Amityville Asylum, The




                             THE AMITYVILLE ASYLUM



                                  Written by

                                 Andrew Jones

                         
                         
                         
                         
                                                  SHOOTING SCRIPT
                                                   27TH JULY 2012

                         
                         
          Against BLACK SCREEN a TITLE CARD appears:
                         
          "The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best
          shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and
          where the other begins?" - Edgar Allan Poe
                         
          TITLE CARD dissolves.
                         
                         
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          1.EXT. 112 OCEAN AVENUE ­ AMITYVILLE ­ NIGHT
                         
          We slowly pan through a suburban neighbourhood located on
          the south shore of Long Island. The still shroud of night
          blankets the village of Amityville in the early morning
          hours.
                         
          TITLE CARD Appears:
                         
          Thursday, November 14, 1974.
                         
          TITLE CARD Dissolves.
                         
          Stray house pets are the only signs of life as families and
          neighbours slumber. We reach 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch
          Colonial house. The home is a classic piece of Americana,
          two stories plus an attic, several rooms, and a boathouse on
          the Amityville River. There are quarter round windows on the
          top floor that give the appearance of eyes staring back at
          us.
                         
          A signpost in the front yard reads "HIGH HOPES", a testament
          to what the home symbolizes for the family that live there.
                         
                         
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          2.INT. BASEMENT ­ 112 OCEAN AVENUE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          We move slowly through the basement, past various crushed
          beer cans and a table full of drug paraphernalia, until we
          reach a bearded man in his early twenties. RONALD DEFEO
          JUNIOR, known to his family and friends as BUTCH. He sits on
          a ragged sofa, dozing off in front of a small Television
          that displays white static.
                         
          There is a digital clock on a small table by the side of the
          sofa. It reads 3:14am. We hold on the clock and the time
          changes to 3:15am. We can see DeFeo's breath drift from his
           3.
                         
                         
          lips as cold air sweeps through the room. His eyes snap
          open.
          A hooded figure, face shrouded in darkness, steps from the
          shadows. The figure carries a .35 caliber lever action
          Marlin 336C rifle. Hands clad in black leather gloves, the
          mysterious person holds the rifle out in front of Butch. A
          voice emerges from beneath the hood that is so deep as to be
                         INHUMAN:
                         
                          FIGURE
           Kill them. Kill them all.
                         
          Butch stands and takes the rifle. The figure retreats back
          into the shadows.
                         
                         
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          3.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          The house is silent. Butch quietly stalks the hallways, the
          rifle grasped tightly in his hands.
                         
                         
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          4.INT. MASTER BEDROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Butch quietly pushes the door aside and observes his parents
          as they sleep. RONALD DEFEO SENIOR, age forty three, is a
          heavy set Italian American man and his wife LOUISE DEFEO is
          a slender woman, aged forty two, with flowing blonde hair.
          Both are lying flat on their stomachs. Without hesitation,
          Butch raises the rifle to his shoulder and pulls the
          trigger. The BLAST is deafening. The first shot rips into
          his fathers back, tearing through his kidney and exiting
          through his chest. Butch fires another round, again hitting
          his father in the back. This shot pierces the base of Ronald
          Senior's spine, and lodges in his neck.Louise DeFeo's eyes
          open, but she barely has a few seconds to react. Butch aims
          the weapon at his mother as she lays prone on the bed, and
          fires two shots in quick succession. The bullets shatter her
          rib cage and collapse her right lung. Both bodies now lay
          silently in fresh pools of their own blood.
                         
                         
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          5.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
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          Butch, in an almost trance like state, walks down the hall
          and quietly nudges the door to another bedroom.
                         
                         
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          6.INT. BOY'S BEDROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Butch enters the bedroom that his two brothers MARK, aged
          twelve, and JOHN, aged nine, share. He walks between their
          two beds as they lie on their stomachs, sleeping soundly.
          Standing directly above his two helpless brothers, Butch
          fires one shot into each of the boys as they lay sleeping.
                         
          The bullets tear through their young bodies, ravaging their
          internal organs, laying waste to the lives that lay ahead of
          them. Mark lays motionless, while John, whose spinal cord
          has been severed by his brother's heartless attack, twitches
          spasmodically for a few moments after the shooting.
                         
                         
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          7.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Stangely, the loud shots have not roused the remaining
          members of the DeFeo family, and Butch skulks unchallenged
          to his final destination-the bedroom shared by his sisters
          DAWN, eighteen years old, and ALLISON, aged thirteen.
                         
                         
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          8.INT. GIRLS' BEDROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          As Butch enters the room, Allison stirs. She looks up just
          as Butch lowers the rifle to her face and pulls the trigger.
          Butch then aims his weapon at Dawn's head and squeezes the
          trigger again, literally blowing the left side of her face
          off. Both girls die instantly. The white sheets and walls
          are splattered with blood and brain matter. Butch is unmoved
          and expressionless. He surveys the carnage for a moment,
          then calmly walks out of the room.
                         
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          9.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
           5.
                         
                         
          Butch walks past a photograph hanging on the wall in a red
          frame. It shows all seven members of the DeFeo family in a
          group, hugging each other with smiles on their faces. The
          sound of children singing the nursery rhyme "Ring Around a
          Rosie" in a slow, haunting manner echoes through the house.
          We push in on the photograph and:
                         
                         
          FADE TO BLACK
                         
                         
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          10.EXT. CAR ­ AMITYVILLE ­ DAY
                         
          A car drives through the village of Amityville on a cold
          winter's day. TITLE CARD appears:
                         
          AMITYVILLE, LONG ISLAND - 2013.
                         
          TITLE CARD Dissolves.
                         
                         
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          11.INT. CAR ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          A young girl in her mid twenties is driving the car. She is
          attractive yet she dresses very conservatively in a thick
          sweater and baggy combat trousers. This is LISA TEMPLETON.
          She consults a crumpled piece of paper. Directions are
          scribbled on it.
                         
                         
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          12.EXT. CAR ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          The car turns the corner and heads down a long driveway
          surrounded by trees. The car approaches a large imposing
          building which casts a dark shadow over the grounds. Outside
          a sign reads HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL.
                         
                         
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          13.INT. HALLWAY ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ DAY
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          Lisa is sat on a bench in a long empty corridor. She has a
          file in her hand and taps her fingers on it nervously. A
          door opens and a middle aged man dressed in a crisp white
          shirt and tie steps out. He is well groomed and his eyes are
          warm and inviting. This is DOCTOR ELLIOT MIXTER.
                          MIXTER
           Lisa Templeton?
                         
          Lisa stands abruptly, dropping her file in the process.
                         
                          LISA
           Me! Sorry-
                         
          Lisa scrambles to pick up the file and papers fall out of
          it.
                         
                          LISA
           Shit!
                         
          Mixter smiles.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh God, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to
           say that!
                         
                          MIXTER
           It's quite alright. I'm Doctor
           Elliot Mixter. Come into my office.
                         
          Lisa manages to retrieve the file and papers from the floor
          and compose herself. Mixter holds the door open and Lisa
          enters the office.
                         
                         
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          14.INT. MIXTER'S OFFICE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa stands in the office. Mixter enters and shuts the door.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Please, take a seat.
                         
          Lisa sinks into a chair next to a large oak desk. Mixter
          walks to the opposite side and sits in a large leather chair
          facing her.
                         
                          LISA
           I've uh... brought my resume and
           some references. I know I already
           sent a copy with my application but
           just in case.
           7.
                         
                         
                          MIXTER
           Thank you.
                         
          Mixter takes the file from her and opens it on his desk. He
          glances over it.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Very good. I see you've had lots of
           experience cleaning private homes.
                         
                          LISA
           Yes, I uh... I've done a lot of
           them.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Well an institution such as this
           one is a very different
           proposition.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh yes. Yes I know. You'll see I've
           also worked cleaning a school, so I
           am used to big areas.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Yes I've seen that. When I say this
           is a different proposition I mean
           in terms of the sensitivity
           required due to the nature of what
           we do here.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh yes, yes of course.
                         
                          MIXTER
           You would mainly be working night
           shifts at a time when patients are
           on lock down. But many of our
           patients here have psychological
           disturbances so there may be
           situations where you have to clean
           up things you may not be used to
           cleaning up. If you know what I'm
           saying.
                         
                          LISA
           I know what you mean, yes.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Would that bother you?
                         
                          LISA
           It may be strange at first but I
           actually have some experience in
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          that area. I would clean my mother
          when she lost control of her bodily
          functions during her illness. It's
          something I got used to very
          quickly. It became routine.
                         
                          MIXTER
          I see. How is your mother now?
                         
                          LISA
          Well... she passed away.
                         
                          MIXTER
          I'm sorry to hear that. So... it's
          important to me that every employee
          here, whether they are a
          psychiatrist, an orderly or a
          cleaner, needs to fully understand
          what our mission statement at this
          hospital is.
                         
                          LISA
          Okay.
                         
                          MIXTER
          High Hopes was only built two years
          ago and as an institution we have
          only been running for just over a
          year now. So we're still building
          our reputation. But I am very clear
          on what I want that reputation to
          be. I intend to make this
          institution one of the foremost
          centres for mental health treatment
          in the country. If you look into my
          history you'll know that I have a
          stellar reputation in the field of
          psychiatry and I want to use that
          to help others. That is why I have
          put my own money into the creation
          of this institution. We are only
          just starting out but we have a
          long term ambition to be considered
          the best. So what I require is that
          every person who works at this
          institution, in any capacity, must
          be professional and sensitive to
          the needs of the patients. Unlike
          other institutions, the welfare and
          care of our patients comes first
          here.
           9.
                         
                         
                          LISA
           I really admire that and I promise
           I would not let you down if I was
           given this job.
                         
                          MIXTER
           I'm sure you wouldn't.
                         
          Lisa's face quickly contorts. Mixter looks puzzled. Suddenly
          Lisa sneezes. It shoots out so rapidly she has no time to
          cover her mouth and nose. She sneezes all over Mixter. Lisa
          looks horrified.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh my God, I'm so sorry!!
                         
          Lisa rushes to Mixter's side and grabs a tissue from a
          Kleenex box on his desk. She frantically wipes the saliva
          and snot from his face.
                         
                          MIXTER
           It's quite alright, please sit
           down, I can take care of it.
                         
          Lisa, completely mortified, sits back down. An unimpressed
          Mixter wipes the spittle off his face with a tissue. When
          he's done he stares at Lisa.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Okay... well thanks for coming in.
           I'll let you know.
                         
                          LISA
           Look I'm so sorry, I really am!
                         
                          MIXTER
           It's fine. We'll be in touch.
                         
          Such is her embarrassment, Lisa can't get out of the office
          fast enough.
                         
                         
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          15.INT. BEDROOM ­ LISA'S HOME - LONG ISLAND ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa is lying on her bed watching TV, flicking endlessly
          through the channels. The phone on the bedside table rings.
          Lisa picks up the receiver.
                         
                          LISA
           Hello?
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           NANCY (O.S)
           Hey hun!
                         
                          LISA
           Hey Nancy.
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
           How did it go today?
                         
                          LISA
           It was a total fucking disaster!
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
           Oh I'm sure you're just being silly
           hun! Whenever I've gone for an
           interview I always come out
           thinking it's gone really badly.
           But I bet it went better than you
           think.
                         
                          LISA
           I sneezed on the head of the
           institution.
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
           You what??
                         
                          LISA
           I sneezed on him! It was one of
           those sneezes that just sneaks up
           on you, I didn't have time to cover
           my face. Before you know it he's
           covered in my snot!
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
           Oh God I'm sorry hun.
                         
          Long silence on the line.
                         
                          LISA
           Go on, go ahead. You know you want
           to!
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
                          [HYSTERIAL LAUGHTER]
                         
                          LISA
           Laugh it up, it's gonna be your
           last chance because I'm not going
           for any more job interviews! I'm
           done, I'm always so damn nervous
           and I just don't make a good first
           impression.
           11.
                         
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
          You should take my advice and show
          a little cleavage at these
          interviews! Trust me, you'd get the
          job then!
                         
                          LISA
          That's just not me Nance. I
          wouldn't know where to start with
          flirting or any of that. Christ, if
          I wore high heels to one of these
          interviews I'd probably trip over!
          I'm a clumsy dork!
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
          So what are you thinking of doing?
                         
                          LISA
          I dunno. Thanks for not disputing
          that dork remark by the way.
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
          [Laughs] Sorry, hun!
                         
                          LISA
          I guess I'll have to sign on
          welfare to make the rent. Long
          term, maybe I should go back to
          school. Get better qualified for
          something.
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
          How come you don't do something
          with your writing? You could try
          and get something published. Or
          write a book or something?
                         
                          LISA
          I dunno, I just... it's like I just
          haven't been able to bring myself
          to write since ... you know...
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
          I know. It's a cliché, but time
          really is a healer. I'm sure the
          passion you had for it will come
          back.
                         
                          LISA
          Maybe.
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
          You wanna talk about it?
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                          LISA
           Not really. I just think I'm gonna
           get myself a nice big tub of ice
           cream from the freezer and watch
           some TV.
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
           Comfort eating!
                         
                          LISA
           [Smiles] I know but if there's ever
           a good time for ice cream it's
           today!
                         
           NANCY (O.S)
           Can't argue with that! Give me a
           call tomorrow, let's go for coffee
           soon yeah?
                         
