The Ouija Story

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I Am ZoZo
Written and Directed by Scott Di Lalla
Produced by Zack Coffman
A ONE WORLD STUDIOS LTD. PRODUCTION

MALE -FEMALE
Alright. -You ready?

FEMALE RESPONSE
Yeah. kind of.

FEMALE -NICK
Come on Nick hurry up. -Alright I’ll be right there. Give me one second.

FEMALES -MALES
Ooohh… -Right.

MALE
Cool, alright. Let’s give it a shot.

FEMALE
Yay.

MALE
Okay, so.

FEMALE
You ready guys?

MALE
I’m ready.

FEMALE
Two fingers?

MALE
Um… Is there anyone here?

FEMALE -MALE
Besides us. Besides us. -Come on.

FEMALE
Let’s switch spaces.

MONICA
You write down. You record.

FEMALE
Monica you got this.
You got this girl.

FEMALE
Yeah girl.

FEMALE -FEMALE
Alright. -Watch out Ouija board we’re coming for you.

FEMALE
Okay. Is there anyone here with us?

FEMALE
Are you…?

FEMALE -OTHER FEMALE
No. -Are you touching…? -No are you? -No. -That’s crazy.
I’m barely… -A yeah. I barely have my hands on here at all.
What. -Wow -That is really moving now.
A… -Yes. -Okay, okay. What. What is your name?
Wow. -What is the deal with these swirly things?
His name is eight.
Z.O.Z.O.Z.O.Z. -Oh my…
Oh is your name ZO?
It’s so freaky. Oh my god. -What?
No. A… Okay. Is your name ZoZo?
ZoZo. ZoZo. ZoZo the clown.
That is so creepy
What the…

MALE
Monica what are you doing?

FEMALE
Hey.

MALE -FEMALE
Monica! -What are you doing?

MALE -FEMALE
Oh my god! -Monica!

MALE
Oh my god Monica! Calm down, what are you doing?

THIS FILM IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY

OF ALL THE SPIRITS THAT HAVE SURFACED ON OUIJA BOARDS THERE IS ONE THAT CONTINUES TO
REPEATEDLY IDENTIFY ITSELF.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED CONTACT WITH THIS EVIL ENTITY.

“IF YOU ARE CONTACTED BY A SPIRIT THAT VIBRATES TOWARDS THIS TERM ‘ZOZO’, PROCEED WITH CAUTION”
DARREN EVANS, SURVIVOR

FEMALE VOICE
Dear, Mr. Evans my name is Tess Carpenter.
I desperately need your help. Something has happened to me. I innocently played the Ouija board with some friends.
Everything was going fine until we came across an entity.
That called himself ZoZo.

I AM ZOZO MOVIE TITLE

INT. ROOM

MALE VOICE
I’m sorry for your losses. Is that it over there.
When you feel ready I would like to hear your whole story.

TESS
I can not get rid of him.
He’s with me all the time.
Constantly.
He wants me to play his games.
He owns me.
I was normal. I was once normal.

INT. BEDROOM

TESS
Hello.

AIDEN
Tess?

TESS
Hey, Aiden. Can you hold on a sec?

INT. CAR

TESS
Hey, so what should I bring? And who all’s joining us?

AIDEN
Well, as you know today is Halloween. So bring a little of that flare to the Island.
Um grab a costume, whatever you have.
Along with us two, magician Nick will be there
and Dean and his fairly new girl friend Mel the wiccan.

TESS
A wiccan? Very fitting. I’m looking forward to it all.
And your dad is really cool with us using his island get away?

AIDEN
Shocking isn’t it?

TESS
It’s great. It’s been too long.

AIDEN
See you soon, Tess.

TESS
See you soon.

EXT. HOUSE

NICK
Wow, is that really Tess?

TESS
Hey guys.

AIDEN
Hey Tess, how are you?

TESS
Hi.

AIDEN -TESS
Aw… It’s been too long -Aw….

AIDEN
Man, I missed that smile.

TESS
Oh wow, bonjour Aiden.

AIDEN
What gave it away?

TESS
The hat.

AIDEN
Yeah, I know.

NICK
Hey leave a little for the rest of us.

TESS
Hi.

NICK
It’s good to see you again.

TESS
Likewise, Nick.
Hey, Dean.

DEAN
Hi Tess. How are you? Come here. So good to see ya.
You look great. Tess, this is my girlfriend Mel.

TESS -MEL
Hi, it’s very nice to meet you. -Nice to meet you as well.
And I want a hug, too.

TESS -DEAN
Okay. -Okay I give up Tess. What are you supposed to be?

TESS
Oh, um… I am an over-worked college student.

MEL -TESS
Not good enough. Come on lets get you into a little more something interesting. – Okay…

DEAN
Well, you guys it looks like we’re all here. So uh…
Who’s exactly going to take us over to paradise island?

MEL -TESS
Wow. -I know.

AIDEN
Good morning Skip.

SKIP
Aiden, how are you doing?

AIDEN
Doing good.

SKIP
Good. Everybody ready to go?

