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Noelle.
by Chuck Morgue (chuck@houseofmorgue.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Horror   User Review: ***1/2
A group of young men and women (with awful luck) wind up in the mysterious home of Rev. Edgar Price and his daughter, Noelle. This script was unsuccessfully produced as a dv movie in 2004. Only half of the film was ever made, and I moved on since then. This was my first full screenplay (i know it seems short, but the finished film would have been feature length).


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EXT. WOODED AREA - DAY
                                                            
Selena is performing an occult ritual. She is scantily
clad. There is a small altar, with candles and other
objects. There is a photograph of a girl, who we see later
is Noelle. There is a page of ritual instructions, with the
title RITUAL ALEPH on top of the page.

Shots of Selena engaging in this ritual are intercut with
the beginning credits.

At some point in the ritual, Selena takes a knife and cuts
her left wrist.

At the close of the ritual, Selena blows out the candles.
She stands and closes her eyes. When she opens them, she is
no longer in the woods.
                                                            
 
INT. SELENA'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Selena looks down at the altar, which is now sitting on her
bedroom floor. She is also more dressed now, and she pulls
on a coat. She walks up to the door, which has a large
mirror on it. She stares at her reflection, then grasps the
pentagram necklace hanging around her neck.
                                                            
                       SELENA
I have not sought perfection.
                                                            
Selena then opens the door, and leaves. Another shot of
Noelleís photograph.
                                                            
 
EXT. SIDEWALK - DAY
                                                            
Neal is jogging on the sidewalk. He comes to his house and
goes inside.
                                                            
 
INT. NEAL AND LISA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Neal goes into the kitchen, and pours a glass of water. He

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takes a drink, then looks to his watch. He leaves for the
bedroom.

Lisa is still in bed asleep. Neal just stands by the bed
watching her, for a moment. He finally leans over and wakes
her up. He points to his watch.

                                                            
                       NEAL
They will be here in 15 minutes.
                                                            
Lisa sits up, surprised and aggrivated that he had let her
oversleep.

                                                            
                       NEAL
I didnít want to wake you. You
are so beautiful when you are
sleeping.
                                                            
Lisa smiles wide, and pulls him down close. They kiss.
                                                            
 
EXT. RANDY'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Randy and Joanne throw the last of their luggage into the
van. They get in, and drive off. Randy at the wheel. Randy
looks at his watch.
                                                            
                       RANDY
We are going to be very late.
                                                            
Joanne just laughs, leans over and kisses his cheek.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEAL AND LISA'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Randyís van pulls in the driveway. Neal comes out to greet
them. After a few moments Joanne goes inside the house, and
Neal pulls Randy off to the side.

Neal pulls a small box from his pocket. Inside is a ring.
He plans to give it to Lisa. Randy is happily surprised,

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and hugs Neal. Neal tells Randy to keep it quiet. He wants
it to be a surprise. Randy nods in understanding. Then
Joanne and Lisa come out the door with several bags. Soon
the bags are in the van, and they are all on the road.
                                                            
 
EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY
                                                            
They have all been on the road for quite some time now. They
know they will have to stop soon. Everyone is looking very
tired.
                                                            
                       RANDY
I know someone who lives nearby.
We can spend the night at his
home.
                                                            
They continue driving until they get to Randy's friend's
home.
                                                            
 
EXT. GUNNAR'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
They pull into the driveway of the home of Gunnar, Randy's
old friend. They get out and go to the door.

Randy knocks on the door. But there is no answer. So he
knocks harder. This time, the door opens and Gunnar steps
out pointing a gun at them all. They are all shocked and
step back, but then Gunnar recognizes Randy and the smiles
wide, grabbing Randy in a monster of a bear hug.
                                                            
                       GUNNAR
Randy, my dear old friend! It has
been such a long time!
                                                            
                       RANDY
I know. Do you think you can
allow us to sleep here tonight?
                                                            
Gunnar steps back, and looks them all over. He seems to be
thinking very carefully. Then he smiles wide again, and
throws his arms out in excitement.
                                                            
                       GUNNAR
Certainly!
                                                            

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He steps back, allowing everyone inside his home.
                                                            
 
INT. GUNNAR'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
There are quite a few people inside Gunnar's house. There
is apparently a nice drunken party going on. The new guests
are instantly welcomed, and they are drinking soon as well.

Later, everyone is tired, and fall asleep wherever there is
room to lay down.
                                                            
 
EXT. GUNNAR'S HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
The next morning, Gunnar sees them off. They get back into
Randy's van, and head back for the highway.
                                                            
 
EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY
                                                            
Several hours later. They seem confused, staring at the
road map.
                                                            
We see Selena walking on the side of the road. Behind her
we can see Randyís van approaching.

