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Written by David Michael Allen 07860375042 [email protected]

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Scene 1

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iNT - Police station

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A police officer paces down a long narrow corridor to reach interview room 2. Inside Scarlett Mitchell awaits, pale faced staring down at the table in front of her, giving the occasional shiver.

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(Jump cut) Police officer is sat in front of Scarlett, with a stressed attitude. He looks a Scarlett with a long pause. (Side on Shot.)

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Police interviewer awkwardly reaches for his radio

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Officer

DISPATCH TO 14, WOODGROVE ROAD, (PAUSES) I THINK THERE MAY BE A HOMICIDE

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Scene 2

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EXT - CAR PARK

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Five friends are waiting for Scarlett next to a car in a car park. The five are discussing a surprise they have for Scarlett's birthday, and they begin to react to her getting closer to them.

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Will leaving driver's seat to join the others.

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Will

Alright guys, cut the crap, she'll be here any minute.

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Patrick

Will calm down, its only 24 hours with her, I'm sure you'll be fine

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Bethany interupting.

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Bethany

24 hours?! It couldn't get worse..

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Scarlett approaches, dressed rather dull compared to the others. She appears nervous and out of place. Bethany soon realise Scarlett's presence and changes tone.

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BEthany (CONT'D)

Hey, right on time, you ready?

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Scarlett realise the fakeness surrounding bethany and replies blankly.

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Scarlett

SURE

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Characters begin to enter car, Will in the driver seat of a Ford Galaxy, and Bethany sat beside him in the passengers chair. Scarlett jumps in the back of the car and buckles in awkwardly between Patrick and Amy.

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Scene 3

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Ext 'Woodgrove road'/Int Car

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Characters pull into Woodgrove road, Scarlett awakes from a deep sleep startled. Bethany rolls her eyes at Scarlett. Patrick turns to Scarlett.

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Patrick

You okay? Scarlett?

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Scarlett

Huh, yeah, just startled thats all.

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Amy

Here, quick, you've got to put this on Scarlett.

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Amy holds a blindfold out, Scarlett disapproves at first, but gives in after a playful look from amy. Bethany points at a house in the distance.

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Bethany

THERE, THATS THE ONE. (tone becomes frustrated) Will, you've gone past it, quick pull up!

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Car pulls up and characters jump out to stretch their legs, Patrick helps Scarlett and the group walk up to 14 Woodgrove Road. The house is isolated, and run down, Will gives the door the slightest push for it to swing open.

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Scene 4

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Int Woodgrove House

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Characters enter house, Will leading, with Scarlett amongst the group. The house is totally run down, whats left of the wallpaper clings onto the wall, dirt and rubble is scattered across the floor. It is clear that this house has not had anyone living within it for over ten years.

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Some family photos are left unhinged on the walls, featuring a young girl looking fairly sombre. Her appearance is familiar. Masks are found scattered across the floor, these were possibly left from the young girl who use to live there.

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Patrick

(Guiding Scarlett) Watch your step.

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Amy

Now this is creepy, we're are not staying here all night.

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Will

Beth, (hushed) this was a mistake.

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Bethany exploring her surrounding not paying attention to Will or the others.

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Bethany

Must of been a nice family home before, shame. This is gunna be quite a surprise.

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Patrick

Bethany, im not sure about this.

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Scarlett

(sounding worried, yet curious) Where are we?

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Characters continue to study the living room, or whats left of it. Bethany pulls a packet out of her pocket.

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Bethany

Right, lets get going guys. One of these each, then lets remove the scarf Scarlett.

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Bethany distributes pills and the group take them with a swig of vodka. Bethany then places the pill on Scarlett's tongue, almost seductively, before giving her a shot of vodka.

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Patrick takes of the scarf blindfolding Scarlett. Scarlett opens her eyes half squinting from the pill and alcohol and half gaining her bearings.

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Scarlett

Where the fuck are.. (pauses)

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Scarlett snaps to a harsh reality, she recognises the location and flips. She is the young girl in the photos and this is a house from her childhood, a detail only Bethany would know. This was not a family home, this is a house which tore her family apart and ended her childhood.

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SCarlett (CONT'D)

No. (gripping her head talking to herself) you fucking .. you ..

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Scarlett walks to a wall to lean her head against, the group look towards Bethany, who slants her head, rolling her head as if Scarlett is being over dramatic. Patrick walks over to Scarlett and pulls her fringe round her ear.

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Patrick

Scarlett. I, I didn't know it was that bad. (pause) Ingnore her, lets have a drink and salvage whats left of your birthday.

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Scene 5

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Int Woodgrove House, living room, Evening

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Compilation of shots (drug use, searching house)

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Characters all sit down in a small circle, drunk and triply from drug use.

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360 shot of characters slurred, giggling.

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Bethany leans backwards and reaches for 5 masks scattered across the floor. She pulls her self up and hands them out.