TESS -MEL -DEAN -NICK -AIDEN
Yeah. -Yeah we’re all good.

SKIP
Alright.

MEL
Let’s go Tess.

DEAN
Nice bike.

SKIP -TESS -MEL
Thank you. -Oh my gosh. -I love it.

TESS
Do you guys need any help?
Are you good?

NICK -MEL
No we got it. -Ladies first. Come on Tess.

DEAN
How many do we got here? Alright.

TESS
Oh wow, look at the water.

TESS
It’s so…

DEAN
You guys know I can’t swim, right?

AIDEN
You can’t swim?

DEAN
Yeah. You gonna jump in after me if I fall in?

AIDEN
Definitely, I’m a lifeguard so I could.

DEAN
Seriously though. You’re a lifeguard?

AIDEN
No, really I am.

NICK
That’s legit.

INT. AIDEN’S HOUSE

AIDEN
Everyone, welcome to my humble home.

DEAN
You got it Nick?

NICK
Yep.

MEL
So… Oh you want to help me carry these to the kitchen?

TESS
Yeah.

MEL
Okay.

AIDEN
Hey, you can put that in the kitchen over there.

DEAN
Alright, cool.
At a boy Nick.

AIDEN
Guys, make yourselves at home.

DEAN
Look at this view.
Hey, yo Nicky boy heads up. Oh, good catch.
Wow.
Hey, yo Nick there’s a pool table up here.

NICK
Oh, sweet.

AIDEN
Better watch out Dean I’m a shark.
Maybe not so much.
How do you like the view, Nick?

NICK
That’s beautiful.

AIDEN
Alright everyone quick announcement.
Just so you all know we have two bathrooms in this house, but only one shower.
Also there’s no locks on the doors so if you see a door closed knock don’t just walk in.
Um… Nick, Dean we’re going to need to go get some fire wood it’s going to be a cold weekend.

DEAN
No problem man.
Hey your dad’s place is amazing, man.
Spend a lot of time here growing up?

AIDEN
Not really.

DEAN
Why not, man? I know I would have.

AIDEN
Camping but… That’s about it.

DEAN
So not too many times then, huh?

AIDEN
Nah. I guess I was kind of a bitter kid.

NICK
You’re still are a bitter kid.

AIDEN
Get out of my house.

TESS
Oh, you really went all out for Halloween.

MEL
We Wiccans prefer to call this time of year “Samhain”.

TESS
Samhain?

MEL
Yeah, it’s like out New Year.
Don’t worry I’m not going to cast any spells on you.

TESS
Thank you.

MEL
This is my favorite time year. I brought so many fun goodies,
but first we have to prepare them.
Do you want to help with the pumpkin?

TESS
Sure.

MEL
What are you most afraid of?

TESS
Huh?

MEL
What’s one of your greatest fears?

TESS
Um…

MEL
I hope this isn’t like creeping you out right now. I just really like to get to know people through there fears.

TESS
Okay. Uh… Well, to be honest I am
deathly afraid of close spaces.

MEL
Ah, so you’re claustrophobic.

TESS
Yeah, I guess you could say that.
I am terrified of elevators.
How embarrassing.

MEL
No, no don’t be embarrassed.
I’m terrified of the dark.

TESS
So, if we were trapped in a elevator and suddenly the lights went out,
we would be done for.

MEL
Exactly.
Okay.
Doctor, Mr. Pumpkin-head’s brains are ready for extraction.
Just reach in and grab handfuls of brains,
put them in the bowl and go like this.
Squeeze all the seeds away from the guts, okay?

TESS
Okay. I’ve never actually had toasted pumpkin seeds before. So…

MEL
Really?

TESS
Yeah.

MEL
They are so yummy. But first it is important to know
that we can’t do any physical labor
without a bit of this.

TESS
It’s a bit early.

MEL
Who’s gonna know?

TESS -MEL
So tell me a little more about Samhain? -Samhain.

MEL
Well it’s like a…

TESS
Are you okay?
Mel?

MEL
Samhain is a, uh… Wiccan ritual dating back to way before Christianization.
I know what you might be thinking when I say Wiccan.
You’re thinking witch and witches are evil.

TESS
Oh, no, trust me I have a very open mind.

MEL
If you split up the year into two and label one half as light and the other half as dark
Samhain is the end of the light half of the year and the beginning of the dark half.
It’s also a time to honor the ones who have passed.
Crossed over to the other side.

TESS
Let me put those beers away for you.

MEL
Oh, thank you.

TESS
Oh gross.

MEL
Okay, that is nasty. Ew, Tess don’t put our arm in there.

TESS
I don’t think that it’s even on.
Um, Aiden, come over here and check this out.

AIDEN
That’s weird.
Hey, has anyone tried turning on the lights yet?

TESS
No, not yet.

AIDEN
Shit.

TESS
Power outage?

AIDEN
Yeah either that or a fuse blew.
We’re still supposed power this time of year.
Just a second.
Hey, Nick, um hey, could you try flicking that light on for me?

NICK
Sure.
Nada.

