Itsy Bitsy (2019) Movie Script

Don't panic. They're not
behind us.
We did the right thing.
They're savages.
This is it.
Be careful.
Please help me.
Please help me.
No! No!
This is the only way, my friend.
I'm sorry.
Easy, Mom.
Hey, you gotta get some sleep.
I wanna make sure
you stay awake.
This is doing the trick.
You could talk to me.
I'd like that.
I don't really have anything.
Come on, Jess. This move
came on really quickly,
and I... I guess
I didn't give you a chance
to express anything about it.
That's on me.
Decision's been made.
There's nothing
I can really say now.
The city was really expensive.
And the salary
this guy's paying me
is gonna feel like triple
in the community we're going to.
He could be a creep.
He's not a creep, Jesse.
He's a man
with a debilitating disease.
Still could be a creep.
Stop that.
These private home-nursing jobs
are tough to come by.
And we're lucky I got it.
And with us living
on his property,
I couldn't ask
for a better commute.
We'll have meals together.
Real family time,
instead of me working
such crazy hours,
feeling like I haven't seen
you and your sister for days.
It's a good thing,
even if you can't see that now.
Trying to get shot?
I've made quite the trip
to see you.
You still haven't
learned any manners, I see.
Since you are up...
let me show you what
has brought me all this way.
Don't you recognize it?
Only the tribal high priests
have opened this
during the harvest.
It is said...
to look inside is to stare
into the dark mirror
of your ancient's home.
The Black Egg of Maa-Kalaratri.
I know what it is.
I just don't believe it.
It is my gift...
for you...
for your wife.
You've always thought
that they...
cursed her.
She... was so very kind to me.
And those savages poisoned
her... because of this!
It wasn't poison.
It was malaria.
No. I swore I would avenge her,
and I have kept my promise!
When you seek revenge, you dig
two graves, one for yourself.
I didn't dig graves.
I left them above the Earth
for God to see.
So, you've committed murder.
How do you think she
would have felt about that?
My customs are not yours.
A gift of this magnitude
requires a trade.
Something of meaning.
A true sacrifice.
Don't you talk to me
about sacrifice.
She was my family, too.
Go, leave, now.
I've helped you find
many treasures.
None more personal than this.
You should obey the old ways.
To touch the Black Egg without
an offering is very foolish.
I've made my blood offering.
Where's yours?
I don't have your faith
in folklore.
Then wisdom has eluded you.
Enjoy your gift.
Well, we're here.
Where is here?
Door's a little sticky.
Well, this is it.
Our new home sweet home.
It smells funny in here.
Well, once we get it
cleaned up and settled in,
it'll... it'll be great.
What are those
on the wall?
I don't know.
Looks like no one's been here
for a while.
This is really dusty.
I know, right?
Look at these cracks
on the ceiling.
- Have to go.
- What?
Can you guys just start to bring
in whatever you can manage?
Oh, come on.
We were supposed
to be here hours ago.
I need to check in at the house.
- But all the stuff...
- You know what?
Do the best you can, babe. Start
with the food and the bedding,
and the rest
is just gonna have to wait.
Come on.
Come on, help me out here.
I've been driving for days.
I can do it!
Thatta girl!
Door's open.
Mr. Clark?
Hi, there.
- It's Kara.
- Kara!
Oh, come here. Let me
take a look at you here. Hi.
Hi. What is this,
a beauty pageant?
Well, I was up late.
Just playing catch-up here.
OK, well, would you hand me?
I'll show you
the lay of the land here.
If I was a horse, they
would have shot me years ago.
Let's go to the grocery store
so we can buy some waffles.
That's a good idea.
Do you think
a ghost lives here?
I don't think so.
This is, uh, carbon-dated
to the time of Cleopatra.
And these ceremonial masks
are from all over the world.
Some of them are
as old as 500 BC.
You're not big
on family photos, huh?
You see, most of the human race
is all from the same tribe.
I don't see a microwave,
so you may just have to eat
one of these cold.
Kitty cat!
It's a stray.
Get out of here!
Be nice, Jesse.
It's probably diseased.
I hate it when you're mean.
It's just hungry.
OK. Don't let it
back in the house.
You're so fluffy.
I'm gonna call you Mr. Whiskers.
I like to listen to music,
either jazz or classical.
