House of Evil (2017) Script

And whenever my photos are picked for the main story, his face goes completely red.

And he looks like he wants to kill me.

Well what does he expect?

You're a much better photographer than he is.

Which is exactly why Paul gave you the Anderson report.

Yeah well it's not 'til next year.

I just hope it actually happens.

Hey Ronnie, you wanna pee?

I think that means yes.

That's it.

Ronnie, go.

A lot of open space huh?

It is beautiful.

But very different.

Living here will save us a lot of money.

And it's only an hour to the city.

Ronnie.


Wow.

I told you so.

Wait 'til you see the inside.

Welcome to your new home.

Wow, this place is huge!

How are we gonna fill it all?

We have all the time

in the world.

Awe.


♪ There is a house ♪

♪ In New Orleans ♪

♪ They call the Rising Sun ♪

♪ And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy ♪

♪ And me oh God for one ♪

♪ If I had listened what mama say ♪

♪ I'd be at home today ♪

♪ Being so young ♪

♪ And foolish for boys ♪

♪ I let a rambler lead me astray ♪

♪ Go tell my baby sister ♪

♪ Never do like I have done ♪

♪ The shun the house ♪

♪ In New Orleans ♪

♪ They call the Rising Sun ♪


John?

John are you here?

In here.

We really need a yard sale.

Oh, careful with the hole in the corner.

I saw a cockroach go in.

Oh god, that's disgusting.

Can you fix it?

Yes Ma'am, tomorrow I'll fill it in.

Listen, I was just in the garden and I'm sure I someone standing at the end of the road.

They seemed to be staring at me.

Curious neighbor.

Or perhaps, the first incursions of the murderous villagers.

Very funny.

We'll see who's laughing if someone breaks in.

How 'bout you help me take these to the attic.

Do I look like a housemaid?

You filthy misogynist.

Filthy, slave driving, sexist..

Thanks.

This is the last.

Oh great.

We'll sort them out later.

Oh, I desperately need a shower.

Actually, so do you.

I like the idea.


Christ Ronnie.


What the hell?


Slowly.

And slowly.

Perfect.

Stop fooling around.

Stop it!

Enough!

What is that?

Oh this is a present for Ronnie.

Hey Ronnie, come here boy.

Here.

Hey.

I don't think he likes it.

Obviously not.

Smile.


The basement is huge.

That's a lot of space for a dark room.

The whole house is huge.

I don't know how we're gonna fill it.

Well let's hope that before long we find the creative subject.

If it's a boy, what do you think about Billy?

No, it's gotta be macho like Jason or Vick or Chuck.

And if it's a girl?

A girl.

Vanesser, Dalier, Kareen.

Hey, I don't want a scene tomorrow.

Promise me.

No, no, no, tomorrow I'll go to the drug store, get some liquid Valium.

She likes to drink right?

You're so funny.

Yes, I was calling about...

He has some grin, he is great.

That's great.

I know.

He's really interested.

I will give you the contact.

Awe it's amazing.

Since I've been here I haven't had so much inspiration.

I'm not really sure if I can sell them.

And two of my latest paintings, I'm like just to have that contact would be great.

Yeah?

Yeah.

You know I trust you, you're so great.

Mmm mmm.

Viola.

What a service.

Perfect (Foreign language).

Oh thank you Kareen, I'm honored.

This house is huge.

I'd have a panic attack every time I opened the front door.

Yeah the house is..

It's exactly why we want it.

It's large, great value, and not in the city.

Well, if you ever get fed up of being a photographer, at least you know what to do.

Mmm, Chef Johnny has a ring to it.

Well thank you both for being so concerned about my career.

Thanks.


You made the big step.

How do you feel about it?

John and I are really happy.

You know how I felt about moving out here.

But I think we made the right decision.

So, now everything is okay with John?

Oh.

John's a sweetheart.

We really love each other.

And we're trying for a baby.

Oh.

We've known each other for ages.

You know what I think about John.

He doesn't have a home after what happened.

