* This is a fictionalized account of some shit that actually happened. All the names, locations, etc. have been changed to protect the innocent as well as the guilty. – JG *
INTERIOR – FALLSVILLE NORTH HALLWAY – DAY
As in earlier scenes, kids mill around in the hallway; however, this time they are quiet, doing more whispering more than anything else.
After Hannah was murdered, everyone
seemed sad, and then when Jeremy killed
his whole family, as sick as it was, everyone
seemed kind of excited. This time, after the
three suicides of Tim, Carolyn and Chris
in quick succession, everyone seemed scared
more than anything else. And we were no
D-Man comes up to Hoover, Griffin and the Misery Kid, who are standing by the lockers.
Okay, what the fuck is going on, man?
It’s nothing, just typical depressed teen-
I don’t think so, Kid. If it was typical suicide
shit there would’ve been notes. Nobody left
Right. So basically someone is killing off
Fallsville North kids and making it look like
Okay, wow, hang on. I’m not saying that. I’m
just saying it’s super-weird.
Whatever it is, it seems to be affecting every-
body – jocks, nerds, punks, heads, normal
kids – not targeting any one group at all.
Let’s face facts: someone or something is
killing us off one by one and no one knows
who or what is doing the killing.
Don’t you think that’s a little dramatic?
I don’t know – will it be dramatic at your
The Misery Kid does not commit suicide.
Yeah, but Hannah and the Janks didn’t
commit suicide either.
Okay, look, no one else is gonna die. We’re
just gonna play our song at Fall-Fest and see
if it flushes anybody out. And speaking of Fall-
Fest, we gotta practice some more – we are
running out of time.
And speaking of Fall-Fest, we got some adver-
tising to do. Come on, Hoover.
The Kid pulls Hoover over by his t-shirt; Hoover makes a rote protest. Caitlin is standing by another bank of lockers with her two friends from Scene 2. One of them, JACKIE, a brunette, slightly more voluptuous than Caitlin, is speaking.
The adults are totally clueless. They finally had
a town meeting about this stuff last night and do
you know what was decided?
The Kid and Hoover come over, invading their space.
They wanna change Fallsville North’s
team name from the Blue Devils to some-
thing “less Satanic”.
Jesus Christ, that’s pathetic. (nods to the
Kid) What’s up?
Yeah, hey. We just wanted to make sure
you ladies knew about the fabulous rock-
show going on this weekend.
You mean Fall-Fest?
Well, really I mean our band playing Fall-
Fest – we’re on at 7pm on Friday.
(playing it cool)
What’re you guys called?
Well, see, that way if we make a record it’ll
be filed between Big Black and Big Star.
(thinks for a second)
Well, that might be cool.
Hoover moves in closer. The Misery Kid keeps talking with Jackie.
So, did you...um...ever get that Replacements’
No, I was waiting for you to make me that mix-
tape, but I guess I shouldn’t have waited.
No, wait, I mean...you were?
No, it’s cool, I understand. You must be
really busy practicing for this gig. On
But, no...actually it’s Friday...you wanted a
mixtape from me?
(waves it off)
Whatever. (turns to Jackie) Hey Jack?
Jackie is smiling and touching her hair in response to the Kid’s attentions.
(looking at Hoover)
What do you think? Do you wanna go see
these guys play this Friday?
Well, yeah, sure. If it’s lame we can just
(smiles at Hoover)
(to the Kid)
Cool, then. See you later.
Caitlin just walks away. Jackie and the other girl follow.
How’d it go?
Now I’m gonna kill myself.
C’mon ya wang! (brightens) We gotta
go practice, remember?