To be honest i am not sure if this pitch will appeal to all of my readers, as it is a bit darker than my last pitch. In a way i feel it is closer to my tastes than my last pitch, and i know how…umm controversial my tastes in movies can be :P Also i added Zac Efron and Morgan Freeman to the cast for points and 2 extras for minor roles that weren’t originally planned. Anyways, on to my pitch
Title-The Nature of Evil
Tagline-Sometimes evil is where you least expect it
Note-Whenever i mention the word “dungeon” i am referring to the workplace where dominatrix’s work at.
Alexander Skarsgard as David Brown. A serial killer,his true nature went unnoticed in the community until Theresa managed to escape. He was immediately executed. His actions have caused family to become outcasts in the community.
Jennifer Lawrence as Samantha Brown.Has had trouble accepting herself ever since her teen years, but this was made worse by her fathers betrayal, as she thought they were close. Started her job as a criminal psychologist a year before her fathers true nature was revealed, and has been working at it even harder since that discovery. Also ha a side job as a domimatrix
Zac Efron as Jake Brown. Samantha’s younger brother. Has been unable to move ahead in life due to the towns suspicion of his family, making him a very angry young man who has become the towns bad boy. Now mostly relies on selling drugs to make ends meet, although he dreams of owning a restaurant.
Begins with a nightmare, but the audience doesn’t know this until Samantha wakes up abruptly. She gets dressed, making sure to hide her scars from cutting. She does criminal psychology work with the police, bails Jake out of jail at Lisa’s request, and the does a shift as a domimatrix at the dungeon.
The next day Wesley assigns Adam to Samantha as a patient, and provide him temporary shelter. She is uncomfortable with the last part but agrees to follow the orders.After getting Adam situated, Samantha starts the rehabilitation process. The two start to form a bond due, and Samantha’s taste for darker entertainment is revealed to the audience. Samantha tells Adam why she is treated with such suspicion when he asks about it.
Some time after Samantha stops Adam from cutting himself, and after finding out Theresa is busy leaves him with her mom to keep him safe while she does a night shift at the dungeon. Her client starts to show guilt issues, and tries to get her to go further. Samantha refuses, and leaves. She finds Nick walking home, and asks him if he goes to the dungeon for similar reasons. He assures her that is not the case, and that he is there for his own enjoyment only.
Nick is found murdered days after, and Samantha is sent to the crime scene. She decides not to tell the police how she knows him, and finds out he was whipped to death. Samantha decides not to tell the police of its significance.
Samantha gets the dungeon clientele from Elizabeth to try to catch Nick’s killer without exposing Nick’s activities at the dungeon. Elizabeth tells Samantha she was close to Nick, and hopes Samantha will find his killer. Samantha notices several prominent members of the church have been at their. Theresa tells Samantha she was very close to Nick, and thinks it was a religiously motivated murder.
Samantha finds a threatening sign spray painted on her house. Samantha goes to check out one of the leads from the list. She catches up to him, and finds out he ran because he thought she was the killer. He also seems surprised to hear about the spraypaint on her house.
While checking on the other leads Samantha witnesses Jake’s difficulty with trying to get a job, but tries to assure him things will get better. Jake reveals he been trying for years, but with no one taking his job application and unable to afford college he has given up on his dream of owning a restaurant. Before leaving, he brings up how she has managed to keep her job while he struggles, causing Samantha to feel guilty.
Later, she goes back to cutting herself to deal with that guilt. Lisa attempts to bring her family together again with a special dinner. The tension between Samantha and her brother is still raw, but Lisa manages to keep the dinner amicable until she sees signs of cutting on Samantha.
This upsets Lisa, as she assumed Samantha had gotten past that already. This also sparks Jake’s jealousy again. The combination of this causes Samantha to leave. When Samantha gets home, Adam tries to find out whats wrong. At first he has no luck, but eventually she tells him the truth. While comforting her, their physical closeness causes the sexual attraction between them to rise to the surface, and the two have sex.
The next day Samantha gets a frantic call from Lisa, and finds out Jake is the prime suspect in Wesley’s murder. She goes to the jail, where she promises Jake she will fix everything. Jake apologizes for how he has been treating her. Samantha lets him know she accepts it before leaving.
Samantha uses her job to get all the info on Wesley’s murder the police have. The police are reluctant to tell her anything but they aren’t able to come up with a concrete reason. She finds out it was done in a professional manner like with Nick, and that his mouth was cut across. She figures out if they are linked, then Wesley’s injuries should have something to do with a secret like Nick. She decides to ask Wesley’s wife if he had any secrets.
Samantha finds out Wesley one time went somewhere and wouldn’t tell the wife about it, and that he had been more active than usual in church. She theorizes he may have gone to confession, which would explain the mouth injury. Samantha finds out Wesley was at a church event at the time of Nicks death, and that the rest of the clients was at the same event.
Samantha goes to the father Robert, who doesn’t regard her with the usual suspicion. It occurs to Samantha she never remembered Robert ever doing anything against her like everybody else. Samantha brings up the topic of confession, and Robert tries to hide his surprise but Samantha can tell she is on to something. After telling him it may help her stop the murders, Robert tells her Wesley had started to become attracted to her, and that is why he went to confession and his guilt is why he became active in the church.
While walking to Theresa’s house she gets a call from Elizabeth asking for any updates involving Nicks killer. When Samantha brings up Theresa, Elizabeth is surprised. Elizabath tells Samantha Nick never mentioned Theresa, and likely doesn’t even know who she is.
Elizabeth hangs up, and when Samantha gets near Theresa’s house uses a nearby rock to break in. She goes in the basement, as she remember Theresa never wanted her their. When Samantha gets down the stairs, it looks more like a labyrinth than a normal basement. She finds pictures of her with David, surveillance equipment, weapons, and torture devices. She tries to call the police, but the signal is jammed.
Theresa appears suddenly, weapon in hand. Samantha asks for an explanation, wondering what she has been hiding and wanting to buy some time. Theresa reveals she had been working with David since she was a teenager, and that she always wanted him to see her as more of a daughter than Samantha. He refused to, and so Theresa got him caught by the police as revenge, posing as a victim to avoid suspicion. She secretly wanted to make her Samantha’s life miserable. She blames the town’s secretive ways for making her the way she is.
Theresa tries to attack Samantha, but Samantha manages to get a weapon to defend herself with. Theresa reminds Samantha when her father took her hunting she couldn’t even kill a deer, which causes Samantha to lose her resolve a bit. Theresa attempts to take advantage of this opportunity, but when Samantha tries to defend herself she accidentally strikes fatally. Theresa just laughs, whispering that she won. Just then the police come in, and Samantha explains what happened. When she leaves the area, she see’s Theresa’s parents arguing about who caused Theresa to end up a killer.
Samantha tells them its not there fault, and in doing so realizes she is not at fault for what her father did.