Selena stops walking, and closes her eyes, grasps her
pentagram.
                                                            
                       SELENA
I have not brought harm upon
others.
                                                            
The van pulls over beside Selena, and Randy calls out
through the window.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Would you like a ride?
                                                            
Selena nods, then watches as Lisa opens the side door for
her. She grins and steps inside.
                                                            

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                       RANDY
My name is Randy. This is my
girlfriend Joanne. My brother
Neal. And his girlfriend Lisa.
                                                            
                       SELENA
My name is Selena.
                                                            
They shake her hand. Neal looks at her strangely.
                                                            
                       NEAL
You look very familiar. Do I know
you from somewhere?
                                                            
Selena just grins and shakes her head ďno.Ē

Joanne looks down at Selenaís wrist, which is bandaged. Then
she looks at Selenaís necklace.

                                                            
                       JOANNE
Are you some kind of gypsy or
something?
                                                            
                       SELENA
No, I am Wiccan. I'm a witch.
                                                            
                       NEAL
Youíre not going to put a spell on
us, are you?
                                                            
                       SELENA
Not unless I have to.
                                                            
She laughs. Everyone else laughs too.

They drive for some time, but eventually they come to a dead
end. They look at their map. There should not be a dead
end. Confused, they turn around and head back, sure they
made a wrong turn somewhere.

After just a few moments they come to a barricade in the
road. They are very confused now, since they had just been

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through there minutes earlier. There is a detour sign,
pointing down a dirt road. They realize that they have no
other choice but to take the dirt road.

                                                            
 
EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY
                                                            
They are very cautious on this road. They don't know where
they are, and they can't find anything on their map. Then,
something walks out into the road, right in front of them.
It looks like someone in a dark cloak and hood. They swerve
to avoid it, and the van leaves the road.

Moments later, everyone seems to be waking from a deep
sleep. They get out of the van, but the thing in the road
is now gone. The van appears to be fine. They get back in,
but the van will not start. They don't really know what
else to do, so they decide to walk.

They walk for several minutes, but Lisa needs to urinate.
She tells Neal and she walks off the road, into the woods.
She squats down, to do what she needs to do.

Behind her, the thing in the cloak goes unnoticed at it
moves about in the thicket. It appears to be coming towards
Lisa.

When Lisa is done, she stands up and turns around, startled
by Neal who has unexpectedly come up from behind.

Lisa is relieved that it was only Neal. Neal looks around,
cautiously, but then grins.
                                                            
                       NEAL
I'm sorry, but I can not wait for
this any longer.
                                                            
Lisa looks a bit confused, but then Neal goes down on his
knee and produces the ring box from his pocket. He holds it
out, opens it, and proposes to Lisa.

Lisa just stares down, but a big smiles creeps across her
face. She accepts his proposal, and Neal stands up and
takes her into his arms. They kiss and then run back to

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join the others.

Lisa shows her ring to Joanne, who is overjoyed.

Selena has walked further up the road. She calls out to
them, and they look her way.
                                                            
                       SELENA
I think I see a house!
                                                            
They all go on up the road towards Selena.
                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Randy knocks on the door of the rather large house. No one
comes, and so Randy knocks again, harder. No one comes
still, and they decide to leave. Just as they start to walk
away, Reverend Edgar Price finally opens the door.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Who are you? Why am I being
disturbed?
                                                            
                       RANDY
I'm terribly sorry sir, but my van
is broke down just up the road. We
wonder would it be possible to use
your telephone for some help.
                                                            
Reverend Price stares intently at them all. He has a
Scrooge-like quality to him.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I have no phone! Now kindly leave
me alone!
                                                            
He slams the door, and the disappointed group start to
leave. Selena stops just behind them, closes her eyes.

                                                            

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                       SELENA
I have not been an intruder
against God.
                                                            
 
INT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Inside, the Reverend looks up at a painting of Jesus and
sighs, and opens the door again.
                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I must apologize. I would like to
offer you all a few rooms for the
night.

                                                            
They look at each other, then graciously accept.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
My name is Edgar Price. Please
come inside.
                                                            
Reverend Price holds the door as they come in, but he stops
Selena, and gestures to her pentagram necklace.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I must ask you to put your
necklace away. I do not allow
such occult symbols into my home.
                                                            
A bit disturbed, she nods, and tucks the necklace under her
shirt. Reverend Price then lets her in, and closes the
door.
                                                            
 

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INT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I was just about to serve dinner
for myself and my daughter. You
are all welcome to join us.
                                                            
They all nod in acceptance.
                                                            
 
INT. DINING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Reverend Price leads them into the dining room, and gives
them all a seat. Noelle comes in, and he introduces her.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
This is my daughter, Noelle.
Forgive her grim appearance, for
she is quite ill.
                                                            
                       NEAL
What's wrong with her?
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
It's a horrible misfortune. It's
difficult to explain.
                                                            
Noelle takes her seat. She glances up at Selena, who gives
her a small grin. Noelle returns the grin, and looks down,
sadly at her empty plate.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I will get some plates for you
all.
                                                            
Reverend Price leaves to the kitchen.

