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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2014, 12:05:46 pm »
The Ashwordly Witches

FADE IN:

EXT. GRAVE DIGGERS NEAR THE WOODS – EVENING October 30 1642
Song; Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath 1st part (2 min 45 seconds)
Two men are carrying shovels across a field towards the woods.
They stop outside the woods.

                     JEFFERY
             Are you ready for it?

                     STEPHEN
             What?

                     JEFFERY
             Put a foot on the ground inside
             the bounds of the trees.


EXT. GOING INTO THE WOODS

Jeffery steps forward into the woods, as soon as his foot touches the ground a bell begins to ring.
Stephen stops and listens.

                     STEPHEN
             How did you know about that.

                     JEFFERY
             My dad told me and his dad told
             him. When anyone is in these woods
             a bell starts to ring.

                     STEPHEN
             Oh great, does whoever know why we
             are here.

                      JEFFERY
             More than likely.

                     STEPHEN
                 (sarcastic)
             That makes me feel good.


EXT. GRAVE DIGGING - DAY

Two men start digging.

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The bell keeps ringing.
Nervously both the men look into the woods

                     STEPHEN
             Why do we get the scary jobs?

                     JEFFERY
             Because we are paid to protect the
             towns people and I don’t want to
             be alone in here.

                     STEPHEN
             We should get paid extra for this.

Stephen looks about again.

                     STEPHEN
             I hate being in here, it feels as
             though I am being watched.

                     JEFFERY
             Didn’t you know, you are.

                     STEPHEN
             I am, by who?

                     JEFFERY
             I’m not sure if it’s a her or not.

                     STEPHEN
             What do you mean by that?

                     JEFFERY
             The figure that is the guard of
             the church.

Stephen looks at Jeffery.

                     JEFFERY
             Come on the sooner we finish this
             the sooner we can go.

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They walk to a cleared area.

                     JEFFERY
             You dig a grave there I’ll dig the
             other one here.

Stephen looks about.

                     STEPHEN
             Where is the sound of that bell
             coming from.

                     JEFFERY
             You have seen the church haven’t
             you.

                     STEPHEN
             No.

                     JEFFERY
             Probably just as well, that figure
             I said about appears to guard the
             Church. That feeling you have of
             being watched, well the figure is
             pointing at us, but at least we
             will be safe.

                     STEPHEN
             What makes you think that.

                     JEFFERY
             I was told by the mother.
 
Stephen listens to the constant toll of the bell.

                     STEPHEN
             Whose mother.

                     JEFFERY
             Everyone who is here.

                     STEPHEN
             By digging these two graves for
             we are safe? Have you got much
             else to frighten me with?

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                     JEFFERY
             What do you know about these woods.

                     STEPHEN
             Nothing, I only came here for the
             work.

                     JEFFERY
             The name of these woods is Withes
             Woods, but two hundred years ago it
             had the name Witches Woods. Only
             witches are buried in these woods,
             and they are all Ashwordly Witches.

Jeffery keeps digging a pit.
He looks to Stephen.

                     JEFFERY
             Don’t worry about making these
             graves to good, three foot will do
             and long enough for a body. There
             is only one condition and that is
             they are to be buried face down.

                     STEPHEN
             Really why is that.

                     JEFFERY
             It is simple, or so I was told.
             When they get out they don’t get
             soil in their eyes.

Stephen looks to him.

                     STEPHEN
             Can I laugh now, please.
   

EXT. WHICHERY WOODS CAR PARK - AFTERNOON present day

The car park, it is almost full, there is a carnival atmosphere.
Some people have already started to party.
Two car loads of people are passing long white cigarettes to each other.

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A couple is walking near the car, Dave gets out of the car.

                     DAVE
             Here do you two want some.

                     GRAHAM
             I’m not sure

                     SUSAN
             I don’t think so but I know he
             does.

                     DAVE
             Have you ever had some before?

                     GRAHAM
             No

                     DAVE
             Do you smoke cigs.

                     GRAHAM
             No.

                     DAVE
             Then the chances are you’ll cough
             a bit but after a while you’ll get
             used to it.

                     SUSAN
             What will he be like?

                     DAVE
             He might say some words of wisdom.

Gareth bumps into them, he is looking at a CD.

                     GARETH
             Sorry I didn’t see you, I was
             looking at this CD. Amazing isn’t
             it, all the music comes from these
             tiny grooves.

Susan looks at Graham, her eyes open wide she shakes her head.

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                     DAVE
             Some people will think your words
             of wisdom are so meaningful while
             others will think you are bloody
             stupid. But overall, most folk
             will appreciate the silly.

Graham put the joint between his lips and sucks in deep

                     DAVE
             A bit too much for the first time,
             we’d best stand back for this.

Susan and Dave step back.
Graham breathes in deeply.
(Song: Sweat Leaf by Black Sabbath (Master of Reality)(play most)   
Trevor gets out of his car.

                     TREVOR
             Excuse me what is everyone so
             excited about.

                     SUSAN AND GEOFF
             Because the witches are coming
             Here, and on today of all days.

                     TREVOR
             What is so special about today.

                     SUSAN AND GEOFF
             It is All Hallows Eve, when the
             dead come to life.

Trevor looks towards the woods.

                     TREVOR
             What’s it like in there.

                     SUSAN
             You are joking right it is way too
             scary to go in there.

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                     GEOFF
             And a girl from college went into
             The woods two years ago, that was
             Rachel.

