Little Dead Rotting Hood (2016) Script

That's enough! Get away from her!

Grandma.

It's okay.

We're running out of time.

Time? I tried to run... but I c... I couldn't.

The people have to be protected.

It's your turn now.

This is the only way.

I'm so sorry.

I love you.


As the moon grows over the coming days... may the tide of its light illuminate your path... so that you may fulfill your destiny, my child.


Hey there, Danny. Why ain't you in school?

And where's that cute girlfriend of yours this morning?

She's probably on her way to school. What's going on? What's all this?

Somebody got killed down by the river, looks like, by the old Wolf Lady's place.

Ms. Winfield? Has anybody gone to check up on her?

No. Sheriff ain't letting no one down thataway.

Maybe he'll let you in. That's your girl's grandma, ain't she?

Yeah, she is.

Why don't you go see if you can find something out for us?

Will do. Bye.

Adam, looks pretty clean-cut to me.

Yeah.

I'll never understand how taking your own life makes things better.

Does anybody need a reason anymore?

No, I guess not. You check the cabin?

No signs of anything.

Vic, you find anything? Nothing of any use.

Wolf Lady did this to herself.

Oh, shit. The boyfriend of the granddaughter.

Sheriff, what's going on, man? Danny...

Where's Ms. Winfield? You can't be here. Calm down.

This is Sammy's grandmother's house! Where is she?

Listen to me.

Where is Samantha now?

She's at school.

All right. Do you know if Ms. Winfield had any other relatives besides Samantha?

You know Sammy's her only relative left.

All right, listen to me.

I need you to get ahold of Samantha right now. Can you do that for me?

Can you tell me what's going on first? Who's that?

Henry, I need you to handle this. I got it.

Danny, come on. Let me just talk to you over here.

Henry's gonna talk to you. Henry, man! This is me, Henry!

Let me talk to you over here. Come on.

Let me just talk to you. Let me just talk to you over here, okay?

I need you to get ahold of Samantha for me.

This is some bullshit. Can you tell me what's going on, Henry?

She's dead, isn't she?

Yeah. Shit.

Anything for you, Sheriff? Just the same old, Mildred. Thank you.

Yes, sir. Henry? What you got cooking for us, Mildred?

For you, Henry, I got your favorite on the stove with a little extra everything.

You gonna tell us what happened, Sheriff?

Well... it seems old Ms. Winfield took her own life.

Damn. That there's a crying shame.

Yeah, it's a real shame. Doesn't make any sense.

She was a strange old coot, though, the Wolf Lady, always keeping to herself.

That ain't right. No, sir.

That's it, folks.

Life goes on.

All right, then, Sheriff. Now you... you stay safe out there.

There's some crazy people in this crazy old world.

That's for sure. None crazier than you, Benson.

Yeah, says you. That's why you just a deputy. You ain't no Sheriff.


Sammy! Open up! You in there?

Sammy, you in there?

Sammy?

Hi. You've reached Sammy. Leave me a message.

Babe, it's me. It's important. Give me a call back, okay?

I went by campus. I didn't see your car anywhere. Call me.

Give me the good news, Abbey. Old man Parsons called again.

I'm not dismissing the ticket!

Another domestic dispute at Jared and Sara's.

Tell them to get a marriage counselor.

I got a call from that Danny kid. Said he can't find his girlfriend anywhere.

Shit. All right, tell him to keep looking.

Should I whip up a new batch of brew? Day is still young. Keep it coming.

Thank you. You betcha.


That's too bad.

Hey.

Adam, I need you to watch the kids for the next two weeks.

I got a deal to close out of town, and the nanny has come down with some sort of foreign disease thing.

Can you do this? Yeah.

Easy! Off the bed! Off the bed right now!

You know the kids always come first. What are you trying to say?

I'm not saying anything. I'm just saying this is their home.

No, this is their home.

Denise, I'm not arguing with you. But you're arguing right now. Easy!

I... Okay, you know what? Send me their flight information, and I'll pick 'em up.