The group just stares at Noelle.
                                                            
Randy leans over to Joanne to whisper.
                                                            

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                       RANDY
She's very awful looking. Do you
think she's contagious?

                                                            
                       JOANNE
I hope not.
                                                            
They just stare some more. Then the Reverend comes back in,
with plates and bowls for them all. He begins to serve them
all soup from the large pot in the center of the table.

They all begin to eat.
                                                            
                       LISA
This is delicious.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Thank you, it is my wife's recipe.
                                                            
                       NEAL
And where is your wife tonight?
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Sadly, she sleeps with the angels.
                                                            
Everyone gets a sad look on their faces.
                                                            
                       NEAL
I'm sorry.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
It's okay. She died giving birth
to our wonderful daughter.
                                                            
Reverend Price smiles at Noelle, who looks up, and looks
down again, expressionless.

Everyone continues to eat in silence, for a few moments.
                                                            
                       LISA
So, how old are you, Noelle?
                                                            

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Noelle looks up at Lisa, and stares silently. She then
looks at Reverend Price, who is staring at her.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
She is 15.
                                                            
                       LISA
I have a sister your age.
                                                            
Noelle looks back at Lisa, then down to her plate. Everyone
continues to eat in silence again, all but Noelle.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
You have hardly touched your food,
Noelle.
                                                            
                       NOELLE
I'm not hungry.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
That is no excuse, young lady.
When I work hard to prepare a
dinner, I expect you to eat.
                                                            
Noelle sits for a few moments more, then gets up and walks
away from the table. Reverend Price eyes her angrily, but
makes no attempt to stop her.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Children are so uncooperative
these days.
                                                            
Everyone sits silent, not sure what to say or do next.
                                                            
                       LISA
So what do you do, Mr. Price?
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I was a preacher. But I am
retired now.
                                                            
Everyone sits silent again, finishing their meals.

                                                            

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                       REVEREND PRICE
Well, I've had a long day. I'll
need to rest soon. Come and I
will show you to your rooms.
                                                            
Everyone rises from their seats and follows Reverend Price
out of the room.
                                                            
 
INT. HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price points out 2 rooms.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
The ladies in one room. The men
in the other. This is a godly
house, with Christian rules.
                                                            
Selena approaches Reverend Price.
                                                            
                       SELENA
Would it be alright if I take a
shower?
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Certainly, the bathroom is at the
end of the hall.
                                                            
Now that Reverend Price has shown everyone their rooms, and
he leaves.

Randy approaches Joanne.
                                                            
                       RANDY
You want to go find someplace a
little more private?
                                                            
Joanne nods with enthusiasm, and they run off.
                                                            
 

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INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price unlocks a liquor cabinet, and drinks nearly
an entire bottle of whisky in seconds.
                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Selena undresses and stares at herself in the mirror. She
takes off her necklace, and lays it upon the sink. She
looks down, and takes the bandage of her wrist. She walks
over to the shower and pulls back the curtain, and cuts the
shower on. She looks down at her wrist again, then to the
bathroom door. She closes her eyes.

                                                            
                       SELENA
I have not abused myself unduly.
                                                            
Selena opens her eyes, and watches as the bathroom door
creaks open just a bit.

Selena gets into the shower. After a few minutes, Reverend
Price comes in, observes her through the curtain, and then
takes her pentagram necklace from the sink.

                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price goes outside to throw away the necklace. The
Demon waiting in the darkness surprises him. Reverend Price
looks around frantically, then approaches The Demon.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
You have come for my soul.
                                                            
The Demon just smiles and nods.

Reverend Price is very distraut.
                                                            

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                       REVEREND PRICE
Is there any way to gain more
time?
                                                            
The Demon seems to think to himself for a few moments. Then
nods his head, with a ghastly smile.

Reverend Price begs to know of how to save himself.

                                                            
                       THE DEMON
Take the souls of your young
guests tonight, and Iíll call off
our previous deal.
                                                            
Reverend Price is shocked. He shakes his head furiously,
folding up his arms. He will not kill anyone.

                                                            
                       THE DEMON
The choice is yours. You have
until dawn.
                                                            
Reverend Price looks nervous again. He turns and runs back
into the house.

                                                            
 
INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price eagerly returns to the liquor cabinet, takes
another bottle, and walks offscreen.

                                                            
 
INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Selena gets out of the shower and wraps a towel around her
body. She sees that her necklace is gone, and gives a
little grin, looking at the door. She pushes the door shut,

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then walks over to the window.

                                                            
She can see the barn that sits behind the house. Selena
closes her eyes.

                                                            
                       SELENA
I have not tasted sin.

                                                            
Selena opens her eyes. The door of the barn slides open.
Selena smiles and steps away from the window.

                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy and Joanne are running across the lawn, in search of
privacy. They find it in the barn.

                                                            
 
INT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy and Joanne are in the barn, and make their way to an
upstairs loft. There are mattresses there. Randy pulls one
onto the floor, and they go into each otherís arms.