                          LISA
           Sure. Night.
                         
                         
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          16.INT. KITCHEN ­ LISA'S HOME ­ LATER
                         
          Lisa is rummaging in her freezer for some ice cream. She
          pulls out a tub and tosses it on the counter. She opens the
          cutlery drawer and grabs a spoon. The phone rings.
                         
                         
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          17.INT. LIVING ROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa walks over to the phone and picks up the receiver.
                         
                          LISA
           Hello?
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           Lisa this is Doctor Mixter at High
           Hopes Hospital.
                         
                          LISA
           Really? Oh, I uh... Hi!
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           Hello! I'm just calling you to say
           it was great to meet you today and
           I'd like to offer you the job.
           13.
                         
                         
          Lisa is stunned into silence.
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           Are you there?
                         
                          LISA
           Um... is this a joke or something?
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           No joke, I'd like to offer you the
           job.
                         
                          LISA
           Seriously?
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           Absolutely.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh my God I... I can't believe it.
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           I'm pleased to welcome you to High
           Hopes Hospital. If you can be here
           at 9am tomorrow for an induction
           please and we'll go from there.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh God, thank you so much! I really
           appreciate this, I won't let you
           down!
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           I know you won't. We'll see you
           tomorrow!
                         
                          LISA
           Okay, see you tomorrow!
                         
                         
          Lisa puts the phone down with a smile.
                         
                         
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          18.INT. RECEPTION AREA ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL - DAY
                         
          Lisa enters the hospital. A man in his thirties dressed in a
          boiler suit is stood on a step ladder. He is attempting to
          change a light bulb in the hallway but seems to be making
          hard work of it. The bulb drops from his hand and smashes to
          the ground. Lisa looks up at him.
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                          MAN
           Gswno!
                         
          Lisa averts her eyes but the man is now aware of her
          presence. He has a Polish accent but his English is very
          articulate.
                         
                          MAN
           Can I help you?
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah, I'm here for an induction
           into the cleaning job.
                         
                          MAN
           You must be Lisa?
                         
                          LISA
           Yes, that's right.
                         
                          MAN
           Doctor Mixter said you would be
           coming. I'm Delaney, we'll be
           working together.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh great.
                         
          Delaney climbs off the step ladder and shakes Lisa's hand.
                         
                          DELANEY
           We work nights so today we'll just
           show you around, okay?
                         
                          LISA
           Okay, thank you.
                         
                          DELANEY
           I'll clean this up and we'll get to
           it.
                         
                         
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          19.INT. STORAGE CUPBOARD ­ LATER
          Delaney opens the cupboard door and for a moment he and Lisa
          are silhouetted in the doorway. Delaney pulls a string
          hanging near the door and a light comes on. The cupboard is
          packed with various cleaning products.
                          DELANEY
           This is the storage cupboard.
           Everything you will need for each
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          task is here, each shelf is
          labelled.
                         
                          LISA
          Okay.
                         
                          DELANEY
          The most obvious task is hoovering.
          This is our hoover here, it's
          straight forward. You'll be
          surprised that although it's
          powerful it's very quiet, because
          we are working when everyone's in
          bed so obviously we don't want to
          wake them up! It has a Telescopic
          suction tube and six stage filter
          system. So a lot more powerful than
          you may be used to.
                         
                          LISA
          Okay.
                         
                          DELANEY
          The mop and bucket is here, we
          usually use standard bleach to mix
          with the water so that's straight
          forward. But there is this
          specialist stain remover that you
          must use if there are any stains on
          the floor or carpet. It needs to be
          sprayed and left to set for twenty
          minutes before scrubbing or
          mopping. It's a special formula for
          tea, coffee, water marks and other
          yellow and brown discolourations on
          the carpets or floors. It's pretty
          strong so wash your hands after you
          use it!
                         
                          LISA
                         OKAY
                         
                          DELANEY
          One of the worst parts of the job
          is we have to remove chewing gum
          from lots of surfaces. They don't
          just stick it underneath the
          tables, it ends up everywhere!
                         
                          LISA
          Gross!
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                          DELANEY
           Yes! I think a lot of the time it's
           the staff doing it, not the
           patients! But we have this GumCart,
           which is a bit complicated but it's
           easier than just scraping the gum.
           The steam is super heated to one
           hundred eighty degrees and
           delivered at seven point zero bar
           pressure. It can produce a hundred
           and fifteen litres of superheated
           steam per minute.
                         
                          LISA
           Is it okay if I watch you use it a
           few times first so I know exactly
           what I'm doing? I don't want to end
           up burning myself or any furniture!
                         
          Delaney smiles.
                         
                          DELANEY
           No problem. Now here we come to the
           most dangerous chemical we have.
           This is a concrete cleaner, very
           toxic stuff, so you have to wear
           the face mask and gloves we have
           here, okay?
                         
                          LISA
           Okay.
                         
                          DELANEY
           This is for cleaning and descaling
           brick, stone and concrete and for
           metal de-rusting. For concrete you
           must mix it one part to four parts
           water. Brush or spray it on with
           the equipment here then leave it
           five to ten minutes to set, then
           rinse it off. But for those
           stubborn son-of-a-bitch marks use
           it neat!
                         
                          LISA
           Okay.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Don't worry if anything seems
           complicated, you'll get used to it.
           But you'll mostly be mopping and
           hoovering in your first few weeks.
           17.
                         
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah that's fine.
                         
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          20.INT. WARD B ­ LATER
                         
          Lisa follows Delaney into the communal area of Ward B. The
          walls are white and clinical. Various patients are scattered
          across the room, each with a look of resignation in their
          eyes. Many stare blankly out of the window.
                         
                          DELANEY
           This is Ward B, one of two wards
           you'll be responsible for cleaning
           each evening. Essentially the main
           duties will be emptying the bins,
           hoovering the carpeted areas and
           mopping the hallways. The patients
           in here are Category B. They're
           mainly people who have had nervous
           breakdowns and those who are
           catatonic. They're harmless. Like
           Missus Hardesty here.
                         
          Delaney and Lisa walk over to an old woman who is sat still
          in the chair. Her eyes are open yet she appears lifeless.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Hello Missus Hardesty.
                         
          No response or acknowledgement of other people's presence.
                         
                          DELANEY
           She hasn't spoken a word in all her
           time here. The orderlies just lift
           her from the bedroom to the day
           room and back again every day.
                         
                          LISA
           Why did you just talk to her?
                         
                          DELANEY
           We've still got to treat them like
           human beings. Otherwise they just
           become like furniture and we all
           lose our humanity. I like to think
           she can hear me, even if she won't
           talk to me. See you later Missus
           Hardesty.
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          Missus Hardesty continues to stare into nothingness. Delaney
          and Lisa exit.
                         
                         
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          21.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Delaney and Lisa stroll down the long corridors.
                         
                          DELANEY
           The patients are locked in their
           rooms on our night shift, but now
           and again they might have an
           accident we gotta clean up.
                         
                          LISA
           Okay.
                         
                          DELANEY
           In the day time there are nurses
           who often clean up but in the night
           we may be called to provide fresh
           linen or mop up. Not the most
           pleasant of jobs but it happens
           from time to time.
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah I understand.
                         
          Delaney and Lisa arrive at a doorway.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Now here we come to the most
           difficult part of the job.
                         
                          LISA
           Cleaning crap up isn't the most
           difficult part?!
                         
          Delaney smiles.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Oh no, that's very easy compared to
           what's behind this door.
                         
                          LISA
           What's behind it?
                         
                          DELANEY
           This leads down to Ward X.
           19.
                         
                         
                          LISA
           Sounds ominous.
                         
                          DELANEY
           You could say that. It's where
           Category A patients are held. The
           criminally insane.
                         
                          LISA
           Really? Doctor Mixter didn't
           mention that.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Yes, well, these patients are
           beyond help so they've become athe
           hospital's secret. Many of them
           were transferred from prisons and
           other institutions. Doctor Mixter
           probably thought he could help
           them. He can't. The staff call this
           place Blood Row.
                         
          Delaney opens the door.
                         
                         
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          22.INT. STAIRCASE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa follows Delaney down a winding staircase. As they
          descend down the steps, the light fades.
                         
                         
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          23.INT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Delaney and Lisa enter a long dark corridor with a row of
          thick metal doors either side. Two light bulbs hang from the
          ceiling at each end of the corridor, providing only minimal
          illumination. Lisa's nose twitches.
                         
                          LISA
           What's that smell?
                         
                          DELANEY
           It always hangs in the air. No
           matter how much we bleach the floor
           there is always that smell of
           death.
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          Lisa looks concerned.
                         
                          LISA
           These patients are dangerous?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Yes. But don't worry, we never have
           to interact directly or anything
           like that. You will just be mopping
           the corridor and dusting.
                         
          Delaney walks over to the first door on the right. There is
          a hatch on the door. Delaney slowly slides it open and
          beckons Lisa over. She peers inside. The cell is very basic,
          white walls with the only furniture being an uncomfortable
          looking bed and a toilet without a seat. There are thick
          iron bars on one small window. A skinny man in his thirties
          sits on a basic bed in a white vest, rocking back and forth.
          He has wild hair and a scraggly beard.
                         
                          DELANEY
           That's Jerry Kimble. He was
           convicted of stabbing a young
           mother forty-nine times in front of
           her two year-old son, then killing
           and sexually assaulting a woman
           before smothering her four-year-old
           daughter. They call him the Green
           Chain Rapist. He was in Sing Sing
           but was certified insane and his
           lawyer got him transferred here. He
           doesn't make any noise or fuss, but
           he is a dangerous man. Especially
           towards women. This next inmate is
           even worse.
          Delaney slides the hatch shut and walks over to the next
          door. He slowly slides open the hatch and Lisa peers inside.
          Another basic white cell with only a bed and toilet. A man
          stands in the centre of the room with his hands behind his
          back. His hair is slicked back, as jet black as the eyes
          that stare at Lisa. He smiles. Delaney slides the hatch
          shut.
                          DELANEY
           That's Dennis Palmer. Also known as
           The Long Island Cannibal. He was
           abused as a child so his targets
           were always paedophiles and
           rapists. He'd track them down and
           torture them. He would eat parts of
           their body while they were still
           alive.
           21.
                         
                         
                          LISA
           That's horrible.
                         
                          DELANEY
           The most horrible thing is that a
           lot of the public thought he was a
           hero.
                         
          Delaney walks over to a door on the opposite side of the
          hallway. He slides open the hatch.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Sadie Krenwinkel.
                         
          Lisa looks inside. Inside the basic cell a woman sits cross
          legged on her bed. She has long flowing black hair, intense
          eyes and a pentagram carved into her forehead. She looks up
          and smiles at Lisa. Delaney slides the hatch shut.
                         
                          LISA
           What's her deal?
                         
                          DELANEY
           She was a member of a Witchcraft
           cult. They kidnapped six people for
           a demonic ritual. Five were killed
           but one got away and led police to
           the cult. She turned her trial into
           a circus, talking about lots of
           crazy stuff. The media enjoyed it
           but she got certified insane by the
           court. She's been around a few
           institutions since. Now she's here.
                         
                          LISA
           Some strange stories here.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Well those aren't the strangest.
                         
                          LISA
           Really?
                          DELANEY
           This last patient is the strangest
           case.
          Delaney walks over to the last door on the left. He slides
          open the hatch. A singular shaft of light coming from a tiny
          barred window barely penetrates the darkness of the cell.
          Lisa peers inside to see a man sat in the shadows.
                          DELANEY
           This is our resident John Doe.
           Sometimes we have people with
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           amnesia. Often we find out who they
           are. Not so with this man.
                         
                          LISA
           Why is he down here?
                         
                          DELANEY
           They first brought him in about six
           months ago. No one knows where he
           came from, he literally just turned
           up late one night. An orderly found
           him wandering the grounds. First of
           all he was like Missus Hardesty
           upstairs-catatonic. Then a few
           weeks later he started to respond
           to Doctor Mixter and the nurses
           through facial expressions and
           gestures. But soon, he got violent.
           Very violent. He'd have bursts of
           rage and beat other patients. One
           day he appeared to have a seizure
           and collapsed. A young doctor tried
           to take his vital signs. Patient X
           here throttled him so hard he
           crushed his larynx. It took six
           orderlies to restrain him. Now they
           won't even let him out for the
           obligatory hour a day exercise. We
           still don't know who he is.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh God.
                         
          Delaney stares at Lisa.
                         
                          DELANEY
           God has nothing to do with this
           man.
          Delaney slams the hatch shut. Lisa looks disturbed.
                         
                          DELANEY
           I haven't put you off have I?
                         
                          LISA
           I guess not... it's just a lot to
           take in. I've obviously never been
           around stuff like this before.
                         
                          DELANEY
           This is the reality of this place.
           We don't deal with these people
           directly but we may have to clean
           up their mess. If you can't handle
           23.
                         
                         
           that then I understand. You know
           that it's not too late to back out?
                         
          Lisa considers for a moment.
                         
                          LISA
           I'm not a quitter.
                         
                         
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          24.EXT. HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
          The hospital is bathed in moonlight.
                         
                         
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          25.INT. WARD B ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa hoovers the carpet in the empty communal room. She then
          empties the bins. A Clock on the wall ticks towards 3:15am.
                         
