The Man In The Shadows

Script by: Joel Kessler

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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.

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Submitted: September 23, 2012

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Submitted: September 23, 2012

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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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The Man In The Shadows

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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.
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