Dream House Nightmare (2017) Movie Script

New floors.
New paint.
Safe neighborhood.
Kenner is one
of the safest cities
in Louisiana.
You would be zoned
in an excellent school
for your girl.
The special ed program
is very good.
There is just
so much light.
All right,
what's the catch? Hmm?
Faulty plumbing
or a leaky roof?
I'm telling you, nothing.
It is completely
move-in ready.
What? Look at this kitchen!
What do you think?
Oh, it's--it's okay.
It's got A.C.
Not real happy
about them stairs.
Honey, you're not gonna be
on crutches forever.
My husband,
he fell off a ladder
at his job.
Enough with
the pity party. Damn.
His, um, meds make him
kind of cranky, you know.
But he's in P.T.,
but with the back
and the legs,
it's just real bad.
But you know what we got
a great settlement,
and it's just enough
for me to get my dream home.
Oh, this yard.
a selling point.
Imagine throwing
parties back here.
Ah, I don't know
about parties,
but I could definitely
imagine myself sitting here
and just
watching the sunset.
Mama, look!
Oh, my--
I see, my love.
Oh, my word.
This is beautiful.
Mom, I can
feel it coming.
Oh. Oh, all right, dear.
All right.
Okay. All right.
You're okay.
You're all right.
You're okay.
It's, um--
It's a petit mal seizure.
She suffers
from them regularly.
Oh. Um...
Look at the tree.
Look at the tree.
Look at the tree.
Here you go.
You're okay.
You're okay.
There you go.
See, she needs
a safe place,
a place full of magic.
I'm ready to make an offer.
Destiny, where's
your other hair clip?
the owners couldn't ask
for a better offer.
We have one more
showing today, but--
But you'll tell them
about us, right?
I mean, you'll tell them
about my--my daughter,
my husband's struggles?
You'll tell them
that we deserve it?
Well, I will
call you this weekend,
and I'll let you know.
It's a strong offer.
Well, you're too late.
The house is already mine.
No, no, no.
Come on in,
Mr. and Mrs. Wade.
Come on in.
Okay. Well,
there's the creek.
Holy crap.
My goodness.
They had these for months.
Turn it off.
I want to see
what I found.
Is that candy?
Oh, God.
Destiny, baby,
you can't do this
at the new house.
You gotta do better, baby.
The--The new house,
it's big and it's beautiful
and it's perfect.
Finally, our chance
to get out of this dump
and start fresh.
Oh, jeez,
it's--it's full of spit!
How long you been
spitting candy in here?
Will you help me
up the stairs?
I need help!
Will you just
give me a minute?
Oh, jeez.
No, I'm throwing it
away, Destiny.
It's filthy!
But it's mine,
and I want it!
I need help!
Stop it!
It's mine!
I want it!
Destiny, stop!
Can you help me
up the stairs?
Yeah, could you just
hold on a minute?
Just--Stop it!
Madison, you better
not be on that phone!
Give it back! Give--
Give that to me.
Can you hold on just a minute?
get off the phone!
Give me this!
get off the phone!
Hi. Yes, I'm still here.
Um, please tell me
we got the house.
Please tell me
we got the house.
Yes, I'm--I'm sorry, too.
Mom! Mom!
I want my bear!
Mom, I want it!
I want my bear!
Mom! Mom!
You're working too hard,
and it's too hot out here.
Go inside and sit
in the air conditioning.
In our new home?
We did it.
We did.
We caught you!
Hi, I'm Pam.
This is my husband, Eddie.
We just live
right over there
down the street.
We're the neighborhood
welcome committee.
I'm Thom.
And I'm Theresa.
So, where y'all from?
L.A. Just transferred
from Cedars-Sinai
to Ocshner Kenner.
Oh, you're a doctor.
I got this mole on my back.
Think you might want
to look at it for me?
Oh, stop!
And who is this?
Either August or Isla.
We don't know yet.
You didn't find out
the sex of your baby?
As long as it's healthy.
Oh, honey,
but how you gonna know
what clothes to buy
or what color
to paint the room?
that's so impractical.
This must be your first.
No. Um...
Oh, well, I hope you like
my world-famous harvest gumbo.
It's got plenty
of pumpkin spice.
I'm just one of those girls
who loves
her pumpkin spice lattes
and her Uggs in the fall,
even though it is
80 degrees out.
What do they say?
A basic bitch.
Oh, sorry.
I hate that word.
You don't like
the word "basic"?
Oh, I'm sorry.
No, thank you.
Well, we're gonna let y'all
get back to unpacking.
Welcome to the neighborhood.
Thanks again.
Take care.
We'll see you later.
Bye. Louisiana's
gonna eat them alive.
Nosy old biddy.