                                                            
 
INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price walks up to his window with a bottle in his
hand. He sees that the barn door is open, and the light is
on. He goes out to investigate.

                                                            
 

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INT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy and Joanne are being rather naughty. They do not
notice Reverend Price as he comes up the stairs and spies
upon them. After a few minutes, Reverend Price leaves.

                                                            
 
INT. HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
Selena approaches Noelleís bedroom door. She kneels down
and pushes a folded piece of paper under the door, and then
hurries off.

                                                            
 
INT. NOELLE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Noelle walks over to her door, and picks up the note. She
opens it up. It reads:

ďThings will be better. Soon.Ē

Noelle smiles wide, and steps out of frame.

                                                            
 
INT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy and Joanne are lying on the mattress, asleep. Randy
wakes up, and goes outside to use the bathroom.

                                                            
 

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EXT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
While using the bathroom just outside the barn, Randy sees
the thing in the cloak they had almost run over earlier. It
appears to be looking at him, and then it starts to walk
toward him. Randy turns quickly and runs back inside the
barn.

                                                            
 
INT. BARN - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy runs back up to find Joanne wrapped in plastic, laying
on the mattress. She looks like some big nasty worm. There
is tape over her mouth. He is shocked and does not know
what to do. Then, the thing in the cloak comes up from
behind, and grabs Randyís arms, keeping him from fighting
free.

                                                            
Then, The Demon seems to walk out from nowhere. The Demon
kneels down beside the terrified Joanne, and proceeds to cut
open her stomach, through the plastic, and remove bloody
chunks of meat from out of her. Randy screams, and tries to
break free, but he can not.

Then, Randy is back on the mattress, sitting up quickly. The
terrible scene was just a dream. Relieved, he wakes up
Joanne. They get up to return to the house.

                                                            
 
INT. NOELLE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Noelle is sitting at her small desk, brushing her hair. From
behind her, The Demon walks up, and places his hands on her
shoulders. She makes no sign that she notices him.

The camera pans away, to her bedroom door. It opens, and
Reverend Price comes in.

He says her name and the camera pans back to see Noelle turn

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around to face her father. The Demon is no longer there.

Reverend Price walks up to Noelle.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I do not want you to bother our
young guests tonight. Is that
understood?

                                                            
Noelle just nods her head in agreement.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
It would be better for everyone if
you just lay down now, and try to
get some rest.
                                                            
Noelle nods again. Reverend Price leans over, kisses her on
the forehead. The camera pans, following Reverend Price as
he leaves the room. The camera pans back to Noelle, who is
still looking in the direction of the door, but The Demon is
behind her again.

                                                            
 
INT. HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
As Randy and Joanne are hurrying into the house, they run
into Reverend Price. He just eyes them suspiciously.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I am going to bed now. I hope you
all sleep comfortably.
                                                            

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Randy and Joanne nod and say thank you, then quickly scutter
off.

                                                            
 
INT. GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Neal and Lisa are sitting on the bed, looking at books.
Randy and Joanne come in and take a seat as well.

                                                            
                       JOANNE
This house is creepy.
                                                            
                       RANDY
No, itís Reverend Price who is
creepy, Joanne.

                                                            
                       LISA
He really seemed hateful towards
his daughter.

                                                            
Everyone nods in agreement. Selena comes in, drying her
hair with a towel. Neal notices that she is not wearing her
pentagram necklace.

                                                            
                       NEAL
Where is your necklace?
                                                            
Selena gets a sad look on her face.

                                                            
                       SELENA
I thought it was on the sink when
I got in the shower, but now itís
            (MORE)

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                       SELENA (cont'd)
gone.

                                                            
Lisa is being nosy in the closet. She finds a Ouija board,
and everyone gets very excited about it, except Joanne.

Joanne gets scared at the sight of the game, and knocks it
out of Lisa's hands. She is very frantic, and wants nothing
to do with it.

Randy, irritated, calms Joanne down. She goes to sit on the
far side of the room, away from the Ouija board.

The rest set the game down on the floor, and they all look
at Selena.

Selena gives them all a strange look.

                                                            
                       SELENA
What?
                                                            
                       RANDY
You probably know how to make this
work.
                                                            
Selena smiles and rolls her eyes. She instructs them all to
place their hands on the planchette. Selena begins the
round of questions.

                                                            
                       SELENA
Are there any spirits in this
house?

                                                            

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After a few moments of nothing, the planchette slowly works
its way across the board to the word ďyes.Ē

Everyone is spooked, but excited and they return the
planchette to the center of the board.

                                                            
                       LISA
Are the spirits good or evil?
                                                            
Again, after a moment of hesitation, the planchette moves to
the letter ďG.Ē

                                                            
                       RANDY
Is anyone here going to die
tonight?

                                                            
The planchette moves around the board aimlessly for a
moment, and finally rests on the word ďyes.Ē

Everyone is a bit disturbed now, they donít want to
continue, but Lisa insists.

                                                            
                       NEAL
Who is going to die tonight?

