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I Dare You (Work in Progress)
by Ryan Wagenhauser (wrydub@gmail.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Horror   User Review: ***
This is a work in progress I am just looking for some feed back, so feel free to let me know what you think. A group of friends reconnect at a funeral, when suddenly they are thrust into the past through a simple game of dare. What happens when the things you thought you buried in high school suddenly find there way back into your life?


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FADE IN:

EXT. RAILROAD TRACKS - NIGHT
                                                            
Six high school kids run along a railroad track stripping
down to their underwear. They are all dressed in prom
attire. They are laughing and joking, They all reach the
bridge and look at each other, in the background there is
the flashing of police lights and flashlights, you can make
out shadows running toward them. They all laugh and one at a
time they jump into the water below. All except one. Arthur
Quinn is standing on the bridge in his underwear as the two
police officers grab him, the others knowing they have been
caught swim to shore.
                                                            
 
INT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT
                                                            
The same six high school students sit in a jail cell wrapped
in blankets looking at each other this time there are no
smiles or laughter. Beth the typical preppy straight "A"
student,and her best friend Joey the hot rocker chick are
sitting together. Race, the tough rock star type,and Kevin
the partier are sitting on a bench shooting daggers at,
Quinn the stereotypical jock. Chase the preppy one, sits on
a bench by himself.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (Crying)
My mom and dad are going to be so
mad at me. What are we going to
do?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth come on, just calm down
everything is going to be okay, my
dad knows the sheriff.
                                                            
                       RACE
That's right Artie play the "my
daddy knows everybody" card!
                                                            
                       QUINN
Shut up Dick!! Don't' call me
that! And if I weren't here you
would be heading to juvie, what
            (MORE)

2.

                       QUINN (cont'd)
strike is this anyway four, five?
                                                            
                       RACE
The only reason you're here
Arthur, is because you're with
Beth. I told the group you
shouldn't come along but they told
me to give you a chance so I did
and now look where I am, all
because you couldn't get your shit
together and jump off the bridge
when we all did.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Both of you shut up! Honestly, We
are all freaked out, let's all
just stay calm and wait for our
parent's to show up.
                                                            
                       RACE
Are you serious? He is the reason
we are here!
                                                            
                       JOEY
I know it is his fault we are in
here...
                                                            
Quinn looks at Joey with disgust.
                                                            
                       JOEY
But getting into a pissing contest
won't solve anything and you know
it!
                                                            
                       RACE
Your right let's just wait until
Artie's daddy gets here and things
will be fine.
                                                            
Quinn rushes for Race and they begin to fight. Chase jumps
between the two of them.
                                                            

3.

                       CHASE
Really! You two are acting like
little girls, You don't even know
each other.
                                                            
                       RACE
Oh we know each other don't we
Artie?
(beat)
Do you want to tell them or should
I?
                                                            
Quinn looks at Race with panic in his eyes.
                                                            
                       QUINN
You son of a bitch, you promised.
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah well so did you, and you
broke that promise. So? You or me?
You know what screw it I'll just
tell them. Artie and I do know
each other in fact we go way back.
                                                            
                       BETH
Race Don't!
                                                            
                       QUINN
What do you want from me?
                                                            
                       RACE
Oh I don't know Arthur maybe the
truth! You should tell everyone
how your daddy got you out of a
situation similar to this one.
                                                            
Race looks at Quinn knowingly, and Quinn suddenly relaxes.
                                                            
                       RACE (cont)
Yeah this isn't Artie's first time
in jail is it? In fact we spent a
couple of hours here a while back.
                                                            
Beth looks at Quinn with a look of relief and confusion.
                                                            

4.

                       BETH
What? Quinn what is he talking
about? You didn't tell me any of
this.
                                                            
                       RACE
Oh he's good at lying, you of all
people should no this. Just ask
him how he told his daddy and his
high priced lawyers, that he was
stopping to ask me directions and
how I must have dropped that dime
bag in his drivers side window.
(beat)
Yeah that's right he got away with
trying to buy weed and I spent a
couple months in juvie for intent
to sell. Remember when I was gone
that summer between our freshman
and sophomore year, well now you
know why. I should have told you
to get bent along time ago.
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (poking fun)
I wondered why you stopped
bringing weed to our dares?
                                                            
                       RACE
Funny, Well, Now you know why I
got so bent out of shape when Beth
started dating captain douche bag.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Prick.
                                                            
                       BETH
You can't be serious? You promised
you would stop smoking weed after
the brewery...
                                                            
Race and Quinn look panicked.
                                                            

5.

                       BETH (cont)
      (backpedaling)
You know what I mean...that time
when we got weed from Race and...
                                                            
                       RACE
      (changing the
       subject)
That doesn't matter, Its obvious
his promise means nothing.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Shut up Race! I had to much to
lose, it was just a couple of
months no big deal...
                                                            
                       RACE
No big deal...I keep your dirty
little secret and you throw me
under the bus...you're an asshole.
Just like always, only looking out
for number one!
                                                            
                       QUINN
Please, like things would have
been different, you are a dip shit
with or without me.
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (Confused)
Whoa backup, the brewery? And what
secret?
                                                            
RACE lunges for QUINN again CHASE steps between them. There
is a voice from outside the bars.
                                                            
                       MR. STAFFORD
That's enough both of you! You are
all free to go, there will be no
charges and none of this will go
on your records. I'm not sure what
this dare business is but I told
the sheriff it would stop tonight.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Dad, thanks...
                                                            

6.

