The main trio discovers weird occurrences coming from a mansion uptown.
| FADE IN:
EXT.FIELD (DAVID, ROSE AND GREG'S HOME) - DAY
The field contains yellowed grass with sand on the ground.
It borders a beach to the south and west, a sprawling dark
forest covered with thick black clouds to the east and
run-down streets of a small town to the north.
ROSE, 16, is laying down on her back in the field reading an
old book while holding a bright blue rose dripping out blue
slime in her mouth.
A rusty van is parked on one side of the field.
GREG, Rose's 8-year old brother, is in a bed of dandelions
on another side of the field watching a glowing SQUIRREL
scurry across the field.
The cover of the book can be seen. It reads "ON MAGIC AND
SPELL-CASTING" and has a picture of a fairy on the cover.
She reaches out her hand, closes her eyes tightly as an
extremely small spark comes out her hand. She SIGHS.
MRS. WILLIAMS, a very skinny middle-age woman wearing dirty,
torn clothing approaches her from behind.
Oh,excuse me ma'am.
Rose looks up with the flower still in her mouth.
Well I'm sorry to bother you, but
recent events have
inconvenienced me and my family.
Well what happened?
Well, my husband got abducted by
again, and it's really been hard
for me to afford his bills.
Well, times have been hard on us
too. Just looks at us
(points to Greg and the van)
at least your family has a home.
Well I'm sorry, it's just that --
Rose stands up, and looks at her.
You just wanna cancel on us,
despite everything we've done to
protect your family, and on such
Rose walks around and puts her hand on her forehead in
Mrs. Williams nervously looks to the side and nods her head
in a barley noticeable manner.
Rose deeply exhales.
Fine, whatever. Tell you what,
because of your conditions, you'll
only have to pay half your
cancellation fee. Sound good?
Oh,thank you so much.
Yeah, yeah. Don't mention it.
The woman walks away.
INT. DAVID'S VAN - DAY
The van contains shelves of books and potions. A broken
mattress and scattered pieces of paper lie on the floor.
DAVID, 19, is sitting at the drivers seat poorly PRONOUNCING
incantations in a Latin-like language from a book of smells.
With a slight smile, he uses a cheap wooden spoon to mix a
green potion in a black, rusty kitchen pot on top of an
cheap electric burner.
Rose swings open the door, yanks potions from the shelf and
throws them in her book-bag.
David takes an annoyed breath as he faces Rose.
Oh hey David. What you making in
there? Dinner or potions?
Rose, what the hell are you doing?
Rose glances at the potions, then to David.
Look, this one isn't my fault. That
selfish bitch just canceled her
She looks back at the potions with glowing eyes.
I'm just gonna remind her what
David stands between her and the potions
C'mon Rose, it's really important
that we're someone this town can
look up to.
(examining a potion)
If we just exploit them for money,
we'll betray that trust.
Rose slides David away and her eyes glow while grabs more
David slaps a potion out of her hand.
C'mon, get real. We can't only rely
on the public's feelings forever.
David rolls his eyes.
Rose, meanwhile, continues to take potions.
Everybody liking you can't be spent
on buying food and clothes for your
Which let me remind you, was
dragged out from his comfy home on
the other side of the country to
fulfill your monster fighting
I get it!
David punches her in the face.
Rose laughs as her face bleeds and knocks him down with a
punch in the stomach.
David gets up, grabs her waist and pins her down, breaking
some potions in the process.
Rose, laughing, kicks him in the face and frees herself from
David hesitates for a second as he looks at Rose's bleeding
and giggling face, then punches her strong enough to throw
her out of the van.
EXT. DAVID'S VAN - CONTINUOUS
Rose, bleeding, gets up, grabs her bag and sticks her tongue
out at David.
Whatever, I still got everything I
David wipes off some blood from his face and stares at Rose
EXT. FIELD - CONTINUOUS
Greg is watching the two with an unsurprised expression.
Rose walks past him.
Come on Greg, let's go on an
Greg shrugs, grabs his magic dagger and runs after Rose.