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Bethany

A wolf mask for Mr. Williams, a sheep mask for Mr Sensitive (hands to patrick) .

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Patrick sips his drink bitterly but takes the mask. Amy reaches over and grabs a mask.

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Amy

Any mask will do, lets carry on drinking already.

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Bethany sighs and chucks a random mask to Scarlett and keeps one for herself.

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Scarlett.

I, (slightly slurred speech) I just wanna thank you guys, you didn't have to do this, but you did anyway! And I guess you didn't understand about my past with this house, but, lets get drunk and enjoy the night.

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Group look fairly flattered, they all pull the masks on mucking around, other than Bethany who places it above her head with her sour face on show.

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Bethany

(highly directed to Scarlett) Yeah, lets get drunk and fuck in this house, just like you used to, right Scarlett?

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Group in masks all look towards Scarlett, who storms out crying. Patrick pulls himself up and goes after Scarlett. Bethany staggers of the floor and turns towards the door.

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wILL

Beth, just leave it, I'm sure pat

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Bethany

(sharp and angered) Will, I'm going for a piss, if thats okay with you.

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Bethany leaves the room, clinging onto the door frame to keep her balance. Amy reaches for the vodka and begins to unscrew the bottle.

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Amy

Id be surprised if this place had toilet left, let alone a working toilet.

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Amy takes a swig and passes the bottle to Will, she leans her head on his shoulder.

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Scene 6

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Int Basement

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Patrick is looking for Scarlett, he walks past a door and hears a rattle.

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Patrick

Scarlett? Is that you?

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Patrick pulls the door open nervously, swaying with his drunkenness. He pulls the light switch and begins treading down the creaking steps. He enters a dark basement, which appears to be someone's old tool shed.

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After searching for Scarlett, Patrick gives up and returns to the stairwell.

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Scarlett

Pat.

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Patrick turns around and squints into the poorly lit room.

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Patrick

Scarlett, is that you? SCARLETT?!

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Side on bulb over head with patrick standing on the right.

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Patrick stands waiting a response squinting into the darkness. Scarlett enters the frame and playfully pushes the bulb ahead. It swings back and forth revealing each character. Patrick removes his mask as he is lit, and as the bulb swings once more, his neck is revealed to be slashed. He Falls down.

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Scene 7

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Int Basement, Bathroom

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The fall of Patrick is heard throughout the house, startling the group.

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-INT BATHROOM Shot of bethany up stairs on the toilet.

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Bethany is sat on the toilet, refreshing her lipstick. She hears the noise, but pushes the door shut, dismissing the seriousness of it.

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-INT BASEMENT

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Will and Amy run to the stairwell to figure out the commotion. They stand at the top of the stairs looking down at Patricks, twisted body. They believe he has fallen and stand in shock, they can't tell if he is okay.

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Amy

Patrick?! (pauses) Pat, stop messing around.

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Close up of will and amy looking pale faced.

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wILL

Pat! (his tone changes)Patrick?

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Will grabs the handrail and slowly descends into the basement, Amy follows keeping steps behind Will.

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-- Int bathroom

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Shot of bethany looking into the mirror, in the background we see the door begin to open.

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Bethany

Hello! Currently occupied in here.

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Door pushes fully open, revealing a masked figure in the doorway. The figure (Scarlett) begins to walk toward Bethany slowly paced. Bethany turns to face the character.

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Bethany (CONT'D)

Okay, now your freaking me out.. what are you..

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Bethany looks down, Scarlett has a mallet in her hand. She raises the weapon and bludgeons her Bethany's skull before she can let out a scream. Bethany concussed but breathing, drops to her knees in front of the bathtub.

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a rusty pipe slowly drips dirty water into the aged bathtub.

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-- INT BASEMENT

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Patricks body is lying on the floor, Will and amy stand over him. Will shakes his back to trigger a response, but Patrick's body rocks lifeless. Will rolls Patrick's body over, revealing his slashed throat and a pool of blood. Will falls backwards and scrambles back.

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Will

Oh, fuck (He gags) Patrick.

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Amy

(realising Patricks death) Pat?

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Amy looks pale faced and stunned, she turns and throws up against the wall.

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--INT BATHROOM

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Bethany is totally lifeless, yet her eyes appear wide open and aware. With hands running through her hair, he head is submerged into the water.

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Bethanys head is submerged and a underwater shot displays her facial expression come to life as she realises the horror.

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--INT BASEMENT

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Will

Amy, get up, we've got to.. got to get out.

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Amy wipes vomit away from her mouth, as is pulled up by her arm. Will and Amy stagger up the stairwell of the basement and come out into the house.

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Will (CONT'D)

(Shouts out) Bethany!, Scarlett!

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-- INT BATHROOM

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SHot of bethany gasping for breath underwater

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Close up of Killers mask, twitching with anger.

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--Int Hallway.

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Will reaches the stairs leading up to the 1st floor, where Bethany is located. He places his hand on the banister.

