The Field (2019) Movie Script

[dramatic music]
Come on, don't be so scared.
I'm not scared.
Come on, Roy.
-The storm is coming.
-Race ya!
Race? Race to the barn,
let's go back now, come on.
Come on, Roy!
-Edith, where you going?
-Stop being so scared.
-Hey, come on!
[Roy] Sweetie.
[ominous music]
[thunder rumbling]
[Edith laughing]
[Roy] Come on.
[Edith] Come on, Roy.
[ominous music]
[thunder rumbling]
-[Edith] Over there?
-[Roy] Yeah.
[Edith] Why?
[thunder crackles]
[Edith] It's beautiful.
[thunder rumbles]
[thunder cracks]
[Edith screams]
[electricity crackling]
[ominous music]
[birds twittering]
[birds warbling]
[Lydia gasps]
[Ben laughs]
-[Ben] Yes!
-Yes, it's ours.
-I love it.
-It's gonna be good?
It's gonna be good?
-It's really good.
-Is it gonna be great, okay.
-You're really good.
-I love you so much.
[Ben] Watch your head.
[Lydia laughs]
Oh doo, doo, doo, doo
Dee, dee
Da, da, da, da, da-da
Come on.
[gentle music]
[Lydia grunts]
[Lydia sighs]
[gentle music]
-[camera clicking]
-[gentle music]
[Lydia] No cooking, Ben.
No problem.
[gentle music]
My barn!
[Ben sighs]
[Ben] Oh wow.
It's bigger than I thought.
Look at this.
Oh, this is amazing.
[windmill creaking]
-We did it, we did it.
This is us doin' it.
[camera clicking]
[both grunting]
-[Ben laughs]
-[Lydia sighs]
-[laughs] Hello.
[camera clicking]
[both laughing]
[Ben] I need to thank you for
getting me out of that kitchen.
Thank you so much.
This is what we needed.
This is just perfect.
[Lydia sighs]
[solemn music]
Found it in the loft.
Figured a little
sandpaper, some varnish,
-and it'll look--
You leave this guy alone.
He has so much
more character like this.
-Uh, I thought maybe
he could live in here.
Oh wow.
Did we do the right thing?
One more year
in that restaurant,
and we wouldn't
even be together.
[sheriff groans]
-Good mornin', Roy.
-Oh, Kathy, hmm, you know what?
I kept thinking to myself,
the only thing that's
gonna get me through this pisser
of a day is a big, fat piece
of your beautiful blueberry pie.
Oh jeez, Roy, we are all out.
Can I get you
a slice of cherry pie?
No, just the milk.
-Sorry, Roy.
[Ben] Where?
Is it on the other side?
[Lydia laughs]
Is it over here?
-Is it--
-[Lydia laughs]
-[Ben] Morning.
-[Lydia] Hello.
You the folks who
bought the Dondlinger farm?
[laughs] We're still moving in.
Did you know the people
who lived there?
I did.
Chicago chef.
Interior decorator.
[laughs] What? Wow!
[Lydia] How did you know?
It's my job to know.
[ominous music]
[Ben laughs]
Oh boy.
What the--
[ominous music]
What the...
What the hell is this?
[ominous music]
Oh, my--
[dramatic music]
Who the fuck is--
[dramatic music]
[chickens clucking]
[music box tunes]
Uh, me and my wife
moved in to the Dondlinger farm.
Excuse me?
The Dondlinger farm,
it's down the road aways.
Hey, um, this guy's been
around the farm, a little bit.
I don't know if you,
uh, recognize him or anything.
Maybe you could
help me out with that.
I just, it's a blur.
I mean,
what you really
need to do is learn how
to focus your life.
Think about
where you're stepping.
That's what you
really need to focus on.
Let me ask you somethin'.
When you came into this
town for the very first time,
what did you see?
Uh, nice,
quiet town, nice people.
Okay, nice, quiet town,
nice, quiet people,
that's right,
and that's the way
it's gonna stay.
And you are a stranger.
You ever hear that,
it's a little saying,
you can run,
but you cannot hide?
I'd keep it memorized.
[camera clicking]
Holy shit!
Holy shit! [laughs]
Oh, my God [laughs]
Oh, oh, I'm sorry.
You, you surprised me.
-Oh, very pretty.
This is beautiful.
