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LOBBY. they are fast but not at the pace of hersShe turns a corner and continues running as fast as her injured body can possibly goA dead end appears to herThe figure appears as she turns aroundshe is stabbed several times until her body plops to the ground. there is no one else waiting in the lobbyABBIE looks around and takes in the emptiness of the space. ROBERT Abbie Taylor? Abbie gathers her things and follows ROBERT. Her nose is bleedingSteps come behind her.. ROBERT We prepare meticulously for our art. I am sure that you will be satisfied with the instruction here. DANCE STUDIO. and also notices that there are some really interesting masks that decorate some of the wallsThere is a look of contentment on her face. 2 INT. ABBIE TAYLOR [mid 20s]is waiting to be called for registration. her style of dress is more conservative than other women that have been waiting. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. CORRIDOR. . PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. 4 INT.EXT. 3 INT. ABANDONED BUILDING. ACTING CLASS. A young Asian looking woman is running in fear along a corridor. she feels like everything will be alright hereA gentleman named ROBERT walks into the lobby.. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. there is an interpretive dance class in session. ROBERT is taking ABBIE on a tour through the studioThey begin at the dance class. DUSK.
MARGARET Do you have your living accommodations set? I hear Julia. (slight smirk) So. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO.. you can add them to your program once you have completed a full term of study. this studio has a very strong and rigorous reputation. ABBIE seems really excited. how do you like it? ABBIE (politely) Very nice. MARGARET TILLERMARGARET is working on ABBIE’S file when they enterMARGARET (in greeting) Come in. 5 INT. but I’m excited about.commedia performance program.. come in dear. MARK GARCIA [mid 30s] he is somewhat handsome. ABBIE notices the teacher. We are excited as well. the clown.. ASSISTANT DEAN’S OFFICE ROBERT opens the door to the office of the assistant dean. Two of the actors are young Asian American women and immediately make eyes with ABBIEROBERT (in a near whisper) Scene study classes are audition only. but his charms are apparent and he glances at her as she walks byABBIE turns slightly and follows ROBERT to the office. ROBERT and ABBIE walk into the acting classThe actors there are engaged in a scene study..2. I like the dance class. (MORE) .. MRS. Our expectations are high. It is a staple of this studio. Our newest star.. yes. MARGARET (a slight impatient) Yes.
MARK approaches ABBIE..Abbie. MARK (Turning up the charm) Call me Mark. 6 INT. although ABBIE was taken aback by the swift familiarization that MARK took some libertiesABBIE says her goodbyes and heads out of the hallway with ROBERT. ABBIE turns to both MARGARET and ROBERTABBIE Actually I have one other question. ABBIE nods okay.. MARK’S charms have taken effect slightly. MARGARET (cont’d) another acting and clown student needs a space. dear. We are formal with our training and informal with each other. dear Abbie. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. ABBIE (Charmed and flustered) Thank you Mr. ROBERT glances at MARGARET for a moment and then they all walk out of the office. OUTSIDE OFFICE. Garcia. We will see if this program is for you. MARGARET approaches MARK .3. You should make time to meet her.. both MARGARET and ABBIE get up and shake hands and smile. (Puts his hands on her shoulders) ABBIE gives another slight smile.. where is the commedia program going to take place? MARK GARCIA (smirking) In the same room as the acting classes.hello. is it? ABBIE seems impressed. and looks over her as if to assure herMARK You are in capable hands.
impress her! MARK takes the mask from Tomas after a moment- . (Looks at Margaret while walking away) and I don’t need old right now. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. something strong comes from her. TWO MONTHS LATER 7 INT. Just youthful aspirations that became immediately meaningless. COMMEDIA CLASS. what are you doing?! Be in LOVE with her! Look at her! (points to ABBIE) She is the lover.. MARGARET looks only sightly offended and walks away. very enlightening.thank you for the book by the way. play back. MARGARET How do you feel about her? MARK She’s special. But.4. MARK (chuckles slighty with a smirk) That old thing? It was interesting. Keep it.... but the performance proves nothing and does nothing. glad you liked it... It has been two monthsABBIE is in commedia gear along withJULIA. TOMAS. DAVID.. Her spirit is intact. MARGARET Good. GUSTAV.. JAMIE and ANDREAThey are working on miming techniquesTOMAS (wearing a Daffy Lover mask) is struggling as he is practicing with ABBIE who is without a maskMARK interruptsMARK Tomas. it’s old. that why she is playing with you. another interpretation. She’s a strong performer I can feel it.