                       MR. STAFFORD
Not a word Arthur, I am not sure
why you are hanging out with this
group of misfits but I don't want
to hear it. You and I are going
home, the rest of you should do
the same, you all graduate in a
few weeks,
(looking at the group)
well maybe you'll graduate, and I
am not sure an arrest record will
look good on your McDonald's
applications.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Thank you very much Mr. Stafford,
but with all do respect, I am
going to community college.
                                                            
                       MR. STAFFORD
Whatever just go home to your
trailer park or where ever it is
you live. Lets go Arthur, you can
bring your little girlfriend too
we can drop her off on the way
home.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Yes Sir...Lets go Beth we're out.
                                                            
                       BETH
Okay, Thank you Mr. Stafford. I
will see you guys later?
                                                            
                       JOEY
Yeah I will call you tomorrow
okay, if I'm not grounded or dead.
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah thanks Mr. Stafford for
everything, next time you come to
McDonald's I will make sure you
get fresh hot fries.
                                                            
The others except QUINN laugh out loud. Mr.Stafford looks
disapprovingly at them and leaves. Quinn follows like a

7.

little puppy. The rest head out as well as they pass the
front desk they pick up their belongings.
                                                            
                       SHERIFF OLIVIER
Here don't forget this.
                                                            
The Sheriff hands a small wooden box to CHASE he grabs it
and runs out to catch up with the others.
                                                            
                       CHASE
Thanks...
                                                            
CHASE runs to catch up to the group. CHASE holds up the
"Dare Box"
                                                            
                       RACE
No way, they gave it back! I was
for sure that things was in lost
in the evidence room.
                                                            
                       JOEY
I'm going to lay low for a couple
of days before jumping off into
anymore dares I don't really feel
like hanging out in the county
jail. Besides you know Mr.
Stafford and his little dog
Sheriff Olivier will be looking
for any excuse to lock up us
"misfits".
                                                            
                       RACE
What? You can't be serious! Are
you really going to listen to that
pompous wind bag. We don't need to
lay low we need to not get caught!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
That's what I'm talking about!
                                                            
Kevin and Race "Pound it"
                                                            
                       CHASE
Yeah I have yet to contribute to
this little box, you wouldn't want
to leave me out would you Joey?
                                                            

8.

                       JOEY
No I wouldn't but I also don't
want to have to rely on that
"pompous wind bag" to bail me out
of jail again.
                                                            
                       CHASE
Okay so she has a point there, I
would rather take the BAR exam
right now then deal with him
again.
                                                            
                       RACE
So that's it? We just quit with
the dares? Just like that? Come on
just one more, Chase come on I
know you want to? I know you want
to add to the fun!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Yeah come on Chase lets do this!
                                                            
                       CHASE
I really want to I do but, she
might be right I head off to Yale
in three weeks, to get started
early, I really don't want a
record heading into law school.
                                                            
                       RACE
That's bullshit! You can't be
serious.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Come on Race, take me home, we can
talk about this tomorrow.
                                                            
                       RACE
Okay but this isn't over, the dare
box will live on!
                                                            
RACE stops, the camera zooms in tight on Race's face.
                                                            
                                         DISOLVE OUT
                                                            
 

9.

INT. CHASES HOME - DAY
                                                            
CHASES FUNERAL WAKE.
                                                            
                                         DISSOLVE IN
                                                            
The camera dissolves in on an older Race he is sitting with
the group. They are in the living room of Chase Bernhardt,
very somber, reminiscing. Laura, Chase's wife comes
downstairs with a small wooden box. She makes here way over
to the group, hugging and talking to people on the way.
                                                            
                       QUINN
So hows the rock star business
there Dick?
                                                            
                       RACE
Thanks for asking Artie, the rock
star business is just fine.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn, we are at Chase's funeral
can't you two get along for a
couple of hours?
                                                            
                       QUINN
He's a dick and...
                                                            
                       RACE
      (interrupting)
Your right Beth I'm sorry. So
Artie how is the dot.com business?
                                                            
                       QUINN
You're an ass...
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (Interrupting)
Do you remember when Chase stopped
you guys from killing each other
our senior year after Prom?
                                                            
There is silence as they all think about it. Laura
approaches the group. Hugs and condolences are exchanged.
She hands Quinn the "Dare Box"
                                                            

10.

                       LAURA
Here, Chase wanted you guys to
have this.
                                                            
                       QUINN
I can't believe he still has this
thing, even more I can't believe I
went along with you on that stupid
bridge jump.
                                                            
                       BETH
Arthur! I can't believe you.
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah Artie, If you hadn't gone we
wouldn't have had the chance to
see you get arrested in your
underwear.
                                                            
                       QUINN
You are still a prick, and if I
remember right I got us out of
that little situation.
                                                            
                       RACE
No! Your daddy got us out of that
little situation now hand over the
box.
                                                            
Quinn throws the box at Race. Race fumbles it and it falls
open on the ground. Inside is a digital voice recorder. Joey
picks up the box and the recorder.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Nice!
                                                            
                       RACE
Fuck off, Artie.
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (Standing up)
Race, Quinn, enough!
                                                            
                       QUINN
Whatever, Lets go Beth...We're
out.
                                                            

11.

