards the rest
of the crowd by the door and Officer Cody.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (tearing up)
Jake? Baby?
                                                            
She turns his face towards hers. His is pale, a little bit
of blood trickling from his mouth, dead. His eyes still
open. Louise grabs his hand in both of hers.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
      (sobbing)
Oh, baby, no. We can go now. We
made it. Oh, baby, please. Let's
go.
                                                            

72.

Louise holds his head in her hands, rubbing her fingers
against his cheeks, lovingly.
                                                            
                       LOUISE
I love you, Jake. I always will.
                                                            
Louise pulls his eyelids shut. She kisses him.
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
Ma'am? You can go now.
                                                            
Everybody else who was still capable of leaving had already
exited. She looked at Officer Cody, then at Jake. Then she
looked back at Officer Cody.
                                                            
                       OFFICER CODY
      (understanding)
I know, ma'am. Many good people
have died in this room. But he
won't go unnoticed. Don't worry,
everything'll be alright. But you
have to leave, now, before it
starts taking its toll on you.
Alright?
                                                            
Louise looks at Jake, again. Officer Cody holds out his hand
to help her up. She waves it off and climbs to her feet on
her own. She walks out of the room with Officer Cody,
silently, walking past dozens of dead and dying people on
the floor. As she reaches the doorway, Louise takes one
final look at Jake. She smiles in a sad, but loving way, as
she leaves.
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Tad and Brian continue to battle on the floor. Brian uses
his knees to toss Tad into a bookcase, giving himself the
advantage. He quickly makes his way towards Tad, pointing
his gun at Tad's head.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (smiling)
You did it, Tad. Looks like you
succeeded. You got me. You let her
go free. Nice work. Satan made you
well.
                                                            
                       TAD
Satan did shit. I was sent by God.
                                                            

73.

                       BRIAN
      (laughing)
No God could ever make someone as
clever as you. If you were made by
God, then my training from Satan
that I enstilled unto you really
did quite a good job fixing you.
                                                            
                       TAD
What are you waiting for Brian? I
set her free. I screwed up your
plan. Aren't you gonna shoot me?
                                                            
                       BRIAN
No. I'm gonna make you suffer.
Then I probably will shoot you.
                                                            
                       TAD
Brian, I don't care. I really
don't. I'm going to hell, anyway.
You, Cory, Burt, Ryan, and me.
We're all going to hell. For what
we did today, we deserve nothing
better. But I stopped you Brian. I
saved a life, possibly more,
depending on what happened in the
cafeteria. I screwed up your plan.
Now, a throughout an eternity of
suffering, at least I'll have
that.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
But unlike the rest of you, Tad, I
will have an exclusive seat in
hell, right next to the dark lord
himself.
                                                            
                       TAD
Bullshit, Brian. Utter bullshit.
You're worst then the rest of us.
You're gonna suffer more than any
of us. And I look forward to
witnessing it.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Oh, Tad, you ignorant fool.
                                                            
Suddenly, the library doors fly open as a group of officers,
led by Officer McMullan storm in. Detective Adams quickly
rushes ahead of them, forcing them to hold their ground.
                                                            

74.

                       DET. ADAMS
      (sternly)
Brian, drop the gun. Now.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
      (smiling)
Hello, Detective. So nice of you
to join us. You're just in time to
see Tad die.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Drop the gun, Brian, and
everything'll be okay.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Nothing's okay, Detective. Tad,
here, messed up my plans. Melonie
is alive. My work is not done.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Brian, drop the gun. You don't
know what you're doing. Just drop
it. Put the gun down. We'll shoot.
You best believe We'll shoot.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Go ahead. I don't care. It beats a
life in prison, knowing my work is
undone.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Brian, please. We'll give you to
the count of three. If you haven't
dropped it by then, we'll be
forced to shoot.
                                                            
                       BRIAN
Alright, Detective. But I should
warn you.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
One........
                                                            
                       BRIAN
People will know of my work.
Someone will hear me out.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Two........
                                                            

75.

