DRAFT # 1 OPEN TO: INT. FRAT HOUSE- NIGHT College students drink beer, listen to music, and hang out… Marty reclines on a couch with Christine laying her head on him. He smiles as he plays with her hair. They kiss. MARTY You really are going to make a great nurse someday. Christine smiles as she rubs up against him. CHRISTINE What time is it? Marty glances at his watch. It’s late. MARTY Oh man… CHRISTINE What? Marty gets up and Christine looks towards him confused. MARTY I’m sorry; I have to go. But, see you later- okay? Christine nods her head okay and Marty moves through the crowd towards the door of the frat house. EXT. FRAT HOUSE- NIGHT Marty exits the frat house, passing by balloons and hearing the music blasting from within the house. ALEX, wearing a basketball jersey and holding onto a plastic cup of beer, leans out of the house and yells after him… ALEX Hey, where are you going? MARTY Have to study. Got a test tomorrow. ALEX Oh man, that sucks! MARTY Tell me about it. Marty waves bye. ALEX Later. Alex re-enters the frat house. Marty continues to walk away. He stops noticing rustling in the bushes. He approaches the bushes cautiously. POV. WEREWOLF A werewolf looks up towards Alex waiting… Then it strikes, jumping out from the bushes and tackling Marty to the ground! Marty screams in horror. Close up on his eyes closing… FLASH CUT: INT. MARTY’S APARTMENT- MORNING CLOSE UP on Marty’s closed eyes as they SNAP open. He jumps out of bed and looks around breathing heavily, sweat pouring down his face. He nervously looks around and feels around his skin, he finally finds what he was looking for- bite marks… His eyes go wide- it wasn’t a dream! LATER: Marty sits at his desk browsing through the Internet on his laptop computer, researching werewolves. He finds many sites and articles; some of these sites state that it is a psychological illness while others claim it to be real. Marty is pained by what he reads… Close up on the words: “Started having nightmares that I was killing people.” INT. CAMPUS DINER Marty sits across from CHRISTINE in a diner… Marty has his hand resting on the table; Christine takes it and looks at him hoping that he’ll open up. Marty takes a deep breath and looks out the window. He glances back towards Christine. MARTY I’m in real trouble. I’m scared. CHRISTINE What is it? MARTY You wouldn’t believe if I told you. CHRISTINE Try me. MARTY I might become a werewolf tonight. CHRISTINE A werewolf? MARTY Trust me. I know how it sounds… Marty looks around and nods his head. MARTY (under his breath) There’s no way out… Marty looks back towards Christine lovingly and depressed. CHRISTINE Marty, you’re scaring me. Marty takes her hand… MARTY Just know, that I love you. Marty sighs as he stands up and leaves. Christine watches him concerned. EXT. DINER Marty looks around seeing people all around. His stomach growls and he looks away and towards the ground. He walks off hugging his jacket close to him… INT. GUN STORE Marty examines the gun in his hand. The OWNER looks at him, curiously. Marty finally glances back towards the man. MARTY Do you have any silver bullets? The owner goes to the side and picks up a round of silver bullets. OWNER (sarcastic) You thinking about killing any werewolves? MARTY Might. Marty places the money on the counter and walks away. The owner watches him leave, concerned. EXT. NEW YORK CITY- STREETS Marty stands besides a pay phone in the city. He calls his parents… SARAH (O.C.) Hello? MARTY Hey… INT. MARTY’S FAMILY HOME- KITCHEN Sarah, 17 years old, holds the phone. SARAH Hey. EXT. NEW YORK CITY- STREETS Marty looks around, pained. MARTY Can you please just put Mom and Dad on the phone? Marty leans against the pay phone, struggling to stay on the line. INT. MARTY’S FAMILY HOME- KITCHEN SANDRA, mid forties, answers the phone… KYLE stands beside her. SANDRA Marty, what is it? KYLE Marty? EXT. NEW YORK CITY- STREETS MARTY I just wanted to hear your and Dad’s voice again. SANDRA (O.C.) Are you okay? MARTY Yeah. I’m great… I love you Mom. Tell Dad… tell him I said thanks, for everything. Marty struggles to hang up the phone; he looks around the city deeply disturbed. He walks away as we stay behind watching him fade into the distance. INT. BASKEBTBALL COURT Marty sits alone high up on the bleachers in a darkened basketball court. Alex approaches him from the side. ALEX Hey… Marty nods his head as he looks around. ALEX Christine told me I’d find you here. She’s worried about you. MARTY I’m fine. ALEX You sure? Alex sits down to the right besides Marty. ALEX We’ve known each other since we were children man. You can tell me anything. Marty nods his head okay. MARTY I’ve been having these… uncontrollable urges lately. ALEX What kind of urges? Marty looks away, ashamed. MARTY I’ve thought about killing people. Ripping them to shreds, devouring their flesh. Alex looks at Marty worried… MARTY I’m always hungry. Last night I had a dream that I murdered a woman and child. ALEX It was just a dream… right? Marty nods his head. MARTY But, I’m afraid I’ll lose control. I’m changing… ALEX How? MARTY Forget it. I think I might just be over reacting. ALEX Are you sure? Marty stands up and looks around… MARTY Yeah. Marty walks away while Alex remains behind. FADE TO: INT. MARTY’S APARTMENT- NIGHT Marty sits on his bed alone in his apartment with the lights off. Waiting for the inevitable… hoping that it’s all in his imagination. He looks out the window. EXT. MARTY’S APARTMENT- NIGHT A full moon shines in the night sky. INT. MARTY’S APARTMENT- NIGHT Marty begins to feel an incredible pain as he lurches forward. MARTY Please God… no… no! Marty screams in agony as he falls against the ground. He lifts his head and we can see fangs in his teeth as his voice becomes wolf-like. MARTY No!!!!! Marty begins to gradually transform into a werewolf, very painful. Think ‘American Werewolf in London.’ Everything goes pitch black. We hear growls, screams and heavy breathing. EXT. PARK- NIGHT POV. WEREWOLF The werewolf chases after a young woman, running away, screaming for her life. FLASH CUT: EXT. PARK- MORNING Marty lays on the ground stretched out across the grass. Naked. He gradually comes two, as he looks around frightened. Dolly in towards him for an extreme close-up… INT. DORM ROOM- EVENING Marty sits on his couch leaning forward, troubled and confused. He looks towards the television set… NEWSREPORTER (O.S.) Three bodies were found this morning. Mutilated… reports say that it may have been an animal attack. Marty turns off the television and lowers his head. Depressed. He leans forward and rests his head in his hands on the verge of tears. He looks to his left to see the shaded windows. He gets up and approaches them. He flips through the blinds as he looks out and quickly looks away. He begins to move around his room breaking down into tears of agony and pain… he drops back on the couch and looks up towards the ceiling trying to find answers. Any answer. Nothing. Marty takes a deep breath as he looks around his room for the final time. He has no other choice… he picks up the gun. FLASH CUT: INT. CAMPUS RESTAURANT Marty sits with Christine trying to explain things to her. FLASH CUT: INT. DORM ROOM- EVENING Marty raises the gun… FLASH CUT: INT. BASKETBALL COURT Marty sits with Alex on the bleachers alone in the darkened basketball court. FLASH CUT: INT. DORM ROOM- EVENING Marty points the gun towards his head. FLASH CUT: EXT. NEW YORK CITY STREETS Marty has difficulty putting the pay phone down as he begins to cry. FLASH CUT: INT. DORM ROOM- EVENING Marty closes his eyes awaiting the inevitable… Against the wall in shadow we can see Marty aiming the gun towards his head… BANG! Blood sprays out the other side. Marty drops the gun as his body lags against the couch, eyes closed… dead. Slowly dolly back taking in the moment in its finality as we… [FADE TO BLACK] I am planning on shooting this film in HFC this semester. - AJM.