Erik Greystone in Night of Terror (4_7)

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1. The Unicorn of Death
2. The Kidnap
3. The Rescue
4. Night of Terror
5. Skies of Death
6. Caverns of Chaos
7. The Dungeon of Death
8. Vulkar's Revenge
Unfilmed - The Games

Episode Four
Night of Terror

Act 1
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4
Script Act 1
Script Act 2
Script Act 3
Script Act 4

Night of Terror

Written by Bill Richmond


 

ACT ONE

FADE IN:

SCENE 1
EXT. FOREST - DAY

GREYSTONE and ARIEL are walking through a beautiful unspoiled clearing. Greystone is leading Arielís black-and-white lapdog, WOJE, on a leash.

GREYSTONE
(O.S.)

Ariel, can we get back to the picnic? We've been walking the dog forever. Let's just eat and get outta here.

ARIEL

Why? Itís beautiful here. We have a perfect spot for a picnic. With lots of shade. I hate the sun. It makes your skin old and wrinkled.

(settling down on the blanket; Greystone settles down beside her)

Squinting makes you wrinkled, too. That's why you never see me squint. If somebody says something I don't understand, I never say . . .

(squinting)

. . . what do you mean? I always say . . .

(forcing her eyes wide open)

. . . what do you mean?

Ariel Baaldorf (4_2)

GREYSTONE

I don't like it here.

ARIEL

I donít see why not. It's beautiful, and there are no crowds.

(picking up Woje, who begins to whine)

I hate crowds. There are always people with colds and icky things.

GREYSTONE

It's creepy around here.

ARIEL

Oh, címon, tell me more about the legend.

GREYSTONE

I donít wanna talk about it.

ARIEL

(to dog; baby talk)

Oh. Big, stwong Gweystone is afwaid of ghosts and gobwins, isn't he, Woje?

Greystone gives the dog a disdainful look as she cuddles it.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Go and sit by the twee.

GREYSTONE

We are on the grounds of Castle Karnaj. In fact, it's right through those woods there.

Ariel turns around as Greystone points. Cut to forbidding view of the CASTLE.

ARIEL

So?

GREYSTONE

So? Things have happened in there that you don't want to know about.

ARIEL
(maybe it's something juicy)

Like what?

GREYSTONE

Like people turning into wild beasts.

ARIEL

Oh, my. Why don't you . . . pour the wine and tell me some more.

GREYSTONE

Why donít we . . . talk about the food. It looks terrific. Did you fix it?

ARIEL

Of course not. I don't even know where the kitchen is.

GREYSTONE

I bet you told them what to make, though, right?

ARIEL

Yeah, I said make us a picnic.

GREYSTONE
(getting desperate)

Well, you set a nice table.

ARIEL

Youíll clean up the mess, won't you?

GREYSTONE
(with resignation)

Oh, sure.

ARIEL
(beginning to pass dishes around)

Have some quiche.

GREYSTONE
(turning away in manly disdain)

No thanks. I donít eat that.

ARIEL

Hey, you're not disappointed, are you? I mean, you're not one of those clowns who thinks women should cook and clean and all that . . . garbage, are you?

GREYSTONE

Just a fleeting thought.

He holds up his goblet.

GREYSTONE
(continuing)

To getting acquainted.

ARIEL

To getting acquainted.

She toasts, drinks, and continues nattering on.

ARIEL
(continuing)

After all, that's what servants are for. I figure my job is to look pretty and desirable for my husband. Whoever that turns out to be.

Greystone laughs uncomfortably, feeling on the spot.

ARIEL
(continuing)

I mean, if a man wants a wife to do all those things, he can marry one of those blowsy barmaids they have at Dunfirm Tavern . . . You know, the kind your brotherís always chasing after.

Greystone looks off silently . . . thinking about that.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Right?

GREYSTONE
(coming back with a heavy sigh)

Right. Pass the carpacca salad, please.

ARIEL

Not yet. First I wanna hear about all the wild parties in that house.

GREYSTONE

They weren't wild parties. They were terrible things!

ARIEL

Oh. Okay. Just tell me six of Ďem.

Greystone sighs and hangs his head in exasperation.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Five?

CUT TO:

 

SCENE 2
EXT. SHOT OF BAALDORF CASTLE; INT. BAALDORF CASTLE DINING ROOM - DAY

A male SERVANT bearing a platter is waiting on KING BAALDORF and LATTINIA, who are dining alone at opposite ends of an enormous table. Baaldorf takes food from the proffered tray as the servant bows.

