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Sunday Bloody Sunday

by JD Glasscock 11 months ago in fiction

Short film script by JD Glasscock -- Rated R

Probably one of my favorite short scripts I've written, could certainly be a feature

The Most recent short film I wrote about a month ago...

Sunday Bloody Sunday

short film by

JD Glasscock

All Rights Reserved 7/10/20

Int. House – Time indeterminate

Shot of stereo with groovy blues tune playing. A man’s waist moves through holding a bat, dancing a slow coolness. Camera opens up on a man dancing with a bat in a slow, jazzy style. The man is wearing a hockey mask painted like a demon. He dances for a bit then acts like he steps in a batter’s box, rolling the bat.

johnny

Bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, two outs, 3 and 2 count. The stadium, quiet as a grave. This is it, for all the marbles.

Johnny stares towards camera. Camera flips and a man is gagged, face bloody, tied to a chair. Behind him along the wall is a woman and two teenagers tied and gagged. Camera flips back to Johnny. He puts his finger up like testing the air, then does the Babe Ruth point.

Johnny

Here’s the pitch. The tension is a living breathing Picasso, a Rembrandt. Johnny’s eyes are laser focused. The batter swings.

(Blood splatters all over Johnny’s clothes and hockey mask.) the balls going, going, gone. The crowd goes wild, thunder in the rafters. The game is won. Johnny has done it again.

Sound of clapping. Camera pivots to another man in a demon hockey mask clapping.

Jim

Great swing son, great fucking swing. This last week has been just fucking amazing. After missing 15 years of your life. a beast behind bars, this..this…Damn son…no man could ever ask for a better father, son rodeo trip. Fucking beautiful is what it is. Now step aside, it’s Daddy’s turn.

Johnny hands over the bat but looks back off camera.

Johnny

Hold up pops. I think I broke him. Let me get you another.

Johhny goes off camera as you see jim taking some practice swings.

Johnny

Alright pops, here ya go, a fresh pitcher, a new game, waiting for the swing.

Camera pivots as he speaks, showing the mom tears in her eyes being tied to chair, father in background face down, pool of blood around his head and teenagers in background in fetal positions. Johnny finishes tying then leans into mom, flicks her nose as she jerks away, terror etching itself into her whole body. He laughs.

Johnny

Batter up…

Camera flips back to jim with bat on his shoulder.

Jim

No man could ask for a better fucking son. Did you do your wordy thing for the press.?

Johnny has his hands on top of woman’s shoulders as she shakes.

Johnny

My wordy thing? Yea pops. Sorrowful Saturday, The Demon Boys. Got it on the front door. Enough pops….time is a ticking..get to swinging.

Shot at Jim. He stretches bat above head.

Jim

This one’s for you kiddo. For the fences.

Jim swings, blood splatters the whole screen.

Int. intimate talk show set – time indeterminate

Across Screen “Special Report – With Carol Tally” Showing a woman in her forties standing in front of two comfortable chairs/recliners facing each other.

Carol

Welcome. Tonight we have a very special report. We will be having a candid and explicit conversation with several guests about The attrocities beleaguring our state, most notoriously in the form of the Demon Boys, and the killings they have perpetrated in the last week as well as the depravity and carnage of seriel killers in general. Please understand that the nature of the subject matter and our ensuing conversations will be graphic in nature and we ask that those too young or at all bothered by such extremes stop watching now. (Gives a moment) Our first guest is the most popular Television evangelist in the state who has also authored a book currently number 3 on the New York time’s Best seller’s List called “As Above, so Below” Welcome Pastor Jebediah Stone.

A man in his forties with a white collar comes in and waves towards the camera. He sheds charisma as he walks and comes and shakes Carol’s hand.

Carol

Welcome Pastor Stone. Thank you so much for being here.

She motions to chair.

Pastor Stone

Thanks for having me Carol, a pleasure to be here.

Stone sits down followed by Carol.

Carol

Lets get right into it. In your book “As Above, So Below” you say that all the murders and unrest and upheavel over the last few years is directly correlated to the corruption of our government and leaders. Do you care to elaborate?

Pastor Stone

Well Carol, can I call you Carol? (She nods) I believe as you so eloquently said, as above, so below. When the common person looks at leadership and all they see is corporate owned lackeys full of greed and self aggrandizement who don’t care about the people they are supposed to represent then you have a populace that sinks deeper and deeper into apathy and then that apathy turns to anger and most often into rage and a feeling of helplessness, which is not a good mix.

Carol

I’m sorry are you saying you approve of murder? The Demon Boys struck again last night, killing an entire family. This is 6 days in a row of us waking up to a family slaughtered by these Demon Boys and another ridiculous note, Lollipop Tuesday, Sorrowful Saturday...

