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PREVIOUSLY: Ghost Rider: Evil's Many Faces #4 - (Script)
"CTHULHU" - RATED M
1/ Overhead of the entire town of Nightingale. Surrounded by the dark green barrier, with the mile high tentacle reaching for the sky and getting taller and taller as it reaches.
2/ Ghost Rider picking up his motorcycle, which is transforming.
GHOST RIDER: Can’t believe this sh*t.
3/ Isaac looking up at the tentacle.
4/ Isaac looking toward Ghost Rider, who is now sitting up on his bike.
ISAAC: I’m coming with you.
GHOST RIDER: Fine with me, s’your town that got massacred. You got your right to a last stand.
5/ Ghost Rider looking toward the town.
GHOST RIDER: But you’re gonna need a weapon. You good with any weapons?
1/ The front of the local gun store. Isaac is crawling in through a broken window.
CAPTION: ISAAC: I’m the last person alive here.
2/ Isaac covering his mouth with his shirt and walking past the dead owner of the store, toward the back.
CAPTION: ISAAC: I feel sick now that I’m back. Whatever made everyone sick at once must still be here. My house is near the forest. Maybe that spared me.
3/ Isaac looking at a rack of shotguns.
CAPTION: ISAAC: Or maybe he and I were immune to the sickness because the Slenderman wanted us to play with on his own.
CAPTION: ISAAC: He’ll never know what happened to his brother.
4/ Isaac holding up a shotgun.
CAPTION: ISAAC: And that really makes me feel like crap. And angry.
5/ Isaac walking out of the shop with the shotgun strapped to his back.
CAPTION: ISAAC: So f**king angry.
1/ Ghost Rider waiting outside the store.
2/ Isaac walking out.
ISAAC: Let’s go!
3/ Isaac sitting on the back of the hellcycle as Ghost Rider rides away from the gun store.
GHOST RIDER: You think a shotgun’ll do much good?
ISAAC: It’s worth a shot, right?
1/ Ghost Rider looking toward the tentacle, which is getting taller.
GHOST RIDER: The hell you think it’s reaching for?
2/ Isaac looking.
ISAAC: Hell if I kn-
3/ Isaac’s eyes.
4/ The tentacle is reaching taller and taller. Heading for the Moon. It’s not close enough to even be out of orbit yet, but it’s clearly reaching for it.
GHOST RIDER: HOLY F**K I SEE IT TOO!!
5/ Ghost Rider putting the pedal to the metal.
1/ Close up on Isaac looking around as the two ride into the forest.
GHOST RIDER: This is where it gets BUMPY!
2/ Isaac violently coughing into his fist.
3/ Ghost Rider doing a jump over a rock and a fallen tree with Isaac coughing on the back.
GHOST RIDER: Hey! You with me?
4/ Isaac looking around as they’ve stopped.
ISAAC: Yeah. I think I caught that—the disease that everyone else had when I went back in town.
5/ Ghost Rider looking back as Isaac spits out a glob of blood.
GHOST RIDER: I shoulda been the one to get the gun.
6/ Isaac looking at Ghost Rider.
ISAAC: No. I needed to see it for myself. It’s fine. I f**ked up.
ISAAC: Besides, chances are, I won’t survive this anyway.
ISAAC: Just get me there so I can help you fight this thing and blow its goddamn head off.
1/ Ghost Rider revving up the engine.
GHOST RIDER: Whatever you say.
2/ The two of them moving through more forest.
GHOST RIDER: And who knows—once we kill it, you might get better!
4/ Flashback. Isaac’s neighbor’s brother, eviscerated by the Tree Monster.
CAPTION: ISAAC: Just get me there already.
5/ Flashback. Isaac running down the trail.
CAPTION: ISAAC: So I can make up for being a coward.
1/ The pond. There are dozens of tentacles slithered around the surface of the water, and the mist covers up anything that might be resting visibly in the pond. There’s a wall of tentacles separating the pond from the rest of the forest. There’s one giant tentacle rising up from the pond.
2/ Ghost Rider stopping his hellcycle in front of a solid wall of tentacles.
GHOST RIDER: This’d be the place.
3/ Ghost Rider stepping off his hellcycle (which is transforming back) and aiming his open palm toward the wall of tentacles.
GHOST RIDER: Step back.
4/ The pond. Ghost Rider steps through a melting section of the wall of tentacles, which he’s clearly burned.
GHOST RIDER: Okay squid, it’s time to--
5/ Ghost Rider standing still in front of the melted section of the wall. Isaac behind him with a questioning look.
ISAAC: Hey, you alright?
1/ Roxanne Simpson standing in front of the pond, partially covered by the mist.
