Doctor Sleep (2019) Script

Where you going, Violet?

Just to pick some flowers.

Don't wander too far.


♪ My wild Irish rose ♪

♪ The sweetest flower That grows ♪

♪ You may search everywhere ♪

♪ But none can compare ♪

♪ With my wild Irish rose ♪ Well, hi there.

Where did you find those?

I know all the secret places.

Do you want one?

You're wondering why I'm wearing such a funny hat. (CHUCKLES)

I always wear this hat.

So much, it's a part of my name now.

My friends... my very, very best friends, they just call me Rose the Hat.

It looks like a magician's hat.

It is.

It's a magic hat.

Do you wanna see?

Nothing up my sleeves.

(GASPS) Nothing in my hat.

(TWIG SNAPS)

Don't worry, that's my friend.

You're missing the trick.

Reach inside.

Wow!

It's so pretty.

ROSE: Because it's special.

And speaking of special, you're a little magic, too, aren't you?

The flower in my hand, what color is it?

Oh, it's okay, honey.

You won't scare me. I promise.

Purple.

(GASPS SOFTLY)

(TWIGS SNAPPING)

ROSE: Violet... like you.

You don't eat flowers.

But you do.

But these are special.

Honey, it's the special ones that taste best.

I should get back to my mom.

No, stay. Stay awhile. See more magic.

Ow.

You are a special little thing, aren't you?

VIOLET'S MOTHER: Violet?

(ENGINE STARTS)

Violet!

Violet!

Vi...

(WIND HOWLING)


(SIGHS)

(DOORKNOB SQUEAKING)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

(DOOR CREAKS)

(BREATHES RAGGEDLY)

(GASPING)

(RAIN PATTERING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(WATER GURGLES)

(YOUNG DAN GASPING)

(DOOR CREAKS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GASPS)

(BREATHES SHAKILY)

(GASPS)

(PANTING)

(FAINT FOOTSTEPS)

(DOORKNOB SQUEAKING)

(GASPS)

(WHISPERS) Please.

(BOTH GASP)

Hey. It's okay, Doc.

It's okay. (PANTING)

There.

All dry.

WENDY: Phew.

What happened?

You have to talk to me, Danny.

You haven't talked since we left...

Please, Doc.

Please.

(RAIN CONTINUES PATTERING)

(WENDY SIGHS)


DICK: So... you ain't talking, huh, Doc?

Weren't talking much first time I met you neither.

Little boy... set to spend a long winter at that rotten old place.

Just him and his mommy and daddy.

Daddy as dark as that boy is bright.

And, boy, is he bright.

He's shining like fire... in the one place... the worst place for someone who shines.

You remember the first time we really talked?

When I spoke up inside your head?

Made you feel good, right?

Knowing you weren't alone.

Daddy tried to kill me.

It wasn't all him, you gotta know.

That place fed his dark, like it fed on your light.

And he had some light in him, too.

Just like you got some dark.

We all got both.

It's not done with me.

It ever strike you funny how I showed up when I did?

When you needed me.

Someone did that for me, too.

My grandma taught me, and I taught you.

And some day, Danny Torrance, you'll teach someone else.

I won't.

Oh, you won't, huh?

I won't shine, I mean.

No more. It's dangerous.

Reckon it is sometimes.

She found me.

She'll come back and come back until she gets me.

You're right.

The Overlook's condemned. Boarded up.

They're starvin' old ghosts, and they're reachin' out for you.

Won't stop with her, either.

Pictures in a book.

You said they were just pictures in a book and they couldn't hurt me.

Some things, dark things, the shining's like food.

They're mosquitoes landing for blood.

The Overlook, it was always just pictures to me.

But I didn't shine like you.

Nobody shines like you.

So, you in that damn hotel, you was like a million-watt battery all plugged in.

And it ate it up.

You made it real.

Started soon as you walked through the door.

Can't do nothing about that, I'm sorry to tell you, but you're not a child.

You're older now.

Much older, in a way.

You gotta hear this.

World's a hungry place.

And the darkest things are the hungriest, and they'll eat what shines.

Swarm it like mosquitoes or leeches.

Can't do nothing about that.

What you can do... is turn what they come for against 'em.

My grandfather, he was a mean son of a bitch.

Dark inside.

Same type of dark as your dad.

Beat me senseless, and my grandma, too, and when he died, I danced.

But he kept on coming back.

Standing in my room.

Suit all gray and stinkin' from whatever mold was growin' on him in that box.

One day, he grabbed me, and he was real.

His nails were long from growing in the grave, and they cut me, Doc.

Cut me deep.

So, Grandma,

she taught me a trick.

Gave me a present.

I want you to know this box... inside and out.

Don't just look at it. Touch it.

Stick your nose inside and see if there's a smell.

Know every corner, every single thing.

YOUNG DAN: Why?

Because you're gonna build one just like it in your mind.

One even more special.

So next time that bitch comes around,

you'll be ready.

Let's get you back to Mama.

Wendy'll worry, and she shouldn't have to worry another day in her life.

That woman's paid her debt.

WENDY: Danny!

Danny!

Danny!

(PANTING) There you are.

Where did you go, huh?

You scared me half to death.

Don't you do that to me. You hear?

Don't you ever do that to me.

Don't ever do that to me.

(METAL SCRAPING ON TV)

(BUGS BUNNY ON TV) Eh, what's up, Doc?

(LAUGHS) What's the bit?

(YOUNG DAN BREATHES DEEPLY) What's cookin'?

WILE E. COYOTE: What's cooking, little friend? Why, you are.

BUGS BUNNY: Me?

WILE E. COYOTE: Why, yes. (LAUGHING)

BUGS BUNNY: Ouch! You're killing me!

Ouch!

Agony! Agony!


(OLD WOMAN SCREAMING)

(SCREAMING STOPS) (DOOR LOCK CLICKS)

WILE E. COYOTE: Let me see now.

It is obvious that this is no ordinary rabbit.

Therefore, I must dream up a brilliant master strategy, ingenious...

You okay, Doc?

WILE E. COYOTE: Now, uh, what if I lured him...

Yeah, Mom. I'm okay. ...into a rock crusher?

BUGS BUNNY: Nah, nah, nah, too complicated.

WILE E. COYOTE: Yeah, yeah, too complicated. But what if I...

BUGS BUNNY: Uh-uh, too much detail.

WILE E. COYOTE: Right. Too much detail.

(WENDY KISSES)

(SIREN WAILING ON STREET)

(GROANS SOFTLY)

("GOOD GODLY WOMAN" BY THE RED CLAY STRAYS PLAYING)

DEENIE: And what's your name again, cutie?

Dan.

DEENIE: Dan.

(DAN GRUNTS)

(VOMITING)

(PANTING)

(GRUNTS, SNIFFS)

(LAUGHTER)

DAN: I was having a drink with the lady, all right?

(BOTH GRUNT)

(GROANS)

(GRUNTS SOFTLY)

(GLASS SHATTERS)

(GRUNTING)

Hey. You're gonna take your medicine.

Get off him.

Get up. Get out of here.

(SNIFFS)

(GRUNTS)

(PANTS)

DEENIE: Shit. I think you killed him.

(SNORTS) What if you killed him?

I hope you killed him. (SNIFFS)

You hear me?

(MUFFLED MUSIC PLAYING)

Let me kiss it better.

No.

No, no, no.

No, no, no, no, no, no.

Whoa. What the... No.

(SIGHS)


TODDLER: Mommy?

What's your name, hero?

Mommy? (CRIES) DAN: Baby.

Here, here.

DICK: You can put her money back, Doc.

You can do that much.

She took mine.

She probably bought the coke with it.

Doc.

No, no, Doc.

You can put things from the Overlook away in boxes, but not memories.

Never those.

They're the real ghosts.

You take them with you.

(SNIFFS)

(PIANO MUSIC PLAYING)

LUCY: Time for bed, Abra.

A little more.

DAVID: No more, sweetie.

Big day tomorrow.

Birthday party! DAVID: That's right.

LUCY: Yeah.

DAVID: Now, what time is it?

YOUNG ABRA: Bedtime. LUCY: You know it's bedtime.

