The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015) Movie Script

Father Barrow?
Father James asks if you're ready.
He needs you now.
Will you bejoining us?
I fear not.
Depart, accursed one.
Depart with all your deceits.
Depart then, transgressor.
Depart, seducer,
full of lies and cunning,
foe of virtue,
persecutor of the innocent.
Give place,
abominable creature.
Give way, you monster.
Give way to Christ,
in whom you found
none of your works.
For he has already stripped you of your
powers and laid waste your kingdom,
bound you prisoner
and plundered your weapons.
He has cast you forth
into the outer darkness,
where everlasting ruin
awaits you and your abettors.
To what purpose do you insolently resist?
To what purpose
do you brazenly refuse?
For you are guilty
before Almighty God,
whose laws
you have transgressed.
You are guilty before his Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
whom you presumed to tempt.
You are guilty
before the whole human race,
to whom you proffered by your
enticements the poison cup of death.
Is the cochan prepared?
Expulsion is near.
Therefore, I adjure you,
profligate dragon,
in the name
of the spotless Lamb,
who has trodden down the asp
and the basilisk...
and overcome the lion
and the dragon,
to depart from this woman
and her unborn child,
to depart
from the church of God.
And when he had cast you out,
you did not even dare,
except by his leave,
to enter into a herd of swine.
And now, as I adjure you
in his name,
begone from this woman and her unborn
Please help me.
Help me. Save me.
My baby. Let me go.
Depart then, impious one-
My baby. Let me go. Please.
Do what you know is right.
For my baby.
Everything's gonna be okay.
Trust me.
- - Father, please.
The baby is coming.
Help me. Please.
Do whafs right!
Yes. Yes.
...give place to the Lord Jesus Christ,
who shed his most precious blood for man.
She's going into labor. We have
to help her.
...from whose sight
nothing is hidden.
It is he who repels you,
to whose might all things are subject.
Please, Father. Help me.
Please. Do whafs right.
Please, Father.
What are you doing, Father?
Father, you will always be
a fool for the flesh!
What have you done?
MY wife. My baby.
Good evening, Father.
Evening to you, Elliott.
[ Woman On
PA j Lights out in 75 minutes.
I'm Henry Davies.
I'm the chaplain
at Clovesdale.
And my attorney tells me
you're the guy to thank...
for being transferred here
instead of prison.
It was nothing. I play basketball
with the attorney general.
I convinced him that you'd be..
best in a Catholic-run institution.
Besides, it was you who had to accept
the plea of insanity to make this work.
I received official notice
from the Vatican, and, uh,
I've been instructed
to pass it over to you.
You've been dismissed
from your clerical state.
By papal decree,
no less.
"From this moment forth,
you are expressly forbidden
from exercising ministerial functions. "
I did all I could.
So I'm no longer a priest.
You understand the decree
that's been handed down to you?
Yes, I do.
Very well.
May God watch over your soul,
John Barrow.
John, I'm going to be
retiring soon.
Until I do, I'm gonna be saying mass
every day in the chapel at 8:00 AM.
You're welcome
to join us.
Thank you.
Party hearty!
Luckiest girl
in the whole wide world, right?
Cheers. Happy birthday!
Oh, my God.
You guys, six years ago,
I never would have thought...
that I would be here,
doing this on my birthday.
Thank you so much.
The youngest woman
to make partner...
deserves to let loose
on her 24th birthday.
Nobody anywhere has ever
made partner below 30.
Do you know how fortunate
you are right now?
You would not have said that
if you knew me in high school.
- Right?
- Yeah.
You're the best.
Hey! Lydia!
Molly, meet Lydia.
Lydia, Molly.
It is Molly's birthday, and get
this- She just made partner.
- Happy birthday, Molly. it's really
nice to meet you. - Thank you.
- it's getting late.
Let's go home. - Okay. Here.
Have a shot.
So are you always
this much fun?
You have no idea.
Come here.
Oh. No, no, no, no, no.
Hey! Jerk!
Lei us in!
Hey! Open the door!
Come on.
Let's dance.
All right.
All right, all right, all right!
Happy 24th.
'Scuse us. 'Scuse us.
Molly! Molly!
- Maybe you should go home.
- Oh, that's a good idea.
You guys wanna come home?
Oh, yeah.
Molly! Molly!
Let's go.
Molly, we're leaving!
- Molly!
- Forget it. Come on. Let's go.
[ Laughing 1
Oh, snap.
It's not bad.
Come here.
[ Laughs 1
Come here.
Go to the bed.
That's lovely.