BAALDORF

Why isn't Ariel eating with us?

LATTINIA
(cupping her hand to her ear)

Hmm?

BAALDORF

Ariel!

LATTINIA

Ah. She's on a picnic with Greystone.

BAALDORF

Ariel? Out in the daylight?

LATTINIA

Oh, she'll stay in the shade. She hates wrinkles as much as I do.

Lattinia takes food from the tray of the servant, who has walked around to her end of the table.

BAALDORF

Oh, I like the wrinkles around your eyes. Gives you character.

LATTINIA
(forcing her eyes wide open)

What do you mean?

Lattinia Baaldorf (4_9)

The servant exits out of frame.

BAALDORF

Oh, Lattinia, you shouldn't worry so much about your age.

Baaldorf gets up and crosses over to the back of her chair.

BAALDORF
(continuing)

After all, you could be a grandmother soon.

LATTINIA
(laughing nervously)

Ah, well, not too soon, I hope. Anyway, Edwin, I don't mind getting older, I, I just mind looking older.

She primly dabs at her mouth with her napkin.

BAALDORF

Youíll always look young and lovely to me.

Baaldorf kisses her on the cheek.

LATTINIA
(fussing with her wimple)

Edwin, please . . . my hair.

BAALDORF

What hair?

LATTINIA

There's a time and a place for everything.

BAALDORF
(returning to his end of the table)

All right, you pick the time, and Iíll pick the place.

LATTINIA

Just finish your mashed carpaccas.

BAALDORF
(laughing)

So Ariel and Greystone are out in the woods fooling around.

LATTINIA

I --

She and Baaldorf attempt to see one another, peek-a-boo style, around the huge candelabras on the tabletop.

LATTINIA
(continuing)

I didn't say that. Theyíre on a picnic.

BAALDORF
(sitting down)

Well, when you and I used to go on picnics . . .

LATTINIA
(cutting him off)

All right, all right. Oh, they're such a lovely couple.

BAALDORF

Hmm?

LATTINIA

Couple!

I just know heís going to ask her to marry him! Then theyíll move into the castle, with us, you know, I've already discussed that with Ariel.

Baaldorf looks like this is news to him.

LATTINIA
(continuing)

We'll remodel the east wing . . .

Lattinia, looking first one way and then the other, appears confused about which direction is east.

LATTINA
(continuing)

Whatever. I figure we can turn that monstrous old banquet hall into two master bedrooms . . . one for him, and one for her.

BAALDORF
(with just a trace of bitterness)

Oh, like ours.

LATTINIA

Right. It's quiet in there, too, so she can enjoy her afternoon naps. You know how I feel about being disturbed during my afternoon nap.

BAALDORF
(with rather more bitterness)

Do I.

LATTINIA

And with her here all the time, we can still go shopping every single day! Hmm! It's all so exciting, I can hardly wait!

Baaldorf lifts his wineglass in a toast.

BAALDORF

To the happy couple . . .

Lattinia returns the toast from across the table.

BAALDORF
(continuing; dryly)

You and Ariel.

Lattinia considers this for a moment, then drinks cheerfully.

CUT TO:

 

SCENE 3
EXT. FOREST - DAY

A half-reclining Greystone is holding a mirror for Ariel, who is brushing her hair and holding Woje, as they continue their discussion of the legend of Karnaj.

ARIEL

And no one has ever come out of Castle Karnaj alive?

GREYSTONE

Not if they killed anything while they were in there.

Woje starts whining.

ARIEL

Boy, Old Karnaj must have like that pet spider of his a lot.

After she finishes primping her own hair, she begins grooming Woje with the same brush.

GREYSTONE
(in the ominous tone of one telling a ghost story)

Well, supposedly, he loved all living creatures, but when somebody killed that spider, he went bananas.

ARIEL

And he put a curse on the castle.

GREYSTONE

Right! That's why you never see anybody in these woods. Nobody wants to be near the place . . . especially after dark.

Alerted by a slurping noise, Ariel turns to see Woje eating out of the picnic basket. Gasping, she grabs him and pulls him over in front of the mirror that Greystone is still holding.

ARIEL
(baby talk to dog)

Woje! Wook what you've done, you bad wittow boy!

She makes Woje look in the mirror.

ARIEL
(continuing)

You got carpacca salwed on your wittow nose-nose.

