The Abode (2023) Movie Script

Do not worry, mister.
You shall be all right.
I know your beautiful huts,
and I'll take you there.
I killed his whole family.
I had him.
He fled.
We have to get him.
I want them out of my land.
I'm the ruler of my land!
Easy, woman.
I'm sorry, sir.
My name is Lara.
What should I call you?
Talako, mistress.
What's the matter?
I'm all right, sir.
You've been acting strange.
Again with your scribbling.
No more!
Take him!
Please, sir!
Take her to the convent.
She's to remain there
until she repents.
Please, let him go, please!
I'll deal with this creature.
I'm so sorry.
Sir, please me go.
Please, sir, let me go, please.
Please, reverend
mother, help me, please.
My dear diary, I am so
afraid of what Redbeard might
do to my new friend Talako.
He's is so gentle, so naive,
strong and handsome too.
I pray for him.
And I shall not lie to you.
When I touch his face and feel
his smooth and bronze skin,
I felt this passionate
longing, one
I never felt before, and felt
my blood boiling, burning
inside of me.
And his kiss...
I am a sinner.
Perhaps I deserve to be damned.
But not Talako.
Ave Maria, Gratia Plena,
Dominus Tecum, Benedicta Tu,
1, 2, 3, push.
I see the baby.
Keep pushing, come on.
Push, push.
Come on, you can do this.
Come on.
Welcome to the world, Lara.
[GASPS] Lara, no!
Lara, what's wrong with you?
Where did you get this?
You know daddy loves you.
I know, daddy.
And I know who you are too.
I understand.
But it's happened again.
She keeps drawing these
awful creepy images.
I don't know what to do.
I don't know.
I need to understand
the situation,
learn to deal with it.
What am I to do, Dr. Robbins?
She spends hours drawing
Indians, faceless monsters,
and it's always the
same terrifying images.
No, they're not.
They're my friends.
They're your friends, huh?
How'd you meet them, Lara?
In my dreams.
They hate him.
My daddy.
Lara continues to baffle me.
I'm convinced it's a
psychotic disorder.
We ran several tests, but
with her abnormal thinking
and her nightmares.
I'm scared.
I am.
I don't know what else to do.
She's smart, good grades, and
these episodes come and go.
Does Mr. Smith spend a lot
of time alone with her?
No, he's so busy with work.
We try to spend as
much time as possible.
You're doing the best you can.
I'll continue with the
cognitive behavioral therapy.
It helps.
Mrs. Smith, are you
or Mr. Smith a part
of a generational line
of Native Americans?
Why do you ask?
Oh, great spirit whose
voice I hear in the wind
and whose breath gives life
to this whole world, hear me.
I am weak.
Protect this child.
For Christ's sakes, Lara!
What is this?
What is it, princess?
What's wrong?
He's not my father.
The pills are not helping
and the nightmares
are becoming more
and more vivid, real.
They are only bad dreams, Lara.
No, they're nightmares.
And they're so damn real.
And I still want to kill him.
I really do.
I'm supposed to love him.
He's my father.
What about your breathing?
I'll show you.
I'm going to recommend CBD.
I think we should try it.
Yes, I've been studying
CBD for a while now,
and I've been treating
some of my patients
with psychosis and anxiety.
It's been very effective, Lara.
Let's do it.
I don't see why not.
So basically, your doctor's
recommending CBD oil.
And we have a whole bunch
of flavors with that.
So we have our natural,
mint, French vanilla,
and pumpkin spice.
I guess I'll take
the pumpkin spice.
Awesome, it's a great choice.
You can actually use
it in coffee or tea.
It actually helps a lot with
stress, anxiety, and depression
as well.
It's a really great product
CBD oil?
Can I try it?
Hey, not so much.
You only need a drop.
What if...
What's wrong with you?
Let me know that next time,
you're going for the kill.
What is up with your face, girl?
Are you OK?
Did you try the CBD yet?
OK, and how do you feel?
I feel great.
The anger is still around.
I almost killed David.
I thought you'd be excited.
Like we're finally
driving to St. Augustine
to work on your spooky
project, you know.
Can I call you later?
My parents want
me to have dinner.
OK, bye.
You want to eat?
Yeah, sure.
I'm nervous about this trip.
I wish you would
change your mind.
No wonder why she can't breathe.
Let her have a little
fun, make mistakes.
David and Luke will
watch out for her.
Driving's too long.
Worrying is not going to help
and neither is saying no.
