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The Nutcracker Horror
by Burke Guthrie (burke.guthrie@gmail.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Horror   User Review: **1/2
young henry grows up and becomes someone you dont know. he had a bad child hood, henry loves christmas time and the nutcracker, the nutcracker horror tells the story of a tormented soul the nutcracker will never be the same.


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THE NUTCRACKER HORROR

FADE IN:

INT. THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHTMARE - DAY
                                                            
                                         SCENE OPENS WITH THE
CAMERA SHOWING WHAT
APPEARS TO BE A
HAPPY HOME. AS THE
VIEW CHANGES TO THE
LIVING ROOM WE SEE A
YOUNG COUPLE AND
CHILD PRESENT
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (angry and yelling)
Donna why are you such a nag? You
never do anything for me! Why do
you think I drink so much!?!?!
                                                            
                       DONNA
      (emotionally
       distraught)
I"m sorry David I love you! Please
stop yelling in front of little
Henry.
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (even more angry)
Don't tell me what to do in front
of my kid bitch! I'm not through
with you, I know you have been
cheating on me with my best friend
Ricky! I'm going to kill that
S.O.B. and then you!!!!
                                                            
                       DONNA
      (crying and scared)
No, no, no, I would never cheat on
you i love you! It was a one time
thing and we were both drunk.
so....
                                                            

2.

                       HENRY
      (crying)
stands like a stone as daddy grabs
a knife.
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (enraged)
I got your drunk here! Whore!
(Pulls out a hunting knife grabs
Donna by the hair and slits her
throat in front of Henry)
                                                            
                                         BLOOD SPLATTERS
ACROSS HENRY'S FACE
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY WITNESSES THE DEATH OF HIS PARENTS - NIGHT
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (in shock watches
       his father load
       two shells into
       the family
       shotgun)
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (zombie like he
       gazes at Henry
       covered in his
       wife's blood)
You see little buddy bullet #1 was
for your slut mama..but since she
was shall we say "cut short"
haha...we can give one to your
Uncle Ricky instead...
                                                            
Just then a concerned neighbor who heard the arguing knocks
at the door
                                                            
                       DAVID
      (stares nervously
       towards door)
well I guess this is the end
little buddy...
                                                            

3.

David places the shotgun in his mouth and pulls the trigger
"BANG!!!" blood splatters onto the family portrait flowing
down until it forms into and reveals
"THE NUTCRACKER HORROR"
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY IS ADOPTED MONTHS LATER - DAY
                                                            
Camera comes down from above revealing a sunny day and an
orphanage.
                                                            
                       BOB
      (with glee)
Oh Steve I'm so glad we decided to
adopt!
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (with reserve)
Me too, me too, do you know the
story behind what happened with
little Henry the boy we are
adopting?
                                                            
                       BOB
      (nervous now)
No, what happened?
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (with reserve
       again)
Well when he was 4 years old he
watched his dad slit his mothers
throat, then blow off his own head
with a shotgun. Luckily he went
through some intense therapy and
they say he doesn't remember a
thing.
                                                            
                       BOB
      (shocked)
Oh my God. We will definitely
raise him right and make him feel
loved if it is the last thing we
do, We must help him.
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. HENRY AGE 10 SEES THE NUTCRACKER AND IS EXCITED - DAY
                                                            
Scene opens with Bob,Steve and Henry holding hands
appraoching the playhouse.
                                                            
                       HENRY (10)
      (happy and excited)
Bob and Steve are taking Henry

to see The Nutcracker for the
first time. Henry is astonished
and amazed at the pageantry and
enchanting dance moves.
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY ENJOYS THE PAGEANTRY - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (with glee)
Daddy and Steve I want to star in
The Nutcracker when I grow up!
                                                            
                       BOB
You can be whatever you want when
you grow up Henry!
                                                            
                                         HENRY GOES TO SLEEP
THAT NIGHT DREAMING
OF ONEDAY BEING IN
THE NUTCRACKER.
VISIONS OF FAIRIES
AND SUGARPLUMS
DANCING THROUGH HIS
IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG
MIND
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY DECIDES HIS CAREER PATH - DAY
                                                            
                                         SCENE OPEN WITH
HENRY AND HIS TWO
DADS AT THE
DINNERTABLE
                                                            

5.

