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Shadow Street (short film)
by Lycan Davis (lycandavis75@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Horror   User Review: **1/2
A couple finds themselves plunged into a supernatural and life threatening situation.


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



FADE IN:

EXT. CITY PARK - NIGHT
                                                            
It is a sprawling park. SHANNON and CARRIE run down a path,
in terror.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Come on. Faster baby.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
I'm trying. Do you hear it?
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Yes. In the trees. Behind us. Go
left here.
                                                            
The path forks. They go left and duck into a stand of
trees.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
I don't think it saw us.
                                                            
Carrie points to a lit street, some distance away. It is an
urban area and lit by a series of lights. On the other side
is a row of shops and run down buildings, each about ten
stories tall.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
There.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Let's go.
                                                            
They bolt from their cover, sprinting to the light.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
They reach the street, then duck into an alley.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Carrie pulls out her phone.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Still no bars. You?
                                                            
Shannon checks.
                                                            

2.

                       SHANNON
Nada. How is there no reception
here?
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Oh hon. What are we going to do?
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Keep doing this until morning.
Running and hiding.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
We can't. I can't.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Well, I'm open to suggestions.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
The diner.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
What diner?
                                                            
                       CARRIE
I saw one. Several streets over.
All night diner. Let's go.
                                                            
She starts moving to the street.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Wait. Let me make sure the coast
is clear.
                                                            
He sticks his head out. The street lights make rings with
shadows in between. As he watches, a shadow moves through a
ring, from one shadow to another. Where it ends up, a pair
of red eyes are visible. They emit a low growl. He slowly
retreats into the alley.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Did you?
                                                            
                       SHANNON
      (whispering)
Shh. This way is blocked.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
It?
                                                            
                       SHANNON
It.
                                                            

3.

                       CARRIE
Oh.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
We can't stay here. Take my hand.
We'll go down through the other
side.
                                                            
They move slowly, hand in hand. Halfway down, Shannon kicks
a bottle. PAUL, a homeless man, screams.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Hey. That's my bottle.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Shhh.
                                                            
                       PAUL
You spill a mans bottle and expect
him to be quiet?
                                                            
                       CARRIE
We're very sorry.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Damn right you're sorry. Damn
right.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Keep it down.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Don't tell me to keep it down.
Kick through my home and tell me
to shut up? No class.
                                                            
EUGENE is another homeless man who is on the other side of
the alley.
                                                            
                       EUGENE
Shut up both of you. Trying to
sleep here.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Don't you start too, Eugene. I'll
put a fire out in your head.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
      (to Carrie)
Let's go.
                                                            

4.

                       PAUL
No. Not before you make good on
my bottle.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       PAUL
That doesn't get me a new bottle.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
What do you want?
                                                            
The click of a switchblade is heard.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Leave her with me. I want to show
her my home.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
No.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Leave her. Pay for the bottle.
                                                            
                       EUGENE
Let 'em go. Let me sleep.
                                                            
                       PAUL
No. His woman for my bottle.
                                                            
The sound of wind starts again, at the head of the alley.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Shannon. The alley.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Shannon? What kind of name is
that for a man? Get out of here
Shannon. And leave your woman.
                                                            
He lunges at him with the blade. Shannon sidesteps him and
knocks it from his hand. The sound from the street
continues.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Shannon. Now.
                                                            
The two run down the alley.
                                                            
                       PAUL
Hey. Get back here! You owe me a
knife!!
                                                            

5.

                       EUGENE
Paul. Behind you!!
                                                            
Paul turns and is swept up into the air. He's slammed
against each building near its top. Then, his head is
smashed into a window. He's dropped into the alley and
lies, motionless. Eugene cowers, crying.
                                                            
                       EUGENE
No. Please no. I only wanted to
sleep. Please leave me to sleep.
                                                            
By now, the sound of wind is deafening.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Carrie and Shannon run out of the alley. They stop in front
of a hardware store with tools in the windows.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Wait a second.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Shan. No.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
I'm tired of running.
                                                            
He walks to the window and hits it.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Too thick.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Let's go, Shan.
                                                            
They turn to run. In front of them, the wind starts blowing
again. Several cars are tossed aside.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Behind me hon. When it does what
it wants, you run.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
No.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
No time to argue.
                                                            
The shadows continue to rise and the red eyes grow more
pronounced.
                                                            

6.

                       SHANNON
      (softly)
Come on. Come on you.
      (Yelling)
Did you hear me? I'm done
running. We're done!! It ends
here!
                                                            
The noise continues.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Is that all you have? Make my
girlfriend afraid. Make us run?
Is that it? Come on!! Show me
what you got!
                                                            
The wind slows. The shadows start to fade. The eyes
diminish. Shannon stays in place. The creature disappears.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Hon. I think it's gone. I stared
it down.
                                                            
He smiles. Carrie smiles, standing by a storm drain.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
It's gone. It's gone. I stared
it down and it's gone.
                                                            
Carrie screams, from behind him. He spins and sees that a
shadowy hand has grabbed her ankle from within the storm
drain. It drags her toward the sewer.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
No!!
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Help me Shan!
                                                            
She struggles against it, but it continues to pull her.
Shannon grabs her arms, but it is stronger than both and she
continues toward the sewer. Shannon tries to stomp on the
arm, but his foot goes through, to the pavement. He looks
into the sewer and sees the red eyes staring back at him. An
evil laugh comes from within the sewer. The ground starts
to shake as it pulls her foot into the hole. Shannon again
tries to pull back. Carrie screams as her leg breaks
several times. Her other foot is braced against the curb.
She fights in vain and screams again.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Carrie!!
                                                            

7.

                       CARRIE
Shan, Please. Go.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
No.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
You told me to. Now you do it.
Don't watch this. Please. Just
go.
                                                            
He tugs again, in vain.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
Please.
                                                            
He lets her go.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
I love you.
                                                            
                       CARRIE
And I love you. Now please, for
me, go.
                                                            
He staggers a few steps, then turns and runs.
                                                            
 
INT. ALL NIGHT DINER - NIGHT
                                                            
HENRY is behind the counter. He is an old man. Shannon
runs in. Other than the two, the place is empty.
                                                            
                       HENRY
Hey partner. Did you win the
race?
                                                            
Shannon takes a seat at the counter. He breathes deeply.
                                                            
                       HENRY
No need to answer right now. Have
a seat and a cup of joe. Warm the
bones a bit.
                                                            
He pours him a cup. Shannon takes a little sip.
                                                            
                       HENRY
There. And now you have your
breath, yes?
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Out there. I just. We.
                                                            

8.

Henry holds up his hand.
                                                            
                       HENRY
I make it a practice not to get
involved in the affairs of others.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
But.
                                                            
                       HENRY
I can be a fount of knowledge
should you need, but you must
apply it in your own way. No sir,
I can't tell you which roads to
travel, but can say you must pick
one. And looking at you, I can
tell that yours are arduous
routes.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Yes.
                                                            
Outside, the wind starts to pick up.
                                                            
                       HENRY
Storm on its way.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Yes. Yes it is.
                                                            
Shannon rises.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
How much?
                                                            
                       HENRY
On me. Why don't you stay here?
Ride it out?
                                                            
                       SHANNON
I'm sorry to say, that's not an
option.
                                                            
                       HENRY
Then, my friend, you've chosen
your road.
                                                            
                       SHANNON
Yes. And now it's time to walk.
                                                            
Shannon waves, turns, pushes the door open, and leaves, the
door slamming shut behind him. Outside, several cars are
sucked up into the air.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Cameron Date 11/6/2010 **1/2
It is pretty good... I don't get the ending though...


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