MEL
The oven seems to be working just fine.

AIDEN
That’s ’causes it’s gas.

NICK
Trapped on a island on Halloween weekend, and now no lights?
What could possibly happen next?

AIDEN
Well, next we prepare for a weekend in the dark.
Hey Tess, could you help me get some flashlights?
And Nick, Dean, we’re going to need more firewood.

INT. HALLWAY / BEDROOM

AIDEN
Watch your step.
And here’s your room mademoiselle.
Just leave this here for ya. And…

TESS
Thanks.

AIDEN
I’ll just be around getting some flashlights.

TESS
OK.

INT. LIVING ROOM

NICK
Hey Tess, you want to see a magic trick?

TESS
Yeah.

NICK
Aiden could you get me a piece of paper and a pencil?

AIDEN
Yeah I’ll be right back.

NICK
Okay, pick a card, any card.

TESS
Okay.
I’ll take this one.

NICK
Okay, now take a look at it. Memorize it.
Great now put it back in the deck. Anywhere you like.

TESS
Okay.

NICK
Okay, now…

AIDEN
Here you go.

NICK
Ah perfect. Thank you.

NICK -DEAN
Alright, now… -I think I’ve seen this one.

NICK
No you haven’t. I need to write it down. Write down your card on that piece of paper.

TESS
Okay.

NICK
And then just crumple it up.

TESS
Crumple it?

NICK
Crumple it.
There you go.
Thank you. Alright.

AIDEN
Don’t burn my house down.

NICK
And now, ladies and gents, let the river of magic flow.

TESS
Nick.

NICK
Alright now I need to check through you deck because your card is missing.

TESS
Okay.
Where’d it go?

NICK
The trick isn’t over yet. Alright now I need you to take me hand.

TESS
Okay.

NICK
The other hand. The hand that you wrote with.

TESS
Okay.

NICK
Alright, now in need you to image the card
going from your mind to your arm and into my arm.
Can you do that?

TESS
Okay.

NICK
Got it?

TESS
Yeah.

NICK
Alright well see. Now.
Was that your card?

DEAN
Dude you are one seriously freaky [unintelligible].

TESS
It… that was my card.

NICK
Thank you. Thank you. Please, please no standing ovations.

TESS
Nick.

DEAN
Very…

TESS
How did you…

DEAN
Very spooky.

MEL
Well, it’s about to get even spookier.
This my friends will be the icing on the cake for such an evening.

TESS
I have been dying to know what is in here.

MEL
Well, wonder no more. This is original oracle board, or talking board,
or Ouija or whatever you want to call it.

TESS
My mom always told me that these things were dangerous.

MEL
No the board themselves are not dangerous. But some people may misuse them
like the way they communicate through them.

NICK
Tess, you have nothing to worry about. They don’t even work.

TESS
How do you know? Nick have you played?

NICK
Well scratch that they do work, but it’s mysteries don’t lie in the realm of the paranormal.
It’s more of a psychological phenomenon.

MEL
Well, different strokes for different folks. Come on, Tess, it’ll be fun.

TESS
Wait, what do you mean psychological phenomenon?

NICK
Well as the obvious would suggest you can see I am a budding magician.
I’m very interested I’m mastering the psychological aspect of magic.
It’s a pivotal tool to have in order to pull off a great trick.

DEAN
Nick you’re sucking the magic out of Halloween.

NICK
No, I still think that this is fun, but just in a different way.

TESS
I’m still curious about the psychological component, though.

NICK
Well, not to drag this on all night, but big brains such as Faraday, Chevreul, James,
and my favorite, and most modern, Ray Hyman
Have conducted studies of a phenomenon know as ideomotor action.
In regard to the movement of the little triangle thing
around the board or whatever one would use to play the game, Scientific studies have been conducted and concluded
scientific studies have been conducted and concluded that ordinary,
smart people like ourselves can participate in muscular activity that is consistent with their expectations.
So basically your ghost is unconscious muscle movement guided by your expectations.

AIDEN
Wow, how boring. Dude, seriously it’s more fun to think
that there’s actually a ghost in there guiding my hands around.

TESS
But I heard so many horror stories about these things.

NICK
Ah, but do not under estimate the power of mind.
For some that idea is even scarier.

MEL
Here let’s focus. Tess you in?

TESS
Sure, but I’m going to be more of a passive observer.

MEL
Great, but you can’t be too passive. I need you to record every letter that the planchette moves onto.
Aiden, can we have pen and paper please.
Thank you. Okay first we have to protect ourselves from any negative energy.
Alright, let’s begin.
Please protect us from anything that has either negative energy towards us or this house.
May we stay safe within the white light
for we only what to attract pure energies with good intentions.

DEAN
Amen.

MEL
A toast.
Happy Halloween and to the end of the harvest.

IN TOTO
Cheers.

MEL
Are there any sprits here with us tonight?
Is there anyone who would like to talk with us tonight?

DEAN
Boo…

MEL
Dammit Dean.
Get off me.

DEAN
I’m sorry. Sorry.
Okay.

MEL
Are you done?

