I Know You're in There (2016) Movie Script

- What are you doing?
Come on, I'm not
even dressed yet.
- I know, that's the best part.
- Stop it.
I'm serious.
- Hey, you're the
one who bought it for me.
Just trying to put
it to good use.
- I bought you the camera
so that you could
make your film,
not so you could creep on me.
- Oh, baby,
but you look so good on camera.
- Stop fooling around.
I gotta get ready for work.
- What?
I'm not doing anything.
- Tom, stop.
- Hey, I got an idea.
How 'bout you call
in sick today?
- Nope.
- Why?
Why don't you hop back in bed,
I'll rent us a movie.
We can cuddle, maybe
fool around a little bit.
Then I'll take you out to lunch.
What's the name of that
place you like with mimosas?
- Tom you promised.
- Not for me, I'll
drink iced tea.
Just because I'm not drinking
doesn't mean you can't right?
- One of us needs
to go to work today.
I need to get the phone.
- Yeah, she's got a point there.
- What'd you say?
- Nothing, just
talking to the camera.
- Hello?
Sure, may I ask who's calling?
It's for you.
Here, let me take this.
- Hello.
Yeah this is tom Redding.
Mmm hmm.
Hang on a second.
Okay go ahead.
Mmm hmm.
Okay, I understand.
Yes that's fine, thank you.
- What was that about?
- My mother killed herself.
- You're a hard person
to get in touch with tom.
Oh please have a seat.
I'm Dr. Jorgensen.
- Well nice to meet ya,
thanks for tracking me down.
- How was the drive?
- It's fine, thank you.
- I'm sorry about your mother.
This must be hard for you.
- Not really.
I don't even remember her.
She left whenever I was little.
But you could have told me that
over the phone, is that it?
- No.
- What are those?
- The keys to your
mother's house.
She left it to you.
- Just like that huh?
- Just like that.
But there is something else.
- Okay, what is it?
- You have a sister tom.
Her name is Chloe.
She should have been
institutionalized years ago
but your mother
wouldn't allow it.
- So she's crazy?
- We don't say crazy.
The technical diagnosis is
catatonic schizophrenia.
Chloe doesn't speak, move,
or respond to any
external stimuli.
- Why?
- No one knows for sure.
Mental illness is
often hereditary.
It usually manifests
itself later in life
after physical or mental trauma.
But Chloe's case is
completely unique.
Would you like to see her now?
Hello Chloe, how are you today?
I have a surprise for you.
This is your brother tom.
You can talk to her.
It's okay to feel uncomfortable.
Chloe's used to that,
aren't you Chloe?
You can see why I tried to
convince your
mother to admit her.
- Mmm hmm.
It's nice to meet you.
What if I wanted to
spend some time with her?
- You're more than welcome
to visit whenever you like.
- No, I'm not just talking
about a couple of hours here.
I want to get to know her.
- This is all there is tom.
- I don't know, I've
got a house now right?
Maybe I could take her
there for a little while.
- You're not qualified.
- Qualified?
She doesn't move,
how hard can it be?
- I don't think you
understand the toll
it could take on you.
To care for someone
in Chloe's condition.
Someone that isn't
trained for it?
Trying to do it all himself?
Well, it could be maddening.
Your mother tried to do it and...
- doc I'm not my mother.
Not to be disrespectful
but I don't
think she belongs in
a place like this.
Now, my mom did it
for years right?
I'm sure I could handle
a couple of months.
- I really don't think
it's a good idea...
- Dr. Jorgensen I'm
asking you, please.
She's all the family I got.
- On one condition.
- Anything, what?
- If there are any issues,
if you see any changes,
you've gotta call me right away.
- Doc, I'll probably
call you twice a day.
- And you got the sound
gear all ready right?
- Yeah.
There ya go.
You sure you don't mind
me taking your car?
- Of course not.
I don't want you breaking down
when you have a
crazy in the car.
- She's not crazy.
- I was just kidding.
I just meant...
- yeah.
- Are you sure about this?
- It's perfect.
- It's perfect?
- Hey.
How long have I been
stuck trying to figure out
an idea for my thesis huh?
Could you possibly
think of anything
better than this?
- I guess not.
- You'll be up with me in
a couple of weeks anyway.