The dog doesn't like the lecture and after Ariel sets him down, he takes off into the woods, barking. Greystone sets the mirror down as Ariel, hands on hips, calls after the dog.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Woje!! Woje!

Greystone waves his hands in a sneaky "go away" motion, apparently urging the annoying dog to vamoose.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Come back here!

(to a guiltily startled Greystone)

Whistle for him, I canít.

He opens his mouth to comply, but Ariel interrupts him.

ARIEL
(continuing)

You know how to whistle, donít you?

He nods and shrugs in an offhand manner.

ARIEL
(continuing)

You just put your lips together, and blow.

GREYSTONE
(a little taken aback)

Iíll get him.

Greystone gets up and plunges into the woods, his voice strained with more than a little teeth-clenching resentment.

Woje! Woje!

ARIEL
(following)

Woje!

 

SCENE 4
ANOTHER ANGLE

The dog bounds by the camera and Greystone charges after him, crashing gracelessly through the woods.

GREYSTONE

Woje! Come here, ya little mutt!

He stumbles and falls into a bush.

 

SCENE 5
ANOTHER ANGLE

There is the Castle Karnaj, forbidding and ghostly. Woje is running toward it, away from the camera. Ariel dashes in front of the camera, pursuing the dog.

ARIEL

Woje! Donít go in there! They had terrible parties!

CUT TO:

 

SCENE 5
CLOSE ON GREYSTONE

Greystone scrambles to his feet. We see his horrified expression.

GREYSTONE

Ariel! Don't go in there! I'll get him!

Greystone tears off after Ariel, into an extreme camera close-up.

Ariel!

 

SCENE 6
ANGLE ON CASTLE - DAY

The barking Woje reaches the castle and hurls himself at the front door, whining and scratching.

 

SCENE 7
ANGLE ON BUSHES

Concealed nearby, we see the evilly smiling face of VECTOR, who is emitting a red beam of light from his extended fingertip.

Vector (4_16)

 

SCENE 8
ANGLE ON CASTLE - DAY

As the beam of light touches it, the front door glows red and creaks open. The dog runs in.

 

SCENE 9
ANGLE ON BUSHES

Vector, arm still extended, glares and waits.

 

SCENE 10
ANGLE ON CASTLE - DAY

ARIEL
(plaintively)

Woje!

Ariel runs up to the castle door and pauses.

ARIEL
(continuing; more sternly, stomping her foot)

Woje!

Ariel enters.

 

SCENE 11
INT. CASTLE KARNAJ - DAY

Ariel stands alone in the cavernous hall, looking very small and lost.

 

SCENE 12
ANGLE ON CASTLE - DAY

GREYSTONE

Ariel!

Greystone comes charging up and enters the castle.

 

SCENE 13
ANGLE ON BUSHES

Vector indulges in an evil chuckle at their predicament.

 

SCENE 14
INT. CASTLE KARNAJ - DAY

They are in a great hall . . . obviously abandoned for centuries. The windows glow a dusty blue. The furniture is covered with white cloth. Several suits of armor stand at attention around the room. Over the huge fireplace is an imposing painting of a man, mustachioed and menacing, with eyes that pierce one's soul: Karnaj. Greystone and Ariel stop short in the middle of the room and take it all in. The dog is nowhere to be seen, and is momentarily forgotten by his two stunned pursuers.

GREYSTONE
(touching her shoulder)

Ariel.

She jumps and screams.

GREYSTONE
(continuing; grasping her by the shoulders and speaking with great intensity)

Listen, I am not the smartest guy in the world Ė

ARIEL

Yes, you are!

GREYSTONE

Thanks. But I know this is not a good place to be.

ARIEL

It is kinda spooky. But I bet it would look nice all fixed up.

She wanders away to look at the painting.

GREYSTONE

Please, don't even suggest it.

He follows her reluctantly.

ARIEL
(indicating painting)

Look! That must be what's-his-name.

GREYSTONE

Karnaj.

Close-up of painting.

ARIEL

Right. He sure was a funny-looking old creep.

GREYSTONE
(to painting)

Only kidding. She didn't mean it, friend.

ARIEL

Oh, Erik, don't be silly.

GREYSTONE

Okay, but let's get out of here. I've . . . gotta get a haircut.

ARIEL

I'll bet there's some fabulous doodads under some of these covers.

She blithely goes exploring.

GREYSTONE
(in a strained voice)

Ariel, will you leave things alone?