                         
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          26.INT. HALLWAY ­ A LITTLE LATER
                         
          Lisa is mopping. As she reaches the end of the hallway a
          young girl walks around the corner carrying a teddy bear.
          Lisa is STARTLED.
                          LISA
           Ooh, you made me jump! Should you
           be out of bed this late?
                         
                          GIRL
           I don't know.
                         
          The girl has flowing blonde hair and an angelic face, yet
          there is a haunting sadness in her eyes.
                         
                          LISA
           I don't think you should be.
                         
                          GIRL
           Do you want to play with me?
                         
                          LISA
           I'd love to sweetheart, but it's
           very late now. I think you better
           go back to bed.
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                          GIRL
           Okay.
                         
                         
          The girl walks away.
                         
                         
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          27.INT. STORAGE CUPBOARD ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa is returning the mop and bucket to the storage
          cupboard. She knocks a bottle off the shelf and leans over
          to pick it up.
                         
          POV SHOT: Someone is approaching Lisa, edging closer and
          closer. A hand stretches out and touches her shoulder. Lisa
          JUMPS and SMACKS her head on the underside of the bottom
          shelf.
                         
                          LISA
           Fuck!!
                         
          Lisa turns around to see Delaney standing there.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Sorry, I didn't mean to startle
           you.
                         
                          LISA
           It's okay.
                         
          Lisa rubs her head.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Are you okay?
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah, just hurt that's all!
                         
                          DELANEY
           Sorry.
                         
                          LISA
           I'll live.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Do you want to grab a coffee?
                         
                          LISA
           Sure.
           25.
                         
                         
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          28.INT. HALLWAY ­ LATER
                         
          Delaney and Lisa are sat on a bench in the hallway sipping
          coffee from plastic cups.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Did you change the bins in the Day
           Room?
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Good. I've got a light bulb to
           change in Room Twelve upstairs
           soon. We're making good time.
                         
                          LISA
           Cool. It's funny, I never thought
           I'd get this job. The interview
           didn't go well!
                         
                          DELANEY
           Doctor Mixter told me you were the
           only person he interviewed for the
           job.
                         
                          LISA
           Really?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Yeah. I'm sure he felt you were
           right for the job and didn't need
           to interview anyone else.
                         
                          LISA
           Cool.
                         
          Lisa looks down at a distinctive tattoo on Delaney's wrist.
                         
                          LISA
           Nice tattoo.
                         
                         
          Delaney pulls his sleeve down to cover it up.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Oh yeah. I forget I have it
           sometimes.
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                          LISA
           What does it mean?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Well... it represents a lot of
           wrong turns in my younger years.
                         
                          LISA
           Like what?
                         
          Delaney doesn't answer and takes a long sip of coffee.
                         
                          LISA
           Sorry, I didn't mean to pry.
                         
                          DELANEY
           It's okay. Let's just say the past
           is better left there.
                         
                          LISA
           Fair enough.
                         
                          DELANEY
           So how is the first night going for
           you?
                         
                          LISA
           Not bad. I ran into a young girl in
           the hallway earlier. Sweet little
           girl, she was only about twelve or
           thirteen. I told her to go back to
           bed. I guess they don't lock the
           kids in at night huh?
                         
          Delaney appears confused.
                         
                          DELANEY
           You sure it was a young girl of
           that age?
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah definitely. She was carrying a
           teddy bear. She was about thirteen
           at the most.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Umm... okay.
                         
                          LISA
           What?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Well... there are no children of
           that age here.
           27.
                         
                         
          Now it's Lisa who is confused.
                         
                          LISA
           What?
                         
                          DELANEY
           In fact, there are no children of
           any age in this place. I think our
           youngest patient is about twenty.
                         
                          LISA
           You're kidding right?
                         
                          DELANEY
           No, I'm serious.
                         
                          LISA
           Then who was that girl in the
           hallway?
                         
                         
          Delaney contemplates for a moment.
                         
                          DELANEY
           You sure you saw a girl that young?
                         
                          LISA
           I'm positive.
                         
                          DELANEY
           I better tell the orderlies. This
           is no place for a little girl to
           be.
                         
                         
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          29.INT. WARD B ­ LATER
          Lisa is polishing a table. Delaney walks in with
          HARDCASTLE,a well built man with a skinhead and visible
          tattoos on his arms.
                          LISA
           Did you find her?
                         
                          DELANEY
           No.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           So you're the one who saw the
           little girl huh?
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                          LISA
           Yes.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           You sure you saw a little girl?
                         
                          LISA
           Of course.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Well I've had to pull staff off
           other wards to search this goddamn
           place top to bottom. We found
           nothing.
                         
                          LISA
           That's strange.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           A big fucking inconvenience is what
           it is! Do me a favour, the next
           time you think you see something be
           absolutely sure before you go
           running to Jumpsuit here! I ain't
           got time to be running around this
           place looking for shit that isn't
           there! You understand??
                         
                          LISA
           Yes.
                         
          Hardcastle exits. Lisa looks embarrassed.
                         
                          LISA
           Sorry.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Don't worry about it. Better safe
           than sorry.
                         
                         
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          30.INT.STAIRCASE ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL-NEXT NIGHT
                         
          Lisa walks tentatively down the staircase carrying a mop and
          bucket. A clock on the wall reads 3:15am.
                         
                         
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           29.
                         
                         
          31.INT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa walks into Ward X. She looks down the dimly lit hallway
          and pauses for a moment. Overcoming her nerves, she places
          the bucket on the floor and starts mopping.
                         
          As she edges through the hallway Lisa notices a light
          flickering from underneath one of the cell doors. She walks
          over and slowly reaches for the hatch. Sliding it open Lisa
          peers inside. In the centre of the floor she sees a needle,
          a piece of paper and a piece of red wool surrounded by Six
          lit candles. She looks around and nobody seems to be in the
          cell.
                         
          Suddenly SADIE jumps up right in front of the hatch! Lisa
          FALLS backwards, letting out an involuntary SCREAM! She
          stumbles to her feet as Sadie laughs. Lisa slams the hatch
          shut and rushes towards the exit.
                         
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          32.INT. STORAGE CUPBOARD ­ NIGHT
                         
          Delaney is sifting through a tool box. Lisa stands in the
          doorway.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Hey, can you do me a favour?
                         
                          LISA
           What?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Can you empty the rubbish in Doctor
           Mixter's office? I've got to check
           the boiler, there's been complaints
           about the heating not working.
                         
                          LISA
           No problem.
                         
                         
          Lisa grabs a roll of bin bags from the shelf.
                         
                         
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          33.EXT.MIXTER'S OFFICE - NIGHT
                         
                         
          Lisa knocks on the door.
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                          LISA
           Doctor Mixter? Hello?
                         
          She knocks again. No answer. Lisa tentatively turns the
          handle. The door slowly creaks open. The office is empty.
          Lisa walks in.
                         
                         
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          34.INT. MIXTER'S OFFICE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          She looks around for the bin, finally locating it by the
          side of the desk. Lisa pulls the full bag out and ties it up
          before replacing it with a new bag. With her task complete,
          Lisa's curiosity gets the better of her. She looks around
          the office. There is a shelf full of psychology books and a
          filing cabinet. Lisa touches the top drawer of the filing
          cabinet and it opens.
                         
          Lisa looks at all of the names on the files and finds one
          marked 'Patient X'. She reaches for it and suddenly a HAND
          grabs her shoulder! A startled Lisa turns around. An orderly
          in his thirties is stood in front of her. He is thin but
          muscular, with slicked back hair. This is PEMBERTON.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           What the hell are you doing in
           here?
                         
                          LISA
           Uh... I was just emptying the
           garbage.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Funny, I don't remember Doctor
           Mixter keeping the garbage in the
           filing cabinet.
                         
                          LISA
           Look I... it was just open and I ...
           I dunno.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Well, y'know I'm gonna have to
           report this.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh please don't, I didn't see
           anything I just opened it.
                         
                         
          Pemberton smiles.
           31.
                         
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Well new girl, it's hospital policy
           to report this kind of thing.
                         
                          LISA
           But I've only just got this job and
           I really need it.
                         
          Pemberton looks her up and down.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Perhaps we can come to some
           arrangement.
                         
                          LISA
           What do you mean?
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Well, I'd be doing you a big favour
           if I kept this to myself. So
           perhaps you can do me a favour.
                         
                          LISA
           What kind of favour?
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           A blow job.
                         
          Lisa's face contorts with disgust.
                         
                          LISA
           You're disgusting!
                         
          Lisa tries to leave the room but Pemberton stands in her
          way.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Oh come on, I bet you'd love it.
                          LISA
           Look, you better get out of my way
           or I'm going to report you for
           sexual harassment.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           You've been working here for five
           minutes. You really think Doctor
           Mixter is gonna believe a fucking
           cleaner over a medical
           professional?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Pemberton!
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          Pemberton spins around. Delaney is stood in the door way.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Leave her alone.
                         
          Pemberton laughs.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           She ain't no prisoner here! I was
           just talking, what's the problem?
                         
                          DELANEY
           No problem. Lisa, come with me,
           we've got a job up on Ward B.
          A grateful Lisa brushes past Pemberton and exits the room.
          Delaney glares at Pemberton for a moment before leaving the
          room. Pemberton smirks.
                         
                         
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          35.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Delaney catches up with Lisa, who is a little emotional.
                         
                          DELANEY
           You okay?
                         
                          LISA
           I'm fine. It was just a little bit
           intimidating, y'know?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Pemberton can be like that. He
           works nights with that other son-
           of-a-bitch Hardcastle. They like to
           throw their weight around. You'll
           get used to it.
                         
                          LISA
           People like that shouldn't be in
           charge of patients.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Let's get a coffee.
                         
                          LISA
           You sure love your break times!
                         
                         
          Delaney laughs.
           33.
                         
                         
                          DELANEY
           I like to pace myself!
          Lisa smiles.
                         
                         
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          36.TIME LAPSE: Passage from night to day and back again.
                         
                         
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          37.INT. WARD B ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa is stood on a step ladder dusting in the hallway. She
          steps down and walks past a clock on the wall. The time hits
          3:15am.
                         
          Lisa walks into the day room and is STARTLED to see Mrs
          Hardesty sat in a chair.
                         
                          LISA
           Missus Hardesty, you scared me!
           What are you doing up at this time?
                         
          No response from the catatonic pensioner.
                         
                          LISA
           Sorry, I forgot you don't talk.
           I'll just go and get an orderly.
                         
          Lisa heads for the exit. Missus Hardesty's head turns to
          look at her and her mouth opens. An unnaturally deep voice
                         EMERGES:
                         
                          MRS HARDESTY
           You're going to die in here.
                         
          Lisa stops in her tracks. She slowly turns to face Mrs
          Hardesty, who stares blankly into space.
                         
                          LISA
           What did you say?
                         
          Lisa stares at her but there is no response.
                         
                          LISA
           I'll... I'll go get an orderly.
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          38.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa walks down the hallway. At the other end of the
          corridor HARDCASTLE and PEMBERTON are leaning against the
          wall having a conversation. Lisa approaches them.
                         
                          LISA
           Hi.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Well look who it is, Miss Sexual
           Harassment.
                         
                          LISA
           Bite me.
                         
          Hardcastle laughs.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           What are you laughing at?
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           This one's got a big mouth! First
           ordering a search of the hospital
           for a little girl, now she's
           busting your balls!
                         
                          LISA
           Look, I don't want any trouble. I
           just came to tell you there's a
           patient whose out of their room in
           Ward B.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           You won't get no trouble from me,
           I'm a professional. Unlike this
           useless bag of bones.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Fuck you!
                         
                         
          Hardcastle walks down the hallways with Lisa. He looks back
          at Pemberton with a shit eating grin.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Catch you later sweetie.
                         
                         
          Pemberton raises his middle finger.
           35.
                         
                         
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          39.INT. WARD B ­ CONTINOUS
                         
          Lisa and Hardcastle walk into the day room. The room is
          empty.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Where is this patient huh?
                         
                          LISA
           She was right there, in that chair.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Who?
                         
                          LISA
           Missus Hardesty.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Missus Hardesty?
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah. She even spoke to me!
                         
          Hardcastle bursts out laughing.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Missus Hardesty was here and she
           spoke to you?
                         
                          LISA
           Yes!
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Just a second...
                         
          Hardcastle steps out into the hallway. A few moments later
          Hardcastle re-enters the day room with Pemberton.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           The new girl here says that Missus
           Hardesty was just sat in that
           chair. Says she even spoke to her.
                         
          Pemberton chuckles.
                         
                          LISA
           Look I know she's supposed to be
           catatonic but I swear she said
           something to me!
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                          PEMBERTON
           That's not the strange thing,
           sweetheart.
                         
                          LISA
           What do you mean?
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Missus Hardesty died this morning.
                         
          The blood drains from Lisa's face.
                         
                          LISA
           But I could have sworn...
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Listen newbie, how about you just
           get on with the cleaning and stay
           off the crack pipe. Okay, honey
           bunny?
          Pemberton and Hardcastle both laugh and leave the room.
                         
                         
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          40.INT. HALLWAY ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa is sweeping in the hallway. She looks up and just
          catches a glimpse of someone turn the corner up ahead.
                         
                          LISA
           Hello?
                         
          Lisa looks around. The hallway is empty. She walks forward
          and turns the corner just in time to see the young girl,
          carrying a teddy bear, push open the door. She enters the
          staircase that leads down to Ward X.
                         
                          LISA
           Little girl, wait!
                         
