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Midnight, Hotel Mystery Groove

Part Three

5. INT. HOTEL ROOM. MORNING.

THOMAS is lying on the bed next to JESSICA, who is still tied up, still furious. He sips occasionally from a bottle in a bag, and is reading from a book called "Deprogramming A Loved One In Seven Easy Steps." We take our time watching him read and sip, watching her struggle to no avail. He puts the book down.

THOMAS
This thing is a piece of shit.
(looking her in the eyes)
You used to be pretty fucking groovy, Jessica. How the fuck did you get sucked into some two bit bullshit backwater excuse for a cult?

Close up JESSICA, eyes blazing.

THOMAS
Your parents oughta be here soon, if they didn't miss the plane. And you remember your old buddy Jeanie. She still lives around here. I told her to come over, 'cuz we need to snap you out of a real bad hysteria. She ain't coming, though. She's scared of you.

JESSICA turns away from THOMAS.

THOMAS
I mean, look, you used to dig me, you remember that? Or did they brainwash that part out of you too?

THOMAS stands, takes a long pull.

THOMAS
One day you're perfectly normal and then the next you're in a cult? Am I missing something here? Am I just a fuckup, or is there something I don't know?

Closeup JESSICA's eyes - yes, there is definitely something he doesn't know.

6. EXT. FRONT OF HOTEL. BLACK SEDAN. DAYTIME.

Inside a black sedan, we see a smartly dressed MAN and WOMAN coolly observing WALTER and PEGGY at the payphone across the street.

7. EXT. PAYPHONE ACROSS THE STREET. DAYTIME.

WALTER
I need to be connected to Thomas Hill's room, asshole.

8. EXT. FRONT OF HOTEL. BLACK SEDAN. DAYTIME.

The smartly dressed MAN and WOMAN climb out of their car, and head inside the hotel.

9. INT. HOTEL LOBBY. MORNING.

The smartly dressed MAN and WOMAN move purposefully through the lobby, past the two OLD MEN, up to the front desk. The OWNER is visibly unimpressed.

MAN
We're here to see one of your guests.

OWNER
That's great.

MAN
Do you have a Jessica Stamp staying here?

OWNER
Jessica Stamp?

WOMAN
She would have come in with a man, a strange looking man?

OWNER
I don't got any Jessica registered.

MAN
I see. Did a strange looking man check in during the night, by any chance?

OWNER
What do you mean, strange looking?

WOMAN
An unusual appearance.

OWNER
What's so unusual?

MAN
Are you being difficult?

OWNER
I'm just saying.

WOMAN
The woman may well have been tied up. Does that ring any bells?

OWNER
Tied up woman?

MAN
Hog tied, perhaps?

OWNER
Hog tied?
(shakes his head)

WALTER and PEGGY stride past on their way upstairs.

WALTER (warning the MAN)
Don't try dealing with this buffoon, let me just warn you.

PEGGY (embarrassed)
Walter--

WALTER
Has he charged you a dollar yet? To find out if your guest is here? You know, he charges a dollar for that. Such a, such a ritzy hotel and all, I suppose telephone calls to the clientèle must be a premium service.

PEGGY grabs his arm and steers him upstairs.

MAN and WOMAN return their attention to the OWNER, who shrugs.

OWNER
I see tied up women in here all the time, tell you the truth.

MAN
Oh really.



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