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Brother Margaret

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On the night of a blood moon, an undead monk comes to a shopping mall to revenge himself upon his vampiric kin.

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Action/Adventure | 4 Reviews | 97 pages | 2 months ago | Draft 1

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BROTHER MARGARET is a man on mission. As he prays in the mall bathroom, his brother, ZEALOUS, shows up. It's a reunion 300 years in the making. They catch up on old times, and Margaret learns that his whole family is here to celebrate FATHER. Margaret and Zealous fight and through guile and grit Margaret prevails.

Margaret flees to let his wounds heal, but his brother SHREWD sees him escaping and sicks his thralls on him. Margaret hides and finds CATHERINE, a pregnant woman, also hiding. He reassures her and escorts her to her car but the doors close before they can escape. The feast has begun.

Margaret and Catherine hurry to the parking garage where they find RILEY and DANIEL, two teens who just showed up for an awesome party. Margaret tells them they are to be blood sacrifices to resurrect his father. Margaret arms them with weapons and religious articles.

They fight a horde of thralls in the food court and rescue the TAYLOR FAMILY, while Margaret apprehends Shrewd. After torturing information out of him, Margaret and Shrewd have a heart-to-heart, and Riley and Daniel learn more about Margaret than they ever wanted to know. Margaret executes Shrewd.

Margaret relocates the survivors to the camping goods store, when the lights go out. His sister, LUSCIOUS informs him over the PA system that their older brother VICIOUS is awaiting him on the 40th floor. Margaret goes after his brother, but not before Catherine gives him a word of prophecy. 'There will be suffering'.

Margaret finds Vicious and they talk about the past. Meanwhile, Luscious and her thrall stalk the survivors in the camping goods store. They chase them through the mall to the breezeway. Vicious and Margaret finally come to blows, but Vicious is too cunning, besting Margaret physically and mentally. At last he incapacitates him.

Margaret awakes in darkness afflicted by memories from his pass. He breaks down with sorrow and surrenders to his vampiric gift. Voices get nearer. He sees the light and lunges for it in a frenzy. When he comes to his senses he sees that he's done a horrible thing.

Margaret and the others return the way they came and prepare for a final assault on his brethren on the rooftop. They raid the mall for supplies and Margaret shares a fable with Riley.

They ascend to the rooftop where Vicious, Luscious and their thralls are waiting. An epic battle ensues and Father is revived. But he is not the way Margaret remembers him. Vicious and Luscious are content. They except death. But Margaret can't except them dying. Nevertheless, they do.

As the blood moon passes, Margaret sends the Taylor Family off with words of wisdom. As he and Catherine drive off, Riley asks what he has to do to be like Margaret. Margaret tells him to get in the van.

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I will start with a concept. I haven't seen a lot of Vampire or undead monk movies. All I can reflect on is "Transilvania," "Twilight," and other parts connected with "Twilight." Must say, I am not the biggest fan of vampire movies, but this one was something different. I could say it was variety in my eyes. Maybe it is, or perhaps it is not a completely original story, though it was interesting to read-a cocktail mix.
Now about the first ten pa...

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Artūrs Kozels Top Reviewer
Overall, it’s really not a BAD story. It just needs a bit of work. I also am going to preface this by saying I am a DRAMA screenwriter and director, so this may be biased towards the action genre.

Firstly, I think you need to really sit down and figure out your THEME. Your characters are good, they’re not necessarily lacking anything as such, but there needs to be something that drives them forward other than just character actions. Your chara...

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Lily Drummond Top Reviewer
Here were my thoughts on this script:

Concept - The concept isn't anything too original or fresh, however, I did like the fact that it takes place in a mall since it's probably the last place you'd expect to see vampires fighting.

Story - I overall liked the story about Brother Margaret seeking vengeance against Zealous and the others after being turned against. There are several vampire stories that either revolve around lust for humans or...

1 month ago | read more...
First, this is an interesting concept. A vampire family reunion who were all in a holy religious sect. The formatting of the script is well done. The dialogue was brief, did not go too far into expository, and kept the flow of the plot going. I did not see any spelling nor grammar errors.

In the first 15 pages, all I garnered was that Margaret has returned after a centuries long absence to kill his family. They are all vampires. The reasoning...

6 days ago | read more...

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