                         
          Lisa drops her brush and rushes forward. She throws open the
          door.
                         
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          41.INT. STAIRCASE ­ CONTINUOUS
          Lisa looks down and sees the young girl at the bottom of the
          staircase, heading for the entrance to Ward X.
           37.
                         
                         
                          LISA
           Don't go in there!
          Lisa rushes down the stairs after her.
                         
                         
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          42.INT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa pushes open the door to Ward X. She peers down the dark
          hallway. The girl is nowhere to be seen.
                         
                          LISA
           Little girl?
          Lisa slowly walks down the hallway, passing the cell doors.
          She can hear whispering. Lisa is drawn to the last door on
          the left. She approaches with caution. Stood in front of the
          door she slowly slides the hatch open and peers inside. John
          Doe sits in the corner, cloaked in shadow. Lisa peers down
          and in the centre of the floor, illuminated by a single
          shaft of light from the small window, is a TEDDY BEAR. Lisa
          slides the hatch shut and walks backwards. She is seriously
          unnerved. As she steps back from the door she hears a
          whispering from Kimble's cell. She edges closer to his cell
          door and listens.
           KIMBLE (O.S)
           Palmer... Hey Palmer...
                         
          Palmer can be heard from the next cell. His voice is calm,
          in stark comparison to Kimble's which sounds extremely
          agitated.
                         
           PALMER (O.S)
           Yes?
                         
           KIMBLE (O.S)
           My cock is so hard Palmer. It's so
           hard that I can't contain it any
           more. I'm going to break through
           this wall and do bad things to you.
           Very, very bad.
                         
           PALMER (O.S)
           I must advise you Mister Kimble-
           threats will not be well received.
                         
           KIMBLE (O.S)
           I'm touching myself Palmer. You
           wanna watch? You fucking faggot!
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           PALMER (O.S)
           Stay out of my psyche Mister Kimble
           and I'll stay out of yours.
                         
          Kimble starts to chuckle. Then he stops suddenly. Lisa leans
          closer to the cell door and she hears Kimble sniffing. THUD!
          Lisa jumps back as Kimble kicks the cell door.
                         
           KIMBLE (O.S)
           I know you're out there girlie. I
           can smell your pussy. How about you
           join me in here. Come on!
                         
          Kimble bangs the door continuously. The racket echoes
          through the corridor. Sadie soon joins in, her and Kimble
          laugh maniacally as they thump on the doors. A horrified
          Lisa rushes towards the exit.
                         
                         
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          43.INT. BEDROOM - LISA'S HOME ­ DAY
                         
          An exhausted Lisa changes out of her work clothes and into a
          large t-shirt. The morning sun bursts through the window,
          filling the room with an orange hue. Lisa shuts the curtains
          and slides under the duvet cover into the welcome sanctuary
          of her bed. Lisa drifts to sleep.
                         
                         
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          44.INT. BEDROOM ­ LISA'S HOME ­ EVENING
          Lisa is sleeping fast as night falls outside. All we can
          hear is the rhythm of her breathing and the gentle ticking
          of the clock by her bedside table.
                         
          Suddenly her EYES snap open. We pull back and see that Lisa
          is now stood in front of LARGE WOODEN DOORS. The doors open
          and she steps inside.
                         
          45.INT. CHURCH ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa enters a Church full of powerful religious imagery. On
          the right side of the entrance she notices a Font. A drop of
          blood pierces the blessed water. As Lisa walks down the
          aisle we realise that everything has slowed to a crawl and
          she is moving in slow motion. White feathers cover the
          aisle, bouncing around her bare feet. An open Bible rests on
          the Lectern, the pages fluttering as if there is a strong
          breeze blowing them. Lisa looks up at a crucifix on the
           39.
                         
                         
          wall, the contorted face of a crucified Jesus Christ stares
          at her. Blood seeps from the crown of thorns and runs down
          Christ's face. As Lisa gets closer to the altar she sees a
          female figure sat in the front pew. Lisa ebbs closer. The
          figure turns. It's LISA'S MOTHER.
                          LISA'S MOTHER
           Don't you grieve for me?
                         
                          LISA
           Of course I do.
          Suddenly tears of BLOOD run down Lisa's cheeks.
          Lisa's mother reaches out a hand. Lisa stretches her arm out
          to grab her mother's hand. Everything is in slow motion, it
          seems to take Lisa forever to reach her mother's hand.
          Suddenly a BLACK GLOVED HAND grabs her outstretched arm. She
          turns to see a HOODED FIGURE, face shrouded in darkness,
          standing next to her. A deep voice echoes around the church:
                         
                          FIGURE
           Kill them. Kill them all.
                         
                         
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          46.INT. BEDROOM ­ LISA'S HOME ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa's eyes OPEN and she sits bolt upright. She is pale and
          soaked with sweat. It takes her a few moments to compose
          herself and realise that it was just a nightmare.
                         
                         
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          47.EXT. HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          The rain lashes down outside the institution.
                         
                         
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          48.INT. HALLWAY ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa is walking with Delaney.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Okay, next thing is mopping the
           floor in Ward X.
                          40
                         
                         
                          LISA
           Umm... could you do that?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Why?
                         
                          LISA
           I dunno... I just need a break.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Does Ward X frighten you?
                         
                          LISA
           A little.
                         
                          DELANEY
           That's normal, it frightens me
           sometimes. But I've got to go up to
           a patient's room in Ward A.
           Apparently they've had a little
           accident. Surely you wouldn't
           prefer to clean that up?
                         
                          LISA
           Well... maybe not.
                         
                          DELANEY
           I know Ward X is a scary place. But
           you'll get used to it.
                         
                          LISA
           I can hear them talking. It's kinda
           unnerving.
                         
                          DELANEY
           I know, I hear that too when I'm
           down there. But trust me, once you
           get used to it things will get
           easier.
                         
                         
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          49.INT. WARD X ­ LATER
                         
          The door creaks open. Lisa looks nervous. She walks in with
          her mop and bucket and heads to the end of the corridor. She
          begins mopping the floor. As she mops past Sadie's cell she
          hears a knock on the inside of the cell door.
                         
                          SADIE
           I can hear you out there.
           41.
                         
                         
          Lisa is creeped out but she makes an effort to ignore it.
          She continues to mop the floor and starts moving past
          Sadie's cell.
                         
                          SADIE
           I've been talking to your mother
           Lisa.
                         
          Lisa stops dead in her tracks. She looks back at the cell
          door.
                         
                          SADIE
           She's here with me Lisa. She's told
           me all about you.
                         
          Lisa walks over to the cell door.
                         
                          SADIE
           I know you're out there Lisa. Talk
           to me.
                         
                          LISA
           What... what do you expect me to
           say?
                         
                          SADIE
           Perhaps you can tell me all about
           the summer trips to Key West with
           your mother? Those were your
           favourite memories of your mother
           weren't they? Or perhaps you'd
           prefer to tell me about when you
           sat at your mother's bed side for
           six months, watching on helplessly
           as the cancer ravaged her body and
           sucked the life out of her?
                         
          Lisa is horrified. She is shaking.
                         
                          LISA
           How... how do you know all this?
                         
                          SADIE
           Because your mother is speaking to
           me from the flames of hell!
                         
                          LISA
           You sick fuck!
                         
          Tears stream down Lisa's face.
                         
                          SADIE
           She has a message for you Lisa.
           Want to hear it?
                          42
                         
                         
          Lisa wipes away the tears and tries to compose herself.
                         
                          SADIE
           Want the message?
                         
                          LISA
           What is it?
                         
          There is a pause for a moment before an unnaturally deep
          inhuman voice emerges from Sadie's throat on the other side
          of the cell door:
                         
                          SADIE
           GET OUT!!
          A distraught Lisa rushes towards the exit.
                         
                         
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          50.INT. STAFF BATHROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
          Lisa rushes into the bathroom. A wave of emotion rises to
          the surface and she sobs into her hands. After a few moments
          the tears subside and she takes a deep inhalation of breath,
          desperately trying to compose herself. Lisa walks over to
          one of the sinks. She looks at her tear stained face in the
          mirror above it. Lisa turns the tap on and water rushes out.
          She leans down and splashes the water on her face.
          Lisa looks up and is STARTLED to see her face reflected in
          the mirror as an OLD HAG! Lisa clutches her decrepit face in
          horror! She closes her eyes and opens them again. Her
          reflection has returned to normal. Lisa hears Sadie's
          maniacal chuckle echo around the bathroom. She rushes out.
                         
                         
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          51.INT. HALLWAY ­ LATER
                         
          A visibly upset Lisa rushes down the hallway towards
          Delaney.
                         
                          DELANEY
           What's wrong Lisa?
                         
                          LISA
           I'm not going down to Ward X again,
           I'm really sorry I just can't
           handle it down there!
           43.
                         
                         
                          DELANEY
           Okay, just calm down okay. Tell me
           what happened.
                         
                          LISA
           They say things to me through the
           doors. Horrible things!
                         
                          DELANEY
           I know, they've done it to me too.
                         
                          LISA
           But that woman Sadie, she says
           things she couldn't possibly know
           about me.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Like what?
                         
          Lisa checks herself.
                         
                          LISA
           I sound crazy don't I?
                         
          Delaney smiles.
                         
                          DELANEY
           No. This place just gets under your
           skin sometimes.
                         
                          LISA
           I'm starting to wonder if I'm
           losing my mind.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Well it's not healthy to think too
           much about what those crazy son-of-
           a-bitches say. Believe me you don't
           want them inside your head.
                         
                          LISA
           It's hard to keep them out
           sometimes.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Listen, take a break from Ward X
           for a while. I'll go down there for
           the next week or so.
                         
                          LISA
           I'm really sorry about this, I
           didn't think it would effect me so
           much.
                          44
                         
                         
                          DELANEY
           Don't worry, it gets to everyone at
           first. But the last thing I want is
           for you to dread coming to work.
                         
          Delaney puts his hand on Lisa's shoulder in a comforting
          manner.
                         
                          LISA
           Thank you. I really appreciate
           that.
                         
          Delaney smiles.
                         
                          DELANEY
           No problem.
                         
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          52.TIME LAPSE: Passage from night to day and back again.
                         
                         
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          53.INT. WARD X ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Continual thumping on one of the cell doors echoes around
          Ward X. Pemberton enters and walks over to Palmer' cell. He
          slides open the hatch.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           What's with all the fucking racket
           Palmer?
                         
                          PALMER
           Sorry to bother you Mister
           Pemberton. But I wondered if it
           would be possible to get some
           medical attention?
                         
          Palmer holds up his arm and it's been slashed open. Blood
          pours from the wound.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Now how the hell did that happen?
                         
          Palmer holds up a makeshift knife.
                         
                          PALMER
           I believe it was this rather crude
           weapon that did the damage.
           45.
                         
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Jesus Christ Palmer! Now put the
           weapon on the floor and back away.
                         
          Palmer obliges with a smile on his face. Pemberton unhooks a
          truncheon from his waist belt.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Put your hands on your fucking head
           and face the wall! Now!!
          Palmer willingly follows the instructions. Pemberton takes a
          set of keys from his belt and unlocks the cell.
                          PEMBERTON
           I'm coming in dipshit, one fucking
           move from you and I'll cave your
           fucking skull in! You understand??
                         
                          PALMER
           As you wish Mister Pemberton.
                         
                         
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          54.INT. PALMER'S CELL ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Pemberton walks in with the truncheon raised above his head.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           Don't you fucking move!!
                         
          A nervous Pemberton fumbles at his belt, trying to unhook a
          pair of handcuffs. Palmer slowly starts to back into him.
                         
                          PEMBERTON
           I said don't fucking move!
                         
          Palmer moves faster. Pemberton swings for him but Palmer
          ducks it and spins around, pushing Pemberton into the wall
          knocking him to the floor. Palmer aims a swift and savage
          stamp at Pemberton's head. His skull crushes against the
          cold hard floor. Blood spatters all over the white cell.
                         
                          PALMER
           I'm terribly sorry about this.
                         
          Palmer reaches down, takes Pemberton's keys and exits the
          cell.
                         
                         
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                          46
                         
                         
          55.EXT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Palmer stands at the entrance to Kimble's cell. He selects
          the key marked with the corresponding cell number. Palmer
          puts it into the keyhole and opens the door.
                         
                          PALMER
           Good evening Mister Kimble
                         
                         
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          56.INT. HALLWAY ­ SAME TIME
                         
          Hardcastle strolls down the hallway.
                         
                         
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          57.INT. STAIRCASE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Hardcastle looks down to the base of the staircase.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Pemberton? Pemberton, what's taking
           you so long man??
          No response. Hardcastle rushes down the steps.
                         
                         
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          58.INT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Hardcastle enters. He sees the door of Palmer' cell open and
          slams a large red button on the wall next to the entrance.
          Hardcastle takes out his truncheon and cautiously approaches
          Palmer' cell. Looking inside he sees Pemberton crumpled on
          the floor in a pool of his own blood.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Shit!
                         
          A SCREAM emerges from the next cell. Hardcastle rushes over
          to Kimble's cell door. Five orderlies rush onto the Ward.
                          HARDCASTLE
           We got a major code six over here!
          The orderlies rush to Hardcastle's side, truncheons at the
          ready. Hardcastle puts a key in the lock and prepares to
          open Kimble's cell.
           47.
                         
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Stay alert!
                         
