The Visitor (1979) Script

(HIGH-PITCHED SOUNDS)


Once, far away, light years, distances beyond thought, a great, slender ship with a tail of fire slid through the black reaches of space.

On that ship was Zatine... a prisoner named Zatine.

Words cannot describe his evil, his criminality.

He had been captured by Commander Yaveth, after decades of search and evasion in a blood-drenched battle that claimed hundreds of lives.

But shortly thereafter, Zatine escaped in a tiny scout craft.

A fantastic escape from that spaceship.

And soon, he found a hiding place on the planet Earth.

Zatine was a mutant, his genes transformed.

A mutant with a primal wish to kill, but evolved to new psychic and occult powers.

He used these powers to spread destruction and death.

In order to find and destroy Zatine, Commander Yaveth tried many methods.

One of these methods was an immense army of birds, trained to hunt and to kill.

But when these birds did discover Zatine, he transformed himself into an eagle,

and managed to destroy them all... except for three, which survived and wounded him fatally in the brain.

But Zatine, now dead, lived on in another way.

Before he was killed, he mated with Earth women, procreating numerous children and thereby transmitting his wicked spirit and evil powers through new generations.

Yet the struggle continued and still goes on.

For Yaveth's descendants pursued the progeny of Zatine lest their contamination spread through the cosmos.


Has it happened again?

Her name is Katie Collins and she will be eight years old.


(CHEERING)

San Francisco with the ball, and 12-zero.

San Francisco with the basketball and 92 to 86.

They're going to Abdul, and they converge on Abdul, in the corner, and Abdul is down!

We are in the closing moments of the basketball game, Abdul, our star, we don't know if it's a knee or an ankle, Abdul has been a thorn in the neck of Atlanta all night long.

They have a two order, what that means, they'll have new money.

They have possibly some new ball players like Abdul.


(CROWD CHANTING)

Both teams are right now coming back out onto the court.

We're going to have a centre court jump. Here we go.

By the left...

And he scores! (CHEERING)

Woo-hoo!

Setting up that two-one-two offence.

They will try and work the ball to the high post.

And they do. To Lane, who's shot from 15...

Atlanta has scored again, Abdul still not in the basketball game.

Atlanta has a chance to take the lead. Prescott past the line...

And he scores! (CHEERING)


(SCREECHING SOUNDS)

We have a time out on the court.

We'll see if we can talk with Ray Armstead, the owner of the Atlanta team.

Ray, things are going well tonight. Yeah.

You're downplaying how well the team is doing, not only tonight, but so far this year... why?

Oh, we've just got a good team.

Well, I'll tell you this. They have done very well all year, and you have done well, but we wanna find out what kind of owner Ray Armstead is going to be.

(RAY) Well, we're gonna change it from Losersville to Atlanta again.

How are you going to do that? With an open chequebook.

How open is that going to be, Ray? Quite open.

Quite open. Where does this money come from?

You do not have a sports ownership bankroll.

Ray, answer me.

There's no answer I can give you on that one.

You're going to give us an answer. Where does the money come from?

You say you'll have an open chequebook, and you say it'll be very open.

Where does the money come from?

Uh, God.

Now, so far, since returning to the lineup, Abdul has shown no ill effects of that ankle injury that sidelined him for a couple of minutes earlier in the basketball game.

(BOOING)


(WOMAN GIGGLING)

You know, that explosion, I can't get it out of my mind.

(MAN) Which explosion?

The first explosion, one ball, or the second explosion, two ball?

How come you don't explode when we're making love?

Where'd that come from?

Well, I'd like it better if you made a little noise. A lot of noise.

That's another one of your jokes. Can we talk seriously?

We're always talking about talking about talking.

But we never talk. Can you talk seriously?

(GIGGLING) No.

Marry me, Barbara.

I can't.

We've got to settle this. It's settled.

