American Exorcism (2017) Movie Script

It's cake time, everybody.
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear Caroline
Happy birthday to you
Alright, let's dig into this sucker.
There you go.
- Wow.
- Aw, nice!
Oh my gosh, I've gotta get this.
Alright, see cheese!
That's great.
Let me see your hands, girly.
Okay I think we're gonna skip
the napkins and go straight
for the big guns, towel anybody?
I've got this one.
Come on, towel boy.
Come on, watch out.
Let me see these hands.
- Well done.
- There you go.
- Thank you.
- Come on.
Say it's your birthday.
I'll washed my hands, I promise.
She's growing up fast, buddy.
How you feel about tonight?
No, I'm out.
This shit is hitting the fan
around here, I can't do it.
Look, we do tonight and
then we take a break...
- No.
- But it's gotta be tonight.
You find somebody else.
I got Cy coming in for backup.
Thank you, Father.
That's my bad.
And then Alice ran off and she thought
what a great dream it had been.
The end.
One more?
No, baby girl, it's time to go to sleep.
Read the monster book.
The monster book.
I thought you were afraid of monsters.
- But he's a good monster.
- He is?
I'm not scared of him anymore.
Alright, time to go to sleep, okay?
Tomorrow we'll get a new book
and we'll start a whole new story.
I see you.
I see you.
Goodnight, baby.
Sweet dreams.
I was gonna tell you.
When do we come first?
Come on.
You know you always come first.
But Janelle, I cannot talk
about the same shit with you
over and over, it's driving me crazy.
But it's getting worse, not better.
You don't sleep, you barely eat.
I'm tired.
It takes effort, okay?
Why can't you understand that?
Sometimes I look in your
eyes and I don't see you.
What if it happens again?
Come on, you're so
close to having a life.
A real, normal life.
I'm not gonna let that happen, okay?
What if you're wrong?
I'm not.
- Think about Caroline.
- I am.
That little girl needs her daddy.
Enough, enough!
Enough, enough, enough!
Fucking cunt.
Stay away from me!
It's me.
It's Damon.
Fuck you.
You stay on the couch.
What are you doing?
What do you want me to do, Janelle?
Another exorcism.
Oh, come on.
You know that shit doesn't work for me.
Not Padre.
We go to Rome.
You want me to turn
myself into the church?
Come on.
I can't believe you want me to
turn myself into the church.
You know I wouldn't do that to you.
Then what?
We find somebody there who can help us.
Padre is good but we
need somebody better.
But I can't out it tonight.
I gave them my word.
Tomorrow, hey.
We'll go somewhere.
All of us.
Your call.
I promise.
Does Dale even know we're coming?
It's Dale, I'm not sure what he knows.
We got company.
You're late.
02:00 mean something
different in the Corps,
or you Dryers just can't tell the time?
Bring any girl scout cookies
with you today, sweetheart?
Oh yeah, Damon, I got your
girl scout cookies right here.
Cream-filled with a bunch of fuck you.
Easy, tiger.
Come on, no guns, alright?
We're trying to save
a man, not kill him.
Okay, great.
Well I brought a pink one just for you.
- Wow.
- I like her.
Are you kidding me?
I'm gonna keep offering.
I'm gonna keep saying no.
Oh, I got my own.
Jesus is my homeboy.
Let's roll.
So Dale's a bit slow, kinda skittish.
I'm not sure he truly
understands what I told him.
Whatever's inside of him,
it's stronger than what
we dealt with last time.
So are you doing it your way or his way?
Always my way.
I wanna see his way.
No you don't.
Hello, Dale.
Kinda late to be chopping wood, huh?
It's dark.
Dark is my favorite time now.
Dale, do you remember
what we talked about
last time I was here?
That's why we're here, Dale,
are you ready for that?
I must make tea.
Who wants tea?
Hey, buddy.
Put down the machete, okay?
I think we got enough wood for tonight.
There are guests.
I must make tea.
I know you.
We all know you.
It's me.
It's Damon.
Let us help you.
This can go one of two ways.
I can kill you!
In the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ, I command you
to release this man, demon!
