FADE OUT.

END TEASER

Vampire High "A Grave Matter" 2.

1 CONTINUED: 1

ACT ONE

FADE IN:

4 INT. HALLWAY — NIGHT 4

MALCOLM watches the hallway, his face torn between loneliness and hope...

MURDOCH (V.O.)

(”chronicling”)

When a human boy or girl begins to grow into an adult, they begin to feel really alone for the first time in their lives.
Excluded. Outcast. Maybe they’re not at home any more. Maybe home isn’t home any more.

Malcolm’s watching as—

Sherry and Mimi walk down the hallway. They’ve just played squash, judging from their racquets, clothes and sweat.

SHERRY

Haven’t you ever dreamed you were in love with someone?

Malcolm follows them, wanting to join them.

MIMI

I dreamed I was married to Tommy Lee Jones, once.

MALCOLM

Hi, guys.

SHERRY

(ignoring him)

Ew. Isn’t he kind of old?

MIMI

Sherry, I can get a rise out of anything.

SHERRY

Gross! —But I felt like I knew him. It was a dream, but we had a connection. He was so strong, and cool, and intense...

MIMI

Ever feel like somebody’s stalking you?

SHERRY

Yeah. A lot, lately.

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Mimi whirls, and Malcolm plows into her.

MIMI

I definitely get the feeling we’re being stalked.

MALCOLM

It’s a, it’s a free hallway!

MIMI

(mocking him)

“It’s a, it’s a free hallway”? How sad. There’s a video arcade in town. Find a friend there.

Malcolm freezes, stunned by the onslaught. Mimi grabs Sherry

and they walk on.

SHERRY

That was harsh.

MIMI

It’s a harsh world. Now, about your “connection” with Dream Boy...?

Malcolm watches the two of them walk away, hurt.

MURDOCH (V.O.)

(”chronicling”)

The same way, one day, a young vampire realizes he’s never going to see his home again. His friends. His family. Sunlight.

KARL strides past them as if they aren’t there. He’s still furious, punching the air. We can hear his hands “whoosh!”

MURDOCH (V.O.)(cont’d)

That’s when he feels “the chill.”

MIMI watches Karl go. She’s in lust. Malcolm stares, too.

MIMI

Whoa. Who’s the new kid?

SHERRY

Do we take transfers from Alcatraz?

MALCOLM

I think I know that guy.

Far down the hallway, Drew yanks Karl into a—

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4 CONTINUED: 4

5 INT. CLASSROOM — NIGHT 5

Karl skids into the room, still off balance.

DREW

Get over yourself!

KARL

What’s it to you?



A Grave Matter