                                                            
The planchette shakes under their fingertips, and flies off
of the board. Everyone jumps up, startled.

Randy begins laughing.
                                                            
                       RANDY
Itís just a silly game. Itís not
real.

                                                            

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Everyone else gives a somewhat reluctant grin, and they
agree. Itís just a silly game.

                                                            
                       NEAL
I need some fresh air.
                                                            
Neal leaves the room. Randy gets up and follows him.

                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Neal and Randy step out through the front door. They stand
in front of the house to smoke a cigarette.

Randy sees Noelle standing just a bit away, and points her
out. She is walking into the woods. Neal and Randy look at
each other, shrug their shoulders, and follow after her.

They quickly lose sight of her. Then, strange noises spook
them, and they walk back towards the house. Looking behind
them, they are sure something is following them, but they
cannot see anything. They run faster. They get back to the
house, and hurry inside.

                                                            
 
INT. GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy and Neal sit down, out of breath from their run
outside.

                                                            
                       RANDY
What do you suppose was following
us out there?

                                                            

23.

                       NEAL
It was probably just a dog or
something.

                                                            
Neal does not really look like he even believes this at all.

                                                            
 
INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price is sitting on the floor, reading a bible, and
drinking from a bottle of alcohol. He looks to be getting
more and more tired. He finally slumps over, passing out on
the floor.

                                                            
 
INT. GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Lisa is lying on the bed asleep. She wakes up to find that
she is alone. She gets up, and walks through the house, but
no one is there.

                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Lisa walks outside but sees no one. Then, she sees Neal
running into the woods. She calls out to him, and then
follows. She loses sight of him, and she trips on
something, tumbles to the ground. She looks up to see The
Demon, grotesquely smiling down at her.

He has a leash in his hand, and on the other end of the
leash is the cloaked thing they had almost run over earlier.
The Demon and cloaked thing begin to walk towards Lisa, who
gets up quickly, and runs back towards the house.

Lisa sees Neal just ahead of her, his back is facing her.
She calls out to him as she runs, and makes it to him. She

24.

grabs his shoulder and turns him around, and Neal is pale
and bloody, and blood pours from his mouth. She screams and
turns away.

                                                            
 
INT. GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Lisa sits up quickly, it was a bad dream. Neal is sitting
in a chair, looking at a book.

                                                            
                       NEAL
Are you okay?
                                                            
                       LISA
I had a bad dream.
                                                            
Neal gets up, walks over to her, and kisses her gently.

                                                            
                       NEAL
Would you like me to get you some
water?

                                                            
Lisa smiles and nods. Neal leaves the room.

                                                            
 
INT. HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
Neal notices the other guest bedroom door is open and he
goes inside.

                                                            
 

25.

INT. 2ND GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Selena is sitting on the floor with a little pile of cool
looking ritual stuff.

                                                            
                       NEAL
What are you doing?
                                                            
Selena looks up, a bit embarrassed.

                                                            
                       SELENA
It is a dream ritual. To ward off
nightmares.

                                                            
                       NEAL
Does it work?

                                                            
                       SELENA
Sometimes.
                                                            
                       NEAL
Lisa just had a bad dream. She
has them allot.

                                                            
                       SELENA
Sometimes, dreams are more than
just dreams.

                                                            
Neal just nods at this. He gets up and walks out of the
room. Selena looks back down at her stuff. She looks up
again, and Noelle is standing in the doorway. Noelle smiles

26.

at Selena. Selena smiles back, and nods to her. Noelle
then turns around and leaves.

                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Neal pours a glass of water from a jug in the refrigerator.
He then walks out of the kitchen. He notices the back door
is open and he peeks out.

                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Randy and Joanne are sitting on the porch swing, asleep.
Neal smiles and shakes his head. He wakes them up and they
follow him back inside.

                                                            
 
INT. GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Neal and Randy are sleeping. Neal wakes up, and gets out of
bed. He goes to the door and walks out.

                                                            
 
INT. HALL - NIGHT
                                                            
Neal walks away, as the other guest room door opens a
little, and Selena peeks out.

                                                            
 
INT. 2ND GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Selena closes the door, and closes her eyes.

                                                            

27.

                       SELENA
I have not sought misery against
others.

                                                            
 
INT. NOELLE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
The door of Noelleís bedroom opens. Noelle looks up at the
door, and grins.

Neal, walking by, comes to Noelleís open door. He stops to
look inside. She is just sitting on the bed, very
melancholy looking.

Neal goes in, and approaches Noelle.
                                                            
                       NEAL
Are you okay?

                                                            
Noelle just looks up at him.

                                                            
                       NEAL
Your father said that you are ill.
You do not look ill. You look...
sad.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
If you were in the same situation
as me, you would be sad as well.
                                                            
                       NEAL
And what kind of situation is
this?
                                                            

28.

                       NOELLE
The worst kind.