                       HENRY (15)
      (serious)
Ahem...(clears throat)Steve and
Bob I want to drop out of school
to join The Nutcracker.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (shocked &
       reserved)
Well Henry that's certainly a
novel thought but you should never
do that.Education is important,it
builds a solid foundation to mold
your future. Besides the only way
your wearing tights is on a
football field right Bob?
                                                            
                       BOB
      (in agreement)
Yes,Henry my boy, we want you to
be happy but we want you to have
your education to fall back on.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (whining)
You say you want the best for me
and then you shoot my dreams down!
You two don't understand, I
wouldn't expect you... to your not
my real parents!
                                                            
                                         SCENE ENDS WITH
HENRY RUNNING SOBBIG
UP THE STAIRS
                                                            
 

6.

INT. MORNING OF HENRY'S 18TH BIRTHDAY - DAY
                                                            
                                         BY THIS TIME HENRY
IS A FULL REBELLIOUS
TEEN AND IS
BEGINNING TO SHOW
HIS "WILD" SIDE. THE
SCENE BEGINS WITH
THE CAMERA TRAVELING
UP STAIRS AND
TOWARDS HENRY'S
DOOR. WE SEE A
"POLICE DO NOT
CROSS" TAPE USED AS
DECOR AND WE HEAR
ROCK MUSIC BLARING
FROM BEHIND THE
CLOSED DOOR. THE
DOOR SLOWLY OPENS
AND WE SEE HENRY
SPRAWLED OUT ON HIS
BED. CLOTHES ARE
EVERYWHERE AND HENRY
NOW HAS A SLIGHTLY
GOTH SEXUALLY
AMBIGUOUS LOOK.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (standing in
       doorway)
Turn the crap down! (Shuts off
radio) it's 8:10am your supposed
to be at school Henry.
                                                            
                       HENRY (18)
      (nonchalantly)
Oh...simmer down Steve.(Asks
sarcastically) Do You know what
today is? Before you answer I'll
tell you. It's my 18th birthday do
you know what that means?
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (upset)
Yeah I know what that means. It
means your gonna get your lazy ass
down to the Wal-Mart,get a job and
            (MORE)

7.

                       STEVE (cont'd)
start contributing!
                                                            
                       BOB
      (Overhearing the
       ruckus Bob steps
       into the room)
What's going on in here?
                                                            
                       HENRY
Oh nothing Bob. I was just
reminding Steve that today is my
18th birthday and that means No
more hearing you two argue like
little school girls. It means no
more hearing you Steve,bitch about
me being some bigshot football
star. Guess what? I'm going to
Broadway!

(reaches behind door and grabs
already packed bookbag)

I'm leaving this hellhole of a
town and when you both see my name
in lights you'll see. I'm a Star!
Adios Bitches!
(Gives Steve and Bob the finger
and leaves)
                                                            
                       BOB
      (in tears)
Henry don't go!
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Angrily yelling
       down stairs)
Get out of my house you ungrateful
bastard! Don't think you can just
waltz back in here when your
fantasy world dissolves, you
little prick!
                                                            

8.

                                         STEVE IS YELLING AT
HENRY WHOSE BACK IS
TURNED AS HE GOES
DOWNSTAIRS NEXT WE
SEE HENRY ON BUS
PASSING THROUGH
VARIOUS EAST COAST
CITIES AS HE
DAYDREAMS OF HIS
FUTURE IN THE
NUTCRACKER
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY MOVES TO LEARN BALLET - DAY
                                                            
                                         WE SEE HENRY EXIT
THE BUS IN NEW YORK
CITY. HE'S INSTANTLY
ENTHRALLED BY THE
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF
THE BIG CITY. WE
FOLLOW HIM THROUGH
THE STREETS,ONTO A
SUBWAY UNTIL WE STOP
AT A DANCE STUDIO
WHERE HENRY MEETS
MR.FITZPATRICK HIS
DANCE INTRUCTOR FOR
THE FIRST TIME.
(PREVIOUS TO LEAVING
VIRGINIA HENRY MET
MR.FITZPATRICK
ONLINE. HE AGREED TO
TRAIN AND HOUSE
HENRY AS HIS
UNDERSTUDY.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (walks into dance
       studio excited
       but nervous)
Are..Are you Mr.Fitzpatrick?
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (arrogantly)
Who wants to know?
                                                            

9.