You're impossible, Adam.

And you are a bitch.


Yo...

Danny boy.

Where's Sammy? Yeah, where's your girl, bro?

Didn't see her in class today.

Don't know. Think she's out of town.

Wait, and she didn't tell you?

She's banging some other dude, bro.

Is that supposed to be funny?

Danny, the Sheriff's looking for her, right?

I don't think he thinks she's missing.

She probably just went with family and forgot to tell you.

Don't worry.

Wait, wait, wait. That was Sammy's grandmother that killed herself?

That is some fucked-up shit, bro.

Yo, Rita! Where's your cousin at? When's she flying back in again?

She's back in New York, but she asked about you.

Do you think she likes me? She wanted to know if you were retarded.

Fuck you. Fuck her.

What are you doing? Not right here.

Come on, big college man. Don't you want me?

I do.


Did you hear that?

Alex!

Stop fucking around, man! Get your own girl.

Wait! Did you hear that?

Hear what? I heard something.

Get the fuck off! Get it off! Get it off!

What the fuck was that?

Man, come on.

What the fuck was that? Fuck! No way, man!

Rita, come here! Don't look! Come here!

Hey, we gotta go. We gotta go now!

Fuck.

This better be good.

Yeah, I'll be right there.

So you and Danny are the only ones that saw the wolf?

Yeah. Clear?

Yes.

You're not even gonna believe this.

We got a fatality from a wolf attack.

Anyone seen it since?

Not a trace. We got the state police on the way.

Anyone tell me what happened?

We heard a scream, ran to help, saw Jason on the ground.

We took a shot at it.

You hit it? I don't think so.

How many y'all kids are out here?

There are about 20, sir, counting Jason and Rita, but they were in the woods.

How many wolves were there? Just one, sir.

Just one wolf?

Could have been more.

Okay, sit tight.

What is it? I don't know. Seems strange.

You got a fire, a lot of kids, noise.

Pretty goddamn brave wolf, especially considering that they hunt in packs.

Yeah, and I don't like how close this is to town.

All right, let's try to find it, relocate it. If we can't, we'll put it down.

Why don't we just let the state police handle it?

Nah, it's a local intrusion.

Get a volunteer group together. We'll do it ourselves.

All right, roger that.

Danny.

You all right? Sure.

Any word from your girlfriend?

No.

Okay.

Well, we'll help you look for her tomorrow. Get some rest.

Come on. Savannah's not even in town.

She's with her boyfriend in Vegas, okay?

So everything is fine.

I'm just hanging out at the house by myself... studying.

'Cause I want to get into a good college like we talked about.

No, there are no boys here, so you don't have to worry.

All right. Love you, too. Bye.

It's party time.


It's just you and me with the whole place to ourselves?

It's just you and me. Body's on fleek.


What the hell was that? I don't know.

What the fuck was that? I don't know. Go find out.

What? It was just a cat.

Help!


I need your bloodhounds, Lance.

No, you cannot bring Dennis. The guy's nuttier than a bag of trail mix.

Thank you very much.

All right, everybody, I appreciate you coming!

The plan is to meet at sundown at Mildred's coffee shop.

We're gonna play this real safe and do it by the numbers, all right?

We expect nothing less from you, Sheriff. We'll be waiting.

I appreciate that. Thank you, everybody.

All right, how we doing on Ms. Winfield's granddaughter?

No luck.

Sammy! Sammy!

Damn! That's why I need a goddamn key.

Shit.

Sammy!

Come on, Sammy. Pick up the phone.

Why don't you got your phone?

Sammy, it's Danny! Where the hell are you?

Hey, girl! You didn't show up to class.

Sammy, it's Grandmother. I have a special surprise for you.

Can you please come and meet me at the house?

Hurry, angel. I'll be waiting.


You scared the hell out of me.

Sorry. Just trying to tie up a few loose ends and see if I can figure out why Miss Winfield killed herself.