Say, "Happy birthday. "
Happy birthday.
Say it again.
Happy birthday.
Okay. Enough.
Go to the bed.
You gonna join us,
or what?
Just a second.
- Ms. Hartley?
- Yeah.
We got a lot of complaints about noise
from your neighbors early this morning.
You having a party?
Oh, no. I was celebrating my birthday.
You mind if we come in
and take a look around?
No. No. Come on in.
We've also had complaints...
about shouting and yelling
coming from your apartment.
Sorry, Officer.
You okay?
Y- Yeah. I'm fine.
I'm a little bit hungover,
but yeah.
Okay. Well, please stay here
while I look around. All right?
Yes, ma'am.
IQOt two!
We have a double 187. One male, early 30s.
One female, late 20s.
Who are they?
Do you know them?
Yeah. Yeah.
Did you kill them?
If you didn't kill them,
Ms. Hartley, then who did?
You don't hear that?
No. I don't hear
Look, this is gonna go a whole lot better for you
if you just tell us what happened here.
You want to know
what happened last night?
I didn't kill them.
We did.
Fve heard enough. Let's go.
Uh, Sam.
You're bleeding.
It's happening-
What's happening?
We're here.
What did she say?
We're here!
Dear Heavenly Father,
thank you for this day.
Thank you for my being able
to wake once again,
to see and to hear
this morning.
I'm proud of you, Barrow.
A man of lesser faith would have turned his
back on God after what you've been through.
Excuse me
while I make my final rounds.
Hey. What are you gonna do with all your free
time once you've retired from this place?
I'll be teaching
at a local seminary,
where there's a residency
awaiting me.
Besides that, what else?
Drinking a lot of beer,
playing a lot of basketball.
Which you're welcome
to do with me...
when they release you
from this place.
No! No! No!
Hanley, Molly.
You are being held here for a court-ordered
evaluation. it's for your own good.
How was
last night, Mikey?
And what about your own good?
Janet Marie Jones.
I Gutiural Voice 1
Janet Man's Jones.
Everything okay?
Janet, is everything okay?
Do you want us
to call someone?
No. No. No.
I'm, um- I'm fine.
[ Gasping 1
Are you
all right?
I said yes.
Get her processed, please. Now.
Janet, what happened?
Lights out.
Keep it down in there!
Shut up!
Be quiet!
Molly. Molly.
[ ThumpiflQ 1
Molly. Molly.
Molly. Molly. Molly.
We're getting stronger.
[Gasping 1
Oh, my God! Oh, my God!
Oh, God. Excuse-
Excuse me! Excuse me!
Someone help me!
Someone help me, please!
Oh, my God! Oh, my God.
Somebody help me!
Get out!
Get out!
Hello, Molly.
I'm Dr. Laurie Hawthorne.
I know who you are.
I'll be meeting with you several
times a week while you're here...
for evaluation as we prep you for
your future beyond these walls.
You aren't scared
to be in here with me?
Should I be?
You read the file?
I have.
Says here you had a complete
and total mental breakdown-
a breakdown that started
on your 24th birthday.
Is that right?
We'll be evaluating you here with us
for the next 30 days.
I'm- I won't be here
that long.
What is it, Molly?
Whatever it is, we're here
to help you through it,
to help you
to the next stage.
What do you mean,
the next stage?
Of your life.
Molly, your father committed suicide
in a mental institution...
after he was found guilty
of murdering your mother.
How much do you remember
of that?
Does my file tell you...
that my parents
were also into the occult?
Of course.
I'm not insane,
Dr. Hawthorne.
I don't think
that you are.
I'm possessed.
Molly, multiple personalities are-
You think
you can help me'?
You have no idea
what you're dealing with.
Molly, I can
only help you if you're-
I had a counselor like you once.
In high school.
She thought she knew
what was best for me too.
She's dead now.
Doctor! Doctor!
Doctor. Doctor. Doctor!
Harileyfls counselor, Dr. Emerson,
boyfriend, Joseph Young,
were eventually found
to have ties to the occult.
Both were found dead
in a bizarre double suicide...
shortly after Hariley
escaped from their cult...
and moved to Michigan
to start a new life.
She did this.
She brought him here.
We need to do something.
Molly, today I would
like to talk about your past.
I'd like to talk
about the occult.
I want you to know
that I am not like them.
You can trust me.
I want whafs best for you.
Do you know that, Molly?
I'm here to help you
through this.
Molly, are you okay?
What's happening?
My master says hello.
Our Father,
which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be
done in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
our daily bread...
and forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive them who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory,
forever and ever.
