The Strange Ones (2018) Movie Script

- Sam.
Come on.
Did you sleep?
- Not really.
Where are we?
- Nowhere.
You all alone up here?
Uh, oh no.
I'm with my brother.
Ah, well.
You two lookin' for something
fun to do in the area, huh?
You got plenty to choose from.
- Oh no, we're
just going camping.
Oh camping.
The black bear campsite and
the flying loon campsite.
Now, black bear campsite
is closed.
- Let's try and rest our
eyes for a bit, okay?
- Are there gonna be
actual beds there?
- Yeah, there's beds and
a couch and a bathroom.
I mean, it's like a normal
house, except it's small.
I think there's a
TV, I'm not sure.
Well, how is there cable
if it's in the
middle of the woods?
- I don't know, the antenna?
Is it heated?
I can't remember.
- Then what happens in the
winter when it gets cold?
- Why don't we try and
rest for a moment, okay?
You want anything else?
Are you having fun?
- I mean, it doesn't look
like you're having fun.
I kinda feel weird.
Weird how?
It's like when I try to sleep.
I can't stop thinking,
and when I think I'm asleep,
turns out that I'm still awake,
and then I kind of can't tell
what's like real or a dream,
or whatever.
What are you thinking of?
You know, things.
You wanna know what I think?
If you wanna stop thinking or
dreaming about certain things,
just stop.
The things inside your head,
they're only as real
as you want them to be.
So if you want, you can just
decide they're not real.
- Decide what's
not real, though?
Everything from
before this trip.
None of it exists, not
unless you want it to.
Take this cup.
It doesn't exist.
Here, look at me.
This is stupid.
Trust me.
But it's right there.
What is?
Your cup.
What's going on?
Nothing's going on.
You're just a kid
going on a camping trip
with your big brother.
- Anything else
I can get for you two?
Um, coffee to go?
And a check, please.
No problem.
Thank you.
Hey Joe.
Didn't think I'd see
you till a little later.
Go pay the lady.
Don't get in there without me.
Is it closed?
Yeah, maybe.
Excuse me.
Hey, come here.
This is Kelly.
She works here.
What's your name?
Oh, that's my cousin's name.
- I was just telling
Kelly that we, uh,
broke down up the road.
Oh yeah.
- Something got
knocked out of place.
Not too sure.
- Well there's a garage
not far from here.
I could call you a
tow, if you want me to.
- Yeah, I can
give you a ride down there
if you don't mind
waiting a little bit.
- Well, we'd really
appreciate it.
Wouldn't we?
Come on, put your clothes on.
- Did you already tell her
what your real name is?
You suck.
She wants to do you.
I'm just being polite.
You should go for it.
Would you ever?
Do it.
Use her hole.
I'll be right back.
- Across America, starting at...
- top story,
there's new details tonight
about the tragic fire that
destroyed a two-story home
in new Brighton
several nights ago.
Firefighters have discovered
the remains of an adult male,
the owner of the
house, among the ruins.
You awake?
You okay?
Get off me, you're gross.
- She says this is
their off season.
So basically no one's here
for the next few months.
She said we can
stay here for free
for however long we want.
You know, some people live
in these places permanently.
And I was thinking, things
aren't really workin' out
the way they were supposed to.
Or whatever.
It's okay.
I think what we do is we
stay here, figure things out,
take our time.
You know?
Oh hi.
Um, is this stuff free?
- Yeah, of course, take
a much as you want.
Um, od you guys need
anything else in your room?
Uh, no thank you.
- I should show you where
the laundry room is,
so you can wash your clothes
while you're staying.
No thanks.
Well, we're leaving.
I mean, we're not staying,
so it'd be pointless.
Because your brother said
you guys might stick around.
He lied.
Why would he lie?
Because he's a liar.
Oh, come on, he's a nice guy.
Not he's not.
Everything he's said since
he's got here has been a lie.
For starters, there's the fact
that he doesn't even like girls.
He's basically gay.
He doesn't get hard with girls.
- That's a really strange thing
to say about your brother.
- And then, I guess
there's the fact
that he's taking
advantage of you.
I mean honestly, he
thinks your an idiot.
You'll do whatever he wants.
Well really, you don't
even know who he is.
Actually, I was wondering.
When you work out here,
in the middle of nowhere,
how can you tell that some
random guy that shows up here
is actually who he says he is?
Like him, how can you tell
that he's not like a kidnapper
or a murderer or something?
And how can you tell
that isn't gonna like,
rape you or kill you or rob you,
or has that never even
crossed your mind?
If I were you, it
definitely would.
If I were you and I
met a guy like him,
I'd probably like, run.
Where were you?
What did you say to her?
She's really an idiot.