                       JOEY
We're headed to Crossroads in a
bit. We'll see you later?
                                                            
                       BETH
Yeah, that's sounds like fun...
                                                            
                       QUINN
Don't count on us...
                                                            
Quinn and Beth start to leave. Joey forcefully hands Race
the box and the recorder. They all sit in silence for a
moment. As Quinn opens the door Race presses play. Beth
grabs Quinn's arm and stops to listen.
                                                            
                       CHASE (VO)
      (On The Tape)
Hey guys, if you are listening to
this then I am in the ground and
you are all sitting around my
living room. Artie, Dick, if I
know anything I am sure you two
are at each others throats and, Hi
Joey, thanks for playing
peacemaker. Beth I will put in a
good word with the big man for
Sainthood, after all you did marry
Quinn. Kevin, ah who am I kidding
your at Crossroads working your
fingers to the bone, your pops
would be proud. Guys pass this on
to Kevin. While I have you all
here I have a request from the
grave. I never got my chance to
put a dare in the "Box" due to the
bridge incident, so here it is. I
want you to stay the night in the
old brewery. Yes tonight and yes
all of you. Quinn no excuses. You
know what to do, and I know you
won't let me down. Be safe and see
you on the other side.
                                                            
Quinn and Beth look at each other with panic. They both look
at Race.
                                                            

12.

                       QUINN
Count us out...Honey lets go back
to the hotel.
                                                            
                       RACE
      (humbly)
Yeah come on guys aren't we all a
little old to be staying in old
abandoned buildings.
                                                            
                       QUINN
      (under his breath)
You're old.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Race, I think it was you who
proclaimed "The dare box will live
on" the night we got busted, so
lets put on the man pants, it
could be fun, after all we never
got to do Chase's dare back in
high school so lets do it now, we
can do it in memory of him.
                                                            
                       RACE
Really? "The man pants?"
(beat)
I don't know that place gives me
the creeps.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Come on chicken lets have some
fun, I don't know about you but I
could really use some adventure in
my life. Especially after today.
                                                            
                       RACE
Lets just head to the Crossroads,
Kevin is always good for a dose of
sanity.
                                                            
                       QUINN
No, we are leaving, lets go Beth.
                                                            

13.

                       JOEY
I can't believe you guys! You are
going to abandon a dead mans
request from the grave?
                                                            
                       QUINN
That's just it he's dead.
                                                            
Laura, Chase's wife hears the comment as well as other
guest. They all look disapprovingly at Quinn.
                                                            
                       BETH
You just can't keep your mouth
shut can you? You just say
whatever comes into your head.
                                                            
Beth goes to Laura and apologizes Race and Joey say their
goodbyes and they all head out.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. LOCAL HOTEL, QUINN AND BETHS ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
There is an argument in progress.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn, why do you have to be so
rude, we were at a funeral and you
were so disrespectful.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth come on, I didn't mean it the
way it came out, you know what I
was thinking about?
                                                            
                       BETH
I know, but really? Her husband
just died, think before you speak.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Whatever...
                                                            
                       BETH
I hate what you have become
                                                            

14.

                       QUINN
And that is?
                                                            
                       BETH
      (looking away,
       exhausted)
A selfish bastard, you only care
about yourself. You are more
concerned about appearances then
anything else, including your
friends.
                                                            
                       QUINN
They were never my friends Beth
they were yours. They were and
still are misfits.
                                                            
                       BETH
You know what your not a selfish
bastard you're worse then that.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Yeah and what is that Beth?
                                                            
                       BETH
Your father!
                                                            
Quinn spins around and slaps Beth. Beth cries in shock and
falls back on to the bed. Instantly Quinn is apologetic.
                                                            
                       QUINN
I'm so sorry Beth! I didn't mean
to I just...
                                                            
                       BETH
      (softly)
Get out!
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth I'm sorry...
                                                            
                       BETH
      (Forceful)
Quinn, just leave, now.
                                                            

15.

Quinn leaves shutting the door. Beth falls back in
frustration and relief.
                                                            
 
INT. CROSSROADS BAR AND GRILL - DAY
                                                            
Joey, Race, Kevin and Corey are all sitting at the bar. The
last of Chases message is playing on the recorder.
                                                            
                       COREY
What the hell over, what are we
waiting for?
                                                            
                       RACE
Well lets start with, who the hell
are you? And secondly we are not
going.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Come on Race, its Corey, he was
always around...we just never let
him go with us...
                                                            
She tousles Corey's hair playfully, teasing him.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Besides you know it will be fun.
                                                            
                       RACE
Well yeah it could be fun, its
just I have a history with that
old place and I really don't want
to revisit it.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Race that was twenty years ago,
what could be so dark and
terrifying, that you can't face it
as an adult. You'll be with a
bunch of friends. Come on lets go.
                                                            
                       RACE
If you only knew.
                                                            

16.

