Between the Trees (2018) Script

[wine pouring]

[glass clinking]

[eerie music]


[soft knocking]

[tense music]

Can I come in?

I really am sorry.

I made an appointment with a counselor and we can go when you get back.

You are coming back?


I gotta pee.

Jesus Steve, how long have we been driving?

10 hours and 42 minutes.

[sighs] What, are we going to the North Pole?

Keep your dick in your pants, we'll be there soon.

Mac keep his dick in his pants?

Yeah right.

Fuck off, Dave.

[chuckles] He's got a point there.

Fuck you, too!

♪ And I saw the only way to go

♪ Oh ho, tell me something Mm, alright, a man and a woman are having sex in a really dark forest.

[Josh] Much like the forest we're in now.

Shut up, Josh, I'm telling a joke here!

Now after 15 minutes, the guy steps up and says, shit, I wish I had a flashlight!

Then the woman says, Yeah, I wish I had a flashlight, too.

You've been eating grass for 10 minutes.

Wait, why was he eating grass?

[laughing]

Alright, three guys go to this cabin, but there aren't enough rooms, so they have to share a bed.

Next morning, they wake up.

Guy on the right says, I had this great dream that I was getting a handjob.

Guy on the left says, crazy, I had the same dream.

I was getting this great handjob.

The guy in the middle wakes up bushy-eyed and says, guys, I had this great dream that I went skiing last night.

[laughing]

I don't want any of you guys sleeping with me.

Steve, I gotta pee.

What are you, pregnant?

[tense music]

[mellow country music]

Well howdy.

Hey guys, what can I get for you?

Feels like I...

Stepped into a movie.

Did you come here to decorate or drink?

I vote for drinking.

Oh, good choice.

Jesus, can we get a fucking drink?

Four whiskeys, straight up.

You got it.

I gotta use the bathroom, please.

[Bartender] Shitter's in the back.

[crowd chattering]

So, where you all heading.

[Mac] Hunting trip.

[Bartender] Two legs or four legs?

[chuckles]

What do you guys do around here?

Drink.

Fuck.

Sounds like my kinda town.

[tense music]

[slow, bright piano music]

[Man] Nice song, faggot.

[laughing]

[sighing]

Hm, guess she wasn't kidding.

Couple of beers.

[Bartender] Sure.

[whispering]

[sighs] Fucking Mac!

I'm gonna go give, um, Maggie a call.

You keep an eye on him, okay?

No problem Steve.

[sighs]

[chattering]

You know the ladies room is right next door?

[tense music]

[Maggie] Hey, it's Maggie, sorry I missed you.

Leave me a message, though, and I'll call you right back.

[beeping]

Hey Maggie, it's me.

I figured you wouldn't answer. [sniffs]

I just wanted to call and say I'm sorry.

[dramatic music]

So I, um, hear you guys like to drink and fuck around here?

You talk too much.

[laughing]

What the fuck are you doing with my lady?

Oh Ed, calm down, we're just having some fun.

I'm not talking to you, bitch.

[Mac] Whoa, who you calling a bitch, bitch?

Well punch him, Ed!

You gotta get in here, Steve!

Right now, Steve!

Hey, nobody's punching anybody, Ed.

Hey hey hey, whoa whoa whoa, wait now.

Just, hey, just, everyone just take it easy.

[dramatic music]

[gun firing]

You fucking assholes!

You take your shit outside before I fill you full of lead holes!

We just, we're going.

Okay, we're just, we're leaving.

Yeah, you're leaving.

[sighing]

Thank you so much for all of your hospitality.

[mellow country music]

What the fuck?

[tense music]


[doors thudding]

[Mac] Ahhh!

Where the hell are we?

Where nobody can find us.

Beautiful, great spot, Steve.

Our palace for the weekend, boys.

Glad its to your liking, gentlemen.

[tense music]

Do we have to play for real money?

Oh, Jesus Christ, Josh.

Don't be such a pussy.

Well, how much is it?

How much you bring?

$500.

That'll work!

Ante up, ladies.

This is, this is nice.

This is cozy.

[Mac] Alright, flip 'em over Steve.

Texas Hold 'Em, bitches.

Okay so, this is poker, right?

Yeah, it's poker, Josh.

[laughing]

It's what you haven't done with your wife in years.

[laughing]

Ha ha ha, how would you know what I do with my wife?

