Night Howl (2017) Script

They happily returned to their peach pie.

The three little pigs lived happily ever after eating pea soup, sipping tea, and baking pies in their brick house.

The end.

All right kiddo, time for bed.

Mom, there's no such thing as scary wolves, right?

Well, wolves do exist, but they're like big puppies, and there's not any around here.

But is there such thing as werewolves?

Evan told me he saw one in his backyard.

You know Evan just tells stories.

Werewolves are just things that are in stories, hun, I promise they're not real.


Just don't worry about it.


Goodnight, love you.

I love you too.

I just wanna keep the light on.

Okay, well I'll just be in the other room.

Get some rest.

No, it's not real, it's not real.

It's not real, it's not real.

It's not real, it's not real, it's not real.


Hey, Ema.

Kaci, hey, how are you?

Yeah, great.

We still on for the afternoon shoot?

Of course.

I was actually gonna ask if we could do it a little bit earlier.

How soon?

How about I come pick you up in an hour and we'll grab some coffee before.

Yeah, yeah, I can do that.

Just text me when you get here.

All right, I'll see you soon.

All right, later.

Yeah, so I am so sorry about changing the time of the appointment.

I just kinda figured the earlier the better?

Oh no, you're fine.

I actually have another appointment around 3:00, so this kinda works out better.

You're not shooting other girls now are you?

Oh no, it's a guy.

Just one guy.

Is everything okay?

Yeah, it's just a normal shadow.

Oh, okay.

So we'll just do two shots here if you don't mind.

All right, would you like anything specific?

Just whatever feels right.

All right.



Oh, there we go.

Smolder, smolder. Yeah.

What's my motivation here?

Something a little fierce.

Well, this is where I get off.

Okay, do you have any spare time?

I'm not really sure, why?

I don't know, I just kinda thought we could go upstairs and maybe get some coffee.

Oh, yeah, that would be great.

I just gotta get these photos edited before that appointment, so.

Okay, so I guess I'll see you later?

Yeah, yeah, I'll message you.


Hey, Iris.

Kaci, come here a sec.

What's up?

Was that the girl you was tellin' me about?

Hey are you spying on me, Iris?

Of course not.

I happened to see you talking in the car on the camera and I got curious.

That's still spying.

Spying, eavesdropping, call it whatever you want.

It's my property I can do what I want.

Well if you must know, yes, that was her.

And you didn't invite her in?

I'm just her photographer.

Okay, I used to do a little modeling when I was young.

Oh yeah? Yeah and my photographer always worked out this deal with me where I would...

Iris, that's probably a memory best kept up in the old noggin.

I mean hung.

That's great.

With all that said, how much would you charge me for a photo shoot?

Um, yeah, are we done here?

I'm just messin' with you, kid.

Are you doin' all right?

Yeah, I just, I got some work to do.

If you don't mind, maybe I can come by sometime later and we can grab some coffee or something.

Sounds good.

Oh, by the way, a few peoples went missing.

They don't know what's going on, so be careful.

Will do, thanks.

Oh, he is such a handsome little man.

Ground floor, going up.

Second floor.


No, please stop, please stop.

Come in.

Yes, thank you.

Dude, did you really just come here on your lunch break to take a piss?


So what you workin' on?

Just some photos that I took today.

Those look pretty good, man.


So who's the girl?

Oh she's just a friend of mine.

Are you gonna tell me her name, or?

Oh, her name's Ema.



I called dibs.

You can't call dibs on her dude, I called dibs on her the first day I met her.

Well was anyone there whenever you called dibs?


Then it doesn't count.

Look, all right, no.

She's just a girl, we're not gonna call dibs...

Okay, okay, okay.

I'll take mine back then.

All right, good.

Ah, shit.

What, what's going on?

I got a doctors appointment to go to.

Well, I'll be here then.

All right.

See you later man.

Later, bro.


Wow, so you can go ahead and take that home with ya.

Have a nice appointment, man.

Kaci, you're here early.

Yeah, traffic wasn't as bad as I thought.

Kaci, you're here.

That's great, how have you been?

I've been great.

I did a photo shoot today, so.

