Halloween: Carrie 3

In honor of my sister, I have decided to post her      latest
story. She wanted to post this herself, but didnt   have a
chance to. Enjoy and cherish this fic everybody, this could be
the last story you see with
"By Sidney_Prescott98".
 
 
                                    CARRIE III:
                            SEASON OF THE BITCH
 
 
     FADE IN

     EXT. HADDONFIELD HIGH - ESTABLISHING SHOT

     We fade up on this establishing shot, peaceful, strangely
     serene. The sound of teenagers shouting is heard.

     CUT TO:

     INT. CAFETERIA

     Busy and alive with activity. TIGHT ON LAURIE she carries
     her lunch tray over to the row of lunch tables. She sits
     down at one. All the others there get up and move to
     another table.

     LAURIE

     just shrugs it off. She looks beside her. Two empty seats.
     The two seats where Annie and Lynda used to sit. She
     frowns, starts to eat her lunch.

     When suddenly..

     GIRL (O.S.)

     Hey, Strode!

     Laurie whips around. Its the head cheerleader, Darcy.

     DARCY

     What's the matter, Strode?

     You look down. Run out of

     tampons?

     She and a couple other cheerleaders LAUGH like it was the
     funniest thing ever said.

     Laurie, who has no defense just turns back around and tries
     to ignore it. DARCY speaks up again.

     DARCY

     Hey Strode! I'm still talking

     to you!

     LAURIE

     (under her breath)

     Bitch.

     DARCY

     hears this, she charges over to her.

     DARCY

     What did you say?

     LAURIE

     What do you care, Darcy.

     DARCY

     Ooohh.. that is it!

     (beat)

     Alright girls, launch

     it!

     LAURIE

     turns around, and sees Darcy and the rest throwing tampons
     at her. Laurie tries to duck, but there is just too much
     coming at her.

     ON DARCY

     throwing like mad.

     LAURIE

     AH! STOP! STOP!

     ON THE OTHER GIRLS

     they run out- and SUDDENLY

     a hand slams down onto DARCY'S shoulder. WIDER to reveal
     PRINCIPAL SYNDER, a thin middle aged man.

     SYNDER

     Excuse me girls, what seems

     to be the problem.

     DARCY

     Uh.. nothing..

     SYNDER

     So the tampon pelting just

     came out of nowhere?

     DARCY

     No.. sir..

     SYNDER

     That's it. Darcy, Heather,

     and Shirley. Your coming with me.

     CUT TO:

     INT. PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE - DAY

     The sun shines into the room. Standing near the window is
     Synder, before him are the three girls.

     SYNDER

     Because of your propostorous

     behavior, you will not attend

     the senior Prom.

     The four girls gasp in absoloute horror.

     DARCY

     WHAT!? YOU CANT DO THAT!

     SYNDER

     The desicion has been made. I

     will see you girls later.

     EXT. PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE

     Grumbling with disappointment, the 3 girls move out of the
     office.

     HEATHER

     This sucks.

     DARCY

     All because of that bitch

     Laurie Strode.

     SHIRLEY

     What are we gonna do? We cant

     even go to our own prom!

     DARCY

     Hm.. I have an idea...

     CUT TO:

     INT. HALLWAY

     Darcy runs with excitement over to CHRIS, a jock quarter
     back at his locker.

     DARCY

     Chris! Chris! I need you to

     do me a favor.

     CHRIS

     Huh? I'm kinda busy, Darcy..

     DARCY

     Pleeasse?

     CHRIS

     Make it fast.

     DARCY

     Ask out the sister of that serial

     killer for the prom.

     CHRIS

     Laurie Strode? Doesn't she like

     Ben Tramer...

     DARCY

     He died in that car fire, remember?

     CHRIS

     Oh, yeah. Why do you want me to

     do that.

     DARCY

     Call it payback. Just have a couple

     of dances with her until you see a

     knife above the enterance door. I'll
    do the rest.

     CHRIS

     I dont know about this..

     DARCY

     Come on, please?

     CHRIS

     Its not the best of ideas, believe

     me.

     DARCY

     I got 8 students in on this anyway,

     we're counting on you!

     CHRIS

     In on what?

     DARCY

     Its a surprise. COME ON!

     CHRIS

     Oh, fine!

     The two students go there seperate ways to reveal a spray
     painted message on the wall:

     LAURIE STRODE HAS P.M.S

     CUT TO:

     INT. STUDENT COUNSILLOR'S OFFICE

     Laurie is lying down on one of the phsychiatrist couches,
     while MRS. PIPER, the counsillor is sitting beside her on
     an arm chair.