EXT. "BEACH AVENUE" - DAY - TRACKING
Rose and Greg are walking down a nearly empty small downtown
street along the beach. The sidewalks are covered in trash
and most of the storefronts are empty and deteriorating.
A teenage werewolf boy
in raggedy clothing and asking for money on the sidewalk,
but gets scorned by people walking passed him.
in old clothes on the side of the street YELLING while
holding signs reading "MONSTERS GET OUT OF HERE" and "WHERE
ARE OUR GUARDIANS?"
A magical SKELETON
sleeping on the sidewalk, using newspaper as blankets.
Greg accidentally steps on one of its newspapers.
Do you mind?
Greg looks at the skeleton apologetically and scurries to
Man, what a shithole.
Greg's eyes narrow.
Am I right?
One of the protesters throws a rotten egg at Rose's face.
That'll teach you, witch!
Greg looks at Rose scared as she takes a deep breath.
Let's get out of here.
EXT. MRS. WILLIAMS'S HOUSE
Rose and Greg are standing in front of a broken, run down
house with cracked windows. The houses around it are
similarly run-down with many of them having faded-out "FOR
Rose kneels down holding a potion in front of Greg.
Look, all you gotta do is throw
this little potion, at that big
house over there. You think you can
handle that big man?
Greg takes the potion from her hand and looks around it for
a second. He shrugs and throws it at the house causing a
small explosion filled with spirits to fly out.
Rose looks at Greg with eyes widened with excitement. She
hugs him and playfully ruffles his hair
Good job Greg!
Greg looks confused.
(handing him another potion)
Here try it again!
Greg grabs it and tosses it at the house.
Rose, meanwhile, is hastily grabbing potions from her bag
and chucking them while giggling like a child.
Rose reaches in to her bag to grab another potion, but gets
distracted and starts staring, blank-faced, at swirling
vortex coming from an old MANSION down the street.
Greg looks over at and starts pulling at her shoulder
Rose, smiling and giggling, slowly walks towards the
I wanna go there.
Greg stares at both the MANSION, and Rose with a
INT. DAVID'S VAN - DAY - TRAVELING
David is recklessly driving the van to the possessed house
with Greg buckled in the passenger's seat and Rose standing
in between them, holding their chairs while smiling
So you said there was a giant black
vortex coming from a big house.
(ferociously nodding head)
Uh huh! Uh huh!
(pointing to the house)
Like that one!
David slams his foot on the break stopping the van in front
of the house. He looks at it while sweating nervously.
Yep, that's definitely haunted.
(looking at Rose and Greg)
We should check to see if anyone's
Rose jumps out of the car and starts running towards it.
Rose, get back here! You don't have
focused on DAVID
I mean who does she think she is,
running into such a dangerous place
with his hand on the car door.
David rolls his eyes and SIGHS.
EXT.DAVID'S VAN - DAY (LATER)
The three of them wearing bright yellow jackets covered in
scratches and holes poorly patched with duct tape.
Greg's jacket is too big while Rose's is too small.
Rose is standing with her arms crossed.
Greg sniffs his jacket, and reels in disgust.
I know they're not the most
fashionable, but these jackets are
infused with an ectoplasmic
resistance spell that could very
well save your lives if a ghost
OK, I get it. Now when do we start
Soon enough. You all remembered
your weapons, right?
Rose lifts her fists and her gloves become large and
Greg takes out his dagger from his pocket and has it
magically transform into a sword.
David pulls out his magic bow from his backpack. He looks
back at the house and starts sweating.
Then I guess we're good to go right
Yeah Greg, let's go!
Rose runs straight to the entrance of the MANSION.
Greg follows at a slower pace while looking around at the
David stares at it for a second, closes his eyes, takes a
deep breath, and stands up straight.
You know, this doesn't get any
easier the more I do it.
He slowly takes his first step towards the MANSION.
INT. MANSION/LIVING ROOM - DAY
The living room is filled with expensive furniture torn to
shreds. China and glass are shattered all over the floor.
And the floor itself, which varied between hard wood,
ceramic and fir carpeting were now filled with cracks and
holes and had a thick black liquid oozing out of them.
Directly in front of them is a wooden staircase filled with
holes, splinters and some steps completely missing.
