Find Me (2014) Script

Em, You okay?

Yeah. Yeah. I was just having a weird dream.

We're almost there.


What is that? What?

That, right there. You don't see that?

No, see what?

That's our house, baby.

Dork. I'm your dork. Welcome home.

Jules, get over here.

Oooh.

I'm sorry about that, he's harmless, he just likes to meet everyone. What a good dog.

Uh, I'm Paul. I live down the street, and, uh, this guy is Jules.

Hey, Mr. Jules.

It's nice to meet you Paul. I'm Tim, and this lovely lady is my wife, Emily.

Well, it's good to meet you. Nice to see someone moving back in this house again.

It's been empty way too long.

Well, um, if you need anything, I live just down the street like I said, Paul, Jules.

It's nice to meet you guys. Good to meet you.

Nice to meet you. Bye, Jules.


It's perfect.

I love you. I love you.

Little musty.


I think we're going to like it here.

It's quiet, it's secluded.

What's not to like?

Shit...

Welcome to home ownership.


What? It's perfect.

I'll call a repair guy tomorrow.

Is that a thing, a window handyman?

Yeah, I'm sure there are plenty of window repair companies in town...

Oh, I wish our couch was here. I know, tomorrow. Tonight... box couches.

What do you think? Pizza, champagne, movie?

I like the way you think, lady.

You want me to go with you? No, you stay here relax or finish unpacking completely.

I'll be back in a second. I'll do my best.


Boo. Oh, my god!

Claire. Yes. Hi.

Why is everyone trying to scare me today?

I don't know, because it's fun. What are you doing here?

I told you I'd come by as soon as you got here. Uh...

Shortage of lamps? Oh, yeah, sorry.

We haven't really finished unpacking yet, and the rest of the stuff... is coming tomorrow. Gotcha. Where's Tom?

Tim. Oh, god. Tim.

Where's Tim? I want to meet this guy.

Oh, he just ran out to get champagne, he'll be back.

Oh, well, I won't stay long. I'll let you guys celebrate I just wanted to see you. It's been so long.

Well, you look great.

You too. Married life looks like it's going well for you.

Thanks. I'm still sorry...

I missed the wedding by the way. Oh, shut up. You know it's fine.

Little bit of a fixer upper here? Little bit.

So, okay, now tell me, why couldn't Tim teach at the school here, cause isn't it like 30 minutes closer?

Yeah, but they're not the ones that offered him a job and a raise.

And uh, I don't know. He doesn't mind the commute, and this place was just too cheap to pass up on.

Speaking of which, could I get a tour?

Oh, yeah, of course, of course, uh.

So this is the living room, we're right now going for a "no curtains, no lights" look.

It's working. This is the kitchen.

This place is kind of huge, how did you guys find it.

We were actually looking at a place down the street, and I saw this and I kind of fell in love with it.

It was kind of weird because it wasn't actually on the market.

Wait, it wasn't for sale or anything?

It had been empty for a while but no one really wanted it, and we put in an offer, a really low offer, and they took it.

Oh. Lucky you, I guess. Yeah, right?

You want to see the rest of it? Yeah.

So this is the main bedroom, the other one is a little smaller so we're going to do like an office/guest room thing with it.

Nice.

Is someone standing out there?

Where?

Just come look, it looks like someone's standing right there.

Should I turn the light off so we can see better?

Sure, let's make this more terrifying than it already is.

It's not moving.

It may just be something in the yard. Did you go out there?

Yeah, earlier, but I don't think I saw anything.

Why are we whispering? I'm just taking your lead.

I'm home. It's Tim.

Hey, you scared us.

You refer to yourself as us now?

No, jerk, Claire is here. Hi.

Oh, hey, I've heard so much about you.

Same for you, and I want you to know that I already like you... since you managed to convince Emily to move back home finally.

Dragged her kicking and screaming is more like it.

That is not true.

I'd just been gone for so long it didn't really feel like home anymore.

So we think we just saw someone standing in the backyard.

Will you look and tell us if we are being crazy?

What, when? Just now in the bedroom.

Where? You'll see it.

I don't see anything, I see dark.

Well there was definitely something there, we think.

Well, it's gone now.

So dinner this week? Yeah, sounds good.

Well, it was great to kind of meet you, Tim. Stop it.

