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The Man In The Shadows

Script By: Joel Kessler
Horror


Tags: Boogeyman


I made this script years ago, so if it's a little cheesy, I'm sorry, but I was like 9 years old when I wrote this.

Lawrence and his father are staying in South Carolina for the weekend. Little do they know that the house they rented is haunted. come visit 666 Shady Lane and enjoy this cheesy-ass horror script.


Submitted:Sep 23, 2012    Reads: 356    Comments: 4    Likes: 1   


Fade In:
EXT. HOUSE, 1978
House numbers: 666 Shady Lane
INT. A HOUSE, 1978- NIGHT
A boy getting ready for bed, boy's mother comes in his room
BOY'S MOTHER
Hey you ready to go to sleep?
BOY
Yeah mom. Just let me get in bed.
BOY HOPS IN BED
INT. A HOUSE, 1978- NIGHT (CON'T)
BOY'S MOTHER Good night! Don't let the boogeyman get you.
BOY
*Gulp* G-good night mom.
Boy's mother turns off lights
OUT OF SHADOWS A MAN WALKS OUT
INT. A HOUSE, 1978- NIGHT (CON'T)
Man paces back and forth
MAN
Did you really think she could save you from the "Boogey Man"
BOOGEY-MAN
That's funny really 'cuz you can't run from your fate
Boogey-Man sprints toward boy
FADE TO BLACK
BOY
*Shieks*
GOES TO TITLE: THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS/ DIRECTED BY JASON R. HARRIS
2.
EXT. STREET, PRESENT TIME- DAY
Teenage boy(Lawrence) and girl(Ramona) walking
RAMONA
So you're staying here for the weekend
LAWRENCE
Yeah it's my family's vaction
RAMONA
Which house did your family rent?
LAWRENCE
It's on Shady Lane um... lemme see it's... 666 Shady Lane.
RAMONA
Oh my god you know what happened there right?
LAWRENCE
Should I?
RAMONA
Some kid got murdered and his mother went balistic and killed herself when she found the body shredded to bits.
LAWRENCE
Oh. That sounds lovely.
The two walk by Lawrence's Beach House
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
This is where I get off
RAMONA
Seya around.
Boy walks up driveway Ramona waves
LAWRENCE OPENS FRONT DOOR
INT. HOUSE- DAY
Lawrence walks in.
LAWRENCE
Hey dad. Can I ask a question?
3.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Sure, what's up kiddo?
The two walk into the kitchen.
INT. KITCHEN- SUN-DOWN
LAWRENCE
How'd we get this house so cheap?
LAWRENCE'S DAD Well... why would you want to know?
LAWRENCE
It's just the girl the next door said something distubing... forget about it
Lawrence's dad motions toward lawrence
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Now wait just burger-flippin' minute, what did she say?
LAWRENCE
She said some boy was murdered in this house. But that isn't true is it?
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Um... do you want the truth or a lie?
LAWRENCE
Well, I'd prefer the truth, to be honest.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Fine. A little boy died here but I wouldn't call murder.
LAWRENCE
Well what would you call it then?
LAWRENCE'S DAD Suicide? I don't know that much ok! The guy who rented us the house only said a boy died here. Ya' happy?!?
LAWRENCE
No...
4.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Now go wash up. Dinner's almost ready.
EXT. HOUSE(BEDROOM WINDOW)- NIGHT
Light on.
Light turns off.
INT. BEDROOM- NIGHT
Lawrence lays in bed. He gets up and turns on light.
LAWRENCE
Time to find out what really happened in this house.
Lawrence walks toward dresser, opens top drawer, pulls out computer, places it on top of dresser.
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
Alright now where to look...?
Computer: 666 Shady Lane Death.
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
Ah! I think I found somethin'!
Lawrence clicks twice.
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
Groovy.
Lawrence scrolls down slowly reading the passages, until he hears a rapping at his bedroom door.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Son, are you up still?
LAWRENCE
Whispers *Crap*
Lawrence races to his bed and turms off the lights
LAWRENCE'S DAD
I'm coming in.
Lawrence's dad walks in.
LAWRENCE
What's up, Dad?
5.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
I just came to say sorry that I didn't tell you about the death in the house.
LAWRENCE
It's ok pops.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Good, now go to sleep we have a big day ahead of us tommorow.
LAWRENCE
Yes sir.
Dad shuts the door.
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
*Sighs*
