Captors (2022) Movie Script

Return to that night,
ten years ago.
[Shadowy Man]
Welcome to Playland.
[girl sobbing]
He's forcing me
downstairs again.
Remember, Alys,
no matter what you experience,
you are absolutely safe.
[young Alys sobbing]
He's hurting me.
[woman] Nothing can harm you.
[Shadowy Man] Now you behave.
Come to the Black Door.
[Alys] He's pulling me
inside the door.
Alys, follow the memory.
[Alys] I can't.
[woman] You really need
to push yourself harder.
Any more hallucinations?
Any more psychotic breaks?
We're stagnating.
I'm trying.
I know.
This isn't a judgment,
it's an observation.
Everyone evolves
at their own pace.
In order for you
to move past the trauma,
you've gotta confront it fully,
fully in the light.
I believe that all
of your missing memories
are behind that door,
and you're not gonna
truly know who you are
or who you were,
until you confront it
and go right inside.

Okay, first thing,
your patient needs to apply
for what's called a T visa.
- T visa?
- T visa.
They're specifically set aside
for victims of human trafficking
into the United States.
Karen, what did
her police report say?
Um... [chuckles]
She has no police reports.
She escaped her captor
ten years ago
and he was never identified.
She has no memories,
no recollection
of really anything at all,
not even her escape.
That's extremely bad, Karen.
To get the T visa
she needs to prove
that she's a trafficking victim.
That means real documents,
real police reports.
Without them,
no one knows who she is.
The authorities
will likely, well,
they'll likely just treat her
as a criminal prostitute.
This is a girl
who has been through so much
that I can't believe
she's still alive,
and you're telling me
the authorities are just
gonna... just drop her?
I'm sorry, Karen.
Some people
just fall through the cracks.
My lawyer friend can't help you,
and I'm afraid I can't either.
The truth is
I wanna keep counseling you,
I really, really do,
but the suicide center
called me.
There's three other women
that are closer to the brink
than you are,
and that's just
in the last two weeks.
Can you be strong for me?
[heartbeat pounding]
[Shadowy Man] Hello, Alys.
Are you having
psychotic breaks, again?
[heartbeat pounding]
I know you don't have
a lot of money,
but I want you
to take these samples
of anti-psychotics, okay.
And I want you to promise me
that you're gonna take them
if you need them.
I'll make progress,
I promise.
Hey, what's up shorty,
you tryin' to hit this?
Lookin' all sad, girl.
Let me put a smile on your face.
She be trippin'.
[woman shouting]
I don't have it!
[baby crying]
[gasps] Don't touch me.
- Where's my money, Alys?
- Get the hell
out of my room.
Wrong! This is my room,
and you pay for the privilege
of breathing in it.
- [gasps]
- You are six months
late on the rent.
You got a nice snatch.
Why don't you use it?
You know,
if you're very nice to me,
maybe, just maybe
we can make an arrangement.
- You like that idea?
- Mm-mm.
Yeah? Well, we're gonna
discuss this tomorrow
after I throw your shit
out on the street,
and then you and I...
...we're gonna renegotiate.
[door slams]

