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Gore Orphange Road
by Tom Young (surfdirk@hotmail.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Horror   User Review: ****
In the 1930's Gore Orphanage mysteriously burned down. Most say that it was done by the sadistic Headmaster of the orphanage. Years later the legend has grown, and most people avoid the lonely country road because as they say, "Bad things happen on Gore Orphanage road." A group of teens decide to take the "short-cut" down the road late one night as they head to a party.


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GORE ORPHANGE ROAD

FADE IN:

EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - NIGHT
                                                            
A speeding car full of teens travels down a road. Music
plays through the open windows. The car slows down and turns
left onto an old country road. The camera tilts up to reveal
the road sign : Gore Orphange Road.
                                                            
 
INT. CAR - CONTINUOUS
                                                            
The driver of the car, BRAD, turns off the radio.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Shut-up you guys. We're taking the
shortcut, and I need to
concentrate on the road.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Wait! Why do we have to take this
creepy old road?
                                                            
                       BRAD
We'll save 15 minutes, plus
there's the speed trap Sheriff
Watkins has on Main that we can
totally avoid.
                                                            
                       CHET
Hold on. Can we vote on this? I've
heard bad things about Gore
Orphanage Road.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Come on man, you don't believe all
that junk about this road. The
Sheriff would shut-down the road
if this road was dangerous.
                                                            
                       CHET
Yeah butt...
                                                            
                       RONNIE
      (twirling her hair)
Oh come on sugar. I want to get to
the party, so we can dance
together. Maybe even slow dance
together
                                                            
                       CHET
Well, uh um. I mean that sounds
nice, but they say bad things
happen on Gore Orphanage road for
a reason.
                                                            
                       GIL
Yeah, so you guys need to be quiet
so Brad can drive.
                                                            

2.

Nobody pays attention to Gil. Nobody ever pays him
attention.
                                                            
                       CHET
But what about all those murders
that happened here?
                                                            
                       BRAD
I wouldn't call it "murder". Sure,
the orphanage burned down, and all
those kids burned to death, but
nobody said it was done on
purpose.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
The newspapers blamed the
orphanage's sadistic HEADMASTER
for the fire, but since he burned
up in the flames nobody will ever
really know what happened.
                                                            
                       GIL
The HEADMASTER? I thought it was
clown or something.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
The HEADMASTER wore a clowns mask
whenever he punished the kids. He
thought it would make the
punishment more bearable for them.
                                                            
                       CHET
That's twisted.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
Yeah. And according to records the
HEADMASTER punished the kids
often. In fact rumor has it that
he was fired for it. That's why he
burned down the Orphanage. He
blamed the children for telling.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Legend says the HEADMASTER roams
the road looking for more children
he can punish.
                                                            
                       BRAD
So okay. Everyone happy now. It's
just some stupid road with a local
legend. They're a dime a dozen.
Every county's probably got one.
Ours happens to be Gore Orphanage
Road. A dark, creepy old road
where a bunch of bad stuff
happened in the 30's. Don't be so
superstitious.
                                                            
The car swerves suddenly to avoid a dark figure in the road.
Brad steers out of a fishtail, and hits his brakes hard. The
car comes to a stop in the tall weeds that line the road.
                                                            

3.

                       RAVEN
      (sarcastically)
Way to drive Earnhardt.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (fearful)
Did you guys see that?
                                                            
They all turn around and look out their windows trying to
pierce the darkness. They see nothing.
                                                            
                       GIL
What did you see? What was it?
                                                            
                       BRAD
I don't know. It looked like a
person lying down in the road.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Let's just go. Let's get out of
here.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
We can't leave. What if it's
somebody and they need help.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
It's not. It's probably just a
sack of grain that fell off a
truck or something. Just go Brad.
Go!
                                                            
                       GIL
That doesn't seem right. I'll go
and check just to be sure.
                                                            
 
EXT. GORE ORPHANAGE ROAD - NIGHT
                                                            
Gil opens up his door and gets out. He cautiously walks back
towards the road.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Hey, hold on. We'll come with you.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
The crap we will!
                                                            
                       BRAD
Not you girls. Stay in the car.
Chet, come on let's go.
                                                            
                       CHET
What? I thought I'd stay and... uh
..you know ..protect the girls.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
Come on Chet. Be a hero for me.
I'm sure it's nothing anyway.
                                                            
Chet finds the courage to live up to Ronnie's expectations.
The two boys get out of the car and meet Gil near the trunk
of the car. They begin to step away...
                                                            

4.

