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[after knocking down one of the zombies with his car, Mitch gets out of the car and walks up to the body lying still on the ground]
Mitch: Uh…hello, sir?
Courtney: Is he dead or what?
Mitch: I don’t know. He’s not moving.
[the zombie makes noise]
Mitch: He’s still breathing!
Courtney: So he’s okay?
[Mitch picks up the zombie by its head and suddenly the head snaps off its body]
Mitch: Uh…not exactly.
Courtney: What? What did you just say?
Mitch: Does anyone know uh…CPR or…?
[at that moment Norman and Alvin appear running towards them]
Norman Babcock: Run!
[Mitch looks down at the head in his hand and suddenly the zombie’s eyes open, Mitch screams in terror and kicks the head, he runs back into the car and turns to Courtney]
Mitch: Did you see that?
Courtney: That was insane!
Mitch: I know, right? I kicked that like a hundred yards!
[Courtney turns to Norman sat in the back seat]
Courtney: Norman, what just happened?
Alvin: Zombies, I swear! Okay? We saw them burst out of their graves, for real!
[pointing to Norman]
Alvin: Just so you know, I totally saved his life. And I could totally save yours.
Courtney: Sorry, who are you?
[Norman notices the zombies are getting close to them]
Norman Babcock: Um…guys, maybe we should actually drive away now.
[Mitch steps on it, unaware that the zombie leader has latched himself to the back of the van]
[as they are speeding away from the zombies unaware that one of them is latched to car]
Courtney: I knew something like this was gonna happen tonight!
Mitch: You did? Wow! Cause that zombie bit really threw me.
[Courtney turns to Norman]
Courtney: Why did you have to go and get everyone involved in all your weird stuff?
Norman Babcock: Well, you weren’t supposed to follow me, were you!
Neil: Sorry, my fault. When I’m nervous I get mouth diarrhea.
Alvin: Woh! Diarrhea!
Courtney: Oh, my gosh! I think I’m having an aneurysm! Oh, this is so typical of you!
Norman Babcock: No! You don’t understand. I’m the only one who can stop this, Courtney!
Courtney: Oh, I understand! I understand that this is all getting completely out of…
[suddenly the zombie’s hand crashes through into the car from the roof top]
Neil: What do we do?! What do we do?! Mitch?!
Mitch: I don’t know! I don’t know!
Neil: You’re the oldest!
Mitch: Not mentally!
[as they are getting attacked by the lead zombie]
Courtney: Norman, how do we stop them?
Norman Babcock: I…I’m supposed to read from the book at the witch’s grave!
Neil: We gotta go back to the graveyard?!
Norman Babcock: She wasn’t buried with the others. I don’t know where else to look!
Courtney: Well, you better think of something quick!
Neil: Oh! Oh! I have an idea!
[as they are being pursued by the Sheriff whilst the zombie is attached to their van, Norman calls Salma]
Salma: So, Norman, let me get this straight. You guys all go on this big supernatural adventure, and you’re calling me in the middle of the night, because you need someone to help you do your homework?
Norman Babcock: Uh…yeah. Please! We need to find out where the witch is buried! I went to the old graveyard, her grave wasn’t there!
Salma: Well, duh! People found guilty of witchcraft weren’t considered people anymore. Norman, your witch was buried some place else. In an unmarked grave.
[back in the van, the zombie is now sat on the hood of their can, staring at them through the windscreen]
Courtney: Mitch, do something!
[the zombie seems to gets mesmerized by the windscreen wipers, then suddenly Neil screams as the detached zombies arm in his hand comes to life]
[as the high-speed car chase continues with the zombie latched onto the van, Salma continues her telephone conversation with Norman]
Salma: If you care to pay attention some of the time, you would know that we covered this in fifth grade history class.
[back in the car, Norman tries to pries off the zombies hand from Neil’s face]
Norman Babcock: Salma! Please hurry!
[Norman manages to get the zombie hand off Neil’s face, he throws it aside and the hand latches onto Mitch’s head]
Mitch: Oh, no!
[Mitch and Courtney scream and the car swerves frantically as Mitch manages to get the hand off of him and throws it behind him, landing on Alvin]
[back in the high-speeding van, Norman carries on his conversation with Salma over the phone]
Norman Babcock: You know, I would Google this myself if there wasn’t a three hundred year old dead guy trying to rip my face off!