Stop it.
Stop it.
Stop it.
Stop it.
Stop it!
Dr. Ham/theme, you've
got to come see this.
On my WHY
Oh, my God.
Molly, settle down.
Hello, Molly.
How are you feeling?
I'm sorry I had to do this,
but ifs for your own protection.
You hurt yourself badly.
In rereading the transcripts of your
case, I was struck by something.
You claimed
that on your 18th birthday,
you were essentially
possessed by the devil.
But you testified you believed
that this was only the first phase.
You quoted your school counselor,
Dr. Emerson,
the woman who betrayed you,
as saying,
"We have watched you grow.
There are
great things ahead.
You are the one. "
You said in court that you've come to
believe that what she meant by that...
was that you will be the one who will
return Satan to this mortal coil.
Is that correct?
You believe your possession on your
18th birthday is like a pregnancy-
a pregnancy you thought would
come to term in your 24th year.
Don't you see, Molly?
Maybe this is some sort of psychosomatic
self-fulfilling prophecy.
You believed this would happen
on your 24th birthday,
so now your mind
is willing it to be.
And ifs manifesting physically
with the vomiting and the noises.
Why else would this- this possession
need to incubate from 18 to 24?
Can you tell me why, Molly?
I have been
thinking about it.
It's because
it's six years later.
Six years, six months,
six days, to be exact.
But six months and six days
after your 24th birthday-
That's only
a few days away.
[ Growling 1
Molly, I can't understand
what you're saying.
I can't understand
what you're saying, Molly.
Stop it! Stop it!
He's coming!
"He's coming. " 7:06.
Sixth hour and 66 minutes.
Please, Father.
Please, Father.
Help me.
Wham you say'?
Please. Please.
Do whafs right.
Hey, Barrow. Bedtime.
Code gray!
Help! Help!
We need restraints in here now!
Help! Now!
I'm coming!
Excuse us, please.
Father Barrow.
I haven't been called that
in a while.
I need to talk to you
right away.
Of course.
It's one of
our other patients.
Molly Hartley?
I think she's possessed.
Then what you need
is a priest.
I read that once a man is ordained
as a priest, he's always a priest.
What you need is a priest that's
still ordained by the church.
Things are happening.
Unexplainable things.
Can we talk
somewhere else?
I read that there are
two types of exorcisms-
solemn and unofficial.
A solemn exorcism has to
be approved by the church.
An unofficial exorcism
can be performed by a layperson.
Someone's been doing
their homework.
After all the lawsuits
and bad media attention,
the Roman Catholic church no longer even
teaches priests how to perform exorcisms.
As of last year, there's only 17
trained exorcists in all of America.
Including me.
Including you.
And of those 17,
only one has been involved
in an actual exorcism.
You know the ritual
of exorcism, Barrow.
You no longer need approval.
Think of this
as your redemption.
There's no such thing. Please.
go to the cops.
They won't believe me.
Just take a look at her.
This young woman, she needs you.
She's in pain.
We have no time.
What about your freedom?
You do this for me, I sign your
release papers. Simple as that.
It's not that simple.
When did this happen?
Last night at 7:06.
How do you know that?
Because all of
the watches and clocks...
stopped at that
exact same time last night.
Sixty-six minutes
after the sixth hour.
He's here!
His time is near!
His time is near!
Save us!
Everyone to their rooms.
Lockdown in efiect.
Mind if I have a moment
to talk to the patient alone?
Of course.
Hello, Molly.
My name is John Barrow.
I know who
you are, Father Barrow.
I'm not an actual priest
So stupid.
Pardon me?
Like bringing a knife
to a gunfight.
I'm not talking to Molly,
am I?
I'd like to talk to Molly.
No Molly. Only us.
Us who?
"And he asked him,
'What is thy name?'
And he answered, 'My name
is Legion. "'
- You know the Bible, I see.
- The opiate of the masses?
You know what happens next
after that verse you cited?
"There was nigh unto the
mountain a great herd of swine.
And forthwith, Jesus sent the demons
into the swine.
And the herd ran violently into the sea,
and they drowned in the waters. "
Yeah. Poor little piggies.
But I like that very much.
You do?
And now they sent a pauper
for the prince!
You're referring to the fact
I'm no longer a priest.
Dr. Hawthome
told you that.
The things they tell
in the bowels of hell, Barrow.
Call Johnny Milton. I just wrote another
verse for his doggerel about me.
- Paradise Lost.
- Paradise now.
Paradise right here and now.
Paradise, right here, right now.
Come here.
Come here.
