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Screenplay: Monsters under the bed

INT. NIGHT.

Darkness. A torch flicks on, uplighting BARNEY’S face. He whispers.

BARNEY
If I stay quiet, it won’t hear me.

CUT TO:

EXT. DAY.

An enclosed alleyway. Footsteps pounding. A pair of feet come hurtling past.

CUT TO:

EXT. DAY.

Looking down at water flowing under a bridge. We have the POV of the owner of the feet. It’s like they want to jump. Moaning monster sounds in the background.

BARNEY (V/O)
But if it doesn’t hear me, it will never leave.

CUT TO:

INT. NIGHT.

The dark room again. Barney in torchlight. Eyes wide.

BARNEY
So I’m going to have to do something about it, aren’t I?

He smiles.

CUT TO:

INT. NIGHT.

Sudden flashes of coloured light in all directions. Strange noises. Moans, as if a monster is being devoured… by another monster.

CUT TO:

EXT. DAY.

The bridge again, but the feet are running along it. Laughter.

CUT TO:

EXT. DAY.

The alleyway. The feet run back the other way. A teddy bear gets dropped right in front of us.

CUT TO:

INT. NIGHT.

Darkness. Still. Silent. The torch flicks on, and Barney’s there. He’s dripping with sweat. A smile slowly crosses his face.

BARNEY
No-one ever bothered to warn the monsters under the bed -

RAPID MONTAGE OF STILLS SHOWING BARNEY’S FACE IN VARIOUS MONSTER POSES

BARNEY
- about the monsters on top of it.

He laughs like a loony.

FADE TO BLACK.

(1st July 2010)