Carrion (2020) Script


I'm back in California.

A long way from Russia.

The Institute

Gregarin, you bastard.

You're probably watching me right now.

Watching me go back to the only other place I ever knew.

To where they took me from after my mother was killed.

I shouldn't be here.

What am I hoping for?

To go back in time?


I want to know

who killed my mother.

I should go forward, not back.

Is Guinevere still there?

If she is, she already knows I'm coming.

This is heavy, ok? This is heavy, you, appearing like this.

I... thought you would be happy.


I am happy.

I am.

What am I even saying here?

I'm just shocked to see you.

I can't think straight.

Walk with me?

You shouldn't be here, Carrie Anne.

Do you remember as a girl, I'd get feelings, see things. I worry is all.

I'm nervous.

When was the last time we entertained?

I feel sick to my stomach honestly.

You didn't seem surprised when I drove up.

Did you see that coming, too?

I shouldn't expect the worst in people.

Do you think she's found Christ Jonathan?

I'll level with you, babe. Come right out and say it.

You need a place to crash.

So you're a real psychic after all.

I peaked in your car.

This might be a wonderful encounter.

I hope it is.

This is what I'm thinking.

Let's all get together tonight.

We'll make a fire.

I'll give him a call now.


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will feel comforted.

The one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

Between the throne and the four living creatures among the elders a lamb standing as if it's been slaughtered.

When you were sent to live with your grandparents, after, I was crushed.

Guin, I never went to live with my grandparents.

They just told you that, ok? They lie.

Adults lie to kids.

They do worse things, too.

What do you mean by adults do worse?

Were you abused?

I went to Russia.

They wanted us separated after my mom died.

They were scared of me and even more scared of us together.

So fucked, Guin!

Honey, let's, I'm sorry, we will piece it all together in good time.

What do you do?

For work?


You're going to laugh.

Or maybe not.

I'm a cheap, tawdry, fortune teller.

And an astrologer.

A part-time witch, too.

Of course, you are.

Well, not the tawdry part.

Read my future.

I feel like I don't have one.

Actually, it feels like the past.

Forget it. No future, no past.

Just here.


With you.

Saturn has just entered Capricorn so this will be an intense period.

Do you know that cycles repeat?

They really do, up there, down here, big objects directing the small ones.

I'm rambling.

Here's the office, where you can stay tonight until we talk to Jonathan.

There's clothes in the closet if you need to change.

They might be dated though.

You seem antsy.

No, not really, I just...

We were starting to wonder if you had other plans.

What else would we possibly do?

Cousin Carrie Anne, back from the dead.

Hey, Jonathan. Can I crash in the guest house?

Half back from the dead anyway.

You said, you would like to stay here?

Oh, Carrie Anne, let's give everyone a chance to settle for all this talk.

I'm sorry, how long were you thinking of being here?

You must be Ruth.

Can I ask? The getup you have on, is that just for special occasions or...

Excuse me?

Ruth, honey, that's rude.

Just, I'm simply asking, making conversation.

I really didn't mean to stress you like that tonight...

Carrie Anne, she means so much to me. I get it.

You have a history, but your brother and I, we haven't agreed to this level of intrusion.

You're upset, Right? Correct.

Really, it's okay, Guinevere.

She just showed up, ok? Out of nowhere.

I can't turn her away.

I'm sorry how disruptive this is.

I've loved her ever since we were kids.

She's on drugs, prescription meds maybe.

I'm trying to handle this.

I made you something, it's nothing.

I do them all the time.

They are like therapy, you know.

This is so getting framed.

Come on, let's head towards the lake.

Listen, Jonathan is not an easy one.

I wish that had gone better.

And Ruth...

I don't like her.

I hate her.

I just can't respect that type of person.

Is she his cult bride?

The way she dresses, grow up!

Those two make no sense together.

Do you think they heard me?

She's jealous as fuck, too.

People like that you almost want to make them squirm.

That's terrible, Carrie Anne.

But I get it.

She made a horrible impression.

Please understand there's more to her than what you saw.


I had a bad experience in the room last night.

I was lying there after the lights went out, and, I heard what sounded like a knee popping, ok?

When an old man walks by and his knees make this sound.

Someone was walking around my bed.

Oh, that is creepy.

It's strange how it feels out here, isn't it?

I remember being on this lake with you.

Suicide Lake.

What did you call it?

I'm sorry, that was so insensitive, I shouldn't...

You call it Suicide Lake?

Yes, because this is where he drowned himself.

You know? Karne.


Who is Karne?

Oh God, you don't know, do you? They never told you what happened?

It's me, hi. Do you need anything from the market? I'm walking over.

Sure, sure, I can bring.

Ok, dear, I see you this afternoon.

Carrie Anne is upstairs, moody again today.

Bring Guinevere when you come, yeah?



Honey, I'm going to the market.


