Oct. 29, 2020

The Devil in Disguise

The Devil in Disguise

Dead Men Tell No Tales... as long as they stay dead. If 2 crooked cops hit a cartel money run and get more than they bargained for, they might.. be spooked!

Performed by Denise Keller & Kenn Delbridge
Written & Produced by Kenn Delbridge
Sound Design and Mix at SPLiCE Studios

This was inspired by the classic 2-sentence horror around finding a body in the trunk, with the twist being that you put 2 in this morning... 


Transcript

This is the working script that the actors used

Night Forest, Engine Running, car comes to a stop. Doors open, man walks to the right… one comes to open the trunk. Man comes back
 
  1. DEAD MAN IN THE TRUNK 
 
Gax: I reckon 50 yards into the woods is enough,
 
Kell: Yeah... After this, we go back and torch that Escalade.
 
Gax: Alright. Let’s pop the trunk 
 
SFX - Trunk Opens
 
Gax - (gasp)
 
Kell: What the fuck?
 
Gax - This is bad..., this is bad!
 
Kell: No shit. 2 off-duty cops out in the woods… and a dead body in the trunk of their police car
 
SFX - Crow FX
 
  1. DEVIL WORSHIPPERS
 
Gax: shit, shit... SHIT
 
Kell: Gax, take a breath, let’s recap. Your CI said the cartel launders money with some local outfit?
 
Gax: Yeah, the cartel guy comes off the I-90 at exit 44, does the hand off in Pennyville. Whoever is doing the laundering then takes the back road through the woods... perfect for a police stop.
 
Kell: Yeah... should’ve been an easy score after we pulled that Escalade over. But as soon as you reached the driver side door, you shot him in the fucking head!
 
Gax: Ahh..  His face! It was covered in white paint and black streaks… I shot that fucker on instinct
 
Kell: Look at his neck tattoo: a goat head in a Pentagram. 
 
Gax: Why is the cartel working with devil worshippers ? 
 
Werewolf Howls, beast noises... 
 
  1. 2ND DEVIL WORSHIPPER
 
Kell: So...  when did you realize there was 2nd guy in the back seat? 
 
Gax: Well… when he went for the door handle… so no choice, I shot him as well. 
 
Kell: Exactly. We put TWO bodies in the trunk, now there’s only one. Where’s the OTHER motherfucker?
 
Weird Noises More Howls, Crows
 
  1. DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND
 
Noise of steps in the forest, wolf howls... evil laughter... 
 
Gax: There’s someone out there (Cocks gun)
 
Kell: Shit, it’s him… 
 
Sounds of Gax being killed, Followed by Kell. 
 
Build up of noises, big whoosh, male screams.... night sounds under Devil Laugh