Come on Kari.

We only seriously argued once.

Argued?

He hit you Kate.

It happened once, four years ago.

Katie, you're like a sister to me.

I only want the best for you.

If you think this is the best for you...

Ladies, dessert is ready.

We'll be right out.

Look, let's talk about this later okay?

Thanks Guys.

It was great to see you.

It was a pleasure.

Really Kareen, you're always welcome.

Thank you.

And good luck for everything Kate.

Treat her well or I'll hunt you down.

I'm not gonna risk that so I guess I will.

Kate, I will send you the details of the gallery where I'm at.

Oh great.

Speak to you soon.


♪ Well I might of gone fishing ♪

♪ Might of gone fishing ♪

♪ Gotta think it over ♪

♪ Think it over ♪ You busy?

Hey come in.

Hey, check out these photos.

What do you think?

It's something on the lens.

That's what I thought.

So I used the same camera and took some photos in the garden and look.

Nothing.

I don't get it.

I'm pregnant.

What?

I'm pregnant.

John?

John are you here?

John are you down there?

John could you come up and help me with something?

John?

Ronnie Ronnie.

John, could you come and help me with something in the attic?

I'll be right there.

You wanna go inside, huh?

Yeah, go go.


(Whispering)

(Whispering)


Honey what's wrong?

I had a dream.

Another nightmare?

I'm okay.

Go on back to sleep.

Are you sure you're not having regrets?

No.

You and our child are the most beautiful thing I could ask for.


(Whispering)


John!

It was horrible.

There was a little girl.

She woke me up and she ran in here.

I didn't know what to do.

You're okay, you're okay.

Kate, you have a lot on your mind.

This was just your imagination, there's nobody here.

The only child in this house will be ours.

Okay?

I need to print some negatives.

Then I'll make us dinner.

Oh tomorrow I need to go to the city and get some film, you need anything?

Yes, I need you to be more present.

John you spend half your time taking photos and the other half locked in your dark room.

I can't even remember the last time we had a meal together.

Kate, I'm working on a project.

I'm nearly finished.

So why don't you get some rest okay?

I won't be long.


Kate, perhaps you shouldn't.

Yeah, you're right.

Ugh, it's all so absurd.

I'm so stressed out.

I can't take anymore.

In your state it's natural to be stressed out.

But John, what's wrong with him?

I don't know, he's strange.

He photographs things I don't understand.

100's of shots.

And then he locks himself away in his darkroom and won't let me in.

Huh, what a surprise.

Listen, don't get anxious about it right now.

Just think about giving birth and then you can try to sort things out.

Fuck.

You made the wrong choice Kate, sorry.

What do you mean?

By accepting his apologies at the time.

By agreeing to come here, isolated from everybody and all your contacts.

And yes, by getting yourself pregnant by someone like him.

Kareen are you out of your mind?

No Kate, I'm just speaking from the heart.

You called me for advice, or maybe just to get things off your chest.

And I find you exactly how I feared I would find you.

Please, as soon as your son is born, get away from here.

I can't believe you'd say that.

Come on.

Kate, this child is the last thing you needed.

And I'm sure deep down you know it too Look, it's getting late and I wouldn't want you to get caught in traffic.

Yeah okay, I got it.

I'm leaving.

Kate.

Kate!


What are you doing in here?

I thought I heard something.

More nightmares?

Please John, do you wanna get help?

Maybe talk to someone?

I think it would be best for all of us.

No, I'm alright.

Really.

Wait a minute, come here.

Yeah, I don't know what that is.

I noticed it before.

It's gotten worse Honey.

I don't like it, I think you should get it checked out.

It looks like an inflammation.

I'll go to the doctor tomorrow.

I promise.

Let's go back to bed.


John could you come inside and look at something?

What happened?

Come on, I'll show you.

See for yourself.

You must've fallen asleep and had a bad dream.

No, no these were different.

I wasn't dreaming.

Something's not right with this house John.

I can feel it.

I can see it in you.

Like I saw in Kareen.