She's already made up her mind.
She's not going to change it.
She's decided.
Come on in.
You know, I was thinking that
since we're going on this trip
together, maybe you and I
could talk, the two of us
alone together in St. Augustine.
Oh, Luke.
You're too young
for me, sweetie.
I mean, you're
always on my mind.
I dream about you all the time.
Oh, really?
You do?
That's so sweet.
I'll go ahead and pack
my bags take a seat.
Lara, Nita's here.
Hi, Nita.
Hi, Mr. Smith.
Nice scarf.
I don't think it would
suit you very well.
Yo, what's going on?
Oh this thing we.
This is so beautiful.
Hey, are you staying
at the haunted house?
Built on land where the
Pirate Redbeard once lived.
Are you afraid of the spirits?
Get ready, my friends.
I recently read that this
whole town is haunted.
People have seen
things, spirits.
Can we change the subject?
We all know that.
Well, well, Nita.
If I didn't know any better,
you're scared of ghosts.
If there's any in your room,
I'll come deal with them.
Shut up, Luke.
He's so annoying.
I know.
(SINGING)... we
can grab a glass.
I'mma let you hold the
yatch, play what you like.
If you're looking for
a ride, I can be...
Lara, why are we stopping here?
Did you say something?
I guess you want to sleep with
one eye open in this place.
Come on, Luke.
This is beautiful.
Like you?
Hello, Mrs. Smith.
Welcome to Santiago's team.
They mentioned no one
when I rented this place.
I am Jessica, the caretaker.
I have three large
rooms waiting for you
and your lovely friends.
No wandering the house, please.
We have lots of
old stuff in here.
Well, as long as she
doesn't bother us.
Come on.
So kinky.
Are you cold?
I'm freezing.
As a witch's nips.
Oh, no offence.
Nice... nice place you have.
Where did she come from?
Where did she come from?
So you're like the caretaker?
Well, I like to think of myself
as curator of bad things.
Oh, don't forget, this place
is full of museum pieces.
You break one of them,
you become one of them.
I guess this is the boys room.
You have two beds.
Is there anything else you need?
This is nice.
I hope you guys are
not scared of ghosts.
People have seen them here.
I've heard.
But we're not scared.
We're not.
What kind of things
have you heard?
Luke, don't be weird.
A native tribe was
massacred close by.
Their spirits... they come and
visit us on nights like this.
Dude, she's hot.
Hot and weird.
Oh, come on.
What's up with Lara lately?
She's acting weirder
than her usual, you know.
We committed to come
along and support her.
And that's exactly
what we're going to do.
I mean, I know how
she normally is.
But her obsession
with this Talako shit
is just way too much.
I mean...
You OK?
I just had a really weird
feeling that someone
was following me on my run.
I mean, you're probably just
overworked about all this ghost
talk in this town, it's all.
It's all so weird.
And this Jessica caretaker or
undertaker or whatever she is,
it's also bizarre.
Speaking of the devil.
Good morning.
I she OK?
Yeah, she's just
working on her writing.
Oh, she's a writer.
Yeah, she is.
She's writing about the
Timbuktu natives who
lived here like 300 years
ago or something like that.
Oh, they're still here.
In spirit, it lives.
Guarding their sacred land.
From what?
From the man that killed them.
That's awesome.
Hello, everybody.
I'm Sophia, your guide
for today's tour.
I'm going to tell you all
about the spooky things
and places that make
St. Augustine so scary.
How is everyone doing?
Are you ready for our
fright scene tour?
Any questions?
Are we going to see any
real ghosts today, Sophia?
Good questions.
Yes, yes, absolutely.
Our tour today includes the
haunted history of every spot.
And best of all, you're going
to hear some audio recordings
of real ghosts.
Are you ready?
Let's go then.
Welcome to the most haunted
graveyard in all of Florida.
Buried here are many
of the pirates who took
this land from the natives.
Yes, some say the
spirits of those natives
remain seeking restitution.
Look around, but be respectful.
And don't stray too far.
The best may catch up with you.
I'll talk to you later then.
All right.
You're a busy woman, huh?
I'm a very busy woman.
Why aren't you hanging
out with the others?
I'm not interested
in ghosts though.
More so interested
in real people.
Like you.
I bet you have a lot
of stories to tell of.
You bet I have.
No, man.
I'm working right now.
I saw you looking at me.
OK, I'll play the game.
You want to come with
us for drinks later?
Lara, are you OK?