          Hardcastle turns the key and kicks open the door. They are
          met by the sight of KIMBLE's corpse positioned upright on
          the toilet. There is a hole in his head with part of his
          BRAIN seeping out. Palmer stands next to him, with blood on
          his lips and a plastic spoon in his hand. He smiles, blood
          covering his teeth.
                         
                          PALMER
           Good evening gentleman. I believe
           we will be one short at roll call
           tomorrow morning.
          Hardcastle and the orderlies charge Palmer. He doesn't
          resist as they viscously tackle him to the ground.
                         
                         
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          59.INT. HALLWAY ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ LATER
                         
          Lisa is walking down the hallway. She hears a SCREAM emerge
          from one of the rooms. She puts her ear to the door and
          hears the SCREAM again. Lisa kneels down and peers through
          the keyhole. In a clinical white room Palmer is strapped
          down on a table. His face is severely cut and bruised but he
          is conscious. Four orderlies hold his arms and legs while a
          fifth smears conductor on Palmer temples.
                         
                          ORDERLY #1
           Do we need to put the bit in his
           mouth?
                         
                          ORDERLY #2
           No. We're not giving him the
           methohexital either.
                         
          The orderly places electrodes either side of Palmer' head.
          He then turns the dial on the ECT device up to full power.
          Palmer SCREAMS as he violently convulses, salivating heavily
          from his mouth. Suddenly the saliva turns to blood as he
          bites his own tongue off. Lisa is horrified as she watches
          the orderlies laugh as Palmer experiences a severe seizure.
                         
          POV Shot: Someone is approaching Lisa as she crouches in
          front of the door. A hand reaches out and GRABS her by the
          hair,YANKING her to her feet. Lisa SCREAMS. She turns to see
          Hardcastle standing in front of her. He invades her personal
          space in an intimidating manner.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           What the fuck are you doing??
                          48
                         
                         
                          LISA
           I just heard something so I ... I was
           just curious.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           What are you seeing in there?
                         
                          LISA
           Oh nothing, I didn't see anything.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           You make sure it stays that way.
           That guy is a fucking menace and he
           deserves everything he gets. So you
           don't talk to Mixter or anyone else
           about anything you've seen in
           there. You understand?
                         
                          LISA
           I won't say anything.
                         
                          HARDCASTLE
           Good. Now don't you got some
           cleaning to do somewhere?
                         
                          LISA
           Of course.
                         
          Lisa walks down the hallway. Hardcastle's eyes burn into the
          back of her head.
                         
                         
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          60.EXT. COFFEE SHOP ­ LONG ISLAND ­ DAY
          Lisa rushes towards the entrance. She's running late.
                         
                         
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          61.INT. COFFEE SHOP ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa rushes inside, nearly knocking someone's coffee out of
          their hand in the process. She looks across the busy coffee
          shop and there's an attractive young blonde girl waving at
          her. NANCY. Lisa rushes to the table.
                         
                          LISA
           I'm so sorry I'm running late Nanc!
           49.
                         
                         
                          NANCY
           Don't worry about it, have a seat.
           A latte yeah?
                         
                          LISA
                          YEAH
                         
                          NANCY
           Good, I've ordered it. They'll
           bring it over soon.
                         
                          LISA
           Thanks.
                         
          Lisa looks pale. Black bags under her eyes.
                         
                          NANCY
           God hun, you look like shit!
                         
                          LISA
           Oh thanks!
                          NANCY
           Sorry, I didn't mean to be blunt
           but you do. The night shifts
           getting to ya?
                         
                          LISA
           The whole job's getting to me. My
           body clock's all out of whack but
           it's not just that. There's
           something seriously wrong with that
           place.
                         
                          NANCY
           What do you mean?
                         
          A waitress brings over the Latte and places it in front of
          Lisa.
                         
                          LISA
           Thanks.
                         
          Lisa proceeds to put four sugars in her coffee.
                         
                          NANCY
           Wow, you like a little coffee with
           your sugar?
                         
                          LISA
           I figure it'll wake me up a little.
                         
                          NANCY
           So what's wrong with the place?
                          50
                         
                         
                          LISA
          A lot of things. The way they run
          things for starters, the orderlies
          are complete bastards.
                         
                          NANCY
          They usually are in those places.
                         
                          LISA
          Some of the patients are extremely
          violent.
                         
                          NANCY
          You haven't been hurt by anyone
          have you?
                         
                          LISA
          No, nothing like that. Some of the
          things they say though... it's
          pretty frightening. The weirdest
          thing is... Oh I dunno, maybe it's
          just me. I wonder if I'm seeing
          things.
                         
                          NANCY
          What do you mean?
                         
                          LISA
          I think the place might be haunted.
          Either that or I'm losing my mind.
                         
                          NANCY
          Well I wouldn't be surprised if it
          was haunted.
                         
                          LISA
          What do you mean?
                         
                          NANCY
          I told my father about your new
          job.
                         
                          LISA
          Yeah?
                         
                          NANCY
          Well, y'know they only built that
          Asylum a couple of years ago?
                         
                          LISA
          Yeah.
           51.
                         
                         
                          NANCY
          He says it was built on the site of
          One Twelve Ocean Avenue.
                         
                          LISA
          What's that?
                         
                          NANCY
          You never heard of it?
                         
                          LISA
          No.
                         
                          NANCY
          It was a famous house. Or should I
          say infamous. Some guy shot his
          whole family there back in the
          seventies. Parents, brothers,
          sisters. Wiped out his entire
          family with a shotgun. Then the
          next owners of the house only
          lasted there about a month. They
          said they were driven from the
          house by evil spirits. The house
          became known around the world.
          That's why the recent owners sold
          the land, they had enough of all
          the media interest and constant
          tourists. Have you seriously never
          heard of the Amityville horror
          house?
                         
                          LISA
          I vaguely remember hearing some
          stuff a while ago, but I never
          really took it in. I honestly
          didn't realise that the hospital
          was on the same land.
                         
                          NANCY
          Yup, right on the spot where the
          house was demolished. You really
          think the place is haunted?
                         
                          LISA
          Either that or I'm going crazy.
                         
                          NANCY
          Well you're not crazy, hun. Perhaps
          the stories about hauntings at the
          house were true. Maybe the house is
          gone but the spirits stuck around.
                          52
                         
                         
                          LISA
           You believe in ghosts?
                         
                          NANCY
           I dunno, never seen one. But I like
           to think I'm open minded. Plus
           you're the most intelligent girl I
           know. If you say you've seen
           something, I believe you.
                         
          Lisa smiles.
                         
                          LISA
           Thanks Nanc.
                         
                          NANCY
           So what are you gonna do? Are you
           gonna quit?
                         
                          LISA
           Part of me says I should. There's a
           lot about the place that frightens
           me. But I dunno... I think I've
           seen too much to be able to just
           walk away and forget the place.
                         
                          NANCY
           If I was you I'd just walk away.
           Who wants to work at a place that
           frightens them?
                         
                          LISA
           Well I need the money for starters.
           But now it feels like I need to
           find out more.
                         
                          NANCY
           Maybe you are crazy after all!
                         
                         
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          62.INT. BEDROOM ­ LISA'S HOME ­ DAY
          Lisa is sitting on her bed studying a laptop. On screen she
                         IS READING:
                         
          "Ronald Joseph "Butch" DeFeo, Jr. is an American mass
          murderer. He was tried and convicted for the 1974 killings
          of his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters."
                         
          We slowly push in on Lisa's eyes and then:
           53.
                         
                         
          SLOW DISSOLVE TO:
                         
                         
          63.EXT. 112 OCEAN AVENUE ­ DAY ­ 1974
                         
          RONALD DEFEO SENIOR is in the garden of his home chopping
          firewood with a large axe.
                         
          TITLE CARD appears:
                         
          November 1974.
                         
          TITLE CARD dissolves.
                         
          RONALD "BUTCH" DEFEO JUNIOR approaches him.
                         
                          BUTCH
           Hey Pop.
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           You come to help?
                         
                          BUTCH
           I'm going out.
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Again? Boy, you better not be
           turning up for work tomorrow like a
           goddamn zombie again.
                         
                          BUTCH
           Yeah, yeah Pop.
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Don't yeah yeah me boy. You're on a
           last warning.
                         
                          BUTCH
           I seen you got Mark a wheelchair.
           Mom says it cost five hundred
           bucks.
                          RONALD SENIOR
           What of it?
                         
                          BUTCH
           Well how come you're spending five
           hundred bucks on Mark and I gotta
           come beg you for money all the time
           huh?
                          54
                         
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           What's the matter with you, boy?
           Your brother's broken his leg, he
           needs that wheelchair.
                         
                          BUTCH
           Well I need money too!
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Butch, you get a wage from the auto
           dealership every Friday and it's
           gone by Monday. Why is that?
                         
                          BUTCH
           I gotta live.
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           What you spending that money on
           huh? Cos it ain't rent or food. You
           get everything you want for nothing
           'round here. I know what you're
           really doing with that money.
                         
                          BUTCH
           You don't know shit!
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Boy, you better shut that mouth of
           yours.
                         
          Ronald Senior stands there, axe in hand, eye-balling his
          son.
                         
                          BUTCH
           This ain't over.
                         
          Butch storms back towards the house. Ronald Senior brings
          the axe forcefully down on a piece of wood, splitting it
          cleanly in half.
                         
                         
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          64.INT. APARTMENT ­ AMITYVILLE ­ DAY ­
                         
          There is a knock on the door. A pale looking man in his
          twenties opens the door to reveal Butch standing in the door
          way holding a brown paper bag.
                         
                          BUTCH
           Hey Mick.
           55.
                         
                         
                          MICK
           Butch, I told you man, you can't
           get no shit on lay-away any more.
           Your credit's all used up.
                         
          Butch pulls a wad of money out of the paper bag.
                         
                          BUTCH
           You accept cash?
                         
          Mick smiles.
                         
                          MICK
           My man! Come on in.
                         
                         
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          65.INT. LIVING ROOM ­ APARTMENT ­ A LITTLE LATER
                         
          Butch uses a lighter to boil a spoon full of heroin. On his
          right arm is a belt. He then loads the heroin into a
          syringe. Butch tightens the belt and taps his arm. He sinks
          the needle into a prominent vein and plunges the heroin into
          his blood stream. His eyes sink and he lies back onto the
          crusty carpet of the apartment, staring up at the ceiling.
          From a bird's eye view we slowly move down towards Butch.
          Suddenly a chorus of voices chatter around his ears.
                         
           VOICE #1 (O.S)
           It's kill or be killed.
                         
           VOICE #2 (O.S)
           Why haven't you killed that pig?
                         
           VOICE #3 (O.S)
           They are plotting against you. We
           have decided that you must take
           action.
                         
           VOICE #4 (O.S)
           Kill them. Kill them all.
                         
                         
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          66.INT. HALLWAY ­ 112 OCEAN AVENUE ­ DAY
          Butch puts his jacket on and prepares to open the front
          door. Suddenly a large hand GRABS the back of his jacket.
          Butch swipes the hand away and spins around to see his
          father red with rage.
                          56
                         
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Nineteen thousand dollars boy!
           Nineteen thousand!!
                         
                          BUTCH
           What??
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           You stole that fuckin' money from
           the auto dealership!!
                         
                          BUTCH
           What the fuck you talking about?? I
           was robbed!! Didn't Brigante tell
           you huh? Some fuckers car jacked me
           Pop. I told the police about it!
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           You expect me to believe that, boy?
           You think I'm fuckin' stupid??
                         
                          BUTCH
           I ain't saying your stupid pop, I'm
           telling you the truth! I was robbed
           god-damn it!
                         
          Ronald Senior grabs Butch by the scruff of the neck and
          SLAMS him against the door. LOUISE DEFEO rushes in.
                         
                          LOUISE
           What the hell's going on??
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Our son's a fuckin' junkie thief,
           that's what's going on!! He robbed
           the fucking dealership!!
                         
                          BUTCH
           Don't listen to him Ma, I ain't
           done nothing!!
                         
          Ronald Senior and Butch fall to the floor and start
          grappling.
                         
                          LOUISE
           Stop it!! Stop it now!!
          Louise attempts to pull Ronald Senior off Butch. Her nails
          dig into her husband's neck and draw blood. An enraged
          Ronald Senior grabs his wife's arms as she starts to slap
          him. Butch scrambles to his feet and rushes down the
          hallway. Ronald Senior remonstrates with Louise who is still
          trying to slap him.
           57.
                         
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           Why do you always have to get
           involved huh?? You've always been
           too soft on that boy!!
                         
                          LOUISE
           Don't you touch him!!
                         
                          RONALD SENIOR
           He needs some fuckin' discipline!!
                         
                          LOUISE
           Stay away from him!!
                         
          Suddenly Ronald Senior feels cold metal pressed against the
          back of his head. Louise SCREAMS and steps back. Ronald
          Senior freezes. Ronald Senior slowly turns to see Butch, his
          eyes bloodshot and his face emotionless, aiming a MARLIN
          RIFLE at his head.
                         
                          BUTCH
           I've had enough of you fat man!!
                         
                          LOUISE
           Ronnie, don't!! Please!!
                         
          Ronald Senior's trembles with fear as he stares into his
          son's cold eyes. Butch places his finger on the trigger.
                         
                          LOUISE
           No!!
                         
