Azeman

Creator: Darron Young
Genres: Comedy, Horror
Age rating: 17 and older
In Suriname, South America locals tell stories of a creature which takes the form of a beautiful woman by day and a monstrous winged demon by night. Six college students on vacation in Suriname soon discover the legends are realer than they could've ever imagined.
Synopsis: A group of six college students— Jake the square-jawed leader, Stacy the hot one, Keke the brainiac, Trey the athlete, Kimmy the slut and Goop the class clown— flies to Suriname, South America on Spring Break. There's a mixup with the reservations (Hint: I'm not saying it was Goop's fault but yeah, it was probably Goop's fault.) and they quickly find themselves out on the street, wandering the city during one of the country's biggest holidays, nary a vacancy to be found.

They happen across a creepy old boarding house on the edge of town. The place is run by Esmeralda, a kindly but eccentric old woman who welcomes them. All of her children have died in the home and so now she rents the place out to boarders. She gives them a tour of the 2nd floor, showing them a collection of rooms that look like they'd be more at home in a mortuary. Given their lack of options they reluctantly agree to bed down there for the night.

The next day Stacy signs them all up for a tour group. While out they meet Bob, an overly-talkative tourist, and his wife Helen. They also meet Sara Perez, a real estate agent who invites them to her open house. The tour group visits a Maroon village. They find the tribespeople gathered around a dead man whose body is shriveled like a raisin, as if all fluid had been drained from it. Inspector Sondag, head of the police unit, quickly shoos the tour group away, ordering them to return to their boat. Later that day the group goes to the beach. Kimmy runs across Phan, a nerdy classmate with a crush on her and realizes to her dismay he is also on vacation in Suriname.

Early the next morning Goop comes down for breakfast, only to find Stacy in the kitchen frantically cleaning. Goop sits down to breakfast but when he starts spilling crumbs Stacy freaks and forces him to eat outside. While there Goop sees a nude girl standing in the forest. He hurries over and finds her counting tiny stones. She doesn't even acknowledge him. Before he can get any answers she runs off into the woods. The group goes to Sara's open house. The turnout far exceeds Ms. Perez's expectations and soon she has a raucous house party on her hands. The creature attacks the party, killing multiple people. The group just manages a glimpse of the azeman and later debates whether or not what they saw wasn't simply a wild animal.

Back at the boarding house they talk with Esmeralda about the incident. She tells them the local legends about the creature, how they are always female and how some say they are the spawn of demons. She tells them they shouldn't concern themselves with such things and rushes them all off to bed.

The next day the group goes out to a nightclub. Kimmy hooks up with a handsome stranger named Roberto. Goop sees the strange girl from the woods. The girl-- still as mute as ever-- leads Goop into the woods and they have sex. Afterwards she disappears into the forest. Roberto drives Kimmy out into the wilderness and they make out in his truck. She refuses to go any further until he takes her to his house. He tries to force himself on her but the creature appears, dragging him from the truck and killing him. Kimmy escapes into the forest. She runs into Goop and they exit the woods together.

Bob comes to the boarding house and tells Jake and Trey he needs their help. His wife, Helen went out looking for her missing dog and never came back. The guys agree to help him find her. While out they come upon an old farm. They find the azeman feeding on Helen's body. The monster notices them and they hide in the nearby rice field. In the ensuing chaos Bob is decapitated. Trey realizes that the creature is too fast and so he decides to stay behind and fight the monster, allowing Jake enough time to escape. Jake can only watch as his best friend is viciously torn apart by the creature.

Goop and Kimmy return to the boarding house. They tell Stacy and Keke that the stories about the azeman are true. Stacy panics and sets out to find Jake and Trey. Kimmy leads them to Roberto's truck. As Stacy is driving the creature appears in the middle of the street. She swerves hard to avoid it, wrecking the truck and injuring its occupants.

The azeman pursues Kimmy through the city. She happens upon Phan standing outside a gaming card store. The azeman pursues them both to Surinamese landmark, Fort Zeelandia. They hide in a corner until Phan panics, giving away their position. He feebly hides in a broom closet. Kimmy is forced to escape on foot. Leaving the fort she runs into Inspector Sondag. The creature appears and to Kimmy's surprise Sondag starts berating the monster, scolding it for not solely targeting the tourists. Sondag angrily slaps the creature. The azeman attacks him, inserting its sucker fangs and draining him dry.

Stacy pulls up to the curb and blows the horn. Kimmy runs for the truck but doesn't make it before the azeman knocks her down. Goop leaps from the truck, running over and tackling the creature. The azeman subdues them both, flying away with the pair in tow.

Back at the boarding house Stacy and Keke sit sadly when Jake bursts through the door. They help him stagger over to the couch, where he reveals the fate of Trey. He learns that Goop and Kimmy have also fallen to the monster. Jake resolves to go back out and confront the creature. Esmeralda gives him a shotgun and he takes Roberto's truck, tracking the monster back to the farm. After seemingly killing the monster Jake notices a pair of shoes peeking out from the field. He realizes with a grimace it is the remains of his friend. He does not notice the monster regenerating behind him and the azeman stabs him through the chest with its bladed wingtip.

