Infrared Dreams (2020) Movie Script

[soft music]
[Ava coughing]
[tense electronic music]
[Doc] Nature endows us at birth
with three general pattern
of emotional response.
Rage, fear and the
emotional response to love.
Under control, your emotions
can make you healthier.
[breathing heavily]
[door shutting]
[tap water running]
[Ava grunting]
I know this must be destroying for you
but I promise,
The sun will come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There will be sun
What is the last thing that you remember
I don't now.
Why are you doing this?
This is the only way.
For what?
[breathing heavily]
You seem like a good caterpillar,
troublesome though.
I just...
I just wanna go home.
There's no place like home.
There's no place like home.
[metals clanging]
[tense music]
[Ava screaming]
[Doc] Psychologists have
found that control of emotions
can be gained by understanding
the stimulus response pattern.
When you have certain experiences,
you respond with various emotions.
Stimulus response.
[door shutting]
Hello, kiddo.
How are we now?
Can you just let me go.
I won't tell anybody.
No one needs to.
I won't tell the police, no one.
For your own good, it is
best if you accept your fate.
What fate?
Some questions should not be answered.
Some have no answer.
I'm sure you're wondering
if your execution
is part of your fate.
Your finality is not the objective.
However, I will do what I am commanded.
Who's commanding you?
Is it the voices in your head?
There are no voices.
Then what is this?
Why the gas, the tricks and the needles?
The gas is to keep you from passing ou
and or falling asleep.
We must collect accurate data.
Why can't I remember
how long I've been here?
So far I see no complications.
I must go now.
You're not going to let me go, are you
The release of a subject is
not currently on the agenda.
Please, just let me go.
That would anger them very much.
Who are you talking about?
I'll be back.
No just let me...
Please, don't go.
Please, let me go.
[metal clanging]
[tense music]
[creature chirping]
[Evan] There's more.
It's easier, you know that?
- You ready?
- Ready for what?
[Evan] Don't play coy with me.
You know what.
[Ava] I am I ready to have this monste
terrorize the home?
[Evan] Yeah, that's fun.
[Ava] Yeah, I heard
you'd love to give birth.
I mean, that part is not fun, right,
but after that it's gonna be great thing
We'll have a little us
running around the house.
- Yeah.
- What's wrong?
[Ava] I'm nervous.
I'm nervous too.
[Ava] You don't have to give birth.
Well, not physically,
but I mean, you know
we've got nothing to be nervous about.
We got this.
You've got this.
You're gonna be a phenomenal mom.
[Ava] We'll find out, won't we?
[Man] What we're doing
with our own people,
the reaction would have
been completely different.
[Woman] What do you think
will be the next obstacle
the earth people will put in our way?
Do not do that.
[Ava] Let me go.
It will not be better for you out ther
Returning home is not an option.
You look like you're having a bad day.
Would the caterpillar like a lollipop?
Take this, you'll feel better.
How did you get footage
of me and my husband?
Please, sit down.
Tell me.
Either you will walk
over here on your own,
or you will not.
You'll need to be sanitized
before the test can continue.
[tense music]
[Ava sobbing]
I know that you probably think
you can somehow overcome
your current dilemma.
However, it is 100% certain
that if you continue to resist,
you will accomplish nothing.
Do not poke the bear.
You will not win.
I am afraid that we somehow
got started off on the wrong foot.
There, that's it.
You can call me doc.
Although it may appear
that I am your enemy-
- You're a lunatic.
Tell me what that thing is gonna do to m
My mama always said the life
is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
[metals clanging]
[Ava coughing]
[creature chirping]
[Ava yelling]
[breathing heavily]
I don't know what you want me to say.
I can't even look at you right now.
[Ava] Do you think I can look at mysel
I saw the tape.
Don't pull away from me.
You're all I have.
I need you.
[Kris] Are you hurt?
It's okay, you can talk to me.
[Kris] Are you okay?
My name is Kris.
Where are you?
[Kris] Your guess is as good as mine.
What do you want?
[Kris] Nothing, I just wanna talk.
Who are you?
[Kris] Kris, thought
I told you, I'm Kris.
You told me your name, but
you didn't tell me who you are.
[Kris] You didn't tell me anything.
So I'm winning.
How long have you been here?
[Kris] I'm pretty sure he didn't inves
in clocks calendars for blind people.
Do you know what's going on?
