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Saturday, 14 February 2009

The Dark Half

The Dark Half is currently in pre-production, all the locations are sorced the sets are under construction. I am currently looking for an actress to take the role of "Marie". She needs to be mid twenties to early thirties. It is a fairly minor role as the character only appears in the first scene and then reappears briefly in Nightmare/flash back sequence(s). A working draft of the script is available to read below.

The film will be made in Portsmouth and Southsea (U.K). This a a low/no budget film so I cannot offer payment but every effort will be made to meet expences. If you would like to get involved please contact me.

Pete Scott
deltafactorproductions@yahoo.co.uk

"THE DARK HALF"
"a one night stand can be a nightmare"
STORY By DAVID SCOTT
SCREENPLAY PETE SCOTT

SCENE ONE

EXT.A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT.A CITY BACK STREET.
INT.MARIE'S ROOM. CANDLE LIGHT.
MARIE
Whiskey?
DANNY
That'd be great

DANNY Surveys the room.It is sparsly furnished apart from bookshelfs with a wide selection of occult books. The walls are painted black. There is an Alter with a mural. After couple of minutes MARIE returns carrying a glass of whiskey and a glass of water,she hands the whiskey to DANNY
MARIE
It's Him
DANNY is slightly confused

DANNY What?
MARIE
The painting you are looking at ... It's supposed to be lucifer
DANNY
Oh right
DANNY takes another look at the painting
DANNY Cool
MARIE I've been watching you for a couple of weeks now
DANNY Really?
MARIE Really. Your a bad ass!
DANNY Nods, then after a short pause.
DANNY Yes I am
MARIE Smiles at DANNY and moves closer reaching out to place her hand on his chest.
MARIE I like that.
DANNY Is that so?
MARIE Yeah...
MARIE's hand moves lower.
MARIE I was thinking...
DANNY What was you thinking?
MARIE ...that maybe you'd like to fuck me?
DANNY I think that's a fuckin' good idea
MARIE sinks slowly to her knees and opens DANNY's trousers.
DANNY downs his drink then a look of delight appears on his face as MARIE starts to pleasure him with her mouth.

INT.MARIE'S BEDROOM ROOM. CANDLE LIGHT.
DANNY is lay on a brass bed while MARIE kneels over him they are making love energetically.
After a few minutes MARIE colloapses into DANNY's arms and they lie holding each other exhausted from their efforts.They lie together for a short while.
MARIE More whisky?
DANNY Sure!
MARIE gets up from the bed.And leaves the room.
DANNY lies in the bed with his hands behind his head.He has a satisfied expresion on his face.
MARIE returns she is carrying a glass of whisky and a glass of water. She hands DANNY the whisky.
MARIE Drink up
DANNY
What's the rush?
MARIE No rush
MARIE Smiles
MARIE No rush at all

MARIE sips her water and places it on the bedside table. She turns and walks a couple of paces away from DANNY
Danny smiles and knock's back his whiskey. MARIE turns to face him.
DANNY
I've finished
DANNY shows the empty glass to MARIE twirling the ice cubes
DANNY Now what?
DANNY fell's light headed.His vision begins to blur and he screws up his eyes in an attempt to regain focus,but it dosen't work.
MARIE
Don't fight it
DANNY
What's wrong with me?
DANNY is still trying to fix his vision on her but is not able to do so.
DANNY
What have you done to me?
DANNY's Vision swirls and blurs as he passes into unconciousness

When DANNY comes around he is lay on the bed looking up at the ceiling.He gathers his senses and tries to move but finds his wrist's and anlkes are bound to the bed frame with thick rope.
He looks towards the foot of the bed where a figure is standing.The black hooded robe obscures the face. The figure holds a large book
DANNY is visibly shocked.
DANNY What the...
DANNY struggles to speak, he coughs,his throat is dry
The Dark figure opens the book and begins to read. It is MARIES voice.
DANNY Shouts
DANNY HEY YOU BITCH WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING
MARIE continues to read from the book.
DANNY looks around the room,the only light in the room comes from the numerous candles.Most of them being positioned around the bed.
DANNY
Untie me!
DANNY struggles with the ropes.
DANNY
When I get out of these im gonna fuckin' kill you!
MARIE continues to read in a foreign tongue.

DANNY tugs and yanks at the ropes thrashing about trying to free himself and all the time
MARIE continues to chant.

DANNY eventually manages to free one hand his wrists are bleeding from rope burns.
MARIE continues to chant.
DANNY begins to free his other hand and then is ankles.
DANNY (cockily) You better run bitch
MARIE continues to chant undaunted
As DANNY tries to stand up he fells a severe pain in his chest and his legs buckle underneath him.He falls to his knees clutching at his chest,he struggles to get his breath.He closes his eye's and grits his teeth as the pain intensifies.He falls forward,still clutching his chest with one hand but supporting himself with the other.The pain is as if there is something inside him trying to get out,pushing against his rib cage.
MARIE continues to chant louder and faster as the pain gets even more unbearable.
DANNY looks up at her and struggles to crawl towards her but his body just will not respond.
DANNY'S vision blurs and the room begins to spin he tries to focus on MARIE who is still chanting.
DANNY falls flat on his face,he tries to lift him self again but can't DANNY loses conciousness.
DANNY begins to come round,he is still face down on the floor.
DANNY lifts himself up slightly and looks down at his chest convinced that only a second ago something was bursting through it.He rubs his chest with his palm any trace of pain is gone.

DANNY begins to lift him self but as he does he sees a foot,someone is standing over him.
DANNY looks up slowly to see who it is but before he can see he is roughly dragged to his feet,spun around and thrown against the wall.
DANNY lifts his hands to protect his face from bouncing off the wall but it dosen't soften the impact any.
DANNY hits hard against the wall and falls to the floor crashing through a bedside table sending lit candles flying.
DANNY spins around quickly to face his attacker.
DANNY catches sight of his attackers face and falls into a state of shock and confusion as the face he sees looking back at him is his own!

The DOPPLEGANGER is naked,standing across the room from him,his fist's are clenched. On the DOPPLEGANGER'S face is an intence,evil smile.

DANNY cannot bring himself to do or say anything.
MARIE (Shouting)
Do it!
The DOPPLEGANGER glares intensley at DANNY
MARIE DO IT I SAID!
MARIE steps toward the DOPPLEGANGER
MARIE Take this!

MARIE pulls a large knife from her robes and hands it to the DOPPLEGANGER,he takes it from her and looking down smiles at the weapon.
Again the DOPPLEGANGER slowly turns again to glare at DANNY with a smile that signals clearly what his intentions are.
DANNY (Nervously)
What the fuck is going on here?
MARIE DO AS I ORDER!
MARIE looks nervously from the DOPPLEGANGER to DANNY and back
MARIE I GAVE YOU LIFE YOU SERVE ME NOW!

The DOPPLEGANGER'S expression changes to one of amused confusion at MARIE'S comment as he turns to face her.
DOPPLEGANGER What?
DANNYS confusion deepens as he hears his own voice.
MARIE (With a little less conviction)
Serve me.Kill him and take what is yours.
DOPPLEGANGER
Serve you?
MARIE
Do as I order!
There is silence for a moment as the DOPPLEGANGER stares at MARIE
DOPPLEGANGER laughs.
DANNY watches from across the room as he slowly drags himself to his feet.
The DOPPLEGANGER's head rocks back as his loud evil laugh fills the room.
DOPPLEGANGER Serve you?
MARIE (stammering and confused)
"Y.....yes

The laughing stops the DOPPLEGANGER fixes his evil glare on MARIE and slashes through the air with the knife.
MARIE stands silent her wide confused eye's now fixed upon DANNY.
Blood slowly begins to trickle from the large gash in MARIE's throat.
DANNY (Whispered,shocked) Fuck me!
DOPPLEGANGER turns and looks over his shoulder smiling at DANNY

MARIE's head rocks back the gash opens wider and more blood now flows from the wound
MARIE stands for a second before she falls and as she does she grabs at the black curtains tearing them down, the curtains fall onto some of the candles strewn around the room and instantly catch fire.
The DOPPLEGANGER still holding the blood stained knife in his hand is forced to take a step back as fire catches hold on the curtain and then the bedding.

In that second the DOPPLEGANGER is distracted DANNY runs for the door closing it behind him.
The DOPPLEGANGER sets of in pursuit but cannot open the door as DANNY has positioned himself behind it to prevent him doing so.

The DOPPLEGANGER kickes hard against the door but DANNY is adamant the DOPPLEGANGER isn't going to open the door.
Struggling to keep the door shut DANNY reaches for a near by book case and drags it as best he can across towards him until it is positioned in front of the door.
The DOPPLEGANGER still kicks and charges against the door and as DANNY picks up his trousers the door slowly begins to open as the book case slides away from it.
Danny grabs his pants and his shoes and runs out of the apartment.He isn't hanging around as he flies down a flight of stairs as fast as he can go.
EXT.A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT.A CITY BACK STREET.
DANNY virtually falls out of the door into the rain soaked street still wearing only his boxer shorts.He tries frantically to pull his pants on but looses balance falling onto the wet concrete.
A TRAMP sits in a near by doorway watches with great amusement.
TRAMP (With a drunken slur)
Caught in the act hey son?
DANNY ignores him as he pulls on his shoes,gets to his feet and runs off into the night.
TRAMP (Shouting)
NEVER RUB ANOTHER MANS RHUBARB!
The TRAMP laughs

The DOPPLEGANGER appears in the street,still naked.