Stop. She's just
trying to be nice.
Who criticizes
a pregnant woman
for being impractical?
And she doesn't know us.
She doesn't know
anything about us
and what we've been through.
Exactly. She doesn't know,
so let's just
give her some grace.
They would have been
three years old now,
running around
in that backyard.
I wish work
didn't start back so soon,
and I wish that I could spend
every second here with you
until the baby comes.
We would kill each other.
Besides, usually
this time of year,
I'm prepping students
for their first round
of testing,
staying late to deal
with parents and IEPs,
and even when I was home,
it was that horrible building,
so I could hear
every conversation
and every argument.
I'm really just
looking forward to some
peace and quiet...
by myself.
You won't be lonely?
I'm not alone.
You hear that, baby?
We're in our new house.
And guess what.
We're building a big,
new nursery just for you.
Yeah, when are they coming?
We wanted them here
ASAP, right?
Yes, we did.
It's really too bad
about that tree.
It's beautiful.
Well, enjoy it now,
'cause come tomorrow,
it's the first thing to go.
This is Dr. Wade.
I'm sorry, honey.
I gotta go.
I can't believe
they couldn't give me
the one day I asked for.
It's okay.
You okay here by yourself?
"I will pay you
$30,000 to move.
It's our dream house."
Let's not tell
your daddy about that.
Oh, you think
my family's funny?
you just keep laughing
and see what happens.
Get off that swing!
What are you doing?
The water's too deep!
Come on, baby.
The water is too deep
right there.
Get off the swing.
Mama! Mom!
Oh, Destiny!
Destiny. Oh, Destiny,
baby, you're okay.
All right. All right.
You're all right, baby.
You're okay, baby.
I'm okay?
You're okay.
You're okay, girl.
You're okay.
You're okay, all right?
You're all right, baby.
You're okay.
You got a little wet.
Why weren't you
watching Destiny?
I thought she was inside.
You're high.
How many pills
have you taken?
I don't know.
How many pills
have you taken?
She could have drowned, Ethan!
And where were you?
Jesus, sound like
your bitch mother.
Just go get you warm.
You look so grown up.
No matter
how old you get,
you're always
gonna be my baby,
my forever baby.
I don't like that, Mama.
Don't like it.
Yeah, baby?
You're sad.
No, I'm fine.
Why are you sad?
We had a nice,
safe place to live,
but then someone
stole it from us.
I don't know, baby,
but don't worry.
We're gonna get it back.
Hey, girls.
Trick or treat!
Hey, what are
you guys tonight?
A voodoo doll.
And you? Aww.
A doll.
Just go.
No! No!
This is it.
Stop. Stop it.
Let's go.
Come on!
Come on.
I don't want to!
It's just this one house.
Let's go.
No! No!
You're gonna be fine.
Here. Just take it.
Take it.
Look, they have chocolate.
I don't want to!
All you have to say
is "Trick or treat!"
Well, trick-or-treating
is for babies!
Just do it.
You're fine.
Come on, stand up.
Hi. Happy Halloween.
No, no.
I'm not a baby.
I'm a grown-up.
I'm a grown-up.
Do you need any help?
My daughter, she's--
she's autistic,
and that noise...
I'm so sorry.
All right, do you--
You know what?
Just wait one minute.
Hey. Hey, stop it.
What's your daughter's name?
Eh, Destiny.
Destiny, hi.
I'm Theresa. Do you--
No. No.
Do not touch!
No, no, no. Watch, watch.
Don't touch.
Look. Look. See?
It keeps out
all the noise,
makes it nice and quiet,
keeps all the sound out.
Do you want to try?
Might keep out
all these scary sounds.
I taught special ed
for nine years.
It's just all the noises
and the costumes.
It's just all too much.
Do you want to come in?
Um, you can
sit right here.
This is
my special comfy couch.
Just a minute.
Wow, she's really trying
to calm herself down,
even in the middle
of a meltdown.
You've obviously
done a lot of work
with your daughter, Mrs...
Nice angels.
I'm sorry?
Oh, I love them.
I'm thirsty.
Is water okay?
Oh, now you just get
off your feet there.
I will figure it out.
I can keep them?
How old are you?
That's okay.
We don't have to talk.
I'm 17.
Hmm. I love your costume.
I'm not a baby.
I'm a grown-up.
Oh, I know.
I can tell.
Hey, I think I have
something that's yours.
Does this belong to you?
Are you okay?
You're nice.
Do you want me
to put it on?
I've seen you
in this house
before, haven't I?
Come on.
We're going home.
Mom. Mom.
Is everything okay?
I'm thirsty.
Not now.
I remember you.
You looked at the house
the same time as us.
I don't know what the hell
you're talking about.
Mom, but I'm thirsty.
