Pledge (2018) Script

[FILM REEL ROLLS]

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]


[MUSIC CONTINUES]


[MUSIC CONTINUES]


[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[PANTING]


[THUDDING]

[CRICKET CHIRPING]

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]


[MUSIC CONTINUES]

I just can't understand why you put the shirt on.

Dude, let it go. I don't get it.

No, it's, I'm not angry anymore I just wanna understand your thought process.

Why does my shirt matter?

You wanna show you care, you wanna show you're committed.

I am not trying to date these guys.

Yes, you are! That's the whole thing!

Well, actually, maybe it's smart, you know?

It'll seem like he's playing it cool or, ah..

Yeah, or playing it like a moron is what he's gonna..

Sorry about that.

See, that's the kind of friend I would date.

[BOTH CHUCKLING]

Alright, I'm gonna take the lead, you're gonna take..

You're gonna take the lead. I'm going with him.

'Cause you're better looking. Do I tuck my shirt in?

I don't care, you look like you're gonna fix the computer anyway. Let's go!

That's a fucking shitty thing to.. Okay.

[HIP HOP MUSIC]

Andrew!

Oh! How you doin', big dog?

Big dog!

How you doin'?

We're here to rush, we're here.

Bids went out yesterday.

Bids don't go out till the end of rush week.

Yeah, uh, but ours do.

Hey, thanks for having me, man.

Yeah, man. Yeah. Appreciate it.

Um, well, that's fine.

We are very flexible.

We've got a lot of free time on our hands.

You let us know, and we can we can be back here anytime you want.

So, you got, you know, you've got my Facebook and you stay, uh, you stay fresh.

And, uh, I want you to stay fresh.

Thank... thanks for your time.

Day drink time.

Day drink boys!

Yeah, day drink.

They said... they said 2 o'clock, so I don't..

A.m. or p.m.? Oh, hi!

How you doin'?

Hi!

Oh, oh, just could I get one second?

Could I have one... one... one quick second, please?

Um, we... we were invited to the day drink and I'm noticing it's not a lot.. No one's here.

You missed it. Missed it.

Okay, well, um, is anyone home, is anyone inside?

Maybe we could hang out?

No. No, it's not...

Um, what's your name, by the way?

Got to be kidding me. Nailed it, okay.

Moving on, guys.

We're moving on.

Roll out.

That sucked.

I shouldn't date non-Jews anyways, so it's..

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

Fuck Kappa.

Oh, yeah, fuck Kappa.

Hi!

Hey, hi.

Hi.

Uh..

Hey, wh... what are you guys doing tonight?

Oh, we're headed to, um, to, to Beta Chi.

That's a shame. Hold this.

When you get bored, you guys should come by.

Yeah, I, uh, definitely.

I... I'd like that. We'd like that.

You're all friends, right? We're close, we're tight.

We're best friends.

Good, well, this is good for three.

That's convenient. You guys better make it!

Well, we're gonna try to..

We're gonna try to make that happen.

Promise? I promise.

Uh-huh. Good.

Oh, my God.

[BLOWING A RASPBERRY]

I would swallow her underwear.

Alright, after Beta Chi, we're going to that party, okay?

Definitely. Deal.

Alright, Beta Chi time. Let's go.

Beta Chi time.

[HIP HOP MUSIC]

Alright, guys, act natural, okay?

Stop saying "Act natural."

What does that mean, "Act natural"?

Derek!

Derek! Derek, there you are, you bitch.

How you doin'?

Do I know you? Yeah. I am, uh..

Ah, you remember we met, uh.. You're the admin for the group.

You're on the group, the rush group?

I'm David.

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

What's good with you?

Hey, guys. Ah, you guys rushing?

No, no, we're just, we're just checking it out.

You guys, um, hear anything about the pledging?

Uh, no, no. We didn't... We didn't hear anything.

You know, I doubt they're gonna let anybody haze anyway after last year.

I just heard it was gonna be like a lot of drinking maybe some weird naked shit.

Uh, sorry, what weird naked shit?

I'm up for anything.

Is that like your thing?

Weird naked shit? No. What?

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

Do you... do you... do you..

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

What about, what about Kristen?

I had her good last night, man.

No way! Yeah.

Oh, how'd you meet her?

Wh... where'd you meet her?

Did you meet her here?

I'm not saying I wouldn't be into naked..

Listen to a conversation for once in your life.

Alright, take it down a notch. Are you kidding me right now?

Nice meeting you guys, I'm gonna go.

Yo, it's alright, man.

That's awesome. Cool, man.

Y'all, I'll catch you guys a lil' later.

I'm gonna get a drink.

You got drinks in the back?

Yeah, alright, I'm gonna get a drink.

Hey, how are things going? I'm being very natural.

Okay, alright. Very, very poorly.

Ah, yeah, I'm kinda having that problem too.

I don't know, my jokes, they're not landing.

Wow, shocker. Hey, Daniel.

