THRILLER SCREENPLAY

1. INT. underground basement IN A DESOLATE BUILDING – Day

Lexi wakes up groggily and grabs her head due to a cut on her forehead. Blood trickles into her eyes as she vaguely remembers someone hitting her in the head, before darkness claimed her. She sucks in a sharp breath due to the pain.

She notices her arms are tied behind her back. She begins to panic and struggle, creating rope burns on her wrists. She lets out a sob as the rope won’t loosen.

LEXI

(SHOUTING)

Hel-

The room is covered with pictures of her throughout her life. They vary from her first day at school to her at prom. Lexi breathes heavily, shaking from fear.

A crackling white noise is heard and Lexi whips her head towards a large projected image on the wall.

A video of her mum tied to a chair, with blood covering her face begins to play.

A person with a sinister mask comes onto the screen waving a knife at the camera. He crouches down beside her mum and gently strokes the knife across her cheek.

He walks behind Lexi’s mum and looks into the camera before moving the knife to her neck and slitting her throat. The video cuts off.

LEXI

(SCREAMING)

NO! YOU SON OF A BITCH! NO! PLEASE! I NEED MY MUM…I NEED HER! PLEASE…

Lexi sobs as she struggles to free herself. Her cries become louder as she struggles to breath.

LEXI

(SOBBING)

MUM-MU-NO! THIS-CAN’T-BE- HAPPENING! MUM!

Her movements become more frantic and she screams from the pain of losing her mum. The chair she’s on topples over, creating a loud bang.

LEXI

(WHISPERS)

Fuck! Come on! Come on!

The sound of footsteps is heard above and Lexi freezes.

The door opens and a light is switched on blinding Lexi from seeing who’s there.

When her eyes adjust to the light she notices a man with matted blonde hair, hunched over in the corner of the room.

His clothes are rotten and a vile stench emitting from him hits her in the face. She wrinkles her nose.

DEREK

(CROAKY)

Lex? Is that you?

LEXI

(QUESTIONINGLY)

How do you know my name?

DEREK

I’m-

A third voice booms from the other corner of the room.

OWEN

(AUTHORITATIVELY)

Enough.

Lexi struggles to try and see who’s there. They then come into the light.

His hair is the exact shade as hers. He has a cut on his mouth which is twisted into a smirk. She notices his smart white shirt and jeans. She trails her eyes up before settling on a pair of familiar green eyes.

LEXI

(STUTTERING)

You’re…you look…

OWEN

(LAUGHING)

Yes sweetheart. We look EXACTLY alike!(PAUSE) Care to explain Derek?

Owen strides over and towers over Derek. He kicks the man on the floor who lets out a grunt of pain. Owen laughs to himself as Lexi cringes away from him.

OWEN

Well…this fucker isn’t going to be much help, so I’ll get right to it shall I?

(GRINNING)

Lexi glares up at Owen before turning away.

(Continued)

OWEN

(LAUGHING)

Oh! You have no idea. Do you remember feeling like someone was following you. Or why your dad…well if you can even call that disgusting human on the floor a father…why he was never there? (PAUSE) Shall I tell you?

Owen strides over and picks Lexi’s chair up so she’s upright. He pulls another wooden chair over to her and takes a seat before folding his hands over his knees.

OWEN

(SARCASTICALLY)

Are we sitting comfortably?

(Continued)

OWEN

(SMIRKING)

I’m Owen. And over there is Derek, a pathetic excuse of a father. Now, I bet you’re wondering, who I am? Well, I’m your beloved twin brother. You see Lex…can I call you that? (TILT HEAD TO THE SIDE) Anyway, our mother left me with this pig Derek and took you with her. Because you see beloved sister, she loved you, but for some reason, she couldn’t bring herself to love me. And it’s all because I look like him! (TWITCHES AND ROLLS HIS NECK) He was an abusive cunt and mum left because she thought I would turn out like him!

