Ghetto Ghost Hunters - Comedy
Feature Screenplay

A paranormal enthusiast and her oddball friends are the last resort to take on a housing project overrun by ghosts.

 
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EXT. NEW YORK CITY - YEAR 2005

EXT. POE HOUSING PROJECT - DAY

A car blasting rap music passes by a GRAFFITI covered sign that says, “POE HOUSES, NEW YORK CITY HOUSING PROJECT”.

YOUNG CRYSTAL BAILEY is fifteen years old, she’s a pretty black girl dressed like a tomboy with a book bag on her back. She walks towards Poe projects and YOUNG MIGUEL a sixteen year old cute Hispanic boy yells out to Crystal from across the street and runs towards her.

YOUNG MIGUEL
Crystal -- I know a guy that can get

me any movie on bootleg. Is there a movie you want to see?

Crystal sees a group of rowdy boys ahead and looks annoyed.

CRYSTAL

(whispers)

I’m already watching Peter Pan...

YOUNG MIGUEL
Huh? Maybe we can see it together?

One of the rowdy boys walks up to them, YOUNG ALAN BAILEY is seventeen. He is tall and skinny and wears very baggy clothing.

YOUNG ALAN

See what together?

YOUNG CRYSTAL

Ignore him...

YOUNG MIGUEL

(whispers)

You know him?

Crystal grabs Miguel’s arm and pulls him along to walk faster.

YOUNG ALAN
Oh - so now you have a boyfriend?

I’m telling Daddy...


Miguel smiles as Alan smirks and puts Crystal in a head lock.

 
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YOUNG MIGUEL

Hey - leave her alone...

Alan lets Crystal go and goes towards Miguel.

YOUNG THUG
Yo chill - that’s the Super’s son -

yo...

Alan quickly goes back to Crystal and puts her back in a head lock.

FATHER (O.S.)

ALAN - ALAN...

Alan pauses and they both stare at their FATHER. He is in his early forties, tall and slim. He has a thick beard and mustache.

FATHER (CONT'D)

Get off your Sister...

Alan lets go of Crystal. Crystal smacks Alans forehead and runs toward her Father. Alan rubs his head angry.

YOUNG ALAN

Fuck out of here...

Miguel quickly follows behind Crystal and they get to her Father who stands at the entrance of the housing Project along with another man THUG ONE.

YOUNG MIGUEL

Who’s this?

Crystal smiles.

YOUNG CRYSTAL

My Father...

Miguel gets nervous.

YOUNG MIGUEL
Bye - I’ll see you tomorrow.

Miguel nervously runs into the building as Crystal excitedly skips over to her Father and hugs him.

YOUNG CRYSTAL
You haven’t come home - why?

FATHER
You know me and your Ma having

problems. I’m just as scared of her as you two are...

They both laugh.

FATHER (CONT'D)

I’ve been staying here - at my

homeboy Dawn Dee’s house until I find a job.

YOUNG CRYSTAL
Ma’s been sad since you left and

Alan thinks he’s a man now -- he keeps trying to tell me what to do.

Crystal looks annoyed and her Father laughs.

FATHER
Cause I told him to watch over the

both of you until I come back.


Crystal stares at her Father angry.

FATHER (CONT'D)

(laughs)

Okay - okay, I’ll talk to him.

THUG ONE
Oh shit - here he comes...

BIG JAY is a large muscular and intimidating black man. He walks towards them with three of his thugs. Crystal’s Father pulls her closer to him as Big Jay stops and angrily stares at Crystal’s Father.

BIG JAY
What the fuck you looking at?

Crystal gets scared as her Father stares back at him angrily and then the men enter the housing project.

YOUNG CRYSTAL

Daddy who was that?

THUG ONE
Yo - Shit is about to go down...

Her Father’s friend stares at Crystal concerned and her Father nods.

YOUNG NEIL is a black and attractive seventeen year old boy. He quickly walks up to the them.

 
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YOUNG NEIL
Do ya need help? I can help if ya

want -- word...

THUG ONE
This kid right here is itching to

be down with us.

YOUNG NEIL

I ain’t itching.

The thug laughs.

THUG ONE
Yo get off of Dawn Dee’s nuts. He

don’t want to deal with you and your corny ass crew.

FATHER
Neil get your ass out of here.

Neil stares at Crystal’s Father surprised.

FATHER (CONT'D)

And take Alan with you...

Young Neil looks disappointed as he walks away.

FATHER (CONT'D)

Crystal go home.

CRYSTAL
I don’t wanna go home...

Suddenly another thug comes out of the building nervous and calls her Father and his friend inside. Her Father gets nervous and young Crystal looks worried.

YOUNG CRYSTAL What’s going on Daddy?

FATHER

Go home.

YOUNG CRYSTAL

I’ll wait for you.

FATHER

GO HOME - NOW...

Crystal looks sad as she walks away. The men go inside but her Father holds the door open and stares at Crystal walk away. He nervously smiles.

 

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