DEAD MANS LOVE
Scripped October 11, 2010
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A man is driving rather fast in his car whilst talking on
his mobile phone. He suddenly hits someone crossing the road
and brakes hard, brining the car to a halt. He stares into
his rear mirror in shock and sees the person he hit lying on
the road. During the collision he dropped his phone, he
looks down on the floor by his feet and finds it, then calls
for an ambulance. He gets out to check the body, he
approaches it and pokes it. The person gets up and asks for
a mobile, so the driver lets him borrow his, the vitim tries
to phone his wife but then leaves, limping away. His name is
INT. HOUSE - EVENING
Luke gets to the front door of his home and lets himself in.
He climbs the stairs and we cut to him getting into bed -
clothed with his wife.
The next day we cut to Luke getting out of bed. He goes into
the bathroom and washes his face he looks up and looks in
the mirror. His eyes are different, his cut has become
infected and he's very pale. He goes into the kitchen and
his wife is on the phone, he says goodbye but she doesn't
really notice him.
He walks into the living room to find his friend Mickey sat
on the sofa in his boxers and vest, playing on a games
console. His friend doesn't look at him and keeps his
attention on the game the whole time (very messy room).
Cigarette in mouth, beers on table with feet up.
Luke - "You all right Mickey?"
Mickey - "All right..." (deep drone)
Luke - "I'm off to work, do you reckon you could try tidying
up whilst I'm gone?"
Mickey - "Yep..."
Luke - "Okay, cheers. Well, I guess I'll see you when I get
back then yea."
Mickey - "Yep." He's not really paying any attention to him,
he is too concentrated on the game.
Luke leaves the room, it cuts to him leaving the front door,
then a table comes flying out the window and crashing to the
ground, he looks to it in confusion. Cuts back to Mickey who
wipes his hands and sits back down picking up the controller
INT. WORK - DAY
Luke is sat at his desk in his office, he is writing on
paper doing his work when the voice of his boss overhead
speaks to him:
Boss - "Luke" He looks up to see his boss standing there
with a serious expression on his face and his hands on his
Luke - "You all right Steve."
Boss - "Can we have a chat?"
Luke - "Yea sure." He stands up from his chair and follows
his boss as they walk into the corner of the room to speak
Boss - "Luke, have you thought about going home?"
Luke - "No. Why?"
Boss - "Because you look a mess, you're ill, it's obvious,
go home and have a rest."
Luke - "No, I'm fine, honest."
Boss - "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. You can't come
to work the way you are."
Luke - "But I feel fine."
Boss - "I respect your efforts, but it's just...well, look
at you. People are starting to complain about the smell and
the fact you have blood dripping from your head all over the
desk isn't exactly what the cleaner wants to find at the end
of the day."
INT. HOUSE - DAY
Cutting straight to Luke entering house, he takes off jacket
and goes to bathroom, opens the door to find Mickey sat on
the toilet holding a men's magazine.
Luke - "Oh, sorry Mickey."
Mickey - "It's all right, I'll be done in a sec..." doesn't
take his eyes of the magazine when speaking.
Luke - "Who's this?" asks as he looks to see a naked man
relaxing the bath tub.
Mickey - "That's Dave."
Luke - "Who's Dave?"
Mickey - "My mate, he'll be staying with us for a while."
Luke looks to Dave smiling at him with his arms behind head.
Dave - "All right," he nods.
Luke - "Okay, that's all right I suppose. Just remember to
lock the door next time."
Mickey - "I'll try." Luke leaves the room shaking his head.
Cut back to Mickey on toilet. He realises there isn't any
Mickey - "Bollocks..." He looks to the magazine at the naked
lady on the page and tears it out. "Sorry love."
Cut to Luke going into the kitchen to see his wife who is
washing up. He hugs her from behind and she turns around to
kiss him, he kisses her back and runs his hand through her
hair. We hear a click and see his hand has come off. He
notices and tries to pull it out of her without her
noticing. Not coming loose he pulls harder and harder. He
gets it out and grabs his guitar to try and serenade her,
she ain't happy.
(SONG: To be arranged)
Urm, yes.....Luke do you want
something to eat?
Luke looks at her with a sinister look, we then see him leap
up and camera blacks out. We cut to Dave and Mickey entering
the kitchen. We see Luke with his back to them.
Luke turns round noticing they're standing in the doorway.
He has red around his mouth.
Luke pulls back a white blanket and his wife is on the
kitchen side bloody and ripped clothes. Micky and Dave look
shocked. They look at each other which gives the impression
that they don't care and shrug their shoulders before
joining him with the body. They both take out a knife and