I can't marry you or anyone, Raymond. (SIGHS)

It's been seven years. Seven and a half years, to be exact, since my divorce.

He was a fine man.

A very fine man, and I loved him very much.

And I swore then that I'd nev... What's the matter with you?

Let us say it.

I'm scared, Raymond.

You treat me like a normal person, and I thank you for it.

But I'm not a normal person.

There's something...

I can't explain it, Raymond.

There's something wrong inside, something terrible.

You shouldn't have pushed me this far.

It could mean the end of you and me.

But I know I have to tell you.

Tell me what?

It's Katie.

(SIGHS)

No, she scares me, Raymond.

There's something I don't know. She's...

Sh... You don't know, you can't even imagine.

She's my baby, my little girl, and...

She came out of me. It's not her fault.

She...

(SIGHS)

Oh, I don't want any more children, Raymond.

(SIGHS)

Crazy, Barbara.

(BLEEPING)

I'll be eight in a few days, Squeaky.

There'll be a big party and they'll give me a lot of presents.

It was right for now to kill the set of babies.

(BIRD SCREECHES) (GASPS)

Did I scare you? (BLEEPING)

You deserved it. You always leave me alone.

And I've always got to play alone.

Here's my baby-sitter.

But one of these evenings...

I'm really gonna kill her.

She's always asleep.

And why aren't you asleep?

You don't love me, Mother.

I know it.

You leave me alone too much.

That's not fair.

I'm tired of it.

And this house is... too big.

(GAME BLEEPING)

And what do you want, honey?

I want a brother.


Have you been to the United States before?

My first time.

What is the purpose of your trip?

I'm a visitor.

I'm a pretty bird.

Glad you love it. I'm taking it.

Wise purchase, ma'am. I'm a pretty bird.

Ooh, hey, wait a minute. Katie would love this.

I saw it come on. I'm a pretty bird.

Gives me the scary creeps.

Very nice for Katie. (ELECTRONIC CHIRPING)

I'll take it. Thank you.

It'll make a nice extra birthday present for Katie.

I'm a pretty bird. Thank you very much.


Come in.

Raymond.

Are you sure of what you're doing?

Yes. I am.

Are you ready? Yes.

Come in, Raymond.

You're going to have a marvellous team, Raymond. The best.

It's going to be very easy for you to win now.

Are you pleased with what you have? Is it what you wanted?

Yes, I am, of course.

Good.

We're in great danger, Raymond.

The visitor? Katie has been designated for that.

Your problem is her mother.

Time is not on our side.

It's on your side.

We realise, Raymond, that Barbara's resisting strongly.

That she doesn't want more children.

Up to this point, you have failed.

Barbara has refused to marry you.

And for us, this is a very serious matter.

We've always believed that it was not necessary for you to understand everything.

But now, we feel compelled to reveal to you our real motive.

Raymond, I'm going to tell you something of tremendous importance.

But I must warn you that any mistake on your part now would have appalling consequences, both for you and for us.

Barbara is a miracle of nature.

She carries in her womb... something which transcends the world of everyday reality.

She is able to give birth to children of immense powers, both natural and supernatural.

She is the only woman of this generation who carries the genes... of Zatine.

She was assigned to you... so far, without success.

We wanna do everything in our power to assist you, Raymond.

And we feel that events in the next few days will help your mission, and that you will achieve our intent.

But we've invested a great deal of time and money in you.

And we cannot wait much longer.

We need another child like Katie.

Barbara must give birth to a brother for Katie.

Power corrupts, Raymond.

And absolute power corrupts absolutely.

But we must have that power.

(SCREECHES)

♪ Happy birthday to you

- ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ (SCREECHING)

♪ Happy birthday, dear Katie

- ♪ Happy birthday to you ♪ (SCREECHES)

(ALL APPLAUDING)

Happy birthday, Katie.

Happy birthday! Oh, darling!

How beautiful you are! Look at the braids!

