Devil's Whisper (2017) Movie Script

Can you believe it? Ugh.
They gave me a ticket
for parking the engine
in front of a hydrant.
No, no, no,
i was not on a call.
I was getting
a sandwich to go,
but that's not the point.
You're not listening.
The point is,
you can't give
a fireman a ticket,
because he parks a fire truck
in front of a hydrant.
I gotta go. I gotta
finish cooking breakfast
for my kids.
Okay, prayer.
Dear god, thank you
for this food
and for the man who made it.
Thanks for my, uh, beautiful
daughter's painting,
and my wife's beautiful dress.
Am I forgetting something? Oh!
My son,
for his confirmation.
We're all very proud of him,
and for the awesome wave
we just made.
All right! Amen.
Why do we have to waste
our time at church?
I can confirm Alex right now.
I confirm that Alex duran
has a crush on...
Lia Abram.
I do not!
You got a girlfriend, buddy?
You are crazy.
You are absolved
from all your sins.
Now you're absolved
from all your sins!
- Ay, Alicia!
- Sorry, daddy.
Alex, will you go get another
carton for me in the garage?
And be careful
with grandma's stuff.
Did you get lost in here?
We're late.
Sorry, dad.
What is that?
Found it in grandma's
big armoire.
There's something
inside of it,
but no way to open it.
That's impossible. Here.
Can I have it?
Uh, yeah, yeah, sure.
Consider it your grandmother's
confirmation gift to you.
We were supposed
to leave by 8:30!
You said the "s" word.
That'll cost you $5.
You're killing me.
What do I owe you now?
- 45 bucks.
- Shit.
Now it's 50.
Pay up, sucker.
Hey, I almost forgot
to tell you guys.
We have rats in the garage.
- Are they cute?
- Far from it.
Honey, remind me
to call the exterminator.
Bless me, father,
for I have sinned.
I snuck into an r-rated movie
with my friends,
lied to my parents,
disobeyed my mom.
What movie did you see?
Mad Max.
I love that film.
I'm sorry, Alex.
Go on, please.
I've had unclean thoughts
about a girl.
That's normal.
It's nothing to be ashamed of.
I'm sorry for these
and all of my sins.
Five hail Marys,
five our fathers.
You're now absolved
from these sins, my son.
Thank you, father.
So tell me a little more
about this girl.
I just keep thinking
about her.
I've known her
since third grade.
We grew up together.
So you like her now
as more than just a friend.
I don't know.
I mean, I like
hanging out with her.
She's cool.
I think you should
flip the script on her.
Ask her out on a date.
I thought priests
couldn't date.
You're not a priest, Alex,
at least not yet.
But if you're serious
about becoming one,
you need to know what it is
that you're giving up.
Trust me. I know
what I'm talking about.
I almost got married
before I took my vows,
back in the military.
Alex, I have known you
since the day you were born.
I baptized you.
You're a good kid.
So, ask this girl out.
See if she's more than
just a friend, okay?
Thanks, father.
Confirm, o lord, your servant
with your holy spirit.
Alejandro duran delgado.
Confirm, o lord, your servant
with your holy spirit.
Congratulations and prayers,
as you are strengthened
by the holy spirit.
God bless you always.
I mean, it's beautiful.
Whoever made it
is a real craftsman.
But see? There's no seams.
Whatever's in there must've
been sealed from the inside.
How do you do that?
I don't know.
I don't know.
Are you sure you want me
to cut it open?
It may be valuable.
I want to find out
what's inside.
Me too. Let's do it.
Be careful, dad.
Are you okay?
Yeah, I think so.
That was so weird.
What happened?
I don't know.
Wait, wait, wait, look.
I wonder whose it was.
Who knows?
Your grandmother bought
and sold old furniture.
Could've been anybody's.
Why would someone hide it
in a box like that?
That's a good question.
I don't know.
But, it's yours now.
Let's go,
father Flanagan!
What an asshole.
As a part of our
bare, not legal series,
we approach the home of
16-year-old Lia Abrams.