I'm fine.
What happened?
I'm OK, guys.
Oh, thank God she's OK.
Of all the places.
People have experienced some
crazy stuff at this grave.
They say a woman hanged
herself many years ago
and was laid to rest right here.
But the church didn't
approve what she had done.
An unmarked grave.
Knows has been so.
Oh, my God.
Who is it?
Yo, Luke.
What's with her today, man?
She's giving you the looks, bro.
Must be the weather
in St. Augustine.
Man, she's just
doing her own thing.
Hey, Jessica came to our room
early to drop some towels.
She asked for you.
Wait, she asked about me?
She does.
Dude, she can drop
her towel anytime.
No, this is no joke.
Well, I really like Nita.
But dude, she's always
playing these games.
Hey, man.
You are not a PlayStation.
Got that right.
(SINGING)... the
can't get through cause
you don't understand.
God, Nita.
Why did you let
me keep drinking?
You kept on dancing
and ordering that.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
OK, OK, Luke.
Wow, look at that fountain.
You guys want to go for a swim?
No, no, no, no, no, no!
[LAUGHS] Nina, Nina.
Nina, you got to stop this.
Oh, my God.
Hey, you're OK, all right?
Bed time.
I'm going to use the bathroom.
No, no.
What are you doing, Luke?
Come on, Nina.
I thought that
maybe you and I...
You know...
No, get out of my room.
Your teddy bear will miss you.
Wait, how did you know?
Get out.
I'm sorry.
I'm such an idiot.
That favor you asked me to do...
Give it to Lara.
Why don't you give it to her?
There's nothing more compelling
than a brother's gift.
Oh, my God.
You are gorgeous.
What the hell?
Where's Jessica?
If you touch me again,
Luke, I'll fucking kill you.
I really will.
I mean it.
My bad.
I mean, I was drunk
and you were drunk
and you're giving me the stare.
So I took my shot.
You know, your sister put so
much work into this project.
And we're all here
to support her.
Come on.
Drink up, girl.
Luke, what are you doing?
You're like 12 years old.
Come on.
No one's going to notice.
Hey, guys.
Thanks for coming
with me all this way.
How is everybody doing tonight?
Are you guys enjoying the
hospitality of my town?
I don't know about
you guys, but I'm
going to have a real
good time tonight.
Hey, you know, Luke had his
first encounter with a ghost
last night.
Oh, my God.
Oh, that's good.
He's the lucky one.
I got lucky all right.
I mean, that house is
like really haunted.
So I mean, you can put that down
on your list and everything.
Oh, [LAUGHS] Redbeard's
house of horrors?
I already do.
What about you, Harvey?
I guess I saw people
making out with ghosts.
Just messing with you.
Drink up.
Come on, Harvey.
He's only 20.
Nothing wrong with a drink.
Leave my boy alone.
Nita, I'm really sorry.
OK, let's just forget about it.
Did you really see a ghost?
Yeah, really saw one.
And it was so real.
Thanks for your support, David.
I really appreciate it.
This is my first big story.
You should go bit with this...
The Virgin of the
Talako and shit.
It was horrible, what the
Pirates and settlers did here.
There's something more.
Talako was deeply loved
by his people and by...
Should I be jealous?
You get extra points
for listening to me
go on and on about him.
It's from Jessica.
What is it?
I don't know.
Thank her when you see her.
Oh, I will.
What the hell is that?
What happened, Luke?
You saw your reflection?
Oh, my God.
Did you... did you hear that?
What was that?
I heard many, many people
died here, probably.
Including the
merciless Redbeard.
And Talako was burned
alive in these woods.
Isn't that why we're
staying here, Lara?
Many natives and slave
were tortured in this town.
He didn't even bury
their loved ones.
Without the proper ceremony, the
feast of the dead, [INAUDIBLE]
can never rest and neither
could their animals.
Is anyone there?
I was looking for you.
What's out there?
No one.
Will you stop, Luke?
What the hell?
What's wrong with you?
Are you like crazy or something?
[LAUGHS] I don't know.
I just... I'm happy that we
could all be together and hang
out and be off our phones.
Leave me alone.
Lucy are you OK?
What's wrong?
What's wrong?
What happened?
I just felt like this
cold hand over my mouth.
It was suffocating me.
I am nothing more
than a position
to Redbeard, a
privateers bathing.
He will never let me go
just as he will never
relinquish his grip on
the land he has stolen.
He is striving to own all he
sees, control all he touches.
