Monster Party (2018) Movie Script

[Down-tempo harp music
[Child choir vocalizing]
Hey, dudes! I'm Hilah,
and welcome to "Hilah Cooking."
So I'm gonna show you
this really awesome,
real easy cucumber and onion
marinated salad today
that is great for
all your picnics and stuff
'cause it is
starting to get...
[Voice fades]
[Vocalizing continues]
[Vocalizing fades]
[Up-tempo music plays]
[Up-tempo music playing
through ear buds]
- Come on, come on.
- Quiet, quiet.
Hey, do you have a minute
to talk about
trying to save the rainforest?
A $5 contribution will help save
50 acres of rainforest!
[Inhales sharply]
Oh, shit.
[Doorbell rings]
- Can I help you?
- Hey!
- Are you the Claptons?
- Yes, we are.
Yeah, I'm... I'm Gretchen.
I'm here with
Save the Rainforest.
Do you two have a minute
to talk about
how we could go back
to a sustainable Earth?
There's a "no soliciting" sign.
Oh, yeah. No, I saw that.
I'm just "canopying" to try
to save the rainforests,
so if you two had just a minute
to talk about
how we could
try to save the planet...
Tell you what.
- Here's 20 bucks.
- Oh.
- Please don't come back.
- Cool.
Oh, hey! Um, wait, guys.
Do you want to sign up
for my newsletter?
- No.
- No, thanks.
Here we go. 234 pesos.
De nada.
How much you got saved?
I got like $600 buried
in my backyard.
Nah, ain't enough, Cas.
Yeah, no shit.
Small-time B&E
ain't gonna be enough
to get me
and my dad out of here.
Yeah, we should definitely hit
something big tomorrow.
Oh, I can't.
I'm working that dinner-party
thing tomorrow night.
- I told you this.
- Why serve when you can steal?
Every penny counts
when you're pregnant.
Unless you want me to raise
our baby in a crack house,
because that is
the alternative, Dodge.
Yo, Cas.
You should see this place, man.
It's like a fucking palace.
I keep trying to get Iris
to fucking nab it with me.
They got a safe
in the master bedroom.
Them fucking yuppie scums
won't know what hit them.
- Is it electronic?
- No. Shut the fuck up, Dodge.
They're not yuppies.
They're nice people.
Nice people don't
live in Malibu.
No, besides, they've got, like,
security cameras and shit.
There's just no way
we could take a place like that.
It would be impossible.
- Yeah, well, I'm just...
- So leave it.
- I'm just saying.
- [Chuckles]
And time.
[Rapping] Back with
a vengeance
Why does it feel this good?
Been killing a long time ago
Now I'm getting my shot
to get this cooked
Aside from the beast
that smile under it
Need a black knife
and some blood
If I'm right,
then I might as well
Start writing
all these lines down in blood
we monsters, lions
And tigers and bears, oh, my
I just sink my fangs
until you bleed
Don't sleep at night
At least
I could bring you reasons
I'm about to feed
these demons
- Monster for life
- Hey.
Maybe then
you'll get your act right
Whoa. Whoa, whoa.
Want this party started,
shorty, oh, is that right?
Monster party, counting
bodies, yeah, I'm that guy
I'm looking for Emory.
He's occupied.
Wait, don't go in there
There's more to share,
He's here with my dad.
Born to panic,
understand it
Dreamcatcher and nightmares
Dark days for light years
I know he's here.
All right.
They wouldn't hear you scream
if I do things
- To two of them arms
- Yeah, yeah, yeah
[Punches thudding,
man groaning]
What is this?
Come here. Piece of shit.
Sit him down.
So your dad has
a gambling problem.
How much?
Come here.
It's a lot.
It's enough money.
I'll get the money.
Just give me a few hours.
Hey, hey, hey.
Hey! Hey! No, man.
Hey. No. Fuck!
- What?
- Just don't.
- Just don't.
- Just what?
Just don't.
Please, just don't.
Look, I can, um...
I-I can get it, okay?
You... You just keep him here,
and I can get your money.
I mean, you kill him,
you don't get your money.
Give me a shot.
I can get it.
I can get it.
You fuck with me...
...I'm gonna
burn your dad alive.
Consider this my...
- No.
- ...advance payment.
Hey! No!
