There's nothing scarier than spending a Saturday night alone.
By Kevin Corrigan & Patrick Cassels
INT. SUBURBAN HOUSE - DAY
DANA, late teens, approaches her FRONT DOOR. Something is
behind it. Some...one. She slowly grabs the knob and SWINGS
open the door to reveal... nothing. Phew?
Not phew. Dana SCREAMS and slams the door. JUNO, her nerdy
roommate, studying on a laptop, enters, curious.
Dana? What is it?
Huh. Everyone must be hanging out
somewhere else tonight. Guess
CUE SCARY MUSIC.
FRONT PORCH - LATER
Dana talks to a stoic SHERIFF through his car window.
Yeah, been hearin' about lotsa
crazy things happening tonight.
Things you don't forget. Things
people will be talking about for
Oh, not here. Other side of town.
Randy Talbert's parents are letting
him have a party on their abandoned
plot of land. Everyone's Tweeting
The Sheriff holds up his iPhone's Twitter feed. Dana
(as he pulls away)
Wish I didn't have to work tonight.
LIVING ROOM - LATER
Dana is on Facebook, concerned. Juno studies in the BG.
It's Julie's sorority thing!
Everyone's posting about it.
Weren't you invited?
A profile picture of a DORKY KID pops on screen. He sucks.
(still scaning Facebook)
Well, no, she said it was just a
small- Oh, God! Even Tom was
invited! Tom! With the skin thing!
Dana dives to the wall and RIPS out the computer plug.
NEIGHBOR'S PORCH - LATER
A very spooky house. Dana speaks with a BATTY OLD WOMAN
knitting on her porch.
Hi, I'm looking for Holly.
BATTY OLD WOMAN
Holly? Why, there hasn't been a
Holly here since... about an hour
go, when she left to go to the
That's impossible! We were supposed
to go together!
As Dana runs away, the Batty Old Woman CACKLES.
LIVING ROOM - LATER
Dana's back at the computer, frantic. Juno continues working
on her homework.
Oh my God. Foursquare says people
are hanging out at McSwiggin's Ale
House and TGI Friays.
(dramatic look up)
I have to choose!
(bored; not looking up)
What are you going to do?
(calming herself down)
It's fine. I can just stop by one,
then head to the other.
Juno, possessed, looks up from her homework and whispers.
That never works!!!
BACK IN THE MAIN HOUSE - LATER
Dana scrolls through her Instagram feed. It's filled with
photos of her friends partying. Juno is nearby.
The people in these photos.
They're... having so much fun.
Without me. Juno, what should-?
Dana looks up. Juno is GONE.
She reloads her Instagram feed, revealing a new party photo
of JUNO DOING A SHOT. Dana GASPS.
ELSEWHERE IN THE HOUSE - LATER
Dana stares at her phone. ANGLE ON IPHONE: She has texted
"Where the party at?" to her friend BRIAN. The dreaded
iPhone ELIPSIS linger as Dana waits for Brian to respond.
Come on! COME ON!
The elipsis dissapear. Dana SCREAMS and runs out of the
TEXT: "NO EMAILS"
DRIVEWAY - LATER
Dana JUMPS into her car and tries to start it. It doesn't
turn over. As she keeps trying, she listens to voicemails
from a friend. (These voicemails continue in a terrifying
sound collage over the next few scenes.)
BOOP! Hey Dana, it's Mike.
Everyone's hanging out. Where are
TEXT: "NO TEXT"
WOODED ROAD - LATER
Dana emerges from the woods, covered in mud. She stands in
the middle of the road and tries to wave down an approaching
BOOP! Dana! You're missing the best
night ever! A goose got into the
The car goes right past Dana. As it drives away, we see
"BONAROO OR BUST!" written on the back window.
WAIT! I WANT TO GO TO BONAROO!
TEXT: "NO HOPE"
RAINY WOODS - LATER
Dana runs into a clearing.
BOOP! Dana! If you still wanna
hang, we're all gonna be at
BOOP! Dana looks at her iPhone. The battery has died. Camera
goes 360 on Dana as she falls to her knees and looks up.
WHERE ARE PEOPLE HANGING OUT?!
CUT TO TITLE CARD: FEAR OF MISSING OUT
All but the first letters of each word vanish, leaving only
"FOMO." Also, beneath: www.FomoHasYou.com.