It's David.

Yeah, um, this is a closed rush party, man.

Okay, if we did something wrong we'd love constructive criticism.

Please just tell us, we wanna know.

Please don't tell us, I don't wanna know.

I'd like to, we'd like to.

You're just not the right.. You guys are weird.

We're weird? Yes.

We're weird? Yes.

Well, that's.. We're weird?

Yes. We're weird?

The sixth time and still...

He's weird? You're saying he's weird?

I'm getting sick of this, let's go.

Let's give 'em the beer, get 'em the hell out of here.

I don't want your fucking beer.

David, just take the beer..

It's okay. You're gonna regret this.

Get outta here. Big time, big time.

Thank you for your hospitality.

Fuck Beta, let's go to that other part..

What is that? What, are you mad at me?

Oh, no, I love being humiliated!

Oh, my God. Look, I threw a Hail Mary!

I took a big risk, you know and I wanted to make it happen for us.

I don't think that's so bad.

Can we just go to this girl's party and forget about that frat?

It's so not worth it. There is no party, man!

It's clearly a prank.

Alright, fine, a prank by her would be amazing.

I would love to be pranked by a girl like that.

Look, let's just, let's go back to the dorm we'll get drunk, alright?

Obviously, this night's not working out.

Thank you. But that's not..

It's not just tonight.

If we go home and we, and we just give up that's the next four years.

That's just us drinking and playing Xbox and doing nothing for the rest of college.

That doesn't sound bad.

That sounds way better than someone making fun of me every time I walk through their door.

[SIGHING]

David, I can't even get this address anymore.

I mean, can you read that? What do you want me to...

I know the address, so don't worry about the address.

I got that in my head.

It says nothing, I mean, what if we can't find this place?

If we can't find the place, I will call a cab immediately.

Right away, okay?

You'll pay for the cab?

Of course, I'll pay for the cab.

You'll get me an egg cream on the way home?

I was gonna buy you an egg cream no matter what.

Can we go? Yeah, fine.

Alright. Yeah. I'm in.

Thank you. Okay, last chance, man.

Yes, that's all I'm asking for.

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

Alright, guys, I think, uh..

This is, um, this is it.

What is this?

It's a driveway.

With grass? Yeah, with grass. Come on.

Guys, this is just a prank, I'm going to sit down.

No, do not sit down.

It is impossible to get you up when you sit down, let's go.

Would you pl..

Oh, goddamnit.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]


[MUSIC CONTINUES]

Ow!

Ow! Fucking ticks.

D-David?

[CHUCKLING]

Oh, my God, does that look like a prank?

That's the best prank in the world.

Uh, yeah. Come on, let's go. Come on.

[SIGHING]

It's amazing! Hey, hey, that. Look at that.

She's really cute! Yeah.

Oh, man!

I would love to meet her. Yeah, this is good.

I think this is the best I'll do, you know?

Well, give yourself some credit.

You know, they're kinda, like, better from afar so we don't mess it up.

That's what I'm saying exactly, yeah.

When you get close and then you disappoint and you have to talk and you have to like impress them.

Is it weird that I'm aroused?

I'm also very sweaty, I think...

Hey, guys! Oh!

Hey. Whoa!

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to spook ya.

Yeah, so... sorry, we thought it was an a... abandoned house.

No. No, not quite.

Okay.

You wanna join us?

Yeah! Yes, yes, definitely.

Yeah. Definitely, yes.

I think that'll be really good.

We, we're not doing, I think we're free.

Thank you, sir, bless your heart.

You're a really good guy, I won't let you down.

I'm Ricky, by the way. I'm Ethan, thank you.

I'm Justin. Great.

I, ah.. Great, here.

Oh! Take that. Okay.

Just picked up. Oh, these are heavy!

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

It's at least like, 200 years old.

That's right. Yeah.

Let yourselves in.

Yeah.

Oh, merlot. I'm big, I'm big on merlot.

[DOOR CREAKING]

Gentlemen!

Meet Maxwell Peterson III. Oh, call me Max.

What's your name?

Ethan. Nice to meet you.

Justin. Nice to meet you, Justin!

What about you, man? I'm David.

Nice to meet you. And I'm just like..

New England Colonial, it's like, come on.

It's just.. Yeah.

So... so do you guys live here or, uh..

Yeah. I mean, it's a long drive to class, but..

Oh, sorry.

Totally fucking worth it.

What he said.

So, uh, can I get you guys a drink or anything?

I would like to hang out, yes. Excellent. You two with me?

Alright, you're with me. Let's do it.

Let's do it to it. Oh.

Do anyone of you like Scotch?

Oh! Oh, man.

What is that, liquid brick?

How's rush week going, man?

Yeah, it's, you know. Huh?

It's kind of a, a little bit of a mixed bag but, you, what year are you?

I'm a senior. Oh..

You look like a senior.

Yeah.

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

Whoa.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

Wh... what, what frat is this again?