Bye. Bye, we'll see you soon.

You guys have fun.

She seems nice. Better be, my high school bestie.

So I got you two bottles of champagne if you are feeling adventurous, plus some candy and snacks if the pizza sucks.

Sounds good.

I'll find the flutes tomorrow. Okay.

To... our first night in a new home and to your homecoming.

And to your new job and to us.

Is it weird being back?

Not yet. My old place was a few blocks away, and we didn't play over here very much.

The royal "we" again?

Just the other kids and I.

Tomorrow I'm going to unpack, get organized, try to settle in a little, start the job hunt next week.

Sounds good.


Tim.


I hate you.


Morning. We're from Young Services moving, We've got all your gear here.

Oh, yeah, yeah, come on in. Excellent, couches right in here?

Yeah, I'll get this stuff out of your way.

Let me know if you need anything. All right, sounds good.


Hey. Hi.

That's, uh, should be the last of it. Your car's off the trailer.

It's in the driveway. You need anything else?

No, no that's great, thank you so much. Excellent.

Oh, thank you very much.

You guys have a good day. All right, thanks a lot.


You think he's going to believe you?

I don't know why he wouldn't.

Yeah, I don't know... cause in the movies, when the wife tells the husband that the house is haunted, he always says it's, like, stress or she's crazy or something like that.

Uh, Tim believes in ghosts way more than I do, I think he'd actually love it if the house was haunted.

He watches all of those, like, ghost-hunting night vision shows just hoping to see something.

Do you think it is just stress?

No, I would be really freaked out too if my house started breaking stuff and my reflection stopped reflecting me, even if I was drunk.

I think I'll wait a couple days to tell him anyway.

Why wait to tell him?

I don't know. I mean, he just started a new job, and we just bought our first house, he's kind of got a lot going on.

It could just be the house settling right? That's a thing.

Yeah. That happens all the time on House Hunters.

Shut-up. You get ghosts.

We have a ghost. You do have a ghost.


I think tonight, I'm going to try the whole...

"hanging up clothes" thing.

Sounds like a novel idea. How did you sleep?

Bad dreams.

Take a nap today.

Maybe. I want to get all of those boxes out of the living room first.

Don't kill yourself, there's no rush.

Oh, I am going to go to the grocery store today. You want to text me a list?

Sure. I'm late. I love you.

I love you.


11-year-old Gray Spidell wrote a letter asking him to grow a beard and he did...

Could you guys turn to page 60 and start reading to yourselves?

Hey, is everything okay?

Do you have a few minutes to talk?

Yeah, yeah this class is done in 10 for lunch.

What's going on? I'm just, I'm a little spooked.

Okay. Well, just hang out here, I'll be done in a couple of minutes. Okay.


What?

Sorry.

What?

Sorry.

What do you think it means?

I don't know.

Some kind of a prank?

I've been seeing something in the house lately.

What do you mean?

I don't know, uh, I thought it was shadows or something but...

I don't know, someone.

Someone like a home intruder, or someone like a ghost?

I don't think it's a home intruder.

It's like a woman or a girl, and then I turn the lights on and it's gone.

That's why I thought it was just shadows, but now this.

What does it look like?

Like me, kind of.

I guess that's a little less creepy than twins that want to "Play with me forever".

Tim this is serious. Someone was in our house.

So whether it was a ghost or a home intruder or whatever, we have to do something right?

Did you have any enemies growing up here?

You think this is a childhood grudge?

I don't know. Did anyone have a childhood grudge against you?

No, I don't think so.

I wasn't very popular, I kind of kept to myself.

Maybe this is someone's idea of a bad joke.

Doesn't feel like a joke.

You guys should just get out of there.

Well, where are we going to go? I mean the house was cheap, but we still sunk all of our money into it.

You want us to stay with you in your studio apartment?

Uh, on second thought, I think you'll be okay.

I know... All right I'm going to call you later.

Cool, let me know. Okay bye.


So I put it in the cupboard.

And nothing else happened? Not a peep.

So I guess we are in agreement, we've got a ghost?

Yeah, I don't know what else it could be.

Do you think we have a good ghost or a bad ghost?

Doesn't seem very friendly.

Do you think it's trying to tell you something?

I don't know. Maybe I'm just being crazy and it's nothing.

It is crazy, and it is nothing, you know?

