Across the Hall

Synopsis: The unbalanced Terry calls his best friend Julian that is having a bath telling that his beloved fiancée June is cheating him. Terry has followed her to the decadent Riverview Hotel, where she checked in to meet her lover in room 507. Terry explains to Julian that he brought a revolver to shoot her lover and is waiting for him in room 508, but his friend asks him to be calm that he will meet Terry in the hotel.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Alex Merkin
Production: Image Entertainment
93 min

- You let me out of here.

I'll tell you anything you want.

What do you want

me to do now?.

- Terry.

No, no, no, no.

Wait, wait---

- Quiet, Dick.

You got to be quiet.

- What the f***?.


- Yeah, I told you.

I told you this

would happen, Julian.

- Holy sh*t.

F***. F***.


- You said you'd be here, man.

You said you'd be here, Julian.

- This is not happening.

- Julian.

Julian, listen to me.


Why weren't you here?.

- Two outs now.

- Nah, man, I'm Cuban.

- Good thing we ain't playing

for clothes.

- If we were playing

for clothes,

he would have been naked

for the past 4 1/2 hours.

- Shut up, man.

Yo, I know you guys be cheating

at this sh*t all the time.

- We don't cheat.

- Um, you've got

an order here.

- What's up, big man,

any business upstairs?.

- Whose turn is it?.

- You go.

- Chicken cordon bleu

for room 304.

- Yeah.

- Give me two cards.

- Chicken cordon bleu.

Tell him we haven't had

chicken here in 30 years.

- They want a salad with it.

- Listen to this guy.

Like people come here

for the food.

- Charlie brings his wife

down here all the time.

- Oh, yeah?.

- Maybe, but I bring my

girlfriend to the Sheraton.

- Room 304.

- No rest for the wicked,

huh, big man?.

- Hi.

- Good evening, miss.

- Good evening.

I'd like a room, please.

- Um, yes.

We should be able

to accommodate you.

As for your stay, miss?.

- My stay?.

Our rates run weekly, nightly,


by the hour.

- By the hour?.

Just for tonight, please.

It'll be just tonight.

- All right, all right.


- Jules.

- Yo, man.

- Yo.

- What's shaking?.

- Uh, you wouldn't believe me

if I told you.

Trust me,

I hear that.

- You're a hard man

to track down.

Tried your home line.

Where you at?.

- No, man,

I'm---I'm here.

You know, I'm home,

just kicking it in the tub.

- You better have

some company.

No, dude, I wish I did.

I'm actually just soaking

this f***ing knee.

Hauser kicked my ass again.

- You got to stop playing ball

with that guy, man.

Thinks he's playing

every game at Rucker Park.

- You don't need

to tell me that.

Speaking ofwhich,

we called your ass.

What, you can't

call people back?.

What's the matter

with you?.

- You know, I was waiting

for my anytime minutes, man.

You know, f***ing

nights and weekends.

- You and your

nights and weekends.

Hey, I tell you what, though.

You remember Anna?.

- Anna Anna?.

- Yeah, man.

I-I actually ran into her.

Right, um...

Sh*t, right down

the street someplace.

- Just walking

down the street.

- Yeah.

- The nerve of that b*tch.


So what about you, hmm?.

How was your day?.

- The day?.

You know...

it was a day.

- Hello?.

Terry, you there, man?.


I'm sorry, man, sh*t.

Uh, I'm sorry,

I'm just---

Just a little drunk,

to be honest, man.

- No sh*t.

- No sh*t.

- Me too.

- Red?.

- Black.

- Black, huh?.

- Yep.

I think I f***ed up.

I think I'm---

I'm about to f*** up.

- You think so, huh?.

- Yeah, I think maybe so.

- Terry, come on, man.

What's going on?.

- It's---it's June.


She's cheating on me.

- Wait a minute, what?.

- June, she --- she's cheating.

- You'll be happy to know

this elevator is very reliable.

- As opposed to?.

- The Riverview

is fully inspected

and certified,

of course.

But we are in a...

transition period


This is our only

working lift.

- I'm quite happy

to take the stairs.

- This room is a personal

favorite of mine.

Everything in here

is original.

Preserved in time.

You'll be joining some

very distinguished company.

- I bet.

- Some of the first guests

at the Riverview

were the Ambassador

to Estonia

and the conductor

of the Chicago Philharmonic


and, of course, uh...

numerous celebrities

and movie stars.

- Really?. Like who?.

- Oh.

Well, I'm not at liberty

to divulge their names.

- Oh.

- Um...

But rest assured,

the names would impress you.

- I'm sure.


Thank you

for the history lesson.

- You're welcome.

- So here.

- Oh, it's---

- No.

Have a wonderful evening.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

- Good night.

- Good night.


- Come on, man,

you really think she's cheating?.

- I do.

- 'Cause, I mean, you know,

you've thought this before.

Yeah, I know I've

thought this before.

- You've called me.

- I know.

- And every time,

you end up just---

- Feeling like

an a**hole, yes.

I know.

It's different.

- Okay.

- She was supposed to be

away on business.

The airline,

they called the house.

She canceled her flight.

- Just 'cause she canceled

her flight doesn't mean---

- Then I gave the guy

at her car service a $20.

Told me

where she was going.

So I went to see

for myself.

- You followed her?.

- I did...

to the f***ing hotel.

- A hotel?.

- That's right.

- Sh*t.

Oh, sh*t, man.

So what are you

gonna do, huh?.

Are you gonna

confront her?.

- Yeah, you might say that.

- Terry, where are you?.

Come on, you're not---

are you---

Are you still at the hotel?.

- Still?.

No, not still.

Where were you?.

Why weren't you here?.


- Terry, do you know

what you've done?.

- Yeah.

Look, look, I need you

to help me fix this.

- F***ing stay away

from me, Terry.

- What?.

- Just stay back.

- Jules, look,

I need your help here, man.

That's why you

came here, right?.

So we can do this together,

like you said.

- No, dude, I never said---

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