                                                            
Neal glances around the room, looking at all the things
Noelle has on display.
                                                            
                       NOELLE
My father had to raise me alone. I
know it was hard. But I could not
take it anymore. So, I ran away
one night with my lover.

When my father heard me leave, he
chased us in his car. He was so
angry, he made our car leave the
road, into a deep ditch.

                                                            
                       NEAL
How bad were you hurt?
                                                            
                       NOELLE
I was hurt the most.

                                                            
Neal just stares at Noelle, confused.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
Come with me. I want to show you
something.

                                                            
Noelle stands and leaves. Neal follows close behind.
                                                            
 

29.

INT. PIANO ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Noelle leads Neal into another room. There is a piano
against the wall.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
Now close your eyes for just a few
seconds.
                                                            
Neal closes his eyes, and Noelle walks off screen. Neal
opens his eyes, and finds Noelle is gone. He calls for her,
but he is then interrupted by the music of the piano. A
dark eerie tune comes from the instrument, but no one is
hitting the keys. He begins to get frightened. He calls
for her again. He walks over to the piano, but a picture
frame catches his eye. It is a newspaper clipping.

It reads:

ďLocal Preacherís Daughter Killed In AccidentĒ

There is a photo of Noelle on the clipping. Neal is
shocked.

The music stops, and Neal turns around. Noelle is standing
there. Neal is very scared.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
Iím not going to hurt you.
                                                            
                       NEAL
What do you want, then?
                                                            
                       NOELLE
I need your help.
                                                            
Neal says nothing, just stares at her. Noelle sits down.

                                                            

30.

                       NOELLE
That accident was 5 years ago. I
have been damned to stay in this
house until my father pays for
what he did.

                                                            
                       NEAL
How am I supposed to help?

                                                            
                       NOELLE
I canít hurt my father. Iíve
tried, but I canít. I still love
him very much. Even though I hate
him. But I canít take this
anymore. I HAVE to do something.
But I can not do it alone.
                                                            
                       NEAL
I donít know if I can help.
                                                            
                       NOELLE
You have no choice. You and your
friends are in great danger. If
you do not do something, you will
die tonight.

                                                            
                       NEAL
How?
                                                            
                       NOELLE
I donít know. Itís my father. I
can feel it. He will try to hurt
you all. But I do not know why.
                                                            
Neal finally calms down, and sits beside her.
                                                            

31.

                       NEAL
If what you are saying is true,
then I will do whatever it takes
to help you.
                                                            
 
INT. 2ND GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Joanne is lying under the covers asleep. Someone is under
the covers, apparently pleasuring her orally. She wakes up
smiling, then gets scared when The Demon and the cloaked
thing come up from the sides and hold down her arms. Then
the covers lift up to reveal a pale, bloody ghastly Randy
underneath. Joanne kicks and screams, and then she wakes
up.

                                                            
She sits up to find everyone in the room with her. Noelle
is in the room as well.

                                                            
                       NEAL
We are all in danger here tonight.
                                                            
 
INT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price is casually walking through his home. He
seems rather cheerful. Noelle comes out of a room, and hugs
him.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
I love you, daddy.
                                                            
Reverend Price smiles at her, and continues walking. He
looks down at his feet. They are bare. Confused, he shrugs
and goes into his bedroom.

                                                            
 

32.

INT. REVEREND PRICE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
He sits on his bed, and begins to put on his shoes, but his
attention is taken by the opening of his closet door.

When the closet door is fully open, Reverend Price sees
himself, standing in the closet, covered in blood. Reverend
Price just sits, frightened, as the bloody apparition rushes
out of the closet, itís ghastly hands going for the
Reverendís throat. Reverend Price screams, and then...

                                                            
 
INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price wakes from his drunken sleep and nightmare.
He looks over at the nearby Bible, and picks it up. He
becomes disgusted, and throws it down and walks out.

                                                            
 
INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price goes into the kitchen, digs through a drawer,
pulls out a knife, and then storms out.

                                                            
 
INT. GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
He makes his way to one of the rooms. He sneaks in, and
approaches the bed. He raises the knife, and after a few
moments of hesitation, he brings the knife down in a fury,
stabbing at the buddle of blankets. He stops and curiously
pulls back the covers. But all he sees are a few pillows,
pilled to look like someone under the blanket.

Reverend Price is very cautious now. He knows that
something is up.
                                                            
 

33.

INT. 2ND GUEST BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
He goes into the next room, and pulls back the blankets, and
it is only pillows there as well. Frustrated he storms off.
Selena walks up to the door, a moment later. She stands
before it, and closes her eyes.

                                                            
                       SELENA
I have not loved another.

                                                            
She opens her eyes, and the door opens. Out of the darkness
of the room, the Demon appears. He extends his hand to
Selena, who in turn takes his hand, and he pulls her inside.
The door closes behind them.

                                                            
 
INT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
Reverend Price is searching the house, but everyone seems to
have gone. He sees the back door is open and he goes
outside.
                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
In the back yard, Reverend Price sees Lisa running towards
the woods. With knife in hand, he chases after her.