TRAMP (Still laughing and pointing) He went that way.
The DOPPLEGANGER turns to face the TRAMP
TRAMP (Confused)
Damn!... He looked a lot like you

The DOPPLEGANGER quickly approaches the TRAMP and drags him to his feet.
DOPPLEGANGER
Take off your clothes!
The DOPPLEGANGER holds the blood soaked Knife up to the TRAMPS throat.
The TRAMPS dead body lies on the ground, throat slit, in a pool of blood.
The DOPPLEGANGER walks calmly away in the same direction as DANNY went.

SCENE TWO

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM DAY.

BOB is sat reading the Sunday morning newspaper.
In the Kitchen MICHELLE is cooking breakfast
MICHELLE You want coffee with this babe or orange juice? BOB Orange juice please 'chelle

There is a knock on the front door.

MICHELLE I'll get
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.HALL WAY.DAY.
MICHELLE unbolts and opens the door.
MICHELLE is shocked when she sees DANNY standing there holding the bag containing his belongings.

DANNY (smiles uncertainly) Hi Chelle How ya doin?
MICHELLE
Danny?...What are you doing here?
DANNY
Came to see my brother.And you of course

MICHELLE dose not answer she just stares blankly at DANNY
DANNY (Reassuring)
I'm not here to cause trouble for you Chelle

MICHELLE just stares at him shocked.

DANNY He doesn't know does he?
DANNY About us i mean?
MICHELLE
No Danny, he doesn't know
DANNY
Ok
DANNY (Smiling) Good
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM DAY.
BOB
Who is it?
MICHELLE
You better come in
DANNY smiles and steps inside DANNY and MICHELLE walk slowly into the living room.
BOB has his back to the door where he is still reading his paper.

BOB So who was it?
DANNY
Hi Bob

BOB drops the paper down onto his lap and sits upright in his chair.
DANNY
How you doin'?
BOB slowly stands up and turns around to see his brother standing there
BOB
Holy shit!Look at what the cat dragged in

DANNY (Uneasy) Long time no see uh?

DANNY walks towards his brother until he is standing face to face with him.
DANNY smiles an uncertain smile.
BOB smiles back sarcastically before delivering a right handed cross punch to DANNY'S cheek sending him sprawling onto the floor.
MICHELLE (Shouting)
NO!
MICHELLE moves to position her self between BOB and DANNY
DANNY
It's ok
DANNY Geting to his feet
DANNY I deserve that

BOB (Angrily shouting) TO FUCKIN RIGHT YOU DESERVE THAT!
WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS MAN?
AND WHERE WERE YOU ON MY WEDDING DAY?
DANNY I'm sorry Bob.I had to leave town...I was in deep shit and I had no time to hang around
BOB
What? Not even time for a fuckin' phone call?
DANNY
I'm sorry
BOB
So you fuckin' well should be!But then you always were a selfish bastard wasn't ya?
MICHELLE
Bob that's enough
BOB ENOUGH
BOB laughs
I aint even started yet!

DANNY bows his head ashamed

BOB Five years Danny...five fucking years and not one phone call or a letter or nothing....you coulda been dead for all we knew!
DANNY
Look I said I'm sorry...I had my reasons
MICHELLE looks embarased she looks away then at the floor
BOB (Mocking)
Sorry?
BOB sorry aint gonna cut it Danny
DANNY
I made a mistake coming here. I'd better go
BOB
Yeah you better
BOB watches as DANNY picks up his bag and heads for the door
MICHELLE
Wait Danny
BOB No.Let him go.
DANNY nods to MICHELLE as he heads for the door
MICHELLE
You fucking idiot!
BOB
(Shocked) What?
MICHELLE
He came here to see you after 5 years and that's the reception he gets? That took a lot of guts on his part to show up after he let you down like that!
BOB
Us Chelle...He let us down
MICHELLE
It doesn't matter what mistakes he's made Bob he's still your Brother
EXT. A small town street

DANNY walks along the road carrying his bag in one hand and rubbing his throbbing cheek with the other.
DANNY dosen't know where he is going to go now,maybe he could look up some old friends but then again DANNY dosen't really care for any of those any more.
DANNY dosen't know why but the people he associated himself with in the past aren't the kind of people he wants to be associated with any more.
As DANNY walks he took in his surroundings,not a lot has changed since he left.

Suddenly a car pulls near DANNY and the horn sounds.
DANNY stops and turns around to see BOB climb from it.
DANNY
Ok Bob.I know it was stupid to come back here...
BOB
Shut up and get in the car
DANNY
(Confused) What?
BOB
Come back to the house
DANNY
Why?

BOB Coz your my brother aint ya? Where else you gonna go?

DANNY smiles at his brother
BOB
And beside's You gotta lot of explaining to do
DANNY
It's good to see you bro
BOB (Smiles)
It's good to see you to.
BOB and DANNY embrace
BOB Now come on,Chele's cooking you breakfast.

SCENE THREE

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DINING ROOM DAY.

BOB, MICHELLE and DANNY sit around a table eating breakfast.The atmosphere is uncomforatble.
BOB So... What you been up to?
DANNY
"You know me bro. This and that.
BOB
Where the hell have you been hiding?
DANNY
I went up north
MICHELLE
Where Danny?
DANNY
All over really. Manchester last though.

Another silence falls over the table for a couple of minutes
BOB
(Putting down his cutlery) I'm sorry but I need to know. Why did you go Danny and why did you choose my wedding day to do it?

MICHELLE bowes her head as Danny pauses for a second
DANNY
I got into trouble
BOB
Trouble? You were always in trouble..what kind of trouble?
DANNY
The kind of trouble I had to run away from...the kind of trouble that I didn't want turning up at the church and ruining your day...that's why I left
BOB
You couldn't call and tell us Danny?
DANNY (Bowing his head)
I knew I was letting you down I tried to call you...but I didn't know what to say
BOB
You tried?
DANNY
Yeah. From the station...you answered the phone...but I didn't know what to say

BOB thought for a second
BOB
That was you? During the reception.
BOB turns to MICHELLE
BOB Remember 'Chelle during the reception I was paged to take a call!?
MICHELLE Yes... yes I remember
DANNY
I'm sorry Bob I really am
MICHELLE (Feeling uneasy about the conversation) It's in the past now though hey?
BOB
Yeah it's in the past now. It's great to have you home
MICHELLE
Stay as long as you like Danny
BOB
Yeah bro.It'll be good to catch up
MICHELLE
What made you come home Danny?

DANNY dosen't answer straight away. There is a long silence BOB and MICHELLE look at DANNY then at each other
DANNY looks at BOB then MICHELLE
DANNY
I just wanted to be back home
BOB
And you are back home and for that we should celebrate
DANNY
Celebrate?
BOB
Yeah.Phone a few of ya old buddies and get a few drinks flowing or something...what do you say?
DANNY
Actually I'd rather not.If its all the same I'd rather take a shower and get my head down for a few hours...its been kinda hectic
BOB
Oh ok. Maybe me and you could have a few drinks later on?
DANNY (Smiling)
Yeah.That'd be great

MICHELLE standing up and leaving the room
MICHELLE I'll make up the spare room
BOB
You ok bro? You seem a little preoccupied
DANNY
Yeah Bob I'm fine.Just tired ya know?
BOB
Yeah of course

There is silence again as they both sip on their drinks
DANNY
So how are you and Michelle getting on?
BOB
Oh she's great.Best thing that ever happened to me bro...but you know that right?
DANNY (With an unconvincing smile)
Yeah I knew that

DANNY finishes his orange juice and stands up
DANNY
Well then I'll take a shower n hit the sack for a while
BOB
Ok Danny. I'll go get some beer in and I'll see you later,you can tell me about your adventures in the North.
DANNY (Smililng)
Yeah ok I'll catch you later....and thanks
BOB
For what?
DANNY
For having me here...for understanding
BOB Hey. Your my little brother aint ya?
DANNY Yeah.
DANNY made his way upstairs taking his hold all with him

At the top of the stairs is MICHELLE who is carrying clean towels.
MICHELLE (pointing)
You'll be sleeping in here
MICHELLE walks into the bedroom
DANNY followed her into the room.It was a small room with just a bed,a bed side table with a lamp and a set of drawers.
DANNY
It's great
DANNY smiles, there was an uncomfortable silence between them.
MICHELLE (gesturing towards the hold all)
You need anything washing in there?
DANNY Yeah
DANNY handed the bag to her
DANNY All of it

MICHELLE smiles and swaps the towels for the hold all.
MICHELLE
I'll sort this out.Sleep well.