Release this man! You
have no power here!
In the name of our
father, I command you!
You always were a self-righteous
bag of shit, Reverend!
You have no power!
Jesus Christ has the power,
and I command you to
release this man, demon!
Release him!
You guys want some tea?
Can I get you anything?
You know, I've seen some shit,
but I have never seen shit like that.
Every possession's unique,
just like every demon.
That black cloud, it...
I mean, what the fuck?
It's the work of a major
demon, probably has a name.
They don't fuck around.
Dale's demon?
No, that's a lesser demon.
Aroused, manipulated by a greater one.
A greater one?
You guys are really starting
to scare the hell outta me.
I'm not sure I've got
what it takes for this.
What it takes is faith.
Unyielding faith.
At least for most of us.
Look, Padre is gonna
need your help for a while.
What, are you going somewhere?
So you really got a demon
in you, like, for real?
How'd it happen?
We were in Afghanistan.
It was his 18th birthday.
We were going cave to cave
doing short recon work.
Looking for, I don't know what.
And so you exorcized him?
What the hell did I know about demons?
We found some cleric, some,
some guy, he knew a little
bit about possession but,
just enough to fuck it up.
Now he's a half-breed.
You said Dale was
aroused by a major demon.
Who is this major demon?
He will not speak it.
What is "the incident?"
It's, it's not for me to tell.
But whatever you think it was,
it's worse.
- Fuck.
- Go.
- Do not come in here!
- Damon!
- I saw it!
- That is not Janelle!
- Do not listen to her!
- Easy!
Look at me, Janelle, look at me.
Do not look at her!
- Janelle, look at me.
- That's not Janelle!
- That is not Janelle!
- Janelle?
- Open your eyes!
- Give me the knife.
Easy, easy, easy.
Let the knife go.
Easy, easy.
Janelle, with me.
What the fuck is going on here?
Back off, Damon!
- Leave her alone!
- Cy!
Put the fucking gun down!
Put the gun down!
You leave her alone!
Where is Caroline?
I know you can hear me,
you need to be strong.
You can fight this.
Caroline, go back to your room.
Go back to your room!
You fucking cunt, right
here, right fucking here!
Stay away from her!
To me!
Oh, yes.
I can feel you in there.
Fucking leave Caroline alone.
Janelle, Janelle.
I love only you.
Come on, now!
No, fucking no!
What the fuck are you doing?
It's okay, it's okay.
It's okay, it's okay, it's
okay, it's okay, it's okay.
It's okay, it's okay,
Janelle, it's okay.
Janelle please okay,
Janelle please okay.
You're gonna be okay,
you're gonna be okay,
you're gonna be okay.
Oh no no no, please no no no no.
Please no, please no.
Come on.
Come on, please no,
please no, please no.
You look lost, bro!
I was gonna tell you the same thing.
What do you want?
I was hoping we could talk.
Got nothing to say to you.
It's about Caroline.
She's turning 18.
After all these years,
you come here to tell me
something I already know?
If you already know, then,
it shouldn't come as
a surprise to see me.
Don't mean anything.
It did on your 18th.
She's not me.
Are you sure about that?
You know I can't know where she is,
so why are you doing this?
Get the fuck outta here.
I saw her recently.
Spoke to her.
A few days ago.
Her foster father Will
reached out to me.
I didn't see any definitive
signs, but I got a feeling.
Oh, you got a feeling.
I've been doing this a lot, too, Damon.
So yeah.
I got a feeling.
That it?
Will says she's become
increasingly distant.
Emotional, erratic, angry.
At times, violent.
Here's to being a teenage girl, brah.
This is a boy that Caroline's seeing.
We found him a couple
weeks ago in the woods.
Jesus Christ.
Come with me to see her.
- No way.
- She needs you.
I'm the last person she
needs to see right now.
If you're so sure about it,
just take care of it yourself.
I don't think it's that simple.
I believe the demon in her is Yamura.
It's impossible.
She wasn't exorcized.
We lost the toast.
- It went somewhere that...
- No.
We cast it out.