I need water.
Trick-or-treating is over.
We're going home.
Mom. Mom, you're bleeding.
What? It's fine.
I'm fine.
They cut it down.
They cut you?
No. The--The tree,
the big, beautiful tree
that we loved,
she cut it down.
Sorry, no more candy.
Oh, my God.
It's open.
Oh, my God.
Hi, yes,
this is Theresa Wade.
I think someone's
trying to get in my house.
I don't know
if it's a prank,
but it's
really scaring me.
We'll send someone
right away.
Just hang tight
and stay safe.
Okay. Thank you.
Oh, my God.
"Welcome from the Seer.
I'm watching you.
Fresh blood to my home."
It said
it was from the Seer.
And the police
did come to your house,
Mrs. Wade?
Yes, but they told us
to file the report
in the morning.
So, there was some
property damage done,
but you weren't hurt?
Okay. And you
didn't see anything?
You can't give us
a physical description?
Male? Female?
I don't know.
I didn't see anyone.
Well, we'll definitely file
a report in the system,
but it was Halloween night.
I know.
We've gotten
plenty reports of kids
playing pranks.
I know.
This wasn't just a prank.
They frightened her
on purpose,
and they left this.
Did they put it
in this bag?
No, I did,
for fingerprints.
You see that
on the TV show, did you?
You could get
a DNA sample.
Sir, this is Louisiana.
We have kidnappings
and murders here
all the time.
You're supposed
to keep us safe,
and my pregnant wife
does not feel safe!
The police came
to your house.
Nobody was here.
And there's also
a string of damage
done on your block.
The folks across
the street from you
had something drawn
in their driveway.
It's a penis here.
Says penis.
And now you can
find out who did it.
Sir, we're on it.
Yeah, thank you, officer.
Thank you.
You have my card.
If you have any questions,
feel free to give me a call.
We appreciate it.
No problem.
I'll see myself out.
I think
we're being patronized.
Thom, it's a big city.
I'm sure there
were thousands
of teenagers last night
smashing pumpkins,
leaving creepy notes.
I'm glad
we called the police,
but what can we do?
What about that woman,
the one that was
in the house?
Maybe, maybe not.
I don't know.
But I can't
just accuse someone
of something.
Why not?
We do not need to make
that woman's life
any harder
than it already is.
Are you sure
you don't want me to stay?
Yes, I'm fine.
Go finish your shift
and come home to me tonight.
You must be so tired.
Well, I got my shift
changed at work,
so no more leaving you
alone at night.
I just have
to get through today.
You're my hardworking man.
I'll see you soon.
Stay away from me!
Stay away!
Don't touch me!
RJ, you're scaring her.
Back off.
What are you doing
in my house?
We came for the open house.
I'm Francis.
You must be the owner.
What open house?
The one you listed online?
Let me help you up.
I--I didn't list
any house online.
Well, that's awkward,
because your agent did.
"Open house today only.
Please enter
through back door."
Can I see that?
It's a beautiful house,
I mean, lots of light.
It's not for sale.
Did you guys
take this key,
the key
that was right here?
There was no key.
The door was open
just like the ad said.
So, the house
is off the market?
Yeah. I'm sorry.
We just moved in,
so it's not
gonna be for sale
anytime soon.
I think someone
has played a trick
on us both, again.
But why would your agent
go along with that?
Because it's not
a real agent. See?
The ad said that
the agency's name was
Erin Marshall Homes.
And a quick search says
that there's no such thing.
It was a prank.
Oh, my God.
We are so sorry.
We just walked
into your home.
It's okay.
Do you need us
to do something,
call the police
or something?
No, thank you.
Just leave.
You got it.
I'm sorry
for hitting you with celery.
Honey, if I came home
and two guys came
through my back door,
I'd hit them with
the whole produce department.
Listen, whoever
posted that ad
obviously has a key
to your house.
You seem like
a really nice person.
Be careful.
We'll see ourselves out.
Thank you.
It was that woman.
but I called Officer Jones.
I told her what happened.
She said it's just
not a lot to go on.
At least the guys were nice.
But what if
they hadn't been?
You should have run
the second you saw them,
You're too trusting.
And you're too cynical.
Most people are good.
Most people
are amazing.
Took you long enough.
All right.
Bye, baby.
Where are you going?
Where's mine?
Damn it.
Mmm, thank you.
Hey, that's mine.
You deserve it.
Pamper the little princess.
I know, Pam!
Damn thing
won't come off.
I can't believe what you
went through today.
They were just
as confused as I was.
I'm just glad you're safe.
Me, too.
Mom, how do you
spell "celebrate"?
Um, C-E-L...
Where are my pills?
Where are my pills?
I don't know.
Don't play games with me.