ROXANNE: Johnny… what are you doing?
2/ Ghost Rider’s fist clenched tight.
GHOST RIDER: Stopping you.
ROXANNE: You really think you can?
ROXANNE: Do you have any idea how much it took to get rid of him last time?
ROXANNE: The Sorcerer Supreme, the Skyfathers, Zarathos in his pure form, and all the warriors of all the worlds… all to seal him into the realm of oblivion, created just for him.
4/ Ghost Rider.
ROXANNE: Do you have any idea how long it’s taken for him to gain physical form again in this reality?
GHOST RIDER: No.
ROXANNE: Eons. Feeding on the souls that wander past this pond, this portal to oblivion. Through the various portals that appear on thousands of worlds.
ROXANNE: He needed souls to grow stronger again… but he kept his memory alive through the human race’s nightmares. Through Lovecraft. Through fear itself.
1/ Ghost Rider’s fist burning red, a fiery aura around it.
GHOST RIDER: Through twisting the memories of people I care about.
2/ Roxanne’s eyes.
ROXANNE: Now you’re catching on.
3/ Roxanne walking toward Ghost Rider.
ROXANNE: Leave it all behind, Johnny.
ROXANNE: He can’t promise you any bullsh*t like God or Satan did.
ROXANNE: He’s honest in his hate. He doesn’t fill your head with lies every Sunday. He doesn’t print documents for you to sign with a prick of the finger.
ROXANNE: All he wants is to kill you. To devour your soul and hear it screaming in his intestine forever and ever.
4/ Closer up, Roxanne is hanging her arms around Ghost Rider’s shoulders.
ROXANNE: But we can die together, Johnny. We can be bleeding sacks of meat to be stuck between his teeth together. Forever.
ROXANNE: What’s better, Johnny? Dying alone, or with me?
GHOST RIDER: I’ve seen the real Roxanne in Heaven.
GHOST RIDER: You’re just an illusion.
ROXANNE: Heaven and Hell won’t matter much longer. He’s going to tear them apart. He’s going to kill God and keep Satan as a pet.
GHOST RIDER: And all the souls he meets in between?
6/ Roxanne smirking.
ROXANNE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
1/ Ghost Rider closer up to Roxanne’s face.
GHOST RIDER: You b*tch.
ROXANNE: You really do miss me.
2/ Ghost Rider kissing Roxanne.
3/ Roxanne’s skull erupting into flames.
4/ Ghost Rider’s molten chain wrapping around Roxanne’s throat. Ghost Rider pulling back from the kiss.
GHOST RIDER: I miss the real Roxanne. You’re just the slut that lives in my dirty mind.
5/ Roxanne slamming into the ground by the chain, her face melted off, screaming.
ROXANNE: WELL LOOK AT THAT, WE MATCH!!
1/ Isaac at Ghost Rider’s side, holding his shotgun.
ISAAC: She someone special?
GHOST RIDER: Please blow her f**king head off and stop asking questions.
2/ Isaac aiming the shotgun down at Roxanne and firing.
3/ Roxanne’s melted skull partially missing from the shotgun blast.
ROXANNE: Oh, Johnny….
4/ Roxanne’s chest ripping open.
5/ A centipede made out of internal organs, muscle tissue, and bone slithers out of Roxanne’s chest, leaving behind an empty husk.
1/ Isaac puking and dropping his shotgun.
2/ Ghost Rider looking down at the thing.
GHOST RIDER: F**k you.
3/ The centipede impaled by a dozen chain links.
4/ Isaac wiping his mouth and picking up the shotgun.
5/ Ghost Rider looking over at Isaac.
GHOST RIDER: You alright?
ISAAC: I’m tasting my first birthday cake.
GHOST RIDER: Any blood in it?
ISAAC: …a little.
1/ Ghost Rider looking toward the giant tentacle coming from the pond.
2/ Ghost Rider and Isaac falling over as another violent Earthquake happens.
3/ Ghost Rider on the ground.
GHOST RIDER: Ghh…
4/ Ghost Rider looking up.
GHOST RIDER: Ohhhh… f**k….
1/ Ghost Rider looking toward his motorcycle.
GHOST RIDER: Here.
2/ The motorcycle transforming into its hellcycle form and coming to life in a wheelie.
3/ Ghost Rider looking at Isaac, who’s just getting up.
GHOST RIDER: You alright?
4/ A mass of tentacles rushing toward Ghost Rider. Behind them is a dark shadow rising up from the pond, covered in mist.
GHOST RIDER: Stay on the ground, kill anything you see.
5/ Ghost Rider lashing at the tentacles with molten chains, blocking them.