We shouldn't do this.
Hey, this was
your idea, Alex.
I wanted to ask her
to be in one of
our crazy videos,
not perv out on her
for the Internet.
Yeah, man,
this isn't cool.
We should go.
Screw you guys.
I'm doing this.
Now, we know she's not legal.
The big question is,
is she bare?
Let's find out.
There's no one here.
It's 10 o'clock,
she should be here.
Oh, shit, there she is.
- This isn't right, Everett.
- Stop recording.
Hey, shut up.
Look at that. Oh, shit.
Come on, Everett,
stop recording.
Hey, Alex,
your dream's coming true.
Shut up
and turn off the camera.
Oh, you like it,
come on.
I said stop it now!
What the...
Come on, dude!
What the fuck?
Come on!
I tried to stop him.
I expect that shit from him,
but not you.
He'll delete it.
I promise.
I'll make sure of it myself.
You better.
You're watching it again?
Told you she had a nice body.
We should just keep it.
Tell her you deleted it.
I'm not
gonna lie to her.
I made her a promise.
No, no, don't!
Don't delete that!
Wait, wait!
Oh, fuck!
Did he delete it?
He deleted it.
Swear to god?
You know I can't do that,
but I promise.
I made sure of it myself.
So you watched it.
You look guilty, Alex.
Is there something
you need to confess?
Okay, I watched it,
but only to make sure
that he didn't...
I didn't know you were
such a bad boy, Alex.
I'm not.
All right, bad boy,
I got to go.
Good night.
What are you doing
Saturday night?
Are you asking me
out on a date?
Yeah, I am.
I thought we were
just friends.
Uh, I mean, we are, but...
Pick me up at seven.
I don't have my license yet.
Yeah, right, um...
I'll pick you up at seven.
Are you contagious?
No, I don't think so.
If you're contagious,
you need to sanitize
everything you touch.
It's just an upset stomach.
I think
you have ebola.
I don't have ebola.
Look, just tell father cutler
I'll be right down.
Father cutler,
Alex says he'll be right down!
O holy hosts above,
I call upon thee
as a servant of Jesus Christ
to sanctify our actions
this day in preparation
for the fulfillment
of the will of god.
We ask you that you receive
this child into your arms,
that she may pass in safety
from this crisis.
She wants to know
if she's going to heaven.
Tell her to trust
in the lord, Alex.
He always looks out
for his children.
By this sign,
thou art absolved
from all past errors,
free to take your place
in the world
he's prepared for us,
to dwell in the house
of the lord forever.
Ow! Goddamn it!
Uh, sorry, mom.
I don't know
why I said that.
Where did you get that?
Uh, I found it
in grandma's armoire.
It was your grandfather's.
Mom, Alex!
Show starts in 10 seconds!
Ten, nine...
Let's go.
Eight, seven, six, five,
four, three, two, one!
I can't believe
you let him keep it.
How was I supposed to know
it was your father's?
It was in some stupid
wooden box.
My father was a carpenter.
Of course it was his.
Now every time I look at it,
I have to think about
what happened.
I'm not comfortable
with Alex having it.
I know, I know.
What do you want me to do?
If I take it away from him,
he's going to ask why.
I'm so fucking pissed at you.
I don't like him
wearing it.
I know. I know, baby,
neither do I.
But you know what can happen
if he starts to ask questions.
He might remember
what your dad did to him.
Do we want that?
I'll let him keep it,
for now.
"I'm so fucking pissed
at you."
I love you.
I'm so sorry.
I love you.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the lord is with thee.
God is a liar!
What's wrong?
Are you okay?
Honey, what happened?
There was someone in here.
there's no one in here.
You guys scared me, daddy.
Oh, sorry, baby.
Come here, come here.
Are you okay?
Did you wake up?
I don't know what happened.
It was dark,
and he was hiding
in my closet.
He spoke to me.
I think we need
to call the police.
Wait, wait,
what did he say?