Destiny, go to your room.
But what comes
after the T?
E. Just go on now.
Pills! Now!
Ethan, no.
Now, you have taken
far too many,
and the doctor said--
The doctor said?
You say!
Do you want to know
what it feels like
to be in constant pain?
Tell me where they are!
In the garbage outside!
Well, all right.
Mom, how do you spell parade?
Hey! Don't go falling
off that ladder,
because we will not catch you.
Must have cookies!
Oh, so...
Looks nice.
Thank you.
Oh, no. No!
Another one?
What is it this time?
Rhymes with "shildo."
Lucky me.
You know,
I called these guys
twice already,
and all I get
is voice mail.
And this one
came with a bill.
And the magazines were $200.
How does anyone spend
$1,000 on sex toys?
What are you gonna do?
I've tried calling them.
I've tried sending it back.
I'm not paying
for this crap,
and it's not staying
in my house.
Some poor soul's
gonna miss their porno
this Valentine's.
Not funny.
Hey, are we keeping this one?
Not funny.
Someone is sending these
to us on purpose.
Of course.
It's that woman.
You don't know that.
Oh, who else would it be?
You know, I looked up
her daughter's name.
Destiny, right?
You didn't.
Turns out there's
about 5,000 girls
named Destiny
in New Orleans.
You know,
I was thinking.
We could contact that
real estate agent, Diana?
She would give us her name.
I don't know.
We'd have to tell Diana
the whole story,
but maybe she
would take pity on us.
I don't think
I'd feel comfortable--
Oh, my God! Stop!
Stay away
from my wife, you pervert.
What are you talking about?
Oh, my God!
Are you okay?
Yeah, yeah. I'm fine.
You son of a bitch!
Okay, enough!
You guys have proved yourself
by trying
to be manly here.
That's enough!
That's it!
Please, stop.
Are you okay?
Yeah. He only
hit me by accident.
I know.
I saw.
Do you know
what this is about?
I'm sorry you had
to find out this way.
"Dear sexy neighbor.
I watch you
through the window.
I can't wait
to kiss you.
I want to be inside you."
"Your husband
never has to know.
Come find me when
my fat pig wife isn't around.
Love, Thom"?
What? I didn't write this.
I don't believe you.
Well, I do.
I got one of those letters.
I knew it.
We got one, too.
You got a letter, too?
Signed from me?
All the women
in the neighborhood got one.
Don't try
to play innocent now.
You been caught,
plain and simple.
Both of you hardly
ever come out of your house,
hardly ever talk to anybody.
We're always
wondering what
kind of secrets
y'all got going
on down there,
and now we know.
I'm calling the police.
Okay, yeah, you call!
Call them!
Call the police.
None of you know what
we've been going through.
Apparently you've been
gossiping and judging us,
but no one has bothered
to come and actually
ask us to our faces.
Yes, my husband
is gone a lot.
He's an E.R. doctor
and he's busy saving lives.
He's a good man.
And it's true I keep
to myself, but I'm shy.
It's just how I am.
But someone
has been harassing us
and sending us
horrible things,
trying to hurt us.
Someone sent
men in the house
to frighten her.
They smashed up
our porch and left
a threatening note.
And you,
you've been watching
our every move apparently.
It could be you.
You could be trying
to drive us out
of the neighborhood.
Oh, we gave you gumbo!
We don't know
who it is,
but it's someone
that is willing to scare you
and hurt us
to get us out.
This isn't
our first baby,
but it's the only baby
that we have alive,
and I'm just so scared
that they're gonna hurt us.
Oh, honey,
that's not gonna happen.
Someone been threatening y'all?
Well, they sent us
all this crap
and stuck us
with the bill,
and they've been
scaring Theresa
and smashing up her plants.
They stole
the back door key.
We had to change the locks.
I'm sorry.
I don't know
what else to say.
Oh, honey, I guess we need
to get to know y'all better.
We'd like
to open our home to you
for a party.
We want to invite you
to a party at our house
Saturday night.
I, uh...
No, honey.
I'll help you plan food.
Great. Thank you.
I'm so sorry.
This is Theresa.
I'm Thom.
Nice to meet you.
Hi, guys.
Bye, guys.
See you at the party.
Yeah, have a good night.
Good night.
Well, it looks like
we're going to a party.
Are you okay?
Yeah. Just
a little embarrassed.
And Eddie has
a good right hook.
What if
it's one of them?
Then this is
a perfect way
to find out.
You calling
that real estate agent?
What the hell
you been doing?
I was just, uh, making
Mardi Gras decorations
for Destiny's class.
What'd it look
like I was doing?
Been looking
through your phone.
Your search history
ain't exactly kid friendly.
Look. Go on. Look.
I'm not man enough for you.