I've got you a therapist appointment set up for you.

Yeah, maybe this is just a gypsy curse.

Maybe the house is built on an indian burial ground.

Shut-up. "You son of a bitch, You moved the headstones, but not the bodies!"

Yep.

What do you want to do?

I don't know.

Burn sage? Exorcism?

Creepy town psychic?

Is there a creepy town psychic? I don't think so.

Okay, this is what we're going to do.

I'm going to draw you a bath, and we are going to relax and sleep on it and talk about it in the morning. OK?

Wait, why would you draw me a bath? You're the horror movie fan.

You know what happens to girls in baths.

We're way smarter than those people.


The bath help?


I'm gonna get some water. Do you want anything?


How did you get ahead of me? You are right about a bath.

Did you just get out of the bath? Yeah.

I just saw the fucking ghost.

So it just got into bed with him?

That's what he said. What did he do?

I don't know. He's really freaked out. He won't even talk about it.

Yeah, that's closer than you've ever been to it.

You want to get out of there, go shopping or something?

No, I'm okay. You sure?

Yeah. I have some errands to run anyway.

Fine. I'm still coming over later though.

Yeah, yeah. Bye.


Come find me.

Where am I?

Hello?

Tim?

Hello?

Shit! Hey, baby. You okay?

Yeah, yeah, I just got home. Did you hear that?

Hear what?

Like a scratching.

Mouse?

I hope we don't have a ghost and a mouse.

Do we have an attic. Maybe.

That sounded like it came from the closet.

This is crazy, we shouldn't investigate something that's obviously fucking with us.

I know, baby, but we talked about it.

It's not a police matter, so... we either learn to live with it, figure out how to get rid of it, or move.

So what do we do if we do find it? Are we going to corner it, talk to it?

We could ask it what it wants.

I think we know what it wants, since it tried to climb in bed with you.

It also wants your music box, plus maybe it just likes to break things.

Oh, it's Claire.

Hey.

Okay, so I think I might be able to help.

What do you mean?

We're going to talk to it, I'll do it.

You don't think we should bring in like a professional for that?

Why I googled it, it looks super easy.

Besides I don't have anything else to do tonight.

Okay, what do we need to get to prepare?

Fuck, Ow. You okay?

Yeah I just burned myself on the candle.

Should we turn off the lights?

Um, yes?

Yeah.

Are you okay? Good to go.

Place candles around the bowl in a circle.

Okay. I think we have everything.

Okay. Are we ready?

Yeah, let's do it. So we all hold hands.

And close your eyes.

We call upon the spirit inhabiting this house to come forward and communicate with us.

We call upon the spirit inhabiting this house to come forward and communicate with us.

We mean you no harm and only wish to communicate peacefully.

If you can hear me, make your presence known.

Spirit, if you can hear me, make your presence known.

I don't think it's working.

Shhh, keep your eyes closed.

Spirit, if you cannot show yourself to us, give us a sign that you're here.

Why is your phone on? Sorry, that's me.

Sorry.

I'll call them back, sorry.

Let's keep going, I have this other thing I could try.

Hey, if you're here come talk to us!

I don't know, I thought it was worth a shot, maybe you weren't doing it loud enough or something.

I'll google some more stuff at home tomorrow, maybe we can try again?

Can we turn the lights on now?

So tomorrow we pick this back up and see what we can do?

Yeah, fine. Maybe we can... burn incense or put up a crucifix or something.

Thank you. Okay.

Bye. Goodnight. Night.

So what now? What do you mean?

I mean, what do we do next?

I think we should watch a movie, go to bed and pretend that none of this is happening.

Deal.


Hey, Tim. Tim.

What? Do you hear that?

Do I hear what?

That.

Yeah, it sounds like the faucet, Do you want me to go check? Yeah I'll go with you.

Okay.


Did you leave this light on. I don't think so.


Em, Emily, Emily! Emily!

What's wrong? What's wrong?

I had a nightmare.

You're safe, it's okay. You're safe.

You're safe, you're safe. It's okay.


Come find me, Emmy.


Jesus! I'm sorry!

I knocked and you didn't answer.

Oh, my god. I'll be right out okay. Okay.

Hey, I'm so sorry about just letting myself in.

Look at this.

Find me?

Written on the mirror while I was in the shower. I assume it wasn't you.