Good night, sweetheart.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(GENTLE PIANO MUSIC PLAYING)


(PIANO MUSIC CONTINUES)


(PIANO MUSIC CONTINUES)

♪ It's still The same old story ♪

♪ A fight for love and glory ♪

♪ A case of do or die ♪

♪ The world will always Welcome lovers ♪

♪ As time goes by ♪ RICK: Henri wants us to finish this bottle and then three more.

Andi?

RICK: Says he'll water his garden with champagne...

That's right.

RICK: ...before he'll let the Germans drink it.

SAM: This sort of takes the sting out of being occupied.

You're prettier than your picture.

SAM: Doesn't it, Mr. Richard? RICK: You said it.

And you're older than yours.

MAN: Are we staying here or going somewhere?

Don't you wanna watch the movie?

(MAN ON MOVIE SPEAKING GERMAN ON LOUDSPEAKER)

ROSE: I don't see what the fuss is about.

Chat room romance.

Little gross. Not interesting.

Just watch. It's interesting, I promise.

Well, it better be, 'cause she's not all that steamy.

And there she goes.

ANDI: Aren't you tired?

Sleep.

(GASPS SOFTLY)

Okay.

Wait. This is the best part.

I watched her do it three times now and it never gets old.

ANDI: Sleep deeper, deep as you can.

The pain you feel is only a dream.

What will the pain be?

A dream.

You can explain a lost wallet when your wife asks.

But you can't explain this.

(SNICKERING)

This you'll see every day when you look in the mirror.

And every time you see it, you'll say out loud...

"I like little girls."

(ROSE INHALES DEEPLY) You'll say it out loud.

Out loud.

And the next time you go looking for a little girl online, I want you to remember that time you got bit by a snake.

A snake in a white blouse whose face is a blank.

That is interesting. Mm-hmm.

Excuse me, miss?

Miss. Miss, you left something in the theater.

You wanna leave me alone.

Well, hi there.

You wanna let me go.

Oh, no, sweetie.

No, I don't.

(WIND WHOOSHING)

(DAN COUGHING)

(GRUNTS)

(INDISTINCT PA CHATTER)

How far can I get for this?


MAN: Four of spades. What color is this?

Mommy, I made this for you. It's a secret card.

(LUCY GASPS) Mm, thank you, Abba-doo.

Does anyone know a magic word?

KIDS: Ooh, ooh. Uh... You.

Abracadabra.

Abracadabra. That's a great one.

Okay, you hold the magic wand.

Now, everyone, on the count of three, okay?

One, two, three. KIDS: Two, three.

Abracadabra.

I know magic, too.

Well, then you get to hold him, birthday girl.

There you go. You got him? DAVID: Oh.

For my next trick... Oh, my goodness. Sorry.

Sometimes, if I... (KIDS EXCLAIM AND LAUGH)

Sorry. (KID JEERING)

Has anyone seen my spoons?

I can do that.

That's nice, sweetie.

GIRL: They're on you! MAGICIAN: Oh, they're on me?

Okay, make sure you guys don't do this.

(INHALES SHARPLY) Oh! (KIDS EXCLAIM)

Uh... We can forget about naptime.

Just a few more hours. Mm.

(SIGHS HEAVILY)

Say it with me. "Just a few more hours."

Just a few more hours.

DAVID: What the hell?

Dave...

YOUNG ABRA: Abracadabra.

(BUS RUMBLES)

(WIND GUSTING)

(WIND CHIME TINKLING)

(JEWELRY RATTLES)

Oops.

Well, hi there, sleepyhead.

Sorry.

I had to sleep you pretty hard.

You're a tough one.

Willful.

You know, I checked.

Six men in three months with those little snakebite tattoos on their cheeks.

Why, you've been busy.

(ROSE GASPS)

Snakebite Andi, that's who you are.

So, who am I?

You're some crazy bitch who kidnapped me.

Just the truth from now on.

You will only speak the truth.

You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.

(LAUGHS) My God. Works a little too well, don't it?

Here's the deal, Snakebite Andi.

You're a pusher, hmm? You can push people.

We haven't had a pusher around here for a little while, so I'm gonna offer you a deal I haven't offered anyone in almost 40 years.

How old are you, darlin'?

Fifteen.

Fifteen?

Oh, God, what an age.

Springtime of your womanhood, isn't it?

Mm. You're not a girl anymore, but you don't have a single dent yet either.

Gravity hasn't even noticed you.

Not at 15.

Men, though...

No, no, no. No shame.

You paid that back, didn't you?

That's what I'm offering you. Springtime forever.

Ten years from now, you're still 15.

A hundred, maybe 17.

Eat well, stay young, live long.

So, you and your friend...

Mm, not my friend. That's my family.

We're the True Knot, dear.

The True Knot.

What's tied can never be untied.


MAN: You like it?

Oh. Sorry. I was just...

That's okay. People love to look at it.

We used to set this up in the library.

Community project, just taking a life all its own.

See, we started with the clock tower there.

DAN: Oh, yeah. MAN: Just keeps growing.

Kids call it Teenytown.

The kids build this?

With some help, oh, yeah.

Keep it up, build the whole town square.

Are you off the bus or riding your thumb?

Yeah, the bus.

Oh. Not many ride the bus this far north.

Unless they're looking for work. (SNIFFS)

Yeah.

Change of scenery, or you running away from something?

Oh, don't mind me. I hope I'm...

New face is all.

Yeah.

Guess I'm running away from myself, I guess.

Oh, yeah.

I know that look. Too well, I'm sorry to say.

Running away from yourself. That is a pickle.

(SIGHS) You take yourself with you wherever you go.

Ain't that the bitch? (CHUCKLES) Mm-hmm.

MRS. ROBERTSON: Rent's 85 a week, payable up front.

Billy paid your first two, rest's on you.

No pets, no parties, no noise.

I'm a quiet tenant. (SCOFFS)

Last guy said the same. Math student.

Even let him paint the wall all blackboard, so he could scribble his little puzzles up there.

Wasn't quiet. No, sir.

Didn't even paint over this when he left, but I'm glad he didn't, 'cause I can make this easy for ya, so you see it every morning when you wake.

You sure you wanna vouch for this pup?

Pretty sure.

It's your ass, Billy.

Bleedin' heart, this one.

I'm downstairs, ground floor, if you need anything.

Find me tomorrow, talk about some work.

Why are you doing this?

You don't know me.

No, I don't.

But I know the look, like I said.

And sometimes I get this feeling about people.

Hard to understand, I guess. Mm.

Easier than you think.

Thanks. All right.

(DOOR CLOSES)

You ready?

She's ready.

ANDI: Who... Who are these people?

ROSE: You'll find out after.

That over there is Grampa Flick... and he'll lead us. Lie down.

There.

No fear. You understand?

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

We are the True Knot and we endure.

(ALL CHANT IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

We are the chosen ones.

(ALL CHANT IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

We are the fortunate ones.

(ALL CHANT IN OTHER LANGUAGE)

What is tied cannot be untied.

Here is a woman.

Would she join us?

Would she tie her life to our life?

Yes.

Yes.

Say yes.

Yes.

This one's special.

Her name's Violet.

There's not much of her left.

And she tastes...

(STEAM HISSING)

...like flowers.

(INHALES)

(GASPS)

(EXHALING)

(WHISPERS) Breathe deep.

(INHALING)

(BLOWS)

(GASPING) There. Embrace it.

(GASPS DEEPLY)

Embrace it.

(CONTINUES GASPING)

(SCREAMING)

No!

No! No!

(SCREAMS)

(FLY BUZZING)


(BREATHING SHAKILY)

(GASPS)

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

(WHISPERS) They haven't found us yet.

They were used to hearing him cry

'cause I left him alone so much.

So they didn't do anything.

And they haven't found us yet.

(FLY BUZZING)

(DISTORTED) Mommy? (GRUNTS)

(PANTING)

Oh, hey.

Uh, you said that you knew my look.

Well, what did you mean?

Brother... you're sick.

You're tired. I can see that much.

But you're sick and tired of being sick and tired.

I need help.

Come on in.

We'll talk about it.

AA GROUP: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

DR. JOHN: Well, Bobbie's got a big birthday today.

Three years. Three years sober.

MAN: Yeah. (ALL APPLAUDING)

DR. JOHN: I'm so proud of you.

BOBBIE: Thanks, John.

Now, am I forgetting anybody?

Does anybody got a year? Or six months?

Well, now for the most important person in the room.

Is, uh, anybody here a newbie?

Somebody got 24 hours?