                       HENRY
I'm Henry.I'm here from Virginia
                                                            
                       ROGER
It's about time your here. Go to
the back and change. We begin now.
                                                            
                       HENRY (18)
Well I thought I'd drop my bags
off and relax a little. Explore
the city, see the nightlife, have
a few drinks. We can get to the
lesson first thing tomorrow.
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (appalled)
You are not here to sight see! You
may as well take your things and
head right on back to your podunk
town. My time is valuable and I
train only the best!
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (begrudgingly)
Ok
                                                            
                                         HENRY CHANGES
CLOTHES AND BEGINS
HIS LESSON WITH
MR.FITZPATRICK
                                                            
 

10.

INT. HENRY IS PUSHED BY HIS INSTUCTOR - DAY
                                                            
                                         WE SEE VARIOUS
SCENES FROM HENRY'S
ARRIVAL IN NYC OF
HIM AND
MR.FITZPATRICK
SPENDING COUNTLESS
HOURS
PRACTICING,EXPLORING
THE CITY. WE SEE
MR.FITZPATRICK PUSH
HENRY RELENTLESSLY
TOWARDS PERFECTION
AND HENRY HONING HIS
CRAFT. VISUALIZING
HIS NAME IN LIGHTS.
                                                            
                       HENRY (18)
      (crying)
I cant do it, I cant do it, you
are being to hard on me!!
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (almost laughing)
Don't use the "Can't" word around
me Henry! Defeat is in the mind
and you've already lost.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (exhausted)
Mr.Fitzpatrick the balls of my
feet are swelling from the pain.
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (sarcastically)
Right now there is a poor kid in
some Russian village salivating
for this opportunity and your
pissing it away with snivalry!
                                                            
                                         HENRY GATHERS HIS
THINGS AND LEAVES
THE STUDIO FOR THE
DAY HEADING HOME
                                                            
 

11.

INT. HENRY IS MENTALLY FRUSTRATED - DAY
                                                            
                                         WE SEE HENRY TAKING
A BREAK FROM
DANCING,IN THE HOUSE
WITH ROGER AND NOT
TALKING, WALKING
THROUGH CENTRAL PARK
ALONE CONTEMPLATING
HIS FUTURE AS A
DANCER
                                                            
 
INT. HE LEAVES HIS INSTRUCTOR - DAY
                                                            
                                         THE SCENE OPENS WITH
HENRY WALKING INTO
THE STUDIO, ROGER
GIVING HIM A LOOK OF
DISGUST WHILE
INSTRUCTING OTHER
DANCERS, HENRY
RETURNS FROM THE
BACK TO RESUME HIS
LESSONS AFTER A FEW
DAYS BREAK
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (sarcastically)
So glad you could join us again
henry. Class it seems someone's
become a Divo a tad bit early

(class erupts in laughter)
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (trying to ignore
       the comment while
       stretching)
I needed a break Roger.
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (upset)
It is Mr.Fitzpatrick to you my
boy! A break? (scoffs)
Do you think DaVinci took a
            (MORE)

12.

                       ROGER (cont'd)
"break"?
                                                            
                       HENRY
I think DaVinci didnt have an
overwight has been slob and washed
up Broadway reject breathing down
his neck.
                                                            
                       ROGER
      (in shock)
what did you say?
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (defiant)
you heard me fatboy. I'm outta
here.
                                                            
                       ROGER
Oh really? Well let me tell you
something about how all of this
works. I know people Henry, and
unfortunately your just another
struggling wannabe dancer with a
dream and no connections. One call
and you'll never work in this
town. Period! So I'd suggest you
gather your thoughts and rethink
what your about to do.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (Contemplates)
I've thought about it
Roger...hmmmm,..(Spits a loogie in
Roeger's face)
I'd say I'm done. haha
                                                            
                                         HENRY GATHERS THINGS
AND EXITS. WE SEE
ROGER CALLING ALL
AROUND NYC
PLAYHOUSES GIVING
THEM A HEADS UP TO
BLACKBALL HENRY.
                                                            
 

13.

INT. HENRY TRIES OUT FOR THE NUTCRACKER - DAY
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (rushed)
Alright this is the first day of
tryouts, everyone must be at there
best. The Nutcracker is more than
a play it carries an incomparable
legacy. You come today as novices,
you leave tomorrow Legends! (Room
erupts in cheers)
                                                            
                       HENRY (18)
      (excited)
I wont let you down sir! I've been
preparing for this role my whole
life.
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (puzzled)
And who do you think you are young
squire?
                                                            
                       HENRY (18)
      (puzzled)
I am Henry, I come to you
determined, to be in this
production it the only thing I
look forward to.
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (straight faced)
Well class lets begin.
                                                            
 
INT. SADLY HE IS CUT AT TRYOUTS - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (frustrated)
i know i can do better give me
another chance! please!
                                                            

14.