Say hello to Bret.

Uh, hello, Bret.

No, I'm good, I had a beer at.. Okay, sure. Uh..

Uh, cheers. Mm, the good stuff.

Oh, no, thanks. You don't want any?

No, I'm good. That's premium vodka.

I don't drink.

Well, that's pretty fucking rude.

Oh, thank you.

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

Come on, guys, we've got more people to meet.

Chill, man, it's cool.

Wow!

[CHUCKLING]

Oh, yeah, oh.

Are you gonna go talk to 'em?

Yeah, I just, uh, I'm gonna do a little strategizing and I'm gonna, I'm gonna get over there.

Ben, man, sup?

How's it goin', man? Yeah.

Did you guys meet David yet?

No, hey.

David was just telling us about his, um, his strategy.

Oh, yeah?

I mean, it's.. Wheels are turning.

Come on, man, I'll introduce you!

No, that's okay, you've gotta...

Come on.

There's a method to my madness.

I'll do it. I'll..

You could introduce me, I'll...

Yeah? Yeah.

Ladies, please, meet Sam, Ben, David.

Hi.

Hey. Hi.

I'm Stacey. How's it going?

You look like my little brother.

Thank you.

Th... thank you for saying that.

Anybody wanna do a shot? Shots?

Yeah. Yeah.

Yeah. Yes, please.

I'll do shots. Shots are my middle name.

Anyone want a special shot?

I'll.. I'd like, I'd like that.

Yeah? You? I'd like that.

What's a special shot?

That's a special shot. Oh!

[CHUCKLING]

Pleasure's all you, bro.

How many special shots are we doing here?

Um, o... okay.

See, I didn't realize that, Stacey, you were not specific

'cause if he's doing...

Cheers! Cheers!

Cheers! Are we doing another special shot?

Or is that the last...

Drink your fucking shot, David.

Oh!

Ooh! Whew!

Whoo! Yeah. Alright, come on, boys.

There's more party to be had. Okay.

Alright! You're welcome.

I'll see you later, right? Whoa!

Awesome, man!

And you, talk to you later.

Bye!

Enjoy the party.

David, come on, man. A hundred percent.

I will do that.

Yeah.

[HIP HOP MUSIC]

Yeah.

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

Your shirt is so soft!

Thanks, it's my favorite.

This is so amazing.

You should.. Not now, man. This is so amazing.

This is so..

[DAVID LAUGHING]

Hi, I'm David, I'm David.

She doesn't care. No, but it's okay.

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

[TECHNO MUSIC]

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[LAUGHTER AT DISTANT]

Oh, yeah, this one.

[BEEPING]

Don't touch the fucking... Sorry.

I thought I told you not to touch the door.

I'm sorry, Ethan. Uh, I... I'm sorry!

No, it's, uh, it's my fault.

I... I... I asked her to show me where the bathroom is.

Uh, I apologize. That's great, it's fine. Yeah.

Don't worry about it, it's just, you know we keep our valuables down there, and so..

Don't touch the door. Okay.

Everything okay? Yeah, everything's fine.

You guys want a drink?

Yeah. Great! Cool, lead the way.

Why don't you show him where the drinks are?

[LOCKS LATCHING]

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

♪ After midnight

♪ It turns into a scene

♪ You can't see right

♪ Is it all a dream?

♪ After midnight

♪ It turns into a scene

♪ You can't see right

♪ Is it all a dream?

♪ After midnight

♪ It turns into a scene

♪ You can't see right

♪ Is it all a dream? ♪

[JUSTIN WHIMPERING]

[MAXWELL CHUCKLING]

We have to kick you guys out, sorry.

Yeah, we need to crash.

It's morning time.

I really thank you. Wild night.

Did you have fun? Come on, boys.

Alright, sure. I mean, I hope we didn't overstay our welcome and all.

I really appreciate your having us.

What are you guys doin' tomorrow?

Nothing, why?

We really like you guys.

We think you might be club material.

Well, that... that's really great.

We really like you, too. This was so much fun.

Good, so, uh, pack a bag and we'll see you tonight at 8:00.

So is this like a, is this like a bid?

Eight o'clock.

Alright. Okay.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

Dude, you told us to get dressed two hours ago.

Why are you still getting packed?

'Cause it takes a very long time to get me to look this good, alright?

Hey, do you think those girls are there a lot?

Yeah, are you kidding?

They're probably there all the time.

It's an amazing house.

My question is, does the club own a yacht?

Because I've always wanted to get a blow job on a yacht.

I think maybe you should focus on, you know like kissing a girl or just a regular blow job first.

Guys, if we had a house like that the girls would definitely come to us.

Alright, this whole thing could be pretty fun.

It's going to be incredible.

[EERIE MUSIC]

[SCRAPING]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

Hello?

David? Hello?

Just go in their house? I don't know how.

Hello?

Okay. Are we, uh, are we early?

Wow.

Guys?

