Lake Artifact (2019) Movie Script

(ominous music)
(clock ticking)
(strange ticking)
(ominous music)
- Please, please, please.
(strange ticking)
(wondrous music)
- Yeah, every season.
They ping a ton of that
stuff out of there,
it's all evasive, but we'll
make sure we get it out.
You know what?
Yeah, it's just fine, just fine.
What we'll do is,
I can be over there
about three o'clock
today, does that work?
Be over there at three?
That's great, talk to you later.
So, hey guys.
What's up?
- Hello, do you
want me to sit here?
Yeah, this won't take
too long, will it?
Because I've got
a lot to do today.
Just let me know
when you're rolling.
- Hi, my name is Brian Leverman,
I am a town councilman for
Paradox Lake, New York.
- Hi, my name is Debra Keller.
I am executive director
of the Hand of God.
- So, what do you want to know?
Paradox Lake is a
small community,
only a few miles long,
but we've got a lot going on.
We've got a couple
of restaurants,
there's a brewery, got camps
that run all year round.
There is, of course,
the lovely lake
where people go swimming,
fishing, camping.
- Um, I guess I should ask.
I hope you don't mind
if I eat during this,
I really get a little loopy
if I go more than a couple
hours without eating.
Oh, great.
Are you sure?
My name is Dr. Albert Clarkson,
and I'm a historian
specializing in American cults,
specifically from, say,
the 1940s to the 1970s.
How was that, was that okay?
Good, good.
So, um, what kind of
movie are you making?
- Oh, you mean the Hand of God?
The Hand of God is one of
the staples in the area.
They run youth summer camps
and provide our
faith based community
a place to find God.
- Oh, honey, it's
the Hand of God.
Of course.
The Hand of God creates
faith defining experiences
that give young
people and families
the opportunity
to encounter God,
and to grow in their
spiritual walks of life.
- Hand of One is nonsense.
It's an urban legend.
As far as I know, there
have never been any cults
that have lived in the area.
- The whole origin story
is a complete fabrication
made up as an excuse
to discriminate
against our organization.
We are now, and
always have been,
a peaceful society.
- Oh wow, man.
You picked a good one.
Wait a second.
I really like this,
this is gonna be fun.
Okay, here we go, here we go.
The Hand of One originally
started around 1953
by a man named Vernon Korsch.
Now, Vernon was a young mechanic
from the Albany region.
I mean, he was said to
be normal, you know,
a bit of a drinker,
before having an encounter
with this young woman
named Meredith Parlor
in the Adirondack town
of Schroon Lake.
Vernon claimed that this woman
had some supernatural abilities,
and that she would grant him
the chance at eternal life
in exchange for a sacrifice.
Now, after a few years,
Vernon really became
obsessed with the idea,
and then in August of 1953,
he began recruiting
for the Hand of One.
He got 20 men who would compete
in a three day survival test.
The last man remaining would
be deemed the chosen one.
Back in October of 1953,
it was a bloodbath.
(intense music)
- What up!
- Yeah?
- Where are we going?
- We are gonna go to--
- [Woman] Moon Lake.
- Why is everyone talking?
- Hey!
- What's up?
Oh, I thought--
- [Woman] Grace.
- I didn't real--
- You're so pretty.
Best boyfriend in the world.
- Yeah, yeah, hey, hey.
Whoa, whoa!
- And he finds out that
not only has Thomas Wayne
taken over the role of Batman,
well it's more like a Batman
with big guns and shit,
but he also finds out--
- Can we really take it easy
with the Snapchat
stories this weekend?
- [Woman] Come on, how
is that any different
from me taking
pictures all the time?
- How is Snapchat
different than photography?
- [Woman] Photography?
- Yeah.
- [Woman] Dude, I
started taking pictures
of our freakin' car
accident the other day.
- You know, just for
everyone's sanity,
I'm not gonna to go
into it all right now,
but trust me...
- Okay.
- Ugh!
- What is it you do again?
- What?
I'm an entrepreneur!
- Right.
- Hey, man!
Don't question that shit.
You can find me,
That's right, ladies
love Tommy D, baby!
- This Adirondack moon
house on Moon Lake.
- Schroon Lake, baby.
- It's just like, it keeps
giving me weird directions,
it keeps getting off,
and turning around,
I'm confused.
- [Woman] Did you book
somewhere without WiFi?
- No, I would never do that.
- [Woman] Did you book
somewhere without service?