It would have been too
weak to go anywhere.
You don't know that, you're assuming.
She wasn't exorcized.
She wasn't.
Damon, something's
inside her, I know it.
You're the only one that can help her.
Jesus Christ!
She was a little girl.
Her body was too small to
handle that kind of force.
It said its name.
It had a name.
Are you hearing yourself right now?
There is no way that that bitch
slithered into my daughter.
What if there's a 1%
chance that I'm right?
Is that a risk you're willing to take?
Hm, these must be Will's farmhands.
I don't think I'm getting
the respect that I deserve.
She's not back from school yet.
I told you she's not
back from school yet.
I told you she's not back.
Look, she's answered all
your questions anyway, okay?
It's getting kinda
late in the afternoon.
I think I would wanna see my daughter.
She's answered all your questions all...
- Not Father anymore.
- Sorry, old habits.
Deputy Shane Douglas.
We got a problem?
No problem.
Deputy Doug was just
leaving, weren't you, Deputy?
Deputy Doug will be back.
And I'm gonna keep asking the questions,
and I expect answers.
Problems with the local constable?
Nah, no problem.
Thank you for coming.
It's a nice place you got here.
It's quiet.
It used to be.
Did you hear about the boy?
I don't know how much the
father has told you about that.
I know about the boy's death.
Well, Caroline had
nothing to do with that.
Will, you need to
keep an open mind here.
It wasn't her.
It wasn't.
Are you telling me you
don't believe in possession?
You're asking me if I believe
in demonic possession?
No, sir.
I do not.
Well, Will.
It's time you started believing.
I'm sorry about that.
No worries.
What the fuck, man?
Would you calm down?
Show some respect.
He doesn't know anything?
You were supposed to
be looking after her.
You got her living here in
this Mexican border town
with this puritan creep,
are you out of your mind?
- I had...
- Deputy Doug?
Jesus Christ!
I had to find somewhere
for her quickly, I've known,
I've known Will a long time.
He's loyal, I trust him,
but all this is not
easy for him to accept.
He doesn't know what he's dealing with.
So now you believe me.
I feel something.
I can feel it.
It's familiar.
But I can't say it's
definitely that cunt of a demon
you think it is but, it's something.
You try me sometimes.
You know that?
You really try me.
It's evil, brother.
It's everywhere.
- Father.
- Thank you.
You're welcome.
Father, Caroline doesn't
remember anything
the night her mother died.
And she doesn't remember
anything before that either,
and I think it's best left that way.
Will, I'm not here to be her father.
I just wanna exorcize this
demon, and then I will leave.
No, I can't, I won't.
I won't let that man touch my daughter.
You need to shut your mouth,
and you need to let me do my job!
Let me tell you something,
you're gonna lay your hands
on my daughter over my dead body.
Can I speak to you outside for a minute?
You better come at me
with more than that stick.
Just a minute.
You feel me?
You're so fucking stubborn.
I'll deal with Will.
You stayed focused.
Hey, Dad?
Who are you?
I'm a friend of your father.
What's your name, friend?
You know, they think
I'm sick in the head.
You're not.
You've not heard it.
They think I'm evil.
A monster inside me.
What do you know about monsters?
I think I like you.
I'll see you around.
- Hey.
- What's up?
- You look great.
- Thank you.
So those guys at your house,
who do you think they really are?
One guy's a priest or something,
and uh, the other one, I don't know.
Oh, are they here for you?
I guess so.
I've been a bad girl.
What's up with you and Zepata?
Nothing anymore, I'm
kinda with Rivera now.
Because Rivera said so.
Well, tell him to fuck off.
You're one to talk.
I do what I want with who I want.
I'm just here to have some fun.
So they don't scare
you, even a little bit?
No, not at all.
Hey, I'll handle them.
It's fine.
It's okay, just let it
go, don't worry about.
- Did he do anything?
- No, it's fine.
Just leave it alone, just
don't say anything, okay?
Come and get it
This is my fight
Come and get it
Freaking out a little bit
over there, what's up?