                       RICHARD
      (almost laughing)
another chance another chance, you
are embarrasing yourself,get off
my stage.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (angy)
you will regret this, i will have
my day!
                                                            
 
INT. HE MOVES BACK HOME - DAY
                                                            
 
INT. BOB AND STEVE GREET HENRY AT THE AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (nervous)
steve and bob, thanks for taking
me back, im so sorry for doubting
you guys.
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (reserved)
we love you henry, we will get
through this.
                                                            
                       BOB
      (reserved)
nodding says yes we will get
through this.
                                                            
 
INT. STEVE AND BOB ADMONISH HENRY FOR HIS CAREER MOV - DAY
                                                            
THE DINNERTABLE
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Steve glares
       hatefully across
       the table at
       Henry)
I told Bob years ago taking you to
that stupid play was a bad idea!
Who knew my kid would wanna be the
dancer? (Shakes his head)
            (MORE)

15.

                       STEVE (cont'd)
Did I invest all those sundays
tossing the football taking you to
UVA games for you to grow up and
wanna wear F**king tights!?!
                                                            
                       BOB
      (Bob enters from
       kitchen)
That is enough Steve! I told you
Henry needed balance it's not his
fault he has an appreciation for
the arts.
                                                            
                       STEVE
An appreciation for arts is one
thing but wanting to become the
next Liberace is another!
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (tears begin to
       fall from Henry's
       face)
                                                            
                       BOB
Stop it Steve! Don't you see what
your doing to the boy, he's only
following his dreams like we
raised him to do.
                                                            
                       STEVE
You mean your dreams! You are the
failed Julliard school for the
arts drama queen reject! I should
have left you back in the sleezy
gloryhole I found you at!
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (Steve throws
       plate against
       wall and storms
       out of room)
                                                            
                       BOB
      (now angry chases
       Steve screaming
       out of door)
            (MORE)

16.

                       BOB (cont'd)
That's right run Steve! The same
way you ran from your father and
Dinwiddie County...because you
can't face who you are! It's not
my fault your the
one who wanted to adopt him in the
first place not me...We were
supposed to move away to
Paris...Do you remember that!

(Bob turns to see Henry in tears
seething with anger)

Im so sorry Henry you weren't
supposed to hear that.
                                                            
(Henry still in tears begins to shake as the memories of his
childhood now come crashing through his mind. The
goodtimes...the laughter...the failure..."Follow your dreams
Henry"..."Oh Steve and I were friends of your
parents'..."Your mom died at your birth and your father
abandoned you"...ALL ONE BIG LIE!!!)
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY CRACKS - NIGHT
                                                            
HENRY
(upset henry runs in the rain tears streaming down his face
to the local library. Intent on finding out the truth
regarding his past he sits at an empty computer and begins
typing. As the rain continues to fall an even more fierce
storm is brewing inside...
typing angrily..
GOOGLE "1984-Chicago murder/suicide"...results
1.Chicago Tribune -"Murder-Suicide shocks Chicago"
2.Chicago Sun Times -"Hyde Park Murder Rocks Community"
Clicks on story reads)
                                                            
                                         HENRY LOSES IT AND
PUSHES COMPUTER OVER
WHEN CONFRONTED WITH
THE TRUTH...HE HEADS
HOME TO DEAL WITH
STEVE AND BOB
                                                            
 

17.

INT. STEVE AND BOB FACE HENRYS WRATH - NIGHT
                                                            
                                         DOOR CREAKS OPEN
WITH HENRY STANDING
DRIPPING WET
SEETHING WITH HATE
IN THE DOORWAY
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (looking up from
       the television)
You gonna stand there and let all
the fu**king heat out?
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (staring ominously
       says nothing)
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (stands up from
       couch)
So your just going to ignore me?
Its one thing that you drop out of
school! Another thing is you're
back at home after you ran off to
join the ballet! But to stand
there in my house and disrespect
the rules when your not
contributing is another!
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (silently walks
       past Steve into
       kitchen.)
                                                            
                       STEVE
      (walks towards
       door and slams it
       before shaking
       his head and
       settling back
       into the couch
       cradling a beer)
Hey fairyboy while your in there
grab me another cold
one...hahaha...I dont know who he
thinks he is? The nerve of him
            (MORE)

18.

