Devil's Tree: Rooted Evil (2018) Script

Don't forget a journalist's job is to uncover the truth.

Not to give his damn opinion!

Always remember that!

Class dismissed.

Why does he do that with the yelling?

Doesn't he know he scares the shit out of people?

I think that's why he does it.

He's good, but he's out there.

Well, when you're the next Lisa Ling I guess he'll take it.

Yeah, right.

Maybe.

So do we know what story we're doin'?

No, but I'll figure it out.

Shouldn't we know by now?

Listen, have I ever let you down in four years?

You have not.

Hmm.

Ah, all right, I gotta go.

I'm running late for my yoga class.

Doin' yoga now?

Yeah, you're always telling me I need to relax more.

Namaste.


So how's Georgia?

Good.

And how's the little princess?

Oh, pre-K, how is that possible?

I should be there right after graduation.

I know, it's CNN.

I don't think it gets any more exciting than that.

No, I don't think I'll be working with Anderson right away.

Yeah, well I won't be going anywhere until I figure out what I'm doing this damn story on for my thesis.

I know.

I miss you too, Aunt Deb.

Yeah, soon I will see you and Miss Ava on a regular basis.

I love you, too.

They should just go ahead and cut it down already.

Where is this?

Oak Hammock Park, right over there.

Oh yeah, I know where that park is.

Deep in the woods there's this devil's tree.

Lot of people have died there.

Sounds ominous.

Why are they deciding whether to cut it down now?

Damn kids keep goin' there and killin' rabbits or some shit.

It's just not a good place.

Huh.

Interesting.

Oh.

Hello.

Hey.

Where's your mommy?

Hey.


Hey, listen.

You stay here, okay?

I'm gonna leave the car on for you.

Be right back.


Excuse me, miss.

You left your car running and there's a kitten inside.

Oh, yeah, I'm sorry.

I just wanted to check this tree out.

Yeah, you and every kid.

What happened here?

Well, some people died here.

I don't know why the city allows people to come to a tree.

Personally I'd like to see it cut down.

Has anyone died since you worked here?

What, are you a reporter?

Well, yeah, actually I'm studying to be.

Look, I don't mean to sound rude.

I just don't want anything else happening here.

So then you have.

Just don't come here alone.

Always come with a friend.

I always have mine.

Thank you.

Bye.

Bye.


All right, my little bimbolinas.

Tell me.

Which one of you has a date with the skinning knife first?

Not me.

Oh, then it's you.

Lucky girl.

It's okay.

It's okay.

You're allowed to scream.

I'm sure this hurts.

You, on the other hand,

haven't any reason to cry yet.

I haven't even touched you.

There.

Now you can cry.

Oh, wait.

You can't.


I was accused of killing 34 women.

Come up with 34 names.

What were you convicted of?

Was convicted of killing two.

Fort Pierce.

We're standing here with Officer John Harris.

Officer, you were one of the first to investigate this gruesome scene.

Can you tell us anything about what happened here?

Well, all I can say is that we're fortunate we were able to catch this guy, but I'm gonna urge people not to come out here under any circumstances.

I assume that's because this is an active crime scene?

Well, it's just not safe.

I mean, it's not bad.

I remember hearing something about this when I was a kid, but I didn't know this shit really happened.

Well, I've lived here for 15 years and I've never heard of it.

How'd you find the officer?

I found him online.

I have his address.

Now I just need to figure out how to get ahold of him.

No phone number?

Should we just go by there tomorrow and see if he'll talk to us?

Yeah, we could try.

If this guy answers the door, are we really gonna ask him to film his interview?

Yeah, who are you?

Hello, Mr. Harris?

My name is Samantha and this is Rob, and we're journalism students doing a story on something you investigated over 40 years ago.

The devil's tree.

Yes.

No way.

Forget it.

I didn't think he was gonna let us.

I mean, call it a hunch, but he doesn't seem very friendly.

Look, I know everyone called you crazy, and maybe you thought you were.

I don't think so.

Come on, Sam.

What do you know about the tree?

No cameras.

It's fine.

All right.

I thank you for talking to us, Mr. Harris.

You can call me John.

I haven't talked about the tree in a very long time.

