(Please note: this is not in proper screenplay format.)
INT. SALEM HOUSE - GAMMA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
Mar approaches his elderly and practically blind GREAT GRANDMOTHER, GERTRUDE GUSCHWALD (101), sitting in her wheelchair. Frail, translucent pale skin, wispy white hair.
Suzie's twin brother, SEBASTIAN (BASTIAN) PETRUSO (18) reads to their great grandmother. Bastian wears black nail polish, black clothes, many rings and a nose ring.
Mar puts his younger brother, Bastian, in a headlock.
Knock it off.
(via webcam chat)
Just 'cause you're back living at home, Mar, doesn't mean you're back in high school.
(via webcam chat)
Did I mention I've made peace with my decision to break up with Mar back in our college days?
Bastian escapes from Mar's noogies and realizes Great Grandmother had been sleeping.
Great Grandmother slumps in her wheel chair, head tilted down, eyes shut.
Gamma, you fell asleep. Time to wake up. Gamma?
Great Grandmother doesn't budge. Panicking that something might be wrong, Bastian gently shakes her.
Great Grandmother STARTLES awake as she GASPS for air. The nearly blind elderly woman reaches out her frail, shaky hand.
Where's the creative child?
It's me, Gamma. The creative one.
Stop messing with her, Mar.
(to Great Grandmother)
I'm here. What do you need, Gamma?
Gamma, please tell us the story of the cursed trunk.
It's very important that I tell you about the cursed trunk.
Oh goody, Gamma.
Mar is just playing a bad joke on you, Gamma. You've told us about the trunk many, many times.
It's dreadfully important that you know about this.
Okay. You can tell us again, if it makes you feel better, Gamma.
Yes, that'll do. Right here, in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1693, my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandmother was killed for practicing witchcraft. They called her... Watcha...
They called her Granny.
And they accused Granny of... They said she... What was...
They accused her of being a witch after she burned the unborn baby in the womb of a pregnant women.
Precisely. Chanting in tongues. And when the townsfolk came to drown her, our Granny locked everything in a trunk and made her children promise to guard it. The trunk contains a powerful evil that must never escape.
GREAT GRANDMOTHER (CONT'D)
And now that cursed trunk is... It's been kept in the... up in the...
It's in our attic and we are never to touch it. Ever. Right, Gamma?
Some of the psychiatrists in our family think our Granny simply went mad from being a 1690s mid-wife who witnessed so many babies die. But they're just twits who don't know their ass from their elbow.
Okay, Gamma. I know. I know. Do you feel better now?
Listen, child. It's going to be your responsibility. Guard it. Don't let it out. "The End of Days" will come. You must promise me, Bastian.
I promise, Gamma. Always.
Great Grandmother settles down.
Crazy little Bastian actually believes this crap.
We're going to let you rest, Gamma.
What is your problem? Do you realize...
(to his cyber friends)
Now you can all see my family is dealing with that crazy old bat and
her boy wonder here. They just won't quit. We come from a long line of crazies.
Just 'cause you don't get it, doesn't make us the crazy ones. A little help here, Suzie.
You and Gamma are kind of the family freaks.
Screw you both.
Watch the back talk, bro. Or I'll sneak some crushed pills into your cereal.
Tell Mom that I went to Comic World.