I love the braids. Oh, how pretty.

What a pretty birthday girl you are. Aww!

(ALL TALKING) I'll be right back.

(HIGH-PITCHED SOUNDS)

(SQUAWKS)

Hello, Squeaky. Do you like my party?

(SQUAWKING) Hm?

(ALL CHEERING)

(GIRL) Come and open presents, Katie.

(ALL TALKING)

Baby! (GIRL) Hey, this looks fun!

(CHILDREN) Presents!

From Mommy.

Thanks. You're welcome, dear.

Oh, what to do! (ALL TALKING)

(KATIE) From Grandma!

From Aunt Susan!

Happy birthday, my sweet.

(ALL) Where's she going?

(HIGH-PITCHED SOUNDS)

Wow!

(SCREECHING) Raaaah!

Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, look!


(SCREECHING)


Here's the bullet, it entered the left flank, traversed posterior to the left kidney and entered the spinal canal.

Will there be paralysis? I'm afraid so.

Permanent? In all probability.


Katie. You're doing gymnastics beautifully.

That double twist of yours was nearly perfect.

I'm getting better.

I'm getting perfect.

I will be perfect.

By the way, how's your mother, Katie?

Well, my mother didn't die, but she just won't be able to walk any more.


Katie, oh, I've missed you so much.

Oh, honey. I've missed you too.

Well, she's home, now, sweetheart.

You have to be a very grown-up little lady now.

Your mommy needs all the help she can get.

Oh, I'll help her.

Raymond and I will both help you.

Oh, well, I'm glad the two of you get along so well.

Because it looks like the three of us will be together for a while.

Oh, Mommy! I'm so glad! Now we'll be a family!

(SIREN WHOOPING)

She had bought a musical bird. Uh-huh?

And that is a little, tiny, uh.. metal bird.

You mean like a canary or a parakeet or...

A parrot. A parrot.

It's a winding. And after you winding it, its music come out. Mm-hm.

And did you bring it home in, what, a cage or a box?

It was wrapped.

Wrapped? What do you mean, wrapped? Gift-wrapped, in a box.

Um...

How was the shooting done?

I... I really don't know.

But answer the question.

It happened so fast.

Tell me what happened, I mean exactly. There was this present that was opened...


(CLANKING) Oh, my God, what is that?

Oh!

Excuse me. The door was open, so I came in. No one answered.

I'm... I am the new housekeeper, uh, from the agency.

Uh, Jane, Jane Phillips.

(CHUCKLES)

I'm Barbara, Barbara Collins.

How do you do? How do you do?

Oh, you have such a beautiful house.

Thank you. It's exquisite.

What... what lovely taste!

I...

You know, I bet that you're a Libra.

Yes. And your rising sign is, uh...

Sagittarius... Sagittarius! That's right.

And your moon is... Leo.

I knew it! Leo!

I'm a Leo too. I knew it, I knew it.

You know, I hate to work for women who are Virgos.

(LAUGHS) They're maniacal about neatness.

Oh. And Capricorns.

Capricorns are the worst.

I'm a Capricorn.


What are these? Oh, just a hobby of mine.

Artificial birds. They make me feel less lonely.

And... I don't know, I think they protect me.

Careful. Squeaky might rip them apart.

And anyway, I don't like them.

Mrs Collins? I do.

Well, Katie, then that's settled, isn't it?

I'm gonna miss the bus. Katie!

Don't you need this to further your education?

Are you going to be here all the time?

Well, for now, just days.

But it sort of depends on you, doesn't it?


Wait up! Wait up, Anthony!

Come on! Hey, wait up!

Come on, Tommy!

Hey, wait up, Jimmy!

What are you bugging me for?

Ah. Ahem. Well, I... I... I just, uh...

I wanted to talk to you, Katie.

I thought maybe, if you wouldn't mind, I'd like to ask you a question.

(SIGHS) Yeah. Isn't there something that you'd like to say to me that you haven't said before?