     MRS. PIPER

     Tell me Laurie, do you punish

     yourself in anyway?

     LAURIE

     Yes.

     MRS. PIPER

     For what.

     LAURIE

     Lynda and Annie's death.

     MRS. PIPER

     And why do you.

     LAURIE

     I wasn't there for them.

     MRS. PIPER

     You dont blame yourself for

     others deaths.

     LAURIE

     I blamed Michael. And I know

     it is him to blame, but, he's

     dead.

     MRS. PIPER

     Ok, that's good. Michael is dead.

     First, let's move on to something

     else.

     LAURIE

     Ok...

     MRS. PIPER

     Have you ever heard of Carrie White.

     LAURIE

     Carrie White? No.

     MRS. PIPER

     Really? It was world wide news

     last year.

     LAURIE

     Huh? Oh! The Carrie White who

     burned down her school. Yeah.

     MRS. PIPER

     She is your cousin.

     LAURIE

     What? How do you know...

     MRS. PIPER

     Family files. When you were

     adopted by the Strodes, your

     Strode Father had a sister got

     married to a man named Elias

     White, had a daughter named

     Carrie...

     LAURIE

     I... see.

     MRS. PIPER

     Carrie inherited telekinesis

     from your aunt. She used it in

     a fit of rage to burn down her

     school..

     LAURIE

     What? So.. your saying that I

     have telekinesis?

     MRS. PIPER

     Well.. sort of. This certain..

     "version" of that particular

     ESP needs some sort of, emotion

     to set it off. In this case, over

     whelming, violent anger.

     LAURIE

     I cant believe your saying this.

     MRS. PIPER

     Ok, Laurie. I want you to try

     something for me.

     LAURIE

     Um.. Ok.. What?

     Mrs. Piper fishes a pencil out of her desk and places it in
     front of Laurie on the desk.

     MRS. PIPER

     I want you to focus on that

     pencil Laurie. Really focus

     on it.

     LAURIE

     stares at the pencil, trying to center all her attention
     around it.

     MRS. PIPER

     Now, empty your head. Gather

     all your thoughts around it.

     There is a pause. Laurie is staring at the pencil
     hypnotically.

     MRS. PIPER

     Now, use your thoughts to move

     it.

     CLOSE UP - THE PENCIL

     A few moments go by wiith nothing happening, but it starts
     to twitch.

     BACK ON MRS. PIPER

     MRS. PIPER

     Good, thats good!

     (beat)

     Now, lift it. Laurie.

     CLOSE UP - THE PENCIL

     it magestically rises into the air for a second or two,
     wobbling, then it falls with a clatter back onto the desk.

     LAURIE

     looks up in amazement.

     LAURIE

     What the..

     MRS. PIPER

     (smiling)

     That's good, Laurie! That

     was one way of activating

     your telekinesis.

     (beat)

     The other way, of course is

     the violent temper way, but

     that is more destructive.

     LAURIE

     Well, how do I...?

     MRS. PIPER

     You dont need to know. In fact,

     you'll know when you know.

     LAURIE

     Alright, if you say so...

     MRS. PIPER

     (glancing at her watch)

     Alright, we have more time

     till our session ends. Are

     you going to the senior Prom?

     LAURIE

     Probably not. I dont have a

     date.

     MRS. PIPER

     Oh that shouldn't be a worry

     Laurie. In a day guys will come

     pouring through windows for you.

     LAURIE

     (blushing)

     I dont think..

     There's a knock at the door.

     INT. SCHOOLYARD

     Laurie is sitting by herself, involved in a book. She is
     approached by a shadow, she looks up to see ...

     CHRIS.

     CHRIS

     Laurie.

     LAURIE

     Uh...hi.

     CHRIS

     Hi. Wanna go to the Prom

     With me? Yeah? Thats great!~

     Bye!

     He walks off without further conversation. Laurie stares at
     him madly.

     HER POV

     Chris walks up to DARCY who has been waiting patiently and
     nods to her.

                                                                             CUT TO

     INT. GRAVEYARD

     PANNING AROUND THE VARIOUS TOMBSTONES revealing some MASKED
     FIGURES with shovels, hunched over a gravestone, digging.

     PAN NEXT TO THEM revealing more masked figures, digging up
     gravestone.

                                                                     CUT TO

     INT. GYMNASIUM - NIGHT

     A hypnotic pulsation of light and music. Couples are seen
     dancing. ON THE STAGE is an audio booth, a wall of
     plexiglass surrounds it, in the AUDIO BOOTH we see the DJ
     picking out some more cds.