MICHELLE turned to leave the room
DANNY
Chelle
MICHELLE turns to face him
DANNY
I......."
MICHELLE

It's ok.I know

SCENE THREE

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DANNY'S ROOM. AFTERNOON.
DANNY Sleeps soundly in the bed.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DINING ROOM. AFTERNOON.
BOB is sat at the table working on a laptop
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.KITCHEN AFTERNOON.
MICHELLE is in the kitchen the hob is full of steaming pans.
BOB enters, walks up behind MICHELLE and puts his arms around her waist.Exagerating his actions he takes in the aroma.
BOB Smells good
MICHELLE Traditional sunday roast Lamb with all the trimmings
BOB Danny's Favourite! But I wasn't talking about the dinner.
BOB knibbles on MICHELLES ear. MICHELLE turns towards BOB and they start to kiss.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.FRONT DOOR AFTERNOON.
There is a knock on the Door.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.KITCHEN AFTERNOON
BOB and MICHELLE are still kissing
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DANNY'S ROOM AFTERNOON.
DANNY Sleeps soundly in the bed.
There is a knock on the Door.
DANNYS sleep is disturbed,he tosses and turns.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.KITCHEN AFTERNOON
BOB and MICHELLE stop kissing they smile at each other.
MICHELLE hands the spoon she is still holding to BOB
MICHELLE You stir I'll get the door
BOB lifts a pan lid and stirs
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM AFTERNOON
MICHELLE walks to the door
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.KITCHEN AFTERNOON
BOB lifts a pan lid and stirs. The kettle starts to whistle
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE THE FRONT DOOR AFTERNOON
MICHELLE opens the door.
A bullet is fired from a silenced pistol.
It hits MICHELLE in the chest.
The DOPPLEGANGER grabs MICHELLE by the hair to hold up the body and fires three more shots into MICHELLES stomach.
The DOPPLEGANGER spins MICHELLES dead body around and holding the corpse in a stranglehold walks it through to the kitchen.
BOB has his back to the door.He turns holding two cups of tea.
BOB
Who...
As the realisation of what he is seeing dawns on BOB he drops the cups.
The DOPPLEGANGER lets MICHELLES body fall to the floor.
A bullet is fired from a silenced pistol.
It hits BOB in the Forehead.
As BOB falls to his knees the DOPPLEGANGER fires more shots into BOBS chest.
BOB and MICHELLES dead bodies lie on the kitchen floor.
The DOPPLEGANGER smiles an evil smile and reloads.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.THE STAIRS AFTERNOON
The DOPPLEGANGER climbs the stairs.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DANNY'S ROOM NIGHT.
DANNY Sleeps soundly in the bed.
The door to DANNYS room opens slowly.
A bullet is fired from a silenced pistol.
DANNYS brain spatters up the headboard.
DANNY wakes from his nightmare and sits up suddenly.He is visibly shaken.
DANNY walks to the bathroom and uses the toilet.
DANNY splashes water on his face at the sink.
MICHELLE (shouting from the bottom of the stairs) Dinner in an half an hour DANNY!
DANNY Cool with you in ten
DANNY walks to the bedroom
MARIE lunges at DANNY as he enters and plunges a knife into his chest
DANNY wakes from his nightmare.

SCENE FOUR
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM NIGHT
BOB is watching the television
DANNY enters BOB turns and smiles.
BOB
Well well.Good morning bro
DANNY (rubbing his face)
Hiya
BOB
Feel better?
DANNY (Lieing)
Yeah
BOB
Fancy that drink now?
DANNY
Sure.We aint goin out though right?
BOB
I went and got some beer while you were sleeping
DANNY
(Sitting down in the arm chair) Ok...cool
BOB
You sure your ok?
DANNY
Yeah...travelling takes it out of me.
BOB (unconvinced)
Yeah something like that
BOB stands and moves towards the kitchen
DANNY
Where's Michelle?
BOB She's just popped next door...she'll be back in a mo....
BOB comes back with two cans of beer and hands one to DANNY just as MICHELLE returns.
MICHELLE (as she approaches) Hey DANNY...
MICHELLE(as she enters the room)...this is our friend from next door.
MARIE throat cut and bloody enters behind MICHELLE.
DANNY wakes from his nightmare.

SCENE FIVE

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM NIGHT
BOB So Danny.... tell us some stories
DANNY
Stories?
BOB
Yeah...what you got up to...
BOB uses a bad northern accent.
BOB ... up north
DANNY
There's nothing to tell really
BOB (Laughing)
Awwwwww come on. The infamous Danny Myers on the road for 5 years and he has no stories to tell? I don't believe that for a second.

DANNY just sits sipping his drink avoiding eye contact he does not respond
BOB Come on bro...Throw me a bone here for god's sake
DANNY
What do you wanna know?
BOB
Well there must a been a few women uh?
DANNY
Not really
BOB Come off it.Not really? Don't believe that!
DANNY
There were one or two.
MICHELLE bows her head uncomfortably. She doesn't want to hear this story
DANNY Nothing worth talking about though
BOB (pushing for an answer) I wanna hear all about it.Come on spill the beans...
MICHELLE (Interupting) He said it's nothing worth talking about
DANNY (Suddenly standing) I think I might go for a walk...get some air
BOB
shocked Oh... ... Ok

DANNY placed his unfinished can of beer down.
DANNY Leaving I'll see you later

BOB looks at MICHELLE
MICHELLE
What?
BOB
There's something wrong with him
MICHELLE He's ok....probably just strange being home.
BOB
No...it's more than that.And I'm gonna find out what it is that's bothering him

BOB gets up from his chair
MICHELLE
Where you going?
BOB
I'm gonna go with him and find out what's wrong
MICHELLE
Maybe he wants to be on his own Bob
BOB
Nah. I want to know what it is.
EXT. A small town street
DANNY walks along quickly
BOB (shouting) DANNY

BOB runs to catch up with DANNY.
DANNY turns to see BOB running towards him
BOB I'll come with ya
DANNY
You don't have to
BOB
It's ok. I want to...do me good to get some exercise

They walk side by side up the street.A few minutes pass
BOB
Danny....What's wrong?
DANNY
There's nothing wrong
BOB
You sure? You seem so different
DANNY
(Confused) Different?
BOB
Yeah you seem concerned about something.You wanna tell me what it is?
DANNY
It's nothing Bob honestly

DANNY wants to tell BOB what had happened and what it is that was on his mind but he doen't really know or understand what had happened
BOB You in some kind of trouble Danny?
DANNY
No...No trouble...Don't worry

There is a long silence BOB dose not really know what to say now.
DANNY dose not really feel much like talking.

BOB (Finally) Shall we go to the pub for one while were out?
DANNY
I don't really feel like a drink if I'm honest

BOB nods.
DANNY
I think i'll just carry on walking
BOB
Ok where we going?
DANNY
Erm if ya don't mind Bob.I'd rather be alone for a while...if that's ok?
BOB
Yeah ok That's cool
DANNY Thanks
DANNY smiles as he turns and starts walking again hands in pockets,head bowed.
BOB watches as DANNY walks away.

As DANNY walks he realises he is at the place he and BOB used to play when they were kids. He remembers how he used to meet MICHELLE there sometimes when they wanted to get away.
They used to have a spot in a clearing at the foot of a large tree where they used to meet.
In the summer they would lay a blanket on the ground and make out.

He stops and smiles as he reminisces for a moment before carrying on
DANNY stands on the beach near Sinah Common.
DANNY watches as the rip tide speeds by.
DANNY knows there is something wrong,not only because of what had happened in MARIE's appartment, but he doesn't feel like his old self.It is more than just what he has witnessed though...maybe it was being back home...maybe it was being around MICHELLE again..he doesn't know what it is... He knows he fells different. Like he'd never felt before.

SCENE SIX

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM NIGHT.

MICHELLE is watching tv in her dressing gown.
There is a knock at the door.
MICHELLE gets up and walks to the door
DANNY No Key
MICHELLE makes a sweeping come in gesture and smiles at DANNY he returns the smile.
MICHELLE closes and bolts the door then turns and watches as DANNY walks towards the living room. MICHELLE pulls her dressing gown close around her self and follows
DANNY Can I make myself a coffee?
MICHELLE
You don't need to ask Danny
DANNY
Thanks....want one?
MICHELLE
Yeah please
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.KITCHEN NIGHT
DANNY enters MICHELLE follows
DANNY fills the kettle then puts coffee into two mugs he sugars one
DANNY holds the sugar put and shakes it as if to ask MICHELLE do you want sugar
MICHELLE Sweet enough
DANNY puts away the sugar.An Awkward silence
MICHELLE
So you enjoy your walk?
DANNY
Yeah it was ok
MICHELLE
Where you go?
DANNY
I went to the common and the dunes
MICHELLE Ah....you were gone a while

DANNY Yeah just needed to get out on my own for a while

MICHELLE
Its ok.So.....what's wrong?
DANNY
What's wrong? Nothings wrong
MICHELLE
Listen DANNY you may fool BOB but I know there is something wrong
DANNY
(Insisting) Honestly Chelle.I'm fine....nothings wrong
MICHELLE (Unconvinced)
Ok.But, if you ever want to talk I'll listen
DANNY (Smiling)
Yeah I know. Thanks
There is a silence.
DANNY
I wasn't sure coming back here was the right thing to do
MICHELLE
Why?
DANNY
Well ya know with what happened between me and you. I couldn't be absolutely sure he didn't know
MICHELLE
Well he doesn't
MICHELLE laughs
MICHELLE It was a bit of a shock when I opened the door and saw you though
DANNY
Yeah I bet
MICHELLE
It's good seeing you though Danny
DANNY
Good to see you to Chelle.You look fantastic as always
MICHELLE (little embarrassed) Thanks
DANNY
Sorry I shouldn't have said that
MICHELLE
No it's ok. It's always nice for a girl to hear... You look good to
MICHELLE smiles

Danny smiles slightly embarrassed

MICHELLE Well looky here.Is the cool Danny myers embarrassed?
DANNY (smiles) Maybe

MICHELLE looks at DANNY for a minute. DANNY feels just a little uncomfortable
DANNY What
MICHELLE
(smiling)
Nothing
DANNY
come on tell me
MICHELLE
You seem to have changed...You seem.........