Helps me think.
Too quiet in this house.
It probably won't stay that way
with the kids.
Ooh, ooh,
that reminds me.
At night, I want this on.
You feel like you're having
trouble, you just call out, OK?
I'll have the other one
at my place.
Ah, you give me a baby monitor?
Think of it as an intercom.
Oh, who's this?
Tired. Need a nap.
Mm, OK, you go ahead.
I have plenty to do.
If there is a god
of this tribe...
I curse it.
Help me.
Let her go!
Come on, move!
Oh, no.
Uh, I'll clean this up.
No, no, don't touch it.
- I'll call the police.
- No!
Just give me a... a minute.
I gotta think.
That guy just broke in.
Look, there are
a lot of things here
that aren't technically legal.
I don't want the police
coming in here,
making an inventory.
Who was that guy, huh?
- Is he coming back?
- No, he won't be back.
I'm terribly sorry.
You and your children are fine.
It's a personal matter.
It's over.
- I'll get a broom.
- No, don't.
I'll take care of it.
Ah! Ah...
Do you think Stevie
will find us here?
We didn't tell him
that we were leaving New York.
He knows.
Don't bring it up to Mom.
Why not?
Doesn't like talking about it.
Misses him, I guess.
Do you miss him?
Hey, son.
- What are you doing here?
- I...
You're not supposed
to be in here.
Yes, sir.
Well, who invited you here?
I thought my mom
might need this.
Well, I...
She's at the pharmacy.
I'll make sure she gets it.
You know, curiosity
killed the cat.
It can be deadly to people, too.
Go on, go on.
I did, I did.
Sign this, Jane.
Sheriff Dunne, please.
Sheriff? That's
a little formal between us.
I've known you
since junior high school
Well, at work.
Gotta stay professional.
All right, sheriff,
anything you say.
Oh, you want your meds.
There you go.
All right.
I was gonna keep 'em.
- I'll see ya.
- See ya.
May I help you?
I'm here for
Walter Clark's scripts.
Walter Clark, huh?
You know him?
Yeah, I know him.
Here, kitty, kitty.
I got some nice-tasting tuna
right there for you.
I know you want it.
Here, kitty cat!
No, no.
No, no.
No, no.
No! Baby...
What is it? What's wrong?
Just a spider?
It's big and ugly
like one of those thanatulas.
And while they're ugly,
I don't think they're poisonous.
It went behind that box.
- This one?
- Mm-hm.
Ha-ha! I got him!
- What's wrong now?
- I didn't want you to kill him!
Can I sleep
in your room tonight?
What's that?
Found it.
You stole it.
Did not.
Found it at Walter's.
So, you gonna give it back?
With all the stuff he has,
he's not gonna miss it.
That's called stealing.
It's not nice.
It's still on his property.
Oh, come on, don't be that way.
- Mommy?
- Oh!
Are you sleeping
in your brother's room, sweetie?
The spider came by the window.
Can I sleep with you?
You're safe. Go to bed.
It was big, like the kitty cat.
You were just having
a bad dream.
Here, let me tuck you in.
You let your brother be.
Will you check under my bed?
You are fine.
It was just a dream.
I love you. Sweet dreams.
Good night.
I'm gonna go next door.
You gonna be all right
on your own?
Yeah, sure, whatever.
All right. If you need anything,
just come get me.
OK, bye.
Wow, rebel without a cause.
Huh? I'm here
to speak with you, sir.
Well, come in, come in.
Your, uh, mother
isn't here right now.
She went into town.
What do you want to talk about?
I'm sorry.
Maybe I should call the sheriff.
Do you even know what you took?
- Yeah.
- What is it?
It's a cool carving... thing.
It's a part of a set
of African worshipers.
Take one, and the rest
are worthless.
And I suppose that, uh,
since you brought it back,
I don't have to call
the authorities.
Are you going to fire my mom?
Is that why you took it?
You want me to fire your mom?
You can't go around taking
things that don't belong to you.
Isn't that what you do?
I mean...
doesn't everything come
from somewhere else?
Well, uh, each situation,
it's how you approach it.
Whether you approach it
respectfully, honorably.
If not, there
can be consequences
for not just you
but your whole family.
Your whole life sometimes.
Trust me.
What if I don't get caught?