We been trying to figure out if she's got any other next of kin besides her granddaughter, who we can't locate.

Granddaughter. That's interesting.

So you knew her pretty well then?

Sure. Everybody around here knew the Wolf Lady.

Living up here all alone, off the land.

I mean, look at this thing. Supposedly she killed it and stuffed it herself.

Well, she clearly knew what she was doing.

Hang on.

Hey, Abbey, what's up?

Sheriff, we got a report of two deaths and a wolf sight near Johnson's Creek. Can you meet Henry there? Send me the address. I'll be right there.

Say, you still a wildlife expert in your department?

That's what they tell me. You mind following me to a crime scene?

Sure. Let's go.

Sheriff, any word on the wolf attacks?

We got a lot of people with a lot of questions over here.

No, I'm gonna need you guys to hold tight. I'm checking out another lead right now.

Well, bitch-slap me twice, and kick me in the nuts.

If it isn't another wolf attack.

Got a bunch of tracks out front.

I've never seen a wolf attack like this.

It's uncommon... not unheard of.

Any ideas what might have provoked him? Countless things.

Well, any theories would be greatly appreciated.

Food scarcity, territory, thirst.

Could be anything.

Is that an expert opinion?

Base, PF-3. Please advise, Doral County requests assist on a possible 10-54.

PF-3 base, I'm 10-94 right now with Doral County.

We have two 10-54s. Please alert Officer Scudder.

PF-3, 10-4.

You had another wolf attack last night, didn't you?

Yeah, it looks that way.

There have been other attacks I think you should be aware of.

What the hell is going on here?

Let's head back to the station and you can fill me in.

The first wolf attack happened in Arcadia, 20 miles south of here.

Since you been keeping track of them? Since I've been concerned.

Next one was halfway between the two towns at Sproul Creek.

And then there were attacks here, here, and here.

All these attacks happened when?

Over the last few months, over a dozen attacks.

Well, I certainly think it's time to exterminate the fuckers.

Why wasn't I told about them?

Out of your jurisdiction. I guess no one thought it was cause for concern... so we didn't feel any reason to alert your office.

Now we've had wolves around these parts for as long as I can remember.

We've never had problems like this.

You're used to seeing canis rufus, the red wolf.

It's like a coyote-wolf mix.

It's a lot smaller than canis lupus, the gray wolf, which on average is twice as large as its cousin.

So why are we seeing this gray wolf? I'm confused.

Wolves of any kind are not common in this area.

The red wolf may come up from the south, but... the gray wolves have been eradicated for decades, so really, we're not supposed to be seeing these animals in this neck of the woods at all. Yet here they are.

All I know is that this used to be their territory... before man hunted them to near extinction and wiped them out in the last century.

So what are you saying? They're coming back?

I'm saying that what's happening is unprecedented.

Look, I'm no real expert, but I've been doing some extra research, and I have reason to suspect that we are dealing with a new breed of wolves.

I'm sorry. A new breed?

There's more to it than just that, but these wolves are exhibiting characteristics that are uncommon, traits that they should not be showing. Are you fucking kidding me?

No, I'm not. Hey, you know what?

Maybe they're werewolves.

Okay, so what do we do about this new breed of yours?

I don't know, Adam. Maybe you should invest in some silver bullets.

Now that'd be cool. Why don't we focus... on getting them to stop killing people?

'Cause that's all I really care about.

All right, now look. This here is the center point between all these towns, so we should start looking here. That's dead space. No wolf sightings there.

You can't be sure of that. Mountains are steep and barren.

There's not enough prey to attract a predator at the highest level.

Feel free to check it out if you like, but I think you'd be wasting your time.

All right, all right. Where should we start looking then?

I recommend you find a body of water, stream, or a river within three miles outside of the towns with the last known sightings of these animals.

You'll find their dens nearby.

And, Adam...

I know you think you know this land and the wildlife in it.

Spit it out.

The forest is a very big place.


We're doing pretty damn good. We got a good turnout.