This is my fight
Come and get it
This is my fight
You know what I'm gonna do
one day, straight up though,
man, when I get rich, I'm gonna
have me a mansion right up
there in the hills, you know
what I mean, nice little...
- Hey.
- What's up?
Get me that cute boy
down here, would you?
For you? Yeah.
Hey, you!
Yeah you on the bike, homie, come here!
What you doing on this
side of the tracks, homie?
What, what do you mean?
Yeah this side of the tracks, man.
What you doing over here?
I'm going home, man.
Hey, Caroline.
Hey, we got a party here tonight.
Make sure you show up.
Um, thanks for the invitation but,
I don't know if I can, I can try...
Back the fuck up, man, what
you mean you think you can't?
Don't you know it's her birthday, homie?
You're gonna show up and
you're gonna like it.
Just come, it'll be fun.
I don't even know you guys, so...
That's why you're
going to the party, dog,
'cause you're gonna get to know us.
Like I say, I can try.
I mean, I just gotta go
check with my mom and dad.
Hey, you're being real
rude to my friend here.
Zepata hates rude people, it
brings out the worst in him.
Yeah, I'm not trying
to be rude, I'm just...
Let me tell you something, man.
You know it's about manners,
you know what I mean?
You got a couple manners, huh?
You're gonna go over there
and you're gonna show her
some manners, right?
Come here.
So I'm Hooper.
I know who you are.
Yeah, you just never speak to me.
So I didn't know.
Well, have you ever spoken to me?
Yeah, I guess I don't.
Well we're talking now.
Yeah, um.
You weren't in school today.
Didn't feel like learning anything new.
Well I heard what happened to Justin.
- Yeah.
- Damn.
I'm sorry, I know you were
dating, that's really messed up.
We were kinda dating.
Yeah, it's really messed up.
Well are you alright?
I'll live.
Do they know what happened to him?
Shit happens.
Why are you hanging out with those guys?
Damn it's like they're in a
fucking gang, they're bad news.
I'm just hanging out, why?
- Okay.
- Are you afraid of me?
- No, I'm not afraid of you.
- Hey, um...
I think you should come
to the party with me.
You mean, you mean with you, with you?
There's a big difference.
Whatever you wanna call it.
So it's a date?
- Great.
- Oh, um.
Just pick me up in a car, not a bike.
I don't have a car yet, so...
11 o'clock?
Yeah, 11, sure.
- Cool.
- Yeah.
Park at the end of the driveway.
Don't come to the house, okay?
- Yeah, no problem, okay.
- I'll see you then.
- See you.
- Bye, Hooper.
I need a car now, great.
Explain to me again,
why we wait until midnight.
She turns 18 at midnight.
She's got something inside of her.
We need to get it out and
we need to get it out now.
What we need is a complete exorcism,
so we need a full possession
and that doesn't happen
with Yamura until
Caroline is fully mature.
That's a bullshit theory.
You're making a mistake.
Well it's what we're doing.
So are you in?
Yes, I'm in.
Is there something you need to tell me?
Like what?
Well, you know how much
I love surprises,
and the last time you dealt
with her, let's just say,
you had a hard time maintaining control.
So again, is there anything
you need to tell me?
It's nothing.
What is it?
It's nothing, just
get some sleep, aright?
- You're gonna need it.
- What, are you going out?
Yeah, I'm gonna have a
look around the neighborhood.
- I'm coming with you.
- No, stay here.
Get some rest, you're gonna need it.
Fuck, god-damnit!
You scared the crap outta me.
Nice ride.
Yeah, thanks.
It's not mine, though.
It's your big brother's car, right?
Yeah, how did you know that?
Lucky guess.
Slide over, I'm driving.
What? No.
No, he'll kill me.
He's gonna kill you regardless.
But seriously, slide over.
The keys are in the ignition.
Um, gas is on the right,
brakes are on the left.
You know how to drive?
Yeah, yeah I think I got it from here.
- You ready?
- Yeah, let's do it.
Are you coming or are
you just gonna stand there?
My bad.
Nice car.
Um, it's my car.
Um, I don't think I know
anybody here, actually.
Don't worry about it.