That's perfect.

So how do you like working here so far?

Oh, it's not as bad as you'd think.

And I've really enjoyed having her work here too.

I bet.

Do you mind?

Sure, of course.

Follow me.

Why don't you have a seat?

So, she's cute.

Yeah, she's more than cute, my friend.

So tell me about that photo shoot today.

Oh yeah, it was fine.

I mean there's a few more photos I would've liked to have gotten, but other than that, it was okay.

I assume she drove?


Did you invite her into your apartment?


You're actually the second person today to ask me that.

Hm, is there something you're afraid of happening if you were to invite somebody inside, or?

I'm not really sure.

Kaci, you know the answer.

Just tell me.

I think that I'm afraid of like once her and I are in this like private, enclosed space that with her in it it's almost like I become claustrophobic or something.

Why don't you lay back on the couch for me.

Are you still having the nightmares?

Yeah, I had one last night, actually.

Have they changed any?

This one was a lot different.

This one was kind of a memory from the night my mom died.

Is the werewolf still appearing in them?



Has the appearance of the wolf changed any?

A little bit.

His fur's still jet black and his eyes are like wide open but you can't really see 'em, and his mouth is open wide and doesn't really ever change that much.

So sort of like resting bitch face?

Right, or resting wolf face or whatever, I guess.

I have a question.


What do you think wolves are symbolizing in dreams?

That's a really good question, Kaci.

Some scholars agree that werewolves or wolves in particular symbolize a fear of evil or controlling or confronting your fear.

However, this may or may not make a difference, but your dreams and nightmares focus mostly on a werewolf, am I right?

Right. Okay.

Then I don't know.

I really don't know.

Now, take this worth a grain of salt, but, your dreams with werewolves may symbolize the fear that you have of losing control, or transforming into a monster or changing into a person that people are afraid of.

Sounds about right.

In other news, four people went missing this past weekend;

Rick Taylors and his wife, Lisa, and their two kids, were all reported missing Monday night.

No further statements have been made by local authorities, however, if you see Rick and his family, please contact the Russell County Police Department and we will keep you updated on this story as much as possible.

Thank you.


We're done.

I'll be damned.

Hey, buddy, can you move so I can get out?

Matt, where are you?

I think those homeless guys are hangin' around the parking lot again.

Thank you, bye.




How was school today?

It was all right.

Yeah, are those kids still picking on you?


Are you tellin' the truth?


What happened?

Brandon punched, shoved me into a locker and closed it today during lunch.

Where were the teachers?

I don't know.

I'm gonna have a talk with the principals tomorrow, and we'll figure somethin' out.

Does that sound good?


Now when we get home I need you to do your homework

'cause I've gotta go to the store and we're gonna buy stuff for dinner.


I'm makin' your favorite.

Pizza rolls?

No, not pizza rolls.


With garlic bread? Yup.



Is that Sophie?

Oh honey, turn your head.


Stay right there.

Is it Sophie?


Mom, look behind you!



How's my baby boy doin'?

No, no, no, you're not real.

Of course I'm real.

Why would you do this to me?

I did nothing.

Yes, you did.

Come here you little shit.

I've got you, now let me have my kiss.


Come on, man.


Hey man, where you at?

Yeah, I'm out with a model right now.

What's up?

I'm actually standing out in front of your place.

Do you have anything else to do today?


All right, well, I'll be there in a few.

All right, well I'll probably go grab somethin' to eat.

All right, man, I'll just see you in a little bit.

All right.

Hey, Ema, right?

Yeah, have we met?

No, I'm Kaci's friend.

I just recognize you from the photos.

Oh, yeah, I'm sorry.

Is Kaci upstairs?

Sadly not, I think he said he's out with some model.



It's nothing.

It's just we've been working together for over a year now and as far as I know, I'm the only girl he's ever worked with.

He's told me you're his only female client, too.

Hm, well, do you know which room he's in?

You don't know what apartment he's in?

No, he's never invited me up.

So you're here for a surprise visit I'm guessing?

Sort of.

He's been acting really weird lately, I just wanted to check in on him.

Yeah I know what you mean.