Is that it?
Sex toys, lingerie, porno.
I know you ain't ordering
that stuff for me.
You ain't
touched me in months.
You been on your phone,
disappearing for hours.
Who is he?
It's not what you think.
Who is he?
His name is Thom Wade,
and he's a--he's a doctor.
He lives in the house
that we wanted to buy.
And if you loved me,
you'd beat him up.
You cheating bitch.
Stop it!
Don't hit Mama.
Don't hit Mama.
Don't hit Mama.
Ooh, what you got?
Uh, crudits.
We like
our vegetables fried.
So, you having
a boy or a girl?
We don't know yet.
Oh, I know.
Y'all are
gonna have one of those
gender reveal parties?
That's so fun.
I guess, um,
the birth will be
the gender reveal.
How old-fashioned.
Would you
excuse me a minute?
I'm not feeling so well.
Must be the nicest house
on the block.
Of course.
Leave it
to a couple of transplants
to come
and snatch it up.
Hey, there.
How are you holding up?
I'm fine.
Thanks for all your help.
I guess
you really didn't enjoy
your very first
Mardi Gras parade, did you?
I'm just jumpy lately.
We've been trying
to figure out
who's behind
all this craziness.
We called a couple
of the local schools
with special ed programs
for a student named Destiny,
but I knew
they wouldn't tell us anyway.
You know, I've also
been thinking what if
it's not that woman.
It could be anyone...
even someone here.
Oh, honey, people been living
in this neighborhood
for years.
Some of these families have
been here for generations.
They just take
a few minutes for them
to warm up to newcomers.
But let me tell you,
there is not one person
here that is vicious,
that would ever
want to do anything
to hurt you, Thom,
especially that baby.
Why don't
we just stand here together
and not say anything
for a while?
Shh, shh, shh, shh!
Hey, everyone,
be quiet, please?
Thom, there's someone
on the roof.
Be quiet!
What's the matter with you?
There's someone
on the roof, Thom.
Theresa, oh, my God,
are you okay?
I think
I'm having contractions.
Can you walk?
Who's up there?
Okay. That's it.
Let's go.
Pam, stop!
Oh, I'll be damned
if I let some hillbilly
terrorize my neighbor.
Oh, I see you.
Eddie, call the cops.
Enjoy your party, bitch.
She's at 37 weeks.
Her water broke
in the car.
Alert neonatal
and get an O.B. here, stat.
Dr. Rivera's
on the way, Dr. Wade.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
What if it's too early?
What if
the baby can't breathe?
You can do this.
Oh, I promise
I won't wake them.
You thought
you didn't sleep before.
Now you're really in for it.
They both okay?
Yeah. Theresa did
an amazing job.
The police questioned us.
We told them
everything we knew,
including finding
the note too.
Listen, I am so sorry
about all this.
Nothing to be sorry about.
We have your back.
The whole neighborhood does.
This is our security,
and they're good.
You connect through
your cell phone, all that.
Little angel.
Little Isla.
They tried to get her
to sleep in her bassinet,
but she just wants
to be with her mommy.
It's amazing.
This little baby
doesn't know what anything is
other than the sound
of your voice
and the beat
of your heart.
She needs you.
How can I
take her back there?
That horrible person
is out there
trying to find
some other way to hurt us.
What if
I can't protect her?
The police are looking
for them right now,
so don't you
even fret about that.
Is your mama
not coming down?
I was raised
by my great aunt,
and she's gone.
Thom doesn't have
any more family either,
so it's just
the three of us now.
Well, you've got me and Eddie.
Oh, please let me come over
when Thom's at work.
I promise
I'll be real quiet.
I can cook
and do your laundry.
I can even hold little Isla
when you want
to take a break.
Please say yes,
because if you don't,
I'm just going
to worry to death.
Sounds amazing.
Thank you.
But what?
What if they come back?
Oh, please, God,
let them come back.
I would love
to kick their ass.
Okay, baby?
Welcome home, guys.
Hey, guys!
Welcome home.
So glad you're home!
Wow. Look at all this.
Ah, man.
Look what all
we got for you.
Everyone pitched in.
Oh, so cute.
We're gonna let
y'all get settled.
I have
another surprise for you.
You do?
You're in a good mood.
I get to babysit!
I can't wait to get
that little baby.
Next thing
you'll be telling me
you want one too.
Hey, Eddie.
Eddie, look.
That's the same car.
I saw that car the night
of the Mardi Gras party.
How do you know that car
had anything
to do with it?
There's lots of cars.
No peeking.
I'm not.
Are you peeking?
All right.
Right here. Open.
You finished it.
The guys worked all night
to get it done.
I know.
What if--
No, no. It--
It's just the three of us.
Come on.