          Butch pulls the trigger. Louise SCREAMS. The gun JAMS.
          Ronald Senior breathes a sigh of relief. Butch lowers the
          gun and storms off towards the basement. Louise embraces
          Ronald Senior, who appears to be in shock.
                         
                         
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          67.INT. LANDING ­ 112 OCEAN AVENUE ­ LATER
                         
          Butch is quietly stalking the landing. He can hear whispers
          from his parents' bedroom and cranes his neck to listen.
                         
           RONALD SENIOR (O.S)
           I want him out of this house
           tomorrow. He's gone.
                         
           LOUISE (O.S)
           I guess you're right. He's twenty
           three now, he just doesn't belong
           here any more.
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           RONALD SENIOR (O.S)
           His age ain't the problem Louise,
           those goddamn drugs he's taking
           are. I'm not having that going on
           under my roof.
                         
           LOUISE (O.S)
           We'll talk to him tomorrow.
                         
           RONALD SENIOR (O.S)
           The time has come. And it's long
           over due.
                         
          Ronald stands upright. Behind him is a FIGURE in a black
          robe.
                         
                          FIGURE
           Kill them before they kill you.
                         
                         
          CUT TO BLACK
                         
                         
                         
          6 GUN SHOTS ring out.
                         
                         
                         
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          68.INT. BEDROOM ­ LISA'S HOME ­ DAY
                         
          Lisa scans down the web page and looks at photos of Butch
          DeFeo and his family. Suddenly she reaches a picture of 13
          year old Allison and her blood runs cold. She recognises
          Allison as the little girl she encountered in the hospital
          hallway.
                         
                         
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          69.INT. HALLWAY ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa and Delaney are sat on a bench in the hallway drinking
          coffee.
                         
                          LISA
           Do you know the history of this
           place?
           59.
                         
                         
                          DELANEY
          There's not much history. We've
          only been open a couple of years.
                         
                          LISA
          No, I mean the history of the land.
                         
                          DELANEY
          You mean... what was on the land
          before the hospital?
                         
                          LISA
          Yeah.
                         
                          DELANEY
          I know a bit about that.
                         
                          LISA
          One Twelve Ocean Avenue. The
          Amityville haunted house.
                         
                          DELANEY
          Well I don't know that it was
          haunted. Lots of people think
          that's lies. I know about the kid
          that killed his family. That's
          true.
                         
                          LISA
          I didn't know about it until a
          friend told me.
                         
                          DELANEY
          Really? It's a famous case.
                         
                          LISA
          How come you never mentioned it?
                         
                          DELANEY
          You seem spooked already. I didn't
          want to make it worse.
                         
                          LISA
          Y'know why I'm spooked?
                         
                          DELANEY
          Because of the patients on Ward X.
                         
                          LISA
          It's not just that Delaney. I think
          this place is haunted. In fact, I'm
          sure of it.
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                          DELANEY
          You've seen something?
                         
                          LISA
          Remember I said I saw a little girl
          roaming the hallways here? I know
          who she is. She's one of the DeFeo
          children who were killed. You ever
          seen her?
                         
                          DELANEY
          No.
                         
                          LISA
          Honestly?
                         
                          DELANEY
          To be honest I don't believe in all
          that ghost stuff.
                         
                          LISA
          Well I wasn't a huge believer, but
          I know what I've seen.
                         
                          DELANEY
          I believe that you've seen
          something. Some people are more
          open to that kind of thing, y'know?
          But me? I'm closed off to that
          extra terrestrial stuff.
                         
                          LISA
          Extra terrestrial is aliens.
                         
                          DELANEY
          Whatever it's called, I don't know.
                         
                          LISA
          So what do you believe in? Do you
          believe in God?
                         
                          DELANEY
          Serious questions tonight.
                         
                          LISA
          I'm just curious.
                         
                          DELANEY
          Why do you ask?
                         
                          LISA
          It's something I've been thinking
          about. How can evil exist in a
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           world that many people believe was
           created by a loving God?
                         
                          DELANEY
           I don't believe that God is a
           bearded man who lives in the sky.
           Or that the Devil is a red demon
           with horns. I believe God and Satan
           are within all of us. God is our
           human side. Satan is our animal
           side. Whether we become good or
           evil depends which side of us we
           feed.
                         
                          LISA
           It's a frightening thing to believe
           that if God exists he is not
           powerful enough to stop evil.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Free will in the hands of a person
           who feeds the Evil inside them.
           That's what frightens me.
                         
          Lisa ponders for a moment.
                         
                          LISA
           Doctor Mixter must have known what
           stood on this land before the
           hospital.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Of course he did. He bought the
           land and organised the demolition
           of the house himself.
                         
                          LISA
           Why would he build on this land
           knowing the history of the place?
                         
                          DELANEY
           He's not superstitious. He's a
           doctor, they don't usually believe
           in those things. Amityville is full
           of local legends, going back even
           before the DeFeos.
                         
                          LISA
           Like what?
                         
                          DELANEY
           There's stories about the Native
           Americans being slaughtered on this
           land many years ago. Some people
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           even believed the Indian Chief
           possessed that kid who killed his
           family.
                         
                          LISA
           Really?
                         
                          DELANEY
           I don't think that's true. If I've
           learnt anything from the patients
           on Ward X, it's that some people
           have a mind that works in a
           different way to other people.
           Those people who do bad things have
           fed the evil within them more than
           the good. It's not possession, it's
           sickness. Sickness of the soul.
                         
                          LISA
           I don't know what to think.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Just don't let your imagination run
           away with you Lisa. You're a person
           who feeds that good within you.
           Don't let this place feed the evil.
                         
                         
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          70.INT. LIBRARY ­ AMITYVILLE ­ DAY
                         
          Lisa enters the Library. She approaches a stuffy looking
          middle aged woman with glasses perched on the end of her
          nose.
                          LISA
           Hi, sorry to bother you but my
           name's Lisa Templeton. I rang
           yesterday to set up a meeting with
           Gloria Branco.
                         
                          GLORIA
           Yes, that's me.
                         
                          LISA
           Oh great! Thank you for agreeing to
           meet with me.
                         
                          GLORIA
           No problem, nice to meet you! I've
           set up a table in the back. I've
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           got a few books that may help you
           with your inquiries.
                         
                          LISA
           Thank you, that's great.
                         
          Lisa follows Gloria to the back of the Library.
                         
                         
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          71.INT. LIBRARY ­ LATER
                         
          Lisa and Gloria are sat at a table in a secluded corner of
          the Library. Various books are spread out on the table.
                         
                          GLORIA
           So you wanted to know about the
           history of Amityville dating back
           to the Native Americans?
                         
                          LISA
           Yes that's right. I'm writing a
           college paper and I had heard some
           rumours in the neighbourhood about
           Native Americans being killed on
           the land down on Oceans Avenue.
                         
          Gloria's demeanour instantly turns from jovial to serious.
                         
                          GLORIA
           Well that area has quite a dark
           history.
                         
                          LISA
           You mean the DeFeo murders at One
           Twelve?
                         
                          GLORIA
           Yes. Terrible business that. Those
           young children. Breaks my heart to
           think about such a tragedy.
                         
                          LISA
           Yeah it's awful.
                         
                          GLORIA
           You know most of the town was very
           upset when they decided to build
           that mental institution on the
           land. That used to be a nice
           suburban neighbourhood, now there's
           this big eye sore there. We had a
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           thousand names on a petition. But I
           guess that Doctor who runs the
           place has enough money to pay off
           the people in high places.
                         
                          LISA
           So what about the native Americans?
           Is that story about them being
           killed on that land true?
                         
                          GLORIA
           There's something on that here.
                         
          Gloria flips through one of the books.
                         
                          GLORIA
           Ah yes, here it is. (Reading) In
           the 18th Century there existed a
           group of Native Americans in
           Amityville known as "The Satchem
           Tribe" led by Satchem Takapausha,
           the Chief. The tribe had fled Salem
           in Massachusetts to escape
           persecution by the Christians who
           were persecuting members of the
           tribe because of their Witchcraft
           practices. These practices included
           a ritualistic human sacrifice of
           six people (The significance of Six
           being related to the biblical
           number of man and creation) in
           order to induce the spirit of their
           God, The Dark Master, who they
           believed manifested his powers
           through his devoted followers,
           giving them immortality. The
           hundred strong tribe settled in
           Amityville but were later chased
           off the land by local Christians.
           Satchem accused the Christians of
           not properly compensating his tribe
           for the land. A war started and the
           Christians hired a hunter called
           John Underhill from Salem. At the
           site where One Twelve Oceans Avenue
           was later built in Amityville,
           Underhill killed all of the tribe.
           The Indians were buried in a mass
           grave on the site. Before he died
           Satchem vowed revenge. According to
           local legend, Chief Satchem is
           believed to have subsequently
           haunted the land. Various
           parapsychologists and mediums have
           65.
                         
                         
           claimed that Satchem's vengeful
           spirit influenced the 1974 DeFeo
           murders at One Twelve Oceans Avenue
           and the haunting of the subsequent
           owners. Although such assertions
           are widely disputed.
                         
                          LISA
           So the legend has basis in
           historical fact?
                         
                          GLORIA
           Absolutely.
                         
                         
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          72.INT. STAFF ROOM ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa is sat with Delaney, both nursing a cup of coffee.
                         
                          LISA
           You told me the other night that
           you think evil is within us all.
           But do you think that people can be
           influenced by an evil that comes
           from outside of themselves?
                         
                          DELANEY
           Are you still thinking about this?
                         
                          LISA
           I guess I am yeah.
                         
                          DELANEY
           I worry that you're thinking too
           much. This place is getting to you.
                          LISA
           There's something going on in this
           place. Something sinister. And I
           don't just mean the patients on
           Ward X. Have you not noticed that?
                         
                          DELANEY
           I've noticed some things.
                         
                          LISA
           Why haven't you said anything? Or
           done anything?
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          Delaney contemplates for a moment.
                         
                          DELANEY
           It's like the honey bee.
                         
                          LISA
           What do you mean?
                         
                          DELANEY
           The honey bee is fine when it's
           just flying from flower to flower.
           Then they think that a person is a
           threat and they sting them. They
           might leave a sting but the person
           will recover. The bee dies. So I
           ask myself... is it worth it?
                         
          Delaney returns his attention to the cup of coffee in his
          hands as Lisa disappears into her own thoughts.
                         
                         
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          73.INT. LIVING ROOM ­ LISA'S HOME ­ DAY
          Lisa is sat in an armchair with a laptop resting on her
          thighs. On screen she is reading a Wikipedia entry:
                         
          "The Satchem Tribe was a tribe of Native American origin
          that existed in the 18th Century. They fled Massachusetts and
          settled in Amityville where they were ultimately murdered
          over a land dispute. The Tribe was renowned for practices in
          line with Witchcraft and worshipped a God called The Dark
          Master. In 2009, it emerged that a modern cult incarnation
          of the tribe existed. They have adopted the traditional
          beliefs of the Satchem tribe but the modern followers are
          not required to be of Native American origin."
                         
          Lisa scrolls down to the References section. She clicks on a
          link. A Blog appears on screen entitled The Dark Master: An
          Ancient Vision for A Modern World. She reads the latest Blog
                         POST:
                         
          "Our time is at hand. On November 13th 2013, 6 souls will be
          sacrificed so that The Dark Master's devoted followers may
          be blessed with immortality. As non-believers perish on
          doomsday the Master's loyal subjects shall live on and be
          bestowed with great power and responsibility for the
          direction of the New World."Lisa opens up the Calendar on
          her computer. November 13th is the day after tomorrow. Lisa
          refers back to the blog and notices the author of the last
          blog post: "SisterSadie".
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          Lisa's mind is racing. Lisa types 'Sadie Krenwinkel' into a
          Search Engine. The first result is a Wikipedia entry. Lisa
          clicks on it. She reads:
                         
          "Sadie Krenwinkel is a convicted murderer and former member
          of The Satchem Cult, a modern incarnation of a Native
          American tribe who practiced Witchcraft in the 18th Century.
          In 2009, Krenwinkel led ten members of the cult to 1005
          Dennison Drive where they subsequently tortured and murdered
          five individuals. One potential victim managed to escape and
          lead police to Krenwinkel. At her trial in 2010, Krenwinkel
          outlined the beliefs of the Satchem Cult, claiming the human
          sacrifice of six individuals would have given them
          immortality. As a result her lawyer submitted a plea of
          insanity and Krenwinkel was subsequently sentenced to
          indefinite incarceration in a mental institution."
          Lisa reads further down the page and notices that the name
          of the Doctor who testified to her insanity at her trial:
          DOCTOR ELLIOT MIXTER.
                         
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          74.EXT. HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ DAY
                         
          Lisa rushes towards the hospital.
                         
                         
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          75.INT. WARD X ­ DAY
                         
          Lisa enters Ward X. She walks down the hallway and bangs on
          Sadie's cell door.
                         
                          LISA
           I know what you're doing.
                         
          No response.
                         
                          LISA
           I've seen that blog. How are you
           getting access to the internet?
                         
          Lisa slides open the hatch and looks inside. The cell is
          covered in lit candles with Sadie sat cross legged in the
          centre of the room.
                         
                          LISA
           Are you allowed to have all this
           stuff in your cell huh?
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                          SADIE
           The Dark Master is near. It's too
           late to stop it now. Tonight will
           behold a great becoming.
                         
                          LISA
           What's going to happen? You're
           planning on a human sacrifice
           aren't you?
                         