-I-- I see
the house before I go.
-The house? Hi, my name is Ben.
I mo-- I moved into
the house with my wife.
My home.
My home.
It's very nice. It's very nice.
Goodbye to you.
May I take your picture?
[camera clicking]
[bell ringing]
[Ben sighs]
-[Lydia laughs]
[lips smack]
[both laugh]
When do you think
we're gonna move the crib?
[laughs] Oh I think
it's charming, honey.
I think it's a little creepy.
-Mm, no.
-[laughs] Good night.
-Good night.
[Lydia sighs]
[music box tunes]
-Excuse me.
-[George] Mm-hmm?
-Are you the owner?
-Well, I own the building.
-Hi, I'm Ben Holland.
My background was cooking,
but I have a real
passion for nature photography.
-Moved out here,
I'm gonna focus
on my photography now.
Hmm, good for you.
Where did you move from?
Uh, Chicago.
I have some photos here.
I was hoping you
would, uh, maybe consider
one or two for your gallery.
Yeah, well,
this isn't a gallery.
This is an artist co-op.
You rent a stall,
and you sell 'em yourself.
[Ben] Ah.
Oh, these are good.
I used to live in
the city, New York.
What'd you do out there?
Advertising photography, yeah,
25 years, jerking off clients,
selling them
sports cars, foot creams,
and then viral marketing,
I got the hell out.
Came back home,
teach a few classes,
it's really nice, peaceful.
[Ben] My wife and
I just bought a farm.
It's beautiful out here.
It's, it's Edith.
What the--
What the hell is this?
[ominous music]
You enjoy taking
advantage of people?
Uh, well, no.
I guess she's part of the land.
Shut up!
Do you think this is funny?
Look, take this, get out!
We're done here.
-Excuse me.
-No, we're done here!
Do you want me to call Roy?
-He's the sheriff.
The sheriff!
[solemn music]
[dramatic music]
[Ben] May I ask you a question?
Do you know this guy?
Could be Uncle Larry [laughs].
I really like that picture.
Why you takin' photos of Edith?
Oh, I was just taking
pictures around the barn,
and she showed up.
What barn?
My wife and I bought
the Dondlinger farm.
[ominous music]
Now you listen to me.
You stay away
from that poor woman.
Do you have any idea
what she's been through?
Do you? You don't even know.
You big city folk, you
come in here and make trouble,
and you don't care about people.
Well, we care
about people in this town.
How dare you!
[Ben chuckles]
[Ben] She vanished in the storm?
Oh yeah, it was tragic.
The police, the state patrol,
the whole town
showed up looking for her.
They searched for days
and never found her.
And she was
eventually pronounced dead.
Then seven years later
they find her,
wandering down Main Street,
in the middle of the night,
stark naked, in a trance.
She can't speak.
This made the state papers.
They eventually had
her committed to an asylum.
Rumors were
her parents or someone
in town abducted her
and hid her away,
doing God knows what
to her all those years.
It was a dark time back then,
neighbors suspecting neighbors.
Whoever did this
might still be livin' today
on your farm.
-[ominous music]
-[chickens clucking]
[dramatic music]
Oh, my gosh!
Oh, my gosh.
Oh, my gosh,
oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh.
[suspenseful music]
[dramatic music]
Oh, my God.
[Ben laughs]
-How'd it go?
-Uh, what?
-The gallery.
-Oh, oh yeah, uh.
It went great.
Owner said he was busy, though,
so it might be a bit.
Yeah, uh-huh.
How are you?
Oh, I'm great, yeah.
Alright, uh, I'm gonna
go out to the man barn.
-I love you. Bye.
-Bye. I love you.
[Lydia sighs]
[solemn music]
[windmill clanging]
[dramatic music]
[horn honking]
Well, sweet piggy!
Look at you, Farmer Brown.
[Ben] What the hell
are you doing out here,
you son of a bitch?
Get in the car!
-But I thought you wanted--
-Get in the car!
-[Ben laughs]
Come here [laughs], what's up?
-[laughs] Hey!
-Look at you.
-No, no, no, look at you.
Ah, well, I do what
I gotta do. I came up
to hit a quick 18 with Cal
-from Bon Appetit.
-You're golfing now?
Hey, listen,
whatever it takes, you know.
Some of us have
real business to tend to.