[Kris] I was about to
ask you the same thing.
Does he talk to you?
He just...
He speaks, but it doesn't mean anything.
[Kris] He's a weirdo
with a fetish for torture.
He's probably listening
to this conversation.
[Kris] I don't give a shit.
He's a fucking nut job.
Yeah, he's something.
[Kris] It's nice hearing
someone else's voice.
Why are you talking to me right now?
[Kris] I heard you freaking out.
I figured you needed a friend.
What I need is a way out.
[Kris] I guess we're friends now.
How are we friends?
[Kris] We both need the same thing,
so we're on the same team.
I'm Ava.
[Kris] Nice to meet you, Ava.
I've been seeing my memories,
like a film of my life.
[Kris] What do you mean?
[baby cooing]
[Ava] Where are they?
[baby crying]
- Winter is coming early.
- It's August.
[Evan] Yeah, I know but I can feel it.
Can you smell it?
[Ava] Well, so that's your
six sense now, isn't it,
that you can just feel the weather?
My sixth sense is knowing
that you're about to be smart.
[Ava] God, that sounds exhausting.
These things are gonna
kill me, you know that.
[Ava] Apparently.
- Can I have one?
- Go ahead.
What do you mean?
[Ava] Well, you don't want to smoke
if you're gonna be pregnant, right?
Are you serious?
[Ava] Yeah, I'm ready.
[Evan] That's great.
Why does he come to you?
[Kris] He mostly sticks me with needle
pokes and prods.
Everything hurts like hell.
How is he showing me my life?
[Kris] Does he stick
you with needles too?
[Kris] So he's drugging us.
You're hallucinating.
There were these guys in masks
but they don't look normal.
They stare at me like I'm in the zoo.
[Kris] Okay, it would have been better
to start with that one.
What do you mean they don't look normal?
I don't know.
I can't explain it.
[Kris] Do you have family?
[Kris] Jennifer.
Not blood, but family, nonetheless.
Been together forever.
[Kris] Any kids?
I'm gonna get us out of here.
[Kris] How?
I was tied up at first, but I'm not.
I'm not now.
[Kris] So you think he trusts you.
When a dog owner walk the dog off leas
[Kris] Yeah.
It's a bit like that.
He thinks he has control.
[Kris] So he's testing you.
[tense music]
[creature chirping]
[Ava screaming]
- Evan.
- Hello Ava.
What are you doing in here?
I don't know how I got here.
What do you mean?
I right here.
Don't come any closer.
It's okay, I'm here.
Where's Isaac, Ava?
What did you do?
Where's Isaac?
Where's my son?
You killed him.
I should kill you.
Dying is better than you deserve.
[Ava] Who is it?
Oh, is it for me?
Is it for me?
Who is it?
I think it's daddy.
You wanna say hello?
Hi, who is it?
Who's on the phone?
[baby cooing]
I ask for help.
I don't know how.
I didn't make it that far.
There were these bodies.
- Bodies?
- Dead bodies.
Stacked on top of each other.
And then he grabbed me
[Kris] Ava, listen to me.
You never left the room.
I did leave.
How do I even know you're real?
[Kris] You don't.
You can believe whatever
you want to believe.
Maybe you're not real.
Maybe you are a projection
of my subconscious
to help me deal with the
trauma of my current situation.
Look, we could either be
skeptical of one another
or put our heads together
to try to escape.
Isaac, that was my son's name.
He always smiled.
He was beautiful.
I guess I just thought
that if I didn't mourn,
it wouldn't be real
and it could just be a nightmare
that I could wake up from.
[Kris] What happened?
I turned my back.
I turned my back for one second, just on
It was my fault.
So now I'm in hell.
This is my hell.
I deserve it.
I'll spend the rest of my life
talking to a hole in the wall.
[Kris] Hey, stop.
Whatever happened, I'm
sure it wasn't on purpose.
He's gone.
He was my world.
Now this is my world.
[door shutting]
[Doc] You should eat.
Fuck you.
[liquid sizzling]
Here, drink this.
It will help with the nausea.
I'm not nauseous.
You will be.
We need you strong, drink.
I'm not doing this anymore.
I'm not playing these games.
Just kill me and get it over with.
[Doc] You are not in a position
to make those kinds of requests.
[tense music]
You are a troublesome one, are you not?
No, I'm just done with the bullshit.
Who are those freaks in the masks?
So they visited?