                          SADIE
           All good things to those who wait.
                         
                          LISA
           Tell me!!
                         
          Sadie stares directly at Lisa with intense eyes. An
          unnaturally deep voice escapes her lips:
                         
                          SADIE
           Our time is at hand!
                         
          Lisa slides the hatch shut. She walks over to the last door
          on the left. Lisa slides the hatch open and peers in. The
          resident John Doe sits in the shadows. Suddenly he sits
          forward and a bright shaft of daylight illuminates his face.
          Lisa is shocked to see a face she recognises from the
          internet article staring at her. The face of RONALD "BUTCH"
          DEFEO JUNIOUR. Lisa slams the hatch shut and backs down the
          hallway, her mind racing as fast as her pulse rate.
                         
                         
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          76.INT. HALLWAY ­ LATER
                         
          Lisa knocks on the door to Doctor's Mixter's office.
                         
           MIXTER (O.S)
           Come in.
                         
          Lisa pops her head inside.
                         
                          LISA
           Doctor Mixter.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Oh Lisa, Hello. What brings you
           here?
           69.
                         
                         
                          LISA
           I just wondered if I could speak to
           you for a moment sir. It's very
           important.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Of course, come in.
                         
                         
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          77.INT. MIXTER'S OFFICE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa enters and sits down opposite Mixter, who is sat behind
          his desk filling out a form.
                         
                          MIXTER
           What can I do for you Lisa?
                         
                          LISA
           Well... what I'm going to tell you
           will sound really strange but I
           need to tell you.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Okay, go ahead.
                         
                          LISA
           Do you know the history of the land
           the hospital is built on?
                         
                          MIXTER
           What are you referring to exactly?
                         
                          LISA
           Well, first of all. The DeFeo
           murders and the infamous house that
           people said was haunted.
                         
                          MIXTER
           I am aware of the DeFeo murders
           yes. The hauntings... well I think
           it's common perception now that a
           lot of that was exaggerated by the
           media.
                         
                          LISA
           Maybe. Are you aware of the history
           of the land dating back to the
           eighteenth century?
                         
                          MIXTER
           No, I can't say that I am.
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                          LISA
           There were a group of Native
           Americans in Amityville known as
           "The Satchem Tribe". They were
           massacred by Christians after a
           dispute over the land.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Okay. I'm sure there's a point to
           all this?
                         
                          LISA
           Yes. Sadie Krenwinkel down on Ward
           X. She shares the beliefs of the
           Satchem Tribe. I have reason to
           believe that somehow she has access
           to the internet and Witchcraft
           paraphernalia and she's planning on
           a human sacrifice tonight to try
           and raise the God she believes in,
           The Dark Master, and become
           immortal.
                         
          Mixter chuckles.
                         
                          LISA
           I'm serious.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Have you been reading up on Sadie?
           It's rather outlandish stuff isn't
           it? But I can assure you she has no
           access to the internet or anything
           else.
                         
                          LISA
           Go on the internet and check out
           the Blog! She signs herself Sister
           Sadie.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Well that could be anyone called
           Sadie couldn't it?
                         
                          LISA
           Go down and search her cell!
                         
                          MIXTER
           I don't believe that will be
           necessary. The patients on Ward X
           spend twenty three hours a day in
           the cell. They get an hour of
           exercise in a small yard guarded by
           six of our staff. There's no way
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          that any of those patients have
          access to the internet or any
          paraphernalia.
                         
                          LISA
          Then someone is helping her get
          access to this stuff! Someone who
          works here! Please Doctor Mixter.
          Just check out her cell and speak
          to her. If I'm wrong about this and
          it's all just her delusions then
          fine. I'll accept that. But I had
          to tell you. You testified at her
          trial didn't you?
                         
                          MIXTER
          Yes I did. What are you implying?
                         
                          LISA
          Nothing. I just meant you know how
          dangerous she is.
                         
                          MIXTER
          Yes, I understand how dangerous she
          is and I appreciate you coming to
          express your concerns. One thing
          you need to bear in mind Lisa is
          that there are some very sick
          patients at this institution. We do
          our best to help those who can be
          helped but unfortunately the
          patients on Ward X are beyond help.
          Their personality disorders are too
          advanced, their delusions are too
          grandiose. I worry that perhaps you
          have been rather taken in by one of
          those delusions.
                         
                          LISA
          I know that it might sound like
          that. But can you check her cell
          and speak to her? Look at the blog
          on the internet, see if you can
          connect the IP number of the writer
          with a computer here at the
          hospital.
                         
                          MIXTER
          Okay look. That does take time and
          resources I don't necessarily have.
          But as you've come to me with a
          concern of patient infraction and
          potential threat of violence, I am
          duty bound to investigate.
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                          LISA
           Thank you.
                         
                          MIXTER
           In fact, I'll order a cell search
           immediately. Stay here for a
           moment, I'll be right back.
                         
          Mixter exits. Lisa leans forward and a file on the desk
          catches her eye. She stands up and reaches over for it. Her
          NAME is on it. Lisa opens it up. Inside is a form Committing
          her to the hospital as a PATIENT. Lisa looks down and the
          reason stated is PARANOID DELUSION. The date on the form is
          November 13th. Today. Lisa slams the file shut and the office
          door opens. She turns to see Mixter stood there with
          Hardcastle and another orderly.
                         
                          LISA
           What the hell are you doing??
                         
                          MIXTER
           This is for your own good Lisa. You
           need treatment.
                         
          The orderlies approach her. Lisa lashes out but the two men
          overpower her, grabbing her arms and then tripping her. She
          hits the floor with a thud. Mixter produces a syringe from
          behind his back.
                         
                          MIXTER
           This is for your own good Lisa.
                         
                          LISA
           Fuck you!!!
                         
                         
          Mixter plunges the needle into her neck. POV SHOT: Lisa
          looks up at Mixter and the orderlies and we FADE TO BLACK.
                         
                         
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          78.INT. CELL ­ NIGHT
                         
          Lisa awakens, sat in the corner of a cold white cell. She
          tries to get up before realising she's strapped into a
          straight jacket. Lisa SCREAMS. The hatch opens and Mixter
          peers in. The hatch then closes and the door opens. Mixter
          enters.
                         
                          LISA
           Let me out of here you sick fuck!!
           73.
                         
                         
                          MIXTER
           Now Lisa, let's talk calmly or you
           will be sedated again.
                         
          Mixter walks over and sits on the edge of the bed.
                         
                          LISA
           Why are you doing this?
                         
                          MIXTER
           You're having paranoid delusions.
           I'm also aware that you've been
           having disturbing visions.
                         
                          LISA
           I'm not having delusions, I know
           what I've seen!
                         
                          MIXTER
           Well you think you know. The human
           brain is a powerful thing and I'm
           sure you do believe what you've
           seen. But it's all in your mind
           Lisa, it's not reality. You're a
           very sick girl and you need
           treatment.
                         
                          LISA
           You do this to all your staff huh?
           The minute we speak out we get
           fucking committed??
                         
                          MIXTER
           Staff? You were never staff here
           Lisa. You're a patient here. You've
           always been a patient here.
                         
          Lisa appears confused.
                         
                          LISA
           No, no. You're lying to me, I know
           who I am! I KNOW WHO I AM!!
                          MIXTER
           I'm afraid not my dear. You've
           always been with us here. Initially
           as an out patient but now the
           delusions have progressed I feel
           it's time for you to become a full
           time resident.
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          Lisa becomes upset. Tears stream down her face.
                         
                          LISA
           But... but...
                         
                          MIXTER
           Look, I understand it's a lot to
           process now. I'll leave you to
           think about it and then we'll begin
           counselling sessions tomorrow.
                         
                          LISA
           Okay.
                         
          Lisa sobs.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Listen, how about I take this
           straight jacket off so you're more
           comfortable?
                         
                          LISA
           Thank you.
                         
                          MIXTER
           First you must take this. It will
           help you sleep.
                         
          Mixter hands Lisa a red pill and a bottle of water. She
          takes the pill and pops it in her mouth before taking a gulp
          of water.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Good girl. I know it's a lot to
           take in but together we'll get
           through this. Now I'm going to take
           your restraint off. Remember
           though, if you're violent then I
           promise you it will go straight
           back on. Okay?
                         
                          LISA
           Okay.
                         
          Mixter unties the straight jacket at the back and lifts it
          off.
                         
                          MIXTER
           That better?
                         
                          LISA
           Yes. Thank you.
           75.
                         
                         
                          MIXTER
           No problem. I'm going to leave you
           get some rest now. Tomorrow we
           start the healing process.
                         
                         
          Mixter exits. The echo of the steel door closing
          reverberates around the tiny cell. We hear Mixter's
          footsteps as he walks down the hallway. Lisa's upset
          demeanour disappears immediately. She spits the red pill
          into the palm of her hand.
                         
                         
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          79.EXT. HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL ­ LATER THAT NIGHT
                         
          A storm is brewing in the dark sky above High Hopes
          Hospital.
                         
                         
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          80.INT. SADIE'S CELL ­ WARD X - NIGHT
                         
          Sadie is sat cross legged in the centre of her cell
          surrounded by candles.
                         
                          SADIE
           Adoni, Helumnay, Peenay,
           Adoni, Helumnay, Peenay,
           The gods do command thee
           from thy majesty
           oh mapulamun.
                         
                         
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          81.INT. MIXTER'S OFFICE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Mixter is in his office putting on a large hooded black
          robe.
           SADIE (V.O)
           Adoni, Helumnay, Peenay,
           come forward blessed one,
           know your calling
           come forward oh blessed one.
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          Mixter opens the cupboard and takes out a .35 caliber lever
          action Marlin 336C RIFLE. The CLOCK on the wall reads
          3:15am.
                         
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          82.INT. PATIENT X'S CELL ­ WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Patient X is asleep in the corner.
                         
           SADIE (V.O)
           Accept our humble gratitude
           for your offering, in death you
           give life, may you find wings to
           the kingdom. The Dark Master,
           keeper of the gate, master of all
           fate, hear us!
                         
          The lock of the door turns. Patient X's eyes snap open. The
          door opens. Mixter is stood in the doorway, dressed in a
          hooded black robe. He holds the Marlin rifle in his hands.
          He approaches Patient X and holds out the rifle and a box of
          shells. Patient X takes them. Mixter walks out.
                         
                         
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          83.INT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Mixter walks down the hallway and reaches for a series of
          buttons on the wall. He punches in a combination of numbers
          and all of the doors unlock. Patient X is stood in the
          doorway of his cell, rifle at his side. Sadie rushes out of
          her cell and sees him. A broad smile spreads on her face.
          She turns to Mixter.
                         
                          SADIE
           We did it Elliot, we did it! Our
           time is at hand!! Immortality is
           ours!
          Patient X raises the rifle and squeezes the trigger. The
          BLAST rips through the back of Sadie's head, blowing half of
          her face away. She is killed instantly and her lifeless
          corpse drops to the floor. Mixter smiles and leaves the
          Ward.
                         
                         
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          84.INT. CELL ­ SAME TIME
                         
          Lisa has her ear pressed to the door. She can hear GUN SHOTS
          and SCREAMING. She starts to panic and rushes over to the
          small window. She slams her hand into the window but the
          glass doesn't break. The lock on the door snaps. Lisa slides
          down the wall, terrified. The door opens and DELANEY walks
          in. Lisa breathes a huge sigh of relief and rushes over,
          throwing her arms around him.
                         
                          DELANEY
           We need to get out of here! One of
           the patients is running around with
           a shot gun down on Ward X!
                         
                         
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          85.INT. WARD X ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Patient X kicks open the door to Palmer cell. The
          lobotomised Palmer is lying face down on his bed. Patient X
          aims the gun and a SHOT tears through Palmer' back.
          Hardcastle and another orderly rush onto the Ward. Patient X
          takes aim and shoots Hardcastle in the chest, killing him
          instantly. The other orderly turns to run and is SHOT in the
          leg.
                         
                         
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          86.INT. WARD B ­ SAME TIME
                         
          Delaney and Lisa run through the Ward. They turn a corner
          and are suddenly confronted by a large group of patients in
          white gowns.
                         
                          LISA
           Fuck!!
                         
          Delaney and Lisa run back the other way and turn the corner.
          Two orderlies, brandishing truncheons, are approaching.
                         
                          LISA
           Please help us!
                         
                          DELANEY
           The patients are loose!
                         
                          ORDERLY #1
           We'll take care of them.
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          The orderlies turn the corner and see the large group. The
          orderlies look at each other, fear in their eyes. They turn
          to run but the patients overpower them in a flash, grabbing
          and scratching, deep wounds tearing into their skin. Delaney
          and Lisa look on as the helpless orderlies SCREAM.
                         
                          LISA
           Shouldn't we help them??
                         
                          DELANEY
           We need to save ourselves. Let them
           reap what they've sewn.
                         
          Delaney grabs Lisa and they run down the hallway, as the
          patients beat the orderlies with their own truncheons.
                         
                         
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          87.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa and Delaney rush down the hallway. They turn a corner
          and are stopped in their tracks by the GHOST of ALLISON
          DEFEO stood in the centre of the hallway clutching a teddy
          bear. She has a HUGE bullet hole in the centre of her
          forehead, blood dripping down her face.
                         
                          ALLISON
           Why don't you want to play with me?
          CRASH! A door at the other end of the hallway is kicked
          open. Patient X bursts through and aims the rifle. Lisa and
          Delaney rush back down the hallway. A BULLET HITS the wall
          just as they turn into an open doorway.
                         