DANNY What? I seem what?
MICHELLE
Well
MICHELLE pauses unsure how her next statement will be taken
DANNY
Well?
MICHELLE
Well you seem more mature

DANNY looks MICHELLE at his eyebrows raised with a little smirk on his face

MICHELLE Sorry
DANNY
Don't be...ya probably right.I think I have grown up recently

MICHELLE smiles at DANNY who returns the smile. And again for a while there is a silence but this silence is a little more uncomfortable than the previous ones

DANNY (Eventually) Anyway I think I'll go take a shower and hit the sack
MICHELLE Yeah ok
DANNY stands to leave the room
MICHELLE Deep in thought about what she wants to say next Debating with herself if she should say it or not.
MICHELLE
Danny

At the door to the stairs DANNY turns to face her
MICHELLE
That night when you came to me before the wedding
DANNY (confused)
What about it?
MICHELLE
It was easier for me to tell you that it was just a bit of fun than it was for me to call of the wedding
DANNY
What are you saying?

MICHELLE Thinks about what she is about to say and decides that it isn't a good idea
MICHELLE (Smiling)
Oh it doesn't matter.Forget it

DANNY No, what are you saying to me?
DANNY closes the door again.
DANNY You can't say that and not finish...please what do you mean

MICHELLE bows her head and plays nervously with her finger nails

DANNY Please Chelle
MICHELLE
I told you it wasn't love.I said it was just a bit of fun
DANNY
Yeah and you were right
MICHELLE
No. I wasn't right...I was never more wrong

DANNY is dumbstruck
MICHELLE
I was in love with you Danny.There wasn't a day go by that I didnt think about you after you left

DANNY I....I don't know what to say
MICHELLE
Don't say anything.I just wanted you to know....Maybe I shouldn't have said anything
DANNY
No Chelle I'm glad you did.
DANNY smiles
DANNY I thought about you to...All the time...but your life is here now with Bob...he's a good man and you made the right decision

MICHELLE Yeah...I did
MICHELLE is obviously unconvinced
DANNY
He loves you more than anything and if he knew about us it would destroy him

MICHELLE I know.I guess I love him to

Again a silence
DANNY
Anyway I'll go get that shower
MICHELLE
Yeah ok.I'll see you n the morning

MICHELLE dwells on what she has just said.
After a few moments she turns out the light and leaves the room.

SCENE SIX

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DANNY'S ROOM NIGHT.
DANNY Sleeps soundly in the bed.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DANNY'S ROOM MORNING.

DANNY lies awake in his bed He can hear Bob moving around readying himself for work. He waits in his bed, stareing at the ceiling until he hears BOB's car pull away. He get's out of bed and pulls on a pair of Jeans and goes downstairs.
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM MORNING
DANNY enters sits in an arm chair with a mug of coffee. He also has a remote control for the television. He switches on the television.
DANNY stares in horror at the image on the screen
INT. DARK CELLAR
MICHELLE is tied to a chair. A shadowy figure stands over MICHELLE the figure turns and comes towards the Television screen. It is BOB.
BOB (Snarling) Steal my fucking wife would you?
DANNY watches in horrified disbelief unable to move
BOB If I can't have her no one will
BOB stoops down and picks up a can of petrol which he pours over MICHELLE.
BOB strikes a match and ignites MICHELLE. Suddenly the whole room including BOB is engulfed in flames. BOB and MICHELLES screams turn into DANNYS screams.
INT. MARIES ROOM.NIGHT
DANNY is tied to the bed he screams and struggles agianst the restraints.Suddenly he stops and stares in horror. MICHELLE is standing by the bed she has been shot several times.
MICHELLE You killed me DANNY...
...DANNY...
...DANNY...
DANNY wakes from his nightmare
MICHELLE is standing in the doorway
MICHELLE You were having a nightmare
DANNY Tell me about it
A bloody fist clutching her still her beating heart bursts from MICHELLES chest.Blood pours from her mouth.
MICHELLE DANNY
DANNY wakes from his nightmare
MICHELLE is standing in the doorway
MICHELLE You were having a nightmare
DANNY Tell me about it
INT. BATHROOM
DANNY takes a shower
MICHELLE enters and walks towards the cubicle.
MICHELLE opens the cubicle/shower curtain.
DANNY turns in suprise this turns to horror as he realises MICHELLE has no eyes
DANNY wakes from his nightmare.
MICHELLE is standing in the doorway
MICHELLE Danny...Danny
MICHELLE You were having a nightmare
DANNY stares blankly at MICHELLE he has a very pronounced nervous tick.
MICHELLE sits with DANNY on the bed
DANNY is totally disorientated. His eyes dart around the room. He waits nervously for the next horror.He is crying and sits cluthcing his knees rocking backwards and forwards.
MICHELLE cautiously places her arms around DANNY's shoulders.
MICHELLE How about a nice refreshing shower?
DANNY cowers retreating from her obviously affraid
MICHELLE is starting to realise that DANNY has had a complete breakdown.

INT.BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE. LIVING ROOM.
DANNY sits on the edge of his seat staring ahead. Tears roll down his cheeks.He is obviously traumatised.
MICHELLE paces up and down smoking a cigerette nervously.She is making a call on a mobile.
MICHELLE ...please hurry home BOB.
MICHELLE moves towards the television remote
DANNY becomes more agitated
DANNY No
MICHELLE turns to DANNY
MICHELLE Sorry?
DANNY Please don't switch the television on...please!
MICHELLE O.K. Can I get anything for you Danny?
DANNY Just stares a head rocking gently backwards and forwards
MICHELLE Whats wrong Danny?...Why are you having nightmares? Please tell me what has happened.
DANNY starts to sob shaking his head
DANNY I don't know whats happening Chelle... I'm scared.
MICHELLE sits next to DANNY and hugs him.
MICHELLE Okay Danny nothing bad will happen to you here.I'll take care of you.
As MICHELLE trys to comfort DANNY tears begin to roll down her cheeks.


SCENE SEVEN

INT.BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.FRONT DOOR. DAY
BOB enters. MICHELLE rushes to meet him.
MICHELLE Thank god your here, it's Danny he's having... a nervous breakdown of some kind!
BOB sees DANNY
In hushed tones
BOB Fuck me, whats happened?
EXT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE. FRONT DOOR. DAY
DANNY and BOB leave the house.
EXT. Small Town Street.
DANNY and BOB walk along.They don't speak for a long time.
Then Suddenlly DANNY stops and turns to BOB
DANNY You were right.There was a girl!
BOB nods
BOB Go on!
DANNY It was only a one night stand...I'd been in a bar showing off to some guys I'd done a job with.
BOB What do you mean showing off?
DANNY sighs deeply
DANNY Just being me...being a fucking idiot as usuall.There was a couple, a fella in a smart suit and his wife or girlfriend, she was loveley, so I went over while he was at the bar and started chatting her up, like I said showing off. being a fucking idiot. Anyway her boyfriend or what ever comes back and of course he wants to know what I'm up to so I tell him to fuck off. Well he has to square up to me dosen't he or he's goona look a right twat in front of her. So when he puts his hand on me I get him in a thumb lock and make him grovell...
BOB Tell me you didn't hurt him Danny!
DANNY I didn't get chance to. The bouncers were all over me by this time and I got kicked out.
BOB So the police aren't after you! are they?
DANNY That would be preferable
BOB What? So you are running from someone then?
DANNY Or...Some...Thing!!!!
BOB I don't understand Danny! What do mean something?
DANNY I'm walking of down the sreet and I hear someone calling my name, I turned around and there's this girl Marie.Dressed in Black head to foot, black lipstick, face full of metal, some kind of Goth chick.She said she wanted to take me back to her place and fuck my brains out, said she'd had her eye on me for weeks.
BOB So you went with her?
DANNY nods.
Danny turns and walks slowly Bob follows.
-------------------------------------------
BOB and DANNY are sat on a park bench.
BOB So this guy looked exactly like you?
DANNY
He didn't just look like me Bob...I think he was me
BOB
How?...How could he be you? Your you!
DANNY
Am I? You said yourself I haven't been myself
BOB
Yeah but.....your you....
DANNY (almost in tears)
I don't know what the hell to think
BOB
So the guy killed this Marie girl?
DANNY
Slit her fuckin throat and loved every second!
BOB
Then he aint you is he?
DANNY
What?
BOB
You are a lot of things Danny but you aint a killer
DANNY (head bowed)
I don't know what I am any more
BOB
I know what you are.Your my brother

BOB places a comforting arm around his brother
DANNY
You believe me don't ya?
BOB
Yeah Why wouldn't I?
DANNY
I don't know. I still don't know if I believe it myself.