6/ Ghost Rider running past a tentacle and jumping onto his hellcycle.
1/ Tentacles slithering toward Ghost Rider on his hellcycle.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: Her ranting gave me an idea.
2/ Ghost Rider slicing through the tentacles with a chain with a bladed end.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: The only thing I’ve got that could win.
3/ Ghost Rider riding toward the dark shadow which stands out of the pond, hundreds of tentacles chasing him.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: My only option.
4/ Ghost Rider riding over the surface of the pond, the tentacles still chasing him.
5/ Isaac standing up and looking around, holding the shotgun.
6/ Isaac facing his neighbor, walking toward him with tentacles bursting out of his skin.
NEIGHBOR: Where’s my brother, Isaac?
1/ Ghost Rider riding upward on a dark plain, defying gravity visibly, as Isaac is below and facing the neighbor.
2/ Back view of Ghost Rider, showing that he’s traveling up the belly of Cthulhu. Cthulhu’s head is visible in the sky, glaring down. The tentacle next to Cthulhu is rising up toward the Moon. The tentacle is to the right and behind Cthulhu, almost as if it’s a tail.
For future reference: Cthulhu himself is halfway out of the pond, standing 17-20 miles tall, the pond ends at his waistline.
CTHULHU: I WILL MAKE THE EARTH AND THE MOON COLLIDE
3/ Tentacles slither out of Cthulhu’s skin and toward the hellcycle as it travels upward.
CTHULHU: EVERYONE WILL DIE SCREAMING
4/ A mass of tentacles behind Ghost Rider merge into a single form, a gaping mouth shaped in the form of a shark.
5/ Ghost Rider looking back toward the tentacle mouth.
GHOST RIDER: I’m NOT stopping!
1/ Isaac’s mutated neighbor walking toward him, Isaac aiming his shotgun up.
NEIGHBOR: Where’s my brother?
2/ Isaac’s face.
ISAAC: I’m sorry.
3/ Isaac’s neighbor’s face tearing off, showing a combination of muscular tissue and maggots.
NEIGHBOR: Where is he?
CAPTION: ISAAC: What if—what if he never died?
CAPTION: ISAAC: What if he’s just TRAPPED like this somehow?
4/ Isaac shaking and backing away.
CAPTION: ISAAC: Oh god, god dammit, I can’t kill him, I--
1/ Ghost Rider speeding up in a partial wheelie as the tentacle-mouth slams down just behind him, barely missing.
GHOST RIDER: HRRRAAHHH!!!
2/ Ahead of Ghost Rider a wall of human arms slither up, blocking the way.
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: MAKE US DIE
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: KILL US PLEASE
3/ Ghost Rider opening his mouth and spewing out fire.
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: MOMMY IT BURNS
4/ Ghost Rider bursting through the wall of arm and tentacle, riding up further.
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: MAKE IT DIE
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: EVERYTHING BURNS
5/ Overhead of Nightingale. Cthulhu towers over the entire town, and the tentacle is reaching higher and higher, to the point that it’s going off panel.
1/ Isaac’s neighbor’s brother grabbing him from behind.
2/ Several of the townspeople surround Isaac.
BROTHER: COWARD COWARD COWARD
NEIGHBOR: WHERE IS HE, ISAAC? WHERE IS HE?
3/ Isaac coughs up blood and drops to his knees, the people surround him.
BROTHER: COWARD COWARD DYING COWARD
NEIGHBOR: WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME COWARD?
TOWNSPEOPLE: WATCHED US DIE COWARD
1/ Cthulhu tentacles lash onto the hellcycle’s wheels, trying to stop it.
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: MAKE IT STOP
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: OH GOD PLEASE MAKE IT STOP
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: Souls.
2/ Ghost Rider looking at the hellcycle’s lower side and blowing fire out of his mouth at the tentacles.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: So many. So much pain.
3/ A wave of tentacles slither toward Ghost Rider from both sides, shaped like a rib cage about to close onto him.
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: BURN US
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: KILL US
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: THIS IS WORSE THAN HELL
4/ Ghost Rider speeding out of the rib cage’s grip, which slams down onto the skin just behind him.
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: OH GOD
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: All screaming, crying out at once.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: Harder to concentrate, the higher up I get.
1/ Ghost Rider looking back.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: How high up am I?
2/ Ghost Rider’s view, he’s WAY up.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: Sh*t. No turning back.
3/ Ghost Rider facing forward.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: Have to. Keep going.
4/ Ghost Rider’s view again; the head of Cthulhu is visible, a wall of tentacles and a bulge with glowing red eyes.