[breathes heavily]
[horns honking in distance]
Rock-a-bye baby
In the treetop
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
Cradle and all
[woman laughing]
[Shadowy Man] Hello, Alys.
[Karen] Close your eyes.
It's not real.
- [woman laughing]
- [gasps]
I don't have it, seriously.
[landlord indistinct]
All right, well,
thank you, come again soon.
[shop bell jingles]
You again.
Look, I already told you,
I can't help you.
- Please.
- No, I'm sorry. We use
E-Verify here, all right?
You need a social security
number. I can't have the Feds
cracking down on my spot.
[phone ringing]
Davy Rockets, hello.
Yeah, what's your order?
Look, hey, get outta here.
I already told you.
Sorry, not you.
What'd you need?
[line ringing]
[breathes deeply]
You've reached the voicemail
of Dr. Karen Nera.
I may not be able to answer
the phone right now,
but rest assured,
I'm always here for you.
[man indistinct]
Hey, yo, come here.
Some fancy suits came by
lookin' for you today,
wanted to leave a letter
with the landlord,
but I said,
"Hell, nah, his sleazy ass
can't be trusted."
Paid me to hold this for you.
[panting softly]
[man] Miss Alys L. Lashley,
you have inherited the home
of your Uncle Silas Visler.
You have 48 hours
to collect the home.
If not claimed
within that time,
the home will be
turned over to the bank
and sold at auction.
Sincerely, Charles Dusker,
Attorney at Law.
Miss Lashley,
pleasure to meet you.
Charles Dusker.
So, let's get
straight to business.
You've been named
in the will
of your recently deceased
Uncle Silas Visler.
You remember him?
I don't know anything
about my family.
My name is not real.
How did you find me?
Mr. Visler instructed
his attorneys
to identify you by name,
which is quite unique after all,
and by your appearance.
It seems he was aware of your
non de plume which is all
that really matters.
Now, the bottom line
is if you're gonna
collect your inheritance,
- you have to show up in person
as required by the will.
- To where?
Mr. Visler's hometown
in Auraria, Michigan
in two day's time.
That's the deadline
before his estate
is sent through
the escheat process.
Blah, blah, legalese.
The short version is
there are other potential
heirs to the estate
that certainly will challenge
your inheritance
after that deadline.
So, please present yourself
to the executor of the estate
before then.
Now, these documents will define
your new responsibilities
to the state.
But I have no money
to travel to Michigan.
I'm just the messenger,
Miss Lashley.
We merely received
a small finder's fee.
So, take my advice.
If I were you I'd get going.
Have a safe trip.
All right.
Apply pressure.
Can I come back tomorrow?
I don't know, hon.
By law you can only donate
once a week.
[monitor beeping]
- [bell dings]
- [cash register dinging]
[man] Next!
[Karen] Close your eyes.
You can sleep.
[Shadowy Man] Hello, Alys.
[woman laughing]
[girls giggling]
[Alys] I'm here
to claim my uncle's estate.
You're cutting this
awfully close, Miss Lashley.
We better get a move on
if we're gonna get there
before sundown.
[crow cawing]
[man] Telephone service
is disconnected
and there's no
cell service up here.
You'll have to drive
back down into town
to contact anyone.
Your uncle lived pretty much
out in the middle of nowhere.
You two
must've been close.
Mr. Visler passed over
all his children
to leave you his estate.
How well did you
know my uncle?
Truth be told, he only hired me
about a week before his passing.
Said he was gonna leave it all
to the lady of the stream.
How did my uncle die?
Let's just say,
he went out hunting
a little too far from home.
- Hey.
- [exhales]
We're here.
Look familiar to you?
Well, this is it.
There she is.
This is all mine?
To do with as you please.
The utility services
are cut off,
so I wouldn't recommend
staying here
for more than a couple of days,
it being winter and all.
How much is it worth?
Three, maybe 400,000.
But for now...
you and I are finished.
These are for you.
- Okay, thank you.
- Take care.
[door closes]
[wind whistling]
[door creaking]
[door creaking]
[clock ticking]
[watch beeps]
[Shadowy Man] Hello, Alys.
You're not real.
You're not real.
[stomach gurgles]
[birds chirping]
What's back there?
[bell dings]
[birds chirping]
This is my house.
[clock ticking]
[woman screams]

[woman screams]
[animal growls]
Is anyone out there?
[door banging]
[Karen] Take the pills, Alys.
[woman] Alys...
[light switch clicks]

[Shadowy Man]
Welcome to Playland.
[Alys gasps]
[gun cocks]
[door creaking]
No. No.
[gasoline sloshing]
[generator humming]
[electricity crackling]
[static crackling]
Hello, Alys.
By now you've realized
I'm not your long lost uncle.
Don't blame yourself
for not recognizing the place.
After all,
I brought you here blindfolded.
You were my best purchase
from the auction.
The other girls on that ship
were not worth
the investment I made.
You are, sweet Alys.
I stole your innocence
in this very room.
- [static crackles]
- [screaming]
Oh, not you again!
I filmed all the key moments
for posterity.
- [panting]
- Feel free to browse
my little video collection.
[heartbeat pounding]
- [girl sobbing]
- You were the only one
who got away.
You're probably
wondering right now,
why leave everything
to you in my will?
Maybe I just wanted
to lure you back here.
Like I told you long ago,
I'm the only one
who cares about you.
Now that you've suffered
a few years out in the real
you know I speak
the truth.
So, enjoy the house again.
I hope you like
the food in particular.
Stocked, especially for you.
I added a special ingredient
to every single item,
an old favorite of yours:
and maybe left
a few treats, as well.
You have nothing to fear.
After all, I'm dead.
Or am I?

[girl sobbing]
[Shadowy Man]
It was hard to find you, Alys.
What happened
to your blonde hair?
[Karen] Close your eyes.
It's okay.
You can sleep.
You're safe.
[clock ticking]

I have to get out of here.
[clock ticking]
[gun cocks]
[birds chirping]
[wolf growls]

[wolf growling]
[wolf whines]
[wolves howling]
I'll die if I keep going.
[door creaks]

Go away!
Leave me alone.
[Karen] Alys, close your eyes.
It's not real.
[Karen] You're safe.
No. I threw it out.
[Shadowy Man]
After all, I'm dead.
Or am I?
[gasoline sloshing]
[woman laughing]