He's just fucking with you, Josh.

Alright, $100 ladies.

A hundred dollars?

Just bet.

You're a fucking bluffer, Mac.

It's too rich for my blood.

[Mac] How chickenshit.

Seven of hearts.

Seven of hearts, alright, another hundred.

You know, there really should be a limit to how much we can bet.

Alright [sighs].

Last card, Jacky Jack.

Pass.

I knew it, you got dick, Matt.

[laughing]

You are looking at the big winner.

200.

What, just a second ago, you said we should have a limit.

[sighs]

Okay, I'll see your two hundred and raise you a hundred.

Two pair, Jacks and sevens.

Josh, what the fuck are you doing?

Dave should throw down first.

Oh, alright.

Go ahead.

Your hard-on moment is over, Josh.

Aces and 10s, gents, come to papa!

Keep the hard on in your pants, Dave.

We're not over yet, because there's one, two, three little beauties, three threes.

[Dave] Holy shit!

That's what winning looks like, fellas.

Oh my God, oh my God!

I just lost $500.

Fuck this game!

Welcome to poker! [chuckles]

Oh my God, Oh my God.

Give me your fucking cards.

[laughing]

Oh!

Hey man.

How you doing, Steve?

Not so good at home.

Oh shit.

I'm sorry to hear that.

You ever talk to Maggie?

You got nothing to worry about.

What do you mean?

Well, the girl's crazy about you.

[sighs]

She ever fuck anybody, Mac?

[Josh] What am I gonna tell Jenny?

Jesus Christ, be a fucking man, Josh.

It's $500.

I don't make your kind of money.

I don't know, just tell her to fuck off or something.

What kind of talk is that?

Okay, I'm just playing with you.

You make your own money, right?

Okay, I get it.

[animal screeching]

Sounds like a bear.

I don't think so.

Holy shit.

[tense music]

I wonder.

Wonder what?

Let's just get some rest.

[slow, gentle music]


[tense music]

[sighs]

What are you laughing at? [chuckles]

Drop your cocks and grab your socks, boys!

We got hunting to do!

[eerie music]

[heavy breathing]

The only hunting that I do is when I play video games.

Ha!

Here.

Oh.

Mm.

You ever think about getting married?

You ever think about getting divorced?

No.

Honestly?

No.

Bullshit.

No, my wife is hot.

Okay, but why would I get married when I can do what I want when I want to do it?

Makes sense.

Yeah.

So here's to Josh and his happy marriage.

Hot wife.

[laughing]

Hot wife.

Mm.

Whoa.

Oh, ha ha, whew!

Let's walk that off.

What's in there?

Is that, uh, Rumpelman's?

This place is dead.

Not even a squirrel.

[sighing]

How are you and Shelly doing?

Good, good.

Maggie and I, we ain't doing so good.

Really, what's going on?

You didn't know?

[dramatic music]

You see that?

See what?

I don't know.

Looked like people, but.

What?

All this fresh air's getting to me.

[dark, foreboding music]

[groaning]

[sighs]

[tense music]

What the fuck?

Oh no no, no, no.

Holy shit!

Dudes, we got a fucking psychopath out here!

Guys!

This is not good.

Who would do this?

What are you doing?

I'm gonna butter bread.

What the fuck does it look like I'm gonna do.

Man, you just can't go around killing people.

Does anyone live around here?

Yeah, what if there's like a community of weirdos.

Like that movie with the banjo and the bridge.

Just relax, nobody's gonna fuck you in the ass.

Seriously though, how are we gonna get out of here.

How far back was it to the highway?

A bit.

Come on, let's go.

[tense music]

It's probably just some punk kids.

What kids?

Wait, did you bring your phone?

No.

Fuck!

Well how far is the highway?

What does that matter if we don't have a fucking phone?

Look, I'm gonna go back to the cabin and go grab mine.

Keep your eyes out.

Yeah.

[tense music]

Holy shit!

Have a drink, relax.

Nah, it's too early for that.

How we gonna get out of here.

Here's how its gonna go.

Steve and Dave are gonna walk to the highway.

From the highway, they'll call for help.

From the highway, their cell phones will work.

That's right!

They'll tell the police where we are and the cavalry arrives to save the day.

That's good, that's good!

[Mac] It is good.

Alright, thank you.

What are you doing, where's Dave?