- If we get here, dude, and
we ain't got no damn signal...
I don't know what's
gonna happen,
but something's gonna happen.
- Well, whatever.
Do you think you can
find the place at least?
- There's no way,
maybe break out
the old paper map here.
- Yeah, actually, Tommy,
can you get the paper map?
- [Woman] Are you
fucking kidding me?
- Yeah, sure, let me
pull it out my ass.
Ya'll don't do that?
- [Woman] What are
you talking about?
- Cancel out the noise.
- [Woman] What noise?
- The white noise.
Hey, got ya!
- [Woman] The
beautiful Adirondacks.
Lonely, so peaceful.
- Got to take a piss.
On a scale of one to
10, that's a 10, 10!
- [Woman] Wait, Tommy,
do you have to pee?
- Yeah, I have to pee.
- [Woman] Why didn't you
just say something earlier,
I mean--
- Well, I did, man!
I've been saying it for miles!
(loud commotion)
- [Woman] How much further?
- Ladies and gentlemen,
here's our turn.
- Woo!
Oh my God!
- [Tommy] Thank God,
'cause I have to piss.
- Tommy, you have to pee?
- [Tommy] You hear that?
- [Woman] You think
we can make it?
- I'd rather check.
Here's your chance to
empty your bladders.
- Only gotta tell me once.
- There's bears out there.
- What's wrong with it?
- I think it's the alternator.
Do you have service?
- Mm...
- No, sorry.
(wind rustling)
- So, how are you doing?
- I'm fine.
- No, I was just checking.
You know, I'm glad
you decided to come.
- Yeah, I'm glad too.
Yeah, it'll be fun.
I just have to pee.
- Hey, go in the woods.
I will stand guard.
- Uh, no, I'll wait.
- [Man] You won't get
anything out here, I've tried.
- Uh, thanks.
That sucks.
- You guys having car troubles?
- Uh, yeah but I don't
think it's a big deal.
- You want one?
- Um...
I should really get
back to my friend.
- Yeah, okay.
Let me know if I can help.
- Yeah sure, you too.
- [Woman] Hey Tommy,
what you doing?
- Uh...
- Who's your friend?
- Sorry, I didn't
introduce myself.
I'm Tommy.
- Thomas.
- Well yeah, but my
friends call me Tommy.
- Um, I'm Thomas.
- Hey, Megan.
- Guys need any help?
- Um, yeah, if you know
anything about cars.
- I could take a look.
- Awesome.
Hey guys, this is Thomas.
- Hi.
- [Thomas] Hello there.
- Grace.
- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.
- Hey, name's Kip,
nice to meet you.
- You guys mind if
I try something?
- Sure, go ahead.
(engine revs)
- The belt's shot, and
you need to get it fixed.
Should start if you
hold the gas down
when you turn the ignition on.
- Got it, thanks.
- So, Thomas, where ya headed?
- Honestly, I don't
really know right now.
Just got out of school
and just starting
to drift, ya know?
Do you guys want some beers?
- Oh no, man, I
think we're good.
- [Megan] Hell yeah.
- Okay.
- Sure.
- You gotta shotgun with me.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
- Oh my...
- Sorry!
- Woo!
- [Thomas] So, what
about you guys?
- Uh, we're just heading
down the road a little bit
to our weekend
getaway lake house.
- Yeah, you wanna come?
- Oh, I mean, if
you don't mind--
- Actually, Kip,
do we have room?
I mean like, the
rental agreement.
Like, isn't there a limit?
- Yeah.
I mean, I'd have
to check it out,
I'm not sure how much
space we have left.
But we'd love to have you.
- It's all good.
Just gonna keep on drifting.
- Nice to meet ya.
- [Thomas] You too, Tommy.
- Bye.
- Sorry, Tommy.
All right.
Who wants a beer?
- Ah, let's stretch.
- Yo, Kip, this place is tight.
- I know, man.
I showed you the photos.
(catchy music)
- [Tommy] All right,
let's check this shit out.
- Come in close.
Here we go.
Drinking right here, right here,
right here, right here.
- The name of the
game is finger game.
Now, put your finger on it.
You, say, I'm guessing,
like it's my turn, I go three!
And if there's three
fingers on then I win,
and it goes to the next person,
and if Kip fucks
up and is like two
and there's like
five people on...
Like one person's left
and then if their finger.
- God, that's good.
And then she'd complain.
(loud commotion)
- I think Thomas should start.
