(Right after Dani screams when Max refuses to take her trick or treating, before Max decides to go as a "rap singer")
EXT. BEHIND HOUSE - A FEW MINUTES LATER
Max and his father are fighting (with a beautiful view of Salem Harbor right behind them). Max skips stones angrily across the water.
Max, we moved here so you and Dani could live in a safe, clean environment. MAX
Well if it's so safe and clean, why can't she go trick or treating by herself? DAVE
Because She's 8 years old! DAVE
15!... Max, Dani is counting on you. Bring aa friend along. MAX
All my friends are in California, Dad. DAVE
What about Allison? I hear you're crazy about... MAX
I can't believe she told you! She blabs her fat mouth about my personal stuff and you expect me to take her trick or treating... well, forget it, Dad. DAVE
That's fine. And you can forget about your learner's permit until next year. MAX
Unfair, totally unfair! DAVE
I never told you life was fair. Max, suit up. DAVE
Dani expects you to wear a costume. MAX
You're kidding, right? DAVE
And, Max, don't scare Dani. She'll get nightmares. MAX
My life is a nightmare
(While Winnie's in the "devil's house, poking around in the supposed "torture chamber".)
Winifred snoops around the kitchen. There is a pot of water boiling on the stove. She plays with an egg beater, imagining that it has some evil purpose. Suddenly, the phone rings.
At first Winifred doesn't know where the noise is coming from, but, while looking around for its source, she picks up the receiver. A WOMAN'S VOICE is heard on the phone.
Who is this? WINIFRED
I know not. Who is it? WOMAN'S VOICE
It's your mother, stupid! WINIFRED
(horrified; thinks her
mother's been turned into
this little plastic thing)
Mother! MOTHER'S VOICE
Is "His Infernal Majesty" up to his old tricks? MOTHER'S VOICE
You should have never taken up with that bum. WINIFRED
But thou taught me to worship him. MOTHER'S VOICE
(cut to included scene of Mary eating Cheez Doodles infront of the TV)
I did WHAT?
Back in the kitchen the phone call goes on...
Winifred, furious, tosses the phone into the boiling pot of water...
I'm sick to death of you blaming every idiotic self-destructive choice you've made in your life on me! WINIFRED
Winifred, catharsis complete, steps out of the kitchen and sees on the table... A SNAPSHOT of the Devil (out of make-up) and his wife on their last vacation. Things start to click for her.
Boil, Mother, boil!
A moment later the wife re-enters and sees... (scene goes on as featured in the movie)
(After Sarah discovers how much fun it is to say amuck.)
Winifred huddles with Mary; they watch the Halloweeners.
Mary and Winnie do a little evil laugh duo.
See how they go from house to house collecting candy... This is perfect. We will give them candy too.
THE FOLLOWING PROBABLY WITH MUSIC...
EXT. SUPERMARKET - A FEW MINUTES LATER
The witches approach a market, where the word "Market" is prominently displayed... They react as the doors slide open magically to admit them.
INT. THE SUPERMARKET - CONTINUOUS - ON THE WITCHES
as they take in the scene. The place is practically deserted. A HOUSEWIFE with her CHILD in the cart pushes past them... The witches get the concept.
A moment later Mary pushes a cart down the aisle... Sarah and Winnie lurk off on their own...
Mary spots a bottle of "Witch Hazel," takes a sniff, and then a slug.
Meanwhile, Sarah with a plastic shopping basket under her arm, skips down the aisle like Little Red Riding Hood.
Mary spots a shelf filled with canned babyfood with pictures of babies on them.
A marketing we will go... A marketing we will go... MARY
She checks to make sure Winifred isn't watching her and stocks up. Then, the housewife and child pass. Mary and the woman exchange "we both have babies" smiles, but Mary decides to hell with the canned stuff. The housewife stops, takes a box of formula from the shelf. When she turns back, her cart has been replaced with one filled with meats.
Ummm, canned babies.
She looks down the aisle and sees... Mary slurking away, with her child in her shopping cart.
The mother gives Mary an angry look and retrieves her shopping cart. A hand reaches out and twists the lobe of Mary's ear. It's Winifred.
So sorry. Wrong basket. WINIFRED
With Winifred supervising her, Mary moves down the aisle gathering ingredients for their candy... Bags of sugar... Packages of candy... Maple Syrup... Liquid shoe polish... A blue toilet drop in... Rawhide doggie chewsticks... Pepto Bismol...
Stop dawdling. Find the ingredients.
Finally Winifred spots... a black bowled Weber barbecue grill (a special end of the season sale).
The CLERK, finishing a long night, has seen it all. Nothing fazes him.
Winifred and Mary have set up the Weber Grill and have started a fire under it. They're throwing things into it.
(over the P.A. system)
We're closing in five minutes.
CLOSEUP ON BLOB as it sizzles up and forms into a CANDY CROW.
The Clerk spots smoke coming from the aisle.
(scene transists into the "cop" scene from here)
Sandy, bonfire in aisle three.
Handing out Candy Crows
(after Billy looses a few fingers)
EXT. PUMPKIN YARD - A MOMENT LATER
A truck passes REVEALING an empty lot where the last pumpkins of the night remain unsold. There is a canvas tent in the middle of the yard.
INT. THE TENT - CONTINUOUS
Our kids and Binx have taken refuge. Dani is crying.