Yeah.

DR. JOHN: New to town, huh?

DAN: Yeah, I, uh...

DR. JOHN: Nothing personal. I delivered half the people in the room.

Just new faces pop, that's all. This here is Dan Torrance.

He's fresh off the bus. Hey.

Fresh off the ground, by the look.

Oh.

There's no judgment here, brother.

I mean, we've all been there.

And worse, trust me. Oh, yeah.

Doc, he's served our town most my life.

Delivered my baby brother.

Yeah. How is Frankie these days?

Well, he'll find his way back.

You know, he's got a good heart under it all.

Billy really tried with him. Well, we all did.

Well, Billy, you know, if you're looking for a wing to climb under...

(PATS BILLY) - ...I can't say you'll do any better than Billy Freeman here.

Thank you for your hospitality. I...

I'm a little, uh...

I guess I'm not used to it.

Well, you know we say, "You can't judge someone till you know their whole story."

You might think you understand, but you don't. You don't.

So, how are you today? All right?

BILLY: Train's still running.

DR. JOHN: That's good to hear.

BILLY: You good?

DR. JOHN: Yeah. Yeah.

Well, good to know you, Dan.

Yeah. Come again.

Thanks. Hope to see you again soon.

I'll... I'll come back, yeah.

Really good man. He's got a gift...

Yeah. Hey, Billy, hang on.

Hey, Doc.

Your watch. Uh...

You lost your watch. You were worried about the kid with, uh...

Goocher's.

What?

The kid with Goocher's or Gaucher's. The bone thing.

Gaucher's disease.

DAN: Right.

You were washing your hands in the hospital bathroom and you left it on the soap dispenser.

Well, just check on the soap dispenser.

It's good to meet you. Yeah.

DR. JOHN: How did you know?

I wish I could say. Uh...

Lucky guess.

My ass.

Intuition, I suppose. Like a feeling in my gut. Maybe a...

A lucky guess.

What do you wanna do here?

What do you mean?

I mean here in Frazier. Why are you here?

And don't bullshit me, Dan.

I'm prone to gut feelings of my own.

I don't know. I don't know.

Something different than I've been doing.

Something better.

Anything's better, frankly.

You go to church?

Does it matter?

Do you believe in something? Something... bigger than you?

Our... Our beliefs don't make us better people.

Our actions make us better people.

So, Billy says you have orderly experience.

That's right.

You workin' right now?

A few shifts at Teenytown. Helping with the train.

'Cause I do three days a week at Rivington House, the hospice.

Good orderly is tough to find.

Tougher to keep.

Do dying people bother you?

No.

We're all dying.

The world is one big hospice with fresh air.

Hmm.

("IT'S ALL FORGOTTEN NOW" BY RAY NOBLE & HIS ORCHESTRA PLAYING ON RADIO)


ROSE: Wow.

Well, hi there.

How long was I... Oh, few days.

You said it didn't hurt.

Doesn't now, does it?

Felt like I was dying. Mm.

I know.

You did.

You brought me back.

You'll feel better when you eat.

Am I still human?

Do you care?

♪ It's all forgotten now ♪

♪ The trouble and the pain ♪

♪ Forgotten, Every word I said ♪

♪ Forgotten, Every tear you shed ♪

♪ We're still in love ♪

LUCY: There you go.

YOUNG ABRA: What is it?

You're scared of me.

Oh...

We love you more than anything in the world.

You hear me?

Anything.

Goodnight, my heart.


(CAT SCRATCHING DOOR)

(DAN WHISPERING) Hey. Let him be.

Azreel, leave him be.

(DOOR CREAKS)

Azzie?

Azzie, come on.

Come on. Azzie.

Doc.

That you, Doc?

No, I'm not a doctor.

Do you want me to get you a doctor?

The cat's on my bed.

Oh, hey, I'll move her.

No.

I knew she would be.

That cat always seems to know...

(PANTING) when it's time.

I guess it's time. DAN: No.

It's just Azzie being a silly old cat.

Nope.

Been that way ever since I got here.

The cat knows when it's time to go to sleep.

Everybody knows that.

I'm gonna die.

(CONTINUES PANTING)

Yes.

Let me get you someone.

No.

Known it was comin'.

Doesn't make it less scary.

Yeah.

But maybe it's just like you say, just going to sleep.

I mean, there's nothing scary. It's just sleeping.

You're a strange type of doctor.

I told you, I'm not a doctor.

Oh, I think you are.

Doctor Sleep.

Doc, I am so scared it's gonna hurt, or be dark, or... or be nothing at all. And I don't wanna...

DAN: Nothing to be scared of.

Just going to sleep.

Finally, true, restful sleep.

Oh, thank you.

Thank you, Doc. (EXHALES)

Look, I shouldn't be here. Let me go get you some...

No, no, no.

You're exactly where you should be.

Exactly.

I see my wife.

(PANTING)

(BREATHING SHARPLY)

(EXHALING SHARPLY)

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

(BREATHING STOPS)


(GIGGLES)

("MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS AND YOU" PLAYING)

(WIND WHISTLING)

("MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS AND YOU" CONTINUES PLAYING)


(GROUP APPLAUDING)

DAN: Dan, alcoholic.

ALL: Hi, Dan.

DAN: I'm not much of a speech guy.

I just thought I'd hold the chip and talk about whatever popped up.

So, here I am.

And I'm thinkin' about my dad.

I saw a chip like this in his hand once.

A couple months before he died.

Five month chip, I'm pretty sure.

He hurt me once when he was drunk.

Broke my arm.

Then he dried right out.

He died when I was five, so the only way I got to know him, really got to know him, was when I went dark.

When I... When I drank to dull the... or, uh... whenever I wanted to break someone's face, 'cause the drinking and the temper and the anger, those things in me were his.

And they were all I could know of him.

But now, well, now I get to know him a little different...

'cause he also stood in a room like this once... wanting to get well for me and my mom.

And he held the chip in his hand and the chip said five months, and on that day, he...

Before it all...

Well, on that day, all he wanted in the world was to stand where I'm standing now.

And here I am, so thank you for us both, I guess.

This is for Jack Torrance.

(APPLAUSE)

DAN: Hey, Charlie.

Doc?

Guess I don't need to ask why you're here at this hour.

(COUGHS)

Do you have pain?

Do you want me to get Claudette to bring you a pill?

Pill won't matter.

I heard about these house calls.

What a visit from Doctor Sleep really is.

So, what do you see, Doc?

I see your twin sons.

Four years old.

Can you see them?

I do.

Farmall tractor.

A striped umbrella over the seat.

Five years old, pulling a red wagon.

Lord, look at that.

Like a deck of cards.

All out of order.

I'm not scared of hell, Doc.

Uh, I lived a decent life.

I don't think there is such a place anyway.

I guess I'm scared... there's nothing.

There was nothing before.

So, what if there's nothing after?

We don't end, Charlie.

I know that for certain.

I don't know much else... but I know that we don't end.

Blueberries.

I can taste blueberries my mother used to grow.

Can you taste them?

Yeah, I can. Ah.

And I can hear Frank on your old radio.

The one you used to have on your workbench next to your tools.

♪ Come fly with me ♪

♪ Let's fly, let's fly away ♪ BOTH: ♪ If you can use Some exotic booze ♪

♪ There's a bar in far Bombay ♪

♪ Come fly with me ♪

♪ Let's fly, let's fly... ♪

♪ Away ♪

Been a minute, little pen pal.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON HEADPHONES) LUCY: Abra? School.

Fine, I know.

("HOME WHEN SHADOWS FALL" PLAYING)

(FOOD SIZZLING)

Hey, Gramps, you seen Rosie?

Watchtower.

You feelin' okay?

Peachy keen.

(COUGHS)

CROW: Hey.

Sorry to interrupt.

Any luck?

Gettin' closer. Hmm.

He's somewhere in Iowa, I think.

We'll all take a nice long road trip once I'm sure I've found him.

Until I do, we...

You gotta open a canister, Rosie.

We took steam six months ago, Crow. Six months is nothing.

That kid in Delaware wasn't so steamy and it's already showing.

You see Grampa Flick's hair, yeah?

ROSE: Yeah.

I don't think he's well. (CHUCKLES)

Grampa Flick hasn't been well since Nixon was in office.

I know.

But we need to eat. All of us.

Are the canisters low?

