American Conjuring (2016) Movie Script

- Throw it to me.
- No me, Sarah.
Pass it to me.
- Hey, watch it.
I already have a broken wrist.
I don't need a concussion.
- Awe, loser.
Can't even throw the ball right.
Should have learned how to
throw a ball for your birthday.
- You're right, the
new girl is a loser.
She couldn't even
hit an elephant
if it was standing on her foot.
- I could too.
Why are you so
mean to me, Jenna?
- I'm bored.
I don't wanna play this
stupid game anymore.
- I don't know about
this, you guys.
Ms. Donna and Ms. Nina
said we weren't allowed in
the basement at anytime.
- You were supposed
to be here an hour ago
to help me with the party.
You know, it's Sarah's birthday.
She's only been here for a week.
You know, she still hasn't
settled in properly.
She's not getting on
that well with the girls.
She could really use this.
It would give her a
sense of belonging,
and a sense of family.
Get here in 30 minutes
or we're gonna have a problem.
No, I gotta call you back.
Oh my God.
- Well, there it is.
- What am I supposed to do?
- It's simple.
You go inside and look around.
Stay down there
for five minutes.
Macy will time you.
- Gotcha.
My watch keeps good time.
- Then what?
- Then you come out.
You're part of the club.
We go have some cake and punch.
- Five minutes?
- Five minutes.
- Donna's gonna
wonder where Sarah is.
- Shut up.
If she asks, we don't
know where she is.
- It's Sarah's birthday, Jenna.
She's gonna wonder.
- I said shut up.
We won't get in trouble
if you don't blab.
- Where's Sarah?
None of you girls
have seen Sarah
and you're all supposed
to be playing together.
I know you're always
up to something.
Where's Sarah?
- I swear, Ms. Donna.
I don't know where she is.
- Katie.
- Me neither.
- She said she was
going to the bathroom.
- Okay, well, why
didn't you say that
when I asked you before?
- Ah...
I didn't wanna get in trouble.
- Why would you get in trouble
for answering my question?
- I don't know.
- Okay, well, I gotta go inside
and get the Kool-Aid.
So if she gets back before I do,
you make sure she
doesn't go anywhere,
and I do not want to see
any finger trails in the icing.
You understand?
- We understand, Miss Donna.
- We won't let her go anywhere.
- Good.
You have been here for all
of the girls birthdays,
and I really need you
here for this one.
You know, Sarah likes you.
Yes, yes, I'm sure
you'll make it up to her.
Listen, just get here.
Good God.
- We're pinched for sure.
- No way.
She totally bought
Macy's bathroom story.
- She knew we were lying.
- That's because you acted
like we did something
when we didn't.
- Hey, here comes Sarah.
- Are you okay, Sarah?
- Yes.
- Sarah, are you all right?
- Sarah.
What have you done?
Sarah, what have you done?
- It was here at the
Carrington Orphanage
at 5980 Carpenter Road in
this building behind me
where the lifeless bodies
of three young girls
were found brutally murdered
at the hands of
one of their own.
Sarah Thompson was
only 11 years old
when she took a butcher knife
and attacked the girls.
Four years later, in a fit
of depression and madness,
she took her own life.
She claimed that she
was being haunted
by the ghost of the
house's original owner,
Hester Corbett.
Originally this building
was built in 1896
by Paul and Hester Corbett,
as they had plans
to set up roots
and start a family.
Unfortunately, Hester's
first attempt to have a child
was a still birth.
Devastated by the
loss, Paul left Hester
to live in the house alone.
A few years later, a
broken and depressed woman,
Hester committed suicide by
hanging herself in the basement.
Local legend says that
her soul is at unrest
and she still walks the
halls of this place.
Searching for her
still born baby.
Zachery Warren, a
paranormal investigator,
claims that he
made a recording of
the deceased woman's
voice last Halloween.
- We were in the
basement investigating,
and we decided to
do an EVP session.
- Oh, what's an EVP?
- Electronic Voice Phenomenon.
It allows us to
speak to spirits,
and with the digital recorder
we get to hear it back.
- Are there
any spirits in this house?
- There have been many rumors
that Haster Corbett was
responsible for a slew
of child murders during
her stay in the house.
Unfortunately, she killed
herself before anyone
could make the connection.
We attempted to investigate
some of these claims
and were able to determine
that in the years
that she was alive,
there were several
unsolved child murders
in the area.
On the record books,
she's innocent,
but if you listen
to local folklore,
they say they got the
record books wrong.
In their eyes, she's
a stone cold killer.
- And you got this
place for how much?
I think Teddy hung
you upside down
and shuck your pockets out.
- Hey, it may not look
like much from the outside,
but wait till you see what
the inside looks like.
Trust me.
When we get crackin'
on this place,
we'll have it lookin'
as good as new.
Inside and out.
