Malefic will be back, but not like this.

Genejoke on Oct. 26, 2011

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Church sits in the guard tower, still smoking his cigarette. Down below in the courtyard we can see the members of the mission, Cooper, Collins, Marko, Peter, Reddy, Morton, Simon, Tanner, Hector, Huber, Silcox, along with our three civilians, Greg, Wallace and Chris. Church leans forward, pounding on a switch. The gate begins to rise.
CHURCH
There you go-, ya' poor stupid bastards…
The men file out, weapons at the ready. Marko and Peter are in front, closely followed by Hector. Greg and Civvies stay to the back of the pack.
A shot now from within the ruins, looking at the group. The gate is now closed behind the group, and the front of the line is within the ruined city.
Leaning back in the shadows, this new perspective is revealed to be the demon from before, watching the group progress, a horrific sneer of contempt on its face.

The group progresses down an ashen street, bombed out stores on either side. The entire place is deserted. Nary a corpse in sight, demon or human.
MARKO
Where you think it'll be?
Cooper raises his weapon, a SPAS-12 shotgun. His expression is grim, he scans the ruins as they continue walking.
COOPER
Wherever it goes it leaves a trail of bodies. We find the bodies, we find the beast.
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COOPER
You know its trademark, look for anyone that's been chewed on.
Near the back of the line, Reddy and Huber walk together, Reddy continuing to fumble about with the strap on his pack. Behind the two we can see Greg, Wallace and Chris.
REDDY
Fuck! Fuckin' pack!
HUBER
You should've just grabbed another one.
REDDY
You think I had the time for that?
Chris looks around the ruins, jumpy, his weapon up and at the ready. Greg and Wallace walk far more casually.
CHRIS
Is it just me or… This place seem more- more uh, dead?
Up the line Marko and Peter walk together. Marko turns back, a grin on his face.
MARKO
Calm your nerves civvie. Ever heard of the scorched earth policy? These things take it VERY seriously.
Marko and Peter hop over what looks to be the rubble of a blown apart building. Next to the building is an abandoned store, the windows boarded up, the glass and door blown out. The rest of the marines mill around outside the door of the building, waiting for Marko and Peter.
COOPER
Hurry up will you? We don't have any time to lose.
MARKO
Right sir, I hear you.

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There's a flash of movement inside the abandoned store. Chris jerks his head over with alarm, catching a glimpse of the movement.
CHRIS
Huh?
Tanner, standing nearby, looks over at Chris, half-interested. Chris is bug eyed, spooked by what he thinks he's seen.
TANNER
What is it Civvie?
CHRIS
I- I thought I…
There is a beastly roar. The men spin in the road, eyes wide with fear. Cooper is already raising up his gun, ready to fire.
COOPER
Contact!
SFX
RAOOOOOOOOOWRRRRRRR-
A section of the street is blown apart. Looming into view is a gigantic creature resembling a tank, a long slender neck, the mouth open. From the mouth it shoots a large blast of what looks to be plasmid, this is what has blown the street apart. The marines scatter, most heading towards the store front. A few like Cooper, Greg, and Morton return fire.
SFX
BOOOM!!!
COLLINS
Get inside! Get to cover!
SFX
BLAM BLAM BLAM
Cooper stands in the middle of the street, shooting shot after shot into the creature. Behind him Hector is runnning over toward the rubble that Marko and Peter have previously vanished behind.
COOPER
Hector, find the sniper, keep'em safe, follow his instructions!
HECTOR
Sir yes sir!
SFX
BLAM BLAM BLAM
The rubble behind Cooper is blown sky-high by another blast, but Hector is undaunted, and continues running. Cooper ducks back, strafing left toward the shop where the rest of his men are located. Standing near the doors are Simon and Morton, covering their commanding officer.
SFX
BOOOM!!!
SIMON
Get outta' there Coop!
SFX
BLAM BLAM BLAM
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Cooper ducks down into the store just as another blast tears up the steps outside the shop. Simon and Morton flinch back and Cooper falls flat. Inside shelves still filled with snack food fall over, and the rest of the team struggle to keep their footing.
SFX
BOOOOM!
MORTON
Christ! It's going to bring the place down!
Cooper staggers to his feet, helped by Morton and Collins. He brushes dust off himself.
COOPER
Head to the back- we need to link with the others!
The building shakes again with another blast, near the back of the store Reddy topples over, the strap on his bag finally breaking. He smashes into a shelf and it goes down with him.
REDDY
Fuck!
SFX
BOOOOOM!
Reddy is in the process of getting back to his feet, he grits his teeth and gropes around for his gun. 