                       JOEY
      (Teasing)
Come on everybody's doing it.
                                                            
                       COREY
Yeah everybodies doing it.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Corey shut up, your not going.
                                                            
                       JOEY
So we're going?
                                                            
Joey and Kevin "Pound it". Race succumbs to the peer
pressure. with a look of excitement and nervousness.
                                                            
                       RACE
      (Winking at Joey)
Alright, Joey lets go get a bag
packed and we will meet back here
in half an hour?
                                                            
                       COREY
Shut the front door! What should I
do?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Your not going, mom would come
back from the grave and kill me.
                                                            
                       RACE
Come on Kevin let him come with us
besides if we are holding to
tradition we need six.
                                                            
                       JOEY
You're right, but tradition is out
the door thanks to Romeo and
Juliet. However the eye candy
would be nice.
                                                            
Joey winks at Corey, Corey blushes and looks away. Then she
smiles knowingly at Race.
                                                            

17.

                       KEVIN
Alright but if you get hurt so
help me I'll kill ya.
                                                            
                       COREY
Yeah cause that makes a lot of
sense. So....what do I do?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Go get a backpack, a flashlight,
and a sleeping bag. Be back in
half an hour.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Okay, Race let's get outta here
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah...I'm coming.
                                                            
They all head out in separate directions.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT OF "THE CROSSROADS" - NIGHT
                                                            
Kevin and Corey are locking up the bar and Race and Joey are
pulling into the parking lot.
                                                            
                       COREY
      (eagerly)
Sick! This is going to be
awesome!!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
It's nothing really, its just
something we used to do in high
school. We used to get together,
each of us would come up with
something stupid to do, put it in
the box then one of us would pull
one out and away we would go.
Chase never put anything in, so
that's why we are here tonight.
Seriously I wouldn't expect a lot
out of tonight.
                                                            

18.

                       COREY
Come on man...did anyone ever tell
you, you're a fun sucker!!
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Yeah, you. All the time.
                                                            
Kevin and Corey approach Races car. Race and Joey are
sitting on the hood laughing at them.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Are you two slackers ready yet?
Corey you ready?
                                                            
                       COREY
Oh Yeah!
                                                            
Beth approaches the group
                                                            
                       BETH
Hey, I was hoping you would still
be here. Have you seen Quinn?
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (With Concern)
Whoa! What the hell happened to
your eye? Did Quinn do that?
                                                            
                       BETH
We had a fight. I'm fine.
                                                            
                       JOEY
I will kill him...
                                                            
                       BETH
Please stop! He didn't mean it, he
has never done it before, I think
it was the emotion of the day, the
box, and everybody giving him such
a hard time about the dare.
                                                            
                       JOEY
That doesn't make it right...we'll
find him, then we talk about what
he did.
                                                            

19.

                       RACE
Whoa whoa...we are not going on
some wild prick chase. You talked
me into going to brewery so that's
what we are doing.
                                                            
                       BETH
Wait. what? You guys are going out
there? I thought we decided
against it, Didn't we Race?
                                                            
                       JOEY
Yeah, well, we did kinda talk him
into.
                                                            
                       BETH
Oh, okay? Well I guess I will head
back to the hotel and wait for
Quinn.
                                                            
                       COREY
Alrighty then, lets stop yammering
and get on with it!!
                                                            
                       JOEY
Wait, Corey chill for just a
second. Are you sure you don't
want to hang with us? I mean to
take your mind off of things for
awhile. It could be a good stress
relief?
                                                            
                       BETH
I don't know that place gives me
the creeps.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Come on it will be fun, like high
school again. Come with us.
                                                            
Race looks at her with a look of concern, then he smiles.
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah come on Beth, whats the worse
that could happen? Whatever
happened there twenty years ago is
long gone. Its just a couple of
            (MORE)

20.

                       RACE (cont'd)
hours and then it will all be
over.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (with reserve)
Okay if you think it will be
alright. I could use a little
stress relief after the day I have
had. Someone did bring the beer
right?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
I do own a bar. Of course I
brought beer, As well as Mr.
Daniels and Mr. Beam, for those
with a more refined palette.
                                                            
They all get into Race's SUV and head toward the Brewery
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
EXT. ABANDONED BREWERY - NIGHT
                                                            
Quinn is sitting on the hood of his over the top rental car
sipping on a beer. Race and the others pull up, Quinn stands
up and heads for the drivers side door, and attempts to
leave.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Oh look the the Hardy Boys and
Nancy Drew...
                                                            
                       JOEY
Oh look its Chris Brown...
                                                            
                       QUINN
      (Interupting)
Shut up you little whore, don't
you start.
                                                            
He steps toward Joey and pushes past her, almost knocking
her to the ground. Race steps in and pushes Quinn.
                                                            

21.

                       RACE
What the hell!! You think you can
just toss women around? What has
happened to you? You are a
pathetic ass and I've had enough.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Whoa, That's it rock star, step up
and save your little girlfriend!
                                                            
Race punches Quinn in the face causing him to fall to the
ground, Race jumps on Quinn and an all out fist fight
ensues. As the two scrape they fall through a boarded up
door into the brewery.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Shit!
                                                            
                       BETH
I think we should get out of here,
someone had to of heard that, I
really don't feel like explaining
to the police why a group of
adults are breaking into an
abandoned building.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
I wouldn't worry about it most of
the houses around here have been
empty for years. Besides the cops
don't really come out this way it
would probably be the sheriff.
                                                            
                       BETH
Shut up Kevin I'm serious.
                                                            
                       COREY
Hey do you hear that?
                                                            
                       JOEY
What? I don't hear anything.
                                                            

22.