All the reservations are low.
People won't say it directly,
but they miss you.
And I'm trying to make
ends meet right now, and it's--
it's embarrassing.
It's not the same without you.
Listen, you're a culinary
genius. Everybody knows that.
I just couldn't get
out of that kitchen, man.
It's like 90 hours.
-That's crazy.
-Yeah, but the kitchen,
that's where the magic was.
I mean, listen,
I'm gonna do whatever
it takes to convince you
that's where you need to be.
Hey, Lydia!
Beautiful as ever.
It was our decision, okay.
So that's how it is?
That's how it is, man.
Come on.
I'll see you.
[gentle music]
Don't worry.
You saved my life.
[gentle music]
-[camera clicking]
-[gentle music]
[dramatic music]
[dramatic music]
-[camera clicking]
-[ominous music]
This isn't funny!
[ominous music]
[dramatic music]
Where are you?
[ominous music]
Where are you, man?
Get out here.
I saw you.
This isn't funny!
[dramatic music]
Holy shit.
What the fuck?
[Ben sighs]
[ominous music]
What the fuck is going on?
[foreboding music]
-I told you. I don't
want to see you here.
-[Ben] I'm not here
-to cause any problems.
Hey, listen.
-No, I'm not.
I am sorry
if I offended you the other day,
but I have a photo question.
Right, well, mm-mm.
Where did you take this?
At the farm.
-Where on the farm?
-In the field behind the house.
Uh-huh. [sighs]
-Now I set the camera
up at 1/1000th.
-Oh no, there's no way.
This image was not
taken at 1/1000th of a second.
-Because it's blurry!
It wouldn't be this blurry
at that fast a shutter speed.
-It would have to be--
-Well, how--
How would you explain this image
if the shutter speed
was that fast?
He'd have to be going
100 miles an hour, at least.
So you're telling me
this is impossible?
You're saying that
this image is impossible
-at that speed?
-Yeah, yeah, it's impossible!
You made a mistake.
You made a mistake!
[Edith] Oh, me
Oh, my God
Da, da, di
Da, da, da
Da, da
Oh, me
Oh, my God
Da, da
Oh, di, do
[Edith humming]
[suspenseful music]
-[windmill clanging]
-[ominous music]
[dramatic music]
-[ominous music]
-[windmill clanging]
-[ominous music]
[Ben snoring]
[Ben sighs]
[Ben grunts]
Ben, you promised.
No, no, baby.
You weren't in
our bed last night.
-I was working [sighs].
-You promised.
Lydia, wait.
Wait, uh... [sighs]
[Ben grunting]
[Lydia] You okay?
I'm just tired, alright?
I'm familiar with that line.
What's that supposed to mean?
[Lydia] Just take it easy, chef.
Hey, I moved out here
for you, didn't I?
What else do you want from me?
I haven't been
completely honest with you.
I need to show you something.
He's gone.
He's there.
He's gone.
I have no idea
what I'm looking at.
He's not there.
He's there.
Then he's not.
I took those pictures
a second apart, Lydia.
I can't explain it. I--
This is what kept me
in the barn last night.
I think it's--
I think it's a ghost.
Can we just be serious, honey?
I'm-- I am serious.
I'll prove it to you.
Come on.
We're gonna go out in the field.
I'm gonna show this to you.
-[Lydia moans]
-Come on!
It's not there, I--. Shit!
[camera clicking]
I don't know why
it's not working, but--
-Come on,
Ben, it's getting cold.
-[camera clicking]
Just, just wait, okay.
-[camera clicking]
I don't know why it's not
working, but there is something
odd out there in that field.
[camera clicking]
I haven't been
entirely honest with you either.
[ominous music]
That's the guy from the gallery.
I hope we did the right thing.
We'll be okay.
[dramatic music]
-[Lydia sighs]
-[engine rumbles]
-[Lydia] The sheriff's here.
[Ben groans]
-Come on.
-[Ben sighs]
-Good morning.
-Morning, Sheriff.
-Ben, ma'am.
-How you doing?
Folks have some
real pretty dirt out here.
Thinkin' about
doin' any farmin'?
I doubt it.
We just, uh, like the space.
It's-- it's nice to
be able to spread out.
Well, what made you
consider Manitowoc County?
We just found the town to be--
Can we do
something for you, Sheriff?