Well, I was gonna ask inside which apartment number was his but there's nobody in the office.

For some reason Iris isn't here today, I don't know why.

Well, would you like to go upstairs and do some investigating?

How are we goin' get in?

Any questions?

Come on.

He really likes to paint, doesn't he?

Yeah, that's kind of what he does when he's not doin' photography.

Does he make any money off of these?

He's actually made a few grand off of a few.

No shit?

Yeah, I don't know how he does it...

That's crazy.

What about you?

What about me?

What do you do?

Oh, I'm a service writer.

Had you pegged for a grease monkey.

It's that obvious, huh?

No offense, but I can smell the antifreeze and oil from over here.

Um, what are you guys doing here?

Waitin' on you to get back.

And you?

Am I supposed to have a different answer?

How'd you guys get in here?

Lock pick.

Yeah, 'cause that's like not illegal.

Why is she in here?

What's wrong man?

We're just hangin' out.

I get that, but why'd you let her in, you know I have anxiety about...

She let herself in.

Keep your voice down.

Look dude, just hang out.

We're just chillin'.

Let's just get this shit over with, all right?

I have stuff to do and this shit's All right, all right. gonna throw me into a panic attack.

Calm down, just go in there and relax.

Hey, I saw where you finished editing those photos.

Um, I'm sorry but, why are you on my computer?

Ah, I got bored.


Listen, do you guys wanna go grab like a bite to eat or something?

I'm just like really jittery and nervous right now.

Yeah, sure.

But, first can I look at the pictures you took today?


The photos?

You had a shoot today, right?

Uh yeah, yeah, but I would just like rather wait until they were edited.

I'm not gonna judge.

Really I would just like to wait.


Just a few. Of course.


These are really good.

Wait, wait, I thought you were working with a model today.

Didn't show up.

Oh, how sad.

All right, well do you guys wanna go down to the pizzeria?

I'll buy.

You ain't gotta tell me twice.

Actually, I'll buy.

They deliver, right?

I don't think they do.

Yeah they do.

I remember they delivered a pizza here like last week.

I guess that's right.

Awesome, it's on me guys.



So, they're like night terrors?

Sort of.

They're just either nightmares I had as a kid or like bad memories.

Well is there like a common theme?

Yeah, a dog. A dog?

A wolf, or a werewolf, I guess.

And you had one last night?

Nightmare? Yeah.

Yeah. What was it like?

Um, it's kind of a nightmare of the night my mom died.

Oh, my God, what happened?

Oh, it was...

Oh, I am so sorry, that was such a fucking rude thing to ask.

I shouldn't have said that. No, no, no.

You don't have to answer. You're good, you're good.

When I was a kid my mom liked to take walks around this lake that we had.


And one reason she liked to do it was because she liked nature, she liked to take walks, and also because she didn't like me really watching TV that much or playing video games, so while we're walking I see this kind of like fur ball hiding behind a tree and I realize it was the dog we had at that time.

And my mom goes to check on it and it's our dead dog.

And whenever she turned around this like gigantic wolf crept up behind her and starting attacking her and like mauling her.

It was horrible.

I can't get the image out of my head.

And yeah, it just drug her off and there was no body found, no anything, and the whole town just chalked it off to being a bear attack and everybody just moved on.

That's horrible.


I was just the boy that cried wolf.

Well, I believe you.

Really? Yeah, I mean, people are so quick to judge kids and call them liars.

I don't think a child could make up a story like that.

Yeah, I wish everybody felt that way.

I see people all the time I knew as a kid, and when they see me, I immediately know what they're thinking and I just wish they could forget about it.

Where have you been?

Oh I had to go take a call.

Oh, I see.

Shit you guys, it's gettin' pretty late.

I better head to the house, I have to get up early for work tomorrow.

Yeah, I should probably get going, too.

All right, if you guys are free this weekend it'd be cool to like hangout or something.

Sounds good to me. Ditto.

All right, bro. See ya.


Bye, Kaci.

See ya.

Oh, shit.

Bo, get your ass home.

Go on.

Scared the shit outta me.

Bad dog.

God damn it, Bo.

Oh, shit.