[Cigar cutter snips]
Call the police.
He'll kill my dad
if he thinks
anything weird's happening.
He'd come after me
without a question.
So, what are you gonna do?
Well, you know, you said
you got to work tomorrow, right?
- Casper, no.
- Yes.
I think this idea is brilliant.
You guys, that place is insane.
It's like we'd need two weeks
minimum to plan that out.
- You've been there.
- Indeed you have, babe.
Shut the fuck up, Dodge.
If we get caught,
do you know what happens?
If anything bad happens,
Cas and I take the rap.
- You'll be fine.
- Great, yeah.
That's totally
what I want to hear.
Look, Iris, I'd never ask you
to do this if I wasn't serious.
Yeah, he's a fuckup,
but he's still my dad.
If we don't do this, we're all
in big fucking trouble, okay?
All right, well...
Press the call button.
- Hello?
- Hi, Mrs. Dawson.
It's the servers for tonight.
You're not Brandon.
- No, no, no, no. Brandon and...
- Jeff.
...Jeff came down
with a 24-hour thing,
so, um, they've been having
a really rough day,
so we're coming
to help with Iris.
Hey, Miss Dawson!
You know where to park.
So I know for a fact
they have security cameras
in most of the first floor,
but I don't know
where it's controlled by.
We go in, we do our jobs,
we don't draw attention
to ourselves.
Eye up the place as best we can,
get out with
whatever cash we got.
[Inhales sharply]
Simple as a pimple.
[Doorbell rings]
Holy shit.
What the fuck?
We are so late,
and we need to get so ready.
My God.
What is this one wearing?
Oh, uh, I'm sorry, Miss Dawson.
- It was just short notice.
- And this one?
I-I said black slacks.
Not jeans.
And you, my dear, you're gonna
go into the bathroom,
and you're gonna fix your hair
and take that thing
off your head.
And you...
Can I help?
Can you take these two upstairs
and have Elliot
dress them appropriately?
Okay, Mother.
Thank you, darling.
Wait. I need your phones.
- Wait. Why?
- Ringing, privacy.
You'll be busy
attending to the guests.
- We'll just turn them off.
- Do you want to get paid?
- Y-Yeah.
- Now.
Thank you.
Let's go chop some tomatoes.
So, what's your guys' names?
- Dodge.
- Uh, Casper.
Dodge and Casper.
You guys sound like
a Saturday-morning cartoon.
We need your pants.
[Indistinct talking on TV]
You might want to
avert your eyes.
Just listen to me
for a second.
[Indistinct talking
and shouting]
Please don't do this!
Don't do this!
Aah! Aah!
- Stop it!
- Really?
What do you want?
Mom wants these guys
dressed like butlers.
You can handle that,
can't you, big bro?
I'm Alexis, by the way.
I'll see you back down
in the dungeon.
[Door opens]
[Door closes]
Um, hey, man, you mind
if we borrow some clothes?
Bottom drawer.
It's actually my size.
Hey, uh, is that sweet hole
coming tonight?
You know.
Your little blonde ponytail.
I said, is she coming?
Or is it just
you two assholes tonight?
- Excuse me, bro?
- Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Come on.
I was kidding. It's a joke.
There somewhere we can change?
There's a bathroom on the right
in the bedroom down the hall.
Okay, thanks. Come on.
Your friends, a-are they new?
Uh, yeah.
A little bit.
They'll be okay, Miss Dawson.
Miss Dawson?
I just...
Tonight needs to be perfect.
What's the occasion?
Patrick, dear.
Have you seen Mickey?
I put him in the basement.
He's fine.
Who's Mickey?
Mickey's our dog.
[Horn honks, engine revs]
[Moaning echoes in distance]
[Moaning stops]
[Moaning echoes in distance]
What took you so long?
[Chamber music plays]
Oh, yeah.
[Indistinct conversations]
Good evening, everyone.
I want to thank you all
for coming.
Wow, the third annual.
And we'll get into specifics
at dinner,
but before we seg
into the next part of the night,
I wanted to share
a little anecdote
I thought you all
would appreciate.
Several weeks ago
I was taking my morning run
through the canyon
like I always do.
And on the winding road
I found a man.
He was sleeping in the bushes.
He had no home.
The sun had barely risen.
There was nobody around.