                       COREY
That's what I'm saying, we should
be hearing crashing and well the
overall sound of a fight, but I
don't hear anything.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Dammit, your right, Race?! Quinn?!
                                                            
Joey rushes into the broken door.
                                                            
 
INT. BREWERY-THE FIGHT - NIGHT
                                                            
Quinn and Race are still fighting, they have moved into
another room. Race throws Quinn against the wall and holds
him there for a moment. There is a thud in the room next
door.
                                                            
                       RACE
What the hell was that?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Don't know, don't care...
                                                            
Quinn takes a swing at Race, Race ducks and pins Quinn to
the wall.
                                                            
                       RACE
Probably the others, come on man
lets put this shit behind us. I
mean really what are we fighting
over, a twenty year old grudge?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Whatever, I won't pretend that I
like you. For the sake of the
group I will try my damnedest to
be cordial, but I make no
promises.
                                                            
                       RACE
Damn you are truly an asshole, You
know what your not worth it.
                                                            

23.

Race mimics like he is going to punch Quinn in the gut,
Quinn flinches, Race laughs and walks away leaving Quinn
alone. Quinn sits for a moment in the dark, a pigeon flies
over head scaring him.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Really!! Dammit!
                                                            
Quinn sits for a moment in the dark. Catching his breathe.
                                                            
                       EVE
Artie?
                                                            
                       QUINN
What the hell, Beth is that you?
                                                            
                       EVE
You just left me.
                                                            
                       QUINN
That's not funny Beth come on.
                                                            
QUINN goes into the other room there is no one there. He
runs out of the room to find the others.
                                                            
                                         CUT
                                                            
 
INT. BREWERY-FIRST ENCOUNTER - NIGHT
                                                            
Beth, Kevin and Cory follow Joey into the building looking
for Race and Quinn. Joey heads off into one room, Kevin and
Cory Head off into another. Beth who is nervous to enter the
brewery finds herself alone.
                                                            
                       BETH
Hey guys where are you? Guys?
                                                            
Beth looks around nervously She runs into the building. Once
inside she starts to panic. Suddenly there is a shadow
behind her she spins around to see what it is. There is
nothing.
                                                            

24.

                       BETH
Come on guys this isn't funny,
Quinn if that's you I will kill
you, you know I hate this place.
                                                            
Beth heads off into the room where the shadow was and looks
around. In the corner there is a figure standing, it is a
girl.
                                                            
                       BETH
Joey is that you?
                                                            
Beth moves toward the shadow.
                                                            
                       BETH
Come on Joey, it's not funny
anymore.
                                                            
Beth moves closer to the shadow, as she does she hears
something behind her, she turns around and standing there is
a young women. This young women is Eve, she is a high school
senior, she is also dead. she has a large piece of re-bar
protruding from her neck, she is very dirty, her hair is
matted.
                                                            
                       EVE
Why did you leave me here?
                                                            
Beth screams.
                                                            
                       COREY
Holy! Beth its me. Are you OK?
                                                            
                       BETH
      (gasping)
Yeah I think so you just scarred
me that's all
                                                            
                       COREY
You look like you saw a ghost.
                                                            
                       BETH
What? No I'm fine really. This
place creeps the hell out of me
and you jumping out of the
darkness just really scared me
            (MORE)

25.

                       BETH (cont'd)
thats all.
                                                            
                       COREY
OK if you say so. Lets go the
others are just in the other room.
                                                            
Corey leads Beth into the room, Joey, Race, and Kevin are
there waiting.
                                                            
                       BETH
Hey, Where's Quinn?
                                                            
                       RACE
I left him in the other room,
and no I didn't kill him.
                                                            
                       BETH
Funny Race, is he OK?
                                                            
                       RACE
Just great we had a nice talk
then we hugged it out. How do you
think he is?
                                                            
                       BETH
Race, come on be serious.
                                                            
                       RACE
OK so seriously I asked him to
just chill out, after all it's a
twenty year old grudge.
                                                            
                       BETH
What did he say?
                                                            
                       RACE
Well, in so many words? Fuck you.
                                                            
Quinn steps out of the shadows.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Thats not what I said jackass.
                                                            

26.

                       RACE
Cripes! You're just going to crawl
out of the shadows?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Yeah, Dick I am.
                                                            
Tired of listening to them fight, Joey changes the subject.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Beth are you feeling OK, you look
pale?
                                                            
                       BETH
      (Disconnected)
What? Yeah I'm fine.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Are you sure?
                                                            
                       BETH
No, I mean yeah I'm fine, I just
don't like being here, can we
leave now?
                                                            
                       JOEY
No, come on Beth lets just stay,
we're here now.
                                                            
                       BETH
No really, please I have a bad
feeling about this, can we just
go?
                                                            
                       RACE
She's right Beth lets just stay we
only have a couple hours until
dawn.
                                                            
Beth looks at Race with a look of disgust.
                                                            
                       BETH
Fine but I don't want to be alone
again.
                                                            

27.

