Halloween Countdown – The Killers – Exitlude

 

TRAY

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

 

Song

By

The Killers

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

 

INT. UNDERGROUND DINERS CLUB – MORNING

Brandon approaches Mic… (Camera slowly falling back)

 

LYRICS

Aggressively

We all defend the role we play

 

Start to pan with the fall back, bringing the revelation of the dining crowd.

Rich.

Well-dressed.

And strapped to their seats with barbed wire.

 

LYRICS

Regrettably

Time’s come to send you on your way

We’ve seen it all

Bonfires of trust

Flash floods of pain

 

Up on stage Brandon seems so very sincere with his words.

 

LYRICS

(Brandon singing)

It doesn’t really matter

Don’t you worry

It’ll all work out

 

More fine diners, some more bloodied than others, all frightened and exhausted from being near shock and up all night.

 

LYRICS

No it doesn’t even matter

Don’t you worry

what it’s all about

 

Servers, cooks, dishwashers- the whole crew step out onto the floor with their warm and pleasant smiles, some pushing along covered serving carts while they all SING to their guests.

Swaying in cheer, the hostess and some of the others place consoling hands on shoulders as they’re presented with pleas of all kinds.

 

LYRICS

(crew singing)

We hope you enjoyed your stay

It’s good to have you with us

even if it’s just for the day

We hope you enjoyed your stay

Outside the sun is shining

Seems like heaven ain’t far away

It’s good to have you with us

 

The carts are uncovered, shiny and sharp stainless steel tools of all kinds which makes one squirm just to look at our picked up and grasped.

 

LYRICS

Even if it’s just for the day

 

As the working class turn to their wealthy horrified subjects.

 

LYRICS

(crew singing)

We hope you enjoyed your stay

It’s good to have you with us

even if it’s just for the day

We hope you enjoyed your stay

Outside the sun is shining

seems like heaven ain’t far away

It’s good to have you with us

 

MONTAGE

A cleaver is brought up over one’s head.

 

LYRICS

Even if it’s just for the day

 

The handle of a large tool is twisted and twisted and twisted, as though the server doing the twisting is opening a huge bottle of wine. (With a smile of course)

One of the dinner guest’s eye is held up by one of the kitchen employees while another approaches with a steel claw of sorts.

One right after another, extreme close-ups of a variety of the well-to-do as they SCREAM and SHOUT in anguish.

END MONTAGE

We start to fall back out of the room as the torture continues…

 

LYRICS

It’s good to have you with us

Even if just for the day

 

And down a long underground corridor… (Camera still falling back in reverse)

 

LYRICS

Outside the sun is shining

Seems like heaven ain’t far away

 

Out a small window at the end…

 

LYRICS

We hope you enjoyed your stay

It’s good to have you with us

Even if it’s just for the day

 

…And finishing the fall back with a crane up and out on the small ground level window.

And the busy street it sits by, with its morning comings and goings.

 

LYRICS

We hope you enjoyed your stay

Outside the sun is shining

Seems like heaven ain’t far away

 

FADE OUT:

 

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