- Uh-huh.
I don't know, Benjamin Harrison.
I was never keen
on getting a fixer upper.
What do you think, girls?
Girls, what do you think?
Zoe, get off your phone.
- What?
- It looks like
where vampires live.
- Shut up.
- What do you think, girls?
Zoe, Zoe.
Get off your phone.
- What?
- What do you think?
- Holy shit.
- Okay, don't swear.
I told you not to talk like
that around your sister.
- I'm sorry, Mom, but Jesus.
- Hey, I hate to interrupt this
intellectual discussion
you ladies are having,
but, let's go see Teddy.
That's his girlfriend's car.
- You got a lot of
guts comin' here.
After what you pulled.
How ya doin'?
- Good, good.
How are you?
- Carol, so good to see you.
- Hi.
- Zoe, Alyssa, I don't
believe you've met
my girlfriend Joan.
- So nice to meet you ladies.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Nice to meet you too.
- So, ya'll ready
to see the new digs?
- Can hardly wait.
I was telling that to
Ben all the way over.
- Then let's get too it.
- Hey Chloe.
Get back here you dumb dog.
- Alyssa.
- Hey, let her go.
You know, this is our new house.
She needs to get the
lay of the land anyway.
- I can wait out here
and make sure she's okay
if you all wanna go ahead.
- See, Joan will
be out here too.
Come on, let's go inside.
- Let's go.
La castle de Ben awaits.
This is the highest
room in the building.
Take a look out
these windows here,
you can almost see clear
through to Amero county.
- Wow, really?
- Yeah, on a
clear and sunny day.
- Oh, of course, it's
not a clear and sunny day.
- Ben, this is the perfect room
for you to set up your office.
- Yeah, no kidding.
I wanna start writing a novel.
This'll be the perfect place
to just get it out of the way.
You know, avoid
some distractions.
- Or make a great room for me.
- I don't think so, Missy.
Your room is next to
Alyssa's downstairs.
- Oh, I don't think so, Mom.
Seriously, she'd
be bugging me 24/7
to play with her dolls.
That kid is so annoying.
- Zoe, zip it.
- Unfortunately,
all of the bedrooms
are on the second floor
next to the bathrooms
and kitchen.
The little apartment sandwich.
There are some unfinished
rooms in the basement though.
Perfect for wallowing
in teenage angst.
- No thanks, I'm not actually
one of those weird emo kids
who likes to spend all their
time in a dark basement.
- Are you sure about that?
Some of that music you
listen to is pretty dark.
- God Mom, like
yours is any better.
- Okay, girls, come on.
- Personally, I enjoy
the musical stylings
of Fetus Grinder.
Ah, shall I show you
the rest of the house?
- Wait, so what was
this place before?
- What do you mean?
- Well, I mean like, it's
super dark and creepy.
Was is like an insane asylum?
- Zoe, it's...
- Don't.
Don't worry about it.
I can assure you
it most certainly was
not an insane asylum.
Nor did anything devious
or unseemly happen here.
It was an orphanage for a
short while in the '60s,
but then closed it down
and the family took over.
No, nothing bad
ever happened here.
Just good people trying
to raise families.
Like you folks.
- Yeah, you obviously don't
know our family too well.
- Zoe, please.
- Teddy, please forgive
our teenage daughter.
You know, she's
at that tender age
where she likes to
do anything she can
to get a rise out
of her parents.
- Well, only one of
my parents is here.
- Zoe, stop it!
- I like this one.
You should keep her.
She reminds me of me.
Used to say just about anything
to make my parental
units squirm.
Ah, basement.
- Oh my God.
- Why would you do
something like that?
- Mom, I didn't do that.
- Your behavior today
has been intolerable.
You know, Ben is trying
to be a good Dad to you.
Don't give him such a hard time.
- Well, he's not my Dad, Mom.
Remember you divorced my Dad.
- You and I are gonna
have a long chat later.
- As you can see, there's
not a lot of things
that need any major repairs.
Most of it's cosmetic.
You might to change
out some plumbing
or replace some shingles,
but that's about it.
- Well, I'm hoping that
doesn't cost too much.
I kinda went over my
budget on this one.
- Over your budget?
You low-balling bastard.
I'm givin' away my
inheritance here.
Besides, if you decided
you didn't wanna stay,
you could always fix the
place up on the cheap,
and sell it for a nice profit.
- No, I think after
doing all that work
we would stick around.
- Good to hear.
Joan and I will be close by.
You can come over,
barbecue, weekends.
Sunday fun-day, my friend.
- Are there any other
kids around here?
- I'm sure there are.
- Who was the lady
that was upstairs?
- Lady?
What lady, baby?
- When I went to get Chloe,
there was woman
upstairs looking at me.
- Maybe you were
just looking at me.
Or Zoe.
- I know what you
guys look like.