He said, "god is a liar."
Maybe it was a nightmare.
It wasn't
a fucking nightmare!
I was awake!
Let's get you to bed.
It's okay, honey. Come on.
Shh, shh, shh.
Honey, are you okay?
I'm okay.
Promise you'll wake me
if you need anything.
I love you.
Love you too.
Yo, we should get Alex
a hooker for his birthday.
Aren't they expensive?
No, dude.
You can get one for like
60 bucks off the Internet.
How do you know?
That is disgusting.
Hey, yo, Alex,
it's gonna suck
when you gotta retire
from the pussy patrol, bro.
That's why you got to have
as much sex as you can
before they cut it off.
Right, Alex?
I mean, no,
they don't cut it off.
Does it matter?
You can never use it again.
Maybe giving up sex
won't be such a big deal.
How the fuck do you know?
You don't even know
what you're giving up.
That's savage, Gavin.
Why do you want
to be a priest
anyway, dude?
Yeah, man, I mean,
becoming a priest,
you gotta admit,
that shit's pretty weird.
I told you guys.
I want to help people.
There's a million ways
to help people
and still bang bitches.
You're a real neanderthal,
aren't you?
Do you guys believe in ghosts?
Yo, you're tripping
off that beer, lightweight.
Might wanna
put that shit down.
No, seriously,
do you believe in ghosts?
Um, I do.
I believe in ghosts.
I thought I saw one once
after my dad died.
Why, man?
Seeing ghosts?
No. I was just wondering.
So the thing is,
I learned something
when I decided
to be a dog owner,
and the biggest kind of,
like, epiphany that I had
was that you have to do things
to keep it alive.
Don't you?
Yes, it's true.
You have to feed it,
then you have to walk it,
then you have to
trim the nails.
So, a comedy album,
is that your big move
with all the girls?
What girls?
If you're ever going to have
a shot with any other girls,
you're going to need
to get some game.
Oh, yeah? Like what?
Well, most of the girls
i know like bad boys,
so instead of
taking them out
to dinner,
take them out for a drink.
I'm not old enough
to buy alcohol.
Come on, Alex,
don't be such a pussy.
You need to let
your inner bad boy out
and lose the comedy album.
Play something that's going
to get them in the mood.
I don't want any other girls.
That was amazing.
Much better than
our first kiss.
You remember?
Truth or dare,
mark bartolotti's
eighth birthday party.
That was my first kiss.
Well, this one
was much better.
Are you sure you want
to be a priest?
I mean, like, you won't be
able to do this any more.
What's wrong?
I'm not sure about this.
Don't be scared, it's okay.
Are you all right?
I'm sorry.
No, no, don't be.
It's okay.
We can take it slow,
you know.
I had fun tonight.
I'd like to see you again.
You gotta catch it.
I can't catch it.
Well, you gotta try.
You were supposed to grab...
You gotta grab it.
Okay, if you
don't grab it...
No, no!
Come on. Really?
Milo's got some strength.
Here we go.
Let's do this.
Don't lose this!
Here we go!
You gotta stop scratching me.
You don't know me like that.
You don't know me like that.
Is it?
Stop! Alex,
what are you doing?
Just stop, man.
Yo! Yo!
What the fuck
are you doing, man?
Alex! Alex,
what are you...
Cut it out, man!
Get off of him!
Get off of him!
Get the fuck off me!
What the fuck
is wrong with you, man?
Fuck you guys.
I don't need your shit.
What the fuck was that?
Okay, I'm going
to take off your cuffs.
Don't fucking touch me.
Turn around
and face me.
Keep your hands
behind your back.
I need to take your cross.
You can't have it.
I need that.
This is bullshit.
All right, step inside.
Have a seat.
We're gonna call
your parents.
Please, please, don't.
God is a liar.
Please, don't.
what happened?
Fighting, stealing cars,
drunk driving?
What's going on with you?
Made a mistake.
You made a mistake?
You know,
you could've
killed yourself.
You know that?
Or someone else!
