Lover’s Lane, an eerie desolate patch of woods that overlooks a large cliff. The moon shines over like a dimly lit beacon.
ALAN, an African-American teen, about 16 years old, is fleeing from an unknown force. He looks like a deer staring into headlights; blood is dripping from his chin. The sound of footsteps is coming from behind him, but his loud breathing overpowers the sound.
Please, please don’t hurt me.
No response. A shadow of a hook appears on the side of a tree.
I can you give you
whatever you want.
He sees the light of a parking lot and runs towards it.
EXT:THE TERRIDALE DRIVE-IN
A hand reaches in front and grabs Alan. BOBBY, a teenage football player, is standing in front of him, snarling like a bull.
I got him guys, you can come out
Several other football players emerge from the woods, LIAM, JACK,GERALD,DONALD And DAVID. Liam grabs Alan and throws him to the ground. The other guys form a circle around him. Donald has an umbrella in his hand. “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” is playing on the movie screen.
Now I thought this was supposed to
be a white’s only theater?
He kicks Alan in the chest.
I’m sorry, please, I just wanted to
see the movie.
You just wanted to to see the movie?
This isn’t New York boy. Just because
they’re letting your kind into school’s
now, does not give you the right to walk
wherever you please.
Alan tries to look away, Gerald brutally smacks the back of his head
Now you listen to him boy! Listen good!
There are rules to help separate us lions
from the other zoo animals and you broke
them. You know what they do to people
like you in Missouri? There was a boy
just like you.Now he talked funny to
a white woman and guess what they
did to him?
They took ‘im and dragged his body
from the back of a pickup truck.
Somebody, help me!
Alan gets up, he takes a swing at Liam, hitting him square in the forehead. Donald throws Alan down again and gives him a solid smack in the ribs with the umbrella.
Now that’s not very nice,
you got blood on my varsity
letter.Momma ain’t gonna
He punches Alan several times. Then he spits on him.
Jack, why don’t you take
I don’t want to scuff
up my shoes.
Help! Someone please
I’m not gonna kill you boy,
that goes against the good book.
Besides I don’t wanna see
your momma blubbering on
my television set.
A beautiful girl, MARY, emerges from behind the crowd.
Hey, you boys leave him alone!
Do you want to go to prison?
Mary, stay out of this.
No Jack, I won’t and if
you want a ride home,
you best stop picking on him.
The other guys laugh, Jack is extremely embarrassed.
You,(points to Alan) go home.
Go home and don’t look back.
Alan gets up and runs away, the other guys leave as well. The movie ends, all the cars in the lot begin to drive away, leaving Jack and Mary alone.
EXT-FRONT OF DRIVE-IN
Gerald stands in front of the drive-in smoking a cigarette. A darkened car pulls up to him. The window rolls down, a figure waves to him. Gerald walks slowly to the car.
Excuse me sir, do you know how
to get to Maple street from here?
Yeah, just keep goin’ straight
down this road and take a left
on Bowdoin street. You’ll see
another sign on your right.
Gerald is left alone in the parking lot. Another shadowed figure emerges from behind him, and plunges a hook straight through Gerald’s stomach. The killer eyes an old tow truck sitting at the corner of the parking lot.
[PAN ON TOW TRUCK BACK]
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