It wasn't either of you.
- Well, I assure you,
there's nobody else here but us.
- Right, so even though it
looks like Dracula lives here,
it's just the regular
old Harrison's.
- Hey, it doesn't look like
Dracula lives here, okay.
Stop scaring your sister.
- Fine, the Adams family then.
- Zoe, cut it out will you.
- I'm not scared, Mommy.
I know that this
is all fake anyway.
- Smart girl.
Well, let's see the
rest of the house.
Shall we?
Ah shit.
I thought this was gonna happen.
- Who is that?
- I'll take care of it.
- Teddy, please don't tell me...
- It's already done.
- What?
Did you tell them
what happened here?
Get your fucking
hands off me, Teddy.
- If you fuck this up for me,
you're gonna regret it.
Do you understand me?
- What is that?
A threat?
- Abso-fucking-lutely
it's a threat.
And if you show your
face around here again,
I'll have you locked
up for trespassing.
- Well, if you're not
gonna tell them, I am,
and you can't...
- That would
be very wise of you.
- Fuck you, Teddy!
- Now get the hell out of
here before I call the cops.
- This man is not your friend.
You need to get out of
here as soon as you can,
because terrible things
happened in this house.
- I'm callin' the cops.
- Don't bother Joaney.
I'm leaving.
Don't you forget what I said.
- I don't know about
you, but that lady
that stopped by today,
she kinda has me spooked.
- Don't worry, okay.
Teddy said we shouldn't believe
anything she was saying.
I for one think
she may have been
hittin' the sauce today.
- I wonder what kind
of terrible things
she was talking about though.
- Did something bad
happen here, Mommy?
- No, don't worry.
Nothing bad happened here.
- I think that lady was
just trying to scare us.
- Duh.
I mean, obviously you
can't get a place this size
for the price that Ben paid.
Not unless something really
shitty happened here.
- Stop it, you're
scaring your sister.
And another thing,
you're supposed to be
calling him Dad, not Ben.
- Whatever.
- Look, we've had it with
your horrible attitude.
Just go inside
the house, please.
- Fine, Ben.
- I'm startin' to think
she's never gonna like me.
- I used to be like
that when I was 17.
She just needs some time.
- I don't hate you, Daddy.
- Oh, thank you, baby.
I love you.
- I love you too.
- And look, I know this
place is a bit intimidating,
sure it's big and scary,
but it's just a house.
Once we clean it up and we
paint some of the walls,
it's really gonna start
feeling like our home.
We just have to
give it a chance.
So what color do you
wanna paint your bedroom?
- Can it be pink?
- Absolutely.
It's your bedroom,
it can be any color
you want it to be.
- Hear that, Mommy?
I get a pink room.
- You lucky girl.
I want a pink room.
- No, no way.
Then I would have to
sleep in a pink room.
Come on, let's bring the
rest of this stuff inside.
Alyssa, is that you?
Playing one of your
silly games, huh?
Yeah, well, if you girls
are trying to scare me,
just remember I
don't scare easily.
And I will get back to you
when you least expect it.
Yeah, whatever, you
girls have your fun.
I have work to do.
- What you doin', babe?
- Oh, I'm just tryin' to
move some of the stuff
out of the way.
Looks like the previous owners
were gonna renovate the place,
and just abandoned their plans.
A lot of unfinished
projects here.
- That's odd.
I wonder why.
- I don't know.
What, are you cold?
- Oh, my God, yes.
I'm freezing.
This house is chilling
me to the bone.
- Really?
I guess I didn't notice.
Too busy moving stuff around.
Chopping wood,
doin' the man stuff.
- Okay, Mr. Manly man.
Do you wanna go
check on the heat?
- Oh, you got it.
Love you.
- I love you too.
- Girls, are you down here?
Okay, this whole
sneaking around,
trying to scare Daddy thing
is getting kind of old.
Oh, ha ha.
Very fun.
The old rocking chair joke, huh.
- That's gonna leave a mark.
- Ben, honey, can you hear me?
- Daddy, are you okay?
- Yeah, yeah.
Daddy's okay.
Just uh...
- Let's get you up.
- Just clumsy.
- Let's get you upstairs.
- Glad you're okay, Daddy.
- Yeah, me too, pumpkin.
Just a big ol' headache.
- Are you okay, honey?
You've hardly touched your food.
- I'm fine, I'm just
not really hungry.
- Is it your stomach?
I can go get the...
- Dad, may I be excused?
- Is everything okay?
- Yeah, I just said I'm fine.
I just kind of wanna be
by myself for a while.
- Well, you could be a
little nicer to your father.
We're all tired, it doesn't
allowed you to be rude.
- Sorry, Dad.
May I be excused now?
- Yeah, go ahead.
But don't stray off too far.
We need to turn in soon.
We have a busy day
ahead of us tomorrow.