Well, it means a lot.

And who better than one of the officers who investigated what happened.

I'm not a cop anymore.

It made sure of that.

What did?

Nobody knows the truth about that tree.

Do you?

Help me understand.

I felt something there.

You've been to the tree?

I have.

You didn't tell me that.

Tell me.

What did you feel when you were there?

I don't really know.

I felt like I heard voices talking, like I felt someone there.

Mmm.

Someone or something?

What do you mean something?

If you've been to the tree, you shouldn't even be here.

Listen, tell me what you're talking about.

Maybe I can help.

He better not come out there with a gun.

Maybe we should go.

Hold on.

Mr. Harris?

What's this?

You said you wanted to know about the investigation out at the tree.

That's the film footage I took of the crime scene.

Take it.

I'm officially off the case.

Go on.

Come on, let's go.

Holy shit, did that dude creep me out.

What do you think he was even talkin' about?

I don't know, but I'm interested in finding out, that's for sure.

It's cool he gave you the film.

It was.

What, what's the matter?

Nothing.

I'm just thinking about something he said.

Let's go to the park.

You got your camera?

Let's go get some footage.

You are most prompt.

Mom, mop up.

We will speak in one of the languages of the earth people.

I have orders to send you on a special mission to the planet Earth.


Honestly, Sam.

What do you think is going on at this tree?

I don't know.

But when I was here the other day, I felt something.

Like someone was watching me.

And you know me, I'm not like that.

And I thought I heard people whispering.

Like they were talking about me being here.

What do you mean talking about you?

Like ghosts?

Like what are we talking about here?

In the sound of bugs I heard whispers.

Listen, I'll admit this is interesting, but this kind of stuff freaks me out.

Well, can you imagine if we're able to really find out what's going on here?

Isn't that how horror movies begin?

Whoa.

Just want me to get some B roll of the tree?

Yeah, grab some shots of the tree alone and then some with me standing near it.

All right.

What?

What is it?

Nothing, I thought I heard something.

All right, go stand by the tree.

If you're brave enough.

Stop.

I think all these horrific acts happened here, but all the folklore around the tree has been blown out of proportion.

Yeah?

Tell that to old man Harris.

Uh.

Damn it.

That fuckin' hurt.

Oh my God, are you okay?

Yeah.

Just hope the camera's okay.

Oh, thank God.

How did you fall?

I don't know.

I couldn't see where I was goin'.

Look, can we get out of here?

It's gettin' dark.

Yeah, we can go.

You sure you're okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.

I just wanna get out of these woods.


Denzel?

Can you do me a huge favor and convert this for me?

Thank you.

I believe all these horrific acts happened here, but I think all the folklore around the tree has been blown out of proportion.

Yeah?

Yeah, I'm fine.

I just hope the camera's okay.

Oh, thank God.

Yeah, I'm fine.

Wait.

Wait a minute.

What the fuck?

Oh my God, this can't be.

Show me yours first.

Oh my God, look!

It's him!

And you can't see it in this picture, but it even has the same black spot on the tree.

How is this possible?

I mean, look at the detail.

You can see his face, his clothes, everything.

Looks like he's from the '40s or '50s or something.

I mean clearly it's the same kid, but how?

And what is that black spot on the tree?

I don't know.

Maybe the tree is cursed?

The kid's a ghost probably trapped there?

I mean, what other explanation is there?

Like Professor Simon says, it's our job to find the truth, not our opinion.

Well, it's my opinion that the truth is that there's something evil at that tree.

I mean, look at my arm.

Can you explain this?

What happened to your arm?

From when you fell?

What does it look like to you?

A bullseye.

Does it hurt?

Not really, but it's getting worse.

And I think old man Harris has a scar on his arm, too.

What, now you have the same scar as him?

I can't believe I'm sayin' this, but I think we need to go back and talk to him.

I agree.

None of this is making sense to me.

He died?

What?

You've got to be kidding me.

Does it say how?

No, no it doesn't.

Excuse me, ma'am.

Do you know what happened to Mr. Harris?

Yeah.

He blew his head off.

Cops have been here for two days.

Weren't you guys here the other day?

Yeah.

We're just journalists working on a story.

Thank you.