REDDY
Lousy no good sunnva-
Reddy's eyes go wide with fright. His hand is extended in front of him, grabbing at his dropped weapon. But out of the shadows, from behind the fallen shelf comes another creature, smaller, covered in spikes. It has dark red eyes and it hisses menacingly at Reddy. The creature is impossibly fast and nearly pitch black safe its eyes.
REDDY
What the-
DEMON
Hsssss!
The creature leans forward, shooting forth a column of spines. Reddy is in the process of raising up his arms to defend his face, but he's too slow. One of the spikes goes straight through Reddy's eye. Another through his forehead. He jerks back on the floor, helpless to stop the assault.
REDDY
Ga-ACK!
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Coming around the side is Tanner, his weapon raised to investigate. He sees Reddy's corpse and panics, the creature rears up towards him, ready to strike again.
TANNER
Oh shit! Contact, contact!
DEMON
HSSSS!!
Tanner ducks back behind the shelf, but he isn't quick enough. A spike shoots straight through his ankle and he cries out in pain. He pulls the trigger on his gun, and the darkened room is suddenly lit up with gunfire.
SFX
BRAKA BRAKA BRAKA
TANNER
AIEGH!
Cooper raises up a pistol and begins firing, as do Morton and Simon, the marines next to him. 
COOPER
Open fire!
SFX
BLAM! BLAM!
Huber reaches his friends side. Tanner is moaning on the ground, blood pouring from his wound at an alarming rate.
TANNER
Oh… oh god- oh god-
HUBER
Christ, Tanner! I need some help over here!
Wallace, Greg and Chris stand in a tight circle, Greg scans to corners, as does Wallace. Chris is a shaking mess, his gun has long since stopped firing but he's still got it held up and ready.
CHRIS
What is it?! Where did it go!?
GREG
Calm down Chris.
CHRIS
I'm not calming down! It killed him! Did you see that? Christ, what was that thing?
Chris looks off to the side, his eyes going wide with fright.
CHRIS
OH SHIT!
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The creature leaps from a hiding place, latching onto Chris' face, shooting a spine straight through his head. Blood shoots from the wound in the back of his head and he topples, Wallace falls backwards and away, while Greg brings the gun down, ready to fire. 
DEMON
HSSS!!
Greg fires his gun down at the creature, blowing it apart, and Chris' head along with it. In the background we can see Morton leap out of the way of the corpse.
MORTON
Christ!
GREG
GOT IT!
SFX
BLAM.
Greg heads to the front of the store, Wallace close behind, his hands over his mouth in disgust at what his just occurred. He looks like he's about to be sick. Huber peers out the front window. In the background we can see Cooper and the other marines, heading to the back of the shop.
COOPER
Clear the place! Move, move!
Greg arrives at the door, Huber turns to look over at him.
HUBER
Christ- explain to me what I'm seeing out there.
Greg peaks his head out from behind the shelter, observing the scene next to Huber.
Out in the street we see Hector. He's firing his gun on full auto, firing at a creature off panel. He's looking rather messy, his uniform is in shambles. Still he strides on, even as dust and debris pile around him.
SFX
BRAKA BRAKA BRAKA
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Situated up in a second floor building, Peter and Marko peer out into the street. Marko has a look of surprise on his face, his eyes are wide and his mouth is open in shock.
MARKO
How is he-
Standing in the middle of the street, Hector continues firing his bulky weapon.
SFX
BRACKA BRACK BRACKA
Hector's gun falls silent, he lowers it, the smoke and debris obscuring his sight down the street. We can barely make out the creature, disappearing around a damaged building. It looks to be bleeding, although the extent of its injuries are hard to gauge.
SFX
Thoom thooommm…
Hector advances toward the store, Huber peaks his head out the store door, his gun raised and ready.
HUBER
Holy-
HECTOR
Should we pursue?
Huber wipes his forehead, looking at Hector in disbelief.
HUBER
Uh… I- I wouldn't bother.
Hector enters the shop behind Huber. The pair look on the floor, the mutilated body of Chris is surrounded by several of the other team members. Greg looks down at the corpse with a hardened expression on his face, Wallace looks like he might puke again, and he hangs back slightly.
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A shot of the sky above the military base. Clouds have begun to form, and in the distance we can hear thunder rumbling.
SFX
Rumble…
A wide shot now, showing the command bunker. Outside is a nervous looking Franks, smoking a cigarette.
Franks watches as Burr approaches around the side of the building, flanked by the rest of the rebel group, Ryan, Snyder, Norris and Anderson. 
FRANKS
Where have you been!?
BURR
Relax. Are they all inside?