(SIGHING) Yeah. Eh? What's that?

Go fuck yourself.

Now, wait a minute here.

Now, that's... that's no way for us to get started, is it?

Hey, look at me.

Now, listen, I could...

I could wait in the car, you know, until you finish class, is that what you want?

I don't like you. You're a child molester.

I'll bet you do dirty things to children.

You know, I'm worried about you.

Jesus! Everybody's worried about me.

Susan, my Momma, Grandmomma...

They ought to go worry about themselves.

Warthog, worrywart. Go and worry about some perverts like you!

I'm smarter than all of you.

Maybe you are. Maybe you are.

But let me tell you what. Let me ask you just one last question, and then I promise I won't... I won't ask you anything else.

What happened to the gift your aunt gave you for your birthday?

You better write it down.

(WHISPERS) Right up your ass. (KIDS CHANTING) Katie! Katie! Katie!

(BOY) Katie!

Pat, hi.

(MAN) I have a report on the gun.

A real doozy. No prints other than the kid's.

No manufacturer's mark and no serial number.

Filed off, huh? Never on.

Tests showed negative.

Even the shell casings are anonymous. Figure that out.

Listen to this. "It is impossible to ascertain

"from examination of the wrapping paper and accompanying gold seals

"whether the package was opened and resealed

"before the child in question received..."

That's shit.

You know, we need a magician on this case.

I want to know how that gun got in that box and I want to know who put it there.

Well, that rules out the kid.

Where would an eight-year-old kid get a gun?

And the mother swears that gun was never in the house.

OK. What about the bird the aunt said she put in the box?

The shooting was an accident.

I mean, it's gotta be some kind of wild damn accident.

Yeah. But the gun in the box, that's a... that's another matter.

Look, Jake, I got a hunch that we can dig all we want, and sooner or later, we're going to have to just close the case.

What about the kid?

She doesn't seem shook up at all.

You... you'd have thought she would have been.

I swear, she seemed glad it happened.

Yeah, that bugs me, man.

That really bugs me.


(DOORBELL RINGS)


(HORN BLARES)

(SCREECHING)

(SCREECHING CONTINUES)


(SLOWLY) I'm a pretty bird.

(ELECTRONIC CHIRPING) I'm a pretty bird.

(SCREECHING)

Inspector one, central despatch.

Inspector one, do you read me?

(ELECTRONIC CHIRPING) (FAINTLY) I'm a pretty bird.

I'm a pretty bird.

I'm a pretty bird.

(ELECTRONIC CHIRPING)

I'm a pretty bird.

(ELECTRONIC CHIRPING) I'm a pretty bird.

(HORN BEEPS) (TYRES SCREECH)

I'm a pretty bird.

(ELECTRONIC CHIRPING) I'm a pretty bird.


(SCREECHING)

Inspector one...

(SCREECHING)

(TYRES SQUEAL) (SCREECHING)

(HORN BLARES)


(YELLING)

(HORN BLARING)

Help us get him out of here!

Somebody must be hurt!

We can't reach him!

The tank's gonna blow! We gotta get outta here!

Get the hell outta here!

Come on, let's go! Let's go!

♪ Oh, put on the skillet, put on the lid

♪ Mama's gonna make a little short'nin' bread

♪ That ain't all she's gonna do

♪ Mammy's goin' to make a little coffee too

♪ Mammy's little baby likes short'nin', short'nin' ♪ Oh, Mrs Collins, I gotta warn you.

I don't do windows. (LAUGHS)

Oh. Jane, what do you think of my daughter?

Katie? Yes.

You want the truth? Mm-hm.

She's bad. (GASPS)

What are you talking about?

Bad? She's just a little girl.

♪ Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin' ♪

♪ Mammy's little baby loves short'nin' bread ♪ Mrs Collins...

Wh... Maybe this just isn't the right time to bring children into this bad, mixed-up world.