There has to be something here about a missing boy from the '40s or '50s in this area.

You think you're gonna find out who this boy is?

This is crazy.

If you want to look something up, look up what this mark means.

Look, there has to be an explanation for all of this.

Even your bullseye, which I'll admit is pretty weird.

Wait, look at this.

The bullseye symbol has appeared on people in the past and has been associated with the devil.

Some have received the mark and not too shortly died or were killed?

Oh my God, Rob.

Look!

It's him!

Holy shit!

How?

Told you I'd find something.

Benjamin Munson, age eight, disappeared walking home from school on October 15th.

A neighborhood search was conducted in the area for three days before the search was called off.

Fears that something more sinister happened, as his body was never recovered.

But certain items of his were found along the road where he was believed to have been abducted.

Rob, I think he was killed at the tree.

I don't know what to say.

I think you're right.

What if you're right and something evil is there and has trapped all the victims of those who've been murdered?

I need to eat.

You hungry?

You have to see this.

All these kids and other people have gone to the tree and filmed it.

Yeah?

What are they doing in the videos?

Mostly just playing around.

Where there was a double homicide in 1971 from Gerard Shaefer.

We've been dared to spend the night here, the night.

The girl was tied up right here, man.

Right here.

Hey, now that we know who the kid is, I'd like to try and communicate with him.

I feel like that's what I felt when I was there.

You know, Sam.

When I chose to become a cameraman journalist, I kind of pictured myself scalin' a volcano with Nat Geo or possibly covering a third world country.

I didn't think I'd be summoning spirits and playing Shaggy and Scooby.

Oh, nice.

Are you calling me a dog now?

No, I just, I don't know how I feel about all this.

That's all.

Well, think of it as uncovering the truth.

When I was at my yoga studio the other day, there was a sign up that said learn to speak spirit.

Like those people could maybe help us with that, you know?

Hey, are you listening?

Yeah, I heard you.

Ooh, this looks good.

Uh-huh.

Maybe you should become a chef instead of a cameraman.

You know, stick with what you're good at.

Screw you.

What else you find?

Well, it looks like in the '90s there was a girl who was abducted along with her boyfriend.

Yeah, and?

Seems that they were apparently used in some type of satanic ritual and somehow she was forced to watch her boyfriend get brutally murdered.

What are you doin'?

I'm looking her up.

See if I can find her like I found Officer Harris.

Found her!

Damn, I'm good.

Hey, maybe you should go talk to her by yourself.

You probably won't need a cameraman for this one.

You okay?

You're not givin' up on me, are you?

No, just tired.

I'm gonna get some rest.

You go.

Okay.

Hey, thanks for lunch.

Next time I'll make it.

You make lunch?

I don't know.

Wow, really?

Call me when you're done.

Okay.


Who are you?

And what do you want?

Hello, ma'am.

My name is Samantha.

I'm an investigative reporter looking to talk to Natalie.

About what?

About what happened in those woods 20 years ago.

We talked to all the people we needed to talk to.

That was a long time ago.

You're right, you're right.

I'm sorry.

What was your name again?

Darcy.

She's not right, either, so I'm afraid talkin' to her won't do you any good.

Well, if I understand it correctly, many of the people involved were never caught.

This report could lead to closure, possibly arrests.

You got five minutes.

That's it.

Five minutes.

Thank you.

I think it will really help.

Natalie?

We got company.

Come on in.

Oh, sorry.

Natalie?

This is someone who wants...

Samantha.

This is Samantha.

She wanted to come by and visit with you.

She's never been the same since.

I hate asking, but would you be okay telling me what happened that night?

She was 17.

Seeing this boy down the street.

To me she was still my baby, but can't tell a 17-year-old nothin'.

They had went to the park that night, where they sat in his truck.

I'm sure you can figure out what they were doin'.

That was the moment everything changed.

When are we gonna be able to go to your house?

Why do you want to go to my house?

We always talk about it.

We always talk about meeting your parents, always talk ab...

They dragged him to that tree where more of 'em were waitin'.

All in black.

Like real-life demons.

She was stripped down.

They tied her to stakes in the ground.

Can you imagine?

Apparently they tied her boyfriend to some sort of a rack directly on top of her.