Salma: Okay. Okay.
[reading from a website about the witch’s burial]
Salma: It says here she was tried in the Old Town Hall on Meade Street. There may be a record of her execution and burial in the archives.
[back in the van, Norman shouts to Courtney and Mitch]
Norman Babcock: Quick! She said go to the Town Hall!
[as Norman’s parents are driving back home from their dinner date]
Sandra Babcock: I really think it might help if you tried to see things from his point of view.
Perry Babcock: I don’t want to!
Sandra Babcock: Perry, not believing in the afterlife is like not believing in astrology.
Perry Babcock: I have no idea what you’re talking about. Seriously, where did you learn that?!
Sandra Babcock: Calm down.
[suddenly Mitch’s van speeds by past them, crashing into them and causing their car to swerve and stop, Perry gets out of the car and shouts in anger]
Perry Babcock: Delinquent drivers! Where are the police when you need ’em?!
[suddenly the Sheriff’s motorcycle crashed into their car, causing the Sheriff to land on top of Perry, knocking him out]
[as the zombie manages to enter inside the van, the van veers off the main road, rolls down an embankment, and miraculously lands in a parking space without hurting anybody]
Mitch: Oh, my gosh! I’m gonna be sick!
[Alvin holds on to the zombie’s arm as he gets out of the van]
Alvin: Yeah! Alvin the zombie slayer!
[suddenly the arm tries to grab Alvin again]
[Alvin drops the arm and the zombie arm runs off using it’s fingers]
Mitch: Baby, I’m so sorry. You’ll be alright. We’re gonna get through this together.
[Courtney turns and smiles, thinking that Mitch is talking to her, but then sees Mitch walking towards his van and the van suddenly falls apart]
[as Norman notices the clouds in the sky getting darker and weirder]
Norman Babcock: Uh-oh! Come on!
Neil: Oh, yeah!
[Neil, Alvin and Mitch follow Norman]
Courtney: Great. Now the geeks are in charge.
[she follows after them]
[back in town the seven Zombies have regrouped and they run across various townspeople and are frightened by their 21st century ways]
Blithe Hollow Townperson: See! I told you! Zombies! It’s the witch’s curse!
Blithe Hollow Kid: Mama?!
Blithe Hollow Townperson: What?!
Blithe Hollow Townperson: What shall we do?
[one of the townspeople taker a gun and shouts]
Blithe Hollow Townperson: Kill them in the head!
[suddenly the townspeople start attacking the zombies]
[as they reach the town]
Norman Babcock: Hurry, this way!
[they come across the townspeople attacking the zombies]
Courtney: Oh, this is awful! The zombies are like eating everyone!
[Norman sees the sign for the Town Hall]
Norman Babcock: Come on!
[Norman runs on and the others follow after him finally reaching the Town Hall]
Norman Babcock: Is everyone alright? Nobody got bitten?
Neil: I bit my tongue. Does that count?
[Norman tries to open the Town Hall door but it’s locked, he turns to the others]
Norman Babcock: Does anyone know how to pick a lock?
[everyone turns and looks at Alvin]
Alvin: Sure! Picking locks is my thing.
[Alvin picks up a sign, throws it at the door, breaks the glass and puts his hand inside and unlocks the door]
[inside the Town Hall, Norman finds the Hall of Records]
Norman Babcock: This is it!
Neil: This is?!
Norman Babcock: Now we can find out where the witch was buried.
[Norman opens the doors to the Hall of Records]
Norman Babcock: Uh-oh.
[they see the room is filled with thousands of records]
Courtney: Great. I’m super psyched. This is turning into the most fun date ever!
Alvin: Man! Zombies take over the world and we lock ourselves in a library?! Are you kidding me?! There’s an adult video store across the street.
Neil: This will be a piece of cake, you’ll see.
[Neil reads from one of the books he’s picked up]
Neil: Page…one. Okay, page one.
Mitch: I really hate…books.
[Mitch picks up some books and starts doing weights with them, Norman starts looking through some books]
Norman Babcock: Come on! Oh, this is not it! Time is running out.
[as Norman’s parents drive the Sheriff into the town]
Sheriff Hooper: Would have been a quite night too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids. Hmm!
