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PSA [2-3 min Short] Don't do Drugs
by Bruce Downs (brucedowns@gmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Horror   User Review: ***1/2
PSA -- An over caffeinated, speed-popping high school student pulling an all-nighter for tomorrow’s S.A.T. decides to drive to a party but while staring at a group of people standing by a parked car, he accidentally runs over someone. He gets out of the car; it seems to be a lifeless smashed mannequin under his car. Panic-stricken, he runs towards the party in search of his girlfriend, everyone’s a mannequin, all capable of moving when he is not looking, he hears the siren of a police car, what is he to do; is it a nightmare?


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FADE IN:

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Jake, High School Junior, sitting at his desk studying.
Camera pans the desk showing S.A.T. study books and a cup of
coffee and desk clock showing 6:30pm. He receives a text on
his cell phone "HUGE KEG PARTY TONIGHT @ THE FIELD". Jake
replies "CAN'T GO PULLING ALL NIGHTER 4 TOMORROWS S.A.T.".
                                                            
CLOSE UP OF DESK CLOCK: time 6:30
                                                            
FADE OUT:
                                                            
FADE IN & CLOSE UP OF STUDY BOOK:
                                                            
Time 8pm. Camera pans the desk showing S.A.T. study books,
half empty cup of coffee pause camera on study book showing
page 30. Pan up to Jake's face nodding and fighting sleep
then camera pans down to study book.
                                                            
CLOSE UP OF STUDY BOOK & FADE OUT:
Of Jake turning the page from 30 to 31
                                                            
FADE IN & CLOSE UP OF DESK CLOCK:
                                                            
Time 10pm. Camera pans the desk showing S.A.T. study books,
an empty cup of coffee pause camera on study book showing
page 36. Pan up to Jake's face nodding and about to fall
asleep. As Jake is about to fall asleep he quickly and
frustrated stands up and walks to dresser. Opens sock
drawer and pulls some pills out of a pair of socks. Jake
carries the pill bottle back to his desk and opens it.
Camera pans down into the bottle showing two pills
remaining.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (talking to
       himself)
The biggest test of my life and I
can't stay awake, and now I'm
taking speed at my own house when
my parents are downstairs.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. FIELD PARTY - NIGHT
                                                            
Jake's friend Steve and another guy are standing by some
parked cars, looking towards a bonfire where Jake's
girlfriend Alice is sitting with another guy's arm around

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her. Steve pulls his cell phone out of his pocket to make a
call.
                                                            
                       STEVE
Jake you need to get here ASAP
John is hitting on your
girlfriend.
                                                            
                       JAKE
What do you mean?
                                                            
                       STEVE
They've been drinking and talking
all night and now they are at the
bonfire with his arm around her.
                                                            
                       JAKE
      (Pissed off)
I'm going to kick his ass.
                                                            
Jake hangs up and looks at his desk clock and notices that
it's 10:30pm.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (With a
       mischievous smirk
       tells to his
       friend)
This is going to be fun.
                                                            
 
INT. JAKE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Jake hangs up his cell phone, appears to be more awake and
angry, throws on a jacket and sneaks out of his room and
down the stairs to the kitchen. Parents are in the family
room, dad asleep on the sofa and mom sitting on the chair
watching TV. Jake grabs his car keys and sneaks out the
front door.
                                                            
 
INT. JAKE'S CAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Jake is anxious, driving in a hurry to the field party.
While driving he receives a message, it's a picture of his
Alice sitting on a log with John's arm around her. Jake is
now extremely angry, slams his fist on the dash and speeds
up.
                                                            
He drives up to where the cars are parked, looking from side
to side, as if he is looking for his girlfriend's car. A
group of three people catch his eye standing at a parked car
as he is driving by because they appear to him as

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mannequins. He hears a thump and his car rides over a bump.
Jake slams on his brakes and throws his car into park and
steps out to see what he hit. Jake sees that he ran over
and killed a lifeless mannequin. In panic Jake looks to see
if anyone saw what he did. He sees the mannequins who
caught his attention the first time, but now only one is
standing at the car and the other two are halfway between
where they were and his car as if they are moving towards
him. Jake looks in another direction and sees another group
of mannequins, one on her cell phone. Now he looks back and
the two mannequins are getting closer to him. Jake panics
and runs towards the bonfire where he sees a lifeless
mannequin that looks like his girlfriend, wearing his school
letter jacket, kissing another mannequin. Jake pushes the
guy lifeless mannequin into the bonfire and turns towards
his girlfriend. Now a group of 6 guy mannequins, one
holding a baseball bat, are all standing lifeless around him
as if they were going after him. Jake grabs the baseball
bat out of the mannequin's hands and swings at him knocking
his head off. Then he swings and beats all the other
lifeless guy mannequins to the ground. When he finishes he
sees a parked police car with lights on and siren blowing
about 20 yards from him with two lifeless police mannequins
in it. Jake now turns to face his girlfriend when he gets
tackled from behind and handcuffed by the two police
officers (real people). When Jake comes to and opens his
eye's he sees the baseball bat is laying on the ground in
front of his face with blood all over it. While the police
are walking him to the police car Jake sees all the people
who he thought were lifeless mannequins laying on the ground
with blood everywhere. As the police car is leaving Jake
sees EMS arriving.
                                                            
FADE TO BLACK:
                                                            
Title "Don't do Drugs" appear on the scene like a police
blotter then underneath it shows the following text.
Jake was tried as an adult and sentenced to life in prison
without parole for the murders of 4 classmates and friends
including his best friend Steve.
                                                            
 
INT. JAKE'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
FADE IN & CLOSE UP OF DESK CLOCK:
                                                            
Time 6:59am. Camera pans the desk showing Jake a sleep with
head resting on S.A.T. study book, empty cup of coffee.
Pause camera on Jake sleeping with head on study book. Alarm
rings and awakes Jake and when he lifts his head the book is
on page 74. Pan up to desk clock showing the time as
7:00am. Pan to Jake's face looking confused he checks his
hands and clothes for blood. He sees the pill bottle on his

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desk and looks inside. Camera pans into the pill bottle
showing the two pills still remaining. Jake gets up and
goes to the bathroom and flushes the pills down the toilet.
                                                            
FADE TO BLACK:
                                                            
Movie credits roll.
                                                            
 
INT. JAKE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            


THE END


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From Lonzo Date 6/23/2011 ****
Already been done-HUGE hit on youtube!!!check for yourself and see.

From Jesse Date 5/18/2011 ***
this is exactly like a short movie called 'Still Life'.. youtube it - its great.


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