     A WELL DRESSED LAURIE walks in, arm and arm with CHRIS.
     Laurie looks uneasy, she's not the social type.

     LAURIE

     I shouldn't really be here.

     CHRIS

     Oh dont worry. You'll have

     fun.

     CUT TO

     INT. BACKSTAGE

     Darcy, Heather and Shirley are setting there evil plan in
     place. They are quickly filling out some forms. A STUDENT
     comes up and sees what they are doing.

     STUDENT

     Hey! You guys arent aloud at

     the Prom!

     SHIRLEY

     Shut up!

     STUDENT

     What are you guys doing?

     DARCY

     Filling out the Prom Queen ballot

     forms.

     STUDENT

     (glancing over there

     shoulders)

     Why are you filling out so many?

     HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! Why are you

     guys picking Laurie Strode for

     each!?

     HEATHER

     SSSHH! Its part of our plan.

     STUDENT

     I didnt even know Laurie was

     nominated.

     DARCY

     (busy)

     I nominated her.

     STUDENT

     Why--

     THE GIRLS snap around and GROWL at him, he instantly
     recoils and runs offstage.

     INT. GYMNASIUM

     Laurie watches DARCY walk over to the table and sit on
     Chris' lap.

     DARCY

     Hey sweetie.

     She kisses him. AHEM. A throat clearing. She turns around,
     seeing Laurie.

     LAURIE

     Would you excuse us?

     DARCY

     No, bitc-

     (remembering)

     Oh wait..

     LAURIE

     What are you doing here.

     We see the Rage building in her eyes. CLOSE UP --- directly
     behind her is the PUNCH BOWL, it slowly begins to wobble.

     SPLIT SCREEN ---

     LAURIE | PUNCH BOWL

     SUDDENLY the bowl leaps up from the table, its contents
     spilling forward, including the icecubes.

     ON DARCY as she is drenched in the oncoming liquids of the
     punch. She leaps up, gasping at the sudden change in body
     warmth.

     ON SOME OTHER STUDENTS --- they gasp, then laugh.

     DARCY scowls at Laurie than rushes up the stage.

     INT. BACKSTAGE

     Darcy runs toward Shirley and Heather.

     DARCY

     Lets announce the queen, NOW.

     INT. STAGE

     Heather walks up to the small podiumn with the microphone,
     and clears her throat.

     HEATHER

     And now we announce the winner

     of the Prom Queen of 1979.

     THE CROWD falls into a hush.

     HEATHER

     The nominees are...

     Lanney Boggs.

     Katarina Stratford.

     Nicole Josephs.

     Desiree Hunte.

     Rachel Lang.

     And uh..

     Laurie Strode.

     ON THE CROWD --- watching. ON LAURIE -- shocked.

     LAURIE

     I...I was nominated?!

     HEATHER

     And the winner is...

     (opening envelope)

     Laurie Strode!

     ON LAURIE --- she gasps. Everyone begins to applaud. Chris
     smothers her in a hug, and with tears beginning in her
     eyes, she walks up to the stage.

     INT. STAGE

     She accepts the crown and the boquet of flowers, and turns
     toward the crowd, esctatic beyond words.

     LAURIE'S POV of EVERYONE

     Standing, clapping with praise. This is truly the first
     time she has been accepted as a person. Tears swell up in
     her eyes.

     ON CHRIS

     cheering.

     CHRIS

     KICK ASS, STRODE!

     CHRIS glances ahead of the crowd, but his eye falls on the
     door. There is a large, shiny BUTCHER KNIFE strung up
     before it. Uh oh. That's the signal...

     BACK ON THE STUDENTS --- they continue there applause.
     Laurie wipes away a tear.

     ANGLE ON DARCY

     she is backstage, snickering with SHIRLEY, they give a
     signal to ONE OF THERE DATES who punches a button and---

     SUDDENLY

     ROPES drop down from the CATWALK to reveal they are tied
     around GRAVESTONES.

     Laurie spins around to reveal these gravestone are the
     stones of her DEAD FRIENDS, Lynda, Annie...

     SUDDENLY

     something drops down onto her! Laurie wretches up with a
     SCREAM until she sees the...

     DEAD ROTTING CORPSE OF ANNIE. On LAURIE --- screaming,
     heart pounding faster than a jackhammer, tears streaming
     uncontrollably. She squirms away with horror and watches
     ANOTHER CORPSE drop down in front of her, --- LYNDA. Laurie
     SCREAMS out.