And now, with court costs
and lawyer fees,
your mistake is gonna
cost us about 10 grand.
Oh, yeah,
you're gonna pay us
that money back.
How do you feel about that,
father fuck-up?
What the fuck
do you want from me?
I said I was sorry.
You don't give a shit
about me. You never have.
I'm not like you,
and you hate me for it.
You think I'm a pussy,
don't you?
Watch your mouth!
But what you hate most
is that I'm smarter
than you.
You know it's true.
Mom knows it too.
You should just see the way
she looks at you sometimes,
what she says to her friends
behind your back.
No wonder your father
beat the shit out of you.
What did you say?
No, wait.
No, please!
I'll teach you.
Please don't!
Get off of me!
You're no better than dad.
You abandoned grandma.
You let your own mother
die alone.
How many days was she dead
before they found
her rotting body?
You apologize
to your mother!
Fuck you!
Do you know
why you're here?
We've seen each other before.
Do you remember me?
You were five years old.
We had a few sessions.
Why would a 5-year-old boy
need to see a psychiatrist?
Your parents
were worried about you,
because you were drawing
scary pictures.
Your parents tell me
that you've been
having trouble sleeping.
I've been hearing...
I've been having nightmares
where I hear a voice
whispering to me.
It pretends to...
I mean, "he."
And what does
the voice say to you?
It curses god.
Yes, Alex.
You said I was drawing
scary pictures.
What kind of scary pictures?
Hey, Alex.
What's up?
I wanted to apologize
for the other day.
It's okay.
You don't have to apologize.
Can you come out?
Uh, yeah.
I'll pick you up.
All right.
I'll be ready.
How many people
do you think are down there?
I don't know.
Do you think any of them
are worth it?
You look really good tonight.
You always look good.
Thanks, Alex.
That's really sweet.
I'm sorry again
about the other day,
for acting so crazy.
It's just...
It's okay.
You know, we all go
a little crazy sometimes.
You just looked so hot
in that bikini.
And when I saw you
with Gavin, I...
I couldn't take it.
Well, I like
that you got jealous.
Ow. Hey.
What the fuck
is wrong with you?
I don't know
what's happening to me.
You scared me.
Can I ask you a question
about my grandfather?
What about him?
Was he a religious man?
Not always.
He became religious
later in life.
That's when he started
to wear that crucifix.
He thought it protected him.
He had psychological problems,
and he was never
treated for them.
He hurt people,
and religion was his way
of dealing with his guilt.
What did he do?
Sometimes people do things
that they're ashamed of.
They want to be good,
but they're just
not in control.
How did he die?
He hung himself.
I'm scared, father.
What are you scared of?
Do you believe in demons?
I believe that demons,
evil spirits,
and the devil himself
man's darkest desires.
We all have impulses, Alex,
impulses that weaken us
and lead us astray.
I've been having these...
And I just don't know
how to explain them.
Alex, I had...
I had some deep
emotional problems
when I came back
from the war.
These types of experiences
are most often
psychological manifestations
of a deeper problem.
So you're saying
these things
are all in my head?
I want you to talk
to your therapist
about this.
And trust her,
Alex, trust her.
And know that I'm always here
for you, if you need me.
But what if they are real?
Gracious heavenly father,
in Jesus Christ's name,
I ask for your help
in a young man's time of need.
O lord, Jesus Christ,
I pray for the wisdom
and the power
of your holy spirit
and the presence
of your holy angels.
God is a liar.
I can't believe it.
We are so proud of you.
Cut! I'm making
a comedy, not a drama!
Here comes the hug monster!
No! Yuck, daddy!
It's so cool.
Oh, my god,
it's so great.
Happy birthday, Alex.
What are you guys
doing here?
Your parents invited us.
Do you want us to leave?
It's just I thought
you guys hated me.
We can never hate you, man.
You're family.
I'm really sorry
for the way I acted
and what I did.
We're here for you,
Alex, all of us.
I have to tell you something.
In private.
