The Monster Squad script
Synopsis: Members (Andre Gower, Robby Kiger) of a monster fan club meet Count Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy and Gill Man.

FADE IN:

EXT. SEATONVILLE HARBOR - NIGHT

The brackish waters of a modest commercial marina, with rows

of contract fishing and cargo trawlers hugging the concrete

strip of the waterfront and warehouse blocks. Fog hangs low

over the water. All's quiet on the night watch, save for the

dinging of buoys and slow churn of the tides.

INT. HARBORMASTER'S OFFICE

.

The cluttered office of the Harbormaster, manned by a single

operator:
a night watchman in his late fifties. Hokey

nautical memorabilia hugs the walls, a coffee pot brews, and

the watchman reads from a dog-eared paperback while seated

before several security monitors.

.

NIGHT WATCHMAN:

(singsong)

My father's a poor missionary… he

saves pretty women from sin…

The silhouette of a man moves across the monitors, unnoticed

by the sentry; pacing from one screen to the next, along the

perimeter fence.

NIGHT WATCHMAN:

(still singing)

… he'll save you a blonde for five

dollars… Lord, how the money rolls

in.

The sentry flips a page, not noticing as the intruder

nonchalantly LEAPS over the twelve-foot high fence without

missing a step, vanishing from the security cameras' view.

CUT TO:

2.

EXT. SEATONVILLE HARBOR

Leather dress shoes touch down on the corrugated steel roof

of a warehouse, as the intruder is revealed: CHARLES RUEGER,

somewhere in his forties, bespectacled, his expression

haunted. Dressed in a threadbare overcoat and the dirty,

ripped trappings of what was once a three-piece suit

underneath. He stoops into a crouch and checks his watch:

it's 11:
58.

INT. HARBORMASTER'S OFFICE

Click. An old digital clock atop the sentry's desk ticks over

to 11:
59. The night watchman stirs his coffee, setting the

mug down and returning to his reading. He flips another page,

glancing upward at a faint rattling sound; his expression

registers confusion as he realizes that it's the SPOON,

vibrating against the ceramic coffee cup.

EXT. SEATONVILLE HARBOR

Rueger stands, peering out into the foggy waters. From

somewhere in the distance, a low, throbbing HUM can be heard;

growing louder, coming closer.

.

INT. HARBORMASTER'S OFFICE

The sentry fishes around beneath piles of paperwork and

through the drawers of his desk, looking for the source of

the sound. Beyond the office's windows and over the quiet

sprawl of the marina, a hazy GLOW has appeared on the

horizon, buried in the fog and centered by two large red

lights. The sentry glances up, squinting outward.

EXT. SEATONVILLE HARBOR

Rueger stands at the harbor's edge, his body rigid with

tension. The ephemeral glow and steady thrumming sound slice

through the night air as the source emerges from the fog…

3.

INT. HARBORMASTER'S OFFICE

… the sentry sees it as Rueger does, his expression

contorting in horror. It's a MASSIVE MERCHANT FREIGHTER with

Cyrillic lettering on the bow. Flames flicker behind the

portholes and on the deck, its engines bellowing as it steams

ahead on a crash course with the docks. The sentry makes a

clumsy lunge for the phone, but it's too late.

EXT. SEATONVILLE HARBOR

A moment of deathly silence, and then: impact. Timbers

explode, smaller ships are scattered and capsized by the wake

churned out by the huge ship. It shanks into the concrete

waterfront, ripping through steel, bending the massive frame

of a loading crane as though it were made of matchsticks. The

echoes of the violent arrival taper off, as does the sounds

of breaking glass and falling metal. Once again, all is

quiet.

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Shane Black

Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. He wrote such late 1980s and early 1990s action movie hits as Lethal Weapon (1987) and made his directorial debut with the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). His acting credits include Predator (1987). more…

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