Mar 30, 2023
PromEvil Part 3: "What a doll!"
Trapped in Polk High with some kind of murderer, Hal, Lyn, Gee (and all the rest) must fight for survival!!
Find out who's doing the killing!
A lot of people put their heart and soul into producing this memorable event:
Hal - Mathias Rebne-Morgan
Lyn - Molly Tollefson
Todd - Eli Nilsson
Gee - Melissa Bartell
Barb - Beverly Poole
Andy - Mike Campbell
Bud - Jasper Loovis
Tina - Chandra Wade
Missy - Jade Thomson
Jake - Michael Faigenblum
other students - Sky Iolta, Shelbi MacIntyre, Henry Mark
Principal Peabody - Reynaud LeBoeuf
Mr. Ervin Carpel, Woodshop - Gene Thorkildsen
Ms. Angela Wellesly, Crafts - Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard
Mrs. Snodgrass, Lunchroom - Robyn Keyes
P.A. Announcements - Julie Hoverson
Rent-a-cop Bob - The Caretaker
Cop 1 - Glen Hallstrom
Cop 2 - Joel Harvey
911 Voice - Julie Hoverson
Writer - Julie Hoverson
Doll Wranglers - Julie Hoverson, Kimberly Poole (Warp'd Space)
Sound and Mastering - Julie Hoverson
Stock sound effects - Soundsnap.com; sonomic.com
Music - Prom - Sinkhole
Music - background - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
SOUND MUFFLED PANICKED SLAMMING AT DOOR
LYN Do something!
GEE Help Me!
HAL Don't - don't come in here!
BUD DEATH RATTLE
SOUND TINY TAPPING FEET MOVE AWAY
SOUND BLOOD DROPS
AMB - LOUNGE
BARB / ANDY [still screaming out in hall]
LYN That sounds like Barb! Something terrible could be happening!
GEE We can dream.
HAL Shh. I'll look. Stay back.
SOUND DOOR QUIETLY OPENS
SOUND SCREAMING AND SLAMMING GETS LOUDER
BARB Get it open! Let us out!
ANDY [just screaming hoarsely and incoherent]
HAL Hey? Who's after--
SOUND ANDY STOPS SLAMMING ON DOOR, TURNS AND SLAMS HAL INTO WALL
ANDY [attack noise]
SOUND SCUFFLE, LONG TEAR OF FABRIC
SOUND LYN RUNS OUT
LYN [worried] Hal? [yelling] Stop it! Andy!
LYN [to gee] Thanks! [yelling] Stop it!
SOUND HITS HIM WITH GEE'S UMBRELLA
BARB [collapsing into tears] Have to get out!
LYN [calming] Shh, Barb! [sharp] Andy! Hal's on our side!
SOUND SCUFFLE, LETS GO.
SOUND STRAIGHTENING CLOTHING, MORE RIPPING
HAL Man, the drama club is gonna be pissed.
ANDY The drama club can kiss my ass. We're locked in, you stupid fuck!
HAL Locked in? But we just came in.
SOUND A FEW STEPS, TRIES DOOR - LOCKED
HAL [worried but quiet] Hmm. [deep breath, then up, trying to stay positive] What a time for the teachers to realize they left the darn door unlocked.
LYN [hopeful] D'you think that's what happened?
HAL [false confidence] Had to be. Who else could have locked it?
BARB Maybe... the murderer?
LYN Oh, gosh, did you see it too?
BARB [becoming less coherent as she continues] Oh, man... she was dead, and it was all gross, and I was right there! She was all making these disgusting noises, and I didn't even know she was being killed...
LYN [completely baffled] What?
HAL She needs to sit down.
ANDY [growls] I got this. [softer] C'mon babe.
SOUND QUIET FOOTSTEPS
TODD [distant, whispered call] Laurel?
MAJORETTE [close, clicking angrily]
LAUREL [clearly negative noise] [laurel is protecting todd from being attacked by the others]
MAJORETTE [CLICKS AWAY IN A HUFF]
LYN We need to do something constructive. Could we phone the Gym, maybe, and get someone to come unlock the door?
GEE Nah. All the regular phones are turned off at night. Too many calls to 1-800-H-O-T-T.
