El Cuerpo

Synopsis: A young man has just hit a girl with his car in the middle of nowhere....
Genre: Horror, Short
3 min




I'll be right there.

No, I'll take my car.

I landed 3 hours ago.

I don't mind driving.

Then we'll go in yours.

Sure, don't be a bore.

Just hang up. See you soon.

It wasn't my idea to call you.

Technically you're on duty...

What happened?

We're still not sure.

- How was Berlin?

- Fine. What have we got?

A guy got run over,

he's in a coma.

How's Eva?

She's in Berlin.

Tell me what you know.

You haven't seen your daughter

in 4 years...

2 and a half.

...And you go to Berlin

and f*ck it up?

- I didn't f*ck it up, it was fine.

- Then why the long face?

Will you stop busting my balls

and tell me what we're doing here?

His name's Angel Torres.

Skull injury and cervical fractures.

The doctors have stabilized him

but don't know when he'll come to.

The driver says he was on the road,

he couldn't swerve to miss him.

- Blood alcohol?

- Negative.

We only have his tracks in the woods.

He was running away.

From what? Why was he running

in the woods at night?

He works at the Forensics Institute.

The morgue?

He's the night guard.

Torres fled his post around 8:30.

He left via the security fence

and ran through the woods.

The morgue people told us

that some guards panic

when the alarms go off

in the refrigerated rooms.

But that's not the case.

No. Torres has been here for 3 years

and no alarm went off.

All we have is a phone call.

He called us minutes before

he was run over.

He wanted a patrol car to come.

He was jumpy and didn't say why.

They put him through to Carlos,

who was on duty,

but he'd already gone.

They called again, but no reply.

- Why?

- We don't know.

Was anyone else in the building?

The doors to the morgue shut at 8.

Torres is the only night staff.

So we have no fucking idea

what happened.

The only reason the guard

may have panicked and run off

is some kind of sick joke.

According to the register,

a body is missing.

The missing body is a woman,

Mayka Villaverde.

'Cause of death:
Heart attack.

Autopsy pending.

Who signed the death certificate?

Dr. Tapia. No other forensic

had contact with the body.

We've already informed her.

The circuit's been disconnected.

All the cameras are out except one.

I've paused the recording.

Something's grabbed his attention.

No alarm went off,

so we think this is when

the security cameras went out.

He left his post for 5 minutes.

When he came back,

this is what happened.

All the cameras are out except one.


Whoever did this is inept

or is playing with us.

You think he's still here?

I don't know,

but I want the building surrounded.

The woods too.

Take care of it. Okay, Norma?

Something happened

to make the guard to run away,

and unless we believe

the dead can walk,

someone got in

and stole the corpse.

- Are you sure no one broke in?

- No. I'm quite sure.

But we can't get into

the security room,

someone's changed the code.

The science team.

- You talk to them.

- Okay.

What do we know about her?

Married to Alex Ulloa,

director of Farmatech,

a pharmaceutical lab

that she owns.

She also had controlling shares

in some thriving technological firms.

No children.

And she owned other businesses

with her two sisters,

Luna and Gloria Villaverde.

The report says she just came back

from a business trip to L.A.

A powerful woman.

Mayka Villaverde Freire,

do you take Alex Ulloa Marcos

as your lawful wedded husband

till death do you part?


I don't want to marry you, Alex.

- What do you mean?

- Not like this.

My whole family's here!

Mayka, please...


Of course I do!

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Ricardo Serrano

Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (born 4 August 1978 in Valladolid) is a Spanish retired racing cyclist. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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