Dr. Ezay's office, Dr. Ezay.

Yeah, is everything okay?

Well how soon can you make it here?

Yeah, yeah okay, that's fine, but I need you to hurry.

I have another appointment in about an hour.

All right, see ya.

Kaci. Jesus Christ.

You look like hell.

Yeah, I was up all night last night vomiting.

Did you go get checked out?

No, I don't really feel sick.

I just feel really anxious and kind of stressed.

Well, tell me about this dream you had last night.

The more and more I think of it, I don't know if it was a dream or if it was in real life.

So what happened?

All right, so I was looking at myself in the mirror and I seen this like crazy distorted version of myself.

As crazy, as crazy as it seems, I started to feel like these sharp pains all throughout my body and I turned into the creature.

And then what happened?

And then I just started vomiting blood.

Wait, were you vomiting blood within your dream or you were vomiting blood in reality?

After I woke up.

Are you taking your meds?


I didn't take one yesterday.

Well, you really need to take your meds, and we're probably gonna have to up your dosage.

I really don't think that the medicine is the problem.

What if what I'm dreaming about happens in real life?

Well, it can't and it won't.

What I suggest is you go home, take your meds, grab a big lunch, and just relax for the rest of the day.

That's really what you need to do right now.




I don't need to remind you what happens if you go off your meds, right?


That little shit.

Um, he left in a hurry.

Is everything okay?

Great, everything's great, just perfect.

Can you do me a favor?

Of course.

If Kaci Evans ever comes here for another appointment or calls here, you recommend him to somebody else, 'cause I'm not workin' with him anymore.


Yes, do it, now.


Devin, can you please answer, man?

Please, I need somebody right, I need somebody right now.

I went off on my therapist man, I just, I fuckin' snapped.

I threatened to blackmail him.

I just need you right now.

I need somebody, please.

I tried to call you like three times, dude.

Call me back.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.


Where are you?

I'm at the river front, what's up?

Oh, I just got off work.

Do you wanna hang out?

Yeah, I'll be there in a few.

Awesome, see you then.

It was like I blacked out.

Like I remember everything I said, but I didn't know how to control it, if that makes any sense.

Yeah, I get it.

If you don't mind my asking, what happens if you don't take your medication?

Nothing too bad.

I mean, the nightmares get worse but I feel like it's my job to kinda control that.

Last time I stopped taking my medicine I kinda had this breakdown, it was just a mess.

So, what happens now?

Well, I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to see that doctor anymore.

Probably not and it's for the best.

You know, if you ever need to talk, I'm here and I'll give you the best advice I can for free.

Yeah? Yeah.

Here, want some.

Yeah, sure. Come on.

All right.

I bet I'm a better thrower than you.

Ready, ready?

I am clearly a better thrower than you.

Right, that was horrible. Oh, come on.

I'm pretty sure that's a dead fish.


So it kinda gets to the point where you're like well who are we kidding, is this even a friendship anymore?

Long story short, I just, I wasn't good enough.


Yeah. No, I understand.

Devin makes me feel that way all the time.


He seemed pretty cool last night.

I guess.

Actually, have you heard from him today?

No, why?

I've just been trying to get ahold of him and he hasn't been answering my phone calls.

Hm, well, you know where he lives, right?


Well why don't we just pop by for a little visit?

You driving?

Oh, clearly.

Come on, let's go.

Oh, must be nice to have a place like this all to yourself.


His car's here so he has to be home.


Devin, open up.

Hm, let's try this.

You really have a problem with locked doors, don't you?

Guilty. I can tell.



You're joking.

No, no, I'll be there in sec, partner.

All right.

We gotta go. Kaci, Kaci, what's going on?

Yeah, that's, that's Devin.


Sorry for your loss, bud.

I just need you to sign a few things before you head out.

Are you a family member of his?

He doesn't have any close relatives.

He always put me down on emergency contacts, that's why I'm here.

Hey, buddy.

Fancy seeing you here, huh?

Can you cover him up?

Sure, sorry about that.

Was it him?


What happened?

They said his neighbors dog mauled and attacked him.

Jesus Christ.

You'd think that I'm crazy, but I don't think that dog did that.

