Detroit Rock City script
Synopsis: Rock-loving teens and aspiring musicians Hawk (Edward Furlong), Lex (Giuseppe Andrews), Trip (James DeBello) and Jam (Sam Huntington) can't wait to see their favorite band, KISS, perform at an upcoming concert. However, when Jam's pious mother (Lin Shaye) finds the tickets to the event, she incinerates them, leaving the boys desperate for a way to see the show. In their attempts to see KISS, the lads endure misunderstandings, humiliation and violence, all just to see their beloved idols.

FADE IN:

INT. MRS. BRUCE'S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

Decorated in Carol Brady chic. When it's not gaudy, tacky,

and loud, it's blander than toast. Colors like lime green

and sunshine orange should be reserved for popsicles only.

MRS. BRUCE, late 30's, enters looking exhausted. She carries

a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other, Erma

Bombeck's The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank.

HUMMING "We've Only Just Begun," Mrs. Bruce crouches next to

her wildly-ancient entertainment center complete with 8-track.

She flips the first record forward on her Ronco Record Mate.

Album after album flaps forward. Olivia Newton-John, Neil

Diamond, the Osmond Brothers. She stops on the Carpenters

and sighs at the serene cover art. Just what the doctor

ordered.

Placing the vinyl on the turntable, she CLICKS the dustcover

closed and FLICKS "Play." Reclining in her Lazyboy, she sips

her wine, opens the book and awaits the mellow tones of Karen

Carpenter.

Suddenly, her eardrums are hammered by machine gun GUITAR.

Caustic ROCK 'N' ROLL assaults her senses. She jumps, spilling

her wine all over herself. This isn't the Carpenters...

IT'S KISS!

Racing to the entertainment center, she turns the volume

control knob so violently, it comes off in her hand. The

music is even louder now.

Flustered by the awful noise, she tries lifting the dustcover.

It's stuck. She screams and covers her ears. This is Hell.

Running to the rear of the huge console, she stretches to

reach the plug, but can't. Fingertips millimeters away.

As the cacophony POUNDS she shakes the entire stereo with

all her frantic might.

SCREEEEEECH! The needle scrapes across the vinyl with a

shrill, finally coming to a stop. Whew, silence!

Then, POP, the dustcover opens unceremoniously. Shaken, she

grabs the record with trembling hands and reads the label...

KISS - LOVE GUN, SIDE TWO

Mrs. Bruce's blood boils.

MRS. BRUCE

KISS! The devil's music!

EXT. LEX'S HOUSE - NIGHT

A small, two-story house amid a suburban neighborhood of

other two-story houses. Uninspired architecture. Spindly

trees.

Two-car garage.

A faint yellow glow emanates from a cellar window across

which shadows frantically dart. Over the CRICKETS, we hear

MUFFLED, BADLY-RENDERED ROCK 'N' ROLL. SCRATCHY, GUTTURAL,

inhuman.

CAMERA MOVES to the cellar window. Inside we see four TEENAGE

BOYS who are to blame for the racket. Band practice.

INT. LEX'S BASEMENT/BEDROOM - NIGHT

An inner-sanctum of KISS devotion. Faux-wood paneling is

plastered with countless KISS posters, pictures, fold-outs.

The ceiling is wallpapered with more KISS posters. KISS dolls,

magazines, records, comic books clutter the shag-carpeted

floor. Fast food wrappers heap over the KISS garbage pail.

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Carl V. Dupré

Carl V. Dupré was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on Detroit Rock City (1999), Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) and The Prophecy 3: The Ascent (2000). more…

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