Samantha is an attractive 18 years old who is also intelligent
with depth of character. Her best friend, Daniela, is also smart
but has a wild side. The two are getting ready for a big party in
Hollywood Hills. Samantha lives with her amazing
grandparents, Marvin and Ruby, who raised her since infancy.
They’re supportive and encourage the girls to have a great time
at the party.
The girls take an Uber to the Hollywood Hills. Once at the
party, they have a great time meeting a variety of characters of
the Hollywood scene.
Afterwards, they go out to the spot nearby where they’d
requested an Uber to pick them up. Looking around, they
notice that no one else is there on the dimly lit street corner.
Suddenly, a beat-up van with no windows screeches to a stop
next to them. Two filthy speed freaks jump out, grab the girls,
and throw them in the back of the van. There are five other
young women tied up in the van. The speed freaks violently
restrain Samantha and Daniela with DUCT TAPE and shove
them with the other girls.
The van squeals off into the night. The speed freaks are
screaming and acting crazy. The van is pulled over by two
policemen for speeding. A shootout entails, leaving both cops
dead and one of their accomplices mortally wounded. The
speed freaks drive on. Hours later, they arrive in the foothills
of central California.
The van drives through the gate onto an isolated estate and
around to the back of the beautiful 18 th century castle. The
speed freaks negotiate with a wheel chair-bound man known
as The Administrator and exchange the seven kidnapped girls
for a large package of Methamphetamine speed. An assistant
leads the girls inside.
As the speed freaks drive away, a dark figure, The Grim
Reaper, ambushes them and kills one of them with a
sledgehammer. The other Speed Freak escapes.
The whimpering girls are brought into a large dark room
with seven jail cells in it. An older Cuban woman, Zamira, with
a prominent facial scar screams orders at the girls. She makes
them strip and sends them off to a communal shower. Each girl
is isolated in her own jail cell. Assisting the Zamira is a Chinese
woman, Ma Li; she is dressed in a military uniform and shouts
orders in Chinese.
Back in Samantha’s home, her grandparents are worried
about her not coming home. They try her phone but get no
Samantha is taken into a special room to be interviewed by
the Administrator. She is hooked up to electrodes. He asks her
a series of invasive personal questions. He zaps Samantha
every time she fails to cooperate. At first, Samantha remains
defiant, but after a few shocks, she starts to cooperate.
As the days pass, the deprivations and all the screaming by
Zamira and Ma Li are taking their toll on the girls; they have all
stopped resisting and become in full cooperation of any and
every instruction. They are told of an upcoming event in which
The Triad will inspect them. All the girls will need to be
alluring and seductive!
Late one night, a tall, elegant woman, Mary, is led into the
jail area. She uses her small flashlight to observe each of the
seven sleeping girls in their cells.
When the light shines on Samantha, and her eyes flutter
open. She sits up and stares back. Mary asks for her name.
Samantha answers. Mary smiles at her then simply turns and
On the day of the big event, all the girls are put into
exquisite new designer dresses; a lot of time is put into
perfecting their hair and makeup.
The girls are brought to a large assembly room where forty
or so formally dressed men and women are milling about. The
Grim Reaper stands near the main entrance, carefully watching
everything. To one side is an ornate stage with three large
The three elderly men of the Triad appear, taking their
places. On the left is Shamus, wearing menacing thick glasses;
in the middle is Otto, the most imposing of these three; on the
right is the only one who might be called handsome, Egon.
Suddenly, strange music fills the ballroom. The girls are
paraded around for the cult members to preview. An auction
shortly ensues where two of the girls are auctioned off for
The Grim Reaper then brings out a tattooed girl in a cage
with a hangman’s noose around her neck. The Triad judges her
for having tattoos, and she is hung from an overhead beam for
all to see. The convulsions of the hanging body gradually stop.
The cult members heartily clap with approval of the show!
Marvin is standing outside the Hollywood Hills party house.
He gets back into his car and tells Ruby that no one saw the
Late at night, David visits Samantha’s cell, using his
flashlight to observe her. She remains deep asleep. He stands
there for a while in silence and then leaves.
Marvin and Ruby wake up in bed. They argue about what
they should do about Samantha.
Zamira is spoon-feeding Daniela when Daniela suddenly
throws the plate of food across the room, screaming
hysterically. In the process, Daniela manages to escape from
the cell and makes her way to the roof. The Grim Reaper
eventually catches her. As Grim Reaper is putting Daniela back
into her cell, Samantha kicks him with both feet in the head.
This leads to a major escape with all the girls involved.
They tape up their captors and manage to get out of the cell
area and make their way to a large room but are eventually
caught and captured again.
The girls are dressed in costumes. They’re brought into the
ballroom and paraded around as a preview for the auction.
Daniela is brought to stand in the center of the assembly
The Triad listens to the Administrator and Zamira present
their respective cases. Eventually Otto, delivers the judgment,
speaking with a heavy German accent, he delivers a long and
drawn out monologue.
At the end, he adjudicates that Daniela must perform an
impromptu sex act with one of the members in order to join
the cult. Daniela pretends to agree to the exchange the attacks
of the Triads with a knife and is eventually punished by The
Grim Reaper and sledgehammer.
The group begins to disperse. Several of the men grab the
leashes of the other girls and take them away, presumably to
be sex slaves. Mary takes Samantha away with her.
Mary, David, and Samantha are in Mary’s room. Samantha is
sobbing because her best friend, Daniela, has just been
bludgeoned to death. Mary and David ask her in detail about
her childhood. She tells them as much as she can recall, but
that isn’t much. Mary and David are understanding and
compassionate. After a while, she falls asleep on their sofa.
Marvin and Ruby are driving in their car, peering out at the
night, exchanging strange looks. They turn off the freeway
onto an isolated and primitive road.
Samantha wakes up from a dream and sees that David and
Mary are still asleep in their bed. She grabs their keys and
unlocks the door to escape. In making her way downstairs, she
runs into two other girls who are also trying to escape. The
three of them eventually make their way downstairs and out of
Several people from the castle are rushing out, trying to
catch up with the girls. Samantha suddenly she sees her
grandfather’s car driving through the front gate. Samantha
runs to the car; Marvin and Ruby jump out and hug Samantha.
In her euphoria, she failed to notice that the group from the
castle has caught up with them.
The first to reach Samantha are Mary and David. Samantha
grabs Marvin and begs him to take her home.
Marvin looks deep into her eyes and tells her, “You are
home. This is your home. Mary and David are your parents.”
She is horrified; she is confused, but eventually she realizes it
must be true. She makes one last attempt to escape the
property in Marvin’s car but is stopped once again by the Grim
These are not the details of the exact ending, which is much more
complicated and will be revealed in the screenplay.