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The scene opens up looking outside of a Semi truck driving down the highway...Its a humid day, the dew point is high...the sky tints to a faint orange, it should be a good evening for tornados....Jaymz has driving all day long, and he still sets at the steering wheel, navigating the way in which Zaslaw has sent them...In the passenger seat Crazy J sleeps, his head cocked at an awkward angle, bobbing and moving with every bump in the road....We see a sign come up over the horizon and as we get closer we see it says, "Syvil - next three exits"...They pass mile marker 185 and gets off the highway at the next exit...He downshifts the truck and takes a right at the stoplight...He drives south down Gentry Street...Highland is a small town, Gentry being the towns main street...The street is filled with mostly older buildings....A few small businesses: insurance agents, daycares, attorneys, fast food restaurants, gas stations and a grocery store...The people of Highland go about their daily business, cars lined up on either side of the street...Jaymz watches the people walk down the sidewalks as he sits at at stoplight...Everybody seems to know no stranger...They all mingle and chat with every person that passes..The light turns green and Jaymz continues down Gentry Road....He hits a few more stop lights and works his way up the road...He comes over a hill as the business side begins to give way to residential side of Syvil..he turns into the gas station, a Conoco...actually the last business on this far side of the street...He pulls around to the back and squeezes the Semi in between two others large trucks...Jaymz glances to the back, the cameraman pans back there...

There is a cot and a TV in the back and as we look at the cot, we see that the sheets are stained red and pulled up over a lump on the cot...A shoe hangs out and we see its the driver of the truck. He gets up, takes a few steps to the back and throws the sheet up a little...we see the mans boots and pants, Jaymz reaches for his back pocket and pulls out his wallet...He turns back to the driver seat and goes through the wallet...He pulls out the drivers license..the picture is of a man in his forties, balding with a handlebar mustache...Tyler Howle from Montana the license says. Jaymz throws it in the floorboard and pulls out the money...two twenties and a five....He takes his own wallet out, the first bill being a hundred, and stuffs it in...Jaymz leaves the engine running as he hops out and walks to wards the Conoco, not even bothering the sleeping Crazy J...He goes around front and walks inside...Several people glance up and look his way....Some staring for a while, but most looking away as soon as he looked at them....He walked back to the glass doors on the right side, the one with the beer....He pulls out a twelve pack and makes his way back to the cash register...He pays for his beer and makes his way back to the truck...He gets back in and tears the case open...He takes a few drinks before rolling the windows down...He lights up a cigarette, takes a few drags and tosses it out...Earlier in the day as they were driving Crazy J informed the cameraman that he wont be leaving. He now goes where they go, their own personal cameraman...We watch Jaymz drink the beer as his eyes get heavy close a few times...He finally leans his head back and drifts off....

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Everyone stands bundled up standing on the front porch...The moon is high in the sky, reflecting the light off the snow lighting up the night....The night is still and the people stand there, not speaking...We see their breathe rise into the night as they stand silent...We hear the screaming of a woman inside the small one room house...A few moments later the screaming stops and we her a few cries for a newborn child, then all goes silent in the house....The door handle turns, the door creaks open and the man steps out....He is shaking, sweat pours from his brow and covers the collar of his shirt...His eyes are wide and darting form place to place....a few of the people outside look curiously at him as he faces them...A smile appears on his face as his eyes still dart from one place to another...He cant keep his hands still, he constantly moves even as he stands there....

Well, I'm sure I will be seeing you all sometime down the road....I must go now.

An older man begins to say something, but the man quickly silenced him...He took a few steps off the porch, stooped and turned back to face them....

....I told her....I warned her...

He put his hat on, lowered his heads and houlders...stuck his hands in his pockets and walked off into the snow....The people watched in shock as he walks off into the snow...They then suddenly forgot him as the voice from a woman came from the house...The rushed into the house and flocked around the bed...The lady lay set up in bed, a newborn clutched to her chest...She stared off into the distance, as if not even seeing them...They called her by her name, Sara. They all smiled and talked all at the same time..drooling over the new baby...She then seemed to snap out of her trance...

...where is he? ...He left didn't he?....