DEAN
Okay.

MEL
Are there any sprits who would like to talk with us tonight?
Dean, you have to clear you mind.
Everybody, please clear your mind and focus on the question.

DEAN
My mind is being cleared.

MEL
Okay, is there anyone here who would like to talk with us tonight?

TESS
Um, I’m not sure if that’s a yes or not.

MEL
Looks like a yes to me.
What is your name?

TESS
D.E.D.D. It’s spelled out D.E.D.I.D

MEL
Dedid? Dedid it is.
Dedid what is your last name?

TESS
W.A.H.F.U.V.
Um… Wahfuv?

MEL
Is that an English last name?

TESS
No.

MEL
What kind of last name is Wahfuv?

TESS
C.H.E.C.L.K

MEL
Checlk?
Are you from the Czech Republic.

NICK
How did you come up with Czech Republic out of Checlk?
It sounds more like a piece of gum.

TESS
Yes, he is.

MEL
Are you from Prague?

TESS
It looks like no, but it never quite got there.

NICK
Maybe candy land.

MEL
Are from somewhere else in the Czech Republic?
Did you move to America?

DEAN
I think you’re confusing them shit out of him.

MEL
Shh…
Goodbye.

DEAN
You scared the poor little Czech guy away.

MEL
Well it wasn’t a terrible start.

AIDEN
Seriously Dean. You moving it?

DEAN
No, I wasn’t.

NICK
Or, just a thought, maybe you were unconsciously pushing it around board.

MEL
Let’s try again.

NICK
Yeah, and this time could we get a sprit that could actually spell?

MEL
I’ll try my best.
Blind folds on, come on.

DEAN
Hey.

MEL
Are you freaking’ kidding me.

DEAN
I didn’t do it.

MEL
OK, come on lets just play with our eyes closed.
Is there anyone here who would like to talk to us tonight.

TESS
Yes.

MEL
This one feel better already. What is your name?

TESS
Wow, it’s legible. Um, his name is Adam.

MEL
Really, my cousin’s name was Adam.
Adam how old are you?

TESS
Twenty-four.

MEL
Adam when did you die?

TESS
It just said one.

MEL
Did you die one year ago?
It went to yes.

AIDEN
Mel is that your cousin?

MEL
I don’t know. Um, my cousin Adam died last year when he was 24.
Adam, are you my cousin Adam?
Adam, are you my cousin?
Adam, are you there?

DEAN
Mel.

MEL
Adam

DEAN
Hey Mel, I think it’s a coincidence.

MEL
Adam, are you still with us?

DEAN
Hey, Mel I think he’s gone.

TESS
Are you okay Mel?

MEL
Yeah it’s just I know it was him.
Okay um, sorry guys. Okay lets just um, talk to someone else.
Adam is gone for now. So lets just move on.
Is there anyone here who would like to talk with us tonight?

TESS
Yes.

MEL
What is your name?

TESS
His name is Oliver.

MEL
Oliver, how old are you?

TESS
Aw he’s only eight.

MEL
Aw we got a little boy.

TESS
Hi Oliver.

AIDEN
No, no don’t get any ghosts stuck in my dad’s house. He’ll just have any other reason to hate me.

TESS
You’re fine.

NICK
Now that would be pretty funny.

AIDEN
Yeah, maybe for you.

MEL
Oliver, how did die?

TESS
Choke.

MEL
How did you choke?

TESS
Game.

MEL
What kind of game?

TESS
Just went to choke again.

MEL
What the hell’s the Choke Game?

NICK
The Choking Game. I think he means self asphyxiation.
You know where you breath in and out ten or so times and you hold your breath
and then you choke yourself into euphoria.

DEAN
I’m familiar with this game.

MEL
You would.

DEAN
What?

MEL
Oliver, what year did you die?
Oliver, when did you die?

DEAN
Maybe he was murdered.

MEL
Oliver, what are you doing right now?

TESS
He’s hiding.

MEL
Are you playing a different game?

TESS
No.

MEL
Then what are you doing?

TESS
Danger coming.

DEAN
Is that what it said?

TESS
Yeah.

MEL
Oliver what do you mean “danger coming”?
What?

AIDEN
Go safe. With an f.

DEAN
Go to safety?

NICK
Or he meant “save.”
As in save yourselves.
Holy shit. Is there somebody at the door?
Aiden, somebody’s knocking at your door.

AIDEN
Shh.. Alright there’s no one knocking at the doors.

DEAN
Aiden your dad have a gun in this house?

AIDEN
Are you kidding me? My dad’s a liberal.

TESS
Is the door locked?

AIDEN
Yes, just shh..
There’s no one knocking at the door. It was just more of an isolated bang.

TESS
What?

DEAN
Aiden you are the man of the house. Go check out this isolated bang theory of yours.
I’ll be behind you.

AIDEN
Yeah.

TESS
Don’t open the door.

AIDEN -DEAN
Shh… -Yes.

AIDEN
I guess its was a… There’s nothing out there. It’s just a…

NICK
Cool Aiden, shut the damn door.

