Tattoo Voodoo Music Video
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FADE IN:

EXT. MIDNIGHT SKY - PRESENT

A haunting melody plays over a full moon. Flying over the
Hudson river dissolves in, appearing through the now bleeding
moon.

FLASH: Close On, black and white image, girl being gagged
with the look of death mirrored in her eye.

Instantly, the moon turns completely red. Blood spills into
the abyss beneath.

ZYRA V.O.
Please come in. Have a seat. Take off
your shirt. This won't hurt, but a bit.

BLOOD DROP POV: being pulled by gravity, we splatter onto an
old rusted iron gate which electrifies.

The bloody moon produces an image of a man with black wings
of flesh, ripping his way out.

ZYRA V.O. (CONT'D)
(Sings)
A needle to the flesh
Contemplating death
I take a deeper look
And find the truth staring back at me
FLASH: A different girl is being raped and stabbed at the
same time.

EXT. DARK FOREST - SAME MOMENT

A young hip couple each holding a beverage, a girl holding a
lit candle, and two stoner types cautiously walk through the
narrow haunted path.

CLOSE ON: A tattoo needle dissolves in, giving life to the
winged creature, sending electricity through black ink onto
flesh.

The needle lifts off the bloody moon.

The creature instantly flies towards earth, escorted by a
black crow.

ZYRA V.O.
(Sings)
The pain within my soul
A feeling I can't control
Useful prayers cross my mind
As ink lays permanently defined
FLASH: Satanic graffiti written on cinder block walls.

INT. GOTHIC CHURCH - SAME MOMENT

An African American lady, mid-30's, short dark hair, receives
a vision as she kneels praying before a larger than life
crucified Christ.

INT. VISION - SPIRIT REALM

Her soul hovers an empty haunted cinder block mansion, set
back in the woods.

Instantly, the group of people are upon the gated entrance.
The gate blows open as a gust of wind sweeps through.
WIND POV: Transports the couple in front of a six foot carved
cement lion. The eyes bleed.

INT. HAUNTED MANSION - SAME MOMENT

The crow lands on top of a cave billowing red smoke.

The black winged tattoo creature flies into smoky abyss.

A figure draped in a black leather robe and hood, staggers
out of the cave, holding a six foot wooden stick.

CLOSE ON: Looking up into the moonlight, Zyra screams as the
winged skeleton pendant dangles from his neck.

ZYRA
RAAAUUGGGHHHHHHHHH...

He throws the coat down, exposing the tattoo of the winged
creature on his upper right arm.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Screams)
TATTOO VOODOO

WIND POV: whips around Zyra, seeing the moon from his point
of view. The spirit of the Church Lady is silhouetted
against the full moon singing the same lyrics.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Sings)
A passage through time
Transcend my mind
Resurrect my kind
So I'm not alone
AERIAL SHOT: Instantly, Zyra stands in the center of the two
story, brick wall mansion. The band members play their
instruments in each corner of the cinder block mansion.
Human demons tattooed from head to toe appear in the windows.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Screams)
TATTOO VOODOO

The tattoos on the human demons come to life and fly off
their bodies, encircling above Zyra's staff raised to the
heavens.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Sings)
A passage through time
Transcend my mind
Resurrect my kind
So I'm not alone

A bolt of lightning from the moon strikes the staff,
electrified in light.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Screams)
TATTOO VOODOO
TATTOO VOODOO

He is hunched over wearing black leather pants and boots. A
full back tattoo is stamped on his flesh. Two demons rising
from hell are ripping him open. Jesus Christ wards them off
as He bleeds a cross on the forehead of the lower legion
demon. The Virgin Mary's eye cries a tear of blood, and St.
Michael in flight has his sword drawn.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Sings)
I go a second time
To fill in the outline
One character at a time
To release my rhyme

The human demons in the windows are fighting the energy.
Creatures crawl up the bleeding walls.

The characters from Zyra's back come to life. St. Michael
flaps his wings as Mary's spirit possesses the tattoo. Blood
rushes through Jesus' veins as He turns his head.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Sings)
Stab a needle to the back
Instant heart attack
Freedom in my soul
My spirit's cracked
(whisper)
Voooo...Voodoo
(Screams)
RAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHH

FLASH IMAGES: Black and white transform into color, the many
murdered victims dead throughout the mansion. The human
blood bath is stamped into our memory.

WIND POV: circling the bleeding walls, ending in aerial shot,
exposing this horrific bloody sight.

EXT. MANSION - SAME MOMENT

The cement lion comes to life, roaring. A statue of Zyra's
tattoo comes to life protecting its grounds. The voice of the
church lady harmonizes with Zyra.

ZYRA
(Screams)
TATTOO VOODOO
(Sings)
A passage through time
Transcend my mind
Resurrect my kind
So I'm not alone

The girl holding the candle stands erect in the entrance of
the mansion.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Screams)
TATTOO VOODOO
(Sings)
A passage through time
Transcend my mind
Resurrect my kind
So I'm not alone

Hundreds of people with tattoos come rushing through the
woods to witness this event.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(Screams)
TATTOO VOODOO
(Sings)
Who do you know with the same soul

The house is filled with people. Zyra is elevated above
their heads wearing his leather cloak, waving his rod to the
wind.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
How can they run
As they bleed from the sun
TATTOO VOODOO

The church lady's spirit hovers Zyra, as rays of light pierce
the demons hearts, disenchanting them into dust.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
Now is the time to release our sign
TATTOO VOODOO

The moon transforms into a bloody cross radiating light.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
The bloody cross in permanent glow
TATTOO VOODOO

The souls of the demons burst into flames.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
YEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

The souls of those murdered here, rise from their body and
enter the light. Whirl-wind of souls entering the bloody
cross in permanent glow in the midnight sky as the house
burns below.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
TATTOO VOODOO

CLOSE ON: white light rushes beyond the church lady singing
praise.

FLASH: Soul after soul enters the light.

The whole scene of rushing light closes up in the moon, now
shaped as a glowing cross. Zyra drops to the floor.

Nighttime sky like nothing happened.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
(looks up)
A needle to the flesh
Tattoo Voodoo
Contemplating death
Tattoo Voodoo

The church lady stands before him, with her palm faced up.

Zyra is covered in huge black wings of flesh. He slowly
stands up and spreads his wings. The black crow stands
before him. Then flies away.

The girl with the candle stands in the entrance. The young
couple, on their knees repenting. The two stoners stamp out
their joint in disbelief.

ZYRA (CONT'D)
I take a deeper look
Tattoo Voodoo
The pain within my soul
Tattoo Voodoo

Zyra takes the church lady's hand. They both disappear.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. CHURCH - SAME MOMENT

People are praying.

ZYRA V.O.
Useful prayers cross my mind
Tattoo Voodoo

INT. TATTOO SHOP

A person is under the gun.

CLOSE ON: Needle. It touches the flesh.

ZYRA V.O.
As ink lays permanently defined
Tattoo Voodoo

CLOSE ON: Agony the eyes of the tattooed.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. MID-NIGHT SKY - PRESENT

Zyra is hovering in front of the moon shaped as a cross. His
wings are stretched across the cross and his hands come
together in prayer. He drops his head matching the pendant's
posture around his neck.

FADE TO BLACK.