                       BRAD
Hold on. Wait.
                                                            
Brad fondles his keys and opens the trunk revealing a
blanket. He moves the blanket and we see nestled over the
spare tire a SHOTGUN. Brad grabs it.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Does anybody know how to shoot?
                                                            
                       CHET
What the stuff man? Why do you
have a shot-gun in your trunk?
                                                            
                       BRAD
It's my dad's. Hey, Chet. You're
in FFA right?
                                                            
                       CHET
      (hesitantly)
Yes.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Then you probably have handled a
shotgun before. Take this.
                                                            
Brad tosses the shot-gun into Chet's hands.
                                                            
                       CHET
Wait...what? But I....
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (interupting)
Dude! You've handled a gun before,
and we haven't. Your the safest
choice. You want us to be safe
right?
                                                            
                       RONNIE
      (from car)
Man up Chet! You gotta protect me.
                                                            
Chet gulps. He holds the shot-gun with familiarity and walks
cautiously ahead. The rest of the boys follow a few feet
behind him. We see a mysterious mound lying near where the
car lost control. It begins to move.
                                                            
                       FIGURE
Moan
                                                            
The dark mound stretches out, and we see that it is a
person. He begins to rise. We don't know who or what he is.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Holy Crap what is that?
                                                            
                       GIL
It's a man. We hit a man. Are you
okay sir?
                                                            
Gil steps towards the man with arms wide open. The MAN
stands up, stretches his arms out, growls, and grabs Gil by
the throat. We now see he is the HEADMASTER. A cloaked
figure with a sickening clown's mask over his face.
                                                            

5.

                       HEADMASTER
Children! Dirty squealing little
Children must be punished.
                                                            
Gil's body goes limp as the HEADMASTER lets go of his
victim. Chet falls backwards onto the ground. Brad crouches
behind him. The girls scream. The HEADMASTER turns his
attention towards CHET.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Shoot Him! Kill that S.O.B.
                                                            
CHET fumbles with the SHOT-GUN. He squeezes off two rounds
that hits the HEADMASTER in the chest. The Headmaster goes
down. The two boys stand-up.
                                                            
                       CHET
      (stunned)
I shot him. I shot him dead.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (to the Headmaster)
How you like that you pile of
crap!
                                                            
BRAD steps over the HEADMASTER to see if GIL is alive. As he
does the HEADMASTER stands up, grabs BRAD, snaps his neck,
and throws him to the ground! The girls scream.
                                                            
                       CHET
That's impossible! You're ..you're
dead... you died... you can't
be...
                                                            
                       HEADMASTER
You can't kill me! I'm already
dead!
                                                            
The HEADMASTER tears away his mask and reveals his true face
- burned and decayed. He laughs as Chet drops the shot-gun.
Urine flows down his pants. CHET collapses in a heap and
begins to cry. The HEADMASTER makes threats as Chet pleads
for his life.
                                                            
                       CHET
Please don't kill me! I don't
wanna die. Please sir.. please
spare me.
                                                            
                       HEADMASTER
Dirty squealer child. You must be
punished!
                                                            
The HEADMASTER laughs an evil laugh that gradually becomes
comical. Other laughter is heard. Chet looks up and see Brad
and Gil on their knees smiling. They look at Chet and burst
into laughter.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
O snap he wet his pants!
                                                            
Dumbfounded, Chet spins around and sees Raven holding a
video recording device. Raven wears a satisfied look upon
her face.
                                                            

6.

                       CHET
What? Wait..what is going on? Were
there blanks in the gun?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Well duh! You just got pwned!
                                                            
                       GIL
Pwned!
                                                            
The HEADMASTER grabs a rag from his pocket and wipes off the
burn make-up from his face. He removes his fright wig and
reveals that he is Brad's right-hand man CORD.
                                                            
                       CORD
What a fool! Tell me you got the
shot of him messing his pants?
                                                            
                       RAVEN
I got it! I just uploaded it to
youtube.
                                                            
                       CHET
Wait! What? Why would you do that?
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Because we can!
                                                            
                       CHET
      (to Ronnie)
Did you know they were doing this?
                                                            
                       CORD
Did she know? She's the bait dude!
We know you have a secret crush on
her, so it was easy to get you to
come to some fake party with a
promise of a slow dance.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
      (to Chet)
I'm sorry. They ... I mean it's
not like..I mean...uhm
                                                            
                       CORD
Ha. Like my sister would go out
with a loser like you.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Maybe next time you'll think twice
about running for SGA against one
of our boys.
                                                            
                       CHET
That's what this is about? The SGA
election next week? You'd scare me
to death and humiliate me just to
win an election?
                                                            
                       GIL
Well, yeah. Obviously.
                                                            

7.