In the woods, Lisa falls down, and Reverend Price approaches
her. She looks very scared as he raises the knife above his
head, preparing to bring it down into her.

Just then, Neal steps up from behind, hitting Reverend Price
in the back of the head with a board. Reverend Price
collapses to the ground.
                                                            
 

34.

INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - DAY
                                                            
When Reverend Price wakes up, he is tied to a chair. 4 of
the guests and Noelle are in the room, watching him. Selena
is not in the room.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
What is the meaning of this?!

                                                            
                       NEAL
I think you know exactly what is
going on.

                                                            
                       RANDY
Why were you going to kill us,
Reverend?

                                                            
Reverend Price just stares angrily at them, but then an
eerie smile creeps upon his face.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
The Demon told me to do it.

                                                            
Noelle approaches her father.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
What demon, father?

                                                            

35.

                       REVEREND PRICE
When you died, I became afraid. I
shouted that I would trade my very
soul if you would return to me.
                                                            
                       NOELLE
That is not why I returned.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
I speak the truth! I sold my
soul!

                                                            
The Demon steps out from the side.
                                                            
                       THE DEMON
No you didnít.
                                                            
Reverend Price sees The Demon, and he seems rather excited
and grateful that The Demon is in the room.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Look! There he is now.
                                                            
The others turn and look, but they see nothing.
                                                            
                       THE DEMON
They canít see me, Reverend Price.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Why not?
                                                            
                       THE DEMON
Because Iím not really here.
                                                            

36.

Reverend Price just stares at him, confused.

                                                            
                       THE DEMON
I am only in your head. I always
have been.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
But this canít be. I traded my
soul. And then Noelle returned to
me.
                                                            
                       THE DEMON
No. She returned because you did a
very bad thing to her. And you
have to pay for it. And only she
can MAKE you pay for it.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
This is nonsense.
                                                            
                       THE DEMON
No, Reverend. What I say is true.
And now itís all over.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
NO! This is ridiculous!

                                                            
The Demon is gone now. Everyone is staring at Reverend Price
like he is a raving lunatic.. which he is.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Noelle, untie me. These people are
terrible sinners. They have
tricked you!
            (MORE)

37.

                       REVEREND PRICE (cont'd)

                                                            
                       NOELLE
No, father. YOU are the sinner.
                                                            
Reverend Price looks at Noelle with fear. Then his face
turns to anger.

                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
You will burn in Hell for this!
                                                            
As Reverend Price struggles to free himself, the room goes
dark. Then Noelle is illuminated by an eerie glow. She
does not look the same anymore. She looks dustier. And
bloodier. And bruised.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
Look at me, father.

                                                            
Reverend Price is shocked and frightened of her appearance.
                                                            
                       NOELLE
This is how I looked when they
pulled me from that car.
                                                            
Reverend Price tries to speak, but he can hardly move.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
You have tried so hard to forget.
But I want to make sure your last
memory is of me. Just like this.
                                                            
                       REVEREND PRICE
Noelle... please...
                                                            

38.

                       NOELLE
I'm sorry father.
                                                            
Noelle then reaches out, takes his throat in her hands and
she squeezes. He kicks and struggles, but finally he stops.
Reverend Price is dead.

                                                            
The lights come back, and Reverend Price sits limp in the
chair. Noelle no longer looks bloody. Everyone is very
quiet. Noelle begins to cry, just for a moment, then she
looks up to everyone.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
Iím sorry I had to ask this of you
all. But thank you.

                                                            
Everyone just nods. They are all a bit disturbed.

                                                            
                       NEAL
What happens now?
                                                            
Noelle just looks at him, and she leaves the room. Curious,
they follow her.

                                                            
 
INT. 2ND GUEST BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
Noelle goes into the room where Selena is sleeping. She
kneels down, and brushes her hair with her hand. Selena
opens her eyes.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
Itís all over now, Selena.
                                                            

39.

Selena just smiles at Noelle. Selena is helped up, and they
all follow Noelle to the front door.
                                                            
 
INT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
It is already daylight outside. They all watch as Noelle
steps out the door. Then she stops, and turns around. She
walks up to Selena.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
I think you were looking for this.

                                                            
Noelle hands her the pentagram necklace. Selena smiles at
her, mouthing thank you.

Noelle then looks to the others.

                                                            
                       NOELLE
It might not be a good idea to
stick around here much longer.
Things can always become worse.
                                                            
With that, she walks away again, across the yard, and
disappears.

Everyone else just stands in the doorway for a few minutes.
                                                            
 
INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - DAY
                                                            
They go back and look at Reverend Priceís body for a moment.
Then they decide to leave.

                                                            
 

40.

EXT. DIRT ROAD - DAY
                                                            
They go back to where they left the van, but to their
surprise, the van is gone.

They head back to the Price House.
                                                            
 
INT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
When they go inside, the house is much different than it was
when they had left it. There are now sheets covering the
furniture, and there are cobwebs everywhere.