What does it mean?

I don't know, but this is getting really fucked up.

Okay, um...

"Find me." Maybe it needs our help.

Hang on, I'm going to text this to Tim.

Okay. Well, I brought some stuff too.

Sage, protection crystals. It's probably all bullshit, but the guy at the new age place swore it would work.

Okay.

So the sage goes around, and the crystals by the windows.

Let's do it. It's going to be okay.


Okay, this whole place is officially saged.

I put all the crystals, where the book said to.

Oh, here.

Hey.

Hey, did you look at the full size of the picture you sent me?

What do you mean?

Did you see what's in the background?

The find me thing? I mean, I saw it on my phone. Why?

Em, you need to look at it on your computer. I emailed it to you.

Okay, I'm going to put you on speaker, hang on.

What's up?

He wants us to look at something.

It looks the same to me.

Look at the mirror reflection behind the words.

Shit.

Right there.

That, that's definitely her.

Okay, so now what do we do?

I think we should look for it.


Hey, you're taller than me, can you see if you can reach this?

Claire?

Em, come here, check this out.

Hey. Hey. Were you just in the other bedroom?

Oh, yeah. A few minutes ago, I was. No, like 10 seconds ago.

No, I was here, but did you see this already?

For real? Oh, god.

Hang on do you have that flashlight?

Here it is.

Well that's super creepy.

Are you claustrophobic? You know I am.

You can go down there, I've got your back.

Oh, I'm not going to go down there.

Do you see anything? Cobwebs and stuff.

Oh.

Oh, hang... hang on I feel something.

What is that?

It's pictures. Score.

I can't believe that was down there. You have to call Tim.

Yeah.

Okay, let's open it up.

Oh, my god.

Em, this is you.

Right?

Oh, yeah. And this is Melissa, remember her?

Do you remember who used to live here?

Hmmm.

Wasn't it that guy, yeah, the guy that used to give us apples for Halloween, remember him?

Yeah.

He always seemed weird, but not like this.

Do you know what happened to him after I left?

No, I never kept track of him. He just always lived here and then, you know, one day the house was up for sale, and then it wasn't apparently, and then you guys moved in.

Do we think the ghost is in one of these photos?

"Find me." Yeah, maybe.

Okay, so we track down who all these people are, see what they're doing now? I guess.

It should be pretty easy, because I... think we knew almost all of them.


Oh, here's another one.

Alive and well, and apparently living in the Virgin Islands... bitch.

Definitely not haunting us though.

Okay, that... should be all of us then, right? Pretty much.

Hey, guys. Hey.

What are you doing?

We found these in the crawl space.

Is that you?

How old were you in this photo?

Maybe five or six.

And you found these in this house?

Do you know who used to live here?

Not really, I mean we remember that he gave apples for Halloween and wasn't very nice.

Um, do you know who these other girls are?

Well, yeah. We found almost all of them online, they're fine.

Well, I guess the next order of business is to find out who apple guy was.

I'll check at the school tomorrow, okay?

This is really weird.

Well, I think now that you are in good hands, I probably should get going.

I have, like, a ton of work to catch up on.

Thank you so much for your help again.

Yeah.

Oh, sorry.

I'll text you later okay? Okay, bye.

How did you find the crawl space? Claire found it.

She noticed that the carpet was a little off in the closet.

Did you look anywhere else?

Yeah, we were here all afternoon. We just looked everywhere, trying to find clues or something. What did you check out?

Um, well, we didn't go down into the crawl space. And, uh...

Well, there's like an attic thing maybe in the small bedroom, but I couldn't reach it.

I'm going to get changed, and, uh, I'll go look in the crawl space first, okay?

Okay.


Okay, thank you.

Hey, Italian delivery is on its way.

Look what I found in the crawl space.

Emily, what's wrong?

I used to have something just like this.

I guess everyone did.

Who had the other half of yours, was it Claire?

Her name was Annah.

You never mentioned an Annah before.

I never mentioned Annah to anyone.

She was my sister.

Emily, Emily come and play hide and go seek with us.

Leave me alone.

I used to say I was the older sister since I came out first.

You were twins?

Come on.

One time, when we were six, she wanted to play hide and seek.

So I said fine, go hide somewhere where I'll never find you.

One... two... three.

It was hours before our parents realized that she was gone.