Yeah, Ben
I got to ask you a question.
What were you doin'
with Edith Millard out there
in that field the other day?
I was just out there
taking some photos,
-and she walked--
-Yeah, George told me that.
Kathy said you came in
and talked to her.
Charlotte Waite said
you were in the library,
lookin' up all
the old stories about her.
Now what's that all about?
Well, I just heard things,
and I wanted to find out
what the big deal was.
Yeah, well the big deal is
Edith Millard spent most
of her adult life
in a sanitarium,
alright, in Windy Ridge.
Now she lives peaceful,
quiet and safe
in that little cottage
by the edge of your property,
back by the old field out there,
and that's the way we like it.
Everybody in town
likes it that way,
and we want to keep it that way.
So don't come in here thinking
you can publicize her story,
just to make
a quick buck, alright?
Are you
accusing me of something?
Listen, people in
this town went through hell
when that
little girl disappeared.
Some of those folks
are still here
and their kids
and their grandkids.
You've been warned, son.
No more of this
Edith Millard nonsense.
Don't make me
come back out here.
I just took her picture.
[car door shuts]
[engine revs]
[playful music]
[Lydia] What are you doing?
[playful music]
What are your secrets
for apple pie?
Do you have any?
Son of a bitch!
You leave Edith alone.
I haven't done
anything to Edith.
[Ben sighs]
[playful music]
[camera clicking]
[women chattering]
[suspenseful music]
[Edith coughs]
I'll get you some cough drops
for your cough.
They taste good, too.
[solemn music]
Wanna hold hands?
[solemn music]
[camera clicking]
-[loud thump]
-[Lydia screams]
[ominous music]
[whispers] Hit it hard. Shh!
[bird flutters]
[suspenseful music]
-[whispers] Shut up!
[person whistles]
[boy] Come on, go, go!
-[Ben] Hey!
-[boys] Woo!
[Man] Run fast!
-Run hard, down the well,
with Edith Millard.
Run fast, run hard,
down the well
with Edith Millard!
Run fast, run hard,
down the well
with Edith Millard!
[teens] Down the well
with Edith Millard!
-[teens chanting] Down the well
with Edith Millard!
Run fast, run hard, down
the well with Edith Millard.
Pretty sure
you're breaking the law.
A lot of folks
would love to know
what you're doing out here.
I would like to know
what you're doing out here.
How much do you
know about this place?
Not much.
The more I find out about it,
the weirder it gets, though.
What do you mean weird?
Well, I found out
what happened to Edith
and the sheriff.
And I'm taking pictures
of people that aren't there.
What do you mean?
Who's that, huh, and
who's that and that and that?
Well, one second, I'll
take a picture with nothing.
The next picture I take,
someone's there.
And then the second
after that, they're gone.
[George] Uh-huh.
Don't mention this to Roy.
[George sighs]
There's a lot of
memories out here,
some good ones,
bad ones.
I made a few myself.
If I was you, I would stop it.
I'm just taking pictures.
I said if I were you,
I'd stop it.
[solemn music]
-[rain pattering]
-[thunder rumbling]
-[Kenny indistinct]
-I'm not calling
about work, Kenny.
I need you to be
straight with me, man.
Are you playing a joke on me?
Are you playing a practical
joke on me, you know,
to get me back to Chicago?
Because I gotta tell you,
it's not funny anymore, man.
Now what's up? What's going on?
You're not
messing with my camera,
you know, putting
images there that shouldn't be?
[thunder rumbling]
[Kenny indistinct]
No, I'm not playing any games.
Let me just make this clear.
I am not coming back.
But if you are
messing with me, man,
I'm taking the next
fuckin' train down there,
and I'm gonna kick your ass.
[Kenny indistinct]
It's not funny, man!
This ends now, got it?
[phone beeps]
Well, the site of your farm is
where the
original Fort Jackson stood.
It was built for the
Black Hawk War in 1832.
But lots of strange
things happened there.
Like what?
Well, here's my favorite story.
In your field,
there was a deep, deep well,
and people fell down
and never were found.
Actually, they thought Edith
Millard fell down the well.
But get this,
Roy was the last person to
see her before she disappeared,
and as a young officer,
the first one to find her.
Well, what a coincidence.
No, people do not like that guy.
[solemn music]
Oh yeah.
What's that?