                       QUINN
Beth, come on you are a grown...
                                                            
                       JOEY
OK! OK! We won't leave you alone.
(beat)
We won't leave you alone, will we
Quinn?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Yeah, whatever we won't leave you
alone. Can I at least leave for a
minute? I have to take a piss.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (angrily)
Do what you want.
                                                            
Quinn leaves.
                                                            
                       RACE
What an asshole.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Race come on not now.
                                                            
                       BETH
No, its fine he's right, Quinn is
an asshole.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Huh, I have never heard you talk
like that. Are you sure you are
OK?
                                                            
                       BETH
Dammit Joey I said yes, how many
times are you going to ask me
that!
                                                            
                       JOEY
Whoa! Take it easy, I was just
asking, you have had a rough
night.
                                                            

28.

                       BETH
      (starting to cry)
Joey I am so sorry. it's just
everything, this place, the
funeral, Quinn and I seper...
                                                            
                       JOEY
What? What did you say?
                                                            
                       BETH
Nothing, I don't want to get into
it.
                                                            
                       RACE
You know what, you two can have
your heart to heart, lets goes
boys lets take a look around.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Done!
                                                            
                       COREY
Yup!
                                                            
                       BETH
No! Please don't!
                                                            
                       JOEY
It's OK Beth we'll be fine we can
talk about whats going on.
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah, we won't be long.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (hesitant)
OK, please be careful.
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah, we will, see ya on the other
side.
                                                            
Kevin, Race, and Corey head out.
                                                            

29.

                       JOEY
Beth, lets go get our stuff out of
the car.
                                                            
                       BETH
You know what? I think I am going
to sit right here and wait for
Quinn to get back. I don't want
him to freak out when he gets back
and no one is here.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Really? You just flipped when you
thought the guys were leaving?
                                                            
Beth looks up, different, she appears to have more
confidence.
                                                            
                       BETH
Joey I'll be fine, after all I am
an adult.
                                                            
                       JOEY
What's gotten into you?
                                                            
                       BETH
Nothing really I'll be fine go get
your stuff, I'll just wait for you
and Quinn.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Alright, I'll be back.
                                                            
Joey leaves the room.
                                                            
 
INT. BREWERY-QUINN'S ENCOUNTER - NIGHT
                                                            
Quinn wanders around the brewery, venting.
                                                            
                       QUINN
      (Mockingly)
"I don't want to be alone". It was
twenty years ago, you would think
that at some point you would get
over what happened.
                                                            

30.

Quinn stops and starts to go to the bathroom.
                                                            
                       EVE
Are you over it?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth is that you? Come on this is
stupid why are we even here?
                                                            
                       EVE
Why are you here?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Because some dead asshole had to
dare the "Saved by the Bell" cast.
Are you stupid!
                                                            
                       EVE
      (Laughing)
Aah, Come on Artie.
                                                            
Quinn feels a breathe on his neck and spins around.
                                                            
                       QUINN
      (Very Angry)
Beth!! Enough!! I hate being
called Artie and you know it!!
                                                            
Kevin comes in behind Quinn.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
      (Mockingly)
I'm sorry "Artie" I won't call you
that again.
(beat)
Who are you talking to?
                                                            
                       QUINN
What are you serious? You didn't
hear that voice?
                                                            
                       KEVIN
What are you seriously acting like
a little bitch right now? Voices,
really? Come on man the others are
just outside.
                                                            

31.

                       QUINN
No, I'm serious! You didn't hear
that girls voice? Damn that beer
must have gone straight to my
head.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Come on Quinn lets just go explore
this place, drink some more beer,
and have some fun.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Are you all this delusional? I am
leaving, I barely knew Chase and I
barely know you, I am not hanging
out here all night...if you need
me I'll be the one passed out in
room 12 of the we charge by the
hour motel, Beth booked us in.
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Unbelievable! You know what? You
can take a flying fu...holy shit
what...
                                                            
Standing behind Quinn in the dark is a young women staring
blankly at Kevin.
                                                            
                       QUINN
God, Really! I thought I heard a
voice give me a break.
                                                            
Quinn spins around thinking Kevin is making fun of him. When
he turns around he is face to face with Eve.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Holy hell!! Your dead...I buried
you...
                                                            
                       KEVIN
Wait, what?
                                                            
Eve reaches for Quinn. Quinn spins around and pushes past
Kevin. Kevin falls back, tripping on a broken floor board
crashing through to the floor below. Quinn stares down at
him.
                                                            

32.

                       QUINN
This can't be happening.
(frustrated)
You stupid bitch, I buried you
twenty years ago...
                                                            
Quinn realizes he is alone.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Even after twenty years you are
still giving me a headache.
                                                            
Quinn leaves the room just glance at the hole through which
Kevin fell.
                                                            
 
INT. BREWERY- QUINN'S REUNITED - NIGHT
                                                            
Beth and Joey are on the first floor.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Okay, so tell me what happened?
                                                            
                       BETH
I told you, nothing, we were
fighting over what he said at
Chase's funeral. We both said
things we regret.
(smiling)
I told him he was acting just like
his father.
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (laughing)
Good for you, he is just like his
father. Selfish bastard.
                                                            
Quinn comes down the stairs.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Alright you two, enough with the
man bashing.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (apologetic)
Oh, Quinn I'm sorry.
                                                            

33.