He wasn't even awake.
This is a man
who's probably suffering,
who has no family missing him,
who, in that moment, simply was.
And even though I wanted to,
I didn't do a thing about it.
And that's where the story ends.
I'd like to propose a toast.
To Milo and his graduates!
[Mid-tempo music plays]
[Echoing] Are you ready?
Hey, sweetheart!
Why don't you bring
some of those up yonder, huh?
- Come on!
- Yeah! I'm really thirsty.
[Both laugh]
Come on!
Come on, darling. Come on.
You think
they're fucking kidding?
We're not fucking kidding.
Hey. I got it.
[Echoing] Are you ready?
Fuck those guys.
I got it.
Are you ready?
- What did you find?
- That safe is 100% electronic.
Means you punch in the wrong
code more than three times,
the house alarm will go off.
Is there any way
we can fix that?
I can cut the power,
short-circuit the alarm.
Unh, yeah, I confess, Father,
I confess
'Cause I've been
living wrong
I know I've been blessed
I-I had a thousand chances
How many left?
I-I-I've been sinning lately
What do you suggest?
What should I do?
[Singing operatically]
I would fuck her
in the pussy
I would take her
in the pussy
[Singing operatically]
What's up, my brother?
Welcome to the partay.
I brought your drinks.
Oh, I see that.
So you and blondie...
You and blondie, like...
- What?
- You sticking her?
I bet you beat that pussy up
real good, man.
If I had a girl like that,
I'd split her in half.
Holy Mary,
pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of death
Yo, come on, man.
You want a bump?
You want a bump of cocaine?
Right? Want a bump?
Want a bump of cocaine?
Come on.
Let's have one. Right here.
It's fucking good, Jeremy.
I'm good.
I want 999 Hail Marys
right now
I want 999 Hail Marys
right now
I'm sorry for my friends.
They're harmless, really.
- Wouldn't hurt a fly.
- See?
But you got yourself
a good-looking girl.
I'd take really good care
of her if I were you.
[Exhales sharply]
Ooh hoo hoo hoo hoo!
[Both laughing]
I will admit,
the Devil's been pulling me
Tell Mama
to write up my eulogy
'Cause there's no telling
what they gonna do to me
Grant no immunity...
What should I do now?
Holy Mary, Mary
- Pray for us sinners
- I'd fuck that shit up!
Now and at
the hour of death
Holy Mary,
pray for us sinners
Now and at
the hour of death
We've got to cut the power.
It's all upstairs.
Okay, wait in here
in case they need something.
Be careful.
[Both laugh]
This is a special night...
...for all of you.
For us.
I look around this table...
Ahh, Becca.
Sweet Rebecca.
Look how far you've come.
And Jeremy and Cameron.
Blood brothers,
to coin a phrase.
And Oliver, do you remember
the first time
you sat across from me?
The tears.
Oh, my God, I thought you were
going to die of dehydration.
But look at you now,
rosy cheeks beaming.
And who can forget our hosts?
You four have come a long way.
You've all graduated.
But beyond the walls
of your tutelage,
there's been learning and work
beyond what I can teach.
Learning about yourselves.
Would you care
to start us off tonight?
My name is Patrick Dawson.
And I'm an addict.
- Hello, Patrick.
- Hello, Patrick.
Hey, Dad.
It's been four years
and three weeks
since the last time I, um...
[Clears throat]
I can't believe it.
I've learned to redirect
my energy into other things.
Into work.
For me, it's really
about my family.
[Clears throat]
Do you miss it?
Oh. Hey.
Can I get you something?
Tonight is a night
of celebration,
of speeches,
of mourning and reflection.
...look around the table,
and I'm in awe.
Of all of us.
I can't... can't find
the... the words
to express how I feel,
so I have prepared
a little something.
Are you serious?
I haven't done this,
so please bear with me.
Was this you?
Did you break my fucking...
Did you break
my fucking guitar?!
- Oliver.
- You piece of shit!
- Oliver.
- What's so fucking funny, huh?
Look at me. Look at me!
- Obviously...
- Did you fucking do it?
You do not want to fuck with me.
You do not want to fuck with me!
You've been fucking with me
the whole night.
- Oliver.
- I will fuck you up.
I'm... I'm sorry.
I... I'm sorry.
Just, uh...