[DOOR SQUEAKING]

Welcome, gentlemen.

Hi, Max, did you get much sleep?

Put the bags on the floor and get in line.

The three of us were talking last night.

We realized we might have given you the wrong idea about our club.

You see, our club is not about beautiful women and drugs.

No, those are by-products.

By-products of a singular focus.

You see, the Crypteia produces the best.

Each and every member dominates his field.

Advertising, tech, finance.

So, if you pledge today, yes there are gonna be beautiful women and lots of parties, but more importantly you're gonna have a future so fucking bright that you're gonna need sunglasses every time you look in the mirror.

Have I cleared this up?

Yeah, that sounds good. That sounds good.

I think the word he was looking for is, "Yes, sir."

Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

Uh.. Oh, no, no, no.

You will speak once you're spoken to.

Yes, sir.

You had a question. Yes.

Uh, is... is there gonna be more pledges or is... is this it?

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

I don't think you're hearing me, Sam.

You see, this club is exclusive.

There are never more than ten active members on campus at any time.

You're at the doorway to the elite.

But that doesn't mean you won't have to work for it.

You see, privilege comes with hard work comes with... sacrifice.

So are you ready to pledge?

Yes, sir! Yes, sir!

Louder, our members don't mumble!

Yes, sir! Yes, sir!

Are you ready to be kings of the campus?

Yes, sir! Do you have what it takes?

Yes, sir! Louder!

Yes, sir! Yes, sir!

One more time!

Yes, sir! Good!

Over the next 48 hours, you will be tested physically, mentally emotionally.

Make us proud.

We're in this together.

Phones, now. What?

Come on, everybody, in the bag.

O... okay.

Line up!

[SIGHING]

[CLAPPING]

[CLEARING THROAT]

Alright, so, every year, we pick a class president.

Uh, who'd would like to volunteer?

I could do it, I mean, I was very active in high school politics.

Great!

I resign as president.

Well, as president, I'm gonna need you to make a decision here.

Right, um, I resigned.

Do we brand you or everybody else?

I think there's some confusion here.

Time's up!

What the fuck? What the fuck?

[SCREAMING]

You're gonna have to think faster than that, cocksuckers.

[SCREAMING]

Indecisiveness will get you hurt.

David, you had a perfect opportunity and you messed it up.

You see, guys, that is exactly what you have this weekend a perfect opportunity to go through 48 hours of hell.

Yes, mind you, but still come out on top.

Right, Paul Blart?

[CLANKING]

Who's next?

You just said that if he got branded the rest of us didn't have to do it.

That was only if he made a decision.

I'm gonna need you to lean forward for me.

No, man, I'm not doing that, I'm not doing that.

It's quick, guys. Ricky, come on, man.

There's gotta be another way.

Somethin' else, you know?

Sorry, bud.

[FIRE CRACKLING]

Can I pick the spot?

Sure, man.

Okay.

[WHIMPERING]

Just like... right there, okay?

[CHUCKLING]

Can... can you give me a countdown?

Yeah, sure, one.

[SCREAMING]

Oh, God! That's so fucked up!

Oh, my God!

I'm not doing this? Oh, my God!

I can't do this.

I can't do this.

Oh, come on, we're gonna brand you for all the right reasons.

I'm not gonna do it.

It's not a walk-on, boys.

If I don't even get picked, then I'm just branded.

I don't want this!

Turn around! This is fucked up.

I, I can't do this. Shh.

It's either cheek... or cheek.

Ah, just come on, just do it quick.

Just do it quick.

Ah..

Say, "Thank you, President David!"

Oh, God, thank you, President David.

Cute butt!

[SCREAMING]

[LAUGHING]

Fuck! Fuck!

[SCREAMING]

Beautiful. Alright, time out.

This isn't happening. Pause, guys.

How about you, Spike Lee? David, Justin, I'm sorry.

I'm... I'm... I'm through with this.

Stop, wait, please, please.

Calm down, calm down, calm down.

I wanna go home. No. No. Calm down. Okay.

Ricky, please, I just wanna go home.

Sorry, I'm... I'm... I'm through with this.

Alright, you can go.

Give me your word. Okay, okay.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Thank you, Ricky.

I appreciate it. No, no, oh!

[SCREAMING]

[JUSTIN LAUGHING]

And you! No!

[GRUNTING]

[GROANING]

Okay, great.

Cool off. Dinner's in five.

We're having pork chops!

[PANTING]

Fuck.

He said it would be five seconds.

It's way more than five seconds.

Guys, it's... it's just hazing, it's just hazing.

Okay. I know it fucking sucks, I know. I...

Look, I've heard of way worse.

You've heard of fraternities that brand people?

Yeah, sure, sure!

My brother told me that at his frat the president chopped a pledge's finger off one time.

That's not hazing, that's fucking torture.

This... this doesn't happen at a fraternity, okay?

We need to contact the authorities.