                       STEVE (cont'd)
it's 40 degrees outside letting my
heat out...stupid kid.
                                                            
HENRY
(As the storm
continues the
lightning strikes
revealing Henry's
Silhouette behind
Steve. As Steve
vents about
Henry, Henry
steps forward
grabs Steve's
neck from behind
giving it a good
"SNAP" killing
him instantly. As
(MORE)


















17.


HENRY (cont'd)
Steve's lifeless
body slumps onto
the couch beer
spilling onto the

19.

floor Henry makes
his way upstairs
to take care of
Bob.)
                                                            
The camera follows Henry down the dimlight lit hallway
towards the bathroom. Lionel Richie's-"Dancing on the
ceiling" plays in background as we hear Bob singing in the
tub. Bob call's out from the bubblebath...
                                                            
                       BOB
      (naughty)
Steve please be a dear and grab
the candle's and champaign. I'm
feelign a little
frisky...Steve?...Honey please
answer me! Don't you want to join
me for a little nightcap?
                                                            
Door is kicked violently from behind swinging open
                                                            
                       BOB
      (shocked)
Henry?!? What are you doing?You
scared the crap outta me!
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (evil)
I got your nightcap right here
Bob, and it's a shocker!
                                                            
Knocks over radio in tub electrifying Bob and shorting out
power to the house. The theme music from the 80's horror
flick "Shocker" plays in background as a nod to the film
while Henry overlooking Bob. The lightning is the only light
revealing Henry's evil grin.
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY DECIDES HIS NEXT COURSE - DAY
                                                            
 
INT. THE DEATH OF BOB - NIGHT
                                                            
henry knocks on the bathroom door, bob is in the bathtub
listening to the radio.
                                                            

20.

                       HENRY
      (enraged)
bob i cant believe you and steve
lied to me!!! steve is dead and
now so are you!!!!
                                                            
henry picks up the radio and drops it in the tub with bob,
bob starts to feel the shock and you hear crackling noises.
                                                            
                       BOB
      (screaming and
       pleaing)
henry!!! no henry i love
you!!!!!!!
                                                            
henry frozen stands with no fear and seems proud of what he
has done.
                                                            
                                         HENRY NOW IN A CAB
TO THE AIRPORT
                                                            
 
INT. HE DECIDES TO BEFRIEND THE UNDERSTUDY - DAY
                                                            
Henry arrives at heathrow airport, he will now find the
director of the production of the nutcracker in london.
                                                            
HENRYS NEW LIFE.....
                                                            
Henry meets someone at a local coffee shop and starts
talking, he finds out that his name is luke mills and he is
a understudy in the nutcracker.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (motivated)
so luke how can i meet the
director i am a ballet dancer and
have performend in the nutcracker,
i love it and would love to
perform in london.
                                                            
                       LUKE
      (intrigued)
i would be glad to introduce you
to him.
                                                            

21.

henry is not aware that luke is gay and is smitten my him.
                                                            
                                         LUKE AND HENRY ARE
IN A CAB TO MEET THE
DIRECTOR
                                                            
 
INT. LUKE MILLS IS DEAD - DAY
                                                            
Henry decides that he has no choice but to take luke out, he
has a plan and it will involve blood.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (motivated)
i would love to be in the
nutcracker performance in london,
i will do anything.
                                                            
                       LUKE
      (nervous)
wow you really want this dont you?
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (motivated)
of course, im not who you think i
am. Christmas time and the
nutcracker is my fondest memory.
                                                            
 
INT. THE NUTCRACKER WILL NEVER BE THE SAME - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (talking to
       himself)
so ted we are almost in we just
have to kill a few more people
                                                            
luke mills is dead and henry is grinning with a sadistic
glow
                                                            
IT IS REVEALED THAT HENRY HAS MORE THAN ONE PERSONALITY
                                                            

22.

                       HENRY
      (talking again now
       with smitty)
so smitty how do you want to kill
our next victim?
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (as smitty)
let's go chucky on them!!!!
                                                            
Henry is now mad and out of control, it is no longer about
the nutcracker any more it is about control and getting his
way over dead bodies, he is starting to enjoy the killing.
                                                            
 
EXT. HENRY IS NUTS!!!!! - NIGHT
                                                            
                                         HENRY IS NOW AT A
BAR TALKING TO
HIMSELF AGAIN
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (talking as ted)
so henry and smitty what next this
nutcracker thing is kind of gay
don't you think?
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY IS SPEAKING WITH THE DIRECTOR - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (calm)
i have some bad news, luke is
dead, i tried to save him but the
muggers took me out and then beat
the crap out of luke with a bat
and strangled him with piano wire.
he lost his head, ha ha ha
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (spooked)
excuse me, are you kidding me,
that was not sensitive at all,
kind of sick!
                                                            

23.