FRANKS
It's been dead silent here. We're ready.
Burr pulls a gun, stepping up towards the door, the other men follow his lead, pulling out various other firearms.
BURR
Then let's go.
The door is kicked in, flying off its hinges. Inside the base we see Kennel, Lara and Baird who look up at the intrusion with surprise.
SFX
BANG!
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Burr strides into the room, pointing his pistol straight at Baird's face. Franks stands behind him, the others have their weapons up, ready and willing to fire. Baird raises his hand, not understanding what exactly is going on.
BAIRD
Burr? What are you doing!?
BURR
Shut up.
Kennel is roughly shoved by Ryan, he stumbles and goes head first into the ground.
KENNEL
GAH!
RYAN
Get down old man!
Lara moves to assist the wounded man, Ryan points his gun towards her and she backs off, gritting her teeth in anger. In the background we can see Burr and Anderson in the process of tying Baird to a chair.
BURR
Sorry about this Baird. But we're in need of a drastic change of policies. Nothing personal.
BAIRD
You can't do this! Franks, Burr, you bastards!
Burr looks up from his task, pointing toward Ryan and Snyder. The others are busy tying up a struggling Kennel and Lara.
BURR
Ryan, Snyder. Get over to the civilian bunker, on the double.
RYAN
You got it.
Mid shot of Burr looking at the tied up Baird, he smirks as Baird continues to struggle against his bonds.
BAIRD
You'll pay for this Burr!
BURR
Say whatever you like-
Ryan and Snyder leave the room, their weapons up and at the ready.
BURR
(O.P)
- it's our turn to lead now.
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Ryan and Snyder stride across the yard toward the civilian complex, weapons at the ready. In the distance across the yard we can see Church hurrying over toward them. Thunder rumbles in the distance.
CHURCH
Ryan!
The two men turn and Church jogs to a halt next to them, confused and somewhat scared.
CHURCH
What- what's going on? 
RYAN
Get back to your post runt, this doesn't concern you.
CHURCH
But-
Ryan shoves Church, he falls down to the ground. 
RYAN
I said get the hell back to your post!
Ryan and Snyder continue, Church looks at them from down on the ground, confused and a little scared at what is happening.
A shot from across the yard now, within the medical office. We can see Malachi peaking his head out the blinds, watching the pair advance toward the civilian barracks.
MALACHI
Shit!
Behind Malachi, Langley is standing over the wounded Wheeler and Toby. The group looks up at Malachi's curse.
LANGLEY
What? What's going on?
MALACHI
They're moving. It's a power grab, a coup. Christ, those bastards are going to massacre the civvies!
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Ryan and Snyder stand in front of the civilian building. Outside we see Simon, Alex and Benji, all three are hanging around, smoking and talking. Simon looks up toward the group with annoyance.
SIMON
Huh?
Simon turns toward the two marines who've stopped in front of the doorway. He sneers at them, not expecting anything malicious.
SIMON
What is it? You boys after something?
Ryan looks toward Snyder, smiling a sadistic grin.
RYAN
What I tell ya? Useless. A liability. I'm going to enjoy this.
SIMON
(Off Panel)
What're you talking about?
Ryan and Snyder raise their weapons, opening fire.
RYAN
Time to clean house!!
SFX
RATATA TATATA RATATA
Simon's head jerks back, a surprised look on his face. A bullet has hit him right between the eyes. Behind him Alex is struck in the chest and is blasted back against the barracks door, knocking it open. Beside him Benji has started to run, but is struck in the leg and goes down.
SFX
RATATA TATATA RATATA
SIMON
Ur-
ALEX
Shit shit shi-!
BENJI
AEIGH!
Benji collapses in a heap, clutching at his leg. Alex's corpse slides down the wall behind him. Benji's eyes are wide with fear, he starts to crawl away. Ryan and Snyder approach him calmly, Ryan's gun on his back.
BENJI
Christ- oh christ-
Snyder places the barrel of his gun up against Benji's head. 
SNYDER
God won't help you now. Survival of the Fittest-
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A gunshot explodes against the wall. Ryan and Snyder turn around, surprised.
SFX
BANG!
RYAN
What the fuck!?
Running across the yard toward them comes Langley, his gun up and firing. 
LANGLEY
Get away from him you Sons of Bitches!
SFX
BANG BANG BANG!
Snyder leaps to the side, Ryan ducks down, opening fire on Langley.
RYAN
You stupid nosey little shit!
SFX
RATATA TATATA
Langley stumbles, shot in the chest. His eyes go wide with fright and he drops, the gun falling from his hands.