(drowned out music)
(clearing throat)
Thomas, you know the rules.
Play fair.
- Three.
- Get the fuck out of here.
That son of a bitch
winning at everything.
- Listen man, I'm telling you.
You got all these
computers, right?
You got all these people,
they're trying to
catch the dollar,
catch the dollar,
catch the dollar,
but you can't catch the dollar
'cause the dollars
are flyin', baby.
- [Tommy] Fuckin'
Jordan Belford, man.
- Look what I got.
There are samurai swords.
- Yo, I think that's a--
- You're a samurai.
- Look.
- Okay, yo, yo, Megan,
you might want to be
careful with that.
- I'm just like...
(loud crash)
- What the fuck?
- Yo, what the
fuck's your problem?
(catchy instrumental music)
(drowned out music)
- Grace.
- Hey.
- [Kip] Want this?
- Thanks.
- How you doin'?
- I'm fine.
(drowned out music)
- So, are we ever gonna
talk about what happened?
- Um...
No, we're not.
(drowned out music)
- You know we can.
- All right, let's go!
Super nachos!
- [Kip] Here we go.
everything, right here!
(catchy instrumental music)
Done messed up bad again
I've lost another friend
And you know this
Yeah, you know this
Then, since we both got away
- [Kip] My tattoo?
- Is...
It's not dumb, anyway.
- It's not dumb?
- No.
- I'm glad it's not dumb.
It's a little dumb?
- Yeah.
If you'd answer me
I will help you
tell the truth
(catchy rock music)
I know you don't believe
in learning lessons
Another marvelous
reason to walk away
- So, do you often
wander alone in the woods
with a case of beer?
- Um...
More often than you think.
- Really?
All you know in love
gets stripped away
And now you're
filled with drugs
- Oh, hey.
Check this out.
- [Thomas] Oh, Jesus.
- Oh, it's fine.
It's not loaded.
Probably hasn't
been shot in years.
My dad used to take me
shooting when I was young.
My mom hated it.
- I've actually been on the
road for a little while.
I've been hanging with
a lot of truck drivers.
- How's that?
- Well, if you think
last night was crazy...
- Good morning, everyone.
Where's Kip?
- He went out for
more food and beer.
- Good man.
- So, what's on
the list for today?
- We could go for a hike.
- Blah.
When did we take that?
How drunk was I last night?
- Very.
- Seriously, I don't
remember taking this,
and it's day time.
Come here.
- [Thomas] What the fuck?
- You don't remember it
because we never took this.
- Um, what?
- Unless I'm forgetting?
We took a picture, but that
was in the kitchen, right?
- No, we never took this.
- Okay, again, why is there
a photo of us randomly here?
- I don't know.
(ominous music)
(door creaks)
- Good morning party people!
- Were you under
there the whole time?
- I must've gotten hungry again.
- Tommy, do you know
anything about this picture?
- Well, that's weird.
- You know what?
Kip probably brought
like an old photo of us
to like celebrate
friendship or something.
Kip stuff.
- Yeah.
But why is he in the picture?
And who was taking it?
- He likes to use the
photo timer on his phone.
- Still.
- Maybe it's just Kip trying
to play a prank on us.
- You don't know anything
about this, do you, Thomas?
- Absolutely not.
(ominous music)
- All right.
We'll just wait
for Kip to get home
and ask him about it then.
I'm sure it's just
some stupid prank.
- Weird fuckin' prank,
but sounds good to me.
(ominous music)
- I don't know
anything about it.
- All right, cool.
Dude, everyone's
stuck in this place,
and they're like
freaking out and shit.
One girl like, frickin' like,
cuts her frickin' skin dude,
and starts peeling it
off, blood's everywhere.
That shit is fuckin'--
- Dude, Tommy, I told you
I didn't see this movie.
I haven't seen it,
I'm not gonna see it.
- Well, how the hell did
you not see the movie?
- I don't watch
comic book movies!
- It's not a comic book movie!
- Whatever.
- So...
What if it's not a prank?
- What?
What, Thomas?
- Dude, we have no idea
what that guy's problem is.
We just met him on the
side of the road yesterday.
What if this is all
part of his plan?
Like, to scare us
and then kill us.
- Eh, I don't think so.
- What if it's
something supernatural?
What if this is like
some "LOST" shit?
Like we did take that picture,
but we just don't remember it.
Or, better yet, what
if we're all dead,
like right now.
