A Monster Calls script
Synopsis: A Monster Calls is a 2016 Spanish fantasy drama film directed by J. A. Bayona, and written by Patrick Ness based on his own eponymous novel. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson.


(into phone)

How dare you throw that in my face?

Do you have any idea what-?

(beat, listens, gathers

self, still angry,

whispers fiercely)

Now, you listen to me, Marcus, I

know full well you’ve covered for


Storms into kitchen. We hear her still talking. Conor waits,

nervous. She exits the kitchen again, still whispering.


(into phone)

Fine. Fine. I’ll call her myself.

(hangs up)

Lazy bastard.

She exits again. Conor waits a beat, then goes downstairs.


11A InT. conor’s downstairs hallway - seconDS LATER 11A

Conor, deeply curious, heads towards the kitchen. Then he

HEARS THE FRONT DOOR again and steps quickly into


12 InT. conor’s sittING ROOM - conTINUOUS 12

...where he hides behind the door. His Grandma, on the phone

again, enters, looking for a pen and paper.


(into phone)

If you do my afternoons today, I

can take your open house on


(rolls eyes)

Of course, I’ll give you your


She looks around the warmly messy sitting room, lifting

things, and looking for and finding a bit of paper. She keeps



(to herself)

Pen, pen, pen... This house(

into phone)

Yes, I’m here right now.

(almost snapping)

She’s fine.

Conor watches, waiting to be discovered, but his grandma

never even turns around. She finds a pen.


(into phone, coldly,

finding it hard to say


Yes. Thank you. I... appreciate it.

Hangs up as the caller is mid-sentence. Leaves. By sound,

Conor follows her movements into the kitchen, out again and

out of the house. He waits until her car starts before he

feels safe to move again.

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Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness (born October 17, 1971) is an American author, journalist and lecturer who moved to London at the age of 28 and now holds dual citizenship. He is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls. more…

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