No, I don't buy it.
You didn't do all of this and abduct me
just so you can play doctor.
I did not abduct you at all.
I am, but a willing servant.
Soon you will understand, or maybe not.
Either way, it does not matter.
Listen to them, children of the night,
what music they make.
[door shutting]
[Kris] Jennifer was my girlfriend.
We were 16.
My folks were hippies, super progressive
but her parents, they
were more old fashioned,
crazy religious.
I could always tell she felt
a little guilty about us.
But I pressured her.
I pressured her not to be ashamed
to tell her parents the truth about us.
One day she did.
She built up the courage
and her mother disowned her.
Her father tried to pray the gay away
and when that didn't work, he
tried to beat it out of her.
She told me that she
couldn't take it anymore.
She killed herself.
What I'm saying is that
you're not the only one
who has lost someone.
And I know that a girlfriend
isn't the same as a child,
but you get my point.
She didn't know how to keep fighting.
She gave up.
Kris, I'm not a fighter.
[Kris] Well, you have to be now.
I bet your son doesn't blame you.
It's okay to regret.
It's also okay to keep living.
Keep living for him.
What do you want me to do?
[Kris] Get him to let his guard down.
Ask him questions about himself,
then when he least expects
it, go for his throat.
I can't.
I can't do that.
[Kris] Yes you can.
Once you get free, you come find me.
Where have the calls gone?
Are you sleepy?
Oh hello.
[baby laughing]
Isaac come away from the door, sweethear
No, no, no no Isaac.
Don't open the door.
It's okay.
[baby crying]
Oh look.
You wanna play some more?
[phone ringing]
- Hello.
- Hey Ava.
- Yeah, hi.
- How's it going?
Oh, I'm good.
- What about you?
- I'm good.
How's the little one?
What are you guys doing today?
[Ava] Yeah, yeah, yeah, we're fine.
We're fine, just Isaac
and I were playing today.
- Do you think maybe next week?
- Yeah, sure.
[Ava] Yeah, that is so
funny that you brought that up
'cause I was gonna talk to
Evan about that later today.
What do you do?
[tires screeching]
[engine revving]
No, no, no, Isaac.
Who are you?
What do you want?
[voice echoing]
What is this?
[voice echoing]
[tense music]
No, no, no.
You've killed me.
[Isaac] Mommy, mommy.
Come to mommy.
You honestly think you're
gonna get out of here?
You had this coming.
You're never getting out of here.
Glad to see you waking up.
You are quite fascinating.
Again, please.
Get away from me.
You were given a special sedative.
You've caused enough
problems for one person.
What are you doing?
You are a curious one too.
I am surprised by your resistance.
At this point, most have given up.
However you are entering the
final phase of your process
and you look at me as if
you were somehow avoid fate.
Why not just let me die?
Humans life is so fragile.
Only worrying about life and death.
Soon, you will worry about neither.
Who are you?
I do recall introducing myself.
You speak like you're
not part of humanity.
- Humanity?
- Human kind.
Humans are not so kind, are they?
You just did it again,
you disconnect yourself?
What we've got here is
failure to communicate
I'm not famous, I'm not important.
Such arrogance, to think
that I would want you
for my own purposes, as if
you were somehow, special.
This is what humans do,
you think that you are
the center of the universe
and nothing matters more than you.
You are one, one of many
that have, or will conform
to their aspirations,
their desires, not mine.
These other people that you work for,
when did you start working for them?
[Doc] As far as I can remember
I've always been an agent for them.
Tell me about them.
[Doc] What can I say that
you do not already know?
- I don't know anything.
- Sure you do.
They are more intelligent than you.
They are superior to you and
you're kind in every way.
What do they want?
Why did you do this to yourself?
I didn't do this to myself.
I was beginning to think
that we're making progress.
I found you laying in your own blood
with one of my utensils near your person
One might suggest that you
are destructive and suicidal.
I'm not suicidal.
Momma says stupid is as stupid does.
Why do you do that?
Why do you speak in old movie quotes?
I guess one could say that
I am an aficionado of film.
I've learned quite a bit from them.
Really, how many have you seen?
If memory serves me correctly,
I've seen 213,980 films.
What's your favorite?
That is actually difficult to answer.
I have an affinity for them all.
Your top three.
I love the smell of
napalm in the morning.
- "Apocalypse Now".
- Very good.
Another one of my favorites.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
"Gone With the Wind".