We'll all sleep in the
living room tonight.
- You're kidding me?
- About what?
- About all of use sleeping
in the same room together.
I was gonna take my sleeping
bag upstairs to my new room
and sleep there.
- No, some of the lights
aren't working up there, okay.
We're unfamiliar
with this place,
and I don't want you to
wind up hurting yourself
if you got up during the night
to go to the bathroom
or something.
- Jesus Christ, Dad.
I'm not two years old.
- I'm with your father on this.
We're a family.
Until we sort things out,
we'll stick together.
- I can not believe this shit.
- Zoe said a bad word.
- Zoe!
- Alyssa, stay out of it.
- Yes, ma'am.
- I'm almost 17 years old.
I should be able to make
some of my own decisions
where it comes to
my personal welfare,
and I don't think getting
to sleep in my new room
is asking too much.
- Look, okay, we're not trying
to run your life here, honey.
It's a safety precaution is all.
Once we move the stuff
into your new room,
and we fix all those lights,
it won't be an issue.
Now one night spent in the
presence of your family
won't kill you.
- I've been in your
presence all day long.
- Fine, okay, just go then.
My head hurts too much
ragging you about this.
- So, you just
let her go then?
- We need to turn in soon, okay.
It's getting late.
- Can I sleep in my room too?
- No.
- Zoe.
- Stay here with the dog.
- Zoe, hang on.
- I just need some air.
It really stinks in here.
- We all do.
- Hey, come on, let's go,
we'll clean this mess
up in the morning.
- Alyssa.
Is that you down there?
Alyssa, this is not funny.
Oh, my God.
You scared the
daylights out of me.
Don't ever sneak up
on me like that again.
Oh, baby, I'm sorry.
You just scared me a
little, that's all.
I heard some sounds from
the basement, some laughing,
and it startled me.
- Laughing?
- Yeah, like a little girl.
Are you sure you weren't
playing a joke on Mommy?
- No, it wasn't me, Mommy.
Honest, it wasn't.
- Where's your sister?
- She went out on a walk.
- It's okay, baby.
I must be just tired
from the move and all.
Must be seeing things.
- It's not a ghost is it?
- No, baby.
No, why would you say that?
- I saw a lady in the window.
She looked like she died.
Is she mad at us
for moving here?
- No, baby.
You're gonna scare yourself
with all this ghost talk.
There's nobody in
this big old house
except you, me, Zoe and Daddy.
- And Chloe.
Don't forget Chloe.
- Who could forget
about that big old mutt?
Just remember, there's
no such thing as ghosts.
Now go back up to your
room and start drawing.
I'll be there after I
get the laundry started.
- Okay, Mommy.
- Ben, Ben, there is
someone in the basement.
Someone's here.
There was a ball and
someone is hiding.
- A ball?
What the hell are
you talking about?
- Someone is in
the house with us.
It came from down there.
It rolled out of the darkness.
The ball was covered in blood.
- All right, stop it.
You're scaring Alyssa.
- I'm sorry, baby.
But go check it out yourself.
It's down by the laundry basket.
- Jesus, calm down.
- Why are you so angry?
- Because this sounds
goddamn ridiculous.
- Do you see it?
- No, no I don't.
There's no ball covered
in blood down here.
What the hell are you
trying to pull anyways?
- What?
I'm not trying to pull anything.
It was there, it rolled
out in front of me.
- Look, Carol.
There's nothing down here.
- Mom, I'm scared.
- Don't worry, baby, okay.
Mommy's just screwing
around with us.
Trying to pull a fast one.
- I am not.
- There's your applause, Carol.
Yeah, great joke.
You are a master prankster.
- I am not making this up.
There was a ball down there.
- Carol, enough!
- I'm sorry.
You're right.
- Yeah, I know.
Now take Alyssa upstairs.
I will do the goddamn laundry.
If you didn't wanna do it,
you could have just asked me.
You didn't have to
make up a stupid fucking story.
- Watch your language.
And I'm not lying.
- Fuck.
- What the fuck?
- You should have
seen your face.
- Fuck you, you little bitch.
Don't do that, I
don't feel good.
- I'm telling mom
you're swearing at me.
And smoking again.
- Don't you fucking dare.
I swear, you say one word
and all your little dolls
are going into the barbecue.
- You would not.
- Would to.
- Would not.
- Try me, little shit.
Not stopping being
a creep or go away.
- Who are you texting?
Some boy?
Are you sending pictures of
your private parts again?
- Shut the hell up!
- Ow.
Why are you always
so mean to me?
- Do I need a reason?
You're so goddamn annoying.
- Just because we
have different Daddies
doesn't mean you have
to be so mean to me
all the time.
- If it wasn't
for your Dad, Ben,
there wouldn't
have been a divorce
and we'd all still be together.