Like "Sixth Sense"
or "The Others".
You know what I'm saying?
Or, it could be some
"Devil Rejects" shit,
and Thomas has got some
psycho Manson Family
out there hiding in
the woods, lurking,
just ready to kill
us one by one.
- Yeah, or we could like
not live in a movie,
and Kip's just pranking us?
Dude, Tommy, please.
You have got to chill out.
Come on, I'm not dealing
with this the whole weekend.
Take it down.
- Thanks.
- What are you up to?
- This photo.
It's perfect.
There was no way someone
could've made this.
- You could do a lot
with Photoshop, you know.
I mean, have you seen
those shark pictures?
The one with the surfer
and the great white
swimming in the wave?
- Yeah, but someone
would've had to come here
and immediately
get to work on this
and then print it.
- Did you check for a printer?
I'm just saying, you never know.
Hey, you want to
check out the lake?
- Yeah.
You head in, I'll catch
up with you guys later.
(door creaks)
(ominous music)
- Come on, Grace.
Come out and play.
- What the fuck, you guys?
This isn't funny.
- [Tommy] What are
you talking about?
- [Grace] This photo.
- [Tommy] You took this?
- Yeah, but I didn't print it,
and I sure as hell didn't
send it to anyone else.
Did someone sneak into my room
and steal my phone while
I was sleeping last night?
- I didn't.
- No, not at all.
- Oh, you know what?
They could've hacked you,
like The Fappening.
- What's Fappening?
- The Fappening.
Someone hacked a
bunch of celebrities
and stole their nudes
off their phones.
You asked!
- Megan, I want to go home.
I want to go home right now.
- No, no, come here.
We were all pretty
drunk last night.
Are you sure you didn't
send it to anyone?
- No.
I want to go home,
this was a mistake.
- I get it, look.
First of all, Kip has the car.
Okay, he should be
back anytime now,
and then we can
sort this all out.
- [Tommy] We're
definitely all dead.
- Where the fuck is Kip?
You said he went to get beers?
- Maybe he got lost.
- [Megan] Shit.
- You know, if he got lost,
he'd have to drive back
tow here there was signal,
and I don't really know
how far away that is.
(ominous music)
- Hey guys, come here.
Seriously, what is it?
- There's a fucking guy.
There's a fucking guy in
the background watching us.
- Probably just some
locals fucking with us,
just to be safe.
- Fuck, Kip.
(ominous music)
- Hey guys?
Do you see something out there?
Out there by that tree?
(ominous music)
- Holy shit!
(ominous music)
- Let's go, Tommy.
- What?
Are you fucking kidding me?
Dude, I don't know if
you know it or not,
but we are perfectly
safe in here.
You just locked all the doors.
- Like I said, it's
probably just some locals.
Let's go out there
and scare them off.
The only reason
they're scary right now
is because you can't
see them, right?
Grab something.
Or I'll go out there myself.
(tense music)
- Fuck!
So, when we find this
guy, what's the plan?
- A, we scare him off,
B, we kick his ass.
- What about C, he has
a gun, kills us both,
and he kills our friends.
- Shh, shh, shut up.
- You hear that?
- Yeah.
You got my back?
- Yeah, I think.
- Wait.
- Megan, Megan, Megan, Megan!
- Thomas, Thomas!
- [Thomas] You all right?
- Yeah, I think so.
Is he dead?
- No.
Okay, grab his hands.
- What, why?
- We don't want him out
here sneaking around,
pulling anymore of this shit.
- I thought the plan
was to scare him off,
you don't think
that did the trick?
- We're gonna tie him up,
put him in the garage.
We'll get the cops
in the morning.
(tense music)
Tie up the hands.
- All right.
- Are you sure this
is the best idea?
- I think we should hold
him here for the night,
get the cops in the morning.
Should be fine, I
mean, he's an old man.
- He knew your name.
- What do you mean?
- He kept saying "Megan".
- Well, he's been watching
us for a day or so.
- Thomas, you sure you've
never seen this guy before?
- What?
- I don't know, it's
just weird, that's all.
- What's weird?
- All this shit going on.
The photo, that guy,
and where's Kip?
You know, everything was
going pretty normally
until you rolled in.
- Um, excuse me, did
you forget I just saved
all your asses
from God knows who?
- I'm sorry, saved our asses
or brought your
other psycho friend
into the house with us?
And seriously, you said
you were a drifter?
A drifter, what
the fuck is that?