Pastor Stone

Not in anyway, more of an explanation to motive and a prediction that this is just the beginning and unless we clean up Washington, and quit with the over 4 decades of trickle down economics that sees everyone poorer and more destitute except for a few at the top, we will be inundated with more and more death and violence. When people lose hope all together, they lose God and they lose morality.

Carol

Not sure I agree with you there Pastor. (Looks at camera) by the way I would be remiss if I didn’t thank our sponsors “Big Oil for Democracy”(Stare at camera) always showing they care.(Big smile) Apologize Pastor Stone, must thank the people that support you.

Pastor Stone

I understand more then you know Carol.

Carol

Lets dig a little deeper. When the self titled Demon boys started slaughtering people last week, after the first couple days, even with the notes they left, media and the police thought they might be connected to the religious murders that occurred twice last year with all those poor young women. It was quickly dismissed as the Demon Boys aren’t following any of the ritual markings, pentagrams, the previous horrors were defined by. Still what are your thoughts on both?

Pastor Stone

I’m glad you asked Carol as to me it epitomizes what i was saying. In both cases I believe your looking at a breaking of mind and spirit. A soul agonizing and lashing out or to show society in a brutal way, the ugliness that already exists in our own government. The Self called Demon Boys are I believe the first, a couple men tired of having nothing and seeing their own leadership lining their pockets instead of attempting to make life better. I think they are screaming out, look, this is what you are making us become. Now the other murders, the ones from last year. That seems far more intelligent and methodical. Someone showing that God is not forgotten and more importantly, a blazing icon to so above so below, the world burns on it’s precipice. I believe all the women so victimized were either prostitutes or hustlers of some type or the other?

Carol

(She nods) Yes i do believe all the victims last year had criminal records of solicitation or fraud. Are you trying to say these women deserved to be killed by some deranged mad man?

Pastor Stone

Not by any means Carol, but whoever did it, they were very specific in who they killed yes? Choosing women who made their livings on hustling or defrauding people… I think whoever perpetrated the killings was certainly making a statement on society in general. And i believe they left scripture passages against greed and avarice?

Carol

I think we will have to just agree to disagree I do want to thank you for your thoughts and your time Pastor Stone. We have many more guests to get to and we wish you the best in all your endeavors.

Pastor Stone

Thank you Carol. Always value the opportunity to show people God’s truth.

Carol

WEell on that dubious note, Stay tuned at home for our next guest, famed pyschologist Anne Riley. And of course before we go to break, I would like to take a moment to thank our other sponsor “Fund A Billionaire Today” –”Give us your money and sooner or later it will trickle back down to you”

(Shot on furious Pastor who realizes camera is on him and forces a smile)

Int. motel –time indeterminate

Johnny’s hand turns off tv in motel room.

Johnny

Can you believe that fucker? talking like were some mindless thugs acting out.

Camera opens up, two twin beds, low rent motel room. Two big black duffell bags sit on one bed with two demon painted hockey masks, a bloody bat and a pistol. Jim is laying down on other bed.

Jim

Son, wasn’t that the point to all this, that they think we’re serial killers?

Johnny

Well, uhm, yes.

Jim

So your brilliant plan is working kiddo, what ya bitching about?

Johnny

Hmm, your right pops. Still, the fucker talking like we are mentally challenged retards. I spent over a year while you were still in the can studying and picking all our targets. Affluential people with minimal security on their homes and a bunch of uninsured jewelry in their possession. I had to hack security firms, credit card companies, endless mind numbing work and planning. Like you said pops, brilliant.

Jim laughs.

Jim

And it worked son. We have two duffell bags full of jewels. My connect from the joint got us a fence where we will clear 3/4 to mill easy. We will be able to roll on to another part of the country, take a year break for you to plan the next shindig and we sitting pretty as a school girl at prom.

Johnny

Alright pops, ya did it. I’m in a good mood again. We got one more tonight to do and I got the note, Sunday Bloody Sunday like the U2 song, love that band. After this, our week of playing serial killers will be done, the pigs will be chasing their tails and we will be smooth sailing to a new rodeo with our boots thumping a jig.

Jim

Alright sonny boy, you’ve kept me in the dark long enough, who is our last mark?

Johnny laughs, walks over and picks up his hockey mask.

Johnny

We was just watching him pops.

JIm’s face is incredulous and worried.

Jim

The preacher? (son nods) You got to be fucking kidding me son. That guy has got big money, his house has got to have security up the fucking kazoo.

Johnny

Your right pops, it does, but that’s not where were hitting him. I followed this guy for 6 fucking months. What no-one seems to know including his wife is he got’s a hidey hole second house, maybe to fuck some side hoe, an that place got minimal security and even better, it ‘s got basement with entrance in back with a simple padlock on it. ANd he is like clockwork. Every sunday at exactly midnight he strolls through those doors.

