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BRAD: “He’s a garden gnome. The guy at
the swap meet said he’ll protect the garden.”
PENNY: “I don’t like him. He gives me
the creeps.”PENNY and BRAD bicker about everything,
so it’s no surprise that the gloves come off
when Brad brings home a garden gnome to protect the
garden. Against her wishes, Penny gives in and allows
the eerie gnome to stay.
Later that night Penny wakes, hearing a scratching
noise. Brad investigates and it turns out ARTHUR his
nosy neighbor is changing a light bulb at his wife’s
urging. Arthur wants to know if things are going okay
with Brad and Penny. Brad insists everything is fine.
Brad comes back to bed and tells Penny about Arthur
which seems to settle her. They go to sleep, but later
Penny wakes hearing the noise again. This time Brad
hears it too and investigates. He doesn’t see
Arthur this time and he no longer hears the noise,
so he settles in the kitchen for a glass of milk.
He hears scratching coming from the back patio and
moves toward it. He pulls the drapes, scans the patio.
Nothing. He goes outside looks around. He stops by
the gnome and asks him if he’s protecting the
garden. Satisfied that whatever made the noise is
gone, Brad heads back inside. Unknown to him, the
gnome’s eyes follow him.
Fearing discovery, the gnome grabs the trowel, launches
himself on Brad and murders him before he can say
Upstairs Penny is scared. She calls for Brad, but
he doesn’t respond. Tentatively, she steps down
the stairs. She calls for Brad. He doesn’t answer.
She grabs an umbrella for protection and heads for
the door. But nothing prepares her for what she sees:
a pint sized terror, speeding for her brandishing
a bloody trowel. Penny smashes into the dining room
table, then smacks into the couch as the laughing,
grunting gnome follows. Penny throws a blanket on
him, but he simply cuts through it. Penny heads for
the front door, but it is locked. The gnome comes
for her. She heads upstairs.
A terrific chase ensues. Penny calls the police for
help, but the gnome is fast upon her. She jumps up
on her bed and loses him. As thunder crackles, she
tries to escape the bed room, with the gnome hot on
Penny bloodied and near hysterical summons strength
she never knew she had. She throws down the gauntlet
and faces the gnome in a battle of will and wits.
In the end, (this section is deleted so as not to
spoil the ending for viewers – the management).