BOB and DANNY sit silently for a while
BOB's eyes light up
BOB
Hey I just thought!
DANNY What?
BOB
There's a client at work....Burden....Leonard Burden I took some blueprints to his house one time, he was building an extention to for house his library about that sort of thing.
DANNY
That sorta thing? What sort of thing?
BOB
You know...the occult...black arts and all that shit!
DANNY
I wouldn't call it shit Bob.Not any more
BOB
I'll call him tomorrow and see if maybe he knows what that girl did to you
DANNY
Do you think he might know?
BOB
Well I can ask uh?
DANNY
Yeah......cheers Bro
BOB
Now what do you say we go home..open a few cans...and finish the night off?
BOB stands followd by DANNY
DANNY (sounding happier)
Sounds like a good idea.One thing though
BOB
What's that?
DANNY
Don't mention any of this to Michelle ok?
BOB
Won't say a word Danny...come on...lets go home

SCENE EIGHT

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE. KITCHEN.DAY
BOB and DANNY are stood drinking coffee

DANNY
I hope this guy can help me
MICHELLE enters.
MICHELLE
What guy?
DANNY is caught off guard
BOB Danny's got an interview for a job
MICHELLE Cool...Whats the job Danny?
DANNY Delivery van driver
MICHELLE Delivering..?
DANNY sneaks a look at BOB
DANNY Books
EXT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE. DRIVEWAY

DANNY and BOB climb into the car.
MICHELLE stands nearby
MICHELLE (Shouting) Good luck Danny
DANNY responds with a thumbs up as the car reverses out of the drive.
DANNY
Damn I hope this guy knows something
BOB Well if he doesn't maybe he'll know someone that will

SCENE EIGHT


EXT. ROAD NEAR A POND.DAY
Bobs car pulls up.
INT. BOB's CAR.DAY
BOB turns to DANNY
BOB Lets go sort this mess out for you then hey?
EXT. ROAD NEAR A POND.DAY
BOB and DANNY walk along a street.A man walks towards them,just as he passes by he stops and turns around.

ANDY OI MYERS!

DANNY dosen't stop BOB turns around to face ANDY.

BOB What?
DANNY stops and turns around
ANDY Not you dickhead (ANDY points at DANNY) I want to talk to him.

DANNY Look Andy...I don't want no trouble

ANDY Really?...Maybe ya shoulda thought about that before ya had a sex sandwich with Donna and Tanya!

DANNY That was six years ago Andy. We sorted that

ANDY Sorted it did we? You mean you kicked seven shades a shit outta me!

DANNY Look I'm sorry ok?

Suddenly ANDY lunges towards DANNY pushing him in the chest
DANNY crashes to the floor.

DANNY struggles to all fours and looks up at ANDY

DANNY Feel better now?

ANDY No!
ANDY crashes a kick into Danny's rib cage knocking the wind out of him and sending him rolling along the floor.
DANNY finally gets to his feet faces ANDY.

DANNY I Don't wanna fight you ANDY

ANDY That's cool.
ANDY punches DANNY again,in the stomach knocking him to the floor.

ANDY COME ON PUSSY GET UP!

DANNY still lay on the floor

DANNY I aint fightin you

ANDY COME ON! GET UP !

DANNY No

ANDY (looking down at Danny) You used to be a hard man. Not so hard now uh?

ANDY turns to walk away he growls at BOB.

ANDY You want to try?

BOB (holding his hands up)
ANDY walks away laughing and mocking them.

BOB Jesus christ Danny! Why didn't you fight back?

DANNY And what good would that have done Bob? I probably deserved that anyway.

BOB Five years ago you would kicked him up and down the street.What the fuck has happened Danny?

DANNY dosen't answer he bows his head and his eyes fill with tears.

SCENE NINE

BOB and DANNY walk towards the door of a semi detatched house.
BOB pushes the door bell.

LEONARD BURDEN
Hello how may I help you?... AHH yes I remember Mr Myers...BOB
LEONARD BURDEN holds out his hand to BOB.
BOB and LEONARD shake hands
LEONARD BURDEN turns to DANNY and offers his hand.
DANNY I'm Danny...
DANNY motions towards BOB with his head
DANNY ...Bob's brother
LEONARD BURDEN looks from DANNY to BOB and back again
LEONARD BURDEN
And I'm Len.Come in,come in,close the door,this way
DANNY pulls the door shut.BOB and DANNY follow LEN into the house
BOB Len...we hope you may be able to give us some information
LEN Smiling
Maybe I can. Maybe I can't but you or I won't know until you tell me what it is you require information about now will we. Tea?
BOB Cup of tea would be great
LEN gestures towards a table piled high with thick old books
LEN Have a chair at the table there
LEN rattles around in the kitchen
LEN I love my afternoon tea...don't you
LEN dosen't wait for an answer
LEN Leaves
BOB and DANNY (Together) Pardon
LEN Tea leaves. You need tea leaves if you want a real cup of tea.
LEN joins BOB and DANNY at the table, he brings a tray with a teapot and cups with saucers. He sits and suddenly he's up again.
LEN Biscuits
BOB and DANNY watch as LEN fetches biscuits from a cupboard
LEN Now where were we?
LEN looks questioningly towards DANNY then BOB
LEN Hmmm?
BOB It's DANNY he had something done to him.And we wondered...well hoped more than wondered...that you might be able to shed some light on the subject
LEN
He had something done?...Something as in what?
BOB
Well..Errm..maybe you should tell him Danny
LEN listens intently drinking tea and dunking buscuits as DANNY describes the scene.
DANNY
Well?...Do you know what she did to me?

LEN Dahkam harr

BOB and DANNY (simultaneously) Excuse me?
LEN
The girl you speak of performed the Dahkam harr on you
DANNY (Confusion written on his face)
Dahkam what?
LEN
It is an ancient witching spell which translated means the Dark Half

Danny Witching spell? You mean she was a witch?
LEN
Or a decendent of one yes
LEN smiles
BOB
So this Dancum thing
LEN (insisting)
Dahkam
BOB
Yeah that. What exactly does it do?
LEN
Well it separates the good from the bad
DANNY
Separates?
LEN
It is believed that there are two half's to a person. There is good in everyone and there is bad in everyone the dahkam harr separates the two
DANNY
Into two people?
LEN
Yes. The double you speak of is your bad half or your Dark Half as it were
BOB
So what your saying is...She took the bad out of him and made a whole other person?

LEN Yes...exactly
BOB
And this guy is just free to run around looking like Danny?
LEN
Yes...for a while
DANNY
For a while?
LEN
Yes.After a short while,a week or so maybe a little longer he will die...depends on how much bad there is in a person.

DANNY and BOB look at each other.
Seeing their confusion LEN continues
LEN
Two parts of the same soul cannot survive apart...When we are born we are pure so the good side of our personality posses the original life-force given to us,Therefore the Dark Half is sharing that life-force but will sooner or later diminish and die without the good

DANNY Ok.That's good
LEN But
DANNY
How did I know there was a but?
LEN
The Dark Half can claim the life-force for him self in order to survive

BOB And how does he do that?

DANNY (finally beginning to understand) By killing me
LEN
Yes

BOB shocked What?
DANNY
That girl...Marie. She said kill him and take what's yours...she meant my life force right?

LEN Correct
BOB
Hold on hold on a minute. All this talk about killing people...he... the dark half killed the girl and now he has to kill Danny?
LEN
Yes
BOB
But this guy is the bad in Danny right?
LEN Right
BOB Danny was a bad ass I agree but he isn't a killer and never was
LEN
Danny as a whole probably wasn't a killer that's true. But remember as a whole Danny possessed compasion,sympathy,concience,inhabition and these are all qualities that keep us good...you may want to kill someone but your inhibition stops you...the double...the Dark Half posses none of these qualities...all those are in this Danny...the original Danny
DANNY
He's just pure Bad.And now he's gonna be coming for me
LEN
Correct
BOB
Hold on a minute this happened in Manchester so the double won't know where Danny is
LEN
You have to remember Mr Myers....he is Danny
LEN turns to Danny
LEN Where was the first place you thought to go when you decided to flee America
DANNY
Home
LEN
Then he will think the same thing
DANNY
Oh no. He'll be coming here?
LEN
I think it would be safer for you to assume so

BOB and DANNY sit in silence for a second
LEN
Well I hope I have been of assistance
BOB
Oh yeah of course.You have been great
DANNY
How do I stop him?
LEN Either avoid him till he diminishes.....or...
DANNY
Or what?
LEN
Or kill him before he gets you!