Okay, yeah.
Come on, man.
You're just fucking
with us.
I'm being serious,
It's real.
It's haunting me.
I think it haunted me
when I was a little boy,
and now it's back.
Have you spoken with
your therapist about this?
No. There's nothing
she can do for me.
What do you think it is?
It's an evil spirit.
And what the hell does
an evil spirit want with you?
It wants to possess me.
Make a wish, honey.
The doctors called it
a cryptogenic stroke.
That only means
they can't find a cause.
When you left confession,
Alex, I was worried about you.
While I was praying,
I heard things,
and I saw things,
and I felt something,
feelings I haven't had
since the war.
What kind of things?
The kind of things
you only tell your priest
in confession.
Have you ever heard
of the phrase,
"in these demonic shadows
of evil spirits
"shall rise up against
the children of men"?
It's from
the book of Enoch.
It's an ancient religious work
ascribed to Enoch,
the great grandfather of Noah.
But it's not considered
biblical canon,
at least not by
the catholic church.
I always thought they were
just cautionary stories.
But now...
Now I don't know
what to believe.
Alex, have you told
anyone else about this?
No, no, no!
I don't want to see.
Please don't make me watch.
It's okay, Alex.
Just relax.
We have to fight this.
Just calm yourself down.
You need to be strong.
Mom, is... is that you?
Help! Help!
I spoke with the bishop.
That was a mistake.
Alex, the diocese has experts,
priests who specialize.
They'll conduct
an investigation.
How long will that take?
It's not an exact science.
These things take time.
I don't have time.
You can't give up, Alex.
You need to stay strong.
Evil strikes
when we're weakest.
It feeds on negative feelings,
fear, regret.
We're up against
something very powerful,
very dangerous and deadly.
The only way to fight back
is with strength.
Our community has suffered
a terrible tragedy.
And you may ask
why has god done
such an awful thing.
But know this,
death will not have
the last word.
For Jesus Christ
conquered death.
Jesus rose.
And we too shall rise
in the afterlife.
"Thus has the whole earth
been filled with blood
"and with iniquity.
"The souls of those
who are dead cry out,
"and the giants
shall be called upon
earth's evil spirits.
"They shall rise up against
the children of men
"in order to devour them.
"For they come forth
during the days of slaughter
and destruction."
Alex, can I come in?
I'm scared.
Don't be scared.
I won't let anything bad
happen to you.
I promise.
I love you.
I love you too.
Good night.
I won't do it.
I won't hurt her.
I said no!
Oh, my god! Alex!
Oh, my god, no!
No! Alex, why?
Oh, my god!
Oh, my god!
Why? Why?
Let go.
Let me put him down.
He's all right.
He's all right.
Breathe, breathe,
that's it.
He's coming around.
Hi, son.
Alex, hi, baby.
We're here.
Am I... am I dead?
It's okay.
We're here with you.
I'm supposed to be dead.
You're okay.
- His pulse is good.
- Okay.
Why did you save me?
You're just
a little disoriented, Alex.
You're gonna be fine.
You've been through a lot.
Just rest.
Where's my crucifix?
Don't worry.
We have it.
Give it to me.
I need it.
Mom, give it to me.
It's the only thing
protecting me.
Okay, okay.
Here. There you go.
You and dad and Alicia...
You're in danger.
As long as I'm alive,
no one close to me is safe.
Shh. We're okay, baby.
Everyone's okay.
You don't understand.
There's something after me.
It's coming for all of us.
What's coming for us?
I... I can't tell you,
but it won't stop
until it has me.
Please believe me.
Please, just believe me.
Just let me die.
Just please let me die!
No, honey.
Honey, let go, let go.
You're hurting yourself.
You're hurting yourself, son.
I'm trying to help you.
Stop! No!
Just please let go.
Get off of me!
Mom, stop it!
Get off of me!
Hold him down.
Mom, stop!
Mom, let go of me!
Mom, please stop!
Mom! Mom, please!
I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
All right, all right.