Jim

Ok son but what the hell we stealing from this guy?

Johnny laughs as he looks directly into his mask.

Johnny

A golden cross pops, a golden cross about 3 feet in length that he has with him every fucking time he hits that place.

Jim

That’s what I’m talking about sonny boy, that’s what im talking about. I’m feelign religious all of a sudden.

Johnny

Praise be to God,. Alright pops, let’s get moving, The second hand spinning time.

Int. basement – midnight

Jim comes in off camera as if he just climbed down stairs, pistol in his hand, his mask on, then behind him comes johnny with mask on and his bat in hand.

Jim

You want to tell me again kiddo why you made us clear out the motel and actually bring all the jewels with us.

Johnny stops with bloody bat on his shoulder.

Johnny

Cause pops as soon as we’re done here I want us out of this city and out of this state. This ia high profile guy and though I’m pretty pop quiz sure that the cops are buying the seriel killer play by play I don’t want to fuck with it.

Jim

Alright son, it’s your show and so far its be a smooth as smooth cake walk.

Jim walks forward in a dimly lit basement around a corner and stops, looking bewildered then looks back at his son.

Jim

Son, care to tell me why there are seven young, good looking women all tied up in this preacher guy’s basement.

Johnny with a perplexed look rushes around the corner and sees 7 women tied with rope to each other and against the wall, all dressed in sexy attire. There is fast food boxes and empty drink cups all over the floor. None of the women are gagged and all of them are looking at the two men in hockey masks. One of the women up front has a smirk on her mouth.

Jewel

You switched out ski masks for hockey masks, nice look douche bags.

Johnny

Who the fuck are all you and what the fuck are you talking about?

All the women look confused. Jewel thinks for a moment.

Jewel

hmm, ok so your not the fuck wits who kidnapped us and keep feeding us trash food, so who the fuck are you?

Another girl pipes up.

sade

yea who the hell are you people?

Johnny

Who took you?

Jewel

a bunch of guys in ski masks took us all at gun point, dropped us here, like 3 or 4 days ago, keep bringing us this shit food and talking about how God is gonna show us truth and a bunch other religious bullshit.

Johnny

And why the fuck aren’t you all gagged?

Jewel

Them shit bags said we could scream our lungs out and don’t mean shit on account of sound proofing in the walls.

Jim

Son, what the holy hell in a hand basket did you walk us into?

Johnny starts thinking then slams his hand to his mask.

Johnny

Fuck, fuck, fuck , fuck.

Jim

What is it kiddo?

Jim

7 hookers pops, 7 fucking hookers.

Jewel

Who the hell you calling hookers? We ain’t fucking hookers.

Jim’s body language says he doesnt believe them.

Jim

No offense woman but you all look like hookers.

Jewel

Hell no, ain’t no-one actually fuck people anymore, not with cash-app and whatsapp and Tinder. We just act like we gonna fuck them, send them a couple nudes, tell them we be right over but send half the money first, then cha ching and onto the next. We are entrepeneurs.

Sade

Yep, business women is what we are, though that ain’t completely true Jewel, Bella over there sometimes fucks them when they cute and got big cocks.

Another girl towards the back nods her head.

Bella

Hey sometimes a woman needs some dick.

Johnny

That’s just so fucking wrong. Being a whore is a time honored tradition. You give something for something.

Jim

I’m gonna have to agree with my boy. That’s fucked up on so many levels.

Jewel

You all sitting there in hockey masks painted like demons with a gun and a bloody bat and y’all judging us.

Johnny

Hey we killers straight up, in fact we spent the whole week killing people but you all, you all are playing with men’s emotions, it’s fucked up

.

Jewel

Smh, fuck men and their emotions. If they dumb enough to send us money, they dumb enough to get it taken. Us women have been fucked over for thousands of years, we gonna get ours.

Sade

Damn right Jewel. Why the fuck we gonna fuck some sad fat dude when we can just take his money.

Jim

OK son, aside from the cold hearted bitches here, why the fuck a preacher got a bunch of whor…..entrepeneurs in his basement?

Johnny

Pops, this guy, this fucking guy, is the guy

Jim

The guy?

Jewel

Yea what you mean?

Johnny

He’s the serial killer. The one from last year, the one that gave me the whole idea for what we’ve been doing all week.

Jim

What?

Jewel

Serial killer, you mean the one that threw all those women up on crosses and shit?

Johnny

He did more then that, raped then, cut off their titties, carved biblical passages about greed and shit in their flesh then spiked them up on crosses.

Jim

And this is the god dam fucker you had us hitting?

Sade

I dont want my fucking titties cut off.

Bella

I just had my breasts done.

Johnny

Shut the fuck up all of you or im gonna bash your dumb ass brains in right here and now.

Jewel

You are huh? what makes you different then the mother fucker you talking about then.

