|Mansion (standard:Ghost stories, 13516 words)|
|Author: darkstoryteller||Added: May 10 2003||Views/Reads: 1836/1318||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Mansion is actually my screenplay for a hopefully upcoming movie of mine. Its about a man named Derek Helton who brings a group of people over to a large house named Ruth mansion,built by wealthy Victor Ruth and his family. The house has a darkened past.|
Mansion Script -Opening Credits. All is quiet. The wind is whistling against the dead trees. Fades out. Fades in,we see our first shot of the mansion and its garden,looking beautiful. We fade to black once again. (Eerie music starts playing slowly,getting slightly louder) We are in a room,but we cant tell until a candle is litten. Most of it's surroundings are dark. Title "Mansion" appears with an eerie effect of fading in and out. After the title dissapears,the casts names are shown. As its shown,the camera zooms in slowly to the candle. Getting closer and closer. As the cast is done bieng displayed,we see an image in the candles fire,as were close enough to make the whole screen filled with the candles fire,the image gets clearer until the image is completely seeable. Its the mansion seen before,only now its a beatup old castle with rotting plants in the garden. It still looks beautiful in a gothic way,as its covered with vines,and surrounded by dead trees,and normal trees. EXT-TOWN-NIGHT A birds eye view shot of the town,a few of the houses with lights on,with only some streetlights accompaning. The camera is focused on one house,we get closer. INT-ROOM-NIGHT We are now inside a room of the house. We linger from the fireplace,on top are some pictures of a man and his wife. We linger further and see the same man on the photos sleeping on a couch with papers on the table next to him. EXT-DREAM-DAY We are taken into a dream hes having. A cross is seen. In a cemetery. It seems to be the only one there. Flash of a photo of him and his wife. Zoom into the cross at normal speed. It reads Marian Helton. The letters bleed. INT-ROOM-NIGHT He wakes up in a cold sweat. His name is Derek Helton. He looks around the room aware that it was just a dream. He takes a deep breath,and gets up,and picks up his papers off the table and shuffles them in his hands. On the front is a picture of the mansion,Derek stares for a few seconds,and puts his papers down. Goes towards the fireplace and looks up at the pictures of him and his. Derek: "Marian..." -He puts the fire out,and walks to his bedroom. It is 2:22 in the morning,and goes to bed in his room. Derek is a lonely man who lost his wife by a brutal car accident. EXT-TOWN-DAY -An overhead shot of the town. Kids are seen playing,while the neighbours mow the lawn. The sky is partially clouded,with some blue showing. Shot of street,pan up to a nice looking two story house,with a little garden next to it,and a small backyard. INT-MONICAS HOUSE-DAY -The girl who owns the house is Monica,a beautiful woman in her mid 20's. She is on the phone with her friend Sarah. Monica: "So Sarah,when are you going to be there?" Sarah: "Sometime this afternoon. And you?" Monica: "Around there. Have you even seen this place?" Sarah: "No,not yet. I heard the locales were afraid of it." Monica: "Why?" Sarah: "Oh,just some old story. That the house is haunted or something." Monica: "Isnt that why were going there? Because everybody whos been there had an odd feeling about the house? That our professor wants to study it?" Sarah: "Yeah,pretty much." Monica: "Hmmm...Well,anyway,I have to clean my house up before I go later,so I'll see you there okay?" Click here to read the rest of this story (1940 more lines)
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