Glass SHATTERING can be heard as David gets out his
flashlight and lingers forward.
Hello, anybody home?
Rose pushes past him and runs to the center of the room.
Hey, we're here to rescue you.
The entire house shakes and makes a GROWLING sound.
A small silhouette of RALPH quickly flies by in the back of
Some floor in front of Rose collapses in on itself. She
leaps back, landing on her butt, and stares at the hole.
Greg, meanwhile, is focused at the ceiling where Ralph was.
David just stares at the two nervously
Guys, we shouldn't be messing
around. We gotta fix whatever is
Rose ignores David and just stares at the hole. Her eyes
then glance at a broken-down staircase at the side of the
Ooh, what's up there?
She gets up and runs towards it.
(nervously following her)
Rose, where you going?
Greg continues to look around the living room curious,
without noticing that they've left.
Rose excitedly runs up the long staircase with David slowly
The surroundings get darker as the first floor no longer
David slows down and looks at the dark abyss the below the
As he puts his foot on the next step, it collapses, sending
him falling part-way through. He hurriedly grips onto the
Rose turns around and worriedly runs back to David, grabs
his arm and pulls him up partway.
She stops when she notices a human-sized spirit made of
black smoke with two glowing white eyes floating around at
the top of the steps.
A smile slowly forms on her face as she stares at it.
Rose, what are you thinking?
Hey you can hold on for one more
Rose while glancing back and forth between David and the
spirit, slowly starts to loosen his grip on David's hand.
Don't worry, I'll be right back.
Rose lets go and runs after the spirit as David slowly falls
back through the hole.
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
Greg is staring intently at the crack. He looks away, looks
and his eyes widen as he notices that David and Rose are
He shrugs, then looks around with his flashlight.
He points it to ooze coming from the cracks forming into a
trail growing thicker and deeper into the house.
Glass CRACKS as he follows the trail along the increasingly
dark hallway while looking around curiously. Intelligible
WHISPERING follows him and gets louder the more he walks.
Greg stops startled as a WHISPERING spirit zooms behind him.
The spirit flies into a room emanating a bright white light.
Greg looks at the room inquisitively and scurries into it.
Rose stops at the top of the staircase and stares at the
It's leaving a trail of black ooze wherever it moves. It
picks up a lamp and wraps it with thick black spiderwebs it
shot from its mouth.
The spirit jolts around to face Rose and its eyes start
It fires a blast of ooze at Rose, but she dodges it.
Rose transforms her gloves into metal fists and charges at
Rose punches with her left hand, but the spirit shifts to
the side to dodge. She punches a couple more times, and the
spirit manages to dodge them as well. While punching, she
successfully kicks the spirit to the ground.
Two black slime arms come out from the floor and grab her
legs, knocking her to the ground.
She kicks her way free of them, but gets her left arm
grabbed by a slime hand appearing from the wall.
The spirit flies to the other end of the hall.
You're not getting away that easy.
She punches the arm hard enough to make it explode into
black slime, runs over to the spirit and punches it to the
Rose clenches and then doubles the size of her metal fists,
crushes the spirit, spraying black goop everywhere.
David limps up from the stares, with scratches and bruises
around his body.
Well, I finally made it out of
there. No thanks to you.
Hey, look what I did.
Rose holds up an armful of slime that was formerly the
spirit in front of David.
Who cares? You left me practically
fall to my death.
Well excuse me. It's not my fault
that while you were busy bumbling
through the stairs, I actually got
You know what?
SCREAMING is coming from one of the doors.
What was that?
Rose's eyes glow in excitement and she runs to the door.
David pans his flashlight around the hall.
Where are you goi ...
David stops the light at a door leaking black ooze.
INT. GUEST ROOM
The room contains rich, beautiful white furniture that was
smashed and thrown on the ground. The floor is scattered
with children's toys and crayon drawings.
Greg picks up some of the drawings and looks through them.
All of them are of a happy stick figure family doing fun
activities such as playing baseball or telling campfire
While looking through the pictures a toy dump truck falls
from one of the shelves. He drops the drawings as his eyes
glow in excitement.