Besides, you'll be
glad to have me out
of your hair while you're
grading term papers.
- She's a little
creepy though right?
- Yeah, I guess a little.
- Call me when you get up there?
- Uh huh.
All right, cut it out.
Okay, so this is day one
of my trip with Chloe.
The sister that I
never knew I had.
Say hi Chloe.
And day one of this
documentary shoot.
It feels weird to be a
character in my own film,
but since Chloe doesn't talk,
it seems pretty
important that I am.
Excited to get to the house.
I wanna know what
happened there.
Why my mother did what she did.
Just can't imagine
wanting to kill yourself
in such a beautiful place.
Now if you look ahead,
you can see mount Shasta.
Apparently, some
local Indians believed
the mount was inhabited
by gods and demons.
And when the mountain
shadow descends
upon the valley
below, the gods sleep
while the demons fasten
to this dimension.
From the spiritual
to the physical.
And walk freely in the
darkness among men.
Pretty spooky, what
do you think Chloe?
I'll take that as a yes.
I don't know why
I'm recording this.
Well, this is the
last town on the map
before I get to
my mother's house.
Which is another hour
over the mountain still.
And population zero.
There's literally no
one here, nothing.
Got abandoned railroad cars.
Houses over there
that look like they
haven't been lived in for years.
Let's go take a look.
Oh wow.
One, two, and three.
There we go.
Guess you and mom
liked the quiet.
Oh my god it's perfect!
It's a mess but it's perfect.
Fireplace, that's good.
It's getting cold already.
Where's your room Chloe?
What's this thing here for?
So this is your room huh?
Not bad.
Well, guess it's
almost time for bed.
- Is this the house phone?
- Mmm hmm, I got it working.
Cell service is shit
so if you need anything
just call me here.
How's Chloe doing?
- She's good.
Just put her to bed.
I'm gonna hit the hay soon too.
I miss you babe, I'll
talk to you soon.
- Okay love you.
- You too.
- Bye.
- Smile for the camera.
- So, I'm unpacked and I'm
all settled in the house.
And I'm already
encountering some things
that I don't understand.
I found a heavy duty
lock and a chain
on the outside of
Chloe's bedroom door.
I think my mother put it there
which is disturbing.
There's also all
this religious charms
and crystals like this guy.
All over the house, I
don't know.
Did you see that?
I looked over some
of the footage
from the drive over here
and it was glitchy too
just like that, I don't know.
Maybe it's a software thing?
I'll figure it out.
As you can see, I made a
little confessional room.
I'm gonna come in
here and just record
my thoughts while
I'm on the trip.
I'll check in every
once in a while,
but that's all for now.
You really eat this stuff huh?
Wouldn't you rather have some
bacon and eggs or something?
French toast?
You like French toast?
Let's figure this out.
Feeding, feeding, feeding.
Head back.
Medium bite.
There we go.
One down, 29 to go.
So, my sister has a very
extensive physical therapy
regimen outlined here.
Part of the day.
Gotta be a lot more
careful from now on
with Chloe, I promise.
Right now, I gotta go
out and clear my head
and go get some roll of the
rock or some sunset shots.
I'll be back in time
to make dinner okay?
You'll be all right.
Hello mom.
Wow, you must have
really lost it
to jump from up there.
No, no, no, none of
this was here before.
I think it's this way.
I think it's this way.
There is no one like.
God dammit!
Oh thank god.
I'm sorry, I got lost.
You okay?
That's great.
That's just great.
I was not expecting to
be so bored all the time.
And turns out, Chloe's
not much for conversation.
At least I've got you, right?
Just wish we could go out
for a drink or something.
Sounds good.
Wait a second.
What's this?
Almost forgot that
I packed this.
It's not a single malt,
but I think it's gonna
get the job done.
Down the hatch.
Ahh, it's good stuff.
The air is dry up here.
And, now my nose is bleeding.
That's fantastic.
Did you just say something?
Goodnight sis.
Sorry if I'm not very
good at this yet.
- Hi tom,
this is Dr. Jorgensen.
I'm just calling to
check in with you.
Please call me back
when you get a chance.
- My sister is in
this all fucking day.
I don't know what there
is to complain about,
seems pretty fun to me.
Been too long old friend.
I'm Chloe, I need a wheelchair.
It's so quiet here.
