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Silent Night, Deadly Night The Next Scream Writer: Season 1 - Objective 2 DaveIsGhost

FADE IN: We open on a small suburban community. Almost all of the houses are dark except for the beautiful Christmas lights which shine brightly against the heavily falling winter snow. The snow is beginning to quickly accumulate and we pan out to see that the road has been poorly plowed. We then turn to the other side of the street to see a house which is lit up inside. We zoom in on the mail box at the edge of the driveway to see the name "White". CUT TO: INT: White Residence - Seconds later We open the scene zoomed in on a beautiful Christmas tree which twinkles in the dim surrounding light. We zoom out turn to see a beautiful living room. Christmas decorations line the walls as well as the mantle above the fireplace in which a small crackling fire is burning. "Its A Wonderful Life" plays on the large flat screen television which is mounted on the wall. Just then we hear foot steps. We turn to see JESSICA WHITE(seventeen, tall, brunette, slim, very pretty) making her way into the room with a bowl of popcorn in one hand and a cell phone in the other. We watch as Jessica puts the popcorn down on a small table before sitting down on the couch. A smile spreads across her face as she brings the phone to her ear. JESSICA Okay, Im back. Sorry about that. VOICE(O.S.) Its about time bitch! i thought I was going to have to send out a search party. JESSICA (laughing) No need for that Ash, I was starvin like Marvin! ASHLEY(O.S.) Lay off the weed! Maybe you wont have the munchies so much Tommy Chong. Jessica lets out a small laugh as she turns in her seat to get comfortable. She then reaches out and grabs the remote control off of the table in front of her and begins to flip through the channels.

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CONTINUED: JESSICA Ugh.. seriously!? There are no other Christmas movies on besides "Its A Wonderful Life"? Its Christmas Eve for fuck sake. ASHLEY(O.S.) I noticed that too! Fucking lame.. I was hoping for "Christmas Vacation". That movie is amazing. JESSICA (with redneck accent) "MERRY CHRISTMAS!! SHITTER WAS FULL!" A snorting laugh rings out through the phone. ASHLEY(O.S.) So did you ever hear from Ricky or Jenny? Its kind of like they just disappeared off the face of the earth. JESSICA Ehh.. dont think to much of it. They are probably shacked up in some hotel somewhere. Jessica looks at the clock above the mantle. JESSICA Shouldnt you be leaving for the party soon? I bet the whole town is there by now. ASHLEY(O.S.) Yeah.. Im leaving soon. Why dont you quit being anti-social and come! Everyone will be there. Plus no one wants to spend Christmas Eve alone. Just go with me. JESSICA Town Christmas party? My Dad dancing and embarrassing me? NO THANKS! Im fine right here with my Christmas movies and popcorn. ASHLEY(O.S.) Fine.. but if you change your mind then come party! Ive got to give you your Christmas present anyway.

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CONTINUED: JESSICA Ill think about it. ASHLEY(O.S. At least its not a complete no. Anyway Ive got to go. Hopefully Ill see you there. If not.. then Merry Christmas. JESSICA Merry Christmas Ash. Dont have too much fun.

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Jessica sighs as she puts her phone on the table in front of her. JESSICA There is no way Im going to that party. She grabs the remote and quickly begins flipping through channels before finally stopping on "A Christmas Carol". We watch to see the ghost of Christmas Future come onto the screen dressed in all black. Jessica reaches out and picks up her cup off the table. She slowly brings it to her lips and tilts it back to realize that its empty. Jessica lets out a small sigh before getting up off the couch and begins to exit the room with cup in hand. Just then a ring blares our through the house. Jessica turns around quickly and makes her way back over to the couch. She sits down and grabs her phone. Jessica raises an eyebrow as she looks at the phone and sees "RESTRICTED". We see a look of hesitation come across her face before answering the call. JESSICA Merry Christmas? Jessica waits for a response but there is nothing. JESSICA Look.. I cant hear you. Call my back if this is important. Just then the song "Silent Night" begin to eerily play from the other side of the phone. We watch as a slight look of fear crosses Jessicas face. JESSICA Hello? Jessica waits for a response for several seconds before a low and gravely voice begins to speak. (CONTINUED)

