Peeper

Thriller Short Screenplay

June 2023

A Peeping Tom witnesses a woman's murder and it's up to him to decide on whether he will save the new occupant or just watch.

 

Peeper

By Delaina M. Waldron

FADE IN

INT. APARTMENT - ESTABLISHED

INT. HALLWAY - EVENING

We watch from a hidden camera on the ceiling of the apartment hallway, an attractive woman entering her apartment. She carries a briefcase and wears a long coat and high heels.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)
Oh - there you go. Finally - you

must’ve got out late tonight, huh.
The woman takes off her long coat and kicks off her heels.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.) (CONT’D)

Oh, look at that - you wore my

favorite outfit... Beautiful.

INT. DARKROOM - LATER


PEEPING TOM  is in his Mid - thirties and average looking.

There are three small TV monitors on a table. The Peeping Tom rushes back to his seat with a cup in his hand. He quickly sets the cup down on the table next to the monitors and watches closely.

INT. BEDROOM

The hidden camera is on the ceiling and points at her bed and her CLOSET. The woman takes off her clothes and walks around in her underwear.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)

It’s about time - now we’re

talking.

INT. HALLWAY

INT. DARKROOM

The Peeping Tom starts smiling and stares at the monitors in awe. He slowly takes in a deep breath.

INT. BEDROOM - LATER

The woman stands at her closet in her underwear and stares at her clothing. She pulls out a cocktail dress.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)
Are you getting dressed up for me? Don’t pick that one - remember the

tight dress you wore on your birthday? I like that one.

The woman puts on the cocktail dress and looks at herself in the mirror.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.) (CONT’D)

Mm - I like that one too. Good

choice.

INT. BATHROOM - LATER
The woman is doing her makeup in the mirror above the sink.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)

Where are you going - looking so

sexy tonight?


The woman stops doing her makeup and leaves the bathroom.

INT. HALLWAY

The woman walks to the entrance and opens the door. She looks excited as a man enters with flowers.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)
What the fuck - who is he? Are you

cheating on me? He ain’t shit. He ain’t worth what we got - fuck him. What the fuck he got that I don’t got? Huh...

The woman walks back to the bathroom to finish her makeup.

INT. HALLWAY - LATER THAT NIGHT
It is dark in the apartment and the hallway is empty.

INT. BEDROOM
The bedroom is empty

INT. BATHROOM
The bathroom is empty.

INT. DARKROOM
The Peeping Tom stares at the screens and looks disappointed.

PEEPING TOM
Where did you go? It’s late - you

shouldn’t be out this time of night. It’s dangerous out there. Where did you go?

INT. HALLWAY - LATER

The door to the entrance opens and the light from the outside hallway shines brightly inside the apartment. The woman stands at the door talking to the man.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)

You're actually going to consider

this Ass hole?

The woman kisses the man and the man tries to come in, but she stops him.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.) (CONT’D)

You better...

The man kisses her again and she smiles and lets him inside.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.) (CONT’D)

You disgust me...

INT. DARKROOM

The Peeping Tom turns off the monitors one by one and he stands up and leaves.

INT. BEDROOM - NEXT MORNING

The woman lays in bed asleep, tossing and turning. She wakes up and looks over to the empty side of the bed.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)

What happened to your Prince

charming? Where did he go?

The woman looks disappointed and lays back down staring at the ceiling.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.) (CONT’D)

I knew he was no good, but no - you

still had to go out anyway. I’m disappointed in you and just for that you don’t deserve my attention. Your punished...

INT. BEDROOM - NEXT DAY - NIGHT
The screen is turned on and the woman is asleep.

PEEPING TOM (O.S.)

Did you miss me? I missed you...

Don’t you hurt me like that again - okay?

 

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