I think it was something big, I...

Like what?

What if the thing that attacked my mom, attacked him?

Kaci, Kaci, that's impossible you...


That was a really long time ago and the police said that they found the dog eating on him.

I just don't believe it.

Come on, we'll get you home, we'll get you some rest.

I don't think I can.

Yes, you can.

Come on.



I'm heading out.

Are you gonna come back to my place?

Probably not tonight.

I've got a lot of things going on at the house, so I'm probably just gonna head home.

Okay, well, if you change your mind, the offer still stands.

All right.

Well if something changes I'll text you, call you here in a little bit.

What the?

What now?


Yeah, hold on a sec.

And people say chivalry's dead.

Yeah I just thought it would be nice.

Well, after a night like that I'm used to waking up and finding the guy MIA.

No, it's fine.

I can't usually pull off a hit and run in my own place, so.

You're really somethin' special, you know?

Special, huh?

Don't act like you don't know.

You know, I'm really glad this happened.

Yeah? Yeah.

You don't regret it do you?

No, no, no, I'm just not usually good with these type of things.

Coulda fooled me. Yeah?

So, what do you have planned for the rest of the day?

Um, I think I oughta take a shower, and that's about it.

Okay, well how bout you do that, and then we can get the fuck outta here and get our minds off everything.

Sounds like a plan.

Yeah? Yeah.

You first. All right.

I'm gonna go grab my bike.

Oh, no, no, don't worry about it, I'll drive.

Are you sure?

I really don't want you goin' outta your way again.

Am I not invited to stay the night again?

Didn't think that was the plan.

Come on.

So where are we doing?

We are going to investigate.

Investigate what?

This whole wolf thing.

Wait I thought you weren't buying into that?

I wasn't, but clearly there's something going on, people are going missing.

The police say it's some sort of dog and they're doing absolutely nothing about it, so why not?

Why not?

For one it's dangerous and two, we don't even know where to start.

Okay, cemeteries, abandoned buildings, the woods.

Okay, well you're not gonna find the thing roaming around the woods and I think we only have like one abandoned building here in town.

Okay, well let's start there.

Seriously, why are you doing this?

You said everybody in this town just remembers you as the boy who cried wolf, right?

What if we could change that?

And what if we can't?

I'm just known as crazy again.

Okay, well we just won't say anything unless we find proof.

You'll be fine, I promise.

Let's go.



Any preference on a flashlight?

I mean, they're all basically the same, right?

Yeah, I guess.

Oh, should we invest in some weapons?

I thought we were lookin' to find the thing, not kill it.

Right, no weapons.

Okay, I think we're good.



I assume you're paying for this?



Thank you, sir.

Thanks. Thank you, sir.

You got the stuff?

Yes. Thank you.

So this is the place, huh?


Hope you're not afraid of the dark.

I guess we'll find out.

Come on.

You got it?


Huh, taught you well.

Yeah, you first.

Fair enough.

Holy shit. Right?

All right, I gotta confess something.

What's that?

I'm a little afraid of the dark.

Think it might be a little late for you bringing that up.

I'll be fine, I think.

Okay, so if you were a big bad wolf, where would you be hiding?

Oh definitely here to start with.

Yeah, this place is pretty fuckin' creepy, isn't it?


What'd it used to be?

Uh, it was a lot of things over the last few years, but I think most recently is a mechanic shop.

Ah, well it smells horrid.

Yeah, something's definitely fucking died in here.

Okay, so we got a lot of ground to cover, why don't we just split up and see what we can find?

Sounds like a plan.

If anything happens just yell for me.

I'll come running.

All right. Okay, I'm gonna go this way.

What the fuck is this?



Kaci, Kaci, Kaci!

Help, help!

Ah, help!


Ma'am where are you?


Fuck me.

Don't go near him.

It's okay, I shot him.

Are you all right?


Do you mind telling me what the fuck this thing is?

Help me.

Please, don't.

Help me, please!

Ah, please help me!

Wake up, wake up!


Please, help.





Kaci, Kaci, no, no, no, Kaci.

God dammit, no Kaci, Kaci, please.