Some of them... are confused.

They think that the forces of evil are stronger than the forces of good.

(LAUGHS) Is that another one of your astrological theories?

Mrs Collins, a great philosopher said that our characters are our fate.

And some scientists now believe that planets somehow understand this.

You be careful. You ward off the influences of Saturn.

You have suffered enough.

You understand?

(SCREECHES)


Yes. Good evening.

Can I help you? Uh, I'm the baby-sitter.

Baby-sitter?

The baby-sitter. (LAUGHS) People are often surprised.

From the agency? The home service.

What happened to Nancy? I've no idea.

They... telephoned me and sent me.

Come in.

Excuse my surprise. We usually get teenage girls.

Well, I'm definitely not that.

This is Katie.

(BARBARA) Katie, stop playing with the elevator. It's not a toy.

Mrs Collins is confined to a wheelchair.

Barbara, this, believe it or not, is the baby-sitter.

I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name.

Jerzy Colsowicz.

Please call me Jerzy. I'm Mrs Collins. Nice to meet you.

Well, I'm ready. You look beautiful tonight, Barbara.

Thank you.

Oh. (CHUCKLES)

And you, young lady, be in bed by 9:30.

Hm? Good night.

(RAYMOND) A strange guy.

He's got to be the oldest baby-sitter I've ever seen.

(BARBARA) I forgot to tell you, James said he was coming.

(RAYMOND) You don't think he's a child molester?

Oh! Of course not.

The agency screens out their sitters very well.

What about you? Aren't you a cripple molester?

Well, I would be if you gave me a chance.

You know, Barbara, tonight is a very special night.

I've got a wonderful surprise for you. You have? What is it?

Close your eyes.

Now, try to remember... a very deep part of you.

Another world, another time, another existence.

Other beings.

(WHISPERS) Yes.

Yes.

Why did you come here?

Before we get on with the dancing, there's one final announcement I'd like to make of a more personal nature.

I feel that we're all one big family.

And I want you to be the first to know that as soon as we can make the arrangements, I intend to marry the lovely Miss Barbara Collins.

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

(BLEEPING)

You wanna kill me? I don't want to kill you, Katie.

I want to take you away with me when the time comes.

Only, if you refuse to go...

Why don't you just see if you can do that?

Right now? (SCREECHES)

When the time comes. When my friends arrive.

Your friends? Oh, very special friends.

You'll come with me.

I'm beginning to get the hang of this.

I won, I won!

See? You used your powers to make it go faster.

No. No, I didn't. I used the switch.

You want my advice, old man?

Yes. Go back to wherever you came from.

This world is not for you.

It's not for you either, Katie.


Barbara, where the hell do you think you're going?

Let me go! How could you dare say a thing like that?

I want my freedom!

Freedom? You know, you can't even walk!


I don't need anybody. Not you or anybody.

Listen, Barbara.

It's not going to get any easier, as the years go by, to find someone.

Then I'll grow old alone.

No. No, you won't.

I'm going to be right there with you.

Come here.


How did everything go?

Quite all right.

Katie went to bed right on time.

Good. How much do I owe you?

Uh... $15.

$5 an hour, agency charges.

She's a remarkable little girl. You must be, uh, very proud of her.

Yes, I certainly am.

Here you are.

Good night.

"Mommy, you have to marry Raymond.

"You have to marry him.

"I don't want you to be all alone in this house any more.

"You're selfish, Mommy. I love you very much.

"Katie."


(TELEPHONE RINGS)

My God! What are you doing here?

Call for you, Mommy.

Aren't you gonna answer it?

Come on.

(SIGHS)

Hello? (RAYMOND) Barbara?

Oh, it's you, Raymond.

Are you alone? No. Katie's here with me.

Oh, Momma, let me say hi to Raymond.

Hello, Raymond. Hi, Katie.

Yeah. Wouldn't it be great if we were all here together?