CTHULHU: YOU WON’T STOP ME
CTHULHU: HOW COULD YOU?
1/ Isaac firing off the shotgun, blowing the head off of one of the townspeople.
TOWNSPEOPLE: WATCHED US DIE
2/ Ghost Rider.
CTHULHU: YOU ARE NOTHING
CTHULHU: A SAD REFLECTION OF ZARATHOS
CTHULHU: THE ONE WHO SEALED ME
3/ Ghost Rider speeding into the tentacles under Cthulhu’s face.
GHOST RIDER: GET THE HELL OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: KILL US
CTHULHU-VICTIMS: OH GOD KILL US
1/ Isaac slamming the butt of the shotgun into the brother’s face.
ISAAC: YOU’RE dead!
2/ Isaac turning to face the neighbor and the other townspeople.
ISAAC: And everyone from my home town… is dead.
3/ Isaac aiming the shotgun up.
ISAAC: Chances are then, you’re dead too.
4/ The neighbor’s head cocking back as the shotgun fires off.
ISAAC: ALL DEAD!!
1/ Ghost Rider and his hellcycle separated, both in the grips of a swarm of tentacles.
CTHULHU: FIGHTING ME WAS A MISTAKE, RIDER
2/ The hellcycle snapped in half by the tentacles holding it.
3/ Ghost Rider spewing fire out of his mouth.
CTHULHU: DON’T BOTHER
CTHULHU: FIRE DOESN’T HARM ME
4/ Ghost Rider struggling.
GHOST RIDER: But--
CTHULHU: I LET YOU REACH HERE, RIDER
CTHULHU: I ENTERTAINED YOUR NOTIONS OF WINNING
CTHULHU: FOR MY OWN AMUSEMENT
1/ Isaac firing the shotgun into a townsperson.
2/ Tentacles slithering up from the ground around Isaac.
3/ The tentacles holding Isaac up into the air as Isaac aims at them.
ISAAC’S GUILT: COULDN’T SAVE US
ISAAC’S GUILT: WHERE’S MY BROTHER?
ISAAC’S GUILT: WHY ISAAC
4/ Isaac closing his eyes and firing.
ISAAC’S GUILT: WHY?
ISAAC: F**K YOU!!
1/ Splash Page/ Isaac sprawled out on the ground, the tentacles slithering away from him.
CTHULHU: YOU ARE DYING
CTHULHU: SUFFER LONGER, I WILL WATCH
ISAAC’S GUILT: HATE YOU ISAAC
ISAAC’S GUILT: YOU LET US DIE
ISAAC’S GUILT: BROTHER WHERE ARE YOU?
1/ Ghost Rider flung through the air with a tentacle wrapped around his waist.
CTHULHU: YOU GAVE YOUR SOUL TO SATAN
2/ Ghost Rider thrown the opposite direction, still in the tentacle’s hold.
CTHULHU: BUT BY THE END OF THIS DAY
3/ Ghost Rider flying out of the tentacles grip after being thrown.
CTHULHU: YOU WILL WISH HE HAD CLAIMED YOU
4/ Ghost Rider caught by another tentacle.
CTHULHU: JOHNNY BLAZE
1/ Tentacles swarming over Ghost Rider.
2/ Ghost Rider standing in a deserted carnival.
CTHULHU: I WILL DESTROY YOU
3/ Daniel Ketch standing in front of Ghost Rider.
4/ Daniel transforming into VENGEANCE.
CTHULHU-VENGEANCE: I’m EVERYTHING that is HATE.
1/ Vengeance running at Ghost Rider.
CTHULHU-VENGEANCE: I am NEGATIVE EMOTION.
2/ Vengeance grabbing Ghost Rider by the throat and holding him up.
CTHULHU-VENGEANCE: I AM EVERYTHING SINFUL AND EVIL.
GHOST RIDER: GHK
3/ Ghost Rider looking down at Vengeance.
GHOST RIDER: F-F--
4/ Vengeance transforming, growing red flesh and black hair.
CTHULHU-VENGEANCE: COMPARED TO ME…
1/ Splash Page/ Vengeance transformed into MEPHISTO, with bits of bone and Ketch’s flesh peeking out, a Frankenstein hybrid.
CTHULHU-MEPHISTO: YOU ARE NOTHING!!!!
1/ The Moonlanding site.
2/ The US flag standing in the Moon.
3/ A shadow over it.
4/ A massive tentacle slamming down onto the surface.
1/ Isaac coughing up blood.
2/ An area of Nightingale, showing all the dead townspeople.
4/ Ghost Rider’s skull, glowing in the blackness.