HAL How do you know that?
GEE [smug] I broke that story three weeks ago.
ANDY Man, we should find some weapons...if Barb's right, Tina only just died, so I bet the fucker's still around.
SOUND DOOR SLAMS OPEN
TODD The door's locked!
ANDY [yelling] Tell us something we don't know!
HAL [to Andy] Chill! [to Todd] Last time I saw you, you were gibbering by the punch bowl... suddenly you're coherent-boy again. What's up with that?
TODD It was awful, but...I... I just got over it. That's all.
LYN Mr. Carpel and Missy? We saw them too.
TODD [comes to a decision] You saw the bodies. But... did you see the dolls?
ANDY Dolls? What the fuck?
[NOTE: Much of what Todd says is misleading, so some of what happens contradicts the Voice Over]
TODD [VO] I went to the Wood Shop this evening... [clearly lying] Mr. Carpel was expecting me.
SOUND LOCKPICKS, DOOR UNLOCKS
TODD [VO] The door was...uh...unlocked. I opened it and... saw Mr. Carpel's body.
TODD [under] Ohmigod! Laurel?
SOUND DOLL FEET APPROACH
LEDERHOSEN [threatening noise]
TODD [VO] And then THEY ran at me. The DOLLS.
TODD [under, intrigued] You're... alive!
SOUND STICKY NOISE AS AWL IS PULLED OUT
SOUND SMALL FEET APPROACH
MAJORETTE [clicking and approaching]
TODD [VO] [choked up] They attacked me. They knocked me down.
SOUND BODY DROP
MONKEY HEAD [screech]
DUDE [huh hu huh]
MONKEY HEAD [screech]
SOUND WOODEN THOK
TODD [under] Ow!
SOUND METAL BEING DRAGGED CLOSER
TODD [under] No, I don't-- Please! I love you, Laurel!
SOUND THE DOLL NOISES CLOSE IN
LAUREL [sharp noise]
SOUND DOLL NOISES STOP
SOUND CREAK OF L's HEAD TURN
LEDERHOSEN [angry query]
LAUREL Uh-uh [no]
TODD [in the flashback] Laurel?
LAUREL [rueful noise]
SOUND ALL THE DOLLS RUN OFF DOWN THE HALL
SOUND TODD BREATHING. SLOWLY GETS TO HIS FEET
[End of flashback.]
TODD I don't know why they didn't kill me. Maybe I'm just lucky...or they realized I wasn't any kind of threat.
SOUND STRUGGLE, BODY SLAMMED AGAINST WALL
ANDY So YOU let them out, you little shit!
LYN Andy? Andy! [calming him] Weapons - like you were saying - is a really good idea. [frantic, looking for support] Hal?
HAL Yeah! C'mon, Andy. We'll hit the--
HAL Yeah, the kitchen! You all stay here...it's safer in a group.
BARB [sullen] If it's safer in a group, why don't we ALL go?
LYN [under her breath] Todd's in no shape to go anywhere. We can't just leave him!
BARB [disgusted noise] Fine.
SOUND METAL FILE SAWING ON METAL
LEDERHOSEN [EXASPERATED NOISE]
SOUND CHAIN SWINGS BACK AGAINST DOOR
SOUND SMALL WOODEN IMPACT AGAINST DOOR
SOUND HIS FEET TAP AWAY
SOUND DOOR SLOWLY OPENS
HAL [urgent whisper] The lights are on! Someone must be in here!
ANDY Why aren’t they saying anything?
HAL Cuz we're whispering? [up, but cautious] Hello?
SOUND DOOR FARTHER OPEN, A COUPLE OF FOOTSTEPS
HAL Looks clear. Come on.
ANDY Dude, I'm guarding the rear.
HAL Fine. [sigh]
SOUND DOOR STARTS TO SWING SHUT, BUT IS STOPPED
ANDY [sniffs, then sharp] What's that?
HAL Dunno. Alcohol?
ANDY [long sniff] Smells like bourbon. [a bit happier] Dude. Just point me at it!
SOUND WALKS IN WITH CONFIDENCE
HAL We're not here for--
SOUND RUNNING FEET LEAVE
HAL What is it--? Where? Hello? [angry sigh] [muttered] I better see what--
SOUND SLOW FOOTSTEPS
HAL [gasp] Mrs. Snodgrass!