Our wolf's in trouble tonight.

Benson! What the hell is that, man?

What's that look like? That's pretty spiffy?

Give me that damn thing. You're gonna burn down the whole forest!

Give me a break, Deputy! You believe this?

Come on! What am I supposed to use?

Am I supposed to use the bottom of my shoe?

My bad breath? My good looks?

We're hunting a wolf. We're not storming the beaches of Normandy.

And I want that back when we're done.

I'm gonna want my flamethrower back when we done.

Yeah, well, you can take that up with the Sheriff, 'cause it was up to me, I'd lock your ass up just for having it.

Yeah, that's too bad. That's why you ain't the Sheriff.

I'm gonna kill me something.

Now you shut up, and listen.

I don't want any drinking, no horseplay, and watch where you aim your weapons.

You see something, you let everyone know.

You should leave the wolf alone.

It's only acting out of instinct.

I didn't catch your name.

Not important.

I think it is.

Becky, Becky Sanders.

You must be new around these parts, Ms. Sanders.

I've been around, Sheriff, long enough to know that we're the ones encroaching on the wolves' land, and it's not our place to kill them.

You may be right, but I can't have a wild animal running around, hurting people, so... unfortunately we're gonna have to put the animal down.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry, too.

You're not gonna give me any troubles, are you, Ms. Becky Sanders?

I'm sure... you'll have enough trouble without me.

You have yourself a safe night.

Hey, Henry.

Do me a favor. Run a background check on Becky Sanders when you get a chance.

Copy that.

All right, you all know why we're here.

Three young people have been killed by an unprovoked wolf, so it's our job... to hunt it, put it down before it attacks anyone else.

I don't want anyone getting hurt.

You stick together, and keep your eyes open. All right?

Let's move it out.

Come on, boy! Show 'em what you got!

Tell you something, Henry, we should have done this a long time ago.

I told you and the Sheriff about these wolves forever.

Calm down, Benson. It's just a dog.

No, sir. Something about 'em ain't right.

No, sir. I been living in these woods all my life.

I know it's something ain't right about 'em. No, sir.

Maybe if you did a little less talking and a little more hunting, you might bag one.

You bet your sweet patootie on that. I'm gonna kill me some wolves, Henry.

I can't believe we gave you a gun. I got one now, though.

Just shut up, Benson! I'm a dangerous man.


Dog's done, Sheriff.

There's wolves out there, all right. He can smell 'em.

These woods are thick.

You hear that?

We're getting close. We should keep going a little longer.

Let's just give him five more minutes rest, boss.

All right.

What? What is it, boy? What is it?

They're over there. Over there. I think I see it.

I got a clean shot! Take it.

I... I got him, Henry!

I shot him clean, Henry.

I think you got him. I think you got him.

Hey, Sheriff, I want that tail.


Henry, he's eating Cletus!

Shoot it!

I ain't got a shot! Who's got a shot?

They're everywhere!

Sumbitch!


Yo!

The wolves are backing off!

Wait.

What the fuck was that?

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

I need you to tell me what happened here, Adam, or the state police are gonna have to come in and take over.

I don't want to do that, but you got another dead body.

I told you there was something wrong with the wolves.

Hey, Benson, Benson, give us a break. Please just go over there. Please?

That thing that came out of nowhere wasn't a wolf.

I don't know what it was.

The wolves snuck up on us, and everything just went to hell, and then this... zombie-like girl, she rescued us.

That thing... that thing was a walking fucking corpse! Right, Adam?

I mean, seriously, she wasn't human.

Tell you that much right now.

So... you're saying that... this girl, zombie-corpse-like thing, saved your lives?

Yeah, that's what I'm saying.

Let's go find her then!

Fuck that! Fuck that, Mr. State Policeman!

You want to go get her, you go out there and get her yourself.

I'm staying right here.

That bitch had demon eyes.

Was kind of crexy, though.

Crexy? Creepy-sexy.

Crexy.

You done?

Yeah.