- But if mommy
didn't meet Daddy,
I wouldn't have been born.
- Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
I wish you never born.
K, now leave me alone.
- Zoe!
Don't leave me out here.
- What are you doin'?
- Remember the mess that
Zoe made last night?
I got a job to do.
- Yeah, right.
- Where you goin'?
- Well, the car's
parked in the driveway,
so I gotta go move it.
Before the movers get here.
- Probably a good idea.
- Where are the girls?
- Alyssa's in the den drawing,
and I think Zoe went for a walk.
- Is she doing okay?
- Zoe?
Yeah, surprisingly fine.
It's like it never happened.
No, I tried to give her
something for her stomach,
but she didn't
wanna have anything.
- Well, I guess we just
keep an eye on her then.
- Yeah.
- Hopefully it's
not a bug going around.
We don't all need
to get sick here.
- Speaking of sick.
- Don't have too much fun.
- I won't.
I've handled worse
at the hospital.
Damn it.
Forgot the cleaner.
Alyssa, no!
Oh my God.
- Mommy.
Oh my God, honey.
- Mommy, it hurts.
- Put this under water.
- Mommy, it hurts.
- I know, baby.
Press this on it.
Oh God.
- What happened?
- Alyssa cut herself.
And there's blood everywhere.
She needs to go to the hospital.
- Oh gee, okay calm down.
K, calm down.
I'll drive her into town and
then find a hospital there.
- I stay back and wait for Zoe.
- Okay, okay, good idea.
Baby, how did you cut yourself?
- Apparently she was
playing in the utensils box,
and got into the knives.
- What?
Hey, what have we told you
about playing with sharp things?
- I didn't want to.
Daddy, it hurts.
- Okay, don't worry.
Okay, come on, let's go.
- Hello.
Stupid piece of shit phone
doesn't get service anywhere.
Who is this?
- Zoe.
- Who's there?
- Zoe.
- Zoe.
- Our movers are here.
- Yeah, sure looks like it.
Hey, make sure you
finish those candies
before your Mom sees.
She's gonna skim me alive
for letting you eat
that before dinner.
- I promise I'll eat
all my food, Daddy.
- Oh yeah?
We're havin' broccoli tonight.
- Broccoli?
- That's okay.
You've had a rough day.
- Thanks Daddy.
- So, we have some good news.
The doctor said
Alyssa really didn't
cut too deeply.
There's no damage to any
of the major blood vessels,
but she does have some stitches.
Most of it was superficial.
You're smoking again.
I thought you quit months ago.
- I did.
- So, so why now?
Is something else wrong?
- Our daughter drew those.
- Alyssa drew these?
- Yeah.
- Look, kids drew weird
stuff all time, okay.
It's nothing to get
bent out of shape about.
But yeah, we probably
should talk to her
before school starts back.
Don't really want
the teachers to think
we're raising the next
Jeffrey Dahmer here.
- This is no time to be joking.
- This is our daughter, okay?
I'm not joking about this.
- Don't you find any of this
just a little bit weird?
- No, not particularly.
What, should I?
- Look, this one
is of you, me and Zoe.
The other night
when she was sick.
And it shows her
vomiting up black.
Do you know what I found
when I went to
clean her room, huh?
- No, I don't.
- A pile of black goo.
It was filled with
worms and bugs.
- Well, it's probably
something that she ate.
Like, yeah, maybe I
should have taken her
to see the doctor too.
- What about the bugs?
- Maybe they crawled up
from somewhere in this house.
I don't know, okay.
What do you want from me?
- How could Alyssa
have known any of it?
She wasn't there,
she was downstairs.
And we didn't tell
her any of it,
because we didn't
wanna upset her.
- Okay, well, it sounds to me
like somebody needs to take
just a little siesta here.
- Stop patronizing me.
Don't you dare.
Something is wrong here.
- Okay, what exactly
is wrong here then?
- Okay, this one.
Do you know when it was done?
- No, I don't.
- Alyssa didn't cut
herself by accident.
She did it on purpose.
I saw her.
This shows what happened
before it even occurred.
- I'm really not hearing this.
- You have got to hear this.
It is all true.
- It's all bullshit, okay.
Everything that's coming
out of your mouth right now
is bullshit.
- It's not bullshit!
It's all true, and
that's not all.
- Okay, what, so what else
is wrong here then, huh?
- Zoe was chased in the woods
this afternoon on her walk.
- What?
Who, who did it?
By who?
Who was it?
- I don't know, she
didn't seem them.
But it was someone
that must have known
because they kept
saying her name
like they were threatening her.
- Fuck!
- Watch your language.
- I don't care, okay.
Somebody was harassing
our daughter,
and I wanna know who is was
so I can wring their neck.
- Something's wrong
with this place.
It's possessed or
haunted or something.
- Are you serious?
Do you even hear
yourself right now?