SOUND SCUFFLE, PATS, TRYING TO WAKE HER
HAL [revulsion noise] Oh man!
SOUND TINY HANDS TAPPING ON GLASS
HAL [scared gasp] What the hell?
DUDE [muffled huh huhs rising]
SOUND FIRE IN THE OVEN
HAL [awed whisper] Dolls.
SOUND PAGE TURNS
GEE This is one weird book. I can make out bits of it, but I think it's really old, and the words are all mixed up and spelled wrong... kinda like middle English. Is there such a thing as middle French?
LYN Where are they?
TODD [duh] The Kitchen?
LYN Not them. The police!
SOUND PAGES TURN
BARB [spacing out, talking to herself] Andy is cute...
TODD Police? [worried] Oh...
GEE The motivating...or maybe moving... of the ... unmoving?
BARB ...and he's pretty well off.
SOUND CHAIR SQUEAKS
TODD I have to go.
SOUND FOOTSTEPS - HIS AND LYN'S
BARB He would beat the crap out of someone for me.
TODD I have to go. And... and get something.
SOUND PAGE TURNS
GEE [musing] Preparation of the mannequin?
TODD [lying] I... I think there's something in my... locker that I can use as a weapon.
LYN We need to stay together!
GEE [louder, but not in a different tone] Anointment of the offering.
LYN and TODD What?
GEE I think I mighta found something... Anointment of the offering. [unsure] Maybe. I REALLY need my dictionary.
SOUND BOOK SLAPS SHUT
GEE [excited and a little creepy] And I want to see the bodies.
SOUND FOOTSTEPS, WOODEN CLUNK
ANDY Don't tell 'em I was all getting sick back there, will ya?
ANDY With the dead lunch lady and all. It'd make me look kinda ...you know.
HAL [exasperated] Yeah, whatever. It's our secret.
LYN Look! Both of you! Wait til they get back. We don't know how many of them [not quite believing] ...the dolls... there are.
TODD and GEE Five.
TODD Why do you know?
GEE Who do you think takes the photos for the annual?
BARB I thought you were a reporter for the nerdletter.
GEE [pissed] I wear many hats.
LYN Too bad we don't have the photos--
GEE Oh, that's easy.
SOUND PURSE OPENED, CAMERA ON, BUTTONS PUSHED
GEE Oh, good. I haven't overwritten them all.
BARB If that's a phone, can't we call--?
GEE It's not. I prefer not to wear a tether.
LYN Let me see.
GEE Besides, where's your phone?
BARB [muttered] I dropped it...somewhere.
TODD Do you have one of Laurel - um, my project?
GEE You can look after Lyn's done.
SOUND CLICKING THROUGH PICS
LYN And these ...dolls are somehow up and running around?
GEE Shh! [beat, then whispered] Something's coming!
SOUND VAGUE TAPPING, MUFFLED AND DISTANT
SOUND A MOMENT OF TENSE SILENCE
TODD [whispered] Can I see the camera?
SOUND ANOTHER DISTANT WOODEN CLUNK
LYN There must be something in here we can fight with!
BARB Yeah, lotta pockets on a prom dress!
GEE Stand back.
SOUND DOOR THROWN OPEN
SOUND THUMP OF UMBRELLA
ANDY Ow! Crazy bitch! That's my kicking leg!
SOUND STICK SWINGS, MISSES, SMACKS WALL
GEE [gleeful] Stee-rike!
SOUND CLICKY HEELS DASH ACROSS THE ROOM, IMPACT, SOMETHING WOOD CLATTERS TO THE FLOOR
BARB AND ANDY [mushy kissing]
HAL Can you guys move that ... um... touching reunion out of the doorway? I'd rather not just stand around in the hallway ...by myself... like this. [sigh]
TODD [petulant] Can I see the camera, now?
AMB GYM, MUSIC, CROWD
SOUND PUNCHBOWL POURS
PEABODY What in heaven's name is all this, Angela?
ANGELA [snarky] Someone called the cops. Again.
PEABODY If it's a question of the noise--?