You and Momma could make love and I would have a baby brother.

Oh! Katie! It's getting so out of hand.

That's not true, Mother.

Raymond, you can talk her into it, can't you?

You know I love the both of you, Katie. But let me talk to your mother now.

Barbara, I have some very important business in San Francisco and I have to leave first thing.

Please. Please.

Come and say goodbye to me at the airport.

Oh, Raymond. I feel so confused right now.

I'll think about it.

Good night.

Bye.

(SIGHS)

Mommy? Hm?

Did you read my note? Yes.

And I tore it up.

Oh, Momma. You're so beautiful.

(LAUGHS)


Thomas.

Give me one more chance.

No.

It will be useless, Raymond.

We were wrong to leave Barbara in your hands.

She's too strong for you.

She's refused intervention.

Now... a more efficient method has been chosen.

If you came to see Raymond off, you're too late.

Why, Dr Walker! What are you doing here?

I came to see my daughter off.

She left on the same flight.

Where did Katie disappear to?

Here. Let me help you try and find her.

I'm pleased that we met here by chance today, Mrs Collins.

You haven't been to see me these past few weeks.

Well, uh...

It hasn't been easy, Dr Walker, adjusting to this whole new way of life.

That's exactly why I wanted to see you.

May I call you Barbara? Yes, of course.

Katie! Why do you do things like that?

Sometimes I think it gives you some sort of strange pleasure to see me suffer.

Mommy, I'm sorry. I just got lost.

Katie. Hi.

Why don't you try and convince your mother to come over to my house?

(GASPS) Let's go, Mommy! We're always stuck at home alone.

Dr Walker, I promise that we'll come another time.

But I'm exhausted right now, and I think it would be better if Katie and I would go home.

All right.

We'll let you off this time.

But we'll take a rain check, agreed?


(BRAKES SQUEAL)

(ENGINE DIES) Ah!

Oh, shit.

(ENGINE STUTTERING)

What the hell is wrong with this?

(DEEP RUMBLING)

(RUMBLING CONTINUES)

Mommy? Are you scared?

(LAUGHS) No! Why should I be?

They'll probably help us.

Idiot!

(WOMAN) Hello, can I help you? Yes.

My number is 7514197020.

Can you give me your name and location, please?

I'm Mrs Barbara Collins. And, uh...

We're stalled on Interstate...

I mean, we're stalled on Route 28, about 15 miles from Interstate 85.

I'll need a description of your car, Mrs Collins.

Oh! Oh, yes, the car, it's a blue 1978 Thunderbird.

Just a moment, please.

Our service truck will be there within 30 minutes.

Thank you.

They'll be here in a half hour.

That truck scared you, didn't it?

No.

(RUMBLING STOPS) Oh, my God. (GASPS)

(FOOTSTEPS ECHOING)

(GASPS) What the hell is he doing?


Hey, man. This don't look so good.

Yeah, I know what you mean.

You know, they've got a lot of crazy mothers running around out there.

I know where you're coming from.

Tell you what, we're going to check this out real quick-like, first.

Cos I ain't about to be gettin' my butt shot off.

Listen, Dizzy. You take this one for yourself.

I've just remembered, I ain't supposed to be working tonight.

I'm on unemployment.

Naw, man! You comin' with me.

Come on, get your butt outta here, man.

You wanna walk or something?

Aw, shit.

It's some old crazy-ass drunk woman and a kid.

Hey, Momma. We're here to fix your car.

(KATIE) My Mommy isn't feeling very well.

(LOUD WHOOSHING)

(BUZZING)

(WHOOSHING)

(RUMBLING)

(NOISES DIE DOWN)


Mrs Collins.

I'm sure you're wondering why I'm here.

Uh, please hear me out.

I'm here to help you, Mrs Collins.

You've been feeling strange lately, Barbara.

Confused.