                       QUINN
      (lovingly)
No Beth I'm sorry. I'm sorry I hit
you, I'm sorry for the things I
said at the funeral. Joey you too,
I'm sorry for the way I have been
acting.
                                                            
                       BETH
Ah, Baby its okay I forgive you.
See Joey, I told you he could be
sweet.
                                                            
                       JOEY
You both are going to make me
sick, and Quinn I am not buying
this bullshit, so save it...
                                                            
                       BETH
Joey, come on I thought of all
people you would be willing to
give him a second chance.
                                                            
                       JOEY
Beth he hit you, are you really
going to fall for this casanova
act.
                                                            
                       BETH
Joey...
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth, she's right, I shouldn't
have hit you. Joey I understand
why your upset, you have every
right to be mad.
                                                            
                       JOEY
      (Sarcasticly)
Okay, since we have that worked
out, where the hell is everyone
else?
                                                            
                       QUINN
      (Covering up)
Uh, I don't know I haven't seen
anybody. I went to take a piss and
            (MORE)

34.

                       QUINN (cont'd)
then came right back here. I don't
like any of you so why would I
even think about babysitting?
                                                            
                       JOEY
Oh, there he is, see Beth I told
you he could be an asshole.
(beat)
You see an asshole can only be
nice for a little while before the
shit starts to fly.
                                                            
                       BETH
Joey, please he is after all my
husband, I do still love him, even
if he can be a royal asshole.
                                                            
                       QUINN
You know what Beth as far as I am
concerned we're over. I'm leaving,
I'll be at the hotel. When we get
home I will be packing up my shit
and filing for divorce. I'm out.
                                                            
Quinn starts for the door.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn, come on I thought we talked
about this. I thought we were
going to try counseling?
                                                            
                       JOEY
Beth come one let him go he is
drunk, he will go back to the
hotel, pass out, and in the
morning you can talk it through.
                                                            
                       BETH
Joey! Shut the hell up!
                                                            
                       QUINN
Oh, Hell yeah, now theres a girl I
could see myself with.
                                                            

35.

Quinn changes his direction, turning back toward Beth, he
grabs her and pulls her close. Like the drunk uncle at a
family reunion. Beth pushes him away.
                                                            
                       BETH
Dammit Quinn can you be serious
for two minutes?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Dammit Beth, can you grow a pair
for two minutes?
                                                            
                       BETH
Arthur seriously just for a minute
can you stop being an ass and just
talk to me.
                                                            
                       QUINN
      (having enough)
Yes, Beth I can, I am seriously
going back to the cockroach motel,
where I will get seriously drunk
and then seriously pass out.
Stafford out!
                                                            
Quinn heads out of the brewery, Beth follows him leaving
Joey to fend for herself.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn wait...
                                                            
                       JOEY
Wait Beth, don't leave me here
alone, there might be rats or...
(beat)
Ghosts.
                                                            
Beth turns back and looks at Joey.
                                                            
                       BETH
You have no idea.
                                                            
Joey is left wondering what she meant by that. She stands in
the dark for a minute then turns and disappears into the
brewery to find the others.
                                                            
 

36.

EXT. BREWERY - NIGHT
                                                            
Quinn is heading to his car, Beth is in close pursuit.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn! Please stop! Please talk to
me.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth! I am done talking, I am done
with this place. This place has me
seeing things. For god sake, Beth
I thought I saw Eve, Beth, Eve! I
may be a little buzzed maybe even
borderline drunk, but I am not
drunk enough to be hallucinating,
not even close!
                                                            
                       BETH
What? You saw her too?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Wait, Too?
                                                            
                       BETH
No, what I meant was this place
makes me think about that night
and about Eve.
                                                            
                       QUINN
No you said too, as in also, tell
me what happened?
                                                            
                       BETH
Nothing Quinn, its just this
place, my mind playing tricks on
me.
                                                            
 
INT. BREWERY - THREE YEARS EARLIER - DAY
                                                            
This scene to be seen through a series of flashbacks, while
Beth tells the story to the group in the present day.
                                                            
Quinn, Beth, and Eve sit in a room waiting for Race.
                                                            

37.

                       QUINN
Dammit where is he?
                                                            
                       EVE
      (lovingly)
Come on Artie he'll be here.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (in shock)
What you hate being called Artie?
                                                            
                       EVE
Oh, it's OK Beth I can call him
that.
                                                            
                       BETH
Really, Quinn? I called you that
once and I thought you were going
to stroke out, or something.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth, shut up, she can call me
Artie whats the big deal. Where
the hell is he!
                                                            
Race comes nonchalantly through the door.
                                                            
                       RACE
Sorry, I'm late.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Hey, thanks for making us wait
douche bag, do you have the stuff.
                                                            
                       RACE
Awww, Artie is that anyway to
greet someone, come over here and
give us a hug.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Shut-up do you have the stuff or
what?
                                                            
                       RACE
Nope, the reason I called you out
here was so we could share life
stories and become BFF's. Come on
            (MORE)

38.

                       RACE (cont'd)
really?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Dick! Lets get this over with,
this place gives me the creeps.
                                                            
                       RACE
Sure thing Artie, but I was really
looking forward to getting to know
you.
                                                            
Beth and Eve have stepped back, Eve is whispering something
in Beth's ear.
                                                            
                       EVE
You know, Artie and I are together
right?
                                                            
                       BETH
Yeah, I know, it won't last long.
                                                            
                       EVE
Wow. Quinn said you were into him,
I thought he was being stupid. But
you really think you have a chance
with him, I am not sure if you
know this but ummm Beth sweetie
you're a prude.
                                                            
                       BETH
Shut up just shut up! You're a
whore and every one knows it even
Quinn.
                                                            
                       EVE
Well, that may be true but I'm
with Quinn and you're not. He only
hangs with you because he feels
bad for you, oh and he told me
that your mommy called his mommy
and she asked that you be
included...
                                                            
                       BETH
Bitch!
                                                            

39.