DEAN
You almost gave me a heart attack man.
What were you going to do with that thing Nick?

NICK
What do you think I was going to do this?
I was going to bet it to death.
We don’t know what that was. It could still be out there.

AIDEN
It was probably just a tree.

NICK
A tree? A tree makes an isolated bang on the door?

TESS
What the hell is an isolated bang?

AIDEN
Let’s play some beer pong?

DEAN – NICK
Beer pong yes. Sounds good. -Beer pong.

MEL
No. I need to know what they meant about danger coming.

DEAN
Aw, my fault.

AIDEN
Party foul on Dean, dude.

MEL
Come on guys.

TESS
Really?

AIDEN
Dude no, Tess no.

DEAN
Quarters?

AIDEN
No.

MEL
Dean, come on?

AIDEN
Serious…

TESS -AIDEN
It will be fun. Just a little bit longer. -Dude…

DEAN
Alright.

MEL
Oliver are you still there? Are you still with us?

DEAN
You see. I told you. It’s the guy who killed Oliver, and now his coming for us.

MEL
Dean, it is not the guy who killed Oliver.
and he is certainly not going to waist his precious sprit time to come out of the board and kill you.
And for the last time put you hands on the planchette and shut you face hole.

DEAN
Damn, look at the possessed girl.
My face hole is going to get a cold beer.

MEL
Fine.

DEAN
Shut your face hole.
Shut up, Nick.

NICK
Shut your face hole?

NICK -AIDEN
I’ve never heard that before. -Nick.

AIDEN
Seriously, just calm down. Relax, OK?

TESS
Okay.

MEL
Tess, will you please fill Dean’s spot?

TESS
Sure.

MEL
Nick, Aiden will one of you please transcribe?
Something interesting’s going on here.

AIDEN
Trade me spots.

TESS
Okay.

MEL
If you’re not Oliver, than who are you?

AIDEN
Wow.

MEL
What?

AIDEN
It just said… well, not perfectly… but it just said,
“Fuck you bitch.”

DEAN
I got to see this.

MEL
Did the board just call me a bitch?

DEAN
Yup, it sure did. My kind of sprit.

MEL
Really, Dean?
Did you just call me a bitch?

AIDEN
Well, now you’re a slut.

MEL
Did you just call me a slut?

AIDEN
“Yes.”

MEL
Thanks, Aiden, I can see that.

AIDEN
Okay.

MEL
Hostile little prick.
I’m not afraid of this asshole.
I’m not afraid of you. Who are you?
You getting all this?

AIDEN
Yeah, every letter.
“I will come to you in the dark when you are most scared.”

DEAN
I’m not afraid of the dark.

MEL
Shut up, Dean.

AIDEN
Seriously.

TESS
You know what guys, let’s just put this thing away.

MEL
No.

DEAN
Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

MEL
No. Um let’s keep having fun.
Besides, I’ve never seen this thing work so well.
Would you mind you asking it a few questions?

TESS
What… what do I ask?

MEL
Whatever your heart desires.

TESS
Um, hello? Are you still with us?

AIDEN
“Yes.”

TESS
Did you kill Oliver?

DEAN
Tess.

AIDEN
“No.”
Well, that’s a relief.

TESS
Did you hurt him?

DEAN
Tess Oliver’s… Oliver’s dead.

MEL
Dean.

TESS
Who.. Who are you?

AIDEN
“I am your guardian.”

TESS
My guardian?
What do you mean my guardian?

AIDEN
“I will take you to paradise.”

TESS
Why do you want to take me to paradise?

AIDEN
“You are mine.”

TESS
What is your name?

AIDEN
“Messy Tessy.”

DEAN
“Messy Tessy?”

TESS
That’s what my mom use to call me when I was a little girl.

AIDEN
How in the hell would it know that?

DEAN
Damn.

TESS
What is your name?
What is your real name?

MEL
I don’t know. I’ve never seen this before.

AIDEN
It’s just counting down from ten.

TESS
Who are you?

AIDEN
“I am Z-O-Z-O-Z-O-Z-O.”

TESS
Is your name Zo?

AIDEN
“No.”

TESS
Is your name ZoZo?

AIDEN
“Yes.”

NICK
Sounds Greek.

AIDEN
“I am ZoZo. I am ZoZo. I am ZoZo.”

MEL
What do you want?

AIDEN
“ZoZo wants to kill you.”

DEAN
Over my dead body asshole.

AIDEN
“Yes.”

DEAN
Oh yeah when are you going to kill us?

MEL
Dean don’t ask those kind of questions.

AIDEN
“Twelve.”

DEAN
Well if he means twelve midnight he’s late. It’s after twelve.

NICK
Or he could mean tomorrow at midnight or noon tomorrow.

MEL
Nick we get it.

TESS
Mel why is it moving?

MEL
I don’t know

AIDEN
“ZoZo wants to sleep with Messy Tessy.”

DEAN
Is just me or is this third person shit getting anyone else.

TESS
Hey you guys I really don’t want to play anymore.

NICK
I have one question.