                         
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          88.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa and Delaney are running through the hallway. They burst
          through a door.
                         
                         
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          89.INT. SHOWER ROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa and Delaney find themselves in the shower room. Mould
          covers the walls and all of the showers are on, gushing
          dirty water. They spot another door on the other side of the
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          shower room but blocking their path to it is a thin middle
          aged man in a white vest and white shorts, facing the wall.
          He is whispering to himself. Lisa and Delaney stop.
                          LISA
           Hey mister, you need to get the
           hell out of here, there's a patient
           going crazy with a gun!!
                         
          The man turns around. His face is weathered and his eyes are
          wild and bloodshot.
                         
                          MAN
           My...my skin's on too tight!
                         
                          DELANEY
           What?
                         
                          MAN
           My skin is on too tight!
                         
          Delaney grabs Lisa and they start ebbing past the man
          towards the door. The man is getting increasingly more
          agitated, scratching at his face.
                         
                          MAN
           My skin's on too tight!!
                         
          The man reaches into the pocket of his shorts and produces a
          scalpel.
                         
                          MAN
           My skin is on too tight!!
                         
          The man STABS his cheek with the scalpel. Lisa SCREAMS! The
          man drags the scalpel around his face in one continuous
          motion, blood seeping from the circular gash. As Lisa and
          Delaney watch on in horror the man RIPS the skin off his
          face, exposing muscles and veins. His white vest and shorts
          are now saturated with blood. The man sighs with relief.
                         
                          MAN
           That's much better.
                         
          A horrified Lisa and Delaney rush towards the door and BURST
          through it.
                         
                         
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          90.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
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          Delaney and Lisa sprint down the hallway as GUNSHOTS ring
          out in the distance.
                         
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          91.INT. RECEPTION AREA- CONTINUOUS
                         
          Delaney and Lisa rush towards the main doors. They're
          locked. Delaney fumbles for a set of keys.
                         
                          LISA
           Come on, hurry, please!!
                         
          Delaney finds the right key. He checks the lock and realises
          that a key has been snapped off in it.
                         
                          DELANEY
           Kurwa!!
                         
                          LISA
           What, what??
                         
                          DELANEY
           A fucking key's been snapped in the
           lock!
          Delaney rushes to the reception desk and grabs a chair. He
          rushes over to a window next to the door and raises the
          chair. BANG! A bullet tears through his back and exits
          through his chest with an explosion of blood. Lisa SCREAMS!
          Delaney drops to his knees and Lisa rushes to his side.
          Patient X loads fresh cartridges in the rifle. Delaney is
          DEAD. Lisa runs down the hallway. Patient X takes aim. Just
          as Lisa bursts through a door, a bullet blasts apart one
          side of the frame.
                         
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          92.INT. WARD B ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa runs through Ward B.
                         
          LISA'S POV ­ Patient X bursts through the door and pursues
          her. Lisa keeps running as Patient X aims the gun.
                         
          Lisa looks back just as he fires and the BULLET narrowly
          misses her, the force sending her crashing into a stack of
          chairs. Her leg catches on the chairs and she falls to the
          ground. Lisa crawls towards a door. Hauling herself up she
          manages to turn the handle and the door swings open.
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          LISA'S POV ­ Patient X stands just yards away, attempting to
          get a steady clean shot at Lisa. He squeezes off the trigger
          just as she falls through the door, the SHOT blowing the
          door apart.
                         
                         
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          93.INT. HALLWAY ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa limps down the hallway. She tries the handles of a door
          but it's locked. She tries another-also locked. Lisa
          finally finds a door that is open and she rushes through.
                         
                         
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          94.INT.STAFF ROOM ­ CONTINUOUS
          Lisa enters a small staff room. She SLAMS the door behind
          her. She clicks the lock. Lisa steps back from the door. She
          JUMPS as Patient X POUNDS on the door from the other side.
          Lisa looks around for a weapon. She limps toward the cutlery
          drawer below a sink. She rustles inside and finds a large
          butcher knife. Suddenly the door EXPLODES, a large hole
          blown through the middle of it by the GUN SHOT. Patient X
          reaches through, groping for the lock. Lisa reaches a large
          window in the room. She tries to lift the window. After an
          unsuccessful attempt at opening it she realises the window
          is nailed down.
                          LISA
           Fuck!!
                         
                         
          Patient X reaches for the lock. Lisa dashes to the storage
          cupboard and ducks inside.
                         
                         
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          95.INT. STORAGE CUPBOARD ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Lisa pulls the door shut and falls to the floor of the dark
          interior. Lisa faces the door, bracing herself with the
          knife held upwards. Everything is quiet. Suddenly the door
          SHAKES as Patient X THUMPS on it. The door cracks as Patient
          X SMASHES against it. Lisa crouches down with the knife at
          the ready.
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          The gun BLOWS a HOLE right through the door. Patient X leans
          through the hole, peering down at Lisa crouched on the
          floor. He aims the gun through the hole and prepares to
          fire. Lisa brandishes the knife and thrusts it forward with
          all her might. The blade RIPS through Patient X's right eye.
          He SCREAMS and drops the gun in the cupboard before
          stumbling backwards into the staff room. Patient X clasps
          his hands to his eye which is now gushing with blood. Lisa
          grabs the gun and stands up. Patient X looks at her with his
          remaining eye. Lisa aims the rifle through the hole in the
          door.
                         
                          LISA
           Lights out, you son-of-a-bitch!!
          BANG! The shot gun BLASTS a hole through Patient X's chest,
          blood splatters over Lisa. Suddenly a WHITE LIGHT fills the
          room and ALLISON DEFEO materialises. She is dressed in a
          clean white dress, her angelic complexion bears no wounds.
          Allison takes the hand of PATIENT X's corpse. The WHITE
          LIGHT swarms over Patient X's body and he rises to his feet.
          His head is now intact and he is dressed in a white robe. He
          looks at Allison and they share a peaceful smile. Allison
          walks with Patient X through a doorway filled with a
          blinding WHITE LIGHT. They disappear and the light slowly
          dissipates.
                         
                         
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          96.INT. HALLWAY ­ HIGH HOPES HOSPITAL - LATER
                         
          Lisa, covered in blood, walks through the hallway with the
          rifle by her side. She reaches the door to Doctor Mixter's
          office and kicks it open. Mixter is sat behind his desk, now
          dressed in his usual shirt and tie. Lisa aims the gun at
          Mixter whose hands are beneath the table.
                          LISA
           Get your fucking hands up you sick
           fuck!
                         
          INSERT SHOT: Mixter presses a red button beneath the desk.
                         
          Mixter raises his hands.
                         
                          MIXTER
           I see we've dispensed with the
           usual pleasantries. Come in Lisa.
                         
          Lisa enters, kicking the door shut behind her.
           83.
                         
                         
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          97.INT. MIXTER'S OFFICE ­ CONTINUOUS
                         
          Mixter is very calm. Lisa is trembling, the rifle visibly
          shaking in her hands as she aims it at Mixter's head.
                         
                          LISA
           You gonna tell me it's all in my
           head now huh?? Wanna tell me I'm
           the crazy one??
                         
                          MIXTER
           Well maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
           How would you know?
                         
                          LISA
           Get the fuck out of my head you
           son-of-a-bitch! I know who I am and
           I know what I've seen! You're part
           of all of this. I know you are!
           You're the crazy one!!
                         
                          MIXTER
           You're the one holding the gun on a
           well respected doctor, my dear.
                         
                          LISA
           Why did you do this? Why??
                         
                          MIXTER
           You are part of a great becoming
           tonight. A rising of The Dark
           Master who blesses all of his
           followers with power and
           immortality.
                         
                          LISA
           You fucking believe that do you??
           Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to
           me! You're no better than those
           fucking fundamentalists who kill
           innocent people because they've
           twisted shit they've read in some
           Holy book. It's all shit!!
                         
                          MIXTER
           The plan for the becoming is almost
           complete. Just one more sacrifice,
           that's all we need tonight.
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                          LISA
           How about if I blow your fucking
           head off then huh??
                         
          Suddenly SIRENS can be heard outside. The screeching of car
          wheels. Mixter smiles. Lisa, still holding the gun at
          Mixter, shuffles over to the window and peers through the
          blinds. The car park is full of police cars. A dozen armed
          police officers rush towards the building. Lisa looks back
          to see Mixter chuckling.
                         
                          LISA
           What the fuck are you laughing at?
                         
                          MIXTER
           It's all falling into place.
                         
                          LISA
           The cops coming here? I'm gonna
           tell them everything about you and
           your little sick plan! They're
           gonna lock you up and throw away
           the key!!
                         
                          MIXTER
           If you say so.
                         
          Outside they hear the police rushing down the hallway.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Tell me something Lisa, would it
           help your grief over your mother if
           you knew she was a slut?
                         
                          LISA
           What did you say??
                         
                          MIXTER
           Yes. That's why she's burning in
           hell.
                         
          Lisa, her teeth clenched, moves forward and places the
          business end of the rifle against Mixter's temple.
                         
                          LISA
           You shut the fuck about my mother,
           you don't know anything!!
                         
                          MIXTER
           I know that sometimes you wonder
           why you don't cry enough for her. I
           know you feel guilty for not doing
           more for her when she was alive.
           You feel guilty for moving on with
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           your life and forgetting about
           her!!
                         
                          LISA
           I have not forgotten about her!!
                         
                          MIXTER
           Face it Lisa, you never cared for
           her. You never cared for anyone but
           yourself. She's looking up from the
           bowels of hell now knowing that you
           never loved her!
                         
          Tears stream down Lisa's face. She's crumbling.
                         
                          LISA
           SHUT UP!! SHUT UP!!
                         
                          MIXTER
           She was a whore!
                         
          Lisa HITS Mixter over the head with the butt of the rifle.
          He falls to the ground and looks up at a crazed Lisa.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Your mother's in hell and you don't
           care!!
                         
                          LISA
           Fuck you!!
                         
                         
          Lisa aims the rifle at Mixter's face. Suddenly the police
          burst in. Lisa spins around, the rifle still in her hands.
                         
          POLICE OPEN FIRE! Her body is riddled with BULLETS and she
          falls to the floor in a blood soaked heap.
                         
                         
          FADE TO BLACK
                         
                         
          TITLE CARD against BLACK SCREEN appears:
                         
                         
          ONE YEAR LATER
                         
                         
          TITLE CARD dissolves.
                         
                         
                         FADE IN:
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          98.INT. TELEVISION STUDIO
                         
          A glamorous woman addresses the camera.
                         
                          PRESENTER
           And we're back with our next guest.
           A year ago he was a survivor of the
           High Hopes Hospital mass murder
           when cleaner Lisa Templeton ran
           amok with a rifle, claiming six
           victims and injuring many others.
           Doctor Elliot Mixter has written a
           new book entitled 'Shattered Hopes'
           which provides an account of that
           fateful night as well as some
           background into the mind of the
           murderer. Doctor Mixter, good
           morning.
                         
          Mixter is sat opposite, in a very expensive suit.
                         
                          MIXTER
           Morning Katherine, how are you?
                         
                          PRESENTER
           I'm good thank you. So Doctor, can
           you tell us a little more about the
           book?
                         
                          MIXTER
           Well, it features a blow by blow
           account of the evening. It was
           obviously a very harrowing
           experience and for me it was rather
           therapeutic to deal with my
           feelings about what happened in
           writing.
                         
                          PRESENTER
           How has it affected the hospital
           Doctor?
                         
                          MIXTER
           Obviously we were all left very
           numb by events for a long time and
           I know a lot of people in the town
           felt we should close the
           institution. But that never
           occurred to me. I feel that people
           should be brought closer by tragedy
           and the Staff and I have definitely
           become closer, both as colleagues
           and friends, since the incident.
           That bond makes for a better
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           institution in my opinion, so we
           will continue to go from strength
           to strength.
                         
                          PRESENTER
           You mentioned there that some
           people wanted the place to close. I
           know many were also resistant to
           the opening of the institution in
           the first place given that it was
           built on the site of the infamous
           house, where Ronald DeFeo murdered
           his family in the seventies. I know
           a lot of people associated with
           that case were accused of
           exploiting it for their own ends.
           You've also faced some criticism
           for that, particularly as we heard
           last week that you have sold the
           movie rights to this book. How do
           you respond to that criticism?
                         
                          MIXTER
           Well I know that some people accuse
           me of hurting the memory of the
           victims but I feel I'm helping the
           memories of those involved live on.
           Granted, some victims were
           criminally insane but other victims
           were loyal staff who had families
           and I'm determined that they not be
           forgotten. Each staff member gets
           their own chapter in the book so
           that the readers can get a full
           picture of what wonderful people
           they were. I always say that all
           forms of media, whether it be
           books, newspapers, TV or movies,
           are a preservation of life. Our
           physical bodies may die but our
           images live on when we are famous.
           Our work and our passion is
           preserved, therefore it's as if our
           souls are preserved. Through all of
           these forms of media we are, in
           effect, immortal.
                         
                         
          Mixter looks straight into the camera and smiles.
                         
                         
          CUT TO BLACK
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          The sound of children singing the nursery rhyme "Ring Around
          a Rosie" in a slow, haunting manner echoes around our ears.
                         
                         
                         CREDITS ROLL
                         
                         
          THE END.



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