                                                            
 
INT. REVEREND PRICE'S STUDY - DAY
                                                            
When they go to where Reverend Priceís body had been, they
find it gone as well. The chair he was tied to is still
there, and there is a television set sitting on it.

They stare at the TV, but then something strange happens.
The television clicks on. And it can be heard by the
audience. The static that engulfs the screen is heard as
well.

Everyone seems to be trapped in the illumination of the TV.
The camera moves in closer to the blurry screen, and when
the entire television screen is in the cameraís frame, the
static goes away, replaced by the image of a logo for
Channel 6 NEWS. The screen is in full color.

                                                            
                       ANNOUNCER
Please stand by for Channel 6 News
report for Sunday, June 14, 1999.
                                                            
Quick shot of the group staring at the TV.
                                                            

41.

                       NEAL
This report is 5 years old...

                                                            
They all look strangely at Neal, then back at the TV.

The TV picture cuts to a news studio, with a man and a woman
sitting at a news desk, talking casually to themselves.
Realising that they are on the air, they straighten up in
their seats.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
Good morning, and welcome to
Channel 6 News.

                                                            
                       NEWS MAN
This morning we are sad to bring
you a story of tragedy. Michelle
will fill you in.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
Earlier this morning, local
authorities announced that the
body of Reverend Edgar Price was
found in his home, a victim of
apparent suicide.
                                                            
Photo of Reverend Price appears on screen.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
Reverend Price has been a staple
of our community for many years,
and this is all quite a shock to
us all.

It is reported that a suicide note
            (MORE)

42.

                       NEWS WOMAN (cont'd)
was found, but details have not
been released. We do know that
the Reverend hung himself in his
home earlier this morning.
                                                            
Photograph of Noelle appears on screen.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
It is well known that Reverend
Price had a 15-year old daughter,
named Noelle, who was not at the
home when police arrived. It is
believed that she may have called
police earlier to alert them about
her fatherís death. No one knows
of her whereabouts at this time,
but authorities say that she is
wanted for questioning.

Also, in morbid coincidence, a
fatal crash just a few miles from
the home of Reverend Price has
left 4 young men and women dead.
We have photographs of the
unfortunate victims, which we will
display now.

                                                            
On the screen, we see photos of Neal, Randy, Lisa and
Joanne.

Then a photo of Selena appears.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
This last picture is of a young
lady who was involved in the
accident as well, but she
thankfully survived. She was
taken to a local hospital for
treatment, and she released
            (MORE)

43.

                       NEWS WOMAN (cont'd)
herself soon after.
                                                            
                       NEWS MAN
Itís a shame, how such young lives
can be lost so quickly.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
Yes, children should be more
cautious with where theyíre going.
Things can become very bad, very
quickly.
                                                            
                       NEWS MAN
(chuckles) Yes, they can.

                                                            
The news man and woman then stare at the camera, as if
peering out of the TV, and directly at the terrified friends
standing in the room.

                                                            
                       NEWS WOMAN
Well then, I guess we go next to
Robert with the weather.
                                                            
Quick shot of weatherman, then the TV clicks off.

We see the group of friends standing expressionless in the
room. The image is black and white again, and silent,
except for the mood music beginning again.

They turn their heads slowly and look at Selena, who had
been looking down at her feet. She looks up, gives a little
grin, and then quickly dashes out of the room.

                                                            
 

44.

INT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
They follow behind her, but she runs out the front door, and
it shuts behind her.

When they make it to the front door and open it, they find
it is night outside. They are confused, once again. They see
the cloaked figure standing outside, walking towards the
house. Everyone backs up slowly, into the house as the
cloaked thing stops at the door.

They stare with fear as he pulls back the hood to reveal The
Demon underneath. He begins laughing at them.

They turn their heads, and behind them are standing horrible
ghastly versions of themselves, also laughing.

Then, there is another shot of the mad, laughing face of the
freakish Demon.

                                                            
 
EXT. PRICE HOUSE - DAY
                                                            
Noelle is standing in the driveway. She stands there for
several moments, and then Selena enters the screen. She
pauses, then approaches Noelle, then stops. They stare at
each other for a moment. Then Noelle extends her hand, and
Selena takes it. Then they turn from the camera, and walk
away.

(the screen goes black)
                                                            
On the black screen appears the words:

LOVE IS THE LAW, LOVE UNDER WILL.
                                                            
Ending credits begin.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From ralph keefer Date 7/21/2008 ***1/2
very very original and cool. i would definetly but this on dvd or see it in a theater. very good, and scary. love it!

From james payton Date 1/9/2006 ***
cool story. nice ideas

From james payton Date 1/8/2006 ***
cool story. very wierd

From Christopher Date 1/8/2006 ****
That was the scariest thing I have ever read!!! They should never had turn this down!!! Excellent job but it was'nt an R film it was PG-13(what was in it for you to rate it R?)


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