Kaci, please, please.

Please Kaci, please.

Please, please, please, please, please, please, please.

You're Miss Gray, correct?


I'm Dr. Mennik, I'm Kaci's previous psychiatrist.

You're probably wondering what's going on.

I don't understand.

Kaci suffers from multiple mental health issues.

He has paranoid schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder.

He also suffered trauma as a child.

He saw his mother being mauled to death by a wolf.

And he still has nightmares about that, and he blacks out.

Sometimes for hours at a time and he has no idea what he's been doing.

Are you even allowed to be telling me this?

Kaci wanted me to talk to you about this.

He wanted to make sure you're okay.

I'm fine, I just don't understand.

He just blacks out and puts on a costume?

That appears to be what's been going on, but I don't know for how long.

And he probably doesn't know what he's been doing.

So, he's crazy?

Crazy is a harsh word.

Now let's just say he's wired wrong.

Something like that, you're born with it.

Now, I assume you know Kaci to be a sweet, funny gentleman, correct?

He's the best person I know.

Well, that's the real Kaci.

The man in the suit, isn't.

You have to remember that.

So is he gonna spend the rest of his life locked away?

He has a good lawyer.

I assume he'll get off pleading insanity, but I don't know what's going to happen.

I'm sorry, this is just a lot.

I can't really come...

I understand.

But if you have anymore questions, give me a call.

I ruined it.

I ruined everything.

Kaci, can you bring me a trash bag?



Kaci, what's wrong?

Are you okay, honey?


Oh good, now go get me a trash bag.

Have a nice appointment, man.

Sister, sister. Hey, this is a surprise.

What are you doin' here?

What, I can't come by and fix you dinner?

Seriously? Yes, seriously.

Get up.

Time to rest and relax.

Say no more.

I'll go inside and get cleaned up a little bit.

So how's the babes?

I know he was feelin' kinda green.

He's doing a lot better.

Ah it's just God, he's growing up so fast.

How are you?

I'm all right.

Any new guys?

No, no, no, not at all.

It's just been really hard.

I still miss Kaci.

I know you do.

You're gonna have a son that's gonna grow up to look just like him.

I think Kaci woulda been a really good father.

Yeah, I know it was really rough for you, and that you miss him.

And this is gonna sound harsh, kinda mean, but it's time for you to move on.

No, you're right.

I agree, it's just...


With that said, are you free Saturday?

Yes, why?

Okay, just listen to me.

I work for this guy and I wanna hook you up with him.

No god, Kelly, why?

Just be open minded.

Listen to me, he is cute, he is nice, he has some money.

No, no. Yes, yes!

Kelly, I can't.

Just do it!

No! Just do it.

Oh, my God. Yes!

No. Yes.

No. Yes!

Well, thank you for dinner again.

Not a problem.

Give me hugs.


So, Saturday, I'm gonna come by, come babysit.

You're gonna have to give me some time to think about it.

No, I'll see you Saturday and I'm gonna babysit.

Okay. Okay, love you.

Love you. Okay thanks bye.

Love you more. Bye, Kelly.

Aunt Kelly's crazy, isn't she honey?

Hey buddy.

Sorry I can't be here for you and your mom.

She's gonna be a good mom, though.

You gotta make me a promise though, okay?

Don't grow up to be like me.

Please, whatever you do, do not grow up to be like me.

I'm so sorry I can't be here for you.

I love you.

Are you okay? Yeah, I'm good.

I'm sayin' let's do it like that.

Are you rolling?

I mean hung.

So with saying that, how much would you charge me for a photo shoot?

I'm supposed to say that?

Rolling, nope.


It was wrong.

That's hilarious.

Last time he did a Cooper scream.

Okay, what else?

You forget a lot, don't you?

What's wrong? I do.

Then you say hey baby, what's....


I'm thinking about making your favorite.

Pizza rolls?




Way too hard.

Way too hard.


You looked like a bull.

Can't you see those Nice young men and their clean white coats and they're coming to take me away.


Fuck off.

You doin' that shit?

Yes, you did.

Now come back here you little shit.

I peed.

I'll be dammed, hey buddy...