Look, I just need you to give me some time to lock this down.

If I need the State Police help, I'll ask for it.

Never had any problem with you guys coming in and lending a hand. I just...

I don't know. For my own sanity, I gotta figure what the hell's going on out here.

You know I got your back, Adam.

The most I can give you is a few days.


Daddy! Hey! Hey.

I missed you, guys! Come on. Go put your stuff away.

I totally forgot they were coming. They called the station.

They should not be here right now with everything that's going on.

I agree. You really think she'd understand?

Not even in a thousand years.

Okay, I'll... I'll see you tomorrow.

So, how was the plane ride? I loved it.

I want my attorney! Shut up!

When's the last time you saw her?

You've already asked me that.

That's right. I'm sorry.

Man, are you guys putting up any bulletins or anything so people could look for her?

Danny, that's for the Sheriff to decide.

Decide? What is there to decide, man?

This is some bullshit, Henry! They got wolves out there.

Her grandmother's dead. What if something bad happened to her?

Look, I understand where you're coming from, man, but you think you got problems?

We got some crazy-ass shit going on right now in this office.

You know what, Henry?

You know what, man? Just forget it. Forget all of this shit.

How long does she have to go missing before y'all take this serious?

The Sheriff said she used to run away a lot when she was younger.

Well, it's cool.

Thanks for nothing, Henry.

Sammy?

Sammy! Oh, my God. Thank you. Sammy!

Where have you been? You scared me.

What happened to you? I don't know.

We gotta call the Sheriff, okay? Don't.

What? I said don't!

You're so cold and pale.

Sit down.

Blanket.

Listen, you just relax, okay?

Everything's gonna be okay. I'm here.

What the hell?

Sammy... where have you been?

You guys hungry? Yes.

Okay.

Come on, babe.

Stay out of the street. Come on.

Morning, Sheriff. Hi.

Looks like you got your helpers today. Yeah, sure do. You say hi to George for me.

Promise to be more careful hunting those wolves.

Yeah.

Come on. Open it up.

All right, there are no cookies until you guys eat some real food.

That's the end of the discussion. But, Daddy, not all cookies are junk food.

Yes, they are. Say, I haven't seen you two in a while.

Who's this big guy you brought in here with you?

He says he's our daddy, but I've never seen him before.

You okay? I heard what happened out in the forest there.

Yeah, I'm fine.

You know, people are talking about these wolves going on a rampage, killing folks like they're possessed or something.

Well, that's nonsense. They're just animals.

I hope you're right. Yeah, you know what?

You still got that rib eye from last week?

Do bears poop in the woods?

Well, I'm gonna have that with all the trimmings and whatever these knuckleheads want, as long as they do not order cookies.

You kids want to try the chicken fingers with fries?

Hey, Mildred. Yeah, boss?

You cut your own meat here, right? Sure do. Why do you ask?

How much does a whole slab weigh?

About 30, 35 pounds. Not sure. You think I could buy one from you?

You want to eat that here, or you want me to wrap it up to go?

You got it, boss. Thank you.


I'll be right back.


I'm sorry about your grandmother.

I need to go back to her house. For what?

I need to find something, something special.

Okay. All right, well, let's go.

Not now. Then when?

Sundown.


No stake through the heart. No incantations. Just two gunshot wounds.

What are you doing?

I killed your werewolf for you, and I didn't even need silver bullets.

You're welcome. Seriously, Adam?

You scared my deputies half to death talking about some kind of new breed of wolf!

The entire town is freaking out!

Freaked out because of what I said or what you said? "Corpse-zombie"?

Isn't that what you called it? Everybody's talking about that.

I don't know what I saw.

Snout is bigger on this one. Eyes are larger, the paws bigger.

Here. Feel behind the upper teeth.

Are those two sets of canines? What the hell is this?

What are we actually dealing with? Genetic mutation?

You think there's something supernatural about all this?

I mean, something we can't explain?