                       BRIAN
My work isn't done. Somebody will
take my place. Melonie Richards
will die.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
Three!
                                                            
                                         SLOW MOTION:
                                                            
Brian pulls the trigger, the bullet heading towards Tad.
Detective Adams ducks out of the way as all the officers
open up fire, shooting at Brian repeatedly. The bullet fired
by Brian hits Tad, his head blowing everywhere. The bullets
from the officers begin hitting Brian, shaking him as they
hit, blood shooting from his wounds. The officers finally
cease fire. Brian staggers for a moment, drops the gun, and
falls sideways, hitting the floor with a thud, dead.
                                                            
                                         NORMAL SPEED
                                                            
Detective Adams walks over to Brian's body, covered in
blood. He gets down on one knee, staring at his face. He
looks back at the group of officers.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (nodding)
He's dead.
                                                            
 
EXT. OUTSIDE MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
                                                            
There are eager reporters, stressed cops, and destressed
adolescents all moving about the parking lot. A troubled
Detective Adams leans against a squad car, thinking. EILEEN
MAYWEATHER and her CAMERA MAN come up to him.
                                                            
                       EILEEN MAYWEATHER
      (curiously)
Detective Adams?
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (snapping out of a
       fog)
What?
                                                            
                       EILEEN MAYWEATHER
I'm Eileen Mayweather, represnting
Channel Six, and I was wondering
if we could get a word on what
happened today.
                                                            

76.

                       DET. ADAMS
      (sighing)
Alright.
                                                            
Detective Adams looks directly at the camera.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (seriously)
The events that occured today at
Milton High School were the worst
I've ever seen. Today, a deranged
young man, hell-bent on revenge,
took the lives of over thirty
students, making this the worst
high school massacre in the
history of our country. This young
man believed strongly in what he
was doing until the moment of his
death. Overall, this plan was
designed for revenge, mainly on
Rick Johnston and Melonie
Richards. Unfortunately, Mr.
Johnston was shot in the chest by
the perpetrator, Brian Marks,
before he could escape. However,
Ms. Richards was able to get out
safely due to the courageous
efforts of one Mr. Tad Marley.
According to the accounts of many
students involved in today's
events, Mr. Marley did nothing
wrong, nothing at all. He didn't
fire, he didn't kill, he just took
orders. Mr. Marley was a pawn
caught up in this cruel game.
Marley was Marks's last victim
today, for as we entered the
library, where the climax of these
events had took place, was being
held by Marks at gunpoint. In
exchange for letting Ms. Richards
go free, Marks blew off Mr.
Marley's head, the last thing he'd
ever do, as we were then forced to
shoot him down. Today's events
were horrible, showing what the
human mind is capable of
concurring. All of the other
perpetrators in this massacre were
killed, but not by us...Two of
them were gunned down by Marks,
and the other was shot by Marley
in self-defense. Today's events
            (MORE)

77.

                       DET. ADAMS (cont'd)
were caused by severe bullying,
and it once again shows us that
treating others badly can lead to
nothing other than bad things.
                                                            
 
INT. HOSPITAL - NIGHT
                                                            
The interview with Detective Adams is being watched on the
television in a large room in the local hospital, where most
surviving students are located. In one section, there are
doctors giving medication to survivors of the cafeteria.
                                                            
                       EILEEN MAYWEATHER
      (on tv)
We have gotten word that one
Officer Cody, who was in charge of
cleaning up the cafeteria incident
would like to pay homage to Jake
Bode, a young man whose courageous
efforts almost saved the students
trapped there. He was optimistic
until the very last moments of his
life. According to Officer Cody,
he was a very good man.
                                                            
In that section of the hospital, Louise is seen, watching
the television, smiling at the site of seeing Jake
commemorated for. A voice on the television reads off names
on a list of casualties. As he gets to Randy, Hal is seen, a
look of pain on his face. The list reads on as other
students are seen. At the end of the list, the names of Rick
and Tad are said, as Melonie is seen, upstairs, being tended
to by pshychiatrists, crying at the thought of her beloved
and the man who had saved her life. Finally, the tv is
shown, Detective Adams speaking.
                                                            
                       DET. ADAMS
      (on tv)
Before his death, Marks said that
his work was not complete. He said
that somebody would complete it.
Marks claimed that somebody out
there would hear of the incidents
today, and they would would know
all isn't well. He said somebody
would finish his work, ridding the
world of Melonie Richards. He
clamied somebody would know this
was all because of her, and that
they wouldn't stop until she was
gone. While Marks sounded like he
truly believed this, he.....
                                                            

78.

A tv is seen again, in a dark hospital room. Harley is seen
sitting in a hospital bed, still destressed from witnessing
the death of his best friend, Roy. He stares at the screen
intently as Detective Adams continues to speak.
                                                            
                       HARLEY
      (whispering to
       himself)
He's right. It is her fault. It's
all her fault. Roy's gone. All
because of her. She will die. I'll
make sure of it.
                                                            


THE END


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