'Course not.

Just no need to waste one if you're close to the kill.

Rosie. Mm-hmm?

I might need it just to find him.

There used to be more steam in the world, you know?

Oh, don't be daft. Come on.

That's like when rubes say, "50 years ago, people used to be more neighborly."

But it's true, Rosie.

There's less steam out there, and it's weaker, too.

I don't know if it's their cell phones or diets or their Netflix or what, but I am not picking up many scents these days, and the ones that I do, Rosie, are just not that...

I'll open a canister tonight to tide everyone over.

Thank you.

You know it, Rosie. I know what?

It's why you're up here every day.

It's why you're always up here no matter what you tell the others.

The world's not as steamy and you are looking for a whale.

("HOME WHEN SHADOWS FALL" CONTINUES PLAYING)

(HISSING)

(GRAMPA INHALES)

(ALL INHALING)

(CROWD CHEERING)

Oh, watch this kid. Number 19.

That kid is a natural.

He hits the ball every time.

Like he can read the pitcher's mind.

Hmm. Is that right?

(CROWD CHEERING)

See? You watch, one of these days, one of those talent scouts is gonna get wind of Brad there. You watch.


Hey, 19, just saw your game.

You are ready for the majors.

Well played. Thanks.

Hey, you headin' home?

You wanna hop in? I'll give you a ride.

No, it's real close.

I'm good.

ANDI: It's okay.

We're friends. You wanna hop in. We'll take you right home.

You can take me right home.

You trust me.

I trust you.

(METAL CLINKING)


No! No, please! No!

(GRUNTING)

(WHIMPERING AND SCREAMING)

No! Please let me go.

Please, I won't tell. Please. Please!

(CHUCKLES) Number 19.

Kid, you were good.

No! (CRYING)

No, please let me go.

(SHUSHING) - I won't tell. I won't tell. Please.

(WHISPERING) It's okay.

Please.

ROSE: Ah.

(BRADLEY GASPING)

Are you gonna hurt me?

Yes.

(SCREAMING) No!

Pain purifies steam.

Fear, too, so, you understand. (WHIMPERING)

(SCREAMS)

(WAILING)

(INHALING)

(WHIMPERING)

(EXHALES) (ANDI GASPING)

(BRADLEY CRYING)

Shh.

(ROSE GRUNTS) (SCREAMS, SOBBING)

(GRUNTING)

(INHALES)

(BRADLEY CONTINUES CRYING AND SCREAMING)

Stop!

(BRADLEY CONTINUES CRYING)

(ROSE LAUGHS)

(GASPS)

(BRADLEY SCREAMS) (WINCES) Stop.

Stop.

Stop! (PANTING)

ABRA: Stop, monster.

Stop. Stop.

CROW: What is it?

(KNIFE STABS) (SCREAMS)

(SCREAMING)

No! Stop!

(ABRA CONTINUES SCREAMING)

Abra! Abra! Hey, hey, hey!

Sweetie. Sweetheart, wake up. Wake up, sweetheart.

Abra, wake up! Hey, hey, hey.

Abra! Abra! ABRA: Stop it!

DAN: Jesus.


Okay.

Okay.

Okay.

(GROANS WEAKLY)

(PANTING)

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

Damn. I thought he had another few minutes in him.

Okay, ready?

(GRUNTS)

(INHALES)

(EXHALES)

(GRUNTS)

(STEAM HISSING) (INHALES)

(SOBBING) They killed him.

They killed him.

(CONTINUES SOBBING)

DAVID: It's okay.


We had a looker.

Tonight?

Mm-hmm.

Yeah.

Big steam?

Oh, honey, it was huge.

Where?

East Coast, I think.

You're saying someone looked in from 1,500 miles away?

Maybe further.

Boy or girl?

Girl, I think.

She was out of there so fast.

But I swear, Crow Daddy, I haven't felt power like that, raw power like that in so long.

Then we need to look into it.

Sooner the better. ROSE: Yeah.

CROW: Case her parents freak out, send her to a psychiatrist.

You know, they get her on pills, could ruin the steam.

Might muffle her just...

No, giving Paxil to this kid, it's like throwing a piece of Saran Wrap over a searchlight.

I don't know where she is, but when she comes back, and she'll be back, oh, I'll be ready, honey.

I'll be ready.


Morning.

LUCY: Morning.

ABRA: Guess what.

I made a new friend.

His name's Dan.

Yeah? At school?

No. He doesn't live here.

I mean, he lives close.

Frazier, I think.

No big deal.

Abs, are you okay?

Last night, I...

I'm okay.

Sorry about that.

I know that head of yours is like a radio sometimes.

And you pick up some weird stations.

Nothing weird like that.

Not anymore.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON HEADPHONES)

BOY: My God.

I've gotta study. If I don't study...

BOY 2: Running play. Hand-off to 11 and...

Coach is gonna kill me if I don't get these.

GIRL: Why doesn't he like me?

My hair? I should change my hair.

GIRL 2: The freak is staring at me again.

What is she staring at?

Freak.


DAVID: Hey, Abba-doo.

Hey, Dad.

School okay?

How's the book?

Good. Yeah, going good.

I'm writing about Charleston and Black Bottom.

Yeah, it's...

It's feeling like... I'm going to start my homework.

Okay. Good. That's good, sweetie.

Think Harvard in three years.

ABRA: We'll see.

Yeah. We will see.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON HEADPHONES)

(SIGHS)

(SCREAMS)

(GASPS)


(LAUGHS)

(LAUGHTER ECHOES)


(GASPS)


(GASPS)

(INHALES SHARPLY)


(MUZAK PLAYING ON SPEAKERS)


(PA CHIMES) (WOMAN ON PA) Thanks so much for shopping with us today.

And remember, we're always fresh, just for you.


Well, hi there.

(GASPS) Get out!

Get out! Get out of my head!

(GASPS)

Get out!

(GASPING)

Ma'am, are you okay? No! No.

Yeah, I'm fine.

I'm fine.

(PANTING)

(EXHALES)

Jesus.

BILLY: Danno?

Dan? Dan? (MOANS)

Get up. Stand up, Dan.

Come on, Danno.

What happened? Well, you just dropped.

Thought you was having a stroke. Who's Tony?

What?

You kept saying, "Please help me, Tony."

Oh.

Well, I'm sorry about that. (MUTTERS)

(PANTS)

Rosie?

(ROSE SIGHS)

We've got a problem.

Talk to me. The looker?

Yeah, she found me again.

How? I don't know.

I don't care.

We have to have her, Crow. We have to.

Does she know who you are? Where we are?

No, I don't know. I don't think... That's not the important... Look.

I said she's huge steam, right? Mm-hmm.

Yeah, it's even bigger than that.

I tried to turn around in her and she blew me out of her like I was nothing.

Bullshit. No. Never happened to me, ever.

I would have said that was impossible.

Is she food or do we turn her?

We don't turn her.

Rosie, are you sure?

If she's what you say she is, then...

Then we don't want anyone with that power in the Knot.

Jeez. Think about it.

What if she's neither?

What do you mean?

I mean, we don't kill her.

And we don't turn her.

Think of a cow.

You butcher one, that gives you meat for a month.

Keep it alive, take care of it, it gives you milk for years.

Rosie, we've never tried that. I know.

Because a steam head is dangerous.

You keep it alive, it could be dangerous.

I know. The point... (CHUCKLES)

The point, Crow, is she's the great white whale.

And I want her.

I want her.

I fucking want her.

LUCY: Have a great day.

You, too.

(SCHOOL BELL RINGS)


(TRAIN BELL DINGING)

(KIDS CHATTERING EXCITEDLY)

ABRA: Hi.

DAN: Billy.

ABRA: You can hear me.

Let's use our outside voices, all right?

You tracked me down?

It was easier than I thought. Like GPS, but in my head.

Look, I don't mean any offense, but this day and age, a grown man sitting with a teenage girl on a park bench...

I'm Abra Stone. And if anyone asks, you're my uncle.

Uncle Dan.

And that's not even a lie. Not totally.

We're related in other ways.

You're magic, like me.

I don't know about magic.

I...

I always called it the shining.

And, yeah, we both shine.

Do your parents know?

About my shine?

They're scared of it, but they think it's gone except for a few things.

Like, my mom sometimes asks me to help her find something she's lost.

Last month, it was her car keys.

