Page 1 int. kitchen…night 3 panels
Panel 1 Close on a digital clock on the wall. It reads
Panel 2 meduim: through a window no light can be seen,
Panel 3 close: a sink holds only plate but two wine
Page 2 INT. LIVING ROOM…NIGHT 5 Panels
Panel 1 medium: A young couple stand by the door,
embracing tightly, he holds a small “overnight”.
Panel 2 close: They peck one another on the lips.
Panel 3 close: MARC pulls away looking at JENNY lovingly
in the eyes.
Remember, leave the porch light off
and don’t answer the door. Just
I know, how many times have we been
over this. I manage everytime. I
love you and I’ll be fine.
I love you too, see you in the
Panel 4 medium: He slips out the door and into a pool of
kids in Halloween costume.
Panel 5 Close on digital wall clock. It reads 9:34 P.M.
Page 3 INT. LIVING ROOM…NIGHT 4 Panels
Panel 1 Jenny sits alone on her couch watching television
with the lights off.
Panel 2 close: front door.
(Sound: A loud knock on the
Panel 3 close: Jenny looks toward the door, startled.
stupid kids. the light is off.
Panel 4 close: door.
Page 4 int. bedroom…night 7 Panels
Panel 1 Close: on an alarm clock which reads 11:13.
Panel 2 CLOSE: Jenny lays in her bed alone. Apparently
Panel 3 CLOSE: door.
(KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK!!)
Panel 4 CLOSE: Jenny’s eyes look startled.
Panel 5 Close: She holds the clock and looks at it.
Panel 6 Medium:
( A louder knock.)
Panel 7 close: She continues to lay in the bed, trying to
ignore the rapping. With a pillow over her head
Page 5 INT: Living room…night 4 Panels
Panel 1 wide: Living room is dark there is a know coming
from the door.
Panel 2 medium: Jenny sighs and throws the blanket back
and climbs out of bed.
Panel 3 close: Jenny’s hand Picks up a robe from the floor
Panel 4 Medium: throws it over her short shorts and pink
wife beater, stumbling out the door.
Page 6 INT. LIVING ROOM…NIGHT 7 Panels
Panel 1 She crosses the room headed for the door.
Panel 2 close: Door,
JENNY (OFF PANEL)
Panel 3 close: her hand on the door knob,
Panel 4 close: the door cracked leaving the chain on.
Peering in are a pair of eyes.
Can I help you?
Panel 5 close: opened slightly more showing a man who
appears behind the door. He is scruffy, five day growth
on his face, and ratty clothes. ELI’s eyes are shifty
Yeah, my truck broke down just up
the road and no one will open up.
Thank you so much.
What do you need?
Just to use your phone ma’am and
maybe a cup of coffee while I am
waiting on a ride.
Panel 6 close: closed door. Jenny’s fingers are on the
Panel 7 Medium: door is open and she is gesturing the man
Thank you, again. You don’t know
how many houses I tried before
I can’t imagine you were as
persistent with everyone.
You have to forgive me, you were my
Page 7 INT. KITCHEN…NIGHT
Panel 1 Eli holds the phone to his ear, he appears
Panel 2 close: slams the phone in its home.
I don’t know what to do now, no one
is answering the phone.
Is there no one else.
Panel 3 Jenny pours a cup and hands it to Eli.
I am sorry but after you finish
that you will need to leave.
I understand. You can’t be too
careful now-a-days, you know.
Panel 4 Close: Jenny leaning against the wall next to the
Especially on a night like
tonight. you know, Halloween and
Panel 5 She looks at the clock. 11:53.
Panel 6 Close: Eli face, he looks devious.
You’ve heard the stories, I’m sure,
about the missing people every
Yeah, you need to finish, I’m
I’m almost done. You don’t have to
be scared of me. I ain’t gonna
hurt no one.
Panel 7 close: Jenny appears to grow more nervous.
Please excuse me, I have to go to
the restroom. Just finish your
coffee and show yourself out.
Listen, lady I would like to stay
until I can get in touch with
someone. It is freezing out there.
Panel 8 Jenny walks away, briskly toward the bedroom.
I really am sorry, just leave.
Page 8 INT. BATHROOM…NIGHT
Panel 1 Jenny storms into the bathroom with the stranger
Panel 2 She slams the door and locks the door knob.
Panel 3 She sits down in the floor and curls up into a
ball and begins to shake.
Come on, lady, I didn’t mean
to scare you, your safe with
Ok, I am leaving. I hope you
have a great night.
Page 9 INT. LIVING ROOM…NIGHT
Panel 1 Eli gets almost to the door when…
Panel 2 Sound: loud banging from the bathroom.
Panel 3 He stops and runs back in the direction he came.
Panel 4 Close on the clock. 12:00 A.M.
Page 10 int. hallway…night
Panel 1 close: Eli foot connecting to the bathroom door.
kicks the door in,
Panel 2 medium: running in halfway he stops.
Panel 3 medium: Eli stumbles backward into the hallway.
WHAT THE HELL?
Panel 4 wide: A huge hairy creature with a long snout and
sharp drooling teeth leaps out on him.
Panel 5 close: the teeth of the beast dig into a torso
Panel 6 Close: on the beast looking up
Page 11 INT. LIVING ROOM…morning
Panel 1 Jenny lays on the couch under a small quilt,
Panel 2 The front door opens and Marc walks in carrying
Honey, I’m home.
Panel 3 Jenny raises up and peering over the couch.
How was everything?
Panel 4 close: he leans in and pecks her on the cheek.
Fine. Nothing exciting.
Panel 5 close: tv is on the news a blond talking head is
reading a piece of paper
…the truck was found near a…
Panel 6 close: She pushes a button on the remote.
Page 12 ext. woods…day
Panel 1 A creek flows gently over rocks and moss. A leaf
acts like a boat as it travels down the stream.
Panel 2 It passes rocks and moss, sticks and downed tree
Panel 3 close: It keeps going until it stops on the white
face of Eli as he lays in the creek.
Caption sometimes things are not what they appear.
Panel 4 Medium: Eli’s body lies in the creek. His chest
Panel 5 Wide: Eli lays in the creek, flowing from his body
is his blood, mixing with the once tranquil setting of the
fall creek giving it a darker feel.
(Images are royalty free images I found)