In the Red

SYNOPSIS

A cash-strapped couple resort to a questionable loan and must now resort to kidnapping and ransoming a young girl to pay it back. But what happens when they kidnap the wrong girl?


Another dusty ol’ chestnut whose time has finally come. Been hammering at this off and on for about as long as many of the others from the past two weeks, but it’s also probably one that’s been ready for completion for the longest too. Not sure why I never gave it the time it needed, but here I am, years after the fact, finally getting around to it. Enjoy!

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INT. DOCTOR’S OFFICE – DAY

JIMMY and JUNE, a young married couple, suddenly find themselves facing a financial crisis when June receives a serious diagnosis that comes with a very pricey treatment.

INT. APARTMENT – DAY

June is willing to go naturally but...

EXT. BAR – NIGHT

Jimmy instead turns to a loan shark to cover his wife’s medical expenses.

INT. DOCTOR’S OFFICE – DAY

As June makes a full recovery...

INT. APARTMENT – NIGHT

...Jimmy finds himself at the mercy of a few hired goons, beaten severely for being late with a payment.

INT. APARTMENT – LATER

With few other options that could keep him safe, June suggests that they kidnap the child of a family from an affluent neighborhood and hold them for ransom.

EXT. SUBURBS – DAY

After some hesitation and mistakes, Jimmy and June find themselves in a beautiful neighborhood waiting for their chance to strike. And that’s when they pick a single, lonely GIRL making her way down the street.

EXT/INT. HOTEL – NIGHT

After frantically making their way through town, hiding from police, they arrive at their hideout--a dilapidated and abandoned hotel off the freeway.

INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT

In the room, they struggle to get the information they need from the girl. But as June opens up to the girl and why they’re doing this, Jimmy only grows increasingly frustrated.

And then the girl provides a name and phone number.

EXT. STREET – NIGHT

Jimmy walks to a corner store and payphone to make the call...

INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT

June stays with the girl, who begins to say strange and awful things about June, about what awaits her when she dies...

EXT. STREET – NIGHT

As Jimmy calls the number the girl provided, he learns from the angry voice on the other end that they have no daughter, that she died several years earlier.

INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT

In the room, June finds herself giving into her anger and violently attacking the girl, killing her. But in the darkness of the room, June soon finds that she isn’t alone...

INT. HOTEL ROOM – LATER

Jimmy quickly rushes to his wife’s side only to discover what remains of her and the twisted thing that pretended to be a girl.

FADE TO BLACK:

THE END

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