Langley lays on the ground, twitching, blood pooling around him. Overhead, it has begun to rain. Across the yard Church is running over toward him, we can see Ryan and Snyder near the door. 
CHURCH
Langley! Christ! Holy Christ, no!
Snyder rights himself, brushing dirt from his shoulder. Ryan smiles smugly toward the scene across the yard, his smoking gun in hand.
SNYDER
Little bastard nearly got me…
RYAN
Heh. That's what he gets for playing hero.
Ryan turns toward the door, gesturing to Snyder.
RYAN
Shall we?
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Thunder rumbles overhead of a destroyed building. Rain comes down in sheets. Lightening strikes close by.
SFX
KRAKOOOOM!
The hunting party moves forward, Cooper now in the lead. Laging near the back is Tanner, supported by Huber and Simon.
COOPER
Forward!
Tanner winces in pain, Simon looks up toward the rain, disbelief on his face.
SIMON
This weather- it ain't natural! It's nearly christmas!
HUBER
Ain't nothing natural anymore. This invasion, fucked up the weather, fucked up the entire planet…
Cooper raises his arm, calling for a halt. Behind him the line appears to be stretching thin, the injured man and his carriers lagging behind. Standing close to Cooper is Marko, Collins and Greg.
COOPER
Christ- halt! We'll halt here, everyone into cover! Marko, take Peter- find some high ground.
MARKO
Yes sir.
Cooper turns menacingly, clearly angry with the pace behind set. He walks back toward the end of the line, his pistol out and at the ready. Greg exchanges looks with Wallace, Collins meanwhile watches Cooper with a detached smile on his face.
Cooper approaches Tanner, Simon and Huber. The pair have leaned Tanner down on a piece of debris, and he's panting heavily. 
HUBER
Sorry sir- his leg, I'm not sure what exactly that thing back there did-
COOPER
It doesn't matter.
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Cooper grabs Huber by the scruff of his coat, pulling himself close, whispering angerily in his ear.
COOPER
We can't waste anytime. He knew the risks, give him a gun, set him up in that building. If we kill the bastard, we'll come back for him.
HUBER
Sir! He'll- 
Cooper points toward the building, behind him the rest of the group safe for Peter and Marko, come in, watching the scene.
COOPER
I know the odds, but we can't take him any farther. That thing is probably circling us right now, we need to go faster!
GREG
You're not leaving him.
Cooper raises his pistol up toward Greg's face. Greg looks down the barrel, trying to remain calm. Cooper snarls at him.
COOPER
You. I knew you'd do this. Undermining my authority eh?
GREG
It's not like-
COOPER
Fuck you. This is my mission, I'm in charge. We're taking that bastard down, if Tanner has to die, then so be it.
High above the scene, Marko and Peter are climbing a watch tower. Marko is ahead of Peter, he has a grim expression on his face. The two hold the rails tight, the rain beats down on them.
Peter looks out toward the city, a calm expression on his face.
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Down below, things have escalated. Simon stands with Greg, behind Cooper is Collins and Silcox. The others look uneasy by the tension, safe for Hector who stares off into the distance.
GREG
You're a cold hearted bastard Cooper.
COLLINS
Snot nosed little fuck. We saved your hide, at a great fucking expense. Keep out of our business.
GREG
This is a human being we're talking about-
Cooper raises his gun up, pistol whipping Greg who collides back into Wallace.
COOPER
SHUT UP!
GREG
GAH!
Cooper stands over Greg, snarling down at him.
COOPER
Listen good. I've watched my men, my friends, die. The first wave of these creatures decimated our chain of command.
COOPER
Hell, as far as we know, I'm the General of the entire god damned British Army. 
Greg wipes his mouth, spitting blood onto the ground.
COOPER
I've made choices you can't even begin to comprehend. I've sacrificed too much- I'm not risking it falling apart now!
COOPER
Call it what you want, but at the end of the day the few must be sacrificed for the good of all.
A shot of Marko and Peter climbing the tower, from the bottom looking up. Marko is at the top, climbing into a broken window, Peter still clutches at the hand rails. Lightening cracks overhead.
SFX
KRAKOOOM!
Cooper turns his gun toward Huber and Simon.
COOPER
We leave him, we move. Or I swear to God, I'll kill you all on the spot.
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Peter grips the ladder as the lightening strikes again.
SFX
KRAKOOM!
Peter looks up, his face illuminated by the lightening. His eyes go wide.
The group on the ground look up, the tower Marko and Peter are climbing has been struck by a projectile, the tiny body of Peter flies off the ladder, tumbling through the air.
SFX
K-BOOOOOM!
COOPER
What the hell?!
MORTON
Christ!