They found her body a few months later in a creek about an hour away.

Are you sure it's not her? I mean, "Find me," "You're it," it fits.

She was a little kid. What we're seeing is a grown woman.

It's a hell of a coincidence, she looks just like you.

Except 20 years older than she's supposed to be.

I never told anyone. Claire doesn't even know.

She moved here a few years after it happened.


Annah?

It's your turn.

Tim, Tim, Tim, Tim!

She's here! She's here! She's... What?

She was here.


So no matter what happens today, you're not coming back here, right?

No, I'm going to call Claire and have her meet me at the bookstore.

Good. When I'm at school I'm going to do some research.

See what I can find. Come on.


Fuck.

So, how you two liking the neighborhood?

Hey Paul, the neighborhood's fine. Do you know who used to live here?

Well, lot's of people over the decades.

Uh, a couple of years ago, a young fella moved in.

Uh, a day later, he moved out.

You know, never got to talk to that one.

Do you know why he left? Got me.

A few months before that, a couple moved in. They lasted about a week.

Nice folks. They had a son off at college.

Do you know why they left?

Got me, I think, one day, they just packed their bags and off they went.

You know, I grew up not far from here. I remember an older man living here.

Oh, you mean Johnson. Maybe, yeah.

Yeah, I mean he was here when I moved in 15 years ago, so.

Do you know where he is now? He passed away three years ago.

How? I don't know, he kept to himself, but, uh, he was looking pretty bad near the end. Cancer, I assume.

Did you ever see anything unusual?

Are you okay, is something going on here? Yeah I don't know, we're having some issues with the house.

Hey, Liz. Hi.

Uh, do you guys carry any local newspapers on file?

I can't find any digital copies before 2000.

What year are you looking for? 89'-90'.

Hold on, let me check.

It shouldn't be. Johnson put a lot of work into it before he passed away.

New plumbing, fresh paint, the works.

I mean, he had workers coming out of there every other day, and near the end of his passing, he was hammering away every night. Jules hated it.


Hey. Hey, hey, we need to talk.

Okay.

I was digging through a couple of databases, and I found some pretty messed up stuff.

Like?

Well, I'll start with the guy who used to live in the house.

He died a couple of years ago from cancer.

He got in trouble for hanging out around elementary schools, and when he was young, he had a couple of misdemeanors for cruelty to animals.

Right.

And then when I was looking up stuff about the house, I found a couple of blueprints. And it's really, really strange, there's a room leading from the living room.

Where? The closet by the front door.

Em, there's more.

I don't know if the body they found was Annah.

What are you talking about?

I was digging up what I could about the case, and...

I guess there were a couple of other girls that went missing around the same time.

But they found her body.

We had a funeral.

I know, but they never identified the body. It was just... assumed it was her from circumstantial evidence, but unfortunately, that evidence matches a couple of the other girls too.

But if that wasn't Annah, then where is she?

I don't know, baby.

My parents died, thinking that they buried one of their daughters and now you're telling me that she might be alive somewhere?

I gotta go. What are you going to do?

Nothing. I just need to think.

Are you still at the bookstore?

No, no. I'm home. You're still at the house!?

Yeah, I just got caught up doing some stuff.

Ah, Emily, I gotta get you out of there.

Just wait outside for me, put on a coat or something. I'm leaving right now.

Find me, Emily.

I don't know where I am. Come play with me.

You did this to me, Emmy. I want to play. You did this.

You did this to me, Emmy. Emily, come find me, I waited for you.

It's your turn.

Stop it, stop it, stop it. Find me.

Come find me, Emmy. Go hide, Emmy.

Your fault.

You did this.

You did this to me, Emmy. I'm sorry.

Your turn to hide. Stop.

Emily?

Em, I'm coming in.

Emily?

Oh, god. Oh, god.

Claire!

Run!

Run!

Emily?

Oh, god.

Em, are you here?

Emily?

No!

Get off of me! Emily!

Claire.

Emily, where are you? Help me! I'm in the bathroom.

Emily, please!

You have to come get me. Help me. I'm locked in.


Come on. Fuck!

I waited for you.


Oh, my god.


Oh, god.


Your turn! You did this!

You did this to me, Emmy! It's your turn to hide!

I waited for you! Go hide, Emmy.

I found you.

Your fault.