[suddenly she notices that all the townspeople have gone nuts are rioting]
Sheriff Hooper: Sweet baby Jesus!
[Perry stops the car in the middle of the riot, the Sheriff gets out and grabs the gun form an old woman as she’s shooting it]
Sheriff Hooper: What do you think you’re doing firing at civilians! That is for the Police to do!
Deputy Dwayne: No, no, no! It’s okay, Sheriff. We’ve only been shooting at the dead ones. It’s the living dead come to take us all to hell! We’ve gotta stop them before they get away!
[as the rioting continues in town, Norman and the others are having no luck finding the Witch’s burial information]
Courtney: We’re not gonna find it in here, Norman! This is useless!
Alvin: Yeah, I know. And it’s also really boring.
Mitch: I thought I was driving the van. No one told me I was gonna have to do this other dumb stuff.
Norman Babcock: If I’d known there was so much reading involved, I would have brought a completely different group of people that hate me.
[suddenly Neil bursts through from under a pile of papers]
Neil: Yes! Book number one finished! That is right. Twenty six pages. Oh, yeah!
[everyone sighs in dismay at they look at Neil]
Courtney: I can’t believe this is your plan. I’m gonna get bitten and start eating people’s brains. I’m supposed to be vegan!
[Mitch hears a noise coming from outside and opens the door]
Mitch: Guys! There’s something moving out there. I think it’s the zombies.
Mitch: Oh, no, it’ not. It’s just grownups.
[Alvin screams even louder]
[the townspeople start attacking the Town Hall]
Mitch: That sound, you know what that is? That’s not awesome things.
[as they hear the townspeople breaking into the Town Hall]
Norman Babcock: Guys! Come on!
Alvin: Just give it up, you weaner!
Norman Babcock: No! We have to keep trying!
Courtney: Oh, we tried! And look what happened! I’m scared, Norman, and I can’t listen to this anymore.
Norman Babcock: You never listen. No one ever listens! I’m scared too, but I’ve still gotta do this!
Courtney: I do too listen! Whatever it was you just said, it’s not working. You think you’re gonna go out there, you’re gonna do your talking to the dead thing and this is all gonna be okay?! It’s uh…! What are you gonna do, huh?! Ask the zombies not to eat you?
Norman Babcock: I should have known you wouldn’t understand. No one ever does!
Courtney: Norman, you need to stop all this weird stuff and start living in the real world.
Norman Babcock: Everyone in the real world thinks I’m a freak! And you know what? Maybe they’re right, maybe I am a freak! But I never asked for your help! Just go! Get out!
Mitch: Jeez! That was dramatic.
[to the others]
Courtney: Oh, come on!
[Courtney turns and walks out, Alvin follows her, Mitch grabs Neil’s arm to take him]
Neil: I’m not going anywhere. You can’t make me.
[Mitch picks up Neil and carries him out under his arm]
Mitch: Dude, you’re really heavy.
Neil: I’m not speaking to you and you can’t make me.
[Norman is left all on his own in Hall of Records]
[as they move towards the doors, they hear the townspeople outside trying to break in]
Courtney: Um…excuse me? Hello?
[suddenly the townspeople break through the windows, one of them grabs Neil, he turns to the other townspeople]
Blithe Hollow Townperson: They’re in there alright! I can feel its clammy flesh!
[Norman hears a noise as the zombies break into the Hall of Records]
Norman Babcock: Hello?
[he sees the zombies coming towards him and grabs Prenderghast’s book and makes a run for it]
Norman Babcock: Help! Somebody help me!
[Norman runs onto the building’s roof and starts climbing the rickety ladder leading to the Town Hall’s tower]
[On the ground, Norman’s parents look around them as the rioting gets worse]
Sandra Babcock: Oh, my gosh! Do you think that it’s got anything to do with Norman?
Perry Babcock: Of course not!
[they see Norman climbing the Town Hall tower as dark, swirling, evil clouds appear over the town square]
Blithe Hollow Townperson: Everyone, look!
Sandra Babcock: Perry! It’s Norman!
Perry Babcock: Norman! Get down from there this instant! You’re supposed to be grounded!
[suddenly a witch-like face materializes within clouds, Norman looks shouts at it]
Norman Babcock: Is this what you want?
[as the witch-like face appears in the clouds, Norman recites the fairy tale story from Prenderghast’s book]
Norman Babcock: Once upon a time, in a…in a far off land, there was a king and a queen in a magnificent castle.