It's a high-speed video camera
that can take over
1,000 frames per second.
You paid how much?
Oh, I can return this.
-[switch clicks]
-[camera whirs]
[tense music]
Da, da
Da, da
La, la, la, la
[Edith humming]
[suspenseful music]
La, la, la, la
La, la
[suspenseful music]
La, la
[suspenseful music]
-[rooster crows]
-[chickens clucking]
My name's Lydia.
Thank you.
Ben tells me you
used to live in our house.
I need to be near my home.
My family.
We're not going
to ask you to leave.
My family waits for me.
Always waits for me.
Where is your family?
My home...
In the field, my home.
My family waits for me.
Um, Ben and I are
hoping to start a family.
[chickens clucking]
[Edith sighs]
[Lydia chuckles]
Goodbye to you.
Oh, goodbye.
I wonder if I could, um--
I wonder if
I could come back sometime?
Yes, goodbye to you.
Thank you.
-What's going on?
-Where were you?
I was just-- I saw Edith.
I ran into Edith.
I need you to come see this.
-Come on.
-Are you okay?
So I took the camera
and set it up
to take 1,000 frames a second.
Then I went
through the frames and took
out each one with him in it,
and I set them up in a sequence.
Now watch.
[suspenseful music]
Just look at that.
Is this an animation?
No, it's real.
[suspenseful music]
[dramatic music]
[Lydia gasps]
[solemn music]
[Lydia] Mm-hmm.
I brought you
something else, too.
It's from Ben.
That's you, Edith.
That's you.
No Edith.
Not from here.
I'm sorry. What do you mean
you're not from here?
I go home.
Family waiting.
My family.
What's in the field?
[sighs] Big storm.
Big storm, Joonica go home.
[Lydia] Ben, we need
to tell someone about this.
I think we
should get more footage.
More footage?
I mean, how much more
footage could you possibly get?
We don't know what this is.
Well, maybe it's
not for us to figure out.
I mean, maybe we should contact
a scientist or something.
Oh look at this,
it's even clearer
-than the other ones.
-This is overwhelming.
We are on something big here.
This could be
enormous for us, Lydia.
A haunted farm?
It's not haunted.
You're safe here.
Then why was the sheriff here?
The sheriff's an asshole.
We shouldn't go
jumping to conclusions
until we know what we have here.
You know, Ben,
this is just like Chicago.
Long nights, late hours,
we're not sleeping together.
This is Chicago?
This right here is Chicago?
You're being ridiculous!
I can't even
believe you right now.
[solemn music]
[suspenseful music]
[dramatic music]
[intense music]
[solemn music]
[Lydia] Hello?
Where are you?
I can't see you, come here!
[Lydia laughing]
There you are.
[solemn music]
-[Lydia laughing]
-[dramatic music]
I'm so sorry about last night.
Honey, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry we're
stuck with this place.
It's my fault.
No, it's-- it's not your fault.
We made a deal.
I forced you.
You didn't force me.
You saved me.
You're saving our marriage.
You gave up a career, too.
-I can't--
I can't lose you.
I won't ever let
anything happen to you.
I promise.
Me and the baby
would never forgive you.
When we have a baby.
[both laugh]
What's this?
This isn't more cameras, is it?
No, no, it's, uh, some lights,
some stands, stuff we need.
Stuff we need.
[bell ringing]
Aren't you a little old to be
hanging around with teenagers?
[scoffs] Look, kids these days,
especially in these times,
they need a role model.
I'll tell you somethin'
about the singular point of view
of the celestial spear.
Oh God.
it's watchin' you, from above.
It sees you, and it
sees what's inside of you,
and you yourself have a spear,
and it's full.
It's full, but you've
got to let the air out,
because love's got to come in.
That's something you ain't got.
That's something that you need.
And the celestial spear
will give that to you.
Have a seat, milady.
There you are.
Behold, my biggest fan.
[laughs] Alright.
What if I could tell you
I could freeze time
with this and this alone?
Behold. The fan is spinning
at a very fast speed,
and I will stop it.
Look at that.
At the right frequencies,
I can also set this
to mimic a camera shutter
speed of 1/1000th of a second,
therefore being
able to see things
that you would not
normally see with the naked eye.
No more dragging
cameras out into the field,
never needing to sift
through thousands of photos,
and just me, my naked eye,
find whatever's out there, huh?