It's not a fraternity, you know, it's a social club so let's just keep that in mind.

Come on, guys, look, when he comes back in I'm saying somethin', we're going home.

No, you're not, okay?

What the fuck are you talking about?

I didn't come here to get branded and leave!

David, take a look around. We're all hurt, okay?

We can't keep doing this for 48 hours. Look at him!

No, you're not saying a word, I swear to God!

[KNOCKING]

Don't fucking blow it! I won't..

[DOOR OPENING]

Hey!

That was fucking crazy.

You all okay?

That was shitty, Ricky.

I know.

But when you're pledging, it's supposed to be shitty.

Right.

Look, guys, I hate this as much as you do but if we wanna get there, we have to keep to tradition first.

Come on, man, I can't do this.

I... I can't do that, man.

Hey. Justin, come on, man.

Look..

It's getting too intense, let me know.

I'll make 'em ease up.

Okay?

Come on, come on.

[GROANING]

[EERIE MUSIC]

[DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE]

Rachel. Rachel, don't go.

She probably just stayed over.

Rachel!

Just wait till it's over.

[CAR ENGINE WHIRRING]

In line, gentlemen.

Take your positions.

On your knees.

Now!

Bowls.

Oh, my God.

Oh, that doesn't..

We have prepared something very special.

Oh!

[INHALES DEEPLY]

Smells good, doesn't it?

[CHOPPING]

Bret's quite the chef. Oh!

Gotta love the seasoning.

Oh.

Bon appetit, boys.

Uh, I'm... I'm sorry, um, what's in this exactly?

[WHIRRING]

What does this have to do with the club?

Just eat the soup.

He's just looking for a little context

'cause, you know, we're gonna eat it.

Max gave you an order. Bret.

Look, guys, this is part of tradition, okay?

The Crypteia's been doing this for centuries.

Yeah, but this college isn't even..

[THUDS]

We're looking for your breaking point, gentlemen

because great men don't have one.

So show us what kind of men you are and eat the soup.

[EERIE MUSIC]

Now! Let's go!

Eat it!

With your fingers and hands!

[GROANING]

Get your fucking mouth in there!

There you go, come on, pick up the pace a little bit.

Show a little life!

You like that, you little pussy?

Fucking eat the soup! Come on, eat it!

Now, now, now! Swallow it!

I wanna see it all over your hair!

You know what, if any of you spit out this fucking soup on my table I swear to God, I will fucking bury you!

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[COUGHING]

You know, your brothers have prepared this wonderful meal for you and you wanna spit my own food out on my table?

[BELL TOLLING]

Everybody on the floor now!

Crawl!

Crawl like the little bitches you are!

Go, go, go! Nose and toes, gentlemen.

[INDISTINCT SHOUTING]

Nose and toes right fucking now!

I don't do knees. Get on your elbows!

Are you fucking stupid? No.

Shut the fuck up. Are you fucking stupid?

Yes. Shut the fuck up!

Are you fucking stupid?

[GROANS]

Are you stupid?

Do you want me to... Shut the fuck up!

Jesus Christ!

Get him, get him.

Tighten it, tighten it, tighten it!

[CHOKING]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[GROANING]

[LAUGHING]

You are such a stupid asshole.

I must be doing something wrong

'cause every single one of you deserve to fucking die and instead, I have to sit here and take care of you!

[GROANING]

[WHIPPING]

[INDISTINCT YELLING]

How do you like that? Whoo!

[INDISTINCT SHOUTING]

[GROANING]

You fucking love it! Oh!

Oh, fuck! Shut up.

Do you fucking love it?

Damn it, what the fuck is wrong?

Why do we always get the fucking losers?

What the fuck is wrong with us?

[WHIPPING]

Beat him, beat him.

Shut the fuck up! Whoo!

[GAGGING]

[COUGHING]

Shit! That is fucking disgusting.

Did you just fucking vomit on my goddamn floor?

Did you fucking vomit?

You motherfucker.

[GROANING]

Yeah. Get in there, nice and clean, Mr. Mop and Glo.

[SCREAMING]

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

[GASPING]

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

Okay, everybody, on your feet, let's go!

Get the fuck up!

Get the fuck up, through the door through the fucking door, go!

Let's fucking go, you fat fuck!

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

Max, Ricky, open up!

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

Where's Stacey?

Ricky, tell me where she is. I know she's here.

I haven't seen her since yesterday.

Have you heard?

[THUDDING]

So, uh, Bret, if you wouldn't mind doing the honors..

We've prepared a very lovely place for you all to sleep.

Oh, and, uh, I need to get this chair right..

Gentlemen, your new bedroom.

Why don't we start with you?

It's not quite a hotel room but I think it'll serve its purpose.

Come on.

Now, I expect you all to get some really good rest and in the morning, be sharp and ready to go for more of the pledging.

Sound good? Excellent.

Oh, uh, watch out for the rats in the back.