Forgot my phone.

I was gonna call you, but.

[tense music]

Steve, wait up.

Where's Dave.

[heavy breathing]

Got a problem.

Did you find who did it?

We got a problem on our hands.

What do you mean?

[tense music]

That is not a bear print.

A big fucking guy or a.

I know what this is.

This is a fucking Sasquatch.

I say we track this fucker down.

Now you're talking.

It fucked up our jeep.

No, no no no no no.

You guys are crazy.

Well boys, looks like we've found our big hunt.

[gun clicking]

Can't we just get out of here?

First we bag the motherfucker, then we'll get some help.

I'll drink to that.

Is that all you do is drink?

Is that all you do is whine?

Here's to bagging Bigfoot.

[sighing]

Give me one!

Sure.

[tense music]


[arrow thudding]

[guns firing]

Did you hear that?

What the fuck is that?

It's a kid.

You killed a kid.

Self-defense.

He's right, Josh.

Shouldn't we call the cops or something?

Yeah, you should call the cops.

Why don't you use your cell phone.

While you're at it, see if the can give us a ride back into town.

[sighing]

[cards rustling]

So now what?

It ain't over.

What do you mean?

We killed a kid, now we gotta deal with Daddy.

Alright, just sit down, we'll drink some beers, play some cards, and we'll deal with it in the morning.

I'm not gonna just sit down and drink beers and play cards right now.

Are you serious?

[animal screaming]

He's looking for his kid.

Oh fuck.

We gotta take him out.

Where they going?

Guess they're going to get Daddy.

Well what the fuck are we supposed to do.

I brought some porn.

Oh my God, I don't feel well.

You okay?

No!

[retching]

[coughing]

[heavy breathing]

Okay, okay. [heavy breathing]

[water running]

We are never getting out of this alive, Mac.

Jesus, we've got guns.

We don't have guns, they have got guns.

How does your wife put up with you?

Look, we'll bag the beast.

We'll all go home.

And then we'll wind up on the cover of fucking National Geographic Magazine.

How's that?

First off, I don't even think they publish that anymore, and second...

Fuck you, Mac!


You probably think I'm an asshole.

[chuckles]

Oh you're an asshole.

[laughs]

[glass clinking]

[eerie music]


You know he's watching us.

[gun firing]

You fucking crazy, what's the matter with you?

[gun firing]

What the fuck, Steve?

What the fuck are you doing, Steve?

Stop this shit, Steve, or I'll put a bullet right in your fucking head!

[thudding]

[gun firing]

Mac, Mac, Mac, wake up, wake up, Mac!

You motherfucker, wake up!

Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.

Okay, okay, what if, what are they even doing?

What if it got them?

That means he'd be coming back here, Mac, you motherfucker He's coming back here, and I don't have any weapons.

I don't have any weapons.

I don't have any weapons.

We, we have a fire, we have a fucking fire, firewood, ax, ax in the shed, ax in the shed!

You got this, you got this, motherfucker, you got this!

[Josh screaming]

[tense music]

Okay, okay, you can do this, Josh.

You've fucking got this, Josh, okay, okay.

Mac, you drunk motherfucker.

If you can hear me, you tell my wife that I love her.

Mm.

Okay, Josh has got this.

Josh has got this.

Josh has got this shit.

Okay, okay, okay.

Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay.

[metal clanking]


[snoring]

[heavy breathing]

[dramatic music]

Thank God!

Where's Dave?

What's wrong, Steve?

Where's Dave?

That shit came out of nowhere.

Big ugly motherfucker.

Oh my God, we gotta get out of here.

Steve, we have to get the fuck outta here right now.

[Josh] My cell phone is gone.

What?

My fucking cell phone is gone!

What are we gonna do, Steve?

We need a plan, we gotta get out of here.

We need to get up to the highway and--

Just calm the fuck down!

[dramatic music]

We got a firearm.

You got a pitchfork, ax.

Hey hey, hey hey, my phone's in the jeep.

I'm gonna grab it.

What's the point?

Guys, get the fuck out here right now.

You guys, you guys, the body's gone.

It's gone.

Christ, he's been here.

We're gonna kill him, right Steve?

Yeah.

Guys, my fucking cell phone is gone.

Okay, well what do we do now?

We'll let him come to us.

[animal screaming]


I think this is gonna work.

What if it doesn't?

