This is a concept script that I was working on for over 12 years. I am a huge King Diamond (hevay metal artist) fan and 12 of his albums are concept albums. Each one tells a story and each song is a part of that story. In every King Diamond forum I have ever been a member of, fans have been screaming for a movie out of any of his albums - but the overall favorite was 'Abigail'. What better of a person to write a screenplay than a fan? A fan can see the image in the stories... so I did just that... and more!
I was able to tie all 11 of his albums into one long saga spanning over 2,000 years. Abigail is technically part 5 of the 10 part set. I'm also in the middle of writing the screenplays for the other albums as well. Some only have a few pages while others are half done or more.
Back to this screenplay... the first part tells the back-story of Abigail. With Jonathan LaFey inherting the old mansion for him & his new bride Mariam but things don't exactly go as planned. The mansion is haunted by the old Count LaFey that tries to convince Jonathan to kill Miriam because she has been impregnated by an evil spirit called 'Abigail' and she wants to be reborn. They were even warned by horsemen to turn back or... more or less... you will regret it.
Abigail becomes the eventual 'winner' after only a few days of growing in the womb. She... births herself by climbing out of Miriam's womb killing Miriam and leaving Jonathan at near death near her. Shortly there after, Jonathan is saved by the horsemen that heeded the earlier warning.
The horsemen are able to snag the self-born child demon Abigail and bring her to a chapel cerimony to kill her... permantely.
However, once away from the mansion, Abigail is no longer the demon child... it was the mansion and what REALLY haunts it that made her the way she was.
After an astonishing reveal about Abigail, the horsemen decide to raise her as thier child... an orpahned child.
Part 2 starts off 18 years later after Abigail. Abigail wanders into the woods. A violent blood red storm comes, scares Abigail and "directs" her to the mansion that she was rescued from years ago. She is let in by the servant Brandon Henry. Once inside, Abigail meets a frail Jonathan. In his weak mind, he thinks that Abigail is his dead wife Miriam.
During her stay, she discovers a spirit of 7 years old girl named 'Little One'. Whith Little One's help, Abigail finds out the secrets of the mansion so she plots her revenge.
Most fans of Kind Diamond know both of those story-lines very well... however, with the 18 year gap, the entire story left several questions wide open. like:
Part 1 has the Old Count LaFey but part 2 does not. What happened to him?
Prt 2 has the sevrant Brandon Henry but part 1 does not. Where did he come from?
In his weakened state, how was Jonathan able to 'build a Miriam shrine'?
There are a few more questions too but those 3 were my personal 'big ones'. Well, it's all explained! Including the ENTIRE 18 year gap AND there are mentions to 2 of the previous stories (Puppet Master & The Eye) with a tie-in to the next ''Spider's Lullabye'.
This script is protected by the Writer's Guild of America - east so we're not too worried about handing it out to other King Diamond fans and anyone else of interest - like one that can help with the rights to film.
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