Day 10, morning feeding.
Almost forgot your meds.
What are you trying to do?
Did you move that?
Day 10 morning feeding.
I almost forgot your meds.
Chloe how'd you do that?
Can you hear me?
Chloe can you hear me?
Okay fine.
You don't wanna talk?
I can wait.
Stop playing games with me!
You understand?!
Are you hungry?
You wanna eat?!
Well pick up the spoon.
Pick up the fucking spoon!
Let me just delete that footage.
I'm trying here Chloe.
And I hope you understand that.
This is a little harder than
I thought it was gonna be.
I don't know, maybe
I made a mistake.
Maybe I should
call Dr. Jorgensen.
What do you think?
I'll make you some
more porridge.
That's garbage.
What a fucking hack.
What is that?
Did you hear that?
There's something out there.
Is somebody out there?
Who's there?
I can hear you!
What is that?
What the hell is this?
Who's there?
- No!
Something happened last night.
Something, I don't know.
As you can see I've hit my head.
But I also found this.
I haven't had a chance
to go through it yet
but it's a diary.
It's my mother's diary.
Do you know anything about this?
I know you do.
I know you're in there.
Let's see what's in it.
December 14th.
happening with Chloe.
She's different.
I tried to tell Dr. Jorgensen.
She asked me if I'd been
taking my medication.
She thinks I'm going
crazy again but I'm not.
I leave her alone for
a moment when I...
When I come back things are
different, out of place.
You're faking this aren't you?
December 24th, Christmas Eve.
Chloe pushed me.
I can't prove it, but she
pushed me down the stairs.
I came back upstairs and she was
sitting in her wheelchair
like nothing happened
but I know she pushed me.
Does that sound familiar?
Did you push me?
I know you can hear me, talk.
Answer me god dammit!
You see that?
That's a camera.
You're gonna screw
up one of these days
and I'm gonna catch
everything on tape!
- Hey babe.
I tried to call last night
but you didn't answer.
I just wanted to let you know
that I'm all packed up
and I'll see you tomorrow.
- You better not pull any
shit when Jamie's here.
- This place is amazing!
- It's great isn't it?
- Yeah.
Did you hurt yourself?
- I fell down the stairs.
Come on, I'll show
you the house.
- What was that for?
- Just glad to see ya.
I know it's a little cold.
It'll be better once
I get the fire going.
- It's definitely a fixer upper.
- It's perfect.
- I was worried when I
didn't hear from you.
What have you been doing?
- Do you want a drink?
I think we should celebrate.
Let's have a drink.
- Okay.
- I'm pretty sure I
saw a bottle of Merlot
around here somewhere.
- Yeah, I guess.
One glass won't hurt anybody.
Hey Chloe.
- Ah, here it is.
- Are you sure
she's okay in there?
- Chloe?
Yeah she's fine.
- So tell me
what's been going on.
- Not a lot to tell.
- Have you at least been
getting some good footage?
- Mmm hmm.
Need a refill?
- No I'm good.
- Suit yourself.
You hungry?
- I guess.
- Good.
To us.
- I mean, you should
see some of the
crap that I have to read.
It's like...
I'm just tired of
doing the bitch work.
I can't wait until
I have my own ta.
- Soon enough.
Or you could just quit.
- Yeah right.
And do what?
- Move out here.
- So, this is the
master bedroom.
- No, it's downstairs.
But it's the only
one down there so...
- so Chloe gets it?
- Uh huh.
- I guess I'll just
have to make this work.
I missed you.
- How did you get up here?
I'm not playing games with you.
Why would you do that to me?
I have enough stress right now.
And your bullshit.
- Tom.
Tom, where are you?
- Hey.
- What are you doing?
- I was just checking on Chloe.
I know it sounds weird but,
I worry about her sometimes.
- Well now I get it.
Come back to bed though okay?
- Jamie is driving me nuts.
It was so much
better when it was
just me and Chloe.
I thought it would
be nice to have
someone else to talk to,
but she doesn't understand.
She doesn't understand
what's going on here.
She doesn't understand
what's happening with Chloe.
She doesn't understand
what I'm trying to do.
I don't know what
to do about her.
- Tom?
- Why you doing that?
- I figured I'd feed
Chloe this morning
since you couldn't
seem to get out of bed.