Well, you will get caught.
You're not good enough.
I suppose you
can't respect something
that you don't understand.
I wanna show you something.
Come on.
Unless, uh... you want me
to call the sheriff.
Here you go.
Oh, honey,
it's only spilled coffee.
You OK?
Yeah, I'm fine. I just...
I lost it for a second.
I don't mean to be rude,
and I appreciate you
coming over here to check on me.
But I was... I was hoping
to get a little alone time.
I'm sorry, I don't mean
to barge in on you, but, um...
something you want to tell me?
Look, am I under arrest
or something?
Only if you order
the chicken-fried steak.
The meat is highly suspicious.
No, I, um...
I have this thing where, um...
when something's not right,
I feel it.
So, help me out, OK?
I don't know
what you want me to say.
It's nothing.
You know, I've, um...
lived in this town
my whole life.
And I know how to avoid
stepping on toes, trust me.
What's going on?
Uh, it's just...
It's just stress.
Of a move.
Trying to do what's best
for my kids.
I thought coming here
would be a good idea.
What's the father say?
We, uh...
we tried to make it work.
We really did.
Uh, and we thought
having Cambria
would bring us back
It didn't.
I see.
Nothing ever really worked out
the way I pictured, so...
Well, I think people would say
you're darn lucky
to have those kids.
Yeah, lucky is
my middle name, all right.
You know, when, um,
I hit a rough spot,
and I was hitting up the bar
one too many nights a week.
You know what I mean?
Well, when I finished
with all that, I realized
that what I thought
were my troubles
were actually my blessings.
I just was too clouded
to see it.
I'm seeing clearly.
- Are you?
- Yeah.
Your eyes are dilated,
and your hands are shaking.
You're not fooling anyone.
You, um...
you enjoy your alone time.
I'll see you around.
Hey, Joe, how you doing?
Taking care.
You take care.
Looks like
a bunch of junk.
You know, well,
one man's trash
is another man's treasure.
It's all how you look at it.
There's no way
we're gonna fix it.
Well, if you look at it all
at once, it might seem that way,
but what you do is
you find one piece
that fits with another,
gently put it together.
And then find another and
another, and you go from there.
Now, your job is to clean
each piece of any debris
or tiny particles.
Can you do that?
Who's that?
Mm, that's my wife, Maggie.
We used to travel
the world together,
but, uh, we always knew
we'd end up back here.
Did she die?
Yeah, she died.
She used to sit in that chair
that you're sitting in
right now.
But she never really liked
to sit very long. Hmm.
What do these markings mean?
You know what a legend is?
Yeah, it's a story.
Well, stories,
you tell in a bar.
A legend has
a spiritual quality to it.
Uh, it's ingrained in a culture
by being passed down from
generation to generation.
This particular legend
is Maa-Kalaratri.
The Dark Mother.
She's ancient...
before time was time,
before humans existed.
She is the spider goddess.
A creator of worlds,
a weaver of destiny.
She presides over the time
that we humans
are given on this earth.
And she lives in the darkness
between the stars.
There was a time when the people
began to lose respect
for the mother.
And so Maa-Kalaratri emerged
from a crack in the Earth,
decimated the village
destroyed the crops
and stole a child
from the village's chief.
The people began to offer up
blood sacrifices to appease her.
I'll spare you the details.
The people
believed that, if they obeyed
the sacrifice,
their crops would flourish,
the village would thrive,
and they would be cradled
in the arms of the mother.
So... out
of destruction and death,
bubbles forth life.
Do you believe all that?
I've seen a lot of things
in this world
that can't be explained
by science.
People need to believe
in something,
others, to blame.
You believe in something
long enough
and hard enough... becomes reality.
Kitty cat!
But no...
I don't believe
Maa-Kalaratri exists
or has ever existed.
They're all squishy.
Kitty cat?
Are you here?
Hello, what's your name?
My name is Mr...
...covered in this stuff.
What is this?
I hope he's not bothering you.
No, he's helping me.
Um, where's your sister?
Watching cartoons.
Well, go check on her please.
Right now!
I'm not playing hide-and-seek.
That light's bright.
I know, just stay still, OK?
My head hurts.
Well, you bumped your head.
What were you doing?
I was looking for kitty cat
in the sticky snow
with the dolls.
