NEW ANGLE, non-spy reverse, on Coraline as she glances
furtively over her shoulder, then hops down the steps and
moves diagonally away from the house.
NEW Angle, SPY POV. We watch Coraline head towards the
WOODY SHRUB we've hidden ourselves in. We DUCK DOWN.
ANGLE on Coraline, non-spy, shrub by garden gate. She
reaches into the shrub and breaks off a FORKED BRANCH.
She removes the stick’s red leaves, aims it like a
DOWSING ROD and heads into the garden.
CAM PUSH IN to shrub as the SPY RISES UP, wearing a three-
eyed SKELETON MASK on his head and SKELETON GLOVES on his
hands. The black cat hops into frame, glances at the spy
and follows the girl.
MONTAGE VARIOUS EXT - SAME
AFISH POND IN GARDEN - SAME
Coraline explores the drained, crumbling pond. She finds
an old TURTLE SHELL in the muck and holds it up. After
rapping on it to make sure it's empty, she puts the shell
into her shoulder bag.
ANGLE ON CAROLINE, SPY POV. WE PUSH ASIDE dead vines from
the railing of the GARDEN BRIDGE for a better look.
Coraline aims her forked stick once more then follows it
up from the pond and out the BACK GATE. A gust of WIND
blows DEAD LEAVES into a swirling eddy WE TRACK high up
into the air.
ROCKY PATH HIGH ABOVE HOUSE - LITTLE LATER
SPY POV on sky, now dark with GATHERING STORM. Hidden
behind a NATURAL WALL OF STONES, WE TILT DOWN to view
Coraline crossing frame on a STEEP HILLSIDE path. She
steps on an old RAILROAD TIE, and her foot SINKS into the
rotted wood, stopping her.
WE LEAN OUT for a better view, and DISLODGE some stones
that roll down past her. WE DUCK as she jerks her head
NEW ANGLE, non-spy. Unnerved, Coraline calls out.
Hello?... Who’s there?