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Rated: 13+ · Script/Play · Action/Adventure · #2204110
The main trio discovers weird occurrences coming from a mansion uptown.
          FADE IN:

          EXT.FIELD (DAVID, ROSE AND GREG'S HOME) - DAY
          WIDE SHOT

          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.
          focus on:

          Rose.

          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.

                              MRS.WILLIAMS
                    Oh,excuse me ma'am.

          Rose looks up with the flower still in her mouth.

                              ROSE
                    Hm?

                              MRS.WILLIAMS
                    Well I'm sorry to bother you, but
                    recent events have
                        (beat)
                    inconvenienced me and my family.

                              ROSE
                        (interested tone)
                    Your family?
                        (beat)
                    Well what happened?

                              MRS.WILLIAMS
                    Well, my husband got abducted by
                    ghosts
                        (rolling eyes)
                    again, and it's really been hard
                    for me to afford his bills.

                              ROSE
                    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.

                              MRS.WILLIAMS
                        (looking down)
                    Well I'm sorry, it's just that --

          Rose stands up, and looks at her.

                              ROSE
                    You just wanna cancel on us,
                    despite everything we've done to
                    protect your family, and on such
                    short notice?

          Rose walks around and puts her hand on her forehead in
          anger.

          Mrs. Williams nervously looks to the side and nods her head
          in a barley noticeable manner.

          Rose deeply exhales.

                              ROSE
                    Fine, whatever. Tell you what,
                    because of your conditions, you'll
                    only have to pay half your
                    cancellation fee. Sound good?

                              MRS.WILLIAMS
                    Oh,thank you so much.

                              ROSE
                    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.

                              ROSE
                    Oh hey David. What you making in
                    there? Dinner or potions?

                              DAVID
                    Rose, what the hell are you doing?

          Rose glances at the potions, then to David.

                              ROSE
                    Look, this one isn't my fault. That
                    selfish bitch just canceled her
                    insurance.

          She looks back at the potions with glowing eyes.

                              ROSE (CONT.)
                    I'm just gonna remind her what
                    she's missing.

          David stands between her and the potions

                              DAVID
                    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
          potions.

          David slaps a potion out of her hand.

                              ROSE
                    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.

                              ROSE
                    Everybody liking you can't be spent
                    on buying food and clothes for your
                    little brother.

          David SIGHS.

                              ROSE
                    Which let me remind you, was
                    dragged out from his comfy home on
                    the other side of the country to
                    fulfill your monster fighting
                    fantasy.

                              DAVID
                    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
          his grip.

          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.

                              ROSE
                    Whatever, I still got everything I
                    wanted.

          David wipes off some blood from his face and stares at Rose
          angrily.

          EXT. FIELD - CONTINUOUS

          Greg is watching the two with an unsurprised expression.

          Rose walks past him.

                              ROSE
                    Come on Greg, let's go on an
                    adventure.

          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.
          protesters

          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.

                              SKELETON
                    Do you mind?

          Greg looks at the skeleton apologetically and scurries to
          Rose.

                              ROSE
                    Man, what a shithole.

          Greg's eyes narrow.

                              ROSE
                        (nudging Greg)
                    Am I right?

          One of the protesters throws a rotten egg at Rose's face.

                              PROTESTER
                        (screaming)
                    That'll teach you, witch!

          Greg looks at Rose scared as she takes a deep breath.

                              ROSE
                        (smiling)
                    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
          SALE" signs.

          Rose kneels down holding a potion in front of Greg.

                              ROSE
                    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

                              ROSE
                    Good job Greg!

          Greg looks confused.

                              ROSE
                        (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
          confused.

          Rose, smiling and giggling,  slowly walks towards the
          vortex.

                              ROSE
                    I wanna go there.

          Greg stares at both the MANSION, and Rose with a
          confused/inquisitive expression

          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
          excitedly.

                              DAVID
                    So you said there was a giant black
                    vortex coming from a big house.

                              ROSE
                        (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.

                              DAVID
                        (stuttering)
                    Yep, that's definitely haunted.
                        (looking at Rose and Greg)
                    We should check to see if anyone's
                    trapped inside.

                              ROSE
                    Yeah, adventure!

          Rose jumps out of the car and starts running towards it.

                              DAVID
                        (screaming)
                    Rose, get back here! You don't have
                    any gear!
          focused on DAVID

                              DAVID
                    I mean who does she think she is,
                    running into such a dangerous place
                    with no...
          Greg

          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.

                              DAVID
                    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
                    attacks you.

                              ROSE
                        (childish)
                    OK, I get it. Now when do we start
                    the adventure.

                              DAVID
                    Soon enough. You all remembered
                    your weapons, right?

          Rose lifts her fists and her gloves become large and
          metallic.

                              ROSE
                        (sighing)
                    Yes.

          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.

                              DAVID
                        (nervous)
                    Well
                        (beat)
                    Then I guess we're good to go right
                    guys?

                              ROSE
                    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
          yard, fascinated.

