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Mysterio Who
10-31-2003, 12:47 PM
I posted this in the scriptpages forum before. At that time the short was 6 pages, and had dippity doo crap peppered throughout, like flashbacks and dream sequences. So I took everyone's advice and got rid of all that fat. Maybe the short is too short now, I don't know.

Anyway, this is much in the same vein as Gore's halloween short, but since I'm an actual twin. It means more coming from me. ;)



FADE IN:

INT. NOBLE MANOR - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

A disheveled man, JOHN NOBLE, (30's) sits in a high backed
leather chair drinking a glass of brandy.

John stands from the chair, approaches a bar at the far end
of the room, fixes himself another glass of Brandy.

FLASH, a bolt of lightning illuminates the room.

John's face is reflected in a mirror above the wet bar, he
recoils, drops the glass of Brandy, it shatters on the hard
wood floor.

JOHN
Christ!

John takes a towel and begins to clean up after himself. The
phone rings. John answers.

JOHN (CONT'D)
Hello?

Silence.

JOHN (CONT'D)
Hello?

John's about to hang up.

VOICE (O.S.)
Thought it was easy to forget about me,
but I never forgot about you.

JOHN
Who is this?

VOICE (O.S.)
I've been with you since the beginning.

JOHN
You have the wrong number.

John hangs up, visibly upset at the call,

John continues to clean up the shards of glass, but stops
when he sees the spreading amber liquid meet with a wet foot
print, a track of them lead out of the room.

INT. JOHN'S BEDROOM - NIGHT

A door slams inward, John rushes towards a dresser at the far
end of the room next to his bed. He opens a drawer, rummages
through it. A shadowed figure stands behind at the entrance,
quietly watching John.

FIGURE
You won't find what you're looking for in
there?

John reels back, startled. The shadowed figure holds a gun in
his hand.

FIGURE (CONT'D)
It's right here.

The figure lays the gun down on a dais next to the door.

JOHN
Who are you? What do you want from me?

FIGURE
Is that any way to greet your closest
friend.

JOHN
I don't have any friends.

FIGURE
Of course you don't.

The figure steps into the lamp light of the room, revealing
John's twin brother JAMES NOBLE, he wears a hospital gown.

JAMES
you cast aside the only one you had.

JOHN
James? I don't know how you got out, but
you need your medicine. I can help you,
just let me call your doctor.

JAMES
How could you forget about me like that?

JOHN
It wasn't my fault, you killed dad.

JAMES
You got rid of me, like I didn't matter.

JOHN
You're the murderer, not me.

JAMES
I'm not the only one wearing a hospital
gown?

James smiles in mock satisfaction.

John looks down at his clothes, his suit has been replaced
with a hospital frock.

JOHN
How?

JAMES
Those are the clothes of a murderer.

John lunges at James, grabs him by the throat. James laughs
in amusement.

JOHN
I'm not a murderer!

John stops, realizes there's no one there, laughter echo's
throughout the room.

JAMES (O.S.)
Could have fooled me.

John looks back, sees his reflection in a mirror, believes it
to be his brother. He grabs the gun off the dais, empties a
round at the reflection.

JOHN
Go away.

The bullet hits the mirror, shards of glass rain down to the
carpeted floor. John reluctantly approaches the shards of
glass on the floor, looks down at a kaleidoscopic image of
himself.

Realization seems to set in on John's reeling face.

INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT

John enters into the kitchen.

He follows the wet footprints, approaches a linen closet,
reaches for the knob and opens the door.

The dead body of John's twin brother, James falls forward. He
wears an expensive suit, His throat has been slashed. John
looks at the body in disbelief.

JOHN
No.

FADE OUT.

THE END