Mm, well, you rest.
I'll be close.
I need you to make sure
she doesn't fall asleep.
She's OK?
Luckily, it looks like
only a mild concussion,
but if she starts vomiting,
you come get me.
I will.
I mean it.
Stay with her.
Try to be
a little more responsible.
This wasn't my fault.
You left her alone.
You have one job,
look out for your sister.
It's easy for you to say.
Excuse me?
It's easy for you
to call it one job.
But I make her breakfast,
lunch and dinner,
dress her, get her to bed and
make sure she brushes her teeth.
So that one job
that you've given me,
it comes with a whole lot
of other things
that you should be doing
but don't want to!
I have done everything I can
for you and your sister.
Always have. We moved here
so that you two
could have better lives.
So, don't you dare question
my dedication
to you and your sister.
We were fine in New York.
We moved here
because you got fired!
Watch your tone.
Or what,
you'll ground me?
Who will watch Cambria then?
Not you!
Enough! Not another word.
Just be responsible
and watch your sister.
I know how to be responsible.
I do it every day.
Please watch your sister.
I have the EpiPen, so let
me know if you start to feel
- any flushing or irritation
- It's OK. It's fine, it's fine.
Just go take care of your kids.
Just check on
that little girl of yours.
I just need to organize
your bathroom.
No, no, no.
Leave that till the morning.
I'll be out of your way
in just a minute.
Looks like you're all set
for the morning.
Oh, shit.
What is that?
Um, I was... I was...
I was bringing these in for you.
I haven't taken
those in a month.
Well, they're for pain, so...
Your pain or mine?
What's that supposed to mean?
Come on,
it's not what you think.
I can see where your kids
get it from.
Don't talk about my kids.
You don't think
I know what I'm doing?
I'm a nurse. I administer
medicine all day.
- Just go.
- I drove across country
to come and take care of you,
and that's what I'm doing.
Look, you drove across country,
running from your problems.
- It's your weak thinking.
- You can't judge me.
Do you know what it's like
being stuck with two kids?
Doing it on your own? Doing
everything you can for them,
and it never...
- It is all on me!
- Oh, poor you.
You think people succeed
by not being responsible?
I think that you sit up here,
boarded up away from life,
one step away
from needing someone
to wipe your ass for you.
- Get out!
- Wait.
- Get the hell out...
- I'm sorry.
Your kids deserve
a better mother.
You always saw
the best in people, didn't you?
Walls for the wind,
roof for the rain.
Drinks beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
loved ones to be near you.
And all that your heart
may desire.
Oh, Jesus.
Look! Vanilla pancakes?
That's right, your favorite.
Trying to bribe us?
It's breakfast,
not a scam.
I want ketchup with my eggs.
OK, ketchup and eggs
coming right up.
Why aren't you at Walter's?
Walter and I
aren't really meshing,
so, um, I don't think
it's gonna work out.
Doesn't make sense.
It's only been a few days.
Well, better to cut ties now
than months of trying
to get it right.
I don't believe this.
What did you do?
What did I do?
Well, you did something,
just like every other time.
You know what? I'm getting
really sick of your mouth.
Are we going back to New York?
I think we should see
what opportunities
they have in town
for a qualified nurse.
You're not doing this. I'm
not letting this happen again.
- Is Jesse coming with us?
- Yes, of course he is.
And my Misters?
Yep, all of us.
I'll be sure to let Stevie know.
Uh, ma'am...
uh, I know that this is very
difficult for you right now,
but, um, I'm gonna need you
to come down to the station
and, uh, identify the body.
Are you kidding me?
Uh, no, ma'am, please...
please calm... calm yourself.
What could have done that
to a person?
- I don't know, I'm sorry.
- OK, OK.
Let's just take it easy, OK?
Donny, why don't you
check upstairs, OK?
Oh, OK, yeah,
I'll go check it out.
Good idea.
I'm sorry about that. Um...
What killed him?
My kids need to be safe. What
could have done that to him?
I honestly don't know,
but I'm gonna find out.
And to do that, I need you
to start being honest with me.
There was a break-in.
The first day I was here,
some guy, he just...
He snuck in,
and he broke something.
And he just ran out.
What did he look like?
Um, he was, uh, six-three,
and he had these scars
on his face, like markings.