He quickly closes his eyes and shakes his head, looking
Here-opens them and focuses excitedly on more toys in the
room. He looks down nervously for a second, but quickly
falls down to start playing with them.
A dark patch of ooze starts to grow in front of Greg, and he
moves back startled. RALPH, a young boy with glowing white
eyes and a skeleton body surrounded by jet black ooze, pops
out from it SCREAMING.
David stares at the door sweating while Rose sniffs it like
The SCREAMING stops.
Oh well, guess they finally died.
Can we go home now? This is getting
David glares at Rose, kicks open the door and walks into the
The floor, walls, ceiling and furniture are drenched black
ooze and cobwebs.
Rose feet SQUISH as she scurries around the room.
David stands still at the doorway terrified, looking at the
What's going on here?
walking in front of two bodies hanging from the ceiling
wrapped in black cocoons and sniffing them.
A small amount of ooze is wrapping around his ankles. They
SNAP apart as he takes a slow step forward.
How did this even get this bad?
climbing the webs towards two body-sized COCOONS.
She pulls slime from their heads, licking some of it, until
MR. AND MRS.CLAIRE'S faces are revealed.
They gasp for air.
Aw! I kind was expecting a zombie
or something cool.
How should we know? We were just at
home minding our own business when
all of this crazy stuff started
(glaring at David)
I bet you had something to do with
this, you siblings are always up to
Rose nods while David looks with a shocked/hurt expression.
N-no. Why do you think we had
something to do with this. We spent
all day trying to help you.
Rose is visibly shocked by David's anger.
David furiously searches through his bag.
Aw c'mon David. You really don't
need to get so worked up over this.
He yanks a yellow potion from his bag.
He throws it at the slime. The area around the Claires
clouds up with yellow smoke.
Don't worry, this should get you...
The smoke clears and the two are still stuck.
(rolling his eyes)
(excitement fading from his
Rose starts to struggle within her web.
What is it?
I think I'm stuck.
INT. GUEST ROOM
Greg pulls out his dagger from his pocket and holds it in
front of him as it magically transforms into a sword.
Ralph's SCREAM turns to a smile.
Greg stares at him confused.
What's your name?
Hi Uh Greg, my name's Ralph.
Greg loosens his grip on his sword. Ralph pops his body out
from the floor and flies over to an action figure on the
other side of the room.
Greg's eyes initially glow in excitement at seeing Ralph
play, but quickly shakes his head and looks serious.
(distracted by toys)
I'm on an important mission to find
out what's haunting this house.
(focused on toy)
Greg takes a step back.
Do you know what's causing this?
(focused on toy)
Greg's eyes pique in interest at Ralph.
What is it?
Yeah, me obviously.
I mean, how many other magic
corpses did you see here?
Greg tightens his grip on his sword.
Ralph picks up one of the drawings off the floor and shows
it to Greg.
Hey cool did you draw this?
shaking his head.
back to scene
Ralph is holding a crayon and making another stick figure
drawing of the family.
Weird. Wonder how did it get here?
So,I guess you found me or
whatever. What does your mission
say you gotta do now?
Greg shakes nervously as he holds his sword in front of him.
(looking down, quiet)
Oh,guess I kinda have to defeat
Ralph nervously looks over at Greg's sword.
You wanna play first?
Greg stares at Ralph for a second. He looks around at the
toys and drops his sword, grabs the dump truck and starts
playing with Ralph.
The two of them start to laugh and play until a cellar hatch
in the. Dining Room starts CREAKING open. Ralph immediately
puts down his action figure and runs to it excitedly.
INT. DINING ROOM
Greg follows him to the hatch. It's wide open and ooze is
coming from it.
Ralph jumps down and Greg slowly climbs him.
The cellar is filled with old boxes of expensive antiques
and old jewelry that are covered in slime.
Ralph holding an old framed photo of a family while Greg is
climbing down to the floor. He tosses it backwards and it
SHATTERS on the floor right in front of Greg.
Nope, don't want those memories
Hey Uh Greg, can you do this?
Ralph picks up some slime from the floor and black aura
comes out of his hands as it transforms into a spirit,
similar to the one in the hallway.