[the witch starts doing a cackling laughter]
Norman Babcock: Why won’t you listen to me?! Why are you doing this?
[the witch produces green lightning bolts which hit the leather-bound book in Norman’s hands, frying it, Norman, gripping the book, screams as he falls from the tower]
[after falling from the tower, Norman finds himself transported to a vision from the past, where the seven puritan pilgrims are alive and acting as a judge over an accused witch]
The Judge: Agatha Prenderghast, of his majesty’s province of Massachusetts. On this day you have been arraigned for the horrible crime of witchcraft, witnessed by those whose testimonies have been heard. You have, by this court, been found guilty!
Norman Babcock: No!
The Judge: And it is passed on you, according to your grievous crimes, execution!
[Norman hears someone crying, he turns and sees a young girl is the one they are accusing of witchcraft]
Aggie: No! No!
The Judge: Do you have anything to say for yourself?
Aggie: I was only playing.
The Judge: Aye! With fire! You were speaking with the dead!
Norman Babcock: Wait! No!
The Judge: I’ll not put damnation on these good people.
[the townspeople start walking towards the girl]
Norman Babcock: No, you can’t do this!
Aggie: I didn’t do anything wrong!
The Judge: You are to be taken to the place of execution, where you will be hanged by the neck, until you be dead!
[the townspeople surround her]
Aggie: Stop! Leave me alone, or I’ll make you sorry! I’ll make all of you sorry!
[Norman awakens back inside the Hall of Records in the Town Hall, and sees the seven zombies looking at him]
Norman Babcock: How could you? She was just a little kid. She was no different than me.
[the lead zombie moves towards Norman and points at him]
Norman Babcock: Keep away from me!
The Judge: You must stop the curse.
Norman Babcock: What?! You don’t wanna kill me?!
The Judge: You can speak to the dead. To us. To her. We need you to read from the book, to send us all back to the grave.
[Norman picks up the book]
Norman Babcock: But it didn’t work! It’s a fairy tale. Just a bedtime…story.
[as Norman realizes why a fairy tale is read to the witch at her grave]
Norman Babcock: That’s it, isn’t it? A bedtime story to keep a little girl asleep for another year. And now you need my help because I’m the only one who can read it to her?
[Norman turns and throws the book in anger at the lead zombie]
Norman Babcock: Here’s your book! Try reading it yourself! Why did you do it?
The Judge: We were scared.
Norman Babcock: Of what?
The Judge: Of her. I believed we were doing what was right. I was wrong. Now this is our punishment. We thought we knew our way in life, but in death we are lost. Please, help us.
Norman Babcock: Every year, someone reads the story at her grave. Before me, it was Mr. Prenderghast, and before him, there were others. But the curse doesn’t ever go away, nothing gets better. It’s not enough.
The Judge: What will you do?
Norman Babcock: Something nobody ever did before. I’ve gotta go talk to her.
[as the townspeople have set started setting the Town Hall on fire]
Courtney: Mitch! Mitch! If we die here tonight, this may be the last chance I get to tell you how I feel.
Mitch: Uh…well, not unless we come back as zombies and then technically we live longer.
[suddenly they see Norman walk out of the Hall of Records]
[Norman instructs the zombies]
Norman Babcock: Come on, this way.
[the others watch in shock]
Courtney: You’ve got to be kidding me!
[as the townspeople are wrecking the Town Hall, suddenly the zombies start walking out of the Town Hall with Norman standing behind them]
Sheriff Hooper: You stand right where you are! You may be dead already, but I will still shoot you!
Norman Babcock: Wait!
Courtney: Oh, my gosh!
Perry Babcock: Son, step away from the zombies!
Norman Babcock: No, I won’t!
Perry Babcock: God, the little…!
Sandra Babcock: Perry, calm down! You’re gonna have a heart attack! And then what are you gonna do?
Perry Babcock: I’ll come back and haunt Norman! Maybe then he’ll start listening to me!
Norman Babcock: No! You don’t understand what’s happening here! I spoke to them, and it’s not what you think. The curse isn’t about the zombies hurting you, it’s about you hurting them. I figured it out! And…and I know a way to stop this.
Blithe Hollow Townperson: He’s in league with them!
