Ten, by Gretchen McNeil

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Ten By: Gretchen McNeil

Film Script: Ten teens are on an island for a weekend party, a raging storm starts up and there is no electricity, internet, or phone service.

Living room Everyone is in the living room. Minnie, Kenny, and Ben are looking through the DVD cases on the shelf. Opening them one by one. The others are standing around looking confused. Ben opens a DVD case.

Ben: Empty, empty, empty. Meg: Empty?

Minnie opens one Minnie: Empty.

Looking around confused Kenny: All of them.

Lori looks at the empty cases Lori: That can't be right, why would anyone leave all these empty DVD cases

on the shelf? Ben gets up and heads for the kitchen

Ben: I think we need a few more beers T.J. picks up the remote, flips through a few channels ( All blank, blue )

T.J. : The satellite is out, must be the storm. All look outside to the raging storm

Lori: We could try to find some board games, maybe they have- Gets cut off mid-sentence by Minnie who looks around excitedly, holding up a home made DVD.

Minnie: I found one! T.J. : What movie is it? Minnie: It is homemade, I don't see a- oh here it is, It's called "Don't Watch


Ben comes in from the kitchen carrying four beers, he hands them around. Ben: Probably some lame vacation videos, or maybe...

He trails off as Minnie gets their attention. Minnie: You know what? Everyone is quiet.

Minnie: I don't really like this, this is how horror movies start. Someone almost dies. Creepy things start to happen, and before you know it, people are dying like flies.

People look around uncomfortably. Silence. Kenny grabs the DVD out of Minnie's hands.

Kenny: Are we going...