She's even dumber than you are.
Do you hate me now?
- You can just go
ahead and kill me.
I don't even care
where you bury my body.
Do you wanna hit me?
Would that make you feel better?
I'm serious...
stay behind me, okay?
Hi there.
Hey, how's it going?
Fine, yourself?
Can't complain.
Beautiful day.
- It's not the season
for that yet, eh.
Squirrels, maybe.
- Ah, we're just doing
some target practice.
- Where'd you come in from?
There's not much daylight left.
Yeah, you're right.
We're gonna head
back in a minute.
What's the fastest
way back to the road?
- Yeah, it's real easy,
you just head up this hill...
what's your name?
- Better be careful out
here in those shorts,
you will get poison Ivy.
- I said you better be careful,
or you'll get poison Ivy.
Oh, thanks.
It's just the two of us
the trees and the animals.
- When was the last
time you were here?
Was probably your age.
Maybe uh, maybe a little older.
We used to come
out in the summer,
and then again in the fall.
I hated it at first, but then.
I guess I started to like it.
Quit staring at me.
That cat's being weird.
I think he's possessed.
I think he's like, a person
who's like reincarnated.
Like, a guy.
It's definitely him.
Come here.
Keep your hand off the trigger.
Get it on your shoulder.
Aim with your right eye.
When I say fire, fire.
Hand off the trigger.
When I say fire, fire.
Check this out.
I slept in it overnight once.
- I'm telling you the truth.
- I was running
away from my dad.
It looks really deep.
- I don't actually
remember anything
from when I was in there.
I just remember coming
out and feeling different.
Different how?
- Kinda like I changed
into a new person.
I mean, I was still me.
It was like I traveled in a time
where everything was
the same except, not.
What is that?
Trust me.
Tastes like honey.
What's that?
Maybe a bear.
There even any left?
Hey, stop for a second.
Put it away.
Who's over there?
Are you new?
Eh, I don't think
he's like, one of us.
Look how fucked up he is.
- No, they're gonna
know that we're up here,
and then...
Do you have water?
You wanna tell me your name?
You're kidding.
You stole my name.
He's Jeremiah, too.
I'm Gary, this is Luke.
Can you stand?
Hey gang, how's it going?
Yeah, I know it's hot out here.
We'll be done pretty soon.
Don't say anything about
when we found you earlier.
If he asks, just,
we were chasing a stray cat,
we just found you
there, all right?
- Whenever you're finished,
Jeremiah will show you
where you can take a shower.
Get him some clean
clothes to put on.
And after you get
clean, we'll talk, okay?
Good, right?
To write down three
things you've learned
while you were here, even
if they were little things
that you can incorporate
into your life back home.
- Those might look poisonous.
Those are actually ones
that are safe to eat.
These should fit.
Yeah, these are both for you,
so just whatever, top or bottom.
All right.
There's a bathroom in
here you can change in.
Take that.
This is Max.
You have dogs at home or cats?
A cat.
Just one?
One official one.
I feed a few strays though, too.
You must like animals.
What else can you tell
me about yourself?
You know, I can't start to
help you unless you talk to me.
Can you tell me
where you came from?
The woods.
The woods.
What does that mean?
I was in the woods camping.
With who?
My brother.
And where's your brother now?
I don't know.
- Maybe we should
talk in the morning
after you've had
a chance to rest.
Come on Max, let's
go home, buddy.
Can I just ask you
one other thing?
What's your real name?
- Did he ask about
where we found you?
What do you think?
I think he's lying.
- Why do you think he's lying?
Just my gut.
We have to do weeds today.
It's a rotating thing.
Have you ever done
yard work before?
You ever done anything before?
We'll show you.
It's not hard.
- We need
to finish all this stuff
by the end of today.
You guys work in the
patch over there, okay?
Stay out of those
woods over there.
I hear that's where that
escaped killer's hiding.
Shut up.
Well you still gotta work
over there until lunch time.
Jeremiah, are you listening?
Yeah, I'm listening.
- I thought I told you
to stay in the car.
Come on.
Gary wants to talk to you.
- He looks like a criminal.
He is a criminal.
- He's brought the cops here.
- He's dangerous.
Guys, what the hell is he?
Is that him there?
Okay gang, let's break it
up, move along, move along.
Come on, let's go.
- You're pretty fast
for a little guy.
After what all
you've been through,
you're a real brave kid.
You know that?
We've been lookin' hard
for you these past days.
Where is he?
He didn't make it.
But we're just
glad we found you.
Can I use the
bathroom for a second?
So what were you two doing
out there in the forest?
- I mean, that's what
he told me to say.
Sam, um.
This might be uncomfortable,
but I need to show
you a few things,
and I need you to answer
honestly, the best you can, okay?