So, I can't believe
you've actually invited me here.
Man, relax.
So why me, why did you invite me here?
I don't know, you seemed like a fun guy
and that's exactly
what I need right now.
That means nice and the
nice guy spells doom.
Yeah, it's a total
freeze zone precursor.
The nice guys always
finish last, I know.
You know what you should
do, finish that beer,
and just see where the night takes you.
See shit like that, who says that?
- Girl, how are you.
- How are you?
- Good to see you.
- Oh man, I'm glad you came.
Hey what's up, man?
Hey, you showed up.
- Yeah, surprisingly, right?
- He did.
Yeah, you having a good time?
It's alright, yeah I'm having fun.
- It's alright, it's great.
- Yeah, it's pretty cool.
- Are you having fun?
- Yeah.
- I'm having a great time.
- When did you get here?
- Um, just recently.
- Oh, same.
- Come on, let's go.
- Just give me a second.
- What?
- Come on, get over here.
- Uh, bye, see ya.
- Bye.
What was that about?
Don't worry about it.
So yeah, I guess, sometimes I
do things, I don't know why.
But, hey.
Tonight, all I wanna do is
have fun, can we do that?
Yeah, I can have fun with you.
So I've got an idea.
What's that?
Why don't you go get us two more beers
and meet me down by the creek?
Addison's Point?
Yeah, you um, been down there?
- With a girl?
- Yeah.
So you wanna go?
Yeah, hell yeah, of course.
- So, two more?
- Yeah.
I have to see someone
first but I'll be there.
I'll meet you there, right?
I'll be there.
This is the part when
the nice guy gets...
Hooper, Hooper, Hooper.
I'll be there, I promise.
Oh boy.
- Did he bring his homegirl?
- I don't think so.
- Guess what?
- What?
I ditched Hooper.
I want you to meet me in the woods.
- Right now?
- Get that, homie.
Right now.
I'll be back in like 20, bro.
You a quickie, man, straight up.
Hey, what's uh, what's going on here?
What you guys talking about?
All of a sudden, what's up?
Hold up, hold up, what about him, man?
What's this about?
Did she put a jinx on, what's going on?
Hey listen, listen, I
don't wanna get involved.
Oh Rivera's gonna kill
me, man, for this one.
All of a sudden.
Oh, what?
It's like that?
Where you at, girl?
Is that you?
You playing hard to get now?
Hey hey, ease up on the fucking neck.
Don't, don't you...
What the fuck, bitch, huh?
What the fuck?
What is that?
Who is that?
Help me!
Oh, come on.
Are you scared?
Yeah, I'm scared.
Come on, Hooper.
Be a man.
Take what you want.
Take what you want.
I'm really embarrassed now.
That was really fast.
I really, really like you.
Yeah, I really like you too.
I'm sorry.
So you're a hard one to figure out.
Most people are easy.
But not you.
You don't think I'm pretty?
I think you're beautiful.
I just can't figure you out.
What you're doing here.
I'm here to help you.
I don't need you help.
There's something inside you.
And you're gonna be the
one to take it out of me?
What makes you so special?
What is it!?
Who are you?
I'm just a guy.
And I perform exorcisms.
And you need one.
Back off!
And you need one.
What does Will have to say about that?
Your father?
I don't have a father.
Oh yes, you do.
I don't have a father.
Which is really sad.
Because the fact is,
a girl needs her daddy.
I can see you.
Oh, great.
Deputy Dumb-ass.
I need to talk to you.
What were you doing tonight?
Just hanging out.
Do you know this man?
Never seen him before?
I don't know him.
I talk to a lot of people.
All these people you talk to,
are all found with their
throats ripped out,
and their heads damn-near taken off,
'cause that's what happened to him.
Fresh kill?
Doug, you don't talk that
way to my daughter, alright?
Now Caroline, you go to your room.
It's time, Damon, we
got a matter of minutes
before another five of
these deputies show up.
What happened in that cave?
What the fuck did you
see in that cave, Damon?
I saw her, Padre,
show herself to me.
Show her!
Then everything is clear.
And now my eyes.