I can't believe that a cop wouldn't help us! ALLISON
This makes Dani SOB even louder.
I guess on Halloween night, we must sound like the Boy Who Cried Wolfman.
Max and Allison swap a look. They have a problem. Max signals to let him take care of this, and crouches down next to Dani.
I wanna go home! I want Mom and Dad!
He turns her near to him.
Leave me alone!
Dani, you're right, I think it's time to crash another party.
Dani almost laughs a little.
She looks up.
I knew you could smile; but I need you to be very brave tonight.
We have to be tough. Like the night Gramma got sick. Remember?
We need you to be brave just like that. DANI
Binx slinks up alongside her.
I wish I had my doll with me.
She pets him. Allison give Max a look of appreciation; he handled that well.
Tonight, you have me.
BACK ON DANI AND BINX - as she pets him and he purrs loudly.
Oh that feels good... Nod do my other ear... Yes... Oh, yes... Now my tummy... Yes...
ON MAX AND ALLISON as they look out the flap of the tent see something that makes them take heart.
I've always wanted a kitty.
OUTSIDE THE TENT - CONTINUOUS
as Max and Allison (checking the sky) run out to greet CINDY and DONNA, a pair of twin sisters who are just passing by. Allison knows them.
They are sucking greedily on their candies.
But the girls hardly notice them, and don't even stop while they talk. They seem almost drugged.
Cindy, Donna, am I glad to see you.
Oh, hi Allison. CINDY & DONNA
They drop it as they walk on. The candy falls to the ground, where the kids and Binx examine it... They're candy crows.
It's really great.
EXT. A PARK - A MOMENT LATER
It's the same candy they gave my sister, the night they stole her life.
The witches, surrounded by greedy children, are giving out candy crows. The kids grab at the witches; they want those candies.
Trick or treat! Trick or treat! KIDS
Gimme some... I want some! WINIFRED
Stop pawing me! You little -- MARY
(her kindly number)
Remember to share with thy friends. KID
She shoves a piece in his mouth.
RAPID SHOTS OF KIDS popping the candy greedily in their mouths.
ON THE HILLSIDE ABOVE - Binx, Dani, Allison, and Max's heads peer around a tree, watching this scene.
They're going to steal their lives. MAX
A fifth head appears above theirs. It's Billy Butcher. As one, they all smell something terrible, and look up.
Not if we can help it.
ON WINIFRED as she hears a group scream, looks up at the crest of the hill, and sees our kids running away.
A moment later the witches stand at the hilltop where the kids were a moment ago. Winifred confronts Billy.
Billy groans, his feelings hurt.
Where have you been, you walking worm barn?
Find them, Mary. MARY
I always get my child. WINIFRED
Mary puts her nose to the ground, picking up the kids' scent and following it like a bloodhound.
(scene transists into the kids crashing the Town Hall party)
(after the cut away from the Town Hall party)
EXT. ON A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FIELD - A LITTLE LATER
The witches follow the Kids' scent across the field toward the school, which looks ominous in the moonlight. They stand next to a sign that reads JACOBY BAILEY HIGH SCHOOL. Now
this is a scary sight and the witches react that way.
High school. Now that is terrifying. SARAH
What is this place? MARY
Sarah points to several outdoor basketball hoops, looming up in the dark.
It reeks of... children.
Mary and Sarah gulp and rub their necks. They are scared.
A moment later they approach a window, which has been smashed and opened.
This is a prison for children.
Winifred and Mary share a look, then grab Sarah and shove her, shrieking, in.
INT. BOYS' LOCKER ROOM - A MOMENT LATER
The witches creep cautiously past lines of lockers.
Sarah gets excited. They open a locker.
I smell boys. Sweaty boys.
Winifred's face appears between them.
'Tis for the little ones. They hang them off these hooks, then close the door.
(pointing to the vents)
These vents retard spoilage. WINIFRED
She grabs their ears and yanks them OFF CAMERA.
And these are for pulling.
INT. WEIGHT ROOM - A MOMENT LATER
The witches enter and see weights and elaborate exercise equipment.
Mary clutches Winnie, who shoves her off.
'Tis a torture chamber.
INT. THE SWIMMING POOL - A MOMENT LATER
The three witches approach the edge of the water with trepidation.
'Tis a drowning pool. MARY
Winifred leans over the edge, sticks her finger in the water, and tastes it.
(points to diving board)
They make them walk the plank.
Mary and Sarah swap an evil look. They just can't resist. They shove Winifred into the pool, then dance with glee as she thrashes around... But all laughter stops when they turn and see Winnie, soaking wet, standing at the edge of the pool, and glaring at them. They point at each other.
The water has been poisoned.
Winnie breaks into a "good natured" cackle, which Mary and Sarah eagerly take up. It gets bigger and bigger, until Winifred cracks their heads together.
Good thing for us thou has a sense of humor. WINIFRED
She holds out her hands, which Mary and Sarah take, forming a circle (and a complete circuit).
RAPID SHOT OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL, as a massive jolt of electricity momentarily illuminates its insides.
BACK TO THE POOL - CONTINUOUS
Mary and Sarah are still smoldering from the jolt. Winifred feels better, and she's completely dry.
(scene transists into the scene where Max comes over the P.A. as "Boris Karloff Jr.")