She left them on my dad's worktable in the garage.

But they don't talk about it.

Or if I use it, they look at me different.

Or not at all.

Not for a whole day once.

Wouldn't look me in the eyes.

So, I try not to use it.

Because if people find out, "Eek, a freak." You know?

Sure you know.

You try not to use it, too.

You've been trying a long time, and she couldn't look you in your eyes either.

When I was a kid, I didn't understand the shining. I called it "Tony."

I thought he was my imaginary friend.

I thought you were my imaginary friend... for a long time.

How many of us are out there?

There's a lot of people who have a little bit of shine, they don't even know it.

They always seem to come home with flowers when their wives are sad, or they do well on the school test they didn't study for.

But I only met two or three people in my whole life who knew they shined.

The baseball boy shined.

His name was Bradley Trevor.

These people... they look like people anyway, they took him.

And they ate him.

They ate his shine.

You could feel it?

And they could feel me, I think.

At least one of them did. A lady.

The lady with the hat.

I wanna find them, stop them, because I think they've done this to a lot of other kids, too.

So, I have to do something, right?

Why did you come here?

Why me?

Because you can hear me.

You'd believe me. You shine, too.

And they hurt people like us.

I mean, what would you do?

If you could get something of his, if you could go to Iowa...

Whoa, hang on. I can help you find him.

Then his parents would know where he was.

They could bury him right, at least.

We could also get his glove.

If I can touch that glove, I can track them.

Easy. Easy.

Because Barry the Chunk, I think that was his name, for a while, before they killed him, he was wearing it.

Abra, go home.

Think about your school. Think about your parents.

Think about the rest of your life.

Don't chase these people.

Don't aggravate them.

And whatever you do, don't attract their attention.

Don't shine.

Find something, anything...

Well, almost anything, to stop that shine of yours.

Keep your head down, keep your shine down and hope to God that these people or anything like them, that they don't see you.

If they see you, they come back.

Abra, do you hear me?

They come back.

Keep your head down. Stay safe.

I'm sorry.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON TV)

(BUGS BUNNY ON TV) Things were tough that year.

A lot of actors were out of work.

AL JOLSON: Hey, fellas.

Here comes Elmer Fudd that big vaudeville star.

What is it?

Oh, it's nothing, Doc.

It's nothing.

Thinking about Dad.

No, I'm not.

You are. And you don't want to.

Don't worry about me, Doc.

I'm fine.

We're fine.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)


Hey, Azzie.

You got your wires crossed tonight.

(DOOR CREAKS)

That room's empty, Az.

There's no one in that room.

Whoa! Hang on, Doc.

Dick.

Oh, I'm so sorry.

I... I... I thought it was...

Thought I was from the Overlook.

Almost locked me up.

Still getting visits from them old ghosts?

No, not for years.

Horace Derwent was the last one, confetti on his suit.

Said, "Great party, isn't it?"

Shit-eating grin on his face till I pulled out a box for him.

That grin went fast. (CHUCKLES)

Hey, it never occurred to me to ask you back then.

What happens to them in those boxes?

Do they die in there?

Do you care?

I missed you.

Has it been a long time?

Can't tell.

This world is a dream of a dream to me now.

Eight years. Little more.

Last time I saw you, you was at the bottom.

You look better now.

Why are you here?

I'm here because it all comes 'round.

Ka's a wheel, Doc.

You listen, son.

It hurts to be here, so I'll only say it once.

These empty devils ever found you when you was a tyke, if they'd even sniffed you, you'd be long dead.

They're on the land like a cancer on the skin.

Once, they rode camels in the desert.

Once, they drove caravans across Eastern Europe.

They eat screams, and drink pain, and they've noticed that little girl.

They might kill her, might turn her, or might keep her till she's all used up, and that'd be worst of all.

You can't let 'em.

Why me?

Because she found you.

Because she showed up. Hell, Doc, why me?

You just walked on into my kitchen one day, and I'm still on the hook. (CHUCKLES)

What the hell am I supposed to do?

Get her what she asked for.

You won't see me again, Doc.

This is my last dream.

It seems to me you grew up fine, son, but you still owe a debt.

Pay it.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

(KNOCKING CONTINUES)

(SIGHS) God, damn it. What?

Hey. Sorry to interrupt.

I told you, "no distractions." Didn't I?

Nothing to eat, nothing to drink.

Just peace, quiet, and meditation.

I need all my wits for her tonight, Crow.

That's why I'm here. I found something.

(SIGHS) "How small can an earthquake be?

Pretty small, if the people of Richland Court, a short Anniston street that dead-ends at the Saco River, are to be believed.

Late Tuesday night, several residents of the street reported a tremor that rattled windows, shook floors, and sent glassware tumbling from the shelves.

Although the Geological Survey Center in Wrentham reports there were no temblors in New England last Tuesday."

What do you think?

I think, maybe.

I'm not a hundred percent, but I'll take fifty-fifty.

If that's actually her...

Richland Court.

She did that, shook a whole street in New Hampshire...

Having a place to actually focus on, not just a town, but a street, is gonna make things a hell of a lot easier for me tonight.

Good catch.

(CROW CLEARS THROAT)

(ROSE EXHALES DEEPLY)

How you coming at her?

Well, she'll be asleep.

I'll just wanna look around, see if she is.

Plant some suggestions, like little worms.

Let them burrow.

A hundred worms about her dear friends, the Knot.

And when we roll up, she'll be so happy to see us, she'll just hop right in the van.

If she did this... Mm-hmm?

...really shook a whole street, I think you should be careful.

She's a little girl.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

And you are the queen bitch of all time.

Mm. I know.

Just saying.

Be careful. Mm.

(INHALES)

(DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES)

Mm.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON HEADPHONES) (KNOCK ON DOOR)

Hey.

Hey, Mom.

You feeling okay?

We missed you at dinner.

I'm okay. Just had a rough day.

I'm flying out to see Momo in the morning.

I'll be back as soon as I can.

Abs, is she...

Is she gonna pull through this time?

I don't know.

I hope so.

Tell her I love her.

(CRICKETS CHIRPING)

(BREATHING DEEPLY)

(DEEP RUMBLING)


(CONTINUES BREATHING DEEPLY)


Keep sleeping, princess.

You rubes. (SCOFFS)

Spend your whole lives making little boxes, little memories.

Oh, you think they make you so rich.

You should see mine, kiddo.

Oh, my mind's a cathedral.

Well, hi there.

Hmm.

(GROANING)

He said you'd come back.

And you did.

(CONTINUES GROANING)

Good.

(ROSE PANTING) No!

Get back! Get back!

(GRUNTS) You're just a fucking child!

(GRUNTS)

(GASPING)

Where are you?

Where? Where did you...? Where...?

What did you...? Where did you...?

No.

Get out! Get out!

Get out!

(SCREAMING)

(WHIMPERS)

(SCREAMS)

(GRUNTING) (FILES RUSTLING)

(CONTINUES GRUNTING)

(GROANING)

Rose?

Trap.

Trap.

(ROSE GROANS) ANDI: What the hell happened?

Little bitch set a trap for me. Oh, my God. Your hand.

CROW: Rose! Rose, calm down. (GRUNTS)

We know where she is now, right? Now we know.

She was in my head!

What? ROSE: Stealing!

What does she know?

I don't know. I don't know.

How much does she... ROSE: I don't know!

(GROANS) I don't know... There's a problem.

Not now!

Grampa Flick...

I think he's cycling.

(WHIMPERS)

ABRA: Uncle Dan! Uncle Dan, I hurt her.

I really hurt her.

I hurt her and she deserved it and that's not the best part. The best part is...

The best part is I got in her head. I got in her head.

Uncle Dan? Are you there? Oh, God, Abra.

ABRA: Can you hear me?

What have you done?

(SIGHS)

Just talk to the kid.

If we're gonna do this, then let's do this.

Hi, Abra.

I can hear you.

(WHEEZING)

I don't understand.

ROSE: You will.

I thought we lived forever.

Did someone promise you that, Andi?

Did someone say you're immortal?

I said, "Live long, eat well."

We can live long, very long.

And we do, most of us.

But we haven't been eating well.

Not for a long time.

Rosie, he's going.

(WEAKLY) Rosie.

Yes, love?

I'm scared.