     She leaps back, her crown falling off of her. She stares in
     horror at the crowd, gasping.

     SLOW MOTION BEGINS --- DARCY comes up behind her, slaps her
     on the back and BURSTS OUT LAUGHING. Joining her is
     Shirley, and the other kids in her clique.

     ON LAURIE --- disturbed and shaken deep beneathe the depths
     of her soul. More kids climb up onto the stage, laughing.
     More students come up, until the entire Prom is on the
     stage.

     ON LAURIE

     She looks around her. There is a circle of kids. Laughing.
     Pointing. Mocking.

     BACK ON LAURIE

     She grits her teeth in frustration, she arches her back.
     Lets out a tortured scream.

     LAURIE

     TO HELL WITH ALL OF YOU!

     This is it, the moment of truth...

     Suddenly, the doors behind her close shut. The locks are
     thrown. The windows secure shut. Everyone looks around,
     scared and confused.

     The music abruptly stops.

     LAURIE

     unleashes a frenzy of fireballs erupting below the gym.
     Everyone screams, trying to vent there terror in the
     sustained orgy of fire. She stares at the lights above the
     gym, they begin to crackle, sizzle wildly.

     CLOSE UP - THE SUPPORTS

     They snap, the large dome lights tumble down and-

     WHAM

     they smash in a shower of fire and glass on the gym floor,
     everyone has reached hysteria.

     LAURIE

     appears at the gym stage, above everyone, drenched in
     corpse blood, angry as heck, the gym has literally become
     hell.

     CHRIS

     reaches out for her, she sends him a glare and he flies
     across the stage.

     LAURIE

     steps down from the gym, she inhales deeply and shuts her
     eyes.

     A PART OF THE GLASS SURROUNDING THE AUDIO ROOM

     Bursts and spurts in gigantic shards of glass. Everyone
     screams and dives for it. CLOSE ON THE DJ WITHIN --- a
     gigantic down pour of shattered glass falls on him, the
     deep edges JUT into his face, and he screams, panicking.

     CLOSE UP - LAURIE'S EYE

     It snaps open.

     THE GLASS WALLS

     Shudders and spurt more glass. People become grotesquely
     impaled to them, a crimson shower erupting from the wounds
     as the glass punctures and rips through.

     LAURIE

     points her finger wizardly around the room, each place she
     points, sharp metal/bronze spikes pop up. She points one
     below the punch table, it impales the table perfectly.

     She does more and more spike-pointing along the wall,
     nearer and nearer more kids.

     ON ONE KID

     He runs for the door when a SPIKE juts out of the ground
     and impales him in a spray of blood.

     LAURIE

     breathes deeply, something SHINES in her eye, a slight
     rockwave orange-reddish ripple of something. Something
     evil.

     CARRIE (V.O.)

     Kill them Laurie. KILL THEM.

     They must die for what they

     put you through! KILL! KILL!

     LAURIE

     (surprisingly loud)

     Yes, all must die.

     HER EYES wave with the ripples again, the roof caves in a
     bit, dust snows down on the frightened students below.

     CLOSE UP - THE DOOR

     A number of students RUN toward it, try to pull it open but
     no give. They try desperately, pounding on the wood,
     screaming for mercy.

     SPLIT SCREEN

     LAURIE | THE DOOR

     The DOOR suddenly EXPLODES in the center, and a large
     SPLINTER impales a student in a gush of blood. MORE SPLINTS
     detach from the door, stabbing students and killing them.

     SUDDENLY --- we see a SHADOW approaching, its a strikingly
     familiar shadow. It walks past the many dead bodies and
     approaches the DOOR. He outstretches and grabs the BUTCHER
     KNIFE.

     A student runs toward the door, sees the bodies and nearly
     hurls. She stammers away, and the SHADOW appears in front
     of her. She sees the shadow and screams. Its the Shape!

     The student tries to run away but the Shape grabs her by
     the neck and brings her back.

     CLOSE UP - HER STOMACH as the blade shoves through from the
     other side, blood EXPLODES from the wound.

     THE SHAPE retracts the knife and the student falls to the
     ground, dead as a donkey.

     CLOSE UP - THE WINDOWS

     Four students run up to the various windows and lifts them
     open. the instant one person tries to get through...

     SPLIT SCREEN

     LAURIE | THE WINDOWS

     Each by each, one by one, all the windows explode in a
     horrific shower of glass. The students are sent hurtling
     back, and they impact HARD with the ground, becoming
     devoured in the flames.

