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EXT. EXT. DAY

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It's a bright and beautiful summer day at Northwoods Camp. Church vans are /' a~rivin? They pull into the gra~el parking lot. Kids spill out and wrest1~ Wl th SUl teases, horns, and sLe ep Lnq bags. ",

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they enters. begin to unpack. They

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sleeping

bag.t.
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COUNSELLOR

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to and

Hey guys! Welcome to camp. I think you're gOi,4 have a really great time this week. So go ahlad unpack. We're going for a hike before dinn~. The COUNSELLORleaves. The BOYS flnish unpacklng as th/Y talk.

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music

yet ...

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picked out yet?

You

mean

you

don't

have

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No ... I've been lOOI-~g but I h a ven t t; foun7~~' something soon. / The COUNSELLOR enters // COUNSELLOR ~Yib;' let's go' for yet. s omet.h i.nq reall~ special, I'm s uz e I'll f Lnd .

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2 - MISTERIOSSO EXT. WOODS ~ DAY the

The cabin group is wonders of nature. behind.

woods.

The)'UNSELLOR

po

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out

all

the r

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woods half-hltSartedly t omething partially bu~ tl to brush away th~irt and di cover
t

separ

the

rest

The

BOYS

kneel

down

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find the rest of dirt and leaves. an antique trunk.

to

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the sheet

bre?k
box music.

a~the

lllumlnates

rotted lock their fa~. ~

and open the trunk. A strange glow from wlthln BOY 2 withdraws a handful of papers. It's

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BOY 2

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45". liook

'ke -paor

thCLC

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Close

up of

the

music

and

writing

as

the

boys

read

it

aloud.

1"I~~ONT'D\

May for

God protect whosoever may discover I, Tor Thorson, am forever cursed

and too, can

what it is I hav

le

Vu{~

DIfV

This accursed and I would, bring myself me even now.

melody has been the ruin of my life, if I could destroy it. Alas, I cannot to obliterate it. Such is its hold over

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nev~~_ been h~lJeen

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thOU~ powerful Heed the this earth warning. until the Do not; of
mIT

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I beg

you,

do Tor

not

s~ccumb

l
finger.

to its charm.

Leave it as I have left It, burled
end
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In

eternity.

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Thorsson.

No.

I think

I've

just

found

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my

solo.

He begins

to hum

the

melody,

following

the

notes

on

the

pdge

with

his

BOY

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3 - CAESURA We see the camp ground in all its summer beauty_ Kids are playing, swimming,

boating

etc.

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4 - PESANTE INT. PRACTICE ROOM DAY newly discovered melody he makes music. a number But because of mistakes. he's only

\ BOY 1 is \beginning EXT.

practicing to learn - DAY

his this

FORREST

We see a patch of ground
INT. PRACTICE ROOM - DAY

covered

in leaves and sunlight.

BOY 1 tries the melody again, getting a little further before stumbling over
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the notes. JUMP CUT TO: - DAY FORREST the melody. PRACTICE 2 when ROOM BOY

p

..

~

The same patch of ground,

but it 2 stumbles

is shaking,
over the

rumbling
the

under the stirrings
ceases.

of

notes

movement

\ INT.

- DAY again. now, but He's playing it a little better each time. he still flubs the melody. JUr<lPCUT TO:
The

'I BOY
notes

tries the melody
are more fluid

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The the INT. earth is disturbed. soil ... then a mistake PRACTICE ROOM - DAY We in see the what might melody and almost be a hand coming up it disappears. The gropnd through is still.

BOY 2
I~ve nearly got it. and

He plays agalil.
EXT. FORREST

The notes rise

fall in a beautiful

but

tragic melody,

- DAY

He plays all the way through
and heaves and

this time. The disturbed
of the melody are

dirty - rises
INT. PRACTICE

as the final notes from the soil. ROOM - DAY

patch of ground rumbles played an arm - rotted and

BOY 2
Perfect! I can't loose.

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EXT. FORREST - DAY A zombie corpse rises from the ground moaning and gurgling. It staggers towards

the camp.

