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"Jenna"

Written By:
William Aaron Cohen

Music begins as words fade in and out.

Fade in- "William Cohen Presents" –Fade out

Fade in- "A Profound Films Production" –Fade Out

Fade in- "Jenna" –Fade Out

Music stops.

Voices begin while the screen stays black.

Jenna:
It was horrible.

John:
God, it was great.

Jenna:
He wouldn't leave me alone.

John:
She couldn't keep her eyes off me.

Jenna:
Why did he do it?

John:
I loved her so much.

SCENE ONE

Black screen with 'Thursday' is shown.

Fade in.

Int.-Car-Day- Jenna is driving while Alex, her roommate/best friend, is in the passenger seat. The two are talking about the upcoming dance.

Jenna:
I'm just not that excited for the dance, Alex.

Alex (surprised):
How? It's our first college dance, Jenna! It'll be fun!

Jenna shakes her head at Alex

Jenna:
That's the thing. It's just going to be full of freshmen.
There won't be any upperclassmen.

Alex thinks it over before talking again.

Alex:
Well, I guess that's a good point. It'd be more fun to meet
new and older guys.

The girls share a laugh as the car pulls up into a parking space. Jenna and Alex both exit the car and head for the dorm building while chatting.

Int.-Dorm-Day- Jenna and Alex enter and head towards the elevator and press up. As the two girls wait Josh approaches them.

Josh:
Hey there ladies.

Alex and Jenna say a form of 'hello, Josh' at the same time.

Josh:
How are y'all doing?

Alex:
We're doing good.

Josh:
Awesome. So are the two of you going to the dance
in a couple weeks?

Jenna:
Well, we haven't quite decided.

Josh:
Well if you and Alex need dates I and a friend
would be more than willing to help out.

Jenna (smiling teasingly):
We'll think it over.

The elevator arrives. Josh looks towards Jenna more than Alex.

Josh:
Well I'll see you two later. Let me know about the dance.

Jenna (smiling teasingly):
We will.

The girls board the elevator and it closes.

Alex:
And…?

Jenna:
What?

Alex:
He's a junior and he just asked you out!

Jenna (smiling):
I know.

Alex:
You going to take it?

Jenna:
I don't know. I'll think about it.

The two girls laugh and the elevator doors open.

Int.-Dorm Halls-Day- B ROLL OF GIRLS EXITING ELEVATOR AND HEADING TO ROOM

Int.-Dorm Room-Day- The girls enter the room laughing and talking. They put their bags down as they begin talking about dinner.

Jenna:
I am starving!

Alex:
Let's get changed and go eat with Kayla and Courtney

Jenna:
Okay cool. Give them a text.

Fade out.

SCENE TWO

Fade in

Int.-Cafeteria-Afternoon/Night- Jenna, Alex, Kayla, and Courtney are eating and talking together before Kayla notices John staring at their table.

Courtney:
You're so lucky! I can't believe a junior asked you to the dance!

Jenna:
I know. I think I'm going to do it.

Kayla:
Hey guys, have you noticed that guy over
there is staring at us?

Courtney:
I think that's that John guy from my English class.
The one that I told y'all about.

Alex:
Oh that creepy guy?

Courtney:
Yeah. I bet he's looking at you Alex!

Alex:
Oh god I hope not!

The girls start laughing and John stands up. The girls quiet down as john walks by then let out a relieved sigh.

Jenna:
I thought he was going to come over here.

Kayla:
Yeah I know! Freaked me out for a second!

The girls begin laughing again and John walks up to the table. Not looking at anyone person he interrupts them.

John:
Excuse me.

The girls quit laughing and look up noticing him.

John:
I was wondering what your plans are for the dance

The girls look at each other awkwardly.

Kayla:
We haven't really-

John:
Sorry but I wasn't talking to you. Just Jenna.

John stares towards Jenna.

Jenna:
Oh uh I'm not sure.

John:
Would you like to go with me?

Jenna:
I don't even know if I'm going to go?

John stares at Jenna.

Jenna:
Sorry?

John continues to stare for a bit before answering.

John:
Okay.

John leaves and the girls talk about how weird that was.

Fade out.

SCENE THREE

Black screen with 'Friday' is shown.

Fade in.

Int.-Dorm Room-Early Day- Jenna and Alex are both asleep as a phone goes off in the background. Jenna starts waking up.

Jenna:
Alex! Turn your phone off!

Alex:
It's not mine. It's yours.