The oldest lady of the group, we assume her mother, spoke..

He left honey, I'm sure he just went up to the store

She could tell by the look in her eyes that her daughter didn't believe her, and looked away quickly...Sara then went back staring into space...Her family tried to talk her, but she wouldn't respond....One of her sisters tried to hold the baby swaddled in her arms, but she held him tighter not letting go....They stayed for a while, but she paid no attention...After a while they became worried and all waited outside as her mother tried to comfort her....She would have none of it...Eventually she gave up and told her she would come and check on her in the morning....She walked out the door and the room was silent...we see out the window that the all pile into a car and drive off into the white night....Sara sat there, then pulled the baby away from her, took the blanket away form its face...It looked like every other baby, just a little bigger than most...It had brown hair and its eyes closed...A few moments later the baby began to stir...It slowly opens its eyes, it seemed to grin...It eyes came open, solid black. No white in the eyes anywhere..She shuddered and quickly pulled the blanket back over him...She then went into a trance again, staring off into space....Her eyes filled with tears, she never cried..never made a sound as tears rolled down her cheeks..She drifted off to sleep.

A few hours later, still sitting up in bed holding the baby, who never cried...her eyes shot open..They darted around the room, then down at the baby...She pulled the blanket from its face, and there it was...smiling at her, eyes black...She quickly covered him again, set him down...She tried to make her way out of bed but she was shaking so bad she could hardly walk...She left the baby in the center of the bed and staggered over to the corner...She sat facing the corner with her knees drawn up, her hands holding her head with her head down...She began to pull her hair and we hear a ripping sound, almost like cloth tearing...She pulled two huge chunks of hair, pieces of her skin pulled from her scalp...Her head began o bleed instantly..She dropped the mess of hair and went back for more, and again and again....Blood poured down her entire head and a mess of bloody hair lay all over her....She withdrew her knees from her chest and began to rub on her stomach...she lifted the gown she was wearing and looked down at where her baby had been for the last nine months...

...Thats where it came from......what have I done....

She gritted her teeth, a small scream escaping as she dug at the skin on her stomach with her finger nail...instant red whelps, and a few spots of blood appeared...She attacked the skin again and kept going at it until she was covered in blood...She worked so far past the skin that she actually began tearing herself open...A puddle of blood extended almost halfway across the small one room house as she dug deeper...She sat up to her knees, became dizzy at the loss of blood and placed her hands on the floor...Her intestines began to spill out of her as her eyes rolled into the back over her head as he had virtually no blood left in her...The only sound that remained in the house was the small happy sounds the baby made...

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Jaymz wakes up and looks at the clock on the dash...2:46am. He pulls out a cigarette, lights it and takes a drags as he steps out of the semi, stretches and looks around...Its a quiet night, just the hum of the trucks running can be heard...He hears foot steps from the other side of the truck. He never noticed that Crazy J was awake and had gotten out...

Crazy J: Damn...I wish you would have let me sleep the whole day away. ..Cant sleep now, so I guess I might as well drive. Move over, I want to see how this fuckin thing handles!

Sounds good to me, just don't get us killed.

hehe..naw, not me...

They switch sides, Crazy J starts it up and pulls out into the city streets headed to the city.

Crazy J: So um, do you know where exactly Zaslaw has us going? ...And why in the hell did we have to take this fuckin truck??...I had to put my good friend Latin Lover in the trailer...Hes tied up good though, so we don't have to worry about him.

You brought that thing wish us? For what?

Crazy J: For what?? He talks too much shit and sometimes he needs to be put in his place....Shhh, shut up...You hear that? ...I can, THATS IT!!

Crazy J slams the breaks on, Jaymz flys into the dash smacking his head on the glass...Crazy J begins to bail out of the truck but Jaymz grabs him by the shoulder...

Woah, hold on man...We got shit to do and Zaslaw needs it done quick. That thing, I mean..He will still be there...Remember you got him tied up good...

Crazy J: Oh yeah, I do.....

A sick smile appears on Crazy J's face, you can see the twisted thoughts in his eyes....He closed the door and got the truck back onto the road...For a few moments neither of them spoke then Jaymz broke the silence...

