Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Happy Tuesday, crime slicksters. It's time once again to take a trip to the dark side, where the girls are hot, the drinks are cold, and the hardboiled-pulp-noir action is non-stop, right here, at the coolest crime joint in cyberspace ... at That Killing Feeling.
In Chapter 2 of RIDGEWAY, the mysterious tall woman we just saw blow someone's brains out in a mountaintop shack hears a police siren coming and races into the woods to escape, and then sees a giant bear, who starts chasing after her ...
EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD - NIGHT
Tall stand at the intersection of
the mountain ridge and the uphill roads.
Hears the siren getting closer.
Then sees the cherry top FLASHING,
coming toward her.
She turns, RUNS into the woods --
just as a COP CAR comes RACING
up the steep incline.
EXT. MOUNTAIN SLOPE - NIGHT
Tall DASHES through the underbrush and trees.
Stops. Catches her breath. Looks around.
Listens to the crickets chirping.
Hears a twig SNAP. WHIRLS AROUND.
Sees a FAMILY OF DEER.
Momma, Poppa and two young ones.
Staring at her.
They DASH OFF into the darkness.
EXT. MOUNTAIN GORGE - NIGHT
Tall stands at the top of a gorge.
Looks down at the valley far below.
A woodpecker TAP-TAP-TAP-TAPS
like a machine gun.
She JUMPS, startled, then
TUMBLES down the hill --
and CRACKS into a tree at the bottom.
Gets up. Brushes herself off.
Hears a low GROWL.
A BLACK BEAR appears.
Flashes WHITE TEETH.
Shakes with fear.
This ain’t Gentle Ben.
They stare at each other a long beat.
The beast suddenly REARS UP
on its hind legs, ROARS --
and starts CHASING her.
She SCREAMS. Starts climbing
the tree like she’s on fire.
GRABS at a branch above her,
but it SNAPS off.
The beast SWIPES
at her with a meaty paw.
She tries to WHACK it with the branch,
but it GRABS it away from her. GROWLS.
GRABS another branch.
Pulls herself up --
just as the bear
SINKS IT TEETH into her boot.
Tall CRIES OUT.
Thunder BOOMS. Lightning CRACKS.
It starts POURING RAIN.