SCENE TEN

EXT.LEN'S HOUSE. EVENING.

DANNY and BOB step out onto the street.
DANNY is rubbing his head with both hands he is worried.
They walk towards BOB'S car.
DANNY
I have to go I have to get away from you and Michelle
BOB
You don't have to go anywhere
DANNY
I do Bob...you didn't see what he did to that girl...and now he's coming after me...I've put you both in danger coming here
BOB
Listen to me
DANNY
No Bob you listen to me Danny insisted I have to go..tonight
BOB
But.......
DANNY
No buts Bob.I'm leaving tonight...and maybe you and Michelle should get away...just for a few days

BOB and DANNY reach the car and BOB walks around to the drivers side door but instead of opening the car he leans on the roof looking across at DANNY.
BOB
You really think this....this guy is coming after you?
DANNY
As Len said,I have to assume so. I must get away from you and Michelle

BOB looks at DANNY amd sighs he is about to open the car door when his mobile phone rings.He takes it out and looks at the screen "HOME" is displayed
BOB
It's Michelle Hi babe what's up?
The DOPPLEGENGER
Sorry to disappoint you...But I ain't your babe

BOB recognises the voice imediatly.
DANNY stares across at BOB
BOB holds the phone to his ear,his mouth has dropped open.
DANNY
What?
The DOPPLEGENGER
Is my better half there? Put him on
DANNY
Bob what's wrong?
BOB
Handing the phone to Danny across the top of the car
It's.......it's him
BOB He want's to talk to you

Danny stares blankly at his brother as he slowly takes the phone from him. A look of dismay comes across Danny's expression as he lifts the phone slowly to his ear.
The Doppleganger
Hello Danny boy...How ya doin buddy?
DANNY Where's Michelle?
The Doppleganger
Don't worry about her Danny boy.You should be worried about yourself
DANNY
Where is she? If you hurt her I swear to god I'll...
The DOPPLEGANGER
You'll do what exactly Danny? You'll turn and run like you did in Manchester? That was pathetic...I thought you had balls Danny....oh...but then you did when I was around uh Danny boy?
DANNY
Where is she?
The DOPPLEGANGER
Don't worry about her...she's fine. For now anyway..wether or not she stays that way is up to you
DANNY
What do you want?
Danny's eyes are still fixed on BOB and BOB'S eyes are fixed firmly on Danny
The DOPPLEGANGER
I want you!
Danny dosen't speak.He couldn't speak.He stands there,phone in hand,terrified for his safety and Michelle's
The DOPPLEGANGERr
I want you to meet me in one hour. You know the spot I mean don't you Danny.
The DOPPLEGANGERr laughs
DANNY
I know where you mean
The DOPPLEGANGER
Bring our brother with you.It'd be great to see him
Danny didn't answer,he just closed his eyes trying to think about what he was going to do.
The DOPPLEGANGER
Oh and Danny...Don't be having any ideas about running away this time...because if you and Bob aint there in one hour...I'm gonna start reliving old time's with Michelle...and I will slowly but surely take her apart until there aint enough left for you to identify the body

DANNY We'll be there
The DOPPLEGANGER
I'll look forward to it.
The line goes dead. Danny lets the hand holding the phone drop to his side.
BOB waits anxiously for DANNY to tell him what is happening.

Suddenly DANNY slaps the top of the car with the palm of his hand in anger.Covers his face with both hands and turns away from his brother.
BOB
Danny? Tell me
DANNY
He's got Michelle
BOB covers his mouth with both hands
DANNY He want's us to meet him in one hour
BOB
Give me the phone.We gotta call the police
DANNY
No If he sees the police there's no telling what he might do to Michelle
BOB
For all we know he may already have done it!
DANNY
No...he needs me.He'll use her to get to me

BOB is silent Hoping DANNY will come up with something,anything to get them out of the situation they are now in but neither of them knows what to do.

DANNY We better go
BOB
He's gonna kill you Danny. Probably me and Michelle to
DANNY
And if we don't show he'll defiantly kill Michelle
BOB Maybe not.If you don't show then he's lost and he has no reason to hurt her
DANNY
He had no reason to slit that girls throat Bob but he did and he enjoyed every second of it too.We have no option but to do as he says...now come on...lets move
INT. BOB's CAR.DAY
BOB and DANNY drive along in silence each lost in there own thoughts.
BOB is clearly terrified.
DANNY stares ahead mouthing over and over
DANNY Think...Think...
Suddenly DANNY turns to BOB
Is Benny still around
BOB
Simon Hill? What the fuck has that dick head got to do with anything? He's a low life a fuckin smack head!
DANNY
IS HE STILL AROUND OR NOT NOT?
BOB
Yeah....yeah I think so.But why? I don't understand
DANNY
Because he's the only person I know that can sell us a gun.
DANNY looks across at BOB.
BOB dosen't answer eyes fixed ahead he drives.
EXT.A SECLUDED SPOT. DUSK
BOB and DANNY pull up in the car

INT. CAR. DUSK
BOB
We should have called the police
DANNY
If we had Chelle would be dead now
BOB
If she isn't already
DANNY
No.It's me he wants...we know that
BOB
So what now? Is there a plan here or what?
DANNY
Plan?...Only plan here is to get Michelle back in one piece
BOB
And what about you? How many pieces are you planning on coming back in?

DANNY looks at the pistol one more time before tucking it down the front of his trousers and covers it with his t-shirt
DANNY
Let me worry about me ok? You just make sure you get away safe with Michelle

BOB remains silent
DANNY
Ok?
BOB
Ok
DANNY
I'm sorry I bought this to your home.
Danny bows his head in shame
BOB
It isn't your fault Danny

BOB and DANNY sit in silence for a minute
DANNY
We'd better do this.
BOB nods in agreement

EXT.WOODED AREA.DUSK
Together they climb out of the car and head into the woods.

SCENE ELEVEN

EXT.WOODED AREA.NIGHT

As the clearing comes into view BOB and DANNY can see MICHELLE kneeling on the ground wearing nothing but one of Bob's shirts.Standing behind her is the DOPPLEGANGER.His face obscured by the large hood on his coat.As BOB sees MICHELLE he runs into the clearing.
BOB Michelle!
The DOPPLEGANGER reacts calmly pulling a large kitchen knife from inside his coat placing it against Michelle's throat.
BOB stops in his tracks.
The DOPPLEGANGER slowly looks up peering out from under his hood for a second before removing it.
BOB is shocked at the exact double of DANNY standing in front of him.
MICHELLE is in total confusion as she sees DANNY walk into the clearing
DOPPLEGANGER
Hello boys So glad you could make it
BOB
Are you ok?
MICHELLE Nods
DANNY
Ok I'm here...Now let her go

DOPPLEGANGER All in good time
DOPPLEGANGER smiled at Danny gloating at his near victory
DOPPLEGANGER Hiya Bob...So good to see you again

BOB Let her go
DOPPLEGANGER
As I said...All in good time
Tears roll down MICHELLES cheeks looking up at BOB and DANNY her eyes crying out for help.

DOPPLEGANGER You remember this place don't you DANNY
Danny Shut up
DOPPLEGANGER
We used to bring some of our conquest's here didn't we

DANNY Shut up
DOPPLEGANGER
Man if these trees could talk hey?
DOPPLEGANGER laughs
DANNY
Please...I'm here...you have what you need now just let her go

The DOPPLEGANGER squats down behind MICHELLE still holding the blade against her throat

DOPPLEGANGER Do you remember this place Chelle?...I bet you do

MICHELLE looks up at BOB

DANNY Ok enough
DANNY draws the gun points and it hand shaking at the DOOPLEGANGER
DOOPLEGANGER
Well look at that...Danny's still got balls....and there was me thinking it was I who had the balls here...or maybe I do
The DOOPLEGANGER stands up dragging MICHELLE to her feet using her as a sheild.
DOOPLEGANGER Carefull now Danny...You pull that trigger and you might hit me

DANNY Let her go...I'm the one you want

DOOPLEGANGER Yes you are...But isn't she what you want?

The DOOPLEGANGER grabs MICHELLE by the hair and twists her head to one side and looks at her
DOOPLEGANGER
She is beautiful i'sn't she
DOOPLEGANGER runs his tongue up her cheek

BOB Get away from her you bastard!

DOOPLEGANGER I can see why you fell in love with her...see Bob... the plan was just to have a bit of fun with her

DANNY Shut up
DOOPLEGANGER
But he fell in love with her. It was supposed to be about sex...and showing you that you wasn't so much fuckin better than me like you thought you were!

BOB What?

