Halloween Countdown – Nickelback – Curb

Gothic church, image for Curb by Nickelback, music video script written by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder.

Gothic church, image for Curb by Nickelback, music video script written by Rico Lamoureux of The Flash Fiction Ponder.

 

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Nickelback

 

All Rights Reserved

 

 

FADE IN:

Craning down on church…

And DISSOLVE through the front (AS GUITAR COMES IN)

Floating through the aisles, empty pews on both sides, we start to approach the front of the church (AS BASS ENTERS) and find a young nun-in-training (no more than seventeen years old) alone and kneeling to serve her God in prayer.

A few feet above we encircle her with a 360°, a shadow slowly creeping up on her as we do so.

 

LYRICS

Have I gone

all too far?

Have I been

here before?

If I have

let me know

how it goes

Close-up, something causing her to slightly look up, eyes shifting from left to right.

 

LYRICS

Take her place

 

Very quick cut to a close-up of Chad’s face right up in the camera lens. (Sporting a pair of vampire fangs that are meant to be subtle during the intro)

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

And I will

 

Back to the close-up of the young soul, her head turning more as her caution grows.

 

LYRICS

See her face

 

Another very quick cut to the close-up of Chad.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

No reason

 

Extreme close-up, the innocent’s hand squeezing around her crucifix.

 

LYRICS

Let it slide

 

One more very quick cut to the close-up of Chad.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

And I will

Now having taken the place of Jesus Christ on the large hanging crucifix above, he looks down at the pureness below.

Their eyes meet.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Watch her die

Chad lunges off the cross and down towards his virginal victim…

 

LYRICS

Yeah

Run through fields

 

As she runs down the aisle for her life, her predator hunting her down from the air behind her. (His fangs more apparent now)

 

LYRICS

To find

And I will

Hold

Then lead

Then lie

Our pretty young thing rushes into a confessional booth and slams the door behind her.

Camera tilting down and floating over floor…

 

LYRICS

And I will

 

Until it reaches Chad and tilts up on him.

 

LYRICS

No I won’t

 

He starts to walk towards the booth.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Is it now

really time?

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Leaning his head against the partition from the priest’s side inside the booth Chad takes his time with his prey.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Can I just

give mind

If I can

simply trade

Deal made

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

He now stands right outside the young one’s side of the confessional box, his back to it.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

Take her place

 

Like in the intro, back to the close-up of Chad to camera.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

And I will

 

Close-up, her face.

 

LYRICS

See her face

Again, close-up of Chad to camera.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

No reason

 

Extreme close-up, the marble-like flesh of his hand slides over the doorknob of the booth.

 

LYRICS

Let it slide

 

Close-up of Chad to camera.

 

LYRICS

(Chad singing)

And I will

 

Wide shot, facing in the direction he knows she’s going to run Chad opens the door to the booth while stepping to the side.

 

LYRICS

Watch her die

 

As if she has a chance the nun-that-would-never-be takes off out the booth, through and under pews trying to escape Chad’s cat and mouse game but he reappears at every turn.

 

LYRICS

Yeah

Run

Through fields

To find

And I will

Hold

Then lead

Then lie

And I will

Run

Hide

Away from me

Desouled

To seek

Decide

 

Leaving her be, he lets her have one more moment of “just maybe…”

 

LYRICS

And I will

 

Then swoops in and snatches her up, holding her close while soaring up high above the pews and then staying there in mid air as he slowly turns them in continuous 360°s. (His eyes closed with the sweet sensation of breathing her scent in. Her eyes clinched closed in shock)

His head starts to come down towards her neck…

 

LYRICS

Yeah 

No I won’t

 

Extreme close-up Chad opens his mouth right above the flesh of her neck, fangs ready to pierce.

 

LYRICS

No I won’t

 

AS INSTRUMENTAL SECTION STARTS we first quickly cut to a close-up of her reaction to the fangs puncturing and entering her veins (EYES BURSTING OPEN)

Then jumping to rapidly quick cross cuts between her rapidly pumping heart and racing with the blood through her veins. (Inserting a close-up of her giving into the morbid pleasure during the middle of all this)

During the rapidly quick cross cutting when we cut from the rapidly pumping heart we start to race with the blood through the veins in reverse now…

And rush out in reverse through Chad’s eyes. (Camera rising up on the two of them as he drinks from her neck)

 

LYRICS

Yeah

 

Quick cross cutting between rapidly pumping heart and racing veins, cutting to close-up of Chad to camera on “yeah”.

 

LYRICS

Yeah

 

Repeat quick cross cutting between rapidly pumping heart, vein and reversing out Chad’s eyes to the shot of them both.

 

LYRICS

Yeah

 

Again, heart/veins/close-up of Chad to camera on “yeah”.

We stay on this shot of Chad, camera rising above him as he keeps staring into it.

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

Starting from an extreme close-up we fall back while doing continuous 360°s on the young beauty feeding from Chad’s wrist as they continue to hover/rotate in midair, the stained-glass windows crumbling in the background.

Inside gothic church, image for music video for Nickelback Curb, script written by Rico Lamoureux, The Flash Fiction Ponder.

With the hood to her holy garb gone we see her long flowing hair, her iridescent eyes shining brilliantly as she hungrily nourishes her new body.

 

LYRICS

Yeah

From a wide shot of Chad taking his new pupil by the wrist and flying out of one of the broken glass windows…

They start to fly through the night’s sky over the beautifully lit city. (Sometimes inserting POV shots)

 

LYRICS

Yeah

Run

Through the fields

To find

And I will

Hold

Then lead

Then lie

And I will

Run

Hide

Away from me

Desouled

To seek

Decide

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

In an alleyway a limp body falls to the ground as the young one finishes her first human feed, a satisfaction like no other coming over as Chad watches from a distance.

 

LYRICS

And I will

No I won’t

A montage of the young blood and her maker (sometimes POV) soaring through the night as she enjoys her new life.

 

LYRICS

Hold

To heal

And find

And I can’t

Blood

That feels

And hides

And I won’t

Run

Hide

Away from me

Desouled

To seek

Decide

And I will

No I won’t

Yeah…

AS MUSIC SLOWS DOWN we cut to a tight shot of the two in embrace and start to fall back, revealing they’re in a coffin.

Chad shuts it closed as we continue back in reverse leaving the isolated coffin and lifting up through the ceiling…

Which we realize all the floors to the church as we rise up and through its ceilings.

Leaving the church behind as we fall away through the night.

 

FADE OUT:

Song follows after…

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