I'll show you what I mean.
[ Laughs 1
You cannot seduce me, demon.
Oh, yeah.
Is Molly in there with you?
- I'd like lo talk to Molly.
- Why, so you can help her?
I would like to talk to Molly.
So you can help her like you tried
to help the others?
What have you done?
My wife! My baby!
You're nothing but a failure, priest!
I wanna see Molly Hartley.
Please help me.
[ Laughing 1
Did you enjoy that, Barrow?
Was it everything you hoped for?
She's stronger than you think.
She's in there,
and I'm gonna help her out.
Was Molly
an exceptional student?
That's the thing.
In high school, she was an average student.
Nothing special.
Then on her 18th birthday,
everything changed.
Wharton School of Business,
straight A's.
Graduated a semester early,
magna cum laude.
Hired on at a top financial firm
shortly afterward...
and made partner at 24.
It's almost like she had some sort
of helping hand along the way.
What about in literature?
John Mme",
Paradise Lost?
It's doubtful she'd have
any of that knowledge.
Not from business school,
I have to review her high school
academic file further.
So what do you think?
If you don't mind,
I'd like to see somebody.
Consult with.
Confidentially, of course.
Chaplain Davies.
- They let you out?
- Not exactly.
What brings the prodigal son
hereto me'?
I think there's a patient at Clovesdale
that needs an exorcism.
I don't care if she spoke the entire Bible
backwards in Aramaic.
There's no way the church is going to
approve an exorcism in this day and age.
- I know.
- Then what are you doing here?
- Because in my experience, the
girl is possessed. - So help her.
But know what you're doing
might have serious consequences.
I know, but
I'm not a priest anymore.
Don'i have to be in the NBA
to play basketball, right?
Is your reluctance really
to do with what happened last time?
It is.
Wait here.
I have something for you.
I kept these for you,
locked up down there.
God, wash away the iniquities of this building
and cleanse it from its sins,
taking away all place
of refuge for the dark one...
as he's vanquished from your
humble servant, Molly Hartley.
come to my assistance who you've
created in your likeness...
and who you've redeemed
at a great price...
from the tyranny
of the devil.
Why don't you
untie me now?
Are you gonna wait for the
cock to crow three times,
like that fool
who founded your church?
I'm with no church.
I come armed only with the faith in the Lord
that banished you to the bowels of hell.
Most glorious prince
of the heavenly armies,
defend me in my battle
against principalities and powers,
against the rulers
of this dark world,
against the spirit of wickedness
in the high places.
[ Laughs 1
The supplicant's position.
The perfect place
for a meager servant.
Do you want to kiss my ring?
Or my lips?
- You can have any of this!
- Silence, demon.
In the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
as it is now and ever shall be,
world with no end.
Why did you fail me, Barrow?
Please, Barrow, stop this.
This is no way to help your flock.
- You know how this will end.
- You can't fool me again, demon.
You're not her.
You're not her!
Linvoke all God's
virtues- h,B8HTWM!
Against every hostile,
merciless power...
that assails her body
and her soul,
against the false laws
of heresy,
against the deceits
of idolatry,
against the art and the spells that
bind the souls of every man and woman.
Free Molly Hartley
from your evil.
Begone! In the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Make place for the Holy
Spirit in the name of the-
all God's virtues...
against every hostile,
merciless power...
that assails her body
and her soul,
against the false laws
of heresy,
against the deceits
of idolatry,
against the art and the laws that bind
the souls of every man and woman.
Free Molly Hartley
from your evil!
[ Blows 1
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be
done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day
our daily bread...
and forgive us our trespasses...
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and
the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
You keep your shit away from me!
I cast you out,
unclean spirit,
along with every satanic power
of the enemy,
every specter from hell...
and all of your fell companions...
in the name of
the Lord Jesus Christ.
And stay away from
this creature of the Almighty.
Begone from Molly Hartley!
The Holy
Spirit commands you.
The Holy Spirit commands you!
The Holy Spirit commands you!
The Holy Spirit commands you!
God the Father
commands you.
God the Son
commands you.
- - God the
Holy Spirit commands you.
The blood of the martyr
commands you.
The continence of the confessor
commands you.
The devout prayers of every holy
man and woman commands you.
I'm here!
I'm here!
You can do this, John.
You just have to believe.
That's what I'm afraid of.
What if my belief in God is
outweighed by the fear of the devil?
Not your belief in God
or the devil.
You have to believe
in yourself.
And in Molly.
My hour's upon thee,
Today is the day. 666.