I don't know about that zombie thing you saw, but I can tell you this... nature has a natural process of adaptation.

I think these animals are evolving... but supernatural? No.

There's no such thing.


This is where it happened.

My grandma asked me to come down this path, even though she knew it was dangerous.

I'm still trying to figure out why.

I was ambushed by a wolf, and that's the last thing I remember.

We're gonna get ambushed by wolves if we don't keep moving.

It's too dangerous to be over here at night.

Sammy? What is it?

I died here, Danny.

I don't know how to explain it, but I died... and I was buried here and reborn.

Okay.

I can smell the hunger.

That don't sound right. You're freaking me out now.

Danny, I can smell your fear! No shit!

Have you ever seen a scary movie? It doesn't work out for me!

I can feel their lust for blood... their anger, and their fear of... the Den Mother. The Den Mother?

What the hell are you talking about? Are you fucking with me right now, Sammy?

Danny! You have to get out of here!

Sammy, I'm not leaving you, okay? Go!

Sammy, I'm not going to leave you! What's going on? Talk to me!

Get out of here now.


All right, I have a question for you knuckleheads.

Did your teacher send you with homework to do?

Nope. We did it. All done, Dad.

All done.

You know, it is my job to tell when people are lying?

Finish your homework after dinner, all right?

Can we play after, Daddy? Absolutely. Either of you want more pizza?

Nope.

What's wrong with you?

What's up, Henry? I did a background, found that Becky Sanders girl you told me to check.

Guys, I want you to finish your homework, all right?

Well, she does have a record, mostly for civil disobedience, protesting for animal rights, you know, like the typical bleeding-heart, hippie liberal stuff. Any outstanding warrants?

Negative on that, but positive on assault and battery on three separate occasions for attacking animal control officers.

Want to know how she attacked them?

She fucking bit them, Adam! She bit them.

Yeah, and you want to know what makes her even more interesting?

Last year she attacked Esmerelda Winfield.

Wolf Lady.

The woman that supposedly killed herself.

You got a current address?

I got it, but I'm just verifying right now.

All right, do it. I may have to pay her a visit in the morning.

Copy that shit. Yeah.

Sammy?

Sammy?

You okay?

Oh, my God, Danny.

What happened? I...

My grandma's house!

Come on!

Shit.

Danny.

Holy fucking shit!

I'm gonna shut this door, babe.

And... I just need to know what happened out there.

What the hell are you? Sammy, I need some answers!

My grandmother had a lot of secrets, and I know that she had a journal.

I just need to find where it is.

Sammy.

That's it. Oh, my gosh, you found it.

Here. Hold this.

Oh, my God.

Look, that's her. The wolves are afraid of her.

The Den Mother. My grandmother sacrificed herself for this town.

Which means she sacrificed you too.

She needed to pass on her powers.

If that's the truth, then that'd mean that you're...

Dead.

That's not possible. There's no way that you could be dead.

I mean, like, why would she even do that?

The new Den Mother. A Mega Wolf will rise... when the hunter's moon falls on the autumn equinox.

Danny, that's... that's tomorrow night.

Tomorrow night? So what does that mean?

She'll lead her army of wolves... to kill everyone in sight.


Kendra!


You all right? Where's Henry?

He said he's on his way. I want you guys to wait in my office.

Daddy... Don't worry. Everything's fine.

What happened?

Goddamn wolf came in my house last night. I shot it twice, and it didn't go down.

Are you sure you hit it? Yeah, I'm sure.

Hey, hey, where are the kids? They're in my office.

All right, all right. Just relax. No, I'm not gonna relax.

Everyone is safe right now. That's the only thing that matters.

We're not safe, Henry. Sheriff? Sheriff?

I found Sammy.

Well, that's great, Danny. Can it wait a fucking minute?

Unless you want more deaths on your hands, then I'll say no.

What are you talking about?

Werewolves.

How much farther is it, Danny?

There.

This is the spot where Victoria said there wasn't any activity.

That's where we need to go.

Sammy!