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VOICE(O.S.) Tis the night before Christmas and your home alone. You think that your safe so you put up the phone. But someone else hides somewhere inside your house. Time for a game of cat and mouse. Just then a big bang rings out from somewhere on the 2nd floor of the house. We watch as the slight look of fear turns to a look of shear terror on Jessicas face. Jessica gets up off the couch and looks up at the ceiling as if she is waiting for another noise. VOICE(O.S.) (continuing) From somewhere upstairs there arose such a clatter. You get off the couch to see whats the matter Just then another big bang is hear from upstairs. Jessica jumps and lets out a small scream before quickly walking into the foyer and staring up the stairs. VOICE(O.S.) (continuing) You hear it again and you fill with fright. For who will come save you on this dark, snowy night. Tears begin to run down Jessicas face as she opens a small closet near the front door of the house. She reaches in and quickly grabs her coat and a baseball bat. VOICE(O.S.) (continuing) They say that this time of year is for peace and love. But how will you escape the killer who lurks above? Run and hide... but try as you may......... Jessica begins to make her way up the stairs slowly with her baseball bat in hand. There is now a silence on the other side of the phone. Jessica stops in her tracks and waits for the killer to speak again. VOICE(O.S.) You wont be alive to see Christmas Day. Jessica collapses to her knees in terror as the line goes dead. We watch as Jessicas head drops. We see tears falling (CONTINUED)

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onto the stairs below her face which has been hidden by her hair. A few seconds pass before Jessica raises her head. We see her hair fall back into place to show a new look on her face.. a look of determination. Jessica quickly jumps to her feet and runs back to the small closet door. She opens it again and pulls out her boots. She quickly slips them on and ties them as tight as possible. We watch as Jessica then puts on her coat and grabs her car keys off of the table next to the door. Jessica steps slowly toward the door and stares at it carefully. She reaches her hand out and places it on the knob when suddenly there is another bang from upstairs. Jessica doesnt jump this time.. but instead she flings the door open and quickly heads outside. The snow is now falling so hard that Jessica can barely see her hand in front of her face. We hear a small whimper escape her lips as an icy cold blast of wind hits her like a ton of bricks. Jessica quickly zips up her jacket before running down the driveway and onto the poorly plowed street. Jessica stops and turns to look back at the house. She looks up at the second floor of the house to see if there is any movement. Just then another look of terror floods to Jessicas face. We then see what she sees. The front window of the 2nd floor of the house has 3 snowballs stuck to it. JESSICA (in shock) This was all to get me outside. Jessica turns and runs to her car which is parked on the other side of the street. We watch as she fumbles with her keys and ends up dropping them into the snow. As Jessica bends down to pick them up.. we see something begin to rise out of the snow behind her. An eerie chill shoots through Jessica as she gets the feeling that someone is watching her. She turns quickly and we see a look of horror come to her face once again as she finally meets eyes with the mysterious caller. Standing in front of her is a figure dressed in a pure white flowing robe. The mask on the face of the figure is pale white with an overly huge smile that spreads from ear to ear. Jessica readies the baseball bad in her hands as she watches the figure come to a complete stand. Just then we see a gloved hand move down out of the sleeve of the robe. The glove is white with blood stains and held within its grasp is a large, curved blade. Jessica tries desperately to hide the new fear that has come to her by the sight of the blade but it is no use. Just then the figure comes to life and quickly walks toward Jessica. Jessica swings the baseball (CONTINUED)

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bat as hard as she can toward the figures head. Her mouth drops open with a gasp as the figure reaches up and catches the swinging bat with his hand. Jessica feels the bat quickly slip from her hands as the figure pulls it away from her and quickly throws it down onto the snowy street behind him. The killer then turns back to Jessica and raises his knife near his face. He then begins to shake the knife teasingly. Just then we hear the familiar voice come from the figure. KILLER Run... Jessica turns and is off in a sprint. Her feet slip and slide across the fresh snow and ice. Suddenly she slips and falls. Jessica quickly gets to her feet and looks back toward the killer who has still yet to move. Then we hear the voice again. KILLER 3..2..1... Go! The killer then breaks into a full sprint toward Jessica. Jessica screams in fear as she turns and runs as fast as she can. Jessica quickly adapts to the slickness of the snow and ice as she runs down the street. Jessica looks around for and sign of help or a place to hide as she runs. Just then she sees a small ally way between two of the houses near by. Jessica quickly turns and runs for the ally way. She snow leading in was up to her knees. The depth of the snow slowed her down like quick sand. Jessica turns back to see that the killer is now only a few behind her. Jessica screams in terror as she finally makes her way out of the deep snow and into the ally. Jessica looks back to see the killer make his way through the deep snow as if it were a level street. It is now obvious that she is at a major disadvantage. The killer is in his element.. this is his game. Jessica grabs a trash can sitting on the side of the ally and throws it down behind her but the killer jumps right over it and continues after her. Jessica does this several more times.. throwing down anything at all to slow the predator that was stalking her. In the distance we see something coming into view. Jessicas heart drops as she reaches the object in the distance to discover that its a giant fence. Jessica stops as she reaches the fall in front of her. Tears begin to flow down her face. Jessica grabs hold fence and screams as she shakes it.