TESS
Nick. Nick I really don’t want to play this thing anymore.

NICK
Tess, I just have one more question and I promise it will be a good one.
Remember this is just your subconscious mind.
Okay, ZoZo, if you say that you are real, then prove it.
Do something to show us that you are real.

AIDEN
“Pick a card.”

NICK
For real?

DEAN
You asked for it bro. Pick a card any card.
Don’t show any of us and then put it back in your deck.

NICK
Okay. Now what?

DEAN
Tess.

TESS
ZoZo what’s next?

AIDEN
“Magic.”

TESS
Are you going to do a magic trick?

AIDEN
“Yes.”

TESS
When will you do the magic trick?
ZoZo, what’s next?

DEAN
Well see if your card’s in the deck.

NICK
Alright fine. But I think this is bordering on ridiculous.
Hold on.
It’s not here.

DEAN
Bullshit.
You’re not playing another trick on us?

NICK
Yeah, my card was the Ace of Spades you find it genius.

TESS
That’s the same card that I choose.

MEL
Ask. Ask where Nick’s card went.

TESS
ZoZo where is Nick’s card?

AIDEN
“ZoZo has it.”

TESS
ZoZo where are you?

AIDEN
“Bathroom.”

TESS
You’re in the bathroom in this house?

AIDEN
“Yes.”

DEAN
Aiden you go check it out. I’m behind you.

AIDEN
Yeah.
There’s nothing in there guys.

NICK
Then what happened to my card?

AIDEN
Seriously, Nick, enough with your stupid tricks.

NICK
Enough of what tricks? The card really vanished.

TESS
What about the other bathroom?

INT. DOWN STAIRS BATHROOM

AIDEN
Here we are.

DEAN
Same drill?

AIDEN
Yeah.
Holy Shit.

DEAN
Hey bro what did you see?

AIDEN
There’s somebody there!

DEAN
What did you see? What did you see?
What was it man?

AIDEN
It was… I don’t know.

DEAN
He’s totally freaked.

NICK
This is crazy. Let me get in here.
Let me get in here.

TESS
Nick.

MEL
No don’t.

AIDEN
Don’t dude.

NICK
I’m going to get to the bottom of this okay? I’m sick of this. I’m going figure out what’s going on here.

AIDEN
Take this.

NICK
It’s gonna be okay.
Alright? It’s gonna be okay.
Here is your ZoZo.

MEL
Bravo. But, Nick, where’s your card?
Let’s get back up stairs and say good-bye to the board.
It’s not good to leave it open.

INT. LIVING ROOM

MEL
There that should do it. This will be a memorable session.
Nick, your card is gone and it’s not coming back.

NICK
It’s got to be around here somewhere. I’ll find it.

DEAN
Well, here’s to one freaky night.
What?

MEL
Nothing let’s go to bed come on.

DEAN
Well, boys and girls, I’m being called to arms.

MEL
Come on.

DEAN
Cheers.

AIDEN
Nice.

NICK
Bed does sound good right about now.
Goodnight.

TESS
Goodnight.

AIDEN
Goodnight Nick.
That was an interesting night, huh?

TESS
It was. It was also very unsettling.

AIDEN
Oh, I think our imagination just got the best of us.

TESS
Nick was right about that part.

AIDEN
Yeah.

TESS
It’s just that it… well it’s hard to explain, but…
It left me with this strange feeling.
This feeling carries a lot of weight.

AIDEN
Don’t worry Tess.
By tomorrow morning, you’ll be one hundred percent.

TESS
Will I?

AIDEN
Absolutely.
May I?

TESS
Yes you may?
Night.

AIDEN
Night.

INT. BATHROOM / DINING ROOM

MEL
Tess, are you sure it just wasn’t like a bad dream or something?
I mean I’ve had some crazy realistic dreams.
They could feel so freaking’ real sometimes.

TESS
This seemed so real.
It was real. It reminded of something that happened to my mom.
At the time she was pregnant with my sister.
This really freaked me out when she told me this.
Um, but one night she was lying in bed and
all of a sudden something grabbed her ankles,
and dragged her off of the foot of the bed.
She struggled to stay on and she even called for my dad.
who was lying right next to her.
He never woke up.

MEL
Really?

TESS
He would just think that she had bad dreams, but…
…but he could never explain why in the morning he found her
on the floor at the foot of the bed.
Still with the sheets wrapped tightly in her hands.

MEL
Wow.

TESS
The very next night,
minutes after getting into bed, and…
she was overcome by a strong force.
That left her completely paralyzed.

MEL
Wow.

TESS
Um, kind of like what happened to me last night.
She felt like something was holding her down.
And minutes later, she was floating above her body.

MEL
She was floating?

TESS
She started to, um, to crawl along the ceiling
to the door
into the hallway and eventually into the living room.
She said that that’s where she witnessed
the most horrible site in the world.

MEL
What?

TESS
There was a fire everywhere.
But she said the most disturbing part
was that there was a baby crying.

MEL
A baby?

TESS
She woke up in the worst state of terror.
And she was clutching her stomach
to see if the baby was still there.

