Movie Night with a Catch

All Rights Reserved ©


They just wanted to watch a movie like old times, but what happens when they get something a little less fun?

Horror / Thriller
4.6 12 reviews
Age Rating:

Short Story Part 1

The killings never stopped. The cops tried to catch the killer, but he was always just out of reach. It was always teenagers, 17 year olds to be precise. It didn’t matter what gender they were, as long as they were 17, the killer would get to them eventually. You never knew what day would be your last, so every 17-year-old out there was living their life to the fullest. This time the killer got a group of girls that were going to Smitty’s to see Mickey Mouse Fun House.

“Hurry up you slow people! Come on…” Jazmin whined. Mal, Bri, C.C and Liley were going the speed of a turtle in Jazzy’s eyes. “You walk like my 78-year-old grandmother!” The girls looked back at her with raised brows.

“ Really? That’s the best you got? First of all, I am not a grandma and certainly not 78. Second of all, we have thirty minutes until the previews even start since you were worried we would miss them.” Mal reassured Jazmin with some of her motherly knowledge.What she said was true. Jazmin was stressing and was shoving the other girls out the door almost 20 minutes before the movie even started.

Jazmin always liked to see the previews to the movies they saw. When they got into the front lobby of Smitty’s, Jazmin saw a freaky looking guy at the counter that was looking at the girls like he was waiting for them all night. They got up to the counter to buy the movie tickets.

“Hello, Can we please get 5 tickets to see Mickey Mouse Fun House, and a large popcorn with lots of butter. Thank you!” Mal told the guy what we want for candy and drinks, the guy was looking at her the whole time with a wierd, creepy look on his face. Jazmin felt uneasy with the guys stare and looked away from the creepy guy.

The girls paid for everything and went to the theater that was playing Mickey Mouse Fun House. We sat at the very back of the theater.“That guy gave me the creeps. Anyone else?” Jazmin told the girls in worry. Maybe she was just over exaggerating, maybe he wasn’t looking at her like she was a piece of meat. Maybe he was just trying to do his job.

“He gave me the creeps too. I felt like I was being watched.” Mal replied. If Mal had gotten the same feeling as Jazmin then she knew something was wrong. Mal never got these kinds of feelings she always saw the best in people even the ones where you could clearly see that they were creeps.

“Me too!” Bri, Liley, and C.C all said at the same time.

Jazmin knew we had to stay away from the creep, but before she got the time to voice her thoughts the movie started and everyone looked and the big screen in front of them. Jazmin didn’t feel like watching the movie anymore, all she could think about was the creep at the counter. To help with her anxiety, she took a long drink of her Sprite. The drink burned on the way down her throat, but Jazmin was glad for the distraction.

“That movie was so good I hope they make another.” Bri said excitedly. The girls nodded in agreement. As the girls walked out of the theater, the same guy from the counter was outside of the door. He looked at Jazmin and the girls and went to grab Jazmins hand. Before he could touch her, she jumped back away from him.

“I’m not going to hurt you. I just want to let you all know that you won a free gift card to Smitty’s, its just in the back. Why don’t you all come with me?” The creepy guy said. Jazmin was about to say not because she got a horrible vibe off him, but before she could Bri, Liley and C.C start to scream and run down the hall to where the creepy guy says our gift cards are.

Jazmin and Mal ran after Bri, Liley and C.C. They went into the little room and looked around to find that it was a big storage closet with a vent on the ceiling and a big door in the other wall that Jazmin could barely make out. Jazmin had a terrible feeling about this so she turned around to give this guy a piece of her mind when she saw the last of the light fade from the dark room.

“Bri, Mal, Liley, C.C. Are you all okay?!” Jazmin screamed at the top of her lungs. She could feel the adrenaline start to move swiftly through her veins.

“Ya we’re all okay!” They all yelled together. Jazmin went to the area where the fist door they came in through was and started to scream and pound on the door.

She started to feel something cool come down on her shoulders. She looked up to see the vent spilling out foul smelling air. “Everyone cover your nose and mouths. They’re trying to knock us out!” The girls all did as they were told and quickly covered their noses and mouths with their shirts and sweatshirts. But, it wasn’t enough. The foul air still got down their throats and into their lungs. One by one, the girls started to drop to the ground unconscious.

Jazmin willed herself to not fall into the darkness. She saw the secret door open to see the same creepy guy lifting the girls into a black van that you only saw in the movies when the girl gets kidnapped, then their parents and friends never see them again. Jazmin couldn’t move her arms, legs or anything for that matter. All she could do was try to keep her eyes open and hope that she didn’t go into the darkness that threatens to swallow her.

In the end it wasn’t enough, she felt the creepy guy hold her and put her in the van. When he closed the door, she closed her eyes and fell into the darkness. Never to know if she would be pulled out or if she would have to make the darkness her new home.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Prity Nag: Im really interested to know why is she so hell bound to get away from him when he may be an cold blooded asshole but is sweet only to her even aftr ger so many desperate tries to push him and hurting him he still promises to stay by her side.....

sweetheart: i like the story...i liked the characters...i love queen victoria and devil😉...nice plot and liked their love.

Lia: This book's was beautifully written and I liked how real it felt and how raw the hardship the characters had to face but also how pure their love for each other is, in the romantic relationships and the platonic ones. I can definitely say that this is one of my favourite books I have read on this...

francess1982: Compulsive reading! Intriguing plotlines and loving the king's character Cyrus - evil and attractive all rolled in together. Dangerous combination 😁😁

MinnieLizzy: I loved this book!!Please finish book 2!I need to know how it all ends...

masihnovaira: You are a wonderful writer. I have also written two novels named hurdles of life reveal our destination, unbelievable turns. If you will read it and give a review over it i will be very happy please

tandualfarida: ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

annenina: Once I read the first chapter, I can't stop until I reach the last one 👏👍

FoxKey: Thank you. Truly enjoyed reading this story.

More Recommendations

K8te20 : this was an absolutely amazing book. i loved it start to finish :D their love is one of my favorite so far :) Keep up the amazing writing ! cant wait to start the next one ! (which i will be doing in exactly 5 minutes lol)

Debora: I enjoy it, love the story and the style

Rosemary Rainey: The story was fantastic. Never saw the end coming. Would definitely read more books written by this author.

I.K Scott: i liked it alot its a relly good readcan anybody please check out cracked demeanor and stay with me i have no feed back and i would really like to know how it comes across

Annet: Stolen Birthright should be read 1st because all of the characters are know and how they fit into the story.

Shayla ennis: I've read all three of Molly's stories I was hooked from the beginning I could not put down any of what she had to say but now that I've come to the tail end of her journey I am wondering what will come next in fact I want to know if she will keep fighting or if her children will take over I'd re...

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.