You knew I would be back!

You raped me.

Mommy and Daddy are going out for a stroll.

Was Karne the man who did it?

I... didn't expect you to find out like, like this.

That's, that's good.

I came here for this.

Listen, let's, let's head back.

So this Karne was the man who killed her?

And he came here, and...

Walked in with weights attached.

Divers found him.

Oh my God!

Hey, it was a trigger...

by the one.

This happens sometimes.

They fed me only lies.

My mind was theirs to manipulate, to weaponize.

Who is it?

It's me.


I need to know everything you knew about that day.

I don't know if now is the time.


What's the matter? Honey?

Who was he?

He lived around here.

On property.

What is it?

So he was close by the whole time?

I don't want to be like Dad.

And kids...

Not exactly.

He was in prison.

It happened when he got out.

I don't want them to end up like me.

To face the things I have to face in this horrible world.

You're almost the same age.

They kept me in the dark, too.

Jonathan probably knows more than I do.

The world's not that bad, it's full of love.

The love of Christ.

I'm gonna go make some hooch.

Jonathan, don't.

He was older, I remember mom confiding in him during that time.

Have some.

What's in this stuff again?

With K's, dear.

It's the hooch, take it.

Why are you so angry all of a sudden?

I brought something with me I wanted to share with you.

It's what I do for peace right now.

Have some?

Oh my Lord, Jonathan!


I'm better.

My God, it's hitting me.


Tell me about where you went.

To the institute.

I just want to stay in this moment.

Does it feel like this in heaven?

I'm scared.

Why? Just enjoy.

Because if it gets me this high there must be a come down.

Come down is this, you're going to be married to me in less than a year.

Picture that.

You're silly, that's going to be better than this.

Are you really going to do this? I'm getting excited.

Sometimes I don't understand you.

You seem distant, and there's some things I don't like.

But those are just demons trying to pull us apart.

Come here, I'm chilly.

I want to tell you something.

I have been waiting my whole life.

When we were kids, I used to fantasize about this.

Keep the devils at bay.

I can feel them nipping.

They want to break us apart, Jonathan.

And I'm afraid.

But I'm not going to run away from you no matter how afraid I am.

I've thought about it since, before I even knew what it was.

They want to drive us apart.

They want to take you away from me because they can do more damage to you that way.

But I'm not going to let that happen.

My love and support is a shield.

That's the symbol for Saturn.

They're not going to win, Jonathan, no matter how hard they try.

I won't let them.

It looks like a sickle.

I'm cold.

Go turn the heater on.

We're not even married yet.

God, this is sinful.

Lord Father, I put You first.

You are above all.

You are the one and only God.

The alpha and the omega.

The beginning and the end.

Hey, Johnny.

Can I call you Johnny?

You can call me the Duke of Earl for all I care.

So, about that guest house.

What's in it for me?

Are you drinking here, all by your lonesome?

Thank you.

Just say yes I can stay here.

Yes, I can stay here.

Lord, I know this is the ultimate existence.

And I'm scared.

I'm scared for my life.

I'm scared for Johnny's, I'm scared for our future.

I'm just plain scared.

Don't you want me around?

Give me the ghost house.

There are demons among us.

I've sensed it tonight more than ever before.

Did I say ghost house? Oh...

Guest house.

Give me the... guest house.

Jonathan is in the sway of some dark forces.

I might be swayed by them, too.

I need to lie down.

He's weak, Lord.

But so am I.

We all are.


Guin, are you up?

I need to talk to you.



Ruth, honey?

I've been outside, clearing my head, getting some air.

Guess I had a few too many last night.

I'll go first... No, listen.

Jonathan was in a mood, we were in a mood.

First impressions can be deceiving, Ruth.

That's all I ask of you here.

Reconsider your opinion of her.

She's great, she really is.

I want everyone to find some common ground.

We're going to be seeing a lot of her.

Guinevere, honestly, I don't know how much common ground there really is.

Ruth, we're going to have to find it.

This is family we're talking about.

I suppose.

Some patience, some understanding, It's all I ask.

It's been a trying time with Jonathan, as you know.

We acted rude, cast the first stone.

Everyone's doing the best they can.

I brought Carrie Anne here yesterday.

She had a kind of attack.


Yeah, PTSD she said.

Did you freak out?

I was trying to help calm her nerves.

My goodness.

What is it? Guin?


She came to my room, afterwards.

She came to your room.

Yes, like that.

No, No Guinevere, this I will not abide, no way!

We're going to have this talk sooner or later.

I know this won't be easy for you, but we need to work through this.

Give me a break.

You slept with your cousin, Guinevere, your female cousin.

I love her, Ruth, love.

There is nothing wrong with that.

We're going to have to figure this out, Ruth.

It won't go away by shutting me out.

I don't want to deal with this.

Not now, I'm already dealing with Jonathan.