What are you really trying to say huh?

That we should leave our home, go back to the city?

You are not the first woman to give birth.

You're letting your spoiled brat paranoia get to you.

And I'm the one who needs help?


A woman in your condition shouldn't be smoking you know.

To tell the truth, you shouldn't smoke at all.

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Andrew Powell and I'm the local parish priest.

Oh, Kate Davis, nice to meet you.

So, how is it in the new home?

How did you know?

As soon as you moved in rumors started flying.

After the foreigners arrived.

Living here is like living in a huge aquarium Ms. Davis.

Oh please, call me Kate.

Kate, here everybody knows everybody.

And in your event even the most irrelevant seems like an alien.

Like an invasion.

But the truth of the matter is always far more interesting than the rumors they create.

That old house had been abandoned for far too long.

Did you know the family that used to live there?

The Macknamara's, yes.

William lived there with his wife Shelley and their young daughter Maggie.

Unfortunately a terrible tragedy occurred in the house.

But William had been unwell for quite some time.

What happened?

What happened is not important.

But, as you can imagine, it did shock the villages.

They let themselves get carried away with old legends and city charm.

Oh, god, I'm sorry.

I didn't realize the time.

I've gotta go.

Of course, it was a pleasure to meet you.

And I'm sure you know where to find me if you need me.

Thank you.

And please, do stop smoking.

At least for the child you're carrying.

I will.

Good walk?

The fresh air did me good.

I met the local parish priest.

He told me about the family that used to live here.

Apparently the whole village thinks this house is cursed.

So you're saying that you met a priest and he told you our home is cursed?

We are not leaving.

I know, I didn't mean that.

I don't wanna leave, we're staying here.


John.

John wake up!


(Whispering)

John.

John.


Ronnie!

Ronnie, here boy!

Ronnie?


John have you seen Ronnie?

No.

Can you stop taking damn photos for a minute and listen to me?

What?

Oh Christ John, you said you'd fill in that hole.

This house is gonna be infested by those creatures.

And you're taking pictures of them.

John, I am really worried about you.

I'm working on a project.

I found this photograph in the attic.

It's the family that used to live here.

What were you doing in the attic?

Nothing.

John would you look at me?

I'm working.

John, you have to listen to me!

There's something strange in this house.

That family..

Who they were and what they did is not my concern.

And it's not yours either.

John.

Open this door!

John!

Open this door!

John!

Open this door now!

So, why did you want to see me?

Have you finally decided to tie the knot?

Father, I need to speak to you about the family that lived in the house.

Listen Kate, when I spoke to you I didn't mean to..

No no please, I've gotta talk to you.

It's about this.

The Macknamara's.

Their things are still in the house?

Father, please.

Tell me what happened.

I need to know everything.

Kate, let's sit down.

William didn't immediately start showing signs of his illness.

They seemed like a happy couple.

But I was surprised when after three months Shelley came to confession.

She told me that she was frightened, worried about her husband.

Said that she didn't recognize him.

At the start I didn't give it much thought.

But then she kept coming again and again.

And each time she was more and more worried.

Until one day she came with her daughter, Maggie.

She asked me to look after her.

She was convinced that William wanted to harm her.

I couldn't help her so I refused.

I told her to go to the authorities.

But she was convinced that her husbands problems were not of an earthly nature.

What do you mean?

She was convinced her husband was possessed.

When she left I was overwhelmed with guilt so I went to the house to see if I could help.

But when I arrived it was too late.

William had killed his wife with a hammer.

And hanged his daughter.

Often faith can explode in an uncontrolled way.

Even those who are lowly or have serious problems.

The fine line between suggestion and reality becomes increasingly blurred.

So William was mad?

Yes.

He told me that his family suffered from schizophrenia.

Shelley couldn't handle it.

It's a difficult enough problem to deal with now.

You can imagine what it was like 20 years ago.

Father, I think I've been seeing things in the house.

Connected to the family.

And John, he's so strange now.

He locks himself away all day.

