Soon, Eli. Very soon.
INT. CASINO FLOOR - MOMENTS LATER
Alex heads back through the casino toward the open exit doors
when he freezes, sensing something. A presence behind him...
He slowly turns to see the fading light from the doors
illuminating a poker table, and four ragged PLAYERS playing,
a motley CREW:
a MAN dressed in a soldier’s green army
uniform, a STRIPPER, heavy face make-up cracked and dry as if
it had been applied years before, a CHILD in pajamas, and a
muumuu wearing FAT MOMMA playing dealer.
Alex backs away, steps on a discarded WOODY DOLL: I’ve got a
snake in my...
The PLAYERS turn, revealing distorted mouths, grotesque,
disfigured with sharp rotting teeth, their eyes BLACK. Fat
We have an open seat if you want to
Without hesitating, Alex opens fire, catching the Stripper in
the head. Alex bolts for the doors. And something shocking
happens... the Soldier unfurls WINGS and leaps after Alex,
inhumanly fast, while Momma flips up to the ceiling and
scurries after him.
Most chilling, the Child’s legs bend backwards, distort,
snap, mimicking a grasshopper. She bounds twenty feet
clearing the machines separating them.
EXT. VEGAS STRIP - SUNDOWN
Alex reaches the OUTSIDE, just ahead of them, and we realize
we’re at the far end of the VEGAS strip, at least what’s left
of it. This is the decrepit, ghost town version of its
former glory, a war waged here.
Alex jumps into a MILITARY HUMMER and tears out... just as
the poker players reach the street. Alex guns it for them
and WHAM! - clips Momma spinning her to the ground.
The Soldier takes flight, as the Child moves like a bullet,
leaping up, bounding from building to building.
Wounded but not dead, MOMMA SLOWLY RISES TO HER FEET, staring
after the fleeing vehicle.