24: Enter The Sandman
THE ETERNAL SEA HE RISES.
CREATING ARMIES ON EITHER SHORE.
TURNING MAN AGAINST HIS BROTHER.
UNTIL MAN EXISTS NO MORE.
RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- BASEMENT- CELLAR- DISTORTED
(DIARY OF A MADMAN BY OZZY OSBOURNE)
We open to a small decrypt cellar.
Saws and other work tools line the room. We pan back
to reveal a teenager, MATT RYAN, 18, pale as a ghost,
gaping mouth, pitch black eyes staring towards the wall.
His eyes turn to the right and left. He closes his eyes
and his mouth forms into a wicked grin. He stands up.
ANGLE DOWN to see dust on the ground. Matt turns towards
the work bench. He walks towards it and takes a GUN.
He studies it, looking it over. He glances up towards
the ceiling. ANGLE DOWN towards him. Eerie. He looks
back towards the gun. In the back, behind the cellar
pipes is a shadow of a MAN in a trench coat watching.
We hear indistinct whispers. “No mercy.”
“Betrayal.” “Lies.” Tears flow
down Matt’s eyes. Matt walks towards the door
and opens it. He steps out.
RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- NIGHT
We see a small suburban home. Eerie.
Wind blows against the leaves.
RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- KITCHEN- DISTORTED
Matt walks through a twisted looking
kitchen. Very disturbing. Shadows dance on his face.
He closes his eyes. We hear a SCREAMING woman’s
Why won’t you just leave!!!
Matt turns towards pictures on the
refrigerator. A happy family. Matt, his mother (CAROLYN),
father (MATT SR.), and two brothers STEVE (7) and JACK(10).
The pictures gradually become distorted and decayed.
The picture comes alive!!! Wind howls in the back of
the frame and thunder STRIKES against the ground. Carolyn
turns towards the frame, looking at Matt. The voice
of the screaming woman was Carolyn!
Die. Die. Die.
Matt Sr. stares towards his son.
You know what to do. Make us proud.
Make us all proud.
Picture Matt’s eyes light up.
The picture ignites in flames!!! Matt walks away.
RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- STAIRCASE- DISTORTED
Matt walks up the stairs and towards
the second floor. CLOSE UP on his eyes. In a trance.
Pitch black. Dead. Matt continues to escalate up the
INT. RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- BOY’S BEDROOM-
CLOSE UP on the tip of a gun. BANG!
CLOSE UP on blood splattering against the wall. CLOSE
UP on Steve sleeping peacefully in bed. CLOSE UP on
Matt’s blank black eyes. BANG! ANGLE VERTICAL
DOWN to see Matt looking into his brother’s bedroom.
Blood everywhere. Matt turns and walks away. We see
the shadow of the man inside the bedroom.
INT. RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- PARENT’S
Matt stares towards his parents sleeping.
Tears fall down his eyes. He aims the gun towards Matt
Sr.. BANG! Blood splatters. Carolyn wakes up, startled.
Carolyn feels the blood against her face. She screams
and turns towards Matt.
What’s going on?!
RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- PARENT’S BEDROOM- DISTORTED
Carolyn’s eyes light up on FIRE
as she stares towards her son.
You’re pathetic. You know that? You’re not
my son. You’re a disgrace.
Matt gulps, as he holds back tears.
I’m sorry Mom.
Matt walks towards Carolyn.
RYAN’S FAMILY HOME- PARENT’S BEDROOM
Carolyn cowers back. Eyes normal.
What are you doing?!
Matt approaches her.
Shh… shh… no more.
Matt presses the gun against her forehead.
Carolyn cries. Overcome with grief.
You don’t need to do this. We can still get you
CLOSE UP on Matt’s finger pressing
against the trigger.
CLOSE UP on Matt, in the reflection
of his eyes we see Carolyn SQUIRMING around TERRIFIED.
BANG! Blood splatters onto his face. Matt points the
gun to his head and closes his eyes. BANG! Blood splatters
through. CLOSE UP on his eyes opening, oily black. SAND
rushes out of his eyes, deteriorating into nothing but
EXT. RYAN'S FAMILY HOME
The wind picks up speed as we...
SUPERNATURAL: ENTER THE SANDMAN
EXT. DINER- AFTERNOON (SHATTERED BY THE ROLLING
The camera angles down to a small diner
at the corner of the street. We see two attractive female
joggers jogging past the screen. Dean checks them out.
Hey… hi… how you doin’?
Sam, meanwhile, is flipping through
the newspaper. He clears his throat. Dean sighs and
rolls his eyes.
Yeah, I think so.