This confusion has been transmitted to you from another time, another place, beyond human knowledge and understanding.

There are forces, inhuman ones, out of this world.

And they are unspeakably evil.

You are the key to their power on this planet.

They sought to use you once in their evil game.

And they succeeded.

This will not happen again.

But you must do exactly as I say.

Last night, you were taken by violence.

You are pregnant, Barbara.

(GASPS) (LOUD SCREECH)

Pregnant with a child conceived out of their hatred for this world.

This child must never see the light of day.


Uh... Mrs Coll...

Mrs Collins...

♪ Mammy's little baby likes short'nin'... short'nin'

♪ Mammy's little baby likes... short'nin' bread ♪


Hello, Mrs Collins.

We haven't seen you around here in ages.

Hi, Lucille. How you been doing?

Fine, thanks. Is the doctor in?

Why, sure. I'll tell him you're here.

My, don't you look nice?

Doctor? Mrs Collins is here to see you.

OK.

He'll be right out.

(MAN) OK, Jimmy. You listen to me.

See what happens when you go playing out there on that field without your shoes on.

Never again, huh?

And I'll tell you something. As you were a real brave little guy, I'll see if I can talk your mommy into buying you an ice cream on the way home.

OK? How about four ice creams?

Excuse me, Mrs Moore. I have to have a word with my ex-wife.

Hi, Barbara.

Hello, Sam.

How've you been doing?

I need to talk to you.

OK.

Come up to my office. Fine.

Afraid we're a bit overcrowded here. This is as near to an office as I get.

What do you need to talk to me for? You're the only one I can trust.

The only one you can trust.

Ah, why do you trust me?

I'm just an overworked doctor, sweating my guts out day and night in this under-equipped dump.

Hell, you wouldn't even let me into your fancy hospital when I tried to visit you after your operation.

You prefer to be surrounded by beautiful people who take good care to keep their noses way up... Please!

...above any of the shit down here. Please, let me talk.

The princess has come slumming. I'm here because I need help.

Desperately.

I need help from you, Sam. Now, take it easy, OK?

All right? It's all gonna... (SOBS)

Hey, hey, hold it. I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry.

Now, what is it? Mm? (SOBS)

Let's hear what it's all about. Come on. OK?

Tell me, and I promise to do what I can.

Well... (SOBBING) Yes?

Evil people are staring at me.

(GASPING) People are watching me.

There are evil people doing things to me.

(SOBBING)

Now, look, honey...

Hey, Mom! Mom? Are you home?

Why are you still here?

Why, yes, I am.

Where's my ol' whipping boy?

You will say, "Where is my mother?"

Are you crazy? Where is she?

For once, once in your life, you will be polite.

Now say it.

Say it.

Where is my mother?

What have you done with her?

Why, nothing.

Nothing. I've done nothing to protect her, dear, don't be alarmed.

God damn you, you tell me where she is or...

Don't you talk to me like that! (SCREECHING)

How dare you talk to me or anybody else like that?

I got your number the moment I walked into this house.

The moment I got here, I recognised you for what you were.

You little monster. You see, unfortunately, I had one of my own.

I know how to treat them.

So...

You be careful.

You watch out.

Or you'll be sorry.

Nowhere, if you really must know where your mother is...

(BIRD SCREECHING) ...she left a while ago.

With a very nice, elderly gentleman.

So, you're pregnant?

Yes.

I seem to remember you told me many times you didn't want any more children.

I don't. But something unbelievable happened.

It all took place without my knowledge.

I can't have this baby, Sam.

You've got to help me get rid of it. So you want an abortion.

Yes. And you want me to do it.

Uh-huh.

When? Right away.

You quite sure?

Yes. God.

Why does everything have to happen to you?

Your accident, the wheelchair.

Now you want an abortion.

The problems with Katie.

Everything began with Katie.

I've tried to ignore the whole situation.

I pretended it didn't exist.

But that's not possible any more.