[DOOR CLOSES]

[LAUGHING]

[FOOTSTEPS RECEDING]

[MAN BREATHING HEAVILY]

[RAT SQUEAKING]

[BUZZING]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

Fuck.

The floor's actually not so uncomfortable.

David, shut up.

The light will be a problem, but I can lie on this floor.

David, shut up.

I could... I could... David, shut the fuck up, man.

This is your fault we're here.

Now, what the fuck is that supposed to mean?

Are you kidding me right now?

This was all your idea. You brought us here.

You got us branded, you did all this shit. It's your fault.

Oh, this is my fault? You didn't want to be here?

No, man! I didn't wanna do any of this shit!

And you know what? I would have said me.

What the fuck does that mean?

When they asked to brand you or everybody else..

...I would've said, I would've said me.

I mean, who doesn't, who doesn't say that?

Okay, that's ridiculous. They didn't give me a chance to say..

...to say anything.

[SIGHS]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[RAIN PATTERING]

[ELECTRICITY BUZZING]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[DOOR OPENING]

Hey.

[COUGHING]

What is this? Tequila. Enjoy.

Look, I think my burn's infected, man. Can I get out?

I'll let 'em know. No, seriously. Hey!

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

The Crypteia is dedicated to finding and training the future leaders of our great nation.

Formally established in 1852 the club boasts traditions that date back to ancient Sparta.

Our members include heads of industry, politicians and other brave men who drive progress.

Wow, talk about an alumni network.

Of all the animals, the Crypteia celebrates the rat.

While most regard the rat as a lowly creature one should not overlook its most valuable trait tunnel vision.

If a rat is hungry, if it truly wants something it will tear through any obstacle be it dirt, brick, flesh, or even wood.

If you value your goal, you could do the same.

Think you have what it takes?

Bust a gut and keep moving out.

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[MECHANICAL DRILLING]

The Crypteia is dedicated to finding and training the future leaders of our great nation.

Formally established in 1852..

[DRILLING CONTINUES]

...the club boasts traditions that date back to ancient Sparta.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

Hi. Hi.

Wow, talk about..

[INDISTINCT ANNOUNCEMENT]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[LAUGHING]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[GIGGLING]

[LAUGHING]

[INTENSE MUSIC]

Good morning, pledges!

So, tell me, boys, how'd you sleep?

Did you, uh, stay away from the rats?

How long have we been in here?

Well, you've been here for, uh, 12 hours.

My burn's infected, I need to go.

You know, I think we can get that taken care of, actually.

Oh, yes, we can!

Come, right this way.

[YELLING]

[YELLING CONTINUES]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[YELLING CONTINUES]

Alright, pledges, right this way.

Gentlemen, please have your seats.

Hey, Max, man, is there any way I could get just, like, a pretzel or something?

Yeah, sure, I'll get you something to eat.

Don't worry, I've taken good care of you so far.

Ethan, you're my golden boy.

Why don't you take this golden seat?

I am terribly sorry for the way you've been treated so far.

It's all part of the hazing process so there's nothing to worry about, okay?

Now, I have someone very special that will help you know, lift your spirits, alright?

What do you say, guys?

Can I get a little excitement?

Come on, give me some excitement!

Okay, clap, there we go!

Okay, so, cue music.

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

Gentlemen..

...for you.

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

Ooh! Oh, man.

Oh, my gosh!

I got enough of a hard-on to go around.

[LAUGHING]

Ooh! Oh!

It wasn't cheap! God damn.

I'm happy my legs are crossed.

Woo!

[LAUGHING]

Woo! Oh.. Oh..

Woo! Oh..

Oh, man!

Ow!

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

Damn.

[MAX GROANING]

Oh, man. Yeah!

Come on, heartthrob.

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

Woo! Fuck.

College, guys, am I right?

[LAUGHING]

Ethan, uh, you're injured.

Would you mind terribly?

I'm okay. No, no, no, no, no. It's fine.

It's on us, really.

You know, she's here to do her job.

Thank you. Really, I'm okay.

Don't worry, she's gonna make sure you're back in tip-top shape.

♪ Holding onto some of the notions ♪ I'm sure you know..

Yeah, just be careful.

Oh, that looks infected.

[WINCES]

That's better. Thank you.

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

Oh, my God. Oh, yeah, round two, baby.

Hey, we're not paying extra for that.

[MAX CACKLING]

♪ I'm so in love waiting for you ♪ Rachel?

♪ The modern life Run.

♪ The modern life

[APPLAUDING]

Yeah!

[CHEERING]

Fuckin'..

That was awesome, right?

Alright, boys, you sit tight I'm gonna get you some snacks.

And you said you wanted pretzels, right?

Great.

♪ I'm burning like a flame in the sun and the sky ♪

♪ Holding on baby ♪

Guys. Shh, come here.

We have to go now.

You're gonna mess it up for all of us.

No, you can pledge without us, okay?

We need to leave.

Okay, can you just tell me what's happening?