[Chuckles] Uh...
What are you laughing about?
- Fuck.
- Fuck what?
It looks like it's on
some kind of automated loop.
I can cut the power, but I can
only do it for, I don't know,
two-minute intervals
before it restarts itself.
Okay, man, look,
you're gonna have to
be in here
and keep resetting it...
- No, no, no, no.
- Look, man, it's simple.
You press this button
when that light goes green.
It's fucking simple.
Circuit's only connected to the
master bedroom, so we're good.
[Inhales sharply]
- What were you doing?
- Heh.
Oh, uh, I was... I was just
looking for the bathroom.
You forgot
where it was already?
Uh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I just chose the wrong door.
- It's the next one, right?
- It's all good.
Come on.
I said, come on.
It's right down here, man.
What's your, uh...
What's your girl's name again?
I bet you break that dick off
in her ass, huh?
Man, what the fuck
is your problem?
My name is Roxanne Dawson,
and, like all of you,
I'm an addict.
- Hello, Roxanne.
- Hello, Roxanne.
Man, I'm... I'm... I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to say that.
I was just kidding.
Okay, so are you gonna go,
or are you gonna watch me piss?
I got to watch.
I'm your P.O.
You've been a bad boy.
It's been a long
and arduous battle for me...
- I'm gonna leave.
- Wait.
Can I see your hand
for a second?
No, you cannot see my hand
for a second.
Come on.
...with demons...
- I said please.
- Don't touch my hand.
- Let me see your hand.
- Get off my hand.
Let me see your hand.
...with monsters...
...inside and out.
And unlike my husband,
I miss it.
I miss the way
it snaps everything...
everything... into focus.
I miss the way
it makes you see the world.
How small we are.
Tiny specks of dust.
But here I am...
...a functioning member
of society.
We're not in prison.
We're not in hiding.
And when I see my children's
smiling faces...
...that's what gets me through
the truly, truly tough days.
[Alarm blaring]
- Patrick?
- Wait here.
Everybody stay here.
We'll be right back.
Wait there.
Is it Elliot?
Elliot, come out here, please.
What did you do, son?
I had to let it out.
I can see that.
What did you do?
What did you do?!
God damn it!
- Hey.
- God damn it!
- Get off!
- Come on, come on...
- Get off of me!
- It's okay.
It's okay. It's okay.
He promised.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Is everything all right?
- Oh, no.
- Shit.
Miss Dawson?
- They killed Dodge!
- Iris!
[Indistinct shouting]
- Get off me!
- Hey!
- Come here.
- Don't hurt her!
Get off!
Hey! Hey!
Patrick! Enough!
Don't hurt her!
Listen to me!
Remember your lessons!
[Indistinct shouting]
- Elliot, stop!
- Stay back!
[Indistinct shouting]
[Banging on door]
[Laughing] Oh, damn!
What you gonna do, huh?
Oh, look at you. You're fucking
beautiful, aren't you?
- Huh?
- Fuck you.
Not the fucking face!
[Both grunting]
- Come here!
- No!
Fuck off!
Calm yourself.
Are we gonna
shut this thing down or what?
Is this what you wanted?
Were you just a thirsty
little bitch in heat?
Well, then drink up,
you relapsing little shit.
You haven't learned anything.
You didn't even try.
You are my sunshine,
my only sunshine
You make me happy
when skies are gray
You'll never know, dear,
how much I love you
So please don't take
my sunshine away
Iris, are you in there?
Hey, princess?
- She locking that door?
- Yeah.
Hey, hey, hey...
Come on, sweetheart.
[Banging on door]
You think we got all day?
We're gonna get to you in there.
We got this.
Get the fuck out here, bitch!
Open the fucking door!
Hey, beautiful?
We just want to cut
your fucking face off, okay?
- [Laughing]
- That's all.
Is it such a big deal?
Why won't she open
the fucking door?
What were you thinking?
What do you mean,
what was I thinking?
Those kids aren't leaving
this house alive, Milo.
And who got ass-fucked and made
you leader all of a sudden?
Know your place, Patrick.
I'm still the head
of this family
and the owner of this house.
The only reason
you're living to good life
in sunny-bunny Malibu
and not rotting away
in some maximum-security prison
with come dripping out
of your ass is because of me.