Lawrence gets out of bed to get back on the computer, he raises the screen up except the page says " You're gonna die tommorow."
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
*Gasp*
FADE TO BLACK
EXT. DRIVEWAY- NOON
Lawrence walks out of the garage.
RAMONA
Hey, Lawrence wait up!
LAWRENCE
Hey! Whatcha need?
RAMONA
We may have a problem.
LAWRENCE
How so?
RAMONA
The woman died across the street last night.
LAWRENCE
And...
RAMONA
She was murdered.
6.
LAWRENCE
Really?!? 'cuz last night the weirdest thing came up on my computer.
RAMONA
What was on your computer?
LAWRENCE
A document that said, quote: "You are going to die tommorow."
RAMONA
Did you tell anyone?
LAWRENCE
No, 'cuz I'd be called crazy.
RAMONA
Listen i gotta go. But we should meet here later, ok?
LAWRENCE
When?
RAMONA
I'll text ya' when, bye.
LAWRENCE
seya!
FADES TO BLACK
SLIDE: LATER
EXT. DRIVEWAY, LATER- AFTERNOON
The two are hanging out at Lawrence's driveway
LAWRENCE
So, you think it's the Boogey-Man who killed the old woman and is threating to kill me?
RAMONA
Yes, I know it may sound crazy, but today I went to the library to do a little research.
RAMONA (CONT'D)
Well when I went over the murder, the boy claimed he was being haunted by the Boogey-Man.
7.
LAWRENCE
Well if it is the Boogey-Man, then
I should get ready to fight.
FADES TO BLACK
INT. HOUSE- NIGHT
Lawrence and his dad are talking
LAWRENCE'S DAD
What are you talking about?!?
LAWRENCE
Dad, I'm being haunted by a man living in the world od darkness and tonight he's supposed to kill me.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
You aren't making any sense!
LAWRENCE
Fine then I'm gonna have to aid myself with some sort of weapon.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Are you really serious?!?
LAWRENCE
Yes dad! Because I may die!
Lawrence's dad smacks lawrence
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Will you just shut up about a stupid urban legend!
LAWRENCE
No.
Lawrence storms out of the room.
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Whispers *Damn*
EXT. OUTSIDE OF HOUSE- NIGHT
Boogey-Man is at the side of the house
BOOGEY-MAN
Heheheh
Boogey-Man shuts off the power.
8.
INT. HOUSE- NIGHT
The two people are trapped in the house.
LAWRENCE'S DAD Lawrence stay calm. I'm sure this is a coincidence.
LAWRENCE
You wish it was a coincidence.
Lawrence pulls out a wooden bat.
A sudeden character sprints throught the dad leaving him on the floor.
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
Dad!
Dad has blood gushing from his mouth
LAWRENCE'S DAD
I'm sorry son that I can't see you grow up because I'm dying, so avenge my death and kick some butt.
LAWRENCE
*Sniffs* Yes... sir (sobbing)
LAWRENCE'S DAD
Seya kid-do
Lawrence's dad dies.
Lawrence cries, but then gets up.
LAWRENCE
Alright you killed my father so now I'm gonna have to take your sorry behind to hell.
Boogey-Man walks from behind a wall.
BOOGEY-MAN
We'll see about that.
Boogey-Man sprints toward Lawrence but Lawrence hits him with the wooden bat.
BOOGEY-MAN (CONT'D)
Jesus christ you're strong.
9.
LAWRENCE
Shut up.
Boogey-Man stands up. Lawrence looks at his watch.
BOOGEY-MAN
Waiting for someone?
Boogey-Man grabs Lawrence by his shirt.
BOOGEY-MAN (CONT'D) Stealing your soul is going to be sooooo fun.
LAWRENCE
You wish.
Lawrence hits The Boogey-Man at the side of his head with the bat. Throws lawrence Back
LAWRENCE (CONT'D) Because you aren't getting my soul.
BOOGEY-MAN
(Ramona's voice) Help me Lawrence save me from... (Boogey-Man's voice) The Boogey-Man.
LAWRENCE
You devilish fiend, she was only a child.
BOOGEY-MAN
And so are you but that's not gonna stop me from stealing your soul.
LAWRENCE
Right 'cuz this is gonaa stop you from stealing my soul
Lawrence is holding a gun.
BOOGEY-MAN
Where'd you get tha--
GOES TO BLACK
BLAM!
Lawrence goes over to the Boogey-Man
10.
LAWRENCE
What? He's wearing a mask!
Lawrence takes off the mask there shows Ramona dead, pale face.
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
So you were the killer.
Lawrence then see a scrunched up piece of paper.
He undoes the paper
LAWRENCE (CONT'D)
And apearently you are my cousin.
Lawrence throws the paper on the ground and staggers out the door.
Zooms up on paper " Last living relatives of the murdered Billy Kessler:Nate Kessler and his son Lawrence Kessler along with the now orphaned Ramona Kessler"
END.
Goes to credits




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