THEM (chapter IV)

EXT. OPEN FIELD NEAR THE ROAD – NIGHT

Julia’s hood is removed.

It’s Mason, still wearing his prison clothes, ragged, dirty.

He drags her out of the car with her hands tied up.

Then cuts the police tape as he drags her into the same open field where the police found the bodies.

JULIA
(struggling)
Let me go!

Mason doesn’t respond, his gaze, expressionless.

He throws Julia to the ground.

Lisa crying inside the car.

The sound disturbs Mason, he stops moving. Clearly annoyed by the sound.

He turns back and returns to the car.

Julia makes an effort to get back up from the ground.

JULIA
What are you going to do? you bastard!

Mason almost reaches the car.

Julia makes it back up, she runs desperately towards Mason.

Rams him with her whole body, pushing him against the car.

Mason hits his head on the door frame and falls to the ground.

Julia leans on the door frame, out of breath. She looks inside the car and sees Lisa in the passenger seat.

JULIA
My baby…

Mason moves semi-conscious on the floor.

Julia nervously gets down on the ground and runs her bound hands between her legs, from her back and forward.

She makes it.

Then, she tries to open the car door, but Mason is already up.

He grabs her by the hair and pushes her back.

Julia falls to the ground again.

Mason lunges at her and tries to choke her, but Julia hits him in the crotch.

Julia coughs and catches her breath, picks up a rock from the side.

Mason tries to get up, but Julia hits him in the head, the rock splits on impact.

Enraged, Julia climbs on top of Mason and starts choking him.

Mason tries to move away but Julia pushes him to the ground, still squeezing his neck.

JULIA
Why? why did you kill him!?

A shot of Julia’s arms caressing her boyfriend’s arms, both framed in a golden light.

Mason is losing strength in his arms, his movements becoming slower and slower.

A shot of Julia’s arms caressing her boyfriend’s arms, both framed in a golden light.

Julia shakes her head, disoriented. She keeps the grip on Mason’s neck.

A shot of Julia’s arms caressing her boyfriend’s arms, both framed in a golden light.

The face of Julia’s boyfriend is recognizable in the light, it’s Mason.

He’s having sex with Julia, on top of her. His gaze lost, unconscious.

Julia releases the grip on Mason. She looks at him in shock.

MASON
You… I know you.

Julia gets up from the floor, confused.

JULIA
What…

Mason breathes a sigh of relief and then coughs, getting up with difficulty. His forehead is bleeding.

JULIA
I don’t understand…

Mason has a normal look on his face this time.

MASON
Listen, you have to go now. Take the car.

JULIA
What?

MASON
They are gonna to take us away, you have to go now!

Suddenly, Mason’s body tenses completely.

Only his face moves and points to the sky, where an intense light illuminates the whole place.

The light is so intense that it almost seems like daytime.

Julia looks up, but can see nothing but the intense light.

Lisa cries again.

Julia runs desperately to the car, she has a hard time opening the door with her tied hands but manages to do so.

She gets into—

MASON’S CAR

She starts the engine and presses the accelerator, holding the steering wheel with both hands tied.

Leaving the intense light behind and into the darkness of the open road.

JULIA
(nervous)
We’re gonna be fine, beautiful.

Lisa keeps crying.

The car speeds along the dark road.

However.

A few feets further, the engine stops.

The car keeps moving forward a few feets before stopping completely.

JULIA
No… no, no, no!

Julia hits the sterring wheel in despair.

And then, ahead of the car, the intense light appears again, enveloping the whole place.

Julia stares into the light, paralyzed.

From the light, dark silhouettes appear, they are aproaching the car.

Julia screams but no voice comes out of her.

Desperated, she looks at Lisa’s side, sees one of the dark silhouettes next to the passenger door window.

JULIA
(muted)
Noooo!

Julia covers Lisa with her body and closes her eyes tightly.

DISSOLVE TO:

WHITE

FADE TO:

INT. VAST SQUARE SPACE – ???

When Julia opens her eyes, she is on the floor of an empty place, the walls radiate light, the place looks like a giant cube.

She has her hands untied and is holding Lisa, who is sleeping silently.

One of the dark silhouettes is next to Julia.

Without her being able to resist, it takes Lisa out of her hands.

The shadow holds Lisa by the legs, as a physician would.

JULIA
(unable to stand)
What are you doing to my baby?

The shadow watches Lisa a little longer and then returns her to Julia’s hands.

SHADOW FIGURE
(distorted voice)
Failure.

The dark figure puts his long-fingered hand on Lisa’s head.

She explodes and disintegrates in Julia’s arms, staining her with blood.

Pieces of her flesh fall on the floor.

Julia stands still, shocked.

The dark figure moves away from Julia and approaches other silhouettes that are watching.

JULIA
(sobbing)
Why…

SHADOW FIGURE
(distorted voice)
Ashes and blood, things.

JULIA
(sobbing)
No…

SHADOW FIGURE
(distorted voice)
Repeat experiment.

Julia feels her body tense completely as she stretches out forcibly on the floor.

She sees Mason standing next to the shadowy silhouettes, one of those figures injects something into Mason’s neck.

Julia closes her eyes, afraid.

FADE TO:

INT. VAST SQUARE SPACE – ???

Julia opens her eyes, a tear rolls down her cheek.

Still paralyzed and with Mason on top of her, raping her with a blank, lifeless stare.

She closes her eyes once again.

FADE TO:

I/E VAST SQUARE SPACE AND BEYOND – ???

Julia opens her eyes, walking disoriented through the vast space bathed in light.

However.

The light fades until it disappears completely, revealing the—

Cornfield

Around her.

Julia walks through the rows of corn and into a corridor between the cornfields, ahead she can see a farmhouse.

The door of the farmhouse is opening.

Fade to black:

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