MEL
Wow.
That’s creepy shit.
You know it’s kind of weird. I mean…
Tess I haven’t really known you that long, but…
I pictured you as an only child.

TESS
Um, I am.
My sister died from complications
just three days after being born.

MEL
I have a secret to tell you.
Last night when you were having your nightmare/dream thing.
I stayed up and played the Ouija board.

TESS
What? Why?

MEL
I don’t know. Um…
I had this overwhelming urge to play it.
I got in contact with my cousin again.

TESS
What do you mean?

MEL
Adam. My cousin Adam?
He contacted my through the board.
It was him. It was him. I knew it.
It was so nice to talk with him.

TESS
Oh Mel. That’s amazing.

MEL
Yeah. Now that I think about it,
the really weird thing was…
he was asking me a lot about you.

TESS
Me?
Mel, he doesn’t even know me.
Why would he be asking about me?

MEL
I don’t know. He said…. he was saying stuff like
he thought you were really pretty.
And that he sad that he wasn’t still alive, because…
because if I think he were still alive he would wanted to go on a date with you.

TESS
Mel, he doesn’t even know what I look like.
Why would he be asking about me?

MEL
You were sitting right across from me
when he contacted us the first time, Tess.
Look at you. You’re beautiful. In the likeness of a true goddess.

TESS
Lucky me.

MEL
Let’s go bury apple seeds and celebrate this day. Come on.

TESS
Bury apple seeds?

MEL
Yeah let’s go. Come on Tess.
Come on. Come on. Come on!

TESS
Okay!
Where do you want to bury them?

MEL
This is fun! Celebrate.
Let’s go.

TESS
Oh my god be careful. Don’t slide.

MEL
Tess let’s go! Let’s celebrate!

INT. HOUSE

MEL
Oh my gosh.

DEAN
She’s going in the oven.
Put her in.

MEL
Oh my god, thank-you Nick

DEAN 2
See that baby.

NICK
Oh yeah.

AIDEN
Oh whoa, Nick, no, no, no…

MEL
That is so gross Nick.

NICK
This is, this is fantastic.

AIDEN
That’s yummy.

MEL
Oh, kiss it.

NICK
See.

TESS
What?

NICK
Oh yeah, kiss it.

TESS
Kiss it Mel!

AIDEN
Oh, yummy!

NICK
Your turn Tess.

MEL
No!
No, I’m OK.

DEAN
Why’d you do that?

AIDEN
Who’s hungry?

MEL -NICK
You guys are adorable. -I’m hungry!

NICK
Go ahead.

TESS -AIDEN
Oh my gosh. -Let’s do this?

DEAN
Let’s do this.

AIDEN
Alright.

MEL
Are you going to bake it?

AIDEN
No. No, no…

TESS
Over an open fire?

AIDEN
Yeah.

MEL -TESS
So cool. -Yeah

DEAN
Nice.

AIDEN
[unintelligible]. Build me a fire.

NICK
Alright.

MEL
So primal!

TESS
Ugh, it’s crunching!
Oh my god!

MEL -TESS
Come on Tess, let’s go. -Oh yeah, we’re gonna go build the fire.

AIDEN
Oh, Tess, Tess. Hey, Tess.
I, uh, need your help.
You don’t look too happy. You want to get me some brown sugar? And, yeah. OK. Sorry.

TESS
I can handle that. Where is our brown sugar in this house?

AIDEN
It should be over somewhere.

TESS
OK.

AIDEN
Ah, it’s heart.

TESS
Ah, brown sugar.

AIDEN
Let’s take the head off.

TESS
How are you doing this, Aiden?

AIDEN
Been a fisher for a long time.

MUSIC LYRICS
Are you worried
you’ll be forgotten?
Without your
story told.
So sad to be
forgotten
And grow old alone
Are you stuck in
the bad times?
Reaching
from the floor.
Don’t worry
about the old times.
They’re not with us
anymore.
Let’s face
our deceptions.
And banish them…

EXT. PATIO

TESS
Wow. Hats off to Aiden because this is delicious.

DEAN
Aiden, if I was a vegetarian, I could literally live on this yumness, man.
It’s unbelievable.

NICK
I have to agree with that. You know, Aiden,
I need to know the recipe.

AIDEN
Sorry, Nick. Family secret.

NICK
Come on! Help me out here, I’m a single guy.
This could impress the best.

AIDEN
It does.

MEL
How’d you learn how to cook so well. It’s kinda rare these days.

AIDEN
Uh, two years of culinary school.

MEL
But how? I thought you guys were all the same age.

AIDEN
Not me. I’m a couple years older than the rest of the guys.

MEL
But, then how did you guys all meet?

DEAN
I actually met Aiden first.
Yeah, he at the time was, uh, volunteering [unintelligible]
And there was a time when I wasn’t sleeping too good.
Well to make a long story short, sleeping pills and liquor are not the best mix.
Aiden here basically saved my life.
He did save my life.

MEL
I never knew that.

DEAN
To say the least, it was a long time ago, and it’s kind of embarrasing.

