Happy Monday, crime slicksters. Are you ready for another trip to the dark side? To a demented place where murder and blood lust rule the day ... and the night? Then you've come to the right place ... at That Killing Feeling.
Onto today's hardboiled joint from BLOOD GETS IN YOUR EYES, where we start our descent to the horrifying conclusion of the story ...
When we last left hooker Alona Tal and serial killer Holly Land, Holly had just stabbed Alona's boyfriend Begger Leck in the eye with a lamp ... so now they try to hide his dead body, when suddenly they hear cops outside in the corridor, going room to room ...
EXT. THE STARLIGHT HOTEL - VENICE BOARDWALK - NIGHT
Danette stands in front of the hotel. Looks up at the windows.
Bernie appears at the end of the side alley.
Went around the entire perimeter. No sign.
So that rules out a dead cell phone battery.
I’ve got an idea, but I don’t think you’re gonna like it.
I’ve got a hunch all our answers are in the hotel.
We should search door-to-door.
We don’t have a warrant.
An officer has disappeared.
At a building he was watching.
That we were staking out.
Let’s do it.
INT. ALONA’S SHITTY HOTEL ROOM - AT THAT MOMENT
Beggar’s body lies on the floor,
rolled up in the bedspread.
Alona holds his head. Holly, his feet.
There’s a large bulge where the lamp still is.
You sure he’ll fit?
He’ll have to.
We’re running out of room.
Three bodies, no waiting.
(rolls her eyes)
On three. One -- two -- THREE.
They lift him up.
Carry him over to the closet.
Alona leading the way.
She motions to Holly.
Okay, gently put down your end,
and help me over here.
Holly puts him down. Goes to Alona.
Help me lift him up straight.
Grabs ahold of the lamp under the comforter.
Look. He’s got a handle.
Alona stares. Starts to smile. Stops --
Then giggles. Holly smiles.
Weebles wobble but they don’t fall over.
C’mon, let’s just do this.
They maneuver Beggar into the closet.
Close the door.
That’s one way to get rid of a boyfriend.
I’m scared, Holly.
Could you -- hold me a sec?
Alona nods. Fights back tears.
Puts her arms around Holly.
Holly closes her eyes.
Nestles her head against Alona’s neck.
What are we gonna do?
Soft voice are heard outside in the corridor.
Then the sound of KNOCK-KNOCK-KNOCKING next door.
This is the police.
Please open the door.
We need to ask you some questions.
She races to the door.
Looks through the peephole.
Freaks out. Turns and looks at Holly.
There’s two cops out there.
What are we gonna do?
(points at the window)
Alona nods. Grabs her purse.
They move over to the window.
Holly starts climbing out on the fire escape ...