A stone gargoyle sits on the roof of a local high school -
- a gargoyle that isn’t quite made of stone and has far more influence than the school Principal.
A dedicated, caring English teacher arrives for the day.
The gargoyle comes to life – and starts making trouble.
Wizard, leader of street gang, comes under the evil stare of the demon,
and starts a fight with a rival gang member from it’s influence.
As they fight, the kids cheer them on and no one intervenes.
As Wizard tries to kill his opponent, the English teacher throws herself at him, knocking him over.
The fight has been stopped. But - she looks up . . .
Straight into the eyes of the evil stone creature – and become possessed by it.
That night, the creature exerts its new-found power over the teacher.
She awakens as if in a dream, clawing at the sheets and ripping open the mattress.
The evil creature smiles in triumph, but she soon comes back to her senses,
with no idea what happened to the bed or herself.
The next day, tired and upset, she tries to teach class, but one of Wizard’s gang members creates a disturbance.
After trying to reason with him, the demon comes to life and she rams the student into the wall.
Everyone watches in disbelief as she lifts him 3 feet off the floor.
Wizard gets up to stop her, but . . .
She turns on him with such a nasty smile and says “What’s on your tiny little mind?”, that he backs away.
Later, in the hall, she slams a student against his locker for trying to bash the lock to pieces,
and tells him to respect the school, since it’s been around a long time.
That night, she has to soak her swollen and injured hand, and doesn’t understand what’s happening to her.
Even Muffin, her dog, doesn’t like her now – all she does is growl at her mistress.
The next morning in class, while attempting to teach . . .
Wizard brings in a boombox and turns it on to top volume. She comes back and asks him to turn it off. He doesn’t. She picks up the boombox and smashes it.
Wizard gets mad and tries to attack her; she picks him up and throws him from the room. The rest of the class is suddenly very attentive and orderly, paying strict attention to her.
After class, she goes into the restroom to splash cold water on her face.
When she looks in the mirror . . .
She is shocked at what she sees.
An evil version of herself looks back at her, and tries to grab her.
A hand shoots out from the mirror, a clawed hand. She runs out in terror.
Outside, Wizard and his gang vow to get the teacher that has humiliated them.
Wizard breaks into the school with a baseball bat, determined to make his teacher pay.
The evil that possesses her knows he’s coming, and the sly, nasty smile comes back.
The gargoyle comes to life again, hungry for more violence.
She walks down the hall, knowing Wizard will follow.
She leads him to a storage room, where he can’t seem to find her.
Something jumps at him . . .
but it doesn’t look like the woman he followed; it looks like a monster. It has incredible strength and speed, and he’s in trouble.
A storm comes up outdoors as the stone demon is enjoying himself.
The “teacher creature” jumps from the top of a bookcase onto Wizard, and knocks him to the floor.
She tries to really hurt him this time . . .
But . . .
Happens to look up and see herself in a mirror. She comes back to her senses . . .
And backs away from Wizard, screaming “No!” – and right into a electrical juntion box. Sparks fly inside and out as lightning hits the gargoyle at the same time.
The gargoyle is destroyed, and peace comes to the high school at last.
She collapses, and miraculously is not dead. Wizard asks her why she didn’t hurt him.
She says she couldn’t – and he is grateful.
They leave the storage room, not sure why they were so antagonistic to each other, but they can at least try to be friends now that the "teacher's aide" has been destroyed.
Last revised: Sunday, April 28, 2002