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JESSICA Someone please help me! Please! Jessica shakes the fence in anger. She then realizes that she can no longer hear the footsteps behind her. Jessica turns around to see the killer standing about ten feet away. The killer once again raises up his knife and begins to shake it teasingly. KILLER Run and hide.. but try as you may... you wont be alive to see Christmas Day. The killer then begins to slowly make his way toward Jessica. Jessica screams and looks around her carefully for any sign of a way out. Then she notices a two by four laying in the snow beside her. Jessica waits in fear as the killer comes closer and closer. Once the killer is about two feet away we see him raise his knife above his head with both hands on his blade. Just as he is beginning to bring the blade down.. Jessica reaches down and grabs the two by four and swings it straight for the killers skull. The killer flies backward and lands on the ground but his knife never leaves his hand. Jessica looks down at the now broken two by four in her hand. We see Jessica throw the broke two by four at the now motionless body of the killer. Jessica looks around her for any way out other than going back passed the motionless figure which is only feet away. Jessica turns to the fence again when something catches her eye. We then see that there is a small opening at the bottom of the fence. A low moan coming from the killer who is now beginning to regain consciousness. We see a look of dread come across Jessicas face. She turns and hurries back over to the fence. She drops to the ground and attempts to fit through the small opening. We watch as her coat gets stuck on the bottom of the fence. Jessica slides back out and takes off her coat. We hear a whimper escape Jessicas lips as her bare skin connects with the newly fallen snow. Jessica quickly slides her shoulders into the small opening at the bottom of the fence. Just then we see the kill sit up and look around. Jessica is over half way through the opening when she looks back to see the killer crawling toward her. JESSICA Get the fuck away from me! The killer reaches out and grabs Jessicas left boot. He reaches to his side and picks up his knife. We watch as (CONTINUED)

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Jessica pulls as hard as she can to free her foot from the killers grasp. The figure in white raises his knife and is about to bring it down on Jessicas boot when her foot slips out of the shoe. Jessica quickly crawls the rest of the way through the hole. Jessica quickly jumps to her feet. We see a look of pain shoot across her face when her foot touches the snow with just a sock to keep it warm. We then watch as the killer gets to his feet and stares at Jessica. Jessica begins to laugh hysterically. JESSICA I win!! What are you going to do now? Huh? Merry Christmas you mother fucker. We watch as the killer walks closer to the fence. The smile on the killers mask almost appears to widen as he places his hands on the fence and begins to climb up the side. JESSICA FUCK!! We watch as Jessica ignores the pain in her foot bursts into a sprint away from the fence. Jessica runs to a near by building before looking back and seeing the killer climbing over the top of the fence. Jessica turns and runs behind the building and down another ally way to a find a small shed. She opens it up and quickly climbs inside. The shed is barren except for a snow blower sitting in the back corner. Jessica winces in pain as she thaws and feeling begins to return to her foot. We then watch as she looks down at her bright red foot. We then see something drip down on top of it. Jessicas eyes go wide as she looks at the blood coming from her leg. We watch as she reaches down and pulls up her pant leg to reveal several deep cuts and scratches that she must have gotten while trying to get her foot through the fence. Jessicas eyes go wide in realization as she opens the door to the shed slightly and looks out in the direction she came from. We zoom in to see several drops of crimson in the snow along with her tracks. A trail of blood. JESSICA No... Jessica puts her hands over her face. A look of sadness shows on her face but it quickly turns to a smile. JESSICA The community building... the Christmas party. Im close.