Early the next morning the azeman lands in the woods near Esmeralda's home. It slips on its human skin, revealing itself as the strange girl Goop saw earlier. To the monster's surprise someone has liberally sprinkled pepper all over the skin, making it too painful to wear. In a sneezing fit it expels the skin from its body. Esmeralda pours oil on the skin-- formerly her daughter's-- and burns it, symbolically freeing her soul from the creature's grasp. She banishes the demon away.

In an old abandoned refinery Kimmy and Goop come to. The azeman holds them hostage, apparently obsessed with Goop after their time together. Goop creates a distraction, buying enough time for him and Kimmy to escape. The monster pursues them through the plant and catches Kimmy, killing her. Goop turns on all the valves in the building, releasing a clear gas. He strikes a lighter, sending the place up in a fireball.

At the airport Keke and Stacy prepare to board a plane back to the U.S., having seemingly lost everyone they care for. Keke changes her mind and decides to return and avenge her friends. Stacy sadly boards the plane alone.

On a construction site Keke and the nerdy Phan join forces to destroy the azeman. Keke waits under a marker for Phan to pull a lever in a nearby crane, one that will crush the creature under massive steel girders. Their well-laid plans go awry and Phan is trampled by the creature. Keke can only watch helplessly as the azeman advances upon her. Just before the creature pounces the massive steel girders come crashing down, obliterating it. Keke looks over and sees Stacy standing on the crane, having come back for her friend. The pair joyfully reunite. They hurry over to Phan who luckily, also survived the onslaught, though not without some serious internal injuries. The trio walks into the sunset.

In an epilogue we see a giant nest in a building on the edge of the old refinery. Inside there are four large eggs-- ones which crack open to reveal four azeman hatchlings-- suggesting the nightmare isn't yet over but has only just begun.

Latest Work

  • Storyboard 10 - FULL MOVIE 6/6 - The Final Act
    10/01/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    The last few survivors of the creature prepare to mount one final, all out assault to try and kill the monster for good.
  • Script 5 - Darron's 5th Draft
    06/11/13
    Creative Notes:
    PLEASE DISREGARD THIS DRAFT. THIS ONE IS FOR STORYBOARDING PURPOSES ONLY. (Along with Draft 4.) Draft 3 is the most current version of the script.

All Work

  • Storyboard 9 - AZEMAN - Full Movie - 5/6 - "Rosebud
    09/15/13
    Launch storyboard
  • Storyboard 8 - AZEMAN - FULL MOVIE - 1/6 - The Horror Begins...
    06/30/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    Six college students travel to Suriname on Spring Break and encounter an ancient monster from Surinamese lore, one whose only mission is to feed.
  • Storyboard 7 - AZEMAN - FULL MOVIE - 4/6 - "Damn, she's fast.
    06/29/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    Goop follows the strange girl into the forest. Kimmy follows the handsome stranger to his home. Both of them get much more than they bargained for.
  • Storyboard 6 - AZEMAN - FULL MOVIE - 3/6 - "Sorry, Professor Brown...
    06/18/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    Following their outing to "yet another one of Stacy's dumb activities" as Goop might put it, the guys-- along with Kimmy-- decide to stop at a nightclub for a little nocturnal fun. While there Goop is surprised to see a very familiar face.
  • Storyboard 5 - AZEMAN - FULL MOVIE - 3/6 - "Sorry, Professor Brown...
    06/18/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    Following their outing to "yet another one of Stacy's dumb activities" as Goop might put it, the guys-- along with Kimmy-- decide to stop at a nightclub for a little nocturnal fun. While there Goop is surprised to see a very familiar face.
  • Storyboard 3 - AZEMAN - FULL MOVIE - 3/6 - "Sorry, Professor Brown...
    06/16/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    Following their outing to "yet another one of Stacy's dumb activities" as Goop might put it, the guys-- along with Kimmy-- decide to stop at a nightclub for a little nocturnal fun. While there Goop is surprised to see a very familiar face.
  • Storyboard 1 - AZEMAN - FULL MOVIE - 2/6 - "One strange young man."
    06/15/13
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    A brief scene showing some of the playful banter between the six as they debate on what part of Suriname they should visit next while on vacation. (Picks up where Storyboard 8 leaves off.)
  • Script 4 - Darron's 4th Draft
    06/11/13
    Creative Notes:
    PLEASE DISREGARD. Re-uploaded in RTF format for storyboard program. See Draft 3 for most current version of the script.
  • Script 3 - Darron's 3rd Draft
    06/01/13
    Creative Notes:
    Some more minor tweaks, formatting.
  • Script 2 - Darron's 2nd Draft
    06/01/13
    Creative Notes:
    I made a few minor tweaks to dialogue and fixed the layout to bring it more in line with standard script format.
  • Script 1 - Darron's Original Draft
    05/29/13
    Creative Notes:
    ‘Azeman’ is a story about the depths of friendship. There will be plenty of death, destruction and disembowelment for horror buffs. However, at its heart this story is really about the close-knit companionship these six friends share and what happens when tragedy comes along and threatens to (in some cases, quite literally) tear them all apart.