What they did to that poor kid.

Oh my God.

They cut him open like some animal.

Let him bleed out onto my baby girl.

What kind of monsters would do such a thing?

What they did next to her is nothing short of horrific.

As she lay covered in this poor kid's blood, naked, tied to the ground.

She was then...

Can't even say.

They left her with this wonderful reminder.

How was she found?

They wrapped her in a blanket and dumped her near the parkin' lot.

The park ranger found her in the mornin'.

When the police went back to the tree to investigate,

there were no traces of anything.

Was she immediately like this?

Unable to talk or interact?

No, not immediately.

Slowly over time, she became more despondent.

She went through all types of therapies, but nothin' worked.

I have to ask you this question, and it may sound weird but, did she ever mention a little boy?

No.

No, she didn't.

Why?

He needed help.

But nobody could help 'em.

Who did, honey?

This boy she's askin' about?

Nobody could help 'em.

Hey.

Hi.

Watcha doin'?


Natalie?

What are you doin' up?

What is that?


Hey!


Hey!


Hey, how you feelin'?

You get any rest last night?

Not exactly.

What's the matter?

I can't work on the story anymore, Sam.

Why?

What happened?

Last night I had a terrible dream and I think it was whatever's at that tree.

I saw the boy and some kind of demon.

In your dream?

Like I knew it was a dream, but somethin' was different, like it was real at the same time.

Regardless, I can't do this story anymore.

It's affecting me too much.

Wait, wait, wait, hold on.

Wait, I know some weird shit has been happening, but don't you think it was just a bad dream?

I have bad dreams all the time.

Not like this.

Sam, listen.

I'm sorry.

I gotta go.


Well, the professor says it's my job to find the truth.

Hello, this is Paranormal.

Hi, yes.

My name is Samantha.

Where are you guys located?

We're based out of Miami.

Is Port St. Lucie too far?

Yeah, it just depends on the case, though.

What's goin' on?

You Samantha?

Jason?

Well, duh, of course it's you.

You ready?

I am.

Just want to thank you again for coming on such short notice.

I feel like that was a really far drive for you.

No, it wasn't too bad.

Now you don't charge people to do this?

Nope.

So how are you able to do this type of work if you don't get paid?

We all have regular jobs.

We just do this because we love it and we want to know the truth.

And we love to help people.

Huh.

Interesting.

Well, this is it.

What do we do now?

I'm gonna pull out one of my meters and see if there are any spikes, and I'll also run one of the ghost boxes at the same time and see if anyone can tell us anything.

Okay.

Now you said that you've captured a little boy here on camera, right?

Yes, twice.

And also some sort of black mist on the tree.

Yeah, I'm gonna wanna take a look at that footage, if that's possible.

Yeah, sure.

I mean, what do you think is happening here based on what I've told you we've been able to find?

Honestly, I don't know.

But based on what you've told me, I'd say some very bad stuff has happened here.

Over the years with each happening, the air's just accumulated more and more bad energy.

It's almost as if something or someone is holding the spirits here and it's very possible.

Hello.

My name is Jason.

I come as a friend.

Is there anyone who's here that would like to speak to me?

I come out of respect and love.

Who's here?

It may help if you say something, Samantha.

Sometimes they respond to different people.

What should I say?

Just ask for someone to come through.

You said you know this boy, right?

Ask for him.

Um, there's a boy here named Benjamin, I believe?

Can I speak to him?

Oh my God, that sounded like a child.

Yeah, yeah.

And the closer I'm getting to this tree, this meter is going up.

That means there's a lot of electromagnetic energy here.

Look.

Keep going, keep going.

Keep talking.

I think we can hear you.

Can you say something else?

Samantha.

Yes, I'm here.

I can hear you.

Sounds like the boy is here, but there's definitely something very nasty here as well.

Did you hear that?

Yeah, let's head back to the cars.

So I'll head back and talk to the rest of my team.

I'll give you a call later and let you know what night we can come back.

Well, do you think it's some kind of demon?

I don't like to say until I know more.

When I come back I'll have a very powerful medium and more of my gear.

But yes, it very well could be a demonic entity.

Let me ask you, what else has happened regarding this tree and why are you so attached to this?

