THE BEAST part 4
TV film script by C.J.Platt.
MARY WILSON: (44 year old woman)
DAVE JOYCE: (THE BEAST/SHADOW .21 year old man)
JOHN WILSON: (SON. 23 year old man)
GERALD CLAYMORE: (COWARD. 25 year old man)
STRANGER: (52 year old rough neck)
CYCLIST: (28 year old man)
JENNIFER JAMESON: (FRIEND. 45 year old woman)
SETTING: LOCAL WOOD AT NIGHT.
Please be aware that this is part 4 of a four part script. It is advisable to read parts 1, 2 and 3 to get the whole picture. Thank you.
Mary Wilson makes an error of judgment when walking home alone, with troubling consequences.
Story so far:
The Beast has stabbed and shot himself accidentally ,and has also been bitten by a snake.
I think I shot my thumb off!
You poor tortured soul.
I’m coming to get my gun.
I am now the Shadow so you won’t be able to find me.
I can see you behind that rock you stupid idiot.
That’s not me. That is the Beast, I am somewhere else!
I think he is starting to hallucinate.
I wish he would die, then I could get home to have a bath.
Please, Gerald, have some compassion, all you have done is crap your pants.
I don’t care; he tried to kill us all.
If you could both create a diversion, I could sneak up on him and slit his throat!
He is ill, can’t you see that?
He is a raving lunatic! He stabbed me in the arse-hole, took my wallet and my shotgun.
If I had my way I would bury him in shit.
And you should know, eh?
Let us all calm down. (A car approaches)
Thank God, it’s my friend Jennifer.
What are you doing out here at this time?
MARY: (Pointing to a section of wood)
We are trying to get away from David Joyce, he is somewhere in that wooded area.
Really, I thought he was in the loony-bin.
He will be in his grave when I get hold of him.
Why? What did he do?
He made me crap myself!
Who the hell’s bothered about you! I have been stabbed in my arse .
And I have a twisted ankle. We have to get away from here before he comes back. Have you got a phone?
No, I forgot it.
(“The Shadow” alias “The Beast” has crept up behind the car and has stabbed the tires.)
Hurry and get in. What’s that noise?
That bloody little bastard has stabbed your tires.
What? I only just bought them!
SHADOW/ BEAST: (jumps out from behind a tree and is stood behind Jennifer’s car.)
Finally I have you all in my sights; you will all suffer a slow and painful death.
My God, has he got more ammo?
No, he’s bluffing! I checked the gun before, but I must have missed the one round that he shot himself with.
I’m starting to feel unwell in my stomach again!
Bloody-hell no, this is a nightmare! Look here, you raving nut-case, either get it over with or give up!
But whatever you do, kill him first. (Pointing to Gerald)
You uncaring bastard, I’m glad he stabbed you in the arse.
Please let us all calm down.
JENNIFER: (Starting to panic)
I don’t know what to do. I feel unwell.
SHADOW/ BEAST: (Laughing)
At last, my time of recognition has come.
JENNIFER: (Tries to put the car into gear but she has put it into reverse and accelerates over the Beast/Shadow breaking both his legs.)
Jump out and I will run over his head.
Please help him, he is injured.
I feel hurt but I can’t understand why?
My God, is he OK?
I think so but you never know with accidents like this.
THE BEAST/SHADOW: (Lying face up with the wolf mask still on.)
You will all pay for this when I get up.
Don’t risk it, run over him again.
MARY: (Looking up the road.)
I see my son’s car coming, thank God!
JOHN WIlSON: (Looking confused.)
Where have you been, I’ve been phoning you but all I got was heavy breathing and wolf sounds!
STRANGER: (Pointing to the Beast/Shadow.)
Blame this bastard.
Is that Dave Joyce?
You just ran over my hand you careless shit. But fortunately I don’t feel pain now.
Is he for real?
I feel sorry for him he’s been through so much. Phone the emergency services John.
What’s that noise?
I thought it was you.
He just stabbed your tire John!
The freak! I’m phoning the police.
You are all doomed.
Take that bloody knife off him someone.
THE BEAST part 4