The lights are low. There is a beam of light that cuts into
the FRAME along the floor and up the wall. We are facing the
corner of a room. The light beam cuts across the corner.
Standing in the corner in the beam of light is MALLORY. Into
the light walks GINA. Mallory is a brunette and Gina has
very long blond hair. Mallory is stiff with near panic.
Gina seems to be calmer.
OK, all the doors are locked.
Just tell me. Where did you get
this real estate broker's name?
Craigslist. You joking me? Anyone
can place an ad on Craigslist.
Calm down Mallory. We'll find a
I knew there was something wrong
We don't know that yet.
He locked the doors. The windows
are all locked. He turned the
lights out. And now we can't find
Mr. Ricola. We're over here.
Why are you telling where to find
us? And really...you think
Ricola's is his real name? He took
that off a throat lozenge.
You know, I am starting to re
assess whether we should be
roommates. I didn't know you had
an hysterical side.
I am not hysterical. I mean, why
should I be? We have only been
locked up by some psycho broker.
Listen to me, I am going to walk
alone the outside wall, all the way
around the arpartment. I am sure I
will find some way to get out. You
You stay here...
That is the classic mistake made in
every horror movie. I am not
Oh, and what are you going to do if
I bump into our psycho man and he
chops my head off. You going to be
able to deal.
OK, but just be quick about it.
Gina leaves. Mallory stands alone. She is really starting
to fall apart, but doing the best she can to buck up.
(singing to herself)
Oh the weather outside is
frightful...but in here it's so
delightful...And since we've no
place to go...let it snow...let
We HEAR a scream. A very loud awful scream. Mallory
stiffens. IN walks LIAM.
He is holding in his hand a very long strand of blond hair.
Liam has some blood on his hand and shirt.
So, what do you think of the
I think she's indisposed at the
moment. She has great hair, don't
you think? (referencing to the hair
in his hand)
It's like silk. I have never had a
keepsake this beautiful.
She's going to be really pissed
when she finds out you cut her
Ha ha ha....that's funny. (a
little crazy) You're the funny
one. You have two female
roommates, and one of them is
always the funny girl.
We're not roommates...and quite
frankly I am not feeling very funny
right now. Can you just
like...turn the lights on and...
Show you another apartment?...this
was the only one on my list.
Sorry. You really don't like it,
do you? I can tell. I can tell
things like that. What a girl is
Mallory is almost hyper-ventilating, but she is also
thinking, her mind racing.
You know...there's no air
conditioning. So you might want to
take off your shirt. It's a little
hot in here.
Excuse me, but I have boundaries.
Liam seems to stiffen with rage. He grabs both ends of the
long blond hair and starts to twist it into a tight strand.
You have boundaries?
Everyone has boundaries.
Liam takes a step forward, slowly.
Ooooooooh. Have I just crossed
past your boundary? Huh? Did I do
I'll take off my jacket.
She does this.
See, I'm cooperating.
You're not cooperating. You're
negotiating. And I hate when girls
think they can negotiate. You see
Liam references the very tight length of blond hair.
The Nazis used piano wire. They
wrapped one wire round the neck and
let the body's weight slowly pull
the wire through the flesh,
eventually snapping right through
the spinal cord. It's really
(shivering his head)...yuck. I
would never do that.
At this moment, a baseball bat slams into the side of Liam's
head. He goes flying into the dark.
Gina is standing behind where Liam was holding the bat. She
is bruised on her face pretty bad and her hair is cut sort.
That's for the bad haricut.
Gina tosses the baseball bat at the floor in the direction of
where Liam must have landed.
Jesus Gina...do you have to be so
Sorry. I'm not in the best mood.
Well, I'm not cleaning that up.
I found a walk-in closet with
shelves of athletic gear. It's
really quite a nice place.
Mallory picks up her jacket from the floor.
Did you happen to find a way out to
the street? I am suddenly in a
Gina is touching her hair, or what is left of it.
It doesn't look that bad, actually.
I am not interested in bonding,
We can bond later.
Now let's go and...get a drink.
Good idea. But there's this shoe
store down the block. Can we take
a peak? Just, like fast.