Then we put you outside as bait.

You got a better idea?

This is weird without Dave.

Yeah, well if this doesn't work, we join him.

[retching]


How are you and your wife doing?

What?

You and Jenny, how you doing?

We're fine, we're fine.

How do you make it work, you and Jenny.

I don't, I don't know, do we have to talk about this right now?

My wife and I, Maggie and I.

I didn't know.

You didn't know?

No.

Maggie, she wants me to go to counseling.

You believe that shit? [chuckles]

Jenny and I, we talk a lot.

I mean, I mean, you know me, I never shut up, I just, I tell her everything.

That seems to work.

Yeah.

I should do more of that.

[dramatic music]

[animal screaming]

[clears throat]

He wants us to come outside.

No, no!

Let's give him what he wants.

[eerie music]

[heavy breathing]

That's his shirt.

That's it, I can't do this.

I can't do this, we gotta go back, we gotta go back, I can't--

You wanna get the fuck out of here or not?

[sniffs] Yes.

[dramatic music]

[retching]

[coughing]

He's losing his fucking mind.

I have to get him back to the cabin.

Be careful.

Where are you, you motherfucker?

These are my kills.

My kills, you understand me?

You bastard!

Josh, I need you to snap out of it.

Here, drink this.

Josh.

Josh!

Snap out of it!

Help me get him to bed.

[eerie western music]


I'm sorry that I have feelings, and that you're just this fucking angel, I'm sorry.

I don't want to hear it anymore.

I'm sorry that I failed--

I don't want to hear anymore!

Do you understand me?

I don't want to fucking hear it anymore.

All your little fucking excuses, you little fucking cunt!

Why?

Hands off me, get your hands off!

[dramatic music]

Oh, this is my kind of party, Mac, drinking and fucking, drinking and fucking, whew! [laughs]

Mmm, yahoo!

[grunting]

[growling]

[screams]

What is it, what the fuck?

[sobbing]

[dramatic music]

Come on, you bastard!

He's lost his fucking mind.

I'll go get him.

Where are you?

Where are you?

You fucker!

Where are you?

[sobbing]

Where are you?

[thudding]

[groaning]

Oh!

[grunting]

What happened? [heavy breathing]

You don't look so good.

I am your friend.

You are my friend.

I am your friend.

You didn't tell me.

I wanted to tell you.

You didn't tell me!

I wanted to tell you.

I did, I wanted to tell you.

I'm sorry, I didn't know what to do.

It was eating me up, I didn't know what to do.

Get up.

[Josh] I'm sorry, Steve.

Get up!

You're gonna kill me, aren't you.

[sobs] I'm sorry, Steve, I don't want. [sobs]

Run!

Fuck you, just do it!

Fuck you, Steve!

[Steve] Run!

[dramatic music]

[groaning]

[crossbow clicking]

[screaming]

What the fuck is going on out there?


[tense music]

What the fuck happened?

[grunting]

I couldn't do anything.

[grunting] First Dave, then Josh.

Mac, I tried everything.

I found this outside, it's mine.

It was fucking here, Steve.

Here, drink this.

We gotta get that arrow out.

Bite down on this.

[heavy breathing]

This is gonna hurt.

[heavy breathing]

[muffled screaming]

Alright.

[groans]

Alright.

Alright.

Alright.

Alright.

I am not fucking dying out here, Steve.

I am not fucking dying out here.

Yes, you are.

[metal thudding]

[soft knocking]

Can I come in?

[tense music]

I really am sorry.

I made an appointment for us for a counselor, and we can go see her when you get back.

You are coming back?


[dramatic music]

[gun firing]


[rain splattering]

[thunder crackling]

You had that this whole time.

You fucked my wife.

Big Mac, you always got the chick, didn't you.

I never said anything, I was like, good for Mac.

Until I met Maggie.

But you couldn't let just have one, could you?

Just one.

You've been a shitty husband, Steve.

What the fuck do you know about being a husband?

[thunder roaring]

It's a good thing you never got married, 'cause you'd probably fuck them over, too, huh?

I've been a good friend.

She came to me as a friend.

'Cause you, you were never around.

If it wasn't me, it would've been someone else.

[sniffs] You, a friend?

That's what friends do, they fuck each other now?

Is that it?

I guess so 'cause that's exactly what you did.

My wife, you fucked Maggie.