Six years, six months
and six days...
since this stinking piece of flesh
became impregnated with my spirit.
You know what this is?
it's time, Barrow.
- Do you know what this is?
- it's time for my birth!
- Answer me! -
"There was nigh unto the mountain...
a great herd of swine.
Forthwith, Jesus sent the demons
into the swine.
And the herd ran violently into the sea
and drowned in the waters. "
That's very good.
Now you must know
I'm going to cast you out of Molly,
by the power of Christ,
and send you into the swine.
A pathetic cradle for a king.
By the name of Jesus Christ,
my God and my Lord,
and strengthened
by the power of my faith,
I confidently undertake to repulse
the attacks and deceits of the devil.
Most cunning serpent,
you will no longer dare to torment this
young woman and sift her like wheat.
God, use your mighty hand...
to strike him from your servant,
Molly Hartley.
You must be Father Barrow.
I'm Molly.
Nice to meet you.
You know I can't repay you
for what you did for me, right?
You don't have to repay me.
Thank you.
Good-bye, Molly Hartley.
Come in.
It's done.
You have me cochon.
Give it to me.
I'll put it in my safe
until the ceremony.
Thanks for all your help.
it's nothing.
You've done this ritual before?
But I have confidence
he will guide me.
It's safe down there?
Safe as anywhere else.
What is this?
It's the Sigil of Baphomet. it's the
insignia of the Church of Satan.
I've been prepping myself
for the ritual.
These symbols,
what are they?
Did they teach you nothing
in seminary?
I studied the removal of demons,
not the celebration of them.
Let's sit down.
They're occult symbols
that translate to "Leviathan. "
L- V-T-Y-N.
Members of the Church of Satan
adorn themselves with the symbol.
What is Leviathan?
It's a version
of their second coming.
The beast rises
from a lake of fire.
Some people say it's the same
creature as prophesied in Revelation.
When Anton LaVey
wrote the Satanic Bible,
he broke it into four books.
He named the fourth
and final book,
which deals solely with
the beginning of end times,
"The Book of Leviathan. "
They think they can raise it?
By the performance
of an occult ritual...
involving a contained spirit
of the devil,
along with the performance
of the greatest sin of all-
The killing of the devil's mother.
The woman it grew inside of.
The woman
it was birthed from.
Molly Hartley.
The cochon-
I need to see it right now.
I don't think we should disturb it
until after the ritual.
I need to see the cachon.
I'll take that.
[ Grunts 1
[Gas '
Helplplng 1
Help me, please!
Please, let me go! I
[ Gasping 1
Wasps X
Can you help me?
Could you open
the door for me?
He only helps those
who help themselves.
I Banging I
Hello? Help!
There you are.
Dr. Hawthorne.
He is here. He is here.
Let me go!
Let me go!
Thank God you're here.
I- There was no one at the front desk.
I think I just got a prank call.
After everything that's happened,
I guess I just scared myself.
What's wrong?
Let's go, now.
Where are you taking me?
To bear witness to his birth.
- Look, I-
- To bear witness to his birth.
Take it easy.
All right? Take it easy.
Come, Lord of Darkness,
and look favorably upon this sacrifice
we have prepared in thy name.
Restrain her!
My God.
What is happening?
[ Coughing 1
[ Grunts 1
Mighty Satan, we entreat you
to accept this sacrifice...
of your very own mother-
the woman who bore your seed
for 666,
the woman who brought you
to term-
that you may
return to us in blasphemy...
as the books of heaven and hell
have prophesied.
Wasps X
Release the devil's spirit!
Hail Satan. - Hail Satan.
Bring me the father.
Wasps X
wasps X
Why you doing this?
Being a lamb of God makes it easier
to lead you to the slaughter.
You killed those patients.
And the devils father
shall bear witness to it all.
Devil's father?
You are the one who birthed him
from his mother...
through your profane exorcism.
Okay. All right, listen to me.
Don't hurt her, okay'?
These are the devil's spirit.
And when they mingle
with her slain blood-
- No, hey.
- the Leviathan shall arise!
Lei her go!
Wasps X
Everybody back!
Get back!
Nobody move!
Go to hell!
You have all betrayed me!
Get outta here!
- Come on.
- Let's go. Come on!
Get up.
Come on.
Walt, wan, want, wan.
No, no, no, no!
Wait, wait, wait,
wait, wait!
Police told us Chaplain Davies...
has been involved with this
since you were born.
The police found his records in the chapel. It
has the names of all the cult members on it.
You're safe now.
I won't let you down again.
I trust you, Father.
Thank you,
both of you.
Just stop it!