                       CORD
No one is gonna vote for a
pee-pants wuss wimp. Once they see
your performance tonight you'll be
lucky if your own mom would vote
for you.
                                                            
Brad slaps his friends on the back while they all head back
to the car. Chet follows behind.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (to Chet)
Hold on. Where do you think you're
going? You ain't getting into my
car in those pants.
                                                            
                       CHET
How am I going to get home?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Not my problem man. Call your
momma and tell her to pick you up,
and bring her little baby a change
of pants!
                                                            
They all laugh as they hop into the car and speed away. Chet
is stunned. He grabs for his phone. He begins to walk back
home. He stops and listens to the noises growing louder from
the nearby woods. He shakes his phone in frustration.
                                                            
                       CHET
Come on stupid phone! Get a
signal!
                                                            
Chet hears a noise coming from the brush. He stops and turns
around.
                                                            
                       CHET
Who's there? (beat) I know it's
you guys! What's your problem?
Didn't get enough video of me
crying for my life? Huh? Is that
the problem? Didn't get enough
close-ups of my tears?
                                                            
Chet spins around and peers into the darkness of the road.
More noises are heard.
                                                            
                       CHET
Aw come on you idiots! Why don't
you show yourself? This time
though I ain't gonna shrink in
terror. I gonna punch you right
the face! You hear that pretty
boy? Right in your stupid mot-
                                                            
Chet spins around and comes face to face with the real
HEADASTER. This variation is taller and much more
frighteningly decorated.
                                                            
                       CHET
Cord? Uhm.. is that you? You look
different.
                                                            

8.

Chet grows more confident. He straightens out his body and
steps towards the HEADMASTER.
                                                            
                       CHET
Why don't you take off that stupid
mask, so I can punch you in your
stupid face?
                                                            
The HEADMASTER rips off his mask to reveal a face full of
decay, maggots, and charred flesh. This is not a cheap
face-paint job like Cord's. This is real! The Headmaster
swings his hands in the air. His eyes glow red as he strikes
down upon CHET.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
                                         FADE IN
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
"FOUR MONTHS LATER" APPEARS IN THE BOTTOM CORNER
                                                            
Brad, Cord, and Gil walk down the hallway as if they own the
place. Students consciously avoid them. They walk up to
Scott Speedman who is busy switching his books out in his
locker.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Well lookity lookity fellas. If it
isn't Scott Speedy Speedman.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
What do you want Brad?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Nothing bud. I just wanna say
congrats on your win the other
day. It looks like the baseball
team is going on to the district
championship thanks to your arm.
                                                            
                       CORD
Yeah Speedy, Congrats.
                                                            
                       GIL
Hey Pitcher Pitcher Pitcher -
Pitch.
                                                            
They all look at Gil. Brad slaps the back of Gil's head.
                                                            
                       BRAD
You idiot, It's "Hey Batter Batter
Batter Swing"!
                                                            
Brad looks back at Scott. He slaps Scott on the back.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Us jocks gotta look out for one
other right? I mean baseball is
not nearly as cool as football,
but a jock is a jock nonetheless.
                                                            

9.

                       SCOTT
      (dryly)
Sure. Thanks.
                                                            
                       CORD
Gee Brad, that sure seems like a
chilly reception.
                                                            
                       BRAD
It sure does Cord. Your attitude
doesn't display a whole lot of
gratitude there Scott.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
I don't mean nothing by it, but
you guys have been bad mouthing me
for the last month ever since you
heard my name being tossed around
for Prom King.
                                                            
                       BRAD
And may the best man win Scotty.
In fact to show you we got no hard
feelings we wanted to invite you
out with us Friday night to a
little party.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
yeah, I don't think...
                                                            
                       CORD
      (interrupting)
My sister will be there, and she's
been asking around about you.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Ronnie's been asking around about
me? Hmm. Well, tell me where the
party's at and I'll meet you
there.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Oh we can't have that. What say me
and Gil pick you up. You and
Ronnie can sit in the backseat.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Well. I suppose. I mean if its all
right with Ronnie.
                                                            
                       CORD
Oh it'll be alright with her.
Guaranteed.
                                                            
 
EXT. GORE ORPHANAGE ROAD - NIGHT
                                                            
BRAD's car speeds along the road. We hear a similar
conversation about the HEADMASTER and Gore Orphanage Road.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
And they say the HEADMASTER is
still for looking children to
punish.
                                                            

10.

                       BRAD
Ok, so let's not all freak out
about some stupid local legend.
It's the only way we can get to
the party on time.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
I don't really wanna be doing
this.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
What? Sure you do --- don't you
Ronnie?
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Hey if Ronnie's not feeling up to
it then we can turn around.
                                                            
Scott turns to Ronnie and looks into her sad eyes.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
If you don't want to go that's
fine. Maybe we can hang out
another time.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
      (whispers)
I'd like that.
                                                            
                       BRAD
You know what you'd like Ronnie.
You'd like to slow dance with
Scott tonight! Wouldn't you?
                                                            
                       GIL
Yeah she would!
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Yes, Ronnie. I know that's what
your friends are counting on.
Right?
                                                            
                       RONNIE
      (sighs)
Okay.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
Are you sure? If your not...
                                                            
Scott's words are abruptly cut short due to Brad's wild
turn in the road. The car shutters to stop.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Way to drive Earnhardt.
                                                            
                       BRAD
There was something in the road
back there.
                                                            
Brad turns the key to the car. It wont start.
                                                            
                       GIL
I'll go back and check out what it
was in the road.
                                                            

11.