Deputy Dwayne: Let’s hang him!
Blithe Hollow Townperson: No, you can’t hang him, stupid! It’s the twenty first century!
Deputy Dwayne: Then let’s burn him!
Sandra Babcock: Can you stop being a mob for just one minute!
Norman Babcock: Listen to me!
Blithe Hollow Townperson: Get him!
[the townspeople start moving towards Norman and the zombies]
[as the townspeople are ready to lynch Norman and the zombies, Courtney steps forward and shouts]
Courtney: Leave him alone!
[the crowd stops in surprise, Courtney takes Norman’s hand, nods her head and the others move forward and link hands with each other and Norman, Alvin comes up and stands next to Courtney and touches her inappropriately]
Courtney: Hand, Alvin. The hand.
[addressing the townspeople]
Courtney: Everybody, listen up! You all need to stop trying to kill my brother! You’re adults! So stop it! I know that this seems crazy, believe me I am with you on that. But I think he does actually know what he’s talking about!
Neil: All night he has been trying to save you from the witch’s curse.
Mitch: Yeah! Yeah! And all you wanna do is burn and murder stuff! Burn and murder stuff! Just burning and murdering!
Alvin: Yeah, shame on every single one of you! How dare you all?
[referring to the zombies]
Blithe Hollow Townperson: So, they’re not going to hurt us?
Norman Babcock: No! Does it look like any of them are trying to hurt you? They’re just people. Well, at least they used to be. Just…just stupid people who should have known better. They did something unforgivable, because they were scared, and they were cursed for it. Now it’s happening all over again! Don’t you get it? They were just like you. But now it has to stop. For good!
[the townspeople start dropping their weapons]
[as the townspeople start listening to Norman, suddenly clouds swirl above them and sends down lightning and takes the bronze Witch statue at the center of the square]
Neil: Jeez! What is her problem?!
[the cloud cackles with hatred and shatters the Witch statue in center of the square, Norman’s mom runs up to him and hugs him]
Sandra Babcock: Oh, Norman!
[Neil joins in hugging Norman]
Neil: So what do we do now?!
Norman Babcock: Uh…I really don’t know.
Courtney: Yes, you do, Norman. You’ve got to get to that witch’s grave!
Norman Babcock: But…
Courtney: But nothing! You listen to me, buster. We didn’t turn away when Daleridge High was slaughtering our volleyball team, did we?
Norman Babcock: I thought we did.
Courtney: No, we didn’t. I’ve cheered the uncheerable, Norman. I’m not letting you give up now!
[Norman nods his head]
Norman Babcock: Dad, could I borrow the car?
Perry Babcock: Excuse me?!
[Norman’s parents drive Norman, Courtney, and the lead zombie through the town]
Courtney: Norman! Uhh! He’s on my side of the seat!
[to the zombie]
Norman Babcock: She wants you to move over.
[the zombie growls and moves closer to Norman]
Courtney: Um…I heard that! Mom, tell the zombie to stop saying stuff about me.
Norman Babcock: Can you quit using the Z word?
[Courtney mocks Norman by mimicking his voice]
Courtney: Can you quit using the Z word…
Perry Babcock: So help me I will stop this car right now if all three of you don’t quit it this instant!
[Norman, Courtney and the zombie all sit quietly and sulk in the back of the car]
[as they drive through town, the zombie growls, giving directions]
Norman Babcock: He says, take a left here.
Perry Babcock: We’ve already been this way! We’re going around in circles!
Sandra Babcock: Maybe we should pull over and ask someone.
Perry Babcock: Oh, right! You think maybe we should stop at a graveyard and dig up some other eighteenth century corpses?
Sandra Babcock: It’s not a bad idea.
Perry Babcock: If only I understood you.
[the zombie growls something again]
Perry Babcock: Please don’t tell me he needs to use the bathroom.
Norman Babcock: Turn down there!
[as they drive up towards the edge of the forest]
Sandra Babcock: Oh, my! Do you think that’s it?
[as they enter the woods]
Perry Babcock: So why are we here?
[the zombie growls something to Norman]
Norman Babcock: Someone’s gotta talk to her, dad.
Perry Babcock: Yeah, um…why’s that person you, exactly?
[as they carefully make their way into the woods, suddenly the trees crack and explode around them, barring all but Norman from entering the forest]
Sandra Babcock: Norman!
