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Friday, October 24, 2008

House on Haunted Hill?

And the winners are:
Frederick Loren - Vincent Price (50%)
Annabelle Loren - Gwyneth Paltrow (46%)
Butler - John Goodman (53%)
Morticia Addams - Carolyn Jones (46%)
Gomez Addams - John Astin (53%)
Frankenstein - Jack Nicholson (46%)
Count Dracula - Bella Lugosi (66%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

FREDERICK LOREN, and his wife, ANNABELLE, have invited several GUESTS to spend the night in their old mansion situated atop a hill.

EXT. OLD MANSION - NIGHT

Each guest arrives at the desolate mansion in a limousine provided by Mr. Loren and are attended to by his BUTLER.

INT. FOYER. MANSION - NIGHT

BUTLER
Good evening, Sir. Mr. Loren will be with you shortly.

FRANKENSTEIN passes him, GRUNTING.

BUTLER
Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. Addams.

INT. SITTING ROOM. MANSION - NIGHT

MORTICIA and GOMEZ ADDAMS join Frankenstein who bends over to kiss Morticia's extended hand, then shakes Gomez's hand and offers a cigar.

GOMEZ
What's the old boy up to?

Frankenstein GRUNTS, shaking his head as he lights Gomez's cigar.

MORTICIA
It's all very mysterious, cherie.

As Gomez is about to smother her arm in kisses, the doorbell HOLLERS, distracting him. The threesome's glances follow the butler as he opens the door.

BUTLER
Good evening, Count.

As Gomez steps towards Dracula,

GOMEZ
You're looking well, Count.

DRACULA
Thank you. Where is your beautiful wife?

Gracefully walking towards him,

MORTICIA
Dear Count.

As she extends her hand, Dracula eyes her neck. All are once again distracted by the doorbell.

BUTLER
Good evening, Madam.

ELVIRA embraces Morticia as each air kiss one another.

ELVIRA
Whatever Frederick is up to, it's fabulous to see you all.

DRACULA
You're looking more lovely than ever, my dear.

Dracula salivates as he glances between Elvira's and Morticia's necks.

Looking dashing and stunning, Frederick and Annabelle suddenly appear.

FREDERICK
How gracious of you for coming tonight.

GOMEZ
Don't give it a thought, my friend. But what is the occasion?
You're famous for your tricks, old chap.

FREDERICK
I'm happy to announce Annabelle's birthday.

The group offer her hugs, kisses, and best wishes. As they do, Frederick steps towards the light switch unnoticed, and shuts off the lights.

In the darkness, a SCREAM and a THUMP are heard. Frederick switches the lights on. Dracula's fangs drip with blood.

FREDERICK
What have you done, Count?

He rushes to Annabelle squirming on the floor, her hand covered with blood trying to soothe the bite on her neck.

DRACULA
What you told me to do. To bite Annabelle.

Everyone turns to Frederick questioningly. As he assists Annabelle to her feet and tends to her wound,

FREDERICK
No, no, no, dear Count. I told you to sing to Annabelle.

DRACULA
I do not sing. I bite.

ANNABELLE
(crying)
I am a lady of darkness now.

ELVIRA
I beg your pardon, Annabelle, but I am the lady of darkness.

MORTICIA
Mon ami, you are mistaken for it is I, the lady of darkness.

Once again, the lights go out. A spotlight flashes on Frederick.

FREDERICK
For you, my darling. Happy birthday.

Frankenstein appears on a makeshift stage in a yellow, sequined jacket and black sequined pants holding a cane. As he clumsily dances, he belts out "Puttin on the Ritz." Annabelle thoroughly enjoys his performance, blowing him a kiss.

He nearly stumbles offstage as Morticia and Elvira, dressed as Flappers, sing "All That Jazz," dancing on and around their chair props. Annabelle CLAPS enthusiastically.

Gomez then appears and recites quite eloquently, Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "Annabel Lee."

Last, Dracula appears adorned in a red and black cape.

DRACULA
For this act, I will need your assistance, dearest Annabelle.

Annabelle joins him exuberantly.

DRACULA
With one swoop of my cape, I will make Annabelle disappear.
On the count of three...one, two, three.

Dracula covers Annabelle with his cape and to everyone's delight, Annabelle disappears.

FREDERICK
Bravo, Count!

MORTICIA
But where did she go?

As everyone surrounds Dracula in curious search of Annabelle, he disappears in a ball of smoke. The stunned group blinks at the stain on the floor and exchange concerned glances.

FREDERICK
He has abducted her!

As he rushes to the door,

FREDERICK
I will search high and low. Use all of my resources.
Do anything to find her. If it takes forever!

INT. DINING QUARTERS. SHIP TO TRANSYLVANIA - NIGHT

DRACULA
Are you comfortable, dearest Annabelle?

ANNABELLE
Yes, I am, Count. But where are we going?

DRACULA
Home.

ANNABELLE
(sighs)
There's no place like home.

DIRECTOR
Cut! This is not the Wizard of Oz!

To the director,

ANNABELLE
And this is House on Haunted Hill?

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The ending completely aught me by surprise. Neat job!

Hello Mary Lou said...

Great Halloween story.

Beatrice V said...

hello Petra, just passing by to say hi, always wonder what do you do with this litle sketches, are the produced/sold, or do you write them for the blog only?

Mama Zen said...

I love the way you worked in "Putting on the Ritz!"

Rowena said...

It took awhile for the music to load but what an addition to the script. Hope you're having a great w/e Petra!

tipper said...

Petra-I'm jealous of your imagination and creativity! Who would of thought of a twist like this-only you! Loved this one for this time of year especially.

Sandy Kessler said...

wheee in the season of the moon whee

Tammy said...

I LOVED the ending!!! You always surprise me!

Zombie said...

This is fun! To be fair, though, Vincent Price will be getting my vote every time, every role. No one beats him for classic monster movies.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

He he. What a bunch of traditionalists we are!!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

It has been a while, hasn't it! Nice to hear from you, too. I like your new (to me) profile pix!

LarryG said...

I selected the Coen brothers because this is looking to be an epic adventure and the Coen's do well with the epic.

Borut said...

The return trip to Transylvania reminds me of a well know Slovenian ballad of the Underwater Man and the proud young lady Urshka known for refusing her suitors. Finally she comes across a match…!?:)

Peter Rozovsky said...

You're going to have to bring in casting directors soon. Your productions are growing in ambition and scale.
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Poetikat said...

This was fun, Petra. I can't think of anyone but Carolyn Jones and John Astin as Gomez and Morticia. I SO wanted to be Morticia when I was a kid!

I'd love if you'd stop by my "Blasts from the Past" blog and consider following it.

Thanks,

Kat

Jay said...

The butler HAS to be Richard O'Brien!! After his role as Riff Raff in Rocky Horror - where he nailed it - who else could it be?

PV said...

Well Petra, I've only read a few of these, but each time I get to those twisty endings I have the same thought in my head - I'd love to talk a walk around inside your mind, just to see what's all going around in there! Bravo!

Very creative site, by the way.

Cynthia said...

Mmmm. intriguing, hope there is
a part 2.