- Oh, well filming's really
been stressing me out lately.
- Filming.
What exactly have
you been filming?
I mean really.
- Did you put her
medicine in there?
- No.
I don't see anything
about medicine.
- It's printed right there.
If you don't mix it in with
her food she's gonna reject it.
- Sorry.
I'll put the medicine in.
Where is it?
- It's a separate routine
for a reason you know?
- Are you serious right now?
- Just forget about it, you
already fed her too much.
- Clearly I've done
something wrong here.
I'm gonna go for a run.
Unless you need my help filming.
- I don't need anyone's help.
- This is
Dr. Jorgensen again.
Tom, I really need
you to let me know
how things are going.
I'd appreciate if you'd
call me back right away.
- Hello.
Hello, Dr. Jorgensen?
Tom that was Dr. Jorgensen.
Do you want me to call her back?
What is going on here?
Let's get some
light in here huh?
You really are
very pretty Chloe.
Wait here.
That's pretty.
You have really
pretty eyes Chloe.
I'm worried about tom.
He's not usually like this.
I know he's stressed with the
filming and everything but,
I don't know.
You scared the shit out of me.
- Take that stuff
off of her face.
- We're just having
a little fun.
- Does it look like
she's having fun to you?
- Your nose.
- It's the altitude,
don't worry about it.
- Here.
- No, I've got it.
- Do not use your shirt.
- Take that shit
off of her face.
She looks like a fucking clown.
- What the fuck
are you looking at?
Did you just say something?
Are you trying to talk?
Are you serious?!
- Hello.
- Hey, Dr. Jorgensen.
- Speaking.
- This is Jamie, tom
Redding's girlfriend.
- I'm so glad you called.
Are you with tom?
- No, he can't come to
the phone right now.
- Is everything okay?
- Tom's acting strange.
- Tell me what's happening.
- He's been aggressive.
He's not his usual self.
- How's Chloe?
- I don't know.
Is it possible she
might be faking it?
- No, that's highly improbable.
- I know, it's just.
Something's wrong.
Something is really wrong.
- You need to get him to
bring Chloe back here.
- Okay, I'll try to talk to him.
- Yes, do that.
- Thank you, bye.
Tom, come inside.
We need to talk.
I guess this is the only
way I can talk to you now.
I'm leaving tom.
I love you, I really do.
I hope you find whatever
it is you're looking for.
Whatever you're doing up here.
But I just can't.
Where are my car keys?
- Hmm?
- Give me my car keys.
- The mountain pass
might be snowed over.
It's too dangerous.
- I don't care.
Give me my keys.
- No.
- Fine, I'll take your car.
Come on.
Give me my car keys!
Tom, this isn't
funny I need to go!
I just wanna go home!
- Stay, you're not
supposed to leave yet.
- Give them to me!
I'm calling Dr. Jorgensen.
You're not fit to be
taking care of Chloe.
- No!
You don't understand.
I'm making really good
progress with her.
- You're fucking insane!
- Jamie!
Come on!
Hang up the phone.
- No.
- Hello.
- Hi, can I please
speak to Dr. Jorgensen?
No, don't!
- I asked you nicely.
Didn't I?
Where you going?
Open the door.
Open the god damn door!
Day 20.
I don't know.
What day is it Chloe?
I don't understand.
I know you're in there.
Please talk to me.
She thinks I'm crazy.
Am I crazy Chloe?
I'm done.
I'm fucking done with this.
If you wanna pretend
nothing's going on here
that's fine, I'll take
you back to that home.
I'll let you rot there.
- Don't leave me.
- What did you just say?
- You wouldn't take
me back there would you?
- No, no I won't
take you back there.
- Promise?
- Yeah I promise.
I knew you were in there.
- I've always been here.
- I know.
I love you sis.
- What about her?
- Who?
- The other girl.
- What about her?
- She doesn't love me.
- What are you trying to say?
- She doesn't love me!
Get rid of her.
- No.
No I can't do that.
- Then I will.
- Wake up.
Please wake up tom.
Oh thank god.
Are you all right?
- I think so.
- What happened?
- I don't know, I
must have passed out,
hit my head or something.
- But you think you're okay?
- Yeah I'm fine I think.
- Let's just get out of here.
This place is evil.
- No.