          David stares at it for a second, closes his eyes, takes a
          deep breath, and stands up straight.

                              DAVID
                        (to himself)
                    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.

                              DAVID
                        (quiet; nervous)
                    Hello, anybody home?

          Rose pushes past him and runs to the center of the room.

                              ROSE
                        (screaming; echoing)
                    Hey, we're here to rescue you.

          The entire house shakes and makes a GROWLING sound.

                              ROSE
                        (giggling)
                    Ooh.

          A small silhouette of RALPH quickly flies by in the back of
          the room.

          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

                              DAVID
                    Guys, we shouldn't be messing
                    around. We gotta fix whatever is
                    causing this.

          Rose ignores David and just stares at the hole. Her eyes
          then glance at a broken-down staircase at the side of the
          room.

                              ROSE
                        (excited)
                    Ooh, what's up there?

          She gets up and runs towards it.

                              DAVID
                        (nervously following her)
                    Rose, where you going?

          Greg continues to look around the living room curious,
          without noticing that they've left.

          STAIRS

          Rose excitedly runs up the long staircase with David slowly
          following.

          The surroundings get darker as the first floor no longer
          becomes visible.

          David slows down and looks at the dark abyss the below the
          staircase.

                              DAVID
                    What the?

          As he puts his foot on the next step, it collapses, sending
          him falling part-way through. He hurriedly grips onto the
          next one.

                              DAVID
                        (screaming)
                    Rose!

          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.

                              DAVID
                    Rose, what are you thinking?

                              ROSE
                    Hey you can hold on for one more
                    second right?

          Rose while glancing back and forth between David and the
          spirit, slowly starts to loosen his grip on David's hand.

                              DAVID
                    Rose?

                              ROSE
                    Don't worry, I'll be right back.

          Rose lets go and runs after the spirit as David slowly falls
          back through the hole.

                              DAVID
                        (screaming)
                    ROSE!

          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
          long gone.

          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.

          INT. HALLWAY

          Rose stops at the top of the staircase and stares at the
          spirit.

          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.

                              ROSE
                    Ew!

          The spirit jolts around to face Rose and its eyes start
          glowing brighter.

          It fires a blast of ooze at Rose, but she dodges it.

          Rose transforms her gloves into metal fists and charges at
          it.

          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.

                              ROSE
                    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
          ground.

          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.

                              DAVID
                    Well, I finally made it out of
                    there. No thanks to you.

                              ROSE
                    Hey, look what I did.

          Rose holds up an armful of slime that was formerly the
          spirit in front of David.

                              DAVID
                    Who cares? You left me practically
                    fall to my death.

                              ROSE
                    Well excuse me. It's not my fault
                    that while you were busy bumbling
                    through the stairs, I actually got
                    something done.

                              DAVID
                    You know what?

          SCREAMING is coming from one of the doors.

                              DAVID
                    What was that?

          Rose's eyes glow in excitement and she runs to the door.

          David pans his flashlight around the hall.

                              DAVID
                    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
          stories.

          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
          guilty.

          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.

          INT. HALLWAY

          David stares at the door sweating while Rose sniffs it like
          a dog.

          The SCREAMING stops.

                              ROSE
                        (shrugs)
                    Oh well, guess they finally died.
                    Can we go home now? This is getting
                    real boring.

          David glares at Rose, kicks open the door and walks into the

          BEDROOM

          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
          room.

                              DAVID
                        (stuttering)
                    What's going on here?
          ROSE

          walking in front of two bodies hanging from the ceiling
          wrapped in black cocoons and sniffing them.
          DAVID

          A small amount of ooze is wrapping around his ankles. They
          SNAP apart as he takes a slow step forward.

                              DAVID
                        (stuttering)
                    How did this even get this bad?
          ROSE

          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.

                              ROSE
                    Aw! I kind was expecting a zombie
                    or something cool.

                              DAVID
                        (slowly; shocked)
                    What happened?

                              MR.CLAIRE
                    How should we know? We were just at
                    home minding our own business when
                    all of this crazy stuff started
                    happening.
                        (glaring at David)
                    I bet you had something to do with
                    this, you siblings are always up to
                    no good.

          Rose nods while David looks with a shocked/hurt expression.

                              DAVID
                        (angry)
                    N-no. Why do you think we had
                    something to do with this. We spent
                    all day trying to help you.

          Mr.Claire scoffs.

          Rose is visibly shocked by David's anger.

          David furiously searches through his bag.

                              ROSE
                    Aw c'mon David. You really don't
                    need to get so worked up over this.

          He yanks a yellow potion from his bag.

                              DAVID
                    Ha!

          He throws it at the slime. The area around the Claires
          clouds up with yellow smoke.

                              DAVID
                    Don't worry, this should get you...

          The smoke clears and the two are still stuck.

                              DAVID
                    free?

                              MR.CLAIRE
                        (rolling his eyes)
                    Well?

                              DAVID
                        (excitement fading from his
                        face)
                    Um...

          Rose starts to struggle within her web.