- You can joke all you like.
Laugh all you like.
But we're outta here.
- What was that?
Okay, you're gonna have
to repeat yourself,
'cause I really don't
think I heard you right.
- I wanna take the girls
and leave this place.
You can come if you like,
but we're out of here.
- Do you have any
idea how much money
I just spent on this place?
We just got here
for Christ's sake,
now you're talking about
leaving it all behind.
You must be out of your mind.
- I thought you might say that.
Well, the girls
and I are leaving.
You can do whatever you like.
- You wanna act like a
spoiled little brat and leave?
Fine, go.
But the girls are staying
here, and that's final.
- You can't bully me.
We're going.
- Yeah, like hell you are.
- Daddy!
- Jesus.
- Carol.
Honey, are you awake?
You're awake.
- I've been awake for a while.
- So why don't you
answer me then?
Are you angry with me?
You hardly said two
words at dinner tonight.
- No.
Not angry, I've just been
thinking about some stuff.
- What's wrong?
I mean, we're still
friends aren't we?
You can talk to me.
- Of course we're still friends.
Don't be silly.
- So what's wrong?
- It's just...
Been bothering me.
All this stuff that's been
happening around the house.
And how quick you are
to dismiss that all.
You and the girls must
think I'm a total nut case.
- None of us think that, okay.
We just believe that
you've been stressed,
and that's leading
to your anxieties
getting the better of you.
- That's just a
nice way of saying
that you think I'm crazy.
- You're as mad as a hatter.
- I knew it.
- I mean, I always
thought you were insane.
- I'd have to be to be married
to you, Benjamin Harrison.
- That's true.
However, there are crazier
things in this world.
- Such as?
- Such as me marrying you.
- Stop it.
- How'd that get up here?
- What?
- The rocking chair.
I saw it down in the
basement earlier.
It's how I got this
knot on my head.
It was right near the boiler.
Did you bring it up here?
- I just assumed you did.
- No, I didn't.
- Stop looking at the old chair,
and start paying attention
to your old lady.
What the hell's wrong with you?
You almost gave me a black eye.
- Carol, there was somebody
in the room with us.
- There is nobody
in here with us,
are you out of
your goddamn mind.
- I saw her.
It, she was on top of me.
- She?
Oh, so you're thinking
about another woman
when you're supposed
to be making love...
- I know, Jesus
Christ, no, okay.
I saw her with my own eyes.
She was on top of ya.
- There is nobody
in here but us.
You know what, I've had it.
You're sleeping on
the couch tonight.
You're the one
who makes me think
that I'm the crazy one, huh?
I think that bump on your head
made you scramble your brain.
- Carol, okay, I wasn't
hallucinating, okay.
I wasn't thinking
over another woman.
I saw her, she was on top of me.
- Get the fuck out of here!
- You know what?
- Do you wanna have
some breakfast?
- Not hungry.
I have a lot to do today.
You could maybe help me out.
Take your mind off
some of the things
that are bothering you.
There's trees to trim,
there's yard trash
to be taken out,
sweeping, you can fold
up some of those boxes.
- I have some unpacking to do.
- Just do something
I'm going out.
- Somebody woke up with a stick
in their ass this morning.
- Zoe, that's not a
nice thing to say.
- Well, it's true.
- He's your father.
You have to respect him.
- Whatever.
- Can I help you?
- Actually, I'm
here to help you.
Please listen to me.
- Are you a Jehovah's Witness
or trying to sell
me something here?
- No, no no no no.
It's nothing like that, please.
- Well I don't mind telling
you it's a bit weird
just seeing you pull up
in my driveway like this.
- I know, please listen.
I know this is
gonna sound crazy,
but you and your family
are in mortal danger.
You need to get your
wife, your kid...
- Wait a minute.
You're that crazy lady who
came here the other day,
to tell my buddy
he shouldn't have
sold me this place, right?
- Look, whatever Teddy
told you, I am not crazy,
and he knows what
happened in this house.
He knows it should have
been burnt to the ground.
You need to leave.
- Are you threatening me?
- No, I'm not.
- What's going on here?
I'm Carol Harrison, and you are?
- My name is Donna MacCready.
I'm here to warn you
you're in grave danger.
You need to take your children,
especially the youngest one.
She's in the worst danger.
- What do you mean?
- You just need
to leave this house,
and go back where you came from.
- I want you to get
the hell out of here.
Get the hell out of here now.
- Please listen to
what I'm saying.
I'm gonna go, okay, but
I'll give you my card.
It's got my cell, my home,
you call me anytime,
night or day.
- Go now.
- Please listen
to what I've said.
I am not the enemy here.
I'm trying to help your family.
I'm going.
Please remember what I said.
- Alyssa, Zoe.
Will one of you go get the dog?
- Damn it.
- Oh my God.