Look at your room, Isla.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
We did it.
You did it.
Come on.
Hey, Pam?
I'm sorry.
Can you help me?
I don't know what to do.
What do you want to wear
this thing for?
She's hungry,
but she won't latch.
I'm just too much
in pain to even walk
to the back room.
And everything hurts,
and you're leaking fluids,
and she won't do
what you need her to do.
I'm so tired,
and this is just--
I feel like
I'm burning up.
You don't have
to cover up for me.
I won't faint.
Honey, I got
a pair of my own,
just a little bit
lower than yours.
You need to lie down.
You need food and a nap.
She won't latch.
You need
one of them thingies.
She won't take a bottle.
No, not a bottle.
You need a nipple shield.
It teaches the baby
how to shape her mouth.
No, the mommy bloggers
say that--
sweetie, they're idiots.
Now, I'm gonna leave you
this sandwich,
and I'm gonna get up
and go on down
to the Shop 'n Save
and get you one,
and I'm telling you,
it's going to change your life.
A nipple shield
will change my life?
At least
it's one less thing
for you to worry about.
Thanks, Pam.
All right.
You're the best.
I know I been different.
And you're right.
It's the drugs.
But I think I'm ready
to get help now,
and I just wanted
to say I was sorry.
Mad... I don't want
to lose you.
Don't touch me.
Madison, please.
I'm sorry!
God damn it!
Madison, where are you?
No. No,
it's Mommy's secret pla--
Get out of here.
Please, Isla.
Come on, Isla, please.
Oh, thank God.
You did it.
Good job, baby.
Good job, Isla.
There you go.
Hi. I think I'm lost.
Could you help me?
You know
exactly where you are,
and I got
your license plate.
And the cops
are gonna know, too.
Hey! What are you doing?
Wait! Stop!
Stop! Stop!
Hey! Help!
Here I am, baby.
And you know what I want.
Stop! Stop!
Shut up!
What--What are you doing?
This is not
what we agre--
Son of a--
Theresa? Theresa,
where are you?
Yes, he's disarmed,
but please come quick.
Oh, my--What in the world?
I kicked his ass.
You okay?
Yeah. I'm all right.
It's worth it,
'cause I got this.
Sir, you need
to sign in.
Excuse me.
Sir, you can't
go back there!
She knows who I am.
She's gonna take you
away from me.
Mama, what's wrong?
Mama's gonna go away
for a very long time, baby.
Hey. Look
at your beautiful face.
Look at those bruises
I put on it.
That was me.
Whatever mess
you've gotten yourself
into, Madison,
it was just as much me
as it was you.
I'm so ashamed for putting
my hands on you.
I'm gonna kill him.
Destiny, go to your room.
Is that what
you wanted the whole time?
His wife would have
to move, right?
I mean, if her husband
was dead, right?
Once he's gone,
we can start over
like he never
existed at all.
It's not about him.
It's about the house!
The house
that we put an offer on.
The Wades, they outbid us.
Or his wife out smiled us.
I don't know what!
But that house
was for our family!
That was for our--our home,
a-and we needed it more,
so I--I tried
to move them out.
I made her an offer,
but she laughed at me,
so I--I played
a few pranks.
You know, I--I wrote
a few scary notes.
You know?
"Your blood is mine."
I mean, harmless stuff.
Then the pranks,
they became
less harmless, and...
You know what it's like
when you go too far?
Well, I went too far,
and I lost myself.
I know what you mean.
I know exactly
what you mean.
If that house
is what you want,
that house is what
you are gonna get.
Ethan, it's too late.
I mean, the police
are already coming for me,
and Destiny
cannot lose us both.
So, I need to--I need
to write down
what you need to know
for Destiny, okay?
Um, what food she likes,
uh, her schedule
for next year.
Wait, you're not going
anywhere, not by yourself!
We're leaving,
all three of us.
What are you talking about?
We'll run away!
Doesn't matter where,
as long as we're together.
That's no kind
of life for Destiny.
Well, it's no kind of life
for Destiny without you.
she's better off without me.
Everyone is.
Come on.
Come on.
Get in the room.
Go pack your shit.
Ethan, no!
I can't!
It's--It's over.
I'm not gonna let you
break up this family!
You never listen!
I'm gonna go pack.
If you won't, I will.
Mama? I'm hungry.
Mama, I want
to watch a movie.
So, your attacker had
a very interesting story.
He said that you
asked him to come over.
No, he's lying.
Well, that's just the thing.
He's not.
Oh, great.
So, now you're trying
to blame this on my wife?
This is a screen shot
of texts between him
and someone who appears
to be Theresa Wade
on his phone.
This person
sent texts detailing
exactly what she
wanted him to do to her
and also these.