Sam hands Dean the newspaper. TEENAGER
Two nights ago Matt Ryan, age 18, killed his entire
family and then committed suicide.
So? A depressed teenager, it’s normal…
Normal? Check this out.
Sam lowers the paper back onto the
table and points to a paragraph.
He was found with his eyes burned out of their sockets.
Dean nods as he looks around.
This is definitely our type of gig
Sam takes back the paper
EXT. CEMETARY- RAINING
Our dearly beloved, we gather here today to mourn the
death of loved ones. A family tragically taken before
Pan around to see Sam and Dean at the
funeral in suits. Dean fidgets around in his suit, it’s
obvious he doesn’t like it.
Man, did I really have to wear this monkey suit again?
Sam sighs as he keeps his head lowered
Dean snickers and rolls his eyes. Dean
lowers his head. The wind begins to howl, Dean turns
to his side and catches a glimpse of a Black Dog staring
down towards them from a close by hilltop. He shivers
and turns his attention back towards the funeral.
We track the casket being lowered into
the ground. DAN JACOBS, 18 years old, watches. A tear
comes down his eyes. Sam notices. A woman approaches
him and places her hand on his shoulder. Unaudible dialogue.
Dan nods as the woman walks away. Sam approaches him.
Dean stays off to the side.
Dan turns around.
Did you know him?
Dan nods. Sam extends his hand.
Sam, cousin from out of state.
Dan, Best friend.
Is it true what they said- about Matt? That he killed
himself and murdered the family?
Dan shakes his head no.
There’s no way he could have done what the police
are accusing him of.
Why do you say that?
Matt was… paranoid. That’s granted. But,
he wasn’t crazy.
He thought that his parents wanted to kill him, that
he was a disgrace to his family or something like that.
Is it true?
Is what true?
Did his parents want to ‘kill’ him?
Were they abusive to him?
Dude, they were the nicest people I’ve ever known.
Matt was the one who kept them going.
Then what made Matt think they wanted to kill him?
I don’t know. He was taking meds.
He was on drugs?
Prescription. His quack put him on them.
Matt was seeing a psychologist?
He started to become- different. He would isolate himself.
Became paranoid. Almost of everyone.
Any idea what could have caused it?
Dan shakes his head no
No clue, the change it was- it was instant. Something
triggered, something happened and he just snapped.
What’s this psychologist’s name?
Dr. Miles Irving.
Sam nods as he jots it down.
Thanks for the help.
Sam walks off and approaches Dean.
What was that about?
Sam hands Dean the pad of notes
Turns out, Matt was seeing a psychologist.
So, what now? We head over there, find out what he knows?
Something happened. We just need to figure out what.
Dean glances back up towards the hill.
Sam looks. Nothing.
Dean, what’s wrong?
Nothing? You’ve been glancing up towards those
hills since we got here. What is it?
Let’s get out of here.
They enter the Impala and drive off.
ANGLE TOWARDS the hilltops, the Black Dog stares down
towards them, saliva drooping from its mouth.
[b]INT. IMPALA (ENTER THE SANDMAN BY
Sam is at the driver’s seat.
Dean stares out the window. Sam glances over towards
Dean- something was definitely off.
You’ve been hiding something from me from the
start. I need to know what happened. What happened to
me after the car crash?!
Nothing. You fell into a coma, end of story.
Sam shakes his head no
There’s got to be more to it than that. Time’s
missing- I’ve been trying to put the pieces together
and nothing makes sense.
I need to know.
You already do know, you just won’t accept it.
Sam shakes his head no
It doesn’t make sense!!!
Because you don’t want it to!
Sam, drop it.
I’m serious Sammy. Leave it alone. I don’t
want to talk about it.
Sam frowns as they drive on- in silence.
Sam grasps his head and screams in agony.
INT. WINCHESTER FAMILY HOME- SAM’S BEDROOM-FLASHBACK
see Young Sam laying in his crib, a man stands over
him. Watching. But, we already know this is no ordinary
man- it’s the Demon. Mary enters and turns on
John is he hungry?
Mary walks off. We pan around the room
so that we can finally see the man face front. Cloaked
in shadow. We pan in closer and closer. At first we
can only make out the yellow demonic eyes, but soon
we catch a glimpse that we cannot understand. The man
is- Sam Winchester!
Sam’s eyes SNAP open. The Impala
is pulled over to the side of the road.
What is it?
Sam looks around, not knowing what
I… I don’t know.
Dean looks at Sam concerned.
What did you see?
Mom… I, I killed her.
Sam looks at Dean, frightened. For
once, Dean didn’t know how to respond.