Sammy! Danny.

You good? Yeah.

We've been looking for you.

You're the girl? The girl we saw in the forest?

I've got a lot questions for you.

I'm not exactly sure how to explain it.

I'm still figuring things out.

So now what happens?

We need to find the new Den Mother tonight.

We need to get to her cave before it's too late.

We need to catch her asleep, and it has to be now. Come on.

Tell me again what this Den Mother looks like.

This is it. Come on.

I guess we're about to find out.


I think she knows we're here already.

Maybe it's too late.

Well, there doesn't seem to be anything down here. So I'm just going to back...

Actually, according to the book, we should almost be there.


Shit.

Hey, guys. We've been expecting you.

This was a very, very bad idea.

This isn't good.

Everybody back up real slow.

Why aren't they attacking? They're waiting for their orders.

What it this, a fucking drive-through?


Sammy!

Everybody get outta here! Sammy, come on!

They're not going down!


Sammy!

Henry!

Get off of him! Help!

We've gotta save Sammy! She's gone, Danny! We gotta go now!

Henry! Look, man, we'll get you out of here, okay?

Let's go.

Danny, now!

Henry!

He's dead, Danny! Let's go!

Danny, come on!


Thanks for being here.

Adam, are you all right? Yeah, I'm fine.

I'm sorry about Henry.

We'll get his body back, I promise.

Try to relax. We got this now.


I'm sorry, Danny.

I should have turned this over to the state police from the start, and we never should have gone in there like that alone.

It wasn't your fault.

Sammy pushed you to go.

Tell the state police what they're dealing with.

They won't believe anything I tell them.

You should keep this.

You'll probably do more justice with it than me.

Where are you going?

Far away from here.

Hey, Danny, wait.

Is this supposed to be Sammy?

Yeah.

The Keeper's life force.

What's that?

The true power lies in the sword and a cape.

Sammy never had a sword or a cape, which means... it's still in the grave. I gotta go.

Danny, wait! I'm good! I'll be back!

I saw you with that wolf. Why didn't it attack you? Hey!

Why are you here? Let go.

You are gonna tell me what the fuck is going on here right now.

I don't have to fucking tell you anything.

I know that you attacked Ms. Winfield.

You really have no idea what's going on, do you, Sheriff?

You live in your cozy little black-and-white world with your good guys and your bad guys, and you think you got everything under control.

What you don't know is that there... is a whole world of forces working all the time all around us, and that makes for a whole hell of lot of gray.

Who are you?

News flash, Sheriff. Your deputy was easy to kill.

Fuck you!

Sheriff. What's going on? Relax.

You're gonna tell me what's going on around here. Get her out of here.

What's going on? Get her out of here now! Lock her up!

You have no idea what you're dealing with. You're all gonna die tonight, Sheriff.

Hey. Can we leave now, Daddy?

Soon, baby. What are you gonna do?

I gotta find somebody.

We're rolling in five minutes. Hey. Is Victoria on duty?

Yeah. I got her up on the Apex River on the dirt road.

You want me to get her on the radio? No. No, I need to talk to her in person.

Can we go with you, Daddy?

No, sweetheart. Keep an eye on 'em.

Hey, guys, show me that game.

Where is it? Shit.

Shit.

Come on. Shit.

Where is it?

Shit. Yes!

Yes!

I want you to lock yourself in the station with the kids until I get back.

You see anything that doesn't look right, shoot first, then you ask questions later.

Do what you gotta do. You keep my kids safe.


Sammy, are you okay? Is it safe?

All right, Sammy, this is your life force, okay?

This is your life force.

Come on, Sammy. You can do this.

Sammy!

Please!

Hey, I need to talk to you.

Adam, what are you doing here?

I know this may sound crazy, but I just need you to consider... for one second that werewolves are real... and that your wolves are not some genetic mutation.

You've lost your mind. Probably.

But you are the only person who can help me.

I'm not so sure about that.

I have somebody in custody that you need to meet, all right?