Now, we know the person
who sent these
was not actually you.
Your attacker
thought he was
communicating with you
sending some
rather colorful e-mails
about your alleged
sexual fantasies,
and this is how
he says he met you.
"Lonely housewife
wants to be raped"?
Oh, my God.
"Looking for a big stud
to fulfill
my sexual fantasy
and rape me."
He wanted to take
you up on the offer,
so he texted
the number listed below.
It does match
his cell phone records.
And on the day
you were attacked,
the person he was
communicating with
apparently knew
you would be home alone
and that
your alarm system was off.
How'd they know
the system would be disabled?
There's an app for that.
So, this man thought
that I wanted him
to enter my house
and force himself on me
while I screamed
and yelled no?
What if I hadn't been able
to stop him?
Luckily, you did.
No thanks to anyone here.
Yeah. No thanks
to anyone here.
How do we get
the ads down?
Already done.
We've tracked
the I.P. address
and the phone number
to a one Madison Dupree.
That's her.
And she's also
the person registered
under the license plate number
your friend Pam gave us.
They lost
their home during
Hurricane Katrina,
had to rebuild
their lives from scratch.
She got an award
for starting
a special ed program
for her daughter
at her school.
"The principal said
she is hands down
the most loving
and hardworking parent
he's ever seen."
Madison Dupree.
I remember.
She sent us a letter
offering us $30,000
to move out.
That poor woman.
She's a psychopath.
Oh, she's just
a mom who loves her daughter
and wants a real home
for her family,
just like me.
She's nothing like you.
What now?
we have more than
enough evidence,
and we actually
have squad cars
on their way
to arrest her
as we speak.
You're too late.
She's already gone.
Hey, you go inside and rest.
I'll get the baby
from Eddie and Pam.
You sure?
Don't move.
I will blow
your pretty head off.
Just put the gun down,
I'm not talking
to you!
She wants me, not you.
Go get in the car, Thom.
What do you want,
I want to know
what you did
to trick them
into selling you
this house.
What did you do?
Did you promise them
something, huh?
Did you sleep
with them?
No. We put in a bid
just like you did.
We're a lot more alike
than you think.
I am a broken woman
with a broken family.
And you? Heh.
You're perfect.
No, no.
Put the bat down,
you bitch!
Madison, Madison.
You know I just
had a baby, right,
a little girl?
Her name's Isla.
But she's not my first.
She's my third.
We had-- We had twins
when we lived in Los Angeles,
and they both died
the day they were born.
They came too early,
and they just--
they couldn't take
their first breaths.
The doctors tried,
but their lungs just--
their lungs
weren't strong enough.
You remember
when you had Destiny,
you were waiting
to hear her first cry?
I kept waiting and waiting
to hear them, and I never did.
So-- So I know
what it's like
to have something
that you love
stolen from you.
I do. I know.
But nobody really
stole my babies from me.
It just happened.
We-- We didn't try to take
this house from you,
just like Katrina
didn't try
to steal your home
in New Orleans.
It just happened, okay?
No, don't!
I don't want to be
a monster!
You're not.
I just want to go home.
You remember my girl?
Please promise me
you'll help her.
Her daddy
gets so angry.
Okay. That's enough.
That's enough.
Please promise me!
Promise me
you'll help her!
Please, promise--
promise me!
Her poor daughter.
Theresa, no.
You saw the bruises
on her face.
God knows what that man's
gonna do to Destiny.
Well, the authorities
are involved now.
I'm sure everything
will be fine.
It's over.
- Diana Vick Realty.
- This is Diana.
You're back!
This is Theresa Wade.
Hi, Theresa.
How's that beautiful house
working out for you?
Um, I was wondering
if you could
give me information
on a woman who came
to see the house.
I know she put in an offer.
Madison Dupree.
Theresa, yeah,
I got your message before,
and I'm sorry.
No, I can't do that.
I have a long story
to tell you,
but the first thing
you need to know
is there is
an innocent girl
who needs help.
Destiny, hi.
Do you remember me?
Where's your dad?
I'm hungry.
Daddy's not here.
The door's locked.
How long have you
been out here?
I'm gonna come
up there, okay?
Hey, are you okay?
I saw you at Halloween.
Yes. You remember.
I saw you
other times, too,
but it was
in my mommy's car.
We need to get you inside.
You're cold.
Door's locked,
and Mommy and Daddy
are gone,
and I'm hungry,
and my tummy hurts.
Okay. Um, well,
you know what?
I have a--
I have a protein bar
in my car.
I'm gonna get that
for you, okay?
It's coming.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
If you or another
social worker could come
and see how she's living.
She needs help.
She's locked
outside of her house
with no parents.
Yes, okay. Thank you.
Sure. You can
call me anytime.