Greystone grimly follows her. As he cringes back and half-draws his sword, she whips a dust cover off to reveal a lovely old carved table, and gestures toward it like a game show hostess displaying the grand prize.

ARIEL

See? Isn't that beautiful?

She catches sight of something off to her left, gasps, and makes a beeline for it.

ARIEL
(continuing)

A closet!

She crosses to a door and opens it as Greystone tenses and grabs for his sword.

ARIEL
(continuing)

There are even some old clothes in it!

She reaches in and pulls out an old, tattered, jeweled coat and holds it up for Greystone. He relaxes.

ARIEL
(continuing)

He dressed pretty fancy.

GREYSTONE

Yeah, well, they say he was a musician.

He turns apprehensively toward the painting.

GREYSTONE
(continuing)

And a good one!

She puts the coat back and shuts the door, dusting off her hands.

ARIEL

Well, he must have been weird. I mean, what kinda guy plays with spiders?

GREYSTONE
(to painting, laughing nervously)

Ah, she likes spiders. So do I.

She crosses to another area where a wooden chest sits against the wall.

ARIEL

Look at this!

GREYSTONE

Don't open it!

ARIEL

Why? It might be filled with jewels.

She lifts the lid. It is empty.

GREYSTONE
(sighing heavily as she closes the lid)

Maybe he took Ďem with him.

ARIEL

Look at that!

Hands clasped with delight, she walks toward what appears to be a covered high back chair.

GREYSTONE
(exasperated)

A chair.

ARIEL

Yeah, but look at the size of it! I'll bet it was his throne.

She pulls off the cover. There is nothing under it. They are both startled. Greystone quickly draws first his dagger, then his sword. Befuddled, Ariel looks from side to side for the vanished chair.

GREYSTONE
(with great intensity)

We're getting out of here . . . now.

Ariel dusts off her hands and walks back over to Greystone.

ARIEL

Okay, okay, but I think you can put your sword away, unless youíre planning to kill another chair.

Greystone slams the dagger back into his sword hilt and puts his sword away, each movement adding emphasis to his angry words.

GREYSTONE
(through clenched teeth, with exasperation)

Where's . . . the dog?

ARIEL

Don't call Woje a dog! He's my wittow baby darwing.

GREYSTONE

Well, get your wittow baby darwing and let's get our wittow behinds out of here!

ARIEL
(fondly)

Sweet talker.

She shouts in a shrill, businesslike tone, heading back the way they came. Greystone follows.

Woje! Címere, baby.

The dog comes from somewhere, barking.

ARIEL
(continuing; picks up the dog)

Woje! You bad wittow boy!

(to painting)

So long, gramps. Itís a weird place you got here.

GREYSTONE
(to painting, laughing nervously)

What a joker!

(whispering to Ariel, grasping her by the shoulders)

Be quiet, be careful, and letís go. Don't step on anything.

They creep forward at an exaggeratedly cautious pace.

ARIEL
(looking down at the floor, puzzled by the strange admonition)

Like what?

GREYSTONE

Like bugs, or spiders . . . just don't kill anything.

He stresses each word with an emphatic hand gesture.

ARIEL

Okay, okay.

Something whines like a mosquito and bites her on the back of the neck.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Ouch!!

She swats it with her hand. There is a blinding flash of lightning, a deafening CRACK of thunder, and the manaical laughter of Karnaj.

 

SCENE 15
ANGLE ON PAINTING

We are CLOSE ON the face of Karnaj lit by the lightning.

 

SCENE 16
BACK TO SCENE

We hear the barking of Woje, who has wisely decided to leap from Arielís arms and hightail it out of there.

ARIEL
(continuing)

Woje! Woje!

Greystone takes Ariel's hand and pulls her quickly toward the door. They almost make it, but at the very last second a gleaming steel sheet slams down over the door. Ariel screams. Then in quick succession, we see similar steel sheets SLAM down over the windows. As Greystone and Ariel huddle in each otherís arms, we hear a cacophony of Karnajís terrifying LAUGHTER from every corner of the castle. The camera cuts to another closeup of Karnaj, then another shot of Ariel and Greystone in a terrified embrace.

 

SCENE 17
OUTSIDE CASTLE KARNAJ - DAY

Vector, still outside the castle, watches as it seals itself. His face illuminated by intermittent flashes of lightning, he laughs as maniacally as Karnaj.

Vector (4_19)

FADE OUT.

 

END OF ACT ONE

 

Act 2

 


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