- Tom, something is...
- get away!
- You're out of
your fucking mind!
- You have to leave now,
Chloe doesn't want you here.
- Chloe doesn't want me here?!
You need help tom.
- It's not funny.
- I was just playing a game.
- Well you win, she's leaving.
- You can't let her leave.
She's gonna tell on us.
- I don't care.
You're not gonna touch her.
- You can't stop me.
- Yeah.
Stop it!
Don't move.
You're staying in here tonight.
- I hate you!
- Sorry about everything.
Maybe when I get back home
we can work things out.
- Mmm hmm.
- I just need to finish my work.
Come on!
Please, please.
- Thank you.
- Where you taking that?
- You're taking it.
- Where?
- Up there.
Grab a lot.
- Chloe.
- Hurry up!
- Hello.
- Hi Jamie,
this is Dr. Jorgensen.
Did you speak with tom?
- It doesn't matter, listen.
I'm out in the
middle of nowhere.
I crashed my car
and I haven't been
able to get a signal.
And it's too cold for
me to stay out here
so I'm running
back to the house.
- Hello, Jamie?
- Hello Dr. Jorgensen
can you hear me?
- I can barely hear you.
- Okay listen, I'm
headed back to the house.
I need you to call someone so...
Please, come on.
Don't, no.
- There's something
wrong with Chloe.
I can't take it anymore.
I don't know what to do.
She was going to abandon me.
Just like she did to you.
Just like that other girl too.
Throw it in the fire Tommy.
Burn it.
- I don't understand.
I know you're in there.
She thinks I'm crazy.
Am I?
Chloe am I crazy?
I'm done.
I am fucking done with this.
If you wanna pretend
like nothing's
going on here that's
fine I'll take you
back to that home and
you can rot there.
- Don't leave me.
- What did you say?
- You wouldn't take me
back there would you?
- No I won't
take you back there.
- Promise?
- Yeah I promise.
Promise, I knew
you were in there.
- I've always been here.
- I know.
I know, I love you sis.
- What about her?
- Who?
- The other girl.
- What about her?
- She doesn't love me.
- What do you mean?
- She doesn't love me.
- What do ya think?
- Get rid of her.
- You stay away from me.
- No I can't do that.
It's just a little
rough footage but,
I think it's gonna cut
together really nicely.
- Stay back.
- Then I will.
- Let me show you some more.
Where ya going?
- Leave me alone!
Stay away.
Stay away from me!
- What are you
gonna do with that?
Don't you get it?
It's just a movie.
- I don't wanna use this
but I will if I have to.
- No I don't think so.
- You're crazy.
- All the great ones are.
- No, get back in the car.
- What?
- Start the engine.
- Let me help you.
- No, you don't
understand he's crazy.
- Who's crazy?
- Tom.
- Well hello doc.
You've walked in on a
little misunderstanding.
- Go and wait in the car.
- No, you don't understand...
- Jamie, I can take care of it.
- Glad you came doc.
Chloe and I have so
much to tell you.
- Where is Chloe?
- Oh, she's
around here somewhere.
- Would you mind turning
off the flashlight?
- Not at all.
- No, stay back!
No, no.
- Jamie.
Jamie come back.
You don't need to hide.
Tell you what.
I'm gonna count to three.
If you don't come out,
I'm gonna cut your
fucking head off.
One, two...
Where the fuck are you!?
Where the fuck are you?!
I hear you!
I just wanna finish my movie.
I think I finally
figured out the ending.
- Tom.
Tom, stop get off!
Oh my god!
- Come on baby.
Come on, give it to me.
You stupid bitch hit me.
- I will.
- Hit me!
- I will!
I think that's recording.
Where do I start?
It's been three
months since tom.
What I'm trying to do here...
I thought it might
help me move on
if I finished tom's documentary.
I know it sounds a
little crazy but,
I feel like I owe it to him.
I don't expect anyone
else to understand, but,
I'm just gonna be
piecing it together
to try to make some sense
out of what happened.
But first things first.
Chloe lives with me now.
I applied to be her
temporary guardian.
Chloe and I are
going to be teaching
each other a thing or two.
Isn't that right Chloe?
That's really all I
have at the moment,
but I just wanted
to get started so,
bye for now.
Maybe I'll just leave it
going for a little while.