                              ROSE
                    Hey David.

                              DAVID
                    What is it?

                              ROSE
                        (excited tone)
                    I think I'm stuck.

          David SIGHS.

          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.

                              RALPH
                    AHHHHHHhhhi!

          Greg stares at him confused.

                              RALPH
                    What's your name?

                              GREG
                    Uh, Greg.

                              RALPH
                        (laughing)
                    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.

                              GREG
                        (distracted by toys)
                    I'm on an important mission to find
                    out what's haunting this house.

                              RALPH
                        (focused on toy)
                    That's cool.

          Greg takes a step back.

                              GREG
                        (quiet, recessed)
                    Do you know what's causing this?

                              RALPH
                        (focused on toy)
                    Yeah.

          Greg's eyes pique in interest at Ralph.

                              GREG
                        (quieter)
                    What is it?

                              RALPH
                    Yeah, me obviously.
                        (smirks)
                    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.

                              RALPH(CONT.)
                    Hey cool did you draw this?

          GREG

          shaking his head.
          back to scene

          Ralph is holding a crayon and making another stick figure
          drawing of the family.

                              RALPH
                    Weird. Wonder how did it get here?
                        (beat)
                    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.

                              GREG
                        (looking down, quiet)
                    Oh,guess I kinda have to defeat
                    you.

          Ralph nervously looks over at Greg's sword.

                              RALPH
                        (disappointing tone)
                    Oh.
                        (beat)
                        (happy tone)
                    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.

          INT. CELLAR

          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.

                              RALPH
                        (blissful)
                    Nope, don't want those memories
                    anymore.
                        (to Greg)
                    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.

                              RALPH
                    It's one of the perks of being
                    dead.

          The house shakes as the Claires  SCREAM in the background.

                              GREG
                    Why are you doing this?

          Ralph is standing next to a box containing kids baseball
          equipment.

                              RALPH
                    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.

                              ROSE
                    Oh my god. I'm in heaven.

          She runs to it and stuffs her backpack while sniffing and
          licking it..

          Greg walks up to David and helps him stand up.

                              DAVID
                    Don't worry I'm fine.
                        (looking at Rose)
                    Your sister looks fine too.
          ROSE

          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.

                              DAVID
                        (stuttering)
                    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.

                              RALPH
                    Like I said, being dead comes with
                    its perks.

          Ralph sees the Claires over Greg's shoulder and flies up to
          them.

          He tilts his head inquisitively.

                              RALPH
                        (giggling)
                    You look like my mommy and daddy?

                              MRS.CLAIRE
                    What?

          Ralph looks closer at them and starts to laugh.

                              RALPH
                    Nah just kidding, you're way to
                    alive to be them.

                              MRS.CLAIRE
                    Oh, uhm. I'm sorry.

                              RALPH
                    You wouldn't happen to know where
                    they are?
                        (beat)
                    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
          wall.

                              RALPH
                        (screaming)
                    It's not fair!
          ROSE

          staring at Ralph while holding a gold vase in her mouth.

                              RALPH (CONT.)
                        (crying)
                    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.

                              MR.CLAIRE
                        (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
          his eyes.

                              RALPH
                    Do you know how painful it is to be
                    taken away from parents that love
                    you?

                              DAVID
                    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
                    go through.

          Ralph grabs David, flies up towards the ceiling and pins him
          against a wall.

                              RALPH
                    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
          waist.

          David wipes the slime from his face.

                              DAVID
                    I told you this jacket could save
                    your lives.

          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.

                              ROSE
                    Congratulations on being alive or
                    whatever.

          The Claires sigh in relief while Ralph sits and starts
          crying.

                              RALPH
                    Fine. You win.

          Greg walks up to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

                              RALPH
                    This place is all I have left of
                    them.

          Greg looks over at David.

                              DAVID
                    Look, I understand how you feel.
                    What happened to you really sucks.
                        (beat)
                    But maybe, if you want, we could
                    turn a blind eye to you staying
                    here fora little while.

          Ralph's eyes light up.

                              RALPH
                    Really?

                              MR.CLAIRE
                    Wait a minute, where the heck are
                    we suppose to stay?

                              RALPH
                    Well for the past 50 years, I've
                    always wanted a family.

          The Claires look at each other for a second.

                              MR.CLAIRE
                    Yeah, we're not gonna live with a
                    monster.

          EXT. MANSION FRONT YARD - DAY

          David,Rose and Greg are standing outside with the Claires
          who are holding their suitcases.

                              ROSE
                    Well,it's been a pleasure serving
                    you.

          David and Greg walk back to the van while Rose stays behind
          and writes something down on a piece of paper.

                              MRS.CLAIRE
                    Where are we going to live?

                              ROSE
                    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
                    VCR anyway.

          Rose hands them the paper.

                              ROSE (CONT.)

          Oh,and here's your bill.

                              MR.CLAIRE
                    This is so much. How are we
                    supposed to pay this?

                              ROSE
                    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.
          Fadeout.

          END OF SHOW

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