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Will pauses for a second at the stairwell, he decides against going up and turns to the exit. He arrives at the front door with Amy.

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He places his hand on the padlock that hung from the door, it is no longer open, and the door is sealed.

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-- Int bathroom

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Bethany is still underwater, she has gone lifeless. Her eyes twitch side to side, before rolling back and losing life.

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Scarlett holds for a few extra seconds, before releasing her hold and stepping back, leaning against the wall.

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Scene 8

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Int wood grove house.

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Jump cut to characters trying to get out and figure the situation.

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shots of characters checking windows and doors for exits.

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Will is pulling at boards blocking the windows, and Amy is using her phone to try to reach help. Scarlett comes running down the stairs to meet the others.

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Scarlett

HELP! someone, upstairs.. they (filling with tears), they.. i

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Will

Scarlett, what is it?

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SCarlett

Not Patrick, its, its Bethany.. she's..in the bath..

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Will bursts past Amy and Scarlett dashing up the stairs, Amy and Scarlett follow hesitantly, worried to be alone.

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Will bursts into the bathroom and sees Bethany's body half submerged in the bath. He pulls her out quickly and pumps on her chest in a hope to gain a breath. Scarlett paces a hand on his shoulder.

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Scarlett (CONT'D)

Its too late. Will, I'm, I'm sorry.

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Will

(talking to himself) no, no, Beth stay with me..

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Will begins to sob to himself, cradling Bethany's Head on his lap. He turns to Scarlett and looks at her with a blank expression. The eye contact between the two holds uncomfortably.

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Will (CONT'D)

You. Did you see where they went?

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sCARLETT

I don't know, it all happened quickly, i was too busy hiding in the corner, i was too scared.

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Will grabs the mallet of the floor and heads down the stairs to search for the killer.

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Amy

This is so fucked, were soo fucked, i can't handle

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Scarlett pulls Amy into her, cradling her. Scarlett seems sympathetic and innocent, almost as if the two share a bond. Amy is of guard and isolated.

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Scarlett

Its going to be okay, it will all be over soon, don't you worry.

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Scarlett pulls a needle from her pocket and jabs it straight into Amys neck, puncturing her jugular.

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Scarlett (CONT'D)

This should help your pain, bitch.

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Scarlett lets go of the embrace and holds Amy up by her neck, staring into her eyes, as Amy begins to couch up blood and choke. She kisses Amy on the forehead and gently releases her grip allowing Amy to fall to the floor.

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Close up of Amy laying on the floor coughing up blood and passing away.

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Scarlett steps over Amy delicately and goes to join will.

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Scene 9

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Will is in the front room, pacing back and forth. He has searched the bottom floor and basement, leading to no sightings of the killer.

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Scarlett enters the room looking vulnerable.

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Scarlett (CONT'D)

Amy is upstairs, I told her to lock herself in the bathroom until this is all over.

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Will

No, Amy tried but, i don't think she got through. Scarlett, I'm not sure if i can go on, i

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Will paces back and forth pulling at his hair, tears streaming from his face.

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Scarlett pulls out her phone and dials 999.

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Scarlett

Will, whats the address?

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Will

er, erm 14 Woodgrove Road

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SCarlett

Its dialling, Will, you need to calm down, pass me the mallet.

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Will passes Scarlett the mallet. She takes a deep breath before striking Will straight in the side of his head. Will falls down placing a hand in front of his face, Scarlett strikes again.

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Scene 9

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POV shot from will

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Will awakens and opens his eyes slowly, he is being lifted, only not by hands. His hands are bound behind his back, and he is raised off the floor by wire wrapped around his neck. Scarlett is standing opposite him, tugging at the cord.

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Will

Scar, Scarlett. You don't need to do this.

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Scarlett is ignoring Will, tiring the cable around a radiator. Will is hanging without support, he gasps for breath. Scarlett calmly picks up a stool and slowly walks over to will and places it under his feet.

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Will (CONT'D)

Scarlett. Im, begging, I'm begging you Scarlett. You don't need to do this.

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Scarlett stands directly opposite Will looking him in his with little to no emotion.

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Scarlett

I need this, Will. I need to gain closure. My head, its been messed with too long.

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Will

That can change, it doesn't have to be this way.

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SCarlett

I. I confided in you Will.

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She looks away to the floor bitterly.

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ScarletT (CONT'D)

I told you, I told you about my past, About Beth's father. And you?! (she pauses with anger) You betrayed the wrong person.

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Will

No, Scarlett, wait.

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Scarlett, kicks the chair and stands still watching the life drain from Will. It doesn't take long, after the snap of his neck.

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Scene 10

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Int Woodgrove house - Ext streets - Int police station

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Scarlett removes any evidence of hers, and picks up the blade she used on Patrick. She places it to her lower ribs and makes a small inversion.

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She leaves the house and makes her way to the nearest police station. She enters the entrance of the station and falls to the floor. She looks like she been through hell.

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