That's it. We're done.
It's okay, baby.
It's okay.
You're okay.
Do you think
you can help our son?
It's just that, um,
we're concerned
that this might have
something to do
with what happened to Alex
when he was a child.
You refer to the molestation
by his grandfather.
I believe it does.
His repressed memory
is very likely
the cause
of his recent issues.
I knew we should have
continued these sessions
10 years ago,
but my husband felt
that Alex was okay.
Oh, please,
Alex was fine.
He was acting normal.
I knew it was
the wrong decision.
I think we need to focus
on what we can do
for Alex now.
I agree.
His past trauma
can no longer be ignored.
It's time for him to face
his repressed memories.
How do you feel?
I feel good, father.
See, Dr. dian made me
understand that I have...
Issues that I'll have to deal
with for the rest of my life.
But I've come
to terms with that.
The demon I was seeing?
It never really existed.
It was just my imagination,
a subconscious way for me
to deal with the things
that happened to me
when I was a little boy.
It was just like you said.
It was all in my head.
What we experienced
was real.
You can't ignore it.
If you do,
it will destroy you.
I should go.
Alex, please,
you need to listen to me.
In the darkest of times,
it becomes difficult
to distinguish god
from the devil.
How are you two
holding up?
Oh, we're pretty good.
I'm... I'm tired.
So tired.
But I'm happy that Alex
is getting through this.
He's been through so much.
We just want to go back
to being a normal family
again, you know?
I wanna put this
behind us.
Marcos, this will always
be part of Alex
for the rest
of his life,
but he's learned
how to live with it.
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 trespassed against us,
and lead us
not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Hello and welcome.
I want to thank
my brother Alex,
my father Marcos,
and my mother Lucia.
Without all of you,
this film would not
have been possible.
Now sit back, relax,
and enjoy the three dorks.
Roll 'em!
You're a dork.
Here we go.
Hold on, I think
we just blew a fuse.
What about my movie?
Don't worry.
We'll watch it as soon as
the power comes back on.
That's strange.
We're the only ones
who lost power.
Mom! Mom!
Mom, get away
from the window!
Oh, my god! Oh, my god!
Honey, are you okay?
Dad. Dad,
are you all right?
He's just unconscious.
Where's Alicia?
Baby, what are you doing?
No! Oh, my god!
Alicia! Alicia, baby!
Oh, my god!
No! Please, no!
Oh, my god! Stop!
No, no, no!
No, don't!
Take me!
I'm the one you want!
You wanna take me,
take me!
Come on!
You want me?
Take me!
Take me!
Honey, come here.
Alicia, come here.
Oh, my god!
I'm ready to die.
No, no!
O holy hosts above,
I call upon thee
as a servant
of Jesus Christ
to sanctify this day
in preparation
for the fulfillment
of the will of god.
O lord, Jesus Christ,
most merciful,
I ask you that you wrap
your arms around me
that I might pass in safety.
By this sign, I am absolved
of all past errors,
free to take place
in the world that
he has prepared for us,
to dwell in the house
of the lord forever.
O lord, Jesus Christ,
most merciful,
I ask you that you wrap
your arms around me
that I might pass
in safety through this.
By this sign, I am absolved
from all past errors,
free to take my place
in the world
he has prepared for us,
to dwell in the house
of the lord forever.
O lord, Jesus Christ,
most merciful,
I ask you that you wrap
your arms around me
that I might pass
in safety from this.
By this sign, I am absolved
of all past errors,
and I am free to take my place
in the world he has prepared
for us,
to dwell in the house
of the lord forever.
What happened?
Mom? Dad?
The devil is very real,
and he's here amongst us,
in our world,
ever ready to strike,
ready to test our faith.
It is our god-given birthright
to deny the evil one,
to refuse to give him
his power,
to stand up with courage
and the will to choose good
over evil in our actions.
Because in the end,
we're stronger than the devil.
It's true.
He will use all he can
to weaken our resolve,
but we must
not be discouraged.
We are stronger.