I will tell you outside. We have to go.

This is a bad idea. We're almost done here, guys.

Are you sure? Because I think staying here is a real bad idea.

It's just hazing. Yeah, this is what frats do.

David... this isn't a frat.

We have to go.

Are you coming?

Yeah, I'm coming.

Okay, let's go. Alright. Let's go.

Shh.

[DOOR KNOB RATTLING]

What the fuck?

[RICKY WHISTLES]

[CRUNCHING]

Where are you going?

Why is the door locked? Uh..

Max didn't want any more girls showing up, so..

We were gonna go get some food. We were feeling...

We're leaving.

Come on.

You're almost done.

Hey, look, Ethan's really hurt and he needs to see a doctor or a nurse.

You know, I think, like, a nurse with an actual medical degree and not just a outfit.

If you leave, that's it.

You're out.

You get that, right?

Yeah.

I'm sorry.

Let's just..

Let's get your phones, your bags..

And cab home on me. Thank you, but I'd rather go.

We need to get our phones. Why do we need our phones?

Fuck it, I'll get a new one.

Campus is, like, two miles away, and Ethan's hurt.

We need to call a cab.

Fuckin' fine. Can... can we just hurry, please?

Okay.

No. Jesus Christ.

Guys. Don't. Guys, guys. By the piano.

I don't... I don't see any bags. I don't..

They try to run?

Yup. Hmm.

Fuck this. Fuck this, man. Fuck, I wanna...

Get back inside or I will rip your fuckin' nose off!

Whoa, hey! Really, guys?

Without saying goodbye?

Jesus Christ.

Look, I.. Can we just go and... and...

People know we're here. No, they don't.

Yes, they do, I texted them.

Right when we got here, I texted them.

I checked all your phones.

Look, we... we just wanna go. Ethan's really hurt.

Let us go. On your knees.

Okay, this isn't necessary.

If you could just let us walk out the door right now, everything'll be fine.

Will you just get on the fucking floor?

No, okay? Now we are leaving, and that's it!

Alright, I... I'm sorry, I know this was a big opportunity and I was excited, but it's over.

[GRUNTING]

No, stop!

There's no need for that, guys. Come on.

Fuckin' baby. Watch it.

[GRUNTING]

Hey! Get the fuck off me!

It wasn't me. I swear. It wasn't me.

He's just trying to.. Shut up!

Now you're all gonna be part of a little experiment.

Oh, fuck.

On the floor, now.

Please, man, come on. Now!

Now, I want you all to pay attention carefully.

I have no medical training..

Max, Max. ...whatsoever.

We don't want to pledge anymore.

We're done. Just let us go. I'm begging you.

Ethan, they don't care. Max.

If you were all wondering what you had for dinner..

[RAT SQUEAKING]

What is that? Hey.

Oh, fuck. Jesus.

What the fuck. Max. I just wanna go.

What are you doing, man? Max!

You know, this rat kinda reminds me of you.

What the fuck? Hey.

It's scared. Max, Ricky, this is crazy.

And it's starving.

Come on. Sam. We'll do whatever you want.

Don't do this. No, hey, don't! Max!

Max! Stop it!

Stop, this is crazy!

Fuck, I can't watch this, I can't watch this.

You watching, pledges?

Stop.

[YELLING]

Stop! Stop it!

Sam!

[SCREAMING]

Make that little bitch watch it!

Max, stop it!

[SCREAMING]

Let him go, let him go, let him go, man.

You guys watching?

Keep your eyes forward!

[GROANING]

[INTENSE MUSIC]

[BEEPING]

[COUGHING]

Somebody help me, come on!

[SCREAMING]

[RAT SQUEAKING]

Fuck.

Stop this, stop this.

Just pass out, pass out, pass out. Shh.

Shh! Shh!

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

Oh, boy, do we have a surprise coming for you guys.

It's about fucking time, huh?

Okay, my, my aunt has a lot of money, alright?

So if you just please let me call her just please... please..

Jesus Christ, I cannot wait to put your fucking head on a spit.

All this guy has done since he's gotten here is just fucking bitch, bitch, bitch!

You fucking ingrate, what is your fucking problem?

Let me please just call her! I'll call her, it'll be fine!

She'll make it okay, she'll make it okay, please!

Shut your fucking.. What the fuck!

Oh, fuck! Oh, jeez!

[GROANS]

[GRUNTING]

Are you alright? Yeah.

Okay, everybody just calm down.

Come on. Justin.

Put the fire iron down.

Fuck you, you lizard illuminati pieces of shit.

[LAUGHING]

I think you're getting your conspiracy theories mixed up.

Justin, what are you gonna do?

What am I gonna do? Why don't you come and see, Ricky, huh?

Okay, alright. Huh, buddy?

Come on, pork chop! Bring it on!

Fuck this motherfucker! Come here!

Go, go! Get 'em, get 'em!

[INTENSE MUSIC]

[YELLS]

[KNOCKING]

Pledges, open the door.