Beth swings around hitting Eve in the shoulder knocking her
to the ground. As she stands up she finds a piece of pipe,
She stands up and takes a swing at Beth and misses, Beth
pushes her away and she trips landing on a pile of junk. Eve
lands and a piece of rebar pierces through her throat.
                                                            
                       RACE
Oh shit!
                                                            
They all stand in horror as Eve gasps for air blooding
pouring out of her neck,mouth and nose.
                                                            
                       RACE
Okay then, well its been fun...
                                                            
                       QUINN
Stop!
                                                            
                       RACE
Dude, if I get caught I am
screwed!
                                                            
Beth falls to the ground mumbling incoherently.
                                                            
                       QUINN
I know you won't tell anyone,
cause none of us are going to
tell...
                                                            
                       BETH
Is she dead? Did I kill her? Oh
my, she's dead, I didn't mean
to...
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth! Shut up! I need to think.
                                                            
                       RACE
You're serious? Quinn whats to
think about? I have to go and you
have to call the cops. It was an
accident.
                                                            
                       QUINN
You can't be serious? Do you know
who my dad is? The last thing he
needs is his freshman all state
            (MORE)

40.

                       QUINN (cont'd)
quarterback son tied up in the
accidental death of a girl he was
seeing.
                                                            
                       RACE
Dude, Eve is dead and all you can
think about is yourself. That's
fucked up...
                                                            
                       QUINN
All this coming from a drug
dealer?
                                                            
                       RACE
Whatever man, I'll call the cops
if you won't.
                                                            
                       QUINN
OK, what will it take to keep you
quite?
                                                            
                       BETH
Race? You saw right? It was an
accident? Race I can't go to jail.
                                                            
                       RACE
Beth it was self defense, you will
be fine, that is if we can
convince Artie, to call the cops.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth, please you know what this
will do for our families? We have
to hide this, please think about
your future. Do you really want a
death, accidental or not, on your
Ivy League application?
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn she's dead. What are we
going to do just leave her here?
                                                            
                       JOEY
Well yes and no, we bury her some
where, then we she comes up
missing and we are asked about
            (MORE)

41.

                       JOEY (cont'd)
her.
(beat)
We say this, ummmm she caught me
cheating, with you, she was really
upset and she left we haven't seen
her since.
                                                            
                       RACE
Wow, either this has happened to
you before or you really have no
heart either way you can't be for
real.
                                                            
                       BETH
Yeah Quinn I don't think I can do
that.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth please, think about our
families, about our futures. I
will do whatever it takes.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn, she is a human being she
has a family too, shouldn't we
think about that?
                                                            
Quinn comes in close whispering in Beth's ear.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Beth, come on, what will it take
for you to go along with this? I
am sure there is something we can
work out, say dinner and a movie?
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn what are you doing?
                                                            
                       RACE
Beth don't, he will get out of
this and leave you just like he
wants to leave Eve's dead body
here in this building. Don't
believe him.
                                                            

42.

                       QUINN
He is a drug dealer and a loser.
Beth I can get you whatever you
want, no matter what people say
money can by you happiness. Come
on lets go to dinner and see where
it goes from there. I promise I
won't leave you.
                                                            
                       BETH
I don't know.
                                                            
                       RACE
Beth you can't believe him he is
full of shit.
(beat)
You know what Quinn, I don't need
this, here, this one is on the
house.
                                                            
Race hands Quinn a bag of weed and starts to walk away.
                                                            
                       RACE
I won't tell anyone, if I go to
juvie one more time I am in until
I am eighteen so you can trust me
when I say I won't tell anyone.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Race, promise me you won't say
anything?
                                                            
                       RACE
Yeah whatever just promise me you
won't call me anymore.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Promise me!!
                                                            
                       BETH
Let him go, he won't tell, you can
trust him.
                                                            

43.

                       QUINN
That may be true but what about
you? Can I trust you to keep this
quite?
                                                            
Beth sits for a minute and weighs her options.
                                                            
                       QUINN
Whatever you want Beth I can get
it for you.
                                                            
                       BETH
      (hesitant)
I can't believe I am about to do
this.
(beat)
Okay but we just can't leave her
here like this we have to bury
her.
                                                            
                       QUINN
That's it, I knew you would come
around.
                                                            
Beth realizes that she will lose everything if she goes to
the police and sees that she can finally have Quinn if she
goes along with him.
                                                            
                       BETH
Quinn are you serious about giving
me anything I want?
                                                            
                       QUINN
Umm, yeah I guess.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From retasha Date 5/2/2012 **1/2
Not bad, it's not good either.

From Jesus Meza III Date 4/21/2010 ***
I only read the first two pages, so I can't really give an official rating on this story. But the opening image (I give it a 3) was clever. A good way to start a story with action and humor (a couple of misfit kids running from the police). The frequent typos in the dialogue during the police station scene distracted me from the story. This can be easily fixed though.


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