Thanatos Script Character Highlights

Thanatos

FADE IN – INT – NIGHT
Cigarette smoking in ashtray. Empty glass with ice beside ashtray. Camera shot is close and eye level with nightstand. Liquor is poured into glass. Camera shot looking into stand up mirror. In the reflection, out of focus, is man taking drink from glass. Woman is sitting on bed with her back to camera. Camera shot returns to eye level with nightstand. One hundred dollars in twenties is laid on the nightstand and the empty glass is set on top of the cash. Beads of water run down the outside of the glass. Woman’s hand reaches for the burning cigarette. Camera does not follow her. Camera remains fixed on glass. Cigarette smoke exhaled by the woman blows across the glass and camera lens. Off camera you hear door open and close. Camera shot switches to floor level looking up at woman sitting on bed. She adjusts the strap on her pantyhose. Camera moves up and follows her as she opens drawer on night stand. She removes syringe from drawer and injects drug into her leg. Her eyes roll back in her head (runs hands thru hair) and she lays back on the bed. Camera shot switches back to floor. Her arm falls into view. Her hand slowly opens and the syringe falls on the floor. Camera focuses in on syringe until it goes out of focus.
SCENE CHANGE – EXT – NIGHT – OUTSIDE BEDROOM WINDOW
Camera shot at short distance looking at bedroom window. Phone begins to ring and light comes on.
MAN (O.C.)
Hello
WOMAN (O.C.)
I have a problem.
MAN (O.C.)
What kind of a problem?
WOMAN (O.C.)
I don’t want to talk about it over the phone. Just get over here…
MAN (O.C.)
I’ll be there in thirty minutes.

SCENE CHANGE – EXT – NIGHT – BUILDING PARKING LOT
Distance shot across parking lot as car pulls in thru gate. Camera shot from the front as car pulls up directly to camera and shuts off headlights. Camera shot from distance as MAN exits car.
SCENE CHANGE – INT – NIGHT – BUILDING
MAN enters building and walks down hallway. Light is showing thru gap at bottom of door. Man stops at door, removes pistol and turns his head, listening for sounds inside room.
SCENE CHANGE – INT – NIGHT – BEDROOM
Camera shot is across room. MAN out of focus, slowly pushes the door open and walks in. He walks towards camera and comes into focus. Camera follows him as he pulls the sheets back, exposing the dead prostitute. WOMAN appears on the other side of the bed. They are both looking down at the dead girl. Camera shot is on woman. Without looking at man she says.
WOMAN
Bobby says you can take care of this.
MAN looks over at WOMAN. She is still looking down at the dead girl.
MAN
Where’s her family?
WOMAN continues to stare at the body and doesn’t answer man.
MAN
Hey!
WOMAN looks up at man.
WOMAN
She doesn’t have any family.
MAN
You damn sure no one is gonna come looking for her?
WOMAN
I’m sure.
MAN starts to pick up the dead girl.
WOMAN
Let me put her clothes back on.
MAN
I’m going to put her in a hole, then shovel dirt on top of her.
WOMAN looks down at the dead girl and then back up at MAN.
WOMAN
I still want to put her clothes on…

SCENE CHANGE – EXT – DAY – CEMETERY
Dawn in cemetery. Distance shot of Man’s car driving down lane between tombstones. Car stops in front of freshly dug grave. Camera shot close of MAN as he exits car. Camera follows him to back of car, he removes body and carries it over to grave. Man walks back to car, looks around cemetery, then removes shovel from trunk. He places body in bottom of grave, then shovels dirt over the body. Low camera shot from distance watching man shovel dirt. Camera shot close showing him standing over grave. City vehicle pulls up behind man out of focus. MAN #2 exits and joins him at the grave. Man #2 looks down at bottom of grave.
MAN #2
You better hope hell is full before you draw your last breath.
MAN
This coming from a guy who lets me bury a prostitute under a widow woman.
MAN reaches into his pocket, removes cash and prepares to hand it to MAN #2. As he is counting out the money to man #2, he says.
MAN
When I die, I won’t go to hell and neither will you… We’re already there…
MAN walks back towards his car. MAN #2 watches him walk away, then turns back and stares down into grave. Shot switches to distance with flower vase close up. Shot fades out of focus.

SCENE CHANGE – INT – DAY – TATTOO SHOP
WOMAN sitting behind a desk, playing video games on a cell phone. MAN enters the shop. Woman looks up at him, then down at his shoes. She stares for a few seconds at the dirt on them.
WOMAN
You a farmer?
MAN
Do I look like a farmer?
WOMAN
There’s dirt on your boots.

MAN
I was burying something this morning… But I’m pretty sure it won’t grow anything… Bobby in the back?
WOMAN nods her head yes. MAN walks past her and towards the back of the shop and finds BOBBY.
BOBBY
Everything go alright?
MAN
Everything went ok for me. Can’t say the same thing for the hooker.
BOBBY
I told her to quit using that poison…
MAN
Was she high when you told her that?
BOBBY
Well, that don’t make a damn now, does it…?
MAN
No, it don’t make a damn…
BOBBY opens a drawer, takes out a business card and slides it across the desk to MAN. He leans forward and picks up the card.
BOBBY
Call that number, then go home, get some sleep.
MAN gets up and starts to leave the office.
BOBBY
Hey Lane…
LANE turns back to BOBBY.
BOBBY
And stay sober, you’re gonna have a busy night…

SCENE CHANGE – EXT – NIGHT – PARKING LOT
Lane’s car pulls up in parking lot. LANE and WOMAN exit car. Woman starts to walk towards building.
LANE
Hey.
WOMAN stops and turns back to Lane.
LANE
Before you go in there, I want your driver license.

WOMAN
Why?
LANE
Because I want to know who you are and where you live.
WOMAN
Bobby and I talked about this. We agreed to no names.
LANE
Bobby’s not here. I am. You go into that building and get caught, I want to know who you are.
WOMAN
I’m not giving it to you.
LANE
Then find someone else…
WOMAN hesitates for a moment, then digs into her bag, pulls out her license and throws it on the car hood. She turns and walks towards building. LANE picks up the license, looks at it, then gets back into his car. He starts watching the building. Camera picks up woman as she is leaving the building. She makes her way back to Lane waiting in the car. Lane sees her, gets out and opens the trunk.
WOMAN
The money stays with me.
LANE
So when a cop pulls us over and wants to know what’s in the bag…
WOMAN hesitates at the back of the car.
WOMAN
Don’t think about screwing me tough guy…
LANE
The thought never crossed my mind…
WOMAN gives LANE a look, then throws the bag in the trunk. Lane shuts the trunk lid…
SCENE CHANGE – INT – NIGHT – CAR
LANE and NICOLE are driving down a country road. It’s almost dawn.
LANE
How much further?
NICOLE
Two miles, maybe less.
LANE
You’re sure they dropped a car off for you?
NICOLE
It’ll be there… Why were you so hell bent on knowing who I was back at the car lot…
LANE gives her a look, but doesn’t answer. He turns his attention back to driving the car.
NICOLE
If I got caught and told anyone about you… You were going to track me down and kill me…
NICOLE waits for an answer, but LANE just stares out the windshield. Finally she looks down at the speedometer and then back to Lane.
NICOLE
You better slow down. There are deer everywhere out here…

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