Greg shakes his head.
It's one of the perks of being
The house shakes as the Claires SCREAM in the background.
Why are you doing this?
Ralph is standing next to a box containing kids baseball
Cause it's fun. Haven't you ever
had fun before?
Greg looks down awkwardly.
The house shakes again and exerts a monstrous MOAN. Debris
starts falling from the ceiling.
A beam falls over Greg, but Ralph pushes him out of the
causing it to crush him to slime.
Greg stares at it in shock.
The ceiling collapses further and David and Rose fall
through, landing face down.
Rose, with slime still on her back, gets up and sees the
jewelry and her eyes glow in excitement.
Oh my god. I'm in heaven.
She runs to it and stuffs her backpack while sniffing and
Greg walks up to David and helps him stand up.
Don't worry I'm fine.
(looking at Rose)
Your sister looks fine too.
rolling around in a pile of gold.
Greg looks back at the pillar and releases a depressed sigh.
David awkwardly puts his hand on his neck and looks Greg.
Oh, uh, you okay?
The Claires fall through the ceiling, but because of the
slime on them,they just dangle in the air.
The slime moves out from underneath the pillar and Ralph's
body jumps out from it. Greg's eyes glow in excitement, and
he runs and hugs him.
Ralph looks at Greg awkwardly.
Like I said, being dead comes with
Ralph sees the Claires over Greg's shoulder and flies up to
He tilts his head inquisitively.
You look like my mommy and daddy?
Ralph looks closer at them and starts to laugh.
Nah just kidding, you're way to
alive to be them.
Oh, uhm. I'm sorry.
You wouldn't happen to know where
I mean the last time I saw them,
was 50 years ago when the town was
burning them alive. So it'd be
really helpful if you'd happen to
know where they've been since then.
Mr.and Mrs. Claire shake their heads.
The slime around them starts bubbling and Ralph punches the
It's not fair!
staring at Ralph while holding a gold vase in her mouth.
I thought if I'd came back here, I
could see them again.
Ralph holds out his hand, causing the slime around the
Claires to compress around them.
(screaming at David)
Do something he's gonna kill us.
David fires an arrow at Ralph's leg.
He flies to David angrily with black smoke coming out from
Do you know how painful it is to be
taken away from parents that love
Well,no, but you still can't do
this, even if what happened was
really messed up. These people had
nothing to do with what you had to
Ralph grabs David, flies up towards the ceiling and pins him
against a wall.
They stole our home. I have the
right to be angry.
Ralph fires a powerful blast of acidic slime at David. The
wall behind melts away completely.
Rose clenches her fists as Greg buries his head in Rose's
David wipes the slime from his face.
I told you this jacket could save
Greg looks back at David relieved while Rose SCOFFS.
David places a potion at the end of his bow, aims and fires
it at Ralph,knocking him to the ground.
Greg runs up to David while Rose looks at hum disinterested.
Congratulations on being alive or
The Claires sigh in relief while Ralph sits and starts
Fine. You win.
Greg walks up to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.
This place is all I have left of
Greg looks over at David.
Look, I understand how you feel.
What happened to you really sucks.
But maybe, if you want, we could
turn a blind eye to you staying
here fora little while.
Ralph's eyes light up.
Wait a minute, where the heck are
we suppose to stay?
Well for the past 50 years, I've
always wanted a family.
The Claires look at each other for a second.
Yeah, we're not gonna live with a
EXT. MANSION FRONT YARD - DAY
David,Rose and Greg are standing outside with the Claires
who are holding their suitcases.
Well,it's been a pleasure serving
David and Greg walk back to the van while Rose stays behind
and writes something down on a piece of paper.
Where are we going to live?
C'mon there's plenty of other homes
in this town to live in. It's not
like any of them cost more than a
Rose hands them the paper.
Oh,and here's your bill.
This is so much. How are we
supposed to pay this?
Well you should have thought about
that before you got your house
haunted by an undead spirit looking
for revenge beyond the grave.
Rose slowly follows David and Greg to the van.
Greg turns around and sees Ralph waving at him and smiles
and waves back.
END OF SHOW
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