- Uh huh.
- Yeah.
- Okay, fine.
You want the truth?
- The truth?
- Yeah.
The truth is...
I'm an actor.
- An actor?
- Yeah.
You know, acting,
movies and stuff.
- Um, have we seen
you in anything?
- Well, no definitely
not, definitely not.
And I scored a role in
a film as a drifter,
and I decided to hitchhike
to get into character.
- Can you tell us
anymore about this film?
- Yeah, it's a short film,
or independent actually,
with an up and comer,
Dustin Greenman.
- Never heard of him.
- Well, he's a
senior at NYU Film.
- Mhm, okay, so it's a
fucking student film.
- Yeah, I mean, whatever I
can get on my reel helps.
- So you decided
to go hitchhiking
in the middle of nowhere
to get in character
as a drifter for a student film
directed by this
Dustin Greenberg?
- Greenman.
- Mhm, right.
- Yeah.
And okay, to be honest,
I hitched a ride
with a truck driver,
things got a little weird,
and he dropped me off
somewhere, I was lost,
and you know, method, whatever.
And I met you guys and things
just seemed better, you know?
- What?
- So, you gave up on the
hitchhiking thing in one day
and decided to come
party with us instead?
- Well, you know, I
was gonna start again.
- How long were you lost?
- Um, a few days, maybe.
It's weird out there.
You know?
God, I swear I was
walking in a circle.
- Kip.
- Yeah, I'm betting on that.
- You know what, guys?
I think we're safe.
That story is way
too embarrassing
to be made up.
- Yeah.
- I'm sorry for lying, guys,
but I take my craft seriously.
- Yeah, no, hey.
We get it.
- You know what?
How about Daniel
Day-Lewis and I go out
and try to find a
gas station tomorrow
while you guys
hold down the fort
until we get back, okay?
- Yep, okay.
(ominous music)
(ominous music)
- [Megan] No, come on, you
sound like a crazy person,
just go down there.
Babe, what are
you talking about?
No, baby, come on,
just go down, please.
What are you talking about?
Wait here.
What do you mean now?
- Megan?
What are you doing?
- It's Kip.
- [Tommy] Kip?
He's here?
- Yeah.
Kip, Kip, come on out!
- Megan, Kip's not here.
(ominous music)
Megan, just calm down.
- [Megan] He was here,
don't look at me like that.
He was here, you're looking
at me like I'm crazy
and I'm not crazy.
- No, Meg, it's okay.
- He was here!
- [Tommy] She thinks
that Kip was here.
- No, I swear, he was here!
You're not listening to me.
He was!
No, no, he was here!
- Go to bed, let's go to bed.
- He was.
- I know, I know.
I know.
- He was really there,
he was talking to me.
- Just tell me about it
in the morning, okay?
There's just been
a lot of stress
in the house lately.
We'll find Kip.
I know.
I love you.
- So, so, we fast
forward 20 years, right?
And Korsch is a drunk mess.
And one day he just vanishes.
Still, some of his
adopted followers remain,
believing Vernon to be
some sort of legend,
and they take over the cult,
renaming it the Hand of God.
However, this is
where it changes.
The land at Paradox Lake
is now up for grabs,
so a young New
York City professor
by the name of Daniel Young
decides to buy the property
and build a summer home.
Summer of 1977, the
house was built,
now called the Eastside House,
and Daniel Young began
going into the house
for very short periods of time.
But there, he began to
suffer from hallucinations,
unwanted thoughts.
One year later, in
1978, he killed himself.
But, he did leave a journal.
Actually, I think I
have a copy somewhere.
(birds chirping)
(wondrous music)
(door creaks)
- Megan.
- Hey, well done with
the map, by the way.
- Well, thanks.
Yeah, I'm not much of
a wilderness guy but,
I always think, you know?
Better be prepared.
- Hey man, sorry again about
the whole misleading you guys.
You're all really nice,
and I'm just trying to get...
- Well, that's weird.
- What?
- According to this, we should
have a few more miles to go
before we're hitting something.
Yeah, let's keep moving.
- Who are you?
- It's me, Megan.
It's me.
(wondrous music)
- No, no, no.
That's impossible, no.
- My shoulder.
Look at my shoulder.
(wondrous music)
- Kip!
- I know.
- What happened?
- And then boom,
that's where I come in.
Jack Doomhouse.
- Whoa, whoa, hold
on, hold on, hold on.
