The Crow script
The Crow (1994)
Synopsis: The Crow is a 1994 American dark fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley. The film stars Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. The film is based on James O'Barr's 1989 comic book of the same name, it tells the story of Eric Draven (Lee), a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his own death as well as the rape and murder of his fiancée.

How do you ride that thing on a

wet street?

ELLY:

Talent. Hi.

ALBRECHT:

Care for a hot dog?

ELLY:

You buying?

ALBRECHT:

I'm

buying.

Elly grabs the stool next to Albrecht. They`ve done this

routine before.

ELLY:

No onions though, okay?

ALBRECHT:

(horror)

No onions?

ELLY:

They make you fart.

Mickey laughs. Spots

Elly a Coke.

MICKEY:

What's goin' on, Elly?

ELLY:

I went to see a

friend of mine.

MICKEY:

Well, how's your friend?

ELLY:

She's still

dead.

Albrecht and Mickey exchange a look re: Elly's matter-of-

factness.

EXT. CEMETERY - NIGHT (RAIN)

Thunder KABOOMS o.s. The crow

pecks the top of the stone again

and a chip of granite flies off, bang!

EXTREME CLOSE - THE HEADSTONE

as the crow pecks again and draws blood

from the rock.

CLOSE-UP - THE CROW

A dot of blood on its ebony beak.

LOW ANGLE - HEADSTONE

A thin, watery trickle of blood wanders from the

top of the

stone towards the earth. Rain does not interfere. Lightning

plays in the rolling cloud cover, b.g.

RESUME THE CROW:

as it takes off

from the gravestone, into the rain.

CLOSE-UP - THE BLOOD

It slowly

fills the name Eric Draven into the rock.

CLOSE-UP - FOOT TAPPER

A LOW:

ANGLE like the SHOT introducing Elly's boot. This time

we see cowboy

boots, leather chaps. The foot taps. Waiting.

MEDIUM ANGLE - THE FOOT

TAPPER:

as lightning strikes. Just enough for us to see a figure in a

long duster and a cowboy hat.

RESUME ERIC'S HEADSTONE

DRAVEN fills with

blood. Blood continues groundward.

NEW ANGLE - THE FOOT TAPPER

Turning

to meet FRAME as the crow alights on his outstretched

arm. This is the

SKULL COWBOY. We glimpse the deathshead,

beneath the brim of the cowboy

hat.

RESUME ERIC'S GRAVE

as blood trickles into the turf at the base of

the grave.

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David J. Schow

David J. Schow (born July 13, 1955) is an American author of horror novels, short stories, and screenplays. His credits include films such as The Crow and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Most of Schow's work falls into the subgenre splatterpunk, a term he is sometimes credited with coining. In the 1990s, Schow wrote Raving & Drooling, a regular column for Fangoria magazine. All 41 instalments were collected in the book Wild Hairs (2000), which won the International Horror Guild's award for best non-fiction in 2001. more…

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