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.

TIGHT ANGLE - THE CROW

shaking off rain. Watching intently.

CLOSE-UP - THE SKULL COWBOY'S FREE HAND

Black gloved. It walks a flat

silver throwing knife across it's

knuckles, like a quarter somersaulting.

RESUME ERIC'S GRAVE

The turf stirs beneath the white rose. Magically, a

slim white

parts the earth to grasp the rose.

SKULL COWBOY POV - ERIC's

GRAVE:

as the figure of Eric Draven stands up from behind his own

headstone.

LOW ANGLE (FROM GRAVE) - ERIC

Pale. Clad in cerements:

cheap black burial suit, slit open in

back. WHite shirt. A nothing

tie. No shoes. Rain sluices mud

from his upturned face. He looks to

the sky. Lightning.

ANOTHER ANGLE - FOLLOW ERIC

as he weaves to lean

against a nearby tree. Looks o.s.

ERIC's POV - THE SKULL COWBOY

water-blurred, through the rain, standing with the crow perched

on his

arm like a hunting falcon. He releases it and it flies

to the tree.

ANGLE - ERIC

Watching this. Wipes mud from his eyes, tries to clear

vision.

The crow lights in the tree and they meet eye-to-eye. Eric

looks

back o.s. and we RACK to include the Skull Cowboy.

ERIC:

What the hell

are you?

SKULL COWBOY:

Interested? Follow the crow.

NB. The Skull

Cowboy speaks in nicely distorted, buzzlike

charnal house whisper.

Unsettling and hackle-raising.

Eric turns back to the bird, which takes

wing in the rain, His

eyes follow it. He looks back, disoriented,

doubtful, but the

Skull Cowboy is gone.

LOW DEEP ANGLE - THE CROW

Taking wing in the rain, showing the way.

ANOTHER ANGLE - ERIC

alone in

the cemetery. After a moments hesitation, he lurches

off, following the

crow.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. ARCADE GAMES SUPPLY OFFICE - NIGHT - TO

ESTABLISH:

A candy-flaked muscle T-bird is parked at the curb.

INT.

ARCADE GAMES SUPPLY OFFICE - NIGHT

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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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