                     TREVOR
             Where is she now?

                     SUSAN
             She is catatonic in the psych ward,
             and has been there for two years.

                     TREVOR
             What do you think is in there?

                     GEOFF
             Some say the devils children play
             in there.

Trevor looks about.

                     SUSAN
             It sounds like there is a church
             in there because whenever anyone
             goes into the woods a bell starts
             to ring. Quick, behind you, look.


EXT. ON THE PATH – LATE AFTERNOON

By the turnstile nine people in dark brown hooded robes walk
on the path towards the woods, they each have a six foot staff.

                     TREVOR
             I take it that is them.

The brown robes are tied at the front with a golden cord, the hood covers their heads.
Nine people slowly walked into the field around the woods.

They stop halfway across the field, one of them uncovers her head, it is Brenda.

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EXT. IN THE FIELD – LATE AFTERNOON

She steps forty nine paces into the field, stops and turns and signals for us to be quiet.
Her people spread out in a circle, each begins to whisper,

the sound became louder as if more join in, then they stop, all is quiet.
Brenda lifted her hood into place then without any warning

each member of the coven strikes the ground in front of them seven times, (in unison), then stood still.
The sound of thunder rolling is in the ground.

The coven face away from the centre of the circle, then face the left and went to where the next of them was standing.
They strike the ground seven times.

Each of them turns and goes to the right to where that one of them standing. The ground is struck seven times.
They all turn to face the middle, and strike the ground once.

They kneel and bow then stand, they step backwards six steps,
bow, kneel and lay the staff’s on the ground alongside them.
The coven stay there, they appear to be waiting.

The ends of their staff’s become lit by a glowing light.
The ground vibrates as nine blocks of stone rise up.


EXT. GOING TO THE WOODS – LATE AFTERNOON
(Song Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath 2nd part (the rest)
Brenda leads her people back to the path they go in a single line into the woods. As the first one steps into the woods, a bell begins to toll.

As the last of them enters the woods the stones slid back into the ground. Some of the crowd showed bravado, they go to the edge of the woods. 

Four short black figures with red eyes appear they block the path.

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                     BLACK SHAPE #1
             Come on, keep coming I’ve been
             told I can play with you.

                     BLACK SHAPE #2
             Yes, yes, come on it’ll be fun.

                     BLACK SHAPE #3
             For us.

                     BLACK SHAPE #4
             We can find out what makes your
             body tick.

                     BLACK SHAPE #1
             Piece by piece.

One of the brave people steps forward

                     BLACK SHAPE #2
             And do you want to know who said
             we can play with you.

                     BLACK SHAPE #2
                 (it smiles)
             Daddy did.

A big black shape appears behind them.
Fire erupts around them.
The fire gets bigger.
They all vanish.

Their bravado gone they run, a girl falls to the ground.


EXT. WITCHES IN THE WOODS - AFTERNOON
Song:After Forever by Black Sabbath  Master of Reality til end
As the witches walk into the woods a church appears, standing between Brenda and the church is the figure in black.
Brenda stops, she looks to it.

Brenda notices the white-washed walls at the front of the church, the faded old wooden roof and the belfry.
The figure in black floats towards her.

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Standing just in front of her the dark pools of its eyes stare at Brenda.
The figure turns and goes back to the church door.

                     BRENDA
             We need go to where the two paths
             meet.

They walk to where the two paths meet.
Brenda points at the barren ground.

                     BRENDA
             This is the place, this is where
             they are buried.

Brenda looks about.
The bell is still ringing.

                     BRENDA
             There is another grave here, their
             mother, it is empty now, it’s
             resident has returned. We are only
             here for the girls Monica and
             Jessica.

Brenda holds her arms wide she slowly turns about.
The others formed a circle around the graves.
Brenda stands between the graves.

The coven focuses on Brenda they send power to her, Brenda adds her power to theirs which she directs at the graves.
They remain at the graves, watching them.

The sound of the bell gets louder
Then it stops, all is silent

The sound of the bell starts again.
Though it now has an echo
The earth above Monica’s grave is being pushed up 

The pile is getting bigger then it falls to the sides.
Fingers appear then Monica’s hand appears.
John and David go to her to help her rise from her grave.
 
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EXT. COMING FROM THE WOODS - EVENING

They walk in single file from the woods,
the bell tolls until the last of them leaves the woods.
They stop and looks at the people.


EXT. THE WAITING CROWD - EVENING

The crowd has waited for them to return.

                     GEOFF 
             Here they come.

                     SUSAN
             Bloody hell, I can guess what
             they’ve done.

People near them look at them.

                     GEOFF
             You can, what have they done.

                     PERSON IN CROWD  O.S.
             Yeah, come on, what is so obvious.

                     SUSAN
             Look at them, they are in single
             file, all nine of them went into
             the woods, but there is eleven of
             them now.

Geoff counts them.

                     GEOFF
             So, that might mean two were
             already in the forest, mind you I
             wonder how long they were in
             there for.

                     SUSAN
             Looking at the dresses that are
             Sticking out from under the robes
             of the last two. I’d say two maybe
             three hundred years.

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                     GEOFF
             Oh crap

                     SUSAN
             The something big they were meant
             to be doing.


                     GEOFF
             What?

                     SUSAN
             They just brought the dead back to
             life.
 
All those watching are silent

                     PERSON IN AUDIENCE  O.S.
             And this being All Hallows Eve.


FADE OUT:

The End

 

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