COP1 Sir, we had an emergency call--
PEABODY [sigh] Officer [reads] Trask? You have to understand my position--
RENTACOP BOB what's all this?
COP2 We received a report over 9-1-1 of a possible homicide in the school.
PEABODY A what?
COP1 A possible double homicide.
RENTACOP BOB [huffy] Inside? School's locked up tight. Ain't nobody in there - live or dead.
PEABODY Calm down, Bob. [to the cops] May I make a suggestion, officers? Prom night is a notorious time for practical jokes...and though I realize you MUST take any such report seriously--
COP2 We can't just--
PEABODY Yes, yes. I understand completely. [confidential] However, if we can prove to you that the building is secure, and there's no possible way anyone might have managed to get inside, will that be acceptable?
COP2 As long as it's all locked up.
PEABODY You're more than welcome to return in the morning, when the school is open, to perform a thorough search.
SOUND LOCKER SLAMS SHUT
GEE You coming?
LYN I'll watch the door.
GEE Hold these, then.
SOUND LOADS HER DOWN WITH BOOKS, UMBRELLA
SOUND TURNS ON CAMERA
TODD Don't erase the picture of Laurel!
GEE Chill, dweebula. I have them all on my hard drive.
SOUND DOOR OPENS, CLOSES
SOUND ANOTHER NEARBY DOOR OPENS
SOUND CLANKING OF METAL - ROLLING OF HAND TRUCK
SOUND CLICKING OF STRIKER
ANDY Nuke 'em from orbit!
TODD You're not going to burn them all, are you? Not ... Laurel?
TODD She's... it's... the doll I carved. She wouldn't hurt anyone.
ANDY Well now they're all living, breathing Chuckeys, and I say fry every last one of them.
SOUND STRIKES THE STRIKER MENACINGLY
ANDY [explosion noise]
TODD [Weakening] No!
ANDY No, that's "Nooooooo" [bruce willis running scream] [chuckles]
HAL Let's focus on getting out of here. Gee?
LYN In... there.
SOUND WHEELING OF HAND TRUCK
ANDY I'll take the big truck. You get the value menu.
SOUND HAND TRUCK PARKS, FEET MOVE, DOOR OPENS A CRACK
GEE [muttering] This is just like that game I was in last week...
GEE Just thinking... Extreme case of short-timer's curse.
GEE Poor bastard was this close to retirement.
SOUND FEET ON GRAVEL
COP2 Are you sure this Mr. Carpel isn't in the building? His name was given as one of the victims.
PEABODY Ervin Carpel? Nonsense...he's already turned in his building keys. We had to let him go, you see. As of the end of the school year. His safety record was ... unsatisfactory.
COP1 So he might have a good reason to participate in a prank? I see.
16. Hallway outside wood shop
ANDY So do we just wait for those tiny sons-of-birches to come to us?
SOUND DOOR OPENS, FEET COME OUT
GEE Now I need a place to do some reading.
17. Outside, parking lot
SOUND POLICE CRUISER DRIVES AWAY
RENTACOP BOB I'll go take a look around. No problem.
PEABODY [dismissively] Nonsense. No reason to justify our merry degenerates by taking their ploy seriously.
SOUND THEY WALK
MR. PEABODY We can perform a complete walk-through before we open the school in the morning to make sure there are no ... surprises.
SOUND SNEAKING FOOTSTEPS, SQUEAK OF HAL's SNEAKERS
HAL [cautious, but trying to be heard] Hello? [louder, but still muffled] Hellllooo?
SOUND FEET AND VOICE STOP, LISTEN
SOUND DISTANT TAPPING
HAL Oh, shit. [sucks in a breath, up] Hello?
SOUND ONE FOOTSTEP
TODD Which one is it?
HAL [completely stunned] Yah!!! [coming down] Oh, shit! Todd!
TODD Why are you in the polky costume?
HAL I have my reasons. Get your ass back to the craft shop.
TODD I'll... uh... watch your back?
HAL [quiet] I don't trust you.
TODD Why not?
HAL Forget it. Look, just stay the hell out of my way or I'll run your ass over.
TODD I can run.
HAL I'll bet.
SOUND SNEAKING FEET BEGIN
19. Craft shop
AMB CRAFT SHOP
LYN [pleased] Oh! There it goes! I thought it would never warm up.
GEE I told you it would just take some time. A kiln isn't a microwave.
BARB Oh, Andy, you're so strong and protective.
GEE [quiet gagging noise] You guys! Someone made that quilt, and they won't appreciate you getting it all sticky.
GEE Apart from nausea?
LYN The book?
GEE Well, I'm pretty sure this is the "spell" he used to animate the dolls. I may even have a clue why they turned on Carpel... the spell says the master's supposed to carve the dolls himself.
LYN Todd says... Todd? Oh, hell, where'd he get to?
ANDY Dumbass wants to get himself killed, who are we to stop him?
SOUND IDLY CLICKING THE STRIKER
GEE Anyway, there's this other incantation thing which... [very dubious] if I'm reading this right... should make them freeze back up.
LYN [plaintive] You're not sure?
GEE I'm having to make a lot of guesses, here. The dictionary just don't cover everything. I mean, the incantation isn't even FRENCH... just... gibberish, far as I can tell.
TODD I heard something over there!
HAL Stay the hell back!
TODD Do you have a plan?
HAL Well, it was to sneak up on them, but there's this person talking.
SOUND [DISTANT] SCRATCHING NOISES
MONKEYHEAD [distant] annoyed screech
TODD Do dolls make noise?
HAL I'm dressed as a giant purple polka-dot. Do I look like an expert?
SOUND SNEAKING STEPS
MONKEYHEAD screech, closer
TODD Soon as you see it, tell me--
SOUND RUNNING FEET, GOING AWAY
TODD What it looks like...
ANGELA Bob? Can you do something?
RENTACOP BOB [swaggering] I can do anything. Whatcha need?
ANGELA Marge went into the building for something, and she's been gone for just ages. [simpering] Could you go and look for her? As long as I'm stuck at the punch bowl, I can't even get in one itsy bitsy weensy dance.
RENTACOP BOB I gotcha covered, babe. [clears his throat] That was a quote. Not meant in any sort of harassing way.
ANGELA I understand.
SOUND DOOR OPENS, HE GOES OUT
AMB RAIN, CRICKETS
BOB I'll check it out, but first... [chuckles]
SOUND PELTING FOOTSTEPS
TODD [breathless] wait! I need to know if it's Laurel!
HAL [panting, stays ahead] [yelling] Get ready!!
SOUND DOOR OPENS, AHEAD
LYN Come on!
HAL [gasping mutter] God I hope this works. [up] Out of the way!
SOUND BATTERS THROUGH DOOR
LYN Over here!
SOUND LID OPENS
TODD [still outside] No! Check first!
SOUND DOOR SHUTS
SOUND POUNDING ON DOOR
GEE Do it quick! We have to know if this will work!
SOUND RUSTLE OF HEAVY FABRIC, CLATTER OF WOOD
SOUND POUNDING OF WOOD ON METAL
TODD [from outside] Don't leave me out here by myself!
GEE [to him] Just a sec! Come on!
LYN It's climbing out!
HAL [groan, slump]
23. Parking lot
SOUND RUMMAGING IN STUFF
RENTACOP BOB [chuckles] Not on MY watch.
SOUND ZAPZAP OF TASER. PUT IN CASE.
RENTACOP BOB Little shits deserve a scare.
SOUND REVOLVER CYLINDER SPINS, GUN INTO HOLSTER
RENTACOP BOB Let's see your little pranks now.
SOUND TRUNK SLAMS HUT
SOUND FEET SET OFF ACROSS GRAVEL
24. Craft shop
LYN Oh! [noise as she smacks the doll] Uh! Uh! UH!!!
MONKEYHEAD [SCREECH, dwindling]
SOUND IT FALLS BACK, SHE SLAMS LID!
LYN [Breathing heavily] Done.
SOUND DOOR OPENS, TODD RUNS IN, DOOR SHUTS
GEE Did yours have a monkey's head?
TODD Huh? [gasp of relief] No! Ahhh.
LYN You could have helped.
HAL I - I don't....
LYN Oh no! He's bleeding!
END OF PART 3