I can't explain it, I just need you to come to the station. Will you do that?

If you don't think there's anything wrong with her, then I promise I will not bother you again about this. Why don't you just let Scudder do his job?

Why don't you forget all about what you've seen or what you think you've seen, this person?

Forget the wolves, and go back to your life before somebody locks you up in a funny farm.

Well, now that's exactly what I'm worried about.

Please.

What's this person's name?

Sanders. Becky Sanders?

I know her. She's trouble.

You got her in custody?

Yeah.

I'm telling you, there's something wrong with her.

You need to trust me.

She's worse than you.

She actually accused people of being a werewolf and tried to kill 'em.

Sammy.

Sammy.

Do you know that she tried to attack the Wolf Lady?

Yes, and she also thinks that ancient bloodlines have been clashing for centuries over the coveted role of Den Mother, the leader of the werewolves and everything else that goes bump in the night.

You know the stories.

Becky thinks she's a shape-shifter, a werewolf... and she wanted to take the coveted role of Den Mother, so she started eliminating her opposition before the autumn equinox.

That's why she's been attacking people.

So she thought that Ms. Winfield was a werewolf?

No.

She thought the Wolf Lady was Keeper of the Forest.

I don't understand.

You knew about all this? They're common tales.

And like Becky, the Wolf Lady knew that she was no match for the Den Mother.

That's why she killed herself and gave all her powers to her granddaughter.

She thought a younger bloodline would be stronger and more able to stand up to threats.

What the hell's going on here?

I could never figure out what her bloodline was.

I didn't know she had a granddaughter.

I swear I looked for clues everywhere.

Should have gone into town more, talked more to the locals.

What do you want with Samantha? Is that her name?

Well, she is no longer of any concern.

She has been taken care of, and Becky Sanders has fallen in line like a good little soldier.

The full moon has fallen on the autumn equinox tonight, and the Den Mother has taken her rightful place in the position of power.

What the hell's going on here?

You ask too many questions.

That's what's going on!


Sheriff! Car's dead!

This way!

This a fucking flamethrower? You know how to use this?

Let's go!

Shit.

Do you know how to work this thing?

I got it! I got it!


Move! Move! It's coming! What's going on? We heard the howling.

Go! Go! Get the hell out of here! Go on! Move! Move!

Move! Shit!

Move out!

Get out of the way! Move! Move!

Guys, get away!

Guys, somebody shoot this...


Gonna burn today!

Burn!


Danny!


Danny.


Hold your fire!


Where'd she go?


I didn't know what to do. Should we put out an all-point?

What the hell we gonna tell 'em?

Prisoner turned into a werewolf and ate her way through the jail cell?

She's dangerous.

Put that camera down, and get rid of the photos!

What about the hole?

Patch it up.

Secure it.

Make it like it never happened.

You headed home? You gonna stick around for a bit?

Yeah, I think I'm gonna stick around for a while.

Is there any coffee?

There will be.

Hi, Sheriff.

I just wanted to say thank you.

You gonna be all right?

I have a lot to learn still, but at least without the threat of the Den Mother, I'll have some time to figure things out.

I am truly sorry about Danny.

Me, too.

Can I ask you a favor? Anything.

You had me down as a missing person, right?

That's right.

Did you ever close that case?

Don't. Leave it.

Okay.

Thanks.

So what are you gonna do now?

I guess I'm the new Keeper of the Forest.

But there are other Keepers out there, so I need to find them.

You know the Appalachians are a big place.

Becky Sanders is out there, too. I know.

You gonna be safe?

I'll try.

Who was that?

Nobody.

Abbey. Yeah?

Thank you. For what?

Just thank you.


If I were a fish, I'd like gummi worms.

But, Dusty, you're not a fish.

Daddy, tell Kendra fish like gummi worms.

I think I like gummi worms... on my pizza. Pizza!

Daddy, can we put gummi worms on the pizza?

Yeah, we can put gummi worms on the pizza.

All right... here we go.