Down around the corner of the street, a horde of creatures of all shapes and sizes appear through the rain, barreling down the street toward the men. They break for cover.
COOPER
They're rushing us!
Greg jumps to his feet, running for cover with Wallace. Hector and Morton are with them, firing behind them as the tide of creatures approaches. Cooper, Collins and Silcox break to the right, diving into the rubble of a building. Huber and Simon struggle to right Tanner.
SFX
Blam blam blam blam!
Behind cover, Cooper opens fire with his pistol. Collins and Silcox are in cover behind him, Silcox yells at Collins who is in the process of bringing a gun up toward Coopers back.
SILCOX
Now! Now!
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Collins opens fire, shooting Cooper in the back. Cooper is propelled forward, hitting the cover he was previously ducking behind. His eyes go wide with shock, and blood flies from his mouth.
SFX
BRAKA BRAKA BRAKA!
Cooper slides down the wall into a heap, dead. Silcox and Collins turn, a grin on Silcox's face.
COLLINS
Now, while the others keep them busy! Back to the base!
Back in the street, the tide of creatures has all but surrounded the three troopers. Simon and Huber blast away, but Tanner is dead weight, and they look like they'll be stuck in the street.
SFX
BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM
TANNER
Oh God- Oh God- OH GOD!
Out of the horde of creatures emerges the head demon, bleeding and burning from various wounds, it's face filled with an inhuman rage. It rushes the group, ready to kill.
DEMON
RAWRRORRRRRRRR
The demon swipes at them, slicing Tanner clean in two. Huber stumbles back, Simon has been injured, his right hand cleanly severed by the creature. He stares at the wound dumbly as he falls to the ground.
DEMON
USELESS FILTH!
SFX
SLICE
From cover in the house, Greg, Hector and Morton are helpless but to watch at the scene before them. Morton's eyes go wide, something seems to change within him. He keeps firing, but he looks excited.
MORTON
That's it! That's the one!
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Morton runs out from cover, even as Huber and the wounded Simon are beating a hasty retreat. He opens up on the demon, blasting it in the gut with his shotgun.
GREG
(Off Panel)
Wait! Morton wait!
MORTON
I've got you now you Son of a Bitch!!!
SFX
BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM!
Morton empties his magazine into the creatures chest.
MORTON
You'll pay! I'll kill ya for what you did, I'll kill ya! I'll kill ya- I'll kill y-
The demon reaches out, grabbing Morton by his head and flinging him into the air. He flies backwards, a ragdoll.
MORTON
I-aaaaaaaaiiiii!!!!
Morton slams into the upper floor of the building the remaining soldiers are crouching in. His body is crushed in on itself, he's killed instantly.
SFX
K-RUNCHHHHHHH.
Greg looks panicked as the mutilated form of Morton drops down in front of him. He steps back into cover.
GREG
Shit- there's just no stopping it!
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Greg and Huber fire hastily out the window. Standing close by, Hector looks down to see Simon grabbing at his pant leg, his severed hand held closely to his chest.
SFX
BLAM! BLAM!
SIMON
Gah… Hector. Hector…
Hector bends down, Simon looks weak, in shock from lack of blood. 
SIMON
Listen- I… Cooper's orders. Kill it Hector. Take it down, no matter what. I'm sorry.
Hector stands, looking off into the distance, seemingly not understanding what's happening. He removes his grenade belt, Simon slumps down in the background, as if defeated.
Hector walks with the belt between Greg and Huber, he pays them no mind, even as they continue to grit their teeth and fire out the window.
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Hector exits the shop. In front of him stands the head demon, and a mass of creatures on either side. The demon looks down on him smugly, as if he were a mere pest. The creatures are no longer attacking, they look at him hungrily, but it is as if the mere presence of the head demon stops their bloodthirsty assault.
Hector looks up with a blank expression, not a hint of emotion.
HECTOR
Sorry Daemon. Orders.
A close up of Hector's hand yanking the pins free from the grenade belt.
The Demon smiles, or at least does what passes for a Demon smiling. It doesn't look scared by Hector's actions- Almost reassured in a strange and unsettling way.
Within the base, Simon yells for Greg and Huber, who are busy diving down toward cover.
SIMON
GET DO-
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The front of the building is rocked by a huge explosion. The entire front row of daemons are enveloped by the blast, and the building begins to fall forward, collapsing.
SFX
KRAKOOM!
The building continues to collapse as the camera pans away.
Another shot, even further away and higher up. In the tower we can see a battered figure, surveying the scene below through the rain.
Marko looks down at the damage, his eyes wide, his mouth open in shock.
MARKO
Fucked. We're all fucked.
To be continued…