1/ Splash Page/ Ghost Rider is hanging upside down by a tentacle, facing a circular set of teeth five times bigger than he is.
1/ Ghost Rider’s skull.
GHOST RIDER: I’ve only got…
2/ Chains with scythe ends slashing out of Ghost Rider’s legs, slashing through the tentacles.
GHOST RIDER: One thing…
3/ Ghost Rider falling in the darkness of Cthulhu’s mouth.
GHOST RIDER: To…
4/ A hellfire hellcycle appearing under Ghost Rider, just like in the pit of hell.
GHOST RIDER: SAY!!!
1/ Ghost Rider firing out of Cthulhu’s mouth, past a swarm of tentacles.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: One option left.
2/ Ghost Rider firing upward, toward Cthulhu’s eye.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: One last chance.
3/ Ghost Rider jumping off the hellcycle, which vanishes into open air, his arms open.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: I feel it in my bones. It’s the only thing that could possibly work.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: The Ghost Rider’s most powerful weapon.
1/ Ghost Rider’s eyesockets.
GHOST RIDER: LOOK INTO MY EYES!!!!!
2/ Cthulhu’s massive eye.
3/ Cthulhu’s eye bursting, human entrails, souls, and pus erupting out.
CAPTION: GHOST RIDER: The Penance Stare.
1/ Cthulhu’s massive form screaming, his hands covering his head.
2/ The Moon. Cthulhu’s tentacle, wrapped around it, evaporating into ashes.
3/ Cthulhu reaching toward the sky.
4/ Cthulhu bursting into ashes.
1/ A storm of ashes in the sky.
2/ Ghost Rider falling through the ashes.
3/ Isaac covering his head with his arm, looking up.
ISAAC: Oh my--
4/ Ghost Rider slams into the ground near Isaac, making a crater.
1/ An open area of Nightingale. Ashes are falling like a heavy snowstorm.
CAPTION: ISAAC: I was drowning earlier, I could feel it. My lungs were filling up, I was going to die, coughing up blood.
2/ Isaac standing up slightly.
CAPTION: ISAAC: But that’s gone. Poof.
CAPTION: ISAAC: Like our town’s Plague Doctor worked a final miracle, like all those other times.
CAPTION: ISAAC: But it was probably how Ghost Rider killed the monster that did it.
3/ Isaac walking toward the crater.
4/ Isaac looking down at the crater.
ISAAC: You alright?
1/ Molten chains lash out of the crater, wrapping around Isaac.
2/ Isaac is held up in the air by these molten chains, kicking his legs and screaming as they burn him.
ISAAC: AAAAAAAGGGHH!!! SSSTOPP!!!!
3/ Ghost Rider standing in the crater, the chains coming from his sleeves.
GHOST RIDER: Guilt.
1/ Isaac looking down.
2/ Ghost Rider.
GHOST RIDER: Guilt and sin.
3/ The molten chains on Isaac squeeze tighter.
4/ Isaac slamming into the ground.
5/ Ghost Rider walking toward him.
GHOST RIDER: My power… is gone… used it all…
GHOST RIDER: I need… souls… of sin…
6/ Ghost Rider standing over Isaac.
GHOST RIDER: To… survive…
ISAAC: STOP STOP STOP IIIIIT
1/ Ghost Rider holding up Isaac by the throat.
GHOST RIDER: Today…
3/ Isaac bursting into flames.
GHOST RIDER: YOU ENTER HELL
4/ Ghost Rider literally sucking up the flames off of Isaac, leaving behind a charred corpse.
GHOST RIDER: THROUGH ME!!!!
1/ Ghost Rider looking toward a pile of broken metal that used to be his motorcycle.
2/ Ghost Rider’s eyesockets glowing red.
3/ A brand new motorcycle where the pile of twisted scrap was.
1/ Khonshu, standing in between two trees, watching as Ghost Rider mounts his hellcycle.
2/ Ghost Rider riding through the forest.
3/ Khonshu looking at the back of his path.
KHONSHU: You seek the soul with the most sin stained onto it…
1/ Khonshu walking through Nightingale, through the ash storm, past the corpses.
KHONSHU: You seek the same one I have also sought…
2/ Khonshu looking toward the Moon.
KHONSHU: You saved me. So I will let you try, to repay your kindness.
3/ Khonshu’s eyes.
KHONSHU: But you will fail, Zarathos.
KHONSHU: You will fail.
I OWN: ISAAC EBERTH, NIGHTINGALE
I DON'T OWN: CTHULHU, PLAGUE DOCTOR, THE ARCHANGEL, THE RAKE, SLENDERMAN, GHOST RIDER, KHONSHU