No, you're not. (SNIFFS)

You watched empires rise and fall. (SNIFFLING)

Cheered the gladiators in Rome.

Sailed across oceans, to new worlds, while you fed on kings, and princes, and popes.

They wrote myths of you, and made statues, and they trembled in their villages, and beds, and skyscrapers.

So, no... (GASPS)

...you're not scared.

You're a king... and you eat fear.

(LABORED BREATHING)

(GASPING VIOLENTLY)

(GROWLING AND GASPING)

(SCREAMS)

(CRIES OUT)

(ALL INHALING)

(KNOCKS)

Hey, bro.

You know, it's 4:00 a.m.

You've always seen me, Billy.

You have a good sense about people, is that fair to say?

Yeah, what...

You think I'm an honest man? A good man?

I do, I do. Dan, I...

I need your help.

The first thing I need is for you to listen to a story and try harder than you've ever tried to believe me.

ABRA: How's it going?

Oh, hey.

Shouldn't you be getting ready for school?

Yeah, but I wanted to tag along.

How long have you been driving?

A few hours or so.

We should get there tonight. Late.

Who's that?

He's my friend.

Maybe my best friend.

You should've seen her face.

She was scared, Uncle Dan.

Scared like all those kids were scared.

All those kids she's killed.

She was so mad and so scared that I got in.

That was a new trick.

I've never done that before.

Yeah, me neither. What was it like?

Like a library.

I guess we're all libraries inside.

How'd you do it?

Like this. Just a little push.

(TIRES SCREECH)

Abra!

Sorry! Sorry, sorry, sorry! (BILLY GRUNTS)

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to. It's okay.

What were all those boxes?

Nothing.

Liar.

When I was a kid, younger than you, I bumped into something like these things that ate like they do.

Only it wasn't a person, it was a place.

They closed it down after and let it rot.

But the things that lived there, they...

Don't go poking around in there again.

Okay, I won't. I promise.

(EXHALES HEAVILY)

We're almost ready. We're just loading up.

Good.

Get the caravan on the road and we'll have her in a day or two.

I don't think you should come, Rosie.

(SCOFFS) The fuck did you just say?

She tagged you.

She got in your head.

Yeah, it won't happen again.

And who knows how much she got to before you kicked her out.

She's mine, Crow.

Right now, as far as we know, you are the only one of us she could track.

Now, if she sees you coming, she could run or set another trap.

I will knock her out cold.

One of our assets from the NSA gave me the good stuff.

Put her out without chance of an overdose.

I'll head south. I'll circle around.

I'll come at her from a different direction.

I should be there.

You know I'm right about this.

Okay.

I'll leave Andi here with you, if you want.

No, no, you'll need your strength, all of you.

If she pulls a trick on you, stay together.

Yeah? Mm-hmm.

ROSE: Mm-hmm.

But I got some tricks of my own.

BILLY: Hey, I think we're here.

DAN: Okay.

I'll see if I can get her.

Abra?

ABRA: That's the sign. Pull around back.

She says to pull around back.

And I'll tell you when to stop.

She'll tell us when to stop.

BILLY: I gotta tell you, Danno, I don't know whether I hope you're right or wrong about this.

I mean, if you're wrong, my friend is crazy.

I mean, full-blown, mental breakdown, imaginary-monsters- killing-imaginary-kids bonkers.

But, you know, I... I can work with that.

If you're right, though...

DAN: I know.

It's much worse.

You should go home.

What?

No, not you.

I can handle it.

No. We'll take it from here.

Okay, it's just us.

You smell that?

Used to hunt. I ever tell you that?

DAN: No.

Deer.

This one summer, I clipped this buck.

I was tracking it for two days.

I got the shot, clipped him.

He ran off, I went after.

Figured he wasn't gonna last long.

(PANTING)

Then he vanished.

Just up and evaporated.

Not a trace. Truly baffling.

Five days later, I'm trying a different spot, miles away.

I come around looking for a spot for a blind... then I smelled him.

Smelled him.

Found that buck holed up to a hollow trunk, dead for days.

The smell...

Never hunted a day since.

This is the same smell.

(DAN GRUNTS)

Billy.

(BOTH GRUNTING)

Oh, my God!

(GAGGING)

(BOTH EXCLAIM)

(RETCHING)

(GAGGING)

(BILLY CONTINUES RETCHING)

(COUGHING)

(GROANING)

BILLY: Fuck.

Fuck, Danno. What the fuck?

They didn't even bury him deep. They buried him shallow.

I'm sorry, Billy.

BILLY: What did you get us into?

BILLY: The people who did that...

DAN: They're not people.

No. No, they ain't.

Anyone do that to a little boy, they ain't people.

ABRA: Did you get it?

Yeah, we got it.

Is she back?

We're heading back to you. We'll be back in the morning.

We got a stop to make.

I need you to show your parents what's happening.

No.

Yeah. No. They almost think I'm normal.

If I tell them, they'll...

DAN: Rose'll go through them to get to you.

You know that, don't you?

She'll cut them down without a second thought.

And she's coming, Abra.

They need to know.

(ABRA SIGHS)

So, what's this stop we gotta make?

You still got those old deer rifles?

You're Uncle Dan?

The fuck you think you are? Sir...

Hmm? Hmm? She is 13 years old!

Abra, I told you to show him.

I told him. Well, that's not the same.

I'm gonna kick your ass before I call the police, huh?

Hey, hey, hey! No, no, no. Abra.

Now, don't you say her name.

Abra...

(DAVID SCREAMING)

(SCREAMING STOPS)

DAN: I'm sorry, Mr. Stone. I am a friend.

Everything she told you is true.

(BOTTLE RATTLES)

What the hell is happening?

I'm sorry.

Abra needs to show you something.

BILLY: I saw the boy.

I saw his body.

It's all true.

Probably, your friend here put him there.

You think about that?

Not for long, I didn't.

Mr. Stone, your daughter is special.

Don't talk about her.

I think you know that. Deep down.

She knows what happened to that little boy, and she knows who did it.

Show him.

I'm sorry, Daddy.

I really didn't want to.

Didn't want to what?

(GASPS) (SCREAMING)

(BREATH QUIVERING)

No, thanks.

No.

(BOTTLE RATTLES)

Those people... they know about my daughter?

They do.

And sooner or later, they're coming.

We gotta do something.

All right, we're calling the police, the FBI...

DAN: These people have been around a long, long time, sir.

They're rich, connected.

I don't think they're worried about the police.

But where are they?

When are they coming? Where can we go?

Abra can answer that... if she's ready.

I'm ready.

You sure you wanna do this?

I have to.

(SIGHS)


I-95.

Barry, the Crow, the Snake, and a few others.

The trees haven't changed that much, so maybe Massachusetts, but they're close. Rose?

Didn't see her.

But they're coming.

This is the only room she saw?

That's right.

And I made a few changes. Hid a few things.

All right.

Well, they'll be trying to track you, trying to catch on.

And you're gonna let them.

Are you crazy?

Possibly, but you're gonna let them.

And then I need you to try and do a little trick.

A magic trick?

They're following us.

Concentrate. You gotta keep it up until they land.

I know.


This should work.

Good blinds over there, and there.

They still close?

Getting closer, I think.

This is tough.

I know. I know. Not much longer.

Okay, Crow Daddy, go get her.


You look relaxed.

You feel relaxed, don't you, Abra?

I guess.

ANDI: You should.

Just relax.

We're friends.

You're friends.

ANDI: That's right.

Just friends.

And we want to take you to meet more friends.

Good friends.

Well, shit.

The way they talked you up, I was thinking it'd be a little harder than that.

(CHUCKLES)

The fuck?

Parlor tricks. Just fuckin' parlor tricks.

(GUNSHOT) (GROANS)

(GRUNTS)

No! Get out of there!

Get out of there!

(SCREAMS) ROSE: No!

(CONTINUES SCREAMING)

(GROANING)

No!

(GROANS, PANTS)

ABRA: You deserve it.

You deserve it. All of you.

(GUNSHOTS CONTINUE) (ANDI GROANS)

(GRUNTS)

No!

(SCREECHING)

(GASPS)

(SCREECHES)

(GRUNTS) (ROSE SCREAMS)

(SCREECHING)

(GRUNTS)

(ROSE WAILING) (YELLS)

(GASPING AND SNARLING)

(SHUDDERING)

(GUN CLICKS)

(DAN, QUIETLY) Oh, fuck.