I don't know.

Huh, okay.

Honest answer.

All right, we'll talk soon.

Okay.

Hey, listen.

Whatever it is, I'm sure it's not something we haven't dealt with before.

Okay.


What, Sam?

You're not answering your phone.

Let me in.

Hey, man, talk to me.

I really don't know what to say.

I'm questioning everything in my life right now.

This tree thing has been really weird.

I have no idea what that dream was about.

And why the hell do I have this mark on my arm?

Listen, I don't blame you.

This whole thing is nuts.

Not to mention the story's pretty much fucked and all I want to know is what the hell is happening at that damn tree.

I just feel terrible I got you involved in all this.

No, don't.

It's just,

last night was so real.

It was like I was there.

And honestly, do you think that old man killing himself was just a coincidence?

Did you go see that survivor of that satanic shit?

Yeah.

Her mom told me the story of what happened.

The girl really couldn't talk.

It was horrifying.

This just keeps gettin' worse.

I mean, what?

Did Satan plant the tree himself?

What the fuck?

Hey, listen.

Today after talking to you, I contacted this paranormal team and this guy drove up from Miami and met me at the tree.

Today?

Yeah.

Well, what happened?

It was just me and him and he brought a few pieces of equipment and we tried communicating with whatever's there.

I can't believe you.

Did anything communicate with you guys?

We think we heard the boy.

Anything else?

Not really.

What's not really?

Either you did or you didn't.

Well, I mean there was a sound that came through, but we really couldn't make out what it was.

What kind of sound?

A grumble.

You mean a growl!

Probably the same one I heard in my dream last night.

What did the paranormal guy say?

He agreed to talk to his team and come back and help.

He said he'd probably be up in the next day or so.

Listen, you don't have to do anything anymore.

I'm sorry I got you mixed up in all this.

The town is right.

They need to cut down that tree!

Maybe they should.

Just not before I go back there again.

I hope these guys can help.

Anyways, I'm gonna go home.

I, ah...

I need to pack and stuff.

Call me if you need me.

Hey.

Yeah?

Just let me know when those guys call you back.

No, Rob, you don't have to.

It's fine.

No, I want to.

Just let me know when they're comin'.

I will.

How do you explain the rise in the alternate press?

Who are they speaking to?

You?

Someone in Oklahoma?

Someone you trust?

Hey, Jason.

Okay, yeah.

Tomorrow, 6:00pm?

Okay, thanks.

Bye.

Hey.

He called.

He and his team will be at the park tomorrow at 6:00pm.

Okay, I'll be there.


All right, we're here.

Ready to do this?

I think so.

We're all set, right?

We are.

Hey, I'm Jason.

Hey man, Rob.

Good to meet you.

Yeah.

Guys, this is Gloria.

She's our medium.

She'll be hopefully communicating with whoever's at this location.

And this is Kevin.

He's our tech specialist.

Pretty much our gear expert.

Hi.

Guys, this is Samantha and Rob.

All right, we ready go in?

Let's do it.

Shall we?

All right, Kevin, when we get to the tree, let's set up the full spectrum along with the SLSX cam, okay?

And let's see if we can capture anything visually.

Was getting full EMS spikes off the tree.

You got it.

Should I set up a thermal?

Yeah, I think you should.

And Gloria, see what you feel at first, but keep it to yourself, okay?

I want to try to use some of the equipment to start.

No problem.

I can tell you right now there are a lot of eyes on us.

What, right now?

Yeah, I can't tell who they are yet, but they're watching us.

I think it's just up this way a little bit.

Right, Samantha?

Yeah, up the path just a little further.

Where did you find these guys again?

Sam.

Remember what we heard through the box the other day?

The growl?

Yeah.

I know that was alarming to you, but try and check your fear when we're doing this.

So if you are scared, which is normal, negative entities feed off of it.

Gives them power.

Makes sense.

I think that's a little easier said than done, though.

I, I know it is, but it's important.

All right, I got my handheld and sticks over there in case I need it.

Oh, that's pretty cool.

Let me see.

Wonder if I can get that in night vision.

Nice.

All right, we're all set here, Jason.

Just need to format one of the SD cards, but that should only take a few minutes.