     INT. AUDIO BOOTH (UPPER BOTH)

     This booth is located above the gym and close to the
     ceiling, there are two students there. Hiding. Afraid. One
     peers out of the plexiglass.

     STUDENT #1

     Oh my god, oh my god, did you

     think she sees us?

     STUDENT #2

     (gazing below)

     No.. I Dont think...

     EXT. AUDIO BOOTH

     SUDDENLY the supports for the booth snap.

     SPLIT SCREEN

     LAURIE | THE UPPER AUDIO BOOTH

     Immediately it sends it seperating from the wall, a shriek
     of rending steel and it plunges into the depths of the
     fire.

     INT. GYM

     LAURIE watches DARCY running. Horrified. Crying.

     She makes four large FLOWER POTS float up into the air,
     each of them smash into the wall, inches from Darcy,
     spraying her with soil. She makes it to the doorway.

     SUDDENLY

     the gym floor begins to rumble, collapse, it cracks and
     breaks in two, below is a firey abyss, many students fall
     inside, being devored by the blistering inferno.

     There are only about 5 or 6 students left, they break free
     of the gym and rush in a mad frenzy out in the hallway. One
     of the students gets grabbed by the ankles and is dragged
     by the SHAPE to a dark shadowy corner.

     We hear the puncturing of flesh and a gurgling scream,
     followed by an eruption of blood.

     INT. HALLWAY

     Dark. Resonant. Spare the cackling fires overheard in the
     gym. The six students run like mad down the corridor, and
     leave off frame.

     Then Silence.

     A long moment.

     A shadow of a woman approaches. Comes closer into view.
     Laurie steps into frame, slowly walking down the hallway.
     As she walks, a deep hideous scar etches into the walls
     either side of her.

     EXT. EXIT DOORS

     They're wide open. The six kids (ironically, four of them
     are the three girls which started this whole mess, Darcy,
     Heather, Shirley) the second two are Darcy's and Shirley's
     dates.

     They reach for the doors, but they SLAM SHUT right in there
     faces. They stop. There is only one reason for that. They
     turn around. Face her.

     DARCY

     The DEVIL IS INSIDE YOU!

     LAURIE

     (icy)

     I beg to differ.

     She approaches them slowly. There's nowhere left to hide.

     HEATHER

     Strode, please dont do

     this.. please...

     LAURIE

     So you wanna know how

     I'm feeling today?!

     Well first I was humiliated

     at my own prom, DARCY hit

     on my boyfriend and I get

     to kill everyone!

     DARCY

     No, please...

     LAURIE

     Its too late, bitch.

     She flings up Shirley with her mind and rips her in two
     seperate parts, (all with her mind) and flings her aside.
     She's never been this deadly before.

     LAURIE

     Now you all die.

     Her mind goes into over drive and Heather is flung across
     the room and repeatedly slammed into the wall, then dropped
     to the ground, left for dead.

     LAURIE

     turns back to the two dates. Behind her, there is a glass
     wall. She closes her eyes and immediately the glass wall
     bursts into shreds.

     DARCY

     ducks as they are hit with continuous sprays of glass.

     LAURIE

     spots a desk with a pile of cds. Immediately, each cd is
     ripped out of its case and flung over to the three.

     BACK ON THE TWO DATES

     they duck each one, but eventually one cd hits the first
     date right in the gut, he topples over, dead.

     Two cds hit the second date. One in the head, one in the
     leg, he too, falls over, dead, crashes in a heap over the
     first date.

     When Laurie is distracted, DARCY runs past her and down the
     hallway.

     INT. HALLWAY

     Each step DARCY takes, the hall is lit partially on fire.
     Laurie steps out, and makes the entire interior of the hall
     bathed in flames.

     Darcy, is devored by the cackling heat. Her screams weaken
     and weaken.

     INT. STAIRWELL

     Laurie walks up the stairwell, when SUDDENLY a hand shoots
     out to grab her. Laurie leaps back and sees that its CHRIS.

     LAURIE

     (hate-filled tone)

     You!

     CHRIS

     No! Laurie! Wait!

     Laurie keeps walking up the stairwell and gets to the top,
     she stares down at Chris who is in the middle of it.

     LAURIE

     You die.

     She concentrates all her power on the stairwell, emptying
     her head and surrounding her thoughts around it.

     CHRIS

     Laurie, you dont understand...!

     LAURIE

     Oh, I understand alright.