Is that the same sign?
- Um...
I don't think so.
- That doesn't make any sense.
We've been walking in a
straight line the whole way.
Are we walking in a--
- Circle.
- So you're saying we're stuck?
- Yup, pretty much.
- This is some crazy
Twilght Zone, Stephen King,
Black Mirror shit.
How you doin', Megan?
- I'm fine.
- What happened?
- I want to go check on
him, I heard some coughing,
and when I opened the
door, he was dead.
- What the hell?
Did he say anything?
- I mean, he might've
known something
about this place, right?
- No, no, he didn't
say anything.
- You won't find
anything out here.
- Want one?
- Sure.
So, what are we gonna do?
- I don't know.
But there's gotta be a
way to get out of here,
or some way to contact someone.
- Yeah, maybe.
- I could try this one idea.
I saw this thing on TV
about survival antennas
that you can plug
into your smartphone.
- Oh.
- Yeah, it might not work,
but it's worth a shot.
(water running)
(acoustic guitar music)
- Yeah, no problem.
- Cheers.
(acoustic guitar music)
- Holy shit.
Dude, it's so good to see you.
Megan, Grace, come down here!
Kip, we gotta talk
about this place man.
It's fucked!
- I know.
- Kip.
- Grace.
- Where are your keys?
Let's get in your
car, and let's go.
- About that.
- What?
(acoustic guitar music)
- Holy shit!
- No.
No, wait, no, no, no!
You're dead!
(acoustic guitar music)
You'll want me back one day
- [Megan] No, guys, please!
Please let me out, please!
- There's something you
should know about Megan, Kip.
She's been acting a little--
- Strange.
- You think?
All right.
- So...
What the hell happened
out there, man?
- When I tried to drive
back, the car broke down.
And then I met a guy who
was nice enough to help me,
so I started to drive back,
and drove around for three
hours before I realized
it was a circle.
- Circle.
- Yeah.
- 13 hours later, boom.
There's the house.
- Jesus.
- How are you guys?
- Well, we're fine
but, yeah, we're stuck.
- At least we're stuck together.
- Kip.
You don't know anything about
these photographs, do you?
- That's weird.
- So, no?
- No.
- Hey, where'd you get the food?
- We found it downstairs.
- Good job.
Goodnight, guys.
- Goodnight, man.
(catchy music)
(dramatic music)
(ominous music)
- Okay then.
So, Young had a variety
of strange writings,
from deep ones, to others that,
well frankly, sounded like
drug induced nonsense.
I mean, it was the
70s, but anyway,
most of this stemmed
from the idea
that for every action,
there was a new reality created.
You see, this house,
or rather the property,
was sort of an intersection
between all these realities.
Where familiar yet
foreign objects
would appear over, and
over, and over again
for a period of three days.
But man, he was
really out there.
He would claim that upon the
end of his three day stay,
he would be able to
witness his younger self
entering the
property as he left.
- The members of the Hand of God
choose to live away
from civilization.
The general society
today is tainted
with violence,
graphic sexuality.
Our own leader consistently
threatens nuclear war.
We simply want to live
in a peaceful world,
away from all this chaos.
What's so wrong with that?
- Sure.
Cool, right?
- What the fuck, man?
- Where's Megan?
- She's still in her room.
(ominous music)
- Get away from me!
- Megan, do you
remember last night?
- Yes.
Grace, you don't understand.
- Guys, check this out.
- What's he talking about?
Please, I wouldn't!
Please, please.
- Damn it, I say we get in a car
and drive around in circles.
Maybe this whole loop
thing is over now.
- It isn't, I was
just out there.
- Okay, well, what do we do now?
- We'll be fine.
We just need to get
that body out of there.
- [Tommy] Too bad
we never figured out
who this old guy was.
- Yeah.
Let's get out of here.
(printer printing)
What are you doing?
- I can't quite
remember how it goes,
but basically, in
your smartphone,
there's a place to
plug in an antenna,
and all we need is an
antenna, hence the coffee can.
(printer printing)
So, how you doing with this
whole Megan stuff, man?
- I think it's
still settling in,
something about this place.
- Yeah, you're telling me.
Well, that's weird.
I found WiFi.
- Really?
- Yeah.
But it's just a printer network.
- Maybe we should just call it.
- Yeah, I guess you're right.
You know what?
Let's just try this,
let's just get in the car,
drive around, see what happens.
- I don't think
that's a good idea.
- What then?