Don't you ever forget that.
Be a man, not a fucking chimp.
Milo, what should we do
about the kid in the bedroom?
I'll have a word with him.
You stay here and control
your husband and son.
Alexis, my dear,
I need you to go downstairs
and make sure those two idiots
don't do something
they'll regret.
Calm down. Okay?
[Screaming echoes in distance]
[Knock on door]
Young man, would you mind
coming to the door
so that we might be able
to start sorting this out?
Where's Iris?
Oh, she's downstairs.
Locked away in another room,
I'm sure.
You killed Dodge.
Trust me,
we are more sorry about it
than you are.
You see...
...I run a society
of recovering murderers,
and tonight was supposed to be
an annual reunion
to celebrate
everyone's cleanness.
But needless to say,
that idea shit the bed.
Now... and hear me now,
for both of our sakes...
my only goal here is to avoid
any further bloodshed.
You understand, yes?
Then let us go.
Well, yes,
let's talk about that.
Now, you say you want us
to let you go,
but what's to stop you
from turning around
and calling the police?
I just want to go home, man.
Just want to go home.
Here, kitty-kitty.
Here, kitty-kitty.
- Iris.
- Please go away.
Please go away.
Why don't you
fuck the fuck off?
Why don't you fucking make us,
huh, baby face?
[Grunts] Oh!
Fuck off.
Hey. It's Iris, right?
Where's Casper?
They're talking upstairs.
I'm gonna try
and get us out of here.
I'd be willing to,
well, to settle
on some kind of agreement.
Say in the vein of, oh, $10,000?
You butcher my friend.
You want me to settle
for 10 grand?
Fuck that.
I'd imagine that'll be fine.
It will take some time
to get that in order, though.
Just stay put.
What are you doing?
Are you out of your mind?
It's just to get him calm
and out of that room.
Then what?
We'll give them
a strong narcotic,
something significant.
Then they can begin
a junkie's life in earnest.
- So you let them leave?
- They'll get arrested.
They'll be babbling
out of their minds.
I'll pull some strings
to have them transferred
to the facility.
It's the only way.
It's not the only way.
The only way.
We're not animals.
Aren't we?
Iris, the boys are gone.
Back up.
I'm not gonna hurt you.
Why should I trust you?
Because you have to.
Come, come.
- [Beeping]
- Hey! What the fuck is this?
They're trying to escape.
Roxanne, go watch the kid.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
- What?
- Fucking move!
Hey, be careful where you point
that thing, all right?
- Go. Go.
- Seriously.
Get your fucking hands
off of me!
Think about what
you're doing, son.
Jeremy, that's enough!
Jeremy, stop!
Jeremy, I...
Jeremy. Jeremy, stop!
Hey! Let her go.
I swear to God
I'll blow her fucking head off
if you don't let her go.
Son, put the gun down.
I said that's enough!
Not the face!
N-No, no, no, no. Patrick?
Put it down, Patrick.
No more killing!
Get fucking off!
Come on.
I love this thing.
I've been sober
for six years, Patrick.
You still are.
This was all us.
This was all of us.
Milo always...
Milo was a preening cult leader
who can choke on his goddamn
smugness, and you know it,
so don't play
that fucking card with me!
I'm ready to make the Dawsons
great again.
That's Elliot's.
Lucky us.
Why are you helping us?
'Cause you're not the only ones
who want out.
Why didn't you just leave?
It's a fucked-up situation.
And I'm not gonna try to get
you guys to understand it.
Iris, go grab a couple
of my dad's golf clubs.
What's gonna happen?
The windows are shuttered
because you guys
set the alarm off,
but my dad's gonna reset it,
and that's your only chance
to get the fuck out
of this freak show.
What about you?
They're gonna want to keep me,
but if push comes to shove,
they'll kill us all.
Hey, hey. Iris.
Iris, listen. Breathe, okay?
I know, I know.
Just deep breaths.
Look at me.
I know, I know.
But we're gonna make it out,
I promise.
I promise. I promise.
Just breathe, okay?
She's two months pregnant.
We got to get her
out of here.
We will.
Your sister...
...has been a bad girl.
I had completely forgotten
I put him down there.
[Classical music-box music
You know what
they call that, son?
Alexis, honey?
There's no need for this.