Stop.

I just got one question for you, sweetie.

Aren't you sleepy?

(GUN RATTLES)

You're sleepy.

Sleep.

Sleep.

(GASPING) Wake up! Uncle Dan!

Wake up! Wake up.

Wake up! (GRUNTS SOFTLY)

Fucking men.

Fucking men. (GUN COCKS)

(GUNSHOT)

(GROANING)

(GASPING AND SNARLING)

Stay back, Billy.

Kill yourself.

(COCKS GUN)

No!

Billy! (GUNSHOT)

(LAUGHING)

(SNARLS)

(GASPING VIOLENTLY)

(LAUGHS)

ABRA: There is one missing.

I didn't see the Crow. Where is the Crow?

(WINCES)

Hello, Abra.

Abra!

DAVID: Get away from her.

Step back.

Sure thing, Dad.

You know, I'm glad I got to meet you.

I'll fucking kill you. Step back.

Some brave words.

Always tickles me, watching you rubes threaten a god.

You know, your little girl, she's maybe the best food we'll ever have.

I'm so glad I had a chance to compliment the chef.


Oh, good, you're awake.

(SOFTLY) Dan...

Don't bother.

(ABRA COUGHS)

What's wrong with me?

You've been dosed, missy.

More than I've ever used before.

Might let you wake up here and there, but that steam of yours is fast asleep.

My dad...

What happened to my dad?

Lot of good people killed today.

Lot of good people.

I'd love to tell you someone will pay, some kind of justice raining down on the sad events today, but it don't work like that.

We were always gonna have you.

Some of my people are dead.

Some of yours are dead.

Outcome didn't change, though.

Think on that a minute.

The outcome didn't change.

So, their deaths, all of them, just a waste.

A waste you brought on to us all, young lady.

For what?

(SOBS SOFTLY)

Please hear me...

CROW: Ain't nobody hearing you.

Might as well calm down and enjoy the ride.

Like I said, outcome hasn't changed.

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACH)

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

DAN: No.

Please.

Oh, please, please, please.

Please.

Abra!

Abra.

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

Tony?

Help me, please, Tony.

God.

(SOBS)

Okay. Okay.

Okay, okay.

Okay, you always said... (SNIFFS) your brain was like a radio.

No one's answering when you call, so stop calling.

And just listen.

(GRUNTING)

(VOICES SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

ABRA: Dan. Dan.

Help.

Hi.

(WHISPERS) Dan.

Did he drug you?

I'm so sorry.

I'm gonna try something, okay?

But you're weak.

He's blocking you.

I could barely hear you.

You gotta trust me, okay?

Okay?

Awake again, huh?

(CLICKS TONGUE) Might have to dose you at the next rest stop.

Where are we going?

Mm, you know where.

Fuck, I feel hungover.

I told you it's good shit.

Haven't felt hungover in years. And, you know, I don't miss it.

Not even a little.

West, huh?

Stayin' off the major roads. Smart.

Crownville. New York.

Who are you?

I'm the guy that killed your friends.

It's nice to meet you.

Neat trick.

Haven't seen this one before.

Wanna see one more?

Don't imagine Rose'll be too happy if you shoot the prize.

I don't suppose Rose will be happy about any of this.

And when that woman gets mad...

Well, it seems to me you know enough to know you might wanna sit this one out.

Count your blessings.

Go on your way.

(CHUCKLES)

What's so funny, friend?

Well, it's just arrogance. It's arrogance, really.

But it makes sense, if you think you're gonna live forever.

Stands to reason, of course you wouldn't wear your seatbelt.

(TIRES SCREECHING)

(GRUNTS)

(GASPS) No!

Dan?

Dan?

(SOFT SNARLING)

(GASPING AND SNARLING)


I hope that hurts.

Rosie...

A lot.

(PAINED SCREAMING)


You little bitch.

What have you done?

All right, bitch child.

All right.

(INHALING)

(EXHALES DEEPLY)


Sorry.

Dozed off.

No, you earned it.

Where are we?

Ohio.

Where are we going?

Colorado.

Why Colorado?

She's gonna keep coming.

I know. Always.

This only ends if we end it, and I don't think we can beat her.

Not by ourselves.

There's a place.

A place that's dangerous for people like us.

The place you told me about? The hungry place?

Yeah, that's right.

If it's so dangerous, why would we go there?

Well, if it's dangerous for people like us, I expect it's dangerous for people like her.

Maybe even more so.

Good.

She's following us, you know.

Yeah, good. Let her.

I'm sorry about your father.

Sorry about your friend.

(CELL PHONE VIBRATING)

(SIGHS) It's my mom.

What do I say to her?

(MUTTERS)

Hi, Mom.

Oh, thank God!

Abra... (SNIFFLING)

Are you okay? Where are you?

I love you.

(CELL PHONE CLICKS)

When we're safe, you'll call her and tell her where to find us?

I will.

Okay.

(CELL PHONE CLATTERS)


Not too much further. Up the mountain.


(WIND WHISTLING)

Here's what we're gonna do.

You're gonna stay in the car, keep the heater running.

I don't want you spending a minute inside there if you don't have to.

She can only come from here.

You can see her a mile out, easy.

You see lights on the mountain over there, you blast me, okay?

But I don't want you going in. Not until she's here.

You aren't waiting with me?

I can't.

Why not?

I have to wake it up.


(DOOR CLANKING)

(WIND WHISTLING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)


Wakey-wakey.


(MACHINERY WHIRRING)

(STEAM HISSING)

(LIQUID TRICKLING)


(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SIGHS)


(LIGHTS CLICKING AND BUZZING)

(SOFT THUD)


(BREATHES SHARPLY)


(SCREAMS)

(GASPING)


MAN: Slow night, Mr. Torrance.

Not for long, I imagine.

MAN: You're a whiskey man, are you not?

I was, most of the time.

MAN: On the house.

This was your brand.

Jack Daniel's.

I used to see the bottles in our home.

Our real home, before all this.

I smelled one once. It smelled like something on fire, which I suppose it was.

MAN: I'm afraid you've confused me with someone else.

It's Lloyd.

Lloyd.

I apologize, Mr. Torrance.

I don't know where everyone is, but it'll pick up.

Oh, I know where they are.

And you're right... it'll pick up.

If you don't mind my saying, Mr. Torrance, you seem... put upon.

Put upon?

Ain't that the way.

Man just living his life, trying to do his work.

He gets put upon.

Pulled into other people's problems.

I see it all the time, if you don't mind my saying.

So we lived in Florida.

I'm sorry?

Mom and I.

I'm afraid I don't know who you mean.

We never wanted to see snow again, so we lived in Florida.

Tiny place, but it was comfortable, and we were happy.

I mean, we were grieving.

We were traumatized, but there was happiness too.

She...

She would look away.

She'd look at me, but she'd always look away after a second or two.

It took me a while to notice it.

But after the Overlook, she wouldn't look me in the eyes, not for long.

Couldn't figure it out.

But it...

It was you.

She saw your eyes in me, and she'd have to look away.

It tortured her to have to do that.

So, I fixed it.

I fixed it for her, and it was the last time I ever used it.

So that she wouldn't see you anymore when she looked at me.

I was 20 when she died.

And back then, I saw when someone was gonna die.

I saw flies. Black flies.

"Death flies," I called them, circling people's faces.

And in those last weeks, she was covered...

Her whole face.

I could barely see her eyes.

And I... I tried to comfort her, but I could hardly look at her.

And she saw that.

She just lay there dying, with her son who couldn't look at her.

Maybe something warm to push away such unpleasantries.

Don't you wanna hear about it? She was your wife.

I think you've mistaken me for someone else.

I'm just a bartender. Oh, yeah?

Just Lloyd the bartender, pouring joy at the Overlook Hotel.

I'll pour whatever you like, Mr. Torrance.

Oh, Dad.

This drink will cost an awful lot.

Your money is no good here.

Orders from the house.

It'll cost more than money.

It'll cost me eight years.

Eight behind me, and who knows how many in front of me.

Your credit is fine, Mr. Torrance.

Man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, and then the drink takes a man.

Ain't it so, Dad?

Medicine.

Medicine is what it is.

Bona fide cure-all.

Depression, stress, remorse, failure, wipes it all away.

The mind is a blackboard.

And this is the eraser.

A man tries.