I know what I am to do.
And I know where she is.
So do I.
What was that?
Stay in your room!
Fuck off!
Get back in your room, now!
What the fuck is going on?
- What the fuck is going on?
- Deputy, lower your weapon!
Give that walkie, slowly.
Look, your guns and your
officers will not help you here!
Give me that walkie, now!
What the fuck?
What the fuck!?
I told you, your gun
will not help you here!
That's a demon leaving his body!
No more bullshit,
you give me that walkie
or I put one straight between your eyes!
Father, do what he says, now!
Last chance, give me that walkie!
Do it!
Cuff him!
Help me.
What's wrong?
- Daddy?
- Baby, what's wrong?
What's wrong?
Come play with me.
What the fuck!
Play with me.
Come play with me.
They're here, gotta hold them off!
They can't come any
further, keep 'em out!
Fuck, fucking shit, Will.
Untie me, man!
Oh my God.
- It's okay.
- Fuck me.
Oh, fuck.
- Fuck.
- Don't move, don't move.
Okay, get up.
Come on.
You fucking cunts.
Come on!
The name of the Lord!
The power!
I command to release this girl!
You have no power here!
In the name of our power!
In the name of...
You have no power here!
You have no power!
I command you to
release from this woman!
Do it, Damon!
Do it, Damon!
- Daddy, don't do this.
- It has to be the way, Damon!
Don't hurt me.
That's not her, that's not Caroline!
- Do it now!
- Caroline.
- No!
- Do it, Damon!
Don't hurt me.
No, no!
Damon, now!
Daddy, Daddy!
Please, don't hurt me!
No, no!
Damon, now!
We don't have any time left, Damon!
Come on!
No more monsters.
No more monsters.
I'll give you two a minute.
The last time I was fully possessed,
I had a moment,
that I refer to as
complete demonic clarity.
The demon had incorporated completely.
My mind was unclouded.
And I could see.
I could see the monster.
Then the monster raped my wife.
So my daughter,
your daughter,
is born of a demon.
And I think that there's another reason
why she needs to know the truth.
Such as?
I don't know for sure.
She might just be a normal girl,
or maybe not.
Either way, she needs to know.
You got anything harder?
I told you I'd saved her.
I invited her inside me
to save your little girl.
What did you do?
10 years.
We've waited so long.
You could be free, too.
All you have to do is give up control,
then anything you want will be yours.
You are not free.
I know it's hard to let go, to give in,
but trust in me, brother,
and you will be glorious.
God-damn, you're so fucking stubborn!
What's inside of you belongs to us!
How much of you is even left?
It belongs to her!
It could be so beautiful.
Two twisted souls in one perfect vessel.
She's right here.
The demon inside you is
the father of your bearer.
That's how she found you.
She's human.
She hasn't been born, brother.
Stop lying to yourself
and embrace the truth.
We will have her soul
one way or another.
With me, brother?
My brother.
No, no, no.
Thank you for what you did.
Any time.
You did pretty good yourself.
I'm sorry about your friend.
I'm sorry about your father.
He's not my father.
No time to mourn now.
Caroline, you've been through a lot.
Mind, body, your soul, it
takes them time to heal.
I'm leaving.
What are you talking about?
There are dead bodies, in my house.
Where are you gonna go?
I don't know.
You have anybody?
No but I'm pretty good at being alone.
Listen, I don't know what you expect.
Come with me.
My place, it's nothing special.
Take care.
You can hold onto the coat.
Hello, Universe
How did you grant me
such a purse without
Wanting to take it away
I can't surrender to
Your mystic doings,
your tender clues
'Cause what if I lose him today
And I don't get to say this
We see you.
In the sky now
It's a vision of
what's in store for me
We'll never beat it, we said,
do it over and over again
We can't be beat, we said
As we keep on boltin' down
innocent people
Turn it out, it's two dozen now
From a black out on the world map
Just lose control for this to go
Indecision everybody gotta go
Slack so high
Can't get by it
See the weatherman
has dollars in the grave
We'll never beat it, we said,
do it over and over again
We can't be beat