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5EXT. is The reanimated cor leading the them, woods wav i nq his nearby. baton He hears in time. the

through

The

their

song.

The in

zombie the band

is

suddenly

close. and

He

rushes

forward to run

and

abs

the

CONDUCTOR.

At

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are screaming beginning away.
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that moment the cursed melody is heard again.

The CON

crumbles. The kids

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CT

and

fall

the

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6 PRECIPITANDO DAY-

EXT

The zomblefled~ -SGTeamS and shrkek~r Th~v;!:;;ers

CewJ;,ctv
to

staggers "Cowards a bu i Ld.i.nq bUL from the bUlldlng comes a window and looks through.

:f11-the- d-i-s-t-erace+we hear the sound of a cholr practlce. She groans. Then she sees an

open door.
The choir is rehearsing, approaching zombie. INT. The DAY oblivious to the distant screams and to the

zornbie~

(bhult/0l-w
Another

.

approaches the choir from behind the group, groaning and
zombie appears in the door. ,

grunting.

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OIR LEADER
on basses! Sing not just groaning your and part. Sing tne notes. grunting back there.

melody is heard
screaming. The

again zombies

and now there are more reach out to_gL9.Q.__§.~r

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The

zombie

can

escape.

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FORTISSIMO scenes of zombie chaos - on the playgroundt at the pool, by the lake,

Various etc ...

8 - FUGUE !?\~,t)qLe, l-'i'"
EXT, DAY ~

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In the background zombie moans. fleeing from some protection.

Oile

the camp is in chaos. There is runningr and screaming, and of tl e 99i;A;lp Q ileli193 is C tiJ;Q. BOYS 1 and 2 -each zombie threatrun into each other. They grab each other for

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You played it, music we found

BOY 1 (sudden realization' didn't you? You played in the woods!
BOY 2

that

cursed

Yeah,

but

you

don't

think

this
BOY

a s ...

1

What

else

could

it be? BOY

I don't it.

know.

I don't

know.

r wish

rrd

never

played

BOY Well else BOY and

1 Was there anything

it's too late for wishing. written on those sheets?

2 pulls out the papers and flip through the sheets.

They

gives them to BOY 1. find something.
BOY 1 (CONT'D)

They

open

the

manuscript

There is this small comfort. The melody evil can be forestalled by the playing melody. By the grace of God, I hope too late.

and

all

its

Here's

the counter

melody.

You have

to play

it!

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BOY_."

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multiplied. They are everywhere, groaning the BOYS as they run. The A zombie snags ~ He is caught. and zombie

- who sen staggering,
pulls him

umbe .r s h a VB and reaching closer. He

out

for

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screams

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No!

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me Lody ' melody Play the coun ... again. BOY 1 has

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The zombie become one BOY and INT. pulls him of them.

h~O
Play down

the.

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counter zombie

and

the

is heard

2 turns and continues slams it shut behind CABIN - DAY

his him.

sprint

for

the

cabin.

He bursts

through

the

door

Boy---~tofiTs-'bunk
then opens play, ~. He

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readies his horn and the counter-melody music and begins to

EXT, DAY
As he plays the zombies corne to a halt. inquisitively. Slowly their zombie-ness When the music stops, They turn their ears toward the fades. They are becoming human There is only silence. in 2 the doorway, Frantic. music again.

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opens. BOY

The

door

to the

cabin

2 stands BOY

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He sees BOY 1 lying on he arrives, BOY 1 sits but he smiles. the up.

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_.~~_~~i~ runs to his - zombie-like friend. at first As -

ground, not moving. BOY His expression is blank

BOY

1

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I guess

we're

alive

with

the

sound

of music,

eh ... ? confused as to

The other kids begin to stand up and look around. They what's happened to them. The tHO boys laugh. ~-s--cJ"ITe~w...._

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EXT. The it. They As stand to their feet, and melody after a beat, turn back towards more. camp. FORREST BOYS - DAY to the place in the woods where they discovered the antique

return

chest.

They open it and replace the music and then close it again.

They bury

they

leave

the -zombie

is heard

- faintly

- once

FADE END

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