DOOPLEGANGER You always thought you were better than me good education good job...good woman.You treated me like a kid..like a fool...always thinking you had it all always thinking you were better

DANNY SHUT UP!
DOOPLEGANGER
I just wanted to prove that what ever you had I could take from you at any time so I started by having your woman.....we used to come here when you were off being....sensible....when you were being Bob
BOB turns to look at DANNY in disbelief
DOOPLEGANGER
Oh don't blame him.He was the one who knew it was wrong,he was the one who wanted to stop...and he was the one who fell in love and decided to run away...Oh that's why we wasn't at the wedding Bob...because that pussy couldn't stand by and watch the woman he loved marry a dick like you

Bob's eyes turned to the double again
DOOPLEGANGER
I just wanted to fuck her Bro...And I did...often...and well
DOOPLEGANGER laughs loudly
DANNY steps forward concentrating his aim on the DOOPLEGANGER screamimg
DANNY I SAID SHUT UP

DOOPLEGANGER (sniggering) You want me quiet Danny? Then your gonna have to pull that trigger to do so....Can you do it Danny....I doubt that you can

The DOOPLEGANGER presses the blade harder up against Michelle's throat

DOOPLEGANGER Go on Danny shoot me...End it here and now.....but watch out...I might just slip and do some damage

DANNY'S hand begins to shake he tightens his grip on the gun and on the trigger,his face contorted with anger and determination

DOOPLEGANGER (Screaming) COME ON DANNY!DO IT!
Danny sets the sights of the gun on DOOPLEGANGER's forehead as he tries to steady his hand.
The DOOPLEGANGER presses the blade against Michelle's throat as he beamed a defiant smile.
BOB silently urges his brother to pull the trigger.Tiny beads of sweat appear from the pours on DOOPLEGANGER forehead as his hand shakes more and more.

BOB (whispered) Do it!

DOOPLEGANGER Come on Danny do it

DANNY knows he can't.
His aim drops and DANNY lets out a big sigh as he breaths again for the first time since he'd taken aim.

BOB What are you doing?
DOOPLEGANGER
Bobby Bobby Bobby...Don't you get it? He aint a killer...are you Danny?

DANNY Gasping looks at the floor
DANNY I can't do it

DOOPLEGANGER Of course you can't do it I'm the bad ass here not you.
Suddenly the DOOPLEGANGER expression turns to anger as he tires of DANNY and BOB
DOOPLEGANGER Feeble attempt at a rescue...Now throw the gun over here and back away!

DANNY looks up and looks the DOOPLEGANGER in the eye
DANNY All you need is me. Promise me that you'll let Bob and Michelle go if i give you this gun

BOB What?...Are you fuckin' nuts?

DANNY Promise me you'll leave them be

The DOOPLEGANGER looks at Danny with a wide smile and a glint in his eye peering out from behind MICHELLE.

DANNY Promise me

DOOPLEGANGER You stay they can go...They'll never see me again

BOB You don't really believe that do you?
DOOPLEGANGER Why would I bother you Bob. When we left you never looked for us,you didn't care...and you didn't care because of the bad that was in us....well after tonight the bad is all that will be left so why would you care?

BOB He's my brother
DOOPLEGANGER turns to face BOB

DOOPLEGANGER I'M YOUR BROTHER
DOOPLEGANGER turns to DANNY
DOOPLEGANGER Now....throw me the gun and they walk away

DANNY looked at BOB,the look in BOBs eyes urges DANNY not to give up the weapon

DOOPLEGANGER Come on Bob He fucked your wife for fucks sake....I'd want him fucking dead don't you?

DANNY looked at his double again
DANNY You'll leave them alone?

DOOPLEGANGER still smiling and still holding the knife to MICHELLE's throat

DOOPLEGANGER BORING

DANNY I have your word?

DOOPLEGANGER You have my word

DANNY looks one more time at the gun before tossing to the ground near the DOOPLEGANGER's feet.
The DOOPLEGANGER smiles,relishing his near victory.
Suddenly the DOOPLEGANGER throws the knife towards the feet of DANNY.
DANNY take's a jump backwards,in that moment the DOOPLEGANGER swoops down and picks up the gun.
In the same moment Michelle runs into the arms of BOB and he holds her.
The double turns the gun on DANNY his hand is steady.

DANNY Ok...Now let them go

The DOOPLEGANGER smiles at DANNY before looking at BOB and MICHELLE

DOOPLEGANGER Go...myself and I have some business to attend to

BOB dosen't move,dosen't speak holding MICHELLE in his arms.

DANNY Go Bob Get her out of here

BOB looks at DANNY

DANNY
Please Bob...Go

DOOPLEGANGER Before you do
DOOPLEGANGER holds out his hand
DOOPLEGANGER I want your phone

BOB looks at the DOOPLEGANGER confused

DOOPLEGANGER Can't have you phoning the police now can I.Not at least until you get back to the house...not that I'm sure what you would tell the police anyway but you always were the sensible one and I can't take any chances

BOB looks at DANNY
DANNY nods.
BOB removes his mobile from his pocket and tosses it to the DOOPLEGANGER
DOOPLEGANGER catches the phone and puts it in his pocket

DOOPLEGANGER Ok now go before I change my mind

Again DANNY nods to BOB
BOB and MICHELLE slowly move away from the clearing

DOOPLEGANGER Nice seeing you again bro....and of course it was lovely seeing you again too Michelle...all of you
DOOPLEGANGER winks at MICHELLE

DANNY and BOB look into each others eyes as BOB and MICHELLE move away


As soon as BOB and MICHELLE are out of sight they run to the car.

SCENE TWELVE

EXT.CAR.NIGHT
They climb inside and Bob grips the steering wheel tight and looks back into the woods

MICHELLE What are you waiting for Bob? Get us out of here

BOB I can't just leave him there...I can't

MICHELLE You have to Bob We need to get to the house and call for help...it's the only way

BOB considers his options. BOB starts the car,puts it into gear and spins it around drives off in a cloud of dust

EXT.WOODED AREA.NIGHT
DOOPLEGANGER aims the pistol at DANNY

DANNY can see the confidence in DOOPLEGANGER's eyes.
The DOOPLEGANGER can see the fear in DANNY's
DOOPLEGANGER You used to be a bad ass

DANNY I used to be a jack ass

DOOPLEGANGER I made you the person you were .Your a jack ass now....thinking you could come here and kill me...you lost your killer instinct Danny when you lost me

DANNY I lost nothing when I lost you

DOOPLEGANGER That aint true...
DOOPLEGANGER pulls back the hammer
DOOPLEGANGER You lost everything when you lost me

DANNY So get it over with why don't you

DOOPLEGANGER In good time. You did your homework about me didn't you Danny

DANNY I just wanted to know what she did to me

DOOPLEGANGER So now you know
DOOPLEGANGER lowers his weapon
DOOPLEGANGER But you don't know it all...you think you do but you don't

DANNY What does that mean?

DOOPLEGANGER When I'm through with you I'm going back for Michelle and she's coming with me

DANNY No! You promised you'd let them be

DOOPLEGANGER Promised?

DANNY She won't go with you...not now...Not when Bob tells her what you are

DOOPLEGANGER And what am I Danny? I'll tell you what I am...I'm the thing in you she was most attracted to...I'm Danger...
DANNY No!

DOOPLEGANGER Im excitement...
DANNY No!
DOOPLEGANGER ...I'm bad

DANNY Your evil!

DOOPLEGANGER Maybe...
DOOPLEGANGER pauses for a moment
DOOPLEGANGER Maybe I'm just strong...strong enough to take what I want and some people....the weak people....consider that to be evil

DANNY She won't want you now

DOOPLEGANGER As I said Danny You don't know everything....everyone has a little bad in them......everyone !
DOOPLEGANGER aims the pistol

EXT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DRIVE. NIGHT.

BOB and Michelle pull into the drive way
BOB jumped out of the car straight away

MICHELLE What are you gonna do?

BOB I gotta phone the police

MICHELLE What will you say?

BOB I don't know....I'll have to say...something

BOB runs into the house followed closely by MICHELLE
INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM. NIGHT.
The room was filled with candles and lay on the floor is
a woman.
BOB enters and stops dead in his tracks.


She is chained by the wrist's and by the ankles to a radiator.She faces away from BOB
BOB runs over and kneels down beside her before turning her over.
His confusion turns to horror as he realises it is MICHELLE.
BOB is knocked unconscious by the MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER

EXT.WOODED AREA.NIGHT

DOPPLEGANGER Kneel down Danny

DANNY slumps to his knees
DOPPLEGANGER slowly makes his way round behind DANNY.

DOPPLEGANGER If we could live in the world together Danny I wouldn't do this...
DOPPLEGANGER placing the barrel of the gun on the back of DANNY's head.

DOPPLEGANGER Goodbye Danny
DOPPLEGANGER pulls the trigger

SCENE THIRTEEN

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM. NIGHT.

BOB slowly regains consciousness.He has a gash in his head and blood on his face His wrist's and ankles are chained.He is face down.
BOB rolls over onto his back.
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER stands over him smiling,still holding in her hand the timber she'd used to hit him with.
BOB realises MICHELLE is next to him still tied up and gagged

BOB MICHELLE!

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Don't worry Bobby She isn't dead...Not yet anyway

BOB Why? Why have you done this?

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Why not? I'm bored with you Bob....she may have loved you enough to stay with you for all these years...but part of her always knew she should have gone with Danny ...that part is me
BOB can't answer,he dosen't know what to think or say.