Zaslaw said that he would call us....I don't really understand, he told us to drive and he would call some time....hhmm, oh well

Crazy J never took his eyes off the road, it appeared that he never heard a word that Jaymz just spoke...Occasionally his eyes would twitch, but he was focued...Moments later Jaymz fell asleep...

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Its January 5th, 1976. We see a small town on a cold day. All the trees naked of their leaves and a stiff wind cuts through the small buildings and businesses..The windows of the stores and buildings are covered in shoe polish in some kind of celebration. This is the small town of Sweetwater, Oklahoma. Its been three days since Barry Switzer and his Oklahoma Sooners claimed the schools fifth National Championship...Wec an still see the joy on the peoples faces as Sooner Football is the main focus in the state. Its still the talk of the town everyday, all day long. We see a lady dressed in crimson come out of the post office...She notices someone that she knows, goes up to here and they hug. People congratulate the lady in crimson, her son plays on the football team. He may only be a bench warmer, but hey, shes proud. Across the street we see an older lady come out of a Shelton's Grocery store, a child following along behind her. ...The boy is the age of about six, but hes tall for his age and looks to be more like eight or nine. He trails the older woman out of the store and down the street. The older lady carries a bag of groceries under both arms, as the boy carries one bag with two arms. Both are bundled up tight in the cold day, their cheeks turning red, their warm breath exhaling into the cold air...They take a right off Main Street and on to Bell View....Bell View cuts off to the first residential street...Making their way down Bell View the boy clearly grows impatient having to carry the bag of groceries....They come to the end of Bell View, take a right and go down Blue Haven...Blue Haven is a street that is still under construction and still being developed....Empty lots are unsold on this street and tall weeds go up mostly next to the houses that we still being built....Most of the completed houses were at the end of the street...That is where the lady and the boy were heading...Back beyond Blue Haven there were no paved roads or plans for houses to be built...It was an empty field of overgrown grass, the field eventually slipped off to a bluff and down to a creek...Beyond there, is a mass of trees...Not real thick, but if you wandered far enough you would get lost.....As the older woman and the boy made their way down the street, past a house being built then an empty lot...

The lady looked over her shoulder as she thought she saw a movement coming from behind the lumber sitting in the yard...She dismissed it as a cat and the thought never occurred to her again...It was only a few steps later when she heard footsteps coming from behind, she looked back as did the boy....A man with a brown hat on his head, a long brown coat, shiny black shoes...His eyes are visible and as he sees the notice him he begins to run...The older lady drops her bags, the fall to the ground spilling the contents....She takes two steps back to the kid, she grabs him by the arm and begins to run...The man catches up fast and grabs the boy...The boy falls and so does the old lady....The man picks up the boy, but the lady grabs him up the ankle and screams some sort of Russian talk to him...His eyes go wide and he reaches into this pocket...He pulls out a gun, both the lady and the child scream...He points the barrel in the center of her head and fires a single round...Her eyes roll up, her mouth drops...The back of her head explodes open and splatters on the tall grass behind...The boy kicks and screams as his grandmother dies on the sidewalk...The man then runs up to the empty lot, Turing his head each way making sure no one sees....THere is no one there, its Sunday and the completed houses are all down the street...He runs across the empty lot and into the open field...He begins to get tired as the kid fights and screams in protest...He comes to the end of the field and tries to slide down the bluff and to the creek...He losses control of the kid and both go tumbling down the hill...The come to the bottom and splash into the water...The kid jumps up immediately, tries to run taking big footsteps to escape the current of the water...The man lunges out of the water and takes after the kid...Jumping out of the creek the boy heads off to the bare trees...His feet crunch loudly under the dead leaves and not long after bigger footsteps in the dead leaves follow...