Come on, man.
- I'm not sure leaving
is in the cards, Tommy.
(ominous music)
- Megan.
(ominous music)
Where's Tommy?
- Remember I told you
how lost I was yesterday?
- Yeah.
- Well, you weren't
the first one
to run into that old man.
- What?
- He told me only one
of us could leave.
All this shit has
already happened, Tommy.
And you know how I know that?
- Because you were that old man.
- This place is weird.
All these so called
artifacts popping up,
the pictures, the voices.
What'd you call it?
A loop?
A loop.
This whole place
is a loop, Tommy.
You want to know
what really happened
after I left?
Well, after driving around
in circles for hours,
I decided to leave the car,
still just as lost.
Finally, I figured the
best thing I could do
was to stay put.
That way one of you could
come for me, help me,
the way I would help one of you.
And I stayed there.
And I saw things.
Then you were gone.
You ignored my calls.
I finally realized I was alone.
And then that's when I met him.
He told me that only one of us
from each of these
so called timelines
can make it out,
and that it wasn't
our time anymore.
(wondrous music)
And then he was gone.
I don't know what he told you,
but it's gonna be okay,
'cause it's my time.
This is my timeline,
and I'll be back.
So all this will be
here repeating itself,
over, and over, and over again.
- So, what now?
You're just gonna
kill all of us?
- Sorry, babe.
(dramatic music)
- Oh, fuck!
(gun fires)
Oh, fuck!
- [Megan] Oh my God!
- [Tommy] Come on!
Oh, fuck!
Oh, fuck, oh fuck!
- Get out!
- Oh fuck, oh fuck!
Oh fuck!
- Are you okay?
(dramatic music)
- Where are the keys?
Where are the keys?
- Check the jacket!
- I got them!
I got them, I found them!
- Come on, let's go.
Can you go?
- Wait.
Give me your gun.
You guys get the car ready.
- [Grace] Okay, okay.
- Okay, okay.
- Shit!
Unlock it!
- What?
- Unlock it!
- Oh!
- Unlock this...
Oh, God!
What is it?
- It's not working!
- Fuck!
(ominous music)
- Where are you gonna go?
Pull the trigger.
I dare you.
Come on.
- Come on.
Well, can you fix it?
- Maybe?
But probably not.
- He told you, right?
Or I told you?
- Stop!
- Kill me!
Kill the others and get out?
Well, go ahead.
That's what I thought.
You're not gonna kill me.
(ominous music)
(wondrous music)
Car troubles?
What happened to Tommy?
You know, I'm glad Megan
never found out about us.
She would've been devastated.
- Kip.
Please, you don't
have to do this.
- [Kip] Oh well.
- Boom!
That's how it's done.
- Oh, fuck.
- Well, let's just
say it's interesting?
You see, all the
disappearances over there
had just one thing in common.
Whoever entered,
after three days,
only one would return.
So, take that for what you will.
- Look, Paradox
Lake is a rural area
deep in the Adirondacks.
People go missing.
It's sad, it's tragic, but
it's part of the wilderness.
You gotta respect it, or
you're gonna get lost.
- I would rather not talk
about my own spirituality,
just the history.
But Young, Young
did in fact believe
that the house had
satanic qualities,
and he believed that for
each of the timelines
as he would put it,
only one could return.
Hence, that's why
he went in alone.
You see, he wrote that the house
could reach inside of him,
and bring out his deepest,
darkest motivation.
That the house could
bring out one's true self.
Well, it's...
You're a survivor.
- As he stood there,
steel in his eyes,
watching the poor man
search desperately
for anything to fill
his deep, dark soul,
finally, he spoke.
You won't find
anything out here.
- You won't find
anything out here.
(clears throat)
(catchy drum music)
- Hey.
Get in the car.
(catchy drum music)
So, where ya headed?
- I don't fuckin' know.
- Oh, well, there's
this small forest
near Bryer's Bay, next
to Schroon, near Paradox.
- You thought I was
gonna, I'm gonna--
- No, no, I just...
- You're too young for me, kid.
(car beeping)
- I think I'll--
- Hey!
You ain't going in
them woods, boy.
Not now, not ever.
You understand that?
Now, you got a name?
- It's Thomas.
- Name is...
Vernon Korsch.
That mean anything to you?
- No, sorry.
I think I'll just--
- Hey, hey, you get back now!
One, three.
I'm 100 years old, Thomas.
