Vice vs. Vampyres - Joe meets the Big Bad Vampyres

Excerpt from the Screenplay: Vice vs. Vampyres by Brad Havens

(formatted for this blog post) 


INT NITE CLUB – SAME

Joe hesitates. He swallows, trying to get his head back. 


                                                            DARREN (on radio) 

                    Get outta there, Joe, goddamnit! 

                                                            JOE 

                    Yeah... Mission over... 


Joe fades back into the shadows. Working his way back the way he had come. He opens the side door to find MR. W standing there aiming a pistol at him. 


                                                            MR. W 

                    Don’t move. 

                                                            JOE 

                    Uhhh... Where’s the bathroom? 


Mr. W hesitates. Joe jumps at him, securing the gun and delivering an elbow to the face. MR. W goes down, clearing the door. Joe checks the gun, then lunges through the door. 

A BIG SOMETHING moves with blurring speed, knocking him backwards sprawling across the dance floor. 

INT TEAM’S VAN 

Darren and Senko react in surprise. Carson looks back at them. 

INT NITE CLUB – SAME 

Joe recovers and looks across the twenty feet to where he was just standing. Karl stares back at him with an intrigued expression. He pulls MR. W to his feet, handing his pistol back to him. 

Joe gets to his feet, drawing his gun. 

Karl BLURS in speed and takes him, gripping Joe's forearm tighter until he drops the pistol. 

MS. M and Vlad enter, taking in the scene. 

Karl smiles broadly at Vlad, showing his prize. Joe tries to leverage out of Karl’s grip to no avail. Karl kicks the feet out from under him and Joe faceplants. Karl notices the wiring from the battery pack on Joe's belt and yanks the rig out into the open. 

INT TEAM’S VAN – SAME 

INSERT CU MONITOR - AS THE VIDEO FEED GOES DEAD 

Darren moves to the back of the van where Carson is already LOADING A SHOTGUN. 


                                                            SENKO 

                    Be quiet-! 

                                                            KARL(on radio) 

                    Look... 


INT NITE CLUB – SAME 

VLAD squints at it, not understanding. MS. M thinks maybe it’s a bomb, but MR. W sees it for what it is.


                                                            MR. W 

                    He’s wired- It’s the police! 

                                                            MS. M 

                    Police? Here? 


She stifles a laugh. Vlad smiles, much more at ease. 

Joe takes the moment to roll away to a standing position, drawing his badge and a backup pistol and aiming at the nearest target. Karl stands delighted by the performance. 


                                                            JOE 

                    That’s right, I’m a cop. And you're all are under arrest!



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