     THE STAIRWELL SNAPS AND SHUDDERS

     until it all comes crashing down in one big dusty heap in a
     horrific shriek of rending steel.

     LAURIE

     looks down at the heap, spots Chris struggling out of some
     debris, still alive.

     LAURIE

     You! You must die.

     She looks aside, and spots a row of chairs. With her mind,
     she flings them up and sends them hurling toward Chris.

     BAM! The first impact is hard. Chris barely left conscious.
     BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! One after another after another. BAM!
     BAM! BAM!

     Chris is dead.

     ON LAURIE

     She inhales.

     INT. HALLWAY

     Laurie walks down the corridor, looking around, the school
     seems to be empty, there is a faint echo of fire. She steps
     into an intersecting hall.

     INT. HALL

     This hall, too, is empty. The school is a frightening
     labyrinth of hallways and corridors and classrooms and so
     on. LAURIE looks around. No one in sight.

     She moves on.

     HER P.O.V DOWN THE HALL

     Empty, meaningless. Dormant. Dark. It seems to stretch for
     miles, Laurie advances.

     ANGLE FROM BEHIND HER

     Silence. She stops dead. Spins around. Faces the SHAPE. Its
     blood spattered knife gleaming in the pale moon light.

     She screams in anger-

     LAURIE

     MICHAEL!

     The Shape suddenly lunges, its knife slicing air. Laurie
     wards off the blow by hurling his arm away with one look.
     The Shape looks a bit stunned.

     LAURIE points to the Shape, the ground beneath it beginng
     to erupt, and a SPIKE juts out of the ground, THE SHAPE
     leaps back, barely missing the soiled and razor sharp tip.

     THE SHAPE peeks around the corner of the large spike and
     locks eyes with Laurie.

     LAURIE points again and again, more and more spikes
     erupting from the ground, one after another after another,
     until she has the Shape caged inside a rectangular fence of
     spikes around the Shape's perimeter.

     Now that she has him cornered, she does what she does best.
     Run away.

     INT. CORRIDOR

     Laurie comes charging down the hall, she's gasping and
     breathing hard, the old, nail biting Laurie Strode begins
     to surface once again.

     EXT. STAIRWELL

     She comes to a complete stop once she reaches the
     stairwell, and realizes she made it collapse a few minutes
     before.

     Laurie spins, checking the hall for the Shape. No sign of
     him... yet.

     She's gotta think of something fast, because the sound of
     spikes breaking apart is audible.

     Its now or never.

     LAURIE

     steps up to the ledge and plunges downward toward the heap
     of debris and the dead body of her would-be boyfriend.

     BUT JUST AS SHE IS ABOUT TO MAKE IMPACT

     Her mind goes berserk and she is jerked about in mid air,
     landing in a pile of staked chairs.

     A moment or two, and Laurie struggles her way out of the
     cage she has been entrapped in. Once she is out she runs
     down the first hall she sees.

     EXT. SCHOOL / INT. PARKING LOT

     A row of cars and other vehicles. Laurie walks down a row
     of them, trying to find her car.

     CLOSE UP - HER RED FORD EXPLORER

     She fishes out the keys in her pockets and clumsily drops
     them. She drops down to her knees and tries to reach out
     for them, under the car.

     ON THE SHAPE

     slowly walking toward her.

     BACK ON LAURIE --- freaking, she frantically grabs the
     keys, picks out the right one and tries to manage her shaky
     hands as she unlocks the door and hurls herself inside.

     INT. CAR

     Once Laurie is inside she relaxes a little. Her hand goes
     for the keys... not there. Uh oh. Laurie crawls to the
     passenger seat and sees...

     THE KEYS LYING ON THE PAVEMENT

     Shoot. Laurie opens the door, moves for them, but her head
     turns around and sees the SHAPE standing right there. She
     screams, leaping back into the car and slamming the door
     with her, leaving the keys still lying there.

     The Shape bends down and snatches them.

     Laurie, hysterical, locks eyes with the Shape as he moves
     to the door, Laurie leaps on it, holding the lock button
     down, making it impossible to unlock. Her face is pressed
     against the glass... inches from the Masked face of her
     Brother.

     She uses every ounce of strength when suddenly, the Shape
     Disappears, dropping down, below the window, out of her
     view.

     In the background, the roof of the burning gym caves in
     completely and lands in a horrifying immense clatter in the
     gym. More of the school is being set on fire.

     BACK ON LAURIE - moves to the center of the jeep, trying
     hard to listen over her own RAPID BREATHING, every sound
     AMPLIFIED.