You fucked me.

Now I'm gonna fuck you.

You're right.

Steve, you're fucking right.

I'm the asshole.

I'm the fucking asshole.

But this, all of this.

[light sobbing]

You are my friend.

My best friend.

My best man!

I can't take back what I did.

I can't undo what I did.

And for that, I'm sorry.

For that, I'm sorry.

[sobbing]

Me too, man.

[heavy breathing]

Me too.

[arrows thudding]

[grunting]

[tense music]

[monster growling]


[gun clicking]

[monster growling]

[gun firing]

[birds chirping]

[dramatic music]

[groaning]

What was I supposed to do?

What was I supposed to do, Steve, huh?

What did you want me to do?

What did you want me to say?

[chuckles] Hey Steve, what do you think about them Seahawks?

You think they're gonna overcome those challenges with the offensive line? [chuckles]

Oh, by the way, Mac's been fucking your wife? [chuckles]

[heavy breathing]

[sobs] I have a fucking spear in my chest.

[heavy breathing]

Oh!

[groaning]

[grunting]

[heavy breathing]

[groaning]

Sweaters, right?

How cold do you think it's gonna be?

I don't know, Josh, where you going?

I don't know.

Steve said something about a cabin, but he also said to bring cash, so I'm hoping it's Reno.

How many sweaters do you think I need?

Reno? [chuckles]

Umm, you really think you should be going to Reno?

I mean it's not like we have money to be throwing around, huh?

[sighs] I know, I know, but we go every year.

You know, it's not like I can just say no.

[sighing]

That's nice.

I wanted to go to Reno!

[dramatic music]

[groans]


[tense music]

Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, help!

[groans] Help, help, help!

Open the door!

Hello, please!

I need help.

My friend, he tried to kill me, and then there was this Sasquatch spear-throwing monster thing.

There was a very unfortunate hunting accident. [sobs]

I need help, open the door.

I just need a fucking break. [sobs]

[dramatic music]

[door creaking]

Hello?


Hello?

[metal clanking] [groaning]


[dramatic music]

Fuck!

I'm in his fucking house.

You gotta be fucking kidding me.

Oh.

[chuckles]


[cheerful, light piano music]


[piano key ringing]

[laughing]

[birds chirping]

[door creaking]


[grunting]

[monster growling]

[screaming]

[gun firing]

[dramatic music]

[monster growling]

[grunting]

Come on, you fucker!

[monster growling]

Ah, no!

[eerie music]

[grunting]

[laughing]

[screaming]

[laughing]


[piano ringing chaotically]

[slow, eerie piano music]

[dramatic music]


[soft laughing]


[heavy breathing]

[car engine humming]

[sighing]

Stop!

Stop!

Stop, stop, stop!

Stop, stop!

Stop!

Oh, oh!

Thank you, thank you!

Thank you!

[groaning]

[car engine humming]

I didn't think you were gonna stop.

Thank you for stopping.

[monster roaring]

Oh, fuck me!

[upbeat rock music]

♪ I don't think I can make it

♪ No, not this time, not this time ♪

♪ And I don't think I can fake it ♪

♪ Not in my heart, in my mind

♪ We won't be stationary

♪ The world's on fire right on this ♪

♪ We'll find no sanctuary, searching for, seeking ♪

♪ While under attack

♪ You wanted all I have

♪ I don't think I can make it

♪ No, not this time, not this time ♪

♪ And I don't think I can fake it ♪

♪ Not in my heart, in my mind

♪ You wanted all I have

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ I don't think I can make it

♪ No, not this time, not this time ♪

♪ And I don't think I can fake it ♪

♪ Not in my heart, in my mind

♪ Yes, I'm the adversary

♪ The mess is lost, the voice I left ♪

♪ Forget my savagery

♪ Chasing the light I was lost in the black ♪

♪ You wanted all I have

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ Your body

♪ Your body

♪ It'll play tricks on you

♪ It'll play tricks on you

♪ You must've lost your mind

♪ You must've lost your mind

♪ You must've lost your mind

♪ You must've lost your mind

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ Your body wants it bad and that's good ♪

♪ 'Cause your mind will play tricks on you ♪

♪ Your body

♪ Your body

♪ It'll play tricks on you

♪ It'll play tricks on you

[Director] Action!

Honey, we didn't go to Reno.

[laughing]