. ABBIE walks out of the class feeling assuredMARK follows and places his hand on her shoulder. because she is the brightest light. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. make her smile and laugh (touches her face softly) this is where you love her if she accepts.. MARK gets very close to ABBIE.. Will she kiss you? Will she love you back? (their faces are only an inch apart.. that’s it for today. nods and smiles in approval- . but it disarms him and he then whispers) Will she want to be in your life? MARK almost kisses ABBIE.. ABBIE trots away shyly and unexpectedly teasing the Daffy LoverMARK chases her and catches up to her (gets in front of her almost in a clinch) you have to captivate her. the most beautiful thing you have ever seen.5. looks at her. near uncomfortably close. HALLWAY..light. but ABBIE accepts thisMARK (without taking his eyes off of ABBIE) This exercise is about love. Mark loses his charm. but then darts awayokay.. MARK hands TOMAS the maskMARK nods at TOMASJAMIE looks strongly at MARKABBIE falls completely for MARK. the classic professor crush evolved8 INT..the brightest light that you have ever seen (gets behind her and touches her slightly sensually making JAMIE uncomfortable) She will try to get away.
she is visibly upset..I know that you are very good and you are a senior fellow.. pretty simple ROBERT appears behind the actors.. ABBIE feels above this. and stop flaunting around your little ass to our instructor.. JAMIE . (snickers) ABBIE admires and is a little perplexed by the treatment she gets from these actorsShe wonders why they try to bully her.. DIANE (looks at ABBIE) You think he likes you. the clown looks happy. JAMIE I don’t know why you think you deserve this program. He walks away as the two actors that stared at ABBIE during her tour walk toward herJAMIE So. DIANE (TO ABBIE) We just don’t like you.6...listen. and gives them a stern look- . get better at the commedia.. I’m still learning. ABBIE (slightly combative but scared) I. you are barely capable of holding your own with Mark.. Are we clear? ABBIE walks away and bumps through JAMIE and DIANE.. ABBIE (ignoring the aggression) It was just an exercise..we should be working togeth. but cut me a little slack. You were practically eye-fucking him..
. ENTRANCE. now are we gonna let those two plastic spoons get the best of us? I think not. something really special ROBERT You are absolutely right. ROBERT walks ABBIE out to the entranceROBERT Sorry about them. sometimes though I feel like there’s something else about this place. ABBIE’S ROOM. We have very high expectations for this program.. ABBIE’S APARTMENT. ABBIE walks away with JULIAMARGARET approaches ROBERT10 INT.7. . and believe me the commedia program is very important to us. Plastic is a good word for them. I still do like it here. ROBERT (Staring at Jamie) Ladies? ABBIE continues past the girls. I really appreciate the words. ABBIE (slight chuckle) Thanks. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. I sure don’t know how they got in the program. ROBERT rushes up to her and puts his arm on her shoulder and then looks at the girls again with a glareJAMIE and DIANE walk briskly into the class. ROBERT It’s good that you do. Sometimes beauty ain’t pretty. ABBIE I’ve heard that before. thank you. 9 EXT. JULIA approaches themABBIE Well.
..so could everyone in class ABBIE I was just performing the role. just me and my face. I could sense it from where I was sitting... I had my crush on him. I am not after much. Abbie looks at JULIA for a moment and then makes a clown face- .as you well know now ABBIE Yeah. what do you think of Mark? JULIA (slight snicker) Mark? Yeah he’s cool.I want to just walk all over the world and make people smile simple. no crazy theatrics. but.. why did you let him practically surround you with his body? ABBIE (laughs) Look. JULIA Abbie.8.I was just working on the exercise ABBIE and JULIA do not notice two red eyes peering through her window... ABBIE and JULIA are staying up late practicing their routineThey get to laughing after making some clown facesABBIE (Recovering from laughing) Julia. JULIA Really? Then why did you let him touch you.. and yes. maybe I want love. she said I was flaunting myself at him. A lot of girls do here. you can’t fool me. Especially Jamie.. Especially Jamie and Diane. you felt something... it doesn’t mean that I am no less committed to this program and to being a great performer...