Jenna reaches over to her phone and sees Alex's caller ID. Jenna silences it and starts going back to sleep.

Alex:
Anyone important?

Jenna:
Just your phone.

Alex:
Hm okay.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Int.-Dorm Room- The girls are awake and preparing for the day. Jenna is at the mirror doing her makeup and Alex is searching the room frantically.

Jenna (looking in mirror):
You okay?

Alex (annoyed/frantic):
I can't find my phone!

Jenna:
You somehow called me this morning. Did you check your bed?

Alex:
Yeah. It's not there.

Jenna turns to Alex.

Jenna:
Where did you see it last?

Alex:
At dinner last night. Oh damn I bet I left it on the table!
Call it and see if anyone picks up!

Jenna pulls her phone out of her pocket and calls.

Jenna:
It's ringing.

She wait for a bit then puts her phone down.

Jenna:
Went straight to voicemail.

Alex:
Really? What the hell? I'm going to go ask about it at the cafeteria
and campus police. I'll see you at lunch

Jenna:
Okay, good luck.

Alex leaves and Jenna continues her makeup. Jenna's phone rings and she looks at it. Alex's called ID shows.

Jenna:
what?

Jenna answers the call.

Jenna:
Hello?

The other end hangs up.

Jenna:
That's weird.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Int.-Cafeteria-Day- Kayla, Courtney are eating when Jenna sits down with her tray.

Courtney:
Where's Alex?

Jenna:
Probably at campus police still. She lost her phone last night.

Kayla:
Oh that sucks. Have you guys tried calling it?

Jenna:
Yeah, but here's the weird part, It went straight to voicemail
when I called it. Then it called me. When I answered the person
on the other line just hung up on me.

Kayla:
Oh wow. That is weird.

Courtney:
Hey Jenna, not to freak you out anymore, but
I think John is staring at your again.

Jenna turns around and sees John eating his lunch and staring at her.

Jenna:
God, he's really starting to creep me out.

Kayla:
Do you want us to go confront him for you?

Jenna:
No. He might just quit if we ignore him.

Jenna looks back one last time and sees a cell phone next to his tray. Jenna looks at it oddly then pulls out hr phone and calls Alex's. The phone next to John goes off. John picks it up and silences it. Jenna looks and see sees her phone call has been ended. Jenna turns around slightly disturbed.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Ext.-Outside A School Building-Night- Jenna is leaving a school facility to head back to her dorm. As she walks home a shadow is following her. She takes notice and starts walking faster. She looks back scared then runs into Josh.

Josh:
Woah Jenna!

Jenna:
Oh sorry Josh.

Josh:
It's okay. You alright?

Jenna:
Yeah, I just thought someone was chasing after me.

Josh looks over around her.

Josh:
I don't see anything.

Jenna:
Sorry, it's just been a long day. I guess I'm just a little tired right now.

Josh:
Young going to be okay?

Jenna:
Yeah I'll be fine. Just going to head back home. Where are you headed?

Josh:
Oh… uh… I've got this important thing I have to meet for.

Jenna (somewhat sad):
Um… okay. I'll let you go then. I'll see you later.

Josh:
Alright. Be careful.

Jenna walks off and Josh watches her for a bit.
Jenna gets close to the dorm door and starts rushing, still slightly paranoid. She has trouble opening the door and rushes in once it opens. She gets in and lets out a sigh.

Int.-Dorm Lobby-Night- Jenna walks up and presses the up button on the elevator. It takes awhile and she decides to take the stares.

Int.-Dorm Stairwell-Night- Jenna enters and walks up the stairwell for a ways before we hear a entrance open and close followed by slow footsteps. Jenna listens for a bit before becoming scared and rushes up to the next door and exits hastily.

Int.-Dorm Hallway-Night- Jenna slumps on a wall relieved. She notices the door starts opening and grabs the handle quickly and hold sit closed. The door gets pulled hard and Jenna falls down and sees a random guy with headphones in just walk by. She stands up shaking her head and enters the stairwell again.

Int.-Dorm Hall-Night- Jenna exits onto her floor and walks towards her room and sees her door is cracked slightly. Jenna enters slowly.

Jenna:
Alex?

Int.-Dorm Room-Night- Jenna sees her room had been destroyed and becomes freaked out.

Jenna:
Oh my God! What the hell?!

Jenna looks around the room and sees a box of chocolates on her bed. She freaks out and throws the chocolates across the room before slumping down and crying.

Fade out.