Johnny

Cause we ain’t gonna rape you first or cut off your titties or fucking carve shit in you, we just gonna put one in the back of your head, clean and quick.

Jewel

How about you all do none of that and just let us go? We ain’t gonna say shit. And we will even have Bella fuck you all.

Bella

Why the fuck you saying im gonna fuck them?

Sade

Cause Bella you the only one that actually fucks dudes for money.

Bella

Fine but do you all at least have big cocks?

Johnny slams the bat against the wall.

Johnny

Enough of dumb ass bitches. We should kill you all on general principle for all them you left lonely with blue balls and broken hearts.

Jim

I agree with my boy on that. You are cruel cruel fucking women.

Johnny

WE gonna have to kill them anyways pops. We can’t have no witnesses.

Out of nowhere a voice echos from the shadows.

Pastor Stone

What have we here?

Out of the shadows steps Pastor Stone in full preacher regalia with golden cross in hand and an ornate dagger.

Pastor Stone

Two men with weapons and hockey masks painted like demons. God truly works in wondrous ways. Are you by chance the Demon Boys?

Jim has pistol trained at the Pastor though they are only a few feet apart.

Jim

This has really gone to shit son.

Johnny

You ain’t kidding pops, not by a long stretch. (To Pastor Stone) Yep that be us you sick fuck.

Pastor Stone

Calling me names will be forgiven for this is Divine providence. I thought I was alone in my work until you two started your holy road this last week. My disciples do their job but they really don’t have the stomach for what’s about to commence(Motions at women) but you two, you two will be my disciples, will help me usher in a road of salvation and show our corrupt leaders their own truth exmeplified by these women. That greed and avarice will not stand in the light of God.

Johnny

You are a twisted little fucker man. We ain’t joining you in shit or shinola.

Jim

What my son says.

Sade

Don’t let him cut off my fucking titties.

Jewel hushes her.

Pastor Stone

I must say im perplexed, havent you two just spent a whole week killing people? If it’s the methods I use that you have issues with we can always compromise, come up with something that fits all of our agendas.

Johnny

Ok you sick religious rapist. We are not serial killers, we did all that to mask that we were robbing mother fuckers. WE here to take that gold cross of yours, and as a bonus, stop you. There got to be standards with killing people, no cutting off titties, or raping them or carving weird shit on them.

Jim

Yep, what my boy says.

Jewel

Yea, gut the pig.

The Pastor looks extremely disappointed.

Pastor Stone

Well that puts a sad spin on things. You all aren’t what I thought, unforunate but God giveth and God tak…

The pastor rushes Jim, blade leading. Jim fires but not before the Pastor guts him, he himself falling back with a bullet in his chest, the cross falling from his hand.

Johnny

Pops!!!!

Johnny rushes over as Jim faces him, dropping the knife from his hand, his other hand holding his guts in. both blade and gun on ground. Johnny kicks the blade behind him and grabs his father as he sinks to the ground. Johnny lifts his mask, and then his father’s, blood bubbling from his father’s lips.

Jim

Been a hell of a ride son..hella..

Jim’s eyes close. Johnny looks over at preacher laying on his back with a lot of blood all over his chest. He grabs his bat and stalks over to the preacher.

Jim

You killed my pops you, you..

Pastor Stone

Someone else will pick up the sceptor. The corporations are done, the greed will end.

POV from pastor up at Johnny with bat in hand

.

Johnny

Only thing ending is you.

Bat comes down at camera again and again, blood splattering everywhere till screen is awash in blood. Then fresh look up Johnny’s face.

Johnny

This night is a god damn night..

Two shots sound and blood bubbles from Johnny’s lips as he collapses to ground, behind him is jewel with pistol and Sade with knife and the rest of the girls.

Jewel

We ain’t no hookers you bastards. We are enterpenuers. We doing just like corporations doing, a hostile takeover, as above, so fucking below. Now you girls grab that cross, and find the keys on these two pieces of shit. I want to check on those jewels they was talking about.

Sade

(Kicks a corpse and stabs the pastor a couple times) And ain’t no-one cutting off my titties. (looks around at the other women)Femenism for the win, woot woot.

Bella

Do you think those two had big cocks?

Jewel

Bella, you just kinda ruined the whole femenism for the win statement with that.

Bella

So sue me, a woman can be a femenist and still like big cocks.

Jewel shakes her head and looks at all the girls.

Jewel

Lets get out of here girls. Time to end this flick.

The women file out towards camera. One last look back By sade who spits

.

Sade

Fuck you.

She spanks her own ass walking away

The End.

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JD Glasscock

J.D. Glasscock started as a slam poet on national teams in 1990. Written and Directed 16 Award winning short films...He also has 16 self published books of poetry, lyrics and film.

Owner of StormCrow Productions

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