- Mom, I heard you screaming.
What's up?
- Whatever you do, stay inside.
- What's going on?
- Just stay inside.
What have you done?
What have you done?
You killed our dog!
- Oh my God.
- Let's go.
Run for the car.
- Oh my God.
- Ben.
- Oh my God.
- Thank you so much
for meeting me.
- I'm so glad you called.
- I didn't know what else to do.
I couldn't call the police.
He's still my husband.
- Let's hope he still is.
- What's that supposed to mean?
- How much do you know
about the house that
you're living in?
- Other than thinking that we
totally got gyped by Teddy,
not too much.
- Yeah, you're talking
about Teddy Corbett.
He's been trying to
unload that place
unsuccessfully for years
until you and your
husband came to town.
Everybody knows
what happened there
with the orphan murders, and...
- Murders?
- Did you ever hear about
the infamous orphan murders?
Couple of filmmakers
have been coming to town
trying to make a movie
about it for years.
- Yeah, I heard about them,
but I thought that was
somewhere up north.
- No, it happened in the house
that you and your
family are living in.
- What?
- It's not the only bad
thing that happened there.
If I knew then what
I know now, I...
- What all happened?
- It's all in here.
All of it.
- Carrington Orphanage.
- Yeah, so the house
has gone through
reconstruction and renovation,
but it was built
in the early 1800s
by a man named Paul Corbett
and his wife Hester.
- Teddy's ancestors.
- One in the same.
I mean, the facts have been
obscured over the years.
Not sure exactly what happened,
but something really terrible
happened in that house
between Hester and
her husband Paul.
So no one really knows
what happened one night,
but Paul and Hester got
into an awful fight,
and Paul left in the
middle of the night,
was never seen or heard from,
and Hester hung herself
in the basement.
- What?
Oh my God.
- So, legend has it that
Hester placed a curse
on anybody that spends
any time in that house.
I mean, whether you believe
in that kind of thing,
but I am telling you
nobody that has spent
any time in that house
has come to a good end.
Everybody has been
affected by that curse.
- But, yet, here you are.
You seem to have escaped
the so-called curse.
- Yeah, well, maybe I haven't.
- My daughter Alyssa.
- The youngest one?
- She's been drawing pictures
of things that you've described,
and things since.
- Like what?
- Here's something
for your scrap book.
- Oh my God.
- Oh my God.
- What is this?
It's awful.
- Oh my God.
Oh my God, we gotta go.
Oh, oh.
Girls, we're going.
- Hello.
Who's there?
- Hey stranger.
Wanna come in and wash my back?
I'm not mad.
What don't you come in?
We'll work it out.
- What the fuck?
Ben, why are you calling me?
- I need to talk to you.
It's important.
- It's very late.
- I know, okay.
I wouldn't have called you
if this wasn't important.
- Where's Carol?
- She left.
- Why?
Did you tell her about us?
- No, something else.
I need you to come see me.
- Look, I don't think
that's a good idea.
- Joan, please.
This is important, okay.
I want you to come see me.
- Fuck.
- Hello.
Are you still there?
- Yeah, I'm still here.
Look, what happened
with us in the past
was a huge mistake.
- Look, okay, we've been
through this before.
It has nothing to do about that.
I'm in a bind here, okay.
I need you to come see me.
- Why don't you call Teddy?
You know he's still
your best friend.
- No, he wouldn't understand.
- Okay.
But I don't wanna
hear about the past,
and I don't want you
starting anything new,
or else I'm leaving immediately.
You understand?
- I understand.
I promise nothing
like that will happen.
- I'll see you in a little bit.
Ben, it's me.
Let me in.
Are you gonna let me in,
or are you just gonna
let me drown out here?
- Yeah, come on in.
- So?
What's this all about?
You got me here, don't
leave me in suspense.
- It's in the kitchen.
Let me show you.
- Oh, what the hell, Ben?
Why are the lights
off in this place?
- It's on the counter.
Alyssa drew those.
She drew that one today.
She knows things
are gonna happen
before they do, somehow.
- Before they do somehow?
- Why are you doing this to me?
I know what you want me to do.
If I do this,
do you promise all the
bad thoughts will go away?
- Comin'.
Slow your damn roll.
Who is it?
- It's me, Ben.
Open up, man.
Something terrible has happened.
- Jesus.
Get in here, man.
What the hell happened?
Was there an accident?
- Sort of.
- Wait here, I'm gonna
get an ambulance.
- No.
No doctors, no cops.
- Ben, wait a minute.
- You're awake.
Thought I'd have to get
started without you.
Let you give you a
piece of advice, Ace.
There are two things
you never fuck with
that belong to a man.
Two things!
A man's family.
And two, is money.
You screwed with both, Teddy.
Any last words?
I guess it's kinda hard to talk
with that gag in
your mouth, isn't it?