. and as artists... do you want her now? Did you feel like fucking her? . They both laugh..TAKES PLACE SOMEWHERE IN STUDIO 11 INT. do you understand that this is a special place? JAMIE (Looks ashamed) Yes. You know where I keep my heart. close to her- . MARK (Looks at JAMIE) So. MARK’S OFFICE. You need to stop. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO.. while JAMIE sits acrossMARK (While typing) Jamie. you understand that we are like a family? JAMIE Yes. You know the truth. (JAMIE nods) Look. INSERT NEW DEATH SCENE FOR MALE VICTIM . MARK slowly gets up and walks toward JAMIEHe sits at the edge of his desk.trading me in for that "sweet little ass?" MARK (Stern and upset) Jamie. the spirit of collaboration active here. You should know your boundaries. balance.. JAMIE (cuts him off and challenges him) And how about yesterday.9... MARK sits at his desk and is typing some last minute reports. MARK (Hesitates) Then you understand why we need to keep harmony...
PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO.... MARK (After he disengages from the kiss) Did you think that I would betray you like that? You are my prized pupil. The class is in full clown/mime makeup including MARK. 12 INT.. they are working on a group routine MARK and ABBIE are more in sync with the performanceABBIE is working well with the other performersThen JAMIE decides to wear a mask of her ownThe PulcinellaABBIE decides to come at ABBIE. she gives him a look as if to make him understand that he belongs to her. in more ways than he knows.there is much to accomplish. We both know that you are chosen to be great. He touches her chin gentlyHe then caresses her faceThen he kisses her.. JAMIE stands and kisses MARK one more time. you know...we have a long day ahead. I have expectations of you too. CLOWN CLASS. she returns the kiss passionately.. who wears the Daffy Smeraldina maskJAMIE darts at ABBIECUT IN TO DIANE BEING STALKED BY CLOAKED KILLER ABOVE BY THE RESTROOMJAMIE laughs and then playfully swipes a now revealed wooden knife at ABBIE- . JAMIE Then I hope you understand what you have. MARK (Kisses her forehead) .10.
.commedia feels brilliant.11. JAMIE laughs hysterically. ABBIE does not know what to sayThen there’s a scream- . and then JAMIE approaches slowly with a stark grin and swipes across ABBIE’S bellyThen they both laugh as they reveal a string of cloths that are snake-like in appearance THE KILLER SLICES UP DIANE’S TOP AND REVEALS HER BARE BELLYTHE KILLER PROCEEDS TO SLICE OPEN HER BELLYTHE KILLER UNFURLS DIANE’S INTESTINESABBIE and JAMIE then look back at the audience and smileThe class applaudsMARK Wonderfully perverse. no? ABBIE (Makes eyes with Mark) Yes. and then swipes her knife at ABBIE’S throatTHE CLOAKED KILLER KICKS THE STALL OPEN THEN THE KILLER SLASHES DIANE’S THROATABBIE holds her throat. it does. Class is done.. JAMIE looks at ABBIEJAMIE then holds ABBIE for a momentJAMIE Nice job sister. THE CLOAKED CHARACTER SWIPES A VERY REAL KNIFE AT DIANE’S BELLYThen ABBIE runs around the stage to the opposite side of JAMIE who playfully stalks herDIANE RUNS INTO THE RESTROOM AND FINDS A STALL TO HIDE INABBIE pretends to hide... but clearly JAMIE sees her.
DIANE’S corpse is draped on the floor of a toilet in the womens restroom Her clothes are tatteredHer insides are completely exposed as she is mutilatedAll of the students are in shock. and walks back fasterThe cloaked figure pulls out a knifeABBIE starts to runThe chase begins. ROBERT in shock follows ABBIEABBIE is in tears and scaredROBERT begins the task of rounding up the studentsABBIE notices that Mark and Margaret are having a slight argument about what is happening. MARGARET approaches from the hallwayMARGARET (To Robert) Get the students out of here! ROBERT directs the students to leave. and then steps backThe cloaked figure starts walking slowly towards herABBIE starts to breathe heavy. walks away and bumps into Julia14 EXT. STREET. she also just now notices that there is an old book in Margaret’s handThe book is an old leather bound book. WEST WALL OF PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. OUTSIDE ABBIE’S APT. 13 EXT.12. a cloaked figure appears at her doorstepABBIE pauses for a moment. NIGHT. ABBIE is walking out of the school As she turns a corner. and then she sees on the tip of the book. a bloodied fingerprintABBIE in shock. ABBIE runs from the cloaked figure as quickly as she can- .
