Let’s Go To The Movies

Kids walk on stage with torches. Lights low until inside cabin.Lights gradually come up through first part.

Tracy
OW! You stood on my foot!

 

Brian
Sorry.

Christine
I can’t see anything in this forest. It’s so dark.

Mark
So, where is this place anyway?

Julie
Look, it’s right over there. The red cabin.

Bruce
Are you sure this is the right place?

Janet
Yes, Mum and Dad definitely said it was the red cabin!

They enter the cabin and sit at a table, looking around nervously

Jodi
Hey, where are the grown ups?

Laura
Yeah, they should be here by now.

Jenny
Why don’t we just wait here until they arrive.

Brian
Man, this is totally creepy.

Tracy
Don’t be such a scaredy-cat.

SFX big noise.

Mark
What was that?

Karen
Nothing. It was just the wind.

Carla
I hate creepy cabins out in the middle of forests.

Jenny
Me too. It’s like the opening scene of a horror movie.

Susan
You know what scares me most in horror movies? Faces at the window.

See face at the window behind.

Richard
Oh yeah, and I hate creaking noises in haunted house movies.

Creaking noise SFX

Christine
Well, what about when the killer is behind someone in the bathroom and suddenly appears in the mirror?

Laura
I hate it when girls scream while they’re running away. I’m sorry but if something is chasing me, I’m not going to be screaming. Also, have you ever tried screaming and running?

Jodi
How about when someone is being chased in a house and they run upstairs instead of out the back door. So annoying!

Mark
What about people who trip and fall for no obvious reason and can’t get back up when the villain is coming towards them.

All
Yeah!

Karen
And then if they are running and the villain is just walking, for some reason the villain can always keep up!

Richard
It annoys me when cars won’t start until the villain has smashed the car window with his axe.

Another scary noise SFX

Carla
We should split up into groups and go and investigate those noises.

Bruce
No way! It never goes well for groups that split up in horror movies.

Tracy
Yeah, as if they think its better to go one on one with a killer than fight as a group. Um, hello?
Susan
How about all those horror movies that are set in a cabin in the woods, miles away from civilisation, which means that no one is around to rescue them when the psycho killer turns up.

Janet
Oh that’s the worst. I hate that!

They all pause to look at each other, then huddle together. Terrified.

Julie
What about when there’s a big scary shadow of something and…

Kids turn to look at silhouette.

(Back Wall Graphic 12 – A massive silhouette)

They all scream. Door opens to reveal Isla carrying teddy bear.

Isla
Hey guys, I’ve been looking all over the forest for you. Mum and Dad and the rest of the grown ups are waiting at the blue cabin next door.

Janet
We thought you were a monster!

Isla
Don’t be silly, monsters don’t exist.
They all turn to the audience holding torches up to their faces.

All
Or do they…?

Blackout

 

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