                       BRAD
We'll all go.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
The crap we will!
                                                            
                       BRAD
Not the girls. You...
                                                            
                       SCOTT
You girls stay in the car where
its safe. We'll go and check it
out.
                                                            
 
EXT. GORE ORPHANAGE ROAD - NIGHT
                                                            
The three boys get out of the car and start to walk back to
towards the figure in the road. Brad opens the trunk of the
car. He grabs the shot-gun and tosses it to Scott.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Do you know how to shoot a gun?
Just in case it gets ugly.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
      (confidently)
Yeah.
                                                            
The figure begins to move.
                                                            
                       GIL
Hey it's a person. Are you okay
person?
                                                            
The figure stands up. Cord's voice is heard coming through
the cheap clown mask.
                                                            
                       CORD
Squealing little children must be
punished.
                                                            
Cord grabs Gil as before and pretends to choke him. He
throws Gil's body to the ground. He steps towards Scott who
has not even flinched.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
What the?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Shoot Him! It's the Headmaster!
Shoot him.
                                                            
                       SCOTT
I got a gun here buddy! Step back!
                                                            
                       BRAD
He killed Gil! What are you
waiting for. We're all gonna die!
Shoot him!
                                                            
Scott gathers his thoughts and raises the shot-gun.
CORD/HEADMASTER keeps coming.
                                                            

12.

                       SCOTT
This is your last warning fella!
Stop or I will shoot you.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Shoot him you idiot!
                                                            
Scott pulls the trigger. BLAM. Cord is thrown 4 feet back
and grabs his chest as he falls to the ground. Brad steps
over to Gil.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (to Cord)
How you like that you pile of
crap?
                                                            
Brad waits for Cord to stand up and grab him as he has done
before. Cord lies motionless. Brad is confused. He walks
closer towards Cord.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (to Cord)
Hey. You hear that you sack of
filth. Hey. Come on man.
                                                            
Brad bends down to flip Cords body around. He realizes that
something is wrong.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Hey. Hey. Cord? What's wrong with
you man, You ruined it. Hey. Are
you okay?
                                                            
Brad opens up the cape of the Headmaster outfit. Cord is
dead. Blood oozes out of the gaping shot-gun wounds. Brad
jumps back in terror.
                                                            
                       BRAD
He's dead.
                                                            
                       RAVEN
Yeah! You shot the bad guy Scott!
                                                            
                       BRAD
No. He's dead. Cord's dead. He's
been shot.
                                                            
The girl's run out from the car. Raven runs to Brad. Ronnie
runs to her dead brother. She takes his mask off and reveals
Cord's eyes are lifeless. Gil gets up.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
Nooo... It 'cant be.
                                                            
                       GIL
No way man. No way.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (muttering)
I loaded the blanks myself. This
aint happening.
                                                            
Everybody is shocked. Scott takes out his phone and dials
911.
                                                            

13.

                       SCOTT
Hello. We need an ambulance.
Someone's been shot. We're out on
Gore Orphanage Road.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (to Scott)
What are you doing?
                                                            
                       SCOTT
We gotta call the police. Maybe
there's still a chance for your
buddy.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Maybe there's still a chance? He's
dead man! You shot him!
                                                            
Ronnie stand up. She passes both Raven and Gil who are
stunned by the events. She rushes up to Brad and begins
pounding him on the chest.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
What did you do? I told you I
didn't want to do this anymore.
Bad things happen on Gore
Orphanage road!
                                                            
                       BRAD
I loaded the blanks myself.
There's no way somebody switched
guns. No way.
                                                            
                       RONNIE
Tell that to my brother!
                                                            
The camera pulls away as we see police cars and an Ambulance
race towards the teens. We see the medics covering Cord's
body shaking their heads. The camera shows the night sky
then slowly lowers down miles away as we hear sirens in the
background. The camera pulls into an upstairs window.
                                                            
 
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
We see outside of an upstairs window. The camera pulls back
to reveal a bedroom. A desk comes into view. A box of Red
Shot-gun shells are in the corner. A Hand comes into view
and rolls out two Blue Shot-gun shells. The camera tilts up
to reveal Chet.
                                                            
                       CHET
      (whispering)
Filthy little children need to be
punished.
                                                            
The camera focuses on Chets face. His eyes begin to glow
red. The screen goes black. The Headmaster's laugh can be
heard as the credits start.
                                                            


THE END


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