I don't know what he's doing.

He's not himself.

And he's so distant and distracted.

Kate, there is nothing linking the Macknamara's to your family.

What happened to them was a terrible disgrace.

You are going through a difficult period.

And the power of suggestion is a terrible weapon.

As a priest I can assure you of this.

Suggestion is an open door that can lead to great evil.

You are a rational person.

There is no need for you to take refuge in basically that which is a convention for for the ignorant or for the lonely.

Father I..

Kate, you are neither ignorant nor alone.

And you know this well.

Hardly the words of a parish priest.

One must learn to be objective.

And to look at faith in all of it's assets.

For that which we tend to define as good and evil.

God and the devil is merely a convention for something that is much more complex.


Kate.

Kate are you there?

Listen, I'm sorry about the last time.

Hello.

Is anybody there?

John?

John.


Do you realize it's been two hours since you said you wouldn't be long?

Two fucking hours John.

I finished working and I had a shower.

You had a shower.

Needed to freshen up?

I saw a cockroach earlier.

I'll do it tomorrow.

What'd you wanna talk about?

I went to speak with Father Powell.

Christ Kate I told you..

I know.

Okay would you just listen to me for a minute?

He told me about the family that used to live here.

The things that happened to them.

John there was a massacre here.

No Kate.

You listen to me.

You're letting yourself be influenced by bullshit.

They are rumors created by villagers.

Wake up.

Are you listening to what you're saying?

Something's not right here!

Don't you understand?

I am done talking.

Right.

You're done talking.

That's what you do best.

Avoiding any discussion, any difficulties, any goddam problems!

Fine, if that's the way you want it, I won't be bringing up my child with you.

Kate.

I'm sorry.

Don't touch me.

I'm sorry Kate.

I'm sorry.

What's happening to us?

I'm sorry.


John?

What are you doing down here?

I was just...

John we have to get away from here.

I can't spend another minute in this house!

John!

I have told you a thousand times, no.

John, I am really starting to get scared.

I have no intention of leaving this house.

Our child will be born as I planned.

Ronnie.

What did you do?

Perhaps somebody killed him because he wouldn't stop barking.

Oh god.

Listen to me!

We have to leave!


(Whispering)


Kate.

Help me.

John I'm here.


That's it.


What?

This doesn't make sense!


Take me home.

No.

Fuck!

Kate.

That's it.

Come on.

No!

John!

John. John.

John.

(Whispering)


(Whispering)


John?

John.

What are you doing?

John, stay back.

John.

John.


(Whispering)


Kitty.


What happened?

Where am I?

Who are these people?

My son.

Where's my son?

Jackson?

My baby!

Jackson.

Who are you?

Kate, your child is not John's son.

What are you talking about?

Ms. Davis, we are an organization which is much older and much larger than you could possibly imagine.

But myself, those gathered here, and ironically you, we are just tiny elements of a much greater reality which we can only perceive.

About a year before the unfortunate Macknamara family moved into this abandoned house, we gathered here to contact him.

I understood that William was not the father of their future child.

And when I realized what had actually happened, Shelley had to, but it was too late.

We thought it had ended there, but a few years later after the Macknamara's had moved in I was able to understand thanks to their confessions, that what was happening to them was due to what we had performed here.

And it has happened again Kate, to you.

Your child is the fruit of his seed.

The end of an evercation in which you unknowingly were the main pawn.

This child was born in the temple where he was evoked.

And his destiny unfortunately is something that your decisions can no longer influence.

You're crazy.

You're crazy!

I want my son!

Where are you taking him?

Where are you taking him?

Oh god!

Where is he going?

Ms. Davis, if this unfortunate occasion is the last time you see your son, it will be because you have decided so.

But you conceived him.

We can offer you the chance to join us to raise him.

In time, you will learn to understand how important your child really is.

Otherwise for you, it will be as if he never existed.

As Shelley's mom.

No, no.

No!

Jackson!

No!

Give me back!

Give me my baby please!

No!

No!