[girl sobbing]
I threw it out, there's no way.
[Shadowy Man]
It was hard to find you, Alys.
What happened
to your blonde hair?
Open wide.
That's a good girl.
What's the matter, good girl?
[young Alys sobbing]
[Shadowy Man] Huh?
If you don't eat,
you know what happens, hm?
There you go.
Good girl.
Now swallow.
[plate shatters]
[Karen] Take the pills, Alys.
[Karen] Close your eyes.
You can sleep.
It's your fault.
[cabinet creaks]
You know what happens
if you don't eat.
I added a special ingredient
to every single item,
an old favorite of yours:
[cabinet creaks]
[clock ticking]
[wind whistling]
I need to eat.
[generator humming]
[static crackling]
[DVD fast forwarding]
[Shadowy Man]
After all, I'm dead.
- Or am I?
- [DVD fast forwarding]
I've been watching you, Alys.
I'm more alive in your soul
than you care to admit.
But on some level,
you know that already.
It always impressed me
how you escaped.
I suppose you hardly
remember that night.
Does the Black Door
still call to you?
Or is it just another
precious detail
you've forgotten?
Maybe you realize
why I've given you
all that I have.
You are my true heir.
More than my own
flesh and blood.
I love you, Alys.
But my affection has limits.
I brought you back here
to present a choice,
return my love or die.
You can find everything
you need to destroy me,
or rather everything
you think you need,
right here on this property.
I kept all
the damning evidence,
every record of every crime
in the closet by the attic.
The question you must
ask yourself is, "Who am I?"
Are you a girl who would
take this evidence
to the police?
Go up and do the right thing
if you dare.
The choice is yours again,
as it was back then.
But remember, I'll be watching.
[static crackling]
The question you must
ask yourself is, who am I?
[DVD rewinding]
You are my true heir,
more than
my own flesh and blood.
[DVD rewinding]
Does the Black Door
still call to you?
[DVD rewinding]
Does the Black Door
still call to you?
Where's the Black Door?
[clock ticking]

[Shadowy Man]
Good morning, Alys.
Or should I say good afternoon?
- [stomach gurgles]
- [groans]
[Shadowy Man] Starving?
That can't be good
for your physical
and mental stability.
You can't avoid
my food forever.
- [woman laughing]
- [Shadowy Man] Ignoring me
won't make me go away.
[Karen] Take the pills, Alys.
[Shadowy Man]
That won't help you.
That's a good girl.
Partake of my bounty.
Eat my tainted food again.
That booze
is a good compromise, huh?
But... I'm coming for you.
Closer with every
passing breath.
[bottle clatters]
[Shadowy Man and Alys]
I'm closer than
you think, Alys.
[Alys laughs]

[Shadowy Man]
Welcome home, Alys,
to the Black Door.
[heartbeat pounding]
[Alys] You're not real!
[door closes]
[shuddered breathing]
[shard clinks]
[watch beeps]
[Alys] A glade with a stream.
[Shadowy Man]
You're probably
wondering right now,
why leave everything
to you in my will?
He said he was gonna
leave it all
to the lady of the stream.
[Shadowy Man]
It always impressed me
how you escaped.
I suppose you
hardly remember that night.
[young Alys sobbing]
[Karen] Alys?
Alys, your mind
doesn't know the difference
between fantasy and reality,
which means
if you imagine happy things,
even if they're false,
your body will think
they're real.
Alys, I love you dearly.
You're such
a brave young woman.
I don't have any kids.
I don't have a daughter.
Would you like to be
my daughter?
- Alys, I love you dearly.
- Alys?
[Karen] Alys, I know why
you don't wanna eat
this man's food.
But if you don't, you'll die.
Alys, you need to eat.
Where's the gun?
Oh, no.
No, no.
[generator humming]
[water dripping]
[generator humming]

I know you're in there!
Come out!
[door creaking]
[generator humming]
[DVD drive whirring]
[girl screaming]
No, no!
[screaming continues]
[footsteps approaching]
Alys, you have
to eat his food.
[generator humming]
- [oven hisses]
- [groans]