Norman Babcock: I’m…I’m okay, mom! Just wait for me here, don’t worry!
Sandra Babcock: Be careful!
[Norman walks deeper into the woods and sees the swirling cloud ahead]
Norman Babcock: Uh…hello!
[Norman sees a glowing bright yellow light and hears the voice of the young girl]
Aggie: You’re not welcome here. Go away!
Norman Babcock: Uh…I really need to speak with you.
Aggie: Who are you?
Norman Babcock: I’m…I’m Norman. Norman Babcock. You…you don’t actually know me, but I know you. We’re actually kind of the same, you and I.
Aggie: You’re not dead.
Norman Babcock: Well, no. Apart from that.
Aggie: And you’re a boy.
Norman Babcock: Oh, well, yes. That too.
Aggie: You’re not like me at all.
Norman Babcock: Well, I…I know how you feel.
Aggie: No, you don’t! you don’t know anything about me.
Norman Babcock: I know your name is Agatha Prenderghast.
Norman Babcock: And I know you’re probably tired, right? Because, I mean, it’s…it’s really late and it’s been a long night. And we’re like only eleven years old
[suddenly Norman hears the girl whispering in his ear]
Aggie: I don’t want to go to sleep, and you can’t make me.
[suddenly, Aggie sends sharp roots out of the ground obstructing Norman’s path]
[after getting away from the sharp roots, Norman sees Aggie floating and glowing bright yellow with lightning coursing through her]
Aggie: I burnt the book into dust. Now I don’t have to listen to that stupid story anymore!
[she suddenly starts shooting lightning at Norman]
Aggie: Leave me alone.
Norman Babcock: No! No, I’m not leaving. Just listen to me! Uh…once upon a time, long ago, there was a little girl…
Norman Babcock: A little girl, who was different…who was different from the other people in her village.
Aggie: I’m not listening to this!
[she starts swirling around Norman]
Norman Babcock: She could see and do things that no one could understand, and that made them scared of her.
Aggie: I don’t like this story!
[she continues to swirl really fast around Norman]
Norman Babcock: She turned away from everyone and became sad and lonely and had no one to turn to!
Aggie: Stop it!
[suddenly her yellow light explodes and sends lightning from the ground, Norman continues telling her his story about her]
Norman Babcock: The more she turned away from people, the more scared they were of her! And they did something terrible! They became so scared that they took her away and they killed her!
Norman Babcock: But even though she was dead, something in her came back!
Norman Babcock: And this part of her wouldn’t go away in over three hundred years!
Aggie: Shut up!
Norman Babcock: The longer it stayed, the less there was of the little girl.
[Aggie starts screaming and lightning crackles around her sending it into the ground, tearing the ground apart]
[as Aggie breaks the ground apart in anger, she shouts at Norman]
Aggie: I’ll make you suffer!
Norman Babcock: Why?
[Norman falls off the edge of ground which has now risen]
Norman Babcock: Because you want everyone to hurt just as much as you are! So whenever you wake up, you play this mean game. But you don’t play fair!
[Norman starts jumping on the broken up ground to get closer to Aggie]
Aggie: They hurt me!
Norman Babcock: So you hurt them back?
Aggie: I wanted everyone to see how rotten they were!
[Norman keeps leaping on the broken up ground to get closer to Aggie]
Norman Babcock: You’re just like them, Agatha!
Aggie: No, I’m not!
Norman Babcock: You’re a bully!
Aggie: No, I’m not!
[Aggie sends another bout of lightning in anger and makes Norman fall of the tree trunk that he was holding onto]
[Norman manages to hold on to another tree trunk]
Norman Babcock: They did something awful, but that doesn’t mean you should too! All that’s left of you now is mean and horrible.
Aggie: That’s not true!
Norman Babcock: Then stop! This is wrong and you know it! You spent so long remembering the bad people, that you forgot the good ones. There must have been someone who loved you and cared for you. You don’t remember them?
Aggie: Leave me alone!
Norman Babcock: Look, you’re not alone! You have to remember!
Aggie: Keep away from me!
[Aggie turns from Norman]
Norman Babcock: Remember!
[suddenly Norman grabs hold of Aggie’s hand, then her light bursts around them and everything becomes white light]
[Norman and Aggie, now appearing as the girl he saw in his vision, stand in the middle of forest with the sun shining on them, she looks at her hands]
Aggie: Aggie. My name was Aggie.