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Well, I hate to
break this to you,
but this is gonna hurt a lot.
I really hated to do that to ya.
You know that, right, Teddy?
We're best friends.
Best friends don't
hurt each other.
Huh, do they?
Oh, for fuck sakes.
- You fucked up my life, man.
You fucked it up.
You had to pay.
I know about you and Joan.
I was there.
At the party.
I saw it in that fucking car.
- Ben please, what, huh?
Please forgive me and Joan
for fucking up your life?
Is that the please
you're talking about?
I already took care of Joan.
Now it's your turn.
Revenge is a messy
business, my friend.
Look at all this blood.
You know, I always knew
you were full of shit, but,
who would have thought you
have this much blood in you?
God damn it, it's everywhere.
You brought this on yourself.
You know that, right, Teddy?
You mess with the bull,
you're gonna get the horns.
Should have done
this last night.
We gotta dot the Is,
cross all the Ts.
Isn't that right, Teddy?
Can't leave any evidence behind.
What do you have to
say for yourself, huh?
Yeah, you always were
the talkative one.
Here, have a drink, pal.
Ashes to ashes, dust
to dust, my friend.
I killed you!
- Okay girls, I want
you to stay in the car.
We're just gonna go in
for a couple minutes,
but whatever you do,
just stay in the car
until we get back.
- No, no no, Mom.
We should go in with you.
I mean, we should
all do this together.
- No, Donna and I
are just gonna go in
for a couple minutes.
We're gonna go just check
and see if your Daddy's okay.
- You're gonna go
storm in the house
because of something
Alyssa drew?
It's not like she's
psychic or something.
- Just do as I say.
Stay in the car.
- All right.
- We'll be right back.
- Daddy's not okay.
He did something very bad.
He's not finished yet.
- I'll get the lights.
The lights aren't working.
- He broke the lights out.
- Okay, Carol, I
don't think it's safe
to be stumbling around
here in the dark.
We should go.
- No, I've got a flash light.
Just stay close to me.
- Okay.
We must be nuts being
in here looking for him.
I mean, he just viciously
slaughtered your dog.
- No, he's not here.
Go tell the girls that
they can grab a few things.
Come in quickly.
What's wrong?
- This is where it all started,
and the curse was
put upon this house.
- This place just creeps me out.
I wish we never
would've moved here.
- Okay, be safe, I'm
gonna go get the girls.
Be careful.
- Okay.
I'll look for some light bulbs.
- Is everything okay?
- Everything's fine.
Your father's not here,
so it's just us girls.
But the lights are
out in the house,
so your mom's just looking
for some light bulbs.
Okay, we'll get
the lights going,
and then...
Okay, girls, just
stay here all right.
Just stay here.
- Uh-oh.
- Uh-oh?
What do you mean, uh-oh?
- Daddy's home.
- Ben, what are you doing here?
What happened to you?
What are you doing?
No, please no.
- Well, here we are.
One big happy family.
- What have you done?
- I did what I had to do
to keep this family together.
And then you ran away
with my little girls.
Why'd you do that, Carol?
I thought you loved me.
- I did.
I do, I mean, we're family.
I mean, that's
what family's for.
We'll support you.
- Why do I need support, huh?
- Just don't hurt my daughters.
- Why would I ever wanna
hurt our little angels, huh?
Do you?
- Stop it!
Stop it.
- There he is.
Oh my God.
Ben, Ben honey, can you hear me?
- Daddy, are you okay?
- Yeah, yeah, Daddy's
okay, just uh...
- Let's get you up.
- Just clumsy.
- Let's get you upstairs.
- I'm glad you're okay, Daddy.
- Yeah, yeah, me too, pumpkin.
Just, ugh, a big old headache.
What are you drawing
there, baby girl?
- Wanna see?
- Sure.
Oh, it's really good.
Good job, sweetheart.
- Thanks Daddy.
I made one especially
for you today.
I'll go get it.
- Okay, can't wait.
Hey, you know honey,
I was thinking.
- About what?
- About us moving.
And we can still, I just...
I don't think Teddy was
playing straight with us
about this house.
We can just stop payment
and explain we
changed our minds.
We could move to New York.
Buy us an apple
grove or something.
- We changed our minds?
Sounds like you
changed your mind.
Girls and I like it here.
- Since when?
No, really, I think moving
would be for the best.
I'll call Teddy
here for breakfast
and let him know.
- I said, the girls
and I like it here.
Cheating bastard.
- What happened?
- We're going for ice cream.
- Bye Ben.
- Bye Dad.
- Okay, let's
all get in the car.
- Shotgun.
- Why does Zoe always get to sit
in the front seat?
I wanna sit up front too.
- 'Cause I'm older,
and you can't beat me up.
- Enough arguing.
It's a great day out.
We are really
gonna like it here.