I know now I've got to do something. All right. I'll do what you want.

But I'm afraid the rest will have to be up to you.


(HIGH-PITCHED SOUNDS)


(CAR HORN BEEPS)


Hey, man, what are you doing here, man?


(MAN) Oh, my God!


Come out, you old bastard. Come out!

(WHOOSHING)

(BIRD SHRIEKS)

(SILENCE)

Where are you, old man? (SCREAMS) Where are you?

Come out, you bastard! Come out!

Come out. Come out.

Come out!

Bastard. Bastard!

(SMASHING ECHOES)

Come out!

(SMASHING ECHOING)

(THUMPING)


(CLICK) (GASPS)


(SOFTLY) What is that?

(GASPING)

(SCREECHING) (SCREAMS)


Ah! Help!

(YELLING AND GASPING)

(SCREECHING)


(GASPING)

(CREAKING)

(SCREAMS)

Mrs Collins. (SOBBING)

I've been sent here to protect you.

No one... no one can hurt you any more.

(KATIE) Play a game! Argh!

Aaah! (SCREAMS)

Aah! Aah!

Uh! Ah!

(SCREAMS)

(WHOOSHING)

Well, Jane, it's... almost over.

I shall be leaving soon.

With Katie? With Katie.

Jerzy... where do you go to?

(JERZY) My home, where I come from.

It's a lovely place, beautiful and peaceful.

Beautiful and peaceful.

Where would that be? Far away.

Beyond the imagination.

It sounds wonderful.

Jerzy, I'd like to go with you.

I'm afraid no one may enter there except the children.

I remember.

But, you know, I've been around children so long, I think there's something child-like about me.

I... I've never met a man like you.

Ever.

You've been of great help to me, Jane.

Thank you.

(WHOOSHING)

(BLEEPING)

Let me go now! No! (SCREAMS) Let me go!

No, no, no!

No, stop! No! (SCREAMING)

(BLEEPING)


(WOMAN) Katie is a very lonely little girl.

She has a great need to recover the affection she feels is lacking.

I don't think she fully realises what happened, now or then.

I'm afraid she's going to need extensive therapy.

There's no telling for how long.

(KATIE) Mommy? Mommy, I know you're there.

Please, don't leave me here.

I'll be good. I'll be good, I promise!

Take me home, Mommy, please.

(WHOOSHING)

(BUZZING)


(WHOOSHING FADES)

(HIGH PITCHED WHIRRING)


(RHYTHMIC BLEEPING)


(FAINT BEEPING)


(KATIE'S GAME BLEEPING)

(BLEEPING SPEEDS UP)


Katie? Katie, is that you?

Answer me.

Why are you so scared of me, Mommy?

Why did you leave me in that terrible place?

I know I've been really bad lately.

But that's all over now.

I want to hug you, Mommy.

I'm sorry. (GASPS)

Please don't be angry any more.

Can I have a kiss?

Mommy? Can I have a kiss?

(ROARING)

Uhhhh! (SCREAMS)

(GROANING)

(SCREAMING)

(CONTINUES SCREAMING)

Katie! (SOBBING)

(GROANING)

Katie!

Aah! Stop it! Katie! Aaaah!

Help! Aaah! Stop it!

Aaah! Katie! Aaah! Katie!

(SOBBING)

(SCREAMING AND GROANING)


You've ruined everything.

You refused intervention.

Katie. (GASPS)


(HIGH-PITCHED SOUNDS)

(WINGS FLAPPING)

(SCREECHING)


No! No!

(SCREAMING) No! No!

No! No! (BIRDS SCREECHING)

Go away! No! Aaah!

(SCREAMING)


No! No! No, no!

No, no, no!

Get away from me!

Ow! Get away!

Get away!


Aaah!

(MOANING)


She's become just like the others.

She thought I wanted to kill her.

You can't kill children.

Only the evil part.

No, that's not war.