Is this your house?
You and your dad's house?
Is this your dad?
What about your mom?
- Um, I don't know
where she lives.
- How is your relationship
with your dad?
Was he strict?
I guess.
But no more than
any other parent.
Your friend Sarah told us
that you spent a lot of
time at Nick's house.
Um, yeah.
That's because my
dad worked at night,
so Nick would watch me,
as like favor to him.
Since he lived
across the street.
- And how long did
you do that for?
Since I moved in.
- And that
was about two years ago?
I guess.
- We spoke to some
people who knew your dad.
Looks like he was about
to start a new job.
Way at the other
end of the state.
Did you know about that?
Yeah, we were about to move.
- And how
did Nick feel about that?
He didn't like it.
He wanted me to live
with him instead.
That's why he did it.
What was that?
- That's was why
he killed my dad.
- What can you tell
me about that night?
I don't know, really.
I just remember he didn't want
me to look at him, my dad.
Don't look.
Go get your stuff.
Wait, stop!
So Sam, with Nick.
Did he touch you?
Breathe in.
And out.
And in.
And out.
- Your knees
should be up at your chest,
sort of like how a cat sleeps.
You're going to feel
some pressure now.
Do you have a pet cat or dog?
A cat.
- There's no physical
evidence of sexual abuse,
but you know, it's rare
that there would be.
I look through his statement.
He's been through a lot.
- Brief
conversation with the pair.
But at least thought their
odd behavior was explainable.
That is, until they got
home and turned on the news.
- I knew there
was something weird
about them being out there,
but we didn't think
too much about it,
so then when I saw them on
the TV, I knew it was him.
I said, that's the kid
that you saw out there?
So that's when I called.
Track down the abducted child.
We all signed it,
and there was an assembly
for the whole school
where the police came
and talked about it.
Everybody's talking about it.
That's kinda weird.
I don't know.
Do you um, have any
questions about anything?
It's just like a normal house.
Come on, Sarah,
let's let him get settled in.
- Do you think it'd be
fun to take care of animals?
Like on a farm?
- Yeah, and like planting and
growing vegetables and stuff.
I used to think that
kind of thing would suck,
but the more I think about
it, the more it seems awesome.
- It might get
boring after a while.
This is so weird.
You're in my room, but
like, a few days ago,
I totally thought you were dead.
Sorry, that's messed up.
It's so crazy to think that
you never really know a person,
you know?
My mom says she knew
someone that dated him once.
I mean, a girl his age.
It's just kind of
a shock, I guess,
that he turned out
to be such a weirdo.
- Was it like, mainly
him doing things to you?
Or did he make you
do things to him?
It was kind of both, I guess.
You know what's funny?
Thinks we're boyfriend
and girlfriend.
I didn't say anything,
they just, like, assume.
Can I tell you something?
- Okay, um, I just
wanted to tell you
that I didn't say
anything to the police
about you and your dad.
- They read our texts,
that's how they found out.
Found out what?
- Just about how you
didn't wanna move,
and how you wished
your dad was dead.
I don't think it
matters, though.
I told them you were joking.
I mean, every teenager
ever says that.
I just didn't want you to
think I came out and told them.
- I don't, like, know
what was going on.
I mean, I would never say
anything, no matter what,
even if you weren't joking.
Get off.
It's okay.
Seriously, get off.
I was lying before.
About what people said about us.
Nobody really thought that.
I get it.
It's actually so obvious.
What is?
- That you were
in love with him.
- They'll come
looking for you eventually.
You're just making them mad.
I don't care.
- If he ever gets
physical with you again,
I want you to stand
up for yourself.
If I was there, and I saw
him doing anything to you,
I'd kill him.
Is this you?
That was my dad's last kill.
I was your age.
Actually, I bet
you'd love it there.
I could teach you
how to hunt and fish.
Nobody would bother us.
Nobody except the
plants and the animals.
I mean.
Wouldn't that be nice?
You wanted to see me?
Come in.
How's the arm?
It's fine.
I just wanted to
check in with you,
see how you're doing lately.
- I heard that you've been
having nightmares again.
Is that true?
Care to tell me about 'em?
Remember what we agreed on.
You're going to have
to be open with me
while you're here, okay?
It's kind of like I'm
always just laying there.
Sam, you awake?
I'm home.
Sorry about earlier.
I'm unlocking your door.
If you wanna talk to
me, come talk to me.
It's okay, Sam.
What happens next?
Remember, it's all in your head.
It's not real.
But it feels like it is.
Well, I promise you it's not.
It's only as real as
you want it to be.
How do I get it to stop?
You control your own mind.
If you want it to
stop, make it stop.
What are you doing here?