“The Good Samaritan”
Synopsis – She should have left him to die.
A lonely woman on a lonely road passes something she perceives to be dead on the side of the road on her way home one night. She continues along the road until she thinks she sees the dead thing move. Stopping to investigate, the woman finds an impossibly good looking but barely conscious man who has been severely beaten and bloodied lying in the tall grass along the road. She hefts the poor soul who only wants to be left alone up and into her car.
Despite his protests, the man is helpless to the helper’s able body and stronger will. The woman takes the man to her home, bandaging his cuts and salving his bruises after he loses consciousness again.
When he awakens in a panic, he tells her why she should have just left him to die. He groggily tells the woman a story of a creature chasing him. Having his scent, the creature will never let him go, not until he is dead. This is why he did not want to be saved. This is why he did not want to go to a hospital. He was trying to save people’s lives, trying to save her life. The creature will kill anyone he has come in contact with in its search for him.
The gorgeous young man passes out again just before it is revealed that the creature has found him again. The woman turns and realizes it was real. Everything the man was saying was the truth. She had been so blinded by her infatuation with him; she had helped put him back together like a broken doll, thinking car accident or random act of violence. She hadn’t even thought the man’s protests could have been because of something like this, not by something real.
She should have left him to die.
Medium shot – The interior of a car shows a woman looking straight ahead while driving.
CAP Narrator: I saw it while driving home one night…
The woman should be looking off to the side of the road to her right.
CAP Narrator: It was just another dead thing on the side of the road…
The woman leans forward to look into her rearview mirror with a puzzled look on her face. Behind her, on the side of the road obscured by tall grass and shadow is something that could possibly be a hand.
CAP Narrator: Until it moved.
Medium shot/over-the-shoulders angle from behind the woman – Car parked on the side of the road and a woman standing over a beaten, bloodied and barely conscious mess of a man.
CAP Narrator: The gorgeous creature tried to fight me. Kept saying I shouldn’t be getting involved.
CAP Narrator: Imagine that.
CAP Narrator: About to die. Unable to even stand on his own but still trying to argue with a helping hand.
Medium shot/side shot – Car parked in the driveway of an old house. Man with his arm around the woman’s shoulders being dragged up the stairs to the old house. The single light from the house (porchlight or other single light) should be the only light combating the darkness and shadows that seem to be following the two characters.
CAP Narrator: Every single step was like lugging a filthy child kicking and screaming to a bathtub we both knew he didn’t want to get into.
CAP Narrator: Of course, this particular child was a hundred and sixty pound, middle aged, half-conscious, beautiful bloody mess who needed a great deal of medical attention…
CAP Narrator: And I took a few semesters of nursing school…
Over-the-shoulders shot – A room with pink covers on the bed, colorful stickers everywhere, spiral notebooks that say “Diary: Keep Out!” on the front. Should look like a young girl’s room although there is no evidence of someone else there.
CAP Narrator: So I took him home.
Close shot – Hands stitching up a wound while light glistens from a young man’s face. Make him look tragically, almost romantically, hurt with worry displayed clearly across his eyebrows in his sleep.
CAP Narrator: Such a beautiful man.
CAP Narrator: I’m happy I could save him from his fate tonight.
CAP Narrator: Happy that he moved.
Medium shot – Wounded man in bandages and no longer bleeding as he tells his story to the woman. The look on his face should be one of terror or panicked alarm while the woman is not uncertain at all. She should be smiling and patting him with a washcloth or something. (I want to convey that she has no idea what he is talking about is real. I don’t want to come out and say it but I want her to think he might have just been hit by a car or something, not anything supernatural.)
CAP Narrator: He comes back the same way he left. Wakes up saying I shouldn’t have gotten involved. That I had no business. He must have banged his handsome head in the crash.
CAP Narrator: He tells me something is after him. Something horrible that will never relent. He tells me it has his scent and will exterminate anyone he comes in contact with.
Medium shot – Open- mouthed surprise on the woman’s shocked face as she turns toward the dark doorway where something menacing lurks. (You have the freedom to use whatever creature you like. Wolfish, demonic, I don’t really care as long as it’s really believable and all around bad ass.) It should be partially shadowed for a more menacing effect.
CAP Narrator: As he passes out again I notice the raspy snarl. It is only now that I realize I shouldn’t have gotten involved.
CAP Narrator: I really did have no business.