Is that all of it?
Sheriff, this is my fault
because I didn't say anything.
Well, we'll see if that's
the case of not, won't we?
We're gonna be here
a little longer,
so, um, why don't you go home
and be with your kids?
Let's go inside.
Have a look around,
see if there's any, um,
evidence of a break-in,
and, um, let's dust for prints
on all the outside doors
and windows.
Oh, hey. Hey, you can't be here.
I know what killed Walter.
Give me a minute.
Go ahead.
It was a spider.
What makes you say that?
Told me a story about a tribe
that worshiped a spider goddess.
Said they believed it was real.
Helped him put
the black egg back together,
then he died.
It's an evil spirit,
and Walter was the sacrifice.
You don't believe me.
When you have eliminated
the impossible,
whatever remains, however
improbable, must be the truth.
Do you know who said that?
Sherlock Holmes.
He's the reason
I became a law officer.
Solving crimes,
putting away the bad guys.
How you doing?
You know, Holmes had
his Dr. Watson.
And I don't have a Dr. Watson.
And I need all the help I
can to figure this one out.
I can do that.
So if you have any evidence,
any hard evidence,
any... anything
that backs that story up,
you bring it straight to me.
I will.
I got your back.
I'm keeping an eye on you
and your sister and your mom.
OK? I'm gonna find the truth
about what happened.
Thank you.
It's OK.
It will be OK.
All right.
So, I was thinking
it might be nice
to hold a little ceremony
for Walter this weekend.
Like a party?
Sort of.
When people go away,
it's custom
to hold a celebration
of the time you had with them.
Maybe you want to wear
your pretty white dress?
And my fairy wings?
Sure, babe.
I think Walter would like that.
And you have that nice shirt
we got you...
Maa-Kalaratri killed him.
Who's Maa-Kala-party?
Your brother doesn't know
what he's talking about.
Just like the one
the tribe believed in.
Stop it, Jesse.
I'm telling you,
it was a spider.
A spider?!
You're scaring your sister.
Stop this!
I saw a spider.
Walter was just telling stories.
He didn't mean
that any of it was real.
It comes and sucks blood.
It feeds on sacrifices.
It could get us. It's real!
Stop it, Jesse!
Why would you do that?
'Cause you won't listen to me.
Or does one of us have to die,
just like Stevie.
Check on the kids.
Jesse? Cambria?
No! Baby...
Get behind me.
- Mommy!
- Mom!
Get out! Go! Go!
Mom! Mom!
Mom! Mom!
Mom! Mom!
- Mommy!
- Oh, no.
- Mom! Mom!
- Mom! Mom!
I'm really scared.
Jesse... downstairs.
- Phone.
- I'll be right back.
Come here.
I want Mr. Giraffe.
Call the coroner
and get him out here.
- Will do.
- And get in touch with the CDC.
They might need
to send someone out here.
Sheriff, come quick.
My mom's turning into a spi...
Get all available units out
to the Gillette place.
Send an ambulance out that way.
medical bag.
Here. Take this.
Don't worry, Mommy.
Mr. Giraffe will protect us.
Bring her to me.
Jesse, give me your shirt.
Sweetie, hey.
Hey, I'm here, OK?
Mommy's here.
I need you to be brave.
Looks like it
went clean through.
It tried to eat me.
I know.
Mommy's gonna make it go away.
Mommy's gonna make it better.
It's OK.
I need you to get
your sister out of here.
She needs you
to do this for her.
I need you...
to do this for her.
You go with your brother,
and you do what he says.
It's OK. The doctor's
gonna come here, too.
And he's gonna
take care of Mommy.
She'll be fine. We have to go.
I love you, Mommy.
It's stuck.
The door's stuck.
Come on.
Jesse! Jesse!
I think there's something
in the chimney.
Stay here.
I'm sorry.
Kara, stay with me,
stay with me.
It's all right.
All right, Kara.
Kara, it's OK.
You're safe now.
You're OK.
Just stay with me here.
- That's it.
- Mommy!
It's OK.
I love you.
I love you.
I love you.
You think Stevie
will know we're leaving?
He'll know.
Because no matter what happens,
no matter where we live,
we'll always be a family.
Ahhh! Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh!
What's up, man?
You OK?
Are you afraid of a few
little spiders?