     Then she hears it, the soft JINGLING of keys near the
     driver's side door. Laurie's eyes do that strange ripple
     thing, and immediately the lock is thrown.

     A shadow cuts the beam of the headlights, unseen by Laurie.
     The lock turns on the other side. Laurie leaps over and
     holds it down, securing it. This is beyond nerve-racking.
     Laurie is certifiable.

     EXT. FRONT OF JEEP

     ANGLE through front windshield. Laurie hysterically darting
     glances every which way. She doesn't see the...

     SHAPE open the tailgate door of the jeep and slowly crawl
     in behind her.

     The Shape reaches out and grabs hold of Laurie's neck.

     Laurie, with surprising strength, spins around and attacks
     the Shape. She glares at him, sending him hurling back,
     slamming against the back of the jeep.

     She falls back against the dash, legs out, kicking wildly
     at him.

     Her hand reaches for the door, finds the lock, the door
     lever, she pulls... The door swings open...

     Laurie falls out of the door, hitting the ground.

     EXT. FRONT YARD - CONTINUOUS

     Laurie, on her stomach, squirms away from the jeep. She
     brings herself up to her hands and knees, looking behind
     her to see nothing...

     THE SHAPE HAS DISAPPEARED.

     Laurie's eyes roam the yard but he's nowhere. Completely
     gone. Vanished. She leaps to her knees, than feet and
     rushes to the SCHOOL ENTRANCE.

     INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY

     Laurie walks down the hall, heading toward the PRINCIPAL'S
     OFFICE. She turns around, hearing a noise.

     A moment.

     Must've been her imagination. She continues.

     INT. PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE

     Empty and dark. Laurie enters, switching on the light. Her
     eyes fall on the phone and she runs toward it.

     Suddenly, a movement outside the door.

     ON LAURIE --- Oh no...

     She immediately runs to the light and switches it off, and
     the room plunges into deep darkness.

     A little rustle, and then silence.

     A moment later, the door is opened and the SHAPE comes
     inside, inspecting the room. He turns on the light.

     HIS POV

     Empty.

     THE SHAPE slowly walks toward the desk, leans over it,
     inspecting, no one is there. He turns.

     The Shape starts ripping the room up, overturning furniture
     in a mad fit of rage... when he notices the hall closet.
     Touche! He heads for it, ripping it open...

     A GHOST MASKED FIGURE strikes from within, with an
     umbrella, the sharp end hitting him in the chest as it fans
     out. The Shape stumbles back, stunned, as the Ghost comes
     at him again... the umbrella lodges in his chest, and he
     goes down.

     Laurie rips the GHOST MASK off her head. She looks at The
     Shape, disgusted, throwing the mask on The Shape's now
     still body.

     SUDDENLY

     The Shape strikes, jabbing the knife deep into her leg.
     Laurie screams out, her telekinetic powers go haywire and
     the FLOOR beneathe her buckles and she FALLS to the
     UNDERGROUND MINING BASEMENT/FACTORY way, way below the
     school.

     INT. MANUFACTURING AREA

     A cross between a steel mine and a coal mine. LAURIE falls
     from the opening in the ceiling, screaming, she lands with
     a THUNK.

     A moment later, the SHAPE comes tumbling down, it lands on
     his feet, a few yards away from LAURIE. He moves for her.

     Uh oh. Laurie scrambles up, she grabs the nearest thing she
     sees, some sort of HYDRALIC APPLIANCE.

     She hurls it at the Shape, not seeing the WARNING: MAY
     EXPLODE ON IMPACT label on it.

     The Shape has an instant to react, reaching for the bomb,
     before it EXPLODES.

     Sarah is pitched forward by the blast and slides on the
     floor. Slams up against one wall.

     A withering spray of shrapnel strafes the walls around her.
     Pieces of scrap metal clatter throughout the factory,
     raining down.

     CLOSEUP - LAURIE

     Very still. She winces and opens her eyes. Slowly looks up.

     POV - Laurie

     As the smoke clears. The Shape is GONE.

     ANGLE ON ONE OF THE FIRES

     Climbing some plastic tubing and triggering a SPRINKLER
     HEAD. It begins to rain.

     CLOSEUP --- LAURIE

     Sitting up as the water runs over her.

     She looks down. Protruding from her right thigh is a
     TWISTED PIECE OF METAL. Shrapnel. She pulls it out,
     grimacing. Her leg is broken.

     It is a long time before she can gather the will to move.

