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INT. DARK ROOM- NIGHT

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Three men dressed in dark robes with their faces covered are leading a ceremony of the entering pledge class of the secret "Skull and Bones" society. The room is pitch black with only candle light illuminating. A line of men are behind them wearing the same dark clothes but with their faces revealed. Fifteen teenagers around 18-20 years old are kneeling before the elders in only their boxer shorts with their hands behind their backs. They are being initiated by swearing their allegiance to Satan and getting a human femur shoved into their asses. MIDDLE ELDER: You have all been selected for a specific reason. You are the power elite. This is the secret society you have heard of, and nothing can take you away from its honor, prestige, and brotherhood. Now repeat after me, "The Hangman equals death. The Devil equals Death. Death equals Death. ALL INITIATES: The Hangman equals Death. The Devil equals death. Death equals Death. RIGHT ELDER: Again! ALL INITIATES: The Hangman equals Death. The Devil equals Death. Death equals Death. MIDDLE ELDER: Now, one at a time. Come up and say your full name and swear your allegiance to the Dark Lord and kiss the skull. JAMES CALABRO: My name is James Lee Calabro, and I swear allegiance to the Dark Lord. (kisses the skull) LEFT ELDER: Now you shall receive your just deserts. (Shoves a human femur bone into his anus.)

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ANDREW LARRISON: Andrew Donald Larrison, I swear my allegiance the the Dark Lord. (kisses the skull) The scene fades in dark, ominous music and we see the same ritual for the next few initiates. 2

INT. CLASSROOM- DAY

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TOBY ARNOLD is in class and is sitting next to SHELBY BARNES. It is a Calculus class with around 40 students traught by PROFESSOR SCOTT BRAZEL. Prof Brazel lectures and gives the students problems to work on individually. But while he is talking, Shelby talks to Toby and Prof Brazel calls him out. PROF. BRAZEL: In order to find the half life of any substance, you need to set half of the initial value equal to the initial value times the rate of decay to the power of "t" which represents times. Lets say the rate of decay is 7%. We put 1/2 P of zero is equal to P of zero times .93 to the "t" power. The P of 0’s cancel out which leaves us with, "one half is equal to .93 to the "t"power. Now we take the natural logarithem of both sides and solve for "t." Now lets look at future values and growth, lets say we put $800.00 in the bank now, and its being compounded continuosly at the rate of 4% for two years. How do we set this up? (Points) RANDOM FEMALE STUDENT: We multiply 800 by 1.04, the rate, to the power of 2, or the number of years. PROF. BRAZEL: Now someone tell me why, what’s your name miss? JESSICA NEER: Jessica Neer:

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3. PROF. BRAZEL: Now someone tell me why Miss Neer is wrong? RANDOM MALE STUDENT: Well, since the compounding is continuous, we multiply 800 by the constant "e" to the power of the rate of increase times the number of years, which is point zero four and two. PROF. BRAZEL: Correct, now whats your name? MIKE: Mike Sullinger. PROF. BRAZEL: Okay, now how about you do this problem on the board SHELBY: (interupting to Toby) What an asshole, how he said that about her answer. TOBY: Yeah, thats kind of embarrassing. PROF. BRAZEL: Do you have something for us? TOBY: No sir. PROF. BRAZEL: Now try this problem about a continuous exponential growth in the population of a city.

Prof. Brazel goes up to Toby to talk to him, he gets close to him and talks an inch away from his ear, leaning over his desk. PROF. BRAZEL: Now who do you think you are to talk while I’m talking? TOBY: My condolences, she was asking me about the continuous constant and I got distracted, I’m sorry.

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PROF: (getting even closer) Now don’t let it happen again or this class will get pretty tough for you. TOBY: It won’t PROF BRAZEL: Now you have an online assignment due before the start of next class, good luck and I’ll see you Thursday. 3

EXT. CAMPUS WALK-DAY

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Toby and Shelby walk out of class and talk about the last class and part ways after talking about Toby’s disorder. SHELBY: I’m sorry about that. TOBY: It’s fine, that guy is just an asshole. SHELBY: No I shouldn’t have talked to you, I knew he would do something like that. TOBY: It’s fine, really... That guy just has proximity issues. HeSHELBY: Oh I could tellTOBY: just got right up into my face and I could feel his breathe, and he just leaned over the desk so... awkwardly. I need to take a shower, I feel dirty. (Grabs hand sanitizer from his pocket). You want some? SHELBY: Sure, do you always carry that?

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TOBY: Everywhere SHEBLY: Your pretty weird. TOBY: You think I don’t know this? SHELBY: How long have you had this OCD thing? TOBY: Since I can remember, I’ve just always needed to wash my hands and have everything clean and perfect I guess. SHELBY: Yeah I feel the same way about things. TOBY: Its everything with me though. When do you plan on doing this homework we just got? SHELBY: Probably tonight. (Pause) And I noticed you always check your pockets. TOBY: Wow, your observent. SHELBY: Yeah I know. TOBY: I don’t like to lose or misplace things. SHELBY: I always lose things. TOBY: (stops walking) Well I’m going this way, So... SHELBY: Okay, dinner tonight?

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TOBY: Yeah! Do you want to work on this homework after? SHELBY: We can do that. TOBY: Okay, what time? SHELBY: Seven? TOBY: That works, see you then. SHELBY: Okay, bye! TOBY: (walking the other direction) Damnit, I always fuck things up.


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