[WHIMPERING]

Pledges!

[KNOCKING]

[PANTING]

[EERIE MUSIC]

[GRUNTING]

Hello?

Pledges, open the door.

You need to give us our phones.

Open the door and maybe we can talk about that.

You're insane! You need help!

Go the fuck away! David.

I've got a group of girls downstairs that wanna suck your cock.

[LAUGHING]

[SAM WINCING]

[RAT SQUEAKING]

[SAM GROANING]

Ben..

If you could open that door you would have opened it already.

You would have been through that door already, but you're not!

You're not through it, so I know you can't get through!

Listen, Max, you have Sam and you have Ben.

Let us go.

What are you talking about? What are you doing?

[SAM GROANING]

Oh, God.

What?

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, what?

[CHOKING]

Pledges, open the door.

Open the fucking door! It's a stalemate.

We're not coming out, you're not getting in!

Motherfucking.. Shh! Easy, easy.

Stick to the fucking plan.

Easy.

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

If they won't open up the fucking door then you know what I'm gonna do?

I'm gonna take a knife and I'm gonna fucking crack their skulls open..

You mother..

You selfish fuck!

We have three freshmen locked in a bathroom upstairs and you're down here with us?

See, you guys just don't get it, do you?

You talk on and on and on and on.

See, it's not about hurting these people.

It's about learning not to see them as people at all.

Shut the fuck up!

Let's handle this.

Yeah, well, a minute ago I saw them tear right through you guys.

Careful, Ben.

Yeah?

Maybe I should just skip the trip upstairs.

Come on, try it.

Come on, little man.

Fuck! Okay, alright. Enough.

Shh.


I don't hear anything.

Oh, fuck.

We gotta think of something.

We need to go.

We gotta get out of here right now, okay?

We gotta move. Yeah, but how?

We're just gonna run.

We're gonna run and swing and fight until we're just out that door.

David, we don't know what's on the other side of that door.

They're just people. They're just human..

They're college students. One of them is four feet tall.

We can get the fuck outta here right now.

Alright, you good with that?

Okay. Fuck it, fuck it. Yeah, alright.

Yeah, alright. Fuck!

Oh, shit. Oh, fucking shit.

Alright, man. One..

Two... three.

[SCREAMING]

[PANTING]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[GASPING]

David?

Oh! Ah! David?

No! Let's go! Let's go!

[SCREAMING]

[PANTING]

Hey, come on, come on. I found a way, let's go, let's go.

Yeah, come on. Let's go, let's go, let's go!

Go, go, go, go!

To the right, to the right.

[BEEPING]

Which way? Come on, we're going this way.

[WOMAN WHIMPERING]

Guys.

Shh.

You hear that, right? No, no, no, it's this way.

No, no, no, Shh, shh. Listen.

[WOMAN WHIMPERING]

Oh, there it is. Come on.

Come on.

[RATTLING]

[WOMAN WHIMPERING]

What is this place? I don't know.

Build a mansion on a bunch of tunnels?

What the hell?

What?

[WOMAN WHIMPERING]

Rachel.

Alright. It's okay.

Please, hold still. Uh..

Do you know how to get out of here?

I don't.. I don't know.

Ben, do you..

What the hell? Ben?

This is starting to feel like a trap again.

No, listen to me. They're fucking psychopaths, man.

They killed Sam.

They killed Dav..

How do you know we can trust her?

She helped us, alright? Helped us when, man?

She's the one who brought us here in the first place.

She's the reason we're pledging at all.

Look!

[INTENSE MUSIC]

You're not the ones pledging.

We gotta go.

We gotta go right now.

Alright, come on.

Alright, come on.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INTENSE MUSIC]

Rachel! Rachel! Hey!

Oh, come on.


[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

Shit.

[PANTING]

End of the line, boys.

Oh, I am so goddamn excited for this.

[MUSIC CONTINUES]


[RETCHES]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[EXHALES]

Eh, fuck it. Let's do it.

[GRUNTING]

[GROANS]

Come on, fat boy! Ah!

[GRUNTING]

Come on.

[YELLING]

Yeah, squeal like a pig, fuckin' fat boy!

[GRUNTING]

[GROANING]

Watch it. Watch it. Ah!

Come on!

Ah! You like that?

[SCREAMING]

[GRUNTING]

[GROANING]

Oh! Ah!

[GROANING]

Come on!

[YELLING]

[GROANING]

[GROANING]

Yeah!

[APPLAUDING]

Woo!

[GASPING]

[LAUGHING]

[GROANING]

[GROANING]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

[MUSIC CONTINUES]

[KNIFE CLATTERS]

[YELLING]

[MAX GROANS]

Max!

[KNIFE CLATTERS]

Please.

Please.

Please!

[SOBBING]

[MAX WHIMPERING]

[SHUDDERING]

Please.

Help. Please.

[KNIFE SLASHES]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

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