He provides.

But he's surrounded by mouths.

That eat, and scream, and cry, and nag.

So, he asks for one thing, just one thing for him.

To warm him up... to take the sting out of those days of the mouths, eating, and eating, and eating everything he makes, everything he has.

And a family.

A wife, a kid.

Those mouths eat time.

They eat your days on Earth.

They just gobble them up.

It's enough to make a man sick.

And this... is the medicine.

So, tell me, pup, are you gonna take your medicine?

I'm not.

(GLASS SHATTERS)

Oh.

Look at that. I'm sorry.

Clumsy old me, Mr. Torrance. Forgive me.

Let's get you cleaned up.

Management is concerned.

Concerned?

It's horrible what she's done to you.

Pulled you into her mess.

A smart man?

He'd let her handle it.

Let things unfold as they're meant to.

Why should you pay her tab, Doc?

And for what?

For this little girl who started all this trouble?

What would management have me do about that?

Nothing.

Easiest thing in the world to do, son.

Just bring her inside.

And then, well, you accept the things you cannot change.

ABRA: Dan!

She's here.

DAN: Okay.

This place is sick.

Sick like my momo was sick.

It's cancer, only worse.

(ELECTRICITY HUMMING)

What do we do now?

We head inside. She'll find us.


(INHALES)


(GASPS SOFTLY)


ROSE: Well, well, well.

Hi there.

DAN: When this starts, run.

ROSE: Yes, you run, dear.

And then I will find you and you will scream for years until you die.

We'll see who does the screaming.

Oh, we'll see indeed.

DAN: She's right, you know.

You should be afraid.

Why is that?

Because you don't know where you're standing.

I'm sorry, who are you, handsome?

You're the one who killed my Crow, aren't you?

Go.

(GRUNTS)

(GASPS)


(BREATHING HEAVILY)

ROSE: Clever.

You've made some improvements, haven't you?

Since the last time I was in your mind.

ABRA: How do you know we're not in yours?

Where are you, pup?

(GASPS)

You're gonna die here.

Mm. Brave words, dear.

Is that what you really think?

You're gonna hurt me?

ABRA: Yes.

(GRUNTS)

(GASPS)

You know, you remind me of myself.

I can really see it now.

You've got a darkness in you, dear.

I think the only difference between you and me is time.

(GROANS)

(GASPING)

You don't know yet... what you'd do... for more time.

But I promise you, dear, oh, you'd be surprised.

(GRUNTS)

(SIGHS)

ABRA: Pain purifies steam.

Fear, too, so, you understand.

(GRUNTS SOFTLY)

(ABRA CHOKING)

I was just like you when I was younger.

I was special and alone.

But I met someone who gave me the gift of purpose, of community.

And I might have given you such a gift if things would have gone differently.

No?

Defiant, aren't you?

(CONTINUES CHOKING)

So much like me.

Your mind is so...

This isn't your mind, is it?

This isn't you at all.

You're just the bait.

(GRUNTS)

Enough!

(GASPS)

(DAN PANTING) Run.

How the hell did we miss you?

(GROANS)

Oh...

You and I should have met years ago.

Danny.

That's your name, isn't it?

Well, something happens to the steam when you rubes get older.

It gets polluted.

Dirty.

You know that.

I see the grease all over you.

You don't shine quite the same.

Growing up spoils that, I guess.

Seriously, handsome, where have you been hiding?

I can make you an offer.

An offer I rarely make.

Oh, yeah? I can't wait.

Such a gifted boy hiding his light under a bushel for so long.

You could live a long, long time. Live well, too.

Indulge yourself, no consequences, no hangovers.

Eat well, live long.

You must be lonely, being the last one.

I mean, the last one in the world.

Sweetie, I'm not the last. Far from it.

I'm just the prettiest.

I assume you know my answer.

Pity.

So, are we doing this or not?

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(GROANING)

(GRUNTING)

(GROANING)

Whew.

(EXHALES HEAVILY)

ROSE: Oh, sweetie.

(CONTINUES GROANING) Oh, look at that, huh?

I seem to have nicked your femoral artery there.

Why, you're gonna bleed to death, huh?

(GROANING)

(ROSE GRUNTING) (CHOKING)

My, my, what a temper you have.

So much fire.

Such a waste!

Or maybe not.

(FLESH SQUELCHING) (SCREAMING)

(INHALING)

Oh, damn.

Even at your age... (INHALES DEEPLY) it's so good.

(SCREAMING)

You taste like whiskey.

(INHALING)

JACK: Danny!

Danny boy!

Oh, so much terror.

All your life, huh?

(GROANS)

(INHALES)

Delicious.

(SCREAMING)

(INHALING)

(HYPERVENTILATING) Don't hurt me!

Oh, damn.

(GASPING)

What are... You're not alone in there.

(DAN GROANS) Huh?

What are you hiding, huh?

(RATTLING)

What's in those?

Something special, huh?

(GRUNTS) They're not special. They're starving.

(SCREECHING)

No.

No!

(ROSE GRUNTING)

(ROSE SCREAMING) (FLESH SQUELCHING)

(GHOSTS INHALING)

(CONTINUES SCREAMING)

(SCREAMING STOPS)

Hello, Danny.

(GASPS)

Come and play with us... forever...

(DAN GROANING) ...and ever... and ever.

(LIGHTS BUZZING)

("MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS AND YOU" PLAYING FAINTLY)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)


ABRA: Uncle Dan.

Uncle Dan, is it done?

(PANTING) Is she dead?

(LIGHTS BUZZING)

(DAN GRUNTING)

Great party, isn't it?

DAN: Abra!

Abra!

(MUFFLED) Abra!

Abra!

(WATER TRICKLES)

(ABRA SNIFFS)

Try it.

Oh, there you are.

Abra.

You've been very, very bad.

You're not Uncle Dan.

You're a mask. A false face.

(MULTIPLE VOICES) Who else would I be?

ABRA: You're the hotel.

But he's still in there.

Mask is off, then.

Why are you smiling?

Because you don't know where you're standing.

(SCOFFS) I know these halls like my own face, child.

I mean the body you're standing in.

The face you're wearing.

That's Dan Torrance, and you don't know him.

Dan Torrance.

Dan Torrance made one stop as soon as he got here.

To the boiler room.

(GRUNTS)

(STRAINING)

(DAN GROANS)

(GRUNTS) There you are.

(IN NORMAL VOICE) You were supposed to run.

I didn't wanna leave you.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.

I can't hold it off for much longer. Abra, you need to run.

No.

I'm not going anywhere without you.

I have to close the door behind us, right?

Run! Run!

(GROANING)

(GRUNTING)

(MACHINERY RATTLING AND RUMBLING)

(GRUNTING AND STRAINING)

(SIGHS)

(MACHINERY GROANING AND RATTLING)

(LIQUID SLOSHING)


(PANTING)


(FIRE ROARING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

ABRA: Come on, Uncle Dan.

Get out of there.

Come on.

(SIRENS APPROACHING)

The fire spread fast, destroying the hotel.

Purifying it.

I could almost hear it... screaming.

I could hear it dying.

And deep inside, I knew...

I knew you were okay.

I'm sorry I put you in danger.

It was the only way.

I know.

Do you think she was right when she said she wasn't the last one?

The world's a hungry place.

A dark place.

Maybe there's more of them or things like them or worse, but there are more people like you, too.

People who stand.

I told you when I first met you, I told you that you should hide.

That you should keep your head down.

Keep your shine out of sight.

But I was wrong.

Shine on, Abra Stone.

You shine on.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

(KNOCK ON DOOR) LUCY: Dinner's ready.

Who are you talking to?

No one.

Hmm.

That's not true.

I was talking to Dan.

We go on after.

We go on.

And he's okay.

So is Daddy.

He really is.

Good.

You coming, sweetheart?

In a minute.

("MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS AND YOU" PLAYING)

("MIDNIGHT WITH THE STARS AND YOU" CONTINUES PLAYING)


♪ Midnight with the stars And you ♪

♪ Midnight and a rendezvous ♪

♪ Your eyes Held a message tender ♪

♪ Saying "I surrender All my love to you" ♪

♪ Midnight brought us Sweet romance ♪

♪ I know All my whole life through ♪

♪ I'll be remembering you ♪

♪ Whatever else I do ♪

♪ Midnight with the stars And you ♪