I'd be happy to advocate
on her behalf.
Yeah. Keep me informed,
if you don't mind.
Okay, I called some people
that can help you.
Do you know anyone
at Social Services,
I'm gonna wait here till
they get here, okay?
I want to go
to your house.
I don't think
that's a good idea.
I just...
I don't think
your dad would like it.
Well, he's not here.
Thom, I just
got your message.
Are you okay?
Oh, my God.
I'm scared!
I'm scared!
I'm scared!
You want to go with me?
Okay, let's go.
Uh, Destiny, I-- I need you
to stay in the car, okay?
No, no, no.
No, please.
Just promise me you'll
stay in the car, okay?
Don't get out
for anyone but me
or the police, okay?
Just get in the car,
We can't send
someone unless it's
an emergency, ma'am.
But we've had a stalker
that's been violent before,
and I have a feeling.
We can send
a patrol car when
one is available,
but unfortunately,
ma'am, you may
have to wait.
Oh, God, you're okay.
Oh, no.
Come on.
Come on, baby.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Come on.
Good work.
Go on.
Oh, my God.
Who did this to you?
He told me he'd kill me
if I didn't open the door.
I thought
you were dead.
Where are the police?
Stop untying me.
Call the police now!
Okay. Okay.
Okay, okay.
Anybody home?
What's up, baby?
Come on now.
This is the house
my wife wanted,
and if she can't have it,
nobody can.
Come here.
Now you,
your hubby,
and your baby,
you're all
gonna die.
Dial 911.
Dial 911, please!
No! No!
Stay away
from my family!
Lucky me.
You're as dumb
as you look.
Enough now.
I'm stronger than you,
and we both know
how this is gonna end.
My name's Theresa.
What's yours?
Think this is
a date, bitch?
No. I-- I know
your wife is Madison
and your--
your daughter's Destiny.
They're your family.
You love them, right?
That's my family
in there,
and I love them,
too, so, please...
don't hurt them
for what I did. Please.
So you admit it!
Yeah, yes.
Yes. Yeah.
I-- I did everything
Madison accused me of.
I made fun of her,
and I-- I took this house
from her on purpose,
because I don't believe
white trash belongs
in a place like this.
So she was right,
and I was wrong.
Punish me.
Leave my husband
and my daughter out of it.
Mother for a mother?
Hmm. Sounds fair to me.
I know
that I deserve this,
but there's
a better way.
I don't have
to press charges
against your wife.
No charges,
no jail time.
You already ruined her.
Well, I'm not
the only one.
What's that mean?
I saw the bruises
on her face.
How long have you
had a temper?
Just your
whole marriage
or just since
you got hurt?
I know what you're doing!
You can't stall any longer.
But what about--
what about Destiny?
It's not too late
to help her.
I wouldn't worry
about her.
Come out here.
I'm sorry.
I told you,
you was dumb.
Please stop!
You don't
have to do this!
You don't have to!
If you do this,
you're a murderer!
I promise...
you thieving bitch.
Don't hit mamas!
No, don't.
Oh, Destiny.
I called the police.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Oh, thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Oh, hi!
Hey, how are you?
What you got there?
Good stuff.
Hey, there.
Oh, my gosh.
Got some
good stuff here.
Mmm. Ohh.
Great party, Theresa.
I love these cookies!
I can't believe
Isla's ready to walk,
and I'm gonna miss
her first steps.
That's all right.
Don't be sad.
I'll take a video, and I'll
send it to you. I promise.
You know,
it's kind of funny.
When I first met you,
I thought to myself,
"Oh, Lord.
This little thing
ain't gonna last
a week in Louisiana."
And now I'm the one
who's up and moving.
You're the strongest person
I know, Theresa.
I have no idea how you
got through it all.
I'm not all strong.
I still have nightmares
the two of them are here,
especially him.
Well, he's not,
and he's in jail,
and he's gonna stay there
for a good long time.
Whatever happened
to their girl?
Destiny? Um...
she loves living
with her grandmother,
and she's
riding horseback now.
I can't believe
you write with her.
She saved our lives.
Well, you're
a much nicer person
than I am.
That's not true.
I'm gonna miss you.
I'm gonna
miss you, too.
raise your glasses!
That's our cue.
I'd like to propose
a toast.
To Pam and Eddie.
He punched me
in the face.
And they're
our best friends.
And we're blessed
to have called
them neighbors.
We are.
To Pam and Eddie.
I'm gonna miss
you guys.
I'll miss you.
You're right.
I'm gonna miss you.
I'm gonna miss you.
Love you guys.
Thank you for coming.
As you can see,
property's in good shape,
and you couldn't
ask for a better
It's wonderful.
Let's take a look inside.
It's my dream home.