The boy ducked and weaved his way through the branches trying to escape, the man still hot on his track...The boy still runs when he suddenly falls and we see the man has him by the ankle. He screams and hits at the man, as the works his way on top of the boy now unable to escape....The mans chest rises and falls as he tries to catch his breath. He throws his jacket off and we see the Star enclosed in a circle with the eyes around it, on his arm...The boy looks at it, he knows this symbol. The man reaches into his back pocket as pulls out a large knife, on the blade we see the same symbol...THe boy begins to thrash and scream more than he ever has...The man then begins to struggle to keep him down...He lifts the knife high in the air and says "Cast of the evil sins of the darkness, with the evil rising into this World must be perished by..." He cuts his words off as his face goes pale...The boy lay under him shaking violently, his eyes have turned a pitch black...The mans hand with the knife begins to shake and he drops it to the groud...His eyes seem to swell with blood vessels, then go red...He closes him and rubs at them...He starts to moan, he rolls off the boy clawing at his eyes and he begins to scream...He moves his hands from his eyes...as he opens his eyes they seem to bulge from his head, they are a horrible red color and finally they pop...Blood sprays form both sockets, he falls back to the ground screaming in pain...The boy still lies on the ground, his eyes still black but never moving...Blood continued to run from the mans eyes like a waterfall...The blood never seemed to slow and after a few minutes of him screaming and rolling around in a puddle of blood he stopped moving...His hands fell to the ground and he died...The boys eyes faded back to brown, disoriented and lightheaded, he has no idea what just happened...He sees the body, smiles, and walks back off the to the town of Sweetwater. He had acted if nothing had ever happened as he made his way back, smiling the whole way.....



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Crazy J: Hey....hey....wake up asshole.

Jaymz wakes up and looks around as his vision clears...The sun has made its way up, J has been driving for seven hours or so...Jaymz looks around not knowing where he is...There were trees everywhere, Jaymz looked in the side view mirror on his door and saw that the top of the truck and trailer cleared a new path to where they were...

Where are we?...

Crazy J: Well, that fucker in the back was starting to stink since you did..well, whatever that shit was that you did to that guy...Hes gone now though, I took care of that problem....Oh yeah...and I had to go have a little talk with my friend Latin Lover...I don't think he will ever learn...

...I don't know how you got that thing back anyway....Zaslaw got it back for you didn't he?

Crazy J: Don't concern yourself with that, ....What about this Cosmos guy? Has he even shown up?

After all of the shit that he talked last week and couldn't back it up? ...Im not surprised that he hasn't shown his face. Everything he said turned out to be false, his team didn't win and he couldn't get the job done in the ring either....You know it as well as I do J, there was to be the "want" when your in that ring...You have to fight with everything that you have...You cant be sidetracked like that guy was last week in his promos....

Crazy J: What was up with that other guy? He's all over Cosmos nuts, that was starting to freak me out...

That guy has some issues...well, I guess people say the same thing about us but theres a huge difference....It was just like I was saying...Cosmos is too worried about about every other thing in the world than the match. Hes ashamed now, hes just like every other below average wrestler there is. His pride got hurt and he ran off....He saw what Zer0 Tolerance was made of and I guess he decided that he couldn't handle the pressure of going one on one with me. I'll be surprised if he even shows up..Its best for his health that he doesnt, but then what fun is that for me?

Its nothing we haven't seen before...People take us lightly at first but they pay for it in the end...

Yeah, I can only imagine the look on his face when he saw that he had to face off against me...I bet his little boyfriend broke into tears, got down and begged him not to step into the ring...To not even show his face on TV. Maybe he thinks that I will forget about him since he is hiding? You know that I don't forget, I don't forget that I get to cause pain and havoc to someones body. We established our selfs last week, people know that we are here...Now its time for us to dominate J, you know that...This week we go out individually and take on the New Era. This week they will see that we are no flash in the pan, that were not here today and gone tomorrow. This has become our new stomping ground and the people here still underestimate us. They give us no credit, but we'll just have to go out and show them....This week, I start with Kevin Cosmos. He will be the example, and everyone will see the standards that I set in the ring. Where are you Cosmos? ...You cant run from Zer0 Tolerance, and if you do....Trust me, we will find you...

Crazy J: Theres no hiding from Zero Tolerance...because once it hits Zero its too late.

Jaymz' eyes go black, a slight grin crosses his face...Crazy J begins to laugh, not a happy laugh...A sick laugh, a laugh that sends chills through your spine...Jaymz began to laugh louder and the scene fades to black as the two sick men drive along the highway....