She told me she'd
make that happen.
One, two, three.
- You okay?
There's no sign of Megan.
I say we wait here,
and if she's not
back in an hour,
we'll get in a car
and drive, okay?
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
- You know, there ain't
no angels down there.
Just demons.
Them demons, they'll find you.
It don't matter
who you are though,
they'll make their
way up to you.
I said you saved?
Only one.
Only one demon...
One, two.
(tense music)
- Grace?
- I'm sorry, but there
can only be one, right?
- Take it easy.
- It's nothing
personal, Tommy, okay?
- Grace, please.
- I am not gonna die here.
- Shit!
(gun fires)
- Fuck!
(tense music)
(gun fires)
- I'm 100 fuckin' years old.
The fuck do I do now?
I almost pissed on myself.
Well, you sound like a nice boy.
I sure would like
to keep it that way.
Why don't you get
back in that car?
You know, save the ones you can.
(engine revs)
- [Megan] The
beautiful Adirondacks,
so lonely, so peaceful.
- Gotta take a piss!
On a scale of one to
10, that's a 10, 10.
- [Megan] Wait, wait,
Tommy, do you have to pee?
- Yeah, I have to pee.
- [Megan] Why didn't you
just say something earlier?
- Well, I did man!
I've been saying it for miles!
- [Kip] Come on, Tommy!
- [Megan] No one knew!
How much further?
- Ladies and gentlemen,
here's our turn.
- Woo!
Oh my God!
- [Tommy] Thank God,
'cause I have to piss.
- Tommy, you have to pee?
- [Tommy] Do you hear that?
- [Megan] Do you
think we can make it?
- I'm gonna check.
Here's your chance to
empty your bladders.
- What?
- Guys!
- [Kip] What the fuck!
Hey, what the hell?
- Holy shit!
Grace, why are you
trying to kill us?
- Get the fuck out of the car!
(window breaks)
- [Kip] Oh, fuck!
I know you don't believe
(gun firing)
Another marvelous
reason to walk away
(drowned out music)
(gun cocks)
- Tommy, I'm sorry, but
there can be only one.
I can't take any chances.
- Please.
- I'm really sorry.
- Fucking Thomas!
- No!
(gun fires)
(ominous music)
- Fucking assholes!
(ominous music)
(drowned out music)
- Megan?
- Hey, you.
- Hey, hey.
- You think I'd
leave you hanging?
I couldn't do it.
I'm sorry, I couldn't kill him.
- It's okay, it's okay.
Let's get out of here.
- No.
- What?
- [Megan] No.
- No...
Hey, hey.
Stay with me.
It's okay.
We'll figure it out, okay?
Hey, come on.
- Get outta here, Tommy.
- [Tommy] Stay with me, man.
- [Megan] Get out of here.
- Megan.
Megan, no, wait.
Megan, no!
(melancholic music)
- Wow.
Just wow.
Multiple timelines?
I suppose Daniel Young
wasn't lying, was he?
So, this film, huh?
You want to expose the Hand of--
- [Tommy] I want
my friends back.
- Of course you do.
- [Tommy] That
wasn't everything.
- Ugh.
What the fuck?
(ominous music)
- These are your...
- Um...
- It's complicated.
- Sorry about your friend.
- Thanks.
- Sorry, have we met before?
- Nah.
Name's Tommy.
- Thomas.
Do you want a beer?
- Yeah.
(cans opening)
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
- Fuck.
Done messed up bad again
I've lost another friend
And you know this
Yeah, you know this
And since we both got away
By two weeks and a day
- Look at that.
That's you guys, and I assume
those are your friends?
- [Tommy] Were my friends.
- You guys seem like nice kids,
I have a lot to
get done today so--
- [Tommy] Wait, wait, wait.
Wait, hold on.
- [Brian] Turn the
camera off, turn it off.
- Oh, what's this?
Are these your friends?
- [Tommy] Were my friends.
How do you go back through
the Eastside House?
- Unfortunately, I don't
think I have any information
to help you get your
friends back, I mean,
they may be gone for good.
Sleep when he's around
- But then again, maybe
someone else does.
Yeah, I'm trying
Yeah, I'm trying
- All right, two questions.
How the fuck did
you find me, Thomas,
and what the fuck
do you want to know?
And it can hurt
And you know I feel it too
If you'd answer me
I could help you
tell the truth
And it can hurt
And you know I feel it too
If you'd answer me
I will help you
tell the truth