Owen kicks back his chair and stalks towards the man curled up in the corner. He drags him across the floor and pushes him onto his knees.

OWEN

(BREATHE HEAVILY)

Father, you’ve been waiting a long time for this. To be reunited with your precious Lexi.(PAUSE) So I thought I’d invite her along to see you take your last breath.

Owen whips out a gun from his back pocket, his head twitching, before shooting Derek in the head three times.

OWEN

(EXCITED)

Damn! That felt good! That felt good right?

Lexi stares at her father’s dead body. She lets out a small whimper before closing her eyes and facing Owen.

LEXI

(SCARED)

Why-why did you do that?

OWEN

(SNORTS)

He deserved it. Now, I can see this has affected you, so I’m going to leave you now.

LEXI

(CONFUSED)

Wha-

He pulls out a needle and injects a clear liquid into her neck. She falls slack in her chair,unconscious. Owen pushes her hair back behind her ears and gently strokes her face.

OWEN

(WHISPERS)

Sweet dreams, sis.
2. INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT

Lexi wakes up groggily and scans her new surroundings. She’s been placed into a bedroom resembling her own, the walls are a soft pink with pictures of various flowers on the walls.

She tries to reach out but finds her hands bound to the bed posts.

LEXI

(CRYING)

Fuck sake!

The sound of footsteps approaching causes her to fall back on the bed and close her eyes; pretending to be asleep.

She hears the door open before feeling the bed dip beside her. Lexi holds her breath and tries to remain still.

A hand comes out and gently strokes her cheek before it pulls away and begins to play with her hair. She tries not to flinch away from Owen’s touch.

OWEN

(WHISPERS)

My darling Lexi, you have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for you. You’re mine my precious Lexi.

He places a gentle kiss on her forehead then quietly gets up and exits the room, closing the door behind him.
3. INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT

Lexi lays on the bed waiting for Owen to open the door so she can try and escape.

Her hands are still bound but she keeps trying to loosen the rope.

The door slowly opens to reveal Owen holding a plate of food.

OWEN

(CHEERFULLY)

Hello Lex! (PAUSE AND TILT HEAD) You’re filthy! Anyway, I have some food for you, I made it myself. (SMILE PROUDLY)

Lexi frowns and shifts further away on the bed as Owen makes his way over to her and sits down. He puts some food onto the spoon and holds it out to her.

OWEN

(SINISTERLY)

Eat.

Lexi slowly opens her mouth but keeps her eyes trained on Owen’s face as she subtly tries to remove the rope around her wrist.

Lexi eats each mouthful that Owen offers and once finished, he places the plate on the bedside table. He turns back to look at her.

OWEN

(CHEERFULLY)

Bath time!

Lexi freezes as he crawls towards her on the bed. She shifts further away as he reaches out and grabs her top ripping the front. Lexi screams; frantically trying to get away from him whilst also trying to release her hands.

LEXI

(SCREAMING)

No! Stay away from me! Please!

She frantically tries to wriggle her hand out of the rope. He comes to her and strokes her cheek and continues down her body and rests his hands on the buttons of her jeans. Lexi tries to turn herself away but he grabs her roughly and turns her back over.

OWEN

(FRUSTRATED)

Be a good girl! I’m only trying to help you!

Lexi kicks out, hoping to catch Owen in the face but he climbs onto her legs stopping her movements and begins to pull down her jeans.

OWEN

(IN AWE)

You’re so beautiful…

He runs his hands up her thighs and towards her underwear. He glances up and smirks before grabbing the band of her knickers. Lexi finally releases her hand and reaches over to grab the plate that’s beside her bed, smashing it into his head.

It leaves him stunned and Lexi has time to escape. She runs for the door; falling, but gets back up and slams the door behind her.

It’s pitch black and she stumbles while running down the corridor.

She runs her hand along the walls as she tries to feel her way through the dark. Lexi feels a banister and hurriedly goes down the stairs.