I like classics.
One more.
Well, it's a tough one.
Well, in all this excitement,
I kind of lost track myself,
but being this is the 44 Magnum,
the most powerful handgun in the world.
It blow your head clean off.
You got to ask yourself one question.
Do I feel lucky?
Well, do you punk?
[laughing hysterically]
I don't think that I've ever
laughed quite like that.
Well, what happens now?
Now we move on to the progression phas
A metamorphosis as such.
A metamorphosis?
They're building an infantry.
It is quite marvelous.
- You're insane.
- Am I?
I could say the same thing about you.
Doing the same things over and over agai
expecting different results.
I noticed that you have taken
one of my utensils again.
It is of no importance.
Your extremities will not
operate at full capacity
for some time.
You are a troublesome one.
Keep it as a souvenir.
Goodnight caterpillar.
In the dawn,
do not be afraid to
spread your wings and fly.
I've never seen my own
lifeblood pour before.
[Ava grunting]
Why so serious?
[Ava crying]
[breathing heavily]
[Kris] Ava, Ava.
Kris, yeah, I'm still here.
He just moved me to another room.
He's gone.
He's gone.
[Kris] So what's the move now?
We gotta figure something
out before he comes back.
No, I don't think he's coming back.
[Kris] Did you do it?
I did something.
He's not moving.
[Kris] Come get me so
we can get out of here.
Yeah, just give me a second, okay.
[Kris] Why?
Are you all right?
Yeah, I will be.
I just need a minute.
[Kris] Well hurry, I
can't take this anymore.
Kris, I don't think he's human.
He didn't bleed.
Well not normally anyway.
[Kris] Are you slipping out again?
What if he was telling the truth?
[Kris] The truth about what?
Everything he said was rooted in crazy.
Yeah, yeah.
[Kris] Are you sure you're okay?
What's taking so long?
He gave me a sedative or something.
I'm waiting for it to wear off
but then I'm coming.
Don't worry, I'm coming.
Can't it be an award like a lollipop.
[tense music]
[machines beeping]
[tense music]
Are you all right?
[people coughing]
[tense music]
[breathing heavily]
Who's in here?
[door banging]
What took you so long?
What's going on?
I can't explain.
[door banging]
Just try.
Just tell me what's happening.
Didn't you take care of him?
That's not him.
So that's someone else.
You can say that.
So there are others.
There's others out there.
This isn't what we think it is.
It's something else.
So what happens when whoever
is out there gets in here?
[door banging]
Tell me.
We die.
You okay?
No, I'm not.
She bit me.
She bit you?
[door banging]
How did you get away?
I reacted.
Kris, what are you doing?
So if we open this door, we die
and if we stay here, we die.
Earlier, you said you didn't think
that doctor guy was human.
He bled blue.
I'm not really following.
But what about what's out here now?
Do you think they might be human?
[door banging]
What do we do now?
What about the light?
What about it?
You said before you saw a light.
I don't know where that is.
I might not even be real.
None of this might be real.
[tense music]
I'm losing my mind.
Well, you have looked better.
You're not real.
Hasn't stopped you talking
to me though, has it?
What do you want, Evan?
What do you want, Ava?
I just wanna go home.
I don't know what's sopping you.
The universe.
The universe, huh?
Maybe the universe is trying
to tell you something.
Like what?
[Evan] How would I know?
I'm not real, remember?
You hate me, don't you?
Yeah, yeah I do.
I love the hell out of you too.
I needed you.
When we lost him, I needed you
and you just left me alone.
Do you now how hard that is?
Do you remember the first time
I asked you to marry me?
It was like a fantasy, right?
Soft sand beneath our toes.
Sounds of the gentle
waves cleansing the shore.
Yeah, I said no.
Yeah, that's right.
Why did you say no, Ava?
I wasn't ready.
That's exactly my
answer to your question.
He's my son too, you know.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I miss him so much.
I miss him too.
Do you think this is my fate now?
Come on Ava.
You make your own fate.
That sounds nice but...
This is my punishment.
I'm never gonna get out.
Dying is better than I deserve, right?
That may be a little harsh, wouldn't it?
Let me ask you a question.
What if you deserve to be free,
not just of this place, but everything?
I think I deserve a drag.
I haven't had one in ages.
[tense music]
[door opening]
Go to the light.
[tense music]
[tense music]
[door banging]
[tense music]