                       HENRY
      (as smitty)
oh im sorry, im a little out of it
i took a bad beating myself.
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (confused)
you don't sound like yourself.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (sadisticly)
im not!
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (concerned)
come see me, im at the coffee shop
on break.
                                                            
                                         HENRY IS NOW IN A
CAB ON THE WAY TO
THE COFFEE SHOP
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (as smitty)
now talking with the director, so
with luke dead. i can be in the
nutcracker now right?
                                                            
the director starts to suspect all is not what it seems.
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (confused)
i gu guess so....
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (as smitty)
what do you mean you guess so?!
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (worried)
henry are you here with me, are
you ok?
                                                            

24.

                       HENRY
      (straight faced)
of course, the show must go on,
right?
                                                            
 
INT. HENRY IS OUTED - DAY
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (straight faced)
i want to be in the nutcracker and
will do anything!
                                                            
london director now suspects that henry is out of his mind
and wants to report him to the law.
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (serious)
ok well lets go back to the
playhouse and get started on your
role in the nutcracker.
                                                            
                                         NOW BACK AT THE
PLAYHOUSE
                                                            
the director is on the phone and henry overhears his
conversation, he is talking with a detective.
                                                            
henry has a knife and is plotting to kill the director and
assume his identity.
                                                            
                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (confused)
henry how long were you standing
there?
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (sadisticly)
long enough!
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (in rage)
you shouldnt have made that call,
i have no choice!
                                                            

25.

                       LONDON DIRECTOR
      (crying and scared)
no,no,no you dont have to do this.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (sadisticly)
i know, but i want to.
                                                            
                                         NOW ON THE PHONE
WITH THE DETECTIVES
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (talking as the
       director)
you can disregard that call henry
is ok, i dont know why i was
thinking that way.
                                                            
 
INT. VAN BRINK RECOGNIZES HENRY - DAY
                                                            
                                         NOW 2 YEARS LATER
                                                            
henry is now living in london and has assumed the identity
of the director and is now leading on the nutcracker.
                                                            
                                         IT IS OPENING NIGHT
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (concerned yet
       calmm)
lets get this show started.
                                                            
THE NUTCRACKER IS NEAR THE END OF THE SHOW.
                                                            
henry gets introduced to a dance instructor name van brink,
he immediately gets nervous as he can be outed.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (calm)
so nice to meet you i have heard
so much about you!
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (calm)
don't i know you?
                                                            

26.

                       HENRY
      (calm)
i have that kind of face.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (calm)
i would love for you to come back
to my hotel and chat about your
direction of the nutcracker so i
can make mine better.
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (calm)
that would be great!
                                                            
                                         NOW BACK AT THE
HOTEL BAR
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (calm)
so how have you been?
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (confused)
gr great i suppose, you are
talking like you know me.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (sadisticly)
i remember you and now you are
going to never forget my face
!!
                                                            
                       RICHARD
      (scared)
what are you talking about, you
arent going to kill me are you,
joking.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (sadisticly)
you are very perceptive, you tried
to ruin me and now i am a director
and have my life and nothing can
take that away!
                                                            

27.

                       RICHARD
      (scared)
you, i remember now!
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (sadisticly)
oh now you remember.
                                                            
henry grabs a lamp and proceeds to bash van brink in the
head till he is dead there is much blood.
                                                            
 
INT. THE END OR IS IT? - DAY
                                                            
                                         HENRY IS NOW WALKING
ON THE STREET
HUMMING THE
NUTCRACKER THEME
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (as smitty)
well it was all worth it, and we
got to have some fun. i hate the
nutcracker though.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (confused)
i love it and it is all i have of
good times.
                                                            
                       HENRY
      (as smitty)
more good times are on the way!!!
                                                            


THE END


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From Ronald Wert Date 2/16/2009 **1/2
It is a good story idea. You need some practice as far as with the Slugline (ie.Int.) You need to put where it is happening not when. And with the emotions of the people it is ok to have once in a while but the director wont like it. The actors will put there own emotion to the words. If you practice and change these things I think you could have a good story. Also it is a little short unless you want it as a short film.


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