Okay, well let's all have a seat around the lantern and we'll get ready to begin.

It's scary as fuck out here at night.

I know, but try and not be scared.

Can't believe I'm out here.

I'm glad you came.

Okay, so let's just do a quick prayer.

Great spirit in the sky, we ask for your care and protection, and for you to allow us to be effective tonight in finding out whatever it is we need to.

Amen.

Amen.

Jason, I'm just curious.

I never asked you.

What's the craziest case you've ever had?

There's always one that sticks out to me.

The Marine.

Absolutely.

What happened with the Marine?

Ah, we still have a few minutes on that SD card?

We were called to the home of a US Marine sniper who had just gotten back from Afghanistan, something like his third tour or something.

And he couldn't have been a nicer guy, but when we got there he told us why he was so freaked out.

The night before he woke up, went to his kitchen to get a drink, he noticed all of his dining room chairs just stacked up one by one by the front door.

So I asked him if he suffered from PTSD or was taking any medications.

I mean, I wasn't trying to be disrespectful, but these kinds of things we need to know.

So he said he wasn't, so we decided to proceed.

We conducted a walkthrough and had Gloria tap in to see what she could pick up.

A foreign man came through.

His name was Abdul.

He proceeded to tell us that there were six other spirits there, all Afghan soldiers that were killed by our Marine.

I asked them what their purpose there was.

They said they intended on exacting revenge from the soldier for taking their lives.

I asked them how they planned to do it.

And they said that they're gonna drive the soldier insane to the point that he would commit suicide.

It was at that point a loud voice came over the box and screamed, "Death to you all."

From there we decided to do a full cleanse, but ah, it wasn't easy.

And we were there all night.

We had our bodies scratched.

Gloria got unbelievably sick.

And all of our equipment was malfunctioning, but somehow we pulled through and hours later we were able to cleanse the home.

Wow, that is insane.

Was the Marine okay?

Okay?

He slept like a baby that night.

I mean, don't get me wrong.

We've dealt with pure evil before, and some people change from one minute to the next, almost possessed, but the spirits of these six men were so determined to kill this man that they might've succeeded.

Okay, we're all set.

Looks like we already got something.

What's showin' up?

It's gone already, but looked almost like a small figure behind the tree.

What, like hiding behind it?

Yeah, I guess you could say that.

And according to this, we seem to be surrounded by multiple entities.

Turn on the geobox, Kev.

Gloria, are you feelin' anything?

I feel something.

I'm just not sure what.

It's almost as if it doesn't want me to see it.

Who's out here with us?

We see you coming through the camera.

You say anything through the box, just to identify yourself.

I'm hearing noises out there.

Me, too.

Talk to me, it's okay.

We're here to find out the truth.

Who are you?

Benjamin.

Did you hear that?

He said Benjamin.

That's the boy.

Right, Sam?

There's still multiple entities on that radar?

They're disappearing one by one.

And their apparently is a red dot.

What's a red dot.

A lower vibrational entity.

Something more powerful and sinister, like a demon.

Gloria, can you try to connect with the boy?

Absolutely.

What was his name again?

Benjamin.

We'd like to talk to Benjamin if we can.

He's here.

He's adorable.

He's seven or eight.

He was eight, yes.

Well, Sam, would you like to talk to him?

I'm sure he'll answer you.

Yes, I can.

Benjamin, can you hear me?

So I'm just, I'm just gonna go deeper.

Just let him talk through me.

Yes, I'm here.

I can hear you.

Hello, Samantha.

Hello, Benjamin.

Can I ask you a question, Benjamin?

Who else is out here with you?

I'd like to talk to Samantha, if you don't mind.

No problem.

I don't blame you.

Benjamin, are you out here all by yourself?

No, there are others.

Is there anything we can do to help you?

No, no one can help me now.

I'm, I'm losing the connection.

Keep talking to him.

Benjamin, can you hear me?

Yes, I'm here.

It's happening again.

I, I feel a disconnect.

It can happen if there's something else here restricting the energy.

Benjamin, I don't know if you heard me, but I was wondering if you could share what happened to you.

Yes, Samantha, I will tell you.

I was the first one here.

I was a child.