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Anyway Can't hang around here chatting all night there are things to be done

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER leans forward and gags BOB
BOB tries to struggle but it is no good.

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER grabs hold of the chain and she drags him over to the radiator.She takes a loose piece of the chain wraps it around the pipe and pad locks it
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER kneels down beside him.

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER I'm just gonna have to pop out love. But we'll soon be back...and it'll soon be over

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER laughs as she walks away and picks up the telephone. She dials a number and waits for a reply.

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Is it done?
there is silence for a minute before a large smile appears on Michelle DOPPLEGANGER face
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER I'll be right there
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER hangs up walks over to where Bob lies again and squats beside him
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Just got to go get Danny
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER smiles before turning to leave.

EXT.WOODED AREA.NIGHT
A car approaches and stops a figure can be seen in the headlights it is DANNY DOPPLEGANGER there are blood stains on his t-shirt
INT. CAR. NIGHT
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER and DANNY DOPPLEGANGER kiss passionately

Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Lets go and finish what we've started and then get the hell out of this shit hole town.Did he put up a fight?

DANNY DOPPLEGANGER Fight? He had no fight left in him

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM. NIGHT.

Bob struggles to free himself
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER and DANNY DOPPLEGANGER enter and stand over the fallen couple as they lie chained and gagged.

DANNY DOPPLEGANGER removes the hooded coat and tosses it onto the floor he takes out the gun.
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER holds out his hand to Michelle DOPPLEGANGER
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER gimme that
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER points at the pistol

DANNY DOPPLEGANGER Keys.
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Looks in MICHELLES direction and gives her an evil smile and a wink
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER I want to kill her
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER Give me the Keys
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Looks in MICHELLES direction and gives her an evil smile and a wink
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER come to think of it I want to kill boring BOB too!
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Looks in BOB'S direction and gives him an evil smile and a wink
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER You can't
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER Turns to face DANNY DOPPLEGANGER
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER What?...WHY?
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER If you shoot them here now. Every cop for miles around will be here in ten minutes
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER looks around and points at the adjoinig wall then back at MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER neighbours!
MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER (nods) neighbours!
Michelle DOPPLEGANGER takes the key from her jeans pocket and passes it to DANNY DOPPLEGANGER
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER frees Bob's feet then Michelles.
MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER neighbours! eberybody needs good neighbours hey BOB?
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER points the gun at Bob
MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER you deserve to fucking die for making me watch that shit for all these years!
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER Get up!
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER gestures towards the couch.
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER over there sit down!
Bob sits on the couch and looks up at Michelle DOPPLEGANGER
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER turns to MICHELLE
DANNY DOPPLEGANGER And you
MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER And you deserve to die for putting up with it

DANNY unleashed a punch that knocked MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER out cold and she crashed to the floor.

DANNY moves quickly to remove BOB'S gag
DANNY She was really pissing me off
BOB Me too!
DANNY turns to MICHELLE and removes her gag
MICHELLE What the fuck is going on?

SCENE FOURTEEN

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DANNY's ROOM. NIGHT.
MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER is tied up and gagged lay on the bed.

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.DINING ROOM. NIGHT.

BOB and MICHELLE sit together at the table
DANNY enters with three mugs of coffee.He places them on the table then sits opposite BOB and MICHELLE

BOB But what happened? How did you get away?
DANNY He had me down on my knees,the gun pointed at the back of my head.Then I saw the knife was stuck in the ground right in front of me and then he pulled the trigger and nothing happened...
BOB A missfire?
DANNY smiles and shakes his head
DANNY NO Bullets
BOB shakes his head in disbelief
BOB Benny sold you a gun with no bullets?Didn't you think to check if it was loaded?
DANNY I bought a gun with no bullets! Anyway...he hesitated for a second....I grabbed the knife and without even looking I just swung it back over my head until I felt it stick

BOB and MICHELLE say nothing for a long time

BOB We have to get rid of the body

DANNY There is no body

BOB What do you mean there is no body?

DANNY When I turned around the knife was sticking out of his neck He tried to pull it out but I guess it was stuck pretty fast

MICHELLE Oh my god
MICHELLE covers her mouth

DANNY He just.......
Danny hesitates before finishing his sentence
DANNY Smiled!

Bob and Michelle sit stunned and silent

DANNY Then he just disappeared

BOB Disappeared? What you mean he just disappeared

DANNY He just faded away into nothing. His clothes just fell on the floor in a heap....and he was gone

Again Bob and Michelle have nothing to say
DANNY I was just pulling my self together when the mobile rang. When I heard the other MICHELLES voice I knew what had happened. So I put on his clothes... you know the rest

Michelle What about her? What are we going to do with her?

There is a silence for a few moments as BOB, MICHELLE and DANNY stare at each other
DANNY We have to kill her!

BOB raises his hands to the back off his head and clasps them tightly together as if to support it.

BOB (whispered) I can't do that
BOB(louder)I can't do that
BOB Looking at DANNY and MICHELLE in turn

Danny looks at BOB and then at MICHELLE.
MICHELLE I'll do it
BOB and DANNY are stunned into silence by this

MICHELLE We need to decide how I'm going to do it.

MICHELLE stands and walks out BOB follows.

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE. KITCHEN
MICHELLE enters followed by BOB.
BOB MICHELLE stoops down opening a cupboard under the sink and starts routing through the contents.

BOB What are you doing?

Michelle stands up and turns around holding numerous bottles of tablets and medicine

Michelle (emotion in her voice as it started to break) I can't just stab her...
DANNY steps forward
DANNY Let me take those
BOB No
Michelle or shoot her.
DANNY Takes some of the things from MICHELLE
BOB This is madness!
DANNY places the items on a work surface and then returns for more
MICHELLE I'm going to have to poison her...
BOB Listen to your self MICHELLE
DANNY Takes the rest of medicines etc from MICHELLE
MICHELLE or try to..
BOB steps towards MICHELLE who collapses into his arms sobbing uncontrolably.
DANNY pats BOB on the back and gestures to him to take MICHELLE into the other room.
BOB offers an unconvincing smile and then walks his wife into the living room.

SCENE FIFTEEN

INT. BOB and MICHELLES HOUSE.LIVING ROOM. NIGHT.
BOB and MICHELLE sit on the sofa BOB comforts MICHELLE
They are Joined by DANNY who perches on the arm of the sofa next to MICHELLE
BOB There is another way out of this.
MICHELLE dose not appear to hear this and continues to cry into BOB's shoulder
DANNY sits up attentivelly and looks at BOB
DANNY How's that?
BOB Len told us that the DOPPLEGGANGER would fade away to nothing after a week or so
MICHELLE looks up
DANNY (excited) He did... yes he did which means...
MICHELLE What does it mean?
BOB All we need to do is keep her quiet and out of sight till she...
BOB shrugs his shoulders
BOB ...fades away.
DANNY and BOB nod at each other
MICHELLE Thank God!
DANNY Out of sight is doable.But she's gonna scream the house down when she wakes up.
BOB Not if we can keep her permannetly sedated.I got some sleepers upstairs.
BOB gestures to DANNY to take over comforting MICHELLE
MICHELLE is brighter now
BOB I'll go get them
DANNY Sits down next to MICHELLE and takes her hands into his.
DANNY smiles at MICHELE
MICHELLE smiles back
MICHELLE and DANNY look into each others eyes
DANNY You see CHELLE nobody needs to kill any body.
A shot is fired from a silenced pistol
The bullet hit's DANNY's left knee cap
Danny falls to the floor and writhes in agony
A shot is fired from a silenced pistol
The bullet hit's MICHELES right shoulder
MICHELLE takes a sharp intake of breath as she is thrown back into the sofa
BOB I hoped this would come in handy one day
BOB strides toward where DANNY writhes in agony on the floor.
BOB aims the gun at DANNY
BOB I knew you two were fuck buddies years ago...
BOB Fires another shot into DANNY's chest
BOB I bought this...
BOB shows the pistol to DANNY and MICHELLE
BOB fires another shot this time into MICHELLES stomach
MICHELLE lets out a low moan
BOB turns is attention back to DANNY
BOB I knew you'd be back when what ever shit you were in was deep enough...so I waited
I was gonna kill you the night you got back, but fuck me was it funny watching you loose it
BOB emtpys the pistol into DANNY
BOB turns to MICHELLE and puts a fresh magazine into the pistol
BOB Danny's gone for good this time hun! Does that hurt a bit?
BOB moves over to MICHELLE she his coughing up blood. BOB presses the empty magazine into the wound in MICHELLES shoulder
MICHELLE screams in agony
BOB Don't worry I'm not gonna kill you CHELLE...
The MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER enters
BOB hands the reloaded pistol to MICHELLE DOPPLEGANGER
BOB She is
A shot is fired from a silenced pistol
TO BLACK
CREDITS
DANNY MYERS SIMON BERRY
BOB MYERS ROB NETTLETON
MICHELLE MYERS JO COX
MARIE ??????????????
LEONARD BURDEN JON FLANNAGAN
ANDY WHITAKER PETE SCOTT
TRAMP MICK DAY