There's nothing to deal with, dear.

I want to know what it is about her.

Whenever I see her it's like slipping into some nocturnal reverie.

Really? That's a bit much.

I'm immersed in some strange joy with her.

Her presence is hypnotic.

It lifts me up.

Am I supposed to be happy for you? No, I feel like you're under a spell.

This is terribly disruptive.

I've never felt anything like this.

Maybe as a child.

Is that how I feel?

I don't know.

Well I know I will never have this again.

So there it is.

Ruth, look!

Guin, we need to talk.

I think something bad went down last...

Oh my God! Guinevere, what happened?

Ruth, she's dead.

She got... The face, it's, it's, it's smashed.

There's a, there's a killer out there.

I can't believe... he killed Ruth.

Killed Ruth.

He killed Ruth...

Jonathan is losing it.

The two little witches!

Who did this?

Who did this?

The two little witches.

Who did this?

Ruth is dead.

This is not happening.

This is not happening.

Do you think you being here, us, do we have something to do with what's happening?

I saw him just now.

I know.

I, I have been seeing him.

Seeing you, too.

I had a vision of your mother before it happened.

I never told anyone.

All these years.

We're all being hunted.

I can see it.

Ruth was my guardian angel.

She protected me.

Until that showed up.

Jonathan, look at me.

God damnit it's him.

Suicide Lake.

That's where it happened.

It's where I saw Ruth die.

Why haven't you asked me for a description?

Jonathan? You haven't asked because you know.

It's him.

You think


Prove me wrong.

We both know where's he's buried.

Put your back into it, boy.

You get that piece of shit in the ground by sunrise, steak and eggs are on me.


The world is ending.

Ruth is dead.

My sister is dead.

Hell is here.

This all started when you got here, of course.

I know, God damnit, I know.

A holy war is on.

You raped me.

Right before this happened.

I did what? You don't have any marks on you.

Klint Karne's my dad.

He was Guinevere's dad, too.

That can't...

Wait, I need...

I need you to slow down.

We're going to sleep in shifts; you're gonna go first.

For the record, in the bar, you fell asleep.

Nothing happened.

I carried you upstairs.

Jesus. Who do you take me for?

I'm sleeping in my shift starting now.

If we get through this you will tell me everything you know about Karne.

I just can't think straight right now.

I can't do it.

She knows not what she is.

Demoness possessed.

Like my old Pa.

I can't kill her, Ruth.

I can't kill her, Ruth.

You've lost it.

You completely lost it.


Let's start over.

Let's start over.

I did... What is this?

Oh, Johnny, you've been so mixed up since you lost Ruth.

I'm not falling for your goddamn tricks.

I saw how you looked at me from the moment I arrived.

You want this, Jonathan.

You want it.

Again, just as much as I do.

There's clothes in the closet if you need to change.


Everyone knew you were trouble, that's why they put your ass in Foster.

I saw it.

Black animals, bugs, appearing all over the fucking place.

All because your momma died.

What did they used to call you two?

Indigo children?


You have some nerve using the Lord's name in vain.

I told you Karne was dad.

He's out here hunting right now.

You brought the old son of a bitch back.

Let me tell you something else about Karne.

He did some time, for rape.

You raped me.

It just so happens, it was your mom.

Came looking for her the day he got out.

Daddy was a convict, Carrie Anne.

I guess that makes us more related than you thought, huh?

Mommy and daddy are going out for a stroll.

Did you hear me? We're not cousins, we're brother and sister, you and I.

Made from the same evil seed.

It's all unraveling!

Oh, God, why?


...ten year alignment event, coinciding with Subject's past trauma.

...orders of magnitude telekinetic amplification.

Okay, final target is well within Subject's sphere of influence.

The projected apparition is closing in.

This is a spiritual war.

Good and evil.

And you are evil, Carrie Anne.

What happened?

Final target is down.

May I?

Second test successful - after Subject's post-institute deployment.

One hundred percent loss of life within Subject's S.O.I. after 48 hours.

A true agent of chaos.

We've demonstrated, again, Subject can be led to a target zone...

...and cause destruction via augmented telekinetic projection...

...without Subject's knowledge or compliance.

Keep it on.

Thank God.

Hello? Miss?

Can I ask?

The getup you have on, Is that just for special occasions or...


I'm simply asking, making conversations.


So, Comrade, tell me.

What does the monster look like?

There is no way to know from this vantage.

How it looks is the result of her stimulus and input.

The P.A. may change after a single new piece of information is given to Subject.

He may appear different to Subject than the targets.

No way to know.

May I remind you of the Subject's value?

Don't worry. The P.A. can't hurt her. She made him.

A construct of her mind.

It would be like...

...killing yourself in a dream.

What the...

what the fuck are you?

Do you know that cycles repeat?

They really do.

Up there, down here.