MEL
Oh, what about Tess and Nick?

DEAN
Freshman year. Music appreciation.

MEL
Aw, cute.
And here I am.

AIDEN
And here we are.

MEL
Cheers to that.

IN TOTO
Cheers.

AIDEN
Alright, well guys, really quick.
I would like to introduce you to another one of my family secrets.
This, my friends, was maliciously stolen
just one hour ago from my father’s secret stash.
My great-grandfather’s pure grain alcohol. AKA “The Fourth Horseman.”

NICK
Alright.

MEL
“The Fourth Horseman.” Very fitting.

AIDEN
Oh, just wait.

TESS
Oh wow.

DEAN
Don’t be cheap on me now.

AIDEN
You don’t need a lot of this.

DEAN
Thanks, brother.

NICK
So this Fourth Horseman. Is it like moonshine?

AIDEN
Moonshine is like Kool-Aid compared to this.

DEAN
That’s what I’m talking about.

NICK
Yeah.

TESS
Oh, I think I’m going to pass on this one, guys.

AIDEN
Oh no.

NICK -AIDEN
Oh, come on Tess! This is an experience.

TESS
OK.
It looks as innocent as water.

AIDEN
Innocent on the outside, wicked on the inside.
Flight attendants, please be seated for take-off.
Oh, and a toast: to our dreams, to our happiness, and, most importantly,
Our friendships.
Oh, and after this weekend, we’ll all be seeing more of each other.

DEAN
Cheers to that, man.

IN TOTO
Cheers!

AIDEN
Here goes.

DEAN -AIDEN
Your grandfather wasn’t messing around man! – No!

DEAN
This is ridiculous.

AIDEN
No he wasn’t.

TESS
Hey it’s your turn.
No don’t take it!

MEL
Come on, Nick. Do it!

TESS -AIDEN
Don’t. -Hit that!

MEL -TESS
Go! -No!

TESS -DEAN
Nick, you don’t. Don’t, Nick. -Now do it, Nick. Do it!

DEAN
That a boy Nicky!

MUSIC LYRICS
Don’t cry my love, don’t cry no more.
A crashing sky, a rolling screen.
A city drowning God’s black tears.
I cannot bear to see you.
She lay under the midnight moon.
Her restless body stirring
until the magic morning hour.
Like poison, it succumbs her.
Her baby skin, her old black dress.
Her hair it twists around her necklace.
Constricts and chokes like ruthless vines.
To sleep she overtakes her.

TESS
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.

MEL
Hey Tess.

TESS
What happened?

MEL
You drank yourself to dream land.

TESS
I only had a little bit.

MEL
But that was all you needed.

TESS
Apparently.
Where is everyone?

MEL
Alcoholic Dean is passed out on the pool table.
And Nick and Aiden went with the bottle
to find the answers to life.

TESS
I must have been really out.
What are you doing?

MEL
Come sit with me.

TESS
No.
Haven’t you had enough of this thing yet?

MEL
I’ve been talking with Adam all night.
Come sit with me.

TESS
Adam. No. No, Mel, I’m not in the mood to play.

MEL
Tess, we’ve been chatting up a storm.
Watch.

TESS
Mel, please.

MEL
Adam, Tess is here with us.
Tell her what you were telling me.
Tell her our secret.
Adam, we can trust her. Tell our the secret.

TESS
What are Aiden and Nick doing out so late?

MEL
Tell her our secret.

TESS
I need to get some water.

MEL
Hey Tess.

TESS
Yeah.

MEL
Could you do me a favor?

TESS
Sure.

MEL
Could you get me my inhaler from the bathroom, please?

TESS
OK, Mel.

MEL
There’s a bunch in my purse. You can’t miss it.

TESS
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel, I have your inhaler.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel.
Mel, Mel, stop it!
Mel. Mel. Come on.
Oh My God, Mel.
Mel.
Now look, I have your inhaler. Just use it. Take it.
Mel. No. Hold on, Mel.
Mel, just breathe. Hold on.
Mel, just hold on.
Oh, no.
No. No. No. Aiden!
Dean! Nick!
Somebody help!
Someone! Dean!
Someone. Mel.
I’m sorry, Mel.
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry.

TESS
That was the beginning of my hell.
And the end of my existence.
Mr. Evans?
Am I crazy?

MR. EVANS
No, you’re not crazy.

TESS
Who is he?
Who is ZoZo?
What is ZoZo?

MR. EVANS
ZoZo is a force that has chosen to reside inside you.
He selects certain people
through the use of Ouija boards.
Like a bird of prey, it comes to those who play the game.
You have to let it go.

TESS
But what about the board?
No-one can find it, but now…

MR. EVANS
I’m here.
I’m going to take the board with me.

TESS
Are you gonna get rid of it?

MR. EVANS
Yes.

TESS
Promise?

MR. EVANS
I promise.
I know it’s not easy, Tess.
I know what you’re feeling inside.
Let it go.
Release it.
Let it go.
Let it go.

MUSIC CUE

TESS
Torment.

END CREDITS

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