Wolves of Carpathia

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Werewolf tale about a group of college students who travel to Eastern Europe in search of an endangered wolf, which locals believe, turns humans into werewolves. Anita, a college student, gets bitten and struggles with concealing her transformation from the group.

EXT. TRAIL — (CLEARING) LATER

ANITA, JOHN, and GYPSY TRACKER 1 come to a clearing in the game trail where the game tracker stops abruptly.

JOHN

(To GYPSY TRACKER 1)

What is it?

GYPSY TRACKER 1

Shh. Listen.

JOHN and ANITA be still.

GYPSY TRACKER 1 stands quiet, listening to his surroundings.

GYPSY TRACKER 1 (CONT'D)

Let's settle in here for awhile, off this clearing.

ANITA and JOHN remove their packs and make their way just off the clearing.

JOHN

(To GYPSY TRACKER 1)

Did you hear something?

GYPSY TRACKER 1

I've been hearing things. We haven't been alone for some time now.

JOHN's eyes get big with uncertainty.

GYPSY TRACKER 1 (CONT'D)

Just be quiet and listen. This is a good place to see something.

EXT. TRAIL — (CLEARING) LATER

ANITA, JOHN and GYPSY TRACKER 1 sit quietly when they hear something near.

The group looks around in all directions.

GYPSY TRACKER 1

Easy. Keep still, quiet.

The group stays quiet, each looking in a separate direction of interest.

ANITA

(Whispering.)

John, do you think we'll see anything?

JOHN

Maybe.

GYPSY TRACKER 1

Shhh.

GYPSY TRACKER 1 motions to the group and points to the brush across from them.

The students focus and see movement. They hear what sounds like a puppy close behind them.

GYPSY TRACKER 1 turns quickly and is tackled by a large wolf.

BEN and JOHN scream and run off into the woods.

ANITA falls away from GYPSY TRACKER 1 as he fights with the beast.

ANITA scoots back but the attack separates her from the trail to escape.

The wolf kills GYPSY TRACKER 1 and growls at her.

EXT. TRAIL (BEN & JOHN escape) — MOMENTS LATER

JOHN runs as fast as he can.

On each side of JOHN a wolf paces him and keeps him on the trail.

BEN runs ahead but turns to look for JOHN.

JOHN runs down the trail.

BEN looks ahead and keeps running.

JOHN looks to the wolf to his right and sees it move ahead towards the trail.

JOHN panics, not knowing what the wolf's next move will be.

The wolf attacks JOHN.

The wolf to JOHN'S left leaps out at him.

BEN continues to run, not looking back.

JOHN (O.S.)

Aaahhhh!

BEN looks back briefly but keeps running.

EXT. TRAIL (ANITA) — MOMENTS LATER

ANITA turns in the direction of the screams and sees another wolf creeping up on her.

ANITA quickly stands to run.

The wolf that killed GYPSY TRACKER 1 is startled by ANITA's sudden movement and bites her wrist, forcing her back to the ground.

The other wolf lunges at her pulling at her clothes.

The sound of gunfire forces the wolves to retreat.

Once the fight for her life ends, ANITA lays her head down on the ground.

Fade out.

INT. ANITA'S TENT — NIGHT

ANITA awakens to the sound of the camp outside her tent.

ANITA rises to her elbows in her bed and looks at her wound.

ANITA  looks at her wrist wrapped in bandages.

ANITA also notices a necklace made with local strong smelling herbs.

ANITA gently runs her fingertips over the necklace.

PROF. HOPPER comes in to check on her.

PROF. HOPPER

Oh, you're awake.

ANITA

Yes, I just woke up.

PROF. HOPPER

Good. There is a lot to tell you. John has gone missing. Ben and the rest are okay. The trackers are going out in the morning to continue looking for John but, there are few optimists here at the moment.

ANITA

I don't know what to say.

PROF. HOPPER

It's okay. Let's just hope this is just a mishap and not a terrible accident. How are you feeling?

ANITA

Just tired, not a lot of pain or anything.

PROF. HOPPER

Good. We talked with the trackers and they want to keep you separated from the group for now.

ANITA

They think I'm a werewolf now or something?

PROFESSOR HOPPER smiles.

PROF. HOPPER

Not necessarily, but it is more superstition than anything else if you ask me. You're still a member of our team and we'll continue to take care of you until you're feeling better.

ANITA thinks to herself for a moment.

PROF. HOPPER (CONT'D)

Is something on your mind?

ANITA

The first day John and I went out, we found something.

PROF. HOPPER

What did you find?

ANITA

We came upon a man. He was wounded and unconscious.

PROFESSOR HOPPER listens with concern.

ANITA (CONT'D)

He was bitten by one of these wolves that we are searching for. At least that's what the tracker suspected. But he was insistent upon killing the man out there in the woods.

PROF. HOPPER

Why didn't you say anything sooner?

ANITA

When we were out there, we were mostly concerned for our own lives. By the time we got back, we just didn't think it was the best thing to do.

PROF. HOPPER

I'm glad you told me, and I think you did the right thing. I don't think we are in any danger with our hosts, but there's no need to create panic and distrust within the expedition. Are you sure you're alright?

ANITA

Yea, I just need some rest I think.

PROF. HOPPER

That sounds like a good idea. You want something to eat before I go?

ANITA

Not now. I think I'm going to go right back to sleep.

PROF. HOPPER

Okay. I will let you rest.

PROF. HOPPER leaves the tent.

ANITA puts her head back down on the pillow.

ANITA closes her eyes and breathes softly and deeply.

EXT. TRAIL — NIGHT

ANITA's POV: passing softly through the dense vegetation.

Foggy, dim, surreal dream scenery. Most of the dream is shown through her vision.

ANITA stops at a soft running creek flowing with blood.

ANITA crosses the creek and passes through the woods once more.

ANITA reaches the clearing and sees the wolf attacking the GYPSY TRACKER.

ANITA hears JOHN scream down the trail.

ANITA continues toward the sound of JOHN's screams.

ANITA sees a wolf on top of JOHN up ahead.

The wolf drags JOHN off the trail.

ANITA follows the trail to where the wolf took JOHN.

ANITA looks into the dark woods and sees a man slip into the darkness.

ANITA smiles.

ANITA moves into the woods after the man.

ANITA finds a few drops of blood on the foliage and keeps going.

ANITA comes to a small clearing where several humans have gathered.

They are all naked and they seem to be at one in their natural surroundings under the moonlight. There is no fire in their camp and they dance and lie and eat under the stars.

A human corpse lies in the center, hidden by camp members.

A beautiful woman sees ANITA and walks up to her.

More camp members follow the woman.

A fast camera shot shows them as wolves approaching.

The camp members greet her.

ANITA smiles and laughs in their embrace.

A man hands ANITA a piece of raw flesh to bring her into the clan.

C.U. THE MAN'S HAND HOLDING THE RAW MEAT

ANITA looks at the camp again finding only wolves watching her.

C.U. WOLF LICKING HIS BLOODY CHOPS

ANITA takes the meat and takes a bite.

The camp members shout and cry in celebration.

ANITA smiles and looks up at the moon.

C.U. FULL MOON

The moon shines bright as the wolves howl off camera.

The camp members take her by the hand and guide her into the camp.

© 2015 Craig Mrock

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