I was the first victim at this tree.

I was not brought here by choice.

A man took me from my school.

I was tricked.

He pulled me into the woods.

He told me to act like a dog.

I couldn't defend myself and no one was here to help me.

I died of a heart attack eventually.

I could not bear anymore pain.

Did they ever find your body?

My body was destroyed and thrown elsewhere.

I came back here because this is where I died.

Now I am here with many.

I am not the oldest by far.

But I am the most powerful.

That's why I'm the leader.

You see, Samantha.

It isn't the tree.

It's me.

What are we doing, Sam?

I don't know.

What the hell is happening?

Look, man.

What is that all around her?

Why would you do this?

I was wronged.

And I will get God back.

He is a heartless God.

And I will bring pain and suffering to as many people as I can.

And I'm good at it.

Oh my God.

Pack up the stuff quick.

We're gettin' out of here.

We gotta get her to a hospital.

Guys, let's go.

We can't wait for you.

Be right there, believe me!

All right, Sam.

They're halfway to the parking lot by now.

This wasn't your fault.

Sam, what are you doing?

I know you were a good kid.

You have to let this go.

What the hell are you doing?

It's demonic!

You're trying to reason with it?

I can feel his pain.

I want to help him.

I know I can help him.

This is nuts!

Benjamin.

Listen to me.

I know you can hear me.

You're hurting innocent people like you and I were.

My father used to come into my room when my mother worked late.

I would run and hide and he would make it a game.

Hide and seek.

I would hide in the closet, but I knew he would find me.

But I was young and I didn't know where I could go, what I could do.

And when he'd find me, he would toy with me and not open the door right away.

And I would just try to escape that place.

Try to escape into another moment.

Samantha, I can't say this again.

We have to go now.

Benjamin, you don't have to do this anymore.

You can let this go and forgive the man that did this to you.

I know that God has already forgiven you for what you've done.

I don't need God's forgiveness.

He needs mine.

Benjamin.

I just want to help you.

I told you no one can help you now.

Rob, what are you doing?

Rob's no longer here, Samantha.

I bring bad things here.

This is my intention.

I was not powerful when I was alive, but here, I am powerful.

Not over me you don't!

Let's change that.

No! Stop!

Let's expose you for who you really are, Samantha.

You liked it when your father did those things to you, didn't you?

Rob!

Can you hear me?

You are stronger than this!

Rob!

That's the word of a little girl.

I told you Rob is gone.

I think it's time for you to join me here at the tree.

I liked you.


Oh my God!

Oh my God, Rob!

I'm so sorry!

I'm sorry.

You have the power to do all these bad things?

Do them to me yourself!

Oh my God.

Boy, I order you right now to release her in the name of Jesus Christ.

You know you can't touch me!

Release her now!


Here you go, sweetie.

Thank you.

Can't believe how big she's gotten.

I know!

I don't know where the time goes.

It seems like it was just last year we were living in Florida, Steven was looking for a job.

I blink my eyes and here we are.

You just never know where life is gonna take you.

You're not kidding.

How are you doing with everything, Sam?

I just can't believe that I'm alive.

And I think that it should've been me instead of him.

I'm learning to live with the guilt.

I know there was nothing I could do.

I just don't understand it.

I can't imagine what you're going through.

But I do know that you are one strong woman.

Don't you forget that.

Thank you.

I just don't feel that strong sometimes.

Well, you are.

I've always known that about you.

So?

How's the job?

It just started and it's hard.

But it's amazing.

That is so great.

I'm so happy you're here.

And now you're closer so we'll get to see you more.

How are you doin' over there, sweetie?

Good, Mommy.

Are you thirsty?

No, Mommy.

Let me go play with her for a bit.

Gotcha!

Watcha doin'?

Playing.

Oh yeah?

Can I play too?

Sure, sit down.

Why did you draw that design, sweetie?

I didn't draw that, silly.

My friend did.

What's your friend's name?

Benjamin.


I am the first one here that got

abused here.

And I was here not by choice.

Right.

Someone brought you here.

Yes.

I was tricked and he was extremely sick.

We are able to influence people that come here to do bad things and this is what we want.

A lot of us are coming after you right now.

We are fierce.