101 INT/EXT THE PAST 101
The vortex takes on a yellowish tone. An old dusty yearbook materializes
into the Principal's hands. He opens it up. Kevin looks over his
shoulder. There is a POV shot of the inside of the book, where black and
white flashback scenes begin to appear.
Principal - Christmas 1976. You were only five years
old. You got a very special gift that
A shot of Kevin unwrapping a present. Kevin's mom and dad are there.
Inside is Eugene, all bright and new. The eyes are intact, and there is
a nice green bow around the neck. Kevin hugs his mom and dad and thanks
them. It is a picture-perfect scene. (If nobody is available to play the
mother, then the scene can only have the father, without changing much.)
A shot of Kevin, in the vortex, not really moved by the scene.
The Principal is beside him, observing his reaction.
Kevin (angry) - I don't remember that! Another illusion!
Principal - I don't think so. You were such a pleasant
Christmas was your favourite time of year.
The scene fades to summertime, where Kevin is playing with Eugene in a
sandbox with a bunch of other toys. He is making the toys move with his
hands and is talking for them. In the background watching, is the Father.
Little Kevin (to Eugene) - I wish that you were really alive.
Father (whispering) - It can be arranged.
Principal - You loved that bear. But then your dad
borrowed it and made some alterations.
Shots of the Father, doing a ritual with the teddy bear, in a hidden room.
There is an audio insert from the song of "Frosty The Snowman":
HE WAS MADE OF SNOW BUT THE CHILDREN KNOW HOW HE CAME TO LIFE ONE DAY...
Principal - It wasn't really your fault Kevin.
Your Father put the evil in Eugene.
And he put it in you.
Shots of Kevin tied to a chair. The dad stands over him, with an Upside-down Bible opened in his hands.
Kevin's Father - Now repeat after me, Kevin. Hurting,
Maiming, Crippling Destroy. These are the
things that I enjoy.
Little Kevin (same tone) - Hurting, Maiming, Crippling Destroy.
These are the things that I enjoy.
Kevin's Father (pleased) - Good, you've done well. Time for a reward.
Kevin's Father pulls out a skeleton mask and hands it Kevin.
Kevin holds it in his hands and looks at it.
Kevin's Father - I want you to go to school tommorrow and...
The scene fades away.
Principal (finishing) - ...kill everyone in sight!
The Principal slams the book closed, releasing a puff of dust.
Principal - So that is what you did. That was the past.
And you're still doing it today! Don't you
know the difference between right and wrong?
Kevin - You tell me, Mr. Psychiatrist.
The Principal shakes his head in discouragement.
Principal (to self) - This is going to be harder than I thought.