[suspenseful music]
-[light clicking]
-[suspenseful music]
[dramatic music]
[Lydia gasps]
[flickering sound]
[dramatic music]
[dramatic music]
[dramatic music]
Oh shit!
-Ben! Ben, come inside!
Come inside right now!
-Calm down. Lydia.
-Come with me right now.
I saw them.
-Calm down. What did you see?
-Turn that off.
-I didn't see!
-What did you see?
-[Lydia screams]
What is it?
[Lydia] Lock the doors!
[Lydia panting]
-Hey. Lydia, Lydia.
-I saw something.
-What did you see?
-I don't know.
-I don't know.
-It's okay, it's okay.
We're okay.
I'm right here.
Hey, look at me.
Look at me.
Come here.
Ben, I'm so scared.
-It's okay.
-I can't have
anything happen to you.
-I love you so much.
-I won't let
anything happen to you.
-[Lydia sobs]
-Come here.
Come here.
-Calm down.
-[Lydia sobs]
[ominous music]
[speaks in strange language]
We should set up over there.
[speaks in strange language]
[Edith sighs]
[thunder rumbling]
Is this you as a girl?
No, no Joonica.
This isn't you as a baby?
You had family?
You had baby.
[thunder rumbling]
It's coming.
It's coming!
[Lydia] Alright, Ben, come on.
-[Ben] Just one more minute.
-Come on.
No, let's go inside.
I'm almost set.
Ben, listen to me.
Look, it's gonna storm.
-Come on.
-This is what we need.
It's getting dangerous.
[Lydia] Joonica, come on,
we're gonna go inside.
Joonica, wait!
-[thunder cracks]
[thunder roars]
[Ben groans]
[electricity crackles]
[thunder cracks]
Where are you?
Where are you?
Lydia, answer me!
-[thunder cracks]
Lydia, answer me!
-[windmill clanging]
-[solemn music]
[dramatic music]
[Ben sighs]
[dramatic music]
[somber music]
-[thunder cracks]
-[somber music]
[Lydia] Ben! Ben! [grunts]
Ben, I'm over here!
-Ben, I'm over here!
-[Ben] It's beautiful.
-[Lydia moaning]
Ben, Ben!
Ben, please, Ben!
[screams] Ben!
-[dramatic music]
-[Lydia screams]
[Ben grunts]
[Ben sighs]
What do you want?
Where is she?
We found Edith's coat
in that field there
with your generators
and your cables and your crap.
Now what the hell
did you do with her?
I didn't do anything.
You know,
you are one shitty liar, son.
-You want to try again?
-I don't know.
I don't know!
-I didn't do anything to her!
Yeah, we'll--
We'll just see about that.
[solemn music]
House is clean, Roy.
Check the barn.
You mind telling me why
the wife has been gone so long?
She went to her parents' house.
We've been having problems.
If you're having problems,
why'd you buy the farm?
I thought it might fix things.
Things don't fix things.
People fix things.
I'm gonna tell you
this just one time.
If anything happened to Edith...
I will kill you.
And don't think I won't.
And don't think I can't.
I got a badge, and I got a gun.
People hang themselves
in jail cells all the time.
Get the fuck off of my car.
[tense music]
[solemn music]
[dog barking]
-[dramatic music]
-[dog barking]
[suspenseful music]
-[searchers chattering]
-[dog barking]
Okay, Friday,
October 15th, 8:15 p.m.,
interview with
one Benjamin Holland
in regards to the
disappearance of Edith Millard.
You're comfortable, Mr. Holland?
You need anything,
water, coffee?
-I'm fine.
Mr. Holland, when was the
last time you saw Edith Millard?
-Five days ago.
-Five days, that'd make it
-about October 10th?
And what time of day was that?
-It was in the afternoon,
like four, five o'clock maybe.
-Four or five,
so we're talking late
afternoon, early evening?
-We found an article
of clothing of hers,
out in your field, a jacket.
Was she wearing
that jacket at the time
you saw her on October 10th?
I don't recall.
She visits us a lot.
And does she wear
the jacket when she visits you?
-You don't know?
-Yes and no.
But you didn't
see it at the time?
-I don't recall.
-[deputy sighs]
[deputy] People have
been saying they've been seeing
some strange lights,
flashing things,
out in your field,
last couple of nights.