SCENE FOUR

Black screen with 'Monday_Three Days Later' is shown.

Fade in.

Int.-Cops Office-Day- Jenna has just finished talking to an officer about her situation.

Cop:
I'm sorry Ms. Barness, but there's no evidence that
this John guy has been harassing you.

Jenna:
But my room was destroyed!

Cop:
And you said your friend made a mess looking for her phone, right?

Jenna:
I told you she's missing though!

Cop:
I checked for any missing person reports Ms. Barness. There are none.

Jenna looks annoyed and storms out.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Ext.-Campus-Day- Jenna is walking the campus while zoned out when Josh approaches her.

Josh:
Hey Jenna.

Jenna:
Oh, hey Josh.

Josh:
You okay? You look kind of out of it.

Jenna:
Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.

Josh:
Okay. So what's up with Alex?

Jenna turns to Josh upset.

Jenna:
What do you mean?

Josh:
Well, you two are usually hanging out and
I haven't seen you with her in awhile.

Jenna turns relieved and begins walking again.

Jenna:
Oh okay.

Jenna and Josh start walking again but in silence.

Josh:
Well, I've got some stuff to go do. I'll
see you later, Jenna.

Jenna:
Bye.

Josh begins leaving before his phone goes off. Josh answers what looks like Alex's phone. Jenna looks towards him confused.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Int.-Cafeteria-Afternoon- Jenna is at a table eating a small snack alone before John approaches her table and sits down. Jenna stares for a bit before talking to him.

Jenna:
Why don't you just leave me alone?

John continues eating and seemingly ignoring Jenna.

Jenna:
Just leave me alone. Please.

John quits eating and looks up at her.

John:
I have something for you.

John leans down and brings out chocolates. Jenna becomes upset.

John:
I thought you might like these.

Jenna stands up and slams her hand out the table then yells at John.

Jenna:
JUST LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!

Jenna then runs out while John sits still staring ahead.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Int. - Jenna's Room- Jenna is crying over the previous event while Kayla and Courtney try to console her.

Courtney:
You sure he gave you the same chocolates?

Jenna:
Yes! He did! I don't know what to do! The cops won't help and I... I just don't know
what to do!

Kayla:
Well maybe we can get the cops to do something.

Courtney:
Yeah! We'll ask them to patrol for a bit!

Jenna:
No. They said they couldn't help.

Courtney:
We'll go and beg them to do something. Come on Kayla!

Kayla and Courtney leave and Jenna lies in bed. Jenna continues crying.

Fade out.

Fade in.

Int. - Jenna's room- Night- Jenna wakes up from having fallen asleep, still kind of groggy. She hears her phone ringing. She looks at it and sees Courtney is calling. Jenna answers the phone.

Jenna:
Courtney? Where are you guys? Why aren't you back yet?

Courtney is whispering into the phone.

Courtney:
He took Kayla.

Jenna:
What?!

Courtney:
We were heading back from the campus police and someone was following us
and then he took her and I've been trying o hide from him and-

Courtney screams in the background.

Jenna:
Courtney?! Courtney are you-!

The call is ended, heard by a click, and Jenna looks at her phone.

Jenna:
No. No no no no no no.

Jenna starts rushing out.

Jenna grabs her keys and puts on her shoes.

Jenna runs out the room.

Jenna runs out the dorm doors.

Jenna runs over to her car.

Jenna pulls her keys out and starts fumbling around looking for her car key.

Jenna:
What the hell?! Where's my key?

She looks up in her car and sees a box of chocolates on the seat.

Jenna starts freaking out and looks above the car and sees John standing there.

She bolts to the dorm doors and John follows after her.

Jenna closes the door and John runs up to it and stares at her through the window then leaves.

Jenna turns to go on the elevator.

As the doors are closing john starts walking up.

Jenna screams.

Jenna exits onto her floor and starts heading to her room in a panic.

John gets off on the opposite elevator shortly after and follows her.

Jenna looks back and sees him giving chase.

Jenna enters her room and closes the door locking it.

John starts banging on the door.

John quits shortly after and Jenna crawls back crying.

The door handle starts turning and Jenna looks up.

The door opens and John is standing in the doorway.

We notice Alex's keys in the door.

Jenna just stares at him.

Jenna mouths the words and slowly begins saying them aloud:

Jenna:
No no no no no no.

The door closes.

Cut to black.

Jenna screams.

Jenna:
NOOOOOO!!!

Credits begin to roll.

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Dedication to Veronica and my family.