[Norman smiles at her, she looks around her]
Aggie: I remember, my mommy brought me here once. We sat under the tree and she told me stories, they all had happy endings. And then those horrible men came and took me away and I never saw her again.
[she starts crying]
Norman Babcock: Sometimes when people get scared, they say and do terrible things. I think you got so scared that you forgot who you are. But I don’t think you’re a witch, not really.
Aggie: You don’t?
Norman Babcock: I think you’re just a little kid with a really special gift, who only ever wanted people to understand her. So we’re not all that different at all.
Aggie: But what about the people who hurt you? Don’t you ever want to make them suffer?
Norman Babcock: Well, yeah. But what good would that do? You think just because there’s bad people out there that there’s no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while, but there’s always someone out there for you, somewhere.
Aggie: I just want my mommy.
Norman Babcock: I’m sorry, Aggie. She’s gone.
Aggie: That story you were telling, how does it end?
Norman Babcock: I think that’s up to you.
[Aggie touches the tree that she’s buried under]
Aggie: Is this where they buried me?
Norman Babcock: It’s a pretty good place to sleep. And you can be with your mom again.
[Aggie sits under the tree, Norman sits next to her and holds her, Aggie closes her eyes and her spirit starts to float away, back in the town the zombie pilgrims appear as their ghostly selves and their spirits float away]
[Norman wakes up back in the forest and touches the tree]
Norman Babcock: Sleep tight.
[his parents and Courtney find him]
Sandra Babcock: Norman! Norman!
[Sandra hugs him]
Sandra Babcock: My brave little man! I thought I was gonna lose you.
[she starts kissing his face]
Norman Babcock: Mom! You’re embarrassing me!
Sandra Babcock: That’s my job.
Courtney: Good job, Norman.
Perry Babcock: Well done, son. You did it.
[back in town, as Norman walks around he hears how everybody is reacting, he walks past the Sheriff and the deputy]
Deputy Dwayne: So, uh…we’re gonna need statements.
[the Sheriff hits his hand, making him drop his notebook]
Deputy Dwayne: Ow! That’s my fingernail.
[Norman then walks past his teacher as she talks to two other townspeople]
Mrs. Henscher You know what it’s like, you join a mob and you say things. I was merely inhabiting the role.
Blithe Hollow Townperson: It was the other others, they pushed me into it.
[Norman walks past Alvin talking to some kids]
Alvin: Yeah, me and Norman are in a lot of the same classes. We’re pretty much inseparable, best buds. We do a lot of psychic investigations together. We have a blog actually, you should check it out.
[Norman rolls his eyes as he walks by, then walks past Courtney as she talks to Mitch]
Courtney: So I was thinking, maybe we could see a movie sometime. Nothing scary.
Mitch: That sounds great, Cathy. You know, you’re gonna love my boyfriend. He’s like a total chick flick nut.
[Courtney sighs in disappointment]
[Norman spots Neil, sitting, reading a book, Norman sits next to him]
Norman Babcock: Hey, Neil.
Neil: You did it! You stopped the witch’s curse and made the zombie’s go away, and saved pretty much everything!
Norman Babcock: I guess. I just wanted to say thanks. You stood by me, all the time.
Neil: Yeah, of course. Don’t go weird, or anything. So uh…you think now everything’s gonna go back to normal?
Norman Babcock: Well, as normal as it could be.
[last lines; at home Norman watches his zombie movie as his ghostly grandma sits on the couch behind him, his father enters the room and sits on the couch]
Perry Babcock: Son.
Norman Babcock: Hi, dad.
Perry Babcock: What are you watching?
Norman Babcock: A scary movie.
Perry Babcock: Oh, yeah. Um…you’re grandma here, is she?
[Norman smiles and nods his head]
Perry Babcock: Of course she is. Um…is she uh, is she uh…sitting next to me?
[Perry turns and looks at where the ghost of his mother is sitting]
Perry Babcock: Hi, mom.
[Grandma smiles, then Courtney and Sandra enter the room, and the whole family watches the movie, then Perry and Grandma speak out in unison about the zombie movie]
Grandma, Perry Babcock: So, what’s happening now?
Total Quotes: 95
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