When she reaches the bottom she hears the bedroom door open and a loud groan. She freezes.

OWEN

(CREEPILY)

Lexi. My gorgeous Lexi! You can’t hide from me baby. You’re mine.

Lexi runs down the corridor and hides in a corner as she hears footsteps approaching. She covers her mouth with her hand to stay quiet.

OWEN

(SING SONG VOICE)

Lexi. Come on out baby. You know I’m not angry at you for that little stunt; just upset. You hurt me. Now, where are you?

Lexi presses herself further into the darkness as she hears footsteps approach the stairs above her. She muffles her cries with her hands as she shakes on the cold floor.

OWEN

(SHOUTING)

Baby, come on out! I’m not mad at you, I could never be mad at you.(PAUSE) You understand that right?

His footsteps get closer to her and she begins to sob, letting out a small whimper. Owen grins maliciously and stalks towards the sound. His footsteps grow closer until she see’s the front of his shoes.

OWEN

(SWEETLY)

Oh, my sweet Lexi.Come here baby, I didn’t mean to make you cry.

Owen crouches down beside Lexi and cradles her in his arms. Hushing her and rocking her back and fourth like a child. Owen lifts his hand and wipes her tears away with his thumb before kissing her hair and inhaling her soft smell.

OWEN

(SWEETLY)

Come now. That’s enough crying Lex. Let’s go back to your room and get you cleaned up.

Owen slowly rises and picks her up off the floor before placing her on her feet. He takes her hand and begins to drag her upstairs. As they reach the stairs, Lexi pulls back trying to get her hand free. Owen frowns, turns around and grabs her wrist tightly and squeezes.

OWEN

(ANGRILY)

Listen here you little bitch! I have done everything for you! And you treat me like this!

Lexi screams in pain as he grabs her hair and pulls her face roughly to his.

OWEN

(ANGRILY)

You. Are. An. Ungrateful. Bitch. I have treated you with nothing but love and care and you want to LEAVE me! You NEED me. (DEEP BREATH) I’m your Master.

LEXI

(WHIMPERING)

Owen, I’m-I’m sorry!

OWEN

(SHOUTING)

NO! You are not sorry! If you were you wouldn’t run from me! But you did! I am trying to help you! Stop fighting me!

Lexi continues to struggle against his hold and eventually manages to get her hand up and she claws at his face. Owen lets out a loud roar and releases her. She turns to run but he pulls her back roughly and pushes her into the wall. Tiny beads of blood emerge from the scratches making him more menacing. He pushes his body into hers.

OWEN

(WHISPERS HARSHLY)

You feel that? That’s how much you turn me on when you behave like this. You’ve never been so beautiful as you are to me right now! (SIGHS AND SNIFFS HER HAIR)

Lexi shakes in fear and tries desperately to push him off of her. He leans in closer kissing her neck. Lexi shoves him back and spits in his face. Owen frowns before he pulls his hand back and slaps her across the face causing her to fall to the floor.

OWEN

(SCREAMING IN HER FACE)

How fucking dare you treat me like that you dumb bitch! I’ve done everything for you! You spoilt little cunt.

Lexi is curled up on the floor whimpering in pain as Owen breathes heavily. He reaches out towards her, but Lexi recoils further away from him. Her cheek has a red hand print which is prominent against her pale skin.

OWEN

(SOFTLY)

Oh, Lex. You know I didn’t mean to hurt you right? It’s just a tiny mark on your face sweetheart. (SMILES) I think it looks rather beautiful.

He crouches down towards her and strokes her reddened cheek softly.

OWEN

(SIGHS)

Now, because you were a bad girl I think a punishment is needed. (PAUSE) It’s for your own good.

He picks her up and carries her in his arms. Lexi stays still feeling drained. She closes her eyes and cries softly. They reach a door and he puts a code into a keypad, it slowly opens and they step inside; the sound of a dead bolt locking behind them.

 

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