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Jessica takes a deep breath and opens the shed door. A scream escapes her lips as she sees the killer is now just 20 feet away. She quickly runs out of the shed and back into the ally. We can hear the quick steps of the now running killer coming up behind her. Jessica runs out of the ally and turns into the street. About one-hundred yards in the distance we see a building surrounded by cars. We then flash back to Jessicas face to see a fresh look of determination. CUT TO: Ext: Community Building - a minute later Jessica finally reaches the steps of the community building. She makes her way up the stairs as fast as she can. The footsteps that once sounded distantly behind her now sound just a few feet away. We watch as Jessica reaches the revolving door and pushes as hard as she can until she is inside. CUT TO: INT: Community Building - seconds later Jessica turns and grabs a chair and wedges it into the door. She then grabs another chair and wedges the other side to ensure that no one can get in. Jessica watches for the killer to come to the door but he never does. Christmas music can be heard blaring from a room near by. We watch as Jessica slowly makes her way down the hall. She winces in pain every time she puts and pressure on her surely frost bitten foot. We watch as a wide smile spreads across Jessicas face when she sees the door to the room where the party is taking place. Jessica reaches out and grabs the handle of the door tightly in her grip and quickly turns it. The room is filled with people dancing and having fun. A giant Christmas tree sits in the corner near Jessica. Christmas lights line the rail of the balcony above. Jessica opens her mouth to yell for help but it is easily drowned out by the music. She looks around the crowd of people quickly before seeing a tall man with gray hair eating a Christmas cookie. JESSICA (to herself) Dad..

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Jessica smiles and finally begins to walk toward the group of people. We watch as Jessica begins to walk passed the large Christmas tree when suddenly a hand closes over her mouth. We watch as the killer pulls Jessica behind the Christmas tree. He raises his knife into the air and plunges it into Jessicas stomach. Jessica elbows the killer in the head and he falls backward against the wall. We see a look of shock go across her face as walks out from behind the tree. Her eyes lock on her Dad who is now laughing and talking to a friend of his. JESSICA DADDY!!!!! We then see the killer grab hold of Jessica once more and drag her from the room. CUT TO: INT: Community Building - Seconds later We zoom in on Jessicas father who is still talking to his friend. FRIEND Merry Christmas Adam. ADAM Merry Christmas George. Dont drink too much eggnog! Adam turns with a smile. Just then he feels a vibration in his pants. He reaches his hand into his pocket and pulls out his phone to see "JESSICA" on the screen. Adam turns and quickly rushes over to one of the side doors to the room. He walks out into the dimly lit hallway and smiles as he picks up his phone. ADAM Hey baby. Is everything okay? We watch as Adams face goes wide when he hears the sound of his daughter screaming. ADAM BABY!? Im on my way! Were coming to save you. We watch as tears well up in Adams eyes. We then hear one final scream ring out through the phone. Then a deep and gravely voice is heard on the other line.

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KILLER .....Merry Christmas... The line then goes dead. Adam turns and runs back into the busy room. He rushes over the the DJ and yells. ADAM CUT THE MUSIC!! The music shuts off abruptly. ADAM Someone help me! Someone is hurting my daughter. We have to get to my house. I need to sa.... The power suddenly shuts off. A scream of panic comes from the people in the crowd. Adam jumps down and pulls his phone from his pocket for a flashlight. He makes his way into the center of the room when all of a sudden the lights come back on. Another mass scream rings out.. a scream of pure horror. Adam looks at the eyes of the screaming crowd who are staring at something hehind him. Adam turns quickly around and we see him collapse to his knees is terror. The camera then shows a bloody image on the other side of the room. We zoom in three times to see Jessica hanging over the Christmas tree with Christmas lights wrapped around her neck. Her body is almost unnoticable. Her eyes are missing from her face. There are lines of blood streaming down her now lifeless face. We then move down her body to see a gaping whole in her chest. The spot where her heart should be is hollow and empty. We then flash back to Adam. Friends are now hugging him and trying to block the site of the body from him. ADAM Jessica!!! We then hear Silent Night begin to play. The camera zooms out and moves up to the balcony above. There we see a small boom box which is responsible for the music. On top of it sits the pale smiling mask of the killer. CUT SCREEN:

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