Can you explain that?
I'm taking
specialized night photography.
I didn't realize it was illegal.
Well, not yet.
Where's your wife?
She went to her folks' house.
Where would that be?
Expect her back?
I hope so.
Okay, let's back it up here.
The last time you saw
Edith Millard was roughly
October 10th, between four
and five p.m. in the afternoon?
-You don't recall
whether she was wearing a jacket
-that we found in the field?
-I don't.
Or whether she was carrying it
-when you saw her.
-I don't.
I don't know if she was
wearing it or carrying it.
I don't know.
How many times do I
need to tell you?
I think we've heard enough.
I'm gonna advise you
not to leave town.
[solemn music]
-[solemn music]
I am so sorry.
[Ben sobs]
I don't understand.
Oh, Lydia.
Please, please come back.
[solemn music]
Ben Holland, you are
under arrest in connection
with the disappearance of
Edith Millard and Lydia Holland.
-Here, cuff him.
-Wait, wait, I can explain.
-[Roy] You have the right
to remain silent.
-Roy, I can tell you
what happened that night
that Edith disappeared.
I know there was a storm.
There was a storm
the night she disappeared.
-I know, I know
you're not responsible.
-If you do not--
-I have proof!
I can show you.
In the barn,
I can show you right now.
I could show you that
I know what happened.
-Dammit, let go.
What is it you think
you can show me?
The more and more I worked
on it, finally I figured out
that not all the frames
show what's happening.
You can't just
watch the whole picture.
It moves too fast.
But if you go frame to frame,
that you can't
look at everything.
And that's what it is,
because it's just
impossible to see it.
But when the lightning strikes,
and it knocked out
all the power.
-[Roy] What is it
you're showing me?
-I'm showing you this is
the footage that
was left on the camera
before the lightning strikes.
Ben, what is it
you're showin' me?
Hey, Ben what is this?
[suspenseful music]
[sheriff] What am I supposed to
be watchin' here, Ben, huh?
-The fuck is he doing?
-He's fuckin' nuts
is what it is.
Let's take him in now.
[suspenseful music]
[generator whirs]
Oh, just work. Yeah.
[suspenseful music]
That's it, take him.
-Come on.
Mr. Holland, Mr. Holland!
-[Ben] Stay back!
-Step away from the machine!
-Do not, no!
-What's going on here?
-Hey, hey!
Don't you, what are you doing?
Get off me, ah!
-Hang on, I got him.
-[Ben] Get off me!
Turn that thing off, will ya?
I can't see anything.
What are you doing?
Better shut up!
Will ya turn that mother--
[thunder cracks]
[gentle music]
-Ben, it's you?
-It's you!
-Yeah, it's me.
[Ben] Oh, my God [laughs].
It's alright.
[Ben] Oh, I thought I lost you.
[Lydia laughs]
[suspenseful music]
Hello, Roy.
Oh, my God.
How are you, Roy?
Oh, oh.
-It's me, Roy.
[laughs] Is it really you?
[both laugh]
-Is it you?
-Is it really you, is it?
Oh, my God.
Oh, you're so beautiful.
I never want to let you go.
I never want to
let you go again.
Let's go home.
-Can we go home?
-Yeah, let's go home.
[solemn music]
Oh, oh!
[Edith laughs]
[both laugh]
Oh, oh.
[both laugh]
-And look at you.
-[laughing] Yeah, yeah.
-You're a sheriff now.
Yeah, oh, there's so much.
So good to see you.
We should sell this farm.
Get away from the field
and just start over.
This is the right place, Ben.
Are you sure?
I'm pregnant.
How do you know?
I saw our daughter.
[gentle music]
[bright music]
-[Ben and Lydia laughing]
-[bright music]
[baby coughs]
You're alright?
-[Lydia laughs]
-[bright music]
-[Ben] Let's take a picture.
-[Lydia] It's picture time!
What'd you say?
What is here?
There you go.
We're gonna get a picture.
Oh, my goodness.
Get up,
make sure you got that food
in your mouth, right?
Yeah, yes, yes, yes.
Who's ready?
Take a picture.
[bright music]
Come on.
This is gonna be great.
[baby laughs]
[solemn music]
-[camera clicking]
-[solemn music]
[dramatic music]