     LAURIE'S POV

     She sees a WALL PHONE several yards away, beyond the debris
     from the explosion.

     She starts to crawl toward it. Laurie passes A LARGE CLUMP
     OF DEBRIS, foreground.

     ANGLE ON DEBRIS

     As it rolls over suddenly! Its the SHAPE! Laurie screams,
     the Shape emerges from its spot, only to reveal its LEFT
     LEG has been blown right off, but this unstoppable killing
     machine raises its knife, trying to strike a blow to
     Laurie.

     Laurie wants to scream this time, from the depths of her
     soul, but there is no scream, only a dry shivering sob.

     The Shape drags itself SCRAPING over the floor, fingers
     clutching.

     Laurie is shaking and whimpering as she scrabbles away,
     crawling in agony.

     ANGLE ON CONVEYOR BELT

     As Laurie flops from the catwalk onto the MOVING STRIP. She
     is carried into the intricate lattice of equipment. Laurie
     rolls off weakly before going under a set of sorting
     rollers.

     ANGLE THROUGH MACHINERY - ON THE SHAPE

     As it crawls after her, dragging its body. It tracks her
     every move.

     Laurie moves deeper into the DARK, CLASHING JUNGLE of
     machinery.

     Around her is a rain-drenched tangle of CABLES, PIPES and
     unforgiving mechanisms of steel.

     The Shape clambers through after her.

     CLOSEUP --- LAURIE

     Water pours into her eyes as she catches sight of
     something. A CONTROL BOX.

     She drags herself toward it.

     CLOSEUP - THE SHAPE

     It spots her wedged in a tiny crawl space. No way out. It
     crawls the last few feet, approaching her.

     Hypnotized, Laurie watches the Shape REACHING TOWARD HER.
     She is jammed in a corner.

     Laurie's hand claws around to the front of the control
     panel, seeking the RED BUTTON.

     EXTREME CLOSEUP - HER WET FINGERTIPS FEEL THE BUTTON

     ANGLE ON THE SHAPE

     His burnt, raw hand STRIKES with the Knife. Laurie's head
     pitches left, missing the edge of the blade by a nano
     second. The Shape has to wiggle the knife a bit to get it
     out.

     EXTREME CLOSEUP --- LAURIE

     Her face inexplicably calm, eyes steady in that infinite
     instant. She clenches her teeth to keep from screaming as
     she WAITS.

     The Shape grabs the knife out of its place and SWINGS it at
     Laurie. She kicks upward and the knife is sent flying.

     LAURIE

     (voice icy)

     So sorry brother dear.

     EXTREME CLOSEUP - BUTTON

     As her bloody finger stabs it down.

     FULL SHOT

     Showing how the Shape has been led into the MAW OF THE
     HYDRAULIC PRESS.

     THE STAMPING PLATE THUNDERS DOWN!

     Tons of mechanical pressure flatten the Shape's head and
     body like tin-foil. An instant crimson shower of crushed
     and regurgitated flesh, splatter after splatter of blood.
     The PRESS SCREAMS, jamming solid.

     A horrifying, tense silence.

     TIGHT ON LAURIE

     Shivering uncontrollably. The bloody fingers are frozen an
     inch from her throat. She can only stare as water runs over
     her.

     EXT. FACTORY - DAWN
     CLOSE ON the side rail of an ambulance gurney SNAPPING UP
     into position. Laurie's eyes are closed and she is moved
     OUT OF FRAME.

     WIDE SHOT

     Showing the gurney being rolled by TWO ATTENDANTS past the
     site of the last explosion.

     SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS are picking through the debris.

     PANNING WITH THE GURNEY

     As it is wheeled out, holding on TWO FACTORY EMPLOYEES,
     foreground.

     FADE OUT

     INT. LAURIE'S HOSPITAL ROOM ROOM - SEVERAL DAYS LATER /
     MORNING

     Laurie is calm, sitting on a chair propped up beside a
     window. The room is small and compact. She stares out of
     it. WIDER revealing she is dictating into a TAPE RECORDER.

     LAURIE

     Its only been a week since my

     final encounter with my pyscho

     brother. They are still trying

     to rebuild the gym I burnt down.

     My life as I know is officially

     screwed. There's nothing I'd rather

     do than trade my life with anyone

     else's. I still have no friends.

     As a matter of fact, I killed

     everyone at school.

     (obvious impression

     of Ripley from Alien)

     This is Strode, last survivor

     of the Prom Night massacre..

     (a long, strange silence)

     signing off.

 

     THE END


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