[girl screaming]
He had another house.
[wind whistling]
[girl] Help!
[Shadowy Man]
Let's go, let's go.
[girl sobbing]
Come on, you need this.
You smell like a horse.
Come on!
[girl sobbing]
[girl screaming]
Help me!
[yelling indistinct]
[fly buzzing]
What's your name?
I thought
I heard your voice earlier...
but I guess it was
just me losing my mind.
I think I was here, too.
You were his last victim
weren't you?
No one found you.
You were just left here.
I died here alone.
I'm sorry.
No one saved me.
I don't know if I can
live anymore for my own sake.
Maybe I can for you.
I promise I'll find your family
and tell them where you are.
I forgive you.
[DVD drive whirring]
Please, no.
Please, stop!
Please, no, no! Stop!
Stop it, it hurts!
No! Stop it!
Stop it!
[door slams]
[door rattling]
[Shadowy Man]
Through the Black Door.
[generator whirring]
Where is it?
Where is the camera?
[clock ticking]
[static crackles]
[woman's voice]
Alys, it's Imowyn, remember me?
You can't ignore me forever.
My name is Alys I. Lashley.
[Shadowy Man]
It was hard to find you, Alys.
[static crackles]
[Shadowy Man]
Oh! Oh, not you again.
I want the other girl!
I want Imowyn!
[Shadowy Man] What happened
to your blonde hair?
[Shadowy Man panting]
That's a good girl,
good girl, come here.
That's not what happened.
He raped me.
It wasn't me.
[woman's voice]
You're back again, playmate!
Where are you,
you filthy whore?
You're not me,
you tricked me!
You hid inside
the Black Door, I know it!
Everything that happened
was your fault!
It was you, not me!
He kidnapped you!
My fault?
No, no, no, your fault.
All your fault.
- Let go of me!
- This is where you belong.
I told you so, Alys.
If only you listened to me
and didn't wear
the slutty clothes and makeup.
Then he woulda
found some other girl.
where are you?
Look at me!
Where are you going?
Want me to get you a drink?
- Can I trust you?
- [chuckles]
Of course, silly.
I'd like a brandy.
Hm, hm?
- Imowyn, come back! I love you!
- [Imowyn sobbing]
- [footsteps approaching]
- [cans rattling]
[Shadowy Man chuckles]
Who are you?
- No.
- I've always loved you.
You're supposed to be dead.
Why aren't you dead?
- Kill him.
- [gasps]
Kill him!
Kill him, now.
[Shadowy Man] How does it
make you feel, Alys?
This is our chance.
- [Shadowy Man] Imowyn!
- It's not him!
Kill the monster!
Do it!
You're weak.
[Shadowy Man]
You're weak. Do it.
[Imowyn] Do it!
[Karen] It's not him.
[Shadowy Man and Imowyn]
Do it!
- [Karen] It's not him.
- [Imowyn] Do it!
[Karen] Close your eyes.
[young Alys sobbing]
You again.
I want the other girl.
I want Imowyn!
I want the other girl!
[shutter clicks]
[Alys] Let go of me!
[shutter clicks]
- [gasps]
- I won't hurt you.
How'd you get in here?
My father used to
own this place, okay?
Hey, I'm Patrick.
Silas Visler was my father.
You're the girl
that he obsessed about.
I just didn't know how much
until I looked
through his things.
My family didn't understand
why he left you this house.
To kill me.
He's dead now.
Don't be too sure.
He died alone.
Walked out of his house
into the snow
and just kept on walking.
You've seen his body?
I have.
- [sighs]
- Please have a seat.
I tried to come
and see you before
to discuss my father's
criminal activities.
But you were unreachable.
You broke into my house.
The first time I came here,
you weren't here.
My father gave me
an old key.
The second time you chased me
away with a shotgun.
I'm... not feeling well.
Phost told me
that you claimed the property.
Why would you
accept the inheritance
if my father did these
terrible things to you?
Your father
tricked me to get here.
I'm sorry,
I should have realized that.
I know, I look like him,
which isn't
a good thing right now.
Did your family
know about the girls?
How could they not know?
You weren't the only one
who was afraid of my father.
My mother and I
didn't want to know.
I need a ride
back to the bus station.
- I wanna leave.
- Hold on.
Have you decided what
you're gonna do with the house?
If this gets out,
it will destroy my mother.
The police need to be told.
We have businesses here.
We're leaders of the community.
[chuckles] No wonder your father
got away with everything.
I'm prepared to buy you out.
I-- I'm gonna offer you
three times the market value
of the house.
That's $1,000,000.
You want me to help you
cover everything up, huh?
He's gone.
What good does it do to destroy
the rest of my family?
Let me help you, okay?
You won't be able
to sell this place
once everyone finds out
what happened here.
- Please!
- Don't touch me.
Listen, the victims' families
don't need to know
what happened.
You're just
reopening old wounds.
I won't let you hurt us.
I'm gonna tell the police
where the evidence is upstairs.
Dad's closet.
No, don't open it.
Please, don't open it.
- [gunshot]
- [gasps]
[keys jingling]
- [cougar growling]
- [gasps]

[cougar growls]
[engine starts]
And this is your check.
It's a bigger number
than I thought we'd get for it
given the circumstances,
but you were absolved
of everything.
So, that made it easier
to get it on the market,
get it sold.
When you're ready
to reinvest that...
[voice trails off]
Just once around the block
before I bring you back
to your mommy and daddy.
[birds chirping]
Baby, yes, you are.
Yes, you are.
[Silas] After all, I'm dead.
Or am I?
["Can Anybody Hear Me?"
by Yulia Klass playing]
[birds chirping]
[shutter clicks]
[shutter clicks]
[shutter clicking]