. STUDIO CORTYARD. ROBERT holds ABBIE as they walkThey make their way back to the studioABBIE looks up at ROBERT inquisitively. with a knife. As ABBIE turns away from ROBERT. LOBBY. (hesitates) let’s get out of here. They eventually turn a corner that leads into a populated areaABBIE bumps into ROBERT15 EXT. in white makeup with a mask walks out to them from the studio18 INT. with fear and angerROBERT looks apologeticMARGARET..13. ROBERT Okay. NIGHT. ROBERT (Behind ABBIE) Abbie.. STREET TOWARDS THE STUDIO. he knocks her on the head with a sap (or other blunt object)16 EXT... ABBIE is making her way into the studio forced by ROBERT and MARGARET- . ABBIE (Startled) What are you doing here? ROBERT What happened? Were you running? ABBIE Someone was at my place. 17 EXT. (starts crying) I couldn’t make out who it was. STUDIO COURTYARD. Far behind ABBIE and ROBERT is the cloaked figure. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. NIGHT. all we can see is the hand with a knifeROBERT looks back in the direction of the figure..
MAIN DANCE STUDIO. but not all of the students are hereIn the hallway there are four students lined up evenly on both endsThey are drinking from chalicesAnd citing LatinThere is a purple hue that has overcome the studioABBIE tries to fight. she feels her soul is in free-fallFrom behind ABBIE a figure is placed next to her in a seated positionThis figure is cloaked completely. and makeup. the cloak is whiteABBIE calls out to the figure- . MARGARET immediately grabs a vial/cup and places it to ABBIE’S cheek and collects her tears. There are students all over in cloaks. masks. MARGARET smiles. ABBIE begins to breakdown. ABBIE begins to cry.14. but ROBERT and MARGARET have a strong hold of herThey lead her into the main dance space19 INT. your friend will serve us. PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO. ABBIE gasps as she sees JULIA unconscious and tied to a tableThere are four more students in cloaks and makeup surrounding the bodyThey are all drinking from chalices and chantingABBIE notices that the chalices are filled with a red liquidABBIE is forced to sit right in front of her friend’s bodyMARGARET (To ABBIE) The blood serves us. MARGARET (Refers to cup) This is also needed.
MARGARET comes down to him quickly to collect his bloodMARGARET pushes his body back. this moment with his love will be his lastJAMIE stands. MARK knows his fear. ABBIE Jamie? Another cloaked figure appears from behind the white-cloaked figureThis one walks around. then blocks ABBIE’S view of MARK. JAMIE kisses him deeply. then mixes the tears collected with the blood in a chaliceMARGARET gives JAMIE the chaliceJAMIE pours the contents down JULIA’S throatJAMIE walks awayA few moments pass as the students continue to drink and chant. then she turns to MARKShe embraces him. the blood is down their chins to their necks- . and they hold each other passionately. this kiss. and then she walks toward JULIAMARK’S throat is slit open. but her eyes are all redShe stares at ABBIE for a moment. she hunches over slightly. in a dazed state. especially MARGARETMARK (Yelling and desperate) What do you think?! That you’ll gain power from this?! It’s legend. kneels and then pulls back the hood of the figure next to ABBIEIt’s MARK. he looks at ABBIE. legend that I should have never told you. MARGARET ignores MARKIt is then. a tear falls down his faceMARK and JAMIE look at each other. but he is coherentIn realization he yells at everyone.15. that the dark cloaked figure reveals herself to allIt is JAMIE.
SUSPIRIORUM. FIN. she smiles demonically(MARGARET and ROBERT hold hands tightly as if in fear) ABBIE then perks up and reveals herselfHer eyes are white. her face is painted. JAMIE joins in as they begin to touch each other and enjoy their new time togetherYet. her head hangs down(JAMIE smiles with her red eyes) JULIA kneels in front of herThen with her black eyes. JAMIE. and she grinsThen JULIA and ABBIE smile together. they are no longer ABBIE. and TENEBRARUMThe LADIES OF SORROW. Then JULIA awakens. .16. her eyes are blackShe looks around to see her new environmentShe feels the air around herThen she makes her way down to ABBIEABBIE is in shockABBIE feels as if she is dying. They are now LACRYMARUM. and JULIAThey turn to their subjects and hold out their arms to embrace their servantsMARGARET (With a smile and tearing up) Now the world can end...
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