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    lamp CRASHES to the ground. Prince cuts
    through the room, lunges desperately in
    front of him–

    PRINCE
    (pleading)
    Please, Dad…she’s heard you.
    She’s had enough!

    His Mother drags herself up along the
    wall–

    MOTHER
    (hysterical)
    He’s trying to kill me! He’s
    crazy! Look what he’s doing
    to me!

    PRINCE
    (tearfully)
    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–

    FATHER
    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