I know that we've all had
our differences,
and I know it's...
...been hard for you
to adapt to this family,
but I've always appreciated
that you've tried.
So in that spirit, why...
...why don't you come on out?
Leave the other two.
Just come on out.
Just remember,
we always loved you.
We felt like you were... of us...
...despite our differences.
That's all for now.
[Classical music-box music
What is that?
What the fuck is that?!
No, no, no, no.
- Dad!
- No!
- Dad!
- Patrick!
Oh, my God!
- Oh...
- Please stop.
- Mommy...
- [Roars]
Good night and God bless!
[Horn honks]
That's Mickey.
This can't be happening.
No time for emotions.
How the fuck
are we gonna end this?
Right now.
Oh, shit.
Daddy! No.
It didn't have to be like this.
These kids aren't like us.
You're a Dawson.
You always have been,
always will be.
We can be a real family again.
[Groaning softly]
No time for emotions.
[Child choir vocalizing]
[Chainsaw buzzing]
Die! Die!
Fucking die!
Casper, look out!
What the fuck?
We're gonna play a game.
For one of you,
this is gonna be an awakening.
Good morning!
For the other, this is gonna be
a permanent fucking vacation.
One-way trip, bitch!
You have one minute.
If neither of you has cut
each other's fucking rope
after one minute,
I'll kill you both.
Good luck.
- Go.
- Okay.
Okay, Alexis, look at me.
Look at him.
Don't do this.
Please... Please, don't fucking
do this, Alexis, please!
- Just shut the fuck up, Casper!
- Y'all got 30 fucking seconds.
You're not like him.
You're not like any of them.
20 seconds, bitch!
Come on, Alexis! Please, please
don't fucking do this! Please!
Fuck! Please don't
fucking do this! Please!
Seven, six,
- five, four...
- Fuck you.
- Please don't do this.
- ...three, two...
Holy fucking shit!
You're next, bitch!
[Rope whips]
What's it going to take for you
to forget all this?
And one of your cars.
Withdrawal can be a real bitch.
Happy Sunday.
[Engine revs]
I'm gonna give you the Molly.
[Nicky Blitz's "Hawk" plays]
Hang on a sec.
Had a rough night, there,
[Women screaming]
What the fuck
are you doing?!
Baby, I know
I like to fly in the dark
Mmm, baby
And I'll even...
B-B-Bark, b-bark
No! No!
I'm just rolling around
B-Big bad wolf
Back with a vengeance
Why does it feel this good?
Been killing a long time ago
Now I'm getting my shot
to get this cooked
Aside from the beast
that smile under it
Need a black knife
and some blood
If I'm right,
then I might as well
Start writing
all these lines down in blood
Yesterday we monsters,
And tigers and bears, oh, my
I just sink my fangs
until you bleed
Don't sleep at night
At least
I could bring you reasons
I'm about to feed
these demons
Rest in peace,
got to be more calm
To kingdom come,
you see it?
Monster for life
Maybe then
you'll get your act right
I'm a thriller, baby,
don't make it a bad night
Want this party started,
shorty, oh, is that right?
Monster party, counting
bodies, yeah, I'm that guy
That guy, that guy, that guy
Wait, don't go in there
There's more to share,
I'm no ghost,
but I know you're scared
There's no preparing,
inform your parents
Born to panic, understand it
Dreamcatcher and nightmares
Dark days for light years
Surprised like a deer
in the headlight stare
I can tell you like fear
It wouldn't take that long
to prove you right
I'd do you harm, yeah
They wouldn't hear you scream
if I do things
To two of them arms
Ha ha,
I know where you're going
Why you running?
How you getting out of here?
Monster stop you, got you
where I want you, watch out
All you see
is monsters in the mirror
Got you, yeah
Or maybe
I'll just get the ax now
Scream as loud as you want,
it's not an act now
Action, a free invite,
who needs a black tie?
Monster party, counting
bodies, yeah, I'm that guy
Nobody can hear you now
Everybody's screaming now
Can't you feel
the panic in the house?
There's no way
you're ever getting out
I'll be
your best nightmare tonight
We never sleep
when it's nighty-night
I spend my days
just wanting more
And I need your soul
I'll be
your best nightmare tonight
We never sleep
when it's nighty-night
I spend my days
just wanting more
I need your soul