I was a fool not really
that easy bargains are never
to be trusted.
Even in death, I fear he
will never release my soul,
and I shall return
for more torment.
What do you want?
I'm not afraid of you.
I want to help.
Baby, hey.
Wake up.
Lara, wake up.
Come on.
What's wrong?
I just saw a woman right there.
I swear I did.
Look what you're
doing to yourself.
Is your precious Talako
worth all of this?
What if Talako and
other restless souls
are actually trying to
communicate with us?
Communicate what?
Get the hell out?
Maybe... maybe they
are warning us.
I don't know.
Luke... Luke needs to grow up.
The shoulders like the motion...
No, no, no, [INAUDIBLE]
no, get some spin on it,
you know what I'm saying?
Hey man, you just got
to drop the shoulder,
show 'em a little something.
Oh, [INAUDIBLE] I'm sorry.
Reflex, reflex.
Come and get it.
You see it?
Nita, Nita!
Let him go!
The hell is wrong with you?
I'm so sorry.
It's not your fault.
Let's get inside.
Wait, who are you?
I'm here to check on Lara.
Come on, let's go.
Thank you for being here.
You can thank David
for calling me.
He makes me feel safe.
It's good to see you
with your friends.
You insist that I
should bring them.
They're necessary.
Being here feels like a dream.
Even the smell of this
place is so familiar.
Maybe you have been here,
just don't remember it.
No, I've only known this
place from the books
I read about Talako.
The ones you turned me on to.
You've been so helpful with
the meds and this place and...
All part of the service.
Seems like you're settled in.
And now I know so much more.
Where did you get this?
From the caretaker.
This house doesn't
have a caretaker.
If she's not the
caretaker, who is she?
Holy shit.
I knew there was
something off about her.
Hot and weird.
Drink this!
He killed them, Dr. Roberts.
He killed everyone.
Redbeard killed even his wife.
I don't know about you
guys, but this Black guy
is not dying first.
Who wrote that diary?
Her name was Lara.
To me.
[PANTS] No, no!
The fuck is going on?
OK, guys, we need to figure out
what's going on in this house.
There was some stuff happening
and I myself experienced it.
Dude, Sofia warned us.
There's some crazy ghosts
all over this town.
I invited her over
for drinks, but...
Wait, what?
No more visitors.
You remember the drawings, Lara.
The natives.
Yes, were my friends back then.
Why are they trying
to hurt us now?
Sometimes we're destined
to repeat our past
or at least see it through
the eyes of others.
So he said that when I
saw my dad as Redbeard,
it was projecting?
How did I even know
how he looked like?
This house has the answers.
We just have to find the key.
But there's no mention...
What if there's
not an actual key?
I got it.
I get my secrets locked
away where the ashes writes.
There's a fireplace in my room.
Hey, Luke?
It's me, Sophia.
Hey, Luke.
Is that you?
Is there anyone there?
Harvey, is that you?
Oh, no.
Oh, no.
Help me!
Help me!
Help me!
You're supposed to be
guardians of this land.
Who are you guarding against?
Holy shit.
Nita, what are you doing?
Stop her!
Nita, not like this.
What the fuck!
Harvey, what are you doing?
Harvey, stop!
Guys, we got to go.
Lara, are you OK?
David, what's going on?
Guys, is this some sort of joke?
What's going on?
Holy shit!
Lara, what's wrong with you?
Bring him back, Lara.
You have the key.
Release him now or
her friends will
suffer in every lifetime
for all eternity.
Fuck, fuck, fuck,
fuck, fuck, fuck!
No, stop, stop, stop.
He was in an accident.
That's what the police said.
He was drinking and driving.
Come home as soon as you can.
David, call the police, please.
Let them know what happened.
Do it!
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah.
Is he in pain?
He's in an induced coma now.
Darling, but that spares
him from any pain.
Oh, dad.
I'm so sorry for being so
angry at you all this time.
Sorry for hurting you
and for hurting mom too.
But now all is right.
I know that everything
happens for a reason.
Now you're free.
I have read many
books and articles
about the Legend of the
Talako and many studies
about reincarnation.
And I've found that
we are not alone.
There's plenty of
evidence out there.
Spirits don't die, they leave.
And reincarnating is a learning
experience to all of us.
I'd like to thank you
all for coming in today.
And I really hope you
enjoy reading the book.
Um, I have a question.
What kind of objective
evidence do you have?
The answer is in the book.
Thank you.