lamp CRASHES to the ground. Prince cuts
through the room, lunges desperately in
front of him–
Please, Dad…she’s heard you.
She’s had enough!
His Mother drags herself up along the
He’s trying to kill me! He’s
crazy! Look what he’s doing
Dad, please … she’s–
WHACK! Prince’s head snaps back, his
feet lift from the floor, his body
CRASHES in a heap by the door…
Stunned SILENCE. Prince, flat on his
back, fights vertigo with everything
he’s got. His Mother lets out a YELP,
rushes into the bedroom, SLAMS the door.
His Father stands motionless, sullen–
Get up…you ain’t hurt.
Prince opens his Mouth, BLOOD gushes
from a gash in his tongue. He hoists
himself up slowly, using the wall for
support. He moves into the kitchen,
disappears down the basement steps.
(22) BASEMENT — HALLWAYS